On August 19, freshmen students, previously from Willow Springs Middle School, had their first day of high school. They attended a Freshmen Founder’s Day and the New to Lovejoy Dinner the week before school started.
"High school’s alright, it's kind of stressful. On the first day of school, I got a lot of homework, it’s just a little overwhelming. I like the people, and I like how much freedom we have. I’m looking forward to new programs, and more opportunities to do things, like cologuard. We have more freedom to do more things, I might want to do some clubs, and ASL too."
"It's been pretty fine. I’ve gotten kind of lost but is pretty fun, lots of early mornings but other than that it's pretty good. It's a place to figure out what classes you want to take and what you want to pursue as a career, or if you go to college. Just to find yourself a bit more. Cross country, I’m just hoping to see how far I can get freshman year and then continue on sophomore, junior and...
"It’s pretty good. The classes that I have, I would say are rigorous, but I know I can manage and stay ahead. It’s a new experience, but it’s a fun one. [I’m looking forward to] getting good grades and making friends. I’m going to doing HOSA, and I may do baseball next year. [High school is ] bigger, there’s a lot more classes, a lot more people, and a lot more teachers. It’s just better."