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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 3, Issue 1 August 26, 2010
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Welcome Back
Twice Honored
Back-to-School Picnic
Who's New?
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?

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Welcome Back
Letter from the Headmaster

Dear Parents:

As I walk through the halls, I am energized by the enthusiasm of our teachers, the excitement of our students, and the possibilities available to all of us through new and exciting initiatives.

This year we are introducing our Extended School Day for students in grades 5-12 and a Modified Block schedule for those in grades 7-12. This flexibility in our school day enables us to expand our curriculum, adding more depth and breadth to every child's studies. It also allows us to take full advantage of the wonderful opportunities available at the Environmental Science Center. A variety of new electives in both Middle and Upper School has created its own sense of excitement.
Lakehill has been honored this summer as a two-time Dallas Award winner, a founding member of the Green Ribbon Schools program, and a TXU Solar Academy. New technology is available is every classroom and teachers are empowered to utilize it to enhance the opportunities for their students. I applaud our faculty for the energy they have shown in embracing these new programs and technologies as tools for 21st century teaching and learning.
Our faculty members continue to set the standard with their experience and innovative teaching. We welcomed seven new faculty members this year and look forward to introducing them to you.

We are continually grateful for the generous gifts from the Parent Faculty Club (PFC). The gifts range from new and improved technology to a generous contribution to the endowment fund. Thank you to the many parents who give so generously of their time, energy, and financial resources. All gifts, regardless of size, impact the lives of our students.

I enjoyed seeing so many of you at the Back-to-School Picnic. What a wonderful turnout and a fantastic way to start the new school year. I am looking forward to all the upcoming events that have been planned. Please join us on Friday, September 3 for the Tailgate Party at the Warrior Athletic Complex, followed by our first home football game of the season against Frost High School.

I look forward to seeing you then!
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Dallas Award
Twice Honored
Lakehill Wins 2010 Dallas Award

For the second consecutive year, Lakehill Preparatory School has been selected for the Dallas Award in the Private Elementary and Secondary Schools category by the U.S. Commerce Association.
The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.
Nationwide, only one in 70, or 1.4 percent, of 2010 award recipients qualified as two-time award winners.

Back-to-School Picnic
Fun for All

Students, parents, faculty, and staff gathered on Saturday evening for Lakehill's Back-to-School Picnic. Sponsored by the Parent Faculty Club (PFC), this annual event is a favorite tradition among Lakehill families.

Held on the field adjacent to the school, the picnic was the perfect opportunity for families to reunite for fun and friendship. The newly formed Dad's Club took an active role this year, firing up the grills for a friendly barbecue battle.

The Varsity Cheerleaders kicked off the event with cheers to build school spirit and the Varsity Football and Volleyball teams were introduced. Two water slides provided endless entertainment while those who were more musically inclined performed karaoke for the crowd. Ashley O'Neill, PFC Chairman of the picnic, was extremely pleased with the event. "The picnic was the perfect way to start off a new school year," explained O'Neill. "We had a record-breaking turnout and the Dad's Club really added a lot to the festivities."

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Who's New?

Lakehill Welcomes New Faculty Members

Seven new faculty and staff members joined the Lakehill family this year. One new faculty member will be highlighted each week in upcoming editions of The Warrior Weekly.

Carrie Irwin - Middle School Mathematics
Sheryl Janning - Second Grade
Cassandra Leach - Middle and Upper School French
Rochelle Rasheed- Third Grade
Sophia Smith-Savedoff - Middle School History
Jamie Thorne - Upper School History
Sean Hill
- Middle School Elective, PE
Number One
Sports Snippets
Get That Warrior Spirit!

After six years of playing six-man football, the Lakehill Warriors are making a proud return to eleven-man football.

With a roster of 21 boys, the team claims 15 returning letter men, including five All-District performers. With five seniors and six juniors among the 21, the Warriors are shaping up to be a strong team with excellent leadership.
The team is led this year by captains Stephen Thompson, Brett Trutna, Tyler Wentz, Charles Burch, and Austin Simpson.

The team began practicing in August, including a three-day football camp in Palo Pinto County. Head Coach Chris Peacock and Assistant Coach and Defensive Coordinator Angelo Florez will be joined by Sean Hill, who will be in charge of the offensive and defensive lines.  Fans are invited to catch the Warrior spirit
on September 3 for the Tailgate Party and the Warriors Varsity Football Season Home Opener against Frost High School.

On September 2, join us for the Lady Warriors Volleyball Home Opener and first district match-up against Cambridge.
Boasting 21 girls on this year's JV and Varsity squad, the Lady Warriors have been working hard since starting two-a-day practices on August 2. Led by a strong core group of six returning seniors, the team is off to a strong start with recorded wins against Greenville Christian and a long hard-fought victory against Irving The Highlands. A young, but promising JV squad continues to improve with each practice and each game played.
Varsity Coach Jhoana Cayme says she is beyond excited for this volleyball season. "I think the girls have had a great August and are ready to test out our new district," she explains. "The seniors have really taken ownership of the team. Their leadership helps keep the team strong, goal-oriented, and focused. We have a strong group of juniors who back them up and a lot of potential in the underclassmen. This season will definitely be one to watch."

Support your favorite teams:
Varsity Football schedule
JV and Varsity Volleyball schedule
Varsity Cross Country schedule
What's Happening?
Recycling Bin
The back gate will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30 until 8:30 am to allow parents to drop off items for the recycle bin. The gate will be locked for the remainder of the day.
August 27
Fabulous Fridays
Students and faculty are invited to wear their jeans with a Lakehill shirt and show their Warrior Spirit. Every Friday is jeans day with a Lakehill shirt!

September 1
Lakehill Rocks Wednesday at Paciugo
Stay cool at neighborhood favorite Paciugo on the first Wednesday of each month and help Lakehill earn some cold hard cash. Paciugo will donate 20% of the proceeds back to Lakehill. Be sure to say the magic words, "Lakehill Rocks."

September 1
Lakehill Open House, 7:00 pm
Current Lakehill families are invited to visit with their children's teachers and learn more about the expectations for the coming year. This is a parents-only event.

September 3
Spirit Day and Pep Rally
Don't miss out on the first Pep Rally of the year! Students are invited to join in the fun by wearing their jeans with a Lakehill shirt! The pep rally will be held at 8:55 am. Lakehill's football, volleyball, and cross country teams will be introduced along with "Cheerleader for the Day" Heather Hines and "Warrior for the Day" Mitchell Crow. Heather and Mitchell will both take part in the pep rally and the first half of the football game.

September 3
Tailgate Party and Football Game
Tailgate at 6:30 pm, Kickoff at 7:30 pm. 
The annual Tailgate Party is a favorite tradition at Lakehill. This year's event will be held on Friday evening before Lakehill's football home opener against Frost High School. Join us for fun and games, free food, and fantastic football!. This is the perfect opportunity for families to spend time together and show their school spirit! Go Warriors!

September 11
Shoreline Spruce Up at White Rock Lake , 9:00 - 11:00 am
Join us at Lakehill's adopted shoreline at White Rock Lake to help clean up this neighborhood treasure. Meet at the parking lot at W. Lawther and Chapel Hill. All supplies will be provided and refreshments will be served.

Find out more about Community Service opportunities in August and September.