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Volume 8, Issue 6 October 1, 2015
Trek Time
Participation Fuels Technology Upgrades

Get ready for Trek for Tech...
Check out our new Trek video 
produced by Lakehill's Broadcast Production class.
We're off and running in the 17th annual Trek for Tech! The 5K race and one-mile Fun Run is a favorite family fall tradition and a great way to support Lakehill.

Race day is set for November 7. It's not too late to sponsor the event - get more information here. But hurry, the sponsorship deadline is October 23.

P urchase technology... 
Take a look at the list of this year's Technology Essentials and help purchase items including:
  • Tynker - a programming course for children at $2,000 
  • Mobile Lap Top Cart at $2,000
  • 20 New Laptops for Mobile Cart at $700 each
  • 20 Replacement Laptops for Existing Cart at $700 each
  • 5 Replacement Projectors at $500 each
  • Laptop with Presentation Mode at $2,000
  • Rolls of Plastic for 3-D Printer at $1,000
Buy Raffle Tickets...
There are fantastic raffle prizes this year, including Apple iWatch, Apple iPad Mini 3, GoPro HERO Camera, Beats Headphones, Asics Running Shoes, and Garmin Forerunner 210! Raffle tickets are $5 or five for $20, 10 for $40, 20 for $60 and 50 for $100. You do not need to be present on race day to win! 
Buy Raffle Tickets here.

Load up on Carbs Before the Race...
Join us at the ESC on Friday evening, November 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m. for a Pasta Dinner. Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased here.

S tart Training...
Don't be a couch potato! It's not too late! 
Get Coach Karen's Couch to 5K Plan and get ready to run!

Run the race...
marathon-runners.jpgOnline registration is quick and easy.  Register here.

Top Commendation
Senior Recognized as Commended Scholar
Senior Carlos Lopez, III was recently announced as a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship program.
Carlos will be presented with a Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program.

Commended students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

"The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," commented a spokesperson for NMSC. "These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation."

Headmaster Roger Perry offered his congratulations to Carlos on his selection. "I hope this honor will help broaden his educational opportunities and encourage him as he continues his pursuit of academic success."
Real Men Love Kittens
Varsity Football Team Lends a Hand to Pet Adoption Program
With a bye this week, Lakehill's Varsity Football team decided to use a recent practice time to lend a hand in the community. 

The team partnered with East Lake Veterinary Hospital and East Lake Pet Orphanage (ELPO), touring the facility, learning how they can help out with upcoming events, and playing with the kittens who are up for adoption. Dr. Karen Fling, DVM, encouraged the boys to post pictures to social media and to encourage adoption of these pets.

East Lake Pet Orphanage is a no-kill facility that is committed to rehabilitating the animals in their care. They are preparing for their annual Pet Fair on Saturday, November 14, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. This is the largest interspecies pet educational and adoption event in the Dallas area. For more information, visit the ELPO website.
All About Homecoming
Warriors Prepare for Homecoming Week
Homecoming Week is set for October 13-16. This year's celebration will be full of exciting traditions, old and new.

Every day is a Spirit Day during the week-long celebration. Each day has a different theme - students and faculty members are encouraged to dress up and join in the fun!
Tuesday - Tacky Tuesday ("What are those?") Day
Wednesday - College Day
Thursday - Dig Pink Day
Friday - Warrior Blue and Green Spirit Day

Add the excitement of Upper School house competitions and a Student Council-sponsored, Hollywood-themed, Homecoming Dance, a spirited pep rally for the whole school, and all the food, fun, and football at the Homecoming Game, and you've got a week to remember. 
Lakehill families are encouraged to attend the Homecoming Pep Rally on October 16 at 1:40 p.m. in the gym. Then, on  Friday night, alumni are invited for a pre-game Alumni Dinner at 6:00 p.m. on the Alumni Patio at the Warrior Athletic Complex. 
The Middle School team plays Lucas Christian at 5:00 p.m. and the Varsity team takes on the East Texas Storm at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy traditional half-time activities with the introduction of the court and crowning of the queen.

By Afton Guedea, Marketing Intern, Class of 2016

Dig Pink Pink Packs
Every October, Sisteens organizes Dig Pink, an event to raise awareness for breast cancer research. To encourage everyone to wear pink for the October 15 volleyball games, Sisteens is selling   Pink Packs  for $5. Proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen, an organizattion dedicated to breast cancer education, research, advocacy, and support programs. 

Pink Packs include black and pink "eye black" stickers and glow bracelets to wear at the game. Any student who purchases a Pink Pack can wear jeans on October 15.  Pink Packs will be available before and after school on October 9 and October 13-15 at all school entrances. Sport your pink for Dig Pink on October 15 and help raise funds to end breast cancer.

By Griffin Gleboff and Katie Anne Eastus, Sisteens

Homecoming Spirit Baskets
In lieu of selling mums this year, members of  Sisteens are selling Spirit  Baskets to help students celebrate Homecoming in true Lakehill style! Fans can display their school spirit at both the Homecoming Pep-Rally and the game on October 16. 

There are three sizes of baskets available for purchase, offering a range of festive accessories. The blue basket is $10 and includes sunglasses, car paint, choice of neck wear, and choice of pompoms or bambams. The green basket is $5, contains a choice between sunglasses or car paint, choice of neck wear, and choice of pompoms or bambams. Finally, the white basket, priced at $3, allows students to have a choice of neck wear and the choice of pompoms or bambams. 

Spirit Baskets will be available for purchase at all Lakehill entrances before and after school from October 7-16. All orders placed by October 14 will be delivered on the 14th,  and all placed after that date will be available for pickup from Mrs. Davis's room. 

By Afton Guedea, Marketing Intern, Class of 2016
Who's New?
Lakehill Welcomes Monica Rainey
Monica Rainey joins the Lakehill faculty full time this year, teaching Physical Education and Health and Fitness and serving as support staff at the Environmental Science Center. She also  coaches Varsity Track and Field, Cross Country, and Middle School Girls Basketball.
Originally from Leavenworth, Kansas, Rainey was recruited to the University of North Texas on a full track scholarship. She  graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education with a Minor in Sociology.

Now in her twelfth year of teaching, Rainey previously taught at Mesquite Friendship Christian Academy and coached Basketball and Track at Lakehill last year.

Rainey  enjoys all sports with a special interest in track, cheerleading, acrobatics, and gymnastics. She is also a Red Cross certified Water and Safety Instructor and has been teaching swimming lessons for the past ten years.  Rainey most enjoys spending time with her two precious daughters, Kelis, a third grader at Lakehill, and two-year-old Khloe. "My girls and I love going to church and eating ice cream," she says.

A true servant leader who is dedicated to making a difference in people's lives, Rainey's mission is to use her creativity and positive attitude to better the lives of those around her, and to inspire others.  She  says  she loves that the environment at Lakehill is fun, safe, and filled with joy. "I am so impressed with our amazing Headmaster," Rainey says. " Mr. Perry is so caring and supportive.  I am grateful for the the wonderful staff, students, and parents that Lakehill has. It is more than a school - it is a true community." 

Rainey says she is looking forward to becoming a part of the Lakehill family and is excited about the building transformation.  "Lakehill has high standards and values that enable students to accomplish their educational goals," she says. "Lakehill is building a legacy."

Rainey says she loves children and teaching them new ideas and ways to have a healthier and fit lifestyle.  "My goal is to ensure confidence and a positive attitude in each child about his or her ability to excel physically and to attain the desired level of performance."
Sports Snippets
Varsity and JV Volleyball
The Varsity Volleyball took sole possession of first place in the district with wins against Christian Heritage on September 24, and this week against Canterbury and Trinity.
The Lady Warriors turned in a dominating performance over Christian Heritage 25-4; 25-7; 25-4. The team totaled 19 aces on the night. On Monday, they faced off against district rival Canterbury and won in straight sets 25-15; 25-5; 25-16. On Tuesday, the team traveled to Longview to take on Trinity. They won in straight sets as well, 25-19; 25-10; 25-16. Junior Kelly Carlson totaled 15 kills on the night and had a 66.7 kill percentage. Fellow junior Claire Crow added in 26 assists, 13 kills and three aces on the night. 

"We've been playing well, but there are still areas we need to improve on before playoffs," said Head Coach Jhoana Cayme-Mosley. "I'm looking forward to having this next week to work on and solidify our weaker areas before we start the second half of district play." 

Middle School Volleyball
The seventh grade team w on both games this week against Canterbury 25-12, 25-4, and Cambridge 25-17, 25-21. Abbey Bauer and Sarah Smith contributed strong serving, while Sophia Ganson, Maddison Cerda, and Jourdyn Owens delivered strong overall performances on the court.

The eighth grade girls won both of their games this week. They defeated DeSoto Canterbury 25-15, 24-26, and 15-4 to break the first-place tie and take the number one spot in their conference.  They followed up with a win over a powerful Lucas Christian, 25-27, 25-16, and 15-6.  Stella Palmer , Merritt McCaleb , Niamh McKinney , and Zuri Williams contributed excellent playing and serving.

Varsity Football 
The Lakehill Warriors traveled north for the second time this season to take on the Lakeland Christian Lions. The Warriors came up on the short end of a hard-fought game, falling 46-32. The first half was a back-and-forth affair with Lakehill taking a 25-18 lead into halftime.

In the second half, the Lions regained the lead, taking advantage of a Warrior fumble and a crucial fourth down stop. Lakehill got the ball back late in the game, down 38-32, but could not score. Junior Brandon Bartholow led the Warriors on both sides of the ball, with over 200 all-purpose yards and multiple tackles.

Lakehill enters the much-needed bye week at 3-2 on the season. The Warriors will rest and recuperate before hitting the road again on Friday October 9 against the CHANT Chargers in Plano. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

Middle School Football  
The Middle School Warriors remain undefeated, after beating Rockwall Providence 27-0 on September 24. The defense claimed their second shut-out of the season, led by
Cole Johnson with 10 solo tackles.
Nathan Lewis threw a 60-yard touchdown to  Ryan Henry . Henry, Johnson, and  Gaige Cerda all had rushing touchdowns.

The Middle School Warriors Have a bye this week, and will take on CHANT on the road on October 9 at 5:00 p.m. 

Varsity Soccer
Playing shorthanded, Lakehill lost 6-0 to Dallas International at home on September 28. Lakehill plays its final two games of the season next week. The Warriors are on the road against Arlington Burton on October 6 at 5:00 p.m. and at home on October 8 at 5:00 p.m. against Yavneh.

Cross Country
The Varsity Cross Country team ran in the Southwest Christian Meet on September 26. Freshman  J ustin Reed ran a personal best, dropping his 5k time by 6 minutes. The team competes in the Ovilla Christian Invitational this Saturday, October 3. 

Get Your Warrior Spirit On!
Warrior Painting
The Warrior Shop  is open for business, with great new styles and classic favorites. Get ready to show your Warrior spirit! During the week, check out The Warrior Shop on Tuesday mornings from 7:45-8:45 a.m. and Thursday afternoons from 2:45-3:45 p.m.

This Week at the ESC
Kindergarten is learning about how animals communicate through a variety of games, including charades, acting out and guessing different types of animal communication. They played scent trails to learn how insects communicate. Each student navigated his or her way through a scent course by following a trail of either a cinnamon-scented ant or a garlic-scented stink bug, while trying to avoid the spiders that are scentless.

Sixth grade students are learning about microscopic aquatic invertebrates. They will discover and identify what types of invertebrates are living in the ESC's pond while using hand lenses and microscopes.

See more pictures from the ESC.
What's Happening?
finger with string
October 1-4
Upper School Biology Trip

October 2
Middle School Fall Social
Lakehill Cafeteria,  7:00 - 8:30 p.m.   
October 4
Girls Scouts Organizational Meeting
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

October 5
Sisteens Spirit Sale Begins

October 5
TAPPS Cheerleading Competition 

October 8
Parent-Teacher Conferences (no classes)
Teachers will be available for conferences between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. To schedule appointments with your child's teachers, please follow these guidelines.

October 9
3rd Grade to Perot Museum
9:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

October 12
Fair Day
Send us your pictures! Post them on social media. #LPSStateFair 

October 15
Tribe Meetings, 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

October 15
Dig Pink and Senior Night Volleyball
The eighth grade plays at 4:00 p.m., JV at 5:00 p.m., and Varsity at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy three great games and all the Dig Pink and Senior Night festivities!

October 16
Homecoming Pep Rally

1:40 - 2:05 p.m.

October 16
PFC Executive Committee
2:00 p.m.

October 16
End of Term 1 for Upper School 

October 17
Upper School Homecoming Dance
Theme: Hollywood
8:00 - 11:00 p.m. at the ESC
Doors close at 9:00 p.m. Cost is $40 per couple or $25 for a single ticket.

October 23
Fourth Annual Dads' Club Chili Cook-Off
6:00 p.m., Warrior Athletic Complex
chile pepper Pull out your crock pot and start working on your best chili recipe. Comerica Bank is sponsoring the event which promises to be a fun evening for all!

October 26 and 27
Common Ground Speaker Series
New York Times  columnist and three-time bestselling author Frank Bruni gives students and parents a different point of view in his latest  best seller,  Where You Go is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania. Find out more and register.

October 26
After-School Shoreline Spruce-Up - new date and time! 
3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Lake sign
This month's after-school clean-up is sponsored by Lower and Middle School Community Connections Clubs! Everyone is invited to join us 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 provided. 

Special Note: There will be no Warrior Weekly on October 8 due to Parent-Teacher Conferences.