Email Express
September 12, 2018
A Message from the Superintendent
Dear Lovejoy Community:

I hope you are enjoying your week, and your students are enjoying their learning. This past week has brought a nice amount of rain. The football game on Friday night against Sulpher Springs was cancelled due to inclement weather. The following morning, our Cross Country team competed in the Southlake Carroll XC Invite. This photo says it all.

LHS Marching Band

Have you ever wondered how the marching band learns to make the giant “pictures” you see at halftime? Following is a glimpse of the Lovejoy High School Band’s 2018 7-minute production in about 55 seconds. I had the opportunity to see the live show at the Tom Landry Classic. The band and color guard were excellent.

The Red Ledger

The Red Ledger is Lovejoy High School’s award-winning on-line newspaper. You may click here to follow them on Twitter or click here to access their website.

These talented students posted a great slideshow from the Tom Landry Classic. You may click here to view the photos. Grace Nguyen is the Lovejoy High School student who took the following photo:

Additionally, The Red Ledger posted a full listing of the colleges that participated in the College Fair at Lovejoy High School today. It’s an extensive list and was a great opportunity for our high school students to meet with college representatives regarding opportunities for higher education. 

WSMS Newspaper Named
Pacemaker Finalist

The National Scholastic Press Association named Leopard Life as a Pacemaker Finalist.  Leopard Life is the student newspaper for Willow Springs Middle School. Congratulations to the staff of Leopard Life .

Circle of Partners

As you know, we continue to seek creative ways to enhance our revenue stream to offset the loss of state funds. Our reduction in state funding is projected to be ~$1.5 million based upon our per pupil level of funding from last year. A loss of state funds leaves us with two options: 1) cut programs or 2) seek a new revenue stream. Our Board of Trustees has directed the administration to do everything we can to protect the current experiences our Lovejoy students receive in K-12. While we are doing a variety of things to raise funds, we have implemented a new program: Circle of Partners. This program will embrace opportunities with area business who share revenue with our school district. To date, we have two areas under the Circle of Partners umbrella:

Real Estate : Provides an opportunity for our realtors to share a portion of their commission from the sale of homes within Lovejoy ISD. To date, we have one realtor who has signed on with this program:

Reinhard Real Estate pledges 10% of gross commission to several non-profits including Lovejoy ISD. Their website can be found at   Reinhard Real Estate . Jeff and Terri Reinhard own Reinhard Real Estate. They are proud Puster parents to fourth grader Ben, and 2nd grader Max.


Tutoring Services: Lovejoy ISD has also accepted Tutoring 101 into our Circle of Partners. Beginning in September, Tutoring 101@LHS will provide K-12 tutoring at Lovejoy High School, Monday through Thursday. This arrangement will also share gross revenue with our school district. Click here: Tutoring 101@Lovejoy High School for additional information. 

Connect with the Superintendent
on Twitter

I am increasing my presence on Twitter; please follow me @TedRedBuilding to receive:

  1. Emergency Notifications
  2. School Closings Due to Inclement Weather
  3. Last Minute Changes to Scheduled Events
  4. Student Success Stories
  5. Important News with District-Wide Relevance
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
 North Texas Giving Day
The Foundation for Lovejoy School’s Annual Appeal, #WeLoveLovejoy, is underway. Our goal is to raise $200,000 with remarkable community support and 100% Lovejoy family participation. The Foundation Board of Directors asks you to join them in giving to the Foundation on North Texas Giving Day, Thursday, September 20th, from 6:00 AM – midnight.

 Schedule Your Pledge to Give!
If you are unable to give on September 20th, you may schedule your gift during this year’s 10 Days of Giving, from September 10th – 19th. Visit Northtexasgivingday.org for additional information regarding scheduling your gift, and donate. Every gift, big or small, is valuable to the mission of enhancing education in Lovejoy. Let’s keep those campus thermometers rising!

 Save the Date!
Men's Tailgate Tournament
Wednesday, October 24th
The Foundation’s annual Men’s Tailgate Tournament will be held on Wednesday, October 24th. Save the date and join the Foundation for food, beer, and a double elimination corn hole tournament, guaranteeing all players two games. This is always an enjoyable evening. Registration and additional information will be provided soon. Please contact Laura Berend , Executive Director of the Foundation for additional information.

A Message From The
Deputy Superintendent

North Texas Giving Day
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools is one of the charitable organizations participating in North Texas Giving Day. Click here for details on North Texas Giving Day and the Invest in Excellence program in Lovejoy ISD.  
Fine Arts News

LHS Theatre
Save the Date! The first show of the Lovejoy Theatre Season, Hot Topic, will open on Thursday, September 27th. 


Junior Leopards Mini Cheer Camp
October 20th
Join the Lovejoy High School Cheerleaders for a Junior Leopards Mini Cheer Camp on October 20th. The registration deadline is Monday, October 1st.


Evening with the Majestics
October 12th
Join the Lovejoy High School Majestics for an Evening with the Majestics on Friday, October 12th at the Pink Out football game. The registration deadline is Wednesday, October 3rd.


Red Out Homecoming Shirts Available
Order Now!
Support the Lovejoy Band Booster Club with the purchase of Red Out Homecoming Shirts. The deadline to order is October 12th.


Athletic News



Cross Country
Cross Country competed in a rain-shortened event this past Saturday at the Southlake XC Invite.


Football
Leopard Football took a hit from Mother Nature as all games were cancelled against Sulphur Springs.


Team Tennis
Team Tennis increased their winning streak to eight.


Volleyball
Volleyball wins in first home game against Argyle.


Volleyball – Bring Your Own Parent Elementary Night
Friday, September 14th
Join Leopard Volleyball for the Annual BYOP (Bring Your Own Parent) Elementary School Night on September 14th.


Lovejoy Softball Grand Slam Club Host Spirit Night
Thursday, September 20th
The Lovejoy Lady Leopard Softball Boosters are hosting a Lady Leopard Softball Night at Panera Restaurant on Thursday, September 20th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM.


Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, September 24th
The 10th Annual Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. (LLI) Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, September 24th at “The Dye Course” at Stonebridge Country Club.


Lovejoy Upper 90 Soccer Boosters Host Juggling-A-Thon
Saturday, October 13th
The Upper 90 Soccer Booster Club will host a “Juggling-A-Thon” to help raise money for the program.  


In Case You Missed It
This section of Email Express highlights news reports/articles featuring Lovejoy over the previous week.

 


Upcoming Events

Lovejoy Gifted Association Meet and Greet
Wednesday, September 19th
Are you interested in learning more about the Gifted and Talented program in Lovejoy? Click here f or details regarding the Lovejoy Gifted Association Meet and Greet.


Lovejoy Preschool PTA Open House
Sunday, September 30th
The Lovejoy Preschool PTA invites you to join them for their open house on Sunday, September 30th. Click here for details.


10th Annual Turkey Chess Tournament
Saturday, November 3rd
Register now for Lovejoy's 10th Annual Turkey Chess Tournament. This is a five round USCF (United States Chess Federation) event that will be held at Sloan Creek Intermediate School. Click here to register for the event.


3rd Annual Running Over Depression
Saturday, November 10th

Please join us for the 3rd Annual Running Over Depression Run on Saturday, November 10th at Lovejoy High School. The 1K Fun Run will begin at 8:00 AM and the 5K Run will begin at 8:30 AM at Leopard Stadium. Running Over Depression is an event being organized by Lovejoy Seniors Brett Pedersen , Michael O'Brien and Carson Hockersmith for their Senior Projects. The goal of this run is to raise awareness about teenage depression and suicide prevention. All proceeds from the run will be donated to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Please click here to register. If your business is interested in sponsoring Running Over Depression please email runningoverdepression@yahoo.com

District-Wide News

 


Increased Safety and Security
Visitors and Volunteers to Provide ID at All Campuses
New visitor and volunteer system requires any individual visiting or volunteering in Lovejoy ISD to provide a valid ID (i.e., Texas Driver’s License) each time they check in.


Volunteers
Thank you to all of our parents who give so generously of their time to serve as volunteers in our schools. The Online Volunteer Application process is now open.


Share the News!
Tuition-Based Enrollment
Our K – 12 tuition-based enrollment program is 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?


Lovejoy Pre-K Now Enrolling
Excellence Begins Early
Call Today!
Lovejoy ISD is accepting applications for tuition-based Pre-Kindergarten.


Tutoring and Test Prep Now Enrolling
Tutoring 101 announces ACT and PSAT/SAT classes to be starting soon. Private tutoring available for students in grades K-12 in all subjects.


Girl Scout Troops Now Forming
New Girl Scout troops are forming now for girls K-12th grade – and you and your daughter are invited to join us to learn more about Girl Scouting.


High School Bowling Teams Now Forming
Mark your calendars! Leopard bowling season is right around the corner,


Mentors and Coaches Needed
Lovejoy High School is offering an exciting new Entrepreneurship course – INCubatoredu and we need your help.

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, p lease  click here . To download the app for Android devices, please  click here
 
 
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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.
Lexi Parks – Class of 2018

Congratulations to Lexi Parks for leading Simpson College to a win over Grinnell. We are #lovejoyproud. Click here for details.

Love Where You Learn
As always, please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

With Respect,

Ted Moore
Superintendent
972.415.8129 (mobile)
469.742.8011 (office)