Email Express
January 9, 2019
Dear Lovejoy Community:

I hope you and your family had an enjoyable holiday season. It was great to welcome our Pre-K – 8th grade students back to school on Monday and our high school students back to school yesterday. We are looking forward to an exemplary second semester.

Board of Trustees
January is School Board Recognition Month in Texas. This is an opportunity for us to recognize our board members for their commitment to serving the students, parents, staff, and community members of Lovejoy ISD. We appreciate our board members and all they do. With gratitude, we recognize and thank:
 
Chad Collins , Board President
Amy Smith , Board Vice-President
Anne Smith , Board Secretary
Scott Christiansen , Board Member
Matt Gournay , Board Member
Al Litchenburg , Board Member
Robbin Wells , Board Member
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 .
LHS Student Advances To
Championship Round of
National Home Run Derby
Congratulations to Lovejoy High School Senior Luke Stine for advancing to the championship round of the National Home Run Derby Power Showcase in Miami. Luke hit the furthest home run in the preliminary rounds at 421 feet, competing with top players from around the world. Luke received the Colossus of Clout Award and a bat signed by Babe Ruth’s granddaughter for having the Longest Wood Bat Home Run. You may click here for additional information.
Lovejoy High School
Performing Arts Presents
Grease
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 Mom Selected For
2019 Boston Marathon
Lovejoy Mom Tracy Sutherlin was selected to be the North Texas Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) Team in Training Representative at the 2019 Boston Marathon. She is running in honor and celebration of two Lovejoy students: Mallory Cass and Austin Bennett. Mallory is a seventh grader at Willow Springs Middle School and was diagnosed with Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in 2014. Austin is a senior at Lovejoy High School and was diagnosed with ALL in 2017. You may click here to donate to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. For additional information, you may click here to read a great article on this subject published by the Lovejoy Messenger .

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. 
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
 
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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
A Message from the Deputy Superintendent
Noetic Math Contest
Dear Lovejoy Community:
 
Congratulations to the third and fourth grade G/T math classes on their exceptional performance in the Noetic Learning Math Contest. All three elementary schools competed in the semi-annual problem-solving contest. Click here for full details and the names of the winners.
 
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
Saturday, February 2

Click here to purchase your tickets today!
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.
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

 
Majestics to Host Mini Majestic Dance Clinic
 
 
Sloan Creek Choir to Participate in an In-Class Recital

 
Lovejoy High School Orchestra Spirit Day
January 15
Panda Express

Athletic News


Lovejoy Boys Basketball


Lovejoy Girls Basketball


Lovejoy Golf


Lovejoy Powerlifting


Lovejoy Boys Soccer


Lovejoy Girls Soccer


Lovejoy Swimming and Diving
 
 
Lovejoy Wrestling

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



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! 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.

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)