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:
Congratulations to Allie Bianchi, the first Lovejoy golfer in school history to qualify for the State UIL Competition. Allie traveled to Georgetown for the tournament at White Wing Golf Club. Allie shot a first round score of 80 on Monday, followed by a two-over-par 74 on Tuesday for a two-day 154. She finished in 16th position overall in the medalist division. Congratulations to Allie on a great golf season. We are looking forward to Allie's return as a Senior.

Lovejoy High School
AP Studio 3D Exhibition

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 tomorrow, 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.

Lovejoy High School 
AP 2D and AP Drawing Exhibition

You are invited to attend the 9th Annual LJVA AP Studio Art Exhibit in Fairview Town Center, on Saturday, 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.

Noetic Math Competition

Congratulations to the third and fourth grade G/T math classes on their exceptional performance in the Noetic Learning Math Contest. This year, all three elementary schools competed in the semi-annual problem-solving contest.
The exam consists of 20 problems, and students have 45 minutes to solve them. The contest is intended to foster students' interest in math and to develop problem-solving skills.
The top ten percent of participants in each grade level receive a National Honor Roll Medal. Students performing in the top 50 percent receive a National Honorable Mention certificate. The highest scorer from each team receives a Team Winner medal. The top ten percent of teams receive Team Achievement Plaques.
You may click here to view the complete list of the award-winning students. Congratulations to the students for their hard work and achievement.

Assistant Band Director Published

Lovejoy High School Assistant Band Director Daniel King arranged a piece for the top band to play this year at UIL and throughout the concert season. With encouragement from his colleagues, Daniel submitted the piece to a publisher. Alfred Music is publishing the piece, which will be included in their top tier catalog for upper level (and more expensive) pieces.
Additionally, at the top of this now internationally sold piece of music, it will read "Transcribed for the Lovejoy High School Wind Symphony, Paul Heuer, Director".
Daniel also received a call from Robert Sheldon, a band composer. Mr. Sheldon was very impressed with the piece and the recording of Lovejoy's top band.
We are #lovejoyproud.

With Sympathy

George Setzer, a long-time substitute in Lovejoy, passed away recently. His memorial service is as follows:
Saturday, May 26th
10:00 AM
The Church of Christ
3600 McDermott Road, Plano
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his favorite charity, Arms of Hope . We extend our deepest sympathy to his family during this difficult time.

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 .

A Message From
The Deputy Superintendent

A Year Filled with Successes

Dear Lovejoy Community:

It is hard to believe next week is the last week of the 2017-2018 school year. To describe the individual and group successes of our students would require a very long email. A few highlights of the academic program this year include:  

  • Lovejoy High School continues to be ranked in the top 1% of high schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

  • Willow Springs Middle School is ranked 10th, or better than 99.5%, of 1,998 Texas Middle Schools by SchoolDigger.
  • The Lovejoy High School visual arts program continues to have its student work selected to be a part of the Dallas Museum of Art Young Master's exhibit.
  • The Lovejoy music programs continue to win Sweepstakes awards in the UIL competitions.
  • Lovejoy ISD continues to succeed in UIL Academic Competitions, Speech & Debate, Chess, and UIL Computer Science. Our Computer Science team placed 2nd at the State competition this year.
  • Lovejoy recently honored 274 AP Scholars, 22 of whom were National AP Scholars who took and passed at least eight AP exams with an average score of 4.0.
  • And many, many team and individual awards and accomplishments in our K-8 programs.
It has truly been a year filled with successes. In addition to these achievements, every student should be extremely proud of his/her work each day. Our students put forth their best efforts in the classroom, are willing to ask questions and seek additional help when needed, collaborate to help other students, and are actively involved in numerous additional pursuits. These are all hallmarks of the academic traditions established by the students and supported by parents, teachers, and community members in Lovejoy. All of this, and so much more, makes me proud to serve Lovejoy ISD.
I wish each of you a safe and enjoyable summer.
Dennis Muizers
Deputy Superintendent

District-Wide News

Lovejoy Lacrosse Hires Head Coach
for New Girls' High School Team

Lovejoy Lacrosse announces the hiring of Rainey Hodgson as the Head Coach of the new Lady Leopards' High School lacrosse team. Rainey will also serve as the Head Coach of the Lady Leopards' 7th/8th grade team.
The Lovejoy girls' high school team is set to begin play this Fall.
Rainey comes to Texas via her hometown of Long Island, New York. Most recently, Rainey was an assistant coach at Coastal Carolina University, a NCAA Division I program in South Carolina. Rainey was a highly-decorated player at Ohio State University and at West Islip High School.
At Ohio State, Rainey was a 4-year letter winner and Senior Co-Captain. Rainey played in 56 games with 32 starts during her four-year career. She helped Ohio State set program records with its 11-1 start, a nine-game winning streak, and a No. 8 national ranking. In her final year as a player, Rainey finished second in the Big Ten in assists, third in points, and fourth in ground-balls-per-game. She also finished 8th All-Time in total points at Ohio State. Rainey's team also made appearances in the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament in 2014 and 2015.
After graduating, Rainey stayed with the Ohio State University women's lacrosse team and served as a student assistant coach. This past year, Rainey was an assistant coach at Coastal Carolina University. At CCU, she was instrumental in leading the Coastal Carolina team to its second straight Atlantic Sun Conference championship game.
Rainey brings a tremendous amount of energy, passion, and knowledge of the game from having played and coached at the highest level. Lovejoy Lacrosse is pleased to welcome Rainey as she leads the Lady Leopards' High School lacrosse program into its inaugural year. For additional information, click here .

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!

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 . 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.

Summer Tennis - Junior Development 2018

Lovejoy Tennis Junior Development classes will be offered at Lovejoy High School June 4th - July 30th. You may click here for additional information.

ASA Cheerleading and Football

Registration for fall cheerleading, flag football, and tackle football through the Allen Sports Association is currently open. You may click here for additional information regarding cheerleading, and you may click here for additional information regarding football.

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: . 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.

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
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
Lovejoy ISD
972.415.8129 (mobile)
469.742.8011 (office)