Email Express
May 23, 2019
The Lovejoy Independent School District
 
Welcome to Lovejoy ISD where Kids Come First.
 
Each day we are focused on doing our Best Today. Better Tomorrow .
 
We are One Heart. One Lovejoy.
News from Interim Superintendent
Dr. Dennis Womack

Dear Lovejoy Community:
  
Five days remain in the 86th legislative session. There are three large issues left to be determined:
 
1)     HB 1 – The State Budget
2)     SB 2 – Property Tax Reform (which is contingent on the passage of HB 3)
3)     HB 3 – School Finance
 
There are technical deadlines of Friday, May 24 which is the deadline for HB 1 to be printed and distributed. All other conference committee reports must be printed and distributed prior to midnight on Saturday, May 25.
 
We currently find ourselves in a continued waiting mode. Conferees and leaders from both the House and Senate remain in talks regarding HB 3. There are many rumors and speculation regarding what may or may not be decided. As time passes, there is the possibility that the conferees may not come to a decision on HB 3.
 
At this time, our best call to action, as a community, is to thank the members of the conference committee for hearing our concerns and remind them of the importance of including transition funding for districts like Lovejoy. You may click here for sample email language and email addresses.
 
We thank you for your continued support. We will keep you updated as we receive information.  

 
With respect and admiration,
Dr. Dennis Womack
LISD Interim Superintendent
Lovejoy ISD Closed Monday, May 27

Lovejoy ISD will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. We hope you and your family have a safe and happy weekend.

Lovejoy Visual Arts Presents the 10th Annual AP Studio Art Exhibition

The Lovejoy Visual Arts (LJVA) department invites you to join them on May 25th from 5:00 to 9:00 PM in celebration of the 2019 AP Studio Artists work in the Fairview Town Center. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the LJVA AP Exhibit, and this year’s artists have continued to push the LJVA legacy and speak confidently and innovatively with their work. Artists will have work for sale at the show, and will be auctioning work to benefit the visual art students at Burks Elementary. Join us for an incredible evening of celebration and charity. 
 
WSMS Students Win Second Place in eCYBERMISSION Competition

eCYBERMISSION is a web-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) competition for students in grades six through nine that promotes self-discovery and enables all students to recognize the real-life applications of STEM. Teams of three or four students are instructed to ask questions (for science) or define problems (for engineering), and then construct explanations (for science) or design solutions (for engineering) based on identified problems in their community. Students compete for State, Regional, and National Awards.
 
The Willow Springs Middle School team of Simi Fadel , Natalie McLaren , Camryn Sperling and Jordyn Watanabe won 2nd place in the State of Texas. Their project consisted of finding a way to reuse plastic bags as insulation in home attics. Congratulations to these 8th grade eCYBERMISSION competion winners! 

Lovejoy Golfer Competes at State

Sophomore Jay Pabin competed in the UIL 2019 State Boys Golf Tournament at the White Wing Golf Club in Georgetown. Jay shot a first round score of 75 that placed him +3 over par. He came back on day two to score a +2 over par 74 to finish the tournament with a total score of 149 and a 19th place finish in the State Tournament. Congratulations to Jay for a great year!

Lovejoy Baseball Ends Season in Quarterfinal Round

The Lovejoy Varsity Baseball team defeated Frisco Lone Star 3-1 in game one of the UIL 5-A State Baseball Regional Quarterfinals. Game two of the series came down to the last play, with Lovejoy losing 4-3 to Frisco Lone Star. In game three, the Leopards led 1-0 in the top of the first inning only to see that lead go away with the Rangers scoring five runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Leopards battled the entire game, but saw themselves down 7-3 going into their last at bat. Lovejoy rallied to score four runs in their portion of the seventh inning to tie the game 7-7. The game went into extra innings with the Rangers taking the win.
 
Congratulations to the Varsity Baseball team on an incredible season with a 10-5A Co-District Championship, UIL Bi-District Championship, UIL Area Championship and a spot in the Regional Quarterfinals. The Leopards finished the year with a season record of 26-11. We are #lovejoyproud!

A Great Inaugural Season For the Lady Leopards Lacrosse Team

The Lovejoy Lady Leopards high school lacrosse team wrapped up a successful first season. The team entered its inaugural season as a Junior Varsity team with the Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League. Under first year coach, Rainey Hodgson, the team finished the season with a 5-3 record, which included wins over varsity level teams. Next year, the Lady Leopards will move up and compete at the Division II Varsity level of the TGHSLL. With every player expected to return next year, the Lady Leopards lacrosse team are looking forward to another successful year.

Timeline For Superintendent Search

A Message from the Board of Trustees

The timeline for the Superintendent search was announced at the February 20 Board Meeting:
 
Friday, February 22, 2019 - Completed
Request for Proposal was submitted for interested search firms to apply.
 
March 8, 2019 - Completed
Deadline for interested search firms to submit their proposal.
 
March 18, 2019 - Completed
8:00 AM - Lovejoy ISD Administration Building
Special Board Meeting to select top three search firm candidates.
 
The following search firm candidates were selected to present proposals:
 
Texas Association of School Boards
JG Consulting
Bob E. Griggs & Associates
 
March 20, 2019 - Completed
2:30 PM – Lovejoy ISD Administration Building
Special Board Meeting to hear proposals from top three search firms.
 
3:00 PM – Texas Association of School Boards
4:00 PM – JG Consulting
5:00 PM - Bob E. Griggs & Associates
 
March 20, 2019 - Completed
7:30 PM – Lovejoy Elementary School Gymnasium
Board action will be taken during the regular Board Meeting to select a search firm.
 
The Board selected JG Consulting to lead the search for the next Superintendent of the Lovejoy Independent School District. Please click here to access the JG Consulting website for additional information regarding their firm.
 
March 28, 2019 - Completed
8:00 AM – Lovejoy ISD Administration Building
Special Board Meeting to meet with JG Consulting regarding the search for the next Superintendent of the Lovejoy Independent School District.
 
April 2, 2019 – Completed
An anonymous survey regarding the search for the next superintendent will be shared with the community for JG consulting to receive community input. The survey will close on Friday, April 12. You may click here to complete the survey.
 
April 9, 2019 - Completed
6:30 PM – Lovejoy High School Lecture Hall
A Community meeting will be held on April 9 at 6:30 PM in the Lovejoy High School to gather community feedback regarding the search for the next Superintendent of Lovejoy ISD.
 
April 17, 2019 - Completed
5:30 PM – Lovejoy ISD Administration Building
The Board of Trustees will meet in Executive Session with JG Consulting to review the Superintendent Search Profile.
 
May 13, 2019 – Completed
The Board of Trustees will meet in Executive Session with JG consulting to review 65 applications.
 
June 4, 2019
Lone Finalist to be Named
 
June 26, 2019
Approval and Introduction of the Lovejoy ISD Superintendent



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Athletic News
Click here for detailed information regarding summer athletic camps.
Annual registration is open for Lovejoy Leopard Athletes for the 2019 Summer Conditioning Sessions provided by Performance Course. All-important information may be found on the PC web site at www.performancecourse.com . Sessions are strictly voluntary and are not required by the Lovejoy Athletic Department.


Lovejoy Football Season Tickets

Current Season Ticket Holders
Current Season Ticket Holders may renew their 2019 Varsity Football Season Tickets online now through May 24 at:
 
 
Trade Day Lottery/New Season Ticket Sales
If you would like to participate in trade day or purchase new season tickets, please register online now through May 24 at:
 
 
The lottery system will be used to assign appointments for trades on May 28 and May 29. The lottery system will also be used to assign appointments for new ticket sales on May 30 and May 31.
 
To register in person for the trade day lottery or new ticket sales, please contact the Athletic Office at 469.742.8068 no later than Friday, May 24 at 5:00 PM.  
In Case You Missed It
This section of Email Express highlights news reports/articles featuring Lovejoy over the previous week.
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Events

Summer Enrichment Camps
Enrollment Now Open!
Click here to register now!


Kids 1st Summer Camp
Enroll Now!


Camp Invention
June 10 – 14


Summer Sewing Camp
June and July Offerings
Join the 12th year of summer sewing fun at a new location: Lovejoy High School! Click  SEWING  for details about the camp as well as details about a special project option: T-shirt quilt.


Estate Life Magazine Golf Scramble
Benefiting the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
June 28
The first annual Estate Life Magazine Golf scramble will be held on June 28 at 1:00 PM at Heritage Ranch to benefit the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools. Registration is only $75 per player. There will be a putting contest and a Hole in One prize. This will be a fun event for a golfing family. Registration is now open at https://estatelifegolf.com/
District-Wide News

Advertising Opportunities Available for Local Businesses at Lovejoy Stadium and LHS Competition Gym

Lovejoy ISD is embarking on an exciting journey with a digital video scoreboard at Lovejoy Stadium and the Lovejoy High School Competition Gym. With the help of our scoreboard provider, Daktronics, and their sports marketing team, we have created a limited number of advertising spots for the stadium and the gym that are reserved for local businesses. Our leadership team would be happy to schedule a time to visit with you to learn your marketing objectives and see how we can best help through the marketing opportunities available with the digital video scoreboards. These exciting opportunities are available for businesses of all sizes. Packages are available on a first come, first serve basis due to the limited number of opportunities at the stadium and gym. With our annual stadium and gym attendance climbing each year, you don't want to miss this opportunity. Please contact dennis_womack@lovejoyisd.net for additional information.


Share the News!
Lovejoy Scholars
Lovejoy Scholars, 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?
 
 
Pre-K Now Enrolling
Excellence Begins Early
Call Today!
Little Lovejoy Scholars is accepting applications for tuition-based Pre-Kindergarten.
SafeSchools App
SafeSchools has launched their new mobile application for anonymous reporting. You may click here for the SafeSchools Alert Mobile Application Download Instructions.

Turn Lucas Green
The First Saturday of every month, Turn Lucas Green hosts a Styrofoam drop-off event in the parking lot of the Lucas Starbucks (next to the Lucas Walmart) from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Please rinse, clean, and collect your Styrofoam throughout the month and bring it to the drop-off event.
 
Acceptable Styrofoam items are marked #6 and include:
Egg Cartons
Meat Trays
Fast Food Clam Shell Containers
Cups
Packing Materials
 
*Packing Peanuts Will Not Be Accepted
 
You are invited to join Turn Lucas Green Facebook and Twitter groups for up-to-date reminders and news regarding recycle events in Lucas. Make a difference & recycle ♻️.  
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.

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