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The Warrior Weekly

Volume 4, Issue 13 

November 17, 2011

In This Issue
Top Teachers
Fund Run
State Honors
Community Spotlight
Sports Snippets
PFC Events
What's Happening?

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"A teacher affects eternity; she can never tell where her influence stops."
- Henry Adams 

Top Teachers  

Lakehill Teachers Honored by Chamber
Teacher Awards

Each year, the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce recognizes teachers who have made significant contributions in the classroom and in the community. 

Two Lakehill teachers were selected as winners in their respective categories. Lou Wilkin was recognized as the
Private Elementary School Teacher of the Year. Wilkin, who teaches Spanish, discussed her feelings on receiving such acclaim. "
I am honored to have been chosen. Working at Lakehill has brought out the best in me. Our school provides teachers access to excellent training nationally and locally and affirms innovation in the classroom. Working at a great school like Lakehill has contributed to my success."


Science teacher Bryna Thomson was recognized in the Private Middle School category. Thomson said she was honored, but shared the award with all the faculty and staff at Lakehill. "It is the environment and the people at Lakehill that allow each of us to be great teachers. The support from students, parents, and colleagues helps each us us be our best." 


"It is an honor to have two of our master teachers recognized for their outstanding accomplishments," said Headmaster Roger Perry. "It is reassuring to know that the business community recognizes the importance of excellence in education." 

The Teacher of the Year Awards Program is sponsored by Comerica Bank and solicits nominations from all public and private schools in east Dallas as well as from business and community leaders. On November 15, Chamber chairman Roger Perry presented awards to the seven winners. Dr. Sarah Maxwell, assistant dean of the University of Texas at Dallas and a Lakehill parent, was the keynote speaker.
See more photos from the event. Read the related story from the Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate here.

Fund Run

Trek Trey
Photo by Irwin Thompson.

Trek Hits the Streets for Record-Breaking Success

When hundreds of people take to the streets for a good cause, a lot can happen.
Lakehill's 13th Annual Trek for Tech, the PFC's signature fall event, combined all the right elements, including great races, dedicated sponsors, enthusiastic volunteers, a raffle with fantastic prizes, and live music. The results were a great time for all who attended and a record-breaking $35,000 raised for new technology for students.
A 40-yard dash kicked off the events in honor of Lakehill's 40th anniversary. Students, families, and faculty members put their best foot forward in the one-mile Fun Run while a large crowd hit the pavement for the 5K chip-timed race. Attendees were also treated to a live performance by Battle-of-the-Bands winner, The Happy Alright, featuring Lakehill junior Sterling Gavinski.

For the second time in the 13-year history of the race, two Lakehill students were the top overall male and female runners.Sixth grader Trey Reed, the first Middle School student ever to win the race, was the first place overall male with a time of 20:20. Emily Allton was the top overall female runner with a time of 21:05. 
Organizers report that 288 people registered for this year's event, including 139 Lakehill students. The Lower School winner in the Trek Spirit contest, and recipient of the movie and cookie party, was the third grade with 63% participation. In Middle School, the seventh grade's 53% participation earned them a week off from lunchroom cleaning duty. In Upper School, the White House earned 5 house points for their winning participation.

The Trek committee reports that they are closing in on reaching the wish list goals. Specific details will be provided in the next PFC General Meeting.

The Trek Committee thanks Dr. Lara Holly-Reed, who came in with a generous donation that was unexpected and greatly appreciated, Mr. Perry, Ms. Gajkowski, Kaye Hauschild, Linda Booth, Elizabeth Schmitt, Tim Hagood, and the NJHS, and all of the many volunteers who made this race possible. They are especially grateful to those companies, individuals, and families who supported the race through underwriting and equipment purchases.  
Lakehill thanks Barb and Amy Witherite for doing a fantastic job chairing this event!
State Honors
State Choir

Two Named to All-State Choir

When the 2012 All-State Choir takes the stage in San Marcos on January 28, two of the voices showcased will belong to Lakehill students.

Being selected for the
Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) All-State Choir is the highest honor a Texas private school music student can receive. This year, senior Ruth Godbey and junior Jackson Vickery have achieved this pinnacle of success.
Hear more of Lakehill's vocal talents in this weekend's musical production of Brenda Bly: Teen Detective, as London's smash hit musical makes its Dallas debut on the Lakehill stage! Brenda Bly will be performed November 18 and 19 at 7:00 p.m. and November 20 at 2:00 p.m.  

Community Spotlight

Students Rally for UNICEFUNICEF 

Lakehill students have rallied behind the UNICEF cause, and are closing in on their $2,000 goal in the Trick or Treat for UNICEF campaign.  

Students put their creativity to work, donating their allowances, forgoing drinks or snacks and donating the money instead, and running lemonade stands to benefit UNICEF. Kindergarten and first grade led the way in participation, while the fourth grade set a Lakehill record, raising more than $500 for the cause.   

Lakehill is one of the top school contributors to UNICEF and has again earned distinction as a UNICEF Ambassador School.


Seventh Grade Celebrates Veteran's Day

Lakehill's seventh grade class shared their Veteran's Day with residents at C.C. Young Retirement Center. Students spent time visiting with residents and sharing their memories before heading to a special celebration in honor of the special day. Lakehill students led the flag raising ceremony as well as the Pledge of Allegiance.


Read the Lakehill Blog, Reflections, for more on this special celebration.

Deck the Halls 

Members of the Lower and Middle School Community Connections Clubs decorated wreaths which will be displayed during the holidays at Children's Medical Center. Special thanks to Lisa Bracken and the wonderful parent volunteers who helped make this possible.


See all the pictures from recent Community Service projects.

Sports Snippets   

 All-District Honors                  

All-District Volleyball   
District coaches gathered recently to bestow the 2011 honors for All-District Volleyball and Football.
Sixteen Lakehill athletes were recognized with this outstanding distinction.
Volleyball Honors

First Team All-District 

Amanda Boles
Ayana Heard

Second Team All-District 

Whitney Beckwith
Caroline Boles

Holly Cowart

Alexis Frankin 


All-District Honorable Mention
Lauren Davenport 
Maia Heard

Amanda Boles was also named to the All-State Second Team while Ayana Heard was named All-State Honorable Mention. 



Football HonorsAll-District Football

First Team All-District 

Cris McCarty, Defensive Back


Second Team All-District 
Cris McCarty, Running Back
Milan Rabah, Running Back
Josh Wood, Receiver
Austin Simpson, Linebacker
Cris McCarty, Punter


All-District Honorable Mention
Kurt Norman, Offensive Line
Grant Hilbert, Defensive Line
Jimmy LaBrie, Receiver
Keith Mitchell, Running Back
Milan Rabah, Linebacker
Jimmy LaBrie, Defensive Back
Josh Wood, Kicker

Congratulations to these outstanding Lakehill athletes.

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


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 11:00 a.m. and there is no after-school care.  


Book Fair - Nov. 29 - 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



Lakehill Rocks Benefit Auction - March 31 

Lakehill Rocks


New Start for Your Art

Donate your pre-owned art work. Have you grown tired of a piece of art 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!


Art Stars

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.


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. 

The Warrior Shop will be open  before and after school every day during the Book Fair! Stock up on all your holiday gear and $5 t-shirts! 

finger with string

What's Happening?    


Want to know more about Lakehill's Upper School? See what students and parents are saying about their experiences here.


November 7-18

Freshmen Holiday Food Drive - ends Friday!
The ninth grade class is collecting non-perishable food for the Wilkinson Center. We are closing in on our goal of 500 items, but still have 175 items to go! Bring your donations tomorrow and help the entire school earn a Jeans Day! The Upper School Spirit House that collects the most cans will also earn 3 points toward Term 3, and the White House is currently in the lead! Check out the list of requested items.


November 14 - December 2
Sisteens Stocking Stuffers
Help Sisteens fill more than 150 stockings for guests at Lakehill's annual Holiday Luncheon. Suggested items include small shampoos, soaps, lotions, and other travel-sized toiletries, as well as other items like word puzzles, stationery, socks, etc. Look for the red donation bins in the main hallway and north entrance. Get more information here.


brenda blyNovember 18 and 19, 7:00 p.m.
November 20, 2:00 p.m.
Upper School Musical  

London's smash hit musical, Brenda Bly:Teen Detective makes its Dallas debut on the Lakehill stage!  


Check out the photos here for a sneak peek at the upcoming performance.


General admission is $5 and tickets are available at the door. Reserved seats are available for $10 at LakehillReservations@gmail.com. Reserve your seats now!


The Lakehill Diner  will be open two hours before curtain featuring food by the City Street Grille food truck! Enjoy Dr. Pepper sliders, mini grilled cheese sandwiches, cupcakes, and more!


Get all the scoop here.


Attendance competition: the Lower School class, Middle School class, or Upper School Spirit House with the largest attendance will win a pizza luncheon. So grab your friends and family and come see Brenda Bly!  


Lakehill's Spelling Bee is Right Around the Corner! 
Students in grades 4-8 are invited to participate in Lakehill's annual Spelling Bee. Study Lists from Scripps Publishing are now available in the Main Office or here. Students who would like to participate must fill out a Spelling Bee Registration Form, which are available in the Main Office or here. Registration Forms are due to Ms. Riggs by Dec. 13. The Spelling Bee will be held Jan. 10 at 2:15 p.m. in the Auditorium.


Happy Holidays 
Need great holiday gifts? Check out all the merchandise available on SmugMug. From puzzles and playing cards to mugs and magnets, take care of all your holiday shopping and benefit Lakehill while you do!


Middle School Adventure Week
March 5-8, 2012 
Middle School Adventure Week will be here before you know it! All Middle School parents should have received an informational letter about this exciting Lakehill tradition. Please contact Kaye Hauschild with any questions.