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Support the Annual Fund
the Key to Success
Families will soon receive a brochure in the mail, asking
them to support Lakehill's Annual Fund. Reid Parker,
Director of Development, explains, "The Annual Fund is the most flexible and
immediate source of non-tuition income for our annual operating expenses."
Lakehill, like all other private schools, relies on the
generosity of donors to bridge the gap between tuition revenue and the total
cost of operating the School, a gap of almost $2,500 per student. A strong Annual Fund impacts each student and allows Lakehill to be proactive in
providing a unique and dynamic educational experience.
"Nearly as important as the total amount raised is the participation of
all parents," says Parker. "We ask that each family participate at a
level that is appropriate. Gifts of $25, $50, and $100 are greatly appreciated
and go a long way in helping us achieve our overall goals." Participation, at
any level, demonstrates the strong commitment parents have to the Lakehill
All Lakehill families are invited to celebrate the kick-off of this year's
Annual Fund Campaign on Friday, September 25, at 6:30
pm at the Warrior Athletic Complex. Free food will be served to all
who attend. Guests are invited to stay and cheer on the Lakehill Warriors as
they take on Balch Springs at 7:30 pm.
The Spirit of Six-Man
Football with Fast-Paced Action
football was invented in 1934 by a high school coach from Chester, Nebraska. Four years later, the game made
its way to the Lone Star state. In 1938, only 55 schools participated in
six-man football. Today, the game of six-man football is alive and well in Texas with 235 public and private
Six-man football is played on a field that is 80 yards by 40 yards as opposed
to the 100 yard x 53 yard field used in 11-man football. Instead of the
traditional 10 yards, in six-man football fifteen yards are needed for a first
down and every man on the field is an eligible receiver.
On offense, there are three men on the line. Two of these men can either be
linemen or receivers depending on the offensive set and play. One lineman is
the center who is responsible for snapping the ball into the backfield. What
makes this position exciting in six-man is that the center is also an eligible
Before the ball is rushed past the line of scrimmage, it must exchange
possession in the backfield. This is usually done by the center snapping the
ball to a running back who then tosses it to the quarterback. After the
exchange, the ball can be run or thrown to any of the remaining five players.
A field goal is worth four points, a kicked PAT is two points, and a run/pass
PAT is one point. The "Mercy Rule" stipulates that if at any point
after halftime a team leads by 45 points or more, the game is over.
Six-man football is a fast-paced and exciting game with almost limitless
possibilities on offense. If you have not yet experienced the thrill of six-man
football, join us at the Warrior Athletic Complex on Friday night for the
Warrior's Home Opener against the Gold-Burg Bears.
Nature Exchange Begins Seventh Year
The Nature Exchange program at Lakehill, now in its seventh year, allows students to trade objects they find in nature.
Modeled on the successful program at the Lacerte Family Children's Zoo at the Dallas Zoo, Lakehill's program thrived with their initial support. Lakehill now has its own impressive collection of treasures, including some high-point items such as fossil shark teeth, opals, and a real meteorite. Middle School Science teacher Bryna Thomson, who
runs the exchange, began visiting Lower
School classrooms this week to explain the program. Second through fourth grade classes will trade once a month during
the school day, while Middle School students trade once a month after school.
Students who participate in the Nature Exchange can trade shells, rocks, fossils, pine cones, and many other items from nature. The more students know about their items, the more
points they receive. Students can then use their points to "purchase" other items. Points are awarded based on effort, knowledge, and quality of items. Students are also encouraged to submit drawings, photographs, and journal entries for additional points.
Thomson reminds students to pay attention to the rules of the exchange, such as never collecting items on campus, not trading any items related to birds, and making sure that any bones pass the "smell test."
The Nature Exchange program enables students to
experience and learn about the world around them. The program touches on
numerous branches of science and enables students to develop valuable skills as they sort, identify, and research their natural treasures.
Faculty Spotlight on Jhoana Cayme
Jhoana Cayme is Lakehill's Varsity Volleyball and Varsity Girls' Basketball coach and a physical education teacher.Although this is Cayme's third year to coach at Lakehill, the students and staff are thrilled to have her on campus full-time.
A native of the Dallas
area, Cayme graduated from Lancaster High
School in 2002. An all-around athlete, she excelled in high school volleyball, basketball, and track. Cayme received a volleyball scholarship to the University
of Texas in Brownsville where she played two years before transferring to Texas
University. After a year of playing for TAMIU, Cayme accepted an assistant coaching position there. She graduated from TAMIU in 2007 with a Bachelors
degree in Political Science.
Cayme also manages to find time to coach for the 900 Club Volleyball in
Grapevine. In the Club off-season, she serves as a camp, clinic, and private
lessons instructor. Cayme says she is still active in volleyball, although she has turned her focus to sand
instead of indoor.
Cayme is described by her players as an excellent coach who pushes her team to reach their full potential. The admiration is mutual - Cayme says that what
she enjoys most about Lakehill are the wonderful kids and fantastic staff.
Get that Warrior Spirit!
Join us on September 4 at 6:30 pm for the Tailgate Party and stay for the Warriors Varsity Football Season Home Opener against the Gold-Burg Bears at 7:30 pm.
On September 8, join us for Lady Warriors Varsity Volleyball in their first district game of the season.
To find out about upcoming Athletic Events, click here.
Counseling Meeting for Seniors and Senior Parents, 6:30 - 7:30
Seniors and their
parents are invited to a College Night presentation 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, review Naviance
Family Connection, and provide general information on financial aid and
scholarships. A second meeting has been scheduled for September 17 to discuss
traditional senior year activities such as the Holiday Luncheon, Internships,
Baccalaureate, and Graduation.
Spirit Day and Pep Rally
Don't miss out on the first Pep Rally of the
year! Students are invited to join in the fun by wearing their jeans with a Lakehill shirt! The pep rally will be held at
2:55 pm in the Auditorium. Lakehill's football, volleyball, and cross country teams will be
introduced along with "Cheerleader for the Day" Stella Palmer and "Seventh Man" Ben Palmer. Stella and Ben will both take part in the pep rally and the
first half of the football game.
September 4 Tailgate Party and Football Game
Tailgate at 6:30 pm, Kickoff at 7:30 pm
The annual Tailgate Party is a favorite tradition at
Lakehill. This year's event will be held on Friday evening before Lakehill's
football home opener against the Gold-Burg Bears. Hot dogs and chips will be
served to everyone who attends the game, including the opponent's fans and
players. This is the perfect opportunity for families to spend time together and
show their school spirit! Go Warriors!
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. September 9
Sally Foster Gift Wrap Sale Begins
This year, the top seller in Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School will each receive a $100 Target gift card. More details will be given at Open House.
Shoreline Spruce-Up, Lakehill Family Day, 9:00 - 11:00 am
Join us 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 there.
College Previews, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
families are invited to attend College Previews, an annual college fair, which
will be held at Hockaday on Sunday, September 20 from 1:00 to
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
and log in with your Naviance Family Connection account. 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 through their Naviance account.
Faculty Club (PFC) General Meeting, 8:15 - 10:00
administrators, faculty, and parents for the PFC's first General 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
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