Volume 9, Issue 11
November 3, 2016
Students Enjoy Annual 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 main hallway 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 houses, craft table, face painting, games, and a cake walk.
Lydia Perry and
Lacie Kuhn for organizing the event and all the parents who came out to help.
By Nia Rasheed, '11, Marketing Intern
Dads' Club Hosts Fifth Annual Cook-Off
Friday night was cause for a celebration of fun, food, and football. This special evening included the fifth annual Dad's Club Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by Comerica Bank.
Lakehill's top chefs battled it out to be the Grand Champion of Chili in a fiery match-up before the Varsity game. The iron chefs threw their proverbial hats in the ring in a contest as varied as the meats used in their recipes.
Supporters sampled the tasty bowls and cast their votes for their favorites.
Rick Howard gathered enough votes to take home the People's Choice Award for his "Warrior All-American Chili."
The team of expert judges, including Lakehill Headmaster Roger Perry; Philip Brewer, Director of South East Dallas for Comerica Bank; and Karen and Joseph Motes,
who purchased the coveted spot in a judge's chair at the Lakehill Benefit Auction, savored and evaluated each entry, naming Ross Crum as the Grand Champion of Chili for his "Super-Classy Luxury Chili."
"Judging was so much fun but surprisingly tough as well," said
Karen Motes. "There were so many great entries it was hard to pick just one as the best!"
Box Tops Winners Announced
Lakehill wrapped up its fall collection of Box Tops for Education on October 25. Ms. Curtis's third grade class took top honors with 465 box tops and will receive a class party for their efforts. Ms. Rasheed's third grade class took second place with 372 box tops, while Ms. McCoskey's fourth grade class was close behind with 350 box tops.
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. Don't stop saving them - a new deadline will be announced soon for spring!
PFC Brings Signature Events to Campus
Race Day is this weekend!
Online registration for the one-mile Fun Run and 5K chip-timed race is quick and easy. Registration is $30 and includes a 2016 Trek for Tech t-shirt. Race time is 8:00 a.m. for the Fun Run and 8:30 a.m. for the 5K.
Students who register for Trek can win a great class prize! The grade with the highest percentage of participation will receive their choice of a Cupcake, Kona Ice, or Steel City Pops Party!
Buy Raffle Tickets...
There are fantastic raffle prizes this year, including: AirWalk Hoverboard (UL Approved), Tom Tom Spark 3 Cardio Fitness 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!
Pasta Lunch - Friday, November 4
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is providing two food options for a Trek for Tech Pasta Lunch, pasta with red sauce or pizza, plus sides.
Purchase a pre-paid voucher
for $5 or have it billed to your dining card...all proceeds will benefit Trek for Tech.
Upper School Musical: Little Shop of Horrors, 7:00 p.m.
Lakehill's talented musical theater students will bring Little Shop of Horrors to the Lakehill stage on Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12, at 7:00 p.m. An all-school performance will be held on November 11 at 1:40 p.m. While all are invited to the evening musical performances, it is recommended for ages 10 and up.
Child Care Available at the Musical
The senior class is providing babysitting in the cafeteria with games and a movie during the performance for $5 per child. Pre-register your child here.
Be a Part of the Show
Want a more interactive experience at the musical? Enter the raffle to be seated in the special dentist chairs at the front of the auditorium and be part of the show! Raffle tickets are $5 and will be sold at Trek for Tech and before each show. Winners will be announced prior to each performance.
Grandparents Day, 8:00 a.m.
hill welcomes grandparents, parents, and special friends to the annu
al Grandparents Day Celebration on Friday, November 18. The festivities begin at 8:00 a.m. with a breakfast
reception in the cafeteria. 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.
November 18; November 28 - December 2
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 18. Watch for more information about the Book Fair and get ready for fun events every day, including a special visit from author Michelle Staubach Grimes and illustrator Bille DeOre on November 30. Order their book, Where is Pidge? here.
Update from Headmaster Roger Perry
The utility contractors have completed the drainage for the courtyard and it is now connected to the main drainage system. The concrete slabs for the glass walled corridor and the main building were poured
The construction of the steel beams should begin this week and will take about three weeks for completion. The forms for the concrete floor slabs now make it possible to see the new footprint of the building.
National Junior Honor Society Highlights Lakehill's Soon-to-be Graduates
NJHS Spotlight on Seniors
This week's senior: Reid Chickering
Reid Chickering has attended Lakehill for nine years, since fourth grade. He loves sports, and has played baseball, basketball, football, and soccer.
Reid helped in Musical Theater, and participated in Academic WorldQuest and Film Society.
He is also a member of Mu Alpha Theta and National Honor Society.
Reid has had many fun experiences at Lakehill. His favorite memories are playing sports with his friends and enjoying the happiness when they were having fun together.
His favorite classes were his math classes and the social studies classes he had with Ms. Thorne.
With his achievements and intelligence, Reid has been accepted to Auburn University, and is applying to University of Texas, Texas Christian University, University of Oklahoma, and University of Washington. He will study mechanical or aerospace engineering, and hopes to help building spaceships to contribute to space technology.
Reid has one piece of advice for young Warriors: "Do your homework and don't procrastinate; life will be easier in school that way. Trust me, I learned that the hard way."
By Johnny Hirata, eighth grade
The Varsity Volleyball team concluded another great season on October 29. Traveling to play Midland Classical Academy in the second round of the state playoffs, the Lady Warriors fell in three sets to the tough District 1 champions. The team ended the year with a 23-9 overall record and a 9-4 district record. This marks the seventh straight year the volleyball team has made an appearance in the State Playoffs despite the move up to 3A.
Playing up a division meant a bigger and much more competitive district, but the team welcomed the challenge with open arms. They played a tougher pre-district schedule that consisted of schools much bigger than Lakehill and even competed in a tournament with teams ranging from 2A to 5A.
This year, TAPPS released weekly rankings for the first time. These rankings were based on coaches' polls, and Lakehill is one of only four schools that remained ranked in the Top 10 in each of the 12 weeks these rankings were polled.
"I'm so proud of this team ," said Head Coach
Jhoana Cayme-Mosley. "Things didn't end the way we wanted them to in Midland, but it doesn't take away from the season we've had, and the things we have accomplished. These girls have dedicated hours and hours of their lives to this team since we started on
August 1, and they have earned every bit of recognition and success. Thank you to the parents, teachers and students who have come out to the volleyball games this year to cheer the girls on."
Sophomore Connor Alexander with White Rock Rowing competed on October 29 at the Head of the Colorado (Pumpkinhead) Regatta in Austin. Thirty teams from three states competed in the 5,000-meter head races on Lady Bird Lake in the one-day event.
Alexander took first place in the Men's Junior Lightweight 1x and second place in the
Men's Junior Lightweight 2x.
Both Dallas United Crew and White Rock Rowing will head to Chattanooga, Tennessee, on November 5-6 for the Head of the Hooch Regatta.
The Lakehill Warriors hosted the state's top-ranked team, Rockwall Heritage Christian,
on October 28
. Lakehill had turnovers on their first four possessions and the Eagles capitalized quickly each time with easy scores. The Warriors dug themselves into a deep hole and never could recover. Rockwall cruised to an easy 48-0 victory.
Lakehill finishes the regular season
this Friday hosting Dallas Lutheran on Senior Night. A win for the Warriors will capture District Runner-Up, but a loss will knock them out of the TAPPS playoff picture. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. at the WAC.
The Lakehill Middle School Football team finished the season with a big win as they dominated the Heritage Christian Academy Eagles from Rockwall 58-13 on October 28 at the Warrior Athletic Complex.
On the opening kick off, Warriors quarterback
Nathan Lewis picked up the ball and threw it across the field to
Brett Peacock as he ran 50 yards down the sideline for the first touchdown of the game. Peacock later scored again on a 12-yard touchdown run.
was instrumental in the Warriors recovering four onside kicks.
Matthew McCall recovered an onside kick, and caught touchdown passes of 26 and 35 yards.
Ryan Henry had two touchdown runs, a touchdown pass, and two quarterback sacks on defense. He ended the game on the receiving end of a long touchdown pass from Lewis.
Lewis had his best game of the season, throwing three long touchdown passes to McCall, Henry and
Christian Barefoot. Peacock and
Hunter Cowart also had quarterback sacks on defense.
Andrew Ward had several tackles on defense and a 45-yard touchdown run on offense.
The Warriors finish the season on a six-game winning streak with a final record of 6-1.
New Fall Items in the Spirit Shop!
The Warrior Shop
recently unveiled its new fall styles. Get ready to show your Warrior spirit! During the week, check out The Warrior Shop on Monday and Friday mornings from 7:30-8:00 a.m. and Friday afternoons from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Middle School Fall Day Out
Trick or Treat for UNICEF Ends
Please turn in your donation boxes!
Trek for Tech
for the one-mile Fun Run and 5K chip-timed event. The Fun Run begins at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K follows at 8:30 a.m.
All-School Mock Election Assembly, 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
Third Grade to Sister Grove Farm, 9:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
PASF Bake Sale, Benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Middle and Upper School lunches
Lower School Preview,
PFC General Meeting, 8
6th Grade Volunteer at C.C. Young Veterans Day Assembly, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
All-School Musical Performance, 1:40 - 2:05 p.m.
Musical: Little Shop of Horrors, 7:00 p.m.
Shoreline Spruce-Up, Community Picnic, and Awards Ceremony
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.; Awards and picnic at 10:30 a.m.
All Lakehill students, families, and friends are invited to join the Warrior Outreach Organization (WOO) 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 available and breakfast will be provided.
At 10:30, join us at Flagpole Hill as Lakehill is honored as the 2016 Adopt-a-Shoreline Volunteer Group of the Year!
Grandparents Day, 8:00 a.m.