Email Express
December 5, 2018
Dear Lovejoy Community:

I hope this finds you and your family experiencing a great week in Lovejoy. It was nice to see so many of you at the Fine Arts Festival this past weekend. The Fine Arts Festival is always one of my favorite events, and this year was no exception. The talents of your students showcased in both the performing and visual arts was extraordinary. Congratulations to the students and staff members on an exemplary Festival.

The Red Ledger Named 2019 Digital Crown Finalist
Lovejoy High School’s award-winning online news publication, The Red Ledger , is one of just 18 high schools to be named a 2019 Digital Crown Finalist from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA). The CSPA Crown award is one of the top honors a publication staff can receive nationally. The Red Ledger will be honored and receive either a Silver or Gold Crown at the CSPA National Convention awards ceremony in March at Columbia University in New York.
 
The Red Ledger previously won Gold Crowns in 2015 and 2017, along with Silver Crowns in 2014 and 2016.
 
Click here for additional information regarding this prestigious award.

Band Students Earn All-Region Honors
The Lovejoy High School Band competed at the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region 25 All-Region band auditions this past weekend. Eights students will continue on to the Area Band competition in January.

Congratulations to the following students:
 
All-Region Jazz Band
Sam Oates
Joel Reaves
Kyle Easley
Cy Feagin
Maddy Allen
Jonah Hicks
 
Freshman All-Region Band
Michael Harris
Andrew James
Mason Muller
Neelesh Iyer
Anna Staab
Greyson Monroe
Kaysey Taunton - Alternate
Jason Holiman - Alternate
Carlee George - Alternate
Addy Wimbish - Alternate
Dominic Mauriello - Alternate
Ethan Shriner - Alternate
 
All-Region Band
Joe Harris - 1st Chair - Area qualifier
Sarah Jahnke - Area qualifier
Brynne Davies - Area qualifier
Samir Mehta - Area qualifier
Sophia Heussner - Area qualifier
Joel Reaves - Area qualifier
JR Frazier - Area qualifier
Sam Oates - Area qualifier
Shane Uhl
Greyson Monroe
Kyle Easley
MJ Dear
Sam Lamping
Jesse Vela
Andrew James
Pallavi Muraleedharan - Alternate
Kylee Tyra - Alternate
Nathan Karst - Alternate
Neelesh Iyer - Alternate
Michael Harris - Alternate

WSMS Orchestra Student Performs With The Greater Dallas Youth Philharmonic Orchestra
Each year, the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra (GDYO) offers concerto competitions for four of the ensembles. These competitions cultivate solo performances, encourage personal excellence, and acknowledge the high degree of talent and hard work exhibited by the musicians in this organization.
 
WSMS 8th grade student Ayana Dalley was named the winner of this concerto competition and performed Symphonie Espagnole (movement 1) by Lalo with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the GDYO. She performed this piece on Sunday, November 11. Ayana was born in Wales, UK and moved to Dallas when she was one year old. She began studying violin at the age of 5 with Yukako Jones and currently studies with Jina Lee-Aleman and Lucas Aleman. A member of the local orchestras since she was 8, this season she is a member of the GDYO. At Willow Springs Middle School Ayana is concert master of the Chamber Orchestra. When she is not playing her violin, Ayana is passionate about ballet. She has been a student at the Ballet Academy of Texas in Coppell for 8 years and is currently an apprentice with the Ballet Ensemble of Texas, their official company.

Lovejoy Athlete Nominated for VYPE DFW Offensive Player of the Year - Vote Now!
Lovejoy High School Senior Carson Collins is nominated for the 2018 VYPE DFW Offensive Player of the Year. Voting is open now through Sunday, December 9 at 5:00 PM. Click here to cast your vote. The winner of the poll will be featured on the VYPE Website. 
 
Connect with the Superintendent
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I am increasing my presence on Twitter; please follow me @TedRedBuilding to receive:

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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 for $135 and will increase to $150 tomorrow. Click here to buy your tickets today!


Kendra Scott Gives Back Party
Thursday, December 13
Benefiting the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools


New! Foundation’s Annual Appeal Reaches $190,400
$9,600 is needed to close the gap toward the 2018 goal of $200,000. Now is the time to make your year-end tax-deductible gift, which will impact the education of every Lovejoy student. You may click here to donate.


New! $27,000+ Received Through Corporate Matching
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools has received the following Corporate Matching gifts for the 2018 Annual Appeal:
 
Texas Instruments - $9,037
Toyota - $7,587
Alliance Data - $2,510
Samsung - $1,150
Microsoft - $635
Various Other Companies - $6,231
 
Click here to see a list of companies that match donations and check with your HR Department for Employee Portal to determine how to submit your matching gift request.
 
 
New! Lovejoy Men’s Tailgate Tournament Raises $8,000
Around 80 Lovejoy men participated in the Foundation’s annual Tailgate Tournament. Congratulations to the 2018 Tailgate Champions: Brad Havens and James Miller, team Lovejoy HVAC. The tournament generated approximately $8,000 for the Foundation. Thank you to John and Kris Dunaway for hosting the event and thank you to event sponsors Renfrow-Dunaway Group, Fable Security, Lee Lewis Construction, Lovejoy HVAC, Chick-fil-A Twin Creeks and Stacy Road.


New! Legacy Bricks
Leave a lasting legacy for someone you love by placing an engraved brick in the Lovejoy High School courtyard. Bricks are $100 and may be ordered here .
 

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.
Fine Arts News

 
SCIS Choir Performs at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
December 10


LHS Orchestra Spirit Night at Zoe’s
December 11


Athletic News


Lovejoy Multi-Sport Athletes of the Week


Lovejoy Boys Basketball


Lovejoy Girls Basketball


Lovejoy Golf
 
 
Lovejoy Swimming and Diving
 
 
Lovejoy Wrestling


Lovejoy Boys Basketball Chipotle Night
December 10

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

 
 
 


Upcoming Events


Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Referrals
Parent Information Session
December 12
A parent Information session regarding Gifted and Talented (G/T) referrals will be held as follows:
December 12 at 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM


New! LHS School Store Offers Special Holiday Shopping Night
December 12
The LHS School Store will be open from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Wednesday, December 12. We hope you will join us for the special shopping event.


New! Lovejoy Girls Lacrosse High School Team
General Information Meeting
December 17
Lovejoy Lacrosse has a girls' high school lacrosse team and are looking for some Lady Leopards to join the team. The team will begin their spring season in January as part of the Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League.


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.


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.


Lovejoy Mom Selected for 2019 Boston Marathon
Lovejoy mom, Tracy Sutherlin, is asking for your help in raising money to support the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Team in Training.


Lovejoy Family Requests Assistance in Remembering Our Troops
The Heckman Family, with students at Puster Elementary and Sloan Creek Intermediate, is requesting your assistance in providing stuffed stockings to a military intelligence unit deployed in the Middle East.


Senior Project Benefitting Archway Hospice Center
LHS Senior Amanda Gibson is asking for your help with her Senior Project.
 

Tutoring 101
Tutoring and Test Prep Now Enrolling
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.
 

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

Stay Connected
 
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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)