Email Express
September 26, 2018
Dear Lovejoy Community:

One of our unique Lovejoy traditions is Leopard Friday, which will be held on Friday, September 28 beginning at 4:30 PM. This community event is a great opportunity for a fun family evening. The Courtyard at Lovejoy High School will be set up with a variety of activities your children will enjoy. The high school is hosting a fundraiser BBQ dinner catered by Sonny Bryan’s. Our state-ranked volleyball team will take on Princeton at 5:00 PM in the competition gym. The Community Pep Rally will begin at 6:00 PM. Our football team will take on Denton Braswell at 7:00 PM in the stadium. For your convenience, we have added the option of using your debit/credit card at the stadium concession stand. Kona Ice will once again be on site selling sno-cones, and Chick-fil-A sandwiches have been added as an option at the stadium’s home concession stand.  This is one of the two football games where we bring in a bounce house for our younger kids to add a little fun for them as well. The bounce house will be located inside the stadium adjacent to the home concession stand. I would recommend coming out to the courtyard activities even if you do not plan to attend the volleyball or football games. It is going to be a great night and we hope to see you there.

Football Season Tickets
As you know, we increased football season tickets this year to help offset the loss of state funding. This decision almost doubled our revenue for season ticket sales. With that said, I wanted you to know that some season tickets will be available for Leopard Friday and you can either contact the Athletic Office (469-742-8068) or purchase a reserved ticket at the ticket booth on game night. I hope to see you all at the stadium on Friday. 

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
North Texas Giving Day:
Thank you
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools would like to say thank you to the Lovejoy Community for raising over $114,000 from approximately 450 donors on North Texas Giving Day. The Foundation is well on their way to reaching their $200,000 goal by December 31 with great support from Lovejoy families and the community. Every gift is valuable to the mission of enhancing education in Lovejoy. If you are considering making a donation to the Foundation, please click here for more information.

Circle of Partners

As you know, we continue to seek creative ways to enhance our revenue stream to offset the loss of state funds. Our reduction in state funding is projected to be ~$1.5 million based upon our per pupil level of funding from last year. A loss of state funds leaves us with two options: 1) Cut programs or 2) Seek a new revenue stream. Our Board of Trustees has directed the administration to do everything we can to protect the current experiences that our Lovejoy kids receive in K-12. While we are doing a variety of things to raise funds, we have begun a new Circle of Partners. This program embraces opportunities with area business who share revenue with our school district.

We are pleased to announce our newest Circle of Partners member:
The Cave Realty Team ( ) joins the Circle of Partners, pledging 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.  

The Cave Realty Team joins the following Circle of Partners 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.

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 Services: Tutoring 101 is providing K-12 tutoring at Lovejoy High School Monday through Thursday. Tutoring 101 is sharing gross revenue with our school district. Click here: Tutoring 101@Lovejoy High School for additional information. 
Leopard Spotlight
Named Finalist for
Pacemaker Award

Congratulations to Leopard Spotlight, Lovejoy High School’s award-winning flagship show of the Lovejoy News Network, on their recent recognition as a finalist for the prestigious Pacemaker Award. Leopard Spotlight is one of 14 finalists in the nation. Seven winners will be announced in November in Chicago. Please click here for full details.

Lovejoy High School Band and Color Guard

After two weeks of rained out half times, the Lovejoy Band and Color Guard held an open dress rehearsal in preparation for their first marching competition. The Lovejoy Band’s UIL Marching show is titled, "Silent Night". The drill design has been a collaborative effort by the LHS Head Director Paul Heuer and Percussion Specialist, Nathan Lewis, and designed by assistant Director, Daniel King. The selection of music includes two pieces from Tchaikovsky’s, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker , Battle on the Ice by Prokofiev, and Silent Night by Grube. This year’s show features a winter themed set, colorful silks, and custom uniforms. Please enjoy a sneak preview of the program as performed on Monday evening during dress rehearsal.

On Saturday, September 29, the Lovejoy Band and Color Guard will compete at the Denton Golden Triangle Marching Competition.

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A Message from the
Deputy Superintendent
Grades and a Growth Mindset

Click here to read this week’s message from Dennis Muizers, Deputy Superintendent, in reference to grades and a growth mindset.

Fine Arts News

Lovejoy Jazz Band
Congratulations to the All-Region Jazz Ensemble Members . These students competed last Wednesday with performers from around the region and secured a large percentage of the winning spots. 

Lovejoy Drumline
The Lovejoy High School Drumline competed in the Plano Drumline Competition on Saturday, September 22. They placed 5th and were considered in the captions of Most Outstanding Snare line and Most Outstanding Front Ensemble.

LHS Theatre Presents Hot Topic
Thursday, September 27
Tickets on sale now! The first show of the Lovejoy Theatre Season, Hot Topic, will open on Thursday, September 27. 

LHS Choir Presents
War & Peace: a Fall Choir Concert
Monday, October 1
The LHS Choir Department invites you to attend a multi-disciplinary concert of songs about war and peace on Monday, October 1 at 7:00 PM in the LHS Auditorium. 

Willow Springs Middle School Theatre Presents
The Little Mermaid Jr.
November 1, 2, 3
Save the Date! November 1st, 2nd, 3rd for the Willow Springs Middle School Theatre and Choir departments presentation of Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.

Lovejoy Band Spirit Night at Canes
September 27
The first spirit night for the Lovejoy Band will be held on Thursday, September 27 from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Raising Canes on 190 E. Stacy Road.

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 Cheer
Junior Leopards Mini Cheer Camp
The Lovejoy High School Cheerleaders will host a Junior Leopards Mini Cheer Camp for ages four through 4th grade on October 20. 

LHS Majestics
Evening with the Majestics
The LHS Majestics will host Evening with the Majestics on Friday, October 12 at the Pink Out football game for Lovejoy ISD students in grades kindergarten through sixth. 

WSMS Theatre
Save the Date! 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.

Athletic News

Cross Country
The Lovejoy Cross Country Team returns to action this Thursday at the Ken Gaston Invitational at the Regional Course in Grand Prairie.

The Leopard Varsity returns to action this Friday in a 10-5A District contest against the Denton Braswell Bengals. This is also the Leopards home opener and the annual “Leopard Friday” celebration. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM.

Team Tennis
The Lovejoy Tennis team has ten consecutive wins with a 19-0 shutout of the Sherman Bearcats. 

Lovejoy Volleyball secures wins over Denison and Sherman. They face the Princeton Panthers on Leopard Friday. Join us for the match at 5:00 PM in the Lovejoy High School Competition Gym.

Lovejoy Softball Grand Slam Club
October 1
The Grand Slam Booster Club will host a “Good Eats for a Good Cause” fundraiser at the Allen Chili’s on Monday, October 1.

Lovejoy Softball Grand Slam Club
Flats for Bats
The annual “Flats for Bats” fundraiser is underway. 

BYOP® Volleyball Fall Session
Pre-registration ends October 8
Join us for an introduction to BYOP® 101 on October 1 at Willow Springs Middle School. We will meet in the library from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

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

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

Upcoming Events

Leopard Friday
Friday, September 28th
On Leopard Friday, the Courtyard at Lovejoy High School will be transformed into a showcase of our students, clubs, community, and organizations. There truly is something for everyone, regardless of age. Join us for choir karaoke, the rubber duck game, baked goods, the opportunity to try multiple sports, and much more.
Leopard Fishing
Saturday, September 29th
Leopard Fishing will take to the water on September 29th at Lake Lewisville to kick off the 2018-2019 season. The largest Leopard Fishing Team yet (36 members) will compete in defense of last year's Team of the Year Title.

Lovejoy Preschool PTA Open House
Sunday, September 30th
The Lovejoy Preschool PTA invites you to join them for their open house on Sunday, September 30th. Click here for details.

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Men’s Tailgate Tournament
Tickets on Sale Friday, September 28
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.

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! 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.

New! 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 will be located in each school from September 19th – September 28th.

Senior Project
To Raise Funds for Autism
Zachary Taylor , a senior at Lovejoy High School, is asking for your help with his senior project:

“Hi! My name is Zachary Taylor and I am a senior at Lovejoy High School. My senior project is on the topic of Autism. There are 2 events I would like to bring to your attention…”

Senior Project
To Benefit the SPCA of Plano
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.

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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)