Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
May 4, 2020

Parents and Guardians,

It’s hard to believe that we are in the last month of the school year! I hope you and your student have developed a good routine and are managing the @Home Learning well. Please continue to reach out to your child’s teachers, counselors, and principals with any help you may need.

This week we will be reaching out to Seniors through Google Classroom to begin work on Senior Signing Day. Once we have their information submitted, I will announce our official Senior Signing Day time and platform to share with our community. I also sent Seniors an email today encouraging them to take some time to reflect on their accomplishment of finishing high school. In conjunction with Teacher Appreciation Week, I asked them to take the opportunity to thank those who have helped them through their K-12 journey.  I also want to encourage you to take a moment and send an encouraging note to a teacher that had a positive impact on your child this year.  

I also want to say a big “Thank You” to all of you who are participating in the Adopt A Senior FaceBook page that Elle Brumley created last week. There was a great response and it has been fun to see the pictures of our Seniors as well as the neat ways that others in the community are celebrating them.

Please take a few moments to read the additional information below. Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School

Event Updates
Graduation Celebration 
Saturday - May 30, 2020

We will be honoring our seniors at a Graduation Celebration on Saturday, May 30th at 10:00 AM. Each s enior has been invited to dress in their Cap and Gown, decorate their car, and report to the LHS student parking that morning. Parents and sibling are encouraged to ride in the car with their graduate. The seniors will receive their diploma and embark on a parade route that runs through parts of the district.

We will also share the route with our community so yard signs can be made and everyone can cheer from their front yard, or park a car along the parade route to honk for our graduates. 

If restrictions allow, we will also be planning a more traditional ceremony on July 25th at the LHS Football Field for graduates and their immediate families.
AP Testing
Monday, May 11th - Friday, May 22nd

The 2020 Advanced Placement Exams will begin on Monday, May 11th and go through Friday, May 22nd. For the AP Testing Schedule, please click below.

 
For parents with students who have accommodations for AP testing, please click the link below for more information.



AP Exam Payment Reminder

If you still need to pay for AP Exams, please either pay online at https://lovejoy.revtrak.net/LHS-AP-Exams/#/list or a check can be mailed to Lovejoy High School with the student's name and AP exams listed on the memo line.
Graduation Cords & NHS Stoles Pick Up
Friday, May 15th

A curbside pick up for Graduation cords and stoles is scheduled for Friday, May 15th in front of LHS. The schedule will be:

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  Seniors, A-K
2:00 pm -3:00 pm Seniors, L-Z

Letters will be sent out this week notifying students and parents of eligible cords their student will be receiving along with information for cords that will need to be purchased before pickup.
Athletic Pick-Up & Returns

All Head Coaches are reaching out to their student athletes and parents directly. Each student athlete should choose a specific time to retrieve their items from the athletic facilities. All student athletes will be required to follow social distancing protocols. All athletic facilities will be cleaned out prior to Friday, May 15th.
Fine Arts & Visual Arts Pick-Up & Returns 

All program sponsors will coordinate with their respective students for personally owned items that need to be picked up, and any school owned items that needs to be dropped off. Each program has created a sign-up genius for students/families to come to LHS. All returns for the Fine Arts & Visual Arts Departments will take place on or prior to Friday, May 22 during the designated time provided by the student's fine arts director.
LHS Student Pick-Up & Returns
Tuesday, May 26th & Thursday, May 28th

On Tuesday, May 26th, & Thursday, May 28th, Lovejoy High School will host a drive-by return process and retrieval opportunity. This pickup will include the following:
 
Technology & Library Book Returns
Special Education & Life Skills Returns
Student Textbook Returns
Yearbook pick-up
Nurse Medication pick-up
Pre-ordered Make-A-Wish t-shirt pick-up

We ask that each family make a SIGN showing your student's LAST NAME to hold up in the Car Window. This will make it easier for our staff to maintain social distancing, and make the process move quickly! Please enter through the East entrance, and follow the designed route during the respective time periods.

Tuesday, May 26th
12:00 - 2:00  Seniors, A-K
2:00 - 4:00   Seniors, L-Z

Thursday, May 28th
8:00 - 9:30   Freshman, A-K
9:30 - 11:00   Freshman, L-Z
11:00 - 12:30  Sophomores, A-K
12:30 - 2:00  Sophomores, L-Z
2:00 - 3:30   Juniors, A-K
3:30 - 5:00   Juniors, L-Z


When you pull up to each station please do not get out of your car. There will be a table where you may place your items to return. We are attempting to create a system that will require no exchanging of items by hand. If you are picking up items at Tables 1, 5, or 6, staff will place your item on a table, and you will have the ability to pick it up from there. 

Final Medication Pickup
The nurse will be at the exterior gymnasium courtyard entrance (station #6) with  medications  and a form to sign.   Please bring your own pen  as we practice physical distancing during this process.  Only parents or guardians  can pick up medication, even if your student is 18 years old, unless your student has current written permission in the clinic to self-carry their medication from a doctor (this includes inhalers, epipens, and insulin). No medication will be stored over the summer. If you need to make special arrangements to pick up medication, please do not hesitate to email Nurse Dresser at amy_dresser@loveoyisd.net
 
Library Book and Technology
If you're dropping off library books or technology (Chromebooks, Laptops, etc.), those items will be collected at Station #2 in the drop off line. Please LOCATE ALL CHARGERS and have those ready to turn in so that your account can be fully cleared. Please LOCATE the BARCODE STICKER on your items and note: LHS library and technology barcodes start with 33501. See screenshots for examples. All other textbooks will be dropped off at Station #4. They do not have these same barcode labels on them. 
Campus and District Information
Notes from the Nurse

Please see the attached link to help protect you and your family as some restrictions have lifted.

Letters to Senior Class

We want to keep the tradition alive of sending personal letters to our graduating Seniors! This year, we have provided a way for you to submit your letters digitally!

Please  click here  to access the  Letters to the Lovejoy Class of 2020  Google Form. This form will allow you to type a letter into the form directly, or you have the option to email letters to the address provided within the form. All information entered into the form, as well as messages sent via email will be printed and provided to Seniors in their graduation packets.

Please  click here   to access a list of Senior names.
Senate Bill 139 Notice to Families

In 2019, the 86th Texas Legislature passed  Senate Bill 139 (SB 139) , which requires Texas local education agencies (LEAs) to distribute the following notice to parents:


This notice contains the following information:

  • Changes made from 2016 to 2017 in reporting requirements for LEAs regarding special education enrollment in the Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System
  • The rights of a child regarding the provision of special education services under both state and federal law
  • The process and procedures for initiating a referral for evaluation for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and TEC Sec. 29.004.
  • Where to find local policies and procedures related to initiating a referral for evaluation under IDEA
Adopt a Senior - Senior Project

Ella Brumley has many senior friends and wanted to find a way to support them as they deal with the disappointment of missing out on some important milestones.  As Varsity Spirit Cheer Captain this year she got to see first hand the exciting growth in community and school spirit. What better way to keep that momentum going than to adopt a senior and help them celebrate.  

We would like the support of the entire Lovejoy community! Just follow this link  or go to Facebook and search for Adopt a 2020 Lovejoy Senior. Ask to join, and you will be added shortly. Once you are in, read ALL the rules and then add your post or adopt a senior. Once you have adopted a senior, it is up to you to bless them with goodies, send them some mail, bring them their favorite drinks, just show them some love! All the information is on the page about sharing information, and even a list the seniors can fill out to share with their adoptees.   

If you are not on Facebook, but would still like to participate or if you have any questions please contact Ella, by email at  Brumley_ella@loveloyisd.com     

2020-2021 Student Registration

Lovejoy ISD is now accepting new student registration for the 2020-2021 school year. The enrollment process can be completed all online. Begin the online enrollment process at the following link:
 
Summer Withdrawals

Parents, if your student will not be returning for the 2020-2021 school year please complete the parent withdrawal form and email it to our Registrar, Jan McGill at jan_mcgill@lovejoyisd.net
VOE (Verification of Enrollment)

Students needing a VOE for their drivers license can email Tanya Barger at tanya_barger@lovejoyisd.net
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
LHS Teacher of the Year- Ray Cooper!

Lovejoy ISD is excited to announce the 2019 - 2020 Campus Teachers of the Year. Our own Ray Cooper not only received the LHS Heart of the Teacher award during the school year, but was also selected by our LHS staff as the Campus Teacher of the Year.

Congratulations Ray! We are so honored to be working with you!
LHS Student Council has earned Recognition as
TASC Sweepstakes Council
Lovejoy High student council has earned recognition as a Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC) Sweepstakes Council, the highest honor a TASC council can achieve as well as Outstanding Student Council. Sweepstakes Councils must earn recognition in the areas of Pride and Patriotism, Energy and Environment, and Drugs, Alcohol, Safety and Health, as well as School & Community service. Only exceptional councils earn this honor, and help set the bar to which other councils should aspire. This achievement serves as a benchmark for what a well-rounded student council in Texas should do to be effective. This is truly a significant accomplishment and is a testament of the hard work Student Council does each year.
LJVA Award Winners - 2020 Young American Talent Exhibition

Please congratulate the following Lovejoy Visual Artists for being selected to exhibit in the 2020 Young American Talent art competition and exhibition. This regional high school art competition is organized by the Visual Arts Guild of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts & H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery at El Centro College as a celebration and exhibition of the highest caliber of high school visual art in the DFW area for the past 29 years. Of the 65 North Texas schools and 1120 student submissions, 130 works were selected for the exhibit. 

Of the 9 Lovejoy artworks selected for the exhibit, 6 won awards! We are incredibly proud of all LJVA students that were selected for this honor, and applaud the 6 LJVA artists that were awarded as exemplars in their media category. Please check out the LJVA Instagram (@lovejoyvisualart) to see these works and hear more about the planning, process, and content behind all of our incredible artists' work.  

Hunter Ruiz
AP Studio Art - Drawing / Mama and Papa / BW Drawing / 1 st  Place

Grace Flinchbaugh
AP Studio Art – 2D Design / The Mind / BW Drawing
 
McKenna Christiansen
AP Studio Art - Drawing / Facade / Mixed Media / 1 st  Place

Hunter Ruiz
AP Studio Art - Drawing / Flashlight / Mixed Media / 2 nd  Place

Kiley Boots
AP Studio Art – 2D Design / Teacups / Mixed Media / 3 rd  Place

Elise Bell
AP Studio Art – 2D Design / Overtaking / Mixed Media
 
Sydney Wigginton
AP Studio Art – 2D Design / Bagels / Color Drawing / 1 st  Place

Kristina Marshall
AP Studio Art – 2D Design / Revelations / Digital / Honorable Mention

Will Floyd
AP Studio Art – 2D Design / Within the Bounds of Construction / Sculpture
The Red Ledger

Congratulations to The Red Ledger and Lovejoy News Network staff members on their staff and individual achievement awards on the state level for UIL’s Interscholastic League Press Conference. 
Girls Soccer
With two games (six possible points) remaining before the season was cut short, the girls varsity soccer team were three points behind 1st place Wylie East and tied on points with McKinney North in 2nd place. The athletic directors decided that any team with a chance of winning district with the points remaining would share the district title. This means the team will share the district championship with Wylie East and McKinney North. This is the first district championship in program history. Many of the girls also won district awards, including 21 players on the Academic All-District Team. Congratulations to all the players!

District 10-5A Midfielder of the Year:
Reagan Matacale

1st Team All-District 10-5A:
Tatum Chester, Sadie Dale, Katie Welch, Emmy Wood

2nd Team All-District 10-5A:
Hailey Downing, Hannah Dunlap, Maggie Manders, Callan Snider

Honorable Mention All-District 10-5A:
Madison Quiroga, Emma Smith, Jordan Watson, Paige Young

Academic All-District 10-5A:
Maggie Manders, Callan Snider, Emmy Wood, Paige Young, Tatum Chester, Maya Hignite, Conley Miller, Bella Ospina, Avery Templin, Sadie Dale, Hannah Dunlap, Katie Irby, Jordan Watson, Katie Welch, Abby Wood, Sydney Fluker, Sawyer Greek, Kamri McKnight, Reagan Matacale, Madison Quiroga, Andee Richardson
Academic Calendars
Academic Calendars for 2020-2021
The LISD School Board has approved the academic calendars for the 2020-2021 school year. To access them, please click here .