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The Warrior Weekly
Issue: #10 October 30, 2008
In This Issue
Lakehill Kids Take Home Ribbons
Annual Fund Kicks Into High Gear
Where's the Fire?
The Sound of Success
Tech It To The Limit
Who's New
Sports Snippets
Upcoming Events
Lakehill In The News
Quick Links
Lakehill Calendar
Lakehill Home Page
Ren Web
Lunch Menu
Young Talent Shines at The State Fair of Texas
The Creative Arts building at Fair Park is transformed each year into a fabulous showcase of local talent. Ribbon winners in more than 1,000 categories, including canning, quilts, photography, and crafts are artfully displayed in their 1,700 square foot home. This year's display during the State Fair of Texas featured the handiwork of a variety of Lakehill students. While their mediums were different, their creativity and dedication to their craft were universal.

Austin's QuiltLakehill fifth grader Austin Owen spends a month in the summer with his grandmother in Tennessee. His grandmother is a quilter, and over the years she has shared her love of quilting with her grandson. This summer Austin learned to put the fabric together and completed his first quilt, using sports-themed fabrics that he and his grandmother selected together. His parents were so impressed, they submitted the quilt to the State Fair of Texas. Because there was no category for someone as young as ten, Austin was entered in the 12-15 year old category. His hard work paid off, and he receDeclan Devineived a second place showing out of more than 150 conpetitors in his category.

Fourth grade student Declan Devine entered a photograph of a dragonfly and received an honorable mention.  Declan studies insects and takes photographs of them throughout the year.

Jack's TotemJack Judin Beiler, also a fourth grade student at Lakehill, displayed a magnificent totem in the sculpture garden by the lagoon. More than 40 artists' works were scattered throughout the grounds and tended beds.  Sculptures were made of wire, metal, grapevine, copper, mosaic, stone, pottery, glass, wood or bronze and provided an interesting counterpoint to the green spaces in which they sat.
To learn more about the various competitions available at the State Fair of Texas, click here.
Lakehill Aims for New RecordUpper School Commons
Lakehill is currently in the beginning of its most important fundraising activity of the year, the Lakehill Annual Fund. The Annual Fund provides unrestricted gifts and allows the school the flexibility to adjust its resources throughout the year as needed. "The school set an ambitious Annual Fund goal for the year and we need everyone's support," said Reid Parker, Director of Development. "Our grandparent giving program and the number of first-time donors have been really strong. We continue to work on increasing our parent participation rate, as we hope to reach 100% participation in some of our classes," added Mr. Parker.

Lakehill, like all other private schools, relies on the generosity of donors to help offset the operational costs that tuition does not cover.  All gifts are 100% tax deductible and many companies match gifts to educational institutions, thus doubling a gift.  Gifts to the Annual Fund support the everyday needs of the students.  From books, CDs, and digital cameras to desktop computers and advanced science equipment, the Annual Fund ensures that the needs of students are met in a timely and efficient manner.  The Annual Fund allows Lakehill to be proactive in providing a unique and dynamic educational experience.

Headmaster Roger Perry added, "For those who have made a gift already, thank you for your support.  For those considering a gift, please know that your contribution is greatly appreciated.  Without the support of our parents, alumni, and friends, Lakehill would not be able to provide our students with the first-class education for which we are known."

The Annual Fund runs throughout the school year, so if you have not yet made your donation, simply click here and make your gift today.

Fire Truck.K Kindergarten Students Receive a Special Visit
A recent visit from the Dallas Fire Department caused squeals of delight as local firemen
blasted their horns and sounded off the sirens for the kids. Getting to walk through the fire truck and seeing the firemen dressed in their full gear was a treat for all involved. The firemen shared important fire safety information with the students, such as the importance of staying low in a room full of smoke and how to call 911 in case of an emergency.
Choir Lakehill Choirs Deliver the Gift of Music
The Lakehill Middle and Upper School Choirs performed Thursday night, October 23, in the Wyly Auditorium for faculty, students, and friends. Under the direction of new choir director Tracy Herron, the concert featured the vocal talents of two Upper School Choirs: the Lakehill Chorale and the Lakehill Singers and the 7th and 8th grade Choir: the Allegro Singers. The groups were accompanied by Linda Booth on piano.

The Lakehill Chorale began the program with "Of the Father's Love Begotten," a 13th century plainsong. They were accompanied by the Allegro Singers on hand chimes. The Allegro Singers then performed "For We Wish You Music" followed by the Chorale Men singing Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven." Next, the Lakehill Singers performed Billy Joel's "And So It Goes" followed by "Three Madrigals" which was performed by the Lakehill Chorale. The concert ended with the Musical Theater Ensemble's spirited performance of "Kids in America," a selection from the upcoming Upper School musical Back to the 80s. A reception in the Commons followed the performance.
tREK 2007 Walkers and Runners Gear Up for 10th Annual Event
Lakehill's 10th annual Trek for Tech will be held on Saturday, November 8.  The 1 mile Fun Run and registered 5K chip-timed race begins and ends at Lakehill's Main Campus, with the course winding through the surrounding neighborhood. The Fun Run will begin at 8:00am and the 5k at 8:30am. An awards ceremony will follow the races at 9:30am. Registration packets went out last week. Look for Trek for Tech volunteers next week in the carpool line to help you register, buy t-shirts, get raffle tickets, and purchase technology. All proceeds from the race will be used for technology enhancements. Last year's event raised in excess of $20,000 for technology purchases.

Faculty Spotlight on Joel CastilloJoel Castillo
Assistant Facilities Manager Joel Castillo is a junior at the University of Texas A&M at Commerce, working towards a Bachelors degree in New Media.

In his spare time, Joel enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, including biking and running at White Rock Lake, and hiking with his brother during visits to Austin. Mr. Castillo is also a big fan of basketball, whether it is watching a game or playing in one.

When possible, he enjoys relaxing and taking it easy. It is during these moments, he says, that he turns to painting. He has been painting murals in his home, in the hopes of one day finding his work all over Dallas. Before coming to Lakehill, Mr. Castillo was an Art Gallery Assistant at El Centro College, responsible for the maintenance of the gallery, security, and the set up of each show. He says it was an experience he enjoyed tremendously.

Mr. Castillo has been at Lakehill for two years, and describes the experience an absolute pleasure. He enjoys the opportunity to work on something new every day, and says the job offers a wide variety of tasks to keep him busy. He is grateful to the faculty and staff who he says have taken him in as one of the Lakehill family. He wants everyone to know that it is a wonderful experience to work at Lakehill and wants to express his thanks to the Lakehill students, families, and staff who have contributed to that experience.
Varsity Football
October 31
Lakehill vs. Universal Academy; 7:00pm
Senior Recognition Night

Varsity Boys' Basketball
November 1
Lakehill at Grapevine Faith; 10:00am

November 8
Lakehill vs. Hampton Prep - 4:30pm (scrimmage)

Varsity Girls' Basketball
November 8
Lakehill vs. Hampton Prep; 3:00pm (scrimmage)
Spirit Shop SalePaige and Brooks.spirit shop
Friday October 31, 7:30-8:15am
Save 10% on Friday at the Spirit Shop. In honor of Senior RecognitionNight, the Spirit Shop will be open Friday morning, with 10% discounts on all purchases. Hours are 7:30 - 8:15am.

Lower School Halloween Carnival
October 31, 1:30-3:00pm
Lower School students will parade through the building at 1:30pm, followed by the Halloween Carnival on the field adjacent to the school.

Admission Preview
November 4; 9:30am
Admission Previews are held at Lakehill's Main Campus and are available to families of students entering kindergarten through Grade 12. To reserve a space, contact the Office of Admission at 214.826.2931, ext. 102 or email [email protected].
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