Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 11, Issue 15
December 6, 2018
A 21st-Century Alice
Seventh and eighth grade drama students presented   Alice @ Wonderland  by Jonathan Yukich on November 30, in the Wyly Auditorium. 

What would happen if a 21st century Alice ( Megan Blomquist) collided with Lewis Carroll’s legendary Wonderland? This modern retelling of the classic children’s story has all of the familiar characters, including the Mad Hatter ( Kole Cannon), the White Rabbit ( Donovan Covarrubias), and the Queen of Hearts ( Mars Henderson). 

The story is laid out in traditional style, except that Alice is distinctly contemporary, complete with cell phone in hand. Alice is a texting, tweeting, and googling girl of the modern digital era, encountering the Wonderland so many treasure. 

"I am proud of our recent production of Alice @ Wonderland and of the entire cast of 25 seventh and eighth grade students," said director  Mark Guerra. "There were too many outstanding performances to single out only a few. I am also excited that our technical crew consisted solely of middle school students.  Nick Blanchard, Noah Kohn, Daniel Knipp, and Esther Neerman all played a backstage or technical role that made the work that the actors and I did possible. It is important to me that students at Lakehill know that there are opportunities to be involved in the performing arts that do not involve being onstage.

See the complete  cast list.

See  more pictures.
Competition Theatre Team Advances in Initial Tournament
On December 1, the Middle School Competition Theatre class attended the Warriors Wild Thing Tournament at South Grand Prairie High School. 

Two Lakehill students advanced to the Semi-finals round within their events: Ellis Langford with Prose and Poetry and Kole Cannon with his Humorous Interpretation. The Group Improv team of Cannon, Jeremiah Blanco, Isabel Ketterson, and Willow Turkyilmaz also advanced to Semi-finals. 

Anna Knickel advanced to Finals in two events, earning seventh place overall in Poetry and first place in Storytelling. The Lakehill team was awarded second place as Most Efficient Team which was based on the percentage of the team advancing in the tournament.

"I am thrilled with the results of Lakehill's first foray into the Middle School Theatre Competition world," said sponsor Mark Guerra. "I am excited to see what we can accomplish next semester."

See  more pictures.
New Platform Makes End-of-year Giving Easy
Have you seen our new online donation platform ?

We've worked to streamline the donor experience, making it quicker and easier to make a  #BigImpact  on the Warrior Community. Your support makes it possible for Lakehill students to go on incredible field trips, have innovative classroom experiences, discover their inner athletes and artists, and improve their community. Remember Lakehill in your year-end giving, and make it possible for us to continue to be  A Small Place to Do Big Things!

Honors Bestowed for Football
Head coaches from TAPPS Division 1 District 1 met on November 14, to bestow All-District honors for the recently completed 2018 football season. Lakehill was well-represented with 9 players receiving 17 individual honors. This is the sixth consecutive year that Lakehill has been awarded the District Freshman of the Year.
Mitchell Crow: District Freshman of the Year; First Team All-District - Defense; First Team All-District - Kicker; Second Team All-District - Offense

Ryan Henry: Co-offensive Player of the Year; First Team All-District - Offense; First Team All-District - Punter; Second Team All-District - Defense; Second Team All-District - S pecial Teams

Ben Palmer: First Team All-District - Offense; Honorable Mention All-District - Defense

Kyeser Hall: Second Team All-District - Defense

William Leake: Honorable Mention All-District - Offense

Nathan Lewis: Second Team All-District - Offense

Jonah Shaw: First Team All-District - Defense

Logan Stout: Honorable Mention All-District - Defense

Luka Varnes Second Team All-District - K icker

Congratulations to these football players on their accomplishments! 

All-District and All-State Volleyball Players Recognized
Head coaches gathered recently to bestow the 2018 honors for All-District and All-State Volleyball. Seven Lakehill players were recognized with 13 individual awards. 

Krista Carlson: First Team All-District; All-State Honorable Mention

Maddie Cerda: District 2-3A Offensive Player of the Year; First Team All-District; Second Team All-State

Loveth Heard: First Team All-District; Academic All-State

Tyler McCall: Second Team All-District; Academic All-State

Jourdyn Owens: First Team All-District

Stella Palmer: Second Team All-District; Academic All-State

Lynley Waggoner: All-District Honorable Mention 

Congratulations to these outstanding Lakehill athletes.
Book Fair Helps Students Find Great Reads, Donate Books to Community Partners of Dallas
The Enchanted Forest Scholastic Book Fair was a huge success, getting hundreds of Lakehill students exciting about books and reading. The event also offered students the opportunity to share their love of reading with those less fortunate.

The donations of loose change collected in the Dragons vs. Unicorns competition were used to purchase books for abused and neglected children served by Community Partners of Dallas. Additionally, dozens of books were purchased for the Parade of Gifts which will benefit children through Brother Bill's Helping Hand, Hope Supply Co., and Voice of Hope. Thanks to Book Fair Chairs Katie Lavie and Sherri Barrett for an amazing event, and to everyone who donated money, purchased books, and volunteered at the event.
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.

Community Connections Stocking Stuffers - Please Donate!
Nearly 200 senior citizens are expected to attend the Holiday Luncheon on December 14. Community Connections needs to collect even more items to help stuff stockings for our guests!

Stocking stuffer ideas include travel-sized shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, small notepads, pencils/pens, envelopes, puzzle books, little flashlights with batteries, handkerchiefs, tissue, scarves, stamps, lotion, lip balm, nail polish, socks, and combs. Donation boxes are located at all entrances.

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 send a wrapped gift to school no later than Monday, December 10.

Please attach the gift tag on  this form.

Holiday Luncheon
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) is selling tamales for the holidays to benefit Cystic Fibrosis research. The tamales, made by The Tamale Company, are lard free, gluten free, and MSG free - authentic and delicious! Tamales will arrive frozen and are "boil in the bag" ready. Tamales are $15 per dozen and come in four varieties: Ancho Chili Pork, Chicken Tomatillo, Beef Tenderloin, and Southwest Vegan (Black Bean and Corn).  Order by December 10, for delivery on December 18. Orders may be turned into your child's classroom teacher (Lower School) or to the Front Desk. Checks should be made payable to Lakehill Preparatory School. 
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: Will Grooms 
Will Grooms has attended Lakehill for two years. He has received several awards including the Psychology Award which recognizes engagement and activity in the course, and the Furman University Scholars Award. He is a member of the National Honor Society, as well as Rho Kappa. At Lakehill, he was a member of the Varsity Tennis team. Outside of school, Will has coached a youth basketball team. Will's favorite class has been Anatomy and Physiology, as he hopes to become a doctor.

Will has applied to Furman University, Baylor University, Iowa State University, and Texas Tech University. He plans to major in Biology, and pursue a career in the medical field.

His advice to younger Warriors is, "Study hard and don’t procrastinate."

By Abby Saldivar , ninth grade
Sports Snippets

Varsity Soccer
The Varsity Soccer team claimed a decisive 6-1 victory over Southwest Christian on November 30.

Ben Gillman and Luka Varnes traded goals throughout the first 20 minutes of the game, taking Lakehill to an early 5-0 lead. The Warriors kept that lead through the rest of the game with the lone Southwest Christian goal coming on a penalty kick.

Gillman led the team with four goals, while Varnes had two. Justin Reed and Abby Saldivar were strong on defense, while Kyeser Hall and Sydney Rutherford dominated the midfield. Spencer Neill had an outstanding game in goal.

The Warriors claimed another victory on December 3, against the Covenant JV team. Varnes and Logan Stout scored goals in the first three minutes to give Lakehill an early lead. Gillman added a goal late in the first, to make it 3-0 at half. Covenant scored on a penalty kick in the second half, but Lakehill added two more goals, finishing the game 5-1. This included another goal from Gillman and a spectacular 30-yard strike from Loveth Heard that had the Lakehill student section on their feet. Leo Paparoni and Michelle Reed led the defense, while Henry Hopkins and Tristan Leach were strong in the midfield.

Middle School Soccer
The Middle School Soccer team lost 6-4 to Southwest Christian on November 30. Southwest Christian jumped out to an early lead, but Lakehill tied the score on a goal from Madeline Reister . With Southwest Christian leading 3-2 at the half, the teams continued to trade goals in the second half with Southwest Christian increasing its lead to 6-3. The Warriors tried to mount a late rally, but were only able to score once more with four minutes left. 

Kayla Ristianto had a goal and two assists, James McKinney had two goals, and Madeline Reister added one. Ethan Gaertner had an assist. Hannah Reister led a strong effort on defense. Lily Bracken had a solid game in goal, but suffered a season-ending injury. Jeremiah Blanco stepped up as relief goalie.

The team suffered a 10-2 loss to Covenant on December 3. McKinney and Kellen Kahn scored for the Warriors.

Middle School Boys Basketball (IAA)
The Middle School Boys Basketball League team won the Waxahachie Prep Tournament on December 1, defeating Ovilla Christian, McKinney Cornerstone, and then Waxahachie Prep in the championship game. The team was led by eighth graders Hayden Bauer , Jon Paul Maney , Noah Kohn , and Arthur Cirillo .

The league team also defeated Zion Lutheran, 35-20, on December 3. Cirillo led with 15 points, and Bauer added 12. 

The Blue team fell to Dallas Covenant on December 4, at home. They were led by Austin Boothe and Yussef Zidan.

Middle School Girls Basketball
The Middle School Girls (IAA) Basketball team defeated Zion Lutheran, 26 - 25, in an exciting game on December 3. The Lady Warriors were trailing 25 to 24 when Taylor Lewis hit the winning basket at the buzzer. Lewis led the team in scoring with 24 points. Blake Bied and Taylor Allen each scored two points. Through a true team effort, the Lady Warriors remain undefeated for the season.

On December 4, the Lady Warriors Middle School Blue team was defeated, 10 - 8, by Dallas Covenant. Sarah Ganson led the team in scoring with eight points. Team members Isabel Ketterson, Sydney Nguyen, Willow Turkyilmaz, Sofia Bracken, Kate Marshall, Zoe Crist, Addie Ashford  and  Landry Poore all played a great game.

Varsity Girls Basketball
The Varsity Girls Basketball team narrowly defeated the Waxahachie Prep Warriors, 49-48, at home on November 30.  Krista Carlson led the Lady Warriors with 30 points. She made nine of 12 free throws, three three-pointers, and had nine rebounds.  Ryan Douglas contributed 11 rebounds and Lynley Waggoner had nine. Alanna Stern and Tyler McCall  played solid defense and Brook'Lynn Williams  added six points and six rebounds. 

On December 4, the Lady Warriors hosted Dallas international, winning 52 - 28. McCall had an outstanding game, finishing with 13 points. Lakehill fought hard all night with many fast-break layups. Carlson finished with 17 points and Stern with 12. Williams had five steals and eight points. 

Varsity Boys Basketball
The Varsity Boys Basketball team continued their winning streak this week with two decisive wins. The Warriors defeated Waxahachie Prep, 82-48, on November 30, and secured an 80-51 victory against Fairhill on December 4. The team is now 7-3 on the season.
Basketball Season Passes
Basketball season passes are now available for $100. Contact Michelle Crow 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.

What's Happening?

December 7
Middle and Upper School Winter Concert
Charles Wyly, Jr. Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

December 8
Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake, 9:00 - 10:15 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.

December 13
Lower School Winter Program
Charles Wyly, Jr. Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

December 14
Holiday Luncheon
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.

December 19-21
Semester Exams

December 22
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

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Happy Holidays 
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January 7
Teacher In-Service

January 8
Classes Begin

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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