Volume 13, Issue 11
October 29, 2020
Robot turned Compost Bin
Written by:
Sarah Smith, Class of 2021,
Anna Knickell, Class of 2023,
and Millie Castoldi, Class of 2023.

This month, Lakehill senior Sarah Smith was recognized as the robotics STEM hero. What is a STEM hero? The Robotics team creates projects, activities, and educational material to get Lower School students excited about STEM. This past summer, the Lakehill Bionicles robotics team began spotlighting various figures in STEM each week. These influential figures would include doctors, mathematicians, and inventors. Each hero highlighted a different field of work while also showcasing how diverse the people in the STEM world are. 

The idea for STEM heroes originally came from Project Worldwide, an international coalition of over one hundred fifty first robotics teams. Each month, they release a theme to design an outreach project. The theme of September and October was sustainability. While the pieces of the robot often get reused and recycled each year, the materials for the field typically are placed in a storage closet. With sustainability in mind, the robotics team tried figuring out how to dispose of previous years robotics materials. That’s when Sarah went into action! She began turning the Mars Lander from the 2018-2019 Rover Ruckus season into a compost bin. She moved the field piece to her backyard where she disassembled it. Only an hour later, the field piece had been rebuilt into a functional compost bin. It even has handmade air holes. Sarah reaped the benefits of the compost bin almost immediately. Food and paper waste could be tossed into the compost bin instead of the trash. Not only was the robotics team able to recycle the field piece, but it was also remodeled into an environmentally helpful compost bin where it will be enjoyed for years to come.

Congratulations to Lakehill senior Sarah Smith, this week's STEM hero.
Spirit Week
Rescheduled for November 9 - 14
A time-honored Lakehill tradition, Homecoming brings together students, parents and alumni to celebrate their Warrior spirit. The festivities highlight Warrior spirit through athletic events, spirit days, and a virtual community wide pep-rally. It simply wouldn’t be fall at Lakehill without the crowning of a King and Queen. Tune in to our virtual community wide pep-rally to watch the crowning take place!

The highlight of this week is the Homecoming game when the Warriors take on Denton Calvary at the Roger L. Perry Campus on Friday, November 13 at 7:00 pm. Admission is restricted for all events.

Monday, November 9 - Jersey Day
Wear your favorite team's jersey with jeans.

Tuesday, November 10 - Twin Day
Who's your twin? Find a friend or neighbor and disguise yourselves as twins.

Wednesday, November 11 - Pajama Day
Get comfy and cozy in your pajamas!

Thursday, November 12 - Character Day
Choose your favorite book character, TV star, movie star, etc.

Friday, November 13 - Spirit Day
Blue and Green!

Saturday, November 14 - Movie Night at the ESC
Upper School students can come and enjoy a movie from their car at the ESC.
PFC Meeting Time Update
PFC General Meetings are typically held in September, November, February, and May, at 8:15 a.m. In order to accommodate families with morning drop-off, General Meetings will now begin at 8:30 a.m.

Meetings in the fall will be conducted on Zoom. Everyone is welcome to attend! The Executive Committee will meet in October, January, and April, at 2:00 p.m.
Join us tomorrow evening!

While Lakehill’s traditional Alumni Homecoming BBQ is forced to take a year off, we will hold an event open to attendees across the globe!

Virtual Fireside Chat with Mr. Perry moderated by Patti Brooks
Friday, October 30, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Environmental Science Center (via Zoom)

Join us in honoring everyone's favorite Headmaster as he prepares to retire at the end of this school year. Roger Perry joined Lakehill as a coach and member of the faculty in 1975, moving up to Headmaster in 1982. His esteemed Warrior career has encompassed hundreds of amazing graduates, Invention Convention projects, athletic events, and hundreds of thousands of morning handshakes (although he's getting creative this year).
We look forward to “seeing” you there!

Get out your running shoes...
It's almost race week!
Races must be run the week of November

This year, our races will be run virtually and you will log your race times manually on GetMeRegistered.com. To qualify for an award, you must upload an image of your time from your personal fitness tracker (Garmin, FitBit, Strava, etc.). This year the One Mile Fun Run is a timed event. Awards will be given to fastest student (girl and boy) and adult (male and female) in the One Mile Fun Run and 5K Race. For adults, the awards will be determined by age group as usual. $30 per person includes the official TREK t-shirt and Awards Show & Trivia Game.

Varsity Cross Country competes at the TAPPS State Meet on Monday, November 2 at Cottonwood Creek in Waco, Texas.

Girls run at 11:40 am.
Boys run at 12:45 pm.

Go Warriors!
Varsity Volleyball has qualified for the TAPPS State Playoffs.

This Tuesday, November 3, Varsity Volleyball will be hosting Irving The Highlands for Senior Night at 6:00 pm.

Bi-District Playoff Round is next Thursday, November 5th. First serve is set for 6:00 pm.

Admission is restricted. Support the Warrior Volleyball team on our TAPPSTV channel.
Looking Ahead
November 2
Cross Country TAPPS State Championships

November 3
Varsity Volleyball vs Irving The Highlands
Senior Night. First Serve is set for 6:00 pm. Restricted Admission.

November 5
Lower School Admission Preview
Begins at 8:30 am as a Zoom event.
Varsity Volleyball at Denton Calvary
Bi-District Playoffs. 6:00 pm start. Restricted Admission.

November 6
Varsity Football at Irving The Highlands
Kickoff is at 7:30 pm. Restricted Admission

November 9 - 13
Spirit Week

November 10
Middle School Admission Preview
Begins at 8:30 am as a Zoom event.

November 11
Upper School Admission Preview
Begins at 6:30 am as a Zoom event. Register Here

November 13
General PFC Meeting
Begins at 8:30 am as a Zoom event.
Begins at 9:30 am. Live stream on our TAPPSTV Channel.
Varsity Football vs Denton Calvary
Kickoff is at 7:30 pm. Restricted Admission

November 14
Shoreline SpruceUp
White Rock Lake Shoreline SpruceUp - 9:00 am.

November 20
No School
Enjoy our Grandparents Day celebration video beginning Friday, November 20.
Together We Can impact the Lakehill community by supporting the Warrior Fund! Make a one-time or recurring donation today, or pledge to give later in the year.

Thank you to everyone who has already donated or pledged to support the
Warrior experience - you make a difference!
COVID-19: Lakehill Preparatory School
Visit the Lakehill Website to read Lakehill's Plan for Reopening.

Please review our “what if” scenarios regarding notification and returning to school after an illness that may be helpful in clarifying situations we may encounter: COVID-19 What Ifs.
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