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 know that many of you were at the Foundation event, Denim and Diamonds on Saturday night. I am not sure how much money was raised through your generosity, but it will be a significant number. While the primary focus of the event is fundraising, I hope you had a good time as well. I certainly enjoyed the evening although I misplaced (lost) my valet ticket, so my wife and I had the opportunity to wait in the cold while they searched for my car. It was a bit chilly on the ride home as well. Thank you to the large group of both Foundation board members and volunteers who coordinated all of the various aspects of Denim and Diamonds. In particular, thank you to the Foundation president, Henri Friloux, and the Denim and Diamonds chair, Carrie McClure for an outstanding event.

Wednesday, April 18th will be an early release for Lovejoy students. Please check with your campuses for details.


Elementary UIL


Congratulations to the Hart, Lovejoy, and Puster Elementary students who participated in the Lovejoy ISD academic UIL competition. You may click here to view a full listing of the students who placed in the competition.


Dallas Morning News
Recognizes LHS Students



Seven staff members from The Red Ledger  were honored at a luncheon at the Statler Hotel on Friday as a part of the Dallas Morning News High School Journalism Day. Senior and co-editor-in-chief Hannah Ortega  was selected as one of five summer interns for the newspaper. Hannah will participate in a 10-week program writing for the news department before heading to the University of Texas at Austin to study journalism in the fall. The newspaper also held a competition for student journalists across the DFW Metroplex, with The Red Ledger placing as one of three finalists in six categories.
 
Sophomore Madeline Sanders placed first in news reporting for this story on the girls cross country team. Sophomore Lily Hager placed first in sports feature writing for her story on a student rodeo bullfighter. Sophomore Jackie Carroll placed first in video for this story about a father and son with a passion for baseball card collecting. Jackie was also selected by editor Mike Wilson as the overall visual sweepstakes winner, and was awarded a $250 Amazon gift card. Junior Parker Nolan won the news photo competition for his top shot from this photo essay about a resident rescuing a trapped hawk. Senior Emma Overholt won the graphics portfolio category with a collection of infographics . Senior Mary Catherine Wells placed second in the column writing category for her personal story about a special pickup truck. Mary Catherine's article will be published in the print edition of the Dallas Morning News on Sunday. You may click here to read the digital version which was published yesterday.
 
The staffers received praise from the Dallas Morning News staff, including publisher Grant Moise who told adviser Corey Hale how Lovejoy students "stood out" in the competition. An impression was also made on event emcee Sarah Blaskovich, a former high school intern who is now Digital Entertainment Editor and Food Writer for the Dallas Morning News. Blaskovich added personal comments for several of the winners, including reading Madeline Sanders' news lead aloud to the hundreds of student journalists in attendance.

Congratulations to these students on their tremendous accomplishments.



 


Boys Soccer Team Experiences
Great Season



The Leopards played the Mount Pleasant Tigers this past Saturday at Meredith Stadium in Mineola for the UIL 5A Region Quarterfinal contest. The Boys Soccer team tied Mount Pleasant 1-1 after double overtime and lost in penalty kicks 4-3. Senior Grant Lange scored the opening goal after an assist by senior Bretton Laboret. Congratulations to the team on a great season as they again celebrate as back-to-back District 15-5A Champions, Bi-District Champions and Area Champions.


Athletes Partipate in 
National Signing Day



Congratulations to the following athletes who signed collegiate letters of intent today:
 
Dalton Lindelof , Football - Hendrix College
Turner Thompson , Soccer - Southern Virginia University
Colin Engbrock , Track - Tiffin University
Jack Treanor , Baseball - Valley Forge Military College

Texas PTA



Each year, Texas PTA offers $1000 scholarships to students and $500 scholarships to faculty members. These scholarships are made possible by the commitment of nearly a half-million members and volunteers who understand that creating an environment of active, engaged families can make the difference in education. Students must be members of the LHS PTA to be eligible. Congratulations to Lovejoy High School Senior Sierra Stammen who was honored with a Texas PTA scholarship for $1,000.


Campus Campouts



The Inaugural Campus Campouts at our Elementary schools are quickly approaching. The event dates are as follows:
 
Lovejoy Elementary School - Friday, April 13th
Hart Elementary School - Friday, April 20th
Puster Elementary School - Friday, April 27th
 
The Campouts will be filled with numerous activities including bounce houses, glow parties, movies under the stars, and much more. The grand finale of the evening will be a campout on the playgrounds. We are anticipating all campers to be in their tents by 11:00 PM. We value our neighbors and are sharing this information to prepare you for the evening activities and tents on the playgrounds.  



Lovejoy Parent
Authors Book



Susan Hoemke, a Lovejoy parent, has authored a book titled, Healing Scarred Hearts which will be released on May 8th. Following is information shared by Susan:
 
"After we lost our son Hayden in 2014 to drug overdose and our family was impacted the 8 years as he struggled with addiction and personality disorder, I began to feel the need to educate other families about what all we learned. I have been working with Kathy Stone to build a better drug awareness program. In 2016, when the Opioid crisis made the news, I decided to write a book and in 2017 Brown Books Publishing accepted my manuscript and this began the process to bring our story to the frontline. Healing Scarred Hearts will be released May 8th with hopes to bring education and healing to the complicated issue of substance abuse, addiction and overdose. My book also shares the crisis of legal issues that many times are associated with kids and substance abuse."
 
You may click here for additional information.



Foundation for Lovejoy Schools


Denim and Diamonds - Thank You

Thank you to everyone who attended the Denim and Diamonds Auction and Gala on Saturday. The event raised a significant amount of money which will be awarded in grants to benefit the students of the Lovejoy Independent School District. The success of this event was led by chair Carrie McClure and the Foundation Directors.
 
A special thank you to all of our sponsors who helped fund the costs of the event, and the many volunteers who worked tirelessly to help make this evening a success. Thank you, as well, to the Lovejoy ISD staff who gave of their time.



Lovejoy Fiesta - Small Number of Seats Remain

A few available seats remain for the Lovejoy Fiesta. If you are interested in attending, email Cindy Booker or call 469.742.8043 .
 
Join hosts Kevin and Maria Ritchie, Henri and Allison Friloux, and Sean and Stephanie McCaffity on Saturday, April 21st for a multi-course dinner with drinks at the Ritchies' home. Beer and other adult beverages will be served. Dinner will be provided by Fogo de Chão, with all proceeds going to the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools. There is a limit of 76 people. This is an adult-only event and tickets are $60/person.





Kendra Scott Watters Creek - Summer Launch - April 18th

Kendra Scott invites the Lovejoy community to help launch its Summer line. Get a head start on shopping for your Mother's Day or graduation gifts. This is a "give back" event, with 20% of sales from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM on April 18th going to the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools. We hope you will join us on the 18th for this special event. Kendra Scott will provide snacks and beverages during the event.


 

A Message from the
Deputy Superintendent


Character, Service, Leadership, Scholarship: National Honor Society Inductions

Dear Lovejoy Community:

Spring is such a wonderful time to recognize the many accomplishments of our Lovejoy ISD students. Last night, I attended the National Honor Society (NHS) Induction Ceremony at Lovejoy High School. NHS was founded in 1921 and has flourished to include more than 15,000 chapters globally.

The new inductees were selected in recognition of their embodiment of the four pillars of the organization: character, service, leadership, and scholarship. In addition to their academic accomplishments, it was impressive to see the number of volunteer hours the students have served in the community. You may click here to view a complete list of inductees.
 
A wonderful part of the induction ceremony was a keynote speech given by Dr. David Toney, DDS. Dr. Toney described the importance of each pillar of NHS, and reminded students of the value of using scholarship to make a positive impact on the world through the other pillars of character (integrity) and leadership and service.
 
It is no coincidence the Lovejoy Graduate Profile pillars include similar characteristics which we want all Lovejoy students to embody:
 
To Be Intellectually Equipped
To Be Open to the Challenges of Learning
To Be Fair and Respectful
To Be Well-Rounded
To Be Engaged in a Healthy Lifestyle
To Work for Justice through Community Service

Congratulations to all of the 2018 NHS Inductees. We look forward to your continued positive impact on our school district, our community and beyond through your excellent scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
 
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.
 
Respectfully,
 
Dennis Muizers
Deputy Superintendent


Fine Arts


LHS Visual Arts

Congratulations to the following students for being selected to exhibit their work in the 2018 Young American Talent. This juried competition and exhibition is a showcase of the most extraordinary work in North Texas hosted by the Booker T. Washington High School of the Visual and Performing Arts.
 
Tad Greenwald -Drawing - 1st Place
Emma Wigginton - Painting
Katie Miller - Drawing
Eli Ruhala - Painting
Grace Kirby - Mixed Media
Kass Litchenburg - Printmaking
Ryan Irwin - Photography
Carly Johnson - Mixed Media


LHS Band

The LHS Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony both competed in the Region 25 UIL Concert and Sight-Reading contest at McKinney North High School last week. Both bands received unanimous First Division Ratings from all of the judges. The student's performances earned the LHS band program the "Sweepstakes" award. The Sweepstakes award is bestowed upon bands who secure a first division rating in the fall with marching band and in the spring with concert band.


Athletic News


Lovejoy Baseball

Lovejoy Varsity Baseball lost the lead late in a 9-5 defeat to Wylie East on Monday. In the first inning, Lovejoy got their offense started when Michael DiFiore singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run and Luke Stine hit a three run homer to put the Leopards in front 4-0.  Stine,  Jacob Eschler and DiFiore all had extra base hits. DiFiore led Lovejoy with three hits in four at bats.
 
The Leopards will take on the North Forney Falcons in a very important 15-5A District contest this Thursday at Leopard Park and then travel to North Forney to close the series on Saturday. The Leopards fall to 13-11 on the season and 3-5 in district.
 
The JV Teams return to the diamond this week after weather cancelled their previous games. The JV Black will play North Forney Thursday at Leopard Park and Saturday at North Forney. The JV Red is scheduled to play Prosper in Prosper on Saturday.



Lovejoy Golf
 
The Lovejoy Boys and Girls Golf Teams participated in the 2018 15-5A District Golf Tournament this past Monday and Tuesday at the Rockwall Athletic Golf Club. The Varsity Boys 1 and Varsity 2 teams finished in 3rd and 4th place behind Highland Park Varsity Boys 1 and 2 teams.  The Boys Varsity 1 team shot 662 and the Boys Varsity 2 team shot 726. Jay Pabin finished 5th overall shooting 77-77. 
  
The Varsity Girls finished in 3rd place shooting a total 825.  Allie Bianchi was the District 15 5A Girls Champion.  She shot 78-77 for a two-day 155 to win by 6 shots.
 
Jay and Allie will now compete as medalist in the UIL Region II Golf Tournament in Rockwall. Jay will compete on April 23rd and April 24th, while Allie will compete on April 25th and 26th for a chance to go to Austin for the 2018 UIL State Golf Tournament.  Good luck to both golfers.



Lovejoy Softball
 
The Varsity Softball team is currently tied for 3rd place in the 15-5A District Standings. The Lady Leopards defeated West Mesquite 19-0 last Tuesday and lost to Forney this past Friday 16-1. The Lady Leopards are currently 15-8 overall and 6-4 in District 15-5A.

The JV Lady Leopards extended their winning record to 11-6-1 with a 15-5 win over West Mesquite last Tuesday, but their contest against Forney on Friday was canceled due to weather.
 
Both teams will compete against Wylie East on Friday at Leopard Park and North Forney on Saturday at North Forney.




Lovejoy Tennis
 
The Lovejoy Tennis Team hosted the 15-5A District Tennis Tournament last week at the Leopard Tennis Facility. The Lovejoy Tennis Team had a fantastic showing at the District Tournament with 15 out of 16 players making the semi-finals. The Leopards will be sending 5 athletes to Regionals, qualifying players in 3 events:

Girls Doubles - Samantha Hayward/Daniela Benigno - 2nd place
Mixed Doubles - Carson Zimmermann/Polly Roth - 2nd place
Boys Singles - Caiden Tays - 2nd place





Lovejoy Track
 
The Varsity Girls Track and Field Team captured the District 15-5A team title on Saturday. The title came down to a nail biting experience in the last event of the day with the 4X400M Relay. Lovejoy scored a total of 151 points to beat Highland Park's 114-point total. The Varsity Girls team will compete next at the Area 15-16 5A meet in Longview on April 19th. Ten athletes qualified for the Area meet.




The JV Girls team placed 4th overall with a total of 64 points and had 12 members who placed in the top 6 of their event to score points for the team.
 

The Lovejoy Leopards' Varsity Boys Track Team turned in an impressive performance in the 15-5A District Track and Field Championship, sending 17 athletes to the Area Meet. The Leopards' field event athletes won 5 of 6 events and will have athletes headed to the Area Meet in each event. The Leopards continued their success in the running events winning the 4x100m Relay, 4x200m Relay, 200m, and 1600m. The Lovejoy Boys Varsity Track Team won the 15-5A District Championship for the second straight year.



You may click here for a complete listing of both girls and boys results. Congratulations to all the track athletes and coaches for a very successful track meet.


In Case You Missed It


District-Wide News


Special Olympics Volunteers Needed

Lovejoy ISD is hosting the North Texas Special Olympics Spring Games on Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th. The event will be held at Lovejoy High School, with over 1,500 Special Olympics athletes competing in track and field, tennis, and soccer competitions. Volunteers are needed for timing, scorekeeping, staging and escorting athletes, along with other general event support and assistance. You may click here for additional information and to register as a volunteer
 
If you have further questions, please contact Lovejoy High School Sophomore Lauryn Fuller .

100K for 100 Years Challenge

One pillar of our Lovejoy Graduate Profile is for students to be engaged in a healthy lifestyle. In an effort to promote this positive quality within the community and celebrate the Lovejoy ISD Centennial, we invite everyone to participate in the 100K for 100 Years Challenge.

The 100K for 100 Years Challenge is an opportunity for participants to log 100 kilometers of exercise through any of the following activities: biking, rowing, swimming, running, or walking. The 100K must be logged by May 1st.
 
Don't miss out. Join the 100K for 100 Years Challenge today and encourage others to participate by clicking here and hitting the "Join Now" button.


Summer Enrichment Camps

Online registration is now open for Summer Enrichment camps. Click here for a complete listing of camp offerings and additional information.




Lovejoy Summer Athletic Camps

Registration is open for Lovejoy ISD Summer Athletic Camps. Click here for details.
 
Lovejoy Athletics is pleased to announce its partnership with Geno Pierce's Performance Course for the 2018-2019 school year. Performance Course brings with it a proven track record of championship success. Performance Course offers many different courses from high-intensity to foundational programs.
 
There is something for everyone. Click here for details and registration links.



Kids 1st Summer Camp

Kids 1st is now accepting registrations for summer camp. Click here for additional information.




Sewing Camp

Join the fun at Summer Sewing Camps to be held at Willow Springs Middle School. Sewing Basics 101 teaches machine and tool basics while making a pillowcase and PJs. Sewing Skills Builder 201 continues to develop your skills with your choice of an individualized project. Choose 1, 2 or all 3 sessions, which will take place in June and July. To reserve your spot, email Louisekingtx@gmail.com . Hurry, as sessions will fill quickly. Click here for additional information and to learn more about the special 3rd week option: a t-shirt quilt.


Lovejoy Council of PTAs Scholarship

The Lovejoy Council of PTAs will award one $500 scholarship to a college-bound senior graduating from Lovejoy High School in 2018. Click here for additional information, which includes the application. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 23rd.

High School Volunteers Needed

Lovejoy Cub Scout Pack 358 is looking for Lovejoy High School student volunteers to help with the annual Blue and Gold Banquet and Cross Over ceremony on Saturday, April 21st at Lovejoy Elementary from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
 
Cub Scout Pack 358 serves all three Lovejoy elementary schools. Blue and Gold is a celebration of the accomplishments of the Cub Scouts who have earned their next rank. Each scout will "crossover" a bridge and be welcomed into their next rank. Webelos 2 scouts will have a special ceremony called the Arrow of Light and will be received into their new Boy Scout Troop. This is a big accomplishment for the Scouts who have worked hard all year to achieve their new ranks.
 
We appreciate the help of our High School friends who assist us in making this event a success.
 
Interested volunteers should either email Michelle at mra777@wildepro.com or text Michelle at 214.801.3505 and she will respond with event details. The deadline to respond is April 13th.




LHS and WSMS School Store Spring Sale

Don't miss the LHS and WSMS School Store Spring Sales. Save 50% on all in-stock merchandise. Store hours are as follows:
 
LHS Store - Monday - Friday - 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
WSMS Store - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM

Hart Elementary Campout Auction

Hart Elementary is excited to announce the HES Campout Online Auction open through April 22nd. Funds raised will benefit the Hart Late Night Leopards Campus Campout. There are some phenomenal items up for auction, including a custom-made dining room table and bench from HGTV personality and exclusive At Home Store designer, Ashley Turner of Shanty2Chic. Other items include a fishing lure package, Frozen 12v Sleigh ride-on toy, Lovejoy football season tickets, Lovejoy football parking pass, wine tasting for 13, cookware, 3-night-stay at a Lake Cypress lake house, and a Metroplex Gymnastics birthday party, just to name a few. Click here to view the items and to place your bids.


Safety and Security

Safety and security remain our highest priorities. We have specific plans at each campus in response to a security breach. We continue to consider additional measures to address both the perception of safety, as well as the actual safety on every campus.
 
We would like to ask for your assistance. If you have information about a threat to the safety of a student, staff member, campus, or the district, we ask you to report it. SafeSchools is our online safety compliance program, which is specifically designed for school use, incident management, and bullying reporting. This program allows students, staff, and parents to report tips on bullying, harassment, intimidation, weapons, drugs, or other threats to school safety by e-mail, via website, text, or by calling 469.919.5861. This system allows us to stay connected and to prevent incidents before they occur. Staff are immediately notified of every tip, and can effectively track and manage incidents to resolution in this web-based system. Multiple administrators throughout the district monitor submissions to assure entries are addressed in a timely manner. Once a tip is entered, tipsters can easily check on the status of their tip and remain anonymous. School officials are notified through e-mail when tips are created and/or updated.

Posters are displayed in every classroom and hallways throughout each of the Lovejoy campuses, providing information as to how to enter a tip.

If you have information about a threat to our safety, do your part and report it. Please remember, you may remain anonymous.
 
As always, your questions, concerns, and suggestions regarding school security are welcome. Please email, text or call me with your thoughts. My cell number is 972.415.8129.


The Lovejoy Running Club

The Lovejoy Running Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6:00 PM near the Duck Pond at Celebration Park. All ages and ability levels are welcome to attend, from novice walkers looking to shed a few pounds, to elite runners gearing up for the next race. If you have questions regarding the running program, you may contact:  greg_christensen@lovejoyisd.net . P.S. Dogs are welcome. 


Upcoming Events

24th Annual Young Masters Exhibition
Now Through April 15th

Congratulations to the following Lovejoy High School visual art students for being selected to participate in the 24th annual Young Masters Exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art. It is a prestigious honor for these students to have their work selected to hang among the halls of contemporary and historic masterpieces in an exhibition demonstrating the most extraordinary work created within AP Studio Art programs from ten of the areas highest performing high schools.
 
Taite Borozny -  AP 3D
 
Kathryn Felton -  AP 3D
 
Tad Greenwald -  AP Drawing
 
Lindsey Hammond -  AP 3D
 
Carly Johnson -  AP Drawing
 
Anna Redman -  AP Drawing
 
Eli Ruhala -  AP Drawing
 
Emma Wigginton -  AP Drawing
 
Of the 54 chosen works, these 8 Lovejoy students were chosen (from over 560 applicants) as representatives of the highest level of excellence in AP Studio work. The time, commitment, practice, personal voice, and care they embed into the creation of their work gives us pride beyond description.  Please mark your calendars to visit the exhibition:
 
24th Annual Young Masters Exhibition
Dallas Museum of Art, Concourse Gallery
February 24 - April 15, 2018

LHS Theatre Presents Student Directed Showcase
April 13th

The Lovejoy Theatre department is excited to announce its first-ever Student Directed Showcase this Friday, April 13th beginning at 6:00 PM in the Lovejoy High School Black Box Theatre.
 
Three performances will be showcased:
 
The Diary of Anne Frank
Directed by senior Audrey Edwards
 
The Staggering Heartbreak of Jasmine Merriwether
Directed by senior Jacqueline Genovese
 
Over the River and Through the Woods
directed by senior Raegan Vaughn
 
Admission is free, however, seating is extremely limited and is first come first served. To make a reservation, please email Jessica Brewster .

LHS Baseball Presents Little Leopard Night
April 13th

The Lovejoy Varsity baseball team will host Little Leopard Night on Friday, April 13th. The team will play North Forney High School. All elementary students attending will receive free admission into the game, and will have the opportunity to join the Varsity players on the baseball field for the National Anthem. All participants will receive popcorn and baseball pennants. Please arrive at 7:00 PM, as the game will begin at 7:30 PM. For questions, please contact Alicia Pool at 817.999.0719.

LHS Softball Presents Future Leopard Night
April 13th

The Lady Leopards Softball Team will host Future Leopard Night on Friday, April 13th. The team will play Wylie East with a 5:00 PM start for JV and a 7:00 PM start for Varsity. Planned activities include a candy raffle during both games, joining the varsity players on the field for the National Anthem, a keepsake varsity poster for all elementary students, an autograph session following the varsity game, and other surprises. Bring your softballs to have them signed by players before and after the games. Admission will be free for all elementary students. Help the team fill the stands and cheer the Lady Leopards on to victory.

Design Your World - STEM Conference for Girls
April 14th

The Society of Women Engineers Dallas will host a Design Your World - STEM Conference for Girls on Saturday, April 14th. This event is open to 9th and 10th grade girls. You may click here for additional information, and click here to register.  
National Geographic Explorer Alizé Carrère
April 18th

Majestic Spring Show
April 19th-21st

The Lovejoy High School Majestics will present their Spring Show Architect of the Mind April 19th - 21st. The show will focus on the various things human beings can build. Whether it is constructing relationships, building self-confidence, or physically creating something tangible, there is a dance to highlight that process. The Majestics are proud to share the stage with the LHS Choir and LHS Orchestra and there will be a few surprises. Please join the Majestics on their artistic journey through the blueprints of our minds. Show dates are April 19th - 21st at 7:00 PM in the LHS Auditorium. Ticket prices are $12 for students and $14 for adults. You may click here to purchase tickets.

Puster Elementary Night of the Arts
April 19th

Join Puster Elementary School on Thursday, April 19th for a "Night of the Arts". The event will begin at 6:00 PM and will include a performance by the Puster Pride Choir. Student artwork will also be on display. We hope to see you there.
Lovejoy Gifted Association Presentation
April 19th

The Lovejoy Gifted Association invites you to attend a presentation by SMU's Dr. Ann Batenburg, as she discusses, "Finding the right balance to motivate GT children - ending procrastination, encouraging achievement, reducing perfectionism".
 
The event is sponsored by The Lovejoy Gifted Association and is open to all parents, teachers and students interested in advice regarding supporting Gifted and Talented students. LGA membership is not required to attend this event. Please contact Piritta van Rijn with questions.


Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Lovejoy High School
Lecture Hall
 
You may click here for additional information.



Friends of Fairview Firefighters Pancake Breakfast
April 21st
WSMS Presents Charlotte's Web
April 26th - 28th

This is a classic story for all time. The genuine, unconditional love for a friend, true companionship, learning to meet new people, and a willingness to risk an adventure or two - these are just an ounce of the homespun values this play delivers. Come to the farm! Come to the fair! Come see a new tail or revisit an old friend!
 
The family favorite is spinning into WSMS Theatre April 26th - 28th. Shows will begin at 7:00 PM each evening, with a Saturday matinee at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults. Cotton candy will be freshly spun for each show.
 


Lovejoy Band Joint Concert
May 7th

The Jazz Band invites you to join them on May 7th for their concert featuring Delfeayo Marsalis and the TI Jazz Band. The concert will be held at Lovejoy High School in the Auditorium at 7:00 PM. Click here for tickets.



Treasured Vessels Foundation
May 10th

The Treasured Vessels Foundation (TVF) is a local, non-profit which assists adolescent girls who have been recovered from domestic sex trafficking. TVF is building a secure community of tiny homes which will provide 24/7 therapeutic programing, with an emphasis in trauma-specific care. The program provides the tools these children need to develop a vision for a new, healthy, happy, and independent life.
 
You are invited to partner with TVF on May 10th at the Allen Event Center for a benefit concert featuring Emerald City Band and Lovejoy band "Friday Night School". You may purchase tickets at the box office or through Ticketmaster. Click here for additional information.




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.



Jacob Schmidt has been accepted into the Bachelor of Science Music Technology program at Columbia College Chicago for his upcoming Junior year in the Fall of 2018. He is currently the Community Director for the Student Athletic Association at Columbia Chicago. Jacob is planning to minor in Environmental Studies, and will be working this summer in Durango, Colorado, as a U.S. Forestry Tech.
 
Photo credit: Kevin Tiongson, The Columbia Chronicle.






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Love Where You Learn


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