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The Warrior Weekly

Volume 4, Issue 7

October 6, 2011

In This Issue
Food, Fun, and Football
Dig Pink
Standing Tall
This Week at the ESC
Who's New?
Community Connections
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?

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Fun, Food, and Football

October Brings Traditions, New and Old  spirit 2

All About Homecoming 

Get ready for an amazing Homecoming Week, full of exciting traditions, new and old. 


On Friday, October 14, Lakehill will host its first-ever Homecoming Parade, complete with floats, convertibles, and Homecoming royalty, both past and present. 


The entire Lakehill community is encouraged to attend the Homecoming Parade at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Campus and to stay for the Homecoming Pep Rally at 2:30 p.m..


Every Day is a Spirit Day during next week's Homecoming celebration. Each day has a different theme - students and faculty members are encouraged to dress up and join in the fun!

Monday - Neon Day

Tuesday - Hawaiian Day (no swimwear, please)

Wednesday - Black and White Day

Thursday - Super Hero Day

Friday - Warrior Spirit Day


On Friday night, alumni are invited to join us for a pre-game dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Warrior Athletic Complex. We need everyone to cheer on the Warriors as take on Rockwall Christian. Middle School plays at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Varsity team at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy traditional half time activities with the introduction of the court and crowning of the queen, as well as recognition of former homecoming queens and awarding of the Best Homecoming Float.


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 and Community Night on October 28 at the Warrior Athletic Complex. Comerica Bank is sponsoring the event which promises to be a hot, hot, hot 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. 


Get the Official Contest Rules here. Then, fill out the Official Entry Form and start cooking! 

Dig Pink

Group Stages Pink Out  pink out 2


When the Lakehill Sisteens, Volleyball teams, students, parents, faculty, and staff join forces for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it seems everyone starts thinking pink. 


In an effort to support breast cancer research, Lakehill continued its Dig Pink efforts during the October 3 volleyball games. Sisteens sold pink engraved dog tags for Lakehill's second annual celebration. A $5 donation got students a dog tag and the right to wear jeans to school that day. 


The Dig Pink enthusiasm overflowed to Tuesday's volleyball games as well. Fans decked out in pink from head to toe waved their pink pompoms in the air while pink banners and ribbons filled the gym. 

Lakehill's volleyball teams - Middle School, JV, and Varsity were in top form, winning every game they played before an enthusiastic crowd. 


Lakehill students and parents are committed to breast cancer awareness and research. Friends and fans opened their hearts and wallets to the cause, generating more than $3,000 in donations, the most Lakehill has ever raised for the cause. All proceeds will benefit Komen for the Cure and the Side-Out Foundation.


See the photos from Dig Pink.

Standing Tall  

Young Talent Shines at the State Fair state fair 1 


Every fall, as Big Tex begins his four-week reign over the State Fair of Texas, the Creative Arts building becomes
 a showcase for local artisitc talent. This year's display of ribbon winners includes the handiwork of two Lakehill seventh grade students.  
Veteran competitor Declan Devine competed against other 12-17 year olds in the Designer Craftsmen section of the Creative Arts Department. His creation of a black and gold Robot placed third. The robot is constructed completely out of recyclable items, including cereal boxes, junk mail, aluminum can tops, and gravel. This is Declan's fourth year to exhibit at the State Fair. 


state fair 2In his first attempt in a State Fair competition, Dunny Bock used his creativity and precision skills to snag second place in Origami.

Dunny, who worked on origami over the summer, was encouraged by a neighbor to enter the competition. For his entry, he created a tree with a  brown trunk and six layers in several shades of green papers in a pyramid shape.

This Week at the ESC

Forensics and Feathers


Eighth grade students began a year-long unit on forensic science by opening "The Case of the Lost Skull." They will also continue to enjoy the outdoors with their regular hiking grounds cleaning activities. 


Kindergarten students planted spinach as their contribution to the garden. In addition, they began their study of the classification of animals and completed a color nature scavenger hunt.

First graders planted winter greens in the garden and learned about peacocks. A lab activity using water, feathers, cotton balls, and fur demonstrated the water resistance of feathers.

Take a look at the updates to our ESC Photo Album.

Who's New


Faculty Spotlight on Mitchell Blake        

Lakehill has a new face, both on the gridiron and in the classroom. Mitchell Blake teaches physical education as well as Middle School electives. He is also an Assistant Coach for the Varsity and Middle School football and baseball teams.

Originally from Big Lake, Texas, Blake holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Before finding his way to Lakehill, Blake coached at Canterbury School and taught science and coached in Reagan ISD.

Blake enjoys watching and playing sports and spending time with his family. He especially appreciates the family environment at Lakehill. "It's hard to get lost in the crowd," he explains. 


He is proud to be a part of the school and its traditions. "The fact that Lakehill has been able to accomplish so much in only 40 years is incredible." 


Blake says he teaches to help kids get to the next level in life, whether it be academically, athletically, or socially. "I love to watch people become better at whatever they try to do."

Community Connections

Coats for Kids
Coats for Kids


Lakehill is excited to partner with Comerica and the Exchange Club of East Dallas in the Coats for Kids drive.

What is Coats for Kids?

For 15 years, the Exchange Club of East Dallas has been providing coats for kids in need in the East Dallas area. Every year, however, the need in the community grows larger. Last year, Comerica provided additional funding to double the number of coats delivered. Unfortunately, many children still do not have warm coats for winter.


This year, Comerica and the Exchange Club of East Dallas have enlisted the help of the Lakewood-area community in an effort to close that gap. The goal is collect enough gently used coats to ensure that all kids in the neighborhood stay warm this winter. 


How Lakehill Can Help

We need your help! We will collect new or gently used coats in all sizes (infant to adult) at Lakehill in the following ways:

  • From October 18 to November 1 in a collection area located in the main hallway
  • During the senior night football game on October 28, in the collection box at the Comerica Tent

Lakehill's Upper School service organization, Sisteens, will coordinate the school's efforts with the support of the Lower and Middle School Community Connections clubs. Please contact Gigi Ekstrom with questions.  


Want to volunteer with Lakehill? Find out more about Upcoming Opportunities here.

Sports Snippets   


Warriors Prepare for Canyon Creek


 The Warriors were idle this week and resume their season on Thursday, October 6 against Richardson Canyon Creek at the Warrior Athletic Complex. The Warriors hit the mid-point of the season with a 3-2 record going into district play.


pink out
Photo by Irwin Thompson.
The Lady Warriors and Sisteens fought breast cancer by putting on Lakehill's second-annual Pink Out! All four teams won every game in the action-packed night.  


Get Snug at the Warrior Shop!

 The fashion trend that swept the nation is now available in the halls of Lakehill. Now everyone can stay warm this winter with their very own Warrior Snuggie, the unisex body-length blanket with sleeves that has become a fashion favorite. Pick one up in The Warrior Shop now! The Warrior Shop is open on Mondays, 7:45-8:45am, Thursdays, 2:45-3:45pm and at home games.

Cross Country

Photo by Kelley Allton.

The Warriors cross country team returned to Carrollton Christian for the CCA Invitational this past weekend. 


finger with string

What's Happening?    


For Art's Sake

As part of the Lakehill Rocks Annual Benefit Auction, the very successful Art Stars/Wine Pull party is back! Mark your calendar for February 9 at Galleri Urbane.


Art Stars invites you to donate pre-owned art work. Have you grown tired of a piece or just don't have the room for it? This is your chance to donate the art that no longer serves you, do something good for Lakehill, and take a tax write off for the full value of the piece. Art is already being accepted. Just pick up a donation form and drop the art off in the PFC closet. We'll store it until time for the big event!


October 6
Last Day to Order Mums! 

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 today, Thursday, October 6.
Get the order forms here:

High School Garters
High School Mums

Middle School Mums and Garters

Lower School Mums and Garters


October 7
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


October 8
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.


October 14
Lakehill Homecoming Celebration 
Don't Miss Out on All the Great Homecoming Festivities! Everyone is invited to share in the fun! 

First Annual Homecoming Parade - 2:00pm
Homecoming Pep Rally - 2:30pm

Alumni Dinner - 6:30pm
Kickoff - 7:30pm 


November 12
Trek for Tech  

Race day for this 13th annual event is rapidly approaching! Sponsors are still needed -  find out more here. The deadline for sponsoring the race is next week!   


Check out our Technology Essentials and find out how you can help fund these items!  


Ready to run? Register here. The grade with the most registered participants wins a fabulous prize selected just for them. Find out more about the great prizes next week!

Unsure? Check out the Course Map for the 5K race. 


Be a Trek for Tech Sponsor and Get Your Name on the Back of the Trek T-Shirt!


Anyone can sponsor the race - businesses, families, groups. Find out more here

Deadline for submissions is October 14.