Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
September 13, 2021

Parents and Guardians,
  
It's Homecoming Week at LHS, and kids are set to have a fun and busy five days of school. Along with each of our themed dress-up days for the week, students will have their annual Powder Puff and Mr. Lovejoy competitions on Thursday (details below). On Friday, the festivities continue with a pep rally and students will have the opportunity to wear their Homecoming Mum to school. Please take time to read the details for the week so you have a clear picture of what all students who are on campus will be doing at school this week. We know these kinds of events are what students remember after they graduate and are excited for this week!
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School

Notes from the Nurse
Parents,

To keep all of our students safe, please partner with us and 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
·        Nausea/Vomiting
·        Fatigue
·        Congestion or runny nose
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.
Homecoming Activities This Week

On Friday, September 17th, our Varsity Football Team will play its Homecoming game against the Denison High School Yellow Jackets, followed by our annual Student Council sponsored fireworks! On Saturday, September 18th, we will continue the celebration at the Homecoming Dance in the High School Cafeteria/Commons. It starts at 8 pm and ends at 11 pm. The dress is semi-formal. Tickets are currently on sale for a discounted price! At the door, they are $40. We hope to see you at the game and the dance!

Dress Up Days:
Monday 9/13 - Movie Character
Tuesday 9/14 - 70s or '70s
Wednesday 9/15 - Bikers vs. Surfers
Thursday 9/16 - Class Colors (9th Gray, 10th Red, 11th White, 12th Black)
Friday 9/17 - HoCo Blackout Shirt

Thursday 9/16 - Mr. Lovejoy Contest/Powder Puff Games
10:35 am -11:35 am: 10th & 11th in Auditorium for Mr. Lovejoy / 9th & 12th in Main Gym for Powder Puff Football
11:40 am - 12:40 pm: 9th & 12th in Auditorium for Mr. Lovejoy / 10th & 11th in Main Gym for Powder Puff Football
12:40 pm Lunch
12:55 pm - 1:25 pm: During Lunch Powder Puff Volleyball in Main Gym
1:35 pm - 2:45 pm: Final Powder Puff Football Game in Main Gym with Mr. Lovejoy winner announced during halftime
2:50 pm - 4:15 pm: Back to Class for rest of 7th period and all of 8th period

Friday 9/17 - Wear Mums & Garters
9:30 am: Pep Rally
6:40 pm: Homecoming Court Announcement
7:00 pm: Varsity Football Game

Saturday 9/18 - Homecoming Dance in LHS Commons/Cafeteria 8-11pm
TACRAO College Fair

The TACRAO College Fair is coming to Lovejoy High School September 22nd from 1-3 pm. All students grades 9-12 will have a chance to attend the fair during those hours. Students should come prepared to ask the college representatives questions about their prospective schools of interest.
9th - 11th Grade School Picture Make-Up Day

Please see HERE for instructions from B&E Photo on how to view and place your school picture order. School Picture make-up day is scheduled for September 23rd during lunches in the Main Gym Lobby.
Leopard Friday

Leopard Friday is coming soon! This event is sure to be the best one ever! Click HERE for information on reserving/setting up a booth.
Campus and District Information
PowerSchool Portal - Back to School Forms

Parents - Back to School Forms for all students are due 9/30/21.

Now that we are back to school, parents may be referred to the PowerSchool Parent Portal for a variety of reasons: schedules, back to school forms, etc. PLEASE, double check that you have access to your account by clicking hereIf you need account access or a password reset, please use this link or you may email Laura_Hobbs@lovejoyisd.net.
SAT Prep Classes

Lovejoy ISD is proud to offer comprehensive SAT preparation classes. 
Click here to learn more or enroll your student. 
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.
2021-2022 Yearbooks & Senior Ads on Sale Now
See the Josten's website to place orders for Senior Ads and Yearbook sales.
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.
Lovejoy Chess Club Enthusiasts
In-person Chess Club will be held at each campus beginning the week of September 12, 2021.

Register Now!

Questions? Email: miles_knight@lovejoyisd.net
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!

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
Speech and Debate
Congratulations to the following members of the LHS Speech and Debate Team for their performance at the Grapevine Classic!
 
Jordan Day - 3rd Place in Prose
Jude Wheatley - 4th Place in Prose
Chisom Okorafor - Finals in Congressional Debate
Sebi Ramirez and Jonathan Zanzuri - Double-Octofinalists in Policy Debate

Tennis
Tennis moves to 8-1 with a 19-0 victory over Princeton on Tuesday. The Leopard Tennis Team is 3-0 in district play and will take on Sherman Tuesday, 14th at home starting at 4 p.m.
Cross Country

The Lovejoy Cross Country team competed at the Garmin MileSplit Invite on Saturday 9.11.21. The meet was held in Denton, TX and featured some of the state’s top ranked teams and other top ranked teams from Arkansas and Oklahoma. The Elite Varsity Girls team won the meet defeating 6A The Woodlands and two top 10 5A ranked teams Grapevine and Colleyville Heritage. The Elite Varsity Boys placed 8th overall behind defending state Champion Grapevine. The Elite Boys team beat state ranked teams Frisco Wakeland and Prosper Rock Hill. Lovejoy’s second best group of runners competed in the open varsity divisions. The Girls team placed 6th overall and the boys team placed 5th overall. The Elite JV boys and Open JV boys’ teams both placed 2nd overall. The JV girls’ team placed 1st overall. Full Results can be found HERE. The Leopards will compete next at the McNeil Invitational in Round Rock, TX. The meet will be a preview meet for the state championship and feature the top teams from across the state of Texas. 
Academic Calendars
Academic Calendars for 2021-2022

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