Lovejoy Independent School District

 
Email Express
July 27, 2016
A Message from the Superintendent


Dear Lovejoy Community:

In many ways, yesterday felt like the start of the 2016-2017 school year. All of our teachers and principals were back for our summer professional development which we call Learning@Lovejoy. Now that the staff is back, we need your sons and daughters back in our classrooms. I hope you and your children are enjoying the summer and we will be happy when it is time for them to join us for another school year. School does begin on August 22nd.


National USA Junior Olympics Qualifiers
Congratulations to  Jake Chamberlin and Jahi Rainey who are having a very successful summer in track competition. Both students competed in the local area USA Junior Olympic Trials, advanced to the Regional USA Junior Olympic trials in Odessa, and both qualified to compete in the  National USA Junior Olympics in Sacramento, California, beginning the week of July 25 th .  









Rising 10th Grader, 
Jahi Rainey








Rising 10th Grader, 
Jake Chamberlin 



First Grade Student Shows Entrepreneurial Spirit
We often have high school seniors who will undertake a community service project to satisfy their graduation requirement of completing a Senior Project. Zoe Grall, first grade student at Lovejoy Elementary, is way ahead of the game. 

Every summer for three years now, Zoe has wanted to raise money for her specialized horse therapy. Below is a link to Zoe's Facebook event. Zoe's mom is a choral music teacher at Sloan Creek Intermediate School. 


 
A Message from the Deputy Superintendent
Another Great Day in L@L and STEM
I hope each of you is still enjoying your summer break. We had a fantastic day in Lovejoy yesterday as we kicked off the 10th Annual Learning@Lovejoy professional learning conference with our keynote speaker, Dan Heath. Dan  did an excellent job of sharing the strategies from his New York Times Bestseller, Made to Stick, as we translate this research into creating learning experiences which "stick" with our students. To follow some of the key insights which participants are finding impactful, follow us on Twitter #LatL2016.



I n addition to our learning and development, yesterday marked a special occasion as the Lovejoy ISD Board of Trustees held a ceremonial ribbon cutting to open the new wing at Lovejoy High School. The new wing on the east side of the building has specially designed spaces to support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs in Lovejoy. To learn more, click here for the local story:




Left to right: Ted Moore, Superintendent; Dr. Dennis Womack, Assistant Superintendent of Operations; Brian Rose, Projects Director Lee Lewis Construction; Dennis Muizers, Deputy Superintendent; Ann Casey, former LISD Board of Trustees President; Matt Gournay, LISD Board Trustee; Julie James, LISD Board Vice-President; Chad Collins, LISD Board President; Robbin Wells, LISD Board Trustee; John Westbrook, Lead Architect Corgan Architecture.


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 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.


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
 
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)