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:
 
As the 2018-2019 school year comes to a close, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to educate your students. This school year has been one of abundant successes. As one of the highest performing school districts in the State of Texas, Lovejoy remains a destination district where parents entrust us with extraordinary students. Our team of dedicated educators and staff members provides enriching experiences in which students may excel in academics, fine arts, athletics, and extracurricular activities. We thank you for your support and partnership, and look forward to the 2018-2019 school year. If we may be of assistance during the summer, please feel free to call on us.


Senior Signing Day



Yesterday was a great day of celebration in honor of the Class of 2018 with Senior Signing Day at Lovejoy High School. The Class of 2018 was awarded approximately $22,000,000 in scholarships.

I recently had the pleasure of co-presenting a scholarship from the Texas Association of Community Schools to Parker Johnson who will be attending The University of Alabama.




Senior Signing Day was also an opportunity for our Seniors to share their plans for the upcoming year. The Class of 2018 will explore a wide variety of opportunities at over 90 institutions of higher learning. We are looking forward to their future accomplishments.



Lovejoy High School 
Senior Traditions



Lovejoy High School is very rich in traditions. The Senior Parent Booster Club coordinates many Senior events, and last night's Senior Dinner is a great example of one high school tradition. I had the privilege of attending the Senior Dinner for the Class of 2018 and their parents. It is always a very special evening.
 



The boosters also coordinate the Baccalaureate ceremony, the Senior Breakfast and the Senior Walk. The Senior Walk is a tradition wherein the Seniors enter Lovejoy High School as a group on the first day of their senior year and exit Lovejoy High School together on the last day of the senior year.
 
I am so proud of the Class of 2018.


Class of 2018
Graduation



You are invited to attend the Lovejoy High School Class of 2018 Graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 2nd. The event will begin at 10:00 AM at the Allen Event Center. The 2018 Valedictorian is Brandon Su and the Salutatorian is Anthony Tang. We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2018.


If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to view the festivities, please click here for the live video stream which will begin at 10:00 AM on the 2nd.


World Affairs Council
Twenty Under 20



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.


Gabriella was accepted for a summer apprenticeship with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Mississippi, helps solve the nation's most challenging problems in civil and military engineering, geospatial sciences, water resources, and environmental sciences for the Army, Department of Defense, civilian agencies, and our Nation's public good.
 
As one of the most diverse engineering and scientific research organizations in the world, ERDC conducts research and development in support of the Soldier, military installations, and the Corps of Engineers' civil works mission, as well as for other federal agencies, state and municipal authorities, and with U.S. industries through innovative work agreements.
 
Lovejoy students interested in future opportunities may click here for additional information.

LHS Career and Technology Students
Earn 537 Certifications



Each year, students enrolled in Career and Technology Education (CTE) classes at Lovejoy High School have the opportunity to become certified in a specialized area of study. For the 2017 - 2018 school year, the following CTE teachers had students earn one or more certifications or licenses: Kathryn Barnett, Tina Basinger, Ray Cooper, Dustin Gunter, Robert Lichtscheidl, and Chasity Lynch.

The combined total number of certifications earned is 537. You may click here for the full list of certifications achieved by LHS students. Congratulations to these students on their hard work and effort.


Lovejoy ISD Pre-Kindergarten



Congratulations to the inaugural Pre-K class on their graduation. The students and staff enjoyed an exemplary year. We are #lovejoyproud.






Pre-K Enrollment Open for 2018-2019

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 .


Lovejoy Running Club



Thanks to everyone who joined The Lovejoy Running Club this year. The Running Club will resume with the start of the 2018-2019 school year. If you have questions regarding the running program, you may contact Greg Christensen .


In Case You Missed It


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


District-Wide News


Coding with Madi

Lovejoy High School Alum, Madison Pfaff, will present "Coding for Girls" on July 24th from 2:15 PM to 3:30 PM at Lovejoy High School. Registration is limited to the first 20 girls who are incoming 6th - 12th grade students. Click here to register.

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!



Sports Physicals and Cardiac Screening

The Lovejoy Sports Medicine Department is offering sports physicals and hosting "Who We Play For" for cardiac screenings. Physicals and cardiac screens are open to all 2018 - 2019 incoming 7th - 12th grade student athletes. A parent or guardian should attend the physical/screening with the student to sign permission forms.
 
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Willow Springs Middle School
1101 W. Lucas Road, Lucas, TX 75002
 
$20 per student for physicals
(Please make check payable to Lovejoy Athletics)
 
$15 per student for cardiac screen
(Please make check payable to Who We Play For)
 
Please click here to RSVP for each student registering for a physical and/or cardiac screen. Space is limited and registration will close when capacity is full.
 
Payment and consent forms are due at Willow Springs Middle School on Saturday, July 21st. Only cash or checks will be accepted. Payment may not be made by credit/debit card.
 
Click here for additional information.


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.




Swim Camps

Metroplex Aquatics will host summer camps:
 
June 4th - June 22nd
June 25th - July 13th
July 16th - August 3rd
 
The camps are open to all levels of swimmers who are able to swim 1 length of the pool without stopping or holding onto the lane rope. For additional information, please click here .



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.


Summer Tennis - Junior Development 2018

Lovejoy Tennis Junior Development classes will be offered at Lovejoy High School June 4th - July 30th. You may click here for additional information.


ASA Cheerleading and Football

Registration for fall cheerleading, flag football, and tackle football through the Allen Sports Association is currently open. You may click here for additional information regarding cheerleading, and you may click here for additional information regarding football.


Fairview Youth Theater

The Fairview Youth Theater will host numerous summer camps. Please click here for details.

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.


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.

Stay Connected


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



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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)