Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 10, Issue 12
November 2, 2017
Lakehill Celebrates Homecoming Week
Lakehill's Homecoming celebration brought many former students back to campus. Alumni gathered prior to the game for a dinner in their honor, hosted by  Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q® .

Senior members of the football team and cheerleading squad were recognized before the game in the annual Senior Night celebration.

The Homecoming Court nominees were presented at the game on Friday, consisting of freshman  Kathryn Mahan , escorted by   Keegan Clendenin ; sophomore  Thea Gilliland, escorted by  Logan Stout; and junior  Macy Ellis , escorted by  Kumail Imam.

Senior Nominees for Homecoming Queen were: Lauren Bush , escorted by  Warren Lester; Reese Brown , escorted by  Jonathan Kelley;   Shelby Britton , escorted by  Jacob Besser ; and Lovely Lopez , escorted by  Gerard Franklin. Lovely Lopez was crowned Homecoming Queen during halftime. A special thanks to Homecoming Queen 2016 Tillie McCoskey for presenting the crown, and to Lori Trent and the T-Shop for providing the flowers for the nominees.

Thanks largely to the efforts of Barbara Clay , '76, the graduation photos have been restored and re-framed, and are now on display in the Upper School Commons.

See more photos from Senior Night ,   Homecoming events , and the football game .
Tickets Now on Sale for Upper School Musical
Lakehill's talented musical theater students will bring the beloved classic Camelot  to the Lakehill stage on Saturday, November 11, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, November 12, at 2:00 p.m. A preview of the musical will be performed for students on November 10, at 8:45 a.m.

Borrowing from the Arthurian legends,  Lerner and Loewe's Camelot triumphed on Broadway in a legendary original production which led to a film version, and numerous revivals in New York, London, and across the globe.

An idealistic young King Arthur hopes to create a kingdom built on honor and dignity, embodied by his Knights of the Round Table. His ideals, however, are tested when his lovely queen, Guinevere, falls in love with the young knight Lancelot, and the fate of the kingdom hangs in the balance. 

The performance is suitable for all ages.

Tickets are now available online .
Students Enjoy Halloween Carnival
Lower School students and teachers showed off their creative costumes on October 31 during Lakehill's annual Halloween parade. Kindergarten led the procession down the new glass corridor and through the building. Parents, students, and faculty members lined the hallways to capture the moment and cheer on the children.

Following the parade, the students were led to the Halloween Carnival hosted by the Parent Faculty Club (PFC). The Carnival included a fortune teller, bounce house, craft table, face painting, and a variety of games, old and new.

Thanks to  Susan Widhalm and Shelley Shook  for organizing the event and all the parents who came out to help.

Middle School Unplugs at Fall Day Out
Fresh air, wide open spaces, and a day away from school to enjoy it all...who could ask for more? 

For Lakehill's Middle School students, it just doesn't get much better than Fall Day Out. 

The fall weather provided the perfect backdrop for the 150 students who headed north on October 31 to enjoy a full day of play at Sisters' Grove Farm, Ms. Gajkowski's farm/homestead in Princeton, Texas.

Children enjoyed old-fashioned hay rides, a rope swing, fishing, and impromptu games of volleyball. Many relaxed on the porch with games of checkers and chess. After a cookout, students explored the property, running through the fields and orchard. 
While the students clearly enjoyed a day off from school, Fall Day Out seems much more about the "out" - having fun with friends in the great outdoors. It is no wonder that this special day for Lakehill's Middle School students continues to be a favorite. 

Box Tops Winners Announced
Lakehill wrapped up its fall collection of Box Tops for Education on October 27. Ms. McCoskey's fourth grade class took top honors with 540 box tops. Ms. Coman's first grade class was close behind in second place, while Ms. Burt's kindergarten class was third. 

The money generated from the collection of Box Tops has been used for everything from new playground and sports equipment to the Buddy Bench on the Lower School playground.

Thanks to everyone who collected box tops this fall, including the Middle and Upper School students who supported the drive in record numbers. Don't stop saving your box tops - a new deadline will be announced soon for spring! 
PFC Brings Signature Events to Campus  

November 4
Trek for Tech
Trek for Tech is this Saturday, November 4. Online registration for the one-mile Fun Run or 5K chip-timed race is quick and easy.

Trek for Tech volunteers will be at the North door from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. and from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday for registration, packet pick-up, and raffle ticket sales.

Register your entire family as soon as possible! Last year over 300 runners participated in this fun, family-friendly event which raises money for campus technology. Registration is $30 and includes a 2017 Trek for Tech T-Shirt.

The class with the highest percentage of participation in the race – or T-shirt purchase ($25) - will win a Chik-Fil-A party!

Enjoy the  Pasta Lunch  on Friday. Just $5 buys Pizza or Pasta Marinara* - and all proceeds benefit Trek for Tech! (*Please note: This is a change for the published lunch menu).
Thank you to Guess Who's Coming to Dinner for donating food for the Pasta Lunch.

Don't forget to wear your Trek for Tech t-shirt on Friday!

Find out more  about this year's Trek for Tech.

November 11-12
Upper School Musical: Camelot
Lakehill's talented musical theater students will bring  Camelot  to the Lakehill stage on Saturday, November 11, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, November 12, at 2:00 p.m. A preview of the musical will be performed for students on November 10 at 8:45 a.m.  Buy tickets here .

November 17
Grandparents Day, 8:00 a.m.
Lakehill welcomes grandparents, parents, and special friends to the annual Grandparents Day Celebration on Friday, November 17. The festivities begin at 8:00 a.m. with a breakfast reception in the cafeteria. Tours of the new addition will also be available at this time. The program, which includes performances by various student groups, will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium. School is dismissed at 11:00 a.m. for Thanksgiving Break, and there is no after-school care.  

Scholastic Wild West Book Fair: Saddle Up and Read
November 17; November 27 - December 1
Stock up on new books for the holidays at Lakehill's Scholastic Book Fair which will be held in the Upper Library. It will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Enjoy an advance preview and purchase books following the Grandparents Day celebration on November 17. Watch for more information about the Book Fair and get ready for fun events every day. A special Wild West Wednesday will be held on November 15. Wear your Western duds and get ready to Saddle Up and Read !
Who's New
Lakehill Welcomes Rob Vaughn 
After coaching last year at Lakehill,  Rob Vaughn   joins the faculty full time, teaching second, fourth, and sixth grade physical education classes. He also coaches Varsity Football, Girls Varsity Basketball, and Middle School Softball. He is most looking forward to going on his first Middle School Adventure Week trip this year. 

Vaughn grew up in Mesquite, Texas, attending North Mesquite High School, and now lives in Rockwall. He played football and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and Education from Texas A&M Commerce. He received his Master's degree in Kinesiology and Education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. He also has 24 seminary college hours from BH Carroll Theological Institute in Arlington, Texas. Now in his thirteenth year of teaching, Vaughn was the Athletic Director and Girls Basketball and Softball coach at Rockwall Christian Academy prior to coming to Lakehill.

Vaughn and his wife Beth, an American sign language teacher at Rockwall Christian Heritage, have four children: Ben, 22; Brittney, 18; Brooke, 15; and Rock, 9. The Vaughns enjoy attending college and professional sporting events. They also vacation at the beach as often as possible. When he is not teaching and coaching, Vaughn is a professional wrestler who has performed in 35 states and five foreign countries over the last 18 years. In 2013, he appeared on the game show American Bible Challenge hosted by Jeff Foxworthy in two episodes that were filmed in Hollywood. It can be found on Netflix in season two, episode two. 

Vaughn is passionate about sports and seeing others achieve their goals and dreams. "The best part of my job is getting to work with young people and seeing them succeed. My high school coaches had such a positive impact on my life, that I wanted to do the same someday for the next generation." He hopes to lead the Girls Varsity Basketball team to a fourth straight district championship this year.

Vaughn believes Lakehill is unique because of "incredible educational experience for the students and the amazing support of the parents."
Sports Snippets

Varsity and JV Volleyball
The Varsity Volleyball team concluded their season on October 30. The team traveled to Willow Park to face a tough Trinity Christian Academy team. The girls lost in straight sets, eliminating them in the "Sweet Sixteen" round of the State Playoffs. The team graduates just one senior, Lovely Lopez, from the squad and looks to come back even stronger for the 2018 season. 

"As the only senior on a young team, Lovely has done an amazing job as co-captain this year," said Head Coach Jhoana Cayme-Mosley. "I think this season has been full of growth for the entire team. I can't wait to see what the girls will look like on the court next August after the experience they've gained throughout this season." 

Varsity Football 
In their first district game of the season, the Varsity Football team pushed its record to six wins and two losses with a 52–22 Homecoming/Senior Night victory Friday night over Red Oak Ovilla Christian. 

It was a close first half with the Warriors ahead only 24 - 22, but the second half was all Warriors. The defense did not allow a single point, and the offense took over and scored 28 unanswered points to secure the victory. The Warriors were led on offense by junior Ben Palmer, who rushed 18 times for 190 yards and three touchdowns. Senior Gerard Franklin also had a big night on offense as did  Avery Meiteen. Senior Jonathan Kelley had another impressive night with his kick offs and extra points. 

On defense, Jonah Shaw pressured the opposing quarterback the entire second half.  Ryan Henry had two interceptions and senior Warren Lester led the team with 18 total tackles. This week the Warriors travel to Rockwall to take on district rival Heritage Christian at 7:30 p.m. 

Middle School Football
The Middle School football picked up a win in their last home game of the year, defeating Ovilla Christian 51-12. The team was lead by eighth graders Mitchell Crow , Brett Peacock , and Charlie Borowczak , who all scored multiple touchdowns. The game was back and forth in the first half with the Warriors holding a 15-12 lead, but then they took over and dominated the rest of the game. The Warriors also had a big game from quarterback Alex Dondis and many extra-point kicks from Henry Hopkins .

The team will finish the season on the road Friday night against rival Rockwall Heritage at 5:00 p.m. at Wisdom Field in Rockwall. The Warriors have had a great season and sit at 7-1.

Varsity Cross Country 
The Lakehill Varsity Cross Country team competed in the State Cross Country Meet on October 30, in Waco. The team had a strong showing, running on a hilly course against the top runners from across the state.
Junior Jason Herron-Loza ran strong with a time of 20:59. Freshman Sasha Maynard beat his personal record by almost two minutes, finishing with a time of 22:44.
"I am excited to keep running with them throughout the winter and starting back at up for track season," said Head Coach Karen Owen.
The team will run its final race of the season in Lakehill's Trek for Tech.

Varsity Crew 
Junior Connor Alexander with White Rock Rowing Club competed on October 28 at the Head of the Colorado (Pumpkinhead) Regatta in Austin. The one-day regatta for juniors, collegiate, and masters rowers incorporated Pulling for Pink events to raise funds for breast cancer research. In classic Austin style, they combined fundraising with Halloween, allowing athletes to wear costumes while racing in “Pink" events. 

Alexander competed in two races, the Men’s Junior Quad and the Men’s Junior Double, earning a Gold medal in each. 

Both Dallas United Crew and White Rock Rowing will wrap up their fall seasons in Chattanooga, Tennessee, this weekend in the Head of the Hooch Regatta.

Show Your Warrior Spirit!
The Spirit Shop is open 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?

November 3
Term 2 Ends (Grades K-8)

Kindergarten Pumpkin Patch

UNICEF Drive Ends

November 4
Trek for Tech
Register now for the one-mile Fun Run and 5K chip-timed event.

November 7
Lakehill Night at Unleavened Kitchen

Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Are you a Middle or Upper School student who has made a difference in your community? Apply now for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Applications should be submitted online and sent to Ms. Ekstrom for certification by November 7.

November 8
Middle School Admission Preview
Invite your friends to take a look at Lakehill!

Middle School Music Assembly
1:20 - 1:40 p.m.

November 9
Middle School Ice Cream Sundae Sale
Middle and Upper School lunches; proceeds benefit Salvation Army Angel Tree

November 10
PFC General Meeting
8:15 a.m., Lydia and James Perry Community Room

November 10
Upper School Musical Preview for students

November 11-12
Upper School Musical: Camelot

November 17
Grandparents Day

Book Fair Preview

November 20-24
Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
Picture of the Week
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Phone: (214) 826-2931