Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
November 30, 2020

Parents and Guardians,

I hope you and your student enjoyed the Thanksgiving Break last week and had the opportunity to spend some time together as a family. We didn’t have our normal Thanksgiving Celebration with extended family, but Christy and I really enjoyed having three of our kids with us that day. 
 
Below you will find information about upcoming events and activities. A couple of items I want to highlight include our Virtual Fine Arts Festival in a couple of weeks as well as information regarding selecting your child’s learning environment for the first half of the Spring semester. 
 
Have a great week!

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.

Helpful Links

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 Face to Face/Virtual Learning Environment Selection
Friday, November 20th - Monday, December 7th

If you are interested in making a change for your student from either face to face or virtual for the 3rd 9- weeks, the Q3 Learning Environment Selection opened Friday, November 20th and will end Monday, December 7th.  To make a change, please log into PowerSchool and click on “2020-2021 Learning Environment” to change your selection.  

If you are NOT changing your student’s learning environment from what it currently is, there is no action required.  
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.
Lovejoy Choir presents The Carol-O-Grams Experience
Saturday, December 5th
The best way to spread holiday cheer is singing loud for all to hear!

The Lovejoy High School Choir is excited to announce our first-ever drive-thru Carol-O-Grams Experience! In a year that has been difficult for many, we wanted to offer an extraordinary opportunity for Lovejoy students, families and community members to get a big dose of holiday cheer - in a safe, joyful, music-filled way. This one-of-a-kind drive-thru experience will include freshly-baked sweet treats, hot cocoa, beautiful harmonies, a fun game with prizes, an appearance by Buddy the Elf, and even a safe photo-op with Santa!

SANTA? Santa, here? I know him! I know him!

Tickets are sold in 30 minute entry windows and must be purchased in advance. The event will take place at LHS in the back parking lot, and each guest’s experience should take approximately 30-45 minutes from arrival.

There’s room for everyone on the Nice List!

This Carol-O-Grams Experience has been created with our youngest Lovejoy students and their families in mind, but will be fun for all ages! 

PURCHASE AT WWW.LOVEJOYCHOIR.COM
Fine Arts Festival Performances and Galleries
Saturday, December 12th - Thursday, December 17th

Campus and District Information
PSAT Information

Your students' October PSAT/NMSQT® scores are now available in their collegeboard portal.

  • With recent school closures due to covid-19, paper score reports won't be delivered to schools.

  • Students 13 years old and over who provided their email address on their PSAT/NMSQT answer sheet will receive an email reminder to view their October PSAT/NMSQT scores online on December 7 and 8.

  • Students who don’t see their scores after they log in may need to enter an access code, which can be given to the student by emailing Mrs. Cabrera if your students’ scores are not posted.
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. 
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

Thank you to Lovejoy HVAC for providing our 2020-21 parking tags!
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
Congratulations to our Lovejoy High School Volleyball Team!
We are moving on to the Regional Semi Finals and it happens this Tuesday (Tomorrow). 

Lovejoy vs. Midlothian
Tuesday Dec. 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Jesse Owens Memorial Complex (also known as Ellis Davis Fieldhouse)
9191 South Polk Street
Dallas, TX 75232  

Click on the link below for tickets to tomorrow's game:


Coach Mitchell Named 2020 AVCA Region Coach of the Year
LHS Cross Country

Our LHS Cross Country teams raced at the State Championship on Monday in Round Rock. It is an amazing feat to be a top 10 team in the state of Texas!!

Recap of the boy's race:
Our boy's team finished 5th overall at the State Championship in Round Rock, TX this past Monday. Our team was only 7 points away from finishing 3rd overall. Overall our boys ran well and had a great season! We are thankful to be able to compete for a state championship this year considering the COVID pandemic.

Congrats to Trevor Malik on earning CCCAT All State Team Honors!

You can find FULL RESULTS HERE

Trevor Malik- 15:30 - 8th place
Matthew Murray - 16:02 - 18th place
Tate Barr - 16:11 - 29th place
Riley McGowan - 16:29 - 39th place
Cameron Kennedy - 16:34 - 44th place
John Armstrong - 16:39 - 48th place
Joe Bluestein 16:47 - 52nd place
Recap of the girl's race:
Our girl's team ran well and placed 7th at the State Cross Country Championship on Monday. Almost every girl ran a personal record in the race! The girls capped off a GREAT season and we couldn’t be more proud of them.
 
You can find FULL RESULTS HERE

 
Kailey Littlefield - 17:52 - 8th place - All-Stater
Amy Morefield - 18:11 - 12th place
Rachel Malik - 18:57 - 53rd place 
Sara Morefield - 19:09 - 64th place
Katie Armstrong - 19:28 - 82nd place
Lily Bouldin - 19:43 - 92nd place
Recognitions
Heart of the Teacher Award

Congratulations to Jacklyn Simone, who was presented with November's Heart of a Teacher Award. This award is given to an educator who displays great evidence of exemplifying our Core Values of One Heart One Lovejoy and Best Today Better Tomorrow, combined with the pillars of our Educator/Graduate Profile in an educator role:

Intellectually Equipped
Open to the Challenges of Learning
Well-Rounded
Engaged in a Healthy Lifestyle
Fair and Respectful of Others
Works for Justice in the Community

Serving our students, parents and community is truly one of the greatest callings of a lifetime. Congratulations Jacklyn!
The Red Ledger and Lovejoy News Network

Over the break, The Red Ledger and Lovejoy News Network staffers attended the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association Convention. A huge congrats to our staff, who competed against schools across the country and were awarded NSPA Individual Awards. Your hard work does not go unnoticed. We are so proud of you!

LNN:
1. Honorable Mention, Commentary Broadcast Story of the Year: Anna Beth Smith and Chaney Kelly
2. Honorable Mention, Commentary Story of the Year: Anna Beth Smith and Arya Raju
3. Honorable Mention, Broadcast Journalist of the Year: Chaney Kelly

TRL:
1. 3rd Place, Editorial Story of the Year: Lindsey Hughes
Academic Calendars
Academic Calendars for 2020-2021
To access the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar, please click here.