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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 2, Issue 11
November 5, 2009

In This Issue
Frightfully Fun
Run, Rock, and Roll
Classroom Connections
Community Spotlight
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?
Lakehill in the News
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Frightfully Fun
Halloween Carnival a Spooky Success
Lower School goblins showed off their costumes on October 30 during Lakehill's annual Halloween parade. Fourth grade students led the procession down the main hallway and through the building, before proceeding to the gym for the Carnival. Parents, students, and faulty members lined the hallways to enjoy the procession. 

This lively event, a long-standing Lakehill tradition, is planned and executed by parent volunteers from the Parent Faculty Club (PFC). Seventh and eighth grade students organized and developed eight of their own games for the younger students and worked the booths themselves. They also helped with the face painting booth and the haunted house and provided clean up service after the event. "This is a wonderful way for these students to be involved in such an important event for the younger students and to give back to their school. They love taking part," said Middle School Coordinator Kaye Hauschild.

Hundreds of students, family members, faculty, and staff enjoyed this year's event, which included a cake walk, fortune teller, and bounce house, as well as midway games, face painting, and a haunted house. "We had wonderful volunteers and great participation from students, parents, faculty, and staff," said PFC President Michelle Crow. "I especially want to recognize Colleen McCall and Elizabeth Ferguson, who did such a great job organizing the carnival. The gym really was the perfect venue and everyone had a great time."
Run, Rock, and Roll
It's Not Too Late to Trek for Tech!
Run...the race!
Rock...with the live band!
Roll...away on a brand new Trek bicycle!

A brand new, TREK 820 series bicycle is just one of many prizes available in the Trek for Tech raffle. The bicycle includes a free bike fitting, tune-up, and flat repair as well as a 10%-off coupon for Richardson Bike Mart. The bike was donated by Richardson Bike Mart on Garland Road.

For a chance to win this top-of-the-line bike or one of the many other fabulous prizes, purchase raffle tickets during morning carpool and on race day.
Trek for Tech is just two days away but it's not too late to register! Runners can register in person on Saturday beginning at 7:00am.
Classroom Connections
stats.1Students Get the Stats on Soil Samples
Upper School students in Dr. Susie Brigham's Statistics class recently collected soil data from the grounds at the Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center (ESC).

In order to compare the soil near the ESC with that near the football field, the students staked rectangular plots measuring 10 by 20 meters at each location. With TI-84 calculators, the students generated ten random coordinates for each of the two plots, then collected temperatures and soil samples at each of the coordinates. Back at the wet lab in the ESC, the researchers dug through the muddy samples with their bare hands in order to count the number of terrestrial macro invertebrates in each sample.

Although the recent rains made a dirty job even dirtier, the students enjoyed applying their classroom knowledge out in the field. As the next step, students will analyze their data back at the Main Campus.
Community Spotlight
Gimme Shelter
Austin Street.1Lakehill's eighth and eleventh grade classes have partnered with the Austin Street Centre to provide much needed support to Dallas' homeless population.

The basics of the plan were developed during the group's leadership retreat at Group Dynamix. Students have already spent one Saturday afternoon at the shelter, with two more days planned for this semester. They plan to return on November 7 and again on December 5.

During their first visit, students personally distributed the 80 snack bags that they had prepared at school. After visiting with the residents and distributing the much-appreciated snacks, students stayed to facilitate BINGO games for those staying at the shelter. During their December visit, students plan to also distribute items they have collected from Austin Street Centre's wish list.

Junior John Godbey explains that this is a special cause for Lakehill students. "It's important for us to spend our time helping those in our community who are less fortunate," he says. Eighth grader Keith Mitchell agrees. "Times are hard in American right now. It's not surprising that so many people are homeless and need our support. You just never know what could happen to you."

Dallas' homeless population is currently estimated at between 6,000 and 10,000 people. Austin Street Centre offers emergency shelter and related services to the homeless in a compassionate community. The emergency shelter houses 400 men, women, and children each night.
Sports Snippets
Cross Country
Hitting the Streets
Cross Country Team Lakehill's Varsity Cross Country team hit the streets of east Dallas on Sunday, November 1 in the Dallas Running Club's signature event at White Rock Lake.

The team participated in the 5K race. Brooks Vickery placed 5th in the Female 1-16 age group. In the Male 1-16 age group, Joseph Nall placed 2nd, Blake Bishop placed 4th, Davis Clark placed 7th, and Edward Richman placed 10th. Coach Jhoana Cayme also joined the group, placed 13th in her age category while Cross Country Coach Kevin Jennings placed 3rd in his.

Coach Jennings reports that he couldn't be happier with the team's performance. Says Jennings, "They have worked hard to improve all season, and this race was just another example. They'll be participating in the Trek for Tech on Saturday as a team. That will be our last run together until next August."

Other Lakehill students got involved with the half marathon event. Student Ambassadors ran the aid station at Mile 7, passing out water and Gatorade and cheering on the runners. Freshman Carson Underwood ran the half marathon, placing 6th in his age group.

Varsity Football

Final Countdown
The Lakehill Warriors face off Thursday at 4:00pm against the Knights of Dallas' The Covenant School. After a week off, the Warriors are hoping for a victory to catapult them into the playoffs.

View the complete Athletic Calendar here.
What's Happening?
November 6 and 7, 7:00pm
Upper School Play
5 in 10: An Evening of Short Plays
The Upper School Performing Arts Department will present an evening of one-act plays on November 6 and 7 at 7:00 pm. The performance, aptly named 5 in 10: A Night of Short Plays, presents five ten-minute plays, all of which are comedies.  Plays include Playwriting 101: The Rooftop Lesson and Eve and Adam: The Untold Story, both by Rich Orlaff. The third play, Happy Holidays from Anderson, Davis, Seton, and Fenner was written by James Venhaus, a former Lakehill teacher. Rumple Schmumple by Megan Gogerty and Out of Order by Cherie Bennet complete the five. The performance is suitable for Upper School students. The plays feature Upper School drama students Jordan Jacobsen, Harrison Boyd, and Whitney Beckwith and are directed by Elizabeth Schmitt. Get more information here.

November 7
Trek for Tech!
See Trek volunteers in carpool to buy raffle tickets, pick up t-shirts, and turn in equipment donation forms. View the Wish List here. Download a Donation Form here. Check out the race course map here. Registrations will still be accepted on Race Day! Registration begins at 7:00am.

November 7
Senior Pansy Sale
Pansies are available for pick up at Trek for Tech!

November 10
8th and 11th Grade Social at Perry Campus
5:30 - 7:30pm
Eighth and eleventh grade students are invited to join Mr. Perry for a fun-filled evening including dinner, games and activities on the field, and cookies by the fire in the Environmental Science Center. ALL 8th and 11th grade students should attend!

November 20
UNICEF collection boxes are due!
The orange UNICEF collection boxes can be turned in at any time to your child's  teacher or class sponsor. All boxes are due by November 20. The grade that raises the most money for UNICEF will receive the Global Citizen Award and a limited edition commemorative pin.
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