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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 5, Issue 1
August 30, 2012
In This Issue
Welcome Back
Honors Bestowed
The Warrior Web
Who's New
This Week at the ESC
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?

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First Day of School 2012
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"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." 

~Victor Borge         

First Day Door

Welcome Back

Letter from the Headmaster


Dear Parents,

I love the beginning of a new school year, full of excitement and new possibilities. I welcome you to what promises to be an exciting year for all of us.


As I walked through the halls this week, I was energized by the enthusiasm of teachers, the excitement of our students, and the opportunities available to all of us at Lakehill. 


This year our focus will be on building relationships. Our faculty members continue to build these strong relationships with their experience and innovative teaching. 


We are joined by four new faculty and staff members and I look forward to introducing them to you. We have 79 new students, from around the city and around the globe, and we welcome them each to our school. 


We are grateful for the generous gifts from the Parent Faculty Club (PFC). The gifts range from new and improved technology to a generous contribution to the endowment fund. Thank you to the many parents who give so generously of their time, energy, and financial resources. All gifts, regardless of size, impact the lives of our students.   


I enjoyed seeing so many of you at the Back-to-School Picnic. What a wonderful turnout and a fantastic way to start the new school year. I hope you will join us on Friday, August 31 at the Warrior Athletic Complex for our first home football game of the season against Dallas Gateway.


I look forward to seeing you then!

   Perry Signature

Dallas Award 2012 Honors Bestowed         

Lakehill Receives Awards 

For the fourth consecutive year, Lakehill Preparatory School has been selected for the Dallas Award in the Private Elementary and Secondary Schools category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). 


The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community. 


Nationwide, only 1 in 250 (less than half of 1%) 2012 Award recipients qualified as Four-Time Award Winners. 


Lakehill was also selected as a finalist by the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce for the 2012 Hensarling Business Awards for the important role the school plays in the community. Finalists were honored by U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling on August 14 at a banquet in their honor. Earlier in the summer, Lakehill advanced to the final stages in the Dallas Business Journal's Best Places to Work awards program.

The Warrior Web

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Get Connected with Lakehill  

Lakehill continues to increase its social media presence. Read on to see where to find us online.


facebook iconLIKE us on facebook, then follow along for up-to-the-minute announcements and news.


blog iconDon't miss out on Reflections, Lakehill's Blog. Featuring a variety of Lakehill administrators and faculty members, Reflections offers thoughts and observations on a variety of topics. There are new posts every week.


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Check out our videos on YouTube, from choir to sports to special events. Don't miss our new First Day of School video.



This just added! Check out our "pins" on our newest site, Pinterest. We will be adding more soon, so check back often and "Pin It"!



Say Cheese

smugmugWe will continue to post all of our pictures on Lakehill's photo sharing site on SmugMug. Relive all your favorite moments from Lakehill events or see pictures from the ones you missed. You can even order high quality, low cost prints - and the proceeds benefit Lakehill!

Picnic Back-to-School         

PFC Hosts Annual Picnic 

Lakehill families gathered on August 25 for the annual Back-to-School Picnic. Held on Saturday evening before the first day of school and sponsored by the PFC, the annual picnic is a favorite tradition among Lakehill families.


The picnic was a great opportunity for families to reunite for fun and friendship and to welcome new families to Lakehill. The Varsity Cheerleaders kicked off the event with cheers to build school spirit and the Varsity Football, Volleyball, and Cross Country teams were introduced. Water slides provided endless entertainment while those who were more musically inclined performed karaoke for the crowd. 
A pot luck supper with snow cones provided by the PFC added to the festivities. "The picnic was the perfect way to start off a new school year," explained Ana Wolf, PFC Chairperson for the event.
See all the pictures from the picnic here.
See the pictures and the video from the first day of school.
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Who's New
Lakehill Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

Four new members joined the Lakehill family this year. Join us each week as one of these interesting individuals is highlighted in The Warrior Weekly.

Ray Dent - Director of Development and Alumni Relations


Ann Kizer - Middle School Drama and Upper School Drama and Musical Theater  


Martina Kroll - Upper School Science

Tamra Stegall - Upper School French and Middle School Elective 

This Week at the ESC    

 The Upper School Zoology class didn't waste any time setting up aquariums and terrariums for this semester's class. Each student will build, monitor, and conduct research on his or her own tank. The class, led by Jeremy Holman and Melissa Carpenter, began an exciting study of animal diversity and ecology. Zoology students will visit the ESC three days a week. 


The fourth grade began the second phase of their study of Flowering Plants. Students will develop observation and measuring skills used in science through this interesting unit of study.

Sports Snippets

Get Ready for the Warriors  


Varsity Football Home Opener


The Varsity Football team will kick off an exciting season with their home opener on Friday night against the Dallas Gateway Gators. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. Middle School football kicks off their season in September.


Sweeten It Up at the Concession Stand


Make plans to enjoy dinner on Friday night at the concession stand. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and all your favorite goodies will be available for sale during the game. But save room for dessert - the folks at the concession stand will be giving away free cupcakes! 

Get Your Warrior Spirit On!


The Warrior Shop is open for business, with great new styles and classic favorites. Get ready to show your Warrior spirit! During the week, check out The Warrior Shop on Monday mornings from 7:45-8:45 a.m. and Thursday afternoons from 2:45-3:45 p.m.


The JV and Varsity Volleyball teams defeated Yavneh on August 28. The girls take on Watauga Harvest Christian on the road on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. (JV) and 6:00 p.m. (Varsity). The Varsity team is coached by Jo Cayme and the JV by Jenny Livengood. Middle School Volleyball kicks off their season in September.
Cross Country
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The Varsity Cross Country team kicks off their season on Thursday afternoon at the CCA Greenbelt Championship. The team is coached by Kevin Jennings.

Varsity Cheer Ten Varsity cheerleaders attended the Universal Cheerleaders Association camp at the University of Texas in Austin in June. Working with highly trained college cheerleaders to maximize individual and team strengths, the girls learned new cheers, dances, partner stunts, and transitions. The squad, led by captains Taylor Pike and Kacie Poston, earned a trophy for excellent spirit and teamwork. The girls are coached by Katie Becker and Mylana Burt.
MS Cheer
Middle School cheerleaders attended camp at Lakehill in July. Led by their instructors, alumnae Ruth Godbey and Hannah McCue, the cheerleaders learned cheers, chants, and dances. The squad, now 20 members strong, voted to make all of the eighth-grade cheerleaders co-captains this year. The squad is coached by Kaye Hauschild and Tamra Stegall.
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What's Happening?    


August 31
Spirit Day, Pep Rally, and Season Home Opener!
Students and faculty are invited to wear their jeans with a Lakehill shirt and show their Warrior Spirit. Every Friday is "Jeans Day" (with a Lakehill shirt)! Don't miss out on the first Pep Rally of the year from 1:40 - 2:05 p.m. Then head to Warrior Athletic Complex as the Warriors take on the Dallas Gateway Gators in the first game of the season. (As an added precaution, we will be spraying the area for mosquitoes prior to the game). Enjoy your favorite treats from the concession stand (and top it off with a free cupcake!) as we cheer the Warriors on to victory! Game time is 7:30 p.m.  Go Warriors!


September 2

The Happy Alright at Six Flags

Looking for something fun to do over the long weekend? Check out Lakehill's favorite band, The Happy Alright, featuring front man and Lakehill senior Sterling Gavinski. The band plays on the Back Porch Stage at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m. Head out to Six Flags on Sunday and you'll be doing "Just Fine."


September 3

Labor Day - no school


September 5

College Night for Seniors, 6:30 p.m.


September 6
Picture Day!


September 7

Lakehill College Fair, 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

September 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.

September 11

Muffins for Mom (Kindergarten), 7:45 a.m.


September 12
Lakehill Open House, 7:00 p.m.
Current Lakehill families are invited to visit with their children's teachers and learn more about the expectations for the coming year. This is a parents-only event.


September 13
Tailgate Pep Rally, 1:40 - 2:05 p.m.


September 13

Financial Aid for College Presentation, 3:30 p.m.


September 14
Upper School Retreat, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Southern Cross Ranch


September 14
Tailgate Party and Football Game  

Tailgate at 6:30 p.m.; Kickoff at 7:30 p.m. 

The annual Tailgate Party is a favorite tradition at Lakehill. This year's event will be held before the game against Brock High School. 

September 19

Freshman Welcome to Upper School, 6:30 p.m.


Recycling Bin
The back gate will be open on Tuesday mornings from 7:00 until 8:30 a.m. to allow parents to drop off items for the recycle bin. The gate will be locked for the remainder of the day. Contact Mr. Kidder if you have something to drop off when the gate is closed.

New This Year! 
Place an ad in the 2012-13 Lakehill Directory and promote your business to Lakehill families, faculty, and staff. Rates begin as low as $150. 

Contact Gigi Ekstrom to find out more. 
But hurry, space is limited and must be reserved by September 4.