Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
November 9, 2020

Parents and Guardians,

It’s difficult to believe how fast the semester is moving and that we are almost half way through the 2nd 9 Weeks of school. That means we have our Thanksgiving Break coming in just a few weeks and Final Exams are a little over a month away. I hope the upcoming holiday season will be a great time for you and your student.
 
As we continue moving through the semester don’t hesitate to reach out to your student’s teachers, counselor, or assistant principal for any help and support you or your student may need. Also, please take a few minutes to review the important information and upcoming events listed below. 
 
I hope you and your student 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
Please pay close attention to how your child is feeling as we enter the allergy/cold/ and flu season. We have seen several positive Covid-19 cases presenting with only allergy symptoms. Covid-19 and strep throat have also appeared together.

This Covid and Other IIlness Symptoms Chart may help you distinguish the difference

When symptomatic, it is best to stay home and attend virtual school. Below is an example of how easily Covid-19 spreads.
Stay safe and healthy,

Amy Dresser RN
School Nurse
Lovejoy High School

Upcoming Events
Senior Pep Rally
Wednesday, November 11th
Lovejoy Band Spirit Night
Wednesday, November 11th
AP Registration/Order Deadline
Friday November 13th

PARENTS OF AP STUDENTS
The AP Registration/Order deadline is this Friday November 13th. AP students enrolled in AP courses must be registered using their AP teacher’s course code. This will register your student for the AP exams that are administered in May. Any late registrations after this Friday will have a $40 late registration fee charged by Collegeboard.

Please check with your student to make sure they are registered for their AP exams. If they are not, please email their AP teacher or Mrs. Cabrera. Mary_cabrera@lovejoyisd.net
The 7th Annual Lovejoy Letter Campaign Deadline
Friday, November 13th
Lovejoy Family!! The 7th 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.

Please clearly label the envelope with the staff/teacher’s name and LLC (Lovejoy Letter Campaign) and return the letter to the box located at specified location of each campus no later than Friday November 13th. 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 in these very unusual times!

#shortandsweet #showappreciation
Reds, Vets and Senior Night Football
Friday, November 13, 2020
November 13th is our Red Out! You can still order your shirt and support the LJ band by purchasing today https://red-out-2020-shirts.cheddarup.com
3rd 9 Weeks Learning Environment Selection Window
Friday, November 20th - Monday, December 7th
Thanksgiving Break
Monday, November 23rd - Friday, November 27th
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.
Campus and District Information
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
2021 Lovejoy High School Yearbooks On Sale Now!
Last chance to save $15 off the inventory price on the 2021 LHS yearbooks! The sale will end Tuesday, Nov. 11th. Be sure to order now!
 
Purchases can be made on the yearbook website at leopardyearbook.com. Discounts will automatically be factored into the price on website. 
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

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
Student Trainer - Academic Scholarship
We are #LovejoyProud to highlight Jenna Kilpatrick, a 4-year letterman Senior Student Athletic Trainer, awarded an Academic Scholarship from the Children's Health Andrews Institute.

Jenna currently supports the Lovejoy High School Volleyball team and is essential in keeping the team healthy and safe! In the Spring, Jenna will transition her support to the softball team as she finishes her senior year! Jenna has a strong interest in medicine and has taken almost all the health science classes Lovejoy High School has offered. She is an excellent student that has a passion for helping others!
National Letter of Intent Signing Day
Congratulations to the following students that will be participating in a National Letter of Intent Signing Day:

Aurea Carlisle - Southern Arkansas University Golf
Elisabeth Breiner - Rockhurst University Lacrosse
Cecily Bramschreiber - TCU Volleyball
Lexie Collins - Wyoming Volleyball
Brynn Egger - University of Central Oklahoma Volleyball
Kylee Fitzsimmons - Arizona Beach Volleyball
Callie Kemohah - Oklahoma Volleyball
Grace McLaughlin - Houston Baptist Volleyball
Recognitions
National Speech and Debate Associations Academic All American Award!
Congratulations to the following students on earning the National Speech and Debate Associations Academic All American award! This coveted award recognizes academic rigor, competitive speech and debate success and personal excellence. From more than 141,000 student members, fewer than 1% of students earn this award every year. Congratulations on this tremendous accomplishment! 

Kaya Czyz
Jack Czyz
Mitchell Laman
Andrew Mao
Tajvir Singh
Ryan Wang
Computer Science "Battle of the Brains"

The CS team competed virtually in UTD’s “Battle of the Brains”. LHS entered 5 teams, three advanced and two novice. The top Advanced team took 8th place. They tied for number of problems solved at 8 of the 10 problems in the packet but placed 8th in time/speed. Teams were:

Advanced 1:
  1. Mark Wen
  2. Kevin Xu
  3. Nathan Fowler
Advanced 2:
  1. Marissa Liebl
  2. Alexandra Perry
  3. Sanjeev Rajakumar
Advanced 3:
  1. Joshua Lass
  2. Sebastian Ramirez
  3. Neelesh Iyer
Novice 1:
  1. Hannah Mao
  2. Samatha Belatur
  3. Amber Liu
Novice/Adv mix:
  1. Lucas Ramirez
  2. Cameron Coleman
  3. Paige Young
Collin County Youth Leadership Council held by Chris Hill

Congratulations to Annie and Marco Laos for being selected to serve on The Collin County Youth Leadership Council! The Collin County Youth Leadership Council offers high school students in Collin County a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills, learn about county government, discuss local policy issues, and interact with their elected officials about local government and issues facing their community. 
Academic Calendars
Academic Calendars for 2020-2021
To access the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar, please click here.