|"No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow."|
~ Alice Walker
Crowd Enjoys Festivities Despite Warrior Loss
Lakehill celebrated its 39th Homecoming with activities and events for students, alumni, and the community. One of the most anticipated events was the presentation of the Homecoming Court, nominated by the Varsity football team and the crowning of the Homecoming Queen, elected by Middle and Upper School students.
Senior members of the football team tapped the Homecoming Court on Tuesday morning. The Homecoming Court consisted 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 were 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 kicked off the festivities on Friday morning. The Varsity Football team took on TCA Waco that evening. The Court was presented at halftime and Kara Gamboa was crowned Queen. Kiley Trent, 2009 Homecoming Queen, presented the crown. Kiley, a freshman at TCU, was escorted by Lakehill Headmaster Roger Perry.
Read more here.
|Art from the Heart|
Triangle Rules Take Shape in Lower School Poster Contest
Students in Lakehill's Lower School recently unveiled their artistic entries for the annual Triangle Rules poster contest.
Winners were announced on October 22 in a Lower School Assembly. Assistant Head of School Lara Gajkowski and Lower School Coordinator Patti Brooks presented the awards.
This year's winners were:
Lily Gilbreath, 3rd grade - first place
Isa Bruner, 4th grade - second place
Merritt McCaleb, 3rd grade - third place
Honorable Mention was awarded to Stephanie Davis, 4th grade; Lillian Brown, 4th grade; and Charlotte Brown, 4th grade.
Each fall, students in the second through fourth grades participate in a poster contest to show support for the Lower School Behavior Code. Art teacher Cat Huitt helps students produce their posters during their art classes.
The three rules of the Lower School Behavior Code, known as the Triangle Rules, are based on respect, safety, and providing a welcoming environment to all. The Respect Rule teaches students to respect themselves, their classmates, and their teachers. The Safety Rule instructs students to act in such a way that they do not endanger themselves or others while the Welcome Rule encourages students to include one another in classroom and playground activities. Based on the participation in the assembly and the poster contest, Lower School students clearly understand that the Triangle Rules represent how they want to be treated and how they should treat others in return.
|Keep on Trekkin'|
It's a Race to the Finish for 12th Annual Trek for TechTrek for Tech is just over two weeks away and the race is really heating up. Look for Trek for Tech volunteers next week in the carpool line to buy t-shirts, get raffle tickets, and purchase technology. All proceeds from the race will be used for technology enhancements. Buy Raffle Tickets...There are great raffle prizes this year, including a girl's Ozone 21 speed bike, two Dallas Mavericks Tickets, T Shop gift basket, Spirit Shop gift basket, Snider Plaza gift basket, Bath Junkie gift basket, Yoga class gift certificates, Dicks Sporting Goods gift card....and much more! Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. You do not have to be present on race day to win! Get your commemorative T-shirt...Every registered participant gets a t-shirt. Even f you can't make it to the race, you can still buy a commemorative t-shirt for $10. Purchase technology... View the Technology Wish List and Donation Form.Run the race...View the course map here. Registration is quick and easy...and all ONLINE! Register here. Who's going to win the TREK SPIRIT PARTY? The grade with the most registered participants wins a party of their choice (pizza or Starbucks). FOURTH grade is currently in the LEAD, but FIRST grade and SIXTH grade are "running" a close second. It's a race to the finish, so show your spirit and get registered today!
| Classroom Connections|
Lakehill's kindergarten students went on a pumpkin hunt in their own backyard on Wednesday, and the results were fun for all. After selecting their favorite from the pumpkin patch in the courtyard, the children compared the stems and used their best adjectives to describe their pumpkins. Students got creative, working together to build different shapes with their pumpkins. A delicious slice of pumpkin pie topped of the afternoon's events.
Get That Warrior Spirit!
Middle School Volleyball
Katie Collins and Haley York represented Lakehill in the TAPS All-Star volleyball game on Monday at Providence.
Each year, two girls from every team in the district are selected for two elite teams that compete in one All-Star match. Katie and Haley represented Lakehill well and their team won in two games. "It was great experience to play with girls from all over Dallas," explained Katie. Haley agreed, "There were so many great players. I really learned a lot from them."
Although the Varsity Warriors suffered a disappointing loss on Friday in the Homecoming game, fans showed their support and enjoyed the halftime festivities. The Warriors hit the road on Friday, taking on Garland Christian Academy at 7:30pm.
The Cross Country team competes on November 7 in the DRC 5K and on November 13 in Lakehill's Trek for Tech.
Senior Pansy Sale - Final Day!
Seniors are selling pansies to raise funds for the Holiday Luncheon, an annual event that brings over 150 senior citizens to Lakehill's campus
. Download the order form
and turn it in to the Main Office today.
Ninth Grade Canned Food Drive
The Freshmen Class is collecting canned goods to benefit the Wilkinson Center food pantry. If 300 non-perishable food items are collected by Friday November 5, the entire school will earn a Jeans Day.
To date, 239 of the 300 cans needed have been donated. Please drop donations in one of the boxes near the main entrance or north entrance.
Halloween Parade and Carnival, 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.
Freshman Fly Up
October 18 - November 4
Freshman Fly Up 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.
Don't forget to Trick or Treat for UNICEF
The orange collection boxes can be turned in at any time to your child's teacher or class sponsor. All boxes are due by November 12.
Admission Preview, Main Campus, 9:30am
Admission Previews are held at the Main Campus and are open to prospective families of children in kindergarten through grade 12. Invite your friends and neighbors to take a look at Lakehill!
November 11, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, ESC
Upper School Preview
All seventh and eighth grade students and their parents are encouraged to attend this event to find out more about Lakehill's Upper School. To attend, please RSVP to 214-826-2931, ext. 102 or email@example.com.
November 13 - Save the Date!
Trek for Tech
November 19 and 20, 7:00pm
November 21, 2:00pm
Upper School Musical: Brigadoon
The Upper School Performing Arts Department presents
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
Find out more about fall Community Service opportunities.