November 2021

From the Desk of LeAnne Gandy - Superintendent

Message for Wildcat Families

November always brings forth the reminder of the many things we have to be grateful for and an increased awareness to express gratitude. Gratitude by definition is the quality of being thankful; with a readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Many of us have not always had the smoothest roads to success and for most, the past year has been the hardest one yet. I encourage you to express gratitude and intentionally choose to be grateful and focus on the positive aspects of our lives.

I am grateful for public education, which is the great equalizer in our nation. I appreciate the educational opportunities that allowed me to journey from a young ranch girl who grew up without electricity to the superintendent of the greatest school district in New Mexico. This is a testament to the power of public education. I want to ensure that every child in our district has opportunities to be prepared to be successful in whatever path he/she chooses to pursue after high school.

The Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences of school closures made me to appreciate the freedom we have in our nation of every child's right to a free public education. I am grateful to have students back in our classrooms for in-person learning and our educators who show up every day to provide high quality education for our community. I am grateful that our students have been able to return to school sponsored activities and athletics and that our Wildcat community shows up to continuously provide strong support and encouragement to our children and their activity sponsors and coaches.

I am also forever grateful for the unwavering community support that the school district receives. The voters' approval for the continuation of the mill levy is tremendously appreciated. These funds are utilized for technology upgrades and purchases across the district to ensure that our students have the necessary tools and resources for learning. Lovington is truly blessed to have strong community support for our schools. We are Wildcat Proud!

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Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11th, for honoring military veterans, who are people who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Lovington Schools appreciates the service of our Veterans' and will honor them through virtual ceremonies that will be posted online. Please be on the lookout for those videos to be posted on our school website.

Year of Literacy

On October 12, 2021, the Lovington Board of Education approved a resolution to support the Year of Literacy in Lovington Schools. Lovington Schools has created a website dedicated to supporting literacy and celebrating literacy happening every day. We currently have a survey out asking all Wildcats, young and old, to share their favorite childhood book and we would love to hear your responses. Please visit this website by clicking on the icon to the right and come back often, as we will be updating often.

District Champs

Congratulations to Wildcat Soccer, Wildcat Boys' Cross Country and Wildcat Football. All three teams represented Lovington well and have emerged as District Champions. Additionally, Senior Vanessa Gallegos, is the Girls' Cross Country District Champion.

Soccer advanced to the State Tournament in Albuquerque and will play on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 12:30 PM.

Boys and Girls Cross Country advanced to State and will run in Albuquerque on Saturday, November 6, 2021.

Both Soccer and Cross Country can be watched on the NFHS network for a fee. Soccer will also be aired (audio only) on the Lovington Sports You Tube Channel and on

Football advanced to the quarterfinals and will play the winner of the Silver v. Kirtland game. More details will follow.

Upcoming Events

  • School Board Meeting November 9, 2021
  • Early Release for Students November 23, 2021
  • Thanksgiving Holiday November 24-26, 2021
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