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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.
|Spirit Week Offers Fun for All
week at Lakehill and it seems everyone has caught the Warrior
Spirit Days have been held every day this week with great participation. On Monday, students and staff flashed back to the '70s for Peace Out Day; on
Tuesday, it was revenge of the nerds; and on Wednesday, everyone wore their
favorite college gear. On Friday, students are encouraged to participate in
blue and green day by wearing their Lakehill T-shirt or school colors. Students and faculty who wear Lakehill colors are allowed to wear
jeans on Friday.
senior football captains Mac Kelly and Harrison Boyd tapped the Homecoming Court. The Homecoming Court consists of freshman Jenna Burch
, escorted by freshmen Cris McCarty
; sophomore Amanda Boles
, escorted by sophomore Andrew Shaw
; and junior Cally Pope
, escorted by junior Brett Trutna
Senior Nominees for Homecoming Queen are:
, escorted by junior Charles Burch
, escorted by sophomore Alex Alfonso
, escorted by senior Harrison Boyd
, escorted by Mac Kelly
The cheerleaders are
making sure the entire school shows its spirit and have decorated the
halls to get everyone ready for Homecoming. The pep rally begins at 2:55pm on Friday in the Gym. The
Middle School Football team will take on Rockwall Heritage at 4:30pm and the Varsity Football game begins at 7:30pm. The Homecoming Court will be presented and the
Homecoming Queen will be crowned at halftime.
Homecoming also brings
former students back to campus. An Alumni Dinner will be
held at 6:30pm before the game on
Friday near the Ryrie Signature Tree in the courtyard of the Alice and
Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center. Robert Wolf, father of
Lauren Wolf, class of 1996, will provide dinner from Rudy's Bar-B-Que.
As part of the annual Homecoming celebration, the Student Council is hosting a
dance on Saturday night, October 17, from 8:30 - 11:30pm in the Great Hall at the Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center. The "Where the Wild
Things Are" themed event will be the first student dance to be held in the new
facility. All Upper School students are welcome along
with their guests. Tickets are $10.
Senior Receives National Merit Commendation
Brennan Tapp has been named a Commended Student in the 2010 National Merit
Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National
Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be
presented by Headmaster Roger
this scholastically talented senior.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for
their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students place among the top five
percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2010 competition by
taking the 2008 Preliminary SAT/National
Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
"Recognition of high-achieving students is essential to advancing
education excellence in our nation," commented a spokesperson for NMSC.
"As demonstrated by their outstanding performance in our highly
competitive program, the young men and women named Commended Students represent
some of the most academically talented students in our country. We sincerely
hope this recognition will enhance their educational opportunities and
encourage them in their pursuit of academic success."
A Voice for Change
Freshman Vocalist Wins Competition
Harding-Sloan, a Lakehill freshman, was the winner of the Texas Music Project's
"Don't Mess with Texas Music" Talent Show on October 10. The Texas
Music Project (TMP), in partnership with Septien Entertainment Group,
Radio Disney, Media Tech Institute, Lone Star Attitude and the City of Grapevine, Texas hosted the annual competition at the Palace
Theater in Grapevine.
As the competition winner,
Sydney will serve as Ambassador for the TMP, a non-profit group working to help strengthen and
restore music education to Texas
schools by raising awareness of the benefits of music education and the related
needs of schools and by providing funding for music education in local schools
Sydney's love for singing began when she was only four
years old and heard singer Charlotte Church's debut on Oprah. She imitated
Church while in the bathtub later that night and as her mother Valerie Harding recalls, "She has been singing ever since."
Influenced by a variety of artists, Sydney says she looks for guidance and inspiration through soul icons such as Stevie Wonder and
Norah Jones and new sensations such as Adele. Sydney's passion for singing is a natural complement to her
interest in the performing arts. She attends the Dallas Summer Musicals Theater
Camp in the summer and is a regular performer in the school's Musical Theater
performances. She is also a member of the Lakehill Preparatory School Choir and
the school's Ensemble Choir.
Sydney discovered her passion
to sing and write music at an early age, but it was only recently that she recorded
her first track. After recording "Melt My Heart to Stone" by Adele with
musician Gerry Moss, Sydney was encouraged to enter the Texas Music Project's annual competition.
Although the humble Sydney seems truly surprised by
her first place finish, she says she
is thrilled to be involved with the Texas Music Project and looks forward to helping
other young artists find their voice and music talent.
For more information on the Texas Music Project, click here
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Students in grades 5 - 12 who have made a difference by
volunteering in their community over the past year could win $1,000 and a
fabulous trip to Washington, D.C.
next May by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Even more
importantly, they could win recognition that might inspire other people to
follow their example.
It's easy to apply:
For more information, please see Ms. Ekstrom. Applications
must be received by November 2, 2009.
spirit.prudential.com or www.principals.org/prudential,
click on the application link, and follow the on-screen instructions. When
asked for the access key, type the word spirit.
you have completed your online application, print it out, sign it, and
have a parent sign it.
your printed application to Ms. Ekstrom. The Awards Committee will then
select a Local Honoree and nominate them for state-level judging.
Volleyball Senior Night
Join us to honor this year's seniors: Jacy Franklin, Kiley Trent, and Eshe Rasheed. JV at 4:00 followed by Varsity at 5:00.
Middle School Playoffs, Parish, 5:30pm
School Volleyball green team, composed of 7th and 8th grade girls,
have been hoping since their narrow defeat by Lutheran on Monday afternoon that
they would qualify for the playoffs. Today, those dreams come true as Lakehill
advances to the Playoffs and takes on #1 seed Parish in an away match today at 5:30pm.
Underwood, Tessa Hornbach, and Alexandra Fincher have
led the green team with strong team work and communication. Power
performances from Maia Heard, Kelly Werther, Katie
Collins, Caroline Boles, and Anastasia Walton, along with solid support from Haley York, Rachel Myers, Sam LaJone, and Sydney Firsching have propelled
the team to wins against Legacy, Covenant, Shelton and Heritage.
Coach Carrie Irwin is impressed with the strides the team
has made this year. By concentrating on serve consistency, back row defense,
and aggressiveness at the net, the team has really shown their strengths and made
tremendous improvements. It is those strengths that the girls will be relying
on today as they try to stay alive in this single-elimination round.
Homecoming Celebration; Warrior Athletic Complex
Middle School Football at 4:30pm; Varsity Football at 7:30pm
great games for the entire family! Cheer on the Warriors as they take
on Rockwall Heritage 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!
Eastern Hills Invitational; 8:30am
Wrapping it Up
Congratulations to the following students for selling the most Sally Foster in their division. The winners are:
School - Ella Witherite
, 2nd grade; Middle School - Brian McCarty
grade; and Upper School - Josee Santiago
, 9th grade. Each of the three winners will win a $100 gift card to Target.Senior Pansy Sale
Seniors are rasing money to support the Holiday Luncheon, an annual event that brings over 150 senior citizens to Lakehill's Campus. See the information and order form here
Freshman Fly Up Kick-off Breakfast
7:45 am - All 8th graders!
Eighth grade students will hear from a varied panel of freshmen explaining many of the opportunities they are enjoying in Upper School at Lakehill.
Admission Preview, 9:30am
Admission Previews are offered to families of students in kindergarten through grade 12. To reserve a space, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty-Senior Volleyball Game; 2:50pm
Grades 5 - 12
Watch the faculty take on the senior class in this exciting fundraising event. Proceeds will be used for the holiday luncheon.
Parent Open House at the Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science
Center, 10:00 - 11:30 am
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
Join us to experience this wonderful facility!
October 26Students do not need to dress up, but should wear regular school clothes
(within dress code). With the exceptions of 5th grade, 7th grade, Ms. Batt's
class and Ms. Shaw's class, everyone will have a brief class portrait taken in
Class Picture Day
Trek for Tech
See the Wish Listhere. Download the donation form here.