The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

Board of Trustees president Chad Collins steps down after 10 years of service for the district. Collins will continue to serve for one more year.

School board president resigns

Mathias Alling, Staff Writer May 20, 2021

Board of trustees president Chad Collins stepped down from his position on May 10 after five years of service. Collins will remain on the board of trustees for one more year, until the end of his term. “It's...

Head volleyball coach Ryan Mitchell will be leaving the district for the next school year. Mitchell will be the coach at Prestonwood Christian Academy for the next school year.

Head volleyball coach resigns

Audrey McCaffity , Staff Writer May 19, 2021

Head volleyball coach and girls athletic coordinator Ryan Mitchell resigned on May 10 and will officially leave after the school year ends. He plans to take on the role of head coach at Prestonwood Christian...

NHS sponsor and CAT teacher Tania Vaughn has taught for 27 years, having taught different types of math, CAT, and Independent Studies. Vaughn works with students to pass the eligibility checks for UIL and also helps with their work to ensure that they will graduate.

Pursuing grace

Lily Bouldin, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

Grace was the word that was repeatedly uttered out of academic training coordinator’s Tania Vaughn’s mouth. So much so, she mentioned it five times in a 15 minute period. It was clear how important...

The Take 2 series features brief weekly updates on the state or nation's relevant news for the community.

Take 2: CDC update, gas shortage

Mathias Alling, Section Editor May 14, 2021

Mask changes: The Center for Disease Control (CDC) changed its mask regulations yesterday, stating that fully-vaccinated people may take off masks in most situations. This includes removal of masks for...

Health Science teacher Kathryn Barnett watches junior Maci Perkins practice for her CPR certification test. Barnett teaches Principles of Health Science, Pharmacy Tech, and part of the CNA Collin College course.

Passion before certification

Lily Bouldin, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

Health science teacher Kathryn Barnett aims to receive her teachers certificate from University of Texas at Dallas.  “I have been teaching about three years,” Barnett said. “I teach pharmacy...

On Monday, the school board removed the mandatory mask requirement after the last day of school for students and staff members after the last day of school. Effective immediately, the school board decided to make all outdoor events taking place in the district mask optional. 

School board changes district-wide mask mandate

Arushi Gupta, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2021

On Monday, the school board made updates to the district’s mask policy. One of the changes made was to remove the mandatory mask requirement for students and staff members after Friday, May 28. Additionally,...

A feature of Lucas Founder's Day was animal balloons. Founders Day took place this past Saturday.

City of Lucas holds revamped Founder’s Day

Marshall Gatlin, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

The City of Lucas held their annual Founder’s Day event at the Lucas Community Park on Saturday. The Founder’s Day event started in the early 2000s to commemorate the founding of Lucas.  “Originally...

Lead and senior counselor Mary Cabrera was named as one of the College Board Recognized Counselors.   Cabrera works with the seniors and helps them meet all of their deadlines for applying to colleges.

Senior counselor receives College Board Recognition

Hannah Cole, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

Lead and senior counselor Mary Cabrera became a College Board Recognized Counselor this year, one of a select group of counselors across the country. “College Board recognizes counselors nationwide...

The Take 2 series features brief weekly updates on the state or nation's relevant news for the community.

Take 2: birth rate, Chinese rocket

Mathias Alling, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

Birth rates decline: The United States’ birth rate has fallen 4% in the past year. The birth rate is below replacement for the sixth year in a row, averaging 55.8 births per 1,000 women ages 15-44. This...

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