The Warrior Weekly   
Volume 9, Issue 4
September 15, 2016
Ranch Retreat
Upper School Enjoys Annual Event
Upper School students had an event-filled retreat on September 9 at the Southern Cross Ranch. The ranch gave students an opportunity to paddle boat, rock climb, swim, and play volleyball. The retreat began with an exciting boy's volleyball tournament between Spirit Houses and ended with a powder puff football game between the Upper School girls. Congratulations to the Blue House which took the championship for both the volleyball and football games.

By Nia Rasheed, '11
Marketing Intern
Great Race
Freshman Competes in World Championships
At the Triathlon World Championships, held from September 11-18 in Cozumel, Mexico, freshman Hamed El-Feky raced for the Egyptian team. The twelve team members competed in various professional and age group categories, while also raising funds for the Egypt Cancer Network.
El-Feky has participated in triathlons for the last five years with the Playtri team in Dallas. He added extra practices, including swimming before school, in order to prepare for the World Championships. On September 11, El-Feky competed in the Sprint race, swimming 400 meters, biking 13 miles and running a 5K. Other team members will compete throughout the week.

"It was great to see so many people from around the world racing together," El-Feky said. "I had a lot of fun and the Egyptian team raced for a great cause which made this experience so memorable." 

The Egypt Cancer Network is an organization that supports the Children Cancer Hospital 57357 in Egypt. 

By Salma El-Feky, '17
Marketing Intern 
Lakehill Leaders
Students Elect Officers
Middle School Elections
Middle School recently elected its class officers for the 2016-17 school year. 

Eighth grade officers are Marissa Rubio, President; Kathryn Mahan, Vice President; Sophia Ganson, Secretary; Sarah Smith, Treasurer; and Jourdyn Owens and Hayden Yoss, Student Council Representatives.   
Seventh grade officers are Charlie Borowczak, President; Landon Burt, Vice President; Madison Deason, Secretary; Ava Cunningham, Treasurer; and Nico Montez and Sydney Rutherford, Student Council Representatives.
Sixth grade  officers are Jon Paul Maney , President; Cali Byrd ,  Vice President; Anna Knickel , Secretary; James McKinney , Treasurer; and Hannah Reister  and Tristan Osang , Student Council Representatives. 

Fifth grade  officers are  Sarah Ganson , President;  Asa McCaleb , Vice President;  Sofia Bracken , Secretary;  Daniel Knipp , Treasurer; and  Abby Dondis  and  Vivek Patel , Student Council Representatives. 

Congratulations to these Middle School leaders!

Upper School Elections
Upper School recently elected its class officers for the 2016-17 school year. 

Freshman Class officers are  Haley Lopez, President;  Loveth Heard, Vice President;  Stella Palmer, Secretary;  Elizabeth Blanchard, Treasurer; and  Hamed El-Feky, Student Council Representative.
Sophomore Class officers are  Julia Bartholow, President;  Tyler McCall, Vice President;  Montgomery Rotellini, Secretary; Ben Gillman, Treasurer.

Junior Class officers are  Steven Murff , President;  Ashley Peacock, Vice President; Reese Brown, Secretary; and  Dayton Steinbach, Treasurer.

Congratulations to these Upper School leaders!

Honor Societies Elect Officers
The National Honor Society (NHS), sponsored by  Elizabeth Schmitt and Michael Jones, and the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), sponsored by Sue Blanchette and Patty Pippen, recently elected their officers for the 2016-17 school year.
NHS officers are Salma El-Feky, President; Chambliss Pierson, Vice President;   Lily Turner, Secretary; and   Reid Chickering, Treasurer.

NJHS Officers are  Claire Howard, President;  Jonah Shaw, Vice-President;  Grace Addison, Secretary; Nathan Lewis, Treasurer;   Loveth Heard, Historian; and Alanna Stern, Media Coordinator.

Congratulations to these student leaders!
Making a Difference
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program Recognizes Volunteer Spirit
Students in grades 5 - 12 who have made a difference by volunteering in their community over the past year could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C. next May by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Even more importantly, they could win recognition that might inspire other people to follow their example.

To apply:
  1. Visit, click on the "Apply Now" link, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. Once you have completed your online application, go to the "Certification" page to either e-mail certification instructions to Ms. Ekstrom, or to print them out and hand deliver them to her. This must be done by November 8, 2016.
The Awards Committee will then select a Local Honoree for both Middle School and Upper School and nominate them for state-level judging. For more information, please see  Ms. Ekstrom
Construction Corner
Update from Headmaster Roger Perry
Work on the u tilities and ground preparation for the bottom floor continued throughout the week. Once this work is completed and the steel is installed, the concrete floor will be poured.

Work is underway on the pillars and fencing in front of the new faculty parking lot. 

Be sure to take a look at our construction photos and time-lapse videos
Who's New?
Lakehill Welcomes Jennifer Herta
Jennifer Herta  joins the Lakehill faculty this year, teaching 
Computer Science I, Computer Science II, Computer Maintenance, Web Design, and Advanced Computer Graphics. She also serves as the Computer Science/Technology Department Chair.  Herta is a Sophomore Class Sponsor and is also sponsoring the Computer Club, Enigma Music Club, and the International Student Association. 
As a child growing up in a military family, Herta attended eight different schools from kindergarten through high school. She has lived in eleven cities in six U.S. states as well as two cities in Germany. She finished high school at Mansfield Summit High School in Mansfield, Texas and attended college at the University of North Texas (UNT), earning a B.A. in Radio, Television, and Film.

Now in her sixth year of teaching, Herta previously taught Computer Science and Information Technology classes at the Bill R. Johnson Career and Technology Center in Crowley, Texas.

Herta and her husband Andrew met at UNT, and they have been married for three years. They love to travel whenever they have the opportunity, usually somewhere with mountains. At home, Herta spends most of her free time on the Internet, watching television, or reading. "Sports on two or four wheels are popular in our home," Herta says. "We like to cheer on our favorite drivers and teams in Formula One (Ferrari because Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen are so much fun), IndyCar  (Andretti/Herta Autosport),   and Red Bull Global Rallycross (Bryan Herta Rallycross).

Herta seemed destined to teach from an early age. "When I was a kid and it was time to 'play pretend,' I always wanted to play school, and I always wanted to be the teacher. As I got older, I enjoyed school and learning new things--and I had a few really inspiring teachers and professors. Since I enjoyed it so much, I guess I decided to never leave. Now I get to wake up and go to a job every day that I love. How many people get that privilege?" 

Herta believes that Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship are important for every student to thrive in today's world. "I am passionate about sharing the 'magic' of Computer Science with my students, and it is especially rewarding to capture the interest of students who didn't think it would be for them."

Herta says she has been inspired by the students at Lakehill. " They express their desire not only to get good grades but to learn and understand as much as possible, for their own fulfillment."

Herta says the best part of her job is " The students, of course! They never cease to amaze me with their wit, caring, and creativity. People always want to proclaim that the sky is falling with the next generation, but if the students of Lakehill are any indication, I think we are going to be quite alright."
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: Brandon Bartholow

Brandon Bartholow has attended Lakehill for eight  years. During his time in Middle School, he loved to watch the Varsity Football team play, and has played Varsity all four years in Upper School. During his freshmen year, Brandon was part of a "legendary" Bowling Club. He has also participated in Varsity Track.

Out of all the classes that Brandon has taken, his favorites are AP Physics and Algebra II. He has applied to three colleges: Butler University, Texas A&M,and UC Boulder. He plans to major in Computer Science.

Brandon's advice is, "Take pride in your work and complete your assignments on time."

By Jas Sauz, ninth grade
Sports Snippets
Get Ready for the Warriors
Varsity and JV Volleyball
The Lakehill JV volleyball team has had great week in district play. JV beat Lutheran in three sets  on Monday (25-13; 23-25; 15-7). The team struggled in the second set, but won the third set with strong serving.  On Tuesday the team traveled to Irving to take on The Highlands School. The girls beat The Highlands in two sets (25-18; 25-5). Claire Howard and Stella Palmer led the team in aces. 

"I was really proud of how we played  Tuesday," said JV Head Coach Katie Ford. "The team is working really well together, serving aggressively, and passing very consistently. It's been fun watching them run their offense and seeing them work on different hits at the net."

The Varsity girls also beat Lutheran  on Monday in straight sets (25-8; 25-20; 25-11). Claire Crow led the serving effort with seven aces while also having 21 assists and 13 digs. It was a solid defensive effort with five of the Lady Warriors earning double digits in digs on the night.  On Tuesday, the girls lost a tough match against The Highlands (25-18; 23-25; 18-25; 23-25). The team is now 3-1 in district play. Abi Price led in kills with 18 on the night. 

"I was pleased with how we played against Lutheran and knew it would be tough going into the Highlands game," said Varsity Head Coach Jhoana Cayme-Mosley. "We play in a very tough district and in the long run I think playing teams of that caliber will help prepare us for playoffs. Now we have to reset and refocus for Thursday's games." 

The teams are at home against Yavneh at  6:00 and 7:00 p.m,  tonight. The team travels to Dallas Covenant on September 20 before returning home to play Rockwall Heritage on September 22. 

Middle School Volleyball
On September 13, the 8th grade lost to Canterbury (25-12; 25-18) while the 7th grade won (25-13, 25-10). The seventh grade team was led by Graysen Walker, Madison Deason and Kourtni Jones.

Varsity Football 
The Lakehill Warriors hosted Lewisville Founders Academy at the Warrior Athletic Complex (WAC)  on Friday night. It was a close contest throughout. The visiting Eagles took advantage of two Warrior turnovers to maintain a 37-28 lead  in the first half. Lakehill cut the lead to 43-40 late in the third quarter, but Founders responded with a touchdown drive to make it 49-40. Both defenses tightened in the scoreless final quarter, resulting in a 49-40 Eagle victory.

Senior  Brandon Bartholow set a school record (six-man) with 348 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, junior Warren Lester, sophomore Avery Meiteen, and freshman Jalen Webster all had double-digit tackles. 

See more pictures.

Lakehill will be on the road at McKinney Cornerstone on  Friday, September 16 . Kickoff is set for  7:00 p.m .

Middle School Football 
The Lakehill Warriors Middle School Football team posted its first victory of the season on Friday September 9, defeating the Inspired Vision Eagles, 40-30, at the WAC.

The highlight of the first half was  Matthew McCall 's 75-yard interception return for a touchdown.The Warriors were led by Ryan Henry who scored four touchdowns. Andrew Ward played a solid game on defense and scored a touchdown. Mitchell Crow was strong on defense and kicked two extra points for the Warriors. 

The team travels to Irving Universal  on Thursday  for their first road game at  5:00 p.m .

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 Monday mornings from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and Friday afternoons from 3:00-4:00 p.m. The Warrior Shop will also be open on Friday night at the WAC during Tailgate.
What's Happening
Important Dates
finger with string
September 16
PFC Executive Committee, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

September 16
Back to Sports Fridays at Title Nine
Your purchases benefit the Lakehill Volleyball team!
4527 McKinney Ave #150

September 17
WOO Service Project at Crossroads Community Services, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Participants should wear closed-toe shoes.

September 19
Parent Faculty Club (PFC) General Meeting, 8:15 a.m., Cafeteria
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!

September 21
International Day of Peace

September 21
Lakehill Night at Unleavened Kitchen
4:00 - 9:00 p.m.

September 22
North Texas Giving Day, 6:00 a.m. - midnight
We're ALL in!

September 23
End of Term 1 for Lower and Middle School

September 23
Back to Sports Fridays at Title Nine
Your purchases benefit the Lakehill Volleyball team!
4527 McKinney Ave #150

September 23
Upper School Volunteer Fair, 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

September 23
End of Term I for Lower and Middle School

September 30
Back to Sports Fridays at Title Nine
Your purchases benefit the Lakehill Volleyball team!
4527 McKinney Ave #150
Save The Date - 9.22.16

North Texas Giving Day

On this ONE DAY, your tax-deductible gift designated to Lakehill Preparatory School 
through North Texas Giving Day 
benefits the Lakehill Annual Fund Campaign 
and generates BONUS FUNDS from 
The Communities Foundation of Texas.

We're ALL In!

Watch a brief message from Lakehill parents, Hardmon Williams and Eboni Kelly-Williams .
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