October 2, 2008
|HOMECOMING FEVER TAKES HOLD
|Spirit Week Offers Fun For All
Homecoming means Spirit Week at Lakehill and it seems everyone has caught the Warrior spirit. Spirit Week encourages school-wide participation and recognizes each class for their efforts. In Lower School, students received green and blue Mardi Gras beads for showing their spirit. In Middle and Upper school, class secretaries kept track of participation for the class. Homecoming ribbons will be given out on Friday.
Spirit Days have been held every day this week and participation has been fantastic. On Monday, students wore their favorite college wear; on Tuesday, the school was overtaken by pirates; on Wednesday, students enjoyed wearing crazy socks, and on Thursday, Cowboys roamed the range as Lakehill celebrated Western Day. On Friday, students are encouraged to participate in "Color Day" by wearing their Lakehill T-Shirt or school colors. Students who wear Lakehill colors are allowed to wear jeans on Friday.
Upper School classes have been busy decorating different parts of the school throughout the week, while the cheerleaders are making sure the entire school shows its spirit. On Tuesday, Football Players tapped the Homecoming Court.
The Homecoming Court consists of:
Freshman Jordan Jaconson, escorted by Alex Alfonso
Sophomore Kara Gamboa, escorted by Charles Burch
Junior Kiley Trent, escorted by Mac Kelly
Senior Nominees for Homecoming Queen are:
Alina Rich, escorted by Morgan Lineberry
Molly Haynes, escorted by Harrison Boyd
Rachael Mozelewski, escorted by Brennan Cowart
Imani Heard, escorted by David White
Homecoming also brings former students back to campus. Alumni tours will be offered at 2:00pm on Friday, and an Alumni Dinner will be held before the game on Friday. The Class of 1983 will return to campus for their 25 year reunion.
The pep rally begins at 2:45pm on Friday in the Gym. The Middle School Football team will take on Tyler Street at 5:00pm and the Varsity Football game begins at 7:30pm. The Homecoming Court will be presented and the Homecoming Queen will be crowned at halftime.
part of the annual Homecoming celebration, the Student Council is
hosting a dance on Saturday night, October 4th, from 8:30 until
midnight at Suite 200. All Upper School students are welcome
along with their guests.
|SENIORS GET READY FOR A GREAT YEAR
|Class of 2009 Off to a Strong Start |
The seniors are already hard at work planning their final year at Lakehill. Guided by three Senior Sponsors, Mr. Matthews, Mrs. Dondis, and Dr. Brigham, the seniors are off to a terrific start. A new senior bulletin board has been set up outside Mr. Matthews' room, with postings on everything that pertains to seniors. There have been senior parent meetings, class meetings, and visits from college representatives. Heather Dondis remarks, "I have been impressed with how engaged the seniors have been with the college representatives who have visited the school. They have represented Lakehill extremely well."
Senior Class Officers have been elected. Officers for the 2008-2009 school year include: Rachael Mozelewski, President; Laura Domaschk, Vice-President; Aaqila Rasheed, Secretary; Alan Cox, Treasurer; Maya Booker, Parliamentarian; Tyler Redington and Molly Haynes, Student Gocernment Representatives; Imani Heard and Maya Booker, Publicity; and Imani Suber and Charles Sweeney, Community Service.
Seniors, paired with
the freshman class, attended The Warrior Way Leadership Retreat last
week to participate in a variety of leadership and team building
activities. The group also planned a team community service project.
Students will be working with Texas A&M University Galveston to
help provide for families who were devastated by Hurricane Ike.
This week, during Homecoming, the seniors hosted a bake sale on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during all lunches. This is the first fundraiser of the year for the Senior Class. Other fundraisers include a fall Pansy Sale and the annual Senior Garage Sale in the spring. The
money raised from the fundraisers will go toward shirts for the juniors at the Junior Senior Ring Luncheon, food and decorations for the Holiday Luncheon, and other senior projects. The Holiday Luncheon, which be held on December 5, brings over 100 senior citizens from the East Dallas community to Lakehill. This event is a much-anticipated tradition that neighborhood residents look forward to each and every year.
Mr. Matthews says, "This is a super group of kids: conscientious, hardworking, and ready for any
challenge that comes to hand. But there's no need to take the word of a biased
class sponsor. Mrs. Brooks wrote to them recently that the Lower School faculty
'always want [their] efforts to create a strong set of students like you have in
the Class of 2009.'"
A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT
|River Walkway Provides Safe Zone for Walkers
The newly painted River Walkway is designed to provide a "Safe Zone" for walkers. Located along the fence near the Lower School playground, the River Walkway provides a path from the parking lot entrance to the sidewalk. Parent volunteers helped paint the river, and students in Ms. Huitt's 7th and 8th grade art class are currently painting the various fish and sea creatures. Parent volunteers who made this project possible deserve a special thanks. Parents are encouraged not to park on the river to offer walkers a safe pathway through the busy parking lot before and after school.
Faculty Spotlight on Matt Ridewood
Matt Ridewood teaches eighth, ninth, and tenth grade history and is a tenth grade class sponsor. He is the coach for Middle School Football and JV Boys' Basketball, as well as the assistant coach for Varsity Boys' Basketball and Football.
Mr. Ridewood was born in Columbus, Ohio and grew up in San Antonio. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas. He played basketball and football in high school, but now enjoys swimming and kickball.
According to his students, Mr. Ridewood has seen every movie ever made, although he is also an avid reader. Not surprisingly, he is a dedicated fan of the Texas Longhorns, the Dallas Cowboys, and the San Antonio Spurs.
Excited about joining the Lakehill community, Mr. Ridewood is enjoying the opportunity to work with students in grades six through twelve.
|JV and Varsity Volleyball
Lakehill at Brook Hill
JV at 5:00pm; Varsity at 6:00pm
Lakehill vs. Shelton; Varsity at 6:00pm
Lakehill vs. Garland Christian
JV at 1:00pm; Varsity at 2:00pm
Lakehill vs. Canyon Creek
JV at 5:00pm; Varsity at 6:00pm
Middle School Volleyball
Lakehill at Rockwall Heritage; 4:30pm
Lakehill vs. Levine; 4:30pm
Lakehill vs. Prince of Peace; 4:30pm
The Warriors take on Tyler Street this Friday in the Homecoming game; 7:30pm
Lakehill vs. Dallas Covenant; 7:30pm
Middle School Football
The Warriors next game will be on Homecoming against
Street at 5:00 pm.
Lakehill vs. Denton Calvary; 5:30pm
October 3; Perry Field
Middle School Football at 5:00pm; Varsity Football at 7:30pm
Two great games for the entire family! Cheer on the Warriors as they take on Tyler Street in our annual Homecoming game. Enjoy all the halftime festivities, including the presentation of the Homecoming Court and the crowning of the Homecoming Queen. Hot dogs will be available from the concession stand, as well as all the regular goodies! Bring the whole family!
Retail Rebates Put Money in Lakehill's Pockets
Trek for Tech Needs Underwriters!
The PFC Retail Rebates Committee coordinates and publicizes year-round fundraisers with business
partners that have revenue-sharing programs with schools. Lakehill's current partners include General Mills
Box Tops for Education, Target's
Take Charge of Education program, Kroger's
Neighbor to Neighbor Program, Tom Thumb Good
Neighbor Program (code 2080) and our newest venture,neighborhood merchant White Rock Coffee's "Coffee with a Cause."
The Tenth annual Trek for Tech will be held on November 8, 2008. Organizers are hoping to exceed last year's earnings of $25,000, all of which go towards classroom technology enhancements. An event of this type needs support at every level to ensure its success and no help is more valuable than that of the underwriting partners. Underwriter names and/or business logos will be printed on the Trek T-Shirt as well as on the Race Registration Brochure. Help is needed to cover expenses for t-shirts, priniting, racer medals, and race day entertainment.
Underwriting levels are:
Racer: $1000 - 1999
Jogger: $100 - 499
Underwriting will be accepted until October 10th. If you can help, please contact our Trek co-chairs, Tricia Whisnant or Marty Speight.