Email Express
October 10, 2018
Dear Lovejoy Community:

As many of you know, I am a University of Texas Ex. While I have empathy for my Sooner friends, I must say that I was elated with the results of the Texas-OU game. It is important to savor each win, as you never know when it will happen again.

This Friday night, Leopard Stadium will be host to a showdown between the two undefeated football teams in District 7-5A: Lovejoy Leopards vs Frisco Reedy. A big home crowd would be great, and the game begins at 7:00 PM.

This edition of Email Express has tons of Fine Arts News as well as Athletic News. Both Cross Country Teams, Boys and Girls, took the district title this week. Be sure to check out the Curriculum Express in this edition where our Deputy Superintendent, Dennis Muizers, shares important information on the PSAT.
Generating Revenue

While the #1 fiscal priority in Lovejoy ISD is that we are able to continue to offer all of the same programs which have made Lovejoy a special place for our kids; we continually work to find savings within our current budget to offset some of the loss of state funding. Our challenge has been to find creative ways to generate revenue in order to avoid cutting programs or adding a list of fees for services that parents must pay in order to ride the bus or participate in extracurricular activities. To date, we have generated revenue by:

     Offering Tuition-Based Pre-Kindergarten
     Offering our Transfers with Tuition Program
     Increasing our summer enrichment classes
     Offering summer online courses for high school credit
     Increasing the price of football season tickets

While these efforts have cushioned the loss of revenue, we are still short of the funds required to support all programs. This Fall we have begun our Circle of Partners program which allows the Lovejoy ISD to assist some of our local partners with marketing their businesses within Lovejoy. Our Circle of Partners has committed to a charitable give back program to Lovejoy ISD for any sales/revenue generated within the Lovejoy ISD. The program was originally offered to our realtor friends, but has now been expanded to the other services you see below.

If you choose to do business with any of the Circle of Partners below, you will be driving revenue back into the school district to support our programs and avoid the use of fees to cover any shortfall. 
Circle of Partners
We are pleased to announce our newest Circle of Partners members.

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.

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.  

We welcome Jones Solar and Roofing and Black Swan Mortgage Pro / Movement Mortgage to the Circle of Partners as they join the following members:

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 2nd 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.  

Accent Landscape Management pleges 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. 

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. 

  • Specialize in working with individual students and their specific needs
  • Day-of-test strategies
  • One-on-one/small groups
  • PSAT/SAT Classes: Tues or Thurs or Saturdays
  • ACT Prep Classes: Mon/Wed or Sat
  • One on One and Online Prep also available
  • School District Employee Discount

Learn about Tutoring 101’s all-inclusive PSAT/SAT/ACT programs:


  • 11th-12th Grade SAT/ACT  
  • 10th-12th PSAT/SAT/ACT 
  • 9th-12th Grade PSAT/NMSQT/SAT/ACT 
  • Duke Tip (7th Grade) 
 
Classes are conveniently located at Lovejoy High School. Call 972.359.0222 or email Robyn@Tutoring101.com for additional information.
Cross Country Brings Home
Boys and Girls
District 10-5A Championships

The Lovejoy Cross Country teams competed in a rain shortened District 10-5A meet yesterday at Myers Park in McKinney. Both the Boys and Girls Varsity teams came away with the District 10-5A Championship. Will Muirhead won the individual title in the boys race with a time of 17:14:31. Carson Hockersmith finished second in the girls race with a time of 21:20:31. The Varsity Boys and Girls are preparing for the 2018-5A Region II Championships, which will be held on Monday, October 22 at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie.

The JV Divisions were canceled due to extreme weather conditions at race time. The JV Divisions will run this Friday at noon at Myers Park to complete the District 10-5A Cross Country Season.

Choir Students Earn Place in
Region 25 Choirs

Congratulations to the following Lovejoy High School students for earning a place in the Region 25 Choirs. This is the first round of auditions for All-State Choir. All students in the Region Mixed Choir will advance to the next audition in November.

9/10 Honor Choir
Sam Fowler
Claire Johnson
Ian York

Region Treble Choir
Caroline Dobbs

Region Mixed Choir
Colette Brooks
Julia Dobbs
Stephen Godfrey
Kyra Jacobs
Andrew Mao
Marcie Sawyers
Mikayla Slatten
Hallie Steadman
Luke Wild
Nathan York
Cy Feagin - 1st Alternate to Mixed Choir

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
A Message from the
Deputy Superintendent
PSAT

 Today, students in grades 9-11 took the PSAT. Click here for additional information regarding the PSAT for each grade level.


Fine Arts News



Many of the Lovejoy High School Fine Arts programs will be participating in activities and events to promote Breast Cancer Awareness this week. Don’t miss Pink Out at the Friday night volleyball and football games where our whole community is invited to wear pink. The LHS cheerleaders are selling pink flamingos to “flock” Leopard Stadium in honor of a family member or friend, and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The LHS Choir will perform their annual Coffee House on Saturday honoring families whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer. We hope you will take time to celebrate our students’ performances as they work to increase awareness around breast cancer and honor those who have been impacted by the disease.

Lovejoy Majestic of the Week
Congratulations to Sydney Spors , the Lovejoy Majestic of the week.

LHS Choir Coffee for a Cause
Saturday, October 13
WSMS Choir Concert
Monday, October 15
You are invited to join the WSMS Choir for a concert in the Lovejoy High Auditorium on Monday, October 15 at 7:00 PM.


SCIS Choir Preview Concert
Tuesday, October 16
You are invited to attend the SCIS Choir Concert in the Willow Spring Cafeteria on Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 PM.


WSMS Band Concert
Wednesday, October 17
You are invited to join the WSMS Band for a concert in the Lovejoy High School Auditorium on Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 PM.


LHS Theatre Presents The Orphan Train
October 18 and 20
SCIS Orchestra Preview Concert
Monday, October 22
You are invited to attend the SCIS Orchestra Concert in the Sloan Creek Gym on Monday, October 22 at 6:30 PM.


SCIS Band Preview Concert
Tuesday, October 23
You are invited to attend the SCIS Band Concert in the Sloan Creek Gym on Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30 PM.


WSMS and LHS Orchestra
Thursday, October 25
Please join the WSMS and LHS Orchestras for a Courtyard Concert at Lovejoy High School on Thursday, October 25 at 6:00 PM.


WSMS Theatre and Choir Department
Presents The Little Mermaid, Jr.
Save the Date! November 1, 2 and 3
The WSMS Theatre and Choir department will be presenting Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. Tickets go on sale Monday, October 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM.

LHS Band
Have you purchased your Red Out Homecoming Shirt? 
Lovejoy Homecoming is October 26. Be a part of the Homecoming Tradition by wearing the Red Out Spirit Shirt. Click here for more information and a printable order form. The deadline to order is Friday, October 12.

LHS Majestics Dance Team
Mums the Word!
The Lovejoy Majestics will be selling mums in the high school commons area during A, B and C lunch now through October 22 between 11:25 AM and 1:00 PM; and in the evenings, on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM.

WSMS Theatre
Save the Date! Saturday, October 20
Sebastian and Friends Sing-A-Long
Join Sebastian and his “Under the Sea” friends for a morning of singing your favorite Disney’s The Little Mermaid tunes! Meet the characters and enjoy fun activities with the cast of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. Click here for more information. Tickets are $25 per student and can be purchased online at the Parent Payment Portal.

LHS Band Spirit Day
Tuesday, October 23
The LHS Band will host its second Spirit Day on Tuesday, October 23 from 10:30 AM – 8:30 PM at Kelly Family Farms Burger Stand, located at 1989 W. Lucas Road.


LHS Band Garage Sale
Saturday, October 27
Join the Band for the Lovejoy Community Garage Sale on October 27 from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The event will be held in the back parking lot of Lovejoy High School by the tennis courts. You rent a spot, you keep the profits!


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


Football
Lovejoy (4-0, 3-0 7-5A DII) got off to a fast start against Frisco Lebanon Trail this past Saturday. Quarterback Carson Collins led the Leopards, scoring on three of its first four possessions and essentially seized control of the game by the early portions of the second quarter. Carson finished the night 20 of 31 for 274 yards. Lovejoy secured 222 yards on 28 carries and a rushing score from running back Jahi Rainey .

Golf
The Boys Varsity 1 team competed in the Bill Wallace Memorial Tournament this past weekend at Diamondback Golf Club in Abilene. The boys finished 11th of 23 teams. The Leopards shot 326 day 1, and 334 day 2, for a 660 total. Jay Pabin finished 11th overall shooting 77-75 for a 2 day total 152.

Lovejoy Swimming and Diving
The Leopards Swim & Dive Team competed in the Frisco Sprint Invitational Meet on September 27 and 28 with Lovejoy diver Ana Laura winning the diving portion of the meet. The swimmers brought home 4th place finishes on both the boys and girls side of the team.

Lovejoy Team Tennis
Mother Nature washed out the District Championship match against the McKinney North Bulldogs yesterday at the Leopard Tennis Courts. The match will be held tomorrow at the Leopard Tennis Courts at 4 PM. The winner of this match will be crowned District 10-5A Champion. Good Luck to our Leopard Tennis Team.

Lovejoy Lady Leopards Volleyball
The Lovejoy Varsity Volleyball Team played the Decatur Eagles this past Friday night securing a 3-0 win. The Leopards then took on the Wylie East Lady Raiders last night securing another 3-0 District 10-5A win.

Lovejoy Upper 90 Soccer Boosters Host Juggling-A-Thon
Saturday, October 13th
The Upper 90 Soccer Booster Club will host a “Juggling-A-Thon” to help raise money for the program. 

Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, October 15
The 10th Annual Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. (LLI) Golf Tournament has been moved to Monday, October 15 at “The Dye Course” at Stonebridge Country Club. The start time also has been changed to 1:00 PM.

Lovejoy Softball Grand Slam Club
Flats for Bats
The annual “Flats for Bats” fundraiser is underway. The sale will be held from September 20 – October 11.

Lovejoy Softball Grand Slam Club
Chipotle Night
Monday, October 15
Lovejoy Softball Night will be held at the Chipotle located at 103 Central Expressway, Allen on Monday October 15 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. 

In Case You Missed It
This section of Email Express highlights news reports/articles featuring Lovejoy over the previous week.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Events


Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Men’s Tailgate Tournament
Tickets on Sale Now!
The Foundation’s annual Men’s Tailgate Tournament will be held on Wednesday, October 24. Save the date and join the Foundation for food, beer, and a double elimination corn hole tournament, guaranteeing all players two games.
2nd Annual Lovejoy Professional Network Golf Tournament
Friday, November 2nd
The Lovejoy Professional Network is pleased to announce the 2nd 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 3rd
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.

3rd Annual Running Over Depression
Saturday, November 10th
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. 

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.

Lovejoy ISD SAT Prep Class
Lovejoy ISD is pleased to offer a SAT prep class, which will be held at Lovejoy High School beginning October 16. For additional information and to register, please click here.

Tutoring 101
Tutoring and Test Prep Now Enrolling
Tutoring 101 is now offering a PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep program and private tutoring.

Senior Project
To Benefit the SPCA of Plano
Saturday, October 20
Grace Broussard , a senior at Lovejoy High School, is asking for your help with her senior project:

“For my senior project, I am hosting a sand volleyball tournament to benefit the SPCA of Plano…:

PTA Announces Reflections Contest
Heroes Around Me
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". 
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.
Aaron Fuller - Class of 2016
Congratulations to Aaron Fuller on a great game this past weekend with the Washington Huskies. Click here to view the video of his one-handed catch and touchdown.

Additionally, Aaron has been added to the Biletnikoff Award watch list.

We are #lovejoyproud.

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)