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 time of the school year brings with it the opportunity to attend numerous athletic and academic banquets. Last night was no exception as we honored the athletes who competed in the Special Olympics. We also had the honor of celebrating the Lovejoy Transition/Vocational Program students. It was great evening, commending these students for their accomplishments.





Lovejoy ISD Pre-Kindergarten
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 .





LHS Track Places at State



Congratulations to Grace Ridgeway who finished 3rd place at the State UIL 5A Track and Field Championship this past weekend in Austin. Grace set a new school record with a vault of 13'0".




Chase Van Wagoner earned a 6th place finish in the long jump, jumping 22'11.25", and Will Muirhead earned a 6th place finish in the 1600m, with a time of 4:26.69.




Congratulations to these Lovejoy Leopards on a great track season.


LHS Golfer to Compete at State





Allie Bianchi will travel to Georgetown on Sunday, May 20th for the 2018 UIL State Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held May 21st and 22nd at the White Wing Golf Club in Georgetown. We send our best wishes to Allie as she competes at State.







PTA Reflections
Outstanding Interpretation Award



Jocelyn Kim , a 6th grade student from SCIS, won the highest award given by Texas PTA: the Outstanding Interpretation Award. Her entry, "Pathways", was chosen based on how well her entry and artist statement portrayed this year's theme, "Within Reach." Jocelyn is the only visual artist to be selected for the state and was chosen from a group spanning Pre-K through 12th grade. In her artist statement, Jocelyn shares that her art shows, "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."
 
You may click here to view Jocelyn's piece.
 
The PTA Reflections theme for the 2018-2019 school year is: "Heroes Around Me."





LHS Speech and Debate
National Individual Events
Tournament of Champions



Lovejoy Speech and Debate competed at the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions this past weekend. This tournament is the national championship for the interpretation events in speech and debate. Two students qualified to compete in this competition:
 
Clay Parker made it to the quarter-finals of Humorous Interpretation. The quarter-final round for this event consisted of the top 30 competitors in the nation.
 
Clay Parker and Luke Wheatley made it to the quarter-finals of Duet Acting. The quarter-final round for this event consisted of the top 24 Duet Acting partnerships in the nation.






Puster 4th Graders
Visit State Capitol



Puster Elementary 4th graders recently traveled to Austin to visit the Texas State Capitol and the Bullock Texas State History Museum. Lovejoy Elementary 4th graders made the same trip earlier in the year, and Hart Elementary 4th graders will make the trip on Friday, May 25th.





A Message From
The Deputy Superintendent


Leadership Lovejoy: Commitment to Community

Dear Lovejoy Community:

Although we try to recognize all of the wonderful accomplishments of our students each week in Email Express, I wanted to use this opportunity to recognize the hard work and commitment of 18 of our parents who recently graduated from Leadership Lovejoy.
 
Leadership Lovejoy was started in the spring of 2014 as an opportunity for parents and community members to have in-depth learning sessions about the practices, structures, and research-based decisions within Lovejoy ISD. Each year, the applicants for Leadership Lovejoy demonstrate a strong desire to positively contribute to the Lovejoy community. Leadership Lovejoy is designed for participants to experience a two-hour class every other month for an entire school year with "homework" assignments between the face-to-face meetings. Although many of our Leadership Lovejoy participants are formal leaders in the schools or community through organizations such as the PTA, this is not a requirement to be selected for participation. Regardless of a current role, one thing is overwhelmingly true for each member of Leadership Lovejoy: they are dedicated to helping Lovejoy ISD and the entire Lovejoy community. This willingness to learn and grow reminds me of a quote from Mahatma Gandhi, who said, "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." Our Leadership Lovejoy alumni each share this dedication to the community and service to others.

I would like to thank each of the 18 graduates of Leadership Lovejoy for their commitment to personal growth and service to the Lovejoy community. They have joined the ranks of 104 alumni of the program, and we are looking forward to adding alumni with the 2018 - 2019 Cohort of Leadership Lovejoy participants (applications will be made available in September).




Graduates in the 2017 - 2018 Cohort in alphabetical order are: Gina Baker, Alyssa Boyd, Kate Bronson, Mary Jo Ciatto, Rhiannon Evans, Andrea Fields, Alisha Fleming, Elizabeth Goertz, Barrett Klein, Erin Lester, Ashley Parks, Stephanie Reaugh, Kim Rollins, Holly Smith, Jami Smith, Lisa Sullivan, Alicia Watson, and Michelle Wilde.
 
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
Deputy Superintendent

Fine Arts News

LHS Choir Pop Show
May 18th and 19th

Did you love The Greatest Showman? Can't stop humming the songs of Bruno Mars? Wish you could go back to those simpler times before One Direction split up? Then you'll definitely want to get your tickets to the Lovejoy High School Choir Pop Show 2018: Soundtrack of our Lives. The show runs this Friday, May 18th and Saturday, May 19th at 7:00 PM in the Lovejoy High School Auditorium. The pre-show will begin at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students/staff/seniors. You may click here to access the Fine Arts Box Office and Ticket Sales website.

 


In Case You Missed It


District-Wide News


Important News From Student Nutrition
Regarding Change in Student Meal Accounts

In an effort to help minimize negative balances at the end of the school year, students will no longer be able to charge meals which result in the student incurring a negative meal account balance. Students may continue to use their lunch accounts as long as they have a positive meal account balance. Households with students who currently have negative balances will receive reminder emails and phone calls. Federal regulations prohibit us from rolling over negative balances to the next school year. Please arrange to remit payment for any negative balances your child may have incurred.
 
All positive balances will be rolled over to next school year. If you have a graduating senior, funds may be transferred to any sibling in the school district. To request a meal account refund, please complete a refund request form, located on the Student Nutrition website . For assistance, please contact us at 469.742.8041 .
 
The Department of Student Nutrition Services thanks you for your understanding and for allowing us to serve your student(s) this school year.


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.




Lovejoy Summer Athletic Camps

Registration is open 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 details and registration links.



Kids 1st Summer Camp

Kids 1st is now accepting registrations for summer camp. Click here for additional information.




Lovejoy High School Musical Theatre Camp

The Lovejoy High School Theatre Department will produce Disney's The Jungle Book - Kids this summer.
 
Students will work together to produce and perform Disney's The Jungle Book- Kids. Students will develop confidence, sharpen their musical and theatrical skills, and create wonderful memories along the way. Directed by Jessica Brewster, LHS Head Theatre Director, and musically directed by Anne Tracy, Puster Elementary Music Specialist, this show will be an unforgettable experience.
 
There are three camp opportunities available, which will run simultaneously:
 
● Lovejoy HS Summer Musical Theatre Camp - for students completing 3rd grade through 6th grade who want to perform on stage.
 
● Lovejoy HS Summer Technical Theatre Camp  - for students completing 3rd grade through 6th grade who want to work behind the scenes.
 
● Lovejoy HS Summer Musical Theatre Intern Camp  - for students completing 7th grade through 8th grade who want to work with the LHS Theatre staff to produce the show.
 
You may click here for additional information and for registration.




Swim Camps

Metroplex Aquatics will host summer camps:
 
June 4th - June 22nd
June 25th - July 13th
July 16th - August 3rd
 
The camps are open to all levels of swimmers who are able to swim 1 length of the pool without stopping or holding onto the lane rope. For additional information, please click here .



Sewing Camp

Join the fun at Summer Sewing Camps to be held at Willow Springs Middle School. Sewing Basics 101 teaches machine and tool basics while making a pillowcase and PJs. Sewing Skills Builder 201 continues to develop your skills with your choice of an individualized project. Choose 1, 2 or all 3 sessions, which will take place in June and July. To reserve your spot, email Louisekingtx@gmail.com . Hurry, as sessions will fill quickly. Click here for additional information and to learn more about the special 3rd week option: a t-shirt quilt.


Fairview Youth Theater

The Fairview Youth Theater will host numerous summer camps. Please click here for details.

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

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. 



Dallas Symphony Orchestra Family Concert

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is offering a 50% off promotion for their upcoming family concert on June 2nd at 11:00 AM.
 
Ruth Reinhardt Conducts
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Encore!
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
 
You may click here for additional information. The 50% off promotion may be redeemed online by using the code SMILES, or by calling the box office at 214.849.4376 and mentioning the promotion.

Safety and Security

Safety and security remain 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.


Upcoming Events

WSMS Choir
May 21st

Join the Willow Springs Middle School Choir for the 2018 Pop Show. Click here to purchase tickets.
 
The Greatest Pop Show
May 21, 2018 - 7:00 PM
(6:40 PM Pre-Show)
Lovejoy HS Auditorium
Tickets are $5.00 online (with a $2.00 fee)





Bone Marrow Screening
May 22nd

Lovejoy High School will host a Bone Marrow Screening on Tuesday, May 22nd from 7:00 - 8:45 AM and 4:15 - 6:30 PM in the LHS Commons.
 
There are 14,000 people currently searching for matching donors. You could be the lifesaving hero someone is looking for. It only takes a few minutes and the swab of a cheek to register as a potential bone marrow or blood stem cell donor. Marrow donors must be 18-55 years in age.
 
You may visit dkms.org for additional information.



LHS 9th Annual AP Studio 3D Exhibition
May 24th

You are cordially invited to join us for the 9th Annual AP Studio 3D Exhibition.
The AP Studio 3D Exhibition will be held at the Lovejoy High School Gallery on Thursday, May 24th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. The exhibition will feature works from Jackie Albers, Katie Felton, Lindsey Hammond, Griffin Hunt, Ethan LeGare, and Trace Sutherlin.





LHS Visual Art Show
May 26th

You are invited to attend the 9th Annual LJVA AP Studio Art Exhibit in Fairview Town Center, May 26th from 5:00 - 9:00 PM. This exhibition is a celebration of the personal bodies of work created by Lovejoy High School AP 2D and AP Drawing students. The work created by these artists is thoughtful, expansive, and far beyond conventional. Please note: the Advanced Placement Art courses are intended to prepare students at the collegiate level of performance and some artwork may contain mature themes. Please come by to experience this one-night opening and congratulate the artists on a phenomenal year of work.


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.
Austin Turnbow - Class of 2013

Austin Turbow will receive a Masters Degree in BioMedical Sciences from the University of North Texas Health Science Center on May 19th after completing the one-year intensive program.
 
Additionally, Austin received the highly prestigious and competitive United States Air Force Health Professions Scholarship and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force on April 26th.
 
Austin will be attending Nova Southeastern Medical School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and is looking forward to a career in medicine.



Alex Hopkinson - Class of 2014

Congratulations to Alex Hopkinson on his cum laude graduation from the Colorado School of Mines. Alex graduated with a degree in Petroleum Engineering and will begin his career in Dallas.




Grayson Roecker - Class of 2014

Congratulations to Grayson Roecker on his cum laude graduation from the Colorado School of Mines.

Ben Prengler - Class of 2015

Ben is currently attending SMU in the Tower Scholar Program. He was awarded the Marion Tower Scholarship to study diplomacy and ethical economics while abroad at the University of Oxford in the Summer of 2017. Ben is the owner and founder of Ashwood Strategies, a political consulting firm. In 2018 Ashwood Strategies worked on two campaigns for U.S. Congress and the Texas Legislature. Ben will serve as an intern in the White House this summer.




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
Superintendent
Lovejoy ISD
972.415.8129 (mobile)
469.742.8011 (office)