Volume 9, Issue 8
October 13, 2016
Spirit Week Offers Fun for All
It's homecoming week at Lakehill, and everyone has caught the Warrior spirit!
Every day this week has been a Spirit Day with great participation. On Monday, teachers and students donned their comfiest attire for Chill Out Day while everyone paired up for Twin Day on Tuesday. After a day off on Wednesday, Thursday was a true Fashion Disaster. On Friday, the halls will be filled with Lakehill colors and a lot of spirit!
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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
, escorted by
, escorted by
; and junior
, escorted by
Senior Nominees for Homecoming Queen are:
Kelly Carlson, escorted by
Claire Crow, escorted by
, escorted by Dylan Welch; and Abi Price, escorted by
Tribes gathered on Thursday afternoon to make spirit signs for the Pep Rally.
Lakehill families are encouraged to attend the Homecoming Pep Rally on October 14, at 1:40 p.m. in the gym. On
Friday night, alumni are invited for a pre-game Alumni Dinner at 5:30 p.m. on the Alumni Patio at the WAC (Warrior Athletic Complex).
The Middle School team plays Wichita Christian at 5:00 p.m., and the Varsity team takes the field at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy the traditional half-time activities with the introduction of the court and crowning of the queen.
Can't Make the Game - Catch the Live Broadcast
Lakehill will be live streaming the Homecoming Varsity Football Game and Halftime Celebration online at
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Upper School Homecoming Dance
The Upper School Student Council is hosting a Homecoming dance on Saturday night, October 15, from 8:00-11:00 p.m. at the ESC. Doors close at 9:00 p.m. Tickets for the James Bond-themed event are $30 for single tickets and $50 for a couple. Students bringing a guest from another school must submit
Homecoming Spirit Packs
Members of Sisteens are selling
Spirit Packs to help students celebrate Homecoming in true Lakehill style! Fans can display their school spirit at both the Homecoming Pep-Rally and the game on October 14.
There are two sizes of spirit packs available for purchase, offering a range of festive accessories. The
large pack is $12 and includes beads, lei, sunglasses, car paint, football, and megaphone, plus a sweet treat. The
small packs (blue or white) are $5, and contain sunglasses, beads (blue pack) or lei (white pack) and choice of football or megaphone.
Find out more
Spirit Packs will be available for purchase at the main entrance before and after school from October 7-14. All orders placed by October 12 will be delivered on the 12th, while those placed after that date will be available for pickup from Mrs. Davis's room.
Young Talent Shines at The State Fair of Texas
The Creative Arts building at Fair Park is transformed each year into a fabulous showcase of local talent. Ribbon winners in more than 1,100 categories, including canning, quilts, photography, arts, and crafts are artfully displayed in their 1,700-square-foot home. This year's display during the State Fair of Texas featured the handiwork of two Lakehill students. While their mediums were different, their creativity and dedication to their craft were universal.
Lakehill eleventh grader
capitalized on the skills she has developed this year in
's Printmaking class. Her hard work on her peacock print collage paid off, and she received third place in the category.
Third grade student
entered a photograph of a Texas longhorn and received an honorable mention in the Animal Photography category. He also received an Honorable Mention in the Holiday Decor category.
To learn more about the various competitions available at the State Fair of Texas,
PFC Brings Signature Events to Campus
A sure sign of fall in Texas isn't always the weather, but 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.
Take a look at the list of this year's Technology Essentials and
help purchase items
including: new computers for the Writing Lab, and equipment for new classrooms (Mimeo Board equipment, projector, computer, document camera, printer, monitor, and speakers).
Buy Raffle Tickets...
There are fantastic raffle prizes this year, including: AirWalk Hoverboard (UL Approved), Tom Tom Spark 3 Cardio Sport Watch, Beats Headphones, Amazon Tap Bluetooth Speaker, and Asics Running Shoes.
Raffle tickets are $5 or five for $20, 10 for $40, 20 for $60, and 50 for $100. You do not need to be present on race day to win!
Don't be a couch potato! It's not too late!
Run the race...
Dad's Club Chili Cook-Off
Chefs will begin set-up at 6:00 p.m. The Chili Cook-Off gets into in full swing at 6:30 p.m. Our expert panel of judges will determine the Grand Champion of Chili, to be announced at half time.
Halloween Parade and Carnival, 1:30 - 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 1:15 p.m. (No face makeup or weapons, please).
The parade begins at 1:30 p.m. followed by the Carnival at 1:40 p.m.
Parents are welcome to attend both the Parade and Carnival.
WOO Members Help Wipe Out Graffiti
Members of Lakehill's Warrior Outreach Organization (WOO), an Upper School service initiative of the Student Council, recently kicked off their first community service projects of the semester.
On September 17, Upper School Students volunteered with Crossroads Community Services where students were able to organize items in the food pantry, restock their grocery store, and sort clothes in the clothing closet. Crossroads Community Services supports our community's low income families by distributing food from their in-house food pantry and providing clothing and education to clients.
On October 8, Upper School Students had the opportunity to volunteer with the City of Dallas Graffiti Abatement team, helping to paint over graffiti on buildings in West Dallas. The mission of the Dallas Graffiti Abatement team is to reduce graffiti and tagging through community involvement. "The last WOO event was especially exciting because of the turnout," said Student Council President Zain Imam. "It was great to see so many Upper School students take the time to help their community."
WOO events are held quarterly and are open to anyone in the Upper School. The next service project is scheduled for February 18 from 10:00 a.m. until noon at Community Partners of Dallas.
By Salma El-Feky
Marketing Intern, Class of 2017
Update from Headmaster Roger Perry
This week the remaining seven concrete piers for the foundation should be be poured and completed. The concrete crew will be setting forms for the grade beams in the western portion of the new building.
The plumbers are completing the storm sewer connections and the underground plumbing. The drop boxes for the roof drainage in the courtyard are being installed.
We should see the completion of the three-story elevator shaft this week. I know we will all be excited when we see the steel structure taking shape by the end of next week!
Lakehill Welcomes Laura Stout
Laura Stout joins the Lakehill faculty this year, teaching second grade. She also works in Lakehill's After School Care program.
Born in Derby, Connecticut, Stout grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Colorado, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Northern Colorado.
Prior to coming to Lakehill, Stout taught Kindergarten in Monument, Colorado, in the same school where she did her student teaching. After getting engaged to her fiancé on Catalina Island, California, in spring 2016, she made plans to move to Dallas during the summer. She was thrilled to find and accept a position with Lakehill.
Stout's parents and two brothers still live in Colorado. She relocated to Dallas to be with her fiancé, Matthew, who is currently in law school. In her spare time, she enjoys r
eading, hiking, snowboarding, playing tennis, traveling, and exploring her new city. "
I really enjoy learning about innovative teaching strategies and bringing technology into the classroom," she says. "
I am also very excited to start planning my wedding!"
Stout says she knew that Lakehill was a special school when she learned how long many of the staff members and administration have been a part of the school. "It says a lot about a place when people want to stay for such a long time," she says. "I hope to grow with Lakehill and continue the tradition of a long-tenured relationship."
Stout says she finds great joy in celebrating the achievements of her family, friends, and students. "Whether it's a simple 'ah-ha' moment learning a new math concept, or traveling to celebrate a friend's wedding, I am at my happiest place when those I care about are at theirs.
"I believe in kindness, compassion, honesty, and lending a helping hand to our neighbors regardless of our differences. I went into teaching to help students become better citizens in the world."
Stout reflects on the sage advice she was given when she started teaching: "
A good education can change anyone, a good teacher can change everything."
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: Kelly Carlson
Kelly Carlson has been involved in Lakehill events since she arrived two years ago. She participates in Student Ambassadors, Sisteens, Leadership Academy, National Honor Society, and Science National Honor Society, and is involved in Student Council as the Secretary. She also participates in track and volleyball. Her favorite classes are AP Psychology with Ms. Thorne and AP English Literature with Mr. Jones.
Kelly has applied to Colorado State University, University of Texas at Austin, Baylor University, University of Texas at Knoxville, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her dream school includes Colorado State University, where she was recently accepted. In college she plans to study psychology which will lead her reach her career goal of becoming an occupational therapist for children.
A few of Kelly's favorite memories at Lakehill include getting pancakes in Pre-Calculus, enjoying the unlimited Tex-Mex buffet at the ring luncheon, meeting Tatum Mosley, and being an undefeated district champion in her junior year of volleyball. She encourages young Warriors to get involved in activities as much as possible and to build strong relationships with their teachers. "They would love to get to know you and sometimes have really awesome advice," she says.
By Stella Palmer, ninth grade
Warriors Record Wins in All Sports
Lakehill traveled to Granbury on October 6 to take on Cornerstone Christian. Because the host Crusaders are fielding a young team this year, Coach Peacock made the decision to only dress out the younger Warrior players. Lakehill's "Young Guns" made a great showing in the game that followed.
The Warriors came out aggressively from the start on both sides of the ball. The offense blocked and executed efficiently, while the defense tackled well and forced numerous turnovers. Lakehill methodically built a lead, going into halftime up 40-8 and ultimately finishing with a 60-16 victory. Contributions were made across the board: solid blocking from freshmen
Jas Sauz and
Jalen Webster, outstanding tackles from freshmen
Jonah Shaw and
Elijah McMillan, and touchdowns provided by
Harrison Lankford, and
Logan Stout. Freshman
Gaige McKnight provided a highlight moment with his long Pick Six interception return for the final Lakehill touchdown.
The Warriors are now 4-2 and carry a three-game winning streak into Homecoming week. Lakehill will host Wichita Christian at the WAC (Warrior Athletic Complex). Kickoff is set for
7:00 p.m., following the Middle School game at 5:00 p.m.
The Middle School seventh grade team won on October 6 against Canterbury while the eighth grade IAA team lost. October 10 was a big night for Middle School Volleyball against a tough Covenant Christian. The seventh grade pulled off a win against a hard-serving Covenant in three games (19-25; 25-23; 15-13). The team had excellent serving by Dasha Ramey, Sydney Rutheford and Graysen Walker. Mara Sandberg, Madison Deason, and Mika Davis had excellent passing. "The girls did an awesome job and came together as a team," said Head Coach Ellen Kufel.
The eighth grade team had a nail-biter of a game, coming from behind in the third and final set to defeat Covenant
and sweep the night (25-22; 20-25; 16-14). Jourdyn Owens, Maddie Cerda, Sophia Ganson, Sarah Smith, Emma Meyers, and Kathryn Mahan had an amazing match while Hayden Yoss served for the final points for the win.
The eighth grade team beat Zion on October 11 (25-10; 26-24), grabbing the third seed in the conference and advancing to the playoffs. Cerda had a phenomenal game, serving 10 points in a row with powerful serves with Yoss sealing the last serves in game two. The seventh graders also beat Zion (25-18; 25-19) with all-around great play by Bella Fielder, Macy Moscovic, Madison Deason, Hannah Deason, Ella Berry, and Macy Bogatay.
JV and Varsity Volleyball
The JV Volleyball team continued their winning streak through district with wins over Irving The Highlands on October 6 and Dallas Covenant
on on October 10. The team celebrated the annual Dig Pink event last Thursday with a two-set victory (25-23; 25-11) over The Highlands.
Lynley Waggoner led in kills while
Claire Howard led in aces. This past
Monday, the team turned in another solid performance against Dallas Covenant (25-14; 25-18).
Loveth Heard led the team in aces and
Stella Palmer led in digs. The JV team will play their last game of the season on the road
on October 18 against Rockwall Heritage Christian at
The Varsity Volleyball team dominated a tough Irving The Highlands team in a big redemption victory (25-20; 25-18; 25-15) on October 6. The girls had previously lost in four sets three weeks ago so this victory was pivotal in the race for a playoff spot. In front of a raucous pink mob,
Abi Price led the team in kills with 17 kills and three solo blocks.
Claire Crow had 27 assists and 19 digs to lead in those categories. Sixth grader
Avery Owen spent time with the team as the honorary Volleyball Player of the Day.
On Monday, the team celebrated Senior Night and
McKinney Waggoner, and
Salma El-Feky were honored before the Varsity game. The team won in three convincing sets (25-6; 25-4; 25-14). Carlson had an extremely efficient night with nine kills and also chipped in 12 digs and three aces. Waggoner led the team with four aces.
The Varsity team will be on the road for their last two district games next week.
On October 18, the team takes on district leading Rockwall Heritage Christian at
7:00 p.m. and
on October 20, the girls head to Cristo Rey to wrap up district games.
"Our last two home games have been such special nights for the girls and the school," said Head Coach
Jhoana Cayme-Mosley. "It's always a great feeling to be complimented by other schools on our amazing fans. I'm glad we could wrap up our district schedule at home with Dig Pink and Senior Night. I'm ready for the fun and excitement that the playoffs bring."
Lakehill rowers with Dallas United Crew and White Rock Rowing competed on October 8 at the Head of Brazos Regatta in Waco, Texas.
Twenty-five clubs from across the United States fielded 399 entries in the 5,000-meter head races.
Lakehill rowers continue to row stronger every week.
Men's Youth Lightweight 2x: Second Place - Connor Alexander
Men's Youth Lightweight 1x: Third Place -
Men's Youth 8+: Fourth Place -
White Rock Rowing will be back on the water on October 29 in Austin at the Head of the Colorado (Pumpkinhead) Regatta. On November 5-6, both White Rock Rowing and Dallas United Crew will compete in the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Homecoming Pep Rally
1:40 - 2:05 p.m.
End of Term 1 for Upper School
Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Help us keep White Rock Lake Park beautiful! Join other Lakehill students and
to help preserve this neighborhood treasure. We provide all the supplies you need - and breakfast!
Upper School Homecoming Dance
Theme: Bond. James Bond.
8:00 - 11:00 p.m. at the ESC
Doors close at 9:00 p.m. Cost is $50 per couple or $30 for a single ticket.
Senior Work Day
Middle School Drama Club Performance, 3:45 p.m.
Deadline to turn in Box Tops!
Lakehill Night at The Heights
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Just mention Lakehill and a percentage of your sale will be donated back to the school!
November 5 - Save the Date!
Trek for Tech
for the one-mile Fun Run and 5K chip-timed event.