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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 5, Issue 5
September 27, 2012
In This Issue
Artists Among Us
Tribal Time
Rewarding Good Deeds
Middle School Spirit
Who's New
This Week at the ESC
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?

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"A mind stretched by a new idea never returns to its former dimension." 

~Benjamin Franklin         

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Artists Among Us

Students Win Awards in Drawing, Writing

Every famous artist or writer started somewhere. The next next generation of artists and writers might start right here in the halls of Lakehill.
Senior Lauren Davenport recently won the Best in Show Award in the Up-and-Coming Artists Display at the Lakewood Summer Arts Faire (LSAF) held in September. Lakehill's art department received a $250 donation for her honor. Every year LSAF brings together leading local artists and the East Dallas community in a family-friendly environment where patrons can view, enjoy, and purchase fine art, fine jewelry, and fine crafts. All proceeds from LSAF support charities in the Dallas community. 

Creative Writing Award In other art news, two Lakehill students entered their writings in the Creative Communication Poetry and Essay Contest. Sixth grader Laura Wildman, who wrote about sharks, and seventh grader Lyric Menges, who wrote about fall, were selected to have their essays  published. Both girls were encouraged to enter by English teacher Julie Riggs. The contest is highly competitive and writers chosen are published by the company, which sponsors poetry and essay contests throughout the year.  

Tribes1 Tribal Time      

Students, Faculty Participate in First Tribe Meetings

The first Tribe meetings of the year were held on September 20. While any new project carries a bit of  trepidation, the feedback on the Tribe activities from students, parents, and faculty has been extremely positive. Everyone enjoyed getting to know the other members in the multi-aged groups. While activities varied from chants, songs, dances, and getting-to-know-you games, the overall theme was consistent: fun. Tribes will meet again during Homecoming Week on October 19.

Rewarding Good Deeds

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program Recognizes Volunteer Spirit

Students in grades 5 - 12 who have made a difference by volunteering in their community over the past year could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C. next May by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Even more importantly, they could win recognition that might inspire other people to follow their example.

It's easy to apply:
  1. Visit http://spirit.prudential.com, click on the "Apply Now" link, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. Once you have completed your online application, go to the "Certification" page to either e-mail certification instructions to Ms. Ekstrom, or to print them out and hand deliver them. This must be done by November 6, 2012.
The Awards Committee will then select a Local Honoree and nominate them for state-level judging. For more information, please see Ms. Ekstrom

MS Cheer Middle School Spirit         

Middle School Teams Off to Strong Start

The Middle School cheerleaders led the entire Middle School in a spirited Pep Rally on  September 20. Spirit was high as the Middle School Football and Volleyball teams were introduced. 

The seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams are enjoying a successful start to the season. With 28 players, this is the largest Middle School volleyball team in many years. 

The eighth grade team is currently undefeated at 5-0 and the seventh grade team is 1-2. The teams, coached by Katy Ford, play on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The next home game will be tonight, September 27. The seventh grade plays Zion Lutheran at 4:00 p.m, and the eighth grade team takes on Stone Gate Christian Academy at 5:00 p.m.

Varsity Coach Jo Cayme says,"This year's Middle School teams have been so much fun to work with and to watch develop. The amount of talent and potential on the seventh and eighth grade teams gets me very excited. I can't wait to work with these girls at the JV and Varsity level."

Middle School football had a strong start to the season with a win over the Arlington Fellowship Mustangs on September 7. Trapp Hawthorne, Malex Fuget, Brandon Bartholow, and Gerard Franklin each contributed at least one touchdown in the game. Despite a late surge by the Mustangs, the Warriors held on to win it, 48-38.

In their home opener on September 21, the Warriors took on the Inspired Vision Eagles. Despite an outstanding team effort, the Warriors came up short after a series of long plays by the Eagles. 
The Warriors now sit at 1-1 as they take on the First Baptist Academy Saints on September 27 at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Academy.
Everyone is encouraged to come out and cheer for these outstanding Middle School teams.
See pictures from the Middle School Pep Rally
Martina Kroll
Who's New
Meet Martina Kroll

Dr. Martina Kroll joins the Upper School faculty, teaching Physics and AP Physics as well as Chemistry and Honors ChemistryShe also serves as a co-sponsor of the Junior class and the Science Club.


Born and raised in the southern part of Germany near Heidelberg, Kroll attended the Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg and earned an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Physiology. 


 In Germany, Kroll worked as a laboratory and nuclear medicine physician. After coming to the United States, she worked as a faculty researcher and adjunct professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UTA, researching iodine and perchlorate content in foods and their uptake in nursing mothers and their infants as well as in bottle-fed infants. She has also taught courses in general chemistry and biochemistry.


Kroll and her husband have a three boys, Jonathan (11), Tobias (14), and Benedikt (18). In her spare time, she enjoys playing the organ and violin and singing in a choir.


Kroll says that her goal this year is to get students excited about science. "I would like to get my students to think about science outside of the classroom - how things work, why things are the way they are - everything from 'Why is the sky blue?' to 'Can I build a radio?'"


This Week at the ESC    

Fifth grade began a unit on Soil Studies this week and found themselves surrounded by soil. After digging up three different samples from the grounds of the ESC, students checked to see if they could find minerals and evidence of once living (organic) organisms like plants and animals. 


With 70,000 different types of soil in the United States alone, there was a great deal to discover in the soils at the ESC. 


Eighth grade learned how to navigate with GPS and began mapping trees around the ESC. They will utilize their GPS tagging skills to be more exact in their mapping. 


What's In A Name

Planting, growing, and harvesting have become popular activities for Lower School students at the ESC. All that was missing was a name for their garden. Thanks to second grade student Taylor Gardsbane, that is no longer the case. Taylor was selected as the winner of the Lower School Name the Garden Contest and was recognized this week at Monday Moments.


The Little Sprouts Garden will feature recognition stones in a special landscaped area and stones to recognize future families, who through their generosity, will help the ESC provide these great learning experiences for our students. Taylor will receive a personalized rock for the garden. There will be a special place in the garden for sponsor rocks that are purchased at the auction each year.

See more pictures from the ESC and from Monday Moments.

Sports Snippets


Varsity Football 


Lakehill fell to the visiting Holy Trinity Catholic Celtics 52-20 on Friday night. The Warriors struggled to contain Holy Trinity's high-powered rushing attack in the first half. Lakehill recovered an onside kick to open the second half and drove down for a quick score. Junior Drew Norman threw for 165 yards and 2 touchdowns, one each to junior Hudson Trent and sophomore Drake Allred. Norman also ran for another touchdown. Senior Josh Wood led the Warriors with 66 yards rushing, and Allred was the top receiver with 6 catches for 89 yards.


Lakehill will play Austin Eastside Memorial next Friday 9/28 at 7:30 p.m. in Temple. The game will be played at Holy Trinity Catholic's field.

See photos from Friday's game.


Cross Country

The Varsity Cross Country team had an impressive outing last weekend at the Jim Baker Rowlett Eagle Invitational. The meet was held at Springfield Park in Rowlett, and the sprawling, all-grass course covered the entire park, which included a lake and wooded sections. Lakehill's runners took full advantage of the relatively flat trail. 


Drew Norman and Kevin Lantz represented Lakehill and ran personal bests in the boys' 3A and under Varsity 5K. Norman placed 11th overall and took home his first trophy of the season. Emily Allton and Dory Fine both ran well in in the girls' 4A and under varsity 2-mile race. Allton placed 3rd overall and earned a trophy for her efforts. The Warriors look to continue improving at the Carrollton Christian Invitational on October 13. 



Varsity started district play-offs with a win at Tyler Street Christian Academy on September 18. Maia Heard led the team with 7 kills and 5 aces while Lauren Davenport had 6 aces and 13 assists.   


Get Your Warrior Spirit On!

spirit wear

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!

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What's Happening?    


September 28

Early Release Day/Staff Development
Students are released at noon. After School Care is available from noon until 6:00 p.m. 


September 28
End of Term I 


October 5

Fair Day - No School


October 10
New Parent Coffee, 8:15 a.m. 


October 12
PFC Executive Committee Meeting, 2:00 p.m.


October 12 - Deadline to Order Mums! 

Mums are 
on sale now!
Sample mum are on display by the front entrance. All submitted orders must include payment. Contact Ms. Stretcher for more information. Get the order form below:


October 12
Middle School Social, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 


Check out these great Retail Rebates... 


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 - Due October 26!

Students should turn in their box tops to their teacher. The class that collects the most box tops wins a SPECIAL PARTY ....and bragging rights!  Those not in Lower School can turn their Box Tops in to the "Box Tops Box" by the office.


Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program

Link your Tom Thumb Reward Card to Lakehill! Just stop by the front desk to fill in a form. Community Bucks may be dropped off at the front desk by October 10.
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Save the Date!
14th Annual Trek for Tech
November 10, 2012

Register now for the 1-mile Fun Run or 5K race.
Funds raised are used for a variety of technology improvements.

Online registration is ready. Sign up now!