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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 6, Issue 5
September 26, 2013
In This Issue
All About Homecoming
All in Good Taste
Global Citizens
Fired Up
Who's New?
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
What's Happening?

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~Grace Murray Hopper 

All About Homecoming

Homecoming Week Offers Fun for All

Get ready for an amazing Homecoming Week, full of exciting traditions, old and new.


Every Day is a Spirit Day during next week's Homecoming celebration. Each day has a different theme - students and faculty members are encouraged to dress up and join in the fun!

Monday - Super Hero Day

Tuesday - Twin Day

Wednesday - Neon Day

Thursday - Character Day/Homecoming T-Shirt Day

Friday - Warrior Blue and Green Spirit Day


Add the excitement of Upper School house competitions and a Student Council-sponsored Homecoming Dance, a spirited pep rally for the whole school, and all the food, fun, and football at the homecoming game, and you've got a week to remember. 


Lakehill families are encouraged to attend the Homecoming Pep Rally on October 4 at 1:40 p.m. Then, on Friday night, alumni are invited for a pre-game dinner at 6:30 p.m. on the Alumni Patio. 


The Middle School team plays Providence at 5:00 p.m. and the Varsity team takes on the Fairhill Falcons at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy traditional half-time activities with the introduction of the court and crowning of the queen.

chile pepper

All in Good Taste   

Get Cooking in the Third Annual Chili Cook-Off

Fire up your crock pot and start working on your best chili recipe now for Lakehill's third annual Dad's Club Chili Cook-Off on October 18 at the Warrior Athletic Complex. Comerica Bank is sponsoring the event which promises to be a fun evening for all!


The Chili Cook-Off gets into full swing at 6:30 p.m. following the Middle School Football game against Carrollton Christian Academy (CCA) at 5:00 p.m. The Varsity Warriors take on CCA in the last home game of the season at 7:30 p.m. Lakehill will celebrate its senior athletes at halftime with a Senior Night celebration. 


Get the Official Contest Rules here. Then, fill out the Official Entry Form and start cooking! 

Global Citizens

New Clubs Include Academic WorldQuest

With a new school year, comes many exciting opportunities. This year, students at all levels have a plethora of new clubs from which to choose. The Chess Club is back in Lower School and Middle School students can now join the Cooking Club, Book Club, as well as athletic clubs focused on tennis, basketball, and soccer.


One new addition to the Upper School club list is Academic WorldQuest, a global affairs and U.S. foreign policy-based knowledge competition. Every year, over 4,000 high school students across the U.S. participate in local WorldQuest competitions hosted by their World Affairs Council. 

There are two stages of competition: the first is the regional competition, which takes place at UT Arlington, and the second is the national competition in which regional winners compete at Georgetown University. Both consist of four-member teams answering multiple choice questions on a wide range of topics.

This year's categories focus on the six top National Security issues for the President in 2014, selected by the leaders of World Affairs Councils across the country, as well as four other pertinent topics. The categories are: Cybersecurity, U.S. Energy Policy, Global Economic Realignment, the Middle East, Global Environmental Issues, U.S. Education, the UN Millennium Goal of Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Hunger, Global Health, Geography, and Current Events. 

The club is currently meeting during open period and is sponsored by Susan Rapoport. Think you are ready to conquer the world? Take a look at the Study Guide.

Fired Up      

Fire Department Visits Kindergarten Classes

Lakehill's kindergarten classes got a close-up  look at some important people who help keep our community running smoothly. 


Members of the Dallas Fire Department paid a special visit to talk to students about smoke detectors, how to get out of a house that is on fire, when and how to call 9-1-1, and how to stop, drop, and roll. Students enjoyed walking through the fire truck and seeing the firemen dressed in their full gear, while learning more about fire safety. 

Who's New?

Lakehill Welcomes Meredith Sauer

Meredith Sauer joins the Lakehill faculty as a third grade teacher.


Originally from Midland, Texas, Sauer graduated as Valedictorian from Trinity School of Midland, a fellow ISAS school. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas. Sauer recently completed the coursework for a Master of Education from Southern Methodist University. During her Master's program, she taught after-school drama at the Dallas Children's Theater.


Sauer says she feels fortunate that she has had incredible teachers who influenced her, and she has always wanted to impact children in the same way. She pursued a career in entertainment before becoming a teacher, but missed the fulfillment she felt from her prior experiences working with educational non-profits. "I quickly realized that I needed to redirect my path to teaching," she explains.

Sauer says Lakehill felt like home to her, with a school culture and community similar to the independent schools she attended in her youth. She is impressed not only by Lakehill's high academic standards, but also the high ethical and personal standards for students. "By allowing students to focus on their unique selves, volunteer in the community, and learn from both older and younger students," she said, "Lakehill prepares children to become well-rounded, successful leaders."


Sauer most enjoys spending time with her husband of three years (who was her middle school sweetheart) and their dachshund puppy Atticus, as well as with family and friends. Away from school, Sauer continues to nurture her creative side by enjoying theater, film, reading, creative writing, and interior design. 


"My students teach me daily to explore the world with a curious and inquisitive mindset," she explains. "I benefit daily from the gifts and lessons that each child brings to the classroom."

Sports Snippets
Varsity Football 

The Lakehill Warriors traveled east to take on the Campbell High School Indians (UIL) in their first road game of the football season. Lakehill prevailed 109-93 in another record-setting night. The 109 points broke the school record for points in a game set just two weeks earlier. 


Senior Drew Norman led the offensive fireworks with 326 passing yards, 231 rushing yards, and a total of 13 combined touchdowns. His performance is thought to be a school record for total yardage and touchdowns in a single game. His favorite receiving targets were fellow senior Hudson Trent (184 yards, 1 touchdown) and freshman Keaton Kinnard (45 yards, 3 touchdowns).


Defensively Lakehill was led by senior Johnathan Page with 12 tackles and one interception which he returned for a final touchdown. Other solid performances were turned in by Hudson Trent, junior Jack Pippen, sophomores Brandon Douglas and Carlos Lopez III, and freshman Brandon Bartholow. The Warrior special teams units were the deciding factors in the game - recovering two crucial onside-kicks in the fourth quarter, and making 9 out of 12 conversion kicks.


Lakehill is now 3-0 and will travel locally to take on Lewisville Lakeland Christian next Friday, September 27. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. at the Josey Ranch athletic complex in Carrollton.


See more pictures here


Middle School Football

The Lakehill Warriors Middle School Football team traveled to take on Fort Worth Nazarene on Thursday, September 19. Nazarene took an early 6-0 lead on the first play of the game. The first half continued back and forth with heavy scoring.  By halftime, Lakehill trailed Nazarene by just two points with a score of 38-40. The Warrior defense came on strong in the second half, forcing three fumbles and allowing only one touchdown.


Lakehill's Warren Lester had a ten-tackle game for the Warrior defense, while Ryan Davis and Gerard Franklin proved to be an unstoppable duo for the Warrior offense. With outstanding blocking by wingback Jonathan Kelley, Franklin and Davis combined for a total of 486 yards rushing and eight touchdowns. Kelley had three rushes for 31 yards, including a crucial third down run for 28 yards in the fourth quarter with the Warriors clinging to a five-point lead.  


With Lakehill leading 52-47, Nazarene had first and goal from the Lakehill eight yard line with 1:44 seconds remaining in the game. 


On the first down, Ben Palmer and Ben Gillman teamed up to stop Nazarene at the three yard line. On the second down, a bad snap caused Nazarene to back up to the six yard line. On third and goal, Franklin made the tackle at the one yard line. With fourth and goal from the one yard line with only 33 seconds left in the game, Palmer made the hit of the game, stopping Nazarene from scoring. Franklin then made a second hit, forcing a fumble. In the final play of the game, Franklin rushed up the middle of the field from the goal line for an 80-yard touchdown run, sealing the victory for Lakehill.  



The eighth grade Middle School team is currently undefeated and are 3-0 in league play. The seventh grade team has lost a few tight three-set matches, but are continuing to improve daily. Both teams will play at home on Thursday, September 26. Eighth grade plays St. John's at 5:30 p.m. and seventh grade plays First Baptist at 6:30 p.m


The Varsity Volleyball team is tied for first with Dallas Covenant for the district lead. They are currently 2-0 in district after a convincing win over Tyler Street on September 24. The girls travel to Fairhill for another district game on September 26 before hosting the defending district champions, DeSoto Canterbury, on Tuesday, October 1 at 5:00 p.m.. 

"I couldn't be happier with this group of girls," said Varsity Coach Jo Cayme-Mosley. "They are self-motivated, supportive of each other, and driven to succeed. I don't think I've ever coached a team with this great of a dynamic, both on and off the court. I am looking forward to seeing how far we can go this year." 
Cross Country
The Cross Country team competed in the Rowlett Invitational on Saturday, September 21. Varun Iyer and
Rachel Myers both set personal records. 
This Week at the ESC

The second grade began a year-long investigation of insects, bugs, and spiders. They began by learning some basic facts and taking a look at just a few of the many examples they will see at the ESC this year. They also planted individual planters. 


"Is a tree a flowering plant?" was the question for third graders this week. Students began their study of flowering plants by starting their own gardens in containers.


A trip to the pond to feed the anxiously-awaiting fish was a highlight for all who visited the ESC this week. 


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


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

Visit GiveWith.Target.com to vote for Lakehill. 

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.  


Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale
Free Tickets: Contact Ms. Schmitt 

8:00 p.m.; Entrance at 7:00 p.m.

September 25-28: Samuel Grand Amphitheater

October 2-6 and 9-13, Addison Circle Park


September 26
Fall Sports Pictures 


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 staying for After-Care should bring a lunch from home. Reservations are required.  


September 30
Senior Parents Night

7:00 p.m., Auditorium 


October 1-2
Health Screenings 


October 4
Homecoming Pep Rally, Game, and Alumni Dinner


October 5
Upper School Homecoming Dance

8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (Doors close at 9:00 p.m.) at the ESC

Tickets for the Alice-in-Wonderland-themed event $30 for a single and $50 for a couple. A t-shirt is included in the ticket price. Upper School students are encouraged to wear their Alice in Wonderland t-shirts on Character Day. 


October 8
Lakehill Day at Genghis Grill


October 10
Parent-Teacher Conferences (No Classes)


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. The registration deadline is October 18 at 6:00 p.m. Competitions are held between October 26 and November 5. Get the complete information packet here.

November 9 - SAVE THE DATE!

Save the date for the 15th annual TREK for TECH! The 5k race and 1-mile fun run are scheduled for Saturday, November 9. Funds raised are used for a wide variety of technology improvements. Get more information below.  


Save the Date! 
15th Annual Trek for Tech
November 9, 2013
1-mile Fun Run and 5K race
Funds raised are used for a variety of technology improvements.