Volume 9, Issue 7
October 6, 2016
Participation Fuels Technology Upgrades
Get ready for Trek for Tech...
We're off and running in the 18th annual Trek for Tech! The 5K race and one-mile Fun Run is a favorite family fall tradition and a great way to support Lakehill.
Race day is set for November 5. It's not too late to sponsor the event - get more information here. But hurry, the sponsorship deadline is October 14.
Take a look at the list of this year's Technology Essentials and
help purchase items
including: new computers for the Writing Lab, and equipment for new classrooms (Mimeo Board equipment, projector, computer, document camera, printer, monitor, speakers).
Buy Raffle Tickets...
There are fantastic raffle prizes this year, including: AirWalk Hoverboard (UL Approved), Tom Tom Spark 3 Cardio Sport 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!
Don't be a couch potato! It's not too late!
Run the race...
Hotcakes with the Headnmaster
Six Groups Reach 100% on North Texas Giving Day
Way to go, Warriors! On September 22, Lakehill Warrior parents, grandparents, alumni, alumni parents, faculty, board members, and friends, joined with the Communities Foundation of Texas to kick off Lakehill's Annual Fund Campaign through North Texas Giving Day.
The results were a new school record of 91% Overall Parent Participation in the Annual Fund campaign resulting in $121,205 in gifts so far!
There were competitions in Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School for grades with the highest parent participation. In Lower School the entire kindergarten, third, and fourth grades reached 100% and will have Treats with Mr. Trout. The sixth grade will enjoy Sundaes with Ms. Hauschild for being the best in Middle School with 93.1%. Upper School students in the ninth grade won Starbucks with Mr. Yttredahl with their perfect 100% mark.
Hotcakes with the Headmaster
All classes with 100% parent participation will be invited to a Hotcakes with the Headmaster
breakfast for students and their parents. Classes that reached 100%, for the first time in school history, and will soon be eating pancakes with Mr. Perry are:
Ms. Shaw's First Grade Class
Ms. Stout's Second Grade Class
The Third Grade
The Fourth Grade
The Ninth Grade
Thanks to everyone for their enthusiasm and generosity.
Warriors Prepare for Homecoming Week
Homecoming Week is set for October 10-15.
During the week-long celebration, e
very day is a
Each day has a different theme - students and faculty members are encouraged to dress up and join in the fun!
Monday - Chill Out Day (wear your comfiest clothes - just don't wear PJs!)
Tuesday - Twin Day
Wednesday - No School
Thursday - Fashion Disaster Day
Friday - Warrior Spirit Day
Add to the excitement Upper School house competitions, a Student Council-sponsored, James Bond-themed, Homecoming Dance, a spirited pep rally for the whole school, and all the food, fun, and football at the Homecoming Game, and this will be a week to remember.
Lakehill families are encouraged to attend the Homecoming Pep Rally on October 14 at 1:40 p.m. in the gym. Then, on
Friday night, alumni are invited for a pre-game Alumni Dinner at 5:30 p.m. on the Alumni Patio at the Warrior Athletic Complex (WAC).
The Middle School team plays Wichita Christian at 5:00 p.m. and the Varsity team takes the field at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy traditional half-time activities with the introduction of the court and crowning of the queen.
Homecoming Spirit Packs
Members of Sisteens are selling
to help students celebrate Homecoming in true Lakehill style! Fans can display their school spirit at both the Homecoming Pep-Rally and the game on October 14.
There are two sizes of spirit packs available for purchase, offering a range of festive accessories. The
is $12 and includes beads, lei, sunglasses, car paint, football, and megaphone, plus a sweet treat. The
small packs (blue or white) are
$5, and contain sunglasses, beads (blue pack) or lei (white pack) and choice of football or megaphone.
Find out more
Spirit Packs will be available for purchase at the main entrance before and after school from October 7-14. All orders placed by October 12 will be delivered on the 12th, and all placed after that date will be available for pickup from Mrs. Davis's room.
Upper School Explores Habitats on Biology Trip
The Lakehill Upper School biology class traveled to Galveston Island September 28-October 2 to dive a little deeper into their studies.
While in Galveston, students had the chance to visit a turtle research facility, explore a salt marsh to collect fish and invertebrates, and kayak through small channels to identify a variety of native plants and animals. They also collected specimens with a trawl net in the deeper water of the Houston Shipping Channel.
The class spent time at Brazos Bend State Park where they observed alligators in their natural habitat. Visits to the Houston Museum of Natural History and the George Observatory expanded their knowledge of paleontology and astronomy. "
The biology trip was fun, action-packed, and wonderfully exhausting," said junior
Steven Murff. "
It was an amazing experience that I won't soon forget."
Update from Headmaster Roger Perry
The Opening Doors Construction Project continues to be on schedule. The metal fencing was completed on Wednesday and the caps for the fence post will be installed on Thursday. The 10 pillars for the new glass corridor that will face the courtyard were drilled and then filled with concrete.
The process of drilling the 21 pillars for the main building will begin
today. The three-story high blocks forming the elevator shaft will emerge from the foundation in the next few days. It will be exiting to see this structure from the parking lot.
Lakehill Welcomes Amanda Rasbury
When new Lakehill teacher
Amanda Rasbury graduated from Lakehill in 2011,
she had no idea she would be returning so soon.
Rasbury teaches half of fifth grade English and all of sixth grade English and Literature. She sponsors the Middle School Debate Club, assists Ms. Riggs with the Middle School Drama Club, and is also one of the sixth grade class sponsors. Rasbury is from Dallas, and attended Lakehill from fifth grade through graduation.
She attended Stephen F. Austin State University, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in English (emphasis on literature) with double minors in classical literature and religious studies. Although this is her first year as a full-time classroom teacher, Rasbury served as a long-term substitute teacher at Stephen F. Austin after her graduation and says she has been "unofficially working in education for most of my life." Since she was nine or ten years old, Rasbury worked as a volunteer for vacation bible school, summer arts camps, and performed other jobs in the capacity of teacher or leader. The opportunity to return to her alma mater was a dream come true. "I always knew that, if I decided to go into teaching, the first place I would apply would be Lakehill because it was exactly the kind of school I wanted to be involved with."
An avid reader, Rasbury says she went into teaching because she has "a love for literature, a love for learning, and a burning desire to share that love with others." She says her most inspirational teaching moment at Lakehill so far was watching her sixth graders get excited about a plot twist in Ruby in the Smoke."The fact that I get to work with kids to help them discover their own passion for learning makes my job truly incredible."
Rasbury says that what she most appreciated about Lakehill as a student was how obvious it was that the teachers loved both their subjects and their students. "In my estimation, that has not changed in the least." She feels that being an alumna of the school has provided her with a unique insight into the Lakehill community. "I feel as though I have a unique connection with the students because I have been exactly where they are now. I also have the rather dubious honor of not being able to have any secrets about my time in high school because most of my former teachers are still here!
"Lakehill is special because it truly is a community," says Rasbury. "It is a place where students can feel comfortable to learn and grow...and even to return to after they graduate!"
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: Griffin Burt
Griffin Burt has attended Lakehill since kindergarten. His favorite class in his senior year is painting. "Mr. Boles has made me into a young Picasso," he elaborated.
Griffin is involved in many sports including football, baseball, basketball, and shot put. He said one of his favorite memories from Lakehill was catching his first high school career pass in his freshman year of football. n Griffin's senior year of football, he wears the number "52" and plays many positions, most often at linebacker or fullback.
A quote that inspires him is by former U.S Navy Seal, Shane Patton: "Anything in life worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards." He hopes these words will inspire younger Warriors.
Griffin plans to study Criminal Justice in college while participating in ROTC. He is applying to Auburn University, the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), Texas A&M, and Texas State.
By Kyeser Hall, ninth grade
Warriors Kick Off Rowing Season, Prepare for Dig Pink
Lakehill rowers with Dallas United Crew and White Rock Rowing competed on October 1-2 at the Head of Oklahoma Regatta on the Oklahoma River.
Forty-six teams from across the United States and Canada put forth 780 entries in the 5,000-meter head races.
Beautiful fall weather made for an exciting regatta and the Lakehill Crew's preparation and hard work paid off.
Men's Youth 8+: Seventh Place -
Men's Youth Lightweight 4+: Sixth Place -
Men's Youth 4x: Twelfth Place -
Men's Youth Lightweight 2x: Seventh Place - Connor Alexander
Men's Youth 1x: Fourteenth Place -
Crew teams will be back on the water on October 8 in Waco at the Head of the Brazos Regatta.
The Middle School seventh grade team lost to First Baptist (25-15; 25-12) while the eighth grade beat Calvary Lutheran (25-20; 25-9). Cecelie Smith-Morris, Marissa Rubio, and Grace Addison offered solid court play with strong serving from Maddie Cerda and Zoe Williams.
Don't miss four great Volleyball games on Thursday, October 6 in Lakehill's annual Dig Pink event. Eighth grade kicks off at 4:00 p.m. followed by seventh grade at 5:00 p.m. The JV team plays at 6:00 p.m., with the Varsity girls taking the court at 7:00 p.m. Wear pink and help Lakehill beat breast cancer!
Dig Pink Volleyball Games
Fair Day - No School
Send us your pictures! Post them on social media. #LPSStateFair
Fun Night on the Field for K-6, Sponsored by the Senior Class
Students in kindergarten through grade 6 will enjoy a movie, pizza, and fun and games at the Warrior Athletic Complex (WAC).
Warrior Outreach Organization (WOO), 10:00 a.m. - noon
All Upper School students are invited to participate in WOO's second service project of the year. Volunteers will help the City of Dallas Graffiti Abatement team to paint over graffiti in West Dallas. Bus transportation will be provided. Meet at Lakehill at 9:15 a.m. We will depart promptly at 9:30 a.m. and return by 12:30 p.m.
Tribe Meetings, 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
Homecoming Pep Rally
1:40 - 2:05 p.m.
End of Term 1 for Upper School
Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Help us keep White Rock Lake Park beautiful! Join other Lakehill students and
to help preserve this neighborhood treasure. We provide all the supplies you need - and breakfast!
Upper School Homecoming Dance
Theme: Bond. James Bond.
8:00 - 11:00 p.m. at the ESC
Doors close at 9:00 p.m. Cost is $40 per couple or $25 for a single ticket.
Deadline to turn in Box Tops!
November 5 - Save the Date!
Trek for Tech
for the one-mile Fun Run and 5K chip-timed event.