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Lakehill Tailgate 2012
"Remember the little things
for one day you may realize that they were BIG."
Special Guests Help Fire Up Crowd
Warrior spirit was set to full throttle on Friday afternoon at the annual Tailgate Pep Rally. The Drum Line and Varsity cheerleaders pumped up the crowd as teams and coaches were introduced.
Second grade student Audrey Reed and third grade student Spencer Jacobs were special guests at the Pep Rally. Audrey, Lakehill's "Cheerleader for the Day," performed at the Pep Rally as well as at the game Friday night.
As the "Warrior for the Day," Spencer joined the team for the Pep Rally, where he received his special team jersey. He also spent some time in the locker room before the game and led the Warriors onto the field.
The opportunity to be Lakehill's "Cheerleader for a Day" or "Warrior for the Day" is offered to the highest bidder each year at the Parent Faculty Club Benefit Auction.
See pictures from the Pep Rally.
Rain Can't Dampen Warriors' Spirits
Lakehill held its annual Tailgate Party on Friday evening before the Warriors' Varsity Football rainy standoff against Brock High School.
Hundreds of fans gathered at the Warrior Athletic Complex to enjoy the pre-game festivities. Volunteers passed out souvenir t-shirts at the gate, while children of all ages played catch and rolled in the grass. The Lakehill Dad's Club fired up the grill to feed the hungry crowd, including the opposing team's fans.
As the rain poured down, dedicated fans cheered on their Warriors until the bitter end and a 0-43 loss to Brock High School.
See the pictures from the Tailgate Party and Game.
See our Tailgate Video.
Upper School Celebrates At Retreat
Upper School students celebrated on September 14 with their second annual Fall Retreat.
The group spent the day at the Southern Cross Ranch, where faculty and students joined together for sand volleyball, softball, rock climbing, ping-pong, water balloon fights, and a friendly Powder Puff competition between the Upper School Spirit Houses.
"The students and faculty had a wonderful time at the retreat," explained Bob Yttredahl, Upper School Coordinator. "It was great that the Student Council brought in a guest speaker to talk to the students about making good choices and being the best that they can be. Ending the day with the Powder Puff football game was an addition from last year that the students really enjoyed."
See photos from the retreat
Lower School Tradition in Full Swing
The Lower School tradition known as Monday Moments got into full swing this week.
Lower School students and teachers gather each Monday morning for an assembly to celebrate what makes Lakehill's Lower School special.
Led by Lower School Coordinator Patti Brooks, each Monday Moments assembly begins with the Pledge of Allegiance and ends with the Lakehill Alma Mater. These assemblies spotlight students and help kick off their special weeks. Monday Moments also showcases superlative students and recognizes acts of kindness through Rachel's Challenge.
Lakehill Lower School students who joined in the school's efforts to beautify White Rock Lake this month were honored on Monday with membership in the Lakehill Protectors of the Lake club. Brooke Granado, Megan Gillman, Delia Stobaugh, and Zayn Rivera-Jaroe were recognized for their role in last Saturday's clean up and presented with a bottle cap medallion. Each month, students who have participated in the clean-up will be recognized.
See pictures from Monday Moments and the Shoreline Spruce-Up.
Kindergarten Parents Enjoy Muffins, Donuts
Kindergarten moms gathered on September 11 to enjoy muffins with their children. Dads who gathered on September 18 were treated to donuts and some special one-on-one time with their children.
It seems the excitement never stops in Kindergarten. Later this week, the fire department pays the students a special visit, followed by a rodeo the following week.
Meet Tamra Stegall
Tamra Stegall joins the Lakehill faculty teaching Upper School French and a Middlle School elective called 40 Days in France. She also serves as a co-sponsor of Sisteens and the Middle School Cheerleading Squad.
Stegall was born in Alabama and raised in Mississippi. With a double major in English and French Literature, she earned two B.A.s from The University of the South - Sewanee, in Tennessee. During her junior year she studied abroad for the fall semester in Aix-en-Provence.
Stegall's academic work during college entitled her to the university's Wheat Grant, enabling French majors to travel for post-graduate work in France. Stegall earned her third B.A., this time in French, at the University of Toulouse in France.
Since leaving France, Stegall has worked with the Duke TIP program, tutored high school students in French, completed her teaching certification, and served as the Cheer Coordinator for the Park Cities YMCA.
In her spare time, Stegall nurtures her creative side: working on her art (which she also sells), writing creatively, reading, and practicing jazz and hip hop dance. An outdoor enthusiast, Stegall is eager to continue with sailing and kayaking in Dallas.
Stegall says she is most excited to help her students feel comfortable with French and to help them utilize their French skills outside the classroom.
This Week at the ESC
First grade began the study of "What Makes a Bird a Bird?" this week. Students began using new journals designed especially for younger years.
Kindergarten students began their study of Awesome Animals and learned the different ways animals "talk" to each other. They also learned how to use the Smartboard, adding a special interactive element to their lesson.
Varsity Football Home Opener
The Lakehill Warriors ran into a tough Brock Eagles football team at the annual Tailgate Game on Friday night. Behind a stout defense Brock shut out Lakehill 43-0.
The Warriors were led by Drew Norman's 71 yards passing and 41 yards rushing. Sophomore Drake Allred had a nice 28 yard catch in the second half. See photos of Tailgate Game and video.
Lakehill will host Holy Trinity Catholic School on September 21 at the Warrior Athletic Complex.
The momentum of the Lakehill Cross Country
team continued as the team took on the Lake Highlands Invitational at Norbuck Park on Saturday, September 15. Congratulations to Emily Allton who placed 10th at the Meet.
The JV Volleyball team suffered their first loss of the season on September 13 at Yavneh. The Varsity defeated Yavneh. The Varsity and JV teams defeated Garland Christian on September 17 and began district play on September 18 at Tyler Street. The first home district game will be September 20 at 6:00 p.m. against Fairhill. See Varsity and JV photos.
Get Your Warrior Spirit On!
The Warrior Shop is open on Monday mornings from 7:45-8:45 a.m. and Thursday afternoons from 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Stop by and stock up!
The Lakehill Parent Faculty Club does a fantastic job setting up programs that are simple to use and greatly benefit our school.
Lakehill was awarded more than $1000 with just 36 people linking their Target card. Imagine what we could earn if everyone linked their card! Find out how to link your Target Credit or Debit card to Lakehill now!
Box Tops for Education
Our first Lower School Box Top competition is almost here! Hopefully everyone has been clipping over the summer. Please have your children turn in their box tops to their teacher by October 26. The class that collects the most box tops wins a SPECIAL PARTY ....and bragging rights!
If you are not in Lower School, those box tops still add up. Please turn in your box tops to the "Box Tops Box" by the office by October 26.
Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program
Link your Tom Thumb Reward Card to Lakehill! Just stop by the front desk to fill in a form
! If you receive Community Bucks, please drop them off at the front desk by October 10.
PFC General Meeting, 8:15 a.m.
Senior Picture Day, 8:00 a.m.
Senior Parent Night, 6:30 p.m.
Yom Kippur - School Holiday
Early Release Day/Staff Development
Students are released at noon. After School Care is available from noon until 6:00 p.m.
End of Term I
Fair Day - No School
New Parent Coffee, 8:15 a.m.
PFC Executive Committee Meeting, 2:00 p.m.
Middle School Social, 7:00 - 8:30 pm.