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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 2, Issue 9
October 22, 2009

In This Issue
Coming Home
The Write Stuff
Musical Masters
On Your Marks, Get Set...
Community Connections
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?
Lakehill in the News
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Coming Home
Crowd Enjoys Homecoming Festivities
Homecoming Court 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 School.
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 Alfonso; Lauren Rosenthal, escorted by Harrison Boyd; and Kiley Trent, escorted by Mac Kelly.
The Court was 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 Science Center. 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 Science Center.
The Write Stuff
Scout Writing
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.
Upper School:
Scout Garnsey, 11th grade, 1st place
Callie Rhoades, 11th grade, 2nd place
Chaz Seeds, 11th grade, 3rd place

Middle School:

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 on this day. Students were encouraged to write on index cards, which were collected and displayed in an in-school gallery.

Click here to read the submissions from Lakehill's winners.
Musical Masters
Choir WinnersLakehill 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 January 28-30.
On Your Marks, Get Set...
Trek Logo 2009
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 line 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. 
Purchase technology...
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 by 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 registered today!
Community Connections
UNICEF: Making Halloween Count
UNICEF Lakehill students are once again invited to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF to help kids around the world, and Make Halloween Count.

UNICEF provides 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.

While 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 www.unicefusa.org/trickortreat.
Sports Snippets
Varsity Football
Warrior Winning Streak Ends: Playoffs Still within ReachHomecoming.game
Rockwall Heritage Christian Academy ended Lakehill's five-game winning streak at home on Friday night, claiming a 60-15 victory.

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
MS football
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.

Cross Country
November 1
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. The 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.
What's Happening?
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
October 19-29
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.

October 23
Middle School Fall Day Out

October 26
Class Picture Day

October 28
Reception for 7th and 8th grade art students
Barnes and Noble (across from NorthPark Mall), 3:15 - 4:00pm

October 30

Halloween Parade and Carnival, 1:30 - 3:00pm
Lower School 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.  

November 7
Trek for Tech
Leading to success.