Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly
Volume 11, Issue 8
October 11, 2018
The Lakehill Upper School biology class traveled to Galveston Island on October 4-7, to dive a little deeper into their studies.
While in Galveston, students had the chance to explore a salt marsh to collect comb jellies, a sting ray, and a variety of small fishes, shrimp, crabs, and mollusks by dragging a long seine through the waist-deep water. Using trowels and a suction pump, they found mole crabs, brittle stars, and ghost shrimp in the inter-tidal zone of the beach at Galveston Island State Park. They also collected squid, lizard fish, and other specimens with a trawl net in the deeper water of the Houston Shipping Channel.
Students toured many of the smaller channels of the estuary in kayaks, allowing them to get a closer look at this important ecosystem. Here, they learned how some egrets use their wings to create shadows on the water to help herd schools of fish into shallower water, making it easier to snatch their prey.
This year, sponsor
Jeremy Holman added a shark dissection and lecture to the trip, allowing students to learn first-hand about the physiology and behavior of sharks.
The class also visited the Houston Museum of Natural Science containing one of the best paleontology halls in the world, and spent time at Brazos Bend State Park where they observed alligators in their natural environment. They toured the George Observatory, where they performed a space station simulation to land on Earth's moon and Mars, and viewed the rings of Saturn, the bands on Jupiter, and a quadruple star system through the lens of a telescope. On the last day, they visited the aquarium on the Kemah Boardwalk where they touched and fed dozens of stingrays and a guitarfish.
"I loved learning more about the ecosystems from hands-on experience," said junior
Stella Palmer. "The shark dissection was amazing, and helped us learn more about the anatomy of a marine animal." Junior
Zoe Herrman enjoyed kayaking in the estuary. "The scenery was beautiful and I really enjoyed working together with my classmates as a team."
PFC Brings Signature Events to Campus
At Lakehill, we know it's fall by the full calendar of events put on by our Parent Faculty Club (PFC). Take time now to find out more and get involved in these signature Lakehill events.
Halloween Parade and Carnival, 1:15 - 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 1:00 p.m. (No face makeup or weapons, please).
The parade begins at 1:15 p.m. followed by the Carnival at 1:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to attend both the Parade and Carnival.
Parent volunteers are needed at the Carnival.
Sign up now
Dad's Club Chili Cook-Off and Community Night
The eighth annual Dads' Club Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by Comerica Bank, is scheduled for Friday, November 2, at the Warrior Athletic Complex.
Chefs will begin set-up at 5:30 p.m. The Chili Cook-Off gets into in full swing at 6:00 p.m. and $5 buys a taste of all the delicious entries. Our expert panel of judges will determine the Grand Champion of Chili to be announced at halftime.
Trek for Tech
The 20th annual Trek for Tech, to be held this year on Saturday, November 3, is the school's main fundraiser for technology needs.
We hope you will also consider being a sponsor of our technology needs.
The last day to be included as a sponsor on the t-shirt is Friday, October 19.
Sprinter $2,000 – 3,999
Jogger $1,000 – 1,999
Race Sponsor (Choose from the list of race sponsorship opportunities)
Trek for Tech Wish List
Upper School - 20 New Laptop Computers
Middle/Lower School - 40 New iPads
Lower School - 20 New Desktop Computers
Registration is now open. You can register for the 1-mile Fun Run or the 5K Race, purchase Raffle Tickets, and buy the Pasta Lunch donated by Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.
2018 Raffle Prizes
Apple Watch – Sponsored by Karen and John P. Owen
PowerBeats Wireless Headphones – Sponsored by Dr. Travis Downs/Lakewood Texas Chiro Health
Amazon Echo – Sponsored by Lynette Page, DDS (Lakehill Grad) Page Dental
Nike Running Shoes – Sponsored by Emily Allton (Lakehill Grad)
Luke’s Locker Gift Card – Sponsored by Matt Lucas of Luke’s Locker
Mystery Box – Sponsored by the TREK for TECH Committee
Join Our Committee
Triangle Rules Take Shape with Poster Contest
Students in Lakehill's Lower School recently unveiled their artistic entries for the 12th annual Triangle Rules poster contest.
Each fall, students 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 11, during a special assembly. Assistant Headmaster
Patti Frullo and Head of Lower School
John Trout presented the awards.
This year's winners were:
Shelby Shook, fourth grade - first place
Emma Jones, first grade - second place
Nathaniel Knickel, first grade, and
Annelise Holman, third grade - third place
Ella Konrad, first grade;
Adrian Degeyter, second grade; and
Dalia Ranen, fourth grade - fourth place
Shelby's winning poster, selected from 28 entries, will be displayed throughout the Lower School.
Ten students were also recognized at the assembly as honorable mentions. Recipients were first graders
Razi Ristianto, and
Sanlyn Hernandez; second grader
Jake Bassman; and fourth graders
Eli Ranen, and
Students Head to Perry Campus for Annual Senior Work Day
While the rest of Upper School was busy with the PSATs, seniors headed to Perry Campus for a work day. They re-stacked the rocks in the brook, dug areas for ponds, and cleared the main trail.
They also cleaned up trash along the trails and in the woods. Seniors left their mark on the ESC by personalizing the largest tree they could find in honor of the Class of 2019. When their work was complete, they grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch. Students enjoyed the time spent together--even while covered in mud.
By Kate Langley, '19
All About Homecoming
Homecoming Week is set for October 15-19. During the week-long celebration, every day is a Spirit Day. Each day has a different theme - students and faculty members are encouraged to dress up and join in the fun!
Monday - Dig Pink Day
Tuesday - Pajama Day
Wednesday - Twin Day
Thursday - Celebrity Day
Friday - Warrior Spirit Day
Adding to the excitement are Upper School house competitions, a Student Council-sponsored, Fright Night-themed, Homecoming Dance, Tribe meetings, a spirited pep rally for the whole school, and all the food, fun, and football at the Homecoming Game. This will be a week to create memories.
Lakehill families are encouraged to attend the Homecoming Pep Rally on October 19, at 1:35 p.m. in the gym. A Coffee will be held for alumni following the Pep Rally at 2:00 p.m. Then, on Friday night, alumni are invited for a pre-game dinner at 6:00 p.m. on the Alumni Patio at the Warrior Athletic Complex (WAC).
The Varsity Football team plays Lucas Christian at 7:30 p.m. Fans will enjoy traditional half-time activities with the introduction of the court and crowning of the queen.
Sisteens Dig Pink Raffle
The Sisteens’ Dig Pink Raffle has begun! Purchased raffle tickets include the opportunity to win the following:
Homework pass (only for participating teachers)
Dog walking for 1 hour
Babysitting for 2 hours
House Sitting 3-4 days of stop-ins
Tutoring 1 session (grades K-6th)
Grocery Shopping 1 trip
Running errands (up to 1 hour of driving)
Sports pass 2-3 games
Raffle tickets are on sale during carpool through Monday, October 15. Proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen of North Dallas. You can also fill out this
and return it to Mrs. Badgett’s box with proper payment.
Lakehill Welcomes Susanne Seitz
Susanne Seitz rejoins the Lakehill family as the new Associate Director of Admission
Seitz first came to Lakehill in 1996 as a first-year fourth grade teacher. After three years, she moved into the role of Director of Admission, and has been working in admissions in some form or fashion ever since. Most recently, Seitz has served as a consultant, helping families in the DFW area with their private school searches. With more than 18 years of experience, Seitz considers it a privilege to help parents navigate the private school process as they seek the best education for their child. "I attended a small K-12 school growing up and experienced the benefits and value of private education. It was the best gift my parents ever gave me."
Originally from Americus, Georgia, Seitz graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. She also has a Teacher Certification in English, Grades 7-12.
Seitz and her husband Eric, an attorney, have an 11-year-old daughter named Shealy. They enjoy travelling together. "Family time is precious to me. I love being with my people no matter what we’re doing--travelling, doing a service project together, or having a quiet movie night at home." Seitz also enjoys cooking, decorating, and reading. The best straight-forward advice she ever received was from her father: "Go do something nice for someone else—it will make you feel better, too."
Seitz is aiming to quickly reacquaint herself with Lakehill and everything that makes it special and unique. "I want to tell our story to as many people as possible!"
Seitz realizes that applying to a new school can be stressful for families and hopes that she can help alleviate that stress by making them feel immediately at home at Lakehill."The best part of my job is getting to tell people about Lakehill and helping them as they go through the admission process."
Seitz says she loves that Lakehill is like one big family. "It’s a place where students receive an outstanding education from teachers who know them and care about them as individuals. I love that students are encouraged to be involved in so many different aspects of the school - from athletics to the arts to community service and more - students can truly do it all. What a gift that is!"
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: Eli Buxt
After attending Lakehill from kindergarten to his senior year,
Eli Buxt has developed many memories and friends that will last him a lifetime. Eli's favorite and most memorable Lower School class was fourth grade with Dr. Haynes, learning about the different events in U.S history. Then, in Middle School, Eli learned Latin words and phrases with Ms. John. Finally, Eli reached the final chapter of Lakehill, Upper School. Eli’s says that his favorite classes have been English with both Mr. Jones and Mr. Hagood. “The books we read are interesting to talk about and interpret."
Eli has played basketball since first grade, participating in both club and Lakehill teams. He is also the team manager for Varsity Football, helping the coaches with various tasks.
An A honor roll student for many years, Eli is a member of the National Honor Society and is a Student Ambassador. Eli plans to major in business and economics. His top choices for college are the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M, University of Michigan, University of Arkansas, University of Miami, and Duke.
Eli's advice for younger Warriors is: “Never give up!”
Middle School Volleyball
The Middle School Volleyball Blue team wrapped up their season last Thursday with a loss to a tough Poetry Christian team. From the start of the season to the end, the Blue Team never lacked in commitment, determination, and competitiveness. The improvement that each girl showed in the short seven-week season was the best part of the season for first year coach
Alisyn Schreiber. The team transformed from one where the majority of girls had never played volleyball before, to one playing three-touch volleyball with the confidence to swing and serve aggressively. Congratulations to the girls for a great season!
The Middle School Green team beat St. John's in IAA league play before falling to conference leader Zion this past Tuesday. The girls are now 5-2 in conference play and secured the second seed for the IAA playoffs. They will travel to Providence for their last regular season league game before hosting the first round of the playoffs next Tuesday.
Varsity and JV Volleyball
The JV and Varsity Volleyball teams are fast approaching the end of district play. Both teams have had a busy week so far with games against Texoma and Yavneh with another game today at Dallas Lutheran.
The JV team beat Texoma in three sets on Tuesday and Yavneh in straight sets on Wednesday to give them a 5-4 district record.
Kathryn Mahan and
Maya Ariss led the way in attacking out the of the middle. The JV team has three remaining games in the season and will play their last home game on Monday, October 15, against Covenant at 5:00 p.m.
The Varsity team is still tied for first in district after wins over Texoma and Yavneh this week.
Jourdyn Owens led the team in kills on Tuesday night with 11. It was a strong serving effort from the entire team as they cruised to a victory over Yavneh on Wednesday. The Varsity girls have secured a playoff spot for the ninth year in a row and a first round bye game in the state playoffs.
After playing at Lutheran today, the girls will host the annual Dig Pink game on Monday, October 15. The games against Covenant will start at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. for JV and Varsity.
The volleyball teams will partner with Sisteens in a long-standing tradition to raise funds and generate support for breast cancer awareness. It will also be Senior Night for
Julia Bartholow, and
Macy Ellis. Come out to the game and wear pink!
The Varsity Warriors Football team defeated Denton Calvary at home 64 - 38, on October 4. The Warriors were in control from the opening kick-off. They were led on offense by
Ryan Henry‘s 260 yards rushing and five touchdowns.
Nathan Lewis completed eight of 10 passes for 117 yards and one touchdown to
William Leake. Senior captain
Ben Palmer caught four passes for 59 yards and rushed five times for 24 yards. He had one sack on defense.
Mitchell Crow was eight for eight on extra-point attempts, and had two interceptions and eight solo tackles.
Hunter Cowart, and
Keegan Clendenin blocked well on offense for Henry and Palmer.
The Warriors travel to Rockwall Heritage Christian Academy on October 12, for another district match-up at 7:30 p.m.
Middle School Football
The Lakehill Warrior Middle School Football team lost at home to Denton Calvary, 20–12, on October 4. The Warriors were plagued by fumbles and bad snaps. Eighth grader
Murray Smith scored the Warriors' only touchdowns, bringing his total on the season to 14.
Hudson Welch had an outstanding game running the football and made a few tackles on defense.
The Middle School Warriors play their first road game of the season on October 12, at Rockwall Heritage Christian Academy at 5:00 p.m.
Varsity and Middle School Cross Country
The Lakehill Cross Country team competed in the Jesuit XC Classic this past Friday at Norbuck Park. This meet is one of the largest of the season with more than 100 high school teams and 28 middle school teams competing. This course is a grueling challenge with several steep inclines. The Cross Country team was well prepared, and every runner had solid finishing times despite the hot and humid conditions. The high school boys ran a 5K with 168 runners competing, while the middle school boys and girls ran two miles with 242 and 231 runners, respectively.
High School Boys Results
Cullen McCaleb (21:59);
Jason Herron (26:48);
Blake Perry (27:13);
Harris Jones (30:43)
Middle School Boys Results
James McKinney (14:22);
Ellis Meyer (14:44);
Maxwell Byrd (16:33);
Hayden Bauer (16:56);
Vivek Patel (17:04);
Arthur Cirillo (17:47);
Roman Gracia (23:47);
Oliver Adams (25:59)
Middle School Girls Results
Avery Owen (16:32);
Cali Byrd (18:11);
Aleena Wallace (18:46);
Hannah Reister (19:16);
Ellis Langford (22:49)
The cross country team will be competing in the Private School State Warm Up Cross Country Meet in Haltom City on October 13.
Show Your Warrior Spirit!
The Spirit Shop is open for business, with great new styles and classic favorites so you can show your Warrior spirit! The Spirit Shop will be 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.
Fourth Grade to Old Red Museum, 9:00 a.m. - noon
PFC Executive Committee Meeting, 2:00 p.m.
Kindergarten Rodeo 2:00 p.m.
End of Term 1 for Upper School
Graffiti Abatement with City of Dallas
Sponsored by the Warrior Outreach Organization (WOO), 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Upper School Science Club Fossil Dig
US Homecoming Dance
8:00 - 11:00 p.m., ESC
Fright Night Part 2: Return of the Fright
Tickets are $30 for singles and $50 for couples.
US College Fair, 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
For your convenience, we are once again using PTC Wizard. Online scheduling begins Monday, October 15, at 8:00 a.m. and ends Sunday, October 21, at midnight.
Lakehill Night at Unleavened Kitchen, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
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
. Upper School students should make plans to leave campus by noon.
Middle School Fall Social, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Junior Class Halloween Movie Night for K-4
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Kindergarten Pumpkin Patch, 2:00 p.m.
Middle School Fall Day Out
Lower School Halloween Carnival
November 3 - Save the Date!
Trek for Tech
for the one-mile Fun Run and 5K chip-timed event.
Lakehill Preparatory School
A Small Place to Do Big Things.
2720 Hillside Drive, Dallas, Texas 75214-3428
Phone: (214) 826-2931