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Homecoming Week 2012
Spirit Week Offers Fun for All
It's homecoming week at Lakehill and everyone has caught the Warrior spirit!
Every day this week has been a "Spirit Day" with great participation. On Monday, teachers and students became superheroes. (You've heard the song, but have you ever seen Super Turkey the Super Hero?) On Tuesday, students channeled their nerdiest selves and on Wednesday, cowboys and cowgirls roamed the halls. Clothing was all pink for Thursday's Pink Out. On Friday, students are encouraged to participate in Lakehill Spirit Day by wearing their Lakehill T-shirt or school colors.
Senior members of the football team tapped the Homecoming Court on Tuesday morning. The Homecoming Court consists of freshman Becca Currey, escorted by freshmen Kevin Lantz; sophomore Samantha Caldwell, escorted by sophomore Drake Allred; and junior Haley Gladden, escorted by junior Brandon Shaw.
Senior Nominees for Homecoming Queen are:
Jenna Burch, escorted by junior Drew Norman;
Laura Currey, escorted by senior Ryan Kennedy;
Lauren Davenport, escorted by senior Cris McCarty;
Taylor Pike, escorted by junior Hudson Trent;
, escorted by senior Josh Wood
Lakehill will host its second-annual Homecoming Parade, complete with floats, convertibles, and good fun for all, on October 19 at 1:45 p.m. All parents are welcome to join the Lakehill students and faculty for this exciting celebration.
A Homecoming Pep Rally will follow the parade at 2:30 p.m. in the gym. The Middle School football team plays A+ Academy at 5:00 p.m. and the Varsity Football game begins at 7:30 p.m. The Homecoming Court will be presented and the Homecoming Queen will be crowned at halftime.
Homecoming also brings former students back to campus. An Alumni Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Garden.
Finally, the Student Council is hosting a Homecoming dance on Saturday night, October 20, from 8:00-11:00 p.m. at the ESC. Doors close at 9:30 p.m. The neon-themed event is open to all Upper School students and their approved guests. Tickets are $15, but only $10 if dressed in the neon theme.
Lower School Student Leaves Others In His Wake, Earns National Recognition
This past summer, hundreds of participants from 13 cable wakeboard parks across the country competed in a five-week series to qualify riders for The National Points Chase championship.
The youngest of these competitors was Lakehill fourth grader, Sam Lacerte. Participants competed one day a week for five weeks and gathered points by demonstrating different skills and jumps on a wakeboard.
Sam began wakeboarding a year ago when his family opened Hydrous Cable Wakeboard Park in Allen. He trained every day during the summer and his hard work definitely paid off. At the end of the five-week competition, Sam had racked up the most points in his division, landing him a first place finish and an invitation to compete on October 4-7 in the National Championship in Waco as one of three riders in his division for Team Hydrous.
Sam placed fifth in the national finals and his scores helped Team Hydrous secure fourth place overall.
Sam, who continues to train two to three times per week during the school year, says he loves the sport and is ready for any competitive opportunities that come his way.
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
This October, kids at Lakehill are making a difference in the lives of the world's children through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.
"Trick-or-Treat for UNCIEF is one of the longest-running youth volunteer initiatives in America, and an important way to inspire children to give back," said Gigi Ekstrom, Community Service Coordinator. "Lakehill is consistently one of the top donors to the campaign. Last year we donated nearly $2,000 and we hope to raise even more this year."
Lakehill students are known for the creative ways they support UNICEF, from donating their allowance to doing chores for donations to hosting lemonade stands. Donation boxes will go home with Lower School students on October 22 and are due by November 5.
Want to volunteer with Lakehill? Find out more about Upcoming Opportunities here.
This Week at the ESC
While the rest of Upper School was busy with the PSATs, seniors headed to Perry Campus for a day of work. The students filled the two large planters in the parking lot south of the softball fields. In addition, some of them worked in the Little Sprouts Garden by tilling the original soil, adding some good sandy soil, and tilling it again. Others built a small rock garden that will display the Little Sprouts dedication plaque and rocks. The seniors grilled burgers and hot dogs and enjoyed a great lunch.
Second graders have remained busy with their study of spiders at the ESC. The students are reading Charlotte's Web in class together with their teachers and also are learning the science behind spiders. They went on a "Spider Walk" and worked on a chart describing four webs they found on their journey.
The Upper School Zoology Class took their first plunge into White Rock Creek. They ran a seine to catch fish, tested water quality, and checked the turbidity of the water. After a few falls and a lot of wet clothes and laughs, everyone mastered the equipment and the testing procedure.
Lakehill traveled to San Antonio to take on Hawkins High School on October 12. In a wild back-and-forth game, the Warriors fell short, 53-51, when the Wolfpack stopped Keith Mitchell short of the goal-line on a potential game-tying two-point conversion attempt.
Mitchell made an electrifying 70-yard punt return with 17 seconds left to pull Lakehill within two. Drew Norman set a school record with 397 yards passing, including touchdowns to Josh Wood, Hudson Trent, and Drake Allred.
Lakehill will face A+ Academy on Friday, October 19 at the Warrior Athletic Complex for Homecoming. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
Middle School Football
The Middle School football team scored a major victory on October 11, defeating Good Shepherd, 22-20, in Richardson. Scoring drives where capped off by touchdowns from Malex Fuget, Gerard Franklin, and Trapp Hawthorne. Everyone contributed greatly on defense. The Middle School Warriors take on the A+ Academy Knights on Friday during Lakehill's Homecoming celebration.
The eighth grade team came away victorious against Canterbury in Desoto and was once again led by a strong serving effort from the entire team.
The JV team lost a close game to their district rival, but finished their spectacular season with a 7-3 overall record. The Varsity girls also lost to the Canterbury, but played an amazing all-around game. The girls did not back down from the state champions and played with a lot of heart and pride.
The entire volleyball program will participate in Thursday's Dig Pink event. Seventh grade plays their last game of the season at 4:00 p.m. against Wesley Prep. The eighth grade team will take on the JV team in a scrimmage at 5:00 p.m. and the Varsity, in their last district game of the season, looks to avenge a previous loss to Cambridge at 6:00 p.m.
Regardless of the outcome, the Varsity team will continue into the post season for the third straight year. They will take on Denton Calvary On October 23 at 6:00 p.m. in Denton for the first round of the state playoffs.
Lauren Davenport, Alexis Johnson, and Jenna Burch will be recognized before the Varsity game for their hard work and dedication to the volleyball program during the past four years.
See photos from the Canterbury game here.
The Lakehill Boys' Cross Country team returned to Norbuck Park for the 4th annual Jesuit XC Classic on Saturday, October 6.
The challenging, mostly grass course covered flat and wooded areas of the park, including two difficult hills, but it couldn't hold back the Warriors. Drew Norman,Brandon Shaw, and Kevin Lantz represented Lakehill and dropped their Norbuck race times in the boys' 3A and under Varsity 5K.
Emily Allton also returned to Carrollton Christian to run for Lakehill in the CCA Invitational on Saturday, October 13. This was the team's second time at the course this season, and she improved on her previous run by over thirty seconds. Allton placed fourth overall and received an individual medal in the girls' 3A and under Varsity two-mile race.
The Cross Country team is heading to Baylor University in Waco for the TAPPS Cross Country State Championships on Saturday, October 20.
The race will include over 1100 runners in the 10 classifications competing for both individual and team honors. The girls' race will begin at approximately 1:00 p.m. and the boys will run at 1:30 p.m. Come out and support our Warriors!
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!
Trek for Tech
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 or visit the Trek team at their booth during the Homecoming game!
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.
Senior Class Pansy Sale
Seniors are selling pansies for $20 per flat to help offset the cost of the annual Holiday Luncheon for senior citizens in east Dallas. Get the order form here. Pansies will be available for pick up at Trek for Tech.
Coats for Kids
Donate gently-used coats in children's and adult sizes to benefit children in east Dallas. Collection bins are located in the main hallway.
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.
Casting Call for Moms and Dads!
Cast Iron Productions is holding a casting call for a Walmart TV Commercial on Saturday, October 20, 2012. They are seeking FUN and UPBEAT Moms and Dads between 28 and 45 years of age who live in Dallas Area. They are seeking REAL moms and dads, so no actors will be considered. Auditions are by appointment only, and the address of the location is released to those who book an audition time.
Any mom or dad who is interested in auditioning can submit by sending their name, age, phone number, email address, zip code and a little bit about yourself along with a recent photo to firstname.lastname@example.org, or for immediate consideration email email@example.com. For additional information, contact Andrew Ward at 818-398-1408.
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.
Chili Cook Off and Community Night
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. Get the Chili Cook-Off Official Rules and Official Entry Form and start cooking! Entry Forms are due to the office by October 24 at 4:00 p.m.
Halloween Parade and Carnival, 1:15 - 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 bag the morning of the Carnival. Students will dress in their classrooms at 1:00 p.m. (No face make-up or weapons, please). The parade begins at 1:15 p.m. followed by the Carnival at 1:30 p.m.
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.
Please donate bagged candy and cookies! (No cakes or cupcakes). Our frightfully good cheerleaders will be outside during morning carpool to collect your goodies on October 29-31.
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