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Volume 8, Issue 5 September 24, 2015
Couch to 5K
Start Training Now for Lakehill's Trek for Tech
It's never too late to train for a 5K! Coach Karen can show you how!

Beginning Monday, September 28, start training with this schedule

Grab a friend! Head to the lake, the track, the neighborhood...and get ready for Trek for Tech 17!

Want to be a race sponsor? Get more information here.

Middle School Spirit
Middle School Teams Off to a Strong Start
The Middle School cheerleaders led the entire Middle School in a spirited Pep Rally on  September 18. Enthusiasm was high as the Middle School Football and Volleyball teams were introduced. 

The Middle School Cheer Squad is led by captains Merritt McCaleb and Stella Palmer. The girls prepared before school for last week's pep rally and third football game. Practices continue leading up to the Homecoming Pep Rally. "We are so pleased with the squad's hard work and spirited performances this year," said cheerleading coaches Kaye Hauschild and Tam Badgett.
With 14 girls on the eighth grade team  and nine on the seventh grade team, the Middle School Volleyball teams have strong participation this year and are off to a great start. The eighth grade team is playing in an IAA league this season against numerous area schools. The seventh grade team is playing an independent schedule.  

The Middle School football team, Lakehill's largest team in eight years, is undefeated (3-0) so far this season. They play again on Thursday at home against Rockwall Providence. Kick-off is at 5:30 p.m. 

Everyone is encouraged to come out and cheer for these outstanding Middle School teams.

Class Acts
Middle School Students Elect Class Officers
Middle School recently elected its class  officers for the 2015-16 school year.
Eighth grade officers are Addison Baum, President; Gaige Cerda, Vice President; Merritt McCaleb, Secretary; Lynley Waggoner, Treasurer; and Jackson Elliott and Claire Howard, Student Council Representatives.   
Seventh grade officers are  Christian Barefoot , President; Matthew McCall,  Vice President;  Grace Addison , Secretary; Sarah Smith , Treasurer; and Asher Chamoy  and Hayden Yoss , Student Council Representatives.
Sixth grade  officers are Hannah Deason , President; Madison Deason ,  Vice President; Ella Berry , Secretary; Joey Spiro , Treasurer; and Cullen McCaleb  and Megan Gillman , Student Council Representatives. 

Fifth grade officers are Tristan Osang , President; Murray Smith , Vice President; Roman Gracia , Secretary; James McKinney , Treasurer; and Anna Knickel and Samuel Rosen , Student Council Representatives. 

 Congratulations to these Middle School leaders!

Upper School Students Elect Class Officers
Upper School recently elected its class  officers for the 2015-16 school year. 

Freshman Class officers are Kumail Iman, President; Liam Reece, Vice President; Montgomery Rotellini, Secretary; Ben Gillman, Treasurer; and Tyler McCall, Student Council Representative.
Sophomore Class officers are Lovely Lopez, President; Ashley Peacock, Vice President; Dayton Steinbach, Secretary; and Steven Murff and Warren Lester, Treasurers. 

Junior Class officers are McKinney Waggoner , President; Lily Turner ,  Vice President;  Dylan Welch , Secretary; and Tillie McCoskey, Treasurer.

Congratulations to these Upper School leaders!
Seen and Heard
Fire Department Visits Kindergarten Classes
Members of the Dallas Fire Department paid a special visit to talk to Lakehill's kindergarten classes about smoke detectors, how to get out of a house that is on fire, when and how to call 9-1-1, and how to stop, drop, and roll. Students enjoyed walking through the fire truck and seeing the firemen dressed in their full gear while learning more about fire safety. 
Upper School Retreat
Upper School students had the opportunity to bond with new classmates and spend time with friends on September 18 with their annual Fall Retreat. 

The group spent the day at the Southern Cross Ranch, where students enjoyed activities including paddle boating, rock climbing, ping pong, and friendly Powder Puff volleyball and football competitions between the Upper School Spirit Houses.

Students Celebrate Mexico's Independence Day 
Señora Wilkin's sixth-grade Spanish classes enjoyed the delicious food of Mexico at Matt's Rancho Martínez Restaurant in Lakewood on September 15 in honor of  Mexico's Independence Day. They also sang a favorite Mexican song "Las chiapanecas." Ms. Hauschild and Coach Peacock joined the sixth-grade students in sampling the tasty cuisine.
Who's New?
Lakehill Welcomes Ellen Kufel
Ellen Kufel joins the Lakehill faculty this year, teaching fifth and sixth grade math and Pre-Algebra. She is the Head Coach for the Middle School Volleyball teams, and is also serving as an eighth grade sponsor.
Raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Kufel earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Oklahoma.  

"I was born to teach," says the veteran educator with 24 years of teaching and coaching experience. "It definitely is my calling." Kufel has taught middle school mathematics in Alaska, Colorado, and England. She most recently taught math and physical education in Atlanta, Georgia, where she also served as the Head Coach for Middle School volleyball. 
Kufel spends much of her free time traveling and sightseeing, and enjoys volleyball, fishing, and hiking. She also enjoys listening to music, watching movies, and playing the guitar.
Kufel credits Mr. Perry and Ms. Gajkowski for making Lakehill a special place. A true team player, Kufel says that the best part of her job is "the relationships I create with students, parents, and colleagues."

Her goal this year is to help her students become engaged learners who are passionate about math.  
Sports Snippets
Get Ready for the Warriors
Varsity and JV Volleyball
The JV and Varsity Volleyball teams traveled to East Texas Christian in Tyler on September 17 to begin district play. The JV team fought hard, but came up short. The Varsity team won in straight sets 25-8; 25-19; and 25-14. Senior libero Camryn Thompson led the defensive effort with 16 digs. 

On September 22, the Varsity team traveled to Tyler Street Christian Academy and won in a dominating fashion, 25-7; 25-6; and 25-6. Junior Kelly Carlson led the team with eight kills while junior Claire Crow contributed 19 assists and 10 aces. The team is currently 20-2 and undefeated in district.

JV and Varsity will host their first district games at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. today against Longview Christian Heritage. Come out and support the team as they start making their push for the playoffs!

Middle School Volleyball
The seventh grade team unleashed  their powerful serving on Tyler Street on September 22, beating them 25-15 and 25-9. The eighth grade defeated neighborhood rival St. John's, 25-13 and 25-13. Lynley Waggoner contributed excellent hitting from the middle, while Alanna Stern was strong in court play.

Varsity Football 
Lakehill completed a stretch of three home games in a row by hosting Irving Universal Academy (UIL) on September 18 in the inaugural "Blackout" game. 

Wearing their new alternate black uniforms, the Warriors set the pace with a touchdown run by Brandon Bartholow on the game's first play.

The first half was marred by penalties and mistakes by both teams. Lakehill capitalized on two turnovers to open a 52-35 halftime lead. By the second half, the heat and humidity were taking its toll on both teams, but the Warriors finished strong as they continued to stretch their lead. The final result was a 92-55 Lakehill victory.

The Warriors had strong offensive performances from juniors Bartholow and Dylan Welch.  Bartholow had several long touchdown runs, while Welch added three touchdown catches of his own. Defensively, a number of new faces received valuable playing time and experience, while senior Brandon Douglas did an admirable job as place-kicker.

Middle School Football  
The undefeated Middle School Warriors played well on both sides of the ball on September 18, shutting out Irving Universal, 40-0.

Spencer Mimh led the defense with six tackles for loss and a blocked punt.
Ryan Henry and  Jonah Shaw contributed two rushing touchdowns each.  Jas Sauz added another rushing touchdown while 
Nathan Lewis threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to  Kyeser Hall

The Middle School Warriors take on Rockwell Providence on Thursday, September 24 at 5:30 pom. at the Warrior Athletic Complex. 

Varsity Soccer
The Varsity Warriors Soccer team lost to undefeated Texoma Christian on September 17.  Arthur Hu  scored his first goal of the season in the first half, one of only three goals scored on Texoma Christian all season. The Warriors are on the road against Cambridge on September 24 at 5:00 p.m. 

Cross Country
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The Varsity Cross Country team will run in the Southwest Christian Meet on September 26.

Get Your Warrior Spirit On!
Warrior Painting
The Warrior Shop  is open for business, with great new styles and classic favorites. Get ready to show your Warrior spirit! During the week, check out The Warrior Shop on Tuesday mornings from 7:45-8:45 a.m. and Thursday afternoons from 2:45-3:45 p.m.

This Week at the ESC
Photo by Toni Perez-Stark
First grade students are investigating birds and the unique characteristics that set them apart from other animals. They will observe, record, and describe eggs and feathers this week on their visits to the ESC.

Their learning was enhanced by a special visit and presentation from Blackland Prairie Raptors on Thursday.

See more pictures from the ESC.

See more pictures from the presentation with Blackland Prairie Raptors.
What's Happening?
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September 25
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.

September 26
Shoreline Spruce Up, White Rock Lake
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Join us at Lakehill's adopted shoreline at White Rock Lake to help clean up this neighborhood treasure. Meet at the parking lot at W. Lawther and Chapel Hill. All supplies will be provided. Breakfast will be served.

September 26
Junior Class Fun Night
Students in K-6, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Drop your children off for a night of food and fun with the Junior Class! Children will enjoy fun and games, pizza, and a movie. The cost is $35 for one child or $50 for two. Each additional child is $10. Drop off is at the Lower School entrance. Reservations are requested, but not required.

September 28
Term 2 Begins for Lower and Middle School

September 30
Cyber Safety Presentations
Respect Yourself: Cyber Safety for Children

Grades 7 - 8: 8:30 - 9:15 a.m. 
Grades 4 - 6: 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.
Grades 9 - 12: 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. 

Parents: 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Parents with children of all ages are encouraged to attend. Be aware of your child's Internet "footprint" and educate yourself about the technology you give to your child. Child care will be provided at no cost through the After School Care Program.

October 1-4
Upper School Biology Trip

October 4
Girls Scouts Organizational Meeting
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

October 5
Sisteens Spirit Sale Begins

October 8
Parent-Teacher Conferences (no classes)

October 9
3rd Grade to Perot Museum