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Drumline places sixth in Plano competition

Drumline places sixth in Plano competition

Parker Post, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

On Saturday, Sept. 21, students in the drumline competed at Clark Stadium in the Plano Drumline Competition. The percussionists placed sixth in their division and moved up to a higher division than last year in the competition. “So this year we were competing against mostly 6As, like we competed again...

Willow Springs withholds construction on new STEM wing

Willow Springs withholds construction on new STEM wing

Mathias Alling, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

The middle school will be constructing a STEM wing in 2020. Currently the school is on the pre planning stage of construction. “As we evaluated our needs as a campus, and the board priority of growing the STEM program throughout the district, our plan is to use the WSMS addition to update and enhan...

Parking attendant to resume after indefinite extended absences

Parking attendant to resume after indefinite extended absences

Audrey McCaffity, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

In order to better enforce rules relating to the student parking lot, a new parking attendant has joined the school staff. While the parking attendant was originally supposed to patrol the parking lot every day from 11-5 p.m., he has been and will continue to be absent indefinitely due to family medi...

Choir to host annual Coffeehouse community event Sept. 21

Choir to host annual Coffeehouse community event Sept. 21

James Mapes, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

The choir will be hosting their annual event, CoffeeHouse on Saturday, Sept. 21 in the commons. There is no admission fee for the event. Coffee will be served, for which the proceeds will go toward the Lovejoy booster club. “CoffeeHouse is always a great time, it’s not like a regular choir performance,...

District equips staff with three new security features

District equips staff with three new security features

Arushi Gupta, Section Editor

September 18, 2019

The district has implemented three main new safety measures this year: medical bags, window perfs, and barricade door locks. All three features have been added to each classroom in the district. “When we were researching these products, we were specifically looking for products that could build u...

Campus parking lot gates puncture student’s truck

Campus parking lot gates puncture student’s truck

Benjamin Nopper, Section Editor

September 18, 2019

Minutes before the dismissal of school last Wednesday, the parking gate at the school’s East entrance blew open in the wind and collided with senior Garrett Larson’s truck. Garrett came out of the collision injury free, but the iron gate broke through the truck and caused serious damage to the v...

Photo gallery: The last first day

Photo gallery: The last first day

Olivia Lauter, Photographer

August 21, 2019

On August 20, the seniors had their last first day of school. To celebrate their achievements, a senior breakfast and walk through campus was held during first period.

Journalism staffers win plethora of awards

Journalism staffers win plethora of awards

Lauren Gardner, Staff Writer

May 31, 2019

Eight students have qualified for the UIL All-State journalism staff in a year when The Red Ledger and the Lovejoy News Network earned more than 200 combined awards. Senior Alexis Russell and juniors Lily Hager, Kelsey Carroll, Madeline Sanders, Grace Nguyen, Ariel Kokoricha, Jackie Carroll, Arush...

Getting the facts on district budget changes

Getting the facts on district budget changes

Ariel Kokoricha, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

Editor's note: This interview was conducted via email a few days prior to the Texas House and Senate passing bills on school finance and property tax reform last week. Full details of those bills are still pending and the comments below do not reflect that information. After years of decreased fundin...

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