Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
November 16, 2020

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. 
 
As a clarification, this Friday, November 20th is a “B” Day at LHS. Some early calendars had a different designation for Friday, November 20th, but it will be a regular school day.

Don't forget that LHS will be closed while students and staff are on break from Monday, November 23rd through Friday, November 27th. 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.

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School

Lovejoy ISD COVID Cases - Dashboard
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.

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Notes from the Nurse
As we move into the holiday season, this year will need to look a little different to help keep our families and community safe. The CDC has provided some suggestions on how to celebrate while being mindful and careful during this pandemic. The following information reminds us that we can all do our part to help each other.

Stay safe and healthy,

Amy Dresser RN
School Nurse
Lovejoy High School

Upcoming Events
3rd 9 Weeks Learning Environment Selection Window
Friday, November 20th - Monday, December 7th
Thanksgiving Break
Monday, November 23rd - Friday, November 27th
Dual Credit Registration Payment Due
Wednesday, December 2nd
All dual credit information is in the Class of 2021 Google Classroom for Seniors. Students are still able to register for dual credit. Beginning December 2nd, any senior that registers must register and pay on the same day, or classes will be dropped each night. Students are eligible to register until classes begin in the spring.
ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) Test
Thursday, December 3rd

If your student is interested in taking the ASVAB test, they can sign up here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRBDppcvnF4QIQmA2FcpuHq0GiYojsJju3P-bTk6Bt7EiDZA/viewform?usp=sf_link

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery measures your student's knowledge and ability in ten different areas. It is not an IQ test, but the ASVAB does help the US Military assess which jobs they are best suited to perform.

Taking this test does not commit students to the military and this is the only planned test administration this year.

For any other questions, you can contact your student's counselor.
Fine Arts Festival Performances and Galleries
Saturday, December 12th - Thursday, December 17th

Campus and District Information
AP Registration

AP payment information will be sent later this semester. No payments are due at this time. All students were to register with their myap portal. Instructions were given by each AP teacher about their respective AP codes. If you have questions, please contact: Mary Cabrera (mary_cabrera@lovejoyisd.net) or Bruce Coachman (bruce_coachman@lovejoyisd.net)
SAT Prep Registration  

District-Led SAT Prep is open for registration. Classes start in January! For more information or to register, visit the district's test prep and tutoring site. Registration is limited to 10 participants. 
Majestics Dance Team
Audition Information for the 2021-2022 Majestics!!!
Have you ever been interested in being a member of the Majestics Dance Team? Dance Team auditions for next year’s team are coming up. If you are interested in auditioning, please mark your calendars for an IMPORTANT Parent/Candidate Information Meeting on Tuesday, November 17th from 7:00pm-8:00pm on Zoom. During this meeting we will review valuable information specific to the Majestics Organization and requirements for membership, financial commitment, time commitment, and workshop and audition procedures/protocols. You DO NOT want to miss this! Please email Ms. Simone at jacklyn_simone@lovejoyisd.net to obtain an audition packet and the meeting Zoom link. We hope to see you there!!!
 
***Please note, if you are unable to attend the informational meeting on November 17th, you are still eligible to audition. For more information, or to pick up an audition packet please see Ms. Simone in the dance gym, room E130 OR email your request to jacklyn_simone@lovejoyisd.net 
Visit our website www.majesticsdance.org
Student Parking
 
Please don't forget to register your vehicle for a parking spot.  Our parking lot security are leaving warnings on vehicles that do not have a hanging tag visible. To register:
  • Go to the Lovejoy ISD website at https://lovejoy.revtrak.net/
  • Click on LHS Student Reserved Parking
  • Click Book Now to fill out the information and pick your parking spot.
  • Once your vehicle is registered, take a picture of your license plate, insurance card and take it to Mrs. Bauer to pick up your hanging tag
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 going on, news from our schools, programs, booster clubs, student organizations, Foundation for Lovejoy Schools, community, and more!

Athletics
Cross Country 

The Lovejoy Boys and Girls Teams are Region II 5A Champions! The #3 State Ranked Leopards and #2 State Ranked Lady Leopards will be competing at the State Championship in Round Rock, TX on Monday 11.23.20. For those interested in traveling to Round Rock or watch from home you can find all State Championship information here: https://www.uiltexas.org/cross-country/state

Best of luck to our Cross Country team and Go Leopards! 
Lovejoy High School Swimming

The Swim Team kept a 5 year win streak going against McKinney & McKinney Boyd HS with the Girls team beating McKinney HS 95 - 88 and the Boys team beating McKinney Boyd 105 - 75. 
 
The boys won two out of three relays (200 Medley and 400 free relays) and won 7 out of 8 individual events. Double wins were achieved by Senior Jackson Willard (50 free & 100 breast) and Freshman Grant Hu (500 free & 100 back). Other Leopard wins were Max Mueth (100 free), Jacob Pierce (100 fly) and Chris Pages (200 IM).
 
The girls won 5 out of 8 individual races led by Junior Emmerson Dingwerth (200 free, 500 free) and Sophomore Camryn Sperling (50 free, 100 back). Sophomore Julia Stall added a win in the 200 IM to round out the girls victories.

Pictured below is Bennett Dingwerth and Amanda Karras.
On Friday, November 13, LHS Swim and Dive hosted their first meet ever by competing in the Virtual Dallas Cup. Very special thanks to Dr Womack and Coach Puckett in building our pool into the base of operations for ongoing championship training. 
 
Dallas Cup
Results are being compiled with other teams and pools this week and then overall results will be available, but it was very impressive to see how far our JV swimmers and underclassmen boys performed. Almost a dozen best times and great experience gained! Congratulations to our boys!
Virtual North Texas Champs
We are back in action hosting our 2nd meet at the Bubble this Friday, along with Allen and Jesuit. It will be our first chance of the year for the majority of our varsity athletes to get used to the new championship format of prelims and finals on the same day. Good luck Varsity!
Girls Soccer Tryouts

For those interested in trying out for Girls Soccer please go here for more information.
Tickets for home athletic events are available for purchase through PayK12 located on our athletic website https://www.lovejoyleopards.net/

Ticket sales for home games are scheduled as follows:


Varsity Football - Friday Night Games
Sunday - Release to Participant / Performer Parents
Tuesday - Release to General Public and Opponents at 10am

Varsity Volleyball - Tuesday Games
Sunday - Release to Participant / Performer Parents
Monday - Release to General Public and Opponents at 10am

Varsity Volleyball - Friday Games
Wednesday - Release to Participant / Performer Parents
Thursday - Release to General Public and Opponents at 10am
Academic Calendars
Academic Calendars for 2020-2021
To access the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar, please click here.