The Warrior Weekly   
Volume 9, Issue 3
September 8, 2016
Connecting with College
Mini College Fair Kicks Off College Exploration Process
The possibilities for Lakehill students are relatively endless, and this is never more apparent than when it comes time to choose which college or university to attend. 
 
Lakehill kicked-off its college visit season on September 1 by hosting a mini college fair on campus. Local representatives from 38 colleges and universities were on hand to visit with Upper School students during open period. 
 
Over the next few weeks, admission officers from more than 80 colleges and universities will visit the Lakehill campus. Beginning in their freshman year, students will be able to ask questions and foster relationships with schools before they begin the college admissions process. 
  
Although opportunities such as this are rare at most schools, they are an important part of Lakehill's unique preparation for the college admission process.

 
Tailgate Spirit
Fired Up
Warrior spirit revved to full throttle on Friday afternoon at the annual Tailgate Pep Rally. The Varsity cheerleaders pumped up the crowd as teams and coaches were introduced.

Lakehill held its annual Tailgate Party on Friday evening before the Warriors' Varsity Football home opener against Greenville Christian.

Hundreds of fans gathered at the Warrior Athletic Complex to enjoy the pre-game festivities. The Lakehill Dads' Club fired up the grill, preparing more than 800 hot dogs to feed the hungry crowd who were treated to a Warrior victory. 

See more pictures from the Pep Rally,   Tailgate Party, and Game.      
Big on Boxtops
Program Helps Lakehill Earn Money
Box Tops for Education is one of America's largest school earnings loyalty programs.  Each Box Top is worth 10ยข for the school, which  can use Box Tops cash to buy whatever they need. Box Tops are found on hundreds of products. Get the list here.

"Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for Lakehill families to help earn cash for our school," said Jill Powdermaker, PFC Promotional Programs Chairperson and Box Tops Coordinator.

Box Tops should be bundled in groups of 10 or 50 using a sealable bag or envelope.

"Our Box Tops campaign was a huge success in Lower School last year," said Head of Lower School John Trout. "We were able to contribute funds toward the new Buddy Bench which has been such a positive addition to our playground."  

As an extra incentive, the Lower School class that collects the most Box Tops will earn a class party. Box Tops are due October 25 for this contest, but will be collected all year.

Find out more about Box Tops and other Lakehill promotional programs. 

For more information, please contact Jill Powdermaker.
Construction Corner
Update from Headmaster Roger Perry
The Opening Doors Expansion Project continues to proceed as planned. 

The west wall of the lower floor was poured on Wednesday. Over the next two weeks, work on the u tilities and ground preparation will be completed for the bottom floor. Once these steps are completed and the steel is installed, the concrete floor will be poured.

The pillars and fencing in front of the new faculty parking lot will be installed within the next few weeks. 

Be sure to take a look at our construction photos and time-lapse videos
Who's New?
Lakehill Welcomes Kelly Curtis
Kelly Curtis joins the Lakehill faculty this year, teaching third grade. 
 
The oldest of three children, Curtis grew up in Dallas and graduated from Lake Highlands High School. She earned her  Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas at Austin. Her  teaching certification is in Early Childhood through Sixth Grade, with additional certification in English as a Second Language.
 
Now in her fifth year of teaching, Curtis previously taught third and fourth grade in Humble ISD. 

Curtis has been married to her high school sweetheart for four years. While they don't have any children of their own, they do have two cats, Ranger and Cowboy, that they adore. Their names are a reflection of the couple's  love of sports. Curtis enjoys traveling, decorating for holidays, singing, and dancing.  "I was always in choir growing up,"says Curtis, "and was a member of several school pop singing groups. I sang with the Dallas Opera my sophomore year of high school. I also was part of a country and western dance stunt team in high school--and my future husband was my dance partner!"  

Most of their free time now is spent traveling, with a goal to visit every Major League Baseball stadium in the country. Curtis loves the beach, as well as hiking in the mountains with her family. 
 
"Teaching is truly my passion," said Curtis. "I am always thinking of more ways to reach and inspire my students." Curtis is also very passionate about animals. "That's why we have a class hamster!

"I like how in teaching there is never a dull moment! Being around my students makes everything more joyful."  
 
Curtis says the best part of her job is seeing the growth and progress that students make over the year. "It's very rewarding to see my students overcome challenges and reach their goals."
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: Zac Aron

Zac Aron came to Lakehill in the second semester of his sophomore year.

He plays for the Varsity Baseball team and is a member of the Ultimate Frisbee Club. He was inducted into the National Honor Society last spring. Zac's favorite class is yoga with Mr. Jones because it gives him time to relax during the day. He also enjoys filming and editing videos for his broadcast production class.

After Lakehill, Zac plans to attend either the University of Missouri, University of Kansas, Butler University, or the University of Texas. He wants to major in sports media, following his passion for filming and editing. Lakehill has opened up many opportunities for Zac and allowed him to try new things. He is excited for the new experiences that college will provide and believes that with the skills he has gained at Lakehill, he will be ready.

By Jonah Shaw, ninth grade
Sports Snippets
Get Ready for the Warriors
Varsity, JV, and Middle School Volleyball
The JV Volleyball team is coming off of a great week after two big wins against Waxahachie Prep and Dallas Lutheran. On September 1, the girls took on Waxahachie Prep and won in three exciting sets (13-25; 25-21; 15-8). The team was led in kills by Macy Ellis and in digs by Claire Howard. On September 6, the girls traveled to Dallas Lutheran to start district play. That match also went three sets (25-22; 18-25; 15-12). Claire Howard led the team in kills and Ashley Peacock chipped in four aces and four assists on the big district win.  

The Varsity had a very busy five days with a big wins over Waxahachie Prep  on September 1 before playing in the Ovilla Christian Tournament  on September 2 and 3, earning wins over Ovilla Christian, Bethesda, and Texoma Christian. The team lost a hard-fought match against a tough Westlake team in the championship and finished the tournament in second place. Varsity rebounded with a convincing win in their district game against Dallas Lutheran on September 6 (25-7; 25-7; 25-10). The team was led by Kelly Carlson with 16 kills and 16 digs. Abi Price finished the night with 11 kills and 6 aces while setter Claire Crow totaled 21 assists on the night. 

Middle School Volleyball 7th grade and IAA teams are coming off some tough losses, but are practicing hard to ready themselves for the upcoming week.

See more volleyball pictures and on Facebook  here and here.

Lakehill Volleyball Team Selected by Title Nine Dallas
Every September, Title Nine Dallas supports women in sports by selecting an outstanding local team as the beneficiary of Back to Sports Fridays. As the winner of this year's contest, the Lakehill Volleyball team will benefit from 9% of the store's sales during four Fridays in September.
*    Friday, September 9    
*    Friday, September 16
*    Friday, September 23
*    Friday, September 30

Shop at Title Nine Dallas on these Back to Sports Fridays and help the Lakehill Volleyball team at the same time!

Varsity Football 
The Lakehill Warriors hosted Greenville Christian  Friday night at the Warrior Athletic Complex (WAC). It was the annual Tailgate event, and a large crowd was on hand for the first home game of the season. After an early score by the Eagles, the Warriors quickly gained momentum by capitalizing on several turnovers. Lakehill's offense balanced nicely, with touchdowns both on the ground and through the air. At halftime the Warriors held a comfortable 28-7 lead.

Both teams swapped scores in the second half, and Lakehill was able to get solid playing time for many of the younger players. The game finished with a final score of 42-19 in favor of the Warriors. Senior Brandon Bartholow led Lakehill with 102 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Several new faces made great contributions as well: freshman quarterback Harrison Lankford threw for two scores and ran for another, sophomore Avery Meiteen made two long catches and an interception, and freshman Jalen Webster was a force on defense with a number of tackles and several big hits. 


Lakehill will host Lewisville Founders Classical Academy on  Friday, September 9 at the WAC. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. following the Middle School game against Inspired Vision at 5:00 p.m. 

Can't make the game? Watch it live on Lakehill's National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Network. You can sign up for a monthly pass for $9.95, or take advantage of the special Annual Pass for only $59.  Find out more and sign up .  

Middle School Football 
The Lakehill Warriors Middle School Football team opened up the 2016 football season with a home game against Dallas Lutheran. This first game was a high-scoring match-up, with a 60-82 loss for Lakehill. 

The Warriors were led in scoring by Ryan Henry's eight touchdowns. Other standouts for the Warriors were quarterback Nathan Lewis and receiver/linebacker Grayson Tracy.
The Warriors next game is at home on September 9 against Inspired Vision Academy at  5:00 p.m.

Get Your Warrior Pass!
Show your Warrior Spirit and get into all the home volleyball or football games. One pass is good for admission to all home games for the entire family. A Volleyball pass is $100 and a Football pass is $50. Contact Michelle Crow to purchase your pass.





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 Monday mornings from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and Friday afternoons from 3:00-4:00 p.m. 
What's Happening
Important Dates
finger with string
September 8
Lakehill Open House for current parents, 7:00 p.m. 
Current Lakehill families are invited to visit with their children's teachers and learn more about the expectations for the coming year.
Please note: This is a parents-only event.

September 9
Upper School Retreat
Southern Cross Ranch, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

September 9
Back to Sports Fridays at Title Nine
Your purchases benefit the Lakehill  Volleyball team!
4527 McKinney Ave #150

September 10
Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake, 9:00 - 10:30 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 provided.

September 14
Lakehill Night at Eureka
3700 McKinney Ave.
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
Enjoy a delicious meal out and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to Lakehill.   See the menu.

September 15
Tribe Meetings, 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

September 16
PFC Executive Committee, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

September 16
Back to Sports Fridays at Title Nine
Your purchases benefit the Lakehill Volleyball team!
4527 McKinney Ave #150

September 19
Parent Faculty Club (PFC) General Meeting, 8:15 a.m., Cafeteria
Join the Lakehill Parent Faculty Club (PFC) for their first general meeting of the year. Meet the officers and committee chairs, get to know other parents, and find out how you can get involved at Lakehill!

September 21
International Day of Peace

September 22 
North Texas Giving Day, 6:00 a.m. - midnight


September 23
End of Term 1 for Lower and Middle School

September 23
Back to Sports Fridays at Title Nine
Your purchases benefit the Lakehill Volleyball team!
4527 McKinney Ave #150

September 23
Upper School Volunteer Fair, 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

September 30
Back to Sports Fridays at Title Nine
Your purchases benefit the Lakehill Volleyball team!
4527 McKinney Ave #150
Save The Date - 9.22.16

North Texas Giving Day

On this ONE DAY, your tax-deductible gift designated to Lakehill Preparatory School 
through North Texas Giving Day 
benefits the Lakehill Annual Fund Campaign 
and generates BONUS FUNDS from 
The Communities Foundation of Texas.

We're ALL In!


Watch a brief message from John Seddelmeyer, Lakehill grandparent and Board Member .
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