Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 10, Issue 8
October 5, 2017
Run Trek. Get Tech.
It's a pretty simple formula. Run Trek = Get Tech.
Technology changes every nanosecond so it is imperative that we have the latest and best technology for our school. Trek for Tech is the school's main fundraiser for technology needs.

There will be an official Trek t-shirt, the Pasta Lunch, and great raffle prizes!

Please join us on Saturday, November 4, for either the one-mile Fun Run or the 5K Race, or both!

2017 Raffle Prizes
Apple Watch – Sponsored by Karen and John P. Owen
Beats Headphones – Sponsored by Dr. Travis Downs/Health Source Chiropractic
Amazon Echo – Sponsored by Lynette Page, DDS/Smile Care
Nike Running Shoes – Sponsored by Luke’s Locker
Ultimate Ears Roll Bluetooth Speaker – YOU can sponsor this item for $179
Mystery Raffle Item – What could it be? You’ll have to wait and see!

We hope you will also consider being a sponsor of our technology needs.
Be a Race Sponsor. The deadline is October 13, 2017.
Sponsorship Levels:
Olympian $4,000+
Sprinter $2,000 – 3,999
Racer $1,000 – 1,999
Jogger $500 – 999
Walker $100 – 499
In-Kind donations, such as raffle prizes or refreshments are also greatly appreciated!

Direct Funding of Technology
New Student Laptops
New Teacher Computers
New Telephone Equipment
WIFI Access at Perry Campus
Auditorium Lighting

Please contact John P. Owen .

Join Our Committee
Please contact Karen Owen at .

Nifty Needlework
The Creative Arts building at Fair Park is transformed each year into a fabulous showcase of local talent. Ribbon winners in more than 1,100 categories, including canning, quilts, photography, arts, and crafts are artfully displayed in their 1,700-square-foot home.

This year's display during the State Fair of Texas featured the handiwork of Elizabeth Schmitt , Lakehill’s sixth, eighth, and ninth grade English teacher, who recently won third place in the Texas State Fair’s Creative Arts Crocheting competition, beating out eight other competitors in her category with her hooded poncho.

Her crocheting talents first surfaced this January, just seven months ago, when she promised herself to improve her fiber arts habits as a New Year’s Resolution. With the help of YouTube, fiber arts classes, private sessions, and Ms. Huitt, soon she was making scarves, hats, and ponchos for her loved ones. As Schmitt explains, “Making things for other people motivates me to put more care into what I create.”

That motivation seems to have paid off. The poncho that placed at the State Fair was made for her daughter.

You can view her winning poncho in case #7 in the Creative Arts Buiding (the one with the butter sculpture in front), and, if you are her student, take a photo of yourself next to her poncho to earn extra credit for her class.

Be sure to take a trip to see it!

To learn more about the various competitions available at the State Fair of Texas,  click here .

By Shelby Britton, '18
Marketing Intern
Sixth Graders Deliver Meals on Wheels
The sixth grade class has taken on Lakehill's Meals on Wheels route for the 2017-18 school year. Groups of two or three students deliver meals on the first, third, and fifth Wednesday of each month. The group delivered their first meals on October 4 and will continue the project through May.

Already the experience is making an impact. "It made me feel so good to help people and provide what may be their only meal that day," said sixth grader  Taylor Lewis . "Everyone was nice and so happy to see us," added  Aslan Campbell Ellis Langford  agreed. "It really was an inspiring experience. I am so glad our class got involved." 

This is Lakehill's sixth year to participate in the Meals on Wheels program. Groups who might be interested in participating with Lakehill's Meals on Wheels route should contact  Ms. Ekstrom  for more information.
Who's New?
Lakehill Welcomes Harold Sprouls
Harold Sprouls joins the Lakehill faculty this year, teaching Lower School Music and Middle School Band and Orchestra.

Sprouls is a native to Flower Mound, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from the University of North Texas (UNT) College of Music. While at UNT, he performed with their Wind Symphony and their Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. He can be heard on the UNT Wind Symphony Recordings  Allegories  and Retrospectives under the  Klavier  Wind Project Label. He also studied at the United States Army School of Music at Little Creek Joint Expeditionary Base in Norfolk, Virginia.

Prior to coming to Lakehill, he served as the Head Music Director at Founders Classical Academy of Flower Mound, where he also taught Band, Orchestra, and Elementary Music. Sprouls has been in education for 17 years as a private instructor, ensemble clinician, band and orchestra director, and elementary music teacher, coaching many students to prize-winning performances.

He has won many honors for his musicianship, including the National Flute Association High School Soloist Competition, the Chicago Flute Club International Chamber Music Competition, and the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition. He is currently the principal flutist in the Texas National Guard Band in Austin, Texas and is a sought after soloist and orchestral musician in the Dallas area.

Sprouls and his wife Lydia live in Lake Highlands with their son, Lakehill third grader, Isaac. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys hiking, fishing, and camping. He also loves to cook and smoke meats.

Sprouls is passionate about music education and music literacy. "I have a deep love of music and music education. Music helps us understand the order and beauty in the universe." 

He is anxious to build the new band and orchestra program at Lakehill and is most looking forward to their first concert, one step in his goal to help children create music. "The best part of my job is teaching children how to read music, and experiencing the joy that comes from students when their understanding of music is no longer as a listener but as a participant in the creation of the music."

Sprouls feels embraced by his new community. "I have never felt as welcome as I do with the faculty and families at Lakehill."  
Extreme Spirit - One More Time
So far this year, Lakehill has won Bubblelife Media's Most Spirited Elementary School contest, and the Most Spirited Middle School contest.

Now the voting is underway in the Most Spirited High School contest, and Lakehill needs your votes--one more time!

Sports Snippets

Varsity and JV Volleyball
The Lakehill Varsity Volleyball team continued district play on October 2 as they traveled to Irving to take on The Highlands. The team fell in straight sets and will look to rebound against Cornerstone in a non-district match today at 5:00 p.m.

The team is currently locked-in at third place in the district and will look to secure a playoff berth next Tuesday at home for the annual Dig Pink game.

The JV and Varsity teams will host Yavneh: JV at 6:00 p.m. and Varsity at 7:00 p.m. This is the seventh year the team has hosted a Dig Pink game to bring breast cancer awareness to Lakehill. The team is partnering with the Sisteens and Broteens organizations for this fun event. 

Middle School Volleyball
The seventh grade team wrapped up a successful season, going undefeated with a record of 8-0.

Offensive standouts for the season were Avery Owen , Hannah Reister , and Aleena Wallace . Defensive standouts were Owen, Reister, Wallace, and Taylor Gardsbane .

Several players showed tremendous improvement over the course of the season, according to Head Middle School Coach Timothy "Chino" Lee .

"Megan Blomquist , Emory Johnston , Anna Knickel , Katie Rich , Cali Byrd , Gardsbane, Wallace, Reister, and Owen should all be recognized for their growth as players this season," said Lee. "They have been an amazing group to coach."

The eighth grade IAA team is still undefeated with three games left before the IAA Playoffs. They will enter the playoffs as the number one seed. The team plays next on October 10 at 4:30 p.m. at Parish, and at 4:30 p.m. on October 12 at Fairhill, before returning home for a Dig Pink game of their own on October 16 at 4:30 p.m. against Dallas International. Lakehill's eighth grade players will be honored during their first round playoff game on Tuesday, October 17. Go Lady Warriors!
Varsity Football 
The Lakehill Warriors suffered their first defeat on Friday night at Saint Paul Prep, losing 52–26 on a rain-soaked, muddy field. The Warriors were led on defense by Ryan Henry and on offense by Ben Palmer and Gerard Franklin

The Warriors have a quick turnaround this week as they take on Longview Christian Heritage Classical School on Thursday, October 5, in the TAPPS Six-man Division 1A Game of the Week. Kick-off is at 6:30 p.m. at the Warrior Athletic Complex.

Middle School Football
The Middle School Football team had a week off last week. They get back to action this Thursday night at home in a rematch against First Baptist at 5:00 p.m. The Warriors previously defeated FBA, 69-24. The Warriors record sits at 2-1. 

Varsity and Middle School Cross Country
The Lakehill Cross Country team competed on Saturday, September 30, at the Farmersville Invitational Meet, on a fun course with rolling hills on a lake.  Avery Owen was recognized as a top 10 medal winner with a time of 15:49. Three other Lakehill runners claimed personal records at the meet: Cali Byrd, 16:55; Arthur Cirillo, 16:16; and Hudson Welch 17:35.
"Everyone is running so well as we head into the final month of our season," said Head Coach Karen Owen. The team competes on Friday, October 6, in the Jesuit XC Classic at Norbuck Park. Varsity runs at 9:30 a.m. and Middle School at 11:00 a.m. Come out and support our running Warriors! Many thanks to the Byrd family for providing the team with a beautiful new branded tent.

Special Thanks to Rudolph's Meat Market
A special thanks to the Andreason family and Rudolph's Meat Market and Sausage Factory for donating the meat for the home football games this season!

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 is 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
Thanks to everyone who voted to help Lakehill claim the top spot as Most Spirited Elementary and Most Spirited Middle School .

Vote now for Most Spirited High School!

October 6
Fair Day - no school
Send us your pictures! Post them on social media. #LPSStateFair 

October 9
School Holiday

October 10
Windy City Players (K-6) 8:30 a.m.

Triangle Rules Poster Contest - Entries Due
Read more from Mr. Trout.

Dig Pink Volleyball Games
Get your t-shirts, bracelets, and tattoos from 7:20 - 8:00 a.m. from Sisteens and Broteens members.

October 11

Senior Work Day

October 13
Admission Coffee and Conversation
Main Campus, 8:30 a.m.

PFC Executive Committee Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Kindergarten Rodeo 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

End of Term 1 for Upper School 

October 14
Shoreline Spruce-up at White Rock Lake
Sponsored by the Warrior Outreach Organization (WOO), 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

October 19
Parent-Teacher Conferences
8:00 a.m. - noon and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
This year, for your convenience, we are using PTC Wizard, an online system for scheduling conferences. Look for instructions that were emailed to you on October 5.

October 20
Dads' Club Chili Cook-off
Warrior Athletic Complex, 6:00 p.m.
Get the Official Rules and Entry Form and start planning your perfect pot of chili!

October 21
Fun Night for K-4, Sponsored by the Senior Class
Students in kindergarten through grade 4 will enjoy a movie, pizza, and fun and games.

October 24
Senior Graduation Photos
Auditorium, 10:45 a.m.

Admission Tea and Talk
Main Campus, 11:30 a.m.

October 25
Deadline to turn in Box Tops!

October 26
Tribe Meetings, 8:45 - 9:30 a.m. 

October 27
Homecoming Pep Rally 
1:40 - 2:05 p.m.

Alumni Coffee 
Lydia and James Perry Community Room, Main Campus, 2:05 p.m.

Alumni Bar-B-Q 
Sponsored by Rudy's Bar-B-Q and Country Store
Alumni Patio, Roger L./ Perry Campus, 6:00 p.m.

October 28
Full STEAM Ahead Open House, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Main Campus
Students in Pre-K4 through second grade and their parents are invited to a STEAM Open House on Lakehill's Main Campus. This fun-filled event will include Halloween-themed, interactive activities. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math...that's STEAM! This free event is open to the public.
Lakehill students are encouraged to bring a friend and join us!

Alumni Photo Restoration Event
Main Campus, 10:30 a.m.

Upper School Homecoming Dance
Theme: Fright Night
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 31
Lower School Halloween Carnival

Middle School Fall Day Out

November 4 - Save the Date!
Trek for Tech
Register now for the one-mile Fun Run and 5K chip-timed event.
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lead with confidence, and serve with compassion. Our challenging and nurturing educational community inspires students to become collaborative problem-solvers who live with integrity.
Lakehill Preparatory School

2720 Hillside Drive, Dallas, Texas 75214
Phone: (214) 826-2931