Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
May 10, 2021

Parents and Guardians,

We had a great week of AP testing last week. Both students and staff worked hard, were flexible, and truly did an awesome job. Although one week of exams is now complete, we continue with AP testing this week and get ready for End Of Course Exams next Tuesday through Thursday. I know it can be a stressful and difficult time for students and teachers, but they have done a fantastic job preparing through the year for this.  
 
With graduation less than three weeks away, there are lots of activities going on at LHS. Please take a few minutes to read through the email below for important upcoming events and dates.

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,

Medications
If your child has medicine at school, please make sure your child has exactly enough medicine to finish the school year. You are responsible for picking up any extra medicine as the school district has a policy against sending medicines home with students. At the end of this school year, any remaining medicines, including inhalers, will be thrown out. The school cannot store these for you during the summer.

If your child has been exposed to a positive lab confirmed COVID case, please keep them home and email the school nurse at amy_dresser@lovejoyisd.net.

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 you would like your student's records to reflect that they have received their Covid vaccinations, please send proof of completed immunization to the nurse.

Stay safe and healthy,

Amy Dresser RN
School Nurse
Lovejoy High School

Upcoming Events
AP Testing Dates
Monday, May 3rd - Monday, May 17th

Lovejoy High School is continuing to administer Advanced Placement exams through Monday, May 17th. 

Exams will be the traditional paper and pencil exams and will follow the exam schedule that can be found HERE. Please note that the testing on Thursday May 13th has been moved to May 17th.
 
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.
LHS POP Show
Friday, May 14th

You’ll smile as you hear our choirs sing “Mr. Blue Sky,” or “Yellow Submarine,” and of course the ubiquitous, “True Colors.” Our show will feature songs all about colors and be a ONE NIGHT ONLY event held in the LHS Courtyard & back parking lot.

Bring your lawn chairs or watch the show safely from the comfort of your car as you listen to the show broadcast through your radio! The show will be FREE - but we will post a link for you to make a suggested donation in lieu of tickets.

WSMS Choir will present their show on the same night, right before ours, so come early and enjoy a full night of singing, dancing, and celebration!
***IMPORTANT NOTE: Specialty soloists will have the opportunity to sing without masks. They will be socially distanced from other singers and the audience. They will keep masks on as they walk on stage, unmask to sing their solo, and then put their mask on before exiting the stage. It is still a requirement that our audience and choir members remain masked for the entirety of the show.
Lovejoy Visual Arts - 11th Annual AP Studio Exhibit
Saturday, May 15th

On May 15th, Lovejoy Visual Arts will be hosting their 11th Annual AP Studio Exhibition from 5-9 pm. Join us as we celebrate our outstanding artists this evening.

This event provides a great opportunity to interact and speak with the artists behind the work and have the opportunity to purchase selected work from each artist.  This capstone event for the LJVA AP Studio artists will also feature original work for sale to benefit Vogel Alcove; a non-profit organization on a mission to help young children overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness in Dallas.
9th -11th Grade End of Year Award Ceremonies
Tuesday, May 18th - Thursday, May 20th

End of the Year Award ceremonies for 9th - 11th grade will be held on the following days:
9th grade - Tuesday, May 18th at 1:00 p.m.
10th grade - Wednesday, May 19th at 1:00 p.m.
11th grade - Thursday, May 20th at 1:00 p.m.

Due to social distancing, only students will attend in person. Parents will be notified if their student will be receiving an award along with the link to watch the ceremony live or recorded.
Senior Final Exams
Tuesday, May 18th - Friday, May 21st

Seniors are eligible to be exempt from final exams based on their Q4 grades and attendance. The Senior Exam Exemption Policy can be found HERE. For specific information on exam times, please click HERE
EOC Exams/Make-up Exams
Tuesday, May 18th - Friday, May 21st

End of Course exams will take place on Tuesday, May 18th (US History), Wednesday, May 19th (Biology), and Thursday, May 20th (Algebra 1).

Friday, May 21st will be the make-up day for students who are absent from their regularly scheduled EOC exam. 
Senior Parade
Saturday, May 22nd

We would like to invite everyone to join our 2021 seniors as they celebrate with a parade on Saturday, May 22nd. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. (this is a new adjusted time) at Lovejoy High School.  Seniors will be encouraged to decorate their cars and the parade will begin at the LHS parking lot. 

Seniors will begin the parade through the west exit of LHS, turn right on Estates Parkway then right on Angel Parkway.  The parade will continue north on Angel Parkway to Stacey Rd. Cars will turn right on Stacy Road where the parade will end in the Creekwood United Methodist Church parking lot.

Please feel free to come out and cheer on our seniors along the parade route. A map of the parade route can be found HERE.
9th - 11th Grade Final Exams
Tuesday, May 25th - Friday, May 28th

Please click HERE for final exam schedule. Buses will pick up LHS students at 12:40 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and at 1:00 on Friday
Senior Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, May 26th

LHS Teachers have nominated students and will present their awards to seniors.  Due to social distancing, only students will attend in person. Parents will be notified if their student will be receiving an award along with the link to watch the ceremony live or recorded.
LHS Graduation - Allen Events Center
Saturday, May 29th

The LHS graduation will be held on Saturday, May 29th at 10:00 AM in the Allen Event Center. This will be an in person (face to face) graduation for parents, friends and family members.
Campus and District Information
Moving This Summer?

if you plan to move over the summer, please complete the Moving Questionnaire  We will update your address and send you a withdrawal form to complete.

If you have any questions, contact Laura_Hobbs@LovejoyISD.net 
LHS Teacher Trading Cards!

Get to know more about our LHS Staff. Follow the Lovejoy High School Social Media accounts to download your limited edition LHS Teacher Trading Cards!
Texas Education Agency Parent Survey for Lovejoy High School
CTE Programs
Each year, the Division of Special Populations Monitoring at the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Methods of Administration program (MOA) conducts reviews of access to Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in districts across the state. This year Lovejoy ISD was chosen as one of those districts. 
 
As part of the review, parents and students are asked to take part in a survey to better understand how students of varying races, color, nation of origin, home language, ethnicity, sex, and disabilities are treated and served, particularly in CTE classes, by the district. 
 
Attached below is a letter to LISD parents that explains the purpose of the survey as well as providing a link to access it. Also, parents of students in CTE programs will receive an email from their child’s teacher next week asking if they will provide consent for their student to complete a similar survey. 
 
The surveys will remain open until June 7, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. 

 
Lovejoy ISD Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career & Technology Education Programs
 
Lovejoy ISD offers career and technology education programs in Business, Finance, Computer Technology, Engineering, Health Science, and Marketing. Admission to these programs is based on interest and aptitude, age, appropriateness, and class space availability.
 
It is the policy of Lovejoy ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
 
For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Mitci Allen, at 259 Country Club Road, Allen, Texas, 75002, 469-742-8030 and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, Sancy Fuller, at 259 Country Club Road, Allen, Texas, 469-742-8047.
Practice ACT Exams
 
This is a great chance to get started on your testing plan, or if you have already started, it will provide additional practice. Taking practice tests under timed conditions is essential to being ready for the official test. A proctored practice exam will help your child build testing endurance and give a real-time snapshot of his or her testing performance. 

Dates:   Saturday, June 5, 2021 (ACT)
             Saturday, June 26, 2021 (ACT)
Time:   8:00am – 12:00pm (Live Online)
Materials will be emailed to students 24 hours before the exam.
 
Every exam comes with a free 30-minute score report review with Revolution Prep’s testing expert to assess specific strengths and areas of improvement. We highly recommend taking advantage of this opportunity. Schedule your consultation to review the score report with our school’s dedicated advisor, Jayme Wakefield, who will help you interpret the results and develop a customized plan to prepare for the official exam. Schedule your review session now:  http://www.revolutionprep.com/jayme-wakefield
LHS Summer Health/Leadership Course

Please complete this google form if you are interested in having your student take the LHS Summer Online Signature Course for Lovejoy Leadership and/or Health in Summer 2021. There will be a fee of $350 for each course. Priority will be given to current 11th and 10th grade students first. Current 9th and 8th grade students will be put on a Wait List. If space is available, you will be notified via email if you made the course in May.


For any questions, please notify our Counseling Office at mary_cabrera@lovejoyisd.net
LHS School Store

Ready to stock up on Lovejoy gear? You are in luck! Click here for great deals!
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
Leopard Softball- 2021 Area Champions

After an exciting weekend and a hard-fought battle, the Lady Leopard Softball team is your 2021 Region 2 Area Champions. After defeating Carrollton Creekview in 2 games (12-1 &17-2) to move onto the Regional Quarterfinal playoff round of the UIL Texas state Playoffs. We will be facing Frisco Heritage in either a three-game series or one game, this upcoming weekend location to be determined just depending on Monday’s coin flip. Lovejoy varsity softball team has an 27-10-1 Overall Record this season.

More details will be sent out later throughout the week and on our twitter page @SoftballLovejoy. Hope to see you all soon!
LHS Track & Field

The Leopards competed at the UIL 5A State Track and Field Championship on Friday 5.7.21. See below for results. 

Amy Morefield - 7th 3200M

Kailey Littlefield - STATE CHAMPION 800M and 6th 1600M 

Tate Barr - 7th 1600M and 9th 3200

Girls 4X400M Relay - 5th - Chloe Schaffer, Bella Landrum, Amy Morefield, and Kailey Littlefield

Full Results HERE
Lovejoy Baseball Advancing to the Area Round of Playoffs

What an exciting series last week to open up the Texas High School State Playoffs! Lovejoy Baseball was able to put away Frisco Reedy in game 3 on a walkoff single by Aidan Smith that was set up by a Kolby Branch single and Trent Rucker double. Aidan has a great series at the plate this weekend- 6 RBis in the 3 games. Trent Rucker was outstanding on the mound Saturday coming up big for 5 innings when we needed him. Dylan Collins finished the last 2 innings giving us a 3-2 win.

Brandt Corley played on Thursday night in game 1 throwing a 7 inning complete game giving up 2 hits while striking out 7 in a 4-1 Game 1 Win.

Area Round Schedule this week

Hillcrest won the coin flip for 1 game.

Friday, 5/14- Lovejoy vs. Hillcrest, 7:30 at Smothermon Field (Frisco H.S.) next to Memorial Football stadium

Let's get Leopard Nation out to the field Friday night!
Recognitions
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth 2021 20 Under 20 Class
 
Congratulations to Jenna Garcia who has been chosen as one of the 2021 class of “20 Under 20” students by The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.

In 2016, the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth created “20 Under 20” as part of the Global Young Leaders Program. This initiative honors 20 exceptional high school students under the age of 20 who are active in their local Junior World Affairs Council. 20 Under 20 spotlights young people in the Dallas/Fort Worth region who consistently give back to their communities and exemplify what it means to be a global citizen. Congratulations Jenna!!
Lovejoy High School Computer Science Wins State!

Congratulations to our Lovejoy High School Computer Science team for winning State this past weekend. This dedicated team solved 11 of the 12 problems presented in 2 hours and won by 60 points over their competitors!
The Red Ledger 

The Red Ledger was honored with the Dallas Morning News’s “Best Digital Coverage” award in their annual high school journalism contest. Dallas Morning News reviews local papers from across the metroplex, and the staff was lucky enough to receive this award for best online paper.
Lovejoy High School UIL Academic State Results

Congratulations to our Lovejoy High School students for their UIL Academic State results!

Mark Wen - 7th Place in Science
Andrew Mao - 2nd Place in Copy Editing
Lindsey Hughes - 2nd Place in News Writing
Lindsey Hughes - 4th Place in Editorial Writing
Mark Wen - 1st Place in Computer Science
Kevin Xu - 4th Place in Computer Science
Nathan Fowler - 6th Place in Computer Science
Journalism UIL 

Last weekend, the UIL journalism team competed in the state tournament. Junior Lindsey Hughes received second place in news writing and fourth place in editorial writing. Senior Andrew Mao received second place in copy editing. Congratulations to these students! 

Additionally, cumulative points of the entire UIL team including: Calla Patino, Parker Post, Mathias Alling, Lindsey Hughes and Andrew Mao earned the first place team award for 5A UIL. This is an incredible achievement! 
Academic Calendars
Academic Calendars for 2020-2021

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