Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 11, Issue 9
October 18, 2018
Homecoming Spirit Week
It's homecoming week at Lakehill, and everyone has caught the Warrior spirit! 

Every day this week has been a Spirit Day with enthusiastic participation. On Monday, teachers and students showed their support for Dig Pink Day while everyone got comfy on Tuesday for Pajama Day. Participants paired up on Wednesday with Twin Day, and Thursday was Celebrity Day. On Friday, the halls will be filled with Lakehill colors and a lot of Warrior pride!

The Homecoming Court nominees were selected by their respective classes and will be introduced at the Pep Rally on Friday. The Homecoming Court consists of freshman  Megan Gillman, escorted by Hangsheng Chen; sophomore  Sophia Ganson, escorted by Matthew McCall; and junior Claire Howard, escorted by  Logan Stout.

Senior Nominees for Homecoming Queen are: Emily Bernstein, escorted by  Justin Reed; Georgia Ferguson, escorted by  Kumail Imam; Tyler McCall, escorted by  Ben Palmer; and  Vanya Suchan, escorted by Eli Buxt

Tribes will gather on Friday morning for a door decorating contest, to judged by Lakehill alumni.

Lakehill families are encouraged to attend the Homecoming Pep Rally on October 19, at 1:35 p.m. in the gym. Alumni are invited for a coffee at 2:00 p.m., following the Pep Rally, and to the pre-game Alumni Bar-B-Q at 6:00 p.m. in the Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center 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.

Can't Make the Game? Catch the Live Broadcast!
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Upper School Homecoming Dance  
The Upper School Student Council is hosting a Homecoming dance on Saturday night, October 20, from 8:00-11:00 p.m. at the ESC. Doors close at 9:00 p.m. Tickets for the Fright Night-themed event are $30 for single tickets and $50 for a couple.
A Foundation of Freedom
Lakehill seniors Justin Reed , Hao Zhao , and Ben Gillman recently attended the Friends of Freedom Dinner hosted by the Dallas Area Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge on October 11, in the Great Hall of the Old Red Museum in downtown Dallas. The three attended the Freedoms Foundation Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program last April in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

Medal of Honor Recipient, Lt. Commander Michael E.Thornton, was the keynote speaker.Thornton presented the boys with a signed copy of the book he co-authored with Tom Norris entitled  By Honor Bound . The book is a gift to the Lakehill Preparatory School Library from the Dallas Chapter of the Freedoms Foundation.
Trick or Treat for UNICEF
This October, students at Lakehill can make a difference in the lives of the world's children though Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.

Lakehill has consistently been recognized as an Ambassador school, one of the top donors to the campaign.

Lakehill students are known for the creative ways they support UNICEF, from donating their allowance to doing chores for donations to hosting lemonade stands.

Donation boxes went home with Lower School students on October 17, and should be returned by November 1. Middle and Upper School students are also welcome to collect and may pick up a box from Ms. Ekstrom.
Kindergarten Rodeo Day
Lakehill kindergarten students wrapped up a week-long study of Texas with a Rodeo Day. Cowboys and cowgirls enjoyed steer roping, barrel racing, playing horseshoes, and stories around the campfire.

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.

October 31
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. 

Lower School parents are asked to donate bags of candy. Bins for candy drop-off will be in each classroom. Students can drop candy off in class October 22-26.

Parent volunteers are needed at the Carnival. Sign up now !
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November 2
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.

See the Official Rules and download the Entry Form.
November 3
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.
Sponsorship Levels:
Olympian $4,000+
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

Please contact John P. Owen.

Join Our Committee
Please contact Karen Owen.

Senior Spotlight
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: Katie Anne Eastus 
Katie Anne Eastus has attended Lakehill for eight years. She has participated in many activities including cheer, softball, musical theater, National Honor Society (NHS), Sisteens, debate, and PASF. She also has been a manager of the Lakehill Warriors girls basketball team and is currently the senior class president.

Katie Anne’s favorite subject at school is math. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and playing sports. Katie Anne’s favorite memories at Lakehill include the Biology trip in her junior year and when her softball team traveled to Houston for a playoff game during her freshman year. 

Katie Anne is considering Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, University of Oklahoma, University of Texas, University of Tulsa, University of Louisville, and the University of Florida for college. She plans to major in business or criminal justice with a Pre-Law track. 

Her greatest inspiration is her mother, as “She always makes me strive to do my best.” Her advice to younger students is; "Enjoy your time at Lakehill; it flies by.” 

By Laurel Way , ninth grade
Sports Snippets

Middle School Volleyball
The Middle School Volleyball Green team defeated Fairhill on October 16, in the first round of IAA playoffs Hannah Reister had an amazing serving game in the first set, serving 23 of the 25 points. The girls were swinging hard and talking to each other to help solidify the win. The team's next playoff game is October 18, against Faustina, at their gym in Irving. A victory in this game will advance the team to the championship.

Varsity and JV Volleyball
The JV and Varsity Volleyball teams enjoyed big wins over Dallas Covenant on October 15, during the Annual Dig Pink game to promote breast cancer awareness. It was a spirited night as the volleyball teams and Sisteens partnered up for the ninth year to raise money for a great cause. Both teams won decisively in straight sets and will be playing their last district game on October 18, at Yavneh. JV will start at 6:00 p.m. and Varsity at 7:00 p.m. 

With a win, the Varsity team will finish as Co-District Champions and will be playing another game against Rockwall Heritage to decide playoff seeding. The team will return to action on October 25, to take on Stone Gate for a playoff tune-up match. 

Varsity Football 
The Varsity Warriors Football team defeated Rockwall Heritage Christian Academy, 31-22, on October 12, on a rain soaked field in Rockwall. This was the best team effort of the season. Several players had to step up and fill in due to rain and injuries. 

Nathan Lewis threw a touchdown pass to Mitchell Crow on the Warriors first drive of the game.  Jonah Shaw intercepted an errant pitch in the air in the Heritage Christian backfield and ran it back 40 yards for a touchdown.  Ryan Henry scored on another touchdown run in the first half. 

The Warriors had several standouts on defense against the Eagles. Crow was the leading tackler with nine, Gaige McKnight had two big hits.  Kyeser Hall and Keegan Clendenin also had solid games on defense. 

Offensively, Ben Palmer had a great second half rushing 14 times for 112 yards and the game securing touchdown. Henry rushed for 82 yards and Lewis threw for 73 yards and a touchdown pass. 

The Warriors play their homecoming and district game on Friday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Warrior Athletic Complex campus against Lucas Christian. 

Middle School Football 
The Lakehill Warrior Middle School Football team lost 42-7 to the Rockwall Heritage Christian Eagles on October 12, in a mud bowl. Turnovers allowed Heritage Christian to recover two onside kicks and a fumble on offense. 

The Warriors never gave up and played hard until the final whistle. In the fourth quarter, Jack Widhalm scored the Warriors's only touchdown on a short run.   Arthur Cirillo caught the extra point in the end-zone from Jon Paul Maney

Nicholas Meadows was the Warrior stand-out on defense against the Eagles. The Warriors are off this week and have one game remaining on Thursday, October 25, at home versus Irving Universal at 5:00 p.m.  

See more Middle School and Varsity Football pictures.
New Cold Weather Gear in the Spirit Shop!
The Spirit Shop will be open extended hours on Friday, from 7:45-8:45 a.m. and in the afternoon from 1:00-3:45 p.m. Check out the latest new additions t-shirts, sweatshirts, beanie hats, limited-edition arm socks, tech gloves, and pajamas!
What's Happening?

October 20
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.

October 22
US College Fair, 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

October 23
Parent-Teacher Conferences
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 to schedule Parent-Teacher Conferences. Online scheduling begins Monday, October 15, at 8:00 a.m. and ends Sunday, October 21, at midnight.

October 24
Lakehill Night at Unleavened Kitchen, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Dine-in or take-out.

October 25
Box Tops Due!
Don't forget to turn in your box tops to your classroom teacher.

October 26
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.

Middle School Fall Social, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

October 27
Graffiti Abatement with City of Dallas
Sponsored by the Warrior Outreach Organization (WOO), 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Junior Class Halloween Movie Night for K-4
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

October 29
Kindergarten Pumpkin Patch, 2:00 p.m.

October 31
Middle School Fall Day Out

Lower School Halloween Carnival

November 3 - Save the Date!
Trek for Tech
Register now for the one-mile Fun Run and 5K chip-timed event.
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