Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly
Volume 11, Issue 14
November 29, 2018
Lakehill Celebrates Grandparents
Lakehill celebrated Grandparents Day on November 18. Always a popular event for students and staff, the activities are scheduled prior to the long Thanksgiving holiday, so that many visiting grandparents from out of town can share in the festivities.
After a delicious breakfast, sponsored by the Parent Faculty Club and chaired by
Jill Powdermaker, visitors moved to the auditorium for a memorable performance.
Student Council Co-Presidents
Tyler McCall and
Ben Gillman welcomed the capacity crowd.
While introducing each class, seventh and eighth grade Drama students shared their favorite memories of their grandparents. The program presented students in kindergarten through fifth grade in their own unique musical tributes. First grade gave a passionate performance of the highly anticipated favorite, "Super Turkey." Middle School Drama students performed a scene from their upcoming production of
Alice @ Wonderland, while Upper School Musical Theater students sang "One Normal Night" from the recently performed musical
The Addams Family.
The morning also featured performances by the Allegro Singers and the Lakehill Chorale. In the always heartwarming finale, children and faculty members performed "Family Tree," a poignant song written especially for Lakehill by Jack Noble White, a celebrated local composer.
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Scholastic Enchanted Forest Book Fair:
Special Event on Thursday, November 29
A special author visit will be held on Thursday, November 29. Come in your PJs for popcorn and storytime to hear Jaclyn Amend, author of
Goodnight Lakewood. Storytime will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m., with a book signing to follow.
Stock up on new books for the holidays at Lakehill's Scholastic Book Fair which will be held in the Walt and Anne Waldie Library from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through Friday.
A Season of Sharing
The holidays at Lakehill are a special time when we celebrate life's blessings and give thanks for all that we have. It is also a time when we share our good fortune with those who have less.
Community Connections Stocking Stuffers
Community Connections is collecting items to stuff 150 stockings for the senior citizens who will attend the holiday luncheon in December. Donation boxes will be located at all entrances from November 26-30. Stocking stuffer ideas include travel-sized shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, small notepads, pencils/pens, envelopes, puzzle books, little flashlights with batteries, handkerchiefs, tissue, scarves, stamps, lotion, lip balm, nail polish, socks, and combs.
Parade of Gifts
One of the special traditions at the Lakehill Lower School Winter Program is the annual Parade of Gifts. Each student brings a wrapped gift, which will be placed under the tree and later distributed to needy children in the community. Please send a wrapped gift to school no later than Friday, December 4. Please attach the gift tag on
Need a simple way to select a gift? Visit the Book Fair this week and purchase an item for the Parade of Gifts - they will wrap it free of charge and deliver it to the auditorium for the performance.
PASF Tamale Sale
The Pan American Student Forum (PASF) is selling tamales for the holidays to benefit Cystic Fibrosis research. The tamales, made by The Tamale Company, are lard free, gluten free, and MSG free - authentic and delicious! Tamales will arrive frozen and are "boil in the bag" ready. Tamales are $15 per dozen and come in four varieties: Ancho Chili Pork, Chicken Tomatillo, Beef Tenderloin, and Southwest Vegan (Black Bean and Corn).
Order by December 10 for delivery on December 18. Orders may be turned into your child's classroom teacher (Lower School) or to the Front Desk. Checks should be made payable to Lakehill Preparatory School.
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: Greg Gillman
Greg Gillman has attended Lakehill since kindergarten. He participates in Science Club, Debate Club, PASF (Spanish Club), and Ambassadors, and is a member of the National Honor Society and the Varsity Soccer team. Some of his favorite classes have been biology, computer maintenance, and AP Environmental Science.
Greg’s favorite Lakehill trip was his junior year biology trip. He loved collecting marine life from the Gulf of Mexico and hanging out with his friends while there.
Greg has been recognized several times on the Headmaster's Honor Roll, as well as earned the President's Volunteer Service Award four times, and an honorable mention on the National Spanish Exam. He participates in WOO events to help the community, and volunteers as a classroom assistant at Temple Emanu-El Sunday School. In his spare time, he enjoys lifting weights and playing Titanfall 2 on his computer.
Greg has applied to Colorado College, University of Denver, Lehigh University, and Colgate University. He is considering medicine, computer science, and computer engineering as possible majors.
Greg’s advice for younger Lakehill students is, “Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Take risks.” One of his favorite maxims is Wayne Gretzky's “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
Varsity and Middle School Soccer
The Varsity Soccer team kicked-off its season on November 26, with a narrow 3-2 loss at Plano Coram Deo. The Warriors traded chances at goal during the first half. While Coram Deo scored three times, Lakehill was unable to score.
The Warriors dominated the beginning of the second half and
Luka Varnes scored on a pass from
Logan Stout to make it 3-1. The Warriors controlled the final five minutes of the game as Varnes scored again with two minutes left. The Warriors almost tied the game in the final minute on a corner kick, but ran out of time.
Gaige McKnight and
Michael Skellie were solid on defense.
Haley Lopez and
Loveth Heard gave strong performances in the midfield, while
Charlie Leake and
Cade Armstrong were a forceful pair on offense.
Lakehill is at home on November 30, against Southwest Christian. Varsity plays at 6:00 p.m., preceded by the Middle School game at 4:30 p.m.
The Varsity Football team concluded their season with a playoff loss in Houston against Emery Weiner. With only one senior,
Ben Palmer, the Warriors are loaded with young talent who have gained valuable experience this year and are ready for another playoff run next season.
Varsity Boys Basketball
The Varsity Boys Basketball team is on a five-game winning streak. They participated in the Stonegate Christian Classic, losing the first game to Ovilla Christian, then going on a three-game run, defeating The Winston School,43-32; Athens Prep, 45-37; and Dallas Westwood, 51-40, claiming the consolation bracket championship.
, averaging 12 points per game, was named to the All-Tournament team.
On November 19, the Warriors defeated Plano Coram Deo, 61-50. The Warriors were led by
Hamed El-Feky with 14 points and 12 rebounds, and
Nathan Lewis who scored 16. On November 27, the Warriors defeated Dallas International, 68-29.
Ryan Henry had 10 points, eight assists, and eight steals, while freshman
Mitchell Crow, in his high school debut, scored 16 points.
The Warriors will play again on November 30, at home against Waxahachie Prep at 7:30 p.m.
Varsity Girls Basketball
The Varsity Girls Basketball team was defeated by Ursuline Academy, 56 –28. The team bounced back with a victory against Dallas International, 59 –14. The Lady Warriors were led in scoring by
Hayden Yoss with 26 points. Senior
Tyler McCall added 12 points, while
Alanna Stern and
Krista Carlson each scored eight.
Other contributors on defense and rebounding were
Ryan Douglas, and
Maya Ariss. Freshman
Brooklynn Williams has been a valuable contributor off the bench.
The Warriors return to the court on Friday, November 30, at home against Waxahachie Prep.
Middle School Boys Basketball (IAA)
The Middle School Boys combined basketball team
defeated Poetry Christian, 47-23, on November 15.
Jon Paul Maney
led the team, with 17 and 16 points, respectively.
each added six points.
The Middle School Blue team lost to DasCHE on the November 27. Zidan led the team with eight points, and
chipped in four. The team showed continued improvement, with all players contributing.
A combined team takes the court on December 1, in the Waxahachie Tournament.
Middle School Girls Basketball
The Middle School Girls Basketball team defeated DasCHE, 31 - 26, on November 27.
Taylor Lewis led the team with 23 points.
Sarah Ganson scored five points,
Addie Ashford had two, and
Taylor Allen added one. Ganson, Ashford, Allen,
Sofia Bracken, and
Victoria Bell were
outstanding on defense.
Basketball Season Passes
Basketball season passes are now available for $100.
to get your pass! Season passes give the entire family access to all home games.
Make plans to attend the Basketball Tailgate game on
Tuesday, December 4, to celebrate another great basketball season. There will be free hot dogs, thanks to Rudolph’s Market & Sausage Factory. There are four great games, beginning at 4:00 p.m. It's going to be a GREEN OUT, so wear green to support our Warriors! All students in attendance will be entered into a drawing for a Basketball Spirit Pack.
Show Your Warrior Spirit!
The Spirit Shop is open for business, with great new styles and classic favorites so you can show your Warrior spirit! The Spirit Shop is 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.
November 26 - 30
Scholastic Book Fair
Walt and Anne Waldie Library, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Storytime and Book Signing with Jaclyn Amend, author of
Pajamas and Popcorn
Walt and Anne Waldie Library
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - noon
Tribe Meetings, 1:35 - 2:00 p.m.
This Weekend's Best Bet!
Middle School Play,
, 7:00 p.m.
Admission Coffee and Conversation
Main Campus, 8:30 a.m.
Invite your friends to take a look at Lakehill!
Middle and Upper School Winter Concert
Charles Wyly, Jr. Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Join other Lakehill students and families 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.
Lower School Winter Program
Charles Wyly, Jr. Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
This annual event is sponsored by the Senior Class and provides a festive lunch and holiday celebration for many elderly residents of East Dallas and the Lakehill family itself. Students join the visiting senior citizens in a holiday meal along with games and songs to celebrate the season. The regular lunch program is closed for this event; students must either reserve a meal at the luncheon or bring a sack lunch. Lunch is $3 for Lower School students and $5 for Middle School students.
December 24 - January 7
Holiday Break - No School
Lakehill Preparatory School
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Phone: (214) 826-2931