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:

I hope you and your family had a safe and enjoyable Spring Break. It was great to welcome your students back to school on Monday. Many of you know that I particularly enjoy the beach. We made a quick beach trip last week and took two of our grandchildren with us.
 
Our high school college counselors, Chris Mayfield (LHS Principal), Dennis Muizers (Deputy Superintendent), and I have been reviewing the issue of whether it is in the best interest of LHS graduates to rank them beyond the Top 10% as required by state statute. We are recommending a major change to our board this evening, and I would encourage you to read the detailed explanation below which was written by our Deputy Superintendent.


A Message from the
Deputy  Superintendent


Over the course of this school year, we have conducted another study of the issue of class rank of high school students. As you know, current legislation requires all Texas public high schools to rank the top 10% of the graduating class. Tonight, the Board of Trustees will adopt the following changes to our local class ranking policy, which will begin with the Class of 2019 for students who are not ranked in the top 10% of the graduating class:  
  • Students will have the choice of opting-in to his/her class rank being reported on the transcript; and
  • Students must submit the "Class Rank on Transcript and Transcript Release" Form by the last day of the first grading period of their Senior year.
After a thorough review of the admissions policies of the universities most often attended by our graduates, as well as reviews of the rank, GPA, SAT and/or ACT scores of our prior graduating classes, and in combination with universities expressing a more supportive admissions environment regardless of whether a district chooses to rank or not rank students outside of the top 10%, we feel this policy change will be helpful to Lovejoy graduates.
 
The goal of our local ranking policy has always been to ensure that our graduates are seen in the most favorable light during the college admissions process. These changes place the most control possible in the hands of parents as they consider the pros and cons of whether to include rank on their child's transcript during the college admissions process. Our college and career counselors at LHS will certainly continue to be helpful resources as students and parents navigate the college admissions process.    
 
We hope you continue to love where you learn. If you have questions about this policy change or feedback to help us improve, please do not hesitate to contact me on my cell at 214.385.1967.
 
Respectfully,
 
Dennis Muizers
Deputy Superintendent



Suicide Prevention



Willow Springs Middle School, in partnership with the Grant Halliburton Foundation, will present an important event tomorrow evening focusing on suicide prevention.
 
The "Lovejoy ISD Community Forum: Focus on Teen Suicide Prevention"  will be held in the Willow Springs Middle School Cafeteria beginning at 7:00 PM. This presentation is designed for all community parents, Lovejoy ISD staff and students. We hope you and your family will join us for this important discussion.




Lovejoy Powerlifting
State Competion



The Lovejoy Powerlifting Team's Ally Carraway was the first-ever girl from Lovejoy to compete in the girl's state meet this past Friday. Lovejoy's Kade Ashley will compete this weekend at The Boys State Powerlifting Meet in Abilene. Congratulations to both of these fine athletes on a great season.




100K for 100 Years Challenge



One pillar of our Lovejoy Graduate Profile is for students to be engaged in a healthy lifestyle. In an effort to promote this positive quality within the community and celebrate the Lovejoy ISD Centennial, we invite everyone to participate in the 100K for 100 Years Challenge.

The 100K for 100 Years Challenge is an opportunity for participants to log 100 kilometers of exercise through any of the following activities: biking, rowing, swimming, running, or walking. The 100K must be logged by May 1st.
 
Opportunities to purchase a unique t-shirt for this event will be shared next week.
 
Don't miss out. Join the 100K for 100 Years Challenge today and encourage others to participate by clicking here and hitting the "Join Now" button.
 
We look forward to everyone in Lovejoy accepting the 100K for 100 Years Challenge and logging at least 100 kilometers over the next 40 days.


PTA Reflections



With 979 entries submitted in the PTA Reflections State Level Contest, the Lovejoy Council of PTAs is proud to announce that ten Lovejoy students received awards, with one student advancing to the National PTA. Congratulations to the following students:
 
Puster Elementary
Conor Vermie - Literature- Award of Merit
Riley McCarter - Photography- Award of Excellence
 
Hart Elementary
Mary Sheridan - Music- Award of Merit
 
Sloan Creek Intermediate School
Emersyn Runions - Photography- Award of Excellence
Jocelyn Kim - Visual Arts- Overall Award of Excellence
Gavin Lauter - Photography Special Artist- Award of Merit
 
Willow Springs Middle School
Arya Raju -Literature- Honorable Mention
 
Lovejoy High School
Jackie Carroll - Film- Award of Merit
Ryan Schlimme - Music- Award of Merit
Major Friesland - Photography- Honorable Mention
 
 
Jocelyn Kim , a 6th grade student from SCIS, won the Overall Award of Excellence for her entry in Visual Arts entitled Pathways. The Overall Award of Excellence was awarded to only 30 students in Texas, with those students advancing to National PTA. Following is Jocelyn's statement:
 
"No matter who you are, or where you come from, or which path you choose to pursue, your goals are within reach, just persevere and believe."

 

Lovejoy Speech & Debate


Congratulations to the following students participating in the Fairview Rotary Speech Contest held Thursday, March 8th at the Heritage Ranch Country Club: Raheel Ahmed, Sydney Barker, Garrett Beckman, Zach Farrell, Sarah Michal, Darby Price, Pierce Richardson, Anna Rouse, Chase Stevens, and Taryn Sutherlyn. The Fairview Rotary Club honored the following students with scholarships: Anna Rouse - 3rd Place; Sarah Michal - 2nd Place, and Chase Stevens - 1st Place. Chase will represent the Fairview Rotary at its district meet on April 7th.





USAT Taekwondo
Texas State Championships


Alison Johnson , a Lovejoy High School Freshman, won the sparring event at the USAT Taekwondo Texas State Championships in the 15-17 year-old Women's Black Belt Middle-weight Division. This tournament qualifies Allie for the USAT Taekwondo National Championships to be held in Salt Lake City in July. In addition to the State Championship, Allie received an Academic Achievement Award given to all school-aged athletes who have maintained straight As for the current school year. Allie has qualified for this award each of the five years she has competed at State. Allie trains under Master Chris Adamson at House of Dragons Taekwondo in Frisco where she also teaches as a Junior Instructor. She is a Second Degree Black Belt. Congratulations, Allie.




2Words
Student Athlete of the Year


Two Lovejoy student athletes have been nominated for the 2Words, Student-Athlete of the Year. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
 
Senior Bradley Davis was nominated for organizing a fun run called Running Over Depression. His efforts raised thousands of dollars to help raise awareness about depression. Bradley is also a captain on the cross-country team and has won back-to-back state titles in Cross Country.
 
Senior Meredith Ehlmann spearheads Relay for Life, a massive fundraiser to help fight cancer. Meredith is a three-year letterman on the girls' basketball team and is the Historian for the National Honor Society.
 
You may click here to vote for Bradley and Meredith.


Dallas Mavericks Classroom Champion


Earlier this year, Hart Elementary School 3rd grade teacher Erin Goff was named a Dallas Mavericks teacher of the month. Now through March 30th, community voting is open to vote for the classroom champion teacher of the year. The top five teachers with the most community votes will be awarded $1,000 for themselves and $1,000 for their school. You may click here to cast your vote for Erin.



Foundation for Lovejoy Schools


Denim and Diamonds - Lone Starry Night
April 7th

The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host its 12th annual Denim and Diamonds Gala and Auction on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Marriott at Legacy Town Center in Plano. This year's theme is a Lone Starry Night. Foundation for Lovejoy Schools Chair, Carrie McClure and Co-Chair, Aimee Peay welcome you to a night featuring dinner, entertainment and live auctions.
 
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host a raffle for three great prizes, which includes:  
  • $2500 VISA gift card - Donated by Owens Realtors 
  • EZ Go Golf cart - Completely Remodeled and Refurbished Model 2014 TXT-PDS with 2014 upbody with flip seating, new batteries, tires and LED head/tail lights. New factory-painted, flame-red body. EC Custom Carts - value $5,000 
  • Arcade Game Table - Designed like original arcade table from the 80s. Table can be customized, featuring officially licensed graphics of favorite college, pro team, etc. - value $4,400 
Raffle tickets are $100. Only 500 tickets will be sold. A drawing will be held for each item, giving each ticket a chance to win one of these prizes. The winners will be drawn at the Denim and Diamonds Gala. You do not need to be present to win. Click here for additional information. You may purchase tickets from any Foundation director, via the Foundation's website, or at the LISD administration building. See the Foundation website for a list of directors or click here to purchase tickets online.
 
Tickets for the Gala are currently on sale for $135 each. The ticket price will increase to $150 beginning Friday, March 9th. This year, we will seat guests at tables of 12. For additional information, visit FoundationForLovejoySchools.org or contact Cindy Booker at cindy_booker@lovejoyisd.net or at 469.742.8043. Click here to purchase tickets to the gala. Ticket sales end this Friday, March 23rd.

 

Fine Arts News


WSMS Color Guard

The WSMS Winter Guard competed in the NTCA Cadet Class State Championships on March 10th at Mansfield High School. The Willow Springs Color Guard earned 1st place to claim the school's first Championships win. Congratulations to the WSMS Color Guard.




WSMS Orchestra

On March 7th and 8th, the Willow Springs Orchestras participated in the Region 25 UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest. For the first time in Lovejoy Orchestra history, every middle school orchestra student performed in this contest. Each group brought home wonderful awards. All of the judges commented on how professional the students were. Congratulations to these musicians:
 
Concert Orchestra
Stage - First Division Superior Rating Overall (1,1,2)
Sight-reading - Second Division Excellent Rating Overall (2,2,2)
 
Philharmonic Orchestra
Stage - First Division Superior Rating Overall (1,1,1)
Sight-reading - Second Division Excellent Rating (2,1,2)
 
Chamber Orchestra - Sweepstakes Award
Stage - First Division Superior Rating Overall (1,1,1)
Sight-reading - First Division Superior Rating Overall (1,1,1)


Athletic News


Lovejoy Baseball

The Varsity Leopards opened 15-5A play on Tuesday, March 13th at home against the Highland Park Scots. The Leopards fell 1-0 to the Scots. Both pitchers threw very well in this close match-up. The Leopards then traveled to Highland Park on Friday, March 16th and defeated the Scots 3-1 to bring their 15-5A record to 1-1. The Varsity Leopards closed out the week in Plano against the Plano East Panthers. The Panthers defeated the Leopards in another close game 4-2. The Varsity traveled to Mesquite to take on the Wranglers of West Mesquite and came away with a 12-0 win. The Wranglers will travel to Leopard Park on Friday, March 23 for another 15-5A District Series game against our Leopards at 7:30 PM.
 
The JV Red Team Plays tonight at Leopard Park against Highland Park at 5:00 PM. The JV Black defeated the Wranglers last night 15-1 and will play before the Varsity on Friday at 4:30 PM against the JV Wranglers.




Lovejoy Golf
 
The Leopard Golf Team will return to the links today with the JV Boys and Girls playing in the Rockwall Invitational at the Rockwall Athletic Club (site of the 2018 15-5A District and UIL Regional Tournament scheduled for later this spring). The Varsity 2 Boys Team will play this Friday and Saturday at the Sky Creek Ranch Golf Course in Keller. The District 15-5A Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, April 2nd and 3rd at the Rockwall Athletic Club.




Lovejoy Boys Soccer
 
The Boys Varsity Leopard Soccer team defeated the North Forney Falcons 7-0 on Friday, March 5th in North Forney. The Leopards defeated the Mesquite Poteet Pirates 2-1. The Varsity Leopards will complete their 2018 regular season in Royse City on Friday. The Leopards have clinched a State Playoff berth. The Varsity Leopards will play in the UIL State Playoff Bi-District round game at a time and place to be determined.
 
The JV Boys clinched the 2018 15-5A District Championship with a victory over the North Forney Falcons 4-1. The JV Leopards played the JV Mesquite Poteet Pirates last night and came away with a 3-0 win. The JV will close out their 2018 season Friday in Royse City against the JV Bulldogs.




Lovejoy Girls Soccer
 
The Varsity Lady Leopards played the North Forney Lady Falcons on Friday, March 5th at Leopard Stadium and came up short 2-1. The Lady Leopards were off during Spring Break and returned to action last night against the Mesquite Poteet Lady Pirates in Mesquite. The Varsity Girls Soccer came away with a 5-0 loss. The Varsity Girls will close out their season this Friday against Royse City at Leopard Stadium at 7:15 PM. Come support our 2018 Seniors on their last home game of the year.
 
The JV Lady Leopards were also in action against North Forney and lost 1-0. The JV returned to the field last night against the Lady Pirates of Mesquite Poteet. The JV Ladies lost 2-0 to the Lady Jackrabbits. The JV Ladies finish their 2018 season on Friday night in Leopard Stadium against Royse City. Game Time is scheduled for 5:15 PM.




Lovejoy Softball
 
The Varsity Lady Leopards had a tough, two-game stretch during Spring Break. The Lady Leopards were defeated by the Forney Lady Jackrabbits 16-1 on Tuesday, March 13th and then dropped a heart breaker to Wylie East in extra innings 7-6 on Friday, March 16th. The Lady Leopards were back in action last night against the Lady Falcons of North Forney at Leopard Park. The Lady Leopards came away with a come-from-behind 9-8 win. The Varsity Lady Leopards will travel to Mesquite Poteet High School this Friday to take on the Lady Pirates.
 
The JV Lady Leopards played Forney on Tuesday, March 13th and lost 19-1 and then traveled to Wylie East on Wednesday, March 14th and lost 14-3. The JV returned to Leopard Park last night to play North Forney High School. The JV lost to the Lady Wranglers last night 8-1. The JV will travel to Mesquite to take on the Lady Pirates of Mesquite Poteet.





Lovejoy Tennis
 
The Lovejoy Varsity Tennis Team will travel to Allen this weekend to compete in one of the toughest tournaments in the State. This tournament will prepare our Tennis team for the District 15-5A Tournament scheduled on April 3 and 4 at Lovejoy and Allen High School Tennis Courts.
 
The JV Tennis Team will return to action on Friday, April 13th at the Lovejoy Tennis Courts for the District 15-5A Championships.
 
The Willow Springs Tennis Team defeated the Denison Yellowjackets Middle School 25-2 on Thursday, March 8th. The WS Team defeated the Allen Erickson Tennis Team in a dual match yesterday at Leopard Courts. The WSMS Tennis Team's next match will be against Allen Erickson and Allen Curtis next Tuesday, March 27 at the Lovejoy Leopards Courts.






Lovejoy Track
 
The Leopard Track Team was busy before Spring Break with a meet in Argyle. The Varsity Boys team finished fourth and the JV Boys finished in third place. The Varsity Girls finished in fourth, as did the JV girls. The Lovejoy Distance Team hosted its annual Lovejoy Spring Distance Festival on Saturday, March 10 at Leopard Stadium, and they also competed Saturday, March 17th in the Texas Distance Festival in Southlake Carroll. The Track Teams will be competing in the Plano Invitational on Friday, and some members of the Track Team will compete in the Annual Jesuit Sheaner Relays on the campus of Dallas Jesuit Saturday, March 24.




District-Wide News


Summer Enrichment Camps

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




Lovejoy Summer Athletic Camps

Registration will open on March 26th for Lovejoy ISD Summer Athletic Camps. Click here for details.
 
Lovejoy Athletics is pleased to announce its partnership with Geno Pierce's Performance Course for the 2018-2019 school year. Performance Course brings with it a proven track record of championship success. Performance Course offers many different courses from high-intensity to foundational programs.
 
There is something for everyone. Click here for registration links.




Lovejoy Council of PTAs Scholarship

The Lovejoy Council of PTAs will award one $500 scholarship to a college-bound senior graduating from Lovejoy High School in 2018. Click here for additional information, which includes the application. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 23rd.

LHS and WSMS School Store Spring Sale

Don't miss the LHS and WSMS School Store Spring Sales. Save 50% on all in-stock merchandise. Store hours are as follows:
 
LHS Store - Monday - Friday - 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
WSMS Store - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM

Hart Elementary Campout Auction

Hart Elementary is excited to announce the opening of the HES Campout Online Auction beginning on Friday, March 23rd at 8:00 AM. Funds raised will benefit the Hart Late Night Leopards Campus Campout. There are some phenomenal items up for auction including a custom-made dining room table and bench from HGTV personality and exclusive At Home Store designer, Ashley Turner of Shanty2Chic. Other items include a fishing lure package, Frozen 12v Sleigh ride-on toy, Lovejoy football season tickets, Lovejoy football parking pass, wine tasting for 13, cookware, 3-night-stay at a Lake Cypress lake house, and a Metroplex Gymanastics birthday party just to name a few. Click here to view the items and to place your bids.


BYOP® (Volleyball Spring Session)
Pre-Registration Ends March 30th

BYOP® Program Overview :  This training program is designed for any volleyball player, no matter what skill or ability level, as long as their goal is to become the best they can be. Parents must be fully dedicated to being actively involved in this program. BYOP® will provide excellent volleyball fundamental skills training, as well as life lessons to both player and parent.
 
BYOP® Program Details : Each training session will build upon a solid foundation of all fundamental skills needed to participate in the sport of volleyball. Parents must be engaged in every training session and involved in the home training program involving physical and skills activities.
 
Click here for full details regarding Session 2.


Safety and Security

Safety and security remains one of our highest priorities. We have specific plans at each campus in response to a security breach. We continue to consider additional measures to address both the perception of safety, as well as the actual safety on every campus.
 
We would like to ask for your assistance. If you have information about a threat to the safety of a student, staff member, campus, or the district, we ask you to report it. SafeSchools is our online safety compliance program, which is specifically designed for school use, incident management, and bullying reporting. This program allows students, staff, and parents to report tips on bullying, harassment, intimidation, weapons, drugs, or other threats to school safety by e-mail, via website, text, or by calling 469.919.5861. This system allows us to stay connected and to prevent incidents before they occur. Staff are immediately notified of every tip, and can effectively track and manage incidents to resolution in this web-based system. Multiple administrators throughout the district monitor submissions to assure entries are addressed in a timely manner. Once a tip is entered, tipsters can easily check on the status of their tip and remain anonymous. School officials are notified through e-mail when tips are created and/or updated.

Posters are displayed in every classroom and hallways throughout each of the Lovejoy campuses, providing information as to how to enter a tip.


If you have information about a threat to our safety, do your part and report it. Please remember, you may remain anonymous.
 
As always, your questions, concerns, and suggestions regarding school security are welcome. Please email, text or call me with your thoughts. My cell number is 972.415.8129.


Flats for Bats
Lovejoy Baseball Fundraiser

Lovejoy Baseball is hosting its annual flower sale, Flats for Bats. Please help support Lovejoy Baseball and buy your spring flowers from one of the high school players. Flowers will be delivered to your house on April 8th. Find any Lovejoy Baseball player and place your order, or email lovejoybaseball@gmail.com and a player will contact you to take your order. Orders will be accepted through the end of the day today.

Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2018-2019

The referral window for gifted and talented services is open for students in grades 1-12 through March 31st.
 
Click here for the referral forms located online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. All referrals must be completed in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. A line is included to type the name of the individual referring the student (parent, teacher, other educator, or student).
 
Testing is scheduled for Saturday, April 14th and 28th.
 
For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469.742.8015) or
Brie Smith (469.742.8032) .


The Lovejoy Running Club

The Lovejoy Running Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6:00 PM near the Duck Pond at Celebration Park. All ages and ability levels are welcome to attend, from novice walkers looking to shed a few pounds, to elite runners gearing up for the next race. If you have questions regarding the running program, you may contact:  greg_christensen@lovejoyisd.net . P.S. Dogs are welcome. 


Upcoming Events

24th Annual Young Masters Exhibition
Now Through April 15th

Congratulations to the following Lovejoy High School visual art students for being selected to participate in the 24th annual Young Masters Exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art. It is a prestigious honor for these students to have their work selected to hang among the halls of contemporary and historic masterpieces in an exhibition demonstrating the most extraordinary work created within AP Studio Art programs from ten of the areas highest performing high schools.
 
Taite Borozny -  AP 3D
 
Kathryn Felton -  AP 3D
 
Tad Greenwald -  AP Drawing
 
Lindsey Hammond -  AP 3D
 
Carly Johnson -  AP Drawing
 
Anna Redman -  AP Drawing
 
Eli Ruhala -  AP Drawing
 
Emma Wigginton -  AP Drawing
 
Of the 54 chosen works, these 8 Lovejoy students were chosen (from over 560 applicants) as representatives of the highest level of excellence in AP Studio work. The time, commitment, practice, personal voice, and care they embed into the creation of their work gives us pride beyond description.  Please mark your calendars to visit the exhibition:
 
24th Annual Young Masters Exhibition
Dallas Museum of Art, Concourse Gallery
February 24 - April 15, 2018

SCIS and WSMS Art Show
Tomorrow

The WSMS and SCIS visual art departments are hosting an art show. The opening reception will be tomorrow evening from 5:30-7:30 PM in the LHS Art Gallery and will feature artists from both campuses. Please plan to join us and celebrate these selected artists.


WSMS and LHS Winter Guard
Tomorrow

The Lovejoy ISD Winter Guard Showcase will be held tomorrow in the Lovejoy High School Competition Gym at 7:30 PM. This is a free community event. We hope you will join us to see the Willow Springs Color Guard and Lovejoy High School Color Guard perform their competition shows.

Braving the Shave
March 24th

Julie Boardman is a Lovejoy mom with Reilly at Sloan Creek and Reid at Hart. She is shaving her head to raise money for childhood cancer research. Her goal is to raise $10,000 before her head is shaved on March 24th at Trinity Hall Irish Pub and Restaurant. You may click here to donate.



LHS Softball Presents Future Leopard Night
March 27th

The Lady Leopards Softball Team will host Future Leopard Night on Tuesday, March 27th. The team will play Royse City with a 5:00 PM start for JV and a 7:00 PM start for Varsity. Planned activities include a candy raffle during both games, joining the varsity players on the field for the National Anthem, a keepsake varsity poster for all elementary students, an autograph session following the varsity game, and other surprises. Bring your softballs to have them signed by players before and after the games. Admission will be free for all elementary students. Help the team fill the stands and cheer the Lady Leopards on to victory.
 
WSMS Band
March 27th - 28th

The WSMS Band will compete in the UIL Concert and Sight-Reading competition on March 27th at 4:35 PM and March 28th at 9:00 AM at Wylie East High School. Please join us in supporting the WSMS Band.
 
LHS Baseball Presents Little Leopard Night
April 6th

The Lovejoy Varsity baseball team will host Little Leopard Night on Friday, April 6th. The team will play Wylie East High School. The Lovejoy Elementary Choir will perform the National Anthem. All elementary students attending will receive free admission into the game, and will have the opportunity to join the Varsity players on the baseball field for the National Anthem. All participants will receive popcorn and baseball pennants. Please arrive at 7:00 PM, as the game will begin at 7:30 PM. For questions, please contact Alicia Pool at 817.999.0719.


Relay for Life
April 6th

Relay for Life is an annual event which will be held at Willow Springs Middle School to raise awareness of cancer and to donate to cancer research. This year's initiative is to bring the Lovejoy community together as a whole to promote a sense of unity and caring. We hope you will save the date of April 6th and join us for Relay for Life.
 
Relay for Life Dinner
A dinner in honor of survivors, caregivers, and their families will be held in conjunction with the Relay for Life event. If this applies to you or to someone you know, please RSVP to Katherine Guo .
 
Relay for Life Stories to Share
The high school Relay for Life committee is also organizing a tribute to those who have been affected by cancer. If you have a story to share, please contact Katherine Guo .
 
Relay for Life Gallery Wall Opportunity
To encourage participation of students at the elementary and intermediate school levels, the LHS Relay for Life organizers are hosting a coloring page activity. Students may click here to print the coloring page and decorate it as creatively as they can. They may then turn the page into the receptionist desk at their campus to receive a pencil, sticker or other prize. The event organizers will use all coloring pages to create a gallery wall for the event, which will represent loving support for those whose lives have been affected by cancer.
 
Relay for Life Luminarias
Relay for Life is selling Luminarias for the Relay for Life event on April 6th at Willow Springs Middle School. Luminarias honor those whose lives have been affected by cancer. You may dedicate a Luminaria to loved ones who lost their battles with cancer, someone currently battling cancer, or anyone who has overcome cancer. When you attend the Relay event, you will see the Luminarias placed around the track, decorated with names and sometimes messages to whom they are dedicated. Luminarias are $10. If you would like to purchase one, please click here .  




Design Your World - STEM Conference for Girls
April 14th

The Society of Women Engineers Dallas will host a Design Your World - STEM Conference for Girls on Saturday, April 14th. This event is open to 9th and 10th grade girls. You may click here for additional information, and click here to register.  

Friends of Fairview Firefighters Pancake Breakfast
April 21st
Lovejoy Band Joint Concert
May 7th


Treasured Vessels Foundation
May 10th

The Treasured Vessels Foundation (TVF) is a local, non-profit which assists adolescent girls who have been recovered from domestic sex trafficking. TVF is building a secure community of tiny homes that will provide 24/7 therapeutic programing, with an emphasis in trauma-specific care. The program provides the tools these children need to develop a vision for a new healthy, happy and independent life.
 
You are invited to partner with TVF on May 10th at the Allen Event Center for a benefit concert featuring Emerald City Band and Lovejoy band "Friday Night School". You may purchase tickets at the box office or through Ticketmaster. Click here for 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.


Samantha Wendt - Class of 2013

Samantha Wendt is planning to bike cross-country from Austin to Alaska in the Texas 4000 to raise funds and awareness for cancer research.  Click here to read an article from the Allen American regarding Samantha's endeavors.


Stay Connected


Lovejoy ISD App
The Lovejoy ISD App is available for download on both Apple and Android devices. To download the app for Apple devices, please  click here . To download the app for Android devices, please  click here .  



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Love Where You Learn


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