Message from Mike
December 17, 2020
In this week's edition:
  • Recognitions
  • COVID Reporting Over the Break
  • Fee-Based Transportation Service Request
  • Leopard Online School Store
  • Community News
  • Upcoming Events
Dear Wonderful Lovejoy Community,
I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday and winter break! While we have faced some unique challenges in 2020, I hope you will have a chance to embrace your family and loved ones tighter during this holiday season.

Our Leopards sure have shown grit, resilience, and determination this first semester as they grow and glow through these times with the heart of a Leopard!

Know that you are loved, and we hope you have a safe and healthy break!
Winter Break - District Closure
Our Leopards will return on Wednesday, January 6th.
Recognitions
Back to Back State Champions
Congratulations to our Volleyball team for winning Back-to-Back State Championships and for bringing home the gold for the 8th time!

We are so proud of all of your effort and hard work on and off the court!
Leopard Football Playoffs
Congratulations to our undefeated Lovejoy High School Football team as they continue to Round 2 of the playoffs this Friday, December 18th, at Globe Life Park versus Everman!


All-Region - Band Success

Congratulations to our amazing Lovejoy Band for your recent success at TMEA All-Region!

  • 29 students placed in the TMEA HS all-region band- Most in school history!
  • 11 students placed in the Highest all-region ensemble- Most of ANY school!
  • 4 students place 1st overall- Most of ANY school!
  • 10 students place 1st in 5A- Most of any 5A school!
  • 18 students qualify for AREA auditions- Most of ANY school!


TMEA All-Region Band Members
Catherine O'Brien- Piccolo
Anna Staab- Piccolo
Brynne Davies- Flute
Lauren Dumin- Flute
Emma Ball- Oboe
Christopher Dechant- Clarinet
Kylee Tyra- Clarinet
Aidan Cordina- Clarinet
Greyson Monroe- Bass Clarinet
Jason Holiman- Bass Clarinet
Aliyah Book- Alto Saxophone
Jonah Hicks- Tenor Saxophone
Reagan Wagner- Trumpet
JR Frazier- Trumpet
Jonah Vuong- Trumpet
Reid Robinson- Trumpet
Sam Lamping- Horn
Michael Harris- Horn
Carlee George- Horn
Mason Mueller- Bass Trombone
Neelesh Iyer- Euphonium
Declan Cunningham- Euphonium
Justin Poteet- Tuba
Ethan Shriner- Tuba
Bryce Bobo- Tuba
Fletcher Boots- Tuba
Andrew James- Percussion
John Hanchey- Percussion
Charis Vela- Percussion
 
TMEA All Region 1st Chairs
Catherine O'Brien- 1st Overall
Emma Ball- 1st Overall
Greyson Monroe- 1st Overall
Reagan Wagner- 1st Overall
Christopher Dechant- 1st in 5A
Jonah Hicks- 1st in 5A
Sam Lamping- 1st in 5A
Neelesh Iyer- 1st in 5A
Andrew James- 1st in 5A
Aliyah Book- 1st in 5A
Reagan Wagner- 1st in Freshman Region
Brady Kofahl- 1st In Freshman Region

TMEA Area Qualifiers
Catherine O'Brien
Brynne Davies
Lauren Dumin
Emma Ball
Christopher Dechant
Kylee Tyra
Greyson Monroe
Aliyah Book
Jonah Hicks
Reagan Wagner
JR Frazier
Jonah Vuong
Sam Lamping
Michael Harris
Mason Mueller
Neelesh Iyer
Andrew James
John Hanchey
 
Freshman All-Region Band Members
Brielle Taylor- Flute
Tamanna Verma- Flute
Davis Miller- Bari Sax
Reagan Wagner- Trumpet
Jonah Vuong- Trumpet
Joe Bluestein- Trombone
Brady Kofahl- Euphonium
Justin Poteet- Tuba
 
All-Region Jazz Members
JR Frazier- Trumpet
Jonah Vuong- Trumpet
Jonah Hicks- Tenor Sax
Dom Mauriello- Trombone
Landon Snow- Trombone
John Hanchey- Drums
Talon Seidel- Bass Guitar

Congratulations to all of our amazing Band students for all of their hard work!
COVID Reporting Over Winter Break
Please help us continue to keep our Leopards healthy in the new year by reporting COVID related illnesses over the holiday break!

We are requesting that parents submit a form in the event that their student is either symptomatic with COVID-19 symptoms, had close contact exposure to a person with COVID-19, or lab-confirmed positive for COVID-19. Campus administration will follow-up with families regarding the student’s return to learning. If you need immediate assistance over break regarding COVID, please contact Sancy Fuller at sancy_fuller@lovejoyisd.net or by phone at 903-815-5028.


Please use the campus link below:


Lovejoy Elementary: https://forms.gle/v3zwX2cLZ16so5K7A 


Sloan Creek Intermediate: https://forms.gle/TVGgG2K64zBsmscQ8 

Willow Springs Middle School: https://forms.gle/NwmrSsLptqpMcyrz8 

Lovejoy ISD will not be sending positive case notification emails over Winter Break, however, we will be keeping the COVID Dashboard up to date.

The COVID Case Dashboard is accessible from the main district website, each campus website, and can be accessed here.

For our complete 2020-2021 website with the Fall Planning Guide, click here.
Fine Arts Festival
Join all of Lovejoy ISD in a special community watch party of some of the highlights from each of the performances from this year's concerts and performances. 

In addition, see a special hyperlapse short film of the K.12 Visual Art gallery. 
 
We will Livestream the Community Highlights Video at 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 17th, 2020!

Click here for the Livestream link!

 
Fee Based Transportation Service Requests
Lovejoy ISD families needing bus service may submit a request through an online application process. If you have previously requested service, you do not need to complete this application again. All requests will remain on the waitlist until service is provided or you request to be removed from the waitlist.

The Transportation Department will contact each requester to discuss possible options on existing routes. These options may include meeting the bus at existing stops, shuttling Sloan Creek students to an elementary school, or shuttling Willow Springs students to LHS. Those families on the waitlist will continue to be evaluated geographically regarding the feasibility of adding future bus routes based on rider participation. Once service is provided, a fee of $175.00 per approved rider, per semester, will be charged for bus service or shuttle service.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Transportation team at transportation@lovejoyisd.net.
Leopard Online School Store
Looking for some new Leopard gear to keep you warm this holiday season? Check out the Leopard Online Store for some BIG Holiday sales! With great new items and curbside pick up, you don't want to miss out on getting new Lovejoy gear! 
Community News
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Upcoming Events


Click here to view Lovejoy ISD and campus calendars and events.

Best Today. Better Tomorrow.
Honored and proud to represent Lovejoy ISD,
Michael Goddard, Ed.D. 
Superintendent of Schools
Lovejoy Independent School District
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