Friday Night Lights|
Tailgate Party Brings Fans Together for Food, Fun
Lakehill's annual Tailgate Party, held on Friday
evening before the Warriors' Varsity Football home opener against the Frost
Polar Bears, seemed plucked from the midst of a small Texas town.
Hundreds of fans gathered at the Warrior Athletic Complex to enjoy the
pre-game festivities. Volunteers passed out footballs and hats at the gate,
while children of all ages played catch and rolled in the grass. The Lakehill
Dad's Club fired up the grill to feed the hungry crowd, including the opposing
team's fans. Parents and students filled the stands, while others sat on
blankets and enjoyed picnics on the lawn. Students were invited
onto the field for a throwing competition at half halftime, while raffle prizes were awarded
throughout the game.
fans cheered on their Warriors with heartfelt passion. Although the team
fell short in the end, the pride and optimism of the entire Lakehill family
rivaled that of the best small Texas towns under the Friday night lights.
Spirit, Let's Hear It|
Special Guests Help Pump Up the Crowd
The Warrior spirit was at full throttle on Friday morning at the first Pep Rally of the year. The Varsity cheerleaders pumped up the crowd as the Varsity Football, Volleyball, and Cross
County teams and coaches were introduced. Varsity football
coach Chris Peacock thanked Headmaster Perry and Coach Yttredahl for their support of Lakehill's return to 11-man football, and presented each of them with a signed game ball from the Warriors 33-12 victory last week over Savoy.
Fourth grade student Heather Hines and first grade student Mitchell Crow were special guests at the Pep Rally. Heather, Lakehill's "Cheerleader for
the Day," performed at the Pep Rally as well as at the game Friday night.
As the "Warrior for the Day," Mitchell joined the team for the Pep Rally, where he received his special team
jersey. He also spent some time in the locker room before the game and led the Warriors onto the field.
The opportunity to be
Lakehill's "Cheerleader for a Day" or "Warrior for the Day" is offered to the highest
bidder each year at the Parent Faculty Club Benefit Auction.
Tomorrow Starts Here|
Annual Fund Mobilizes Parents for Largest Effort
in School's History
Families will soon
receive a brochure in the mail, asking them to support Lakehill's Annual Fund.
Reid Parker, Director of Development, explains, "The Annual Fund
is a vital component to the educational experience each child receives at
Lakehill. There is not any area of study or extracurricular activity that is
This year, the Lakehill
Annual Fund is being led by a peer group of parents who are aiming to
achieve the school's highest totals in both total giving and parent
participation. Rick Currey, parent of Becca, '17, and Laura, '14, is
serving as the Lakehill Annual Fund Chair. "Lakehill is a wonderful school with so much to offer," says Currey. "Every dollar raised by the Annual Fund goes back to helping not just my kids,
but every student at Lakehill. We are asking that each family
participate at a level that is appropriate to their circumstances. Gifts of
$25, $50, and $100 are greatly appreciated and go a long way in helping us
achieve our overall goals."
Faculty Spotlight on Cassandra Leach
Cassandra Leach joins the faculty as the Middle and Upper School French teacher. She also teaches Yoga as a popular
Middle School elective.
Leach, originally from Houston, attended high school at Bass
a boarding school in Mississippi. She received her B.A. in from Columbia
a small liberal arts college outside of Washington,
D.C. Originally a music major, Leach was first chair Clarinet in both the Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Her affiliation with the Orchestra afforded her the opportunity to perform frequently at
Carnegie Hall and to play in benefit concerts around the world.
Leach and her husband moved to Dallas
two years ago. She is currently completing two graduate degrees from
the University of North
Texas: a M.A. in French and a M.Ed in Secondary
In her spare time, Leach loves cooking, practicing
yoga, reading, watching golf on TV, and shopping.
She also enjoys spending as much time as possible in France,
studying and experiencing the language and the culture that she loves.
Leach believes that Lakehill
modern interpretation of the old adage, "It takes a village to raise a child." She believes she made her decision to work at Lakehill
before she even stepped foot into the building. "I remember thinking how protected
and supported the school looked," she explained. "I knew that I wanted to be a part of that community."
Get That Warrior Spirit!
It was a tale of two halves on Friday night as the Warriors took on the Frost High School Polar Bears in
Lakehill's season home
The first half was shaky for the Warriors, who turned the
ball over twice and allowed several long runs that set up touchdowns for Frost.
Lakehill turned up the heat and dominated the second half, scoring twice while
holding Frost scoreless. Unfortunately for the Warriors, the 21-0 deficit going
into the second half was too large to overcome, ending in a 21-12 victory for
Lakehill's offense was led by seniors Tyler Wentz and
Charles Burch, with outstanding defensive performances from Stephen Thompson,
Jimmy Labrie, and Cris McCarty. The Warriors are now 1-1 as they head into Friday's home game against Dallas Gateway.Volleyball
The JV team won an
exciting district game last Thursday against Cambridge in two games. The team
was led by sophomores Josee Santiago, Alexis Johnson and Lauren Davenport.
The Varsity girls also
started district play with a win over Cambridge 22-25, 25-20, 25-13
and 25-18. Team leaders were Amanda Boles with 7 kills and 10 aces and Scout
Garnsey with 5 aces and 7 digs. "The
girls did a great job of staying focused after we dropped the first set," explains Varsity Coach Jhoana Cayme. "There
was a good crowd there and that really helped to pick them up when they needed
it. It feels great to get that first district win out of the way." After three days of away games, the girls are back at home at 5 and 6 pm next Thursday against Yavneh.
Lakehill runners performed well in their first Cross Country meet of the season at Carrollton Christian on Saturday. Freshman Emily
Allton placed second overall in the girls' varsity division out
of a field of almost 100 competitors.
Coach Kevin Jennings was extremely pleased with the results and expects the team to only get better as the season progresses. The Warriors are back on the starting line at the Lake
Highlands Invitational on September 18 at Norbuck Park.
Support your favorite teams:
Varsity Football schedule
JV and Varsity Volleyball schedule
Varsity Cross Country schedule
Registration for Middle School Clubs Due!
Clubs begin meeting the week of September 13. Find out more here.
11 - 9/11 National Day of Service
Shoreline Spruce Up at White Rock Lake, 9-11 am
Meet at the
parking lot at W. Lawther and Chapel
Hill to help clean up Lakehill's adopted shoreline at White Rock Lake. All supplies will be provided and refreshments will be served.
September 13 Welcome to Upper School, 6:30 pm, Auditorium
Important information for freshman and their parents
Fair, 1-3 pm, ESD
families are invited to attend College Previews, an annual college fair, on Sunday, September 19 at Episcopal School of Dallas. Over 200
colleges and universities from around the nation will be represented. Admission
Parent Faculty Club (PFC) General Meeting,
8:15-10 am, Cafeteria
Join us for the PFC's first
General Meeting of the school year. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
Find out more about Community Service opportunities in September.