Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
March 29, 2021

Parents and Guardians,

It is hard to believe that we are almost into April! With LHS Graduation scheduled for exactly two months from today, the end of the school year will be here before we know it. This time of year also marks the beginning of state testing. Next week many of our students will be taking their End of Course (EOC) Exams. The English I EOC Exam will primarily include all 9th graders and will be administered on Tuesday, April 6th. On Thursday, April 8th, our 10th grade students will take the English II EOC Exam.  All exams will be given on-campus and students do not need to register for these.
 
As I shared last week, Lovejoy ISD has learned from the Texas Education Agency that districts will be eligible for "Hold Harmless" state aid funding in the Spring Semester based on on-campus attendance participation rates during the last 6-weeks of school. We need your help to get our full funding. If your child is signed up for on-campus instruction learning during Q4, please make sure they are present every day on campus unless they are officially quarantined or are absent for other valid reasons such as illness, doctor's appointments, etc. When reviewing your student’s attendance in PowerSchool you will see the designation “PF” for Present Face-to-Face or “PS” for Present Synchronously (virtually).
 
Finally, this Friday, April 2nd and next Monday, April 5th are student holidays. Lovejoy High School will be closed on both of those days. I hope you and your student have a great four-day weekend.  
 
Please take a few minutes to review the information below including our recognition portions that celebrate some of our students and programs. 

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School

2021 LHS Senior Events
Please click HERE for the most up-to-date information regarding all 2021 Senior Activities.

Lovejoy ISD COVID Information
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.

The COVID Case Dashboard is accessible from the main district website, each campus website and accessed here.

For our complete 2020-2021 website with the Planning Guide and COVID procedures, click here.

Helpful Links

Notes from the Nurse
Parents,

It is allergy season! Please make sure your student is taking their seasonal allergy medication at home to alleviate their symptoms.

Per Lovejoy ISD no students are allowed to carry medication on themselves unless there is a Doctor signed Actions Plans in the clinic (for Inhalers, Epipens, and Insulin only).

If your student has qualified to receive their Covid vaccine, please send in proof of completed immunization for their school records.  

COVID Return to Athletics Form can be found HERE. For questions regarding this Athletic Form, please contact Susan Smiley, our Head Athletic Trainer at susan_smiley@lovejoyisd.net.
 
If your child is exposed to a positive lab confirmed COVID case or experiences symptoms, please keep them home and email the school nurse at amy_dresser@lovejoyisd.net.


Stay safe and healthy,

Amy Dresser RN
School Nurse
Lovejoy High School

Upcoming Events
Above the Influence Week
Monday, March 29th - Thursday, April 1st

Tuesday, March 30th students will watch part 2 of a virtual presentation by Kevin Brooks during 4th period SEL about drinking and driving. 

Thursday, April 1st students will complete an activity in 4th period SEL that asks students to identify their stressors and create a plan to tackle the stressors in a healthy manner.

In addition, the PALS have created readers for the students for substance abuse prevention.
LISD School Holiday
Friday, April 2nd - Monday, April 5th
ELA/EOC/STAAR Testing
Tuesday, April 6th - Friday, April 9th
Virtual STEM Festival
Saturday, April 10th
Majestic Spring Show
Thursday, April 15th - Saturday, April 17th
ACT Test
Saturday, April 17th
AP Testing Dates
Monday, May 3rd - Friday, May 14th

This year Lovejoy High School will be administering Advanced Placement exams between May 3rd and May 14th. Exams will be the traditional paper and pencil exams and will follow the exam schedule that can be found HERE. All students will be required to take their AP exams in this testing window.
 
Although CollegeBoard had provided schools with some flexibility to the format (digital exams are available), Lovejoy High School opted not to use those options. They are only offered on certain dates and this would have resulted in a conflicts for students. The windows for these exams were either the same dates as LHS Final Exams for 9th-12th graders, or a window that occurred after the academic school year had ended. 
 
Challenges in the digital platform our students experienced last year also played a factor in this decision. Additionally, we considered the inability to revise answers in the current digital exams as a reason to utilize the paper and pencil platform.
 
If you have questions about Advanced Placement Exams please contact Mary Cabrera at Mary_Cabrera@lovejoyisd.net or Bruce Coachman at bruce_coachman@lovejoyisd.net.
Campus and District Information


The window for gifted and talented referals opened March 1st and closes at 5:00 pm April 1st. The referral form is located in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Testing is currently scheduled for Saturdays, April 17th and April 24th. 

Ready to stock up on Lovejoy gear? You are in luck! Click here for great deals!

Legacy Bricks are now on sale through April 8, 2021. A legacy brick is the perfect way to honor your Senior. Orders made before April 8, will be in place by graduation. More information can be found on the Foundation website: https://bit.ly/3a41q6J
AP Exam Payments

If you have not paid for AP Exams, please do so now through Revtrak at https://lovejoy.revtrak.net/lhs-ap-exams/#/list
VOE (Verification of Enrollment)

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

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

Athletics
Lovejoy Tennis


The mixed doubles team of Seth Henegar and
Madeline Smith took home 3rd place at the Rockwall Heath Invitational. During the tournament, the mixed duo took down Plano East, Plano West and Frisco Centennial.  
Lovejoy Baseball

The Varsity baseball team improved to 16-5 and 3-1 in district last week with 2 wins over Princeton 4-0 and Sherman 5-2. The Leopards had 2 strong pitching performances by Adam Eschler and Brandt Corley. Eschler went 7 innings of shutout baseball giving up 2 hits while striking out 9 vs Princeton. Corley gave up 0 earned runs and struck out 10 vs Sherman. Ralph Rucker with a 2 rbi triple led the Leopards vs Princeton and Matt Mainord had a huge 2 run Home Run vs Sherman.

The Leopards will play McKinney North and Denison in district this week.
Recognitions
UIL District Academic Competition

Congratulations to the following teams winning 1st Place and the 2020-2021 District Champs!

Number Sense - Hannah Mao (1st), Andrew Mao (2nd), Joshua Lass (3rd), Anthony Morgello

Mathematics - Hannah Mao (1st), Mark Wen (2nd), Joshua Lass (4th), Andrew Mao (5th)

Science - Mark Wen (1st), Aniketh Velanki (2nd), Max Mueth (6th), Emily Perry, Jack Czyz, Kaya Czyz (Mark Wen also won 1st in chemistry, biology, and physics)

Computer Science -  Mark Wen (1st), Nathan Fowler (2nd), Kevin Xu (3rd), Joshua Lass (5th). First place in the team programming competition, solving 10 of the 12 problems in 2 hours.
Social Studies - Jenna Garcia (1st), Savanah Fanous (3rd), Quinn Patino (4th), Amber Liu (5th)

Literary Criticism - Jenna Garcia (1st), Jennat Verma (4th), Carlee George (5th), Pahul Ghumman (6th)

The following teams won 2nd Place:
Calculator Applications - Hannah Mao (1st), Andrew Mao (2nd), Anthony Morgello 

Current Events - Jenna Garcia (2nd), Tajvir Singh (4th), Mitch Laman, Jack Czyz

All winning teams will advance to Regional Competition. Additionally, all individuals placing in the top 3 will advance to Regionals. The Regional Academic meet will be held at Prosper Rock Hill HS on April 16-17th. 
Journalism UIL District Competition

The journalism UIL team competed in the district-level competition this past weekend. Congrats to the following students who will be moving on to regionals. 

Mathias Alling: Headline Writing 
Lindsey Hughes: Copy Editing, Editorial Writing, News Writing
Andrew Mao: Copy Editing
Calla Patino: News Writing 
Parker Post: Feature Writing 
2020 Yearbook Staff

Congratulations to Rebecca Pollard and the 2020 yearbook staff! The 2020 yearbook is featured in the Jostens Look Book. Being showcased in this national annual publication is a significant achievement. A team of journalism experts selected approximately 460 yearbooks from a customer base over 16,000 schools.

Current students who were staff members of the 2020 book:
Amelia Flinchbaugh
Anna Beard 
Jude Wheatley 
Sydney Chapman
Adeenah Choksi
Lauren Hathaway
Maya Ashfour
Kylie Cass
Emma Landry
Kailey McDonald
 
Graduates who were staff members of the 2020 book:
Allie Conrad
Andrew Khalil
Sunessa Madhav
Karleigh McGrath
Marisa Medrano
Melissa Morales
Mia Montemayor
Makell Olsen
Sophia Pitkin
Olivia Porsch
Darby Price
Rebecca Rockenbach
Gabby Stall
Lovejoy Theatre - UIL One Act Play
We are so excited to announce that Lovejoy Theatre was a BI DISTRICT finalist and took 5th place at the competition.  
 
At District, they took 3rd place for their production of Wit by Margaret Edson.  
 
Special awards at went to: Jillian Nuckles for Outstanding Tech (District & BiDistrict), Brindley Eaton (District) and Jack Marsden (District) received Honorable Mention All Star Cast, and Brindley Eaton (BiDistrict) and Ellis Smith (District and BiDistrict) received All Star Cast awards
 
Congratulations to these outstanding performers!   
Lovejoy One Act Play will be performing on their home campus next week with a time that is TBD.
Lovejoy High School Orchestra

The orchestra department hosted the UIL Region 25 solo and ensemble competition this past Saturday. 
A big congratulations to following students for receiving a 1st Division Superior on their solo/ensemble performance: Jacob Beets, Kate Carlson, Aarathi Devakumar, Sophia Dong, Simi Fadel, Ainsley Johnson, Avery Jordan, Amanda Karras, Alyssa Lane, and Savannah Spors. 

The following students received a 1st Division Superior on a Class 1 solo/ensemble and therefore qualify for STATE! Jacob Beets, Alissa Chang, Justin Larimer, Hallel Pang, Emily Perry, Ryan Schlimme, Alex Simpkins, Meifei Wang, and Mark Wen. Congratulations to all the students who participated!
Lovejoy High School Student Council 

Despite a very difficult year, we were still able to get Sweepstakes by Texas Association of Student Councils.
We met the state's goals and point values in all five areas: Pride & Patriotism, Energy & Environment, Community Service, DASH (drugs, alcohol, safety and health), and Outstanding Student Council. 
Academic Calendars
Academic Calendars for 2020-2021

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