September 4, 2008
|PEP RALLY SHOWCASES LAKEHILL SPIRIT
|Special Guests Help Get Fans On Their FeetOne did not have to look far to see that school spirit was alive and well at Lakehill on Friday. Faculty, staff, and students, donning their best Hawaiian shirts and leis, went all out for the Lakehill Luau theme. Later, at the first Pep Rally of the year, Lakehill cheerleaders took that spirit to new heights and worked the fans into a frenzy. The Varsity Football and Volleyball teams were recognized at the Pep Rally. Coach Peacock thanked the fans for their support and encouraged everyone to come out for the Tailgate Party and game.
Special guest Tyler McCall, Lakehill's "Cheerleader for the Day," cheered at the Pep Rally as well as at the game Friday night. Her younger brother Matthew was Lakehill's "Seventh Man," giving him a special spot on the team. Matthew joined the team for the pep rally, spent time in the locker room before the game, ran through the spirit banner, and offered encouragement during the game.Tyler and Matthew's mom, Colleen McCall, reported, "Tyler and Matthew had the time of their lives on Friday - they felt like rock stars and could not have been more thrilled at the Pep Rally. The cheerleaders made Tyler truly feel like a member of the squad, and Tyler Redington deserves a medal for his attention to Matthew at the game."
The opportunity to be Lakehill's "Cheerleader for a Day" or "Seventh Man" is sold each year at the PFC Auction. McCall advises, "I encourage all parents to consider buying these items at the auction this year - there is no faster path to Parent of the Year!"
|TAILGATE PARTY DRAWS RECORD CROWDS
|Fans Rally to Show Their Support
The annual Tailgate Party, held on Friday evening before Lakehill's Varsity Football home opener against Greenville Phoenix, was an overwhelming success. A record-breaking crowd descended
on Perry Field to enjoy the pre-game festivities. Volunteers passed out foam footballs to fans at the gate, while Board members cooked hot dogs for the hungry crowd. The Spirit Shop was open, helping fans get just the right gear to show their Warrior spirit. Students gathered on the field for a
competition during halftime, and raffle prizes were awarded
game. Enthusiastic fans stayed until the bitter end, when Greenville squeaked ahead with a 35-34 win. Parents and opponents alike remarked on the amazing school spirit shown by the Lakehill fans.
|SUMMER LEADERS CONFERENCE OFFERS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES
|Lakehill Seventh Grader Gains Hands-On Experience
Lakehill seventh grader Daniel Landers attended the Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC) this summer in Washington,
D.C. Over six days, Daniel
explored the capital region: investigating the leadership throughout our
nation's history, engaging in fast-paced experiential simulations, and
developing his own leadership skills.
The JrNYLC offers
mature, high-achieving middle school students the opportunity to learn about
the characteristics of
leadership and gain a better understanding of what it takes to become an
Each session of JrNYLC is designed to educate, inspire, and motivate students
by giving them the confidence and leadership skills that will take them through
high school and beyond.
Daniel says he returned from the trip feeling more like a leader. He believes he developed the skills necessary to work effectively in a group and to keep a team on the right track. He hopes to be selected to attend a follow-up program next summer in Boston, and possibly an international program when he reaches high school. It seems for this young leader, the sky is the limit.
Faculty Spotlight on Jenny Livengood
Jenny Livengood is Lakehill's new third grade teacher, who will
also be assisting with Varsity and JV Volleyball.
Jenny grew up in Dallas,
graduating from Lake Highlands High
School. She continued her education
at Baylor University where
she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She also
played soccer for the Baylor Women's Club team. Jenny says she has always known
she would be a teacher, following in the footsteps of her parents, both
of whom have taught at St. Mark's School of Texas for
over 35 years.
Jenny joined the faculty of the Greenhill School as
part of the Fellows Program, teaching third grade and coaching JV volleyball. Her
desire to see the
world led her to Thailand, where she spent a year teaching kindergarten through Grade 6 English. She says it
was an incredible experience that she will never forget. After returning to Dallas, Jenny
continued to coach the JV Volleyball team at Greenhill and also taught Pre-K at
Bent Tree School in Plano.
An avid outdoor enthusiast, Jenny enjoys a
variety of sports--including soccer, flag football, softball, kickball,
and volleyball. She also enjoys wakeboarding and snowboarding, depending on the
Jenny says that she has been looking for a school that she considers a perfect fit, and that she has found it in Lakehill. She says she loves the comfortable atmosphere and the incredible faculty, staff, students, and families.
The Varsity Football team played an exciting game against Greenville Phoenix last Friday night in the annual Tailgate Party game. The teams battled back and forth until Greenville scored with eleven seconds left on the clock, resulting in a 35-34 win. The Warriors played with a lot of heart and gave the capacity crowd a glimpse of what is to come with this young team.
Varsity Football at Gold-Burg.
Varsity Football at Heath Fulton.
In a non-district contest, the Lady Warriors Volleyball team beat Tyler Street in an exciting five-game match. Junior setter Eshe Rasheed led the way in the final game with four straight aces to win the match. The Lady Warriors begin district play next Tuesday in Tyler and then return home to play rival Bullard Brook Hill on Thursday.
Varsity volleyball at Tyler.
Lakehill vs. Brook Hill
JV at 5:00 pm; Varsity at 6:00 pm.
|College Counseling Meeting for Seniors and Senior Parents, September 8, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Seniors and their parents are invited to a College Night presentation on Monday,
September 8 from 7:00pm-8:00pm in the auditorium. Heather Dondis, Director of College Placement, will give an
overview of the college process for the fall and spring, talk about upcoming
college visits and college visitors, demonstrate a new college counseling
software program called Naviance Family Connection, and provide general
information on financial aid and scholarships. A second
meeting will be scheduled shortly to discuss traditional senior year activities
such as the Holiday Luncheon, Internships, Baccalaureate, and Graduation.
Lakehill Open House, September 10,
This school-wide event is the perfect forum to learn more about the opportunities and expectations for the coming year. The meeting will begin with a general overview in the auditorium, followed by time with classroom teachers. This is a parents-only event.
Trek for Tech T-Shirt Design Contest, Deadline September 11
students are invited to submit their designs for the Trek for Tech
T-Shirt contest. The winning design will be printed on the Trek for
Tech T-Shirts! The deadline for entries is September 11. Entries should
be placed in the box marked "Trek" outside of the Main Office.
for Tech is one of Lakehill's most important fundraisers, generating
over $20,000 a year for new technology equipment and improvements. The
tenth annual 5 K race and one-mile fun run will be held Saturday,
November 8. This event is a favorite among Lakehill students and
families and is open to the public. Information on registration will be
Parent Faculty Club (PFC) General Meeting, September 19,
8:15 - 10:00 am
Join administrators, faculty, and parents for the first General PFC meeting of this school year. The meeting will highlight plans for the year, and allow members to vote on this year's budget. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. If you have not yet signed up for the PFC, it is not too late to join.
College Previews, September 20, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Lakehill families are invited to attend College
Previews, an annual college fair, which will be held at Greenhill School on Saturday, September 20 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Over 200 colleges and universities from around the nation will be represented. Admission is free.
Several of the same colleges and universities will also
be giving presentations on the Lakehill campus during the month of September. To see
the schedule, please go to https://connection.naviance.com/lakehillprep. Under "Guest Entrance" enter the password "Lakehill." Under the heading "About
College" select "Visit Schedule." This list will be updated continually throughout the fall. To attend a college presentation at Lakehill, students
must sign up in advance with Mrs. Dondis in the College Placement Office.