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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 5, Issue 7
October 11, 2012
In This Issue
Fall Traditions
Trek Time
Community Spotlight
This Week at the ESC
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?

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Fall Traditions

October Brings Fun, Food, and Football


All About Homecoming

Get ready for an amazing Homecoming Week, full of exciting traditions, new and old.


On Friday, October 19, Lakehill will host its second annual Homecoming Parade, complete with floats and football royalty, both past and present. The entire Lakehill community is encouraged to attend the Homecoming Parade at 1:45p.m. at the Main Campus and to stay for the Homecoming Pep Rally at 2:30 p.m..


Every Day is a Spirit Day during next week's Homecoming celebration. Each day has a different theme - students and faculty members are encouraged to dress up and join in the fun!

Monday - Super Hero Day

Tuesday - Nerd Day

Wednesday - Cowboy and Cowgirl Day

Thursday - Pink Out!

Friday - Warrior Blue and Green Spirit Day


On Friday night, alumni are invited to join us for a pre-game dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Garden at the Warrior Athletic Complex. We need everyone to cheer on the Warriors as they take on the A+ Academy Knights. The Middle School team plays at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Varsity team at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy traditional half-time activities with the introduction of the court and crowning of the queen, as well as recognition of past football captains and the award for the Best Homecoming Float.


All Fired Up

chile pepper Pull out your crock pot and start working on your best chili recipe for Lakehill's second annual Dad's Club Chili Cook-Off on October 26 at the Warrior Athletic Complex. Comerica Bank is sponsoring Lakehill's second Community Night and it is going to be a fun-filled evening for all!

The Chili Cook-Off and live music begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be in full swing until 7:30 p.m. when the Warriors take on Abilene. The entire community is invited to share in the fun. Look for more information on the Chili Cook-Off and official entry forms in next week's Warrior Weekly.

Trek logo 2012 Trek Time   

Participation Funds Technology Upgrades

We're off and running in the 14th annual Trek for Tech! The 5K race and one-mile Fun Run is a favorite family fall tradition and a great way to support Lakehill.


Race day is set for November 10. It's not too late to sponsor the event - get more information here.


Race co-chair Barbara Witherite reports, "Last year's Trek for Tech was a record-breaking event. We hope to top that this year!" In a repeat performance, sophomore Sterling Gavinski and his band, The Happy Alright, will provide music during the event. 


Look for the Trek for Tech table at the Homecoming Game and read on for more information.


Purchase technology... 
Take a look at the list of this year's Technology Essentials and help purchase items:

  • 20 Computers for Lower School lab at $1000/each 
  • 2 Computers for ESC at $1000/each 
  • 9 Computers for Administrators at $1000/each
  • Software Upgrade (Typing Programs and Reflex Math Programs) at $5,000
  • Wireless Infrastructure for school at $10,000

Buy Raffle Tickets...

There are fantastic raffle prizes this year, including iPads, iPhones, Kindle Fires, iPod Touch, and possibly more to come! Raffle tickets are 1 for $5, 5 for $20, 10 for $40, 20 for $60 and 50 for $100. You do not need to be present on race day to win! Buy raffle tickets here.

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 $20.

Run the race...
Online registration is quick and easy. Register here.

The class with the most participation gets their picture in the year book wearing their Trek T-shirts.


Sponsor the race...
Get your name on the fabulous new race t-shirt! Sponsors are needed at all levels! Find out more here.

Community Spotlight

Coats for Kids

Coats for Kids

Lakehill is excited to partner with Comerica and the Exchange Club of East Dallas for the second year in the Coats for Kids drive.

What is Coats for Kids?

For more than 15 years, the Exchange Club of East Dallas has been providing coats for kids in need in the East Dallas area. Every year, however, the need in the community grows larger. Comerica provides additional funding to increase the number of coats delivered. Unfortunately, many children still do not have warm coats for winter.


How Lakehill Can Help

We need your help! We are collecting new or gently used coats in all sizes (infant to adult) at Lakehill in the following ways:

  • From October 15-29 in a collection area located in the main hallway
  • During the Community Night football game on October 26, in the collection box at the Comerica Tent

Lakehill's Upper School service organization, Sisteens, will coordinate the school's efforts with the support of the Lower and Middle School Community Connections clubs. Please contact Gigi Ekstrom with questions.


This Week at the ESC    

Fourth grade classes have been busy "Looking at Leaves" this week. What is photosynthesis? Is sunlight important? Where does all that water go? These are just some of the questions students were able to answer. The students worked outside, continued their studies in the wet lab, and finished with an insect hunt for the organisms that live in the Zoology lab at the ESC. Third grade will be "Looking Closer" at Lima beans and trying to figure out exactly what a cotyledon is and where a plant embryo really lives.They will figure all this out by dissecting a Lima bean and taking a closer look at all the internal parts of a seed.


See more pictures from the ESC.

Sports Snippets


Varsity Football 


Lakehill fell to Irving Highlands 41-20 in a hard-fought game on October 5. In an evenly matched game, a couple of untimely turnovers were the difference in the final outcome. The Warriors had several standout performances: junior Drew Norman threw for 193 yards and scored one touchdown, junior Keith Mitchell ran for 74 yards and two touchdowns, junior Brandon Shaw accumulated over 150 all-purpose yards, and senior Josh Wood caught six passes for 90 yards.


Lakehill travels to San Antonio on Friday, October 12 to take on Hawkins High School at 7:30 p.m. at the Wheatley Athletic Complex. 

Middle School Football
The Middle School football team played The Highlands School on October 5 in Irving. The Highlands brought a great offensive game that proved to be a little too much for the Warriors. The Warriors fought hard to try to overcome the Blazers and the coaches and fans are proud of their efforts. The Warriors now sit with a record of 1-3 and are looking at getting their second win of the season on Thursday against Good Shepherd at 5:00 p.m. at the Greenville Stadium in Richardson.  



Both the eighth grade team and the Varsity team left Fairhill this past Tuesday with victories. The eighth grade team overcame a rough start, but was led back into the game by a strong serving effort from Olivia Wagner. The Varsity team also had a terrific serving game finishing the 3-set sweep with 25 aces. It was an all-around team effort on the net with Maia Heard leading the kill total with seven for the match. Alexis Johnson contributed six kills and Caroline Boles, Kelly Werther and Jordan Johnson each had three kills of their own. 


The eighth grade, JV, and Varsity teams will be traveling to Desoto to play Canterbury Episcopal on Thursday in what will be the JV team's last district game. 


Join the entire volleyball program for the annual Dig Pink game on Thursday, October 18! Its Pink Out spirit day for Homecoming and the Pink Out will continue at the volleyball game. Games will be at 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00 p.m. Lauren Davenport, Jenna Burch, and Alexis Johnson will also be honored in their last home volleyball game at Lakehill that night for Senior Night. 
See photos here


Cross Country

The Varsity Cross Country team will run in the Carrollton Christian Invitational on October 13. 




Get Your Warrior Spirit On!

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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?    


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


October 12

Deadline to Order Homecoming Mums! 

Homecoming Mums are on sale now! Ten percent of mum sales benefits Sisteens community service projects. Sample mums for Lower, Middle, and Upper School students can be viewed near the front entrance along with options to personalize your purchase. The deadline to place mum orders is October 12. All submitted orders must include payment. Contact Ms. Stretcher for more information. Get the order forms below:


October 12 
Middle School Social, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 
Cafeteria and Main Hallway

All Middle School students are invited to the first social of the year, sponsored by the Middle School Student Council! Students will enjoy games, snacks, and dancing to their favorite tunes. Neon attire is welcome, but not required, at this totally cool, neon-themed 80s-style celebration. 


October 17 
PSAT for 9th, 10th, 11th

Senior Work Day with Mr. Perry at Perry Campus


October 20 
Shoreline Spruce Up, White Rock Lake, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Bring the whole family and 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.

October 23 
Lower School Admission Preview, 9:30 a.m.

Invite your friends to join us for the first Admission Preview of the year to find out more about the one-of-a-kind Lakehill experience. 


October 31

Halloween Parade and Carnival, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Lower School goblins will show off their costumes during Lakehill's annual Halloween Parade. Parents should send costumes to school in a big bag the morning of the Carnival. Students will dress in their classrooms at 1:15 p.m. (No face make-up or weapons, please). Middle School students may wear appropriate costumes to school. Fifth and sixth graders will attend the Carnival while seventh and eighth grade students will help run booths at the event. Parents are welcome to attend both the Parade and Carnival.   


Check out these great Retail Rebates... 


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