Volume 13, Issue 10
October 22, 2020
Spirit Week
Rescheduled for November 9 - 14
A time-honored Lakehill tradition, Homecoming brings together students, parents and alumni to celebrate their Warrior spirit. The festivities highlight Warrior spirit through athletic events, spirit days, and a virtual community wide pep-rally. It simply wouldn’t be fall at Lakehill without the crowning of a King and Queen. Tune in to our virtual community wide pep-rally to watch the crowning take place!

The highlight of this week is the Homecoming game when the Warriors take on Denton Calvary at the Roger L. Perry Campus on Friday, November 13 at 7:00 pm. Admission is restricted for all events.


Monday, November 9 - Jersey Day
Wear your favorite team's jersey with jeans.

Tuesday, November 10 - Twin Day
Who's your twin? Find a friend or neighbor and disguise yourselves as twins.

Wednesday, November 11 - Pajama Day
Get comfy and cozy in your pajamas!

Thursday, November 12 - Character Day
Choose your favorite book character, TV star, movie star, etc.

Friday, November 13 - Spirit Day
Blue and Green!

Saturday, November 14 - Movie Night at the ESC
Upper School students can come and enjoy a movie from their car at the ESC.
Note from the Search Committee Chair
Lakehill Community:
 
Your Head of School Search Committee has been hard at work and has now narrowed our broad list of applicants to six semi-finalists.  We will conduct interviews with each of them in the next few days and will further narrow the list to our finalists. Following that important step, we will host those dynamic leaders on campus next month, and we will provide opportunities for various groups to meet with them, primarily virtually.
 
We received applications from candidates from across the country and our consulting firm did an excellent job in presenting the Search Committee with a tremendous pool of educators, most of which I am confident will be a Head of School during their career. Our semi-finalist pool is diverse, in terms of gender, ethnicity, experience and geography. Each of them has stellar credentials and the Committee is excited to spend time with them during this next phase.
 
The Search Committee continues to appreciate the support of the Lakehill Community during this important process and we will keep you updated.
James E. Perry
Chair, Head of School Search Committee
Lower School Halloween Celebration
The Halloween season is upon us! Without the ability to hold our traditional Halloween Carnival and Parade, we're doing things a bit differently this year. Kids will have two chances to express themselves in a Halloween fashion, Thursday and Friday October 29th and 30th. What that looks like will vary by grade level, so look for an email from your child's classroom teacher explaining how your child's grade will celebrate Halloween next week (if you have not received one already). 

Each grade will have Halloween-Carnival-Style fun during PE time on the 29th (1st, 2nd, and 4th grades) and the 30th (Kindergarten and 3rd grade). The Halloween Carnival Committee and Room Parents are working together to provide goodies to hand out at the end of that time. No goodies will be consumed during school time; the bags of goodies will go home with your child at the end of his or her day.
An Event Sure to Warm Your Heart

While Lakehill’s traditional Alumni Homecoming BBQ is forced to take a year off, we will hold an event open to attendees across the globe!

Virtual Fireside Chat with Mr. Perry moderated by Patti Brooks
Friday, October 30, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Environmental Science Center (via Zoom)

Join us in honoring everyone's favorite Headmaster as he prepares to retire at the end of this school year. Roger Perry joined Lakehill as a coach and member of the faculty in 1975, moving up to Headmaster in 1982. His esteemed Warrior career has encompassed hundreds of amazing graduates, Invention Convention projects, athletic events, and hundreds of thousands of morning handshakes (although he's getting creative this year).
 
We look forward to “seeing” you there!
TREK for TECH is less than two weeks away!
TREK FOR TECH VIRTUAL ONE MILE FUN RUN & 5K RACE

Races must be run the week of November 1-7.

This year, our races will be run virtually and you will log your race times manually on GetMeRegistered.com. To qualify for an award, you must upload an image of your time from your personal fitness tracker (Garmin, FitBit, Strava, etc.). This year the One Mile Fun Run is a timed event. Awards will be given to fastest student (girl and boy) and adult (male and female) in the One Mile Fun Run and 5K Race. For adults, the awards will be determined by age group as usual. $30 per person includes the official TREK t-shirt and Awards Show & Trivia Game.

Shoreline Sprue-Up
Shoreline spruce-up is underway! Lakehill's adopted shoreline at White Rock Lake has been cleaned recently by Student Council and other volunteers.

Come join us Saturday, November 14 for our next Shoreline Spruce-Up event.
Spirit Shop Update
The infamous Mr. Perry t-shirt has been restocked. Many sizes are available but these won't last long!

NEW! Take a peek at our new youth t-shirt that is now available for purchase! Click the link below to shop at lakehillspiritshop.com.
The Creativity of College Visits
Written by:
Heather Dondis, Director of College Counseling

Normally at this time of year, Lakehill’s halls are bustling with our 150+ university visitors who come from coast to coast and from overseas. This year, due to travel restrictions, universities are not sending their representatives on the road this fall.

So how are universities connecting with students? A bright side to the pandemic is that university admission offices quickly pivoted to an online format. They are offering synchronous and asynchronous tours, information sessions, open houses, class visits, student panels, and workshops on special topics relating to the admissions process such as essay-writing and financial aid. This has opened up a wealth of information to families who otherwise couldn’t take time from school or their jobs to visit every school and it makes seeing each college much more affordable.

Universities are also offering events such as college fairs and information sessions for students around the world and for students specifically in Texas. Often groups of colleges with similar characteristics will present together, providing a wealth of information to students and families.

In addition to promoting these events and presentations, Lakehill is also fortunate to be able to host individual college information sessions for its students. Colleges such as Rice, Vanderbilt, University of California at Davis, Savannah College of Art and Design, Trinity University, Pitzer College, and many more have visited with our students via Zoom during the Upper School open periods and lunches. We have also provided an opportunity for our students to explore different types of universities by hosting college panels for each grade level. Our juniors learned about small, medium, and large universities by visiting with Lynn University in Florida, Bradley University in Illinois, and the University of Connecticut. Our sophomores learned about the benefits of liberal arts colleges by visiting with Grinnell College in Iowa, Kenyon College in Ohio, and Rollins College in Florida. Our freshmen also learned about colleges of varying sizes from coast to coast by visiting with Temple University in Pennsylvania, St. Edward’s University in Texas, and Willamette University in Oregon.

Universities, high schools, and professional organizations have been working to give the students the opportunity to learn as much as they can online, so that when it comes time to apply, students will have the information they need to make well-informed decisions.
Looking Ahead
October 24
Cross Country Meet
North Texas Small School Championships.

October 28
First Grade Pumpkin Reports
Live stream available through our TAPPSTV Channel.

October 29
Fourth Grade Parent Meeting
Join us virtually at 8:30 am. A Zoom link will be sent to your email.

October 29-30
Lower School Halloween Celebration

November 2
Cross Country TAPPS State Championships

November 20
No School
Enjoy our Grandparents Day celebration video beginning Friday, November 20.
Together We Can impact the Lakehill community by supporting the Warrior Fund! Make a one-time or recurring donation today, or pledge to give later in the year.

Thank you to everyone who has already donated or pledged to support the
Warrior experience - you make a difference!
COVID-19: Lakehill Preparatory School
Visit the Lakehill Website to read Lakehill's Plan for Reopening.

Please review our “what if” scenarios regarding notification and returning to school after an illness that may be helpful in clarifying situations we may encounter: COVID-19 What Ifs.
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