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Admission Previews
The Warrior Way Leadership Program
Trek for Tech Committee Announces Winner
Spanish Class Celebrates at Matt's
Who's New
Sports Snippets
Upcoming Events
 Lakehill In The News
Dallas Opera Chorus Member Joins Lakehill Faculty
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Issue: #5 September 25, 2008
Increased Demand Results in More Offerings Leading to success.
As fall begins, the phone in the Admission Office is ringing with calls from parents interested in enrollment for the 2009-2010 school year. Undoubtedly, the best way for these prospective families to acquire a feel for Lakehill is to visit the campus. To give families an opportunity to spend some time on campus, Admission Previews will be held throughout the fall. "I am excited about the number of preview days we are offering this year," said Director of Admission Susanne Seitz. "In past years, we have had one or two open house events. Because of the increased interest in Lakehill, this year we will offer five previews throughout the fall."

The Admission Previews will provide an in-depth overview for parents considering a Lakehill education for their children. Guests will hear from administrators, tour the school with Student Ambassadors, and see classes in action. Additionally, guests will visit the Roger L. Perry Campus, home of Lakehill's Athletic Complex and the Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center.  Says Seitz, "I am especially happy that the new format for this year's programs will allow us to offer a tour of Perry Campus.  The Campus provides excellent opportunities for our students, and in my mind, it is a must see for prospective families!"  

Admission Previews will be held on October 7, October 21, November 4, November 18, and December 2. All programs begin at 9:30 a.m. and will last approximately 2 hours.  Reservations can be made by calling 214-826-2931, ext. 102 or via email at [email protected]

Classes Join Together for Leadership, Team BuSpider web 9.12ilding,
and Fun

The Warrior Way is Lakehill's new leadership and mentoring program. The goals of the program are to build relationships across grade levels, to promote leadership and team building skills, to allow students to serve as mentors, and to foster school spirit. The program kicked off this week with a activities for students in Grades 7 through 12. Grades have been paired together as teams to participate in a full day of leadership training and team building activities--including low and high ropes courses--at Group Dynamix, the largest indoor team building facility in the world. Each team will also plan a group community service project to be implemented in the fall. Grades 9 and 12 attended on Wednesday, while  Grades 8 and 11 attended on Thursday. Grades 7 and 10 will attend on Friday. Other opportunities for leadership, mentoring, and community service will be provided for students in Grades 5 through 12 throughout the year.
  Winning Design Selected in T-Shirt CoTrek Winnerntest
The Trek for Tech Committee was thrilled to unveil the winning design in this year's Trek for Tech T-Shirt Design and Logo competition. Ninth grade student Michael Gunn submitted the winning entry which will be depicted on the official race T-Shirt and incorporated into all race materials.  The committee is thankful for all the students who took the time to participate in this year's contest.
Spanish I Class A Taste of Mexico in Their Own Backyard
On Tuesday, September 16, the students in Ms. Mayo's and Ms. Wilkin's classes celebrated Mexico's Independence Day at Matt's Rancho Martinez Restaurant in Lakewood. Lakehill parent drivers and the Spanish I students enjoyed a variety of delicious and authentic Mexican dishes outside on the restaurant's patio. Students who attended the luncheon said that they enjoyed learning about the Mexican culture, and that Matt's was a great place to celebrate Mexico's Independence Day. Not only was the food great, but the outdoor atmosphere at Matt's helped create the illusion of making a brief visit to Mexico, at the time of year when Mexican people celebrate their independence from Spain in 1821. 
Faculty Spotlight on Kyle SmithKyle Smith 2
Kyle Smith is Lakehill's new Biology and Environmental Science teacher. He is also a sponsor for the Environmental Club, the National Honor Society, and the ninth grade class. Mr. Smith attended Schreiner University on a soccer scholarship and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  He has done graduate studies at St. Edward's University in Austin and Towson University in Baltimore. Mr. Smith worked for several years in the environmental science field before beginning his teaching career in Baltimore and later teaching in Brooklyn. He moved to Dallas this past summer, with his wife Jennifer and 15-month-old son Liam. He is thrilled to be at Lakehill and is excited about the opportunity to teach environmental science and to be involved with plans for the Environmental Science Center. Mr. Smith says that Lakehill is a perfect fit for him. He cites the outstanding students, the strong community, and the family feel of the school as specific reasons for enjoying his new Lakehill home.
Varsity FootballWinston Game
The Warriors' winning streak continued as they beat Winston 68-22 in 3 � quarters last Friday at Perry Field. Up next will be another non-district contest at Duncanville Christway at 2pm on Saturday.

Middle School Football
The Warriors next game will be on Homecoming against Tyler Street at 5:00 pm at RLP.

Varsity Cross Country
Lakehill competed last Saturday in the Lake Highlands Invitational and will compete this Saturday at Harvest Christian.

JV and Varsity Volleyball
September 27: Lakehill Varsity vs. Dallas Lutheran; 6:00pm
September 30: Lakehill vs. Tyler All Saints; JV at 5:00pm; Varsity at 6:00pm
October 2: Lakehill at Brook Hill; JV at 5:00pm; Varsity at 6:00pm

Middle School Volleyball

September 29: Lakehill at Dallas Covenant; 4:30pm
October 1: Lakehill at Zion Lutheran; 5:oopm
October 2: Lakehill at Rockwall Heritage; 4:30pm
Support the Annual Fund
Families are encouraged to support this year's Annual Fund.  Gifts to the annual fund support the everyday needs of students. From books, CDs, and digital cameras to desktop computers and advanced science equipment, the Annual Fund ensures the needs of students are met in a timely and efficient manner.

Sally Foster Fund Raiser
Sally Foster Gift Wrap and Cookie Dough sales end tomorrow so be sure to turn in all order forms! Just put them in the big white box 
by the office. Look for information on which classes won the pizza 
party and jeans day and which students won the iTunes cards in the coming weeks. And, as always, thanks for supporting Lakehill!

Middle School Fall Social
Friday, September 26; 7:00 - 8:30pm; Lakehill cafeteria

Picture Day
Wednesday, October 1

Homecoming Week
Homecoming activities are planned throughout next week, culminating with Friday's pep rally at 2:45pm and Varsity Football game against Tyler Street at 7:30pm.

Senior Class Bake Sale
The Senior Class will be hosting a bake sale during all lunches on September 30, October 1, and October 2. This is the senior's first fundraiser of the year. Funds raised will help offset the cost of the Holiday Luncheon.

Trek for Tech
Save the Date! Saturday, November 8, 2008. 8:00 am

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