Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
November 8, 2021
Parents and Guardians,
 
This past Friday, I had the opportunity to attend the UIL Texas 5A Cross Country Championships and cheer on both our Boys and Girls teams. It was an amazing day as our Girls won the State Championship and our Boys placed 3rd. I couldn’t be prouder of our kids and coaches both in how they competed, as well as how they conducted themselves throughout the contest.
We have many other students competing and performing in Athletic and Fine Arts activities this week. Please take a few minutes to review the information below regarding Volleyball and Football playoffs as well as Theatre productions. I hope you will be able to come out and support our students at these events. Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
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 amy_dresser@lovejoyisd.net or by phone at (469) 742-8722.
Tyler Wicke - tyler_wicke@lovejoyisd.net - Assistant Principal for students whose last name begins with the letters A-La.
Austin Coachman - austin_coachman@lovejoyisd.net - 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.
Senior Class of 2022 – Cap & Gown Orders by November 8th

It's that time of year! Jostens is going virtual again this year. Take a quick second to watch this video for some important information regarding cap & gown orders and graduation items. You can also click the link to go directly to order online. www.jostens.com
 
Don't forget to order your graduation items online by Monday, November 8th.
Varsity Volleyball Tuesday, November 9th

The Lovejoy Volleyball team will be traveling to Rock Hill HS tomorrow to play Frisco Wakeland for the Region Quarterfinals round of our playoff run. We will play at 6:30 PM & would love your support! Here is the ticket link for those asking Ticket Link: https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/4b8b2e12-2fb9-443d-b15e-e89fbe9de26c/events/b77dff8f-129c-495f-bd0f-ffcddaefbd06
 
NCAA Signing Day Wednesday, November 10th - 3:30 pm in Main Gym

Congratulations to these student athletes:

Matthew Murray - Track & XC - Dallas Baptist University
Kolby Branch - Baseball - Baylor University
Brandt Corley - Baseball - University of Louisiana-Monroe
Jack Livingston - Baseball - Temple College
Rosemary Archer - Volleyball - Pepperdine University
Ava Camacho - Volleyball - University of Texas at San Antonio
Averi Carlson - Volleyball - Baylor University
Megan Diercks - Volleyball - McKendree University
Grace Milliken - Volleyball - Boston College
Maci Perkins - Volleyball - California State University - Bakersfield
Pep Rally - Friday, November 12th at 9:30 am

Pep Rally Bell Schedule found here.
Varsity Football Friday, November 12th at 7:00 pm

The Lovejoy High School Varsity Football Team will compete in the Class 5A Division II Region II Playoff on Friday at 7:00 pm at LHS Stadium. We hope to see you there for the Lovejoy vs. Crandall game.
LHS Theatre Presents
Campus and District Information
Majestics Audition Information

Please see here for audition information.
Fall Soccer Meeting
Yearbook Price Increase & Senior Ads Due

The last day to purchase your 2022 Lovejoy HS yearbook at the current price is Friday, November 12th at midnight. The price will go up at midnight on the 12th. You can purchase online at jostensyearbooks.com or by clicking on the below link:
 
 
Also, all senior recognition ads must be paid for, created, and submitted online by Friday, November 12th. You can use the direct link above to purchase and create a senior ad as well.
Counselor Corner

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.
Attendance Information
WHY ATTENDANCE MATTERS
 
How important is it for kids to be in school? 
School attendance is a baseline factor in determining school success. 
A missed school day is a missed opportunity for students to learn. 
Regular attendance fosters a classroom connection between teachers and students. 
Attending school also provides time for social interactions with peers. 
 
Did you know that?
  • Attendance is the most significant driver in the funding Lovejoy ISD receives from the state each year? 
  • A 3% reduction in the yearly average daily attendance (ADA) can cause the district to lose $800,000 in funding. 
  • An increase of 1% in the yearly ADA can fund 3 teachers’ salaries. 
  • Although it may seem insignificant that the district loses $50 a day when a student is absent, consider the impact when 250 students are absent across the district and the district loses $12,500. Multiply that by 15 days and it is a loss of $187,500. The impact is significant.
  • Attendance taken at 10 AM determines the ADA funding that Lovejoy ISD receives for that date. If the student is on campus at that time, LISD receives approximately $50.00 per student. If a student is absent, ADA is lost.
 
Find out more about how parents can make a difference. 
Senior Projects

The Senior Project is a culminating high school experience that allows students to demonstrate their abilities to write, speak, acquire and apply knowledge, solve problems, and apply a variety of skills, including time management and task analysis. It is intended to demonstrate what students know and can do as they prepare to graduate. The Senior Project prepares students for college and/or the workplace, and it can help them transform the senior year into one that is uniquely challenging and stimulating. The Senior Project is performance based and adaptable to most topics of interest. 
 
We would love to have Junior and Senior parents judging projects this year.
 
Senior Project Presentations will take place during the 2021-2022 school year at Lovejoy High School on the following dates:

November 17, 2021
December 2, 2021
January 11, 2022
February 10, 2022
 
If you are interested in supporting/judging senior projects this year, please use the Google Form to sign up for any date(s) that you are available: Senior Project Judge Sign-Up

Please have students check the Class of 2022 Google Classroom for Senior Project information. Students can also access templates for each portfolio document under the Classwork tab. If parents have any additional questions, they may visit the Senior Project pages on the school’s website.

Please note that seniors are required to complete a project unless they are currently enrolled in or have completed Engineering Design and Development (EDD) or AP Seminar and Research.
 
For further questions, please email Austin Coachman at austin_coachman@lovejoyisd.net
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 Marley_Christian@lovejoyisd.net 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!

PTSO
Pie Drive

The Lovejoy High School PTSO would love to treat the high school faculty and staff 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.
Notecards needed for Letter Writing Campaign
As we prepare to thank our LHS staff we are looking for donations of notecards to use for the Letter Writing Campaign coming in November. Please use the link below to sign up to donate a box of notecards. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0445ACAF2EA75-notecards
 
Lovejoy Family!! The 8th annual Lovejoy Letter Campaign for teachers and staff members has begun! Many of you are familiar with this beloved tradition, but for those of you who are not, it is the time of year when we write appreciation letters for each of our teachers and staff members across the district. 
 
The letters do not have to be elaborate or lengthy. The goal is just for people to write a note of thanks to show appreciation to their teachers, the staff and administration in our district. It is the opportunity for us to take the time to let each person who makes a difference for us throughout the school day know how much we value them. Blank cards are now available in the front foyer of the High School.
 
Please clearly label the envelope with the staff/teacher’s name and LLC (Lovejoy Letter Campaign) and return the letter to the box located in the foyer of the High School no later than Friday November 12th. Please feel free to share this message as we spread the word about the campaign. We do not want to add any extra burden to our kids and parents, but we do want to share how much we appreciate our teachers and staff - especially this year!
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 bluehousetoo@allenartsalliance.org. All media will be considered. Deadline to submit is November 30, 2021 at midnight. For full submission guidelines and instructions visit our website at https://allenartsalliance.org/bh2/20-under-20-2022/
 
 
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! https://www.foundationforlovejoyschools.org
Recognitions
Cross Country
On Friday our Girls Cross Country team won the 5A State Championship! In addition our Boys team Placed 3rd Overall! This marked the first time since 2010 that we had both teams on the state podium. The only other program in the state of Texas to do that this year was The Woodlands.
 
Girls Results HERE - STATE CHAMPIONS! 
Amy Morefield - 5th - 17:50
Kailey Littlefield - 7th - 18:07 
Sarah Morefield - 12th - 18:30
Peyton Benson - 13th - 18:36 
Katie Armstrong - 57th - 19:28 
Kate Carlson - 66th - 19:38
Hailey Malik - 94th - 19:52

 
Boys Results HERE - 3rd PLACE! 
Tate Barr - 16th - 15:46
Rohan Sharma - 25th - 16:03
Will Carlson - 38th - 16:21
Nick Yarad - 58th - 16:35
Riley McGowan - 76th - 16:49
Joe Bluestein - 84th - 16:54
Matt Murray - 86th - 16:56
Congrats to Amy Morefield, Kailey Littlefield, Sarah Morefield, Peyton Benson, and Tate Barr on earning CCCAT All State Team Honors.
AP Scholar Awards and Recognitions
College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students' performance on AP Exams. 274 students at Lovejoy High School have earned 310 AP Scholar Awards and recognitions of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. See the list of AP scholars here.
Academic Calendars
Academic Calendars for 2021-2022

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