Email Express
October 18, 2018
Dear Lovejoy Community:

Yesterday you received a Special Edition of Email Express regarding a cultural study. I hope you will take time to complete the survey this week. We will use your insights to shape a collaborative cultural immersion session with the goal of articulating our core values and translating them into our actions, programs, and community. If you missed the earlier communication, you may click here to access the information and link to the survey.

Yesterday was a school holiday for Lovejoy High School students only. Be sure to read the message from our Deputy Superintendent Dennis Muizers in this edition of Email Express. Dennis explains the reason for this time off for high school students.

Early voting begins next week and the Lovejoy Administration Building is a Collin County Vote Center. Due to our increased safety and security measures, voting will be held in the Administration Building Training Room, Portable #1.

As you know our 5th grade students go to the Collin County Adventure Camp. They attended camp this week, Monday - Wednesday, and while the weather may not have been ideal, the kids had a great time. Even with the rain and cold, they participated in both indoor and outdoor activities. Here are a couple of pictures from camp:
School Finance

School Finance is a complex system in the State of Texas. Following is a short information video that explains the system and the effect it is having on Texas public schools.
Please Join us For: 10 Things Every Texas Taxpayer Should Know About School Finance
On Wednesday, October 24, Christy Rome, Executive Director of the Texas School Coalition, will provide a one-hour presentation about the Texas School Finance system. There are two opportunities to attend this session in the Lecture Hall at Lovejoy High School:
 
Wednesday, October 24 at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00 PM
 
As the Lecture Hall has limited seating, we ask that you reserve a seat by contacting Stacey Dillon at stacey_dillon@lovejoyisd.net .
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 Circle of Partners member, Savvy Realty . 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.  
We hope you will consider Savvy Realty and the following Circle of Partners members for your real estate needs:
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.  

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. 

  • 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 Varsity and JV Teams
Sweep District

The Cross Country teams competed in the UIL District 10-5A Cross Country Championship last week at Myers Park in McKinney. Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys, JV Girls, and JV Boys all won their respective team district championship. This marked the 12th consecutive year that the boy’s team won the district title for Varsity and JV divisions. In addition, this was the fifth district title for the girl’s team in program history. Both teams have qualified for the regional championship for 12 consecutive years. Lovejoy Boys are currently ranked #1 and Lovejoy Girls are currently ranked #4 in 5A according to the most recent Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas Poll.

The Varsity teams will compete Monday, October 22 at the UIL Region II 5A Championship at the Jesse Owens Memorial Complex in Dallas. 

Tennis Team Captures
District Championship

The Lovejoy Tennis Team won the District Team 10-5A Tennis Championship last Thursday at the Leopard Tennis Courts. The Leopards defeated the McKinney North Bulldogs 13-6. 
 
Today the Lovejoy Tennis Team fell in the Bi-District round of the UIL State Team Tennis Tournament. The team lost 10-9 to Lebanon Trail.
 
Congratulations to the Tennis Team on a great season. They finished with 12 overall wins and 2 losses. We are #lovejoyproud. 
Connect with the Superintendent
on Twitter

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

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  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
District Calendar:
High School Professional Development

Lovejoy High School students did not attend school yesterday. Click here for details regarding this day off for high school students.

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Foundation News
The Foundation Board of Directors is beginning a search for an Executive Director. Vicki Deerman is serving as the Interim Executive Director and may be reached at vicki_deerman@lovejoyisd.net  or 469.742.8043.

Annual Appeal
The Annual Appeal campaign has raised $155,700. If you have not yet contributed, you may make a donation at: foundationforlovejoyschools.org.

Men’s Tailgate Tournament
Wednesday, October 24
Tickets on Sale Now!
Gentlemen, please plan to join the Foundation for food, beer, and a double elimination corn hole tournament, guaranteeing all players two games. The tournament will be at the home of John and Kris Dunaway on Wednesday, October 24. 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 to register now.

Please contact Vicki Deerman , Interim Executive Director of the Foundation with any questions.
Kendra Scott Gives Back Party
Thursday, December 13
Benefiting the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Fine Arts News


Lovejoy Majestic of the Week
Each week during football season, the Majestics Dance Team selects one girl who has demonstrated outstanding dance technique, rehearsal dedication, strong performances, and overall program growth. Congratulations to Majestic of the Week, Kaleigh Nack .


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

LHS Band to Compete at UIL Marching Competition
Saturday, October 20
The LHS Band will compete at the UIL Marching Competition this weekend at the new McKinney Stadium. They are scheduled to march at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 20. We hope to see you there.


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.
Tickets on Sale Now! November 1, 2 and 3
The WSMS Theatre and Choir department will be presenting Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. 


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
The Varsity Leopards suffered their first defeat of the season to the Frisco Reedy Lions at Leopard Stadium.

Lovejoy Swimming and Diving
The Leopard Swim & Dive team competed in the Frisco Wakeland Dual Meet this past week and lost to the Wolverines.

Lovejoy Lady Leopards Volleyball
The Lady Leopards continued their District 10-5A undefeated season with wins over Denison and Sherman.

Lovejoy Softball Grand Slam Club
The Grand Slam Club will host a fundraiser at El Pollo Loco on Wednesday, October 24.


In Case You Missed It
Upcoming Events


Drug Awareness Parent Presentation
Thursday, October 25
Our Unexpected Journey – Helping Parents Be Prepared
Susan Hoemke will be sharing her son Hayden's story and their dark journey through his downward spiral into drug use, addiction and legal issues. All parents in the district are invited to attend the presentation at Willow Springs Middle School in the Band Hall on Thursday, October 25 at 9:00 AM. You may click here for additional information.


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.


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.


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. 
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.

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.
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)