Lovejoy Independent School District

 
Email Express
July 20, 2016
A Message from the Superintendent


Dear Lovejoy Community:

As we find ourselves a month away from welcoming our students to the 2016-2017 school year, we also find ourselves just a few days away from welcoming our teaching staff to our two week professional development experience, Learning @ Lovejoy. Beginning on Tuesday, July 26 through Friday, August 5, you will find the Lovejoy High School parking lot to be full. Our educators will begin their two weeks of learning with New York Times bestselling author, Dan Heath. Dan, a Senior Fellow at Duke University's CASE Center, will be presenting from his book (co-authored by his brother, Chip) Made To Stick. During the two weeks, Lovejoy staff members will have numerous opportunities to learn from nationally recognized leaders in a wide variety of fields. There is truly something for everyone.
 
Learning @ Lovejoy is open to both private and public schools throughout Texas and beyond. The registration cost, paid by these participants, helps fund the cost of the conference, along with generous donations from several sponsors like the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools. For the second year, Office Depot is sponsoring Learning @ Lovejoy and has also made a donation toward the furniture in the incubator space at Lovejoy High School's new STEM wing. The following photos are a "sneak peek" of this new space which will open in August of this year. We are looking forward to the learning which will take place in the STEM wing, and the resulting creativity and innovation from our students.





The Texas Girls Coaches Association All Star Softball game was held  las t week with the Red team winning the 5A/6A game. Emily Weichel and Kylee Ramos reinforced why they were Texas Girls Coaches Association All Stars, as both girls received v otes for MVP of the game. They led their Red Team to a 6-4 victory, and scored 3 of the 6 runs, including the game winner. Emily went 2 for 3, 2 runs, 1 HBP (The Human Target), 1 RBI, 1 SB, 3 assists, 1 PO (Starter at SS, 3 Hole). Kylee went 2 for 3, 1 run, 1 RBI, 1 PO (Starter in LF, 6 Hole). 

These young ladies made a great impression on the coaches in attendance, and the All Star coaches whom they played for. 

In other softball news, Senior center fielder, JoJo McRae earned USA TODAY / NFCA 2nd Team All-America honors. This is the highest group of awards that a high school softball player can receive. Congratulations to JoJo.

 

This Summer , 20 Lovejoy High School students and graduates, along with five Allen High School students, are gaining valuable work experience through a summer internship program with Experian at their regional office located in Allen.  Experian is a global information services company which provides data and analytical tools to clients around the world. 
 
Participating Lovejoy High School students and graduates include Navin Augustine, Aaron Bankes, Chase B arajas, Sam Beaty, Sam Bell, Maxwell Gifford, Jessica Halbert, Ethan Harper, Eden Har ris, B rent Hendrix, Ariel Jacobs, Steven Johnson, Michael Kline, Jost Luebbe, Samuel Ma, Thomas Rousey, David Sinacola, Austin Spruell, Brandon Su, and Collin Trank.

William Farmer, Experian IT Services Director of Global Corporate Systems and Services, and Pam Simmons-Brooks, Lovejoy ISD sponsor, are pictured with the interns after a group meeting at Experian. (Not present for the picture were Chase Barajas, Maxwell Gifford, Steven Johnson, and Thomas Rousey.)
 
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
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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:  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.

 

Bry ana  St evens - Class of 2011
B rya na  gr adua ted from the University of Arkansas in 2015, where she was the President of t he  University of Arkansas' chapter of Gamma Beta Phi Academic Fraternity from 2014-2015. S he is working as a Financial Analyst for JCPenney at their headquarters in Plano, Texas.




Kathe rine Prindiville - Class of 2010
Katherine attended Collin College where she made the President's List.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University o f North Texas where she also made the President's List.  She will be graduating with a Master of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from the UT Southwestern School of Health Professions in August, 2016. Katherine completed an internship in a UT Southwestern Medical Center pain management clinic.  She is finishing a Psychological internship at Children's Medical Center in the Oncology Department, where she is a research assistant under a psychologist. After graduation, she will be completing her internship hours in a hospital setting.


Matthew Markert - Class of 2012
In May 2016, Matthew graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Economics, and a Minor in Finance.  He was accepted into SMU's Graduate Degree Program and will begin graduate  studies towards a Master's Degree in Applied Economics this Fall. Matthew was a member of the Student Government Association at UT Tyler for three years, including holding the Treasurer position during his junior and senior years. Matthew was also involved in Cross Country and Track throughout his time at UT-Tyler having earned multiple All-Conferenc e and All-Region designations. He was awarded the American Southwest Conference Scholar-Athlete Medal of Honor Award his Senior year.
 
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)