Email Express: August 23, 2018
A Message from the Superintendent
I hope your first week of school has been great. From my office, this has been the smoothest start of a school year to date. While there are always some bumps at the beginning of school, you have been very helpful to keep your kids and us on track. I know that all of our campuses are more than willing to assist you as needed, but as an additional resource, you are welcome to call or text me on my cell phone: 972-415-8129. If you text me, please include your name so that I will know with whom I am responding. Finally, I am increasing my presence on Twitter; please follow me @TEDRedBuilding to receive:

  1. Emergency Notifications
  2. School Closings Due to Inclement Weather
  3. Last Minute Changes to Scheduled Events
  4. Student Success Stories
  5. Important News with District-Wide Relevance


Keeping Your Kids Safe

As you know, our Board of Trustees has set a new Board Priority which directs the administration to:

“Strengthen the program for safety and security that serves as the model for K-12 by enhancing safety and protecting the positive learning environment by ensuring the personal/social needs of Lovejoy students are met”.

To that end, the district has placed an officer on each of our six campuses as well as hired a Director of Safety and Security with an impressive resume including both military and law enforcement experience. Our campuses are covered by either:
 
School Resource Officers (SRO), which the district contracts with the Town of Fairview to provide, or

Lovejoy ISD Campus Security Officers who are trained and licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) as School Marshals. The district has three of these trained professionals on staff.

In addition, the district has taken several steps to tighten access to all campuses. We have implemented some measures that will remain confidential as we would not want to advertise our points of strength, which conversely might also identify any potential soft spots as entry points to our campuses.

Finally, we know that rapid response to any emergency including medical needs is of the utmost importance. To that end, we are employing a technology from Enseo, which will result in employees having a Personal Location Device (PLD) attached to their name badge. When an employee presses the button for 3 seconds, a message is sent to the Campus Security Officers as well as the administration team. The message will show the teacher’s name and the room number of their location. Click here to view a video outlining how the system works. Click here to view recent coverage by WFAA regarding this security enhancement.
Circle of Partners
A New Opportunity for Partnership

As you know, our booster clubs will often hold fundraisers such as Chick-fil-A Night. The boosters and our district will announce these nights and the restaurant will commit a certain percentage of sales back to the booster club.
 
We have discovered that some REALTORS in the area also have a charitable contribution program. These programs typically pledge to their clients that they will give a percentage of their gross commission back to a charity of the client’s choice. If a REALTOR chooses this charitable give back option and Lovejoy ISD is selected as a recipient, then we will use our district communication channels to let you know which REALTORS are offering a charitable program benefitting Lovejoy ISD. In a recent meeting, a REALTOR shared that home values within Lovejoy ISD are often 15%-30% higher than comparable homes outside of the Lovejoy school boundaries. We sent out a letter to members of our REALTOR community last week. You may click here to read the correspondence.

If you would like to join the Circle of Partners, please send the link to your Real Estate Website that documents your charitable contribution program at the 10% level or more, and we will include your information in our communication. 

Lovejoy Welcomes First
Circle of Partners Member

Lovejoy welcomes our first real estate company with a charitable contribution program which pledges 10% of gross commission to several non-profits including Lovejoy ISD. This realtor is Reinhard Real Estate . Jeff and Terri Reinhard own Reinhard Real Estate. They are proud Puster parents to fourth grader Ben, and 2nd grader Max. 
Increased Safety and Security
Visitors and Volunteers to Provide
ID at All Campuses
One of the numerous safety and security measures implemented for the 2018-2019 school year includes a new system for check-in at all campuses and the administration building. The new system is called Raptor and requires any individual visiting or volunteering in Lovejoy ISD to provide a valid ID (i.e., Texas Driver’s License) each time they check in. On your first visit, the receptionist will scan your ID, creating a profile in Raptor. On subsequent visits, individuals may scan their ID. In both cases a nametag will be printed. To sign out the barcode on your nametag will be scanned. Additionally, a valid ID will be required to check students out of school.
Volunteers
Thank you to all of our parents who give so generously of their time to serve as volunteers in our schools. 

For the safety of our students, a criminal history record is obtained annually for every person interested in volunteering at a LISD campus. Upon completion of the background check, applicants will be notified of approval to volunteer.
 
Please  click here   to access the Online Volunteer Application. The online application is a secure link.
 
All information regarding volunteer applications received for the 2017-2018 school year has been deleted. If you submitted an application prior to August 2018, it will be necessary to complete another application.

Should you have any questions, or require assistance, please contact:
 
Dan Buholtz
Director of Safety and Security
469.742.2175
A Message From The
Deputy Superintendent
Deputy Superintendent Dennis Muizers provides important information regarding the new A-F district rating system in Texas. Click here for full details.
Student Recognitions
Lovejoy Lacrosse
This summer several Lovejoy Lacrosse players were a part of various summer travel and select lacrosse teams that competed across the nation. These players represented both Texas and the Lovejoy community well and made us #lovejoyproud. Click here for the full story and photos.
Fine Arts News



LHS Cheer
Lovejoy High School Cheerleaders host Junior Leopards Mini Cheer Camp.

LHS Theatre
Lovejoy High School Theatre Booster club to host first meeting.
Athletic News

Lovejoy Team Tennis
Lovejoy Team Tennis is off to a fast start this season.

Lovejoy Lady Leopards Volleyball
Lovejoy Lady Leopards Volleyball start season in tough tournaments.

Lovejoy Leopards Cross Country
Lovejoy Leopards Cross Country experience success at Plano Cross Country Invitational.

Lovejoy Leopards Football
The 2018 season will begin tomorrow against the Frisco Centennial Titans.
In Case You Missed It
Upcoming Events
Give Us Five

The Lovejoy Leopards will play Frisco Heritage in the Tom Landry Classic on September 1 at Allen Eagle Stadium. Proceeds from this game will go towards scholarships for students at Lovejoy High School. Come to the game and bring 5 of your friends. Click here for details.


Lovejoy Hockey Fundraiser
The Lovejoy Ice Hockey team will host a fundraiser at Chipotle on September 4th. Click here for details.

District-Wide News
 
Share the News!
Tuition-Based Enrollment
Our K – 12 tuition-based enrollment program is 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?


Lovejoy Pre-K Now Enrolling
Excellence Begins Early
Call Today!
Lovejoy ISD is accepting applications for tuition-based Pre-Kindergarten.


Chess Club for Elementary and Intermediate Students
Chess Club registration is now open…join the fun!


Lovejoy Senior Requests Assistance with Senior Project
Alexandra Brungardt is a Lovejoy Senior working to raise money to purchase toys for the Cancer Hospital. She is hoping you can help.


Girls' and Boys' Lacrosse Free Try-It Clinics
Lovejoy Lacrosse will host 2 girls’ and boys' lacrosse try-it clinics on August 25th and September 8th from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Willow Springs Middle School. 

Mentors and Coaches Needed
Lovejoy High School is offering an exciting new Entrepreneurship course – INCubatoredu and we need your help.


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.


Kids 1st Registration: Now Open
Registration is now open for Kids 1st. This program is a service to parents who need after school care during the regular school year.


Lovejoy Ice Hockey Registration
The Lovejoy Ice Hockey Club is forming teams for this upcoming season. Any 7th - 12th grade hockey players who would like to join the team are encouraged to reach out to lovejoyhockey@gmail.com


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. 
Visit www.lovejoylacrosse.com for information regarding the program and the upcoming Fall season.  
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, p lease  click here . To download the app for Android devices, please  click here
 
 
Twitter and Facebook
Are you following the Superintendent on Twitter? Are you following the district on Twitter ? Have you liked us on Facebook ? Join us on social media for news and announcements.
Where Are They Now?

If you would like to provide us with accomplishments of a Lovejoy graduate, please click here .  We will share this information in the “Where Are They Now?” section of Email Express. It is a pleasure to report the successes of Lovejoy graduates during their college years and beyond.
Love Where You Learn
As always, please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

With Respect,

Ted Moore
Superintendent
972.415.8129 (mobile)
469.742.8011 (office)