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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 3, Issue 3 September 9, 2010
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Friday Night Lights
Spirit, Let's Hear It
Tomorrow Starts Here
Who's New?
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?

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Tailgate Party
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.

Enthusiastic 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.
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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.

Cheer for a DayFourth 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.

Warrior for DayAs 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
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 not impacted."

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."

Cassandra Leach
Who's New?

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 Memorial Academy, a boarding school in Mississippi. She received her B.A. in from Columbia Union College, 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 Education.
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 represents a 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."   

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Sports Snippets
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 opener.

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 Frost.

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.

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.

Cross Country
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
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What's Happening?
September 9
Registration for Middle School Clubs Due!
Clubs begin meeting the week of September 13. Find out more here.

September 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

September 19
Previews College Fair, 1-3 pm, ESD
Lakehill 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 is free. 

September 24
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.