Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
November 15, 2021
Parents and Guardians,
Believe it or not, we are in the final week of school before the Thanksgiving Break. I know our kids are excited about taking a break from school, and I hope you and your student spend some meaningful time together next week. 
This is an exciting time for our LHS Athletic programs. Some of our upcoming sporting events include both our Volleyball team playing in the State Tournament and our Football team competing in their second round playoff game this Friday. The district will be sharing information in a special email tomorrow regarding how students can be dismissed from school to attend the Volleyball Semi-Final game which is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland. Information about ticketing and venue policies for the Volleyball and Football events can be found below.
Don't forget that LHS will be closed while students and staff are on break from Monday, November 22nd through Friday, November 26th. If there is something you will need during that week (VOE's - required paperwork for student driver permits, transcripts, etc...), please let us know this week so we can assist you before then.
With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching next week, I am reminded of how thankful I am for our Lovejoy community. This is a unique place, and I am grateful to be part of it. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and take the opportunity to reflect on, and appreciate, the things you have to be thankful for.

Have a great week!


Chris Mayfield
Lovejoy High School

Notes from the Nurse
TEA COVID-19 Public Health Guidance: 

Parents must ensure they do not send a child to school on campus if the child has COVID-19 symptoms or is test-confirmed with COVID-19, until the conditions for re-entry are met.  
Please monitor your child for the following symptoms BEFORE sending them to school.
·        Feeling feverish or 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/Abdominal pain
·        Nausea/Vomiting
·        Fatigue
·        Congestion or runny nose or sneezing
If your student is not feeling well, please keep them at home and email your child’s assistant principal. Please also keep them home, contact the nurse, and their assistant principal if your student receives a lab positive COVID test.
Nurse Dresser or by phone at (469) 742-8722.
Tyler Wicke - - Assistant Principal for students whose last name begins with the letters A-La.
Austin Coachman - - Assistant Principal for students whose last name begins with the letters Le-Z.
If there is a positive case of COVID in your child's classroom, we will send an email to let you know. Lovejoy ISD will maintain our current COVID-19 dashboard by each campus on the website. Numbers will be updated at the end of each day. We are also required to notify the Health Department and the TEA of positive cases in our schools.

Lovejoy ISD's 2021-2022 Health and Safety Measures, COVID-19 Daily Parent Checklist, Things Parents Should Know and FAQs can be found HERE.

Upcoming Events & Information
Fall 2021-2022 Semester Calendar of Events

For planning purposes, click HERE for a list of important Fall Semester dates.
LHS Theatre Presents
Varsity Volleyball Friday, November 19th at 11:00 am

The Lovejoy Volleyball team has reached the 5A State Tournament!! We will play Manvel HS at the Curtis Culwell Center at 11:00 am on Friday, November 19th. We would LOVE to have your support and see you at the game. With a win Friday, the final championship game will be played at 3:00 pm on Saturday.
The link for ticket options including 1-day (Friday) ticket or 2-day (Friday/Saturday) tickets can be found here. And parking passes can be found here.
Varsity Football Friday, November 19th at 7:00 pm

The Lovejoy High School Varsity Football Team will compete in the Class 5A Division II Area Playoff game on Friday at 7:00 pm at the Children's Health Stadium in Prosper. We hope to see you there for the Lovejoy vs. Burleson game. Online tickets for the game can be accessed using the link below. Remember when purchasing tickets make sure that you are choosing the Home side. There is no crossing over from one side to the other once inside the stadium. Gates open at 6pm. 

Thanksgiving Break November 22nd - 26th

LHS will be closed Monday - Friday next week for students and staff.
Campus and District Information
Lovejoy Girls Soccer Tryout Information
Lovejoy Boys Soccer Tryout Information
When: November 29 - December 2
Location: Lovejoy HS Stadium and Multipurpose Indoor Facility
Time: 7:00 a.m - 8:15 a.m

Must have the following Rank One and Physical paperwork completed before participating in the tryout.  
For any additional updates or changes:
Follow on Twitter: @lojoboyssoccer
Download Sports You App: Code- SFCW-Z8J6

Bring water, cleats and running shoes each day.

Any questions contact:
Senior Class of 2022 – Cap & Gown Orders

CLASS OF 2022! If you missed the deadline to order your senior items it is not too late! You can still order online at, however, some of the items and packages available have changed and the pricing has increased due to the group discount promotion being over. It is still very important that you place your order as soon as possible due to supply chain issues. This ensures that your student will have the correct size cap and gown at graduation. Please call the Jostens office in Allen with any questions at 214-383-9502.
Counselor Corner

Dual Credit Students:

Please stop by the counseling office to pick-up your spring registration form with the CRN #. You will use this information to register for classes. You will only register with the CRN# that you receive on your form. The DEADLINE to register and pay for your spring dual credit class(es) is December 1st. If you do not register and pay for your classes by the deadline, you will be placed in Lovejoy High School classes for the spring semester.


For the remainder of the first semester, a webinar will be held every Wednesday at 2:00 pm to answer questions. Our goal is to offer parents and students an opportunity to ask questions about the college application process, academic planning, or counseling processes. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the counseling website.

Here are the links:
The link to join the webinar is here.
The link for submitting your question(s) is here.
Parent Communication Update
School Messenger 
After the Thanksgiving Break, Lovejoy ISD will reinstate the use of School Messenger to notify parents when students are absent or tardy for class. Messages will be sent via text message, email and phone call. The District is committed to joining forces with parents to ensure timely communication is provided to assist with your student’s safety and school experience. 
PowerSchool App
The PowerSchool Mobile App is available for Lovejoy ISD parents. The mobile app gives parents and students instant access to information they need to stay up-to-date on student grades, performance, and attendance. 
Some of the Key-Benefits include:
  • Receive real-time push notifications with updates about Scores and Attendance.
  • Receive Email notifications for Assignments, Teacher's comments, Daily Bulletins, Schedules, and Fee Transactions.
  • Access all of your children in one portal
  • View Grades, Assignments, Attendance,and more
  • View Announcements from schools
  • Designed for iPhones/iOS, tablets, and Google/Android Devices

SAT Prep Classes

Lovejoy ISD is proud to offer comprehensive SAT preparation classes. 
Click here to learn more or enroll your student. Registration is now open for spring classes.
Class sizes are limited to 12. Don't Delay... Enroll today! 
VOE (Verification of Enrollment)

If your student needs a VOE for driver's permit or license, please send requests to and pick up with the receptionist.
Tickets for Lovejoy Athletic Events
Tickets for all Lovejoy Athletic Events will be available one week prior to the event, and sold online only at the following link:
A QR code will be posted at all games, as well as at the School Store for ease in ordering tickets. No cash sales will take place at the games.
Please note that Lovejoy students will get in free with a school ID, EXCEPT for Varsity Football games and any playoff games.
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!

Pie Drive

The Lovejoy High School PTSO would love to treat the high school faculty and staff this week to a full-size pie or 8" bundt cake to say thanks and how much we appreciate them. We need your help, please sign up here to donate.

**DUE TO COVID, we can only accept items purchased from a commercial kitchen.
November Training Offerings - Keeping our Students Safe

Lovejoy High School Security, Casey Littlefield and the PTSO are hosting Keeping our Students Safe: Active Shooter Training Session for parents and students. CRASE Training (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events).

Tuesday, November 16th, 6:30-8:00pm - To Register Click C.R.A.S.E. Training - 11-16-2021
Thursday, November 18th, 6:30-8:00pm - To Register Click - C.R.A.S.E. Training - 11-18-2021

Location: Lovejoy High School, Lecture Hall
PTSO Arts in Education
Arts in Lovejoy ISD
The Lovejoy High School PTSO works to enrich our student’s experience through the arts by promoting and supporting arts events in our schools and community. Our students and community members are creating art every day, and would love to share with you the results of their work! Check out our Lovejoy Fine Arts Events Calendar.
Mark your calendar for our biggest event, the Lovejoy Fine Arts Festival. It is a celebration of the performing and visual arts in Lovejoy ISD. From visual artwork to dance, concerts and theatrical productions, and so much more. We hope you will make plans to attend our in-person event December 3rd and 4th! Stay tuned for more information!
Lovejoy ISD District Fine Arts Website
Lovejoy Arts Facebook site
Community Juried Art Contest
The Allen Arts Alliance's annual juried exhibit for artists under the age of 20 is returning to Blue House Too! Submissions should be sent to All media will be considered. Deadline to submit is November 30, 2021 at midnight. For full submission guidelines and instructions visit our website at
Allen Art Alliance Home Page
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
We’re excited to kick off our Annual Appeal campaign!  

Our goal is to raise $300,000 and have 35% community involvement. The students of Lovejoy ISD are touched by Foundation dollars in every school and grade throughout the district. Now, more than ever, they need our support to ensure no interruption to the Lovejoy standard of exceptional learning. Visit our website today to learn more and donate!
Over the summer, the Majestics Dance and Social Officers received all superior ratings while at Encore Officer Camp earning an invitation to travel to New York City and perform in the 95th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. We are very excited to have 12 Majestic Seniors participating in the event this year and representing Lovejoy as a Spirit of America Dancer. Be sure to tune in to NBC on Thursday, November 25th from 9:00am-12:00pm (in all time zones) to see these girls in action!!! Remember to look for them performing with the Spirit of America Dancers.
Computer Science
The Lovejoy Computer Science team competed in Richardson's "Frozen Eagle" programming contest on Saturday, entering 6 teams (3 novice and 3 advanced). The novice team of Colin Ashby, Samuel Fowler, and Declan Finnigan won third place. The other teams were: 1) Nathan Fowler, Kevin Xu, and Joshua Lass (Advanced), 2) Lauren Dumin, Joshua James, and Edward Sutton (Advanced), 3) David Wang and Hunter Stark (Novice), 4) Kugu Soykan, Samuel Chen, and David Fagner (Novice), and 5) Amber Liu, Neelesh Iyer, and Lucas Ramirez (Advanced).

Lovejoy Robotics had an incredible weekend with history being made twice! 
To start, the first-ever Lovejoy Robotics Drone Team competed in the Bell Vertical Robotics Competition and had a great showing. They were relentless, never gave up, and worked incredibly hard all day long. They are led by Aerospace Engineering teacher Mrs. Gaddie and they are all excited about competing again in the future!
Pictured from left to right are: 
Drew Kurtenbach, Gregory Powers, Alec Miksa, Isaac Joseph, Fletcher Boots, Alex Tranchina, David David, Brayden Nelson, Hannah Mao and Mrs. Gaddie.
In Galveston teams 1082C and 1082K competed in the VEX Signature Event Battle by the Beach. 
1082K competed all day long and logged some great skills runs. They ended ranked 3rd overall in skills and also won the Judges Awards for special achievement in the judge's eyes.
1082C fought through every round at the same tournament and ended the day ranked 5th overall. They had an intense set of elimination rounds, ended the day as semi-finalists, but due to the overall quality of the team, team conduct, quality of the engineering notebook, team interview and rankings- the judges awarded them with the Excellence Award! This is the highest level of award at a tournament. This qualifies them to VEX Worlds- the World Championship, which will be held in Dallas in May. We are #LovejoyProud of their accomplishment!  
1082C is composed of (from left to right): Danny Khalil, Joel Walenciak, Daniel Hanna, Kayla Vigen, Abby Carraway, Luke Whitfill, Alyssa Vaughn and Hannah Schnurr
1082K (from left to right) is composed of Jackson Delaney, Kyle Holiman, Noah Marsden, David Carias, Sharon Chen and not pictured are: Sophie Alcaraz Corona, Tracy Chen, Frankie Portera and Brayden Nelson.
The following students competed in the Region 11 TAFE Competition and are advancing to the State Competition. They all competed in the ELF Exam. We will compete in Dallas, TX the first week of March.  Congrats!

Jordyn Brunett
Ava Bouldin
Chaney Roberts
Katelyn Lanman
Tyler Smith
Claire Beckett
Anna Staab
Chloe Schaeffer
Gina Peoples
Freshman Libby Johnson won Best of Sno, an award based on the best stories being published on the Sno sites network. Her article for The Red Ledger "Winning the Battle" was selected as "best of" from 4,975 submitted stories.
Academic Calendars
Academic Calendars for 2021-2022

To access the 2021-22 Academic Calendar, please click here.