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|Volume 8, Issue 8
||October 22, 2015
|All About Lakehill
Admission Previews Put Lakehill on Display
Just nine weeks into school, the applications are already coming in for next year. To give prospective families an opportunity to spend some time on campus, Lakehill offers a series of informative Admission Previews throughout the fall.
The first Preview will be held on Wednesday, October 28. "We have had a tremendous response already to this year's Previews and inquiries in general," explained Lisa Bracken, Director of Admission. "It is exciting to watch our Lakehill community grow."
Admission Previews provide an in-depth overview for parents considering a Lakehill education for their children. Guests hear from administrators and teachers, visit classrooms, and tour the school with Student Ambassadors.
"Our current Lakehill families are a wonderful source of information as well," said Bracken. "I am so grateful to all the Lakehill families who share positive information about our school and to those who put admission preview signs in their front yards." There are still a few signs available in the front office for anyone who can post the sign in their yard during preview season.
Four previews and a Freshman Visit Day for eighth graders are scheduled for the fall, each geared to a specific division:
Kindergarten Preview: October 28
Lower School Previews: November 4
Middle School Preview: November 11
Upper School Preview: December 3
Freshman Visit Day: January 22
Kindergarten, Lower, and Middle School programs are held on the main campus at 9:30 a.m. The Upper School Preview will be held on the main campus at 6:30 p.m.
All seventh and eighth grade students and their families are strongly encouraged to attend the Upper School Preview.
Lakehill Celebrates Homecoming Week
Lakehill's Homecoming celebration brought many former students back to campus. Alumni gathered prior to the game for a dinner in their honor, hosted by Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q®. After the traditional half-time photo, alumni took advantage of the opportunity to run through the football helmet inflatable tunnel onto the field.
Homecoming Court nominees were selected by their respective classes and were presented at the game on Friday. The Homecoming Court consisted of freshman
, escorted by
, escorted by
; and junior
, escorted by
Senior Nominees for Homecoming Queen were:
, escorted by
, escorted by
, escorted by K
, escorted by
Carlos Lopez, III.
Emily Boles was crowned Homecoming Queen.
A special ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Warrior Press Box was held before the game. A special thanks to the Tracy family for their generous gift of the Press Box and three new gators.
|Life in Three Dimensions
Lakehill Offers 3-D Printer Contest
It is evident that 3-D Printing has a place in the classroom and will continue to have a significant impact in education.
When children use 3-D printers
, they have a mindset for better learning, one where it was okay to make mistakes. This contributes to their boldness for design, increasing their confidence and imagination. Lakehill has added two new 3-D printers to its existing technology.
All Lakehill students are invited to design a chess piece for a new Lakehill chessboard. Designs are by grade level, and the best design for each piece will be printed on the new 3-D printers in two sets with blue and green pieces. One chessboard will reside in the Upper School Library. The other chessboard will be sold in the Lakehill Benefit Auction on March 6, 2016.
Designs should be done in TinkerCAD or SketchUP or another CAD program. Designs are due by January 15, 2016.
Get all the details
|Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Faculty Crew Team Enjoys Time on Water
For three weeks in September and October, Lakehill faculty members could be seen gliding across the water, strengthening their muscles, building teamwork, and enjoying the sunsets at White Rock Lake.
The idea for this Lakehill faculty crew team
came from Lakehill's Director of Admission, Lisa Bracken. "While living on the East Coast, I had watched the rowing teams and always admired the unity and sportsmanship that went into the effort," she explained.
The team was coached by Jonathan Stevens, a Lakehill kindergarten parent and the founder of Dallas United Crew. "When I heard that Lakehill was adding Crew as a team sport, I was thrilled and asked Coach Stevens if they ever worked with faculty," said Bracken. "He said no, but that sparked a conversation, and now we just finished an amazing season of rowing twice a week. Not only is it the best exercise I've ever done, it's been a great way to get to know faculty outside of school."
The team rowed in a vessel known as "the barge," which is wider than a traditional racing boat. The barge can accommodate four rowers on each side, with room for the coach to move up and down the barge in the middle, making it the perfect boat for beginning rowers.
"I have enjoyed kayaking on the lake and have always wanted to learn to row," said Cristy McCarty. "I loved learning the technique and teamwork involved. And it has been great rehab for my knee. My favorite part has been the serenity of being on the lake at night."
Although he has lived within a mile of White Rock Lake since 1978, Bill Dunklau said he had never been out on the water. "I had been wanting to go out, but it was going to be a hassle to put my friend's kayak into the water, so we never got around to it."
Dunklau says he was surprised at the amount of knowledge and awareness required. "We thought that achieving precise synchronization with the other rowers was difficult enough with our eyes open, until we were told to achieve that result with our eyes closed!" he said. "That specific exercise was one of the highlights."
"Crew was awesome," agreed Sacha Troxler. "
I have already signed up to continue crew.
I am looking forward to being on a competitive team and am very thankful Lakehill provided me the opportunity to try crew!"
The Cupcake Queen
This October, students at Lakehill are making a difference in the lives of the world's children through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.
Lakehill is consistently recognized as an Ambassador school, one of the top donors to the campaign.
Lakehill students are known for the creative ways they support UNICEF, from donating their allowance to doing chores for donations to hosting lemonade stands. First grader
Rygel Farr used her creativity over the weekend to host a Cupcake Stand in her neighborhood, with all proceeds benefiting UNICEF. In just two hours, Rygel had sold out of four dozen cupcakes, raising $127 for UNICEF. "The money I raised can purchase vaccines for more than 300 children," Rygel explained.
Donation boxes went home with Lower School students on October 16 and should be returned to school by November 2.
Members of Lakehill's Middle School Community Connections Club volunteered to run the games booths at the Stonewall Jackson Elementary Fall Carnival on October 17. Some lucky volunteers were even able to help in the pet adoption area, walking dogs up for adoption.
Gone with Graffiti
Members of Lakehill's Upper School Warrior Outreach Organization (WOO) partnered with the City of Dallas on October 17 to help with the city's graffiti abatement efforts. Volunteers painted over graffiti on a large private building in the Trinity Groves area of Dallas.
PFC Brings Signature Events to Campus
A sure sign of fall in Texas isn't always the weather. But at Lakehill, we know it's fall by the full calendar of events put on by our Parent Faculty Club (PFC). Take time now to find out more and get involved in these signature Lakehill events.
Trek for Tech
It's time for 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. #itsfortechyall
Sponsor the Race...
It's not too late! You have until
October 23 to sponsor the race and get your name on the official Trek T-Shirt!
Get the sponsorship form
Take a look at the list of this year's Technology Essentials and
help purchase items
- 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!
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
, sponsored by
. Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased
Don't be a couch potato! It's not too late!
Run the race...
Dad's Club Chili Cook-Off
The fourth annual Dads' Club Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by
, is scheduled for Friday, October 23. The Cook-off will be held in the garage of the new Warrior Press Box.
Chefs will begin set-up at 5:30 p.m. The Chili Cook-Off gets into in full swing at 6:00 p.m. and $5 gets you a taste of all the delicious entries. Our expert panel of judges will determine the
Grand Champion of Chili
, to be announced at halftime. Due to the possibility of foul weather, please check the website and social media for an update on Friday. If the game is played, the Chili Cook-off will go on!
Halloween Parade and Carnival, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Lower School goblins will show off their costumes during Lakehill's annual Halloween Parade. Parents should send costumes to school in a bag the morning of the Carnival. Students will dress in their classrooms at 1:15 p.m. (No face makeup or weapons, please). The parade begins at 1:30 p.m. followed by the Carnival at 1:40 p.m.
Parents are welcome to attend both the Parade and Carnival.
Find out more
Volunteers are critical to the success of the Carnival. Many volunteers are needed to help run the games. Don't miss this fun way to get involved. Sign up 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: Emily Boles
Emily Boles has attended Lakehill since Kindergarten. She has participated in volleyball, basketball, and softball, as well as choir, during high school. She also serves as a Lakehill Ambassador and was recently crowned Homecoming Queen. Her favorite memory from her time at Lakehill is the Upper School trip to Costa Rica.
Emily says she will most miss the camaraderie of the Lakehill Volleyball team when she graduates. having grown up at Lakehill, Emily appreciates the opportunity to participate in so many activities and the close-knit relationships among the Lakehill community.
to major in Business or Communications and is most interested in University of Arkansas and the University of Mississippi.
By Loveth Heard, eighth grade
Varsity and JV Volleyball
The JV Volleyball team got a huge district win in front of the biggest crowd of the year on October 15 at the annual Dig Pink games. JV won in three hard-fought sets against Longview Trinity and were led by
's serving run in the second set. The team was paced all night by
's consistent passing and a strong effort at the net by
. The girls will play their last game of the season on
at home at
against East Texas Christian Academy.
The Varsity Volleyball team defeated Longview Trinity at Thursday's annual Dig Pink match. Playing to packed stands, the Lady Warriors dominated in straight sets with Trinity unable to score more than seven points in any of the three games. Abi Price led the team with 12 kills, while fellow junior Claire Crow led the team with 27 assists and a season high 16 aces. Varsity traveled to DeSoto on October 20 with hopes of again claiming the district title. They beat Canterbury in straight sets 25-15; 25-20; 25-8. It was a great team defensive effort, but senior libero Camryn Thompson led the team with 12 digs on the night. With the win, the Varsity girls clinched the District Championship and became the first volleyball team to win district back-to-back at Lakehll.
The team will host East Texas Christian Academy at 6:30 p.m. on October 22. Before the game, seniors
Tata Fortune and
Camryn Thompson will be honored before their last regular season home game. The team looks to finish off another undefeated district season as well as an undefeated home record. Varsity will host the bi-district round of the playoffs on Thursday, October 29 against Austin Veritas at 5:00 p.m.
Middle School Volleyball
After winning their division and advancing as the first place seed, the eighth grade volleyball team defeated CCA on October 20 in the first round of the
Southern Conference IAA Championships. The team will play at home against on Canyon Creek on Thursday, October 22 at 4:30 p.m. in the second round of the IAA Playoffs.
The Lakehill Warriors hosted the East Texas Storm for Homecoming 2015 under the Friday night lights at the Warrior Athletic Complex.
The Warriors quickly jumped out to a 30-0 lead.
Gerard Franklin returned the opening kickoff for a long touchdown, and
Dylan Welch added two early touchdown catches. The momentum continued through halftime, with Lakehill holding a commanding 46-13 lead.
The Warriors and Storm swapped scores in the second half, with the game ending in a 62-26 Lakehill victory. Multiple Warriors provided the offense: seniors
Brandon Douglas and
Kason Burt scoring on the ground, with
Ben Palmer and
Will Skipworth adding touchdown catches.
Jonathan Kelley was near perfect on point after touchdown kicks, while
Griffin Burt and
Carlos Lopez, III led the defensive effort.
Lakehill completes the non-district portion of their schedule with a 5-2 record. Holy Trinity Catholic will make the trip to Dallas from Temple on October 23 for the Warriors district opener. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. at the Warrior Athletic Complex.
The football field at the Warrior Athletic Complex was in top form for Homecoming on Friday night, thanks to the
family and their student-athlete volunteers.
The undefeated Middle School Warriors
had another outstanding performance on October 16, defeating Lucas Christian 45-6.
contributed two rushing touchdowns each, while
each added one.
threw a touchdown pass to
The Warriors continued with a strong team defensive performance.
The Middle School game for today against Canyon Creek has been cancelled.
The Varsity Cross Country team ran in the
CCA Invitational Cross Country Meet on October 17. Freshman
ustin Reed ran a personal best, dropping his 5k time by another minute. The team competes in the NXT Small School Championships on October 22 and in the State Meet on October 31.
The Lakehill Varsity Soccer team wrapped up their second season and continued to grow in their technical and tactical capabilities.
Their efforts were not only recognized by the Lakehill coaching staff, but also by the district coaches.
The following players were recognized for All District Honors:
Adam Muncaster - Second Team All-District Midfielder
Reid Chickering - All-District Honorable Mention Forward
John Crutchfield - All-District Honorable Mention Defense
Get Your Warrior Spirit On!
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
graders described the changes they saw in the avocado seeds they started growing during their first visit to the ESC this year. They also created and investigated the uses of different tree parts and conducted a tree leaf pigment chromatography experiment. The students were able to discover the different pigments that are in tree leaves which usually only show themselves during fall.
| What's Happening?
Fourth Annual Dads' Club Chili Cook-Off
Sponsored by Comerica Bank
6:00 p.m., Warrior Athletic Complex
Fun Night for K-6, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Hosted by the Senior Class, benefiting the Lakehill Holiday Luncheon for Senior Citizens
Students in grades K-6 are in for a real treat! Children will enjoy an evening full of fun and games in the gym, followed by pizza and a movie. Don't forget a blanket and pillow!
Parents should drop off their children in the Lakehill Students Commons no later than 6:00 p.m. and be sure to pick them up in the same location before 10:00 p.m.
$30 per child, $40 for two children with RSVP
$35 per child, $45 for two children walk-in
Kindergarten Pumpkin Patch
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.
After-School Shoreline Spruce-Up - new date and time!
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.
Box Tops Deadline
The deadline to turn in Box Tops for Education is rapidly approaching. As an extra incentive, the Lower School class that collects the most Box Tops will earn a pizza party. Box Tops are due October 26 for this contest, but will be collected all year.
Drama Club Performance
Lakehill Kindergarten Preview
Lakehill Night at Dugg Burger
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Bring the entire family and enjoy the newest burger in town.
Dugg Burger is located at 9540 Garland Road, #407.
Just bring this form when you come, or show it on your phone.
Halloween Parade and Carnival
7th and 8th Grades to Perot Museum
Noon - 3:30 p.m.