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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 2, Issue 12
November 12, 2009

In This Issue
Top Teachers
Fun and Games...the Warrior Way
Running for Funds
Community Spotlight
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?
Lakehill in the News
Quick Links
Lakehill Senior Selected as Good Kid
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Top Teachers
Teacher Awards.1Lakehill Teachers Honored by Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce
The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce honored six east Dallas teachers on Tuesday at their Teacher Awards luncheon. The ceremony took place at Lakehill's Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center.
The Chamber developed the awards program to recognize teachers who have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique, and novel programs that are serving to improve and promote education. The nominees were evaluated on their professional practice, community engagement, leadership in professional development, and attention to diversity. One private and one public school teacher was recognized in each of the elementary, middle, and high school divisions.
Two Lakehill teachers were selected as winners in their respective categories. Heather Hopper was recognized in the Private Elementary School category, while Linda Booth was recognized in the Private Middle School category. Hopper said, "I know that my own teachers would be very proud, not of the prize, but of my teaching and my love for my students.  I will continue to strive even harder to deserve this recognition." Booth said she was humbled by the honor, adding, "None of us teaches to receive an award, and most of us wonder if we ever make a difference in a child's life. We begin each day hoping that something will 'stick' and the students will lead a better life partly because of an example we have set or something we have taught them. This award is a reflection of the community that I teach in and I thank all of my colleagues and administrators."

Headmaster Roger Perry was pleased with the outcome of the event. "It's a wonderful feeling to be able to share our new Environmental Science Center with leaders and educators in the east Dallas community. It made the event even more special to have two of our own teachers recognized for their outstanding accomplishments."
Fun and Games...the Warrior Way
Students Join Mr. Perry for a Cookout
On an balmy Tuesday evening, eighth and eleventh grade students joined Mr. Perry for a Warrior Way social at Perry Campus. Students visited with each other while Mr. Perry fired up the grill. After dinner, teams of students competed in a tower building activity, working together to build the tallest tower while defending it from other teams. The final test was discovering if the tower could stand on its own. Students also engaged in a blindfolded hockey tournament. Student pairs, with one blindfolded and one serving as a guide, competed in a crazy game of hockey, with blindfolded team members learning to trust their other senses and their team mates to help them score. After the fun and games, students joined Mr. Perry, Ms. Gajkowski, administrators, and class sponsors in the Great Hall of the Environmental Science Center for milk and cookies and a "fireside chat" (sans the fire). Mr. Perry praised the students for their work in the community and encouraged them to continue serving as leaders on campus. Students said they enjoyed the event and felt extremely fortunate to be able to spend time in the new facility.
Running for Funds
Trek for Tech a Huge Success
Trek 09 Lakehill put its best foot forward during last weekend's 11th Annual Trek for Tech. Perfect "running weather" added to the appeal of this much-anticipated event. A record number participated in the event to benefit technology enhancements.
The Lower School Choir officially opened the event, followed by the Varsity Cheerleaders who led participants in some pre-race warm-up activities.

The Fun Run kicked off the morning as students, families, and faculty members took to the streets. A large crowd hit the pavement for the 5K chip-timed race that followed the Fun Run. Athletes of all ages raced for the right to claim victory in their particular age group. Younger fans lined the streets as runners approached the finish line. As the racers finished, participants enjoyed food, drinks, and a live performance by Lakehill's own Marsyas Redemption. Band members Alex Gilbert, Hagen Hauschild, Adam Jilek, Austin Simpson, and Spence Sandfield fired up the crowd and delighted fans of all ages.
An awards ceremony followed the performance. All participants received a medal with trophies presented for the 5K. For official race results, click here.

The new course was a big success as was online registration.
Registration for the event increased nearly 20% over last year, with 432 people registered, including 173 Lakehill students! 
The second grade won the Trek Spirit Contest with 72% participation. They will receive a pizza party as a reward for their over-the-top Trek spirit. Third, fourth, and fifth grades were close behind, with each reporting over 50% participation.
The Ellis family took home the top prize in the raffle, winning both ice cream and the Trek Bicycle!
The Trek committee projects that all of the wish list goals for the Environmental Science Center and the Hillside campus will be met. Specific details will be provided in the next PFC General Meeting.

The Trek Committee thanks Dave Burton and Lakewood Orthopedic and Sports Medicine and all of the many volunteers who made this race possible!
Community Spotlight
Charitable Renovation
Family Gateway Lakehill's ninth and twelfth grade students teamed up last weekend to help The Family Gateway, an organization dedicated to serving homeless families with children.

The team painted Family Treasures, the organization's retail store that helps train clients and provides much needed income for the organization's activities. While it was sometimes unclear whether there was more paint on the walls or on the students themselves, the team's efforts made a huge impact on the facility.

After six hours of painting walls, trim, and shelves, the store was truly transformed. Freshmen and seniors agreed that the project helped the two grades bond and gave them a feeling of accomplishment.  "We have waited years for someone to volunteer to help us with this project," explained Store Manager Kenneth Barnett. "These students have no idea what a huge help this is to us. They have left a lasting impression on this community."
Sports Snippets
Warriors Ready to Start Season
Lakehill's Basketball teams are gearing up to start their seasons with a record number of participants. With 20 boys on Varsity and JV, 14 girls on Varsity, and an additional 30 boys and 24 girls signed up for Middle School, this year's teams are Lakehill's largest ever.
Coach Yttredahl reports that the Upper School boys have worked hard over the off-season, with both Varsity and JV playing in the highly competitive, invitation-only Metrocrest league. Over 200 schools, primarily public, played 16 games during May and June. The Warriors also attended a team camp at Oklahoma State University where both the Varsity and JV teams played seven games against teams from around the country.
All of the players have worked extremely hard in the off-season to improve and everyone is excited to get the season started. The Varsity girls scrimmage on Thursday night at 6:00pm at Fairhill while the Varsity and JV boys take to the court on Saturday with scrimmages against A+ Academy at 9:00am (JV) and 10:00am (Varsity). The Middle School teams are on the road at Texoma Christian in non-district play.

Winter Tailgate
Wednesday, November 18 is shaping up to be a big day for Lakehill Basketball. A Varsity Pep Rally is scheduled for 2:55pm. The JV Boys take on Cambridge at 4:00pm followed by the Varsity Girls at 5:30pm. The Winter Tailgate Party begins at 6:00pm followed by the Varsity Boys game at 7:30pm. The Lower School Warriors for a Day, much coveted positions offered annually at Lakehill's Benefit Auction, will be introduced at the Pep rally with the Varsity teams and will have the opportunity to spend some time on the bench before and during the games. This year's Warriors for a Day are Kathryn Mahan and Ben and Greg Gillman.

View the complete Athletic Calendar here.
What's Happening?
November 13
Middle School pep rally
12:20 - 12:35pm

November 14
Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-Up
9:00 - 11:00am
Join us for the one year anniversary of Lakehill's clean up efforts at White Rock Lake. Get more informationhere.

November 17
Admission Preview, 9:30am
Prospective families are invited to learn more about Lakehill. To RSVP, email visit@lakehillprep.org.

November 18
Winter Tailgate, 6:00pm

November 20-22
Upper School Musical, On Broadway
Lakehill's Performing Arts presents an original musical review entitled On Broadway. Mark your calendars for November 20 and 21 at 7:00 pm and November 22 at 2:00 pm for a musical fantasy that truly offers something for everyone. General admission is $5 and Lakehill students are $3. Tickets are available at the door.

The show features over 20 musical numbers centered around three group performances. Medleys from Rogers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Weber, and Hairspray will be supplemented with individual favorites. The show features songs such as "Greased Lightning" from Grease, "Big Spender" from Sweet Charity, and other solos and duets from musicals as diverse as Pippin, A Secret Garden, and Miss Saigon. Don't miss this extravaganza of music and dance that will truly put the spotlight on Lakehill's talented students. Get more information here.

November 20
UNICEF Collection Boxes Due
Students can turn in UNICEF boxes to their classroom teacher or class sponsor. Help us reach our goal of $2,000 for UNICEF!

November 24
Grandparents and Special Friends' Day, 9:30am
Breakfast at 8:30am; Program at 9:30am
Classes dismiss at 11:00am for Thanksgiving Holiday
Lakehill welcomes grandparents, parents, and special friends to the annual Grandparents' Day Celebration on Tuesday, November 24. The celebration begins at 8:30am with a breakfast reception in the cafeteria. The program, which includes performances by various student groups, will begin at 9:30am in the auditorium. School is dismissed at 11:00am and there is no after-school care.

November 25 - 29
Thanksgiving Holiday - no classes.
Classes resume November 30.

November 30
Community Service Project - 9th and 12th grades
People Helping People, 8:30am - 2:30pm

Sisteens Stocking Stuffers
Help Sisteens by providing stocking stuffers for Senior Citizens. Find out more here.
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