Lovejoy Independent School District

 
Email Express
August 3, 2016
A Message from the Superintendent


Dear Lovejoy Community:
 
This week will conclude our two weeks of summer professional development which we refer to as Learning@Lovejoy. Beginning next week, the offices at each campus will be open for business. If you need anything and are unable to reach someone on the campus, please call us in the Superintendent's Office and we will assist you. My assistant, Stacey Dillon, can be reached at 469.742.8003, and you are always welcome to call or text me at 972.415.8129. I know that, as you prepare for a new school year, you are eager to have your questions answered.


With the beginning of each new school year, we upload our parent email addresses into our email system for communications from both the district and individual campuses. To manage your preferences for these emails, please click on the "update profile" link at the bottom of these communications.
 

The Red Ledger is the online newspaper for Lovejoy High School and is an excellent news resource for our community.  I follow The Red Ledger on twitter , and invite you to do the same. The staff of The Red Ledger consistently earns state and national recognition for their work.  Following are some recent accolades:
 
School Newspapers Online (SNO) offers student newspaper programs with outstanding online journalism the opportunity to apply to become a SNO Distinguished Site.  The staff of the Red Ledger earned this status. 
 
Recent Lovejoy High School graduates, Nicholas Smith and Stu Mair were recently named to the University Interscholastic League's 2015-2016 All-State Journalism staff.
 
To read the press releases regarding the SNO Distinguished Site, and the All-State Journalism staff, please click here
 
   
Our students continue to be very active in various activities during the summer.
 
 
Madeleine Wentz, incoming 6th grader at SCIS, and Alex Medlin, incoming 7th grader at WSMS, were selected by audition to sing in the 150 member 2016 Texas Choral Director's Association (TCDA) Elementary Honor Choir. The July 23rd concert was a highlight of the TCDA convention in San Antonio, TX.
 
Christina Chapman, WSMS Choir Director, presented a session, "Alpha and Omega", to Texas middle school choir directors.
 
Congratulations to our talented singers and their directors, Brooke Grall, Bethany Stuard, and Christina Chapman.



Lovejoy ISD was represented nicely this summer on the City of Allen Swim Team (COAST). The COAST team participates in the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation games.  Three of the swimmers participating in the state meet were:  Keith Taylor, incoming 7th grader at WSMS, Brian Jobes, incoming 9th grader at LHS, and Ross Walenciak, incoming 9th grader at LHS. 
 
Following are the results of the state meet, which was held in McAllen, Texas:
 
Keith Taylor
100 m Freestyle, 12th place, 1:15.64
50 m Backstroke, 8th place, 39.42
50 m Butterfly, 17th place, 40.78
100 m Individual Medley, 15th place, 1:29.71
 
Brian Jobes
50 m Butterfly, 21st place, 37.47
 
Ross Walenciak
100 m Individual Medley, 17th place, 1:22.90
 
Joel Walenciak, incoming 7th grader at WSMS, qualified for the state meet, but was unable to participate.  Congratulations to all of these students on a job well done.




For the sixth year, Lovejoy students attended the Act One Drama Camp, presented by Demond Wilson, owner of the Perfect Performance.  Act One Drama Camp is one of the top theatre arts workshops in the country, and includes classes in acting, technical theatre training, stage movement, theatre dance, combat performance, college monologue, and more. A total of seven one act plays, and several dance and other performances were the culmination of this two week camp. The talented staff was comprised of some of the best theatre educators from all over the country, including our own Donella DiPasquale. 


Pictured first row: Cade Muizers. Second row: Katherine Carter, Elle Mendelson, Mrs. Donella DiPasquale, Zack Joyner. Third row: Elese Abney, Audrey Edwards. Fourth row: Lacey Pelkowski, Sylvia Hansen, Luke Wild, Natalie Edwards, Claire McLaren, Bryce Fuller. Not pictured: Alex McCaffity, Landon Kerr, and Natalie Vislovsky.


ESPN has released its list of the Top 300 recruits for the Class of 2018.  Bumper Pool, incoming 11th grader at LHS, is listed at #153.  You may read the Dallas Morning News Article by clicking here Click here for the full listing published by ESPN.

A Message from the
Deputy Superintendent



I hope this finds each of you still enjoying your summer break.

Last week we completed the first week of our 10th Annual Learning@Lovejoy Professional Learning Conference.  One special session allowed our students to begin to experience the new STEM wing at Lovejoy High School.  Last Thursday afternoon, some students in grades 5-12 were able to participate in a session called MakerBot. This session was part of a special partnership we have with Office Depot. Office Depot has been a generous supporter of Learning@Lovejoy.  As part of the Office Depot Innovation Zone, the students worked on makerspace projects and shared their thinking about their learning with the teachers.  We heard from each of the students who shared that these challenging projects involving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) were an excellent opportunity for creativity and collab oration.















I hope each of you enjoys the rest of your summer break.  We hope you continue to love where you 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
 
News

Volunteer Application Process Now Open for 2016-2017
The volunteer application process for the 2016-2017 school year is now open.  Please click here to begin the process.  Should you have any questions, please contact:
 
Volunteer Coordinator
469.742.8000



2016-2017 School Calendar - Updated
The 2016-2017 school calendar has been updated with early release dates and a professional development day on January 2nd, which will not be a school day for students.  Please click here to view the 2016-2017 calendar.




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 .  



Twitter and Facebook
Are you following the district on Twitter ?  Have you liked us on Facebook ?  Join us on social media for news and announcements.



2016 Varsity Football Season Ticket Sales

Saturday, August 6, 2016
10:30 a.m. 
Lovejoy Elementary Gym, 256 Country Club Road, Allen, Texas
 
  For the 2016 varsity football season, we currently have approximately 265 season tickets available for sale.
  • All remaining season tickets will be available for sale on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • A total of 6 tickets per household may be purchased.  Address to be verified via driver's license.
  • Cost:  $28 per season ticket for 5 home games.
    $5 + $5 + $5 + $5 + $8 = $28
    $28 for 1 season ticket, $56 for 2, $84 for 3, $112 for 4, $140 for 5, $168 for 6.
  • Checks or cash only please for sales on August 6.   Please make checks payable to Lovejoy Football Season Tickets.
  • Each season ticket includes an $8 general admission ticket to the Tom Landry Classic on August 27, 2016 at Allen Eagle Stadium.  This is one of our home games.
  • Patrons must be 16 years of age or older to hold a spot in line.  Age to be verified via driver's license.
  • Said tickets may not be transferred to another party.  Once surrendered, said tickets return to Lovejoy for resale.
  • If you are not able to attend this event, you may assign a proxy to attend for you using this  2016 Proxy Form.  The proxy assignee may not purchase other tickets during the sale of the 2016 season tickets.  Proxy Forms must be submitted to the LISD Athletic Office no later than August 1, 2016.
 
For additional information please click here, or contact linda_green@lovejoyisd.net.

 
 
Where Are They Now?

Each week, we are sharing the current accomplishments of Lovejoy graduates. If you would like to provide us with accomplishments of a Lovejoy graduate, please click here .  It is a pleasure to share the successes of Lovejoy graduates during their college years and beyond.



Jennifer Markert - Class of 2013

Jennifer will begin her fourth year in the Fall of 2016 at the University of Texas at Tyler where she is earning her Bachelor's Degree in Health Studies. Jennifer anticipates graduating in December 2017. She is involved with the Student Government Association, serving as a member of its Judicial Committee. During the 2016-17 academic year, Jennifer will chair that Committee. Jennifer has earned the distinction of being on multiple Dean's Lists during her years at UT-Tyler.




Courtney Ray - Class of 2010

Courtney graduated from Abilene Christian University in May 2014 with a BS in Health Promotions. She married Brandon Kahla in August 2015.  Courtney and Brandon currently reside in Grand Prairie, Texas.  She is currently in chiropractic school at Parker University in Dallas, Texas, and will be cleared to see patients in the clinic on campus in May 2017.  Courtney will graduate with a Doctor of Chiropractic in April 2018.  She also owns an all-natural, non-toxic beauty product company (and blog), Pure + Radiant.

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Upcoming Events  
 
Save the Date - Gus Macker Basketball Tournament
The 2nd Annual Gus Maker Basketball Tournament will be held September 10-11, 2016 at The Village at Fairview.  You may register a team at:  www.macker.com.

 
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)