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:

The Lovejoy Independent School District will be closed on Friday, March 30th for a holiday/bad weather day. We hope you and your family have a safe and enjoyable long weekend.
 
We often talk about the athletic successes of our kids, and this edition includes several accomplishments including a District Championship for Boys' Soccer. There are also UIL Academic Contests, and we are proud to share the news of our LHS students winning the District Championship. Be sure to read through the various competitions in which they participated and congratulate the winners.
 
Please accept my warm wish for a blessed family experience this Easter weekend.


LHS UIL Academics Takes
1st Place in District


Congratulations to the following students who participated and placed at the UIL Academics Competition held this past weekend at Highland Park High School. Students listed as advancing-to-regionals will be competing April 13th and 14th at Prosper High School.
 
Team Awards
Computer Science Team - 1st Place - Advance to Regionals
 
Current Issues and Events Team - 1st Place - Advance to Regionals
 
Journalism Team - 1st Place
 
Mathematics Team - 2nd Place
 
Number Sense Team - 2nd Place
 
Speech and Debate Team - 1st Place
 
Spelling and Vocabulary Team - 1st Place - Advance to Regionals
 
Events
 
Calculator Applications
Sam Bell - 6th
Andrew Mao
Hassaan Shaikh
(Coach - Keith Christian)
 
Current Issues and Events
Zachary Farrell - 4th - Alternate to Regionals
Kunal Kapur - 5th
Tajvir Singh - 7th
Seth Roundtree - 9th
(Coaches - Tami Parker and Jake Cosio)
 
 
Computer Applications
Sabeeh Shaikh - 1st - Advance to Regionals
Hudson Samuels - 4th  - Alternate to Regionals
(Coach - Pam Ford)
 
Computer Science
Samuel Bell - 1st - Advance to Regionals
Andrew Chang - 2nd - Advance to Regionals
Kyle Sorstokke - 3rd - Advance to Regionals
Mark Wen - 4th  Alternate to Regionals
(Coach - Pam Ford)
 
Editorial Writing
Kelsey Carroll - 1st - Advance to Regionals
Lily Hager - 3rd - Advance to Regionals
(Coach - Corey Hale)
 
Feature Writing
Kelsey Carroll - 1st - Advance to Regionals
Hanna Ortega - 2nd - Advance to Regionals
Nick Smith - 4th - Alternate to Regionals
(Coach - Corey Hale)
 
Headline Writing
Nick Smith - 1st - Advance to Regionals
Hanna Ortega - 2nd - Advance to Regionals
Kelsey Carroll - 3rd - Advance to Regionals
(Coach - Corey Hale)
 
Informative Speaking
Anna Rouse - 1st - Advance to Regionals
Zachary Farrell - 3rd - Advance to Regionals
Garrett Larson - 5th
(Coaches - Tami Parker and Jake Cosio)
 
Lincoln Douglas Debate
Collins Morgan - 1st - Advance to Regionals
Ashley Rhiani -2nd - Advance to Regionals
Kaya Czyz - Break to quarter finals
(Coaches - Tami Parker and Jake Cosio)
 
Literary Criticism
Naomi Thadionka - 6th
Anastasia Kusbit - 9th
Shivani Radhakrishnan - 10th
(Coach - Mason Taylor)
 
Mathematics
Samuel Bell - 5th
Andrew Mao
Hassan Shaikh
(Coach - Keith Christian)
 
Number Sense
Samuel Bell - 5th
Andrew Mao - 6th
(Coach - Keith Christian)
 
News Writing
Kelsey Carroll - 1st - Advance to Regionals
Hannah Ortega - 2nd - Advance to Regionals
Nick Smith - 3rd - Advance to Regionals
(Coach - Corey Hale)
 
Persuasive Speaking
Collins Morgan - 1st - Advance to Regionals
Tajvir Singh - 2nd - Advance to Regionals
Darby Price - 4th
(Coaches - Tami Paker and Jake Cosio)
 
Poetry Interpretation
Shivani Radhakrishnan - 1st - Advance to Regionals
Ariel Kokoricha
Clay Parker
(Coaches - Tami Parker and Jake Cosio)
 
Prose Interpretation
Luke Wheatley - 2nd - Advance to Regionals
Raheel Ahmed - 5th
Kaeli Wilburn
(Coaches - Tami Parker and Jake Cosio)
 
Ready Writing
Kelsey Carroll
Hannah Ortega
Grace Purcell
(Coach - Cheryl Anderson)
 
Science
Samuel Bell
Andrew Mao
(Coach - Jason Taylor)
 
Social Studies
Brandon Bittlestone
Meredith Ehlmann
Sophia Foster
Autumn Purcell
(Coach - Amy Olsen)
 
Spelling and Vocabulary
Ariel Kokoricha - 1st - Advance to Regionals
Anna Rouse - 3rd - Advance to Regionals
(Coaches - Tami Parker and Jake Cosio)


Suicide Prevention



Last week, Willow Springs Middle School, in partnership with the Grant Halliburton Foundation, hosted a community forum, "Focus on Teen Suicide Prevention." During that meeting, the following important information was shared:



Distinguished Scholar





Tiwa Aina is a student at Lovejoy High School, taking a gap year between his high school graduation (at the age of 16) and his first year of college.
 
Tiwa was recognized as a National Merit Semi-Finalist and AP Scholar with Distinction when he was just 15 years old. He went on to attain perfect SAT scores. He also took the SAT subject tests in Mathematics and Physics, and likewise scored 800 on both. He will sit for two additional AP exams at Lovejoy High School this spring.
 
Pi day 2018 brought the exciting news of Tiwa's acceptance to MIT. You may click here to read additional details regarding Tiwa's extraordinary accomplishments. We are #lovejoyproud that Tiwa and his family chose to call Lovejoy home for his gap year, and we look forward to his future successes.


State Powerlifting



Kade Ashley was the first Lovejoy male athlete to compete in the state powerlifting meet. This year's meet was held this past Saturday in Abilene,Texas. He finished 22nd in the 242 pound class with a total combined weight of 1,440 pounds. Congratulations to Kade on having a great season.




Soccer Secures
Back-to-Back District Championship



Last Friday night, the Varsity Boys Soccer team beat Royse City 4-0, scoring all four goals in the second half. Goals were scored by Tyler Loop, Gavin George, Grant Lange, and Kishan Vasal with assists by Gavin George, Diego Rodriguez, and Caleb Toomey. With the win, the Leopards secured back-to-back district championships and a 13-3-4 (10-2-2) record. The Leopards will now advance in the 2018 UIL State Playoffs against the Sulphur Springs Wildcats on Thursday at Wylie Pirate Stadium. We hope to see you there. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM.


The JV Boys closed out their season with a 1-0 victory over the Bulldogs. The JV also claimed the 15-5A Championship. The JV Leopards final record was 17-1 and eclipsed last year's total of 16 wins.
 

US Fencing Gold Medalist


Congratulations to SCIS 6th grader Kent Iyoki who recently became a USA Fencing National Gold Medalist. Kent participated in the USA National Fencing competition, March North American Cup, which was held for four days in Baltimore, Maryland. He won first place out of the 135 qualified fencers at the contested event of Y12 Men's Epee. Three and a half months remain in the fencing season during which time Kent will work to maintain his #1 USA national ranking.



Top Fundraiser for
Jump Rope for Heart





Carson Fox , a 3rd grade student at Hart Elementary School, is one of the top 60 online fundraisers in the United States for Jump Rope for Heart. In honor of this achievement, the Fox family was invited to attend a recent Mavs game and participate in the "High Five Lineup". Congratulations to Carson for raising $1,110.




Mounted Archery


Sierra Stammen , a Lovejoy High School Senior, recently competed in the largest Mounted Archery competition in the United States. Sierra and her horse, Nike, were in the novice division. She placed 1st on the Mamluk, 2nd on the Polish, 4th on the Korean, and earned 4th place novice overall, missing 3rd by 1 point.
 
Mounted Archery is a growing sport in the United States. Sierra began learning the sport over Thanksgiving Break. She is a founding member of the only Mounted Archery Association of the Americas chapter in North Texas, the Red River Horse Archers. She is looking forward to her second competition this summer in Utah. Congratulations, Sierra.



Dallas Mavericks Classroom Champion


Earlier this year, Hart Elementary School 3rd grade teacher Erin Goff was named a Dallas Mavericks teacher of the month. Now through March 30th, community voting is open to vote for the classroom champion teacher of the year. The top five teachers with the most community votes will be awarded $1,000 for themselves and $1,000 for their school. You may click here to cast your vote for Erin.



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.
 

A Message from the
 Deputy Superintendent


100K for 100 Years Challenge

Dear Lovejoy Community:
 
Saturday, we had beautiful weather, and I'm looking forward to warmer weather each day. I was able to enjoy a long bike ride through Lucas, logging those miles as part of our 100K for 100 Years Challenge.
 
In case you missed it, last Wednesday, we announced the 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.
 
As you may recall, the 100K for 100 Years Challenge is an opportunity for participants to log 100 kilometers (about 62 miles) of exercise through any of the following activities: biking, rowing, swimming, running, or walking. The 100K must be logged by May 1st. We encourage everyone to accept the 100K for 100 Years Challenge and log at least 100 kilometers over the next 33 days (an average of just under 2 miles per day).
 
A unique t-shirt featuring the Lovejoy Centennial Logo created by LHS student Hudson Samuels has been created to commemorate the 100K Challenge. To order your shirt, click here .  
 
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. If you would like to use an app for this challenge, download the ChallengeRunner app which has been organized to manage the Lovejoy 100K for 100 Years Challenge.
We currently have 76 participants. Congratulations to Lovejoy Elementary kindergarten teacher Sheryl Nicholson and parent John Barr who have already logged more than 100K of exercise in just six days.
We hope you love where you have chosen for your child to 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 News


WSMS Choir

On March 6th and 7th, the Willow Springs Middle School Choirs participated in the Region 25 UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest. Each group performed with polished performance, and the judges were extremely complimentary on their mature vocal sound. Congratulations to the following musicians:
 
Concert Treble Choir - Sweepstakes Award
Concert - First Division Superior Rating Overall (1,1,1)
Sight-Reading - First Division Superior Rating Overall (1,1,1)
 
Varsity Tenor-Bass
Concert - Second Division Excellent Rating (2,1,2)
Sight-reading - Second Division Excellent Rating (2,2,2)
 
A Cappella Treble Choir - Sweepstakes Award
Concert - First Division Superior Rating Overall (1,1,1)
Sight-reading - First Division Superior Rating Overall (1,1,1)


LES Choir

The Lovejoy Elementary Double L Choir performed the National Anthem at the Allen Americans' Hockey game last Friday night. The 3rd and 4th grade choir sang beautifully, and many members of the choir stayed to cheer the Americans to their win over the Kansas City Mavericks.
 


LHS Jazz Band

The LHS Jazz Band competed at the Collin Jazz Fest this past Saturday. The band was named the Outstanding Band for the second year and came away with the following Outstanding Jazz Musician recognitions:
 
Micah Chapman , Piano
Annika Kjellgren , Drum set
Jack Supan , Guitar
Sam Oates , Trumpet
Kyle Easley , Trombone
Patrick O'Brien , Trumpet
 
Join the Jazz Band on May 7th for a concert featuring special guests Delfeayo Marsalis. Click here for ticket information.


LHS Color Guard

The LHS Winter Guard Competed at Marcus High School this past Saturday and placed 6th in the Scholastic A Class. Their next show is April 7th at the North Texas Color Guard Association's State Championships at Flower Mound High School.

The LHS Winter Guard has had a great competitive season against some of the top high schools in North Texas and the country.



LHS Theatre One Act Play

Congratulations to the One Act Company of "Violet Sharp" for a great performance at the Bi-District competition. The cast and crew delivered a hauntingly beautiful show and represented their school community and theatre well. Special awards were presented to:
Katherine Carter - Outstanding Technician
Devyn Veitch , Katherine Carter, Mary Edgar, Natalie Vilensky -
Best Overall Tech Team
Kaitlin Nunn - Honorable Mention
Austin Keefer , Hannah Hansen - All-Star Cast


Athletic News


Lovejoy Baseball

Lovejoy Varsity Baseball fell to Forney 7-2 on Monday night at Leopard Park. The Leopards got things moving in the first inning with singles by Jordan Yoder, and Michael DiFiore, and a double on a 3-2 count by Luke Stine, scoring two runs. Forney pulled away with five runs in the third inning on a bases-clearing error. Jacob Terwilliger took the loss. He went five innings, allowing five runs on three hits and striking out four. The Leopards will travel to Forney to complete the series with the Jackrabbits on Thursday. The Leopards are now 13-8 for the season and 3-2 in district play.
 
The JV Black team had wins over West Mesquite 15-1 and 13-1. They followed up with losses to Prosper 11-7 and to Forney 16-2. The JV Black team will return to action against Forney on Thursday.
 
The JV Red Team games were rained out last night. The Red team will return to action next Monday at home against Wylie East.

Lovejoy Golf
 
The Boys Varsity 2 team competed at Shy Creek Ranch this past weekend. It was a strong field of 16 teams. The team shot a two-day total 736, good for a 9th place finish. Jackson Snyder led the Leopards with a two-day total of 182.
 
On Wednesday, the JV 1 Boys competed at The Rockwall Athletic Club in the Jacket JV Invitational. The team shot a total 349 to take 1st place. Trent King was the low for the JV Leopards, and finished 2nd overall with an 85.
 
All Lovejoy Golf Teams will participate in the 2018 15-5A District Tournament next Monday and Tuesday at the Rockwall Athletic Club. Good luck to all teams.



Lovejoy Girls Soccer
 
The Girls Varsity Soccer team closed out their 2018 season with a 1-1 tie, but lost in a shootout to the Lady Bulldogs of Royse City. The girls saw improvement throughout the season and are now moving into their off-season program.


The JV Lady Leopards lost to Royse City 1-0 to close out their 2018 campaign. The JV Leopards also will begin their off season program.


Lovejoy Softball
 
The Varsity Lady Leopards played the Lady Pirates of Mesquite Poteet this past Friday and suffered a tough loss 11-6. The Lady Leopards bounced back on Saturday at Leopard Park defeating the Argyle Lady Eagles 13-3. The Varsity Lady Leopard defeated Royse City Monday night 5-4. The Varsity will enter the second round of district tied for 3rd place with Royse City and Wylie East. The Varsity overall record is 13-7.


The JV team finished its final tournament of the season in Carrollton this past week. They went 2-1-1. The JV lost 10-4 to the Lady Pirates this past Friday, but picked up another non-district win on Saturday against Argyle. The JV lost to Royse City Monday night 2-1. The JV is now 9-6-1 overall.


Lovejoy Tennis
 
The Lovejoy Varsity Tennis Team competed in the Allen Eagle Invitational this past Friday and Saturday. The Leopards competed against the top 6-A programs in the metroplex, finishing 10th out of 16 teams. The Leopard Tennis team will travel to Frisco to compete in the Coyote Classic tomorrow. The format of this tournament will be the same as the 15-5A District Tournament, which is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday April 3rd and 4th at the Allen and Lovejoy Tennis Courts. Good luck to the Leopard Tennis players.


The JV Tennis Team will compete in the 15-5A District Tournament on Friday April 6th at the Lovejoy Tennis Courts. Good luck to all participants.


Lovejoy Track
 
This past weekend, the Leopard Boys Track team competed in the Russ Schuler Invitational in Murphy. The Varsity Boys finished in second place. The JV boys finished 4th in Plano behind Denton Ryan, Plano East, and Allen. Four Leopard Boys Track members participated in the prestigious Jesuit Sheaner Relays on the campus of Dallas Jesuit. Leopards Jake Chamberlin (6th place 200m), James Rainey (2nd place Shot Put), Michael DesJardins (4th place Pole Vault) all had a good day.
 
The Following Leopard Boy Track Members qualified for the 91st Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Myers Track Stadium on the campus of The University of Texas:
 
Whitson Bedell - Distance Medley Relay
Ryan Brands - Distance Medley Relay
Bradley Davis - Distance Medley Relay
Will Heath - Distance Medley Relay
Brady Laboret - 2000m Steeplechase
William Muirhead - 2000m Steeplechase
Brett Pedersen - Distance Medley Relay
James Rainey - Shot Put

This past Friday, the Lovejoy Varsity Girls Track and Field Team won First Place at the Russ Schuler Invitational hosted by Plano West High School. The JV Girls team placed 3rd overall. Three Lovejoy Girls Track and Field athletes also competed in the prestigious Jesuit Sheaner Relays on Saturday, March 24th. Grace Ridgeway placed 2nd Overall in Girls Pole Vault with a jump of 12'0". Audrey Bensmiller placed 10th Overall in Girls Pole Vault with a jump of 10'6". Alaina Piece placed 5th Overall in Girls High Jump with a jump of 5'2".
 
The Following Lady Leopards have also qualified for the 91st Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin.
 
Carsen McFadden - Sprint Medley
Carson Hockersmith - Sprint Medley
Kassidy Litchenburg - Sprint Medley
Grace Ridgeway - Sprint Medley, Pole Vault, 100M Hurdles, 300M Hurdles
Emily Gueller - 2000M Steeplechase
 
Good Luck to all athletes competing in Austin.



In Case You Missed It


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


District-Wide News


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.

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.


BYOP® (Volleyball Spring Session)
Pre-Registration Ends March 30th

BYOP® Program Overview :  This training program is designed for any volleyball player, no matter what skill or ability level, as long as their goal is to become the best they can be. Parents must be fully dedicated to being actively involved in this program. BYOP® will provide excellent volleyball fundamental skills training, as well as life lessons to both player and parent.
 
BYOP® Program Details : Each training session will build upon a solid foundation of all fundamental skills needed to participate in the sport of volleyball. Parents must be engaged in every training session and involved in the home training program involving physical and skills activities.
 
Click here for full details regarding Session 2.


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.


Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2018-2019

The referral window for gifted and talented services is open for students in grades 1-12 through March 31st.
 
Click here for the referral forms located online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. All referrals must be completed in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. A line is included to type the name of the individual referring the student (parent, teacher, other educator, or student).
 
Testing is scheduled for Saturday, April 14th and 28th.
 
For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469.742.8015) or
Brie Smith (469.742.8032) .


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 Band Concert
Tomorrow

The LHS Band will perform a Pre-UIL concert tomorrow night, March 29th, in preparation for their UIL Concert and Sight-reading contest the following week. If you are unable to make it to UIL during the workday, this is a great way to hear the contest concert program. The concert will begin at 7:00 PM in the high school auditorium.

WSMS and LHS Studio Dance Formal Concert
April 5th

The Studio Dance Annual Spring Show will be held on 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 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 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.

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


Friends of Fairview Firefighters Pancake Breakfast
April 21st
Lovejoy Band Joint Concert
May 7th


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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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)