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:

It has been a great week in Lovejoy as we continue to celebrate student successes during the summer months. Please read below to enjoy the accomplishments of Lovejoy students in a wide variety of pursuits.



Lovejoy ISD Ranked 3rd
Highest Peforming School District
in Texas



SchoolDigger is an online research organization that ranks schools throughout the United States. In Texas, schools are ranked based on test scores obtained from the Texas Education Agency. They calculate an Average Standard Score by normalizing and averaging each school's test scores across all tests and grades. The average scores are then sorted to determine the rankings in the state.
 
SchoolDigger released their Texas results earlier this week with Lovejoy ranked 3rd in Texas (out of 1,040 school districts) behind Southlake Carroll (1) and Highland Park (2). The ranking scores from some local and well-known Texas districts are as follows:
 
Rank
District
Ranking Score
1
Southlake Carroll
.995
2
Highland Park
.989
3
Lovejoy
.986
5
Eanes (Austin/Westlake)
.962
13
Coppell
.940
17
Lake Travis
.926
20
Allen
.918
23
Prosper
.915
35
Frisco
.902
47
Wylie
.885
134
Plano
.762
237
McKinney
.662
 
 
As you can see, there is only a .009 difference between Lovejoy and Southlake Carroll. This is certainly a testament to the students you entrust us with each day and to our team of dedicated professionals. We are #lovejoyproud.



Lovejoy Leopard
New Football Season Tickets Sale



Now is your opportunity to become a Lovejoy Leopard Football Season Ticket holder for the 2018 season. Click here for additional details.



Learning@Lovejoy
Professional Development



We are looking forward to having our educators in the district for our annual summer professional development conference, Learning @ Lovejoy. You will see lots of activity at the high school during the upcoming two weeks as our educators join for a common learning experience.


Share the News: 
Tuition-Based Enrollment
 for Out-of-District Families



Our K - 12 tuition-based enrollment program is a great opportunity for increased district revenue and a great opportunity for families who live outside of our district boundaries, but want their children to experience a Lovejoy education. Will you help us share the news? Interested families may contact Stacey Dillon for additional information or to schedule a tour of our campuses.


 

Lovejoy Pre-K Now Enrolling
Excellence Begins Early
Call Today!



Lovejoy ISD is accepting applications for tuition-based Pre-Kindergarten. This comprehensive program is staffed by certified teachers and is housed on the Puster Elementary School campus. Enrichment offerings include music, fitness, art, library, science, technology, engineering, and math. We are proud to provide a Lovejoy education for community members seeking a rich learning experience, which will provide a firm foundation for kindergarten and beyond.
 
To schedule a tour of the Pre-Kindergarten program, please contact Stacey Dillon at 469.742.8003. To apply, please click here .




LHS Student Participates in 
Boys State 2018



Congratulations to Pierce Richardson, LHS Class of 2019, on his selection to participate in Boys State 2018 and his election to serve on the House of Representatives Culture Committee. The Statesmen are assigned to fictitious political parties, nationalists or federalists. They explore the workings of government as they elect their own officials, learn the duties of the various city, county and state offices, and introduce and debate their own bills in a mock legislature. This year's Texas Boys State passed more laws than any previous Texas Boys State group. 




LHS Student Participates in
Girls State 2018



Congratulations to Evie McGowan, Lovejoy High School Class of 2019, for her selection to participate in Girls State 2018 and her election to serve as Senate Whip.
 
Texas Bluebonnet Girls State is a mythical 51st state where, for one week, participants, or "citizens", organize their own city, county, and state governments. They elect their own officials, learn the duties of the various city, county and state offices. Citizens introduce and debate their own bills in a mock legislature. The program seeks to:  
  • Educate youth in the duties, privileges, and responsibilities of American citizenship;
  • Give future citizens an opportunity to learn the problems of government by performing the same duties as real office holders in the everyday world;
  • Inform them of the rights and privileges of American citizenship;
  • Instill a deep sense of the personal responsibilities and obligations, which this citizenship entails.

(Evie is pictured on left)


2018 USA Fencing 
National Champion



Kent Iyoki , a rising 7th grader at Willow Springs Middle School, completed his fencing season with incredible results. 
 
Kent competed in the 2018 USA Fencing National Championships from June 28th - July 7th. This is the largest national fencing competition in the United States and was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Kent took first place, out of 181 qualified fencers, in the Men's Epee (Y12 classification) and brought home the national champion gold medal and trophy. With this win, Kent maintained his national #1 ranking and annual champion title.
 
Congratulations to Kent on this tremendous accomplishment.




Cross Country Completes
Camp 3 Mountain Challenge



Each year, members of the Lovejoy Cross Country and Track Team travel to Taos, New Mexico for training. Part of this training includes the Mountain Challenge. The Mountain Challenge is a very difficult running climb of 3.5 miles and close to 1000' elevation increase over an average 8% grade.
 
The Mountain Challenge for the third boy's camp yielded the following results:
 
Will Muirhead - 25:25*
Brady Laboret - 26:09**
Zane Edwards - 27:14
John Armstrong - 27:46
Chayden Dubois - 27:50
Whitson Bedell - 28:26
Collin Jones - 28:34
Trevor Malik - 28:36
Brett Pedersen - 29:34
Grant Gueller - 29:37
Michael O'Brien - 29:55
Erik Day - 30:25
Alex Pedersen - 30:42
Shalin Mehta - 32:28
 
*New Record
**Breaks Old Record of 26:11


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.

Brooklyn and Bailey McKnight - Class of 2018

Brooklyn and Bailey McKnight are recent graduates of Lovejoy High School and local entrepreneurs who will be attending Baylor University in the fall. Brooklyn and Bailey are YouTube sensations with over 5.5 million followers. The Dallas Morning News featured a great story on the successes of the alumnae. You may click here to read the article.


Gabriella DiLiegro - Class of 2018

Lovejoy High School Senior Gabriella DiLiegro was recently named to The World Affairs Council Twenty Under 20. The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth brings a spotlight to young people in North Texas who consistently give back to their communities and exemplify what it means to be a globally aware citizen. You may click here to read the press release from the World Affairs Council.


Bumper Pool - Class of 2018

Arkansas Online released "The story behind Bumper" earlier this week. You may click here to read the article.


Summer Calendar



Please feel free to call on us if we may be of assistance during the summer. Our hours are listed below:

In Case You Missed It


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



Upcoming Events


The Jungle Book KIDS Swings Into Lovejoy ISD
This Friday

Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS is playing at Lovejoy High School Theatre this Friday, July 20th at 1:00 PM. The high-energy 30-minute musical, designed for elementary school-aged performers, is based on the classic Rudyard Kipling novel and the beloved 1967 Disney film. The Lovejoy ISD Musical Theatre Summer Camp cast and crew includes 35 student performers, 5 student technicians, 4 student interns, and 33 camp counselors  led by Jessica Brewster and Anne Tracy.
 
The jungle is jumpin' with jazz in this exciting adaptation of the classic Disney animated feature The Jungle Book. Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan. Adapted especially for young performers, this musical includes favorite Disney songs including "The Bare Necessities" and "I Wan'na Be Like You." With colorful characters and that toe-tapping jungle rhythm, The Jungle Book KIDS is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for all ages!
 
The show is free and all are welcome to attend.  For more information, please contact Anne Tracy .





District-Wide News


Lovejoy Lacrosse
Boys' and Girls' Teams Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the boys' and girls' 2018 Fall season of Lovejoy Lacrosse. Join the most exciting, fastest-growing sport in the country.
 
Register now for Boys: Grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade
Register now for Girls: Grades Kindergarten through High School
 
Visit www.lovejoylacrosse.com for information regarding the program and the upcoming Fall season.
 
Hurry, as rosters are filling quickly!



Stay Connected


Lovejoy ISD App
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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)