Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
September 27, 2021

Parents and Guardians,

In case you hadn’t noticed, we are quickly approaching the halfway point of the fall semester. Next Thursday, October 7th marks the end of the first grading period. It also provides a break for students and staff with holidays on Friday, October 8th and Monday, October 11th.  As you review your student’s current academic progress please encourage them to finish these next two weeks strong and to reach out to their teachers for extra help if they need it. 
 
On Wednesday, October 13th all 9th through 11th graders will be taking the PSAT here at LHS. Since they are not testing, 12th grade students should not report to LHS until 1:00 p.m. When they arrive they should report to the LHS Auditorium for a presentation about ordering items for Seniors from Jostens. 
 
The next few weeks have quite a few important dates and events for our LHS students. Please take a few minutes to review the information below to stay informed.
 
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.
End of 1st Grading Period October 7th
Student & Staff Holiday October 8th-11th
PSAT/NMSQT

The PSAT/NMSQT for 9th-11th graders will take place on Wednesday, October 13th.
Senior Cap and Gown Presentation October 13th

Seniors! Jostens will be coming to LHS to do a presentation to the senior class on Wednesday, October 13th from 1:00-1:30 pm in the Auditorium. Packets will be distributed during the presentation. Due to the underclassman taking the PSAT exam, Seniors do not need to report to campus until 1:00 pm to attend the Josten's presentation.
Leopard Friday / October 22nd Early Release Day

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
LHS Choir
Lovejoy High School Students! This is your opportunity to live like Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, and Ryan! The LHS Performing Arts Department is holding open auditions for High School Musical on October 5 & 6, 2021 in the LHS Choir Room (E-111). You will sign up for a time to sing (audition songs are posted in the HSM Google Classroom), and you may be asked to attend callbacks on October 7. Rehearsals will begin October 11 and our performances will be January 20, 21, and 22, 2022. Join our Google Classroom using code obaxxye to access your audition application, contract, conflict calendar, and all audition materials. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Brewster and Ms. Koziatek at jessica_brewster@lovejoyisd.net and 
This year, all Lovejoy ISD parents are asked to complete the LISD Socioeconomic Information Form, regardless of socioeconomic need. State and federal funds are allocated to school districts based on this information.
 
If you have already completed this form for 2021-2022 you do not need to complete another form. However, if you have not completed this form for the 2021-2022 school year, please click Socioeconomic Information Form to download the form, complete one form per student and return it either to the campus PEIMS personnel or to PEIMS Coordinator, 259 Country Club Rd, Allen, TX 75002 by October 8, 2021.

If you prefer to complete the form on-line, please click On-line Socio Economic Information Form. We still require this to be completed for each student.
Please note that this form is not sent to the Texas Education Agency and that the income levels indicated for your family are not reported to the Texas Education Agency. Only the Economic Disadvantaged status of each student as determined by the information provided is reported to the Texas Education Agency. 
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
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.
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!

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
Band
Please help us congratulate your students on a strong showing this past weekend at the Golden Triangle Classic!!
 
The band was a strong competitor in a group of 17 total band programs. First, the group made the cut of the top 10 to gain a spot in finals along with tying for first place in the music caption and 2nd place in the percussion caption after our first round of performances. As sometimes happens as judges switch captions for finals, we dropped from 3rd overall to 4th in finals by a hair, but we saw our colorguard move up to the second place rank...go guard! 
Jazz

The first students every year that start the All State process for the band program are the Jazz Ensemble members. Right in the middle of marching season, these students have to be at the top of their game on their TMEA Jazz Etudes.
 
Congrats to all of our Jazz Ensemble members that auditioned for All Region Jazz last night!! The following earned a spot in the group or were named an alternate.  
 
Davis Miller- Bari Sax, First chair and moves onto Area!
Jonah Vuong- Trumpet
Reid Robinson-Trumpet
Dom Mauriello-Trombone, First chair and moves onto Area!
Mason Muller- Bass Trombone
Talon Seidel- Bass
John Hanchey- Drums, First chair and moves onto Area!
 
Aliyah Book- Alto Sax, Alternate
Adrian Phan- Tenor Sax, Alternate
Tennis
The Lovejoy Tennis Team took down McKinney North on Tuesday 12-7. There were several close matches that we pulled out that made the difference. Pictured are Savannah Spors and Phillip Daverio. Savannah won her doubles match with Holly Xue in a 3rd set tiebreaker and won her singles match in straight sets. Phillip won his doubles match with Garrett Falk and he took down his singles match that went to 3 tiebreakers - 6-7, 7-6, 10-7. The Varsity Tennis Team is now 10-1 and still undefeated in District play. Varsity will be at home vs Denison next Tuesday, September 28.
Cross Country
The Lovejoy Cross Country team competed at the Hoka McNeil Invitational on Saturday 9.25.21. The meet was held at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, TX. The girls and boys team both competed in the Gold Division featuring the state’s top ranked teams. The Lovejoy Girls won the gold division and the Boys team placed 3rd overall. Lovejoy Girls remain undefeated on the season and ranked as the #1 5A Girls team in the state. Lovejoy Boys are currently ranked #4 in the state for 5A Boys. The Leopards will compete next at the Nike South Invitational on Saturday 10.2.21 in The Woodlands, TX. Full Results from the Hoka McNeil Invitational can be founHERE .
Shruti Subramaniyan, a Junior at LHS, works as a volunteer in Golden Ears Observatory, Canada. She discovered a dwarf Nova in Perseus constellation on 09/23/2021. It's been reported to IAU and the discovery was accepted and credited to Shruti. This is her second discovery of an astronomical object with first one reported on June 2021. Congratulations to Shruti!
 
Here are the details of the discovery.
 
Report to IAU of the discovery: https://www.wis-tns.org/object/2021zjq
 
Announcement of the discovery by Golden Ears observatory: https://www.facebook.com/111056423984465/posts/386655563091215/?d=n
 
Academic Calendars
Academic Calendars for 2021-2022

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