Email Express
January 16, 2019
Dear Lovejoy Community:

I hope you will be able to join us this weekend for the Lovejoy High School production of Grease . I promise the show will be incredible, and you will leave saying that it was exemplary.
Student recognitions abound in this edition of Email Express with a Davey O’Brien scholarship finalist, a MaxPreps National Freshman of the Year award, a National Top 22 Young Visual Artist recognition by the YoungArts competition and numerous athletic accomplishments. We are #lovejoyproud.
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Denim and Diamonds
Saturday, February 2
Denim & Diamonds – The Party is presented by Lee Lewis Construction and sponsored by Corgan Architects, Grateful Lovejoy Family, Michael & Roxana Denham, Jeff & Kayla Wood, Homes by J. Anthony, Tim Jackson Custom Homes, Al and Kelli Litchenburg, Owens Realtors, William Anthony Homes, Renfrow Dunaway Group, Glenn & Ashley Shooner, Cleve Adamson Custom Homes, Stephanie and Sean McCaffity, Dale Carnegie Training - Ryan Akins, Fairway Independent Mortgage and Henri and Allison Friloux, Samantha and Matthew Poulton, The Walker Group - Coldwell Banker Apex, Commercial Bank of Texas, Estate Life Magazines,, RBFCU, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP, Carey Lynn Photography, Matlock Real Estate, Reinhard Real Estate, Missy Hobgood Fournet

Live Auction Items
Join us at the event to have the opportunity to bid on these fabulous items:
Audi for All Seasons
Bird Hunt at Bethel Ranch for Four Hunters
Lovejoy Football Game - Dinner in the Press Box
With Autographed Lovejoy Football Helmet
Christmas in Orlando, Florida (Condo for Eight)
Seagrove Beach Cottage for Six
Christmas Break Skiing in Angel Fire (Condo for Six)
Royal Chef Dinner for Ten in Your Home
Maggiano's Wine Dinner for Fifteen
Two Orchestra Section Tickets to Hamilton at Dallas Music Hall with Hotel Stay
Allen American's Premium Luxury Suite for Ten+
Delta Charlie’s Dallas Sightseeing Flight and Dinner for Two
Monday, January 21
Student Holiday
Monday, January 21 is a student holiday. We hope you and your family have a safe and enjoyable long weekend.

Filing Deadline for May Trustee Election
The filing deadline for a place on the ballot for the May 4, 2019 Trustee election is Friday, February 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Candidate packets are available for pick up in the Administration Building. Please ask for Stacey Dillon.

For additional information, please  click here .

Lovejoy High School
Performing Arts Presents
The Lovejoy High School Theatre and Choir students are rarin’ to go with one of the world’s most iconic productions, Grease ! The show will be presented January 17-19, 2019 at 7:00 PM.
Beginning its life cycle with an eight-year Broadway run, Grease is an unforgettable trip back to a simpler time of poodle skirts, drive-ins, and T-birds. In the summer of 1959, bad boy Danny Zuko (played by Junior , Bryce Fuller ) had a secret romance with the new-in-town, sweet-girl-next-door Sandy Dumbrowski (Senior, Adelyn Maruca ). Now, school is back in session, and the pressure of friends and cliques is making their love a bit more complicated. Click here for more information regarding the cast.
Tickets are on sale now! Prices are $15 for students, seniors, and staff and $19 for adults. Tickets may be purchased at the online box office:
Come experience the friendships, romances, and adventures that have made Grease a Broadway knock-out and blockbuster success. We hope to see you “Shakin’ at the High School Hop” at the Lovejoy High School Auditorium.
Due to mature high school themes, this show is recommended for middle school students and above.
Lovejoy Student Named Finalist for Davey O'Brien High School Scholarship
Congratulations to Lovejoy High School Senior Emma White on her selection as one of the six finalists for the Davey O’Brien High School Scholarship. Recipients of this scholarship are chosen based on character, community service, leadership, scholarship and varsity participation. The winner of the award will receive a $30,000 scholarship, while the five finalists will receive $2,500. You may click here to read the Fort Worth Star Telegram article.
Emma was named an Academic All-State nominee for volleyball, is a two-time all-district honoree and served as team captain this school year. She is a National Merit Commended Scholar, National AP Scholar and AP Scholar with Distinction. Emma plans to attend Southwestern University where she will be a member of the Pirates volleyball team.  

Lovejoy Athlete Named MaxPreps National Freshman of the Year
Congratulations to Lovejoy High School Freshman Averi Carlson on being named MaxPreps National Freshman Player of the Year. Averi excelled this year in volleyball, averaging 10.5 assists and was named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association’s All-State team. She had a total of 1,567 assists, including 58 against Frisco Wakeland in the regional final and 103 total in two matches against nationally ranked Prosper (6A). Averi had 121 kills and 61 blocks. You may click here to read the Dallas Morning News article .
Lovejoy Alumnus Receives YoungArts Recognition
Congratulations to Eli Ruhala , Class of 2018, on his selection as one of the top 22 young visual artists in the nation by the YoungArts competition. The 2019 YoungArts winners will receive cash prizes of up to $10,000, access to mentors and opportunities to share their work with the public at renowned institutions such as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Baryshnikov Arts Center (New York) and New World Center  ( Miami). 

Finalists are also eligible for nomination to the White House-appointed Commission on Presidential Scholars. As the sole nominating agency, YoungArts selects 60 Finalists each year, 20 of whom are invited to become U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts , one of the highest honors for graduating high school seniors.
Eli is currently working in Miami with YoungArts as part of their 38th annual National YoungArts Week. He is working with and learning from renowned artists including Tony Award winner Joan Lader; Grammy Award-winning percussionist Joseph Gramley; Academy Award-winning film editor Doug Blush; Obie Award-winning theater artists Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz; award-winning journalist, author and provocative cultural critic Joan Morgan; poet John Murillo; opera singers Daniela Mack and Alek Shrader; US Artist Fellow and Princess Grace award-winning choreographer Rosie Herrera ;  bestselling author Kristen Simmons; and award-winning photographer Lori Hepner, among many others.
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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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 ( ) 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 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: 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 . 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 for additional information.
Fine Arts News

Lovejoy Cheer
Lovejoy Winter Guard

Mini Majestic Dance Clinic
Saturday, January 25

Sloan Creek Choir

Athletic News

Lovejoy Boys Basketball

Lovejoy Girls Basketball

Lovejoy Golf

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Lovejoy Boys Soccer

Lovejoy Girls Soccer

Lovejoy Swimming and Diving

Lovejoy Tennis
Lovejoy Wrestling

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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.

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.

Toy Drive
The Lovejoy High School Work-Based Learning Program is accepting new to gently used toys for children birth – 5 years. Donations will benefit Little Leopards.

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
972.415.8129 (mobile)
469.742.8011 (office)