Lovejoy Independent School District

Celebrating 100 Years of Excellence in Education

Centennial Logo Designed by Hudson Samuels, LHS Student

A Message from the  Superintendent

Dear Lovejoy Community:

This weekend, the 9th class of Seniors graduated from Lovejoy High School. It was a great day of celebration. We are looking forward to the future successes of these extraordinary students.

You may click here to view a graduation video produced by The Red Ledger. Additionally, please enjoy the following photographs courtesy of The Red Ledger staff members, Kelsey Carroll and Grace Nguyen.

Senior Awards - Class of 2018

Each year, the staff of Lovejoy High School votes on Senior Awards. Congratulations to the following students on their recognition:
Athlete of the Year
Bumper Pool
Grace Ridgeway
Artist of the Year
Anna Redman
Eli Ruhala
Philanthropist of the Year
Bradley Davis
Meredith Ehlmann
Students receiving Pillars of the Graduate Profile Awards will have a brick placed in the courtyard, which will be engraved with their name and the pillar they exemplify. Congratulations to:
Intellectually Equipped
Anna Rouse
Open to the Challenges of Learning
Grant Durow
Well Rounded
Anthony Tang
Living a Healthy Lifestyle
Bradley Davis
Fair and Respectful
Callie Mayfield
Working for Justice
Meredith Ehlmann

With Sympathy

We are saddened to share the news of the loss of a former Lovejoy student, Andrew Kalinke. A memorial service celebrating Andrew will be held on Saturday, June 9th at 3:00 PM at Christ Fellowship Church, 2801 Orchid Drive, McKinney. A reception will follow at the church.
We extend our deepest sympathies to the Kalinke family.


Leopard Fishing
Competes at State Tournament

Congratulations to the Leopard Fishing team for competing at the State of Texas High School Bass Association competition. We are #lovejoyproud.

Fine Arts

Lovejoy Visual Art

The Lovejoy Visual Art program completed its year at LHS with one of the most outstanding art galleries to date. The Advanced Placement Studio galleries this year represented those students who created an incredible portfolio of work, which was submitted for adjudication through the College Board Advanced Placement courses.
This year, the Visual Art team made the decision to host two galleries; one focusing on student work in AP Studio 3D and a second gallery featuring those students in AP 2D. The Studio 3D gallery was an incredible representation of sculpture technique and advanced ability. The students worked with ceramic, wood carving, and stone carving among other artistic mixed-medium choices. This was the first independent installation for the AP 3D students. The showcase featured six students: Katie Felton, Lindsay Hammond, Griffin Hunt, Trace Sutherlin, Ethan LeGare, and Jackie Albers.
The AP Studio 2D Gallery hosted the art work of 14 students. The span of work within the portfolios included a variety of mediums from classic drawing and painting, to more detailed installations, which included a bedroom and large canvas works. Many of the students in AP Studio 2D Drawing will further their interests in visual art and pursue an education at such notable campuses like Savanah College of Art and Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art. In total, the students in the AP Studio 2D class earned approximately $1.7 million in scholarships for visual art and academic merit. The AP 2D show featured the extraordinary works of Emma Wigginton, Eli Ruhala, Tad Greenwald, Anna Redman, Carly Johnson, Kara Davis, Grace Kirby, Jessica Teague, Isaac Wingard, Avery Silliman, Katie Miller, Kass Litchenburg, Sarah Nash, and Mallory Sailer.

Congratulations to all of our Advanced Placement studio students and teachers.

WSMS Theatre Arts Gives Back

The Willow Springs Middle School Theatre Arts Department was recently invited to perform at the Camp New Horizons American Diabetes Association camp for kids with Type 1 Diabetes. The Theatre program shared a 30-minute production of Charlotte's Web for approximately 90 campers and counselors. Kathie Hunt, the Volunteer Director of the camp said, "The kids loved the performance of Charlotte's Web and you could have heard a pin drop, which at camp is a real novelty! It was beyond wonderful and everyone was blown away that a school district would come out and do something like that for our camp. I wasn't surprised and said that Lovejoy is a family and we do things like this all the time for each other."

Fourteen WSMS Theatre students and families will be traveling to London in June. They will enjoy visits to numerous museums, and will see Phantom, Wicked, As You Like It, and The Play That Goes Wrong.

Lovejoy High School Orchestra

Nineteen Lovejoy High School Orchestra students qualified to compete at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest held in Austin on Memorial Day. This state level contest is the highest level competition for a solo and/or ensemble performance. Following are the results:
Jacob Beets - violin solo, Superior rating
Anthony Tang - viola solo, Superior rating
Meifei Wang - viola solo, Superior rating
Mark Wen - cello solo, Superior rating
Carrie Duke - violin solo, Excellent rating
Weston Hall - cello solo, Excellent rating
Ryan Schlimme - violin solo, Excellent rating
Lauren Bradshaw , Meredith Ehlmann, Roni Hanson, Leslie LaTour, Katrina Leslie - String Quintet Excellent rating
Lauren Bradshaw , Gabriella DiLiegro, Weston Hall, Roni Hanson, Clay Parker - String Quintet Excellent rating

Sloan Creek Beginner Orchestra

On Tuesday, May 22nd, the Sloan Creek Beginner Orchestra competed at the NRH20 Music Competition. Following is a list of awards:
Superior Rating
Highest Possible Rating for their performance
Best in Class
Best Beginner Orchestra of the day
Grand Champion
Best Overall Orchestra of the day
The judge shared that they did not sound like beginners and they had wonderful tone and musicianship.

Hart Elementary
Visits State Capitol

The fourth graders from Hart Elementary school traveled to Austin on May 25th to visit the Texas State Capitol and Bullock State History Musuem. Fourth graders from Lovejoy Elementary and Puster Elementary made the same trip earlier in the year.

Tuition-Based Pre-K
Enrollment Open for 2018-2019

Lovejoy ISD is accepting applications for tuition-based Pre-Kindergarten. This comprehensive program is staffed by certified teachers and is housed on the Puster Elementary School campus. Enrichment offerings include music, fitness, art, library, science, technology, engineering, and math. We are proud to provide a Lovejoy education for community members seeking a rich learning experience, which will provide a firm foundation for kindergarten and beyond.
To schedule a tour of the Pre-Kindergarten program, please contact Stacey Dillon at 469.742.8003. To apply, please click here .

Summer Calendar

Please feel free to call on us if we may be of assistance during the summer. Our hours are listed below:

In Case You Missed It

This section of Email Express highlights news reports/articles featuring Lovejoy over the previous week.

District-Wide News

Coding with Madi

Lovejoy High School Alum, Madison Pfaff, will present "Coding for Girls" on July 24th from 2:15 PM to 3:30 PM at Lovejoy High School. Registration is limited to the first 20 girls who are incoming 6th - 12th grade students. Click here to register.

Lovejoy Lacrosse
Boys' and Girls' Teams Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the boys' and girls' 2018 Fall season of Lovejoy Lacrosse. Join the most exciting, fastest-growing sport in the country.
Register now for Boys: Grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade
Register now for Girls: Grades Kindergarten through High School
Visit for information regarding the program and the upcoming Fall season.
Hurry, as rosters are filling quickly!

Sports Physicals and Cardiac Screening

The Lovejoy Sports Medicine Department is offering sports physicals and hosting "Who We Play For" for cardiac screenings. Physicals and cardiac screens are open to all 2018 - 2019 incoming 7th - 12th grade student athletes. A parent or guardian should attend the physical/screening with the student to sign permission forms.
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Willow Springs Middle School
1101 W. Lucas Road, Lucas, TX 75002
$20 per student for physicals
(Please make check payable to Lovejoy Athletics)
$15 per student for cardiac screen
(Please make check payable to Who We Play For)
Please click here to RSVP for each student registering for a physical and/or cardiac screen. Space is limited and registration will close when capacity is full.
Payment and consent forms are due at Willow Springs Middle School on Saturday, July 21st. Only cash or checks will be accepted. Payment may not be made by credit/debit card.
Click here for additional information.

Summer Enrichment Camps

Online registration is now open for Summer Enrichment camps. Click here for a complete listing of camp offerings and additional information.

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.

Stay Connected

Lovejoy ISD App
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Love Where You Learn

As always, please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.
With Respect,
Ted Moore
Lovejoy ISD
972.415.8129 (mobile)
469.742.8011 (office)