As a District, we believe that true educational excellence can only be achieved in partnership with our parents and community. Last night, we launched another stakeholder-based effort through our Capital Planning Committee. The Capital Planning Committee has been charged with serving in an advisory capacity to the School Board and Administration on shortterm and long-term capital needs planning. Capital planning impacts the physical, educational, and financial foundation of Lovejoy ISD and is instrumental to both day to day operations and long term priorities. The Capital Planning Committee will provide the foundation for a systematic approach to planning for the capital needs of Lovejoy ISD.
As a part of this work, the committee will study areas that include facilities, fleet, technology, furniture, fixtures, and equipment.
To help the district plan for the future, the Capital Planning Committee will:
Review the District’s current and long-term capital needs assessment data
Consider the educational needs of all students and align recommendations with the district’s mission, vision, and goals
Represent the entire school district community’s values, priorities, and perceptions
Develop an understanding of best practices in educational delivery models and what is needed to support future ready instruction
Understand the district’s current capital needs and funding methods available to develop recommendations that are fiscally sound
Identify opportunities for prioritization in the capital planning process
Provide an assessment of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
The Capital Planning Committee will meet once more in May, break for the summer, and then resume their work after school starts in the fall. We will be sure to keep you updated on their progress
Please remember that Election Day is Saturday, May 6th. This is your opportunity to cast your vote in the Lovejoy ISD School Board Election. We wish each of our Lovejoy Leopards a wonderful weekend.
There is only ONE LOVEJOY and we are ALL LEOPARDS!Katie Kordel Superintendent
2023 Teacher Appreciation Week
This week was Teacher Appreciation Week and we are Lovejoy Proud to celebrate our incredible educators! In Lovejoy, our educators are real life SUPER HEROES! Lovejoy teachers know that each student's educational "story" is unique. They build relationships, set high expectations, create engaging lessons, differentiate curriculum, provide tutoring, encouragement, and so much more! Lovejoy teachers
DREAM BIG! They see opportunities not obstacles! As campus, grade level, and content teams, they work together to create phenomenal learning opportunities.
Today and everyday we are infinitely grateful for our teachers who live Lovejoy's Kids Come First core value!
Thank you parents, community members, PTO's, and administrators for helping us celebrate our Lovejoy teachers with snacks, meals, notes, and gifts!
MEET & GREET
Meet Allison Claunch, the new Director of Special Education for Lovejoy ISD.
Join us in learning more about the vision and future of special education services and programming in Lovejoy ISD.
Tuesday, May 9 from 6:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday, May 11 from 9:30am-10:30am
Friday, May 12 from 9:00am-10:00am
Tuesday, May 16 from 5:30pm-6:30pm
Lovejoy High School
Tuesday, May 23 from 5:30pm-6:30pm
Annual STEM Festival Event
Lovejoy ISD hosted the STEM Festival on Saturday, April 29. Students of all ages participated in student showcases, created in the Maker Space, played with robots and drones, and engaged in many other exciting experiences. The annual CANgineering competition also served as a food drive, and we were able to donate cans of food to Allen Community Outreach. This community event couldn't have been possible without our gracious volunteers.
Board of Trustees Workshop - LCDC Library
The Board will convene in open session and then move to closed session @ 8:30AM in C113. The Board is expected to reconvene in open session at approximately 9:00AM.
National School Nurse Day
Speech Pathologist Day
Board of Trustees Meeting - LCDC Library
The Board will convene in open session and then move to closed session @ 6:00 PM in C113. The Board is expected to reconvene in open session at approximately 7:00PM.
LHS Early Release
Early Release (All Campuses)
Class of 2023 Graduation
CALENDAR EVENT LINKS
STUDENT ACTIVITIES & RECOGNITIONS
STUDENT ACTIVITIES & RECOGNITIONS
VEX Robotics World Cham
CONGRATULATIONS to the 1st robotics team in school history to win an award at the VEX Robotics World Championship 1082X Infinity’s End. We’re so proud of you!
We are Lovejoy Proud to present the VEX Robotics World Championship Innovate Division Quarterfinalists and highest ranked Lovejoy team 1082R Robot Go Vroom Vroom! They are an incredibly hard working team that earned every bit of this success. Next year they’ll be back for more.
Words can’t express how proud we are of team 1082V Headless Horsemen who fought their way into the elimination rounds and were the highest ranked Skills Challenge team out of all the Lovejoy teams at the VEX Robotics World Championship with a rank of 102. V is an incredible team and we are
Lovejoy Proud of the effort this team has put in every single day throughout this entire season. Way to go!!
Our students are simply THE BEST! For all our community service this year & the robotics summer camp we ran we won the #IRHS Online Challenge! This is a testament to the incredible culture of serving in our robotics program. We are Lovejoy Proud of all students who played a part!
Join us in congratulating 1082C for a great season and for their inspiring amount of hard work that went into building and programming an awesome bot. They are such a great team and they represented our community so well at the VEX Robotics World Championship!
1082E is an incredible team, and if you've ever been lucky enough to watch them work behind the scenes or compete at a tournament.. you quickly understand why they're so great. We are Lovejoy Proud of your AMAZING season and success at the VEX Robotics World Championship!
1082J is an amazing team full of the hardest working, most determined and fierce competitors. We are Lovejoy Proud of the season they had this year and how well they represented at the VEX Robotics World Championship! The Robotics Program is lucky to have this awesome team!
Due to an international team canceling at the last minute, team 1082K got the call early Wednesday to come compete at the VEX Robotics World Championship... and they sure showed up! They went 6-4 and ended ranked 43rd out of 81 teams. They are AMAZING! They displayed true grit and perseverance throughout the entire season. Coach Strickland was proud to watch this team compete and then continue to give it their all in the face of adversity. 1082K is an example of never giving up and they are an inspiration to us all.
Please congratulate 1082Z the hardest working, youngest team we've ever taken to the VEX Robotics World Championship (high school) - This team has talented engineers and programmers and they truly had a unique robot design and gave this season their all!
They were added to the VEX Robotics World Championship the day before it began and they never stopped giving it their all. Please congratulate 10820M for winning the Energy Award at #VEXWorlds Middle School! The first Worlds award for WSMS ever (not pictured: Lily C and Natasha)!
10820P did amazing and made us all proud at the VEX Robotics World Championship. They wore shirts which said "Designing and Driving for Coach Woods".. and they accomplished that and more! We can't wait to see what this awesome group of young men will do next!
Girls Track and Field are Regional Champions
The girls Track and Field Team are Regional Champions!
These girls will compete at the State Championship in Austin on May 12th!
Kailey Littlefield - Regional Champion 800 meter, Regional Champion 1600 meter
Amy Morefield - Regional Champion 3200 meter
Sara Morefield - Regional Runner-up 3200 meter, 3rd in 1600 meter
Camryn Benson - 3rd in 3200 meter
4x400 Relay - Lauren Dolberry, Mia Reaugh, Amy Morefield, Kailey Littlefield - Regional Champions
Boys State Qualifiers:
Nick Yarad - Regional Champion 3200 meter, Regional RunnerUp 1600 meter
Caden Gary - Regional Champion 1600 meter
Majestics Spring Show
As the Majestics close out the celebrations of their "Sweet 16" birthday year, they had a busy April. The first event was the annual Spring Show, "The Vision", showcasing all different styles of dance including their award winning contest dances, A Cappella choir and solo singer, Katie Nuckels. "The Vision", featured 16 dances by the 2022-2023 Majestics and 2023 Rookies. It was the story of the creation of the Majestics Dance Team 16 years ago and featured the team's core values and special traditions that have earned the Majestics the title of "The Crown of Lovejoy". Seniors Ryder Sullivan and Kynan Lowrance did a great job of taking the audience through the process of discovery and creation which ultimate lead us to "The Vision" – “A Brand New Day”, the Majestics Traditional Finale kick routine.
In addition to Spring Show, the Majestics recently held leadership workshops and tryouts for the 2023 - 2024 Majestics Dance Team Dance and Social Officer Lines. As they close their 16th year, they are excited to announce the following leadership positions:
Captain – Avery Hammett
First Lieutenant – Ella Crawford
Senior Lieutenant – Grace Johnson
Junior Lieutenant – Robin Crigger
Junior Lieutenant – Ale Trevino
Master Sergeant – Ashley Riley
Senior Sergeant – Gianna Bierman
Junior Sergeant – Abigail Cady
Junior Sergeant – Ava Sigmon
Thank you to all who helped the Majestics celebrate this special 16th year. We are excited for our new leadership and already looking forward to the 2023-2024 year.
LHS Jazz Band Ensemble Partner Performance
The Lovejoy Jazz Ensemble performed in concert to a packed house on Monday this week with legendary Hollywood trumpet player Wayne Bergeron and the Texins Jazz Band. Students were able to interact with Wyane before and after the concert in a once in a lifetime experience they will never forget!
Lovejoy Softball Girls are Bi-District Champions!
After two exciting games that included a rain delay and TWO nohitters by our Senior pitcher Jade Owens and Freshman pitcher Izzy Guarriello, your Lovejoy Softball girls are Bi-District Champions! We are waiting for games to be completed due to weather, and will send out the Area Round information soon. Thank you for your continued support!
Outstanding Student Council
The LHS Student Council has once again earned recognition as a Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC) Outstanding Student Council! The council earns this recognition by successfully organizing and leading student centered events throughout the year, doing specific collaborative projects,and participating in the TASC conferences in the fall and spring. As of this April, only 244 other schools in the entire state of Texas have earned this recognition. Well done STUCO!!!
Campus Marshals Complete SWAT Training
School Marshal Regan Aguirre, School Marshal Jorge Jacquez, and Director of Safety and Security Casey Littlefield recently attended a Basic SWAT school, hosted by Charlie Mike Company, in Palestine TX. This Basic SWAT course is recognized by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, and is the same course that is required for all law enforcement officials in the state of Texas that are joining their organization's SWAT team. The practical application for this training can be for any individual or team that must maintain an emergency perimeter, respond to an emergency incident, or participate in the secondary functions that may further proceed an emergency event.
The Lovejoy ISD School Marshal team is dedicated to enhancing their response capabilities, and strives to raise the bar in all that they do! Thank you Lovejoy Safety and Security!
School Lunch Heroes
Today, Friday May 5th is School Lunch Hero Day! Lovejoy ISD is proud to recognize our student nutrition professionals and the difference they make every day!
Between preparing healthy meals for students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, our school nutrition professionals are true heroes! Thank you for serving lunch with a side of awesome sauce!
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Dear Lovejoy Community,
As a Board, we are committed to strong and proactive communication with our community. Part of this commitment is sending an email invitation to our community prior to Board Meetings with a sincere desire for you to be involved and fully aware, so we can come together as a community for our children.
May 09, 2023 Public Notice Website
(Public notice will be posted a minimum of 72 hours in advance)
You may find the full agenda with supporting documentation on our district's BoardBook Premier website HERE.
For information on the May 6, 2023 School Board Election, please visit the Lovejoy Board of Trustees webpage HERE.
Sincerely,Barrett Owens, President Amy Smith, Vice-President Anne Smith, Secretary The Lovejoy ISD Board of Trustees Julie McLaughlin, Trustee
Marvin Bobo, Trustee
Jason Jaynes, Trustee
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LEOPARD ACES FUNDRAISER
2023 LOVEJOY HS GRADUATION
LOVEJOY ISD SUMMER CAMPS
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION OPEN
CHILDCARE & PRE-K REGISTRATION
Leopard LifeCOMMUNITY NEWS
The Lovejoy ISD Community News website is intended to facilitate connections and raise awareness of local events, activities, fundraisers and organizations that might interest Lovejoy families.
The information featured on the Community News website is submitted by community members. Lovejoy ISD is not affiliated with the organizations and does not claim to endorse them.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
The Texas Department of State Health Services released new guidance for the 2022-2023 school year regarding Covid-19 and schools. LISD Health and Safety Measures are posted on the District website, linked below.
Current Health and Safety Measures Link
FEATURED JOB OPENING
All We Need is YOU!
All we need is YOU!!! Lovejoy ISD is actively recruiting for incredible teachers and administrators to fill our 2023-2024 job openings! Lovejoy ISD is a top ranked district with exceptional students, families, and educators! Here are TEN more GREAT reasons to join #TeamLovejoy
Apply online here today: Click HERE!