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Volume 8, Issue 7 October 15, 2015
Aquatic Adventures
Upper School Explores Habitats on Biology Trip
The Lakehill Upper School biology class traveled to Galveston Island October 2-4 to dive a little deeper into their studies. 

While in Galveston, they got the chance to explore aquatic biomes while kayaking 2.5 miles through salt-water marshes to identify more than 20 native species of plants and animals. They also collected specimens with a fifty foot seine net. The class applied skills learned in the classroom when they searched for aquatic biomes and creatures during a boat tour of Pelican Island and tested the salinity of the water.

The class also spent some time at Brazos Bend State Park where they observed more than 50 alligators in their natural habitats. "It was a fun and educational trip," said Griffin Burt. "Learning about biology in a classroom is one thing, but having the opportunity to see those ecosystems first-hand is another. I hope every class has the opportunity to participate in this trip and make the memories that I did."

By Afton Guedea, Marketing Intern, Class of 2016
Bring It On
Varsity Cheer Squad Attends TAPPS State Cheerleading Competition
The Lakehill Varsity Cheerleaders participated in the TAPPS State Cheerleading Competition on October 5 in Waco. More than 50 teams from all over Texas competed at the event, cheering it out for the title. The cheerleaders showcased their routine for the judges at noon, then again at 5:00 p.m. They attended the award's ceremony at 6:00 p.m. 

The Lakehill cheer squad placed ninth in their division and made lasting memories. "The whole day of competition was an amazing learning experience," said senior Becca Currey. "Seeing our hard work pay off and being able to spend the day bonding with my teammates was very rewarding." 

By Afton Guedea, Marketing Intern, Class of 2016
Gettin' Jiggy With It
Photo by Dayton Steinbach.
Middle School Brings Back the 90s at Fall Social
Middle School students donned their flannel shirts and slap bracelets for the Student  Council sponsored 1990's-themed Fall Social on October 2. The evening was filled with conga lines, dancing, and fun games, including ping pong. Faculty members served as chaperones and joined in the fun. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, check out the fun on SmugMug!
Fantastic Fall
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.

November 7
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   here.

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.


October 23
Dad's Club Chili Cook-Off 
chile pepperThe fourth annual Dads' Club Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for Friday, October 23. Get busy perfecting your best chili recipe! Get more information here. Entry forms are due by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21.  Chefs will begin set-up at 5:30 p.m. The Chili Cook-Off gets into in full swing at 6:00 p.m. Our expert panel of judges will determine the  Grand Champion of Chili , to be announced at halftime. 

October 30
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. 
On The Air
Don't Miss These Live Streaming Events 
  Lakehill will be live streaming several events online at  www.nfhsnetwork.com  this week.  The Dig Pink Varsity Volleyball game and the Homecoming Varsity Football Game and Halftime Celebration will all be available for live streaming.
Subscribe today to get full access to these events, as well as all other live events throughout the year. An annual subscription is just $59 and can be shared with three people. A 24-hour Day Pass may also be purchased for $9.95.
All About Homecoming
Spirit Week Offers Fun for All
It's homecoming week at Lakehill and everyone has caught the Warrior spirit!  

Every day this week has been a "Spirit Day" with great participation. On Tuesday, teachers and students donned their tackiest attire for "'Tacky Tuesday" while on Wednesday, everyone wore their favorite college shirts. Everyone was pretty in pink on Thursday for the annual Dig Pink game. On Friday, the halls will be filled with Lakehill colors and a lot of spirit! 

The Homecoming Court nominees were selected by their respective classes and will be introduced at the Pep Rally on Friday. The Homecoming Court consists of freshman Vanya Suchan, escorted by Kumail Imam; sophomore Lovely Lopez, escorted by  Christian Druebert; and junior Abi Price, escorted by Matthew Levine.

Senior Nominees for Homecoming Queen are:  Emily BolesAudrey Castaigne, Afton Guedea , and  Hannah Herrman.  Nominated escorts are  Kason Burt Brandon Douglas, Kevin Lantz and  Carlos Lopez, III.

Tribes gathered on Thursday afternoon to make spirit signs for the Pep Rally.

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. 

At 6:50 p.m., prior to kick-off of the Varsity game, there will be a special ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Lakehill Press Box.

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.

Finally, the Student Council is hosting a Homecoming dance on Saturday night, October 17, from 8:00-11:00 p.m. at the ESC. (Doors close at 9:00 p.m.). Tickets for the Hollywood-themed event are $25 for a single and $40 for a couple. Students bringing a guest from another school must submit  this form.

By Afton Guedea, Marketing Intern, Class of 2016

Autographed  Football Raffle
Football season is in full swing! Be sure to stop by Lakehill and register for your chance to win one of three autographed footballs, signed by NFL stars Demarco Murray, Ndamakong Suh, and Colt McCoy. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. You may purchase tickets from Mrs. Peacock at the front desk or at the Homecoming games on Friday  at the Warrior Athletic Complex. Winners will be drawn at halftime of the Varsity Football game--winners need not be present to win. Many thanks to Rick Howard for his donation of the footballs!

Dig Pink Pink Packs
Dig Pink Every October, the Volleyball program and Sisteens organize Dig Pink, an event to raise awareness and funds 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 organization 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 find a cure for 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, the green basket is $5, and the white basket, is $3. 

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
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: Charlotte Abate
Charlotte Abate has attended Lakehill since her freshmen year. She is now submitting applications and preparing for her college future. Charlotte says that some of her fondest memories at Lakehill include performing with her classmates in several shows and musicals. During her four years at Lakehill, Charlotte has participated in drama, musical theater, and choir.

Charlotte is also a member of National Honor Society, where she is President, Science Club, and Sisteens. In her Junior year, she was elected president of her class. During freshman year, she also played softball. Charlotte has participated in various summer programs focusing on engineering and leadership.

If she had to choose a teacher who has influenced her the most at Lakehill, she would chose Mr. Hagood, who has helped her a lot throughout her Upper School experience. Charlotte also is not afraid to admit that she loves math.

When asked what colleges she was going to apply to she responded with quite a few, including Ohio State, NYU, UT Austin, and Northwestern. Charlotte plans to major in International Business.

By Kate Langley, ninth grade
Sports Snippets
Varsity and JV Volleyball
The Varsity Volleyball team moved closer to repeating as District Champions with straight set wins over Tyler Street on October 8 and Longview Christian Heritage on October 13. It was an offensive onslaught with the team totaling 66 kills in the two games and a team kill percentage of .445

JV and Varsity host Longview Trinity on October 15 in the annual Dig Pink game to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. The volleyball program partners with Sisteens every year in hosting this fun-filled event. JV will play at 5:00 p.m. followed by Varsity at 6:00 p.m. 

The team will wrap up district play next week with two key matches. On October 20, Varsity will travel to DeSoto to face district rival Canterbury at 6:00 p.m. On October 22, the team will host East Texas Christian in their last district home game. Seniors Emily Boles, Kaeli Bunger, Ava Ecklin, Tata Fortune, and Camryn Thompson will be honored before the Varsity game begins. 

"The season is winding down, but the excitement of the playoffs is growing," said Head Coach Jhoana Cayme-Mosley. "We are hoping to build momentum in our last few district games to get us mentally prepared for playoffs. Dig Pink Night is always a fun night and supports such a great cause. It has been really fun to see how much this annual event has grown since we started partnering with The Sisteens over five years ago."  

Middle School Volleyball
The seventh grade volleyball team finished their winning season last week with an 8-3 record. "The girls learned to play the game competitively and had a lot of fun in the process," said Head Coach Ellen Kufel. "They are already talking about next year's season!"

The eighth grade team is in their last week of regular season play. They beat both teams last week: Calvary Lutheran 25-13, 25-7, and Zion Lutheran 27-25, 25-22. The team defeated Dallas Academy 25-9, 25-13 on October 14 and will take on neighborhood rival St. John's on October 15 at 4:00 p.m. at home in Lakehill's Dig Pink event.

The Southern Conference IAA Championships will begin October 20. Lakehill will enter the competition as the first-place seed, having won their division.

Varsity Football 
The Lakehill Warriors traveled north to Anna, Texas, to take on the CHANT Chargers on October 9. Lakehill went into the game playing without three starters on both sides of the ball. Sophomores Warren Lester, Jonathan Kelley, and Christian Druebert stepped up and played admirably. 

Contrary to most six-man games, Friday's game quickly became a physical, low-scoring affair. The Warriors capitalized on their stout defense and utilized some big plays to take a 20-0 halftime lead. The highlight was a long touchdown pass from sophomore Gerard Franklin to freshman Ben Palmer in the final play of the half.

The second half featured continued strong defense from both teams. The Chargers scored once in the third quarter and mounted one last scoring threat in the final quarter, but Lakehill turned them away with a great defensive stand led by seniors Kason Burt and Brandon Douglas. Junior Brandon Bartholow had another strong performance, sealing the game with some tough runs to clinch a 20-7 victory.

Lakehill's record now stands at 4-2 and the final non-district game will be Friday, October 16 against the East Texas Storm. Friday's game is Homecoming at the Warrior Athletic Complex, with kickoff set for 7:00 p.m.

Middle School Football  
The Middle School Warriors defeated Plano CHANT 66-60 in the first and only road game of the season to remain undefeated. 

It was a back and forth game in the first half. Just before half time, the Warriors scored a touchdown to pull within two points. Ryan Henry nailed an extra point to tie the game 40-40 at half. 

The Warriors scored on their first possession of the second half and recovered a fumble on the next kickoff. Soon the team was up another 12 points. Late in the fourth quarter, CHANT scored to get within six points. They then recovered an onside kick with 30 seconds remaining on the clock. CHANT drove all the way down to the to the Warrior 12-yard line. With three seconds remaining and no timeouts, CHANT ran left and the Warrior defense held them out of the end zone to win. 

Cole Johnson made the game saving tackle, and also had two interceptions, with one returned for a touchdown, and four rushing touchdowns. Jas Sauz contributed a touchdown and Henry added two. 

Varsity Soccer
The Warriors Varsity Soccer team concluded their season on October 8 with a 3-2  loss to Yavneh at home. Adam Muncaster scored both goals. One came on a free kick just outside the penalty area in the first half  that tied the game at 1. The other came on a penalty kick in the second half of the game that brought the score to 3-2. See more photos here and here. Thanks to Rob Chickering for great soccer photos throughout the season.

Cross Country
The Varsity Cross Country team ran in the Ovilla Christian Invitational Cross Country Meet on October 3. Freshman  J ustin Reed ran a personal best, dropping his 5k time by another five minutes. The team competes in the CCA Invitational this Saturday, October 17. 

The Lakehill Crew team began their inaugural season this month. Rowers with Dallas United Crew competed on October 3-4 at the Head of Oklahoma Regatta on the Oklahoma River and rowers with White Rock Rowing competed on October 10 in Waco at the Head of the Brazos Regatta.

Beautiful fall weather made for two exciting regattas and the Lakehill Crew's preparation and hard work paid off.
Head of the Oklahoma:
Men's Youth Novice 8+: Bronze - Anders Ekstrom 
Men's Youth Lightweight 8+: Fourth Place - Anders Ekstrom

Head of the Brazos:
Men's  Junior Novice 4x: Fourth Place - Connor Alexander 
Men's Junior 8+: Second Place - Connor Alexander and Greg Gillman

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
While the rest of Upper School was busy with the PSATs, seniors headed to Perry Campus for a work day. They re-stacked the rocks in the brook, weeded the Little Sprouts Garden, and cleared the main trail. 

They also re-positioned the picnic tables, stocked the concession stand in the new press box, and cleaned up trash along the trails and in the woods, including the removal of 10 bags of trash and more than 10 tires. Seniors left their mark on the ESC by personalizing marking the largest tree they could find in honor of the Class of 2016. When their work was complete, they grilled hamburgers for lunch. 

Seventh grade used dichotomous keys in order to identify leaf samples and trees around the ESC. They were able to identify up to seven different trees: American Elm, Ash, Boxelder, Bur Oak, Cottonwood, Eastern Red Cedar, and Redbud. 

Fifth grade processed, observed and identified the structure, texture, color, consistence, and pH of their soil samples.

See more pictures from the ESC.
What's Happening?
finger with string
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 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. 

October 26
Box Tops Deadline
Box Tops 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.