| "Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open."|
~ Alexander Graham Bell
National Merit Scholars Announced
School is proud to announce the National Merit Scholars for the Class of 2011. Five seniors have been awarded this distinguished honor, including National Merit Semifinalists Sarah Baker, John
Godbey, and Aleyna Mason. Chris Smaby and Stephen Thompson have been recognized as Commended Students.
More than 1.5 million juniors in nearly 22,000 high schools
entered the 2011 National Merit Program by taking the 2009 Preliminary SAT/National
Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT), which served as an initial screen of
The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, which represents less
than one percent of U.S.
high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. Nationwide, there are approximately 16,000 semifinalists.
These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue
in the competition for some 8,400 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for
their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five
percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered.
"As demonstrated by their outstanding performance in our highly
competitive program, these young men and women represent
some of the most academically talented students in our country," commented a spokesperson for NMSC.
"This is an exceptional achievement for our students,
and it will provide many opportunities for them in the future," said
Headmaster Roger Perry. "We join our
teachers and proud parents in congratulating these outstanding students for
earning this highly esteemed academic honor."
Grant Provides New Books for Library
Lower School librarian Casey Pike
keeps a running wish list of books she would love to have in the
library. News of a recent gift from the Powell Foundation for the Lower School library meant that one of those wishes could come true.
was such a wonderful surprise to learn that a gift of this magnitude had been
made to our Lower School library," explains Pike. "I immediately knew how to spend it."
Each year, fourth grade students create a state
notebook and it is essential for them to have several resources to successfully
complete their reports. "A complete set of state books has been on my wish list for a long time," says Pike. She explained that the Powell Foundation's generous gift allowed Lakehill to purchase a set of
World Almanac state books, fifty-one in all. "These books will be used by all the Lower School grade levels and will be a great
resource for years to come."
the second year that Lakehill has received funding from the Powell Foundation. Last year's grant provided science equipment for the Lower School.
Police, Fire Departments Visit Kindergarten
Lakehill's kindergarten classes are getting a better look at those who help keep our community running smoothly. Three members of the Dallas Police Department recently paid a special visit to share important information such as when students should call 911 - as well as when they should not. Clearly the favorite member of the force was "Rosie" the Junior Police Officer, who rode a remote controlled tricycle and taught the kids about bicycle safety. High points for the children included taking turns climbing into the car and
listening to the sirens.
Next to visit Lakehill's youngest students is the Dallas Fire Department. It seems that the noisier, the better, as horns blasting and sirens sounding always bring the best results. Students are looking forward to walking through the fire truck and
seeing the firemen dressed in their full gear, while learning more about fire safety.
Faculty Spotlight on Sean Hill
Lakehill has a new face, both on the gridiron and in the classroom. Sean Hill teaches sixth grade and Upper
School PE, as well as Escape to
Nature, a Middle School elective. He is also an Assistant Coach for both Varsity and Middle School football.
Originally from Paris, Texas,
Hill graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce with a B.S. in
Kinesiology. Before finding his calling in teaching, Hill spent more than four years as a banker and business specialist with Wells Fargo Bank.
Hill's busy coaching and teaching schedule, his commitment to the United States Air Force Reserves, and his role as #1 fan for his son's football and daughter's cheering, don't leave time for much else. An admitted sports junkie, Hill says he happily spends
any free time he does have watching the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, and
Hill appreciates that even though Lakehill is in a big city, it still maintains a small town feel. Hill says he knew
the supportive atmosphere was the perfect place to begin his teaching career
and is grateful for the abundance of opportunity at Lakehill.
Photo by Robert Walton
Get That Warrior Spirit!
Lakehill won on Tuesday over Dallas Covenant in a long five-set match. It was back and
forth all evening with Lakehill winning the first set, Covenant winning the second, Lakehill taking the third and Covenant the 4th. It took an all around team effort
to win the fifth set.Senior co-captain Eleni Wilsmann came through in the fifth set with three of her nine aces to put Lakehill ahead for good.
Lakehill is now 7-2 overall, 3-0 in district, and
currently on a 4-game winning streak. This is the best start the team has had
in 5 years. Lakehill plays Waco Vanguard tonight and is expecting to still be
undefeated going into a match next Tuesday against the defending district
champions, Desoto Canterbury.
The Warriors lost to A+ Academy 9-6 in overtime on Friday night. Read more here. Lakehill takes on Trenton at home on Friday at 7:30pm. Cross Country
Lakehill competed in the Lake Highlands Invitational last weekend, with another strong performance from Emily Allton. The Warriors lace up their running shoes again on October 2 at the Carrollton Christian Invitational.
Support your favorite teams:
Varsity Football schedule
JV and Varsity Volleyball schedule
Varsity Cross Country schedule
What's Happening?|October 14
Parent Faculty Club (PFC) General Meeting,
8:15-10 am, Cafeteria
us for the PFC's first
General Meeting of the school year. Coffee and light refreshments will
be served. Learn more about the great events and activities available
through your PFC!
The Spirit Shop is Open!
Visit the Spirit Shop and get ready to show your Warrior spirit!
Wednesday morning, 7:30 - 8:15 am
Thursday afternoon, 2:45 - 3:45 pm
Mums the Word
New mum designs available for Homecoming 2010!
Middle and Upper School students can show their school spirit by ordering a homecoming mum or garter. Seniors, be sure to order your special mum or garter as a souvenir of your last year at Lakehill. Order forms are now available on the table outside of the main office and forms with payment can be turned in at the office. Checks should be payable to Lakehill Preparatory School. All orders must be received by Thursday, September 30 and late orders will not be accepted. Please note that mums and garters are not sold to Lower School children. Get the Upper School order form or the Middle School order form.
Get a clean ride while you check on your child's progress. The NHS and PASF are holding a car
wash on October 14 during Parent-Teacher Conferences. The Car Wash will be held in the parking lot outside of the Student Commons. Donations are accepted and will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis fund.
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Trek for Tech
Be a Trek sponsor. Find out more here.
Find out more about fall Community Service opportunities.