SCIS Principal Newsletter

February 16, 2023

Hello Sloan Creek Families!

Good evening! I hope you are already off to a great start with your long weekend. We have had a great afternoon as a staff and are looking forward to one more full day to collaborate and work together with our teams.

There have been so many exciting events the past few weeks, including 5th grade camp, orchestra and band concerts, Valentine's Day fun, and birthday donuts. If you know a friend that recorded either the band or orchestra concert, you should ask them to share it with you. Our students, as you know, are incredibly talented and their progress this year is incredible. I cannot wait to hear them at their final concerts.

Speaking of videos, our 5th graders learned about fishing and how to clean a fish while at 5th grade camp. A video surfaced of this learning moment and since has provided quite the comic relief. If you can get a glimpse of the video, you are sure to get a good laugh.

As a gentle reminder, all students will be in school on Monday. We are looking forward to a great "Bump Up Day" and do not want any of our kiddos to miss out.

Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend. I hope the extra day and a half provides rest, relaxation and a little extra fun!

See you next week,

-Courtney Halpin

Click on the "Button" below for more information about what your student is currently learning. (*This only has minor updates as we were not in school most of this week)

Important Dates


17- Student Holiday-No School

21- WSMS Counselors present to 6th Grade about 7th Grade registration. Registration forms sent home.

22- School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

24- March 3- Spring Book Fair

24- Coffee with the Principals- 8:00 AM-8:40 AM- SCIS Cafeteria

24- Johnson and Dufrene Service Team

25- SCIS Band "Meet the Instruments"

28- Spring Picture Day and Group Pictures


2- Percussion band concert at LHS

2- Last day to order SCIS Student Council shirt

3- Coffee with the Principals

3-5th Grade Growth and Development video

3- Chaney, Kuneman, Alotaibi, Darnell, Drummond, Wisdom Service Team

4- Maintenance Worker Appreciation Day

6-10- Spring Break-No School

6-10 Texas Educational Diagnosticians Week

7-11- National School Social Worker Week

12- Daylight Savings Time-Spring ahead!

14- 7th Grade registration forms due-WSMS Counselors will meet with students to help them register.

15- March Birthday Donuts

17- Chadwick Kimbrough Service Team

23- SCIS Choir Disney Spectacular Concert

31- Hayes, Heth, Abrams Service Team

NEW!!!! SCIS Student Council Shirt Sales

You may have thought that slipping your adorable Crocs into sport mode was the ultimate level of awesomeness. But our newest spirit wear will take you to a whole new level! That's right! You can now experience LOJO Mode! Check out our newest t-shirt, designed by one of our very own SCIS students. This design can only be purchased by using the link below and is exclusive to SCIS, which means that all profits go right back to support our campus. Shirts are only $15 and are available in sizes Youth Small - Adult 3XL (2XL and 3XL will be an additional $2 charge). Sales will last through Thursday, March 3. Get it while you can!

Order HERE!!!!

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Attendance Information

Attendance continues to be a top priority for Lovejoy ISD. It should come as no surprise that attendance has a direct relationship with student learning. Additionally, public school funding is provided by the State of Texas based on each district's average daily attendance (ADA).

Lovejoy has developed an Attendance Task Force consisting of staff, parents, and students to formulate ideas about how to positively impact ADA in our district. One suggestion is to update the community via weekly principal communication on the number of absences each campus has accrued YTD along with the budgetary impact of those absences.

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Annual Bump Up Day *** NEW DATE IS 2/20/2023***

Annual Bump Up Day has been rescheduled to Monday, February 20, 2023.

Sloan Creek Intermediate, Willow Springs Middle School, and Lovejoy High School will host 4th, 6th, and 8th graders on a new date that will be communicated soon. Bump Up Day was created to assist students with transitioning to a new campus and to help generate excitement for the new experiences they will have. Students will travel to the campus they will be attending for the 2023-2024 school year and have the opportunity to tour the campus, ask questions, and eat lunch. Students will be able to charge lunch and any a la carte/snacks purchases to their lunch account during their visit to their Bump Up school. Please make sure funds are available in your student's lunch account. Lunch prices for students visiting Sloan Creek Intermediate School or Willow Springs Middle School will be $4.00 for a regular meal or $4.75 for a premium meal. Lunch prices for students visiting Lovejoy High School will be $4.50 for a regular meal or $5.25 for a premium meal. A la carte/snack prices vary. Please refer to this document for specific pricing.

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SCIS Spring Individual and Group Picture Day

Spring individual and group pictures will be taken on Tuesday, February 28. If your child is involved in any group ( i.e Band, Choir, Orchestra), please make sure they bring their t-shirt to wear during the group picture.

Individual Picture Day ID: EVT34VBN4

Group Picture Day ID: EVTW98MZS


Digital library books through SORA

Dear Parents,

Lovejoy ISD currently offers students access to digital library books through SORA. The District has the ability to curate the collection of books accessible to students through the SORA platform. However, publishers at times have included external links with the digital books, similar to what is found in some hardcopy books. These external links are not maintained by the District and are not a material within the control of the District. The District neither selects the external links nor endorses the specific links. The District believes the online SORA platform is a beneficial program and will continue to allow students whose parents agree to utilize the resources.

In the spirit of transparency, the District is notifying parents of their right to opt out of the use of the SORA platform for their children. If you elect to not have your child access digital books through SORA, please contact your campus librarian.

As a reminder, parents may access a list of digital books their children have checked out by following the steps noted below.

Sora How-To for Parents:

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2022-2023 SCIS Yearbook

Yearbook orders can now be placed! Please visit to order yours today. Yearbook code is 14287823. Order deadline is April 2, 2023. We are accepting online orders only. No cash or checks will be accepted. Thank you!
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Sloan Creek Intermediate School students are Being the Torch and illuminating ways for our community to become healthier with Kids Heart Challenge! So far, we have raised $612.35 towards our $7,000.00 school goal. 10 students have started Finn’s Mission and can take a health challenge and learn hands-only CPR! Click the dragons below for a special message.

Our school is excited to participate in Kids Heart Challenge and help people with special hearts! As a thank you for all you do, ANY student who raises $50 online earns BOGO tickets to see the Dallas Mavericks at one of six special home basketball games, while supplies lasts!!”

In edition to the BOGO Dallas Mavericks tickets, for every $25.00 donated, that student will be entered in to the drawing to play in the much anticipated 5th vs 6th Grade basketball game. The game is played in May.

Please contact Coach Puckett with any questions,

Behind the Badge with Officer Jacquez-Traffic Control at Sloan Creek Edition

As a gentle reminder, please follow the school arrival and dismissal routes.

It’s imperative that we follow the routes in order to have a safe and rapid arrival/dismissal. Please follow any directives from the arrival or dismissal team.

 Mornings will start to get a little crowded as construction on Country Club has started.

 Cell phone use is prohibited in a school zone. Please do not be a distracted driver.

 Do not use the bus lane if busses are loading/unloading.

 Please use the dismissal line unless you are picking a student up early or have a meeting. If you are picking a student up or have a meeting, please park in the parking lot.

 Dismissal time - if your student is not in your vehicle when the line

starts to move. Please park in the parking lot to wait for your


 Dismissal time – After 2:30 PM, please do not park in drive lanes in front of the school. Busses arrive by 2:30 PM and will block you in. Please park in a parking spot in the lot.

Below you will see the Arrival and Dismissal maps.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me,


Thank you for your cooperation and patience.


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SCIS PTO Information

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It is the time of year when we start to plan for the 2023-24 SCIS Board. If you are interested in serving on the board next year, please fill out the Interest Form below. You will be contacted by a member of our board in March to discuss any open positions we have next year. If you are headed to Willow Springs next year, I have included the link to their Board Interest Survey as well.

2023-2024 Sloan Creek Board Interest survey

2023 - 2024 Willow Springs Board Interest Survey


If you have not joined the PTO you still can. Please see the link below to join.

Join and Donate Here


If you are still interested in Volunteering at SCIS, there are opportunities available to help in the library, making copies or in the lunchroom during lunches. Please see below if you are interested in one of those areas.


Lunch Duty

Library Help


Thank you Officer Jacquez for everything you do to keep our students and staff safe everyday! Please say thank you if you see him on campus or carpool line.

Thank you

Kim Rollins

SCIS PTO President 2022-23

Lovejoy ISD District and Community News

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LHS Golf

The Leopard Golf Program will host a meeting March1, 2023 for all those interested in playing high school golf. We will meet at the WSMS cafeteria, at 6:30pm. Coach Moseley and Coach Donovan will provide information about:

  • How Does HS Golf Work
  • Tryout
  • Summer Expectations
  • Competitive Culture
  • Teaching/Lessons
  • Multi-Sport Athletes

Questions? Email Coach Moseley,

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Lovejoy Softball Bat Girls!

Is your daughter interested in softball? Does she play softball? Have her come and join our JV or Varsity teams as a Lovejoy Bat Girl for a game! Please sign up for our softball season using the QR code or signup genius link below! Girls need to be dressed in softball attire and have a batting helmet to wear. Each girl will receive a t-shirt as a thank you for their participation! Please sign up by March 7th! Come and support your Lady Leopards! Play Ball!