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"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
~Robert Louis Stevenson
Crowd Celebrates Traditions New and Old
Photo by Irwin Thompson.
Lakehill celebrated Homecoming with new and old traditions for students, parents, alumni, and the community. The first annual Homecoming Parade was an overwhelming success. Ten former Homecoming Queens came back to ride in the parade along with the spirit house floats and this year's Homecoming Court. Students, parents, and alumni lined the parade route. The Green House was victorious in the battle of the spirit floats.
A large alumni crowd gathered for a celebratory BBQ prior to kick off. The Middle School football team took on Inspired Vision followed by the Varsity showdown against Rockwall Christian.
Former Homecoming Queens were presented at halftime, followed by the highly anticipated presentation of the Court and crowning of this year's Homecoming Queen, Ayana Heard. Kara Gamboa, 2010 Homecoming Queen, presented the crown. Ayana was escorted by Beau Bunger. Kara, a freshman at Texas A&M University, was escorted by Lakehill Headmaster Roger Perry.
Read the related story and check out Lakehill on the frontpage of White Rock/East Dallas Neighbor's Go section of the Dallas Morning News on Friday!
See the pictures from the parade and pep rally and from the football game and halftime presentation.
This Week at the ESC
How Does Your Garden Grow?
The garden at the ESC is a huge success as evidenced by the size of the radishes growing. Students participated in an interactive demonstration of why vegetables need space to grow. They learned about overcrowding and why thinning the seedlings is essential to full growth potential. Perhaps the best part was getting to try the end result. While the opinions were mixed on the taste of the potent vegetable, the pride in their harvest was unanimous.
Take a look at the updates to our ESC Photo Album.
Lakehill Students Keep Busy Serving Others
A Good Read
The sophomore class has begun a book drive for the Dolphin Heights Neighborhood Association. DHNA helps underprivileged children in the Fair Park area complete their homework while building literacy skills. All gently used or new books are greatly appreciated, especially nonfiction!
The Pumpkin Patch
More than 30 members of the Lower School Community Connections Club gathered on Wednesday to paint pumpkins for area children and senior citizens. Club members will meet in November to decorate wreaths for Children's Medical Center.
Sharing the Warmth
Members of Sisteens and the Lower and Middle School Community Connections Clubs, in partnership with Comerica Bank and The Exchange Club of East Dallas, kicked off Lakehill's Coats for Kids Program on October 18. Families are encouraged to donate gently used coats for children and teens in the east Dallas area. All sizes of coats are accepted, but there is a particular need for male coats in larger sizes. Coats will be collected at the October 28 Community Night football game and at school until November 1.
Lakehill Recognized for Second Year
Lakehill has been recognized with the Green Ribbon Schools Award for the second consecutive year.
Lakehill was one of only four schools in Dallas and 41 schools nationwide to receive the award.
Lakehill was recognized for its environmentally-friendly campus, its use of natural classrooms and outdoor learning spaces, and the incorporation of the Solar Academy and vegetable garden into the environmental science curriculum.
Warriors Fall in Homecoming Showdown
Photo by Irwin Thompson.
The Warriors could not overcome a slew of penalties and turnovers in a 40-20 homecoming loss to Rockwall Christian Academy. Senior Milan Rabah turned in a strong performance with over 100 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Lakehill takes on Waco Texas Christian in a district match-up in Waco on October 21. The game will be played at Baylor University's Floyd Casey Stadium. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.
Photo by Robert Walton.
The volleyball teams wrapped up district play last week with road trips to Waco and Desoto. The girls played two solid matches. On Monday, JV and Varsity played their last home games of the season against A+ Academy. It was also Senior Night.
The Varsity girls travel to Amarillo on Thursday to face Amarillo Holy Cross in the bi-district round of the state playoffs. Game time is set for 7:00pm.
Photo by Kelley Allton.
Lakehill's cross country team traveled to Crowley this past weekend for the second Annual North Texas Small School Championships.
Sophomore Reese Myers represented Lakehill in the boys' JV and Varsity 5K. Sophomore Sydney Firsching had another impressive run in the girls' JV and Varsity 2-mile race. Sophomore Emily Allton ran a personal best and placed 5th overall in the same race. See photos here.
The Warriors will conclude their season and head to Waco this weekend for theTAPPS State Championships.
Mark you calendar for these upcoming PFC Events! To volunteer or for more information, contact Colleen McCall.
Trek for Tech - Nov. 12
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.
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 a 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.
Dad's Club Chili Cook Off - Oct. 28
Pull out your crock pot and start working on your best chili recipe for Lakehill's first Chili Cook Off and Community Night on
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! Don't wait - entry forms are due on October 26 by 4:00 p.m.
Halloween Parade and Carnival - Oct. 31
1:00 - 3:00 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 1:15 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 1:00 p.m. (No face make-up or weapons, please). Parents are welcome to attend both the Parade and Carnival. Please consider donating cookies and candy to the carnival. Our spooky cheerleaders will be outside during morning carpool to collect your goodies on October 27, 28, and 31!
Get more information here.
Lakehill Rocks Benefit Auction - March 31
Thanks to everyone who helped prepare the auction mailing last week!
Join us from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on November 14 at Times Tens Cellars for an pre-auction social and wine tasting. Stock your own wine rack or donate a bottle to the auction wine pull! Either way, a good time will be had by all!
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 earn 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!
Grandparents Day - Nov. 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.
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
Visit us for all your spirit wear needs!
Mondays, 7:45-8:45 a.m.
Thursdays, 2:45-3:45 p.m.
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.
Senior Pansy Sale - Orders Due Nov. 5!
Seniors are selling pansies to raise funds for the Holiday Luncheon, an annual event that brings over 150 senior citizens to Lakehill's campus. There are eight different varieties and each sells for $20 a flat. Forms are available in the Main Office. The deadline to order is Nov. 5.
October 18 - November 1
Coats for Kids
Lakehill has partnered with Comerica Bank and the East Dallas Exchange Club in the Coats for Kids program. Please donate gently used coats (adult or child sizes) to the special bins on campus.
Tenth Grade Book Drive
The Sophomore Class is collecting gently used books to benefit children in Dolphin Heights. Please drop donations in one of the specially-marked boxes.
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 Nov. 1.
Upper School Preview
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, 7:00 p.m.
November 20, 2:00 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.
Adopt-A-Shoreline Fall Family Picnic
10:30-11:00 a.m., Social Time
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Picnic Lunch and Appreciation
Activities include: Games, kayak rides, and picnic lunch.
All Lakehill families are invited to join us at the picnic after Trek for Tech!