Happy New Year. I hope you and your family had an enjoyable break. It's great to have your students back in the classroom as we begin the centennial year of the Lovejoy Independent School District. Over the next 12 months, you will notice centennial-themed events, and I am proud to announce this year's graduating class will be our Centennial Class. Also, at our annual Denim and Diamonds gala, you will notice a centennial level of celebration and fundraising. More to come regarding reaching our 100th birthday...Old age never felt so good!
Speaking of celebration with our accumulated experiences, during the break, the Lovejoy Cross Country and Track team hosted the Holiday Invitational Pole Vault Tournament. During this event, 77-year-old Don Isett broke an indoor pole vault world record clearing 10'1", and then cleared 10'6" to break the record again. Following is the video:
Please be sure to read the "Where Are They Now?" section of Email Express. Four Lovejoy alumni played in Bowl games over the break. We are #lovejoyproud.
Lovejoy Visual Art Students Honored at Dallas Museum of Art
The Dallas Museum of Art, O'Donnell Foundation, AP Strategies, the Lovejoy Visual Arts Program, and the Lovejoy community congratulate the following Lovejoy High School visual art students for being selected to participate in the 23rd annual Young Masters Exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art. This is a prestigious honor; having their work selected to hang among the halls of contemporary and historic masterpieces in an exhibition demonstrating the most extraordinary work created within AP Studio Art programs from ten of the area's highest performing high schools.
Joelle Benigno - AP Drawing
Taite Borozny- AP 3D Design
Tad Greenwald - AP 2D Design
Ryan Irwin - AP 2D Design
Carolyn Jurotich (2 time winner) - AP Drawing
Hannah Lawson - AP Drawing
Ian Toomey - AP 3D Design
Jessica Wu (2 time winner) - AP Drawing
Of the 54 chosen works, these 8 Lovejoy students were chosen (from over 601 applicants) as representatives of the highest level of excellence in AP Studio work. The time, commitment, practice, personal voice, and care they embed into the creation of their work is exceptional.
Please mark your calendars to visit the exhibition:
23rd Annual Young Masters Exhibition
Dallas Museum of Art, Concourse Gallery
Exhibition: February 25-April 16, 2017