Email Express
November 29, 2018
Dear Lovejoy Community:

I hope you and your family enjoyed a great Thanksgiving break. Over the break, the Lovejoy Varsity Volleyball team secured a 2nd place finish in the UIL 5-A Region II State Championship. The Lovejoy Varsity Football team competed in the UIL 5-A Region II State playoffs with a win against Kaufman. This victory earned the Leopards a spot in the Area Round of playoffs where they finished the season with a loss to Aledo. Congratulations to the Volleyball and Football teams and their coaches for a great season. For additional information, please see the Athletic News section of this edition of Email Express.
Fine Arts Festival
Tomorrow and Saturday
The Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Festival will kick off the holiday festivities with the opening night of performances and visual art exhibits on November 30 at 6:00 PM. On Saturday, December 1, the Festival continues throughout the day with more performances, art experiences, delicious baked goods, and homemade chili.
 
The Lovejoy Fine Arts Festival is a special celebration of student work, faculty dedication, and the sharing of our artistic passions with our families and community. This year, we will entertain 23 performances and over 2000 pieces of artwork. It is going to be amazing. Whether this will be your first Festival, or 9th Festival - we look forward to seeing you there.
 
We need donations and volunteers to make this year’s festival a success. 
 
If you have a student in the visual or performing arts, please take time to review our sign up genius and lend your support. We appreciate everyone who supports the Festival!
 
Click here for Festival donations.
 
Click here for Festival adult volunteers.  *WSMS Students may volunteer with their parent for service hours. Parents should sign up, and in the comments, include their WSMS student’s name.
 
Click here for LHS Student Volunteers. *Mrs. Mathy will sign service hour sheets on Monday after the Festival for LHS students. Please drop by her office in E110.
 
Click here for updates on performance schedules, art galleries, and more.

For additional information regarding the Festival, please see the Fine Arts News section in this edition of Email Express.
Open House for Prospective Families
Share the News!
Do you have friends, family members, or co-workers interested in Lovejoy ISD? Lovejoy ISD will host an Open House for prospective families in conjunction with the annual Fine Arts festival on Saturday, December 1. Open House events will be held at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Interested families can: 
 
  • Learn about the Lovejoy Pre-K-12 academic, fine arts and athletic programs.
  • Visit with students, parents, teachers, and administrators.
  • Meet personally with elementary, intermediate, middle, and high school principals.
  • Tour Lovejoy High School.
  • Enjoy our Fine Arts Festival with our award-winning visual and performing arts students and teachers. 

We hope you will help us share this information. Any family interested in attending the Open House may email  Stacey Dillon  , Assistant to the Superintendent, for additional information, or to register for the event. You may also contact Stacey by phone at 469.742.8003.
Puster Elementary 4th Grader Featured on NBC5
Grayson Smith is in 4th grade at Puster Elementary School. He is a Type 1(T1) diabetic and November is diabetes awareness month. NBC 5 produced a story about Grayson, his T1, and love of hockey in a segment titled “Courageous Kids”. You may click here to view the news report.

WSMS Cross Country Dominates Meet
The Willow Springs Middle School Cross Country teams dominated at their first meet on Tuesday by winning the team championship in all 4 divisions. Congratulations to all of the runners for their hard work over the past 3 months.
 
Medal/Ribbon Earners
 
7th Grade Girls – Perfect Score of 15 Points
(Perfect score achieved by placing in the top 5 spots.)  
Kailey Littlefield - Meet champ
Sara Morefield - 2nd
Cambry Patrick - 3rd
Taylor Per son - 4th
Gracyn Thompson - 5th
Brielle Scholle - 10th
7th Grade Boys – 28 Points – Team Champs
Luke Wright - Meet champ
Colin Milliken - 3rd
Grant Anderson - 6th
Andrew Poulton - 8th
Maximo Sanchez - 10th
 
8th Grade Girls – 16 Points – Team Champs
Amy Morefield - Meet champ
Callan Snider - 2nd
Emily Reyna - 3rd
Dresden Colston -4th
Sammie Basson - 6th
Chloe Schaeffer - 8th
Emma Smith - 9th
 
8th Grade Boys – 34 Points – Team Champs
Logan Pedersen - Meet champ
Devon Larimer - 6th
Hunter Rec k - 8th
Jack McClure - 9th
Jacob Migura - 10th
Leopard Fishing Takes 2nd Place
Leopard Fishing stepped back into their role as a force in high school fishing in the recent tournament on Lake Texoma. The Leopards took 2nd in the overall school title.  Coale Barr and Ben Burns won the tournament with 22.2 lbs. Ben Burns broke his own Jr. State Record Smallmouth in the process. The Leopards had 7 teams fish their way to spots in the top 50 out of 194 boats highlighted by Sam Harrison -10th, Keegen Reck-Austin Paxton 13th and Brant Corley-Will Branum 18th.
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.  
The Walker Group Coldwell Banker APEX, Realtors pledges 10% of gross commission on homes they help sell or buy within Lovejoy ISD. Tonya Walker lives in Lovejoy ISD and specializes in this area. She and her team are excited to partner with Lovejoy ISD. Tonya’s website may be found here

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.
Connect with the Superintendent
on Twitter

I am increasing my presence on Twitter; please follow me @TedRedBuilding to receive:

  1. Emergency Notifications
  2. School Closings Due to Inclement Weather
  3. Last Minute Changes to Scheduled Events
  4. Student Success Stories
  5. Important News with District-Wide Relevance
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
New! Foundation’s Annual Appeal Reaches $185,200
If you have not yet made your gift to the Foundation, please help us close the gap to reach our $200,000 goal. The money raised impacts the education of every Lovejoy student. You may click here to donate. All gifts are tax deductible.
Denim and Diamonds
The Party - We Need Your Help
Donations are needed for the silent and online auctions. The online auction will be different this year. A few of the big items will be in the silent auction at the event, but most of the items will be online, so that everyone will have the opportunity to bid. What can you donate? Here are some ideas:

-Perhaps you have a vacation home that you could share for a week
-Create a fun experience - in the past we have had Crawfish boils, private dinners with live entertainment, fishing excursions, hunting excursions, etc. 
-A business service
-Restaurant gift cards (over $25 please)
 
You may click here for the donation form. For questions, please contact Kelli Litchenburg or Vicki Deerman .
 
Don’t miss The Party. Click here to purchase tickets. 

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

 
Lovejoy Fine Arts Festival
November 30 and December 1
The Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Festival is this weekend. Click here for information regarding donation and volunteer opportunities, updates on performance schedules, art galleries, and more!
 

Athletic News


Lovejoy Volleyball Takes 2nd Place in State


Lovejoy Football Competes in Area Round of State


Lovejoy Boys Basketball


Lovejoy Girls Basketball


Lovejoy Golf
 
 
Lovejoy Swimming and Diving
 
 
Lovejoy Wrestling
 
 
Lovejoy Athletes of the Week


Softball Grand Slam Club Fundraiser
November 29


BYOP® Volleyball Winter and Spring Sessions
Early Registration Ends December 24

In Case You Missed It
Upcoming Events


Light the World
The Allen Christmas Nativity Exhibit
November 29, 30 and December 1
The Lovejoy Community is invited to attend the Light the World event featuring the Lovejoy Children’s Choir, Willow Springs Middle School Choir, and Lovejoy High School A Cappella.


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.
 

SafeSchools App Now Available
SafeSchools has launched their new mobile application for anonymous reporting. You may click here for the SafeSchools Alert Mobile Application Download Instructions.



New! School Store T-Shirt Sale
The school stores, located at Lovejoy High School and Willow Springs Middle School, are getting ready for the cooler weather. Don’t miss special sales as they make room for the new season.
 
 
New! Lovejoy Mom Selected for 2019 Boston Marathon
Lovejoy mom, Tracy Sutherlin, is asking for your help in raising money to support the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Team in Training.


Lovejoy Family Requests Assistance in Remembering Our Troops
The Heckman Family, with students at Puster Elementary and Sloan Creek Intermediate, is requesting your assistance in providing stuffed stockings to a military intelligence unit deployed in the Middle East.


Senior Project Benefitting Archway Hospice Center
LHS Senior Amanda Gibson is asking for your help with her Senior Project.
 

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

Lovejoy ISD App
The Lovejoy ISD App is available for download on both Apple and Android devices. To download the app for Apple devices, p lease  click here . To download the app for Android devices, please  click here
 
 
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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)