Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 10, Issue 14
December 7, 2017
Lakehill Debuts New Video at Admission Previews
Choirs Perform Winter Concerts
The Middle and Upper School Choirs performed on Friday night, December 1, in the Wyly Auditorium for faculty, students, and friends. Under the direction of Tracy Herron, the concert featured the vocal talents of the fifth grade choir, the seventh and eighth grade Allegro Singers, and the Lakehill Chorale. 
 
The Upper School Lakehill Chorale closed the program with several songs, including the annual favorite, "Variations on Jingle Bells" featuring soloist Katie McKnight.

See more pictures and listen to their performances ( fifth grade, Middle School, Upper School).
Lower School Presents Winter Program
The Lower School Winter Program, held in Lakehill's Wyly Auditorium on December 5, featured a variety of musical performances by each grade. 
 
The program culminated with the annual Parade of Gifts. Nearly 150 gifts were donated to Brother Bill's Helping Hand, Hope Supply Company, and Voice of Hope, to brighten the holidays for the children they serve. The giving of toys to children in need is a Lakehill tradition that is over 30 years old. 

Students Log On for Hour of Code
Computer science drives innovation throughout the U.S. economy, but it remains marginalized throughout K-12 education. While nine out of 10 parents want their child to study computer science, only one in four schools offer computer programming. 

Although Lakehill already offers a comprehensive computer science program, students of all ages joined in the fun and participated in this week's Hour of Code. Students in kindergarten and first grade are learning Kodable and Candy Quest (through Tynker) on desktops while second through fourth grades are using the resources on code.org that have been widely expanded this year. Student favorites include Minecraft and Star Wars which both offer block and JavaScript options for learning.

Middle and Upper School Computer Science classes have been coding all year. Fifth graders continued their study of coding through Scratch , while Upper School students worked on a digital assistant project, learning how Siri works and how to code an app that acknowledges and answers questions. Students in Upper School Computer Science I are working in  code.org,  learning the basics of computer science through making apps. Students are also working on using and processing arrays through the creation of an app that shows the student's favorite things.

"What's exciting about Computer Science at Lakehill is that we have a wide variety of Computer Science and Technology classes available, so students can tailor their technology education to their own interests," said Computer Science Chair Jennifer Herta . "It is important for all students to have an understanding of technology to be literate in today's world, and, beyond that, for our students to be able to compete in Computer Science and Technology at a global level."

Honors Bestowed for Football
Head coaches from TAPPS Division 1 District 3 met on November 13 to bestow All-District honors for the recently completed 2017 football season. Lakehill was well-represented with 11 players receiving 23 individual honors. This is the fifth consecutive year that Lakehill has been awarded the District Freshman of the Year.

Academic All-State 
Warren Lester
 
First Team All-District - Offense
Gerard Franklin, Quarterback
Ben Palmer, Running Back
Avery Meiteen, Wide Receiver

First Team All-District - Defense
Ben Palmer, Defensive Lineman
Avery Meiteen, Defensive Back
Ryan Henry, Defensive Back
Warren Lester, Linebacker

Second Team All-District - Offense
Jonathan Kelley, Tight End; Kicker
Warren Lester, Tight End
Christian Druebert, Center
Ryan Henry, Up Back
Gerard Franklin, Spread Back and Punter

Second Team All-District - Defense
Gerard Franklin, Defensive Back
Logan Stout, Linebacker

Honorable Mention All-District - Offense
Ryan Henry, Wide Receiver
Nathan Lewis, Spread Back
Logan Stout, Special Teams

Honorable Mention All-District - Defense
Jonah Shaw, Defensive Line

Offensive Player of the Year
Gerard Franklin

District Co-Freshman of the Year
Ryan Henry

Congratulations to these football players on their accomplishments! 
Varsity Cheer Squad Brings Home State Honors
The Varsity Cheerleaders competed in the TAPPS Division 2 Large Division State Competition on December 29-30, in Waco, Texas. The team placed fifth overall, which, according to Varsity Cheer Coach Mylana Burt, is "amazing, because we were competing against large competition squads."

The entire Upper School gathered in the cafeteria to watch the live stream of the event and show their support.

Junior Tyler McCall was honored with First Team All-State. Senior Reese Brown and sophomore Loveth Heard received Second Team All State. 

Congratulations to the Varsity cheer squad on their outstanding performance.
Book Fair Helps Lakehill Students Find Great Reads, Donate Books to Vogel Alcove
The Wild West Scholastic Book Fair was a huge success last week, getting hundreds of Lakehill students exciting about books and reading. The event also offered students the opportunity to share their love of reading with those less fortunate.

In the Fill the Boot competition, the boys slightly edged out the girls in donations. All together, more than $100 was raised to purchase books for homeless children serviced by Vogel Alcove. Thanks to Book Fair Chairs Katie Lavie and Sherri Barrett for another amazing fair, and to everyone who donated money, purchased books, and volunteered at the event.
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: Lauren Bush
Lauren Bush has attended Lakehill since her junior year. She is a co-captain of the Varsity Cheer squad, treasurer of the National Honor Society, co-founder of the Sticker Club, and a member of the Science Club. Lauren played the lead role of Guinevere in Camelot this fall. She loves dancing - especially ballet and writing. She also enjoys many other hobbies, such as sewing, singing, and looking at plants. Lauren has enjoyed many classes throughout high school at Lakehill, including AP American Literature, Anatomy and Physiology, and AP Psychology.

She plans on studying Neuropsychology, German Languages and Cultures, and/or International and Area Studies in college. Lauren is applying to several universities, including Washington University in St. Louis, Furman University, Colgate University, and University of Rochester.

Lauren has many wonderful memories of her time at Lakehill, and appreciates all of them for their contribution to her overall experience. Lauren’s life plan is to live in the woods someday in a tall tree or to have her own goat farm. Her advice to young Warriors is to stop worrying about the future and “live in the present moment and simply enjoy life."

By Laurel Way, eighth grade
Sports Snippets

Basketball Season Passes
Basketball season passes are now available for $100. One pass allows everyone in the family to attend all home basketball games. Contact Michelle Crow to get your pass! 

Middle School Girls Basketball
The Middle School Girls Basketball team dropped a tough league game to Garland Christian, 28-13, on November 30. The team was led in scoring by eighth grader  Madison Deason  with six points. Claire Blomquist added four. The girls now sit at 2-4 on the season, and will resume play after the holiday break. 

Middle School Boys Basketball (IAA)
The Middle School Boys IAA Basketball team had two big wins to advance its winning streak to six games. On December 1, they defeated Dallas International, 43-22, at home. Leading the way for the Warriors was  Mitchell Crow  with 18 points, including two three-pointers. Also scoring for Lakehill were  Brett Peacock with eight points Jaden Lambert  with seven,  Cullen McCaleb  and  Henry Hopkins with four , and  James Freeman  with two.

The team then faced rival Zion Lutheran and picked up a 46-23 win. They were led by Freeman, who had a season-high 14 points, including four three-pointers. The game was close for most of the contest with Lakehill holding a narrow 26-22 lead midway through the third quarter. The Warriors finished the game on a 20-1 run led by Crow's  three-point buzzer beater to end the third quarter. Also scoring for Lakehill were Crow with 16 points, McCaleb  with 10, Lambert with four ,  and Peacock  with two. The Warriors now sit at 6-0 in league play and 7-0 overall, holding a solid first place in the IAA North Division. The boys will face off against Dallas International in a road rematch on December 7, at 4:30 p.m. at Sportsplex, before taking off for the holiday break. 

Middle School Boys Basketball (Seventh Grade)
The Middle School Boys Seventh Grade Basketball team opened the season with a tough loss to Greenhill, 48-16. Scoring for the Warriors were  Jon Paul Maney  with seven points,  Hayen Bauer  with five,  Arthur Cirillo with three, and   Noah Kohn with one . The team faces Garland Christian at home on December 8, at 4:00 p.m.
 
Varsity Boys Basketball
The Varsity Boys Basketball team lost a heart breaker on Monday, 57-47, to Greenville Christian. Despite a valiant comeback, the Warriors fell just short of their goal. They were led in scoring by Gerard Franklin with 21 points, and Eli Buxt with 11 points. The Warriors will play again Friday at 7:30 p.m. against A+ Academy.
Varsity Soccer
The Varsity Co-ed Soccer team lost 6-3 to McKinney Christian (MCA) on November 30. The team was down 0-1 at the half, but tied the game early in the second half on a goal by sophomore Luka Varnes. The teams traded goals, including another by Varnes, and remained tied 2-2. Sophomore Kyeser Hall scored for the Warriors, but MCA pulled away in the last 10 minutes to win, 6-3. Senior Jonathan Kelley had one assist, while senior Warren Lester was strong in goal.

The Warriors lost 3-1 to Shelton on December 5. Lakehill led the game 1-0 at the half from a goal by Kelley, but that would prove to be the only one for the Warriors. Injuries left the team with no subs in the second half, and Shelton took advantage by creating several breakaways, leading to three goals in the second half. Lakehill had a chance in the last 15 minutes, after Shelton got a red card for fouling Hall on a breakaway, but the Warriors were not able to capitalize. Hall had one assist, while Varnes and Ben Gillman had solid performances in midfield, organizing the attack in the first half.
Christian Druebert made several outstanding plays on defense.
What's Happening?

December 8
Holiday Luncheon
This annual event is sponsored by the Senior Class and provides a festive lunch and holiday celebration for many elderly residents of East Dallas and the Lakehill family itself. Students join the visiting senior citizens in a holiday meal along with games and songs to celebrate the season. The regular lunch program is closed for this event; students must either reserve a meal at the luncheon or bring a sack lunch. Lunch is $3 for Lower School students and $5 for Middle School students.

Drama Club Performance
6:00 p.m.

Middle School Play
7:00 p.m.

December 9
Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Upper School Movie Night
8:00 - 10:00 p.m., Gym

December 18 - January 2
Holiday Break - No School

December 19
Warrior Outreach Organization (WOO) Event at Dallas Life Shelter
10:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Happy Holidays 
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January 2
Teacher In-Service

January 3
Classes Begin

January 4
Home for the Holidays Alumni Event 
All college-age alumni are invited for free pizza and free admission at the Varsity Basketball games beginning at 6:00 p.m. 

Spelling Bee Coming Soon!
January 29, 2018
Students in grades 4-8 are invited to participate in Lakehill's annual Spelling Bee. The website www.spellingbee.com has daily tips, articles, and games that can increase your ability to compete. Spending a little time with it each week will improve your spelling sense and your vocabulary.  The Spelling Bee will be held January 29 at 8:45 a.m. in the Auditorium.
Picture of the Week
Fifth graders load the presents from the Parade of Gifts for delivery to Brother Bill's Helping Hand, Hope Supply Company, and Voice of Hope.
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