Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
September 8, 2020

Parents and Guardians,

We were thrilled to welcome some of our students back on campus today! It has been a long time since we have heard the sounds of students in the hallways and classrooms of LHS, and it was exciting to see students and teachers together again. On Thursday we will have another “first day” with our Group 2 students and we can’t wait to see those students and are eager for them to meet their teachers in person.
 
One of my favorite things about the first day of school is our Senior Walk. This year’s event was awesome and one that I know our Seniors will remember for a long time. Our Senior Booster Club did a tremendous job of organizing this event, and I want to say a special “Thank You" to all of the parents who worked and gave their time and resources so that our Seniors could have this event. 
 
As all of our Hybrid students transition back to LHS this week, please let us know if you have any concerns that come up. Also, please feel free to share any positive feedback so we know what things are working.  

Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School

Helpful LInks

Class Period Schedule - Use this link to access the bell schedule

A/B Day Group 1 Fall Calendars (A-K)

A/B Day Group 2 Fall Calendar (L-Z)


Technology Tips - Tips for accessing technology.


Sample Student Daily Schedule - Sample idea for creating a daily schedule with your student.


Enrollment & Student Forms - PowerSchool should have the most up-to-date source of contact information for parents. The back-to-school enrollment forms are ready for parents to update. Parents can access the enrollment forms in their PowerSchool Parent Portal - left navigation panel - "Enrollment & Student Forms".

Event Updates
English 1, English 2, & English 3 Consumable Pick up
Thursday, September 10th

All VIRTUAL students will need to pick up an English 1, English 2, & English 3 consumable from 8:30AM to 10:30AM on Thursday, Sept. 10th. These can be picked up outside at the end of D Hall.These are NOT applicable to AP English courses or English 4. All students who are returning to campus will receive theirs this week when they attend in-person.
Underclassmen Photos
Tuesday, September 15th - Friday, September 18th
Virtual College Fair
Wednesday, September 16th

The LHS College Fair will be held virtually this year on Wednesday, September 16th from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - 5th period A Day. More details to come.
Campus and District Information
2021 Lovejoy High School Yearbooks On Sale Now!
The 2021 Lovejoy High School yearbooks are now on sale! Save $15 off the inventory price and get four free icons if you order by Sept. 18.* 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!
Student Nutrition Services

Student Nutrition Services is looking forward to serving our on-campus learners starting Tuesday, September 8th.

Our kitchens will be up and running, and our team will be ready to greet students with a smile! For the safety of our students and staff, social distancing practices will be in place while the students are in the serving line and when seated in the cafeteria. The school lunch menus are available on the Student Nutrition webpage. https://www.lovejoyisd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=388507&type=d&pREC_ID=881394
 
For all students who are continuing with virtual learning, lunch will be available daily for pick up at Sloan Creek Intermediate School from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM. Parents and/or students will need to enter the school through the front office and proceed to the cafeteria to select a lunch to go. 

Due to Covid-19 precautions, we highly encourage households to utilize the online meal prepayment system available at www.myschoolbucks.com. If paying by check or cash, there will be a dropbox available in the school office or the cafeteria. Please make checks payable to Student Nutrition. Include the student's full name and student ID number on the memo line. Cash should be in a sealed envelope labeled with your child's full name, student ID number, and school name. Change will not be available. 
 
Meal prices and snack items can be found on the Student Nutrition webpage. Households interested in applying for free/reduced-priced meals, please complete a 2020-2021 Income Application. If you qualified last school year, you would need to complete another application for this school year. The application is available on the Student Nutrition webpage. https://www.lovejoyisd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=388507&type=d&pREC_ID=881394

Student Nutrition Services looks forward to serving you, and we appreciate your continued support for our Nutrition Program. If you have any questions, you can reach us at 469-742-8041.
VOE (Verification of Enrollment)

Students needing a VOE for their driver's license can email Tanya Barger at tanya_barger@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.
PTSO
The first membership/delegate meeting will take place on September 15 at 10:15 via Zoom, and only members may vote (so sign up today!) WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. Following the meeting we will have a parent presentation; "Zoom Like a Pro!” To participate 

 
Meeting ID: 824 2792 9267
 
Passcode: 044183

Thank you to those who have generously donated to help support the great programs our LHS students participate in during the school year. It's not too late -donate now!

Visit our web site for details on supporting the PTO via Amazon, Kroger; sign up to volunteer and visit our new Virtual Calm Room and "Adulting 101” library
Join us for an interactive virtual workshop to learn the ins and outs of presenting yourself online!
This new virtual world has lasted far longer than we might have imagined and will change the way we operate in the future! Having to transition from in-person school, meetings, presentations, job interviews and interaction to communicating and doing online learning, teaching, business and volunteer work virtually can be intimidating. But the skill of being on camera has never been more important, and it doesn’t have to be so overwhelming. In this workshop, Kim & Mike Barnes will teach you how to show up well for virtual meetings, presentations or events.
What you'll get:
·        Confidence being on camera
·        How to make a connection through the lens
·        Tips and tricks on Zoom
·        Importance of lighting, background and audio
·        Keeping an audience engaged
·        Virtual etiquette
·        Q & A
 
Date: September 15, 2020
Time: 10:45am to 11:45am
 

Meeting ID: 824 2792 9267

Passcode: 044183
 
KIM & MIKE BARNES ~ MEDIA PROFESSIONALS
Kim & Mike Barnes have each spent 30 years on the air! Now, as Barnes Team Media, they coach clients for on-camera impact in video and media interviews and public speaking. Check out their website: https://barnesteammedia.com
Please rsvp to http://bit.ly/Adulting101Zoom by September 14th.

Recognitions
Cross Country

The Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas released it’s Pre-Season poll for boys and girls cross country. Lovejoy Girls are Pre-Season ranked #4 and Lovejoy Boys are Pre-Season ranked #5. 


Tx.MileSplit.com released it’s Pre-Season Individual Rankings. Sophomore and Nike Cross National Qualifier, Amy Morefield, was ranked #6 for all girls in the state of Texas. 
Congratulations to the Leopard Yearbook Staff on their recent Accomplishments.
The first week of July, the staff attended the Gloria Shields/NSPA Media Workshop virtually where the editorial team received an excellence award for Outstanding Theme Package. Editors attending were: seniors Ann Beard and Amelia Flinchbaugh, juniors Sydney Chapman, Adeenah Choksi and Lauren Hathaway.


This summer, the National Scholastic Press Association awarded the 2020 Leopard Staff with ninth place in print coverage in the Recognition for Outstanding Coronavirus Coverage. While the contest was entered in the spring, the announcement for this happened while we were on summer break. This was awarded to the staff for their work in the spring on this story. You can read more in the press release linked here.

Also this summer, the 2020 Leopard Staff received their critique rating of All-America from the National Scholastic Press Association. This is the third year in a row to receive this top rating and the four marks of distinction were award in essentials, coverage, writing & editing, and design. 

Congratulations to Reagan Matacale! She received the Senior Excellence Award from United Soccer Coaches for her significant contributions to the team, consistently projecting a positive attitude, displaying team leadership, and exemplifying the finest attributes of a high school student-athlete last season. We are Lovejoy Proud of you, Reagan!
Academic Calendars
Academic Calendars for 2020-2021
To access the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar, please click here.