|Crowd Enjoys Homecoming Festivities
Lakehill celebrated its 37th Homecoming last weekend with
activities and events for students, alumni, and the community. One of the most
anticipated events was the presentation of the Homecoming
Court, nominated by the Varsity football team and the crowning of the Homecoming Queen, elected by the Middle and Upper
The Homecoming Court consisted of freshman Jenna Burch
escorted by Cris McCarty
; sophomore Amanda Boles
escorted by Andrew Shaw
; and junior Cally Pope
, escorted by Brett Trutna
Senior Nominees for Homecoming Queen were Jacy Franklin
escorted by Charles Burch
; Eshe Rasheed
, escorted by Alex
; Lauren Rosenthal
, escorted by Harrison Boyd
; and Kiley Trent
escorted by Mac Kelly
presented at halftime and Kiley Trent was crowned Queen. Imani Heard, 2008 Homecoming
Queen, presented the crown.
Imani, a freshman at SMU, was escorted by
Lakehill Headmaster Roger Perry.
Homecoming also brought former students back to campus. An
Alumni Dinner was held before the game near the Ryrie Signature Tree in the courtyard of the
Alice and Erle
Nye Family Environmental
Lauren Wolf, class of 1996, and her father Robert
Wolf provided dinner from their Rudy's Bar-B-Q.
The final celebration of Homecoming weekend was a dance hosted by the Student
Council on Saturday night. Upper School
students and their guests enjoyed the "Where the Wild Things Are" themed event
at Lakehill's new Alice and Erle
Nye Family Environmental
The Write Stuff
Students Celebrate National Day of Writing
People in every walk of life, in every kind of work, and at
every age write more than ever before for personal, professional, and civic
purposes. From text messages and IMs to the more traditional pen and
paper, writing is essential to our lives.
In honor of the significance of writing in our daily
lives, October 20, 2009
was celebrated as The National Day of Writing.
More than 50 pieces of writing by Lakehill students were
included in an online National Gallery of Writing. Lakehill also announced the winners of its own
National Day of Writing competition. Six winners were recognized on Tuesday and received prizes from the T-Shop.
Scout Garnsey, 11th grade, 1st place
Callie Rhoades, 11th grade, 2nd place
Chaz Seeds, 11th grade, 3rd place
Kelly Werther, 7th grade, 1st place
Tess Schreiber, 5th
grade, 2nd place
Emma Jenevein, 7th grade, 3rd place
Additionally, students at Lakehill took pause on Tuesday to
just write. There were no rules; the objective was just to write something
this day. Students were encouraged to write on index cards, which were
collected and displayed in an in-school gallery.
to read the submissions from Lakehill's winners.
Lakehill Advances Five in All-State Choir Competition
Lakehill recently submitted five entries in the Texas
Private School Music Education Association (TPSMEA) All-State Choir audition
process. Over 600 students from more than 90 private schools throughout the
state of Texas entered the
competition by submitting a CD. Although it is extremely rare for a school to
advance all of their entries to the regional competition, all five of
Lakehill's entries were selected to advance. Recognized students include Alex
Gilbert (12th grade), Hagen
Hauschild (12th grade) John Godbey (11th grade), Arden Stringer (11th grade), and Ruth Godbey (10th grade).
Three hundred entries, divided into four sections (soprano,
alto, tenor, and bass) of 75 each, advanced to the region level. During
each phase of the competition, a panel of five judges evaluates each entry on musicality,
intonation, tonal clarity, diction, and rhythmic precision.
Lakehill's five CDs will be judged again on November 7 in Houston
at the St. Agnes Academy.
Forty from each section will advance to State, making a 160-voice All-State
choir. The choir will perform with the TPSMEA All-State Orchestra, which is
selected in much the same way.
These five talented Lakehill students will participate in
the Region clinic and concert on January
8-9, 2010. Those who advance to State will also participate in the
All-State Choir in San Antonio on
On Your Marks, Get Set...
|It's a Race to the Finish for 11th Annual Trek for Tech
Trek for Tech is just over two weeks away and the race is
really heating up. Look for Trek for Tech volunteers next week in the carpool
to buy t-shirts, get raffle tickets, and purchase technology. All proceeds
from the race will be used for technology enhancements.
Buy Raffle Tickets...
Great raffle prizes this year including iPod Shuffle, Movie Gift Cards, Jewelry
by Maja, a Digital Camera, a T-Shop Basket....and much more! Raffle
tickets are $5 each, or, 5 tickets for $20. You do not have to be present on
race day to win!
Get your commemorative T-shirt...
Every registered participant gets a t-shirt. Even f you can't make to the race,
you can still buy a commemorative t-shirt for $10.
View the Technology Wish List here
. Get the donation form here
Get your I Love Lakehill Chapstick Lanyard...
Back by popular demand! Find out how to get one of these limited edition
chapsticks in carpool!
Register is quick and easy...and all ONLINE! Register here
November 3. Parent Patty Pippen explains, "I loved the online registration
this year. It was so easy!"
Who's going to win the TREK SPIRIT PARTY?
The grade with the
most registered participants wins a party of their choice (pizza or Starbucks).
SECOND grade is currently in the LEAD, but FIFTH grade and EIGHTH grade are "running"
a close second. It's a race to the finish, so show your spirit and get
UNICEF: Making Halloween Count
Lakehill students are once again invited to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
to help kids around the world, and Make
impoverished children and their families with lifesaving medicine, nutrition,
clean water and sanitation, education, and emergency relief. More than 90% of all money donated to UNICEF goes directly to save and
improve children's lives. To date, UNICEF has saved more children's lives than any other humanitarian organization in the world.
UNICEF boxes were sent home this week with children in kindergarten through grade 6. In grades 5 - 12, class sponsors have donation buckets in their classrooms. Lakehill has set a goal of raising $2,000. UNICEF boxes should be returned to school by November 20. The grade that raises the most money will be recognized with the Global Citizen
Award and will be presented with a limited edition commemorative pin.
carrying the orange collection box door-to-door is one of the most popular ways
to contribute, supporters can host Halloween parties, bake sales, car washes,
skip a snack or movie and donate the money, or contribute part of their allowance. The whole family can help as well by donating spare change at the end of
each day into the orange UNICEF box.
For more information, please visit UNICEF's website at
ended Lakehill's five-game winning streak at home on
Friday night, claiming a 60-15 victory.
Streak Ends: Playoffs Still within Reach
The Warriors entered Friday night's
game undefeated at home, but couldn't hang on against the 2008 2A State Finalists.
The Eagles were in top form, taking advantage of several Warrior turnovers.
The Warriors, now 6-2 overall and 0-1 in district standings, are looking for a
win on the road on Saturday as they take on district rival Greenville Christian. When asked about his strategy for getting the Warriors to the playoffs, head coach Chris Peacock explains, "It's
been a great season so far. Our district is the toughest in the entire state.
Playing Greenville Christian and Dallas Covenant on the road won't be easy, but
we've got to find a way to get the job done. Our guys are still very focused
and aware of what's at stake. When we play mistake-free football we are
hard to beat!"
Middle School Football
Strong Offense Delivers Big Numbers
The Middle School Warriors defeated the Rockwall Heritage Eagles 39-6 last
Thursday and are off to a 4-1 start. The team's potent offense - led by Drew Norman and Johnathan Page - continues to put up big numbers, averaging almost 40 points per game. While half of the 24 players are
newcomers, the Warriors returned many starters from last year's team.
Important contributions from the sixth and seventh grades, combined with strong eighth grade leadership, set
the tone for a team that prides itself on character and hard work. The Warriors hope to improve their record to 5-1 as they face
the Greenville Phoenix Firebirds on Thursday at home.
Dallas Running Club Half Marathon/5k at White Rock Lake; 7:00am
Lakehill junior Joseph Nall recently took third place in the Texas Junior Golf Tour (TJGT) Walnut Creek Junior Championship. The tournament was held October 17-18 at the Walnut Creek Country Club in Mansfield.
TJGT aims to prepare junior golfers for national competitions while assisting
and educating members on elite junior golf opportunities to enhance golf and
academic scholarship opportunities.
View the complete Athletic Calendar here.
|Spirit Raffle Winners Selected
Sisteens sold spirit beads during Homecoming Week, giving everyone the opportunity to show their true colors. For every spirit bead necklace purchased, the student's name
was entered in a drawing. One winner from each division received an "I Love
Lakehill" teddy bear from the Spirit Shop. Winners were: Niamh McKinney (Lower
School), Hudson Trent (Middle
School), and Ji Lee (Upper School).
Freshman Fly Up began this week and continues through the end of the month. Nine days have been
dedicated to this annual event, which is a favorite among Lakehill's eighth
grade students. Eighth
grade students are paired with an Upper School buddy and have the
opportunity to experience a day in the life of an Upper School student.
Senior Pansy Sale
Purchase your pansies from any senior. Proceeds help fund the annual Holiday Luncheon service project. See the information and order form here.
Middle School Fall Day Out
October 26Class Picture Day
Reception for 7th and 8th grade art students
Barnes and Noble (across from NorthPark Mall), 3:15 - 4:00pm
Halloween Parade and Carnival, 1:30 - 3:00pm
goblins will show off their costumes during Lakehill's
annual Halloween parade. Fourth grade students will lead the
procession down the main hallway and through the building at 1:30pm, before proceeding outside to the field
for the Carnival. Parents are welcome to attend the parade and Carnival.
Trek for Tech