Email Express
November 7, 2018
I hope this finds you and your family having a great week in Lovejoy. There are numerous accomplishments highlighted in this edition of Email Express. Please take a few moments to enjoy the successes of our multi-talented students. From Cross Country to Chess, Football to Volleyball, Collegiate Signings to a Wendy’s Heisman finalist, and much more, we are #lovejoyproud.
Boys Cross Country Takes 3rd at State
The Varsity Boys Cross Country team competed in the UIL State 5A Cross Country Championship this past Saturday in Round Rock. The Boys team finished third overall with 91 points behind 2nd Place Austin Johnson (87 Points) and State Champion El Paso Eastwood (62 Points). Will Muirhead finished 7th overall with a time of 15:16 earning CCCAT All State Team honors. Other members who contributed to the third place finish included Brady Laboret 17th (15:40), Trevor Malik 28th (15:55), Whitson Bedell 31st (15:58), Grant Gueller 60th (16:25), Brett Pedersen 72nd (16:35), and Michael O’Brien (16:40). Congratulations to the team on a great season.
Carson Hockersmith and Amelia Carothers represented the Girls team. Carson and Amelia competed as individual qualifiers and finished 44th (19:21) and 120th (20:51) respectively. Congratulations to Carson and Amelia on a great season.
The Cross Country teams will celebrate their successful season at the annual team banquet this Thursday, November 8 at Sloan Creek Intermediate School cafeteria. The banquet is scheduled to start at 6:00 PM.
Leopard Volleyball Moves to Regional Tournament
The Lady Leopards defeated Woodrow Wilson this past Thursday 3-0 (25-12 / 25-13 / 25-16). The win secured the Area Championship for the team and moved the Lady Leopards to the Regional Quarterfinal match against Frisco Liberty. The Lady Leopards defeated Frisco Liberty last night 3-1 (25-14 / 23-25 / 25-15 / 25-21). Lovejoy now moves to the Regional Tournament. The Leopards will compete against Red Oak High School this weekend. The match will be held at Berkner High School on Friday, November 9 at 7:00 PM. We hope to see you at the game as we support our Lady Leopard Volleyball team. 
Leopard Football to Compete in UIL 5-A Division II Playoffs
The Varsity Leopards stamped their ticket to the UIL 5-A Division II State Football playoffs with a 23-13 victory over Denison High School this past Friday night at Munson Stadium in Denison. The win brings the Leopard Season record to 7-1 and their 7-5A record to 6-1. The Leopards currently are in second place in district and look to close out the season with a win against the Frisco Raccoons this Friday at Leopard Stadium. Friday night’s game is the annual Leopard Senior Night celebration. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM.
NCAA Signing Day - November 14
The Lovejoy Athletic Department will recognize the following student-athletes at the November 14 NCAA signing date. We are proud of these student athletes and their accomplishments. They have the opportunity to continue their academic studies and compete in the sport to which they have dedicated so much time. Congratulations to the Lovejoy High School NCAA signees:

Allie Bianchi
Golf (Henderson State University)
Jake Chamberlin
Track (US Military Academy at West Point – Army)
Rebecca Holiman
Softball (Ouachita Baptist University)
Celeste Soliz
Softball (Arizona State University)
Michelle Foster
Volleyball (Texas State University)
Liana Guillermaud
Volleyball (Southern Mississippi University)
Madison Waters
Volleyball (University of Cincinnati)
Emma White
Volleyball (Southwestern University)
Carson Collins Named Wendy's High School Heisman Finalist
Congratulations to LHS Senior Carson Collins on his recognition as a Wendy’s High School Heisman 2018 State Finalist. Student athletes are selected who have a GPA of 3.0 or better and are a proven leader and role model in their school and community. We are #lovejoyproud.
Lovejoy Scholastic Chess Turkey Tournament
Congratulations to the Sloan Creek team who took home the 1st place trophy in the 4-12 U600. The team consisted of Jaden Spriggins , Brayden Mauriello , Akhil Asher , Dillon Helfand , Nick Amabille , and James Bognot
Lovejoy High School Freshman Nathan Fowler took 2nd place in the 4-12 U600.
Sloan Creek 5th grader Akhil Asher took 3rd place in the 4-12 U600.
Sloan Creek 5th grader Dillon Helfand took 4th place in the 4-12 U600.
Lovejoy Elementary School 2nd grader Adrian Ngai took 3rd place in the K-3 U400.
Willow Springs 8th grader Hagio Pang took 4th place in 4-12 open.
2nd Annual LHS Visual Art Exhibition
Thursday, November 8
You are cordially invited to the 2nd Annual LHS Visual Art Exhibition. This juried exhibition showcases 45 works from LHS that demonstrate a breadth of student voice, processes, and approaches. Work selected for this show spans all visual art courses at LHS and provides a first hand glimpse of the artistic investigation across our student body. This show was curated by LJVA seniors Sarah Nash and Katie Miller.

Please join us on November 8th from 6:30 to 8:30 for an opening celebration at the LHS Gallery with all of the selected artists and light gallery fare.

If you are unable to attend the opening, you may tour the exhibit during school hours until November 16th.
Open House for Prospective Families
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.
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. 
We are pleased to announce our newest member of the Circle of Partners . The Walker Group pledges 10% of gross commission on homes they help sell or buy within Lovejoy ISD. Owner 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
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 ( ) 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 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: 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 . 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 for additional information.
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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.
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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. 

LHS Choir Provides Carol-O-Grams
Carol-O-Grams are singing telegrams provided by the LHS Choir. Purchase a Carol-O-Gram as a holiday gift for someone within the Lovejoy ISD boundaries. You may order online by clicking here .

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 information regarding donation and volunteer opportunities, updates on performance schedules, art galleries, and more!

Athletic News

Lovejoy Boys Basketball
The Boys Basketball season is underway with team-building activities and scrimmages.
Lovejoy Girls Basketball
The Girls Basketball season is underway with multiple victories.

Lovejoy Football
JV and Freshmen scores are included.

Lovejoy Golf
JV and Varsity teams compete in local competitions. 
Lovejoy Swimming and Diving
Lovejoy Swim will be competing in the Dallas Cup this Friday.
Lovejoy Wrestling
Wrestling begins their season this Friday.

Lovejoy Gridiron Club Offers Play-Off T-Shirts
The deadline to order is Tuesday, November 13.
Lovejoy Hockey
The Lovejoy Varsity Hockey team played Plano East this past weekend and won 2-1, bringing their win streak to 3 games. JV played Flower Mound and won 3-1. Both teams play on November 11. You may find the full schedule at

Lovejoy Girls High School Lacrosse
On October 20, 2018, history was made as the first ever Lovejoy Lacrosse girls' high school lacrosse game was played. The team came away with a 6-1 victory. They followed that up with a 19-2 victory over Prosper on November 6. The team began practicing in September and are taking part in the Fall Ball season as they gear up and get ready for their inaugural season this Spring as part of the Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League. The team finishes out the Fall Ball season this weekend at the Turlaxin tournament in McKinney.

In Case You Missed It
Upcoming Events

New! Volunteers Needed for the Samaritan Inn Opening
November 8 - 12
The Samaritan Inn stands on the goal line of opening their new facility that will ensure continued support for Collin County families and needs your help.
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. 

New! Thanksgiving Food Drive
Sunday, November 11
Members of the Young Men’s Service League Lovejoy Chapter will host their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive on Sunday, November 11.

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

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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.

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

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.
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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
972.415.8129 (mobile)
469.742.8011 (office)