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Library gains new media specialist Heather Barr

Library gains new media specialist Heather Barr

Nnenna Nchege, Staff Writer

September 4, 2018


Filed under Around the School, Featured News, News

When Heather Barr was a teacher at her previous schools, she teamed up with librarians. They formed relationships which inspired her to take a risk and attempt a different position in the education system. After working most recently at McKinney ISD as a part-time media resource specialist and AP Psychology teacher...

District receives highest rating by Texas Education Agency

District receives highest rating by Texas Education Agency

Benjamin Nopper, Section Editor

August 31, 2018


Filed under Around the School, Featured News, News

The district announced last week that it has received a Texas School Report Card “A” rating. Lovejoy is one of the only four districts to receive the highest rating of 97. Seventy percent of the report card issued from the Texas Education Agency is based on STAAR test percentages, and the oth...

Yearbook begins sales with icon discount

Yearbook begins sales with icon discount

Austin Keefer, Staff Writer

August 30, 2018


Filed under Around the School, News

Yearbooks are now on sale for the 2018-2019 school year, and the yearbook staff is kicking off sales with discounts on personalized icons. “Right now, up until September 14, we’re offering four free icons with the purchase of personalization,” yearbook business editor Pallavi Muraleedharan ...

English teachers, library department use hashtag to promote reading

English teachers, library department use hashtag to promote reading

Kelsey Carroll, Section Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under Around the School, News, Uncategorized

To encourage reading both in and out of school, required books or not, the hashtag #lojoreads is being used on Twitter by both the library and English departments. The hashtag #lojoreads has been in use since last school year and was created by previous library media specialist Emma McDonald to ...

Theatre to hold ‘Hot Topic’ auditions

Theatre to hold ‘Hot Topic’ auditions

Lulu Butler, Section Editor

August 20, 2018


Filed under Around the School, News

Auditions for the triennial show “Hot Topic” will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21 through Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the black box theatre. Theatre director Jessica Brewster and student directors will conduct the auditions, requiring students to prepare a one minute monologue about ...

Counselors to release schedule change forms Monday after school

Counselors to release schedule change forms Monday after school

Lily Hager, Editor in Chief

August 19, 2018


Filed under Around the School, News, Top Stories

UPDATE: The form is now live and available here. The deadline for schedule change requests is Friday, Aug. 24 at 4 p.m. During the first day of school, counselors ask students to be patient as they request schedule changes. Students should go to their scheduled classes during the first day, and a change request ...

Tanning troubles

Tanning troubles

Hannah Ortega and Arushi Gupta

June 1, 2018


Filed under Around the School, Featured Multimedia, Featured News, Multimedia, News, Top Stories

It couldn’t be true. She was too young–only 17. It was supposed to be never, or at least later than this. Not now. As summer starts to flourish and the last day of school concludes, teens begin to start their three months of freedom. Swimming, going to the beach and tanning are typical and enjoy...

New Academic Calendar to take effect in the fall

New Academic Calendar to take effect in the fall

Alexis Russell, Staff Writer

May 31, 2018


Filed under Around the School, Featured News, News

Superintendent Ted Moore and the student advisory council have devised a new academic calendar for the 2018-19 school year. The previous calendar underwent some thorough changes that the student group proposed in a meeting with Moore. “This group gave us feedback that during exam days it is a waste o...

Theater to host youth summer camp

Theater to host youth summer camp

Jack Marsden, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under Featured News, Local, News

The theatre department is keeping the tradition of providing a summer camp for incoming 4th-7th graders, taking place July 9-13. The camp is managed by music director Anne Tracy and acting director Jessica Brester, who also manages the high schooler volunteers. “It’s a great way to promote our ...

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