Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
September 23, 2019
Parents and Guardians,
Today may be the first official day of Fall, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it. I am hoping the cooler temperatures (and maybe some rain) get here quickly.

Please note that next Wednesday, October 2nd is the first LHS Professional Development day of the school year. All other campuses in the district will have a normal school day for students and staff, but it will be a holiday for LHS students. Administrative staff will be answering phones and available at the front desk if you need anything from the campus on that day.

Please take a few minutes to read the information below to stay informed about important dates and events.

Have a great week!

Chris Mayfield
Lovejoy High School
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Upcoming Events and Reminders
School Picture Make-up Day – Thursday, 9/26/19
Picture make-up day will be on September 26, 2019 for any students that have not had their school picture taken or need to have a re-take. Students will need to go to the auditorium lobby during their lunch.

Play-You Can't Take it With You - Thursday, 9/26/19 and Saturday, 9/28/19
Lovejoy High School Theatre is thrilled to welcome back the beloved classic, You Can’t Take It With You! This show will be presented September 26 and 28, 2019 at 7 pm. Click here for more information.
Tickets are $9 for students, seniors, and staff and $12 for adults. Tickets are on sale now at the online box office at and can be bought at the door day of show. We encourage our audiences to buy in advance for best seating options. Don’t miss out on this amazing classic! Come join us for You Can’t Take It With You at the Lovejoy High School Auditorium at: 2350 Estates Parkway, Lucas, Texas.

Senior Cap and Gown Presentation - Tuesday, 10/1/19
Seniors! As your official supplier of caps, gowns and other graduation products, Jostens will be coming to Lovejoy High School to do a presentation to the senior class on October 1 from 1:15-1:45 in the auditorium and will be back to take orders in the cafeteria on October 10 from 11:25 to 6:00. Packets will be distributed October 1 and extra packets will be available in the main school office.

Student Holiday - Wednesday, 10/2/19
Student holiday for LHS students. Teachers and staff will be on campus for Professional Development.

Community Pep Rally – Thursday, 10/3/19
Pink Out/Black Light Community Pep Rally will be October 3 rd with the LHS Pep Rally and football game on October 4. We are inviting everyone to purchase a shirt and wear to the pep rally and game to promote awareness for the cause. All proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Deadline to place your order is TODAY Monday, September 23rd.

Activity Timeline
For planning purposes, click  here   for a an extended timeline of important dates
Campus and District News
New! Lovejoy ISD Student Email
Students in grades 9-12 are provided with email access as part of their Google Apps for Education accounts. High School student email accounts are enabled to send and receive emails to internal and external email addresses. The primary reason for supplying students with these tools is to help students better engage, share, and participate collaboratively with each other, with outside experts, and communicate with dual credit course providers. Student email accounts are not considered private and may be accessed by authorized staff to ensure appropriate use.

Using online tools responsibly is an important part of the learning experience. Please take time to discuss with your child the importance of responsible internet and email usage. Lovejoy ISD has filtering enabled to help protect students from inappropriate content.
Thank you for your support as we work to leverage these powerful collaboration tools for 21st-century teaching and learning.

New! Homecoming Blackout Shirts October 3 - Deadline to Order
 The Lovejoy High School Band is proud to introduce the 2019 Homecoming BLACK OUT Spirit shirt. Place your order today to be a part of this time-honored tradition at Lovejoy celebrating Homecoming on October 18th, 2019. New this year are two shirt options: traditional black or tie-dye! Deadline to order shirts is October 3rd, 2019 so don’t delay... Order today! 
Use the link below and we will deliver the shirts to your student. Shirts will also be available at Leopard Friday and at all home football games!  
PowerSchool Parent Portal for Student Absences
A new feature has been added to the PowerSchool Parent portal where parents can enter the excuse notes for a student absence. Parents can do multiple students at the same school with one entry. This does not supersede sending and email to for student drivers but it does allow parents to skip phone calls and/or parent notes in the case of illness, vacation, etc.
This does not automatically mark the student absent; however, it does alert the attendance clerk to this absences to be approved and changed to the appropriate code. The app does not have this feature; however, parents can log onto the Browser from a phone and have this feature. For Instructions, please click on the links below.

2019-2020 Reflections
The LHS PTSA is pleased to announce that the theme for this year's Reflections contest is "Look Within". We encourage students to participate in this annual competition which promotes the creation of student works of art. The categories include dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Students may enter the Reflections program in one or more arts categories. The deadline for submission is Thursday, October 31st.
In order to participate, students must complete an  entry form  

For official entry requirements and program  participation rules  

For any further questions regarding Reflections, please contact Kari Harris-

As another school year rolls around, we are asking our parents, students, teachers, and community members to join the LHS PTSA. We appreciate everyone's support; please consider joining and donating. Your support helps us to continue bringing meaningful programs to all of our students and have a voice in state and national PTA issues.

Click the below link for a google form to volunteer at LHS

Click the below link for LISD Volunteer Application

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.

Senior Ads
Class of 2020 parents: Senior ads for next year are on sale now. Please go to  for ad purchasing information. All ad orders are due Friday, October 18. We look forward to working with you!
Please direct your questions to

VOE (Verification of Enrollment)
Students needing a VOE for their DL or permit can pick them up in the counselor's office during school hours.
Recognition and Athletics
Congratulations to Sierra Rodriguez!
Sierra Rodriguez has been selected for the 2019-2020 Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC) for the Third Congressional District of Texas. Sierra became politically engaged last year when she was a Junior at LHS (see page 34-35 of last year's yearbook). Her futre is most definitely going to be in politics! Congratulations!!

Cross Country
Lovejoy Cross Country hosted the Lovejoy XC Fall Festival on 9/21/19 at Myers Park in McKinney, TX. With over 3,100 registered runners and some of the states top ranked teams competing, both Lovejoy Varsity teams placed 2nd Overall. The Varsity Girls team placed 2nd overall behind 6A Houston area team Bridgeland. The Varsity boys placed 2nd behind 6A Smithson Valley. For full results click HERE . _______________________________________
The varsity girls team will compete next week at the McNiel Invitational in Round Rock, TX. 

Lovejoy Drumline
The Lovejoy High School Drumline competed in the Plano Drumline Competition on Saturday, September 21st. They placed 6th and were considered in the captions of Most Outstanding Snareline, Bassline, Tenorline, and Front Ensemble! Congratulations to these students for their excellence in music making!

LHS Speech and Debate - Lindale Results
Dramatic Interp: Garrett Beckman - 2nd Place
Luke Wheatley - 3rd Place
Suwve Kokoricha - 6th Place

Prose Interp: Luke Wheatley - 1st Place
  Ryan Wang - 4th Place
  Chris Abdalla - 5th Place

Program of Oral Interpretation: Luke Wheatley - 4th Place
Garrett Beckman - 5th Place
Ryan Wang - 6th Place

Humorous Interp: Melody Quintero - 4th Place
Ryan Wang - 5th Place

Informative Speaking: Taryn Sutherland - 1st Place

Original Oratory: Taryn Sutherland - Semifinals
Ryan Wang - Semifinals
Lincoln-Douglas: Kaya Czyz - 2nd Place

Policy: Jack Czyz and Mitch Laman - Semifinals (top 4)
Buddy League Service Project
Play ball! #OneHeartOneLovejoy
Varsity Football Tickets Available Through School Store
General admission football tickets are available at the LHS Store each week from Monday until 1:00 on game day. Avoid the lines on Friday night and save money by taking advantage of buying tickets early! Students K-12 $3.00, Adults $6.00. All general admission tickets are $8.00 at the gate.
The LHS Store is open M-F 8:30-4:15. 
For information regarding stadium parking and shuttle services for Varsity Football home games, please  click here.  

Lovejoy Bowling
Team and Parent Meeting
Tuesday, Sept 24th
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lecture Hall

For more information, please contact Ms. Smith at  

Event Calendar
Academic Calendars for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021
The LISD School Board recently approved the academic calendars for the 2 upcoming school years. You may click  here  to access them.