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 you and your family enjoyed a great Easter weekend.
 
I am looking forward to seeing you at Denim and Diamonds this weekend. As always, we thank you for your continued support of Lovejoy ISD.



Soccer Advances to
Quarterfinals


The Lovejoy Leopards traveled to Wylie Pirate Stadium last Thursday to take on the Sulphur Springs Wildcats in the Bi-District Round of the UIL State Soccer Playoffs. The Leopards fought to a 2-1 victory, advancing to the Area Round against the Lake Dallas Falcons.
 
Last night, the Leopards traveled to the McKinney High School campus for the Area contest and defeated the Falcons 3-2 in overtime. The Leopards played a very exciting game, scoring the tying goal in the final 55 seconds of regulation. Goals were scored by Tyler Loope, Benji Merrick and Grant Lange.
 
The Leopards will play the Mt. Pleasant Tigers in the Quarterfinal round this Friday, April 6th at Meredith Memorial Stadium, 1044 W. Loop 564 in Mineola. The game will begin at 7:30 PM, and Lovejoy will be the home team.
 
We hope to see you at the game.




LHS Visual Arts Receives
National Recognitions



Congratulations to the LHS Visual Arts program for their most recent recognitions from one of the countries longest running visual arts and writing competitions: Scholastic Art and Writing. Of the 63 regional awards (the Lovejoy region includes 7 states), 25 Lovejoy pieces/portfolios received a "Gold Key" and moved on to the national competition.
 
Out of these unprecedented 25 award-winning works/portfolios, our LJVA students set a new standard with 9 pieces/portfolios winning national awards; 3 of these national award winning artists have been invited to Carnegie Hall for the National Award Ceremony in June. Please join us in congratulating all of our National Award Winners in this incredible honor. Their effort, work ethic and pursuit within their personal artwork is extraordinary.
 
Kara Davis - Silver Medal - Drawing and Illustration
Tad Greenwald - Silver Medal with Distinction - Art Portfolio
Tad Greenwald - Silver Medal - Drawing and Illustration
Tad Greenwald - Gold Medal - Mixed Media
Anna Redman - Silver Medal - Art Portfolio
Anna Redman - Gold Medal - Drawing and Illustration
Anna Redman - Gold Medal - Drawing and Illustration
Jessica Teague - Gold Medal - Digital Art
Emma Wigginton - Silver Medal - Art Portfolio




LHS Band to Perform at 
Carnegie Hall



Have you heard the old saying..."How do you get to Carnegie Hall?"...and the stock answer is "Practice, practice, practice."
 
We like this one better.... "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?"...and the new answer is "Work hard, play great, and be a member of the Lovejoy High School Band."
 
We are proud to announce that both the LHS Wind Ensemble and the LHS Wind Symphony have been invited to perform in the National Concert Band Festival at Carnegie Hall, New York, April 17th - 20th, 2019. This process started with both bands being named overall winners during a previous trip to Los Angeles. Based on that success, the national contest host invited the bands to send an audition recording of both groups for next year's festival. The bands sent a compilation recording of their Mid-Winter concert from just a few weeks ago and, based on that performance, they received the official invitation. Next year will be an exciting year of preparation for this momentous tour.





LISD Teacher Featured Article in
Dallas Morning News



Ann Casey is an English teacher at Sloan Creek Intermediate School, a former Lovejoy ISD School Board member, and a mom to Lovejoy alumni. Ann was published today in the Dallas Morning News with an article titled, "We love reading aloud to little kids, but don't stop just because they're older". This is a great article and reminder of the importance of reading to our children, regardless of their age.


LHS Student Featured on WFAA



LHS Senior Savanna Roulette was recently featured on WFAA regarding her Senior Project which raised over $100,000 for Multiple Sclerosis. You may click here to view the story.
 
Savanna will be participating in the MS Walk on April 14th and will be presenting the organizers with the funds she raised.


LHS Student Receives Gold Award



Congratulations to LHS Sophomore Lauren Gardner on her recent achievement of receiving the Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouts. Lauren's project was working with Sunrise retirement homes to design and implement a dance program to jog memory using music and movement. Lauren and her volunteers then taught a series of classes to improve brain, joint and bone health.


Foundation for Lovejoy Schools


Denim and Diamonds - Lone Starry Night
April 7th

The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host its 12th annual Denim and Diamonds Gala and Auction on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Marriott at Legacy Town Center in Plano. This year's theme is a Lone Starry Night. Foundation for Lovejoy Schools Chair, Carrie McClure and Co-Chair, Aimee Peay welcome you to a night featuring dinner, entertainment and live auctions.
 
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host a raffle for three great prizes, which includes:  
  • $2500 VISA gift card - Donated by Owens Realtors 
  • EZ Go Golf cart - Completely Remodeled and Refurbished Model 2014 TXT-PDS with 2014 upbody with flip seating, new batteries, tires and LED head/tail lights. New factory-painted, flame-red body. EC Custom Carts - value $5,000 
  • Arcade Game Table - Designed like original arcade table from the 80s. Table can be customized, featuring officially licensed graphics of favorite college, pro team, etc. - value $4,400 
Raffle tickets are $100. Only 500 tickets will be sold. A drawing will be held for each item, giving each ticket a chance to win one of these prizes. The winners will be drawn at the Denim and Diamonds Gala. You do not need to be present to win. Click here for additional information. You may purchase tickets from any Foundation director, via the Foundation's website, or at the LISD administration building. See the Foundation website for a list of directors or click here to purchase tickets online.
 

Athletic News


Lovejoy Baseball

The Leopard Varsity Baseball team lost their game last night against the Wylie East Raiders 7-1. The Leopards will complete their series with Wylie East on Friday at Leopard Park.
 
The JV Black Leopards also had a tough loss to the Raiders 19-0. The Black team will complete their series with Wylie East this Friday at Leopard Park.

Lovejoy Golf
 
The Leopard Golf Team competed in the 15-5A District Golf Tournament at the Rockwall Golf Club. The Varsity Boys Black team finished in 3rd place, with a final two-day total of 662. The Varsity Red Team finished in 4th place, with a two-day total of 726. Jay Pabin will represent the boy's team at the Regional Tournament after shooting a two-day total of 154.

The Lovejoy Girls Team finished in third place and will have Allie Bianchi as their representative at the Regional Golf Tournament. Allie was declared the 15-5A District Champion with a two-day total of 155.




Congratulations to both teams.


Lovejoy Girls Soccer
 
Click here to read a recap story regarding Girls Soccer that appeared in Lovejoy High School's award-winning student publication The Red Ledger.


Lovejoy Softball
 
The Lady Leopards traveled to Highland Park to begin the second round of the 15-5A District season. Lovejoy came away with a 12-3 victory and maintained their 3rd place seeding in the 15-5A standings. The ladies followed up this victory with a 19-0 victory over West Mesquite last night at Leopard Park. The Varsity will return to action this Friday in Forney against the Lady Jackrabbits.




The JV Lady Leopards had a good start to the second round of district play with victories over the Lady Scots 20-5 followed by another victory over West Mesquite 15-5. The JV will return to action this Friday in Forney against the Lady Jackrabbits.


Lovejoy Tennis
 
The Lovejoy Tennis Team competed in the first round of the 15-5A District Tournament at the Allen/Lovejoy Tennis Centers yesterday. The Leopards had a very good first day showing and will complete the tournament today. Results from the District Tournament will be in next week's Email Express.


Lovejoy Track
 
The Lovejoy Boys and Girls Track Teams will be competing in the 15-5A District Track meet tomorrow and Saturday at the Lovejoy High School Stadium.




You may click here to read a track and field update published in Lovejoy High School's award-winning student publication The Red Ledger.


In Case You Missed It


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


District-Wide News


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.



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.


Town of Fairview
Call for Artist Entries

The 2018 Fairview Art Show will be held April 28th and 29th in Fairview Town Center. The show will be open for public viewing from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM both days, with an artist reception and award show on Sunday.
 
Artwork will be judged by a featured juror and will include the following categories: adult artwork, adult photography, student photography, and four student artwork divisions (Early Elementary, Intermediate, Middle, and High School). The show will feature medals and cash prizes up to $2,000. 
 
Entry packets are due by April 11th.   Click here  for full details.


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 rank.
 
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

SCIS and WSMS Art Exhibit
Now Through April 6th

The SCIS and WSMS Art Show is presently open in the Lovejoy High School Art Gallery. Please stop by the gallery to view the incredible works students have created. The SCIS and WSMS Art Show is open through Friday, April 6th. The Gallery is open during normal high school business hours.
 
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 Band UIL Concert and Sight-Reading
Tomorrow and Friday

The LHS Band will compete tomorrow morning at 10:40 AM and Friday, April 6th at 10:30 AM at McKinney North High School for their UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Concert. We hope to see you there as we support the hard work of the band students.

WSMS and LHS Studio Dance Formal Concert
Tomorrow

The Studio Dance Annual Spring Show will be held tomorrow, April 5th at 7:00 PM in the LHS Auditorium. The performance will include works by High School and Middle School Dance students. Dances spanning multiple genres and student-choreographed work will be featured. We hope you will join us for this one-night-only show. Admission is free.



LHS Baseball Presents Little Leopard Night
April 6th

The Lovejoy Varsity baseball team will host Little Leopard Night on Friday, April 6th. The team will play Wylie East High School. The Lovejoy Elementary Choir will perform the National Anthem. 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.


Relay for Life
April 6th

Relay for Life is an annual event which will be held at Willow Springs Middle School to raise awareness of cancer and to donate to cancer research. This year's initiative is to bring the Lovejoy community together as a whole to promote a sense of unity and caring. We hope you will save the date of April 6th and join us for Relay for Life.

Elementary Hour
Elementary Hour is an event to help raise money and awareness for cancer. Elementary Hour will be held at Willow Springs Middle School on Friday, April 6th from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM. Join the fun! There will be live music, a bounce house, cookie decorating, sports, and more. Click here for additional information.
 
Relay for Life Dinner
A dinner in honor of survivors, caregivers, and their families will be held in conjunction with the Relay for Life event. If this applies to you or to someone you know, please RSVP to Katherine Guo .
 
Relay for Life Stories to Share
The high school Relay for Life committee is also organizing a tribute to those who have been affected by cancer. If you have a story to share, please contact Katherine Guo .
 
Relay for Life Gallery Wall Opportunity
To encourage participation of students at the elementary and intermediate school levels, the LHS Relay for Life organizers are hosting a coloring page activity. Students may click here to print the coloring page and decorate it as creatively as they can. They may then turn the page into the receptionist desk at their campus to receive a pencil, sticker or other prize. The event organizers will use all coloring pages to create a gallery wall for the event, which will represent loving support for those whose lives have been affected by cancer.
 
Relay for Life Luminarias
Relay for Life is selling Luminarias for the Relay for Life event on April 6th at Willow Springs Middle School. Luminarias honor those whose lives have been affected by cancer. You may dedicate a Luminaria to loved ones who lost their battles with cancer, someone currently battling cancer, or anyone who has overcome cancer. When you attend the Relay event, you will see the Luminarias placed around the track, decorated with names and sometimes messages to whom they are dedicated. Luminarias are $10. If you would like to purchase one, please click here .  




LHS Winter Guard
April 7th

The Lovejoy High School Winter Guard is traveling to Flower Mound High School Saturday, April 7th to perform at the North Texas Color Guard Association's State Championships at 4:00 PM. The team has experienced a great season and we are looking forward to seeing them perform at this Championship competition. We hope to see you there.

LHS Choir Concert
April 9th

The LHS Choir Pre-UIL Concert will be held on Monday, April 9th at 7:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of McKinney. All six UIL choirs will perform their concert music in a program spanning the centuries of great choral classics. Many languages will be represented, including Latin, Gaelic, Polish, Italian, French, Hindi, and English. Admission is free.

Orchestra Spirit Day/Night
April 10th

Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit day/night will be held at Kelly Family Farms on April 10th from 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM. This daylong event is in support of the Lovejoy Orchestra Booster Club. The Orchestra looks forward to you joining them for delicious food and good company. 10% of the proceeds will go to the Orchestra Booster Club. When you order, please let the cashier know you are with Lovejoy Orchestra. This includes dine in and take out. You may place an order for pick up at 972.754.7974 .

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 on April 9th. 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. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, April 9th.

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
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 that 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.


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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)