Invest In Excellence
The partnership between Lovejoy ISD and the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools (FLS) is one of the cornerstones which makes Lovejoy a very special school district and community.
Invest in Excellence is a process which began over ten years ago to ensure the generous donations of the community are continually impacting our district programs. Invest in Excellence is a teacher-driven process which exemplifies the strong partnership between the Foundation and the District.
In February, teachers who serve on the Invest in Excellence grant committee, prioritize the grants submitted by our teachers in January. The Invest in Excellence committee reviews and rank-orders the grant requests greater than $5,000.
Families have the opportunity to directly fund a grant under $5,000 at the Denim & Diamonds Auction or during the Denim & Diamonds online auction.
In April, based on the available funds raised from both the Annual Appeal and the Denim & Diamonds Gala, the Foundation board of directors determines which grant submissions will be funded for the upcoming school year. Fortunately, a large number of the prioritized grant submissions are filled through the tremendous generosity of the Lovejoy community.
In May, the FLS Grant Patrol surprises teachers at the campuses or in their classrooms to let them know their grants to enhance the education of Lovejoy students will be funded for the 2019-2020 school year.
Thank you to the many generous parents and community members who make our teachers' dreams of continuously improving the educational experience of Lovejoy students come true by funding their grant requests.
This year, we turned to online meetings for our Invest in Excellence committee meetings.
Teacher Application for Grants