Lovejoy Independent School District

Celebrating 100 Years of Excellence in Education

Centennial Logo Designed by Hudson Samuels, LHS Student

A Message from the  Superintendent

Dear Lovejoy Community:

Many partnerships within the Lovejoy community benefit our school district. Historically, the real estate community have been strong advocates for our district for many reasons including the fact that many of them have children in our district. I think most people would agree Lovejoy schools draw many new residents to our community. Furthermore, a realtor recently told me that a home within Lovejoy ISD has a value 15%-30% above that same home's value located in another school district. A local realtor, Tom Grisak, recently took the opportunity to share our Lovejoy success within the website he uses to show his Lovejoy listings.  Tom published the following:

Look for changes to Email Express as we will be revamping the format. We will continue to work to include all-important information as well as student recognitions. In addition, I am adding my Twitter account as a source of real time information. Follow me on Twitter: @TedRedBuilding

In addition to important information, I will use Twitter to share information such as:
  • Emergency information such as weather warnings and security concerns
  • School closings due to inclement weather
  • All last minute changes to events/meetings including times, locations and cancellations
Follow me @TedRedBuilding. My goal is to reach 1,000 followers by December 2018.

Share the News: 
Tuition-Based Enrollment
 for Out-of-District Families

Our K - 12 tuition-based enrollment program is a great opportunity for increased district revenue and a great opportunity for families who live outside of our district boundaries, but want their children to experience a Lovejoy education. Will you help us share the news? Interested families may contact Stacey Dillon for additional information or to schedule a tour of our campuses.


Lovejoy Pre-K Now Enrolling
Excellence Begins Early
Call Today!

Lovejoy ISD is accepting applications for tuition-based Pre-Kindergarten. This comprehensive program is staffed by certified teachers and is housed on the Puster Elementary School campus. Enrichment offerings include music, fitness, art, library, science, technology, engineering, and math. We are proud to provide a Lovejoy education for community members seeking a rich learning experience, which will provide a firm foundation for kindergarten and beyond.
To schedule a tour of the Pre-Kindergarten program, please contact Stacey Dillon at 469.742.8003. To apply, please click here .

Lovejoy Students on ESPN

Cameron Pool, a rising 12th grader at Lovejoy High School plays summer select baseball for the Dallas Patriots organization. The summer season is fast paced, with Cameron's team playing in 7 tournaments over a 6 week period.  In one span, they played 21 games in 17 days in 3 different states.  The tournaments are highly competitive, drawing college and professional baseball scouts from all over the country. 
In June, Cameron's team played in the "Pathway Baseball" 17u invitational in Omaha, Nebraska. The championship game was played on ESPN3. Cameron was the starting pitcher in that game and they won 3-2.  His team also played in the Perfect Game 17u National Championship in Atlanta, Georgia.  There, the Patriots placed 5th out of 392 teams, and Cameron was named to the All-Tournament team as a pitcher.  The final tournament of the summer was the Perfect Game World Series in Phoenix, Arizona. Cameron's team advanced to the quarterfinals, and he pitched the last game of the summer in 110 degrees.

Aidan Smith, a rising 8th grader at Willow Springs, competed in the Triple Crown Baseball Club Nationals tournament in East Cobb, Georgia this past week. Aidan plays centerfield and shortstop for the 13U Dallas Patriots Sherard team, which earned the national runner up title on Saturday. Highlights of the tournament for Aidan included his grand slam in the quarterfinal game to stay alive and ultimately help send his team to the championship game that was televised on ESPN. This game is available for replay online via ESPN 3.
Aidan Smith is pictured below with his super fan and rising 7th grade sister, Madeline Smith.

Lovejoy Student Secures
USA Judo Win

Last week Alexandria LeFort, a rising junior at Lovejoy High School, won USA Judo's (olympic body) US Open in the Senior Division. Alexandria competed against several black belts in their 20's to 40's. This is significant in that Alexandria is a brown belt and still 15 years of age. This is Alex's first major national tournament win in the Senior Division and an important milestone in her Olympic journey.

Fine Arts

SCIS Choir

Rachel Dobbs, Sloan Creek sixth grader and Lovejoy Children's Choir member, performed with the TCDA (Texas Choral Director's Association) Elementary Honor Choir in San Antonio July 28th. Over 800 4th, 5th, and 6th graders auditioned for 150 spots in this prestigious choir.

Lovejoy Band and Color Guard

The Lovejoy Band and Color Guard have returned for summer band practice, with the beat of percussion, the blast of horns, and serenade of wind instruments becoming a regular morning ritual. By the first day of school, the band will have logged over 100 hours of rehearsal preparing for their half time show and UIL marching band competition. This year's marching show is themed "Silent Night." Welcome back to school Lovejoy Band and Color Guard!

WSMS Welcomes New Choir Director

You are invited to join us for a "Meet and Greet Night" as we introduce the new WSMS choir director, Mrs. Hannah Brewton. The event will be held on Monday, August 6th from 6:00 - 7:00 PM in the WSMS cafeteria. 
Hannah is coming to Lovejoy from Jefferson Middle School, just outside of Atlanta, Georgia.  She is a graduate of Georgia College and State University where she graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelors of Music in education.
For the past two years, Hannah has been the choir director at Jefferson Middle School in Athens, Georgia and has consistently received superior ratings for her programs' choir performances at competitions throughout Georgia.  In addition to being the choir director, Hannah also taught music theory and appreciation, directed the show choir, and choreographed musical numbers in the school musical.  This experience, along with her positive approach to challenging and supporting students in choral music, makes her a perfect fit to lead our WSMS choir program. 
Hannah is well aware of our outstanding reputation for musical excellence and is excited for the opportunity to work with our talented students.  In addition to her role as the head choir director at WSMS, Hannah will also be assisting with the fall musical and will be providing support for the choir program at SCIS.
We look forward to seeing you on Monday, August 6th at 6:00 PM in the WSMS cafeteria as we welcome Hannah to Lovejoy.    

Summer Calendar

Please feel free to call on us if we may be of assistance during the summer. Our hours are listed below:

Upcoming Events

Tom Landry Classic
September 1st

Mark your calendars for the opening game of the Leopard football season in the Tom Landry Classic.
Lovejoy vs Frisco Heritage
Saturday, September 1, 2018
7:00 PM
Eagle Stadium - Allen
This is a scholarship event based on the number of attendees. So, bring your extended family, friends and neighbors. We hope to see you there!

District-Wide News

Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2018-2019

The referral window for gifted and talented services is now open. Referral forms will be available online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal beginning August 13th. The window for referrals will close September 7, 2018.
Testing is scheduled for Saturday, September 15th and 22nd for students in grades 1-12. Please note: Kindergarten students will be tested at a later date.
Looking for More Information about G/T Services?
A brief information session will review the gifted and talented referral process and services offered in Lovejoy.
Lovejoy ISD Administration Building
Board Room
August 23 or August 30, 2018
9:00 AM or 6:30 PM (Session Information Repeats)
If you are unable to attend and would like more information, a slideshow presentation will be available on the gifted and talented webpage after the August 30 presentation.
For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469.742.8015) or
Brie Smith (469.742.8032) .

Kids 1st Registration
Now Open

Lovejoy Preschool PTA

Calling all parents of preschoolers - You are invited to join the Lovejoy Preschool PTA for their new member coffee to learn more about their organization.

Lovejoy Lacrosse
Boys' and Girls' Teams Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the boys' and girls' 2018 Fall season of Lovejoy Lacrosse. Join the most exciting, fastest-growing sport in the country.
Register now for Boys: Grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade
Register now for Girls: Grades Kindergarten through High School
Visit for information regarding the program and the upcoming Fall season.
Hurry, as rosters are filling quickly!

Stay Connected

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.

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)