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The Warrior Weekly

Volume 4, Issue 8

October 13, 2011

In This Issue
Homecoming 2011
Trek Time
Workin' At The Car Wash
Community Spotlight
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
PFC Events
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~Edgar Allen        

Homecoming 2011

Spirit Week Offers Fun for All  

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It's homecoming week at Lakehill and everyone has caught the Warrior spirit!

Every day this week has been a "Spirit Day" with great participation. On Monday, students and staff decked out in neon while Tuesday had everyone thinking Hawaiian style. Clothing was black and white on Wednesday and Superheroes filled the halls on Thursday. 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 Rachel Myers, escorted by freshmen Hayden Jockel; sophomore Sydney Thompson, escorted by sophomore Drew Norman; and junior Casie Poston, escorted by junior Josh Wood.

Senior Nominees for Homecoming Queen are:
Amanda Boles, escorted by senior Austin Simpson;
Ruth Godbey, escorted by senior Kurt Norman;
Ayana Heard, escorted by senior Beau Bungerand
Hannah McCue
, escorted by senior Thomasz Wood.

Lakehill will host its first-ever Homecoming Parade, complete with floats, convertibles, and Homecoming royalty, both past and present, on October 14 at 2 p.m. All parents are encouraged to join the Lakehill students and faculty for this exciting celebration.


A Homecoming Pep Rally will follow the parade at 2:30 p.m.  in the gym. The Middle School football team plays Inspired Vision at 5 p.m. and the Varsity Football game against Rockwall Christian begins at 7:30 p.m. The Homecoming Court will be presented and the Homecoming Queen will be crowned at halftime.

Homecoming also brings former students back to campus. An Alumni Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. and former Homecoming Queens will be recognized at the beginning of halftime. 

Finally, the Student Council is hosting a Homecoming dance on Saturday night, October 15, from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the ESC. The "Friday Night Lights" themed event is open to all Upper School students and their guests. Tickets can be purchased from Student Council officers.    

Trek Time

Get Ready for a Rockin' Run  Trek run


We're off and running in the 13th annual Trek for Tech! The 5K race and one-mile Fun Run is a favorite family fall tradition and a great way to support Lakehill.


Race day is set for November 12. It's not too late to sponsor the event - get more information here


Race co-chair Barbara Witherite reports, "We hope to make this year's Trek for Tech a record-breaking event." A 40-yard dash has been added to the event line up, in celebration of Lakehill's 40th anniversary celebration. Sophomore Sterling Gavinski and his band, The Happy Alright, will provide music during the event. The band recently advanced to the finals in The Battle of the Bands.


Look for the Trek for Tech table at the Homecoming Game and read on for more information. 


Purchase technology... 
View the list of Technology Essentials here and find out how you can help. 


Buy Raffle Tickets...

There are fantastic raffle prizes this year, including an Apple IPad2, Apple IPod touch, Apple IPhone 4S, Toshiba C655 PC Laptop, Dallas Stars tickets, $200 NorthPark Gold, 4 Six Flags Season Passes, LifeSpa "Day of Beauty" (located at Lifetime Fitness), and possibly more to come! Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. You do not need to be present on race day to win!

Get your commemorative T-shirt...
Every registered participant gets a t-shirt. Even if you can't make it to the race, you can still buy a commemorative t-shirt for $10. 

Run the race...
Registration is quick and easy...and all ONLINE! 
Anyone may participate in the events and all participants will receive the popular Trek for Tech t-shirt. 

Register here.  


Who's going to win the TREK SPIRIT PARTY?   

The grade with the highest percentage of registered participants wins a prize especially crafted for them. The Lower School grade with the highest percentage will receive movie watching party with cookies to munch on during the show. The Middle School grade with the highest percentage will enjoy no lunch room cleaning for a week. Upper School will receive 5 points to the winning Spirit House. You must register for Trek for Tech by Friday, November 11 to be counted in the Spirit Contest.

Workin' At The Car Wash 

Middle and Upper School Students Keep it Clean at C.C. Young car wash 


Members of Sisteens and the Middle School Community Connections Club joined forces to keep the cars at C.C. Young bright and shiny. Students volunteered to provide a free car wash for residents on Saturday, October 8.
Community Spotlight

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF


This October, kids at Lakehill are making a difference in the lives of the world's children through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.


"Trick-or-Treat for UNCIEF is one of the longest-running youth volunteer initiatives in America, and an important way to inspire children to give back," said Gigi Ekstrom, Community Service Coordinator. 


"Lakehill is consistently one of the top donors to the campaign," said Ekstrom. Last year we donated nearly $2,000 and we hope to raise even more this year." 


Lakehill students are known for the creative ways they support UNICEF, from donating their allowance to doing chores for donations to hosting lemonade stands. Donation boxes are due by November 1.


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

Sports Snippets   


Warriors Prepare for Canyon Creek

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Photo by Irwin Thompson

Lakehill dropped their district opener to Richardson Canyon Creek by a score of 37-6. The Warriors have been preparing for tomorrow's big Homecoming showdown with Rockwall Christian Academy at Perry Field. 




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Photo by Irwin Thompson.
Last week's Dig Pink was a huge success with both teams getting big wins over Tyler Street and Covenant. On Tuesday, the teams followed up with a win over Waco Vanguard. JV's district record improves to 5-1 while Varsity sits at 6-3 in district. With the win, the varsity team also clinched a playoff spot for the second year in a row. The girls took third in district and play at Amarillo Holy Cross next Thursday at 7 p.m. in the bi-district round of the state playoffs. 
The girls wrap up district play this week with an away game at Desoto Canterbury. On Monday, JV and Varsity play the last home game of the season against A+ Academy. It will also be Senior Night so be sure to mark your calendars. JV starts at 5 p.m. and Varsity at 6 p.m. 


The Middle School teams played at Inspired Vision on October 10. The Green Team was defeated in their last game of the season. The blue team won and plays their final game on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at Canterbury.
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This Week at the ESC

Seniors Take On Annual Day of Work


While the rest of Upper School was busy with the PSATs, seniors headed to Perry Campus for a day of work. Laying sod, clearing the Kindergarten trails, forging a new path into the woods were just some of their accomplishments. Students also removed old tree signs so they can be updated and relaid and replaced the rocks in the stream. After a long, hard day's work, the day ended with a tree dedication to the Class of 2012 for future students to enjoy.    


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

PFC Events 
Mark you calendar for these upcoming PFC Events! To volunteer or for more information, contact Colleen McCall.


All About the Auction  

Lakehill Rocks

Auction Mailing - this Friday!

Volunteers are needed to help prepare our first mailing for the auction. Join us THIS FRIDAY, Oct. 14 at 8 a.m. in the cafeteria. We are sending letters to 600 vendors, so we need some helping hands. Any amount of time will be greatly appreciated.


Auction Pre-Party

Join us on November 14 at Times Tens Cellars for an auction pre-party. Details to follow.


Art, 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.


Donate your 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!


Dad's Club Chili Cook Off 

chile pepperPull 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 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! 


Halloween Parade and Carnival

October 31

1:30 - 3 p.m.  

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 1:30 p.m., 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 1:15 p.m. (No face make-up or weapons, please). Parents are welcome to attend both the Parade and Carnival.   


Grandparents Day

November 22 

Lakehill welcomes grandparents, parents, and special friends to the annual Grandparents Day Celebration on Tuesday, November 22. The celebration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a breakfast reception in the cafeteria. The program, which includes performances by various student groups, will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium. School is dismissed at 11 a.m. and there is no after-school care.  


Retail Rebates

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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 the school every time you shop. Find out more

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 DONUT party! All box tops must be cut along dotted lines to be eligible for contest.


The Warrior Shop 
snuggieVisit us for all your spirit wear needs! 

Mondays, 7:45-8:45 a.m.
Thursdays, 2:45-3:45 p.m. 

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What's Happening?    


Homecoming Mums 

Homecoming Mums will be delivered by Sisteens officers on Friday morning during first period. 


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 - 2:00 p.m.
Homecoming Pep Rally - 2:30 p.m.

Alumni Dinner - 6:30 p.m.
Kickoff - 7:30 p.m. 


October 20
Parent-Teacher Conferences 

Parents of Middle and Upper School students may call on Thursday, Friday, Monday, and Tuesday to schedule conferences. Calls will be accepted between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each day. No appointments will be scheduled after Oct. 18. 


October 28
Lakehill Community Night
The entire community is invited to share in the Lakehill spirit of fun, food, and football. This special evening, sponsored by Comerica Bank, includes the first ever Dad's Club Chili Cook Off, senior recognition, and fireworks. 

November 10
Upper School Preview  
6-8 p.m., ESC
All Middle School 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 lvega@lakehillprep.org.  
November 15
Middle School Admission Preview Main Campus, 9:30 a.m.  
Invite your friends and neighbors to take a look at Lakehill!  
November 18 and 19, 7 p.m.
November 20, 2 p.m.
Upper School Musical: Brenda Bly: Teen Detective  
November 12 - No Lake Clean-Up 
There will not be an organized lake clean-up in November so everyone can attend Trek for Tech. Please join us for the Adopt-A-Shoreline Fall Family Picnic after Trek for Tech.


November 12
Adopt-A-Shoreline Fall Family Picnic
Sunset Bay
10:30-11 a.m., Social Time
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Picnic Lunch and Appreciation 
Activities include: Games, kayak rides, and picnic lunch.
All Lakehill families are invited. 


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

Last chance - deadline for submissions is October 14.