Email Express
December 19, 2018
Even though today was the last student school day this week, the Administration Building will be open on Thursday and Friday. If you need anything school related, please let us know at 469-742-8000. Also, I will be available during the holidays and you can text or call me at 972-415-8129.

Christmas Break
Lovejoy ISD will be closed December 24 – January 4. January 7 is the first day of the second semester for elementary, intermediate, and middle school students. High school students will return to school on January 8.
 
We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season and look forward to welcoming our students and staff back to school in the New Year.

Students Lend Helping Hand
The law firm of Abernathy Roeder Boyd Hullett hosted their Christmas lunch in McKinney this past Friday. Their receptionist discovered a flat tire on her vehicle when she was heading into the lunch. Following the lunch, she was attempting to change the tire when six Lovejoy High School students offered to assist her. The students changed the tire and provided kindness and compassion. This is a great example of the graduate profile in action, especially “Fair and Respectful of Others” and “Works for Justice in the Community.”
 
If possible, the law firm would like the names of the students. Please contact stacey_dillon@lovejoyisd.net with any information you may have.  
Lovejoy Offers Group Counseling
Lovejoy is offering group counseling for students for a variety of areas. The groups will meet weekly, during school hours, and will be facilitated by Lovejoy’s Social Worker, Noelle Gove, LCSW. The overall goal of the counseling groups is to address student’s social/emotional needs that may be impacting their experience and success at school. Groups are being offered, based on need, to every campus in the district, grades K-12.
 
If you are interested in your student participating in a group, please click here to complete the interest form. Noelle Gove will be in contact with parents regarding further details of the group and to obtain consent for student participation. This form is not a consent for counseling, but rather a survey of interest. 
Lovejoy Girls Volleyball 2018 Awards
Congratulations to the following athletes on their individual awards for the 2018 season:
 
Jentry Allen
10-5A All Academic
 
Brinkley Barker
10-5A First Team All-District
10-5A All Academic
 
Cecily Bramschreiber
10-5A First Team All-District
Dallas Morning News 2nd Team All Area
Prep Volleyball Sophomore 79 List
10-5A Academic All-District
TGCA Academic All-State
 
Syndey Brand
10-5A All Academic
TGCA Academic All-State
 
Grace Broussard
10-5A All Academic
 
Averi Carson
10-5A Newcomer of the Year
Dallas Morning News Newcomer of the Year
Prep Volleyball Frosh 59 List
TGCA All State
UIL State All-Tournament Team
 
Lexie Collins
10-5A 2nd Team All-District
10-5A All Academic
 
Brynn Egger
10-5A All Academic
 
Avery Elliot
10-5A All Academic
TGCA Academic All-State
 
Morgan Elvin
10-5A All Academic
TGCA Academic All-State
 
Michelle Foster
10-5A Defensive Player of the Year
10-5A All Academic
TGCA Academic All-State
 
Liana Guillemaud
10-5A 1st Team All-District
10-5A All Academic
 
Emma Johnson
10-5A All Academic
 
Ellie Jonke
10-5A All Academic
 
Grace McLaughlin
10-5A 2nd Team All-District
10-5A All Academic
 
Madison Waters
10-5A MVP
Dallas Morning News 1st Team All Area
TGCA All-State
TGCA Legacy All-Star
UIL 5A All-State
10-5A All Academic
 
Emma White
10-5A All Academic
TGCA Academic All-State
Football 10-5A All-District Selections
The 2018 District 10-5A All-District team selections were released this past week. The following Leopards were recognized for their excellent performances during the team’s 2018 season.
 
First Team Offense
QB Carson Collins
WR Jake Terwilliger
RB Jahi Rainey
OL Ben Mason
 
Second Team Offense
WR Beau Iovinelli
C Trent Robinson
OT Landry Droupy
OT Bryce Braithwaite
 
 Honorable Mention Offense
OG Ryan O’Connor
WR Solomon Aweke
WR Luke Mayfield
OL Tyler Beidleman
 
First Team Defense
DL Nathaniel Finch
LB Coleman Christensen
CB Chase Coronado
 
Second Team Defense
LB Austin King
LB Hunter Broughton
FS Ralph W Rucker
CB Beau Iovinelli
 
Honorable Mention Defense
DL Tyler Beidleman
DE Matthew Jonke
DE Sean Sumners
CB Ryan Collins
 
First Team Kicker
Tyler Loop
 
First Team Punter
Mason Long
Football Academic All-State
Congratulations to the following students for their recognition as members of the Texas High School Coaches Association Academic All-State Team:

First Team
Hunter Broughton
 
Second Team
Bryce Braithwaite
Luke Burnette
Chase Coronado
Jack Nelson
Chael Patrick
 
Honorable Mention
Coale Barr
Ryan Collins
Carson Collins
Landry Droupy
Chris Repak
Lovejoy Senior Signs NCAA Letter of Intent
Senior Ben Mason signed his NCAA National Letter of Intent to play Football for SMU today. Congratulations to Ben on his athletic and academic award.
WSMS Cross Country
The Willow Springs Leopard Cross Country Teams won the Fall Middle School District Championships held in Rockwall this past Tuesday. Congratulations to all our runners for a fantastic championship season.

7th Grade Girls – 15 Points (Perfect Score) – District Champions
Kailey Littlefield - District Champion
Sara Morefield - 2nd
Cambry Patrick - 3rd
Taylor Person - 4th
Gracyn Thompson - 5th
Brielle Scholle - 8th
Caroline Dolberry - 9th
Katelyn Helfand - 11th
 
7th Grade Boys – 31 Points – District Champions
Colin Milliken - 3rd
Luke Wright - 4th
Andrew Poulton - 5th
Grant Anderson - 8th
Konnor Mayberry - 11th
 
8th Grade Girls – 21 Points – District Champions
Amy Morefield - District Champion
Callan Snider - 2nd
Chloe Schaeffer - 5th
Dresden Colston -6th
Emily Reyna - 7th
Genevieve Jones - 8th
Emma Smith - 9th
Malia Bowling - 11th
 
8th Grade Boys – 34 Points – District Champions
Logan Pedersen - District Champion
Hayden Day - 6th
Hunter Reck - 8th
Devon Larimer - 9th
Jacob Migura -10th
Jack McClure - 11th
Inclement Weather

School closures will be determined based on safety. In the event of a school closure, notifications will be announced on the district’s website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. We will also announce any closure through the media and through a special edition of Email Express. Links to our social media accounts are shown below.
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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
Moble App News
Edlio, the district’s website and mobile app provider notified us late last week that the Lovejoy ISD mobile app, which connects directly to our website, will be removed from Apple’s App Store and Google Play’s store effective December 30. You may continue to access the district websites through the browser on your phone (ex. Chrome or Safari). We are working on alternate solutions and appreciate your patience as we strive to find an app which will best meet the needs of our Lovejoy community. Should you have any questions please contact stacey_dillon@lovejoyisd.net
A Message from the Deputy Superintendent
Dear Lovejoy Community:
 
Best wishes to you and your family for a safe break, a Merry Christmas, and the happiest holiday season. We look forward to welcoming everyone back in the New Year.
 
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
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Denim and Diamonds
The Party - We Need Your Help
We need your help to make this year’s Denim and Diamonds the best yet. How can you help?
 
Sponsor – the goal is to raise $100,000 in sponsorships. There are many levels available. Click here for options and/or contact The Party Chairperson, Kelli Litchenburg for additional information.
 
Donate – trips, parties, and fun items are needed for the silent and live auctions. Click here for the donation form. Please note – the donation deadline has been extended.
Purchase Tickets – Tickets are on sale now. Click here to buy your tickets today!
Generating Revenue
Circle of Partners
Lovejoy ISD is focused on generating new sources of revenue to offset our loss of state funding. Our goal is to protect our programs and avoid charging fees for items such as riding the bus. If you have a need for any of the following services, you can help generate revenue for the district by choosing members of the Circle of Partners . Our partners have pledged a charitable give-back (10% or more) to Lovejoy ISD for any business within the district. 
Reinhard Real Estate pledges 10% of gross commission to several non-profits including Lovejoy ISD. Their website can be found at   Reinhard Real Estate . Jeff and Terri Reinhard own Reinhard Real Estate . They are proud Puster parents to fourth grader Ben, and second grader Max.
The Cave Realty Team ( www.CaveRealty.com ) pledges 15% of gross commission on homes they help sell or buy within Lovejoy ISD. Team owners Ryan and Sarah Cave are proud parents of Lovejoy Elementary School first grader Adelaide (Addie), with 5-year-old Anders soon to follow.  
Savvy Realty pledges 10% of gross commissions on all closings within Lovejoy ISD combined with a fixed fee program which saves their home-sellers thousands of dollars. Check out SavvyRealtyLovejoy.com for details. Company founders Jeff and Sharon Kofahl are proud parents of Lovejoy High School Juniors Bradley and Brandon and Willow Springs 7th grader, Brady.  
The Walker Group Coldwell Banker APEX, Realtors pledges 10% of gross commission on homes they help sell or buy within Lovejoy ISD. Tonya Walker lives in Lovejoy ISD and specializes in this area. She and her team are excited to partner with Lovejoy ISD. Tonya’s website may be found here

For your landscaping needs we hope you will consider Accent Landscape Management Accent Landscape Management pledges 10% of gross revenues on work performed within Lovejoy ISD. Accent provides landscaping, irrigation and lawn maintenance services for commercial and residential properties. Their website may be found at Accent Landscape Management . Owners, Phillip and April Sheppard, are proud Hart parents of second grader, Kaiser, and Kindergartener, Sebastian, with two-year-old Charlotte soon to follow. 
For your roofing and solar work, we hope you will consider Jones Solar Roofing . Chadd Jones of Jones Solar and Roofing is pledging 10% of their profits on roofing and solar work completed in the Lovejoy ISD. Jones Solar and Roofing provides free inspections of your residential or commercial roof and property. They also offer free estimates on Solar/ Battery and Energy Efficiency upgrades to your home or business. Their website is: https://jonessolar.com/ or you may reach them by phone at 214.412.7444 for residential or commercial properties. Members of his family have been supporters of the Lovejoy ISD since 1979. Chadd and Liesl Thompson Jones are the proud parents of Puster Elementary 1st grader Maxwell.
For your mortgage needs we hope you will consider Black Swan Mortgage Pro . Stephanie Cigainero, owner of Black Swan Mortgage Pro is pledging 10% of her pay on Circle of Partners transactions, which will be matched by her employer Movement Mortgage . Stephanie has been in the home loan mortgage business since 2006 and may be reached at 469.531.0257 or at https://movement.com/lo/stephanie-cigainero/ . She is married to her best friend and Australian native, Josh. They have two daughters, Aspen a 5th grader at Sloan Creek and Maia. They are a host family to foreign exchange student Alessia Bellometti.  

Tutoring 101 and Lovejoy ISD have formed a revenue generating/sharing partnership to bring their services to Lovejoy families. Please see below for several offerings.

Private tutoring is available for students in grades K-12 in all subjects. Tutoring 101 recommends once a week tutoring for an hour to increase grades and learn subject matter more deeply. A once a week appointment usually results in an increase of 1 letter grade or more. Turn those C's into B's.

What's your SAT/ACT score? Want a better one? What do you need it to be?
Invest in a PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep program not just a class. Tutoring 101 helps high scorers get top scores, average students raise their scores and poor test takers achieve the scores colleges want. Tutoring 101 students have earned admissions and scholarships, and have saved thousands of tuition dollars every year. 
 
Classes are conveniently located at Lovejoy High School. Call 972.359.0222 or email Robyn@Tutoring101.com for additional information.
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Lovejoy Swimming and Diving
 
 
Lovejoy Wrestling


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In Case You Missed It
This section of Email Express highlights news reports/articles featuring Lovejoy over the previous week.




Upcoming Events



Lovejoy Lacrosse Free Try-It Clinics
January 9, 12 and 19
Lovejoy Lacrosse will host lacrosse try-it clinics at Willow Springs Middle School. The clinics are free and open to all grade levels.



District-Wide News




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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.


SafeSchools App Now Available
SafeSchools has launched their new mobile application for anonymous reporting. You may click here for the SafeSchools Alert Mobile Application Download Instructions.


New! Tutoring 101
College Bound? Tutoring 101 Classes Starting Soon!
Invest in a PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep program not just a class. We've helped high scorers get top scores, average students raise their scores, and poor test takers achieve the scores that colleges want.


New! Lovejoy Lacrosse – Boys’ and Girls’ Teams Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the boys’ and girls’ 2019 Spring season of Lovejoy Lacrosse. Join the most exciting, fastest-growing sport in the country.

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

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)