Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
January 4, 2021

Parents and Guardians,

I hope you and your student are having a Happy New Year and enjoying the break from school. It is hard to believe we are in 2021 and the start of the spring semester is just a few days away. 
 
As a reminder, January 4th and 5th are Professional Development days for our teachers. LHS students will continue on holiday break until classes resume on January 6th. Please remind your students to check PowerSchool for their 2nd Semester schedule before reporting to classes on Wednesday. We will have staff available in the Commons and the Library when students return to support those who have questions about their schedule or were unable to access it online. Virtual students should contact their counselor if they are having issues accessing their schedule or classes.
 
I truly hope you and your student enjoy the last few days of the break and have had an opportunity to spend meaningful time together.

 
 Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School

Lovejoy ISD COVID Information
Information regarding new quarantine guidance from the CDC can be found here. 

The LISD Covid Cases dashboard includes active cases of both on-campus students/staff and virtual students/staff. If a student /staff member is participating virtually and/or has NOT come to campus for any class or activity, the dashboard will include the case, but the campus will NOT notify parents or staff.

Helpful Links

Notes from the Nurse
Parents,
Please monitor your child for the following symptoms BEFORE sending them to school. 

  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Shaking or exaggerated shivering
  • Significant muscle pain or ache
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Congestion or runny nose

If your student is not feeling well, please keep them at home and allow them to attend school virtually. This also includes not participating in any on-campus athletic practices or other events.

If your child is exposed to a positive lab confirmed COVID case or experiences symptoms, please email the school nurse at amy_dresser@lovejoyisd.net.
 

Stay safe and healthy,

Amy Dresser RN
School Nurse
Lovejoy High School

Upcoming Events
Dual Credit Registration Deadline
Today - Monday, January 4th
Final Day to register and pay for all dual credit is January 4th! Students need to submit their permission form through google classroom by Friday, December 18th. All forms will be processed in time to allow students to register by the January 4th date. Instructions are in the Class of 2021 Google Classroom!
2021 Texas Boys and Girls State Applications Packets Due
Friday, January 8th

2021 Texas Boy and Girls State Applications packets will be due to the counseling office this Friday, January 8th. For detailed information, please click HERE.
Campus and District Information
AP Registration

AP Exam Payments through Revtrak are now available. Parents can make payments for AP exams now. https://lovejoy.revtrak.net/lhs-ap-exams/#/list

All students were to register with their myap portal. Instructions were given by each AP teacher about their respective AP codes. If you have questions, please contact: Mary Cabrera (mary_cabrera@lovejoyisd.net) or Bruce Coachman (bruce_coachman@lovejoyisd.net)
VOE (Verification of Enrollment)

Students needing a VOE for their driver's license can email the receptionist at rodricka_taylor@lovejoyisd.net.
SAT Prep Registration 

District-Led SAT Prep is open for registration. Classes start in January! For more information or to register, visit the district's test prep and tutoring site. Registration is limited to 10 participants. 
School Store 
Looking for some new Leopard gear to keep you warm this holiday season? Check out the Leopard Online Store for some BIG Holiday sales! With great new items and curbside pick up, you don't want to miss out on getting new Lovejoy gear! https://bit.ly/346RTKM


Orders can be placed on the yearbook website at leopardyearbook.com.
Community News

Please see the link below for information on LHS Senior Projects going on, news from our schools, programs, booster clubs, student organizations, Foundation for Lovejoy Schools, community, and more!

Athletics
Leopard Football
We are beyond proud of our amazing Leopard Football athletes, coaches and fans for a fantastic season! On and off the field, these outstanding athletes and coaches are true examples of how #WeLiveLovejoy!
Recognitions
Heart of the Teacher Award

Congratulations to Sherria Bracey, who was presented with December's Heart of a Teacher Award. This award is given to an educator who displays great evidence of exemplifying our Core Values of One Heart One Lovejoy and Best Today Better Tomorrow, combined with the pillars of our Educator/Graduate Profile in an educator role:

Intellectually Equipped
Open to the Challenges of Learning
Well-Rounded
Engaged in a Healthy Lifestyle
Fair and Respectful of Others
Works for Justice in the Community

Serving our students, parents and community is truly one of the greatest callings of a lifetime. Congratulations Sherria!
All-Region - Band Success

Congratulations to our amazing Lovejoy Band for your recent success at TMEA All-Region!

  • 29 students placed in the TMEA HS all-region band- Most in school history!
  • 11 students placed in the Highest all-region ensemble- Most of ANY school!
  • 4 students place 1st overall- Most of ANY school!
  • 10 students place 1st in 5A- Most of any 5A school!
  • 18 students qualify for AREA auditions- Most of ANY school!


TMEA All-Region Band Members
Catherine O'Brien- Piccolo
Anna Staab- Piccolo
Brynne Davies- Flute
Lauren Dumin- Flute
Emma Ball- Oboe
Christopher Dechant- Clarinet
Kylee Tyra- Clarinet
Aidan Cordina- Clarinet
Greyson Monroe- Bass Clarinet
Jason Holiman- Bass Clarinet
Aliyah Book- Alto Saxophone
Jonah Hicks- Tenor Saxophone
Reagan Wagner- Trumpet
JR Frazier- Trumpet
Jonah Vuong- Trumpet
Reid Robinson- Trumpet
Sam Lamping- Horn
Michael Harris- Horn
Carlee George- Horn
Mason Mueller- Bass Trombone
Neelesh Iyer- Euphonium
Declan Cunningham- Euphonium
Justin Poteet- Tuba
Ethan Shriner- Tuba
Bryce Bobo- Tuba
Fletcher Boots- Tuba
Andrew James- Percussion
John Hanchey- Percussion
Charis Vela- Percussion
 
TMEA All Region 1st Chairs
Catherine O'Brien- 1st Overall
Emma Ball- 1st Overall
Greyson Monroe- 1st Overall
Reagan Wagner- 1st Overall
Christopher Dechant- 1st in 5A
Jonah Hicks- 1st in 5A
Sam Lamping- 1st in 5A
Neelesh Iyer- 1st in 5A
Andrew James- 1st in 5A
Aliyah Book- 1st in 5A
Reagan Wagner- 1st in Freshman Region
Brady Kofahl- 1st In Freshman Region

TMEA Area Qualifiers
Catherine O'Brien
Brynne Davies
Lauren Dumin
Emma Ball
Christopher Dechant
Kylee Tyra
Greyson Monroe
Aliyah Book
Jonah Hicks
Reagan Wagner
JR Frazier
Jonah Vuong
Sam Lamping
Michael Harris
Mason Mueller
Neelesh Iyer
Andrew James
John Hanchey
 
Freshman All-Region Band Members
Brielle Taylor- Flute
Tamanna Verma- Flute
Davis Miller- Bari Sax
Reagan Wagner- Trumpet
Jonah Vuong- Trumpet
Joe Bluestein- Trombone
Brady Kofahl- Euphonium
Justin Poteet- Tuba
 
All-Region Jazz Members
JR Frazier- Trumpet
Jonah Vuong- Trumpet
Jonah Hicks- Tenor Sax
Dom Mauriello- Trombone
Landon Snow- Trombone
John Hanchey- Drums
Talon Seidel- Bass Guitar

Congratulations to all of our amazing Band students for all of their hard work!
Lovejoy Visual Artists Recognized

LJVA is thrilled to announce that 3 Lovejoy Visual Artists were recognized as 2021 YoungArts winners! 

McKenna Christiansen (’20) – Honorable Mention Kristina Marshall (’21) - Merit, and Luis Sandoval (’21) – Honorable Mention, were recognized among 659 of the nation’s most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary and performing arts. Selected from thousands of applications and representing artists from across the United States, these YoungArts award winners will have opportunities for financial, creative and professional development support throughout their entire careers. Selected through the organization’s prestigious competition, YoungArts award winners are chosen for their caliber of artistic achievement by esteemed discipline-specific panels of artists through a rigorous blind adjudication process.
YoungArts award winners become eligible for exclusive creative and professional development support including a wide range of fellowships, residencies and awards; virtual and in-person presentation opportunities in collaboration with major venues nationwide as well as additional financial support. Click HERE for a link to their work.

Please congratulate Mckenna, Kristina, and Luis for joining past Lovejoy graduates Eli Ruhala (’18) and Katie Miller (’19) in this prestigious honor.

LVJA is also very excited to announce that 2020 LHS graduate, Hunter Ruiz was selected to be included in the College Board’s 2020 AP Art and Design Digital Exhibit. This exhibit features 51 international high school artists who submitted their artwork to the 2020 AP Art and Design exam. The artworks selected represent the resilience and perseverance of high school students worldwide as they create innovative bodies of work based on personal process, concept and ideation. The exhibit features student and teacher reflections on these works, providing compelling insights into how artists make choices and approach art making. Culling from the top scores, the 51 students selected for the AP Art and Design Digital Exhibit represent high-quality examples of rigor and excellence of the AP Art and Design portfolio and also as an exemplar teaching tool shared with AP Art and Design students and teachers around the world.
 
Congratulations to Hunter on this incredible honor and recognition of her artwork! Visit the link above to see Hunter’s selected work.

Academic Calendars
Academic Calendars for 2020-2021
To access the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar, please click here.