Email Express
January 24, 2019
Dear Lovejoy Community:

The Lovejoy High School Choir and Theatre Arts departments presented Grease this past weekend. The show was excellent and serves as a great reminder of the multi-talented students you send us each day. I enjoyed the opportunity to see so many of you on Saturday. Congratulations to the cast and crew of this exemplary production.
The photos below are courtesy of Lovejoy High School Sophomore Amelia Flinchbaugh
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, Jones Carr McGoldrick LLP, JCM Mediation, Homes by J. Anthony, Tim Jackson Custom Homes, Al and Kelli Litchenburg, Owens Realtors, William Anthony Homes, Renfrow Dunaway Group, Glenn and 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 and Sampson LLP, Carey Lynn Photography, Matlock Real Estate, Reinhard Real Estate, Missy Hobgood Fournet and spot1media.

and 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)
Wine Dinner at Waterboy Farm for Ten
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
Fogo de Chão Experience for Lovejoy

Lovejoy High School Cheer
Competes at State
The Lovejoy Varsity Spirit UIL Squad competed at the UIL Spirit competition on Friday, January 18 in the 5A division. The 5A division consisted of approximately 80 schools from across Texas. The cheerleaders competed in three preliminary performances where they earned 18th place in Band Dance, 17th place in Crowd Leading and 5th place in Fight Song, finishing with an 11th place score. This earned the team a top 20 finalist spot. The Lovejoy Varsity UIL squad earned a final state ranking of 16th in the state 5A Division 2 category. Congratulations to the cheerleaders on a great state competition.
Lovejoy High School Guard
Takes First Place
The Lovejoy HS Guard competed at the North Texas Color Guard Association contest at Frisco Centennial this past Friday. The Lovejoy Guard was ranked first by all five judges and placed first for the competition. Join the Guard for their next performance on February 3 at Frisco’s Wakeland High School. The competition begins at 8:15 PM and will be a great opportunity to see their show, Goodnight Moon
The Willow Springs Color Guard programs begin their competition season this Friday at Burleson Centennial High School. The 7th grade team performs at 6:35 PM and the 8th grade team performs at 7:44 PM.
Best wishes to all of these teams for a great season.
Lovejoy Athletes Make College Commitments
Congratulations to Lovejoy High School Seniors Jake Chamberlin and Carson Collins on their college commitments.
Jake will attend the United States Military Academy West Point where he will run track. The Red Ledger released a great article regarding Jake’s commitment. You may click here to read the story.
Carson will attend The University of Tulsa where he will play football. The Dallas Morning News released a story regarding Carson’s commitment. You may click here to read the article.
2019-2020 and 2020-2021
School Calendars
School calendars are adopted every two years. This year our Board will adopt the calendars for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years. Drafts of the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school calendars will be shared with the community for feedback and recommendations. Look for the draft calendars and a response form in an upcoming special edition of Email Express. Following a review of the community recommendations, a final draft will be sent to the Board of Trustees at the February 20 board meeting.
STEM Festival and Open House
Save the Date
March 2
Save the date! Lovejoy ISD will host the second annual STEM festival on March 2 at Lovejoy High School. The event will be held from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. We hope you will join us for an exciting day filled with fascinating speakers, hands-on experiments, Makerspace, student exhibits, robotics lab, cool contests with prizes, food trucks, and much more.
An Open House for prospective families will be held during the STEM festival. We hope you will invite your friends and family members who are interested in Lovejoy to join us for this event.
Look for more details in the next edition of Email Express.
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 .
Candidate filings as of January 16, 2019 are:
Lovejoy ISD Trustee Position 1: Chad Collins
Lovejoy ISD Trustee Position 2: Amy Smith
Lovejoy ISD Trustee Position 3: Robbin Wells

Collin County Elections
The Collin County Elections office has been engaged in an evaluation process and pending purchase of a new voting system for Collin County. The voting system review committee has selected a voting system finalist. The Elections Department will host a public viewing of the voting system finalist today from 3:00 – 7:00 PM in the voting room located at the Elections Department, 2010 Redbud Boulevard, Suite 102, McKinney. The public is invited to the viewing.

A Message from the Deputy Superintendent
Family Funded Grants
Dear Lovejoy Community:
In the past, I have described our Invest in Excellence process. Invest in Excellence allows teachers to submit grant proposals for potential funding from our Foundation for Lovejoy Schools (FLS). After the Invest in Excellence Committees have met, the FLS Grant Committee awards grant funds based on the Invest in Excellence Committee’s recommendations. Click here for full details.
Dennis Muizers
Deputy Superintendent
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.

Stay Connected
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.

Connect with the Superintendent
on Twitter

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
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

WSMS Theatre
Lafayette No.1
Majestics Dance Team
Mini Dance Clinic Postponed

Athletic News

Lovejoy Athletic Department
Multi-Sport Athletes of the Week

Emma White Honored
at Davey O'Brien Luncheon

Lovejoy Baseball

Lovejoy Boys Basketball

Lovejoy Girls Basketball

Lovejoy Powerlifting

Lovejoy Boys Soccer

Lovejoy Girls Soccer

Lovejoy Softball

Lovejoy Swimming and Diving

Lovejoy Tennis
Lovejoy Wrestling

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

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.

New! STEM Festival T-Shirt Design Contest
Calling all students! Submit your entry for the design of the STEM Festival 2019 t-shirt. Click here for details.

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.

Joseph Brands
Class of 2014
Joseph Brands , Class of 2014, graduated in December from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is now working as an Aircraft Design Engineer with the Cessna Division of Textron Aviation in Wichita, Kansas, the airplane manufacturing capital of America. He is on the design team for the Denali, Longitude, and Skycourier jets.

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)