Email Express
October 3, 2018
Dear Lovejoy Community:

Lovejoy ISD will be closed Friday, October 5 and Monday, October 8 for fall break. We send our best wishes to you and your family for a safe and enjoyable long weekend. Should you need to reach me during the time we are closed, please call or text me at 972.415.8129.

On another note, November 6 is the General Election in Texas and to vote in that election you must be a registered voter by October 9 (Next Tuesday).

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. Detailed information regarding these newest members will be provided in next week’s edition of Email Express:

Chadd Jones, with Jones Solar and Roofing , is pledging 10% of his profits on roofing or solar work completed in Lovejoy ISD. 

Stephanie Cigainero, with Movement Mortgage is pledging 10% of her pay on Circle of Partners transactions, which will be matched by her employer.

We welcome Jones Solar and Roofing and 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.

Lovejoy Team Tennis
Continues Winning Streak

The Lovejoy Tennis team continued their winning streak with 11 wins in a row with a 19-0 shutout of the Princeton Panthers. The win sets up the District Championship match next Tuesday at the Leopard Tennis Courts against the McKinney North Bulldogs. Matches are scheduled to begin at 4:00 PM. We hope you will make plans to come out and support our Leopard Tennis Team as they compete for the District 10-5A Championship.

Lovejoy Band Places at
Golden Triangle Classic

The Lovejoy Band performed at the Golden Triangle Classic at Collins Stadium this past Saturday. In Prelims, the band placed 1st in its class, 1st in Brass, 2nd in Colorguard, and 3rd place overall. In the finals competition that evening, the band placed first in the Marching caption and Colorguard earned outstanding Guard in their class, achieving 3rd place overall. This is the highest placement a marching band from Lovejoy ISD has placed at an invitational DFW Area contest. Out of a 1000 point spread, the band was only 7 points away from first place. Congratulations to the band on a job well done.  

Leopards Giving Back

On Monday, October 1 a group of 6th graders, along with their parents and siblings, participated in a service event at Feed My Starving Children in Richardson. The group leader that evening was Madison Campbell , LHS Class of 2015. Together the group packed 7,128 meals, which will provide food for 20 children for an entire year. Congratulations to the following students on a job well done:

Ben Adams , SCIS
Nolan Balette , SCIS
Tegan Braithwaite , SCIS
Braeden Gibson , SCIS
William Grazioli , SCIS
Billy Heid , SCIS
Joe Horton , SCIS
Roice Jacob , SCIS
Zane Kuzenski , SCIS
Jack McGoldrick , SCIS
Grant Nicholson , SCIS
Reid Nicholson , SCIS
Eli Smitherman , SCIS
Rylan Streeter , SCIS
Jud Thompson , SCIS

Will Adams , LHS
Kellen Gibson , HES
Gabby Grazioli , LHS
Ace Kuzenski , PES
Mazzy Kuzenski , PES
Charlie Nicholson , LES
Morgan Streeter , WSMS
Tinsley Thompson , PES
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  3. Last Minute Changes to Scheduled Events
  4. Student Success Stories
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A Message from the
Deputy Superintendent
Nominate a Lovejoy Educator for
The HEB Excellence in Education Awards

HEB Grocery is a tremendous supporter of public education in Texas. Each year, they award educators and districts cash prizes and grants through their Excellence in Education Awards. Click here for details and information regarding how you may nominate an excellent teacher.

Fine Arts News


October is always one of the best months as there are many fine arts activities for our patrons to attend. Concerts from all levels of our music programs, half time with the Band, Guard, and Majestics, pep rallies with our cheerleaders, theatre shows and so much more. The visual art students are working on installations for a November art show, while LHS kicks off the winter musical season, Grease , with auditions later this month (save the date! Grease will be presented January 17 – 19). The WSMS musical, Little Mermaid , is currently in rehearsals. Between rehearsals, busy art studios, and performances, there is definitely something for everyone in the month of October. Check out our upcoming dates, and take time to support the arts in Lovejoy.

Lovejoy Cheer
Lovejoy Cheer is proud to offer flamingos for purchase, which will be displayed in the LHS yard for Pink Out.

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!

LHS Band
Red Out Homecoming Shirts
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.

LHS Band
Garage Sale
Join the Band for the Lovejoy Community Garage Sale on October 27 from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

LHS Majestics
Mums the Word!
The Lovejoy Majestics will be selling mums in the high school commons area during A, B and C lunch beginning Tuesday, October 9 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.

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


Cross Country
The Lovejoy Cross Country Teams competed at the Ken Gaston Invitational this past Thursday in Grand Prairie. The Varsity Boys secured the Championship win and the Varsity Girls secured a third place finish. The teams will compete on the same course for the Region II Championships in a few weeks.

Golf
The Leopards hosted the "Lovejoy Invitational” with the Varsity Boys securing a 3rd place finish and the Varsity Girls taking 1st place. Winning by 13 shots, Allie Bianchi finished first overall with a 2 under par, 70 on the day.

Football
The Varsity Leopards made it two in a row in District 7-5A play with a 48-17 victory over the Denton Braswell Bengals. Quarterback Carson Collins who was 7-20 for 179 yards and three touchdowns led the Leopards. Jahi Rainey ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns, and Beau Iovinelli had two catches for 85 yards and one touchdown. 

Volleyball
Lovejoy volleyball celebrated a great Leopard Friday night with a win against Princeton in 3 sets. Madison Waters and Cecily Bramschreiber led the offense with six kills while Brynn Egger added 5 kills to the mix. Grace McLaughlin contributed three aces and Averi Carlson had two aces.

BYOP® Volleyball Fall Session
Pre-registration ends October 8
These training programs are designed for any volleyball player ages 10 and under, no matter what skill or ability level, as long as their goal is to become the best they can be.

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

Lovejoy Softball Night at El Pollo Loco will be held on Tuesday, October 9 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Come out and enjoy some good food and help support our Lovejoy Lady Leopards Softball Team.



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.

New! Senior Project
Raised Funds for Autism
Zachary Taylor , a senior at Lovejoy High School, thanks the Lovejoy community for their support of his Senior Project.

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 Class Council
Collecting for Those Affected by Hurricane Florence
The Senior Class Council is accepting donations for those affected by Hurricane Florence. Collection boxes are located in each school.  Tomorrow is your last day to contribute.

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
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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.
Elizabeth Schasel – Class of 2014
Congratulations to Elizabeth Schasel, former Editor of The Red Ledger on her TedxUTAustin talk. Click here to view the talk. 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)