Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly
Volume 11, Issue 16
December 13, 2018
On December 8, Lakehill's Robotics team made its debut at the FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifier at the Lowery Freshman Center in Allen, Texas. The FIRST Robotics Competition is an international high school robotics competition that gives students real-world engineering experience. The Lakehill Bionicles (team #14904) and their robot, Thok, had a strong showing for their first outing--placing 19th among the 28 scheduled participants from across North Texas.
During the event, the Lakehill Bionicles competed in five matches, two of which their alliance won. In each match, the team was randomly paired with an alliance partner to compete against two other teams, completing tasks such as autonomous movement, latching on to a Mars lander, moving cubes and spheres representing gold and silver unobtanium to the lander and depot, and parking in a crater.
The three-student driving team consisted of combinations of co-captain
Luke Jerome, co-captain
Elijah McMillan, and
Koby Watkins. Under the leadership of Jerome, students
Sumner Born, Watkins, and McMillan worked to fine tune the robot between matches. Co-captain
Hao Zhao and
Sarah Smith worked on adjusting the code for the autonomous and driver portions of the match, as well as providing input to the build team.
James Freeman kept track of scheduling and organization, making sure everything and everyone was where they needed to be.
Michael Skellie, and Zhao were the team ambassadors, communicating with alliance partners before each match to strategize. The team is coached by
Jennifer Herta and
The team would like to give special thanks to Lakehill parent and team Technical Advisor
John Gorman for taking so much time out of his schedule in the days before the meet to advise the team, and
John Trout for making sure the team got to the meet and back safely on the bus.
The team is excited to have another chance at advancing to regionals at their second qualifier in Ferris, Texas, on Saturday, January 26. Learn more about FIRST robotics and the FIRST Tech Challenge
Choirs Perform Winter Concert
The Middle and Upper School Choirs performed on Friday night, December 1, in the Wyly Auditorium for faculty, students, and friends. Under the direction of
Tracy Herron, the concert featured the vocal talents of the fifth grade choir, the Middle School Allegro Singers, and the Upper School Lakehill Chorale.
After a "Welcome" song from the combined choirs, the fifth grade performed five songs of varying styles. The Allegro Singers and the Lakehill Chorale performed seven songs, including a memorable performance of "The Sound of Silence."
Third Grade Trip Around Texas
Travelers to Lakehill's cafeteria on December 6, were treated to a fascinating tour of Texas as third grade students showcased their study of the state, sharing information on the history, geography, climate, citizens, and landmarks of a variety of Texas towns, from Abilene to Amarillo and from Canyon to College Station. Each created a travel brochure, highlighting the top attractions of their destination.
Some students dressed the part, outfitted in 10-gallon hats, college jerseys, or oilfield uniforms. Texas culinary favorites, including brisket, chips and queso, Dr. Pepper, Blue Bell ice cream, and What-a-burger hamburgers, gave visitors a true taste of the Lone Star state.
With third grade students serving as tour guides, visitors wandered from town to town, exploring the sights, sounds, and tastes from the great state of Texas.
Caring Hearts, Helping Hands
Led by President
Hannah Reister, the Middle School Student Council voted to offer aid to Jinks Middle School in Panama City, Florida. The school sustained major damages during Hurricane Michael. The Council planned and executed an ice cream sundae sale in November and raised $350 to donate to the school. Well done!
Lower and Middle School Community Connectionsmembers packed up 200 stockings to be presented to senior citizens at Friday's Holiday Luncheon.
Thank you to everyone who donated toiletries and other small gifts for the stockings!
A Season of Sharing
The holidays at Lakehill are a special time when we celebrate life's blessings and give thanks for all that we have. It is also a time when we share our good fortune with those who have less.
Parade of Gifts
One of the special traditions at the Lakehill Lower School Winter Program is our annual Parade of Gifts. Each student brings a wrapped gift, which will be placed under the tree and later distributed to needy children in the community. Please help us by sending a wrapped gift to school!
This annual event is sponsored by the Senior Class and provides a festive lunch and holiday celebration for many elderly residents of East Dallas and the Lakehill family itself. Students join the visiting senior citizens in a holiday meal along with games and songs to celebrate the season. The regular cafeteria service is closed for this event; students must either reserve a meal at the luncheon or bring a sack lunch. The cost is $3 for Lower School students and $5 for Middle School students.
PASF Tamale Sale
The Pan American Student Forum (PASF) will deliver tamales on December 18.
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: Jason Herron-Loza
Jason Herron-Loza has attended Lakehill for six years. He has participated in Varsity Soccer, Cross Country, Track, and Cheer, as well as the Magic Club and International Club. He enjoys building, and is a co-captain of the Lakehill Robotics team, so it is not surprising that he plans to study engineering when he graduates. He is undecided where he will attend, but plans to serve his country after college. Outside of school, Jason's favorite activity is running. His favorite class at Lakehill has been Latin, because of his teacher Ms. John.
When Jason leaves Lakehill, he is going to miss his friends, and being on the Cross Country team. He hopes that more students at Lakehill continue to join the team.
Jason’s advice to the younger Warriors is, "Get all your work done, and stay out of trouble." Jason also adds, "Have fun and socialize by making tons of friends."
All-State Football Players Recognized
Four Lakehill Players Named to All-State Teams
On December 11, at the State Football meeting in Waco, Texas, f
our Lakehill football players were named to the All-State team.
Ryan Henry - Second team All-State Punter, Second team All-State Defense
Mitchell Crow - Honorable Mention All-State Kicker, Honorable Mention All-State Defense
Jonah Shaw - Honorable Mention All-State Defense
Ben Palmer - Honorable Mention All-State Offense
Two Lakehill Students Receive Academic All-State Honors in Football
Two Lakehill Varsity Football players were recognized with Academic All-State honors. To qualify, players must be a junior or senior, have earned First or Second Team All-District, and have maintained a 3.5 GPA. Congratulations to senior
Jonah Shaw who received this award.
The Varsity Soccer team defeated Southwest Christian, 5-0, in Fort Worth on December 10. The game's first goal came on a run from
Logan Stout. The team scored three more times on goals from
Luka Varnes, and a highlight-reel header from
Kyeser Hall on a corner kick from
Cade Armstrong to make it 4-0 at half. Hall had the only goal of the second half on a pass from Varnes at the end of the game to make it 5-0.
The next game for the Warriors is December 14, at TCA Cedar Hill at 6:30 p.m.
Middle School Soccer
The seventh grade Middle School Soccer team defeated Flower Mound Coram Deo at McInnish Park, 10-0. Lakehill scored quickly to go up 5-0 on a hat trick from
Max Byrd and two goals from
Bella Pumpelly. Byrd scored once more at the end of the first half to make it 6-0 Lakehill.
There was no scoring in the second half until the last 10 minutes of the game when the Warriors added four more to finish 10-0. Pumpelly scored a third goal, finishing the game with a hat trick. Byrd added one more, giving him five for the game as well as an assist.
Ethan Gaertner scored and had an assist.
Kellen Khan had one goal, and
Madeline Reister contributed three assists.
Jackson Cook, and
Daniel Knipp led the defense, and
Vivek Patel and
Olivia Johnston played a strong game in midfield.
The teams on December 14, at TCA Cedar Hill at 5:00 p.m.
Varsity Boys Basketball
The Varsity Boys Basketball team played twice in the past week, picking up two more wins, extending their winning streak to nine games. The Warriors defeated Founders Classical on December 7, 55-36. The team was led in scoring by
with 20 points.
had an excellent defensive showing with five steals.
The Warriors then defeated Greenville Christian on December 11, 64-46. Crow led in scoring with 16 points, fellow freshman
scored 15, and Lewis dropped in 13 for the Warriors.
had a fantastic night sharing the basketball with 12 assists.
The Warriors will try for 10 wins in a row on December 13, on the road against Cambridge.
Varsity Girls Basketball
The Varsity Girls Basketball team fell 65-38 at home to JPll JV on December 11. The Lady Warriors were only down by six points in the second quarter and trailed at halftime, 30–20. JPll made six three-point shots in the second half to stretch their lead over Lakehill.
The Lady Warriors were led in scoring by
with 18 points.
contributed 12 points and seven rebounds.
Lakehill plays at home on December 13, against Arlington Newman at 6:00 p.m.
Middle School Boys Basketball (IAA)
The Middle School Boys Basketball League team defeated Faustina, 36-18, on December 5.
led the team with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Jon Paul Maney
chipped in eight points. The Warriors dominated from the opening tip with aggressive defense and balanced offense. The team is now 10-0 on the season.
The Middle School Boys Basketball Blue team fell to Waxahachie Prep, 18-23, on December 7.
led with 12 points.
had three points, and
added two. The team is working hard and continues to make noticeable improvements each week.
Middle School Girls Basketball
The Middle School Girls (IAA) Basketball team racked up another victory, defeating Cambridge, 37-13.
led the team in scoring with 21 points.
had 10 points and
contributed two points each.
The team defeated Faustina, 34-17, on December 10, to remain undefeated. The lead scorer was Lewis
with 24 points.
scored four points and
Blake Bied, Allen,
scored two each.
On December 7, the Blue Team was defeated by Waxahachie Prep, 25-9. Ganson led the team with seven points and
scored two. The defensive effort was led by
, Dondis, and
Basketball Season Passes
Basketball season passes are now available for $100. Contact
to get your pass! Season passes give the entire family access to all home games.
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 will be 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.
Lower School Winter Program
Charles Wyly, Jr. Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
This annual event is sponsored by the Senior Class and provides a festive lunch and holiday celebration for many elderly residents of East Dallas and the Lakehill family itself. Students join the visiting senior citizens in a holiday meal along with games and songs to celebrate the season. Cafeteria service is closed for this event; students must either reserve a meal at the luncheon or bring a sack lunch. Lunch is $3 for Lower School students and $5 for Middle School students.
Warrior Outreach Organization (WOO) Event at Dallas Life Shelter
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
December 24 - January 7
Holiday Break - No School
Support Lakehill through Amazon Smile.
The holidays are approaching, and you can help Lakehill by spreading the word about AmazonSmile. Help Lakehill receive a portion of each of your purchases made through your Smile Account.
Need great holiday gifts? Check out all the merchandise available on
. From puzzles to playing cards and mugs to magnets, take care of all your holiday shopping and benefit Lakehill while you do!
Spelling Bee Coming Soon!
January 9, 2019 - Finals
Students in grades 4-8 are invited to participate in Lakehill's annual Spelling Bee. The website
has daily tips, articles, and games that can increase your ability to compete. Spending a little time with it each week will improve your spelling sense and your vocabulary. The Spelling Bee finals will be held January 9, at 1:00 p.m. in the Auditorium.
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