SCIS Parent Message
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SCIS Parent Message
SCIS Parent Message
Principal's Message
SCIS Parents, 

We have had a fun week of learning at SCIS. The weather is warm and our kids are loving having recess without their heavy coats! 

I hope you will watch the video above about the following:    

Cell Phones- Rules and Guidelines for SCIS (see video)
A few details about our rules and structures in place at SCIS for cell phones and devices. 

Spring Picture Order Forms Due Monday, April 1st (see video)
Spring picture proofs were sent home last week and are due back by this Monday, April 1st. Directions for ordering are on your child's proof. 

Friday, April 5th, Principal's Coffee  (see video)
On Friday,  we will be having our monthly principal's coffee on the topic:
"A tool kit for parents: Tips and tools for setting family expectations and guidelines around technology" 

With Gratitude, 

Ray Winkler 

Rising 7th grade parents WSMS Book Fair -- Book Fiesta!
We would like to invite you to our Book Fiesta Fair April 15-18! We will have the summer read choices for rising 7th-9th graders along with other great books to get in your students' hands before the long summer break. The list this year appears to be the best yet!  Please stop by the WSMS library anytime 8:15-4:30 to shop our selection.  

Lovejoy Visual Arts Crossover Exhibition
Join us for the opening of the Willow and Sloan Crossover show located at the Lovejoy High School Art Gallery on Tuesday April 2nd from 6-7:30pm. This collection of selected work from Willow Springs and Sloan Creek is an exploration of media, technique and personal voice. Enjoy a wide variety of artwork with a focus on process and the student voice of each unique artist. Light Refreshments available at opening. 
If you cannot make it to the opening reception feel free to view the show during school hours until April 30th. The list of selected artists will be posted tomorrow. 
Thank you for your support of the Arts!
I can't wait to see you there! 

Fast Pass Request - Principal's Coffee Friday, April 05 
We will follow our standard daily procedure by requiring visitors to sign in with the front office by showing their driver's license. After your license has been scanned into our system once, you will be able to make an advance request for a fast pass.  You are welcome to bring your license to have it scanned before the day of the event to enable us to print a fast pass. All fast pass requests must be received by 10:00 am on the day prior to the event.  If you have not previously signed in on campus or if you do not request a fast pass, you will need to arrive early, as check-in lines can be lengthy. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we make the safety and security of the students our priority. 

Educator Receives
 Best Mannered Teacher Award
Congratulations to SCIS teacher  Ryan Rohlmeier  on his selection as the recipient of the "Best Mannered Teacher" award by the National League of Junior Cotillions - Fairview Chapter. NLJC is an etiquette and social dance training program involving thousands of students nationwide. Mr. Rohlmeier was nominated by his student,  Lindsey Hardwick  through her award-winning essay. The criteria for selection included the teacher's positive characteristics, how they show courtesy and respect for students, and why the person is a good role model.


From the Nurse
There are two vaccinations required by the State of Texas for 7th grade: Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) and the meningococcal vaccine.  Typically students will receive these vaccines at their 11 or 12 year old check up.  If your student receives this vaccine, please email or fax a copy of their vaccination record to me.  Please don't wait until the week before school starts to get these vaccines.  Typically there will be a shortage of the vaccines, before school starts, because it is required of all 7th grade students in Texas.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

Thank you for your help!  My email is: and the fax # is 469-742-8401.

Tamara Pierce, RN
SCIS Upcoming Events

Date Event Time
04/01 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
04/05 Principal's Coffee 9:00 am 
04/08 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
04/09 5th grade Math STAAR - Closed Campus 
04/10 5th grade Reading STAAR - Closed Campus
04/11 Progress reports sent home
04/12-13 Academic UIL - Coppell
04/15 PTA General Meeting  10:30 am
04/15 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
04/19 Student Holiday/Bad weather make up day
04/22 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
04/23 Rising 5th grade parent meeting 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
04/24 Student Lighthouse Graduation 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
04/29-05/03 Teacher Appreciation Week
04/29 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
05/03 Band Concert @ LHS

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Ladies Night Out
Tickets go on sale on March 5 at 10:00 AM. Click here for the reservation page and here for the Foundation's website.

District News

Lovejoy High School Store Announces Sale
The Lovejoy High School and Willow Springs Middle School stores will host a sale beginning on March 18. The entire stores will offer items at 50% off. Some exclusions may apply.
Lovejoy High School School Store Hours
8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Willow Springs Middle School Store Hours
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
During Lunch

Hop Into Spring Chess Tournament March 30
This annual Lovejoy Tournament continues to be a hit around the metroplex.  Come join your fellow chess players on March 30 at Sloan Creek for a wonderful day of chess play. This five round tournament awards the top three players in each section a trophy and fourth place receives a chocolate bunny. Gather up a team from your school and compete together.  Registration is going on now.  Please visit North Texas Chess Academy's website to register.

School Report Cards from 2017-18
I wanted to make you aware that the 2017-18 School Report Card (SRC) from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is available on the district website under "Quick Links" and then under "Required Postings" or directly at:
The same reports can be accessed on our campus website under the "About" tab and then selecting TEA School Campus Report Cards.  The SRC provides information on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.
As you may recall, districts do not receive a SRC but the STAAR performance at each campus contributed to Lovejoy ISD being one of only four districts of the 1227 districts and charter schools in Texas to receive the highest rating on the state accountability system with an overall grade of "A" with a scale score of 97 out of 100 possible points.  Please contact me if you have any questions concerning our School Report Card from the Texas Education Agency. Thank you for your continued support of Sloan Creek Intermediate School.

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