Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 10, Issue 3
September 14, 2017
Today is North Texas Giving Day
Help us kick-off the Lakehill Annual Fund drive TODAY during North Texas Giving Day!

From 6:00 a.m. until midnight, donations of $25 or more will be amplified by Bonus Funds and prizes through the Communities Foundation of Texas.

Follow us on  Facebook  and  Twitter  to track our progress and to see your Annual Fund dollars at work.

We have raised over $50,000 so far today, with eight hours still to go. Will you help us reach the $100,000 mark?
Make your Annual Fund Campaign gift TODAY!

See your Annual Fund dollars at work in the Lower School , Middle School , and Upper School .

Upper School Enjoys Ranch Retreat
The Upper School Retreat rewards Lakehill’s Upper School students for their late nights and busy days with an entire school day’s worth of outdoor activities at Southern Cross Ranch. I’ve gone there all four years of Upper School, and it is a fun and exciting way to de-stress after the transition from summer schedule to school schedule.

While we are at the retreat, we have the freedom to roam about, watching the girls coach the guys on the volleyball court or lounging in one of the hammocks.

Every year, the highlight of my day at Southern Cross is not the paddleboats or the petting zoo. It is always the dozens of frogs that hop around the bank of the pond right in the center of the compound. It is incredible to walk along the side of the water and see what look like little blobs of living mud hop around your feet.

It is sad knowing that I won’t be going back next year to see another powder puff game or eat another bag of the amazing buttery popcorn they have ready. Nevertheless, I’m thankful that my school gave me the chance to spend quality time away from the chaos of daily life with the people I love in a place where I have made wonderful memories.


By Shelby Britton, '18
Marketing Intern
College Fair Kicks Off Exploration Process
The possibilities for Lakehill students are relatively endless, and this is never more apparent than when it comes time to choose which college or university to attend. 
 
Lakehill kicked-off its college visit season on September 8 by hosting a mini college fair on campus. Local representatives from 35 colleges and universities were on hand to visit with Upper School students during open period. 
 
Throughout September, admission officers from more than 110 colleges and universities will visit the Lakehill campus. Beginning in their freshman year, students will be able to ask questions and foster relationships with schools before they begin the college admissions process. 
  
Although opportunities such as this are rare at most schools, they are an important part of Lakehill's unique preparation for the college admission process.

See  more pictures .
 
Who's New?
Lakehill Welcomes Dave Ostroff
Dave Ostroff joins the Lakehill faculty this year, teaching Upper School Social Studies: AP Psychology, U.S. Government, Economics, and World History. He also serves as chair of the Social Studies Department, advisor for Upper School Student Council, and co-sponsor of Warrior Outreach Organization (WOO).
 
Ostroff's independent school roots run deep. He grew up in southeastern Virginia near Virginia Beach and attended Norfolk Academy, an independent school founded in 1728.

He earned his AB degree in History and Education from Dartmouth College, a Master of Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University, and a Doctor of Education from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University.

Ostroff moved to Texas in 1998 to teach and coach in the Upper School at Greenhill. He has also worked at Parish Episcopal, All Saints’ Episcopal in Fort Worth, and Savannah Country Day in Georgia. Now in his twenty-fourth year in education, Ostroff most recently served as Head of Upper School at The Emery/Weiner School in Houston. "I’ve served as teacher, coach, advisor, dorm parent, dean of students, program director, and high school principal," Ostroff explains. "My career in schools has been quite an odyssey!"

Outside of school, Ostroff enjoys spending time with his six-year-old son Andrew. "Hearing waves on the beach and spending time with my family make me happy." He loves baseball and is a die-hard Baltimore Orioles fan.
   
Ostroff believes that education can nurture the human spirit. "I teach to create what Robert F. Kennedy called 'ripples of hope' for the students, colleagues, and families I serve at Lakehill." He says one of the best parts of his job is hearing the kinds of “good noise” that are so unique in schools: the joyful sounds of kids playing on the playground, the "buzz" of engaged students in classrooms, "ah-ha" moments, pep rallies, and passing time in the hallways. "As I have grown accustomed to the rhythms and routines of school life, I realize what magical places schools can be!"
 
Ostroff feels fortunate and grateful to have joined the Lakehill community. "It feels like family, with so many having deep and enduring connections to each other and to the school."

He is looking forward to watching his students learn and grow, and to "building new relationships across the community, working in partnership with parents, and supporting my colleagues."
Big on Box Tops
Box Tops for Education is one of America's largest school earnings loyalty programs, generating cash for schools to purchase what they need most. Box Tops are found on hundreds of products. 

"Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for Lakehill families to help earn cash for our school," said Jill Powdermaker , PFC Promotional Programs Chairperson and Box Tops Coordinator.

Box Tops should be bundled in groups of 10 or 50 using a sealable bag or envelope.

"Our Box Tops campaign was a huge success in Lower School last year," said Head of Lower School John Trout. "This year, I am going to let the students tell me what they would like for their playground."  

Box Tops are due October 25 to your child's teacher.

For more information, please contact  Jill Powdermaker .
Hope and Help for the Texas Gulf Coast
In response to the disastrous hurricane which hit the Texas Gulf Coast, Lakehill filled an entire bus with supplies for those displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Operation Rubber Duck, a Dallas-based non-profit, transported all of Lakehill's items directly to under-served families in Montgomery County on September 9.

Thank you to everyone for their generous donations! Stay tuned for photos of Lakehill's items being delivered.
Sports Snippets

Varsity and JV Volleyball
The Varsity Volleyball team continued district play on September 12 against Irving the Highlands. The team fell in straight sets (13-25; 16-25; 18-25). 

"Highlands is a good team, but we made some mental errors Tuesday night that we will work to rectify before we play them again," said Head Coach Jhoana Cayme-Mosley . "Each game this season has proved to be a learning opportunity for our very young team." 

The girls will look to bounce back at Yavneh on Thursday night. JV plays at 6:00 p.m., and Varsity plays at 7:00 p.m. Dallas Covenant comes to Lakehill next Tuesday, September 19. Those games will begin earlier with JV starting at 4:30 p.m. and Varsity at 5:30 p.m. 

See pictures from The Highlands game by Easley Waggoner.

Middle School Volleyball
The Middle School seventh and eighth grade teams started their seasons strong with wins against Poetry Christian, winning both games without dropping a set.
Varsity and Middle School Football 
The Lakehill Warrior football team ran their record to 2-0 on Friday with a 58-12 victory over Savoy. The Warriors were led by Ben Palmer and Gerard Franklin , who combined for six touchdowns and 400 yards of total offense. Several Warrior defenders stood out in this game. Palmer had 10 tackles, Ryan Henry , eight; and Avery Meiteen , seven. Meiteen also scored twice on offense. Warren Lester and Jonah Shaw had solid games and Christian Druebert blocked well. The Warriors play at home this Friday at 7:30 p.m. against Arlington Newman. 

Middle School Football
The Middle School football began the season with an impressive 69-24 win over cross-town foe First Baptist Academy. The team was led by eighth graders  Brett Peacock  with seven touchdowns, and  Mitchell Crow  who had one rushing touchdown, two passing touchdowns, and also had two interceptions with one returned for a touchdown.

The Warriors began the scoring with a 10-yard run up the middle by Peacock early in the first quarter, followed by a point after touchdown by Henry Hopkins to make the score 8-0. The Warriors traded scores, but still led at the half, 34-18.

The Warriors dominated the second half, holding FBA from any further scoring until the end of the game. A highlight was an interception by eighth grader  Alex Dondis. He then played quarterback, throwing a 12-yard touchdown pass to Hopkins. Lakehill closed out the game with Peacock scoring his seventh touchdown of the game.

The Warriors will next take on Arlington Newman at Home on Friday night with kickoff set for 5:30 p.m. The Warriors are coached by Denver Bowden and Jimmy LaBrie . The team is 1-0 on the season. 

Varsity and Middle School Cross Country
The Lakehill Cross Country team competed on Saturday, September 9, at the McKinney Boyd Meet. This extremely competitive meet had 1,415 runners from numerous large, public schools, entered in the competition.
 
In the JV 5K race, junior Jason Herron-Loza finished 43rd out of 232 runners with a personal record of 19:52. Freshman Sasha Maynard placed 188th out of 232 with a personal record of 24:04.
 
In the two-mile girls race, Avery Owen finished 35th out of 325 with a 16:04. Cali Byrd finished 114th and Aleena Wallace 124th, both with personal records. In the two-mile boys race, James McKinney finished 99th out of 353 with a personal record of 13:25. Other runners who had personal records were Ellis Meyer, Arthur Cirillo , Hudson Welch , and Roman Gracia .

The team is headed to Fort Worth this weekend for the THESA Small School Invitational.

Get Your Warrior Pass!
Show your Warrior Spirit and get into all the home volleyball or football games. One pass is good for admission to all home games for the entire family. A Volleyball pass is $100 and a Football pass is $50. Contact  Michelle Crow  to purchase your pass.

Get Your Warrior Spirit On!
The new 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?

Most Spirited Elementary
Last Day of Voting! Lakehill is battling it out for the top spot as the most spirited elementary school. Don't forget to vote!

September 14
North Texas Giving Day
Today is the day! It is North Texas Giving Day, and the official kick-off of Lakehill's Annual Fund Campaign. Make your donation here .

September 14
Community Open House
Parents, neighbors, and community members who have not yet had the opportunity to tour Lakehill's new facility are invited to join us for this come-and-go event. Stop by and take a look!
7:00 p.m. 

September 15
Parent Faculty Club (PFC) General Meeting, 8:15 a.m.
Join the Lakehill Parent Faculty Club (PFC) for their first general meeting of the year. Meet the officers and committee chairs, get to know other parents, and find out how you can get involved at Lakehill! Want to volunteer? Find out more and sign up .

September 16
Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
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 available. Breakfast will be provided.

September 22
Upper School Volunteer Fair, 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.
(Seventh and eighth graders are invited to visit at 11:15 a.m.)
Students will learn more about volunteer opportunities in our community from a variety of non-profit organizations!

September 22
Winston Science
Only two weeks left to register!
Winston Science is a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) driven event over two weekends, October 14 and 21. There are both "drop off" competitions and "on site" competitions. Get the full brochure of competitions here .   Registration is OPEN now and will close at midnight on September 22. No late registrations can be accepted. See the schedule . Talk to your science teacher for more information.

September 26
Picture Day!
Please dress nicely. Boys in Middle School and Upper School should wear a dress shirt, tie, and jacket. Girls in Middle and Upper School should wear a nice top with skirt or slacks or a dress. Class pictures (full length) and individual headshots will be taken. 
Picture of the Week
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