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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 6, Issue 3
September 12, 2013
In This Issue
Student Scholars
Tailgate Spirit
Class Notes
College Connections
Who's New?
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
What's Happening?

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Student Scholars

National Merit Semifinalists Announced

Lakehill Preparatory School is proud to announce the National Merit Semifinalists for the Class of 2014. Three seniors, John Devine, Matt Graff, and Ethan Harrison-Weil, have been awarded this distinguished honor. 

More than 1.5 million juniors in nearly 22,000 high schools entered the 2014 National Merit Program by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT).

The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to advance in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, with a combined worth of more than $35 million, that will be offered next spring.

"These students represent some of the most academically talented in the country," said Headmaster Roger Perry. "We join our teachers and their proud parents in congratulating them for this highly esteemed academic honor." 

Tailgate Spirit

Special Guests Help Fire Up the Crowd

Warrior spirit was set to full throttle on Friday afternoon at the annual Tailgate Pep Rally. The Drum Line and Varsity cheerleaders pumped up the crowd as teams and coaches were introduced.


Fourth grade students Brooke Granado and Mitchell Crow were special guests at the Pep Rally. Brooke, Lakehill's "Cheerleader for the Day," performed with the Varsity squad at the Pep Rally as well as at the game Friday night. 


As the "Warrior for the Day," Mitchell joined the football team for the Pep Rally, where he received his special team jersey. He also spent some time in the locker room before the game and led the Warriors onto the field.

The opportunity to be Lakehill's "Cheerleader for a Day" or "Warrior for the Day" is offered to the highest bidder each year at the Parent Faculty Club Benefit Auction.


See pictures from the Pep Rally.


Tailgate Party

Lakehill held its annual Tailgate Party on Friday evening before the Warriors' Varsity Football season home opener against Irving Universal.

Hundreds of fans gathered at the Warrior Athletic Complex to enjoy the pre-game festivities. Volunteers passed out souvenir footballs at the gate, while children of all ages played catch and rolled in the grass. The Lakehill Dad's Club fired up the grill to feed the hungry crowd.


Dedicated fans experienced the thrill of six-man football at its best, cheering their Warriors on to a 105-69 victory.


See the pictures from the Tailgate Party and Game.

Class Notes
Student Officers Elected

Upper School recently elected its newest Student Council Senator, freshman Lily Turner. Lily joins other senators elected last May: Emily Allton (12th grade), Jack Pippen (11th grade), and Carlos Lopez III (10th grade).


Newly elected Freshman Class officers are Christian Giadolor, President; Varun Iyer, Vice-President; Tillie McCoskey, Secretary; and Salma El-Feky, Treasurer.


Sophomore Class officers are: Audrey Castaigne, President;
Becca Currey, Vice-President; Nam Doan, Secretary; and Reed Henry, Treasurer.


Junior Class officers are: Kelly Werther, President;
Jana Kahn, Vice-President; Rachel Myers, Secretary; Cole Ellis, Treasurer, and Andrew Hendrick, Parliamentarian.


Middle School classes elected their officers as well.

Seventh grade officers are Kate Langley, President; Elizabeth Motes, Vice President; Stephanie Davis, Secretary; Ben Palmer, Treasurer; and Montgomery Rotellini and Eli BuxtStudent Council Representatives.   


Sixth grade officers include Stella Palmer, President; Cole Johnson, Vice President; Niamh McKinney, Secretary; Haley Lopez, Treasurer; and Loveth Heard and Merritt McCalebStudent Council Representatives. 


Fifth grade officers are Matthew McCall, President; Sophia Ganson, Vice President; Kathryn Mahan, Secretary; Keegan Clendenin, Treasurer; and Emerson Danamraj and Emma Myers, Student Council Representatives. 


Eighth grade officers and Senior Class officers will be elected on Thursday.

College Connections
Mini College Fair Kicks Off College Exploration Process

The possibilities for Lakehill students are endless, and this is never more apparent than when it comes time to choose which college or university to attend. 


Lakehill kicked-off its college visit season on September 6 by hosting a mini college fair on campus. Twenty colleges and universities were on hand to visit with Upper School students. 


Students attended a brief information session to learn tips on what to do when attending large college fairs. The colleges that attended are located outside of Dallas, and the fair allowed students the chance to meet with these schools' local representatives.


Over the next few weeks, admission officers from more than 120 colleges and universities will visit the Lakehill campus. Students will be able to ask questions and foster relationships with schools before they begin the college admissions process. Since these visits begin in the freshman year, by the time students are seniors they are well-versed on what to ask and are able to make informed decisions about their college choices.


Although opportunities such as this are rare at most schools, they are an important part of Lakehill's unique preparation for the college admission process.


See who is coming to campus.

Who's New?

Lakehill Welcomes Latricia Davis 

Latricia Davis joins the Lakehill faculty this year, teaching eighth grade Early American History, ninth grade Modern American History, and AP U.S. History. She is also serving as an eighth grade sponsor.


A native Texan, Davis holds both a Bachelor and Master of Art in History from Texas Tech University. She also holds a Master's degree in Museum Studies (with an emphasis in Education) from the University of Oklahoma. Additionally, Davis spent a year at the University of London, Birkbeck College working on her PhD in History, which she is now completing at the University of Texas at Arlington.


Davis has been an educator in the Tarrant County College District's Dual Credit Program for many years before making the move to the secondary level. She says she enjoys teaching new generations about their past and hopes to inspire in them a desire to know more about their heritage in order to understand their future.


Davis and her husband Matt enjoy cooking, camping, and photography. They have challenged themselves to compete in various 5K races, in order to prepare for a half marathon in the spring. 


Davis says she is impressed with Lakehill's strong sense of community. "It really feels like a family here," she said. "I am excited about this year. I am most looking forward to experiencing the many Lakehill traditions with my students and inspiring them to look at history in a new and exciting way."

Sports Snippets
Varsity Football Home Opener

The Lakehill Warriors made their return to six-man football in explosive fashion, defeating Irving Universal (UIL) 105-69. The game remained close for the majority of the first half, but Lakehill slowed down the Eagle offense in the second half to break the game wide open. The 105 points is a school record for points in a game and, based on the AP results, was the highest score in Texas during Week 1 for 11- or 6-man football in a public or private school. 


The Lakehill offense accounted for over 700 yards, led by three rushers with over 100 yards. Senior Keith Mitchell had 293 yards and seven touchdowns, senior Johnathan Page had 166 yards and four touchdowns, and junior Sean Puls added 105 yards and one touchdown. Senior Drew Norman completed three of four passes for 75 yards, including two touchdown passes to freshman Brandon Bartholow.


Defensively, the Warriors were led by senior Hudson Trent and sophomore Brandon Douglas, with 12 tackles each. Senior Brandon Shaw had a great all-around game, contributing 12 tackles, two interceptions, and 179 kick return yards with one touchdown.


Lakehill is 1-0 on the season and will host Wise County Christian on Friday, September 13 at Perry Field at 7:30 p.m.  


See more pictures here and the video here.

See news coverage of the Warriors here and here.


The Varsity girls went 6-0 and won the Ellis County Volleyball Invitational Tournament at Ovilla Christian on September 6-7. 


The Warriors defeated Ovilla Christian, Canyon Creek, and First Baptist on Friday in pool play. The team went on to beat Lucas Christian in the first round of bracket play, and Texoma Christian in the semi-finals to make it to the championship game against Lakehill's biggest district rival, Dallas Covenant. 


The Lady Warriors won the first set, lost the second, and came back to win the deciding third set 16-14. In the exciting conclusion, Covenant had Lakehill down 11-14. The Warriors fought off three game points to tie it up before scoring the final two points of the game. 


The Varsity girls continued their winning streak on Tuesday against Shelton. The Lady Warriors are now 18-2 on the season. 

See more volleyball pictures here,  here,  herehere and here.


Cross Country
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The Cross Country team will travel to Waco to compete in the Baylor Invitational on Saturday, September 14 at 9:00 a.m. 



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Check out the great new styles and classic favorites at The Warrior Shop every Monday morning from 7:45-8:45 a.m. and Thursday afternoon from 2:45-3:45 p.m.

This Week at the ESC

Eighth graders used light sticks and apples to change energy from one form to another. They turned chemical energy into radiant energy and used the apple to create an electric current and test its charge. Students will spend this year learning about solar energy (changing radiant energy into electrical energy) and will even try some solar cooking in the spring.


Fifth grade began a tour of the soil content at the ESC. They will test for pH, nitrogen, and more. They will also learn about what lives in the soils around the ESC.


See more pictures from the ESC.

finger with stringWhat's Happening?   


THIS SATURDAY - September 14!

Shoreline Spruce Up, White Rock Lake

9:00-11:00 a.m.

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. For more information, contact Gigi Ekstrom.


September 11 - 25

Homecoming Mum Sales 

Melissa's Mums is proud to offer
Friendship Mums/Garters, Wrist Mums, and Ring Mums
for Lakehill's Homecoming celebration! Visit the booth and support Lakehill during lunch on September 17. Order online now


September 17

Kindergarten Donuts for Dad, 7:45 - 8:15 a.m.


September 19
North Texas Giving Day, 7:00 a.m. - midnight

Get more "bang for your buck" when you donate to Lakehill on North Texas Giving Day. Give $25 or more through Lakehill's Donor Bridge site on September 19 and your donation will be multiplied! See below for more information.


September 19

Tribe Meetings, 8:45 - 9:30 a.m. 


September 20

Middle School Fall Social, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  


September 21
Movie Night for K-4, sponsored by the Senior Class

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.  
Students in grades K-4 are in for a real treat! For $30, kids get a movie night full of fun - complete with pizza, drinks, and desert. Four great films will be shown - Princess and the Frog,
PokemonToy Story 1, and The Incredibles - and each guest can pick which one they want to see! Grab your PJs, blankets, and pillows - this is going to be a great night! No reservations needed. 
September 25

College Night for Freshmen, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  


September 27

Early Release Day

Students are released at noon. Lunch will not be served. After-School Care is available from noon until 6:00 p.m. Reservations are required.  


Recycling Bin

The back gate will be open on Monday mornings from 7:30 until 8:30 a.m. to allow parents to drop off items for the recycle bin. The gate will be locked for the remainder of the day. Contact Mr. Kidder if you have something to drop off when the gate is closed.

Calling All Scientists! 
Students with an interest in science or engineering are encouraged to participate in Winston Science, an annual science competition put on by The Winston School. 
Students may enter as individuals or teams of up to four people. Competitors are grouped according to grade: Elementary (grades 1-5), Middle (grades 6-8), and High School (grades 9-12).  
Some competitions require advance preparation while others will be built on-site with provided materials. The registration form is included in the packet. Please note there is a $5 entry fee per student.  
Parents will chaperone their students for the competitions. The registration deadline is October 18 (6:00 p.m.) Competitions are held between October 26 and November 5. Please check the packet for exact competition dates. 

If you would like to make a donation to Lakehill Preparatory School on North Texas Giving Day, visit our page, beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 19.