Email Express
November 1, 2018
Dear Lovejoy Community:

Our sense of community is a very valuable asset which continues to contribute to the successes we experience as a school district. Many of you know that I served as a high school assistant principal and middle school principal in Allen ISD. As a result, over the years I have had the opportunity to see my former students have children of their own. The photo below is Griffith McNeill a student in our Pre-K program at Puster. His dad, Chad, was one of the students I served as an assistant principal during his four years at Allen High School. When I look at this picture, I can certainly see his dad in him and have the opportunity to experience the deep connections which exist within our community.
WSMS Theatre and Choir Presents Disney's the Little Mermaid, Jr.
Tonight, Tomorrow and Saturday
The WSMS Theatre and Choir department will be presenting Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. Tickets are on sale now. Click here to purchase tickets.
Leopard Volleyball Secures Bi-District Championship
Congratulations to the Lady Leopards who defeated Lebanon Trail High School Tuesday night at the Allen High School Gym 3-0 (25-23 / 25-17 / 25-19). The team advances to the Area Round of the UIL State Tournament against Woodrow Wilson High School. The match will be held tonight at Sachse High School and will begin at 7:00 PM. We hope to see you there as we support our Lady Leopards in their bid for another State Tournament appearance.
 
In other Volleyball news, the team hosted the Prosper Eagles this past Friday night and defeated Prosper 3-1 (30-32 / 25-22 / 25-16 / 25-21). This was a tremendous win as Prosper is ranked 5th in the State of Texas among 6A schools. The Lady Leopards were led by Cecily Bramschreiber with 25 kills, Madison Waters with 18 kills and 18 digs, Lexie Collins with 5 blocks, and Averi Carlson with 51 assists in just four sets.  
Cross Country Team
Heads to State
The Lovejoy Boys Cross Country Team will travel to Round Rock’s Old Settlers Park on Saturday, November 3 in search of a 6th State Championship win. The Boys are scheduled to run at 3:10 PM.

Carson Hockersmith and Amelia Carothers are representing the Girls Team at the State meet this Saturday. The Girls run at 2:30 PM. We wish all our runners the best at State.
Early Voting
Early voting continues through Friday, November 2. The Lovejoy Administration Building is a Collin County Vote Center. Due to our increased safety and security measures, voting is taking place in the Administration Building Training Room, Portable #1. You may click here to access Collin County’s website which includes dates and times for early voting. 
Generating Revenue
Circle of Partners
Lovejoy ISD is focused on generating new sources of revenue to offset our loss of state funding. Our goal is to protect our programs and avoid charging fees for items such as riding the bus. If you have a need for any of the following services, you can help generate revenue for the district by choosing members of the Circle of Partners . Our partners have pledged a charitable give-back (10% or more) to Lovejoy ISD for any business within the district. 
Reinhard Real Estate pledges 10% of gross commission to several non-profits including Lovejoy ISD. Their website can be found at   Reinhard Real Estate . Jeff and Terri Reinhard own Reinhard Real Estate . They are proud Puster parents to fourth grader Ben, and second grader Max.
The Cave Realty Team ( www.CaveRealty.com ) pledges 15% of gross commission on homes they help sell or buy within Lovejoy ISD. Team owners Ryan and Sarah Cave are proud parents of Lovejoy Elementary School first grader Adelaide (Addie), with 5-year-old Anders soon to follow.  
Savvy Realty pledges 10% of gross commissions on all closings within Lovejoy ISD combined with a fixed fee program which saves their home-sellers thousands of dollars. Check out SavvyRealtyLovejoy.com for details. Company founders Jeff and Sharon Kofahl are proud parents of Lovejoy High School Juniors Bradley and Brandon and Willow Springs 7th grader, Brady.  

For your landscaping needs we hope you will consider Accent Landscape Management Accent Landscape Management pledges 10% of gross revenues on work performed within Lovejoy ISD. Accent provides landscaping, irrigation and lawn maintenance services for commercial and residential properties. Their website may be found at Accent Landscape Management . Owners, Phillip and April Sheppard, are proud Hart parents of second grader, Kaiser, and Kindergartener, Sebastian, with two-year-old Charlotte soon to follow. 
For your roofing and solar work, we hope you will consider Jones Solar Roofing . Chadd Jones of Jones Solar and Roofing is pledging 10% of their profits on roofing and solar work completed in the Lovejoy ISD. Jones Solar and Roofing provides free inspections of your residential or commercial roof and property. They also offer free estimates on Solar/ Battery and Energy Efficiency upgrades to your home or business. Their website is: https://jonessolar.com/ or you may reach them by phone at 214.412.7444 for residential or commercial properties. Members of his family have been supporters of the Lovejoy ISD since 1979. Chadd and Liesl Thompson Jones are the proud parents of Puster Elementary 1st grader Maxwell.
For your mortgage needs we hope you will consider Black Swan Mortgage Pro . Stephanie Cigainero, owner of Black Swan Mortgage Pro is pledging 10% of her pay on Circle of Partners transactions, which will be matched by her employer Movement Mortgage . Stephanie has been in the home loan mortgage business since 2006 and may be reached at 469.531.0257 or at https://movement.com/lo/stephanie-cigainero/ . She is married to her best friend and Australian native, Josh. They have two daughters, Aspen a 5th grader at Sloan Creek and Maia. They are a host family to foreign exchange student Alessia Bellometti.  

Tutoring 101 and Lovejoy ISD have formed a revenue generating/sharing partnership to bring their services to Lovejoy families. Please see below for several offerings.

Private tutoring is available for students in grades K-12 in all subjects. Tutoring 101 recommends once a week tutoring for an hour to increase grades and learn subject matter more deeply. A once a week appointment usually results in an increase of 1 letter grade or more. Turn those C's into B's.

What's your SAT/ACT score? Want a better one? What do you need it to be?
Invest in a PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep program not just a class. Tutoring 101 helps high scorers get top scores, average students raise their scores and poor test takers achieve the scores colleges want. Tutoring 101 students have earned admissions and scholarships, and have saved thousands of tuition dollars every year. 
 
Classes are conveniently located at Lovejoy High School. Call 972.359.0222 or email Robyn@Tutoring101.com for additional information.
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A Message from the
Deputy Superintendent
5th Annual Lovejoy Letter Campaign

The annual Lovejoy Letter Campaign (LLC) kicked off on October 22 and will conclude on November 9. The LLC is an opportunity for students, parents, and community members to write a short note of appreciation to any Lovejoy teacher or staff member who has made a positive difference in the life of a Lovejoy student. Click here for the full story and how you can help.

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Denim and Diamonds
The Party
Saturday, February 2
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools is planning a great party on February 2. Everyone is invited to participate. The Party is being held at the Marriott Legacy in Plano at 7:30 PM. There are no reserved tables this year. Buy your ticket and come have fun trying our new food stations, music, drinks, a poker tournament, casino games and live and silent auctions. Click here for additional information.
 
We need your help to make The Party a success. Sponsorships are needed to pay for the cost of the venue, food, etc. so that proceeds from the event will go directly to support Lovejoy schools. Click here and here for details. Your donations are needed for the silent and live auctions. Vacations, parties, fun items, restaurant gift cards, etc. are needed. Click here for details. You may visit the Foundation website for additional information.
 
Thank you in advance for making this the best Denim & Diamonds party we’ve ever had.
Men’s Tailgate Tournament
Wednesday, November 7, 6:30 PM
Tickets on sale now!
Gentlemen, please plan to join the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools for food, beer, and a double elimination cornhole tournament, guaranteeing all players two games. The tournament will be at the home of John and Kris Dunaway on Wednesday, November 7. Sponsors for the event are Renfrow Dunaway Group, Lee Lewis, Fable Security, Chick-fil-A Stacy Road and Twin Creeks Village, and Lovejoy HVAC. Click here for additional information and click here to register.

Please contact Vicki Deerman , Interim Executive Director of the Foundation with any questions.


Kendra Scott Gives Back Party
Thursday, December 13
Benefitting the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Fine Arts News

 
LHS Majestics
Each week during football season, the Majestics Dance Team select one girl who has demonstrated outstanding dance technique, rehearsal dedication, strong performances, and overall program growth.


LHS Cheer
The Varsity cheerleaders recognize their senior varsity cheerleaders each week. 


  WSMS Theatre and Choir Department
Presents The Little Mermaid, Jr.
Tickets on Sale Now! 
The WSMS Theatre and Choir department will be presenting Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. Performances are tonight, tomorrow and Saturday.
 
 
LHS Orchestra Spirit Day
Tuesday, November 6
Join the LHS Orchestra on Tuesday, November 6 at Chipotle for a Spirit Night.


LHS Cheer Spirit Day
Wednesday, November 7
The Lovejoy High School Cheerleaders are hosting a Spirit Day on Wednesday November 7 from 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM at Wild Salsa.
 
 
Lovejoy Fine Arts Festival
Save the Date! November 30 and December 1
The Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Festival is around the corner. Click here for updates on performance schedules, art galleries, and more!

Athletic News


Lovejoy Boys Basketball
The Lovejoy Boys Basketball teams will start their 2018-2019 regular season schedule on Tuesday, November 13 at home against Frisco Lebanon Trail.
 
 
Lovejoy Girls Basketball
The Lovejoy Girls Basketball team will start their 2018-2019 regular season this Friday night in Leopard Gym against South Garland High School.


Lovejoy Football
The Lovejoy Varsity Team won a very exciting Homecoming contest this past Friday night defeating the Lake Dallas Falcons 31-27. The Leopards travel to Denison this Friday to take on the Denison Yellow Jackets. The following photo is courtesy of Matthew Gomez with The Lovejoy Messenger .

Lovejoy Golf
The Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys, and JV Boys all competed in the Torah Invitational, Thursday, October 25. 
 
 
Lovejoy Swimming and Diving
The Lovejoy Swim Team competed in the Allen Tri-Meet on Tuesday at the Allen Natatorium.
 
 
Lovejoy Wrestling
The Lovejoy Wrestlers begin their season this Friday at the Rockwall Lake Ray Hubbard Charity Duals.  
In Case You Missed It
Upcoming Events

 
2nd Annual Lovejoy Professional Network Golf Tournament
Friday, November 2
The Lovejoy Professional Network is pleased to announce the second Annual Lovejoy Professional Network Golf Tournament on Friday, November 2 from 1:30 PM – 8:00 PM at Heritage Ranch. The proceeds will benefit the family of Casey and Jamie Sullivan.
 

10th Annual Turkey Chess Tournament
Saturday, November 3
Register now for Lovejoy's 10th Annual Turkey Chess Tournament. This is a five round USCF (United States Chess Federation) event that will be held at Sloan Creek Intermediate School. Click here to register for the event.
 

Buddy Walk
Sunday, November 4
Jonathan McGill is a 3rd grade student at Lovejoy Elementary and has Down Syndrome. The McGill family will be participating in the Down Syndrome Guild’s largest fundraiser, the Buddy Walk, on November 4 at Fair Park.
 

Lovejoy High School Thirst Project Hosts Fundraiser
Tuesday, November 6
The Lovejoy High School chapter of the Thirst Project is dedicated to helping out the millions of people facing the world water crisis. You are invited to join the LHS Thirst Project for a fundraiser at Wild Salsa on Tuesday, November 6.
 
 
Design Your World – STEM Conference for Girls
Saturday, November 10
Design Your World - STEM Conference for Girls  is the award-winning signature outreach hosted by the  Society of Women Engineers Dallas   Section, twice a year since 2012. Girls in 6th - 8th grades from the greater Dallas area are invited to experience a day of fun and learning through STEM activities.

3rd Annual Running Over Depression
Saturday, November 10
Please join us for the 3rd Annual Running Over Depression Run on Saturday, November 10th at Lovejoy High School. The 1K Fun Run will begin at 8:00 AM and the 5K Run will begin at 8:30 AM at Leopard Stadium. 

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The Bernstein Beat
Saturday, November 10
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra invites all staff, students, and families to a special Leonard Bernstein concert on Saturday, November 10 at 11:00 AM at the Meyerson Symphony Center. 
 

Veterans Appreciation Dinner
Monday, November 12

Lovejoy High School Fall Blood Drive
Tuesday, November 13
Lovejoy High School will host a blood drive on November 13. The Blood Drive will be run by the Red Cross and is open to LHS students (16 and older), staff members, parents, and community members.


Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Referrals
Parent Information Sessions
December 3 and 12
Parent Information Sessions regarding Gifted and Talented (G/T) referrals will be held as follows:
December 3 at 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM
December 12 at 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM
District-Wide News
 

Share the News!
Tuition-Based Enrollment
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?


Lovejoy Pre-K Now Enrolling
Excellence Begins Early
Call Today!
Lovejoy ISD is accepting applications for tuition-based Pre-Kindergarten.
 

PTA Announces Reflections Contest
Heroes Around Me
New Extended Deadline: Friday, November 9
Heroes don’t always wear capes! The National PTA Reflections program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Through the program, National PTA, Lovejoy Local and Council PTAs, and PTAs across the country urge students in preschool through grade 12 to create and submit original works. This year's contest theme is "Heroes Around Me". 
 
 
Tutoring 101
Tutoring and Test Prep Now Enrolling
Invest in a PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep program not just a class. We've helped high scorers get top scores, average students raise their scores, and poor test takers achieve the scores that colleges want.
 

Mentors and Coaches Needed
Lovejoy High School is offering an exciting new Entrepreneurship course – INCubatoredu and we need your help.

Stay Connected

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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.
Love Where You Learn
As always, please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

With Respect,

Ted Moore
Superintendent
972.415.8129 (mobile)
469.742.8011 (office)