Lovejoy Independent School District

Email Express
January 4, 2017
A Message from the Superintendent

Dear  Lovejoy Community:
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

Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2017-2018
The referral window for gifted and talented services is now open. Click here for referral forms which are located online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  The window will close March 31, 2017.
Testing will be Saturday April 8, 22, or 29 for students in grades 1-12. Kindergarten students will be tested during the school day.
For questions regarding students in Kindergarten through 4th grade, please email Caroline Garcia  or call 469.742.8310.
For questions regarding students in 5th through 12th grades, please email Brie Smith or call 469.742.8032 .

Youth Wrestling
The Lovejoy Wrestling staff is offering a free youth wrestling club this winter. Please click here to view additional information.  Click here to register. The first practice/orientation meeting will be on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 6:30 PM at Sloan Creek Intermediate School.  Practices will be held at Sloan Creek Intermediate School from 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM, Monday-Wednesday nights, most weeks.
For additional information, please click here to email Coach Eaton.

Afterschool Coding Club
The University of Texas at Dallas Department of Computer Science is offering an afterschool coding club at Willow Springs Middle School.  The club will meet from 4:00 - 5:00 PM on Wednesdays in February, March and April.  Click here for details and registration information.  

After Christmas Toy Drive
The Work-Based Learning Program at Lovejoy High School is sponsoring its Annual After Christmas Toy drive for Little Leopards. Donations of gently used toys for children birth to 5 years old are appreciated.  Following is a list of After Christmas Toy Drive needs:
Littlest Pet Shop Houses and Animals
Doll Houses
Board Games
Dress Up Clothes and Hats
Baby Dolls
Outdoor Ride-on Toys for Toddlers
Outdoor Weatherproof Toys for Preschoolers
Arts and Crafts Items
Play-Doh and Play-Doh Toys
Plastic Animals and Dinosaurs
Board Books or Waterproof Baby Books
Anything "Little People"
Infant Mobiles or Toys which will attach to a crib
No Stuffed Animals, please.
Toys may be delivered to any Lovejoy campus or the Administration Building.  Thank you for remembering our youngest Leopards.

Substitute Nursing
Lovejoy ISD is currently accepting applications for substitute nurses.  The application may be found by clicking here .  Please contact Melissa Page with any questions at:  469.742.8013 or .

Upcoming Events  

Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse - Boys and Girls Teams
Registration Open Through January 6
Registration is now open for the 2017 Spring season of Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse.  Join the most exciting, fastest growing sport in the country.  Register for:
Boys:  Grades 1st through 12th
Girls:  Grades Kindergarten through 8th
Visit for information regarding the program and the upcoming Spring season.
Hurry, as rosters are filling quickly!

Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit Night:  Tuesday, January 10
Lovejoy Orchestra will host their next spirit night at the Chipotle located at 103 Central Expressway North in Allen.  The event is on Tuesday, January 10th, between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Please join the Lovejoy Orchestra for a great combination of delicious food and good company while supporting Lovejoy Orchestra. Be sure to let the cashier know you are with Lovejoy Orchestra to ensure 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Lovejoy Orchestra.

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.

Mick Ellis - Class of 2014
Mick is a kicker for the Iowa Hawkeyes.  Iowa played the Florida Gators in the Outback Bowl.
Jake Baumert - Class of 2015
Jake is an offensive lineman for Army West Point.  Army West Point played the North Texas Mean Green in the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl.
Dakota Michaels - Class of 2016
Dakota is a wide receiver for the North Texas Mean Green.  North Texas played Army West Point in the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl.
Aaron Fuller - Class of 2016
Aaron is a wide receiver for the Washington Huskies.  Washington played the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Peach Bowl.
Stay Connected  

Inclement Weather
School closures will be determined based on safety.  In the event of a school closure, notifications will be announced on the district's website, Facebook, and Twitter pages.  We will also announce any closure through the media and by phone.  Links to our social media accounts are shown below.   

Lovejoy ISD App
The Lovejoy ISD App is available for download on both Apple and Android devices. To download the app for Apple devices, please  click here . To download the app for Android devices, please  click here .  

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Love Where You Learn

As always, please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns. 
With Respect,
Ted Moore
Lovejoy ISD
972.415.8129 (mobile)
469.742.8011 (office)