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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 2, Issue 4
September 17, 2009

In This Issue
LEEDing to Success
Born to Serve
Going for Gold
Who's New?
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?
Quick Links
Lakehill in the News
Community Partners
Coffee with a Cause
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LEEDing to Success
Nye FamilyDedication Ceremony Held
Lakehill Preparatory School's state-of-the-art LEED Silver Certified Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center officially opened on September 10, 2009 with a Dedication Ceremony at 10:00 am.

Over 500 Lakehill students, teachers, administrators, board members, and special guests attended the event. After a glorious performance of "America the Beautiful" by the Lakehill Choir, sportscaster and Lakehill graduate Gina Miller kicked off the program. Presentations by Headmaster Roger L. Perry and Board Chairman Brent Rosenthal were followed by remarks from Mayor of Dallas Tom Leppert. City Council member Sheffie Kadane helped Mayor Leppert present a proclamation, declaring September 10 as Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center Day in Dallas. After the official dedication by Roger Perry, Erle Nye spoke to the crowd. The entire Nye family was also seated onstage, as well as philanthropist and long-time Lakehill supporter, Charles Wyly.

"This is a wonderful day for Lakehill and a great day for the city of Dallas," said Mayor Leppert. "We celebrate Lakehill's accomplishment, not just for the environmental aspect, but for the future generations of scientists this facility will help produce." "We have wonderful memories of Lakehill," explained Erle Nye, "and we couldn't be more proud to help this dream come true."
Serving Others
President's Service Lakehill Selected  to Recognize Volunteer Service
Lakehill Preparatory School has been approved as an official certifying organization for the President's Volunteer Service Awards. Students who would like to record their hours of service over the course of the year may apply for the award by May 1. Awards will be presented at the spring Awards Programs.
The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President's Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.
Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation, and inspires others to make service a central part of their lives. The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes those who have dedicated themselves to serving others.

Individual Honors (available to ALL students, Lower, Middle, and UpperSchool):
Bronze, 50 hours of service
Silver, 75 hours of service
Gold, 100 hours of service
Recipients Receive:
  • An official President's Volunteer Service Award lapel pin
  • A personalized certificate of achievement
  • A congratulatory letter from the President of the United States
  • A letter from the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation
All Lakehill students are encouraged to participate. Students are responsible for tracking their own hours and getting the required signatures. For more information, click here. To download the tracking form, click here.
Going for Gold
Sarah Baker
Girl Scouts Earn Top Honor
The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas council recently awarded the highest achievement in Girl Scouts, the Gold Award, to two Lakehill Preparatory School juniors.
Sarah Baker and Katherine Crocker, both members of Troop 2891 were notified recently of the honor.

Sarah Baker has been a member of Troop 2891 for 12 years. She has previously earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award and the Girl Scout Silver Award. Sarah has worked diligently for many years on behalf of the Wilkinson Center, a nonprofit poverty intervention agency working in East and Southeast Dallas to assist people in need who desire to break the cycle of poverty.

Sarah's Gold Award Project involved working with the Wilkinson Center's August 14 Back-to-School Rally. The event provided back packs to kids and offered a bounce house for entertainment. This year, Sarah organized and implemented a Health Fair in conjunction with the event, offering blood pressure and blood sugar level readings, consultations on nutrition and dental hygiene, vision screenings, and referrals. She secured all of the health care service providers and recruited volunteers to help with the event.

Katherine CrockerKatherine Crocker has been a member of Troop 2891 for 10 years and has previously earned the Girl Scout Bronze and Silver award and her religious God and Country Award.
Katherine's Gold Award project involved choreographing and directing a four-day dance camp for fifty-five children, many underprivileged and some special needs, representing many different communities across the Metroplex. These children, many who were attending summer camp for the first time, achieved their own personal accomplishments as they learned to dance. They also learned about nutrition and healthy eating habits through the "Fun Food Facts" portion of Katherine's Boogie Down Dance Camp. Katherine also directed a service project that collected 172 pairs of socks for the Captain Hope's Kids organization, a group that assists needy families throughout Dallas County.
Who's New
Cindy McAllisterFaculty Spotlight on Cindy McAllister
Cindy McAllister is Lakehill's Middle School Science teacher, replacing Melissa Carpenter who now serves as the Coordinator for the Environmental Science Center. As a long time substitute teacher at Lakehill, McAllister is no stranger to the many students who already know and love her.

A native Texan, McAllister was born in Sherman and has spent her life in Dallas. She received a Bachelors in Education from Texas Women's University and a Masters in Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. She spent 15 years as a licensed Vocational Nurse at Doctor's Hospital and for private doctors. She has over 20 years of teaching experience in schools in Garland and Richardson.

McAllister has been married for 35 years and has a daughter and a son and two "awesome" twin grandsons who just turned one. McAllister says she loves to cook and enjoys collecting rocks and "wildflowering" in her spare time.

McAllister says she is thrilled to be at Lakehill full time with the wonderful students and staff. She is looking forward to an exciting and busy year with her Middle School science students. 

Sports Snippets
WarriorsWarriors Sear Firebirds, 63-12
Despite ominous weather and a 30-minute game delay, Lakehill took the field last Friday night and promptly lit a fire under the visiting Greenville Phoenix Firebirds, racking up an early lead. Greenville Phoenix fought back, but Lakehill wrapped it up by the half, searing the Firebirds 63-12.

Senior Mac Kelly led the team with 161 yards rushing, followed by senior Harrison Boyd (79 yards) and Charles Burch (55 yards). Harrison Boyd carried the ball for three touchdowns, while Charles Burch carried in two. Mac Kelly lead the team in passing with 89 yards, including two touch down passes to Charles Burch. Burch was the team's top receiver, followed by Beau Bunger and Alex Alfonso. Charles Burch was the team's top scorer for the night, accounting for 24 of the Warriors' 63 points. Harrison Boyd, Mac Kelly, and Jimmy LaBrie added to the total.

The Warriors are now two and one as they head into next week's home game against the Titans of Longview's Trinity School of Texas.

Bump! Set! Spike!
Volley.1On September 15, the JV and Varsity Volleyball teams took on Tyler All Saints in the Lady Warriors' first district games of the season. Both Lakehill teams put up a good fight, but couldn't wrestle a victory from the two-time State runner-up.  Fans packed the bleachers for the special event that marked the christening of the new gym, which was back in full glory after being destroyed in a March fire.  Students rallied to have the largest percentage of their class in attendance, as the winning class would enjoy lunch at the new Environmental Science Center with Mr. Perry and Coach Yttredahl. While second and third grade gave the older students a run for their money, even the eighth graders' 50% attendance was no match for the seniors - who had 100% attendance at the game!

The Varsity team was back at it Wednesday night against Shelton. After being down in the first two games, the Warriors rallied to take the third and fourth. The Lady Warriors fought it out to the bitter end but could not close the deal as Shelton upset the Warriors in the fifth game. The Lady Warriors are back at home on September 22 against Garland.

To find out about upcoming Athletic Events, click here.
What's Happening?
The Spirit Shop is Open!
Wednesday morning, 7:30 - 8:30 am
Thursday afternoon, 2:45 - 3:30 pm

September 20

College Previews, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Lakehill 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 3:00 pm. Over 200 colleges and universities from around the nation will be represented. Admission is free. 

September 23
Math Educational Night, 7:00 - 8:00pm
Parents of students in kindergarten through sixth grade are encouraged to join us for a general overview of the Singapore Math curriculum as well as some ideas on how the curriculum will be implemented.

September 25

PFC General Meeting, 8:15 - 10:00 am
Join 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 served.

September 25
Picture Day!
Picture Day will be Friday, September 25th.  Both individual and class pictures will be taken on this day. Boys will need to wear a dress shirt and tie (collared shirt for Lower School) and girls will also need to dress up. Because Picture Day falls on what is typically "Jeans Day," students are invited to wear their jeans and Lakehill shirts on Thursday the 24th instead.
Forms and payment will be due on Picture Day. Though it is a pre-pay package, you will have the options of scheduling retakes or requesting a full refund once you have received the proofs. If you have not yet gotten an order form, please request one from your teacher, class sponsor, or Ms. Noon.

September 25
Sally Foster sales are due!
Top sellers in Lower, Middle and Upper School receive a $100 Target gift certificate.  Also, 50% of the profits go to our school!

Homecoming Mums
Middle and Upper School students can show their school spirit by ordering a homecoming mum or garter.  Seniors, be sure to order your special mum or garter as a souvenir of your last year at Lakehill. Members of Sisteens will be selling mums and garters at Middle and Upper School lunches beginning Wednesday, September 23.  All orders must be received by Friday, October 9.  Checks should be payable to Lakehill Preparatory School.  If you are unable to place an order during your lunch period, you may send a copy of the order form and your payment to the office.  Please note that mums and garters are not sold to Lower School children. Click here for the order form.

November 7 - SAVE THE DATE!
Trek for Tech

Entries in the T-shirt contest are due September 18!
Welcome Back to School!