Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 11, Issue 22
February 7, 2019
Serving Others
On February 1, Upper School students participated in Lakehill's eighth annual Upper School Day of Service. Each class has a designated organization to serve, so that, by the end of Upper School, they will have worked with all four groups. This year, students and faculty logged more than 500 hours of service to their community before returning to campus.

The freshman class sorted and packed thousands of diapers for Hope Supply Co., an organization dedicated to providing for the needs of homeless children in the area. Freshman Spencer Friesen thought the experience helped him to become closer to his peers and allowed the class to work together toward a common goal. "I was amazed by the impact we could make working for just a few hours," he said. Sophomores visited the Brady Center where they interacted with senior citizens, talking, playing bingo, and dancing. Sophomore Maya Ariss enjoyed hearing stories from the senior citizens, while Tristan Leach had fun dancing. "I was really surprised by their dancing skills," he said.

Juniors helped sort and box food at the North Texas Food Bank, packing six pallets with more than 5,400 pounds of food, enough for 4,500 meals, for hungry North Texas families. "I really enjoyed helping people, especially when I was able to see the impact we were able to make,”said junior Preston Bied.

Seniors joined forces with Reading Partners, to provide tutoring to students in three under-served elementary schools in DISD. Senior Natalie Sevilla enjoyed interacting with the children she tutored. "Seeing them improve over such a short period of time was immensely rewarding.”  

By Kate Langley, '19
Marketing Intern
Centennial Celebrations
Kindergarten students celebrated the 100th day of school this week. Students dressed like 100-year-olds, and made special "I am having a happy 100th Day!" posters. The handwriting on display in the hallway showcases what the children think they will be doing when they are 100.

Second graders celebrated the 100th day of school with a celebration of their own. They made "100 days smarter" crowns and filled in Mad Libs about what they would do with 100 ______. They raced to see who could write 100 words around the room the fastest, and challenged themselves with 100 exercises like jumping jacks, push ups, and marches. A special STEM project engaged students in building and creating things with 100 objects such as LEGOs, coins, Popsicle sticks, and links. Students practiced their math by making a snack, using 10 of each item until they reached 100. Finally, students had a race to see who could fill in a 100's chart the fastest and tried to lick a tootsie roll pop 100 times.

See  more pictures.
Ways to Earn Money for Lakehill that Really Add Up
The following fundraising opportunities may seem small, but they really add up, allowing Lakehill to purchase much needed items for the school.

Box Tops for Education
The Spring Box Tops Collection deadline is February 28. Bring in those box tops and help raise money for our school. The group that collects the most box tops will earn a class party!

We encourage Middle School and Upper School to join in on this fundraising opportunity. Please leave your boxtops at the front desk.

Amazon Smile
Did you know that you can earn money for our school every time you shop on Amazon? Just connect Lakehill Preparatory School to your Amazon account through Amazon Smile and a small percentage will be donated to the school. 

Kroger Rewards
Kroger shoppers can earn money for Lakehill by connecting their Rewards account to our school. Kroger will donate a small percentage to Lakehill.
Sisteens Valentine's Day Carnation Sales
Sisteens are selling Valentine's Day carnations to benefit Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Orders will be accepted beginning January 28.

To order carnations with personalized messages, just complete the order form and turn in to Mrs. Badgett's box by February 8. Carnations will be delivered on Thursday, February 14, during Upper School class meetings and to first period teachers for Middle School.

Orders must include payment by check (made out to Lakehill Preparatory School) or exact cash. Contact Mrs. Badgett with any questions.

Get the Order Form.
Canned Soup
Food Drive for North Texas Food Bank
Thanks to everyone who donated food to the Community Connections Food Drive to support the North Texas Food Bank.

With more than 1000 cans collected, the food drive raised a total of 530 pounds which will provide access to 442 meals for hungry children, families, and seniors in need in North Texas!
Denim & Diamonds
Lakehill Benefit Auction
Saturday, March 23, 2019
7:00 p.m. at the Statler Dallas

Early Bird Auction Tickets are available until March 9, 2019.
There will be a price increase after that date.

Auction Sneak Peek
Let the vacation planning begin! Imagine the excitement of escaping to some of the world’s clearest blue seas or most majestic mountains. Whether you prefer to soak up some sun and fun along tropical beaches or cherish adventures in the cool mountain air, the wonders of the outdoors await you in a fantastic array of fabulous destinations. From Aspen, Colorado to Costa Rica, the lucky winner can choose from seven fabulous locations! This trip is flexible with up to 18 months to book.

Look for this “Land or Sea (4) Night Getaway” in the Live Auction section. 

Please visit to purchase event tickets, become an event sponsor, donate an item, or make a room block reservation. Any questions? Please email

Stay tuned to The Warrior Weekly for more sneak peeks of some amazing auction items and updates!
Presidential Volunteer Service Award Open to All Students
All Lower, Middle, and Upper School students are invited to apply for the President's Volunteer Service Award. The program honors those who inspire others to engage in volunteer service through their own positive example.  

Service hours may be counted from April 1, 2018, to April 1, 2019. Students from age 5-10 must complete at least 26 hours of service to be eligible, while students 11-15 need at least 50 hours of service, and students 16 and older need 100. Tracking forms are due to Ms. Ekstrom by April 1, 2019.
Recipients will receive an official President's Volunteer Service Award medal, a personalized certificate of achievement, and a congratulatory letter from the President of the United States. Awards will be presented at the Spring Awards programs.

Interested students should see Ms. Ekstrom for more information and to verify their hours. Find out more here and get a tracking form here.
Senior Spotlight
National Junior Honor Society Highlights Lakehill's Soon-to-be Graduates 

In an effort to reveal the hidden talents, personalities, and accomplishments of Lakehill's most experienced students, the National Junior Honor Society presents: 

NJHS Spotlight on Seniors
This week's senior: Tyler McCall 
Tyler McCall has attended Lakehill for 13 years. While at Lakehill, she has participated in many activities including Varsity Cheerleading, Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball. Tyler is an active member of the National Honor Society, Student Ambassadors, Sisteens, PASF, Rho Kappa, Science Club, Leadership Academy, the Warrior Outreach Organization (WOO), and Mu Alpha Theta. This year, she served as Co-President of Student Council. She is also involved in Musical Theater and Drama.

Tyler’s enjoys literature, and her favorite class is English. She has earned the President's Volunteer Service Award, Academic Excellence Awards in Literature, Biology, Pre-cal, and Algebra 2, the George Eastman Young Leaders Award, and the Headmaster's High Honor List.

Tyler has applied to several colleges, including Duke University, Miami University, Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, Trinity University, and the University of Texas. She plans to major in Communications or English. Tyler’s advice to young Warriors is, “Take advantage of being at a place like Lakehill by being involved in as much as you can.”

By Madison Deason, ninth grade
Sports Snippets

Middle School Soccer
The Middle School eighth grade soccer team beat Parish at home on February 5, 6-0. This game was scoreless through the first half. Jeremiah Blanco made several fantastic plays in goal to deny breakaways from Parish. Blanco continued to deny Parish on breakaways throughout the second half. Lakehill began scoring halfway through the second half, accruing six goals in the span of 10 minutes.

James McKinney opened the scoring on a penalty kick after being tugged from behind. He also closed out the scoring with a roof shot from just inside the 18-yard box over the goalie, his third of the game. Max Byrd had two goals, and Kayla Ristianto scored one. Bella Pumpelly and Kellen Kahn each had assists. This was the final Middle School game of an exciting season.

Varsity Soccer
The Varsity Soccer team lost 12-2 to Cristo Rey on January 31. Luka Varnes had a 40-yard goal that he lofted to the top corner of the net as the Cristo Rey goalie unsuccessfully scrambled to get a hand on it. William Leake also scored on a penalty kick after being tripped on a breakaway. 

The team defeated Lutheran at home on February 1, on penalty kicks. Ben Gillman, Greg Gillman, Justin Reed, and John Hirata were honored before the game in the Senior Night presentation. Logan Stout opened the scoring seven minutes into the game and Lutheran responded to level the game soon after on a breakaway. Ben Gillman scored on a pass from Cade Armstrong, but Lutheran tied the game on a breakaway, making it 2-2 at the half. It remained a tight battle in the second half, until Henry Hopkins earned a free kick from just outside the 18-yard box. Hopkins sent a low, stinging shot around the wall of players and into the right side of goal to give Lakehill the lead, 3-2. Minutes before the end of regular time, Lutheran retied the game. The game went to penalty kicks where Hopkins and Leake were able to score, and Spencer Neill was able to keep Lutheran from scoring on all but one of their penalty kicks, giving Lakehill the win.

The team scored another victory on February 4, defeating Tyler All Saints, 2-1. This game was tight throughout the first half. Neill came out of the goal to prevent or pressure All Saints strikers on chance after chance. It was scoreless through the first half. Stout opened the scoring on a pass from Charlie Leake. All Saints scored on a breakaway 10 minutes later on a perfectly placed shot that bent just inside the post. With three minutes left, a hobbled Varnes was able to work the ball through the right side of the All Saints defense and sent a ball through to Stout at the back post who scored the game winner to close out the season on a high note. 

Middle School Girls Basketball
On January 31, the Middle School Girls (IAA) Basketball team defeated Providence, 31-7. This win puts the team at a 12-2 record.  Taylor Lewis scored 18 points, Sarah Ganson and Addie Ashford each had four, Blake Bied added three, and Victoria Bell chipped in two.

On the same night, the Blue Team played their last game of the season and was narrowly defeated by Brighter Horizons Academy, 22-28. Ganson was the leading scorer with 10 points. Sydney Nguyen, Kate Marshall, and Emory Johnston scored four points each.

There are only three IAA League Team games remaining, with the top four teams advancing to the playoffs. Lakehill remains in a solid position to advance.

Middle School Boys Basketball
On January 31, the Middle School Boys Basketball IAA team defeated Faustina, 35-20. The Warriors served up another win on February 4, defeating Parish 42-8. The team was led by Noah Kohn with 10 points and Connor Wallace with nine. 

"These were both solid team wins with all of the guys playing their best," said Coach Bob Yttredahl. The team is now 18-0 on the season and the #1 seed going into the tournament that starts next Tuesday, February 12.

Varsity Boys Basketball
It was a tough week for the Varsity Boys Basketball team, who lost all three of their games. On January 31, the Warriors faced the Texoma Christian Eagles and lost a heart-breaker, 45-42. On February 2, they lost to the Dallas Lutheran Lions, 58-52. The Warriors were led by Ryan Henry, who had 11 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists. Mitchell Crow also had a stand-out game, scoring 20 points, on a five for nine performance behind the three-point arc.

On February 4, the Warriors traveled to The Highlands School in Irving and suffered a 78-62 defeat. The team was led by Crow, who had 16 points and a pair of blocks. Seniors Eli Buxt and Luke Jerome both contributed, with Buxt having 10 points and Jerome scoring 11 points and pulling down nine rebounds. 

The JV team lost to Texoma Christian on January 31, but rebounded well on February 2, where they defeated the Lutheran JV team by one in overtime, 33-32. On February 4, the JV team lost to The Highlands School, 41-31.

The final three games of the regular season are the most important games of the year. On February 7, the Warriors visit Yavneh Academy with the JV playing at 5:00 p.m. and the Varsity at 8:00 p.m.
On Saturday, February 9, the Warriors return home to face The Highlands School with the JV playing at noon and the Varsity playing at 3:00 p.m. in a pivotal game with great bearing on the playoffs.

There will be a half-court shooting competition during halftime of the Varsity game. It costs $5 to attempt the basket, with the person who makes a shot winning $100. Fans are encouraged to wear white to support the Warriors. The grade with the highest attendance, kindergarten through 12th grade, will win a Chick-Fil-A Lunch.

On February 11, the Warriors host Dallas Covenant with the JV playing at 4:30 p.m. and the Varsity at 7:30 p.m. This is Senior Night, honoring Eli Buxt and Luke Jerome, who have been great ambassadors for the basketball program.

Varsity Girls Basketball
The Varsity Girls Basketball team lost to Texoma Christian, 57-26, on January 31. The Warriors were led in scoring by  Hayden Yoss with 10 points and on defense by Ryan Douglas with 10 rebounds. 

On February 2, Lakehill lost a close game to Dallas Lutheran. With the Lady Warriors playing strong on defense, Alanna Stern led the Warriors in rebounds with 13. Lynley Waggoner had five blocked shots. 

On February 4, the Lady Warriors lost to Irving The Highlands. The team was led in scoring by Yoss with 17 points and Krista Carlson with 10 rebounds.  Tyler McCall added six points and five rebounds. Stern had nine rebounds and stopped the Blazers top scorer and held her to eight points.  Maya Ariss contributed her best play of the season to the last few games. Her defense, rebounding, and shot selection have been great assets. 

The Lady Warriors take on Yavneh on February 7, and Irving The Highlands on Saturday, February 9. The last district game will be Monday, February 11, against Dallas Covenant on Senior Night, when the team will honor Tyler McCall.

Varsity Crew
More than 500 rowers from 28 high school and club teams visited Jesuit Dallas on February 2, for the annual S.W.E.A.T. Indoor Regatta, the southwest regional qualifier for the C.R.A.S.H.-B. World Indoor Rowing Championships. This year's event featured top athletes from around the region vying for a chance to compete in the March world championship event.
S.W.E.A.T. – which stands for Southwest Ergometer Amateur Tournament – is an indoor regatta run completely on ergometers, or "ergs". Each competitor rows 2000 meters on the erg machine, and athletes with the best times have an opportunity to attend the C.R.A.S.H.-B. regatta, to be held in Boston on February 17, 2019.

Eighth grader Mars Henderson, rowing with Dallas United Crew, earned a silver medal in the Women's Middle School division of the race. Senior Connor Alexander and junior Anders Ekstrom, also with Dallas United Crew, competed in the top heat in the Men's Junior division of the race.

Lakehill rowers are preparing for the start of the spring sprint racing season which begins on March 23, in Oklahoma City. 
Show Your Warrior Spirit!
The Spirit Shop is open for business, with great new styles and classic favorites so you can show your Warrior spirit! The Spirit Shop is open on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7:45-8:45 a.m. and Monday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons from 2:45-3:45 p.m.

February 8
Middle School Valentine's Dance
7:00 - 9:00 p.m., ESC

February 9
Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Join other Lakehill students and families at Lakehill's adopted shoreline at White Rock Lake to help clean up this neighborhood treasure. Meet at the parking lot at W. Lawther and Chapel Hill. All supplies will be available. Breakfast will be provided. Rain or shine!

Upper School Sadie's Dance
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

February 11
Eighth Grade College Trip to UTA, 9:45 - 3:30 p.m.

February 12
Third Grade Living Wax Museum, 1:30 - 2:50 p.m.

February 13
Lakehill Day at Grub Burger Bar, 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy dinner out and a percentage of the sale will be donated to our school!
Just mention Lakehill when you order.
Energy Square | 4925 Greenville Ave. | Dallas, TX 75206
See the menu.

February 14
End of Term 4, Lower and Middle School

PFC General Meeting , 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

Roman Banquet (7th & 8th grade), Noon - 3:30 p.m.

Lower School Valentine's Parties, 2:15 p.m.

February 15 - 18
Winter Break (No School)

Upper School Performing Arts Trip to New York City

February 21
Admission Coffee, 8:30 a.m.

February 22 
Fourth Grade Mini Musical, 9:00 a.m.
Shh...We're Writing the Constitution

February 23
Upper School FTC Robotics Regional Competition

English Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition

February 27
Fourth Grade Invention Convention, 2:00 - 2:40 p.m.

February 28
Don’t forget to keep collecting those Box Tops to earn money for our school! Every little bit counts. Please have all Box Tops turned in to your child's teacher or to Ms. Drake at the front desk by February 28. The Lower School class with the most Box Tops this semester will win a class party!

Parent-Teacher Conferences
No Classes

March 23 - Save the Date!
Lakehill Benefit Auction: Denim & Diamonds

Preliminary 2019-20 Calendar
Take a look at the preliminary school calendar for 2019-20.
Pictures of the Week
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