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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. To give families an opportunity to spend some time on campus, Lakehill offers a series of Admission Previews throughout the fall.
The first Preview will be held on Tuesday, October 4. "We have had a tremendous response already to this year's Previews," explained Holly Walker, Director of Admission. "It is exciting to watch our Lakehill community grow."
Admission Previews provide an in-depth overview for parents considering a Lakehill education for their children. Guests hear from administrators, visit classrooms, and tour the school with Student Ambassadors.
"Our current Lakehill families are a wonderful source of information as well," said Walker. "I hope they will share their love of Lakehill with prospective parents and encourage them to attend a Preview."
Six previews are scheduled for the fall, each geared to a specific division. Lower School Previews will be held October 4 and December 6; Middle School, October 18 and November 15; Upper School, November 10; and Kindergarten, November 1. Kindergarten, Lower, and Middle School programs are held on the main campus at 9:30 a.m. The Upper School Preview will be held at the ESC at 6:30 p.m. All Middle School students and their families are strongly encouraged to attend the Upper School Preview.
Reservations can be made by calling 214-826-2931, ext. 102 or via email at email@example.com
40th Anniversary Activities
Events Continue in Year of Celebration
Upper School students benefited from about a million dollars worth of legal advice at the premiere event of the Upper School Speaker Series on September 22.
A panel of top attorneys shared their time and insight with students, discussing skills needed, potential paths of study, and possible career paths. Members of the panel included Brent Rosenthal of Rosenthal and Pennington, Tim Mack of Mack and Matheson; and Jason Lewis of Locke Lord. While the experiences of these legal eagles was varied, they all agreed that passion, compassion, and objectivity were critical for anyone considering a career in law.
The next event in the series will be held on November 4 and will feature a panel of professionals from the medical field.
Lakehill students, families and friends joined Mr. Perry and several faculty members for the Rangers' last home game of the season at the Ballpark. Lakehill families enjoyed the game from a sunny spot in the bleachers. Despite the heat, more than 120 Lakehill Warriors enjoyed the event. Look for more fun outings like this in the future!
All About Homecoming
Plans are underway for an amazing Homecoming Week, full of exciting new traditions. Lakehill will host its first ever homecoming parade, complete with floats, convertibles, and homecoming royalty, both past and present.
Add the excitement of Upper School house competitions and a homecoming dance, a spirited pep rally for the whole school, and all the food, fun, and football at the homecoming game, and you've got a week to remember. Lakehill families are encouraged to attend the Homecoming Parade on October 14 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Campus and stay for the Homecoming Pep Rally at 2:30 p.m..
All Fired Up
Pull out your crock pot and start working on your best chili recipe now for Lakehill's first annual Chili Cook Off on October 28 at the Warrior Athletic Complex. Comerica Bank is sponsoring Lakehill's first Community Night and it is going to be a fun-filled evening for all!
Gates open at 6:30 p.m., with the Chili Cook-Off in full swing at 7:00 p.m. The Warriors take on Garland in the last home game of the season at 7:30 p.m.
Lakehill celebrates its senior athletes at halftime with a Senior Night celebration complete with fireworks! The entire community is invited to share in the fun. Look for more information on the Chili Cook-Off and official entry forms next week.
Trek It to the Limit
Off and Running in 13th Annual Event
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, Upper School student Yinting Fan, whose creative design will be pictured on this year's t-shirt and all promotional materials. Honorable mentions were awarded to Carley Bowers, McKenna Martin, and Kathryn Mahan.
Race day for this 13th annual event is set for November 12. Sponsors are still needed - find out more here. Be sure to look for more information tomorrow on registration, the race raffle, and how to donate to the Trek for Tech Technology Essentials.
Having a Ball
Grant Funds New Equipment
Basketball, soccer, football, four square, hula hoop, or jump rope? Lower School children have no limit to what they can play at recess, thanks to a gift from the Powell Foundation. The grant provided a variety of new playground equipment for the Lower School, as well as sit-upon mats for outdoor reading.
A set of Math Flashmasters was also funded. These interactive learning tools look something like a cross between a Game Boy and a calculator and help kids master their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. Students can choose an operation to practice, set time limits for the activity, adjust the difficulty level, and test their knowledge on a simple device that gives them instant feedback on how well they are doing. Because students are in control, and because the activities are fast paced, students find the time flying by as they practice and master their facts.
"This is such a wonderful gift for our children," explained Lower School Coordinator Patti Brooks. "The equipment will be used by all Lower School students and will be enjoyed for years to come."
This is the third year that Lakehill's Lower School has received funding from the Powell Foundation. Previous grants provided science equipment and a set of World Almanac state books for the library.
Faculty Spotlight on Jeremy Holman
New Upper School science teacher Jeremy Holman teaches Biology, Chemistry, and Honors Chemistry. He also serves as a ninth grade class sponsor and as a member of the emergency response team.
Originally from Tipton, Oklahoma, Holman served five years in the United States Navy before completing his undergraduate work at the University of North Texas, earning a B.S. in biology. He holds a Master's degree in biology from Louisiana State University and has published research on the physiology of crabs and shrimp in low-oxygen habitats.
Now in his fifth year teaching science, Homan most recently taught biology, chemistry, and history and philosophy of science at Chinquapin Prep School in Houston as well as Anatomy and Physiology at Collin College in Plano.
Holman enjoys spending time with his wife, Evelyn, and daughter, Annelise. He and his wife are avid travelers and especially enjoy exploring the food, history, and scenery of Italy and the western United States.
Holman says he was looking for a private school with a strong sense of community and with students that are willing to work hard. "I look forward to watching my students gain confidence and pride as they master difficult concepts in biology and chemistry," he explained. "I really enjoy working with motivated teenagers and hope to help them reach their loftiest goals."
Hope and Help for White Rock Neighbors
A team of Lakehill volunteers recently gathered at The White Rock Center of Hope to help stock supplies and prepare food bags for distribution to clients through the Center's food pantry.
"This was an amazing experience for both students and teachers," said Kaye Hauschild, Middle School Coordinator. "We pulled together hundreds of food bags for people in our community."
White Rock Center of Hope is a community coalition of individuals, civic and social organizations, and others united to provide emergency aid and steps toward self-sufficiency to their neighbors.
During the past five years, the number of families receiving help has steadily increased, and is expected to exceed 7,000 families this year.
Want to volunteer with Lakehill? Find out more about Upcoming Opportunities here.
Warriors Take Down the Tigers
Photo by Irwin Thompson.
The Lakehill Warriors marched into Trenton on Friday night and overwhelmed the short-handed Tigers squad 42-7.
Offensively the Lakehill running game was in fine form, amassing over 300 total yards, led by the tandem of Cris McCarty and Milan Rabah. The duo accounted for nearly 250 yards and three touchdowns. Fullback Keith Mitchell added another 70 yards and a touchdown.
After giving up an early Trenton touchdown, the Warriors defense had a banner night - seven forced turnovers, highlighted by an interception return for a touchdown by Kurt Norman. Other interceptions were made by Jacob Westerbeck, Brandon Shaw, and Drew Norman. For the second week in a row, the Warriors' special teams accounted for a touchdown, an electrifying 85-yard kickoff return by Cris McCarty.
The Warriors reach the mid-point of the season with a 3-2 record, and have a bye week to prepare for the start of district play. The next game will be Thursday, October 6 vs. Canyon Creek at the Warrior Athletic Complex.
Photo by Irwin Thompson.
The Varsity Volleyball team enjoyed impressive wins in district last week over Dallas Covenant and Waco Vanguard, with the JV team picking up two wins against the same teams.
After a loss on Tuesday to a talented Canterbury team, the Varsity girls travel to Fairhill to start the second round of district games on Thursday.
Dig Pink is coming up on October 3. Come help the Lady Warriors and Sisteens fight breast cancer by joining the Pink Out!
Get Your Warrior Spirit On!
The Warrior Shop will be open for business at Friday night's Tailgate Party and game. Get all the latest styles for the whole family, and get ready to show your Warrior spirit! During the week, check out The Warrior Shop on Monday mornings from 7:45-8:45am and Thursday afternoons from 2:45-3:45pm. Long sleeve t-shirts and sweatshirts are now available!
Photo by Kelley Allton.
The Lakehill Cross Country team had an impressive showing at the Jim Baker Rowlett Eagle Invitational this past weekend. Lakehill's runners took full advantage of the relatively flat trail and ran their best races of the season. Hudson Trent ran a personal best in the boys' 4A and under Varsity 5K. Sydney Firsching, Rachel Myers, and Dory Fine all achieved personal records in the girls' 4A and under varsity 2-mile race. Sophomore Emily Allton received a trophy for her 14th place overall finish in the same race.
The Warriors head to the Carrollton Christian Invitational on October 1.
Warrior Middle School Forensics Team
The Warrior Forensics Team will participate in debate competitions through the YMCA's Youth and Government Program. All 7th and 8th grade students and their parents are invited to an organizational meeting on Friday, September 30
, at 3:30 in the writing lab.
The YMCA Youth and Government program is a nationwide program with many sections. Middle School students participate in the Legislative Section which is modeled after the Texas State Legislature. All participants will research, write, and debate their own bill with peers from across the state.
This is a great opportunity for students to gain insight into how our government works and gain confidence in public speaking. Get the details here
. For more information contact Sharon Mansfield
Reward yourself and our school by signing up for a Target Debit Card or Target Credit Card. The card instantly gives you a 5% discount on every purchase. Once you sign up, just link your card to Lakehill to earn money for our school every time you shop!
Win a Donut Party with Box Tops for Education--as easy as 1-2-3!
1. Collect your Box Tops. 2. Put your Box Tops in a Ziploc bag labeled with name, grade, and number of Box Tops enclosed written in marker on the outside. 3. Take you Box Tops to your teacher by October 21 and help your class WIN a DONUTparty! All box tops must be cut along dotted lines to be eligible for contest.
Starting September 29, Sisteens will be selling pink engraved dog tags for Lakehill's second annual Dig Pink celebration on Monday, October 3. A $5 donation gets students a dog tag and the right to wear jeans (and preferably a pink shirt!) to school on October 3. Special Lakehill Dig Pink shirts will also be available for students, faculty, and parents to purchase. It's going to be a Pink Out!
Class pictures have been moved to Monday, so show your spirit and support of this important cause by wearing a pink shirt and jeans to commemorate the day. Then come cheer on the volleyball teams - Middle School, JV, and Varsity! Games are at 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00pm.
Lower School Admission Preview, 9:30 a.m.
Invite your friends to join us for the first Admission Preview of the year to find out more about the one-of-a-kind Lakehill experience.
New Parent Breakfast, 8:15am
The first six weeks is officially behind us and all new parents are invited to join us for a breakfast at the ESC. Bring any questions you may have and find out more about what's ahead!
Mums the Word!
Homecoming Mums are on sale now! Sample mums for Lower, Middle, and Upper School students can be viewed in the cafeteria along with options to personalize your purchase. Please see Casey Pike for ordering information and questions. Deadline to place mum orders is Thursday, October 6.
Get the order forms here:
High School Garters
High School Mums
Middle School Mums and Garters
Lower School Mums and Garters
Fair Day - no classes
We want to see your pictures from Fair Day. Take some great snaps of your day at the fair and send them to Gigi Ekstrom.
Shoreline Spruce Up, White Rock Lake, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Join us at Lakehill's adopted shoreline at White Rock Lake to help clean up this neighborhood treasure. Meet at the parking lot at W. Lawther and Chapel Hill. All supplies will be provided. Breakfast will be served.
Lakehill Homecoming Celebration
First Annual Homecoming Parade - 2:00pm
Homecoming Pep Rally - 2:30pm
Alumni Dinner - 6:30pm
Kickoff - 7:30pm