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Checking It Out
Photo by Ron Gavinski
Admission Previews Put Lakehill on Display
After a strong showing at last weekend's Private School Preview, an event
showcasing top Dallas private schools and boarding schools around the country,
Lakehill's Office of Admission is gearing up for a busy admission season.
Undoubtedly, the best way for prospective families to become acquainted with Lakehill is to visit the campus. To give families an opportunity to spend some
time on campus, Lakehill offers a series of Admission Previews throughout the
The first Preview was held on Thursday, September 23. "We are
really excited about the response we have had to the Admission Previews,"
explains Director of Admission Holly Walker. "If the response we have had thus
far is any indication, we should have a fantastic year."
Previews provide an in-depth overview for parents considering a Lakehill
education for their children. Guests hear from administrators, tour the school
with Student Ambassadors, and see classes in action. Visitors also learn
more about the Warrior Athletic Complex and the Alice and Erle Nye Family
Environmental Science Center.
Walker admits that many parents and students who inquire about Lakehill already have a good impression about the school. "Several prospective families mentioned that they had attended athletic events on our campus and had been impressed with what they saw. It really is true that, in a way,
Lakehill is always on display. We are fortunate to have such wonderful students and parents who act as
ambassadors for our school all the time."
Five more previews are scheduled for the fall: October 5 and 19, November 2 and 16, and December 7. All programs begin at 9:30 a.m. and last approximately two hours. Reservations can be made by calling 214-826-2931, ext. 102 or via email
Lakehill dads will soon be sporting the group's new t-shirt.
Dads' Club Provides Sweat Equity
The Lakehill Dads' Club is gearing up for a busy fall and a variety of initiatives to support Lakehill activities and events.
The group has planned a general meeting for Wednesday, October 6 at 6:30 pm at Snuffer's Restaurant, located at 3526 Greenville Avenue. Agenda items include organizational structure and a plethora of upcoming projects, including set design and
construction for the November production of Brigadoon as well as assistance with the
Lower School Halloween Carnival in October and Trek for Tech in November. The group will also discuss the Club's annual fundraiser.
All dads are encouraged to attend and to get involved with this exciting new group. For more information, contact Rick Currey.
Off and Running|
Winning Design Selected in Trek for Tech T-Shirt Contest
The Trek for Tech Committee recently unveiled the winning design in this
year's Trek for Tech T-Shirt Design and Logo competition.
Congratulations to this year's winner, freshman Brandon Shaw, whose creative design depicts a jogging Warrior. Second place went to Scout Garnsey and Tom Wood received third. Honorable mentions were awarded to Annie Chu, Stephanie Davis, Mckenna Martin, Michaela Rollins, and Lily Turner.
The Committee received a record number of entries this year and they reported difficulty in selecting a winner due
to the high quality of the drawings. The Committee would like to thank all the students who submitted designs.
Race day is set for November 13. Sponsors are still needed - find out more here. Be sure to look for more information next week on registration, the race
raffle, and how to donate to the Trek Wish List.
Faculty Spotlight on Rochelle Rasheed
After many years as a
valued substitute at Lakehill, Rochelle Rasheed has joined the faculty as a
third grade teacher and a welcomed addition to the Lower School team.
Originally from Oakland,
attended San Jose State and earned
a Bachelor of Science degree from Dallas Baptist University.
With more than 10 years in
elementary education, including six years spent at Fellowship Christian Academy in
Dallas, Rasheed is
convinced that helping children reach their full potential is the best part of
Rasheed enjoys spending time with her family and working on a
variety of arts and crafts projects. She serves on the National Board of Women's
Ministries of the Evangelical Covenant Church and is extremely active in her own
church, organizing activities, counseling married couples, and coaching other
women who serve in Women's Ministry positions.
As a teacher and parent
who is committed to making an investment in the lives of young people, Rasheed
has seen first-hand how the friendly atmosphere, the creativity of the staff,
and the partnership of parents enable Lakehill students to thrive. She will
graduate her third daughter from Lakehill this year and says she believes
strongly in Lakehill's dedication to its students and the community.
Photo by Ron Gavinski
Get That Warrior Spirit!
Football The Warriors defeated the Trenton Tigers 48-0 on Friday night. Read more here. Lakehill begins district play on October 8 against Canyon Creek Christian. Cross Country
VolleyballAfter defeating Waco Vanguard in Waco last week, Lakehill fell to defending district
champions Desoto Canterbury on Tuesday. The team plays Fairhill on
Thursday night at 6:00 pm at home. Come out and support the girls as they work to
solidify second place in the district and a spot in the state
playoffs! Read more here.
The Lakehill 6th
grade volleyball team defeated Wesley Prep on Tuesday. They girls take on
neighborhood rival J.L. Long on Tuesday, October 4 at 6:00 pm at home. Check back next week for in-depth
coverage of all our Middle School sports.
The Warriors lace up their running shoes on October 2 at the Carrollton Christian Invitational.
Support your favorite teams:
JV and Varsity Volleyball schedule
Varsity Cross Country schedule
What's Happening?|October 14
The Spirit Shop is Open! New Items Available!
Visit the Spirit Shop and get ready to show your Warrior spirit!
New items for fall have just arrived!
Wednesday morning, 7:30 - 8:15 am
Thursday afternoon, 2:45 - 3:45 pm
Mums the Word
Deadline Extended to October 5 - Last Chance to Order Homecoming Mums and Garters!
Show your school spirit with a homecoming mum or garter. All orders must be received by Tuesday, October 5! Get the Upper School order form or the Middle School order form.
Wrapping Up Sally Foster
Congratulations to the following students for
selling the most Sally Foster in their division: Lower School - Ella Witherite, 3rd grade
Middle School - Audrey Hiltabidle, 7th grade
Upper School - Sarah Baker, 12th grade
Each winner will receive a $100 VISA gift card.
Use your Sally Foster gift cards online at www.sallyfoster.com by October 15 and receive a free roll of wrapping paper! Lakehill will continue to receive credit for any purchase made throughout the school year.
Individual and class pictures will be taken on Thursday, October 7. Boys should wear a dress shirt
and tie (collared shirt for Lower School) and girls should also dress up. There is no need to pre-pay for pictures this year. A brochure with a URL and school code will be passed out at a later date. Parents will be
able order photos online from a variety of poses and
Workin' at the Car Wash
Find out more about fall Community Service opportunities. Get a clean ride while you check on your child's progress! The NHS and PASF are holding a Benefit 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 groups' fund raising efforts for Cystic Fibrosis.
Yearbook Photo of the Month Competition
It's time to start submitting photos to the yearbook for the photo of the
month competition. This is your chance to get your photo and name recognized in
the 2011 yearbook. Contact Ms. Noon
for more information. The deadline for October's competition is Monday, October
November 13 - SAVE THE DATE!
Trek for Tech
Be a Trek sponsor. Find out more here.