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The Warrior Weekly

Volume 4, Issue 10

October 27, 2011

In This Issue
State Star
This Week at the ESC
Sweet Sound of Success
Classroom Connections
Sports Snippets
PFC Events
What's Happening?

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State Star  

Allton Makes Lakehill Historystate XC champ


Lakehill's Emily Allton, sophomore, ran her way into Warrior history. On October 22, Emily became the first Cross Country State Champion in Lakehill history.

Emily was one of the top-seeded runners going into Saturday's race at Baylor University in Waco. Over 1100 runners in the 10 classifications competed for individual and team honors. In spite of the added pressure, Allton started out ahead early on in the race and never gave up her position. She crossed the finish line in first place, earning her the title of TAPPS Cross Country 2A Individual State Champion. 

"I was nervous at the beginning of the race due to the tough competition, but the support of my teammates and my coach helped me achieve a personal best and a state title," said Allton following her victory.

This Week at the ESC

What Makes a Snake?


Fourth graders took a look at the slithering snakes that live in Texas and at the ESC. After learning what makes a snake different from other animals, students took a turn at making their own snakes. Then, after sampling the latest radish harvest, students headed deep into the woods on a hike and played in the fossil bed. Sixth graders carried on their work in the fossil bed and clearing trails.


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

Sweet Sound of Success 

Lakehill Qualifies 7 for All-Region Choir, Sends 6 to State all region choir 

Seven Lakehill students advanced in the Texas Private School Music Education Association (TPSMEA) All-State Choir audition process and were selected for the All-Region Choir. Over 600 students from more than 90 of the top private schools throughout the state of Texas entered the competition by submitting a CD. 


Students selected by the judging panel for All-Region are Amanda Boles, Sterling Gavinski, Ruth Godbey, Hannah McCue, Austin Simpson, and Jackson Vickery in mixed choir, and Camille Willaford in treble choir.


These talented Lakehill singers will participate in the Region clinic and concert on January 7 at Trinity Christian Academy. 


The six mixed choir students will advance to the state judging on November 5 in Houston. 

Meadows Museum

Classroom Connections

Appreciating Spanish Art


Students in the 7th and 8th grade Spanish Art Elective Class toured the Spanish collection at the Meadows Museum on the campus of Southern Methodist University. After studying the history and art of Spanish painters such as El Greco, Diego Velázquez, Francisco Goya, and Pablo Picasso, students were fascinated to see the artists' original works and learn more about the important contributions of these Spanish artists.

Sports Snippets   


Volleyball Team Named Bi-District Champions
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Photo by Irwin Thompson.
The Varsity Volleyball team defeated Amarillo Holy Cross on October 20 in front of a wild and raucous crowd in Amarillo. The girls kept their composure and persevered in four games, earning team the title of Bi-District Champions.  

The team was led by senior captain Amanda Boles who was unstoppable at the net. Sophomore Maia Heard had a 9-point serving run in the second set to change the tone of the game and sophomore Caroline Boles was active on the blocking front.  

The Lady Warriors then traveled to Bulverde on October 25, losing a hard fought battle to district champion Bracken Christian in the regional semi-finals of the playoffs. 

Congratulations to the team on an outstanding season!

Warriors Play Under the Bright Lights at Baylor

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Photo by Irwin Thompson.

The Warriors took on Waco Texas Christian in a district match-up in Waco on October 21. 


Playing short-handed due to injuries, Lakehill put up a valiant fight for three quarters against Waco Texas Christian Academy (TCA) at Baylor University's Floyd Casey Stadium. 


The defense held tough until TCA broke the game open in the second half, winning 32-0. Offensively the Warriors never got on track. The highlight of the game was a great goal-line stand by the Warrior defense to end the first half. Lakehill falls to 3-5 for the season and faces a must-win situation on Friday against Garland Christian to keep their playoff hopes alive. 

See all the photos here.


Cross Country Takes on State

Photo by Kelley Allton.

The Lakehill Warriors cross country team traveled to Waco on October 22 for the TAPPS Cross Country State Championships. The race was held on the intramural fields of Baylor University and included over 1100 runners in the 10 classifications competing for both individual and team honors. 


Both of Lakehill's teams had a great showing at the course. Hudson Trent and Reese Myers represented Lakehill in the boys' 2A 5K. Sydney Firsching and Dory Fine ran in the girls' 2A 2-mile race. Emily Allton took first place in the same race and earned the title of TAPPS Cross Country 2A Individual State Champion. Congratulations to Emily on this outstanding accomplishment and to the entire team for a superb season!  


Official Results for the races can be found here.

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


Trek for Tech - Nov. 12


Look for Trek for Tech volunteers in the carpool line next week!
Purchase technology... 

View the list of Technology Essentials here and find out how you can help. Check out the big board at the north entrance to see what has already been purchased! Then fill in a rack card with your donation.


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 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 

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Lakehill's top chefs battle it out to be the Grand Champion of Chili in a fiery match-up no one should miss!
It's time for Lakehill's first 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!


Cook up a tasty bowl of red and get in the competition or simply cast your vote for the Champion of Chili - $5 gets you a taste of all the entries, a bowl of your favorite, and a ticket to cast your vote for the People's Choice Award. 


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. Get more information here


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 - 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

Lakehill Rocks Benefit Auction - March 31 

Thanks to everyone who helped prepare the auction mailing last week!


Auction Pre-Party

Join us from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on November 14 at Times Ten Cellars for an pre-auction social and wine tasting. Stock your own wine rack or donate a bottle to the auction wine pull! With 20% of all your purchases, you can afford to do both!


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.  


Book Fair - Nov. 28 - Dec. 2

Stock up on new books for the holidays at Lakehill's Scholastic Book Fair. The Book Fair will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. 


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

Box Tops for Education
Congratulations to Ms. Shaw's first grade class for collecting 461 Box Tops to win a Donut Party! Lakehill students collected 2755 Box Tops in total! Thanks to everyone who participated.


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?    


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. 


Senior Pansy Sale - Orders Due November 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. 


Coats for Kids - Ends November 1!
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. Bring your coats to the game on Oct. 28 to donate at the Comerica tent!  
Tenth  Grade Book Drive - Ends November 1!
The Sophomore Class is collecting gently used books to benefit children in Dolphin Heights. Please drop donations in one of the specially-marked boxes.
October 31
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.
November 10
Upper School Preview  
6:00 - 8:00 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, 7:00 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.


November 12
Adopt-A-Shoreline Fall Family Picnic
Sunset Bay
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!