Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
January 6, 2020

Parents and Guardians,

I imagine that tomorrow will hold mixed feelings for many of you as kids will be heading back to school from the break. Personally, Christy and I really enjoyed the break and the opportunity to have all of our children home for at least a portion of the time. I am also hoping all of us will quickly get adjusted back into our normal routines. 

For the last several years, LHS has held our Advanced Academics Banquet on the Sunday night before the beginning of the spring semester. Last night, we continued that tradition and spent the evening honoring the 323 students who were recognized by College Board as Advanced Placement Scholars based on their performance on AP Exams last May. It was a great evening as we celebrated the success these students have achieved through their hard work and the support of parents and teachers. Congratulations again to this group! 

I truly hope you and your family were able to spend some quality time together over the break. I look forward to seeing your students tomorrow for a great beginning to the spring semester. Please take a few minutes to review the rest of the information that can be found below in this email. We will continue to update the school information throughout the semester to make sure you know what events are going on.


Chris Mayfield
Lovejoy High School
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Upcoming Events and Reminders
Spring Semester Begins - Tues, 1/7/20
LHS students will return to school on Tuesday, January 7th. Students can check PowerSchool for their 2nd semester schedule before reporting to classes on Tuesday. We will have staff available in the Commons when students return to support those who have questions about their schedule or were unable to access it online. 

Senior Project Presentations - Tues, 1/14/20
 Assigned seniors will be presenting their projects in the second round of presentations from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.

Club/Organization Photos - Tues, 1/14/20-Thurs, 1/16/20

ASVAB Test - Fri, 1/17/20
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple choice test used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed forces. It will be offered to students in grades 10-12 on January 17 th  from 1-4:30 PM in the Lecture Hall. Please sign up here at  
Campus and District News
New! ReSAT Test Prep 
Lovejoy ISD is pleased to offer SAT test preparation. Enrollment is open to any interested LHS student. Class size is limited to 12 students. Don't delay!  
It is recommended to have completed Algebra II.

Spring 1 - Tuesday, January 21 - Tuesday, March 3, 2019
Classes meet at LHS 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM T, W, Th


New! Dual Credit Classes
Dual Credit classes will begin on January 21 st . If your students have questions, please email Mary Cabrera.


New! Yearbook
Deadline approaching to guarantee you have a yearbook in May
please go to our website: . "
Inclement Weather
School closures will be determined based on safety. In the event of a school closure, notifications will be announced on the district’s website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. We will also announce any closure through the media and through a special edition of Message from Mike. Links to our social media accounts are listed at the end of this communication.


Senior Projects
The Senior Project is a culminating high school initiative that demonstrates a student’s ability to write, speak, acquire and apply knowledge, solve problems, and apply a variety of skills, including time management and task analysis. It is intended to demonstrate what students know and can do as they prepare to graduate. It prepares them for college and/or the workplace and can help them transform their senior year into one that is uniquely challenging and stimulating. The Senior Project is performance based and adaptable to most topics of interest. We would love to have Junior and Senior parents judging projects this year.
Senior Project Presentations will take place during the 2019-2020 school year at Lovejoy High School on the following dates:

  • January 14th
  • February 12th
  • March 5th

If you are interested in supporting/judging senior projects this year, please use the Google Form to sign up for any date(s) that you are available: 

For Senior Project Information, please have students check the CLASS OF 2020 page, and all templates are included in the classwork section. Any additional questions for parents, please use this link

For further questions, please email Mary Shaw Cabrera at

VOE (Verification of Enrollment)
Students needing a VOE for their DL or permit can pick them up in the counselor's office during school hours.


Community News
Lovejoy ISD Webpage will share news from our schools, programs, booster clubs, student organizations, Foundation for Lovejoy Schools, community, and more on the Lovejoy ISD Community News Page . Check back often for up-to-date news on events and activities.
Recognitions, Fine Arts and Athletics
New! LHS Heart of the Teacher Award
Congratulations to Debbi Muckelroy, Lovejoy High School Anatomy and Medical Terminology Teacher! Debbi was the recipient of Lovejoy High School's December Heart of the Teacher Award! This award is presented to an educator who displays great evidence of exemplifying our core value of One Heart One Lovejoy and the pillars of our Educator/Graduate Profile in an educator role:

Intellectually Equipped
Open to the Challenges of Learning
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 Debbi!

Leopard Soccer Excels in Georgetown
Lovejoy Soccer competed over the weekend at  Georgetown High School’s Governor’s Cup. In a quick 72 hours, the boys were able to go 2-1, defeating Austin Crockett and Marble Falls, and spend much deserved down time creating the bonds that will propel them into the later part of the season. On the weekend, the squad scored 16 goals and only allowed 5. Cade Novicke led all goal scorers for the Leopards, netting 5 goals in 3 games.The team is back in action again next Thursday through Saturday, as they compete in the Allen tournament.

Varsity Girls Soccer Finish 2-1 in the Mansfield Tournament
Last weekend, the Girls Varsity Soccer Team finished 2-1 in the Mansfield Tournament to start the season on a positive note. In the first game of the season, vs. Waco University, the Leopards won 5-1. Hannah Dunlap started off the scoring and Tatum Chester and Reagan Matacale each had two goals. Assists were by Reagan Matacale, Callan Snider (2), Katie Welch, and Hannah Dunlap. In the second game of the tournament, the Leopards fell to Region 1 ranked Birdville 3-1. The Leopards trailed at halftime and fought their way back into the game with a goal from the penalty spot by Reagan Matacale after Callan Snider was fouled in the box. Their efforts to tie the game in the second half came up short but the game was a great test early in the season. In the final game of the tournament, the Leopards beat Life School Waxahachie 3-0. Goals were scored by Tatum Chester, Hannah Dunlap, and Katie Welch. Assists were by Avery Templin, Tatum Chester, and Hannah Dunlap. Next up for the Varsity team is the Princeton Tournament where the girls will play Mabank and Royse City on Thursday, 1/9, at 12:00 and 4:30.

Junior Varsity Girls Soccer Finish 3rd in Garland Tournament
The Junior Varsity Girls Soccer Team finished 3rd place in the Garland Tournament to start the season last weekend. On Thursday, the Leopards beat Garland 9-0. Goals were scored by Natalie Duran De La Vega (2), Samatha Belatur (2), Kailey McDonald (hat trick), Eleanor Koehn, and Alexa Paharik. Assists were by Natalie Duran De La Vega (3), Hannah Dollinger, Eleanor Koehn, and Samatha Belatur. On Friday, the Leopards beat Irving 7-0. Goals were scored by Natalia Duran De La Vega, Samatha Belatur, Eleanor Koehn, Josie Sessions (2), and Alexa Paharik. Assists were by Natalia Duran De La Vega (2), Eleanor Koehn, and Brianna Fuqua. In the final game of the weekend, the JV team lost to Frisco Wakeland 2-0. After a slow start in the first half, the girls played much better in the second half but couldn't find the back of the net. This is the second trophy for the JV team in as many years. Up next for the girls is the Richardson Tournament on Thursday, 1/9.
Event Calendar
Calendar Of Events
For your convenience, we have added links below to view, print or download the following events to your personal calendars.

Academic Calendars for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021
The LISD School Board approved the academic calendars for the 2 upcoming school years. You may click  here  to access them.