Lovejoy Elementary School

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Lovejoy Elementary School, located on the south side of the city, is undergoing extensive renovation to better meet the educational needs of our students.  During the summer of 2012, an addition is being added to provide more classroom space, and the open-space classrooms will be enclosed.  A second building phase in 2013 will provide a new gymnasium.

Lovejoy has three full-time multi-categorical, special-education teachers and one full-time and 1 part-time ELL teachers.  Other special programs include:  In-class and small group assistance with reading and math; guidance activities in the classroom as well as group and individual counseling.  A Gifted and Talented Program is available for students who qualify.  

Special Services:  Students have access to the services of a nurse, a psychologist, a social worker, a speech therapist, and a mental health therapist.  Piano lessons are available beginning in the third grade; strings lessons are available beginning in the fourth grade; and band is available to fifth grade students.  

Metro Kids Care, a before- and after-school child-care program, is provided from 6:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. on days when school is in session.  A breakfast program is also available to students each morning.

You are invited to contact Bill Szakacs, Principal, for additional information or to schedule a tour.




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Last Revision date: July 05, 2012
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