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Volume 8, Issue 9 October 29, 2015
Volleyball Madness
Eighth Grade Team Takes IAA Championship
The Eighth Grade Volleyball team finished up a near-perfect season with a victory in two sets (25-15, 25-22) on Tuesday over DeSoto Canterbury. The win was their fifteenth-straight victory and earned them the coveted IAA Championship.

"I knew the girls had the talent and athleticism to win," said Head Coach Ellen Kufel. "They are a remarkable team and I had complete faith in them. We have spent the season working on teamwork, positioning, and coverage, and it really paid off."

Read more in Sports Snippets.

Lakehill Hosts Bi-District Playoffs
The Varsity Volleyball Playoffs begin today and Lakehill is hosting the first round. Let's fill the stands and support our Lady Warriors!
Bi-District Playoffs at Lakehill
Thursday, October 29
5:00 p.m.
Every student in attendance will be entered in a drawing for one of the new Lakehill sweatshirts/pullovers from The Warrior Shop!

Sad that you can't make it to the game? Cheer up! We will be streaming the game live!  Sign up here  for a 12-month All-Access Pass or here for a 24-hour Day Pass and keep up with the Lady Warriors on the road to State!
Rules To Live By
Triangle Rules Take Shape with Poster Contest
Students in Lakehill's Lower School recently unveiled their artistic entries for the annual Triangle Rules poster contest. 

Each fall, students in Lower School participate in a poster contest to illustrate the three rules of the Lower School Behavior Code.  Known as the Triangle Rules, they are based on respect, safety, and providing a welcoming environment to all.

Winners were announced on October 23 during a special assembly. Assistant Headmaster Lara Gajkowski and Head of Lower School Patti Brooks presented the awards.   

This year's winners were:
Aileen Edwards, fourth grade - first place
Sophia Cirillo, third grade and Madeline Reister, fourth grade - second place
Madeline Jones and Elisa Haden, second grade, - third place
Cece Degeyter, second grade, Paulette Maney, third grade, and Emma Bassman, second grade - fourth place

Aileen's winning poster, selected from 45 entries, will be displayed throughout the Lower School.

There were also awards for Honorable Mention. Recipients were first grader Karly Davis, second graders Jason Dickerson, Maya Patel, and  Mason Pedroza, third graders  Esther Neerman, Hudson Wallace, and Harper Kuhn, and fourth graders Abby Dondis and Kellen Kahn.
See more photos from the ceremony. 
Literature Live
AP Students Present Shakespeare Symposium
On October 27, Michael Jones's eleventh grade AP literature classes had the opportunity to present their papers in Lakehill's first literature symposium:
Shakespeare Symposium: On Othello .

Students not only used both the primary text Othello and secondary texts to create their papers presented, but also had to undergo thorough peer reviews, instructor edits, and then more revisions. 
Students then presented their papers to a live audience and fielded questions as would happen at a graduate-level conference. "We intend to offer this opportunity to all students in the AP section of literature," said Jones. "I am confident that, after this process, these pieces of writing are near graduate-level work and contest some of the most recent Shakespeare scholarship in terms of insight."

Participants and the topics they presented were:
Shakespearean Intoxication: The Many Forms of Alcohol in "Othello"
Varun Iyer
An Unhomely State of Life: Iago's Shifting Identities in "Othello"
Abi Price
Moral Transitions and Maliciousness: A Study of Evil Influence in "Othello"
Kelly Carlson
The Opposing Self: Iago's Contest of Self-Definition
Chambliss Pierson
The Stop Sign of Identity: Identity as a Liminal Space as it Appears in "Othello"
William Skipworth
Iago's Storm and Othello's Downfall
McKinney Waggoner
Color Imagery in "Othello"
Claire Crow

"I am excited to be a guiding part of the eleventh grade literature classes," said Jones. "I could not have asked more from these wonderful scholars and look forward to our next symposium."
On the Stage
Drama Club Presents 
Ye Olde Haw 
Members of the fifth and sixth grade Drama Club entertained the crowd on October 27 with their performance of Ye Olde Haw, an original play by Julie Riggs.

In this comical convergence, Variety Venues books a Renaissance Festival and a Wild West Show at the same time and place. After an alliance between an archer and a pistol sharpshooter, dance lessons, a chicken fight, a singalong, and a duel to the bitter end between a knight and a cowboy with big egos, both teams learn to appreciate their differences.
Cali Byrd  and Angus Gilbreath starred as the proprietors who double booked the two acts.  Cullen McCaleb  played the leader of the Cowboys, while Prahlad Pant was the leader of the Renaissance Festival. Spencer Neill and Bella Fielder were the duelists. Johnny Tiernan was seeking his fortune through chicken-wrangling, but Anna Knickel outsmarted him and absconded with the cash. Meanwhile Oliver Adams and Nico Montez faced off pistol to crossbow, while Megan BlomquistTaylor Gardsbane, and Brooke Granado learned about making beautiful music together.
The cast also featured the talents of sixth graders Chris DickeyAlex Dondis, and Mara Sandberg, and fifth graders Kole CannonArthur CirilloIbraheem MorsyOlivia Nymeyer, and Katie Rich.

Seventh grade students and Drama Club alumni Keegan Clendenin and Emma Myers also stepped in to help.

See more pictures here and here.

Want More Entertainment?
Lakehill students will be back on stage when the Upper School Musical Theater department present On Broadway   on November 13 and 14 at 7:00 p.m. in Lakehill's Charles Wyly Auditorium.
Audiences of all ages are in for a treat as Lakehill's talented singers and actors come together to  present a musical review, featuring numbers from Newsies, The Addams Family, Footloose, and Mamma Mia, to just name a few. Find out more.

The Middle and Upper School Choirs will present their Winter Concert on December 8, while the Lower School will perform in the Winter Program on December 10. Middle School Drama students will take the stage in Still Life with Iris on December 11-12. Don't miss any of these wonderful performances!
PFC Events
November 7
Trek for Tech
Trek for Tech is just ONE WEEK AWAY!  Sign up now and get ready to race! Online registration is quick and easy.  Register here.

Load up on Carbs Before the Race...
Comerica logo
Join us at the ESC on Friday evening, November 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m. for a 
Pasta Dinner, sponsored by Comerica Bank. 
Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased  here. Enjoy a delicious meal with family and friends, with live entertainment provided by Lakehill juniors  Tillie McCoskey and  Lily Turner.

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.

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. 

November 13-14
Upper School Musical
Make plans to attend a performance of the Upper School's On Broadway: November 13 and 14 at 7:00 p.m.  Don't miss this fabulous, family-friendly performance.

Grandparents Day
November 20
Lake hill welcomes grandparents, parents, and special friends to the annu al Grandparents Day Celebration on Friday, November 20. The festivities  begin at 8:00 a.m. with a breakfast 
reception in the cafeteria. The program, which includes performances by various student groups, will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium. School is dismissed at 11:00 a.m. for Thanksgiving Break, and there is no after-school care.  

Book Fair
November 16-20
book fair Stock up on new books for the holidays at Lakehill's Scholastic Book Fair which will be held in the Upper Library. It will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Watch for more information about the Book Fair and get ready for fun surprises every day! 
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: Kaeli Bunger
Kaeli Bunger has been a part of the Warrior family since kindergarten. She will never forget coming to school on the first day every year for the past 13 years. Through her years at Lakehill, she has discovered her favorite subjects are English, History, and Art. Mr. Hagood has influenced her because he not only teaches her about English, but about life, too. 

Kaeli plays on the volleyball, basketball, and softball teams and is also a member of the cheer squad. She loves that when you are a Warrior you have the ability to play any and every sport. She also participates in Sisteens. 

Kaeli plans on majoring in Business and either wants to go to Stephen F. Austin State University or University of the Incarnate Word. Her dream job is to become a chef.

"Live life to the fullest" is a quote that has inspired Kaeli. The best advice she has ever received is "You have to make your own fun." Kaeli thinks of Lakehill as a second family. "I know everyone and everyone knows me and I love that." Her advice to young Warriors is "Stay at Lakehill for high school." 

By Stella Palmer, eighth grade
Sports Snippets
Eighth Grade Volleyball: IAA Champions!
After defeating CCA in the first round of the  Southern Conference IAA Championships, the Lakehill eighth grade volleyball team defeated Canyon Creek at home in the second round on October 22. 

The win earned the team a spot in the IAA Championships, played at Fairhill on October 27, against rival DeSoto Canterbury. After losing to Canterbury in the first game of the season, the team has not dropped a game since, and Tuesday night was no exception. 

After defeating Canterbury in straight sets, 25-15, 25-22, the Warriors took home the trophy and the title of IAA Champions.
The team finishes the season 16-1, winning 15 straight games on the road to the Championship.

"We had some amazing serving by Claire Howard, Stella Palmer, Lynley Waggoner, Jada Silas, and  Zuri Williams," said Head Coach Ellen Kufel. They really came through when we needed them and led the team for the most completed serves. Jada had an amazing match across the board." 

"I also wanted to give a shout out to Ella Witherite for being such a wonderful manager after her injury."

Loveth Heard and Stella Palmer have been selected for the IAA All-Star game on October 29.  Congratulations to all of the Middle School volleyball players on an amazing season!

Varsity Volleyball: District Champions!
The Varsity Volleyball team secured another undefeated district championship on October 22, beating East Texas Christian Academy 25-6; 25-8; 25-13. The team finished the regular season 28-2 and will now go into the playoffs as one of the #1 seeds. The team will host the last home volleyball game of the season against Austin Waldorf on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. 

Prior to today's game, the team traveled to Waxahachie Prep to take on the defending 1A state champions in a warm-up game for the playoffs. The girls fought hard, but lost in four sets 27-29; 16-25; 25-23; 25-18. Though the game had no playoff implications, it was a game Coach Cayme-Mosley thought was necessary to play. 

"You never want to take off too much time in between the end of district and the first game of playoffs," said Cayme-Mosley. "The girls are accustomed to playing at least twice a week so I try to maintain that schedule even after district is completed. Waxahachie Prep is a great team and I thought it was beneficial to play a team of that caliber so we know exactly what we need to improve on heading into today's game." 

Varsity Football: State Playoffs for Third Straight Year
The Lakehill Warriors hosted Temple Holy Trinity Catholic in their district-opening game on Monday at the Warrior Athletic Complex. Lakehill's first "Monday Night Football" game came courtesy of the heavy weekend flooding that forced a postponement. 

The game started well for the Warriors. The defense forced a flurry of Celtic turnovers in the first half, and Lakehill's offense capitalized each time. Safeties Carlos Lopez, III, Warren Lester, and Gerard Franklin each had an interception, with Franklin returning his for a touchdown. Seniors Brandon Douglas and Kason Burt were a wrecking crew up front, generating several sacks and forced fumbles and keeping the Celtic offense off-balance all game. Lakehill led 42-6 at the half.

Offensively, Franklin provided over 300 total yards and five touchdowns. He found freshman Ben Palmer on several long passes, and ended the game with a 50-yard touchdown pass to Will Skipworth. The game was stopped in the third quarter due to the six-man "Mercy Rule," with the Warriors claiming a 56-6 victory. 

With the win, Lakehill secures a berth in the TAPPS State Playoffs for a third consecutive season. The Warriors will now travel to Waco to take on the #1 state-ranked Live Oak Falcons for a share of the district championship. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 31 in Waco.

Upcoming Events in Sports
Warrior Painting
The undefeated Middle School Warriors  were rained out last week, but will take on Watauga Harvest Christian on Thursday, October 29 at home at 5:30 p.m. This is the final game of the season for the Middle School Football team.

The Varsity Cross Country will run in the TAPPS State Cross Country Meet on October 31 in Waco. 

Lakehill's rowers will head to Austin this weekend for the Pumpkinhead (Head of the Colorado) Regatta.

New Sweatshirts Have Arrived!
New sweatshirts have arrived, just in time for cooler temperatures. Check out all the great new merchandise 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
Third graders observed the changes that happened to the bean, broccoli, and marigold seeds they planted in the Little Sprouts Garden. They also looked at many vegetables and sprouts to compare their different types of roots.They used macroscopes to look at marigold roots up close.

Second graders learned about Odonata, the insect order of dragonflies and damselflies, by looking at several specimens. They used macroscopes to observe the damselfly's compound eyes, spiked legs, wings, and toothed mouth parts.

See more pictures from the ESC.
What's Happening?
finger with string
October 30
Seventh and Eighth Grade Trip to Perot Museum, noon - 3:30 p.m.

October 30
Halloween Parade and Carnival, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Get more information in the PFC section above.  
October 30
End of Term 2 for Lower and Middle School 

November 2
Trick or Treat for UNICEF Ends 

November 2
Vision and Hearing Re-screening

November  2-3
PASF Bake Sale (MS & US lunches)
Proceeds benefit Cystic Fibrosis Research

November 4
Lower School Preview
Main Campus, 9:30 a.m.
Invite your friends and neighbors to take a look at Lakehill's Lower School program!
November 6
Middle School Fall Day Out

November 6
Trek for Tech Pasta Dinner
Sponsored by Comerica  Bank
5:30 - 7:00 p.m., ESC

November 6
Varsity Football, 7:30 p.m.
Last Home Game and Senior Night (prior to the game) 

November 7
Trek for Tech
Get more information in the PFC section.

November 11  
Middle School Admission Preview
Main Campus, 9:30 a.m.
Invite your friends and neighbors to take a look at Lakehill's Middle School program!

November 13-14
Upper School Musical
Get more information in the PFC section.
November 20
Grandparents Day 
8:00, Cafeteria
Get more information in the PFC section.

November 23-27
Thanksgiving Holidays
Have a wonderful week! 

December 3
Upper School Admission Preview
Main Campus, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Invite your friends and neighbors to take a look at Lakehill's Upper School!  All Lakehill seventh and eighth grade families are strongly encouraged to attend.