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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 6, Issue 4
September 19, 2013
In This Issue
Middle School Spirit
Rewarding Good Deeds
Wonderful Wednesday
Classroom Connections
Who's New?
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
What's Happening?

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~Zig Ziglar 

Middle School Spirit

Middle School Teams off to a Strong Start

The Middle School cheerleaders led the entire Middle School in a spirited Pep Rally on  September 12. Enthusiasm was high as the Middle School Football and Volleyball teams were introduced. 

The Middle School squad is twenty-three cheerleaders strong. Led by captains Ashley Peacock and Lyric Menges, the girls prepared before school and at recess to prepare for last week's pep rally and first football game. Practices continue to get ready for the Homecoming Pep Rally. "The best thing about this year's squad is how each girl contributes her individual talents to strengthen the group," said cheer coach Kaye Hauschild.


The squad is readying for their longest road trip of the season as they travel with the football team to Thursday's game in Fort Worth. 
Middle School Volleyball is off to a great start. The girls started practice on the third day of school with Coach Katie Ford. Fourteen seventh graders and eleven eighth graders make up the two teams. The eighth grade team is playing in an IAA league this season against numerous schools in the area. The seventh grade team will be playing an independent schedule.  


Last Thursday, the seventh grade team started off the season with a big win over DeSoto Canterbury at home. On Tuesday night, the eighth grade team started league play against Fairhill and won 2 sets to 0, while the seventh grade team lost a hard fought three-set battle against Texoma. Both teams have home games next Tuesday and Thursday. 


The Middle School football team traveled to Providence Christian on September 12 for their first game of the season. Providence went up 15-0 early in the first quarter, but the Warriors fought hard and closed the gap to 37-24 by halftime. Lakehill scored on the opening drive of the second half to pull within seven points at 37-30. From there it was a back and forth game, with Lakehill down 54-45 late in the fourth quarter. The defense forced a fumble and the Lakehill offense scored on the next play, moving the score within reach to 54-51. After converting a deep pass, Providence scored, resulting in a 62-51 score with 41 seconds left in the game. The Lakehill offense scored a touchdown with 13 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, but the Warriors were unable to pull ahead. The final score 62-57, Providence.  


Warren Lester led the defense with 11 tackles and one pass deflection. Gerard Franklin led the offense with six touchdowns and over 300 yards rushing. Jonathan Kelley contributed 113 yards rushing, 67 yards receiving, and two touchdowns. Ryan Davis added another touchdown.


The Warriors travel to Fort Worth on Thursday to take on Ft. Worth Nazarene at 5:30 p.m. The boys play their first home game on October 4 at 5:00 p.m. against Providence, as part of Lakehill's Homecoming Celebration.
Everyone is encouraged to come out and cheer for these outstanding Middle School teams.
See pictures from the Middle School Pep Rally and the Middle School Football Game. Stay tuned for more Middle School sports pictures!
Rewarding Good Deeds

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program Recognizes Volunteer Spirit

Students in grades 5 - 12 who have made a difference by volunteering in their community over the past year could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C. next May by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Even more importantly, they could win recognition that might inspire other people to follow their example.

It's easy to apply:
  1. Visit http://spirit.prudential.com, click on the "Apply Now" link, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. Once you have completed your online application, go to the "Certification" page to either e-mail certification instructions to Ms. Ekstrom, or to print them out and hand deliver them. This must be done by November 5, 2013.
The Awards Committee will then select a Local Honoree and nominate them for state-level judging. For more information, please see Ms. Ekstrom
Wonderful World
Lower School Celebrates with Wonderful Wednesdays

The Lower School tradition known Wonderful Wednesday is in full swing. 


Lower School students and teachers gather each Wednesday  morning for an assembly to celebrate what makes Lakehill's Lower School special, spotlighting students and helping kick off their FOCUS weeks. Led by Lower School Coordinator Patti Brooks, each Wonderful Wednesday assembly begins with the Pledge of Allegiance and ends with the Lakehill Alma Mater. 


Wonderful Wednesday also recognizes acts of kindness through Rachel's Challenge. New this year is a program called "Get Caught." An entire class earns a red ticket from a faculty or staff member for "getting caught" for outstanding group behavior. The first week's winners, Ms. Rasheed's class, were rewarded with leading students in the Pledge of Allegiance during the next assembly. Last week's winners, Ms. Burt's class, led the group this week in the Alma Mater. Who knows what special treat will be in store for this week's winners, Ms. Ulissey's class?


Lakehill Lower School students who joined in the school's efforts to beautify White Rock Lake this month were also honored on Wednesday with membership in the Lakehill Protectors of the Lake club. James McKinney, third grade, and Nico Montez, fourth grade, were recognized for their role in last Saturday's clean up and presented with bottle cap medallions. This recognition will continue each month. 


See more pictures from Wonderful Wednesdays. Read Ms. Brooks's blog post about the new "Get Caught" program.
Classroom Connections
Senior Class, Eighth Grade Elect Officers

The Class of 2014 has a full slate of officers. Joining President Anastasia Walton who was elected last May, are 
John Devine as Vice-President, Caroline Boles as Secretary, Sydney Thompson as Treasurer, Gracie Carroll as Community Service Officer, Cameron Gavinski as Publicity Officer, and Laura Ballard as Parliamentarian. Congratulations to these outstanding senior class leaders. 
Lakehill's eighth grade class also elected their officers last week. New officers include: Mia Vafa, President; McKenna Martin, Vice-President; Trey Reed, Secretary, and Warren Lester, Treasurer. Steven Murff and Warren Lester were elected as Student Council Representatives. Congratulations to these new leaders of the eighth grade class.  


Sixth Graders Celebrate Mexico's Independence

Señora Wilkin's sixth-grade Spanish classes enjoyed delicious food in honor of Mexico's independence day at Matt's Rancho Martínez Restaurant in Lakewood on September 16. Joined by teachers and parents, the lunch was a tasty way to experience some of the special culinary gifts of Mexico. ¡Viva México! 

Who's New?

Lakehill Welcomes India Miles 

India Miles joins the Middle School faculty, teaching seventh grade English, seventh grade Ancient Civilizations, and two electives, Creating Utopia and Folklore. She also serves as a co-sponsor of the Seventh Grade class.


A native of Kansas City, Miles attended the University of Missouri - Columbia, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is currently completing coursework and will write her thesis this spring to earn her Master of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Arlington.


Miles and her husband  Marques have one son, Caleb, 15 months. She enjoys her free time at church, reading, or spending time with her family.


Miles says she chose Lakehill because the atmosphere of purpose and compassion was evident the first time she walked through the door. She says her goal this year is to challenge her students to see the world through the eyes of different cultures with which they might not have had previous interaction


Miles admits she has trouble deciding what she loves most about Lakehill - her students or her co-workers. "Everyone is sincerely interested in what is best for the students. There is an amazing team effort put forward to produce smart, capable, leaders of our global society." 

Sports Snippets

Lakehill moved to 2-0 on the season with a 66-18 defeat of the Wise County Christian Warriors (TCAL). 

The Lakehill passing game looked strong, led by senior Drew Norman and junior Cole Ellis. Norman passed for 204 yards and two touchdowns, while Ellis completed all three of his passes for 28 yards and a touchdown. Their favorite targets were senior Johnathan Page (89 yards, two touchdowns) and freshman Brandon Bartholow (77 yards). On the ground, senior Keith Mitchell had another strong game with 100 yards and four touchdowns, while Norman added 61 yards and two touchdowns.

Defensively, Lakehill was led by senior Hudson Trent, junior Jack Pippen, and sophomore Carlos Lopez, III. Trent and Lopez led the team in tackles, and Pippen also had several tackles and a fumble recovery. Freshman Keaton Kinnard had an interception. Senior Brandon Shaw was solid again on special teams, with two successful onside kicks, two point-after-touchdown conversion kicks, and 63 return yards.

The Warriors travel to Campbell High School (UIL) on Friday, September 20 for their first road game of the season. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.


See more pictures hereSee news coverage of the Warriors here.


The Varsity Girls team started district off with a 3-0 win over Cambridge on Monday night. Seniors Caroline Boles and Maia Heard led the team with 7 kills and 6 aces, respectively. The JV team will host Grace Academy on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. and Varsity continues district play at home next Tuesday against Tyler Street at 6:30 p.m.

See more volleyball pictures here and here and here.


Cross Country
The Cross Country team traveled to Waco to compete in the Baylor Invitational on Saturday, September 14.Lakehill senior
Emily Allton
took 6th place in the two-mile Varsity race, finishing with a new personal record of 12:32. Varun Iyer and
Rachel Myers competed in the JV race, with Iyer setting a new personal record. The Lakehill Volleyball team came to cheer on the team in Waco. See more Cross Country pictures here.
This Week at the ESC

Sixth graders reviewed the water cycle with an outdoor activity that allowed them to become water molecules traveling through the cycle. Students used this experience to write a story in their journals from a first person vantage point. 


Kindergarten students began their study of Awesome Animals by acting out the movements of many different animals using Body Poetry. Beautiful Birds was the focus of the first grade students as they begin their year at the ESC. They learned what one special feature makes a bird a bird. Don't know? Ask a first grader to find out! 


See more pictures from the ESC.

finger with stringWhat's Happening?   


Now Through September 25

Homecoming Mum Sales 

Melissa's Mums is proud to offer
Friendship Mums/Garters, Wrist Mums, and Ring Mums for Lakehill's Homecoming celebration! Order online now


September 19 - TODAY!
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.


Now Through September 30!
Your vote makes a big difference to our school.

Visit GiveWith.Target.com to vote for Lakehill Preparatory School. 

This year, Target will give money to schools all over the country for one simple act: a vote. Lakehill needs just 25 votes to earn a $25 donation from Target. But that's only the beginning. For each additional vote, Lakehill will get $1 more. So please remember that, although the gesture is small, the rewards are potentially huge.Vote for Lakehill Preparatory School once a week through September 30 or until Target has given away all $5 million. 


September 20 - 26
Middle School Canned Food Drive  

Student Council is sponsoring a Canned Food Drive! Each grade has a specific canned food item to donate: Fifth - Vegetables; Sixth - Fruit; Seventh - Soup; and Eighth - Meat and Tuna. Anyone can help out - bring canned fruit, vegetables, meat/tuna, and soup by September 26 to benefit Vickery Meadows and the White Rock Center of Hope.  


September 20

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

All Middle School students are invited to the black-out-themed Fall Social in the Lakehill Cafeteria. The grade that brings the most canned food (for the Middle School Canned Food Drive) to the dance will win a prize!


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 dessert. 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. Students stayoing for After-Care should bring a lunch from home. 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.