Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 11, Issue 1
August 23, 2018
Letter from the Headmaster

Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Guardians,
 
Welcome to the 2018-19 school year at Lakehill Preparatory School. We are grateful that you have chosen our school for your children's education, and we are committed to having a positive impact on their lives. Education is a life-long endeavor, and we are honored to work with you and your children during this stage of their development.

As I walked through the halls this week, I have been energized by the enthusiasm of our teachers, the excitement of our students, and the opportunities available to all of us at Lakehill. This is a particularly special year for me, as my granddaughter Kennedy joined us for kindergarten.

Lakehill Preparatory School has an impressive history that spans 47 years of creating opportunities for our students. While we are small by design, our close-knit community provides many possibilities for involvement. Lakehill students can find themselves immersed in the arts, athletics, academics, leadership responsibilities, and community service. Our students are fortunate that our size strongly dictates involvement over exclusivity so that everyone has their moment to shine.
 
These moments teach our students the life skills necessary to be successful in school, in their family lives, and in their future careers. They are able to attend the colleges of their choice while simultaneously being athletes, performers, writers, scientists, artists, and community leaders.
  
Each of us wants to be part of a strong, secure, and caring community, one in which we are valued and supported. Our goal is that every student and adult in the Lakehill family will have a safe, small place to accomplish big things.


See  more pictures  from the first day of school.
Back-to-school Picnic
Lakehill families gathered on August 18, for the annual Back-to-School Picnic. Held on the Saturday evening before the first day of school and sponsored by the Parent Faculty Club (PFC), the annual picnic is a favorite tradition among Lakehill families.

This year, families braved stormy weather conditions, eventually taking shelter in the gym--bringing the food and fun with them. The Varsity Cheerleaders performed for the crowd, and students and families made new connections with others.

"Despite the weather, the turnout was great and spirits were high," said Kellie Armentrout , Chairperson for the event. PFC President Andrea Johnston agreed. "It just goes to show that our Lakehill family can weather any storm. It's going to be a great year!"

See  more pictures  from the picnic.
Who's New?
The Warrior Weekly will be spotlighting Lakehill's seven new faculty members in the coming weeks. Be sure to give these outstanding educators a warm Warrior welcome! 

Patti Frullo  Assistant Headmaster
Jaime Carrillo  -  Facilities Manager
Kevin Cobb  -  Upper School Social Studies
Mitch Musselman  -  Upper School Science
Anita Nu ñ ez  - Lower and Middle School Spanish
Evelyn Tan  -  Middle School Science
Susanne Seitz  - Associate Director of Admission
Policies and Procedures

Academic Handbooks
The Academic Handbook sets the framework for helping students make good decisions. It provides in clear, concise terms the policies, procedures, and standards that govern the Lakehill community. It is a handbook organized around ideas, relationships, and expectations that bond students, teachers, and parents together through a clear and common purpose. Please take a moment to review the Student Handbook .

Student Dress Code
The Lakehill Preparatory School Dress Code allows students to wear their choice of comfortable clothing while encouraging them to learn how to dress for future endeavors in the professional world. Please take a moment to review the revised Student Dress Code .
The Warrior Web
Need help navigating the Lakehill website? Take a closer look at three important sections, including Campus Life Parents , and  Athletics , all found on the top navigation bars.

Here is what you will find under each:
 
Campus Life   - This section features the School Calendar, RenWeb (calendar and log-in), Dining Services (including the monthly lunch menu ), Warrior Web (with links to our social media and photo sharing sites), Community Service (with links to the President's Volunteer Service Award and Tracking Form), Student E-Mail, and Weather.  

Parents   - The Parents landing page offers up-to-date information, such as Exam Schedules, link to Book Tests, Middle and Upper School forms, and the Middle School Club sign-up sheet (coming on Friday). Other tabs include Policies and Procedures (with links to  Academic  Handbooks, Dress Code, Students Accident Insurance, and Emergency Plan), Parent Faculty Club (with information on officers, volunteer positions, and upcoming activities), and After School Care.  

Athletics   - You can find information on Middle and Upper School teams, facilities, coaching staff, athletic forms, the Athletic Handbook, and directions to games.  
Clubs and Activities Enhance Student Learning
On August 22, Upper School students gathered for Lakehill’s second annual Club Fair. Many returning clubs presented, most notably Sisteens, PASF, and Science Club. Other clubs shared information on possible outings hoping to entice students, such as Mr. Guerra, who discussed an Eats and Theats outing to see a Lakehill student in a community production. Several new clubs were also introduced to students, including the Weightlifting Club, which will be led in mornings at the ESC by Coach Neyland and Mr. Jones. Upper School clubs welcome all students and those interested in joining should attend the first meeting which will be addressed in the morning announcements. 

Middle School students will have a variety of club offerings, including Community Connections,Cooking, Drama, Debate, Engineering, Magic, Math, Soccer, and Weaving. Club sign-up forms for Middle School will be posted on the Parents Landing Page on Friday.

Lower School students will also have a plethora of clubs available to them, ranging from computers to fun and games to community service. Information on Lower School clubs will be sent home in Friday Folders on September 7.

By Kate Langley, '19
Marketing Intern
Sports Snippets

Varsity and JV Volleyball
The JV and Varsity Volleyball teams began their 2018 season on August 1. Lakehill will once again compete in TAPPS-3A against Rockwall Heritage, Dallas Lutheran, Dallas Covenant, The Highlands, Yavneh, and district newcomer Texoma Christian.  

The teams are composed of freshmen Madison Deason , Sydney Rutherford , Graysen Walker , and Brooklynn Williams . Maya Ariss , Krista Carlson , Maddie Cerda , Katherine Mahan , and Jourdyn Owens are returning sophomores. The junior squad of Liz Blanchard , Loveth Heard , Claire Howard , Stella Palmer , and Lynley Waggoner join seniors Julia Bartholow , Macy Ellis , and Tyler McCall to round out the upperclassmen. 
 
The Varsity team is currently 4-0 to start the season after beating Garland Christian on August 21, in straight sets. The JV team is 1-0 after winning their season opener on the same night. Varsity will play in the McKinney Christian Tournament on Thursday and Saturday. JV will return to action with Varsity on August 28, when they play Waxahachie Prep on the road. Game times are 5:00 p.m. for JV and 6:00 p.m. for Varsity. 

The Varsity team is coached by Jhoana Cayme-Mosley , and the JV team by Jenn Dixon

Middle School Volleyball
The start of school also means the start of fall sports for Middle School. There are a record number of girls playing volleyball this year. With nearly 30 athletes for both the Blue and Green teams, it looks to be an extremely promising year for the Middle School program. This year, the program is led by coach and Lakehill alumna Alisyn Schreiber . Coach Schreiber graduated from Lakehill in 2008, but has had a long family history with the school. Her mother Pam graduated in 1976, and her brother Kenny graduated from Lakehill in 2004.
Varsity and Middle School Football 
After being named champions of their summer six-on-six passing league, t he 2018 Lakehill Warrior Varsity Football team is ready for a great season.

The team had its first scrimmage on August 17, and will host another on August 24, at 6:00 p.m. at the Warrior Athletic Complex, against McKinney Cornerstone, Longview Trinity, and Forestburg. 

“The scrimmages are a great opportunity for all of our players to have playing time and gain valuable experience," said Head Coach Rob Vaughn .

The Warriors open the regular season on August 31, at Bracken Christian School in Bulverde, Texas. Vaughn is assisted this year by Jimmy LaBrie and Ryan Stone

The Middle School team, coached by LaBrie , with assistance from Vaughn and Stone, will kick off their season on Thursday, September 13, at 5:00 p.m. against Dallas Lutheran. 
Cheerleading
Varsity Cheerleaders were recognized as recipients of the Award of Excellence at their summer camp hosted by Premier Cheer Camps. 

The team was honored for their outstanding sportsmanship, spirit, and growth.

They are coached by  Mylana Burt . Co-captains are Georgia Ferguson and Tyler McCall .

The Middle School Cheerleaders enjoyed a day of cheer camp on Saturday, August 18. With an instructor from NCA leading the group, the girls learned cheers, chants, jumps, stunts, and dances, impressing the instructor enough to earn excellent ratings across the board. The squad is currently practicing for their first Pep Rally in September and the first Middle School Football game on September 13.

The squad is coached by Kaye Hauschild and Tam Badgett .
running
Cross Country
The Cross Country team will compete on August 24, in the Friday Night Hawk Invitational, a large, public school meet at McKinnish Park in Carrollton. Middle School racing begins at 6:00 p.m., followed by JV and Varsity - come cheer on your Warriors!

The team is coached by Karen Owen .
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 $60. Contact  Michelle Crow  to purchase your pass.

Get Your Warrior Spirit On!
The Spirit Shop is open for business, with great new styles and classic favorites so you can show your Warrior spirit! The Spirit Shop will be open on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7:45-8:45 a.m. and Monday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons from 2:45-3:45 p.m. A pop-up Spirit Shop will be open at the Tailgate game.

Watch it Live
Get ready for more live broadcasts and on demand coverage of our biggest sporting events and performances this year on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Network. 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 .
 
The first live broadcast will be the Tailgate Game on September 14.
What's Happening?

August 27
College Night for Seniors
7:00 p.m. 

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

September 3
Labor Day - School Holiday

September 6
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 7
Upper School College Fair
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

September 7
Upper School Retreat
Southern Cross Ranch, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Upper School students and teachers enjoy getting to know each other away from school during this annual tradition with sand volleyball, swimming, pedal boats, rock climbing, a Bar-B-Que lunch, and more. All Upper School parents and guardians must complete on online waiver for their child.

September 8
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 available. Breakfast will be provided.

September 11
Picture Day
Please dress nicely. Boys in Middle and Upper School should wear a dress shirt, tie, and jacket. Girls in Middle and Upper School should wear a nice top with skirt or slacks or a dress. Class pictures (full length) and individual headshots will be taken. 

September 14
Parent Faculty Club (PFC) General Meeting, 8:15 a.m.
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! Want to volunteer? Find out more and sign up .

September 14
Spirit Day, Pep Rally, Home Game, and Tailgate Party
Students and faculty are invited to wear their jeans every Friday of the school year with a Lakehill shirt to show their Warrior Spirit. 

Don't miss out on the first Pep Rally of the year on September 14, from 1:40 - 2:05 p.m. Then head to the Warrior Athletic Complex as the Varsity Warriors take on Fairhill. Enjoy the annual Tailgate Party before the game with hot dogs provided by the PFC and other refreshments available at the concession stand as we cheer the Warriors on to victory. Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m. Go Warriors!

September 21
Upper School Volunteer Fair, 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.
Learn more about volunteer opportunities in our community!

September 21
K-8 Visit with Author Josh Funk
Find out more next week!

September 28
Middle School Fall Social
Cafeteria, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
Picture of the Week
Get the Word Out!
Place an ad in the 2018-19 Lakehill Directory and promote your business to Lakehill families, faculty, and staff. Rates begin as low as $150.

Contact  Gigi Ekstrom  to find out more.
But hurry, space is limited and must be reserved by August 31.
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A Small Place to Do Big Things.

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Phone: (214) 826-2931