Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
October 13, 2020

Parents and Guardians,

I hope you had an opportunity to enjoy some time with your student over this past long weekend. It’s hard to believe we are already half way through the first semester! It was really good to see all our On-Campus Learning students today, and teachers and students did a great job of adjusting to the increase in numbers of students on campus. 

Don’t forget that tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 14) LHS will host the PSAT-NMSQT for all On-Campus and Virtual 10th and 11th grade students. 9th and 12th graders will not be at school and will learn asynchronously to allow staff to administer exams. Students will arrive at the regular school start time and report to their assigned classroom. Assignments are posted in the Commons for students to view when they arrive. Testing will begin at 9:00 am with the standard testing time around 3 hours. Students must bring their own calculators and pencils. For parents that would like to allow their students to leave once they have completed testing, please fill out the google form below. 


Students whose parents have not filled out the form will need to remain on campus for the remainder of the school day and be dismissed at 4:15 p.m.

Also, School Picture Make-up Day for students is Tuesday, October 20th. Please see below for more information on this event as well as several others.

Have a great week.

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School

Helpful Links

Notes from the Nurse
Please take the time to update your student's health information in Powerschool, including allergies. This is crucial information when assessing for Covid symptoms.
 
Also, the current weather can trigger asthma. If your student has asthma and would like to carry an inhaler on campus or in athletics, an Asthma Action Plan signed by both a parent/guardian and a doctor must be on file in the clinic. This form and other important forms can be found here: Lovejoy ISD Student Health Services  
 
Stay safe and healthy,
Amy Dresser RN
School Nurse
Lovejoy High School

Event Update
School Picture Make Up Day
Tuesday, October 20th

October 20, B&E Photography will be on campus for school picture make-ups during all lunches and after school 5-7 p.m. All photos will be taken at the auditorium stage. If coming after school, please drive around to the back of the building and look for the northwest auditorium door. We will have a sign posted outside. Please note, this is not the courtyard entrance. 

If you would like to order ahead, please see this flyer for purchasing information .
 
You can also click this link to preview your photo online and order after the make-up day. The online code will be the student's ID number.

For those who took school portraits in September, you can still order by clicking this link. 
Courtyard Concert at LHS
Wednesday, October 21st

There will be an Orchestra Courtyard Concert at LHS on Wednesday, October 21st at 6:00pm - 7:30pm.  Families will need to bring their own chairs or blankets, social distancing between families is required, and masks are expected for all in attendance. 
LHS Pep Rally
Wednesday, October, 28th
Updated Lovejoy High School Football Events

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
Campus and District Information

Please remember that we are unable to accept any food deliveries for students at this time. This includes Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash etc. Food deliveries will be turned away if they show up.
Student Parking

Please don't forget to register your vehicle for a parking spot.  Our parking lot security will be 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.
2021 Lovejoy High School Yearbooks On Sale Now!
The 2021 Lovejoy High School yearbooks are now on sale! Save $15 off the inventory price if you order today.* Purchase at the cheapest price today and check out our newly-designed website at leopardyearbook.com!
*Discount automatically factored into the price on website. 
Class of 2021 parents: Senior ads are on sale now! Due to COVID-19, we have gone completely digital in our ordering process. Please go to leopardyearbook.com for more information. All ad orders are due Friday, October 30. The Leopard Yearbook Staff is working hard to cover a year -- which is sure to be unlike any other -- for you or your student(s) to remember for years to come!
Attention parents of SENIOR Eagle Scouts, Girl Scout Gold Awards and Air Cadets! I am interested in celebrating our Seniors by honoring them for earning the top award in each of their various organizations with a Senior ad in the yearbook. If you are interested in participating, please contact me asap since the deadline for submitting the ad is October 30th. The cost will be split by the number of people participating.  Please reach out to me Cindy Bittlestone at cindybit@pobox.com or 214-763-6871.
VOE (Verification of Enrollment)

Students needing a VOE for their driver's license can email the receptionist at rodricka_taylor@lovejoyisd.net.
Community News

Lovejoy ISD Webpage will share news from our schools, programs, booster clubs, student organizations, Foundation for Lovejoy Schools, community, and more on the Lovejoy ISD Community News Page. Check back often for up-to-date news on events and activities.
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
Lovejoy Swim

Lovejoy’s Varsity Swim Team had their first meet in Prosper last Wednesday night. This meet allowed our Leopards to step into new roles and they did not disappoint. After six months of not being able to practice, this team starts their season with 26 lifetime best swims. What a way to start!! Both teams took second place overall at the meet. Here are the highlights of the meet.
Congratulations to our event winners:
Emmerson Dingwerth 200 Fr
Devon Karras 100 fly

Personal records set by:
Chris Pages – 200 IM (3 seconds), 100 Breast (2 seconds), 100 Free (2 seconds)
Helen Miller – 100 Back (7 seconds), 50 Free (4 seconds)
Andrew Poulton – 50 Free (1 second), 500 Free (12 seconds)
Austin Stone – 50 Free (2.5 seconds), 200 Free (8 seconds)
Maddox Willard – 50 Free (2 seconds) 100 Breast (4 seconds)

We are very proud of our swimmers! The next meet for Varsity is Tuesday at Highland Park and for Junior Varsity Saturday at the Allen Natatorium. Go Leopards!
Julia Stall
John Wallaert
Recognitions
The Red Ledger
The Red Ledger was the first online news site in the country to become a "Distinguished SNO Site" for the 2020-2021 school year. This means TRL met the standards of excellence in online scholastic and collegiate journalism, which is composed of six badges, each addressing aspects of outstanding journalism. 
LHS Percussion

LHS Percussion had a clinic with one of The President's Own US Marine Band percussionists. It was an amazing opportunity and a positive experience for our students. Staff Sergeant Michael Hopkins came away with high regards for the excellence that we are achieving in Lovejoy!
Academic Calendars
Academic Calendars for 2020-2021
To access the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar, please click here.