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Halloween Carnival Brings Ghouls and Grins
Lower School ghouls and goblins showed off their costumes on October 31 during Lakehill's annual Halloween parade. Kindergarten students led the procession down the main hallway and through the building, before continuing to the gym for the Carnival. Parents, students, and faculty members lined the hallways to enjoy the parade.
Following the parade, the Parent Faculty Club (PFC) hosted the eagerly anticipated Halloween Carnival, complete with a cookie walk, bounce house, face painting and haunted house. "We had wonderful volunteers and great participation," said PFC President Colleen McCall. "I especially want to recognize Tanya Bauer and Holly Croft-Mahan, who did such a great job organizing the Carnival. Everyone had a great time."
Photo by rgphotog.com.
Thanks to Ron Gavinski for taking the Halloween portraits.
Portraits will be available for viewing on SmugMug next week.
Middle School Drama Club Performs a Tongue-Twisting Tribute to the Letter T
The staff and guests of Tropicana Towers Hotel ride out Tropical Storm Thisbe with shtick and therapy-- and the intervention of a philanthropic vampire. An overworked tutor, a temperamental tennis pro, a tantrum-throwing movie star, and bickering acrobats are among the guests who leave the hotel happier than they were when they arrived.
Members of the Middle School Drama Club entertained the crowd on October 30 with a terrific performance in this tongue-twisting tribute to the letter T. An original play written by Julie Riggs, T Party included 24 fifth and sixth grade students. Seventh grade student James Praeger jumped in at the last minute to play one of the roles.
The play featured Ava Rheams as the vampire and Merritt McCaleb as the vampire hunter. Katie Anne Eastus, Haley Lopez, and Kira Willis played the Tatum sisters and Loveth Heard was Tasha Trevant. Hotel staff members were played by Emma Cowsert, Mason Schwaber, Emery Stobaugh, Niamh McKinney, and Chloe Luneborg. Hotel guests were played by Lily Gilbreath, Anders Ekstrom, James Praeger, Spencer Mihm, Elizabeth Motes, Stella Palmer, Jia Van Blargan, Aubrey Tierney, Abbey Sizemore, Lily Booth, Laura Wildman, Gaige McKnight, and Luke Jerome.
Read more from Julie Riggs on Lakehill's Blog. See more photos here.
Champions of Chili
Dad's Club Cooks Up A Spicy Celebration
Friday night was cause for a celebration of fun, food, and football. This special evening included the second-annual Dad's Club Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by Comerica Bank.
Lakehill's top chefs battled it out to be the Grand Champion of Chili in a fiery match-up before the Varsity game. The iron chefs threw their proverbial hats in the ring in a contest as varied as the meats used in their recipes.
Supporters sampled the tasty bowls and cast their votes for their favorites. Keith Mitchell gathered enough votes to take home the People's Choice Award. The team of expert judges, including Headmaster Roger Perry, local food and beverage icon Feargal McKinney, and Suzie Estrada of Comerica Bank, savored and evaluated each entry, naming Johan Ekstrom as the Grand Champion of Chili.
See more photos.
November 5 - 9
Middle School Canned Food Drive
The Middle School Student Council announced an amazing canned food drive to benefit three special organizations. The drive will focus on the most-needed item for each of three community partners, including The Brady Center, Vickery Meadows Food Pantry, and the White Rock Center of Hope. Each grade drew for a special item to collect. Fifth grade is focusing on canned fruit, sixth grade is collecting canned tuna, seventh grade is gathering canned vegetables, and eighth grade is stockpiling canned soup.
On November 7, the seventh and eighth grade boys will face off in a spirited Powder Puff Volleyball game. Middle School students may attend the game by bringing three cans of their grade's assigned food or $5. On November 9, Middle School students will square off in a building competition, using the cans they collected during the week.
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 are due back by November 5.
Sharing the Warmth
Lakehill collected 100 coats in the Coats for Kids drive. On Saturday, Middle and Upper School students will help sort through donations at Comerica Bank. Thanks to everyone who shared the warmth with children in east Dallas this winter! Remember, save your gently-used coats for next year's drive!
Want to volunteer with Lakehill? Find out more about Upcoming Opportunities here.
This Week at the ESC
The Upper School AP Environmental Science class didn't let their Halloween costumes get in the way as they caught minnows from the ESC pond and added them to their class project, EcoBottles.
First graders continued their study of feathers this week while fifth grade continued its study of soil. Students completed a lab comparing the average settling rates of sand, gravel, and ESC soil. Students will then make their own soil, combining the three that they have studied.
Lakehill Runs Down the Wind
Lakehill scored a major victory on October 26, defeating the Abilene Texas Wind, 37-34, on Community Night at the Warrior Athletic Complex. The Warriors jumped out to an early lead on Josh Wood's three touchdown receptions from Drew Norman, but the Wind made several big plays of their own to stay in the game. In the second half, Lakehill used a heavy rushing attack to control the clock, along with several key defensive stops to secure the win.
Keith Mitchell paced the Warriors with a season-high (and personal best) 215 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Drew Norman finished with 162 yards passing and three touchdowns.In a change of schedule, Lakehill now finishes the season on Thursday night at 6:45 p.m. against Celina High School. This is the annual senior night celebration, honoring Lakehill's senior players in their last game at Lakehill. The Friday night Varsity game against San Antonio Cornerstone has been cancelled.
Middle School Football
The Middle School Warriors lost on Friday to a tough Abilene Texas Wind team, 24-12. The Warriors played hard and made some great plays but were unable to match the Wind. The Warriors, with a record of 4-4, are in a good position to end the season with a winning record. In their final game of the season, the Middle School team takes on Fort Worth Temple Christian on Thursday, November 1, at home at 5:00 p.m.
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
Thank you to our fabulous race and equipment sponsors! With your support, we are more than half way to funding every item on our list of Technology Essentials - please help us finish the race!
The race is one week from Saturday -
REGISTER ONLINE NOW!
The grade with the highest percentage of registered runners wins a Snow Cone party!
Look for Trek volunteers in the carpool line this week and next to:
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 Trek T-shirts...
Every registered participant gets a t-shirt. Even if you can't make it to the race, you can still buy an awesome, all-new, t-shirt for $20. Students should wear their t-shirts to school on Friday, November 9.
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. Read Victoria John's post about Grandparents Day on the Lakehill Blog
Stock up on new books for the holidays at Lakehill's Scholastic Book Fair. The Book Fair will be held in the Main Hallway and will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Watch for more information about the Book Fair and get ready for fun surprises every day!
Check out these great Retail Rebates...
Paciugo Visit the Lakewood Paciugo store on the first Wednesday of each month (November 7!) and tell them Lakehill sent you. A portion of our sales will be donated back to the school.
Find out how to link your Target Credit or Debit card to Lakehill now!
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.
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 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 help your school 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.
Ballpark Concessions will be open two hours prior to the performance. Take a look at the menu here
Tribe Meetings, 8:45 a.m.
Upper School Panel, 6:30 p.m., Times Ten Too
Lakehill Middle School families are invited to join Upper School students, parents, board members, and alumni for a discussion on Lakehill's Upper School program. Gain valuable insight into what it takes to be a Lakehill Upper School student.
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 encouraged to attend.
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