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|Lakehill Homecoming 2012|
Traditions Abound At Homecoming Celebration
It was homecoming week at Lakehill Preparatory School and everyone caught the Warrior spirit! Each day of the week was a "Spirit Day" with great participation. From Super Heroes to Cowboys and Cowgirls, students, faculty, and staff got into the spirit of Homecoming.
Senior members of the football team tapped the Homecoming Court on Tuesday morning. The Homecoming Court included 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 included:
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; and
Kacie Poston, escorted by senior Josh Wood.
The school held its second-annual Homecoming Parade on October 19, complete with floats, convertibles, the Drum Line, Homecoming Court, and good fun for all. Students, faculty, parents, alumni, and members of the community lined the route. More than 600 fans poured into the Gym for an amazing black-light Pep Rally.
Homecoming also brought former students back to campus. A large crowd gathered at the Alumni Dinner, held in the Alumni Garden prior to the game.
The Middle School football team took the field at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Varsity showdown at 7:30 p.m. against the A+ Academy Knights.
Former Varsity Football captains were presented during the game, followed by the highly anticipated presentation of the Homecoming Court and crowning of the Homecoming Queen at halftime.
Ayana Heard, 2011 Homecoming Queen, presented the crown to this year's Homecoming Queen, Taylor Pike. Taylor was escorted by Hudson Trent. Ayana, a freshman at North Park University in Chicago, was escorted by Lakehill Headmaster Roger Perry.
Check out our new Homecoming video and relive the excitement of the day.
See the pictures from the parade and pep rally, the alumni events and half-time celebration, Middle School game and Varsity game.
Allton Claims Second Consecutive State Title
The Lakehill Warriors Cross Country team traveled to Waco for the TAPPS Cross Country State Championships on October 20. The race was held on the Bear Run cross country course of Baylor University and included over 1229 runners in the 10 classifications competing for both individual and team honors.The runners represented the largest TAPPS meet to date, and their performance truly exemplified the TAPPS motto: Competition with Honor.
Both of Lakehill's teams had a great showing at the course. Drew Norman represented Lakehill in the boys' 2A 5K and ran his toughest race of the season, passing many other competitors across the finish line. Dory Fine ran in the girls' 2A 2-mile race and ran an excellent race, finishing with a season best.
Emily Allton ran in the same race and entered Saturday as the defending State Champion. In spite of the added pressure, Allton was ahead of the other runners early in the race and never gave up her position. She crossed the finish line in first place and retained her title as TAPPS Cross Country 2A Individual State Champion for the second year in a row.
Students Join Together for Dig Pink
When the Lakehill Sisteens, Volleyball teams, students, parents, faculty, and staff join forces for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it seems everyone starts thinking pink.
In an effort to support breast cancer research, Lakehill continued its Dig Pink efforts during the October 18 volleyball games. All Lakehill teams - seventh, eighth, JV, and Varsity - played before an enthusiastic crowd and showed real spirit and heart. Sisteens sold pink bracelets for Lakehill's third annual celebration. Fans were decked out in pink from head to toe and pink banners and ribbons filled the gym.
Lakehill students and parents are committed to breast cancer awareness and research. All proceeds from Dig Pink will benefit Komen for the Cure and the Side-Out Foundation.
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
Students can help children around the world this year by participating in the Trick or Treat for UNICEF campaign. Donation boxes went home with students this week and are due back by November 5.
Sharing the Warmth
Lakehill, in partnership with Comerica Bank and The Exchange Club of East Dallas, kicked off Lakehill's Coats for Kids Program on October 15. Families are encouraged to donate gently used coats for children and teens in the east Dallas area. All sizes of coats are accepted. Coats will be collected at the October 26 Community Night football game and at school until October 29.
Want to volunteer with Lakehill? Find out more about Upcoming Opportunities here.
This Week at the ESC
First grade learned about peacocks and feathers. They completed a lab that
introduced them to water-resistant feathers and the importance of a bird's "coat" of feathers.
Third graders were treated to a special visit to their classrooms by Ms. Carpenter, who helped them complete the second part of a lab on seeds.
After working on a simple geocache, eighth grade plunged into solar energy with a lab on endothermic and exothermic reactions.
The Upper School Zoology class set up insect traps to see what is lurking around the grounds of the ESC. The Environmental Science class measured and recorded data on the new fish net tank in the pond. The Digital Photography class also spent time at the ESC, working on an outdoor assignment.
Lakehill fell to A+ Academy 63-14 in the 2012 Homecoming Game. The Warriors were led by senior Josh Wood's 69 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Junior Keith Mitchell added 67 yards rushing. See photos here
Lakehill will take on the Texas Wind (Abilene Home School) on Friday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Warrior Athletic Complex for Lakehill Community Night.
Middle School Football
The Middle School Warriors scored a major victory in their Homecoming match-up against A+ Academy, defeating the Knights 48-20. Everyone played well and contributed to the win. The scoring was capped off by a six-yard touchdown by Brandon Bartholow. Griffin Burt ended the game with an interception, his (and the team's) first interception of the year. See photos here.
The Middle School football team has a chance to end the season with a winning record. Come and support the Warriors as they take on the Texas Wind from Abilene, Friday at 5:00 p.m. at the Warrior Athletic Complex.
The volleyball teams wrapped up another successful season this week. Both Middle School teams, JV, and Varsity celebrated a spirited Dig Pink on October 18. Both the seventh and eighth grade teams finished with winning records for the year while the JV team finished with a 7-3 overall record.
The Varsity team qualified for the state playoffs for the third straight year and played in the bi-district round on October 23. The girls took on a strong Denton Calvary team and were unable to overcome the District 1 champions.
"This volleyball season was a lot of fun," said Coach Cayme. "We couldn't have had a better group of girls. They were dedicated and committed themselves to the team from day one. I'm extremely proud of them."
See photos from the 7th grade game here
, 8th grade vs. JV game here
, and the Varsity game and Senior Night here
The Cross Country team ran at the TAPPS Cross Country State Championships at Baylor University in Waco on October 20.
Emily Allton placed first in the girls' 2-mile and is the TAPPS 2A Girls' State Champion for the second year in a row. The race included more than 1229 runners in the 10 classifications competing for both individual and team honors.
See Cross Country photos here.
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. New sweatshirts, long sleeve t-shirts, and Warrior scarves are available! 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 Touches, 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.
Dad's Club Chili Cook-Off and Community Night
Lakehill's top chefs are busy perfecting their chili recipes for Friday night's second annual Dad's Club Chili Cook-Off. Five bucks gets you a sample of each entry. Take in some live music while the judges debate who will be this year's Grand Champion of Chili. It all takes place this Friday, October 26, at the Warrior Athletic Complex. Comerica Bank is sponsoring Lakehill's Community Night and it is going to be a fun-filled evening for all! Bring your gently-worn coats to donate to our Coats for Kids drive!
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 the Texas Wind. The entire community is invited to share in the fun.
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 makeup 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.
Get the Carnival Flyer.
Lakehill welcomes grandparents, parents, and special friends to the annual Grandparents Day Celebration on Friday, November 16. The celebration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a breakfast reception in the cafeteria. The program, which includes performances by various student groups, will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium. School is dismissed at 11:00 a.m. and there is no after-school care.
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Box Tops for Education - Due this Friday!
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
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.
Middle School Admission Preview, Main Campus, 9:30 a.m.
Invite your friends and neighbors to take a look at Lakehill's Middle School!
Technology Etiquette Assembly, 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.
Middle School students and parents are invited to hear guest speaker Rachael Jones, Assistant District Attorney for Criminal Court #1. She will address technology etiquette, how to safely and appropriately use social media, and the consequences of not doing so.
Fourth Grade Parent Meeting, 8:15 a.m.
All fourth grade parents are invited to join administrators and the Middle School team to find out more about Lakehill's Middle School program.
Parent Faculty Club Meeting, 8:15 a.m.
Get involved with YOUR Parent Faculty Club! Meet new friends and get involved with this active group.
November 9 and 10, 7:00 p.m.
November 11, 2:00 p.m.
Upper School Musical: Damn Yankees
The Upper School Performing Arts brings Damn Yankees to the Lakehill stage for three days! Don't miss this fabulous, family-friendly performance. Tickets are $10 at the door or $5 for Lakehill students. Special reserved seating (first 12 rows) may be purchased for $15. Find out more.
Tribe Meetings, 8:45 a.m.
Kindergarten Admission Preview, Main Campus, 9:30 a.m.
Invite your friends and neighbors to take a look at Lakehill's Kindergarten program!
Have a wonderful week!
Middle School Admission Preview, Main Campus, 9:30 a.m.
Invite your friends and neighbors to take a look at Lakehill's Middle School!
Middle School Brown Bag Lunch, Noon
Join Ms. Hauschild and other parents in the Upper Library to discuss topics of interest to Middle School parents.
Upper School Admission Preview, ESC, 6:30 p.m.
Invite your friends and neighbors to take a look at Lakehill's Upper School! All Lakehill Middle School families are strongly encouraged to attend.