Lovejoy Independent School District

 
Email Express
July 13, 2016
A Message from the Superintendent


Dear Lovejoy Community:

The administration building reopened on Monday after our two week summer break. My family and I spent almost two weeks at South Padre Island and it was great. I even had the bonus of running into one of our Lovejoy parents at Blackbeards.



Summertime finds our teachers enjoying their time off.  Summertime also finds our teachers enjoying learning opportunities, which in turn enhance the learning experiences of our students in the classroom.  Pictured from left to right:  Holly Haynes, Alison Healey, Regina Hutcheson, Angie Rexford, and Melody Herring.  They recently completed two weeks of intensive Take Flight training, which is a dyslexia program.



A number of our students are involved in scouting, and it is always a pleasure to recognize their accomplishments in this area.

 
Dylan Grayson Smith recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout.  His Eagle Project served Creekwood United Methodist Church, the Charter Organization Sponsor of Troop 358.  The project involved constructing benches and reconfiguring the existing sand volleyball court into a large sandbox which the church needed for their preschool summer camp program. 

Preston A. Nicol also recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout. His Eagle Project served the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary. His project involved replacing 50 feet of existing boardwalk on the Wood Duck Trail to allow visitors to safely explore the sanctuary.
 
We extend our sincerest congratulations to both Preston and Dylan in achieving the highest rank in Boy Scouts. 
 

Lauren Payne, a Junior at Lovejoy High School, competed at the National HOSA Competition in Nashville, Tennessee, this summer.  HOSA, or Health Occupation Students of America, is an organization with over 200,000 members which promotes and provides education regarding careers in the health care industry.  Lauren represented Texas in the Sports Medicine category.  Congratulations to Lauren on this significant accomplishment.
 
Lauren is pictured with her sponsor, Susan Smiley, during the opening ceremonies.



Members of 4H participate in many projects throughout the year.  All members compete at the county and regional levels.  Seniors, however, move to State if they win 1st place at District, much like athletic competitions.  Two Lovejoy Seniors, Kiersten Esposito and Emily Orr, competed in 4H Round Up, the state level-competition which was held in College Station, Texas.  Congratulations to Kiersten and Emily:
 
Educational Presentation - Public Speaking
2nd Place out of 24 Teams
Kiersten Esposito
Emily Orr
Kiersten and Emily presented "The Benefits of Music in Education"
 
Horse Quiz Bowl
1st Place out of 26 Teams
Kiersten Esposito
(Kiersten competed with 3 other students from Collin County)




Congratulations to Willow Springs Middle School football.  One-hundred-thirty-three teams across the State of Texas qualified to compete in the largest 7on7 event in the country. Five teams from Willow Springs competed with three teams finishing in the Top 3.  Pictured below are the 7on7 State Tournament Champions.  Congratulations to the students and coaches.  




Lovejoy High School incoming Seniors, Callie Holden and Bailey Downing competed together with their team, TAV 17s Black, in the 2016 GJNC National Volleyball Tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana. They came home with the 1st place Gold medal and the National 17s Open Title.  Congratulations to Callie, Bailey, and their team.



Leadership TASB is a unique board development program designed to take experienced school board members to a new level of service and leadership by exposing them to a variety of issues, people, activities, and locations during a year-long program.  The program is composed of multiple training sessions held among a cohort group of 28 to 36 participants.  Class members are selected for demonstrated leadership in their local district and communities, and for their representation of the diversity of Texas school districts.
 

Our Trustee, and Board Secretary, Robbin Wells, recently graduated from Leadership  TASB as a Master Trustee.  Congratulations to Robbin on the completion of this program.  As always, we are thankful to Robbin, and all of our Board members for their commitment and dedication to the students and community that we serve.

 
News

 
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 district and campuses launched new websites during the school year.  A feature of this new site is an online app, which we are pleased to inform you is now 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.

 
 
2016 Lovejoy Athletic Summer Camps and Leopard Conditioning
Registration is now open for Athletic Summer Camps. To register, please click here.
 
Upcoming camps include:  Softball and Football.


July 30th Sports Physicals and Cardiac Screening at Willow Springs
The Lovejoy Sports Medicine Department is offering sports physicals and hosting "Who We Play For" for cardiac screenings at Willow Springs Middle School on Saturday, July 30th. Physicals and cardiac screenings are open to all 2016-2017 Lovejoy 7th-12th grade student athletes. A parent or guardian should attend with the student to sign permission forms.  An RSVP is required to participate. For additional information, please click here

 
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.

Austin Ray - Class of 2011
Austin graduated from Abilene Christian University in 2015.  He will be attending Parker University in the Fall of 2016 pursuing a Doctorate of Chiropractic.
 

Connor Elise Marshall - Class of 2012
Connor graduated from Southwestern University and will be attending dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.  



Katharine Stroud - Class of 2011
Katharine was a Kilgore College Rangerette from 2011-2013.  She graduated from Texas Tech University in 2015 and works for Brad Lachman Productions in Burbank, California.  Brad Lachman produces numerous events to include the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Christmas Tree Lighting in Rockefeller Center, the Macy's 4th of July Special, Michael Buble Christmas Specials, Toy Story Special, Betty White Birthday Bash Specials, and upcoming TV series productions.
 
Upcoming Events

Learning @ Lovejoy - Parent Opportunity

With access and exposure comes a great responsibility, of which people of all ages are lacking a true understanding - namely, the lasting digital footprint we create every day. Our young people have technology in their hands and access to an ever-growing and changing collection of digital content. They will always have technology and digital access, so why not explain their rights and responsibilities?

Join Mike Patterson, a K-12 Education Strategist for CDW-G, for an afternoon of learning:
 
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Learning @ Lovejoy, Lovejoy High School
 
Click here to register.  Click here for additional information.

   
 
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)