Lovejoy Independent School District

Celebrating 100 Years of Excellence in Education

Centennial Logo Designed by Hudson Samuels, LHS Student

A Message from the Superintendent

Dear Lovejoy Community:
I hope with the second week of school, you are beginning to settle into a smooth routine for yourself and your children. We have our first football game on Saturday night, and we will be playing in the Tom Landry Classic at Allen Stadium vs. Argyle. I hope you will be able to come out and enjoy the first game of the season, as well as our marching band and cheerleaders. Next Monday is Labor Day, so please enjoy the long weekend with your family.

Lovejoy ISD Pre-Kindergarten
Space Available

Our district has offered a Pre-K program as a part of our employee daycare program for the past 11 years. On the suggestion of parents, we decided to expand that program and offer a tuition-based program open to our community. We currently have two Pre-K classrooms open at Puster Elementary. This program offers enhancements in music, fitness, art, library, science, technology, engineering, and math. We are enthusiastic about providing a Lovejoy education for community members looking for a rich learning experience which will provide a firm foundation for kindergarten and beyond.  This week, we received an email from a parent with a child in the program, and this is what she said:
"My daughter loves her new school and runs to get dressed every morning (used to throw a fit). Her teachers are great."
If you are interested in applying, please click here .  To schedule a tour of the Pre-Kindergarten program, please contact Stacey Dillon at 469.742.8003.

Wher e's the Bus?
Lovejoy ISD has implemented a new system for our parents to track the bus as it moves to or from school. The software system is called Safe Stop, and you must download the app in order to utilize the system. Additional information and steps to sign up may be found on the transportation web page at: Safe Stop Info.  

Lovejoy Running Club: September 12

You are invited to attend the organizational meeting for the newly forming Lovejoy Running Club. The first meeting will be held at 7:00 PM, Tuesday September 12th, in the Lovejoy High School Library. 
We will be meeting to discuss the formation, purpose, and workout schedules for the running club, which will be open to adults and children of all ages and levels of fitness, who are interested in participating in group runs/walks on Tuesday/ Thursday evenings at 6:00 PM. Training assistance and guidance will be provided with the goal of preparing members for participation in road races throughout the year.
Our first organized run/ walk will be Tuesday, September 19th, at Celebration Park. We will meet by the southeast parking lot closest to the duck pond.
If you have questions, please email Greg Christensen. We look forward to seeing you.

Allie Johnson, LHS Freshman

Allie Johnson, a freshman at Lovejoy High School, has won numerous state championships and a national championship in Olympic-style sparring, numerous state and national championships in Poomsae forms, and is currently the National/US Open Champion for the Hanmadang Jumping High Kick for the third year in a row. On August 19, 2017, Allie earned her second degree black belt after demonstrating her skills during her three-hour test.  Congratulations to Allie on her achievements, dedication, expertise, and talent.

Aerial View of Lovejoy High School

Mike Motsney, LHS Teacher and Coach, captured this great photo of Lovejoy High School earlier this week.

A Message from the
Deputy Superintendent

Number of AP Scholars Continues to Rise

It is exciting to already be in the second week of the school year.  At this point, it is always heartwarming to see the various practices and traditions at each campus which ensure our students feel welcomed by teachers and administrators as they build a learning environment to foster academic success for the remaining 34 weeks of the school year. James Comer, professor of child psychology at Yale University often declares, "No significant learning can occur without a significant relationship." If you believe your child is not starting to feel connected at school, please talk to an administrator or counselor at your campus. We need your partnership to build the best school year yet for each student.
The "Lovejoy Way" includes each student feeling loved and cared for as they are supported and challenged to reach their full potential. A recent demonstration of academic success can be seen in the number of students identified as Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars by The College Board.  In order to earn the AP Scholar distinction, a student must take and pass at least three (3) AP tests while in high school. The number of AP Scholars has grown each year in Lovejoy.  This demonstrates the willingness of our students to challenge themselves by choosing to take AP courses, and then demonstrating their successful learning on the very rigorous AP test. 

We hope you continue to love where you learn.  If you have feedback to help us improve, please do not hesitate to contact me on my cell at 214.385.1967.
Dennis Muizers

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools

Nor th Te xas Giving Day
The Foundation for Lovejoy School's Annual Appeal, #WeLoveLovejoy, is underway. Our goal is to receive donations from 650 donors totaling $200,000. The Foundation Board of Directors asks you to join them in giving to the Foundation on North Texas Giving Day, Thursday, September 14th from 6:00 AM - midnight.

New this Year:  Scheduled Giving
If you are unable to give on September 14th, you may schedule your gift between September 7th and 13th. 
Visit for additional information, to schedule your gift, and to donate. Every gift is valuable to the mission of enhancing education in Lovejoy.


Cross Country

On Saturday, August 26th, the Lovejoy Cross Country team competed in the Plano ISD Invitational. This marked the second year in a row the team has competed in this event. The Varsity Boys, JV Boys, and JV Girls teams took home the championship trophies. The Varsity Girls claimed the Runner Up title to Dallas Ursuline. The Leopards had many personal best times at the meet. Please click here for full results and additional information.  

The Lovejoy Cross Country Fall Festival will be held on September 23rd.  This is one of the largest Cross Country meets in the state, and the Cross Country team needs your help.  Please click here for information regarding volunteer opportunities. 


The Lovejoy Volleyball team is having an amazing start to the 2017 season.  Since Tuesday, August 1st, the girls have been full steam ahead with hardly a second to rest. The varsity is off to a great start with a 21-7 record (almost 30 matches in the 3 week span).  


The tennis team began district play yesterday with a loss to Highland Park.  During the pre-season, the Leopard Tennis Team was 5-4 with wins over Prosper, Frisco Reedy, Frisco Liberty, Frisco Wakeland, and Frisco Independence. 


The LHS Football Team will begin the 2017 season vs the Argyle Eagles. The 9th grade will play at home on August 31st at 6:00 PM; the JV will travel to Argyle for a 6:00 PM start. The Varsity team will finish the week with the Annual Tom Landry Classic on Saturday, September 2nd, at 7:00 PM at Allen Eagle Stadium.  Tickets are on sale at the High School Store until noon on Friday, September 1st, for $8, and will be available for $10 at the gate.  Make plans to attend and support the 2017 Leopards.

The Lovejoy Leopards will travel to Frisco on Thursday, September 7th, to play Frisco Wakeland at Toyota Stadium at 7:00 PM.  Click here to purchase tickets online. Adult tickets are $6.00, and student tickets are $3.00 in advance.  All tickets are $8.00 at the gate.  

Fine Arts

A New Tradition
Chant of the Week

The Lovejoy High Cheer Team is pleased to announce the new tradition of "Chant of the Week." 
Watch our Lovejoy Varsity cheerleaders' video and be ready to cheer our Leopards to victory at the Tom Landry Classic on Saturday at 7:00 PM. The Gridiron Club will be passing out pom poms at each game and encourages the Lovejoy community to join the cheerleaders in shaking those pom poms and making a lot of noise at the game.  

In Case You Missed It

Leopards in the News

This section of Email Express highlights news reports/articles featuring Lovejoy over the previous week.

District-Wide News

St. Jude Parish Carnival Art Show:
Deadline is September 1

The St. Jude Parish Carnival Art Show is an annual event in conjunction with the St. Jude Church Family Carnival.  There is no cost to enter the art show and it is open to all ages.

Hurricane Relief

Donations are being accepted at all LISD schools, and the administration building for hurricane relief efforts through Friday, September 1st.  

Additionally, Texas PTA announced they will be accepting donations online until September 30th.  There are two ways you can help Texas PTA Fill the Backpack:
You may click here to join Lone Star Statewide PTA through September 30th. Lone Star Statewide PTA will dedicate 100% of local proceeds to assist with the hurricane relief effort. This commitment of less than $20 will help provide both supplies and a voice for every child!
You may click here to make a cash donation .  100% of all donations will be used to provide direct assistance to students and classrooms impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2017-2018

The referral window for gifted and talented services is now open. Click here for referral forms, which are located online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. The window will close September 8, 2017.
Testing is scheduled for Saturday, September 16 and 23, for students in grades 1-12. Kindergarten students will be tested at a later date. Additional information is available on the gifted and talented webpage .
For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart at 469.742.8015 or Brie Smith at 469.742.8032.

Lovejoy Homecoming "Black Out" Shirt Order Form: Deadline is September 29

Lovejoy Homecoming is Friday, October 13th.  Be a part of the Homecoming tradition by wearing the "Black Out" spirit shirt.  The deadline for orders is Friday, September 29th.   Click here to print your order form. T-shirts are $10 each.
Additionally, "Black Out" spirit shirts will also be available during lunches at WSMS and LHS from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM during Homecoming week.   

School Messenger

Lovejoy ISD is adding text messaging capability to SchoolMessenger, the system we use for phone calls and email communications for information such as school closings due to inclement weather. SchoolMessenger will be configured to send text messages to your wireless phone number(s), with your approval. Please follow the steps below to opt-in to participate:

1)  Confirm we have your accurate wireless phone number in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

2)  Opt-in to participate by  simply sending "Y" (or "Yes"), via text message, to our SchoolMessenger Short Code number 67587.

The wireless number(s) you enter into the PowerSchool Parent Portal are updated nightly. If you update your wireless number or add a new number in the PowerSchool Parent Portal, the new number will automatically be sent an Opt-In message.

To access the PowerSchool Parent Portal, please  click here . If you have any questions, or if we may be of any assistance, please contact Stacey Dillon at 469.742.8003.  

Volunteer Applications

The Online Volunteer Application for the 2017-2018 school year is now available. Please  click here  to access the application. Upon completion of the form, please be sure to click "Submit Application" located at the bottom of the page. You will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received. The online application is a secure link.
For the safety of our students, a criminal history record is obtained annually for every person interested in volunteering at an LISD campus.
Your interest in serving as a volunteer is appreciated. Please email Gina Ellis if you have any questions.

Revtrak Online Payment Fee

Lovejoy ISD continues to accept online payments for the convenience of our parents and students. A service fee of 4.16% will be applied at checkout. Please note: This fee simply recovers the direct cost to the district to accept credit card transactions through Revtrak.

Bus Drivers

Lovejoy ISD is currently accepting applications for full-time and part-time school bus drivers.  Click here for additional information.

Upcoming Events

Lovejoy Hockey Fundraiser:  August 31

Please join the Lovejoy Hockey Team at Chipotle on Thursday, August 31st from 4:00-8:00 PM.  Let the cashier know you are with Lovejoy Hockey, and 50% of your purchase price will be donated to help the team pay for their banquet, scholarships for seniors, and equipment. The Lovejoy Hockey program appreciates the support of the community. Click here for additional information.

Junior Cheer Camp:  September 16

The Lovejoy High School Cheerleaders will host a Junior Leopards Mini Cheer Camp for ages 4 through 4th grade.  For detailed information and to register, please click here .  The registration deadline is Friday, September 1st.

Where Are They Now?

If you would like to provide us with accomplishments of a Lovejoy graduate, please click here .   We will share this information in the "Where Are They Now?" section of Email Express.  It is a pleasure to report the successes of Lovejoy graduates during their college years and beyond.

Marcus Mao - Class of 2017

Marcus Mao, Class of 2017, was selected as a Texas Interscholastic League Foundation (TILF), Harold Lawrence Memorial Scholarship recipient. TILF provides scholarships to students who excel in UIL academic and music contests.  

Stay Connected

Lovejoy ISD App
The Lovejoy ISD App is available for download on both Apple and Android devices. To download the app for Apple devices, please  click here . To download the app for Android devices, please  click here .  

Twitter and Facebook
Are you following the district on Twitter ?  Have you liked us on Facebook ?  Join us on social media for news and announcements.

Love Where You Learn

As always, please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns. 
With Respect,
Ted Moore
Lovejoy ISD
972.415.8129 (mobile)
469.742.8011 (office)