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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 2, Issue 6
October 1, 2009

In This Issue
The Warrior Way
Peace, Love, and Chicken Wings
Trek Takes on the World
Who's New?
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?
Lakehill in the News
Quick Links
Community Partners
Coffee with a Cause
Coffee with a Cause
Enjoy a cup of Joe and raise funds for Lakehill.
When purchasing a pound of White Rock Coffee, $3 of the sale price goes back to the school. Prices range from $10.95 to $11.95 per bag. Medium roast, dark roast, and Swiss water decaf are offered.

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The Warrior Way
GDX.1 Classes Join Together for Leadership, Team Building, and Fun
The Warrior Way, Lakehill's leadership and mentoring program, is designed to build relationships across grade levels while promoting leadership and team building skills.

The program, now in its second year, got into high gear this week with three days of team building activities for students in Grades 7 through 12. Grades are paired together as teams to participate in a full day of leadership training and team building activities - including low and high ropes - at Group Dynamix, the nation's largest indoor team building facility. Grades 12 and 9 attended on September 29; Grades 11 and 8 attended on September 30; and Grades 10 and 7 attended on October 1.

Each team also planned a group community service project to be implemented in the fall. The 9th and 12th grade students are partnering with People Helping People to provide basic home repairs and yard maintenance to elderly and low income home owners. The team of 8th and 11th grade students are working with Austin Street Shelter, providing meals to the homeless population of Dallas. The 7th and 10th grades have committed to championing the White Rock Lake Shoreline Spruce-Up tradition started last year.

Other opportunities for leadership, mentoring, and community service will be provided throughout the year.
Peace, Love, and Chicken Wings
Peace, Love, and Chicken WingsAnnual Fund Kick-Off Fires Up the Crowd
Lakehill students, families, and friends celebrated the kick-off of this year's Annual Fund Campaign on Friday, September 25 at the Warrior Athletic Complex. Parent volunteers fired up the grills as guests feasted on the free BBQ chicken wings. Full and happy, fans stayed to cheer on the Warriors as they defeated the Balch Springs Crusaders, 78-58, in a high-energy match up.
Trek Logo 2009
Winning Design Selected in T-Shirt Contest
The Trek for Tech Committee recently unveiled the winning design in this year's Trek for Tech T-Shirt Design and Logo competition.

Congratulations to this year's winner, senior Mechelle Gunn! The 2009 design depicts a runner poised to sprint around the world - a world popping with ideas!

There were many fantastic entries this year and the Trek committee wants to thank ALL the students who submitted designs.  Stop by the main hallway to see the all the Trek art.

Race day is set for November 7th. Be sure to look for more information next week on registration, the race raffle, and how to donate to the Trek Wish List.
Who's New?
Jennifer Warder
Faculty Spotlight on Jennifer Warder
Jennifer Warder is Lakehill's new Upper School Math teacher. Warder received a BA in Mathematics from Texas Woman's University and earned her Texas Teaching Certificate. A professional both in and out of the classroom, Warder has combined business and teaching experience of 16 years. Her classroom experience includes teaching math and coaching for Keller ISD as well as teaching in Asheboro, North Carolina.
A custom software designer, Warder has held the position of Business Analyst and Project Manager in several industries and as a consultant. Warder finds many similarities between her professional career and her experiences in the classroom.

An avid reader and traveler who wanted to see the world, Warder spent a year in London working for a start-up company. During her stay in the UK, she was also able to travel to several countries in Europe. Her travels and varied experiences eventually led her to Lakehill.
"When I set foot on the Lakehill campus, I felt immediate peace," Warder explains. " I have never had that feeling during an interview - in education or in the business world." Warder is grateful for the kindness she has experienced during her first few weeks. "There is so much genuine affection and support here," she said. "Most importantly, Lakehill cherishes its students above all else, and this is something that I have not found elsewhere."
Sports Snippets
WarriorsWarriors Crush the Crusaders, 78-58
Lakehill Warriors team captains Mac Kelly and Harrison Boyd have big dreams for their senior year, both for themselves and for their team. Last Friday night, as the Warriors rolled to their fourth straight victory with Kelly and Boyd leading the charge, those dreams started to come true.

Kelly was unstoppable with over 400 yards of offense and eight touchdowns while Boyd racked up more than 200 yards of offense and four touchdowns in the Warriors 78-58 win over Balch Springs Christian. This was an extraordinary performance, even for the fast-moving, high-scoring six-man football Lakehill fans have come to love.

The Warriors are currently 4-1 overall and 4-0 at home. They play host to Health Fulton on Thursday, October 1 at 7:00pm. The Warriors will also celebrate Senior Night, a long-standing Lakehill tradition honoring the team's seniors. Kelly and Boyd will be honored - as seniors and as leaders - and for their contributions to this magical Warriors' season.

Bump! Set! Spike!
The Lady Warriors are coming out of a tough week, with three district matches in six days. The girls are back at it on Thursday at home against Brook Hill, and take on helton on the road on Saturday at 10:00 am.

Senior night is Thursday, October 15th. Senior members of the team will be recognized before the Varsity match.

Varsity Cross Country
Lakehill competes Saturday at Carrollton Christian Academy.

To find out about upcoming Athletic Events,click here.

What's Happening?
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.

Senior Class Pansy Sale
Look for upcoming information on the Senior Class pansy sale! Funds raised will help offset the cost of the Holiday Luncheon.

October 2
Fair Day - no classes

October 7
New Parent Coffee, 8:15 am
New parents are encouraged to join us in the Conference Room to learn more about our fall events, traditions, and ongoing initiatives. Enjoy coffee and conversation and get answers to all your questions! Click here to RSVP by October 5.

Homecoming Mums

Members of Sisteens will be selling mums and garters at Middle and Upper School lunches.  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 lunch, the order form and payment may be turned in to the office.  Please note that mums and garters are not sold to Lower School children. Click here for the order form.

October 10
Shoreline Spruce Up, Lakehill Family Day
9:00 - 11:00 am
It's time again to join Lakehill students and families 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. Refreshments are provided.

October 15
Parent-Teacher Conferences - no classes
Parents may call to schedule appointments with Middle School and Upper School teachers on October 8, 9, 12, and 13 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Please call Mrs. Kidder at ext. 100 to select your conference times. No appointments will be made before or after those days. An email will be sent to further detail the scheduling procedure.

October 21
Parent Open House at the Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Visit Lakehill's new LEED Silver certified, state-of-the-art facility in this "come and go" event. Tours will be offered at 10:15, 10:45, and 11:15 am.

November 7 - SAVE THE DATE!

Trek for Tech

Leading to success.