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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 2, Issue 18
January 14, 2010

In This Issue
Awarding Athletes
An Author Among Us
Groovin' in the Garden
Community Spotlight
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?
Lakehill in the News
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Awarding Athletes
Lakehill Athletes Receive All-District Honors
All-district2010footballCoaches from the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) met recently to bestow the coveted honor of All-District teams for Varsity Football.
Six-Man Division I District 2 Football is comprised of four schools, including Lakehill, Greenville Christian School, Heritage Christian Academy, and The Covenant School. Eight Lakehill athletes were recognized with twelve awards. The following Lakehill students were honored:
Second Team All-District - Stephen Thompson
Honorable Mention - Austin Simpson
Second Team All-District - Harrison Boyd
Honorable Mention - Cris McCarty

Second Team All-District - Alex Alfonso
Second Team All-District - Mac Kelly

Second Team All-District - Mac Kelly

Tight Ends:
Honorable Mention - Beau Bunger
Wide Receivers:
First Team All-District - Harrison Boyd

Running Backss:
Honorable Mention - Charles Burch
Spread Backs:
Second Team All-District - Mac Kelly

Special Teams:
Honorable Mention - Mac Kelly

Mac Kelly was also named to the All-District Sportsmanship Team.
Congratulations to these outstanding athletes on their achievements.
An Author Among Us
Margi Evans Shares Original Story
Santa has a problem. His bag of presents has grown so large that there is no room for it - and him - in the sleigh. Ever the problem solver, Santa learns to rely on his friends - Moms and Dads all around the world - to help. Parents begin to help Santa distribute presents on Christmas Eve, often surprising him with their creativity, and the North Pole Parents Network is born.

Margi Evans often shared this story with her own children when they were small and they began asking why there were so many Amazon boxes arriving during the holidays. Now Evans has written down her story and is sharing it with other Lakehill children. On a recent December afternoon, she read the story to Mrs. Brooks' class during their library time. Students shared her enthusiasm, with many deciding it was "their favorite holiday story ever."

Although the story has evolved over the years, Evans says it still makes her happy each time she reads it to children. "I love hearing the children's comments and discovering how they perceive the magic of the holidays," she explains. "My favorite question was 'How does Santa have internet service at the North Pole? Does he have his own server?'"

Evans says she would love to see this story published someday and is thrilled that third grade teacher Jenny Livengood has volunteered to illustrate The North Pole Parents Network. Evans explains, "Jenny's enthusiasm is contagious and I am sure she will capture the cheerful innocence of this story. Even if we aren't able to get this story published, just sharing it with others has been so rewarding."
Groovin' in the Garden
Auction bus logo Lakehill PFC Plans Benefit Auction
It's Auction time.
Can you dig it?

Join the entire Lakehill community for a groovin' good time on March 6, 2010 at the Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park.
Parents should receive an informational packet in the mail soon. Auction chairs Michelle Crow, Tora Greene, and Elizabeth Ferguson say it's not too late to get involved. Contact Michelle Crow to help to make this year's  auction another great success!

Peace, Love, and Lakehill.
Community Spotlight
Sisteens Tickled Pink over Project
pinkforthecure Members of Sisteens, a service organization for Upper School girls, are tickled pink over the results of their recent "Pink for the Cure" service project. By purchasing a pink bracelet for $5, students and faculty earned the right to wear jeans on January 14--as long as they were wearing their pink bracelet.

Sisteens has long supported the efforts of Komen for the Cure. Initially, the group sponsored two or three students or faculty members to run in the October "Race for the Cure" by paying their $35 participation fee. Three years ago, Scout Garnsey entered Upper School with the idea that Sisteens could raise more money for the Foundation by "running" their own campaign at school. With that change, the group went from donating $70-$100 to an average of $1,000 per year. 
Tapping into everyone's love of wearing blue jeans, the group started selling "jeans passes" for a donation of $5 per person. With their jeans, supporters are required to wear the pink item chosen for that year by the Sisteens, ranging from pink pins and ribbons to this year's pink bracelets.
This year's tally is approaching $1100, just topping last-year's then record-breaking $1095. Organizers say the campaign has a real connection for people - so many have a friend or family member who has faced breast cancer. Sponsor Dienna Poll notes the progress that has been made in treating breast cancer and in breast cancer awareness. "We know our donations are working," she explains. 
Members of Sisteens say they are thrilled to increase their donation to Komen for the Cure. Before the final tally is even in, Garnsey is already thinking about next year's effort. And that, explains sponsor Casey Pike, is what Sisteens is all about - allowing young ladies like Scout to take charge of a project and make a difference in the lives of others.
Sports Snippets
Warriors Bring Home District Win
Lakehill's Varsity Boys Basketball team got their first district win on January 12 against Richardson Canyon Creek, defeating the Cougars 54-48.
At times it seemed Canyon Creek, the two-time undefeated State Champions in 11-man football, really wanted to play football on the basketball court. The Warriors kept their composure while still playing hard and physical.
Lakehill displayed true team basketball, offering a balanced attack. Joseph Nall contributed 18 points while Austin Simpson contributed nine points, six rebounds and four blocks. John Godbey and Mac Kelly each put in seven points, followed by Harrison Boyd with six, Blake Bishop with four, and Jimmy LaBrie with three.
Coach Bob Yttredahl summed up the game by saying, "It was the most focused and determined our entire team has been thus far. We are in a very difficult district, so to get a win on the road was huge for us. It was a great basketball environment and I think we may have had more fans there than Canyon Creek. The guys really fed off of our fans' enthusiasm throughout the game."

View the complete Athletic Calendar
What's Happening?
Beginning January 5
Bring your old cell phones for Cells for Soldiers. Get more information here.

January 15

PFC Executive Committee Meeting
1:30 - 3:00pm

January 18
MLK Holiday - no school

January 21
Fourth Grade Fly-Up

January 22
Student Council Hamburger Luncheon

January 23
Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake

February 9, 6:30-7:30 pm
College Night for Sophomores
Mrs. Dondis will discuss PSAT scores as well as introduce topics related to the college process itself.  All sophomores and their parents are encouraged to attend.
Welcome Back to School!