Volume 9, Issue 6
September 29, 2016
The Lakehill family went "ALL in" on September 22 for North Texas Giving Day, donating $116,000 toward the school's Annual Fund effort.
With 339 donations overall, Lakehill parent involvement hit a new record with 90% participation. Challenges throughout the day helped rally donations.
By the end of the day, followers had seen Mr. Perry and Ms. Gajkowski show off their hula-hooping skills, and Mr. Trout was was destined to lose his beard. Stay tuned to find out which classes will be joining Mr. Perry for Hotcakes with the Headmaster, and which class or grade won the divisional challenges.
"We are so grateful to everyone who donated to the Lakehill Annual Fund on North Texas Giving Day," said Headmaster Roger Perry. "We know that many of you donate at different times based on your circumstances and we are excited to receive those gifts throughout the year. The Annual Fund is absolutely critical to bridging the gap between the tuition charged and the cost of educating each child."
If you missed out on the opportunity to give on September 22, the Annual Fund Campaign is now officially open. We hope to reach our goal of $300,000 and 100% participation. Donations by cash, check, or online are gladly accepted throughout the year.
Donate online here
Lakehill Hosts First Volunteer Fair
On September 23, Upper School students attended Lakehill's first Volunteer Fair during open period, in the auditorium.
Students were able to meet with twelve different charitable organizations, learning more about their missions and the volunteer opportunities available.
Austin Street Centre,
Brother Bill's Helping Hand, Community Partners of Dallas, Crossroads Community Services, Dolphin Heights Neighborhood Association, Hope Supply Company, Interfaith Family Services, Juliette Fowler Homes, Meals on Wheels, Reading Partners, SPCA, and the Wilkinson Center.
"It was great to see all of the local opportunities to reach out and help people," said senior
. "I found some new organizations and ways to get involved."
The Volunteer Fair was organized by Marketing Intern Nia Rasheed, Lakehill Class of 2011.
"I enjoyed seeing the students interact with our service partners," said Rasheed. "Based on the feedback from this year's Volunteer Fair, I think it will become an annual event."
By Salma El-Feky, '17
Shakespeare, Day of Peace Bring Students Together
International Day of Peace
The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") is observed around the world each year on September 21. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to"commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples."
Latricia Davis was selected this summer as a USI Peace Teacher by the United States Institute of Peace. She is one of only four teachers in the entire country selected for this honor. Through her involvement in the year-long teacher cohort program, Davis will discover new ways to teach her students about conflict and peace and to engage them in peace-building action. Teachers and their students also actively participate in Peace Day.
To celebrate Peace Day in her Upper School Social Studies classes, Davis developed engaging activities for each group. Students in AP US History created peace signs and defined what peace means to them in order to observe how one's understanding of peace changes over time. Ninth graders discussed what peace means and began creating a video on how they can become peace-builders in their school. Peace movements were the topic of discussion in AP Human Geography as students discussed what they could do at their age and staged their own peace walk.
"I hope that through participating in the cohort, I will not only learn about how to teach peace, but will inspire our students to become peace-builders within our school and community," said Davis.
Seventh Grade Enjoys Shakespeare
Seventh grade students are reading The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt. As enrichment for this story about a seventh grade boy getting help from reading Shakespeare in facing the challenges of middle school, many class members went to see The Tempest at Shakespeare in the Park. A large group met on Friday to share the experience at Samuel Grand Park with teacher Julie Riggs. More will attend this weekend's show.
Connecting with the Community
Students Lend a Hand, Build Spirit
From Lakehill to Louisiana: Community Connections Leads School-Wide Supply Drive
Lower and Middle School Community Connections members
are leading an effort to collect school supplies for students in Denham Springs, Louisiana, who were affected by the recent floods. More than 90% of the homes were affected. As the academic school year had already begun when the flood waters hit, schools in the area were completely devastated. By partnering
with the Denham Springs school district, Lakehill students will be able to help
students of all ages.
The most needed items are
paper, pens, pencils, color pencils, crayons, markers, notebooks, binders, rulers, glue sticks, construction paper,
scissors, staplers, staples, folders, paper clips, and dry-erase markers. Donation bins are located at the school entrance and throughout the building. The drive runs through September 30.
Sisteens and Volleyball Teams Combine Efforts for Dig Pink
Sisteens, a service organization for Upper School girls, and the Lakehill Volleyball teams, have combined efforts to raise money for breast cancer research. Members are selling t-shirts for $10 from October 3-6 before school. Students who purchase a t-shirt and wear it on October 6 in support of Dig Pink will be allowed to wear jeans. Wear pink and come out to the volleyball games on October 6! All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen.
Find out more.
Seniors Promote Homecoming Spirit, Raise Funds for Holiday Luncheon
The Class of 2017 is selling Homecoming t-shirts for $17. Proceeds benefit the Lakehill Holiday Luncheon for senior citizens. Order by October 3.
Update from Headmaster Roger Perry
Despite the rain on Monday, the Opening Doors Construction Project continues to be on schedule.
The concrete on the bottom floor has been poured and the plumbing infrastructure is installed.
The soil is being compacted around the pit and in front of the auditorium so that the 31 piers can be drilled for the foundation to the new wing.
The concrete caps and wrought iron in the fencing for the new faculty parking lot should be completed this week.
Lakehill Welcomes Karen McCoskey
Karen McCoskey may be new to the Lakehill faculty, but she is no stranger to Lakehill. She joins the Lakehill faculty this year, teaching fourth grade.
was born in Dallas and grew up in Irving.
Prior to coming to Lakehill, she spent 24 years in Irving ISD, most recently as an Assistant Principal at Lamar Middle School. McCoskey taught fourth and fifth grades, third, fourth, and ninth grade ESL, and tenth grade English.
Now in her 30th year in education, McCoskey earned a B.A. in Communication from UT Arlington and a M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Texas Woman's University.
McCoskey and her husband Bruce (Lakehill's Business Manager),
enjoy riding their Harley Davidson motorcycles around the Metroplex. When they are not doing that, they enjoy various events around the Metroplex such as Grapefest and Oktoberfest.
"Being at the same school as my husband this year has been awesome! I love that he is right down the hall. It has been great having my students get to know him this year."
The McCoskeys have two daughters, Rosie, '10, and Tillie, who is a senior at Lakehill. "I am looking forward to seeing Tillie have an amazing senior year." They also have a Chinese "daughter" who has been with them for three years, eleventh grader Xinyi "Amy" Tang. "She has been a great new family member, and we would encourage others to investigate being a host family."
McCoskey says she works in education because she loves talking to children and being around them. "They keep me young. I love having the opportunity to get them to think about possibilities and the world around them."
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: Dunny Bock
Dunny Bock has attended Lakehill since fourth grade. He has been a member of both the Varsity Basketball team and the Varsity Soccer team. He also plays Varsity Tennis and placed third at the State Tennis Tournament his junior year. Dunny is also the President of the French Club.
Dunny's favorite classes are French with Ms. Badgett, because it is interesting to learn about different cultures and have class discussions in another language, and Film Appreciation with Mr. Guerra, because it is a lot of fun watching different movies, comparing the different styles, and discussing them. The class has exposed him to films he most likely would not have seen if he didn't take the class.
Dunny has made a lot of great memories at Lakehill, but the most memorable events have been spending time with friends and his third place finish in the State Tennis Finals.
His advice to younger Warriors is: "Get help in your classes before it is too late. It is better to ask for help before you fall behind."
Dunny is applying to St. Edward's University, Texas A&M University, and Austin College. He plans to major in Sports Management.
By Anders Ekstrom, ninth grade
Get Ready for the Warriors
Varsity and JV Volleyball
Middle School Volleyball
The JV and Varsity Volleyball teams are more than halfway through their district season after matches against Rockwall Christian on September 22, and Cristo Rey on September 27.
JV continued their undefeated district run with a win over Rockwall Christian in two exciting sets (25-16; 25-21).
Loveth Heard led the team in kills with five switching positions from setter to hitter for the match while
Macy Ellis led in digs with nine. It was a great all-around team effort for the big win.
The Varsity team hosted top-ranked Rockwall Heritage
on Thursday as well, but lost in straight sets (19-25; 18-25; 10-25). The girls started strong in the first two sets, but could not hold on to the lead.
Tyler McCall led the team in aces and digs. Looking to bounce back on September 27, against visiting Cristo Rey, Varsity won in straight sets (25-11; 25-9; 25-11).
Abi Price led the team in kills and aces while
Claire Crow and
Ashley Peacock split setting duties.
The team has an extended period of time off before the next game against Irving The Highlands for Dig Pink. This is a pivotal match in district standings going into playoffs and also one of the biggest nights of the year as the team partners with Sisteens for breast cancer awareness month. Be sure to get your Dig Pink t-shirt next week and come support the Warriors by pinking out the gym!
The Middle School seventh grade Volleyball team played a played a strong game on September 27, beating Alcuin 25-15; 25-15. Macy Bogatay, Sydney Rutherford, and Dasha Ramey scored multiple points with their line drive serves and Mika Davis, Bella Fielder, and Lucie Daudelin had great games as well.
The Middle School eighth grade (IAA) team had byes on September 22 and 27. They take the court again at home on September 29 at 4:30 p.m. against neighborhood rival St. John's Episcopal.
The Lakehill Warriors traveled across town
on September 23 to take on long-time rival Tyler Street Christian. The Warriors once again relied on a game-plan of a physical running game and opportunistic defense, and it served them well.
Trailing 18-14 after a sluggish start, Lakehill had a strong second quarter, shutting out the Crusaders and taking a 29-18 halftime lead. S
Ben Palmer had an interception at the start of the third quarter and the Warriors quickly capitalized with a 60-yard touchdown run by senior
Brandon Bartholow on the next play. The offenses for both teams got into high-gear, but the Crusaders could never cut into the Lakehill lead, with the Warriors taking a 63-51 victory.
Lakehill was led again by the senior tandem of Bartholow and
Griffin Burt. Bartholow continued his record-setting season with 378 rushing yards and seven touchdowns, while Burt added 70 yards and a touchdown. The line trio of
Dylan Welch, and
Christian Druebert consistently opened large holes for them to run through. The defense was led by freshman
Jalen Webster, with 10 tackles and several big hits. Freshman
Harrison Lankford played effectively on both sides of the ball at quarterback and safety.
Lakehill enters their bye week at 3-2. "This was a great way to end the first half of the season," said Coach Peacock. "The team really wanted to leave here with a win, and did what they had to do to get it. I'm really proud of their effort the last eight weeks. We have yet to play a game with our full line-up, and so many guys have stepped in and stepped up for us. We're looking forward to this bye week and having everyone back and ready for the second half of the season."
The Lakehill Warriors Middle School Football team had its most decisive victory of the year on September 22 at First Baptist Academy, defeating the Saints 65-18. Their record is now 3-1.
It was the most complete game the Warriors have played all season, with all 19 players on the middle school team contributing to the victory.
"Every player was making tackles, blocking downfield, and kicking extra points, with some making their first touchdowns this season," said Coach
Jimmy LaBrie. "We had two interceptions on defense, fumble recoveries, and touchdown passes thrown and run. We are extremely proud of the way all 19 players came together and played as a team." The Warriors are off this week.
Correction: In last week's edition of The Warrior Weekly, we neglected to mention that one of the Warrior touchdowns was scored by eighth grader Christian Barefoot. We apologize for the omission.
Get Your Warrior Spirit On!
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.
September 22 - October 3
Homecoming T-Shirt Sale
Proceeds benefit the Holiday Luncheon for senior citizens.
School Supply Drive for Louisiana Flood Victims
Please consider donating any of the following: notebook paper, pencils, pens, erasers, notebooks, binders, rulers, glue sticks, crayons, markers, tape/tape dispensers, folders, paper clips, scissors, dry-erase markers, color pencils, staplers/staples. Donation bins are located throughout the building.
September 28-October 2
Upper School Biology Trip
Early Release Day
Lower School students will be released at 11:30 a.m. Middle and Upper School students will be released at noon. After-care (for Lower and Middle School students) is available
with a reservation
. Upper School students should make plans to leave campus by noon.
Back to Sports Fridays at Title Nine, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Last chance to shop - your purchases benefit the Lakehill Volleyball team!
4527 McKinney Ave #150
Senior Parent Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Sisteens Dig Pink T-Shirt Sale
T-Shirts will be sold for $10. All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen.
Find out more
Dig Pink Volleyball Games
Fair Day - No School
Send us your pictures! Post them on social media. #LPSStateFair
Fun Night on the Field for K-6, Sponsored by the Senior Class
Students in kindergarten through grade 6 will enjoy a movie, pizza, and fun and games at the Warrior Athletic Complex (WAC).
Warrior Outreach Organization (WOO), 10:00 a.m. - noon
All Upper School students are invited to participate in WOO's second service project of the year. Volunteers will help the City of Dallas Graffiti Abatement team to paint over graffiti in West Dallas. Bus transportation will be provided. Meet at Lakehill at 9:15 a.m. We will depart promptly at 9:30 a.m.
Tribe Meetings, 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
Homecoming Pep Rally
1:40 - 2:05 p.m.
End of Term 1 for Upper School
Upper School Homecoming Dance
Theme: Bond. James Bond.
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.
Deadline to turn in Box Tops!
November 5 - Save the Date!
Trek for Tech
for the one-mile Fun Run and 5K chip-timed event.