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:
 
Today we celebrate the last day of the 2018-2019 school year and the incredible achievements of your students. It has been a year filled with athletic and academic state championships, award-winning fine arts programs, continued national ranking as a top 1% high school in the nation, and a state ranking as one of only four school districts to receive the highest rating from the Texas Education Agency. Yesterday, for the first time in school history, Lovejoy High School earned the distinction of the State of Texas UIL 5A Academic Championship title. I hope you will take time to read this news which is shared below. Thank you for your continued support and the opportunity you give us each day to educate your children.
 
Tomorrow we will celebrate the Class of 2019. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 AM at the Allen Event Center. Doors open at 9:00 AM and attendees will be required to go through a metal detector and security screening prior to entering the Event Center. You may click here for detailed information regarding the Allen Event Center guidelines, including their bag policy. If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to watch the ceremony, you may visit:
 
 
The stream will go live once the ceremony begins.
 
The State of Texas, Texas Education Agency, and other entities (Texas Association of School Boards, Texas Association of School Administrators, etc.) are diligently working to interpret HB3 and the impact on districts throughout the State of Texas. We do not currently have final numbers, but estimate the loss in state revenue will remain at approximately $3 million. We will continue to keep you updated as we receive additional information.
 
It has been an honor to serve as your Interim Superintendent over the last several months. The Board of Trustees will name a lone finalist for the Superintendent on June 4 and will approve and introduce the new Superintendent to the community at the June 26 board meeting. I hope to see you there as we welcome our new Superintendent to Lovejoy ISD.
 
With respect and admiration,
Dr. Dennis Womack
LISD Interim Superintendent
UIL Academic Achievements
The UIL Academic season came to an exciting conclusion yesterday at the UIL Speech and Debate State Tournament. Four students represented Lovejoy High School. Ariel Kokoricha , a junior, finished in the top 12 in the state in Poetry Interpretation. Luke Wheatley , a junior, finished 3rd in Prose Interpretation. Tajvir Singh , a sophomore, placed 3rd in Informative Speaking. And, finally, Collins Morgan was named the Lincoln-Douglas Debate State Champion. Not only did Collins win every round, when the rounds had multiple judges he won every ballot - it was a perfect finish. With these results and the team of Tajvir Singh and Andrew Mao winning the UIL CX State Championship in March, Lovejoy won the State Championship Speech Team Award.

After tallying the results across all UIL Academic contests at the state tournament which included impressive finishes in One Act Play, Journalism, Computer Science, and Speech and Debate, Lovejoy won the State of Texas UIL 5A Academic Championship with a total of 127 points. The runner up finished 13 points behind Lovejoy. We could not be more Lovejoy Proud!

Advertising Opportunities Available for Local Businesses

There is a new opportunity for you to get your name and/or message out to the Lovejoy community. We have created a limited number of advertising spots for our stadium and gym which we are reserving for local businesses. All packages are on a first come, first serve basis since there are a limited number of opportunities in these venues.
 
Congratulations to our newest Gym Anchor Partner and Stadium Premier Partner:

FAIRVIEW DERMATOLOGY
331 TOWN PLACE, FAIRVIEW, TEXAS

Lovejoy parent Dr. Helen Kim-James opened Fairview Dermatology in May 2018. She was born and raised in Dallas, is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, and is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. We are excited to announce Dr. Kim-James’ partnership with Lovejoy ISD.
 
These exciting opportunities are available for businesses of all sizes and budgets. 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 we have available. Please contact dennis_womack@lovejoyisd.net for additional information.


Lovejoy High School Competes in VEX Robotics State Championships

Congratulations to the Lovejoy High School Xtreme Engineering team for its results in the VEX Robotics 2019 State Championships on June 24 and 25 at the Comerica Center in Frisco. The team competed with two robots and placed 13th with the 1082C bot and 6th place with the 1082B bot in the qualifying rounds. 1082C finished as a quarterfinalist and 1082B was a semifinalist. The teams also finished 7th and 8th place in the skills portion of the competition.
 
The students competing in the state final were:  Chase Barnes  , Anthony Ciletti Brenden Diaz Jackson Fink ,  and  Alyssa Vaughn .
 
Lovejoy Baseball Earns All-District Honors

Congratulations to the following players for their All-District honors:
 
2019 1st Team All-District
Michael Difiore - Infielder
Jacob Terwilliger - Infielder
Luke Stine - Catcher
Ralph Rucker - Outfield
Jordan Yoder - Pitcher
 
2019 All-District Superlative Awards
Kolby Branch - District 10-5A Newcomer of the Year
Luke Finn - District 10-5A Offensive Player of the Year
 
2019 Honorable Mention All-District
Cameron Pool - Utility Player, DH and Pitcher
Harrison Durow - Pitcher
Zach Smith - Outfield
Colton Laurence – Outfield


A Message from the Director of Fine Arts

What are the measures of success in fine arts you might ask? The many accolades like trophies, state or national rankings, and AP scores that are forever associated with the 2018 – 2019 school year? The incredible show of talent at the Lovejoy Fine Arts Festival? Or perhaps it’s the interesting content you learned from a very favorite teacher in the fine arts area you love? Or, simply is it the tremendous growth each individual gained while pursuing their artistic passion through their course in a Lovejoy Performing or Visual Arts course? No matter how you define success in the fine arts, I want to assure you that every experience in a performing or visual arts class this year - was second to none.
 
It is a privilege to work with the finest educators in the state, teaching students to become more deeply embedded in their passions that can only be met in a fine arts classroom. We are deeply saddened by the states’ failure to adequately fund our district's programs, but, like the mythological Phoenix, we too shall rise and continue to offer the most amazing programs in the arts to our students in years to come. We are Lovejoy, it is what we do.
 
Thank you for your investment in the arts programs in Lovejoy ISD this school year, whether you were a family member, a student, or just a patron stopping by – we appreciate your continued support of the Lovejoy Performing and Visual Arts programs.
 
Please enjoy our photo collage of the many successes we experienced in the Lovejoy Fine Arts over the course of this school year.

Warmest regards,
Fela Mathy
Director of Fine Arts

Lovejoy ISD Summer Hours
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.
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!


Camp Invention
June 10 – 14


Metroplex Offers Summer Swim Lessons

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

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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.
Tutoring 101
Don't let all the coming Summer fun erase all the work they've done! Tutoring 101 is here to make sure your kids keep their skills sharp, improve in subjects they struggled in, and even help them get ahead for the next school year. Our certified, professional tutors can give your students a leg up and help them avoid the dreaded summer slump. We offer:
 
Enrichment
Individualized Summer Learning Plan
Reading/Math/Writing for K-8th
Get ready for Fall Courses Precalculus, Geometry, Physics
PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep
 
Visit www.tutoring101.com for information on how to prep and save this summer! You may 972.359.0222 for a free consultation.
Lovejoy Lacrosse – Boys’ and Girls’ Teams Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the boys’ and girls’ 2019 Fall season of Lovejoy Lacrosse. Join the most exciting, fastest-growing sport in the country.
 
Register now for Boys and Girls
Grades Kindergarten through High School
 
Visit www.lovejoylacrosse.com for information regarding the program and the upcoming Fall season.
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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