Lovejoy Independent School District

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August 10, 2016
A Message from the Superintendent

Dear Lovejoy Community:
This time of year is filled with the excitement of our campuses preparing for the beginning of a new school year. Yesterday, Dennis Muizers, Deputy Superintendent, and I met with our campus principals.  On Monday, August 15, all of our teachers will return from summer break.  We are all looking forward to a school year filled with great experiences for our students, both in and out of the classroom.  Please call on any of us at any time we may be of assistance.
During this past week Lovejoy enjoyed recognitions in several different media publications.  Congratulations to the students and coaches, and best wishes for great seasons.  Following are links to the articles:
Allen American - Leopards to Look For
Mesquite News - A Peek Into The Future:  New 15-5A to Offer Several New Challenges - The Top 5
Allen American - Volleyball: TAVC Releases Inaugural Pre-Season All-Texas Team
The Courier - Volleyball:  Three Local Teams Ranked in TGCA Preseason Polls
The Dallas Morning News SportsDay HS - 2016 High School Volleyball Preview: Southlake Carroll, Lovejoy Among Teams Loaded With Talent

Two incoming LHS 10th graders competed at the USA Junior Olympics.  Congratulations to Jake Chamberlin and Jahi Rainey for their outstanding achievements in track and field.
Jake received three medals: 2nd place, 4x400; 5th place, 4x100; and 6th place, 400.  He was named 3X All American at the USA Junior Olympics.

Jahi achieved the following results: USATF: Shot put - 11th; Discus - 16th; and AAU: Shot put - 15th; Discus - 6th.

Jake is pictured at left, and Jahi is pictured at right.

Last week, we congratulated several students participating in the City of Allen Swim Team (COAST). The COAST team participates in the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation games.  We are pleased to recognize and congratulate additional Lovejoy students on the COAST team:
Maggie Manders (SCIS/6th grade) competed in the State completion in McAllen, Texas on July 29.  Her results are as follows:  50 m freestyle, 9th place-38.28; 25 m backstroke, 15th place-21.39; 25 m freestyle, 7th place-16.68.
Maggie is pictured with her dad.

The Easley family was well-represented on the COAST team this summer.  Kyle Easley (LHS/9th grade) made A Regionals, and qualified for the state event in 100 IM for his age group. Ava and Sean Easley (PES/4th grade) swam for COAST, and both made A Regionals.  

Kyle, Ava, and Sean are pictured.

A Message from the
Deputy Superintendent

Dear Lovejoy Community:

Each summer, the Advanced Placement teachers at Lovejoy High School receive student performance data from the prior year.  This information helps them adjust their curriculum and instructional plans for the upcoming year to ensure students receive the best possible learning experience in each AP course.  Once again, Lovejoy High School teachers had very strong AP course performance; in many cases exceeding the state and national mean scores.  Today at Lovejoy High School, the teachers are digging into the AP data and making plans for the upcoming school year.

Dennis Muizers

Lovejoy vs Frisco Lone Star Tickets on Sale
Friday, September 9, 2016, the Lovejoy varsity football game will be held at the Ford Center at the Star.  Fans may purchase tickets for the September 9th game at the pre-sale price until the day of the game.  Click here to purchase tickets.
For additional information regarding varsity football tickets, please click here .
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

2016-2017 School Calendar
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 .  

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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.

Connor Cavanaugh - Class of 2011
Connor just completed a year in New York City with the AmeriCorp City Year program working with at-risk students in public schools. He plans to stay in New York City and has been offered a position at P.S.108 in Brooklyn.
Price Smith - Class of 2011
Price graduated from Texas Tech in May 2015, with a double major in Business Management and Marketing. After graduation, he was chosen, through a highly competitive board process, to attend The United States Marine Corp Officer Candidate School (OCS-220) in Quantico, Virginia. On completion of this elite training, Price earned his commission as a USMC 2nd Lieutenant. He then attended 6 months of additional training at The Basic School to complete his officer training. On June 29th, Price graduated The Basic School with Honors from a class of 270, and received his 1st choice of MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) of a M1a1 Abrams Tank Officer.  Price is now stationed in Quantico, working as the Admin for Command Screening Board, awaiting his MOS school which will start this fall at Ft. Benning, Georgia.

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:

Love Where You Learn

As always, please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns. 
With Respect,
Ted Moore
Lovejoy ISD
972.415.8129 (mobile)
469.742.8011 (office)