|"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."|
~ Henry David Thoreau
Lakehill Seniors Earn Scholastic Honors
Five Lakehill seniors were recently recognized for national honors, including four in the National Achievement Scholarship Program and one in the National Hispanic Recognition Program.
The National Achievement Scholarship Program, which recognizes outstanding performance by Black Americans on the PSAT, named Aleyna Mason as a Semifinalist. Aleyna scored in the top one percent of the more than 160,000 students who tested and will have the opportunity to advance in the competition for scholarships to be offered in the spring of 2011. Charles Burch, Manon LaGrange, and Kaitlyn Wilson were selected as Outstanding Participants, scoring in the top three percent.
Stephen Thompson was honored as a 2010-11 National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) Scholar. The NHRP was initiated in 1983 to identify outstanding high school students who are at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino and have achieved outstanding PSAT scores and grade point averages.
To date, 25% of the students in this year's senior class have been recognized as outstanding scholars by the College Board.
Spirit Week Offers Fun for All
It's homecoming week at Lakehill and it seems everyone has caught the Warrior spirit!
Every day this week has been a "Spirit Day" with great participation. On Monday, students and staff donned their cowboy hats and boots for Western Day while crazy socks and hats ruled the school on Tuesday. Wednesday found everyone decked out in neon, while Thursday brought out everyone's inner nerd. On Friday, students are encouraged to participate in Lakehill Spirit Day by wearing their Lakehill T-shirt or school colors. Senior members of the football team tapped the Homecoming Court on Tuesday morning. The Homecoming Court consists of freshman Brianna Jacobson, escorted by freshmen Hudson Trent; sophomore Bailey Ort, escorted by sophomore Cris McCarty; and junior Ruth Godbey, escorted by senior Stephen Thompson.Senior Nominees for Homecoming Queen are:Cally Pope, escorted by junior Austin Simpson; Kara Gamboa, escorted by senior Brett Trutna;Sarah Baker, escorted by senior Charles Burch;
Kathleen Evans, escorted by senior Tyler Wentz; and
Katherine Crocker, escorted by senior John Godbey.
A Homecoming Pep Rally will kick off the festivities on Friday morning at 8:50am in the gym. The Varsity Football game against TCA Waco begins at 7:30pm. The Homecoming Court will be presented and the Homecoming Queen will be crowned at halftime.
As part of the annual Homecoming celebration, the Student Council is hosting a dance on Saturday night, October 23, from 7:30 - 11:00pm in the Great Hall at the Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center. The "Over the Top" themed event is open to all Upper School students and their guests.
Homecoming also brings former students back to campus. An Alumni Dinner will be held at 6:30pm before the game on Friday adjacent to the football field. Robert Wolf, father of Lauren Wolf, class of 1996, will provide dinner from Rudy's Bar-B-Que. Homecoming festivities also include the opening of the Alumni Celebration Garden and the opportunity for alumni to purchase personalized brick pavers that will be featured in the patio area.
|Music to Our Ears|
Lakehill Qualifies 11 for All-Region Choir, Sends Nine to State
Lakehill recently submitted eleven entries in the Texas Private School Music Education Association (TPSMEA) All-State Choir audition process. Over 600 students from more than 90 of the top private schools throughout the state of Texas entered the competition by submitting a CD.
Although it is extremely rare for a school to advance all of their entries to the regional competition, all eleven of Lakehill's entries were selected for the All-Region Choir. The regional results for these outstanding choir members are:
John Godbey, Bass, 3rd chair
Ruth Godbey, Alto, 5th chair
Sydney Harding-Sloan, Alto, 13th chair
Brandon Kinard, Bass, 28th chair
Cally Pope, Soprano, 3rd chair
Austin Simpson, Bass, 14th chair
Chris Smaby, Bass, 4th chair
Arden Stringer, Alto, 3rd chair
Stephen Thompson, Tenor, 17th chair
Jackson Vickery, Bass, 19th chair
Tom Wood, Tenor, 26th chair
These talented Lakehill singers will participate in the Region clinic and concert on January 7-8, 2011.
Nine of the eleven will advance to the state judging on November 6. Those ranked in the top 25 will advance to the All-State round. Judges will select the top 40 from each voice part (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) to make up the All-State Choir.
Seniors Spruce Up
While the rest of Upper School was busy with the PSATs, seniors headed to Perry Campus for a day of work. Clearing trash, chopping limbs, and building a trail were just some of their accomplishments. After a long, hard day's work, the day ended with a tree dedication to the Class of 2011 for future students to enjoy.
| The Warriors finish up a season of personal bests and get ready for Trek for Tech. |
Get That Warrior Spirit!
The Warriors gave it their all at the State Cross Country Meet in Waco on a challenging course. For most, this was their first time on the course, and they approached it well. Read more here.
The volleyball team fell to Longview Trinity on Tuesday in a hard fought game in the state playoffs. Congratulations to the girls and coaches on a fantastic season and for representing Lakehill so well all season. We are proud of you!
The juniors won the class participation contest at Tuesday's game with 60% of their grade in attendance. Seniors were second with 40% of their grade present.
Lakehill Preparatory School suffered a tough road loss at Rockwall Christian Academy on Friday night, falling 40-20.
Homecoming Celebration; Warrior Athletic Complex
Varsity Football at 7:30pm
Cheer on the Warriors as they take on TCA Waco in our annual Homecoming game. Enjoy all the halftime festivities, including the presentation of the Homecoming Court and the crowning of the Homecoming Queen. Bring the whole family!
Varsity Football Schedule
Middle School Football Schedule
October 18 - 22
Homecoming Spirit Week!
Monday - Western Day
Tuesday - Crazy Hat and Socks Day
Wednesday - Neon Day
Thursday - Nerd Day
Friday - Spirit Day
Homecoming Mums will be delivered by Sisteens officers on Friday morning. Sisteens would like to thank all the staff who gave of their time and talents to make this year's Homecoming mums possible: Katie Becker, Mylana Burt, Michael Cummings, Margi Evans, Kaye Hauschild, Jenny Livengood, Elizabeth Schmitt, Carey Shaw, and Sue Stretcher.
Freshman Fly Up
October 18 - November 4
Freshman Fly Up began this week and continues through November 4. Eighth grade students are paired with an Upper School buddy and have the opportunity to experience a day in the life of an Upper School student.
Senior Pansy Sale
Seniors are selling pansies to raise funds for the Holiday Luncheon, an annual event that brings over 150 senior citizens to Lakehill's campus
. Order from any senior. Get more information here
and the order form here
. Ninth Grade Canned Food Drive
The freshmen are collecting canned goods to benefit the Wilkinson Center food pantry. Drop donations in one of the boxes near the main entrance or north entrance.
Fall Deadline for Box Tops for Education
Families are encouraged to drop off their Box Tops for Education by October 22 and to keep saving throughout the year. A spring submission date will be announced at a later date. Look for the pink collection box outside of the school office. For more information, contact Ginny Currey.
Lakehill Homecoming Game vs. TCA Waco, 7:30pm
Alumni Dinner, 6:30pm
October 29 Halloween Parade and Carnival
Homecoming Dance at the ESC, "Over the Top,"
7:30 - 11pm
, 1:30 - 3:00pm
Lower School goblins will show off their costumes during Lakehill's annual Halloween Parade. Kindergarten students will lead the procession down the main hallway and through the building at 1:30pm, before proceeding to the gym for the Carnival. Parents should send costumes to school in a big bag the morning of the Carnival. Students will dress in their classrooms at 1:15pm. (No face make-up or weapons, please). Parents are welcome to attend both the Parade and Carnival.
November 13 - Save the Date!Trek for Tech
The Spirit Shop is Open! Great New Styles!
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