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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 6, Issue 7
October  10, 2013
In This Issue
Trek Time
Coming Home
Check Mate
Think Pink
Senior Spotlight
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
What's Happening?

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~Colin Powell 

Trek Time

Participation Funds Technology Upgrades

We're off and running in the 15th annual Trek for Tech! The 5K race and one-mile Fun Run is a favorite family fall tradition and a great way to support Lakehill.


Race day is set for November 9. It's not too late to sponsor the event - get more information here. But hurry, the sponsorship deadline is October 11.


Race co-chair Barbara Witherite reports, "Last year's Trek for Tech raised $52,00 - an all-time record. Of course we are hoping to top that this year!" Eighth grade student Kaia Brown and her band Rosalynd will perform during the event, as will freshman Ruby Sanchez. "Fans can look forward to some great music this year from our talented students," Witherite said. 


Read on for more information on this year's race.


Purchase technology... 
Take a look at the list of this year's Technology Essentials and help purchase items

  • 25 iPads for Middle and Upper School classrooms at $558/each 
  • 15 iPads for the ESC at $558/each 
  • 25 iPad applications at $60/each
  • 2 iPad carts at $5,000/each
  • 1 Poster Printer at $5,000
  • Various AP Science equipment at $10,000

Buy Raffle Tickets...

There are fantastic raffle prizes this year, including (2) iPad Minis, (2) Kindle Fires HD, (2) Jawbone UP, (2) Nike Fitbit, (4) $50 Visa Cards and possibly more prizes to come! Raffle tickets are $5 or five 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. Purchase T-Shirts here.

Run the race...
Online registration is quick and easy. Register here.

The class with the most student participation receives a Snow Cone party with Kona Ice. 

Photo by rgphotog.com

Coming Home

Traditions Abound At Homecoming Celebration

Homecoming week at Lakehill meant everyone caught the Warrior spirit! Each day of the week was a "Spirit Day" with great participation. From Super Heroes to Crazy Characters, students, faculty, and staff got into the spirit of Homecoming. 


The Homecoming Court was announced on Monday during lunch. Nominees were selected by their respective classes. The Homecoming Court consisted of freshman Emily York, escorted by Brandon Bartholow; sophomore Yinting Fan, escorted by Kason Burt; and junior Haley York, escorted by Cole Ellis.

Senior Nominees for Homecoming Queen were Haley Gladden, escorted by Johnathan PageEmily Allton, escorted by Cameron GavinskiSydney Thompson, escorted by Hudson Trent; and Caroline Boles, escorted by Drew Norman.


Students, faculty, parents, and alumni poured into the Gym for an amazing black-light Pep Rally on Friday. Homecoming also brought former students back to campus. A large crowd gathered at the Alumni Dinner, held on the Alumni Patio prior to the game.


The Middle School football team took the field at 5:00 p.m. to take on Providence followed by the Varsity showdown at 7:30 p.m. against the Fairhill Falcons.


Alumni Honor Classes of 1983, 1988, and 2003 were recognized during the game, followed by the highly anticipated presentation of the Homecoming Court and crowning of the Homecoming Queen, Emily Allton, at halftime. 


See the pictures from the pep rally, the Middle School game and the Alumni Dinner, Varsity game, and Halftime Celebration.

Check Mate

Lower School Chess Team Takes Third in ESD Tournament

More than 50 students from Dallas-area schools packed the gym at ESD for the "Fit for a King" chess tournament on Saturday, October 5. Students from Lakehill, Lamplighter, St. Mark's, Centennial Elementary, the Alcuin School, and ESD all participated in the tournament.


The tournament allowed each participant (kindergarten through 12th grade) to compete in five games within their age bracket. Trophies were then awarded for first through fourth place in each section and among each team.


Four members of Lakehill's newly reorganized Lower School Chess Club represented Lakehill in the competitive tournament. In their first tournament, the team of Cullen McCaleb (fourth grade), Daniel Knipp (third grade), Asa McCaleb (third grade), and James McKinney (fourth grade) were thrilled with their performance and the third place trophy. The team is eager to repeat their success. "I can't wait to do another tournament," exclaimed Cullen McCaleb. 


Lakehill's Lower School Chess Club meets on Tuesday afternoons after school. The Club is sponsored by Frances Knipp and Todd McCaleb.

Think Pink 

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 8 volleyball games. The Lakehill seventh, eighth, and Varsity teams played before an enthusiastic crowd and showed real spirit and heart. Sisteens collected donations and rewarded donors with a "jeans day" on Tuesday for Lakehill's fourth annual celebration. New this year was the Pink Ribbon Wall, a wall of inspiration and remembrance.  Donations to the Pink Ribbon Wall can be made at the front reception desk throughout the month of October.


Lakehill students and parents are committed to breast cancer awareness and research. All proceeds from Dig Pink and the Pink Ribbon Wall will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Sisteens has raised almost $3,000 so far this month, with more than $12,000 raised since the inception of  their Dig Pink program.

Senior Spotlight

National Junior Honor Society Highlights Lakehill's Soon-to-be Graduates

In an effort to reveal the hidden talents, personalities, and accomplishments of Lakehill's most experienced students, the National Junior Honor Society presents:

NJHS Spotlight on Seniors!

This week's senior: Laura Ballard

Laura Ballard has attended Lakehill since the seventh grade and has loved her experience here. One of her favorite classes is math because it makes sense and always has an answer. Ms. Warder has influenced Laura and her approach to learning, reminding her to enjoy math even though it is difficult.


Laura's family has supported and trusted her throughout her high school career. Family members have shared in her Laura's Lakehill accomplishments; her grandmother and brother were especially proud when she was awarded the Gail Peeler Memorial Scholarship at the Lakehill graduation ceremony her sophomore year.


Laura participates in NHS, choir, and the science club. Outside of school she enjoys horseback riding with her friends. She plans to major in Geology, and, when asked to describe her dream job, she replies, "Playing in the dirt or anything to do with rocks."


Laura's favorite quotes are "Read or bleed" by Mr. Hagood and "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind" by Dr. Seuss. 


Laura Ballard has had an amazing experience at Lakehill that has prepared her for life in college. She can't wait for the many opportunities to come and plans to use the skills Lakehill has taught her in order to achieve her goals.


By: McKinney Waggoner, ninth grade 

Sports Snippets

The Lakehill Warriors exploded out of the gate with a barrage of points en route to a 76-26 homecoming victory over the Fairhill Falcons. Lakehill took a quick 45-13 lead by the end of the first quarter, with the game concluding in the third quarter under the 45-point "mercy rule."


The Warriors ground attack was in high gear with contributions from a number of players. Five different players rushed for over 70 yards each: senior Keith Mitchell had 100 yards and two touchdowns, junior Andrew Hendrick had 98 yards and one touchdown, freshman Brandon Bartholow had 87 yards, senior Johnathan Page had 80 yards and one touchdown, and junior Sean Puls had 72 yards and three touchdowns. Senior Drew Norman led an efficient passing game with 110 yards and two touchdowns.


Defensively, Lakehill generated three turnovers, led by freshman Keaton Kinnard, sophomore Brandon Douglas, and senior Johnathan Page. The defensive highlight of the night was Page's 80-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter.


The Warriors complete the non-district portion of the schedule at 5-0 and begin district play next Friday, October 11 against Midland Trinity. The game also kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness month with a "Dig Pink" theme. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at the Warrior Athletic Complex.

See more pictures from the game.

The Middle School Warriors lost to Providence on October 4 in a close 33-26 match up. See more pictures here.



The Varsity Volleyball team defeated Dallas Covenant on October 3 to move into first in district. The team fell to Cambridge during the annual Dig Pink event. Sixth grader Ella Witherite was the Volleyball Player for the Day, spending time with the team during the game.

See more Varsity pictures here and here.


The Middle School teams faced tough opponents on October 4 after wins against Zion (8th grade) and Garland Christian (7th grade) on October 3.

Cross Country
The Varsity Cross Country team ran in the CCA Invitational on Saturday at Carrollton Christian. Emily Allton
placed second in the girls' 3200m race. 


See more Cross Country photos.

This Week at the ESC

This week the sixth grade came to the ESC for their annual Environmental Art project based upon the work of Andy Goldsworthy, who is known for promoting environmental awareness through his art. 


Eighth grade refreshed their skills on latitude and longitude as they walked the grounds and took coordinates of several different areas using GPS units. They ended their time here with feeding the fish. 


See more pictures from the ESC.

finger with stringWhat's Happening?   


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

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

October 9-13, Addison Circle Park


October 10
Parent-Teacher Conferences (No Classes) 


October 10
Student Council Car Wash 

Get a clean ride while you are visiting with your child's teachers! 


October 12
Shoreline Spruce-Up and Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Clean-Up, Picnic at 10:30 a.m.

Lake sign 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. At 10:30, everyone is invited to a Volunteer Appreciation Picnic at Sunset Bay, hosted by For the Love of the Lake. Lakehill will be honored at the picnic for our five years of volunteer service.


October 14
Fair Day - No classes!

We want to see your pictures from Fair Day! Take some great snaps of your day at the fair and send them to Gigi Ekstrom


October 16  

PSAT for 9th, 10th, 11th

Senior Work Day with Mr. Perry at Perry Campus 


October 17
Picture Retake Day 


October 18
Dad's Club Chili Cook-Off 

chile pepper Fire up your crock pot and start working on your best chili recipe 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 and it is going to be a fun-filled evening for all!

The Chili Cook-Off starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be in full swing until 7:30 p.m. when the Warriors take on Carrollton Christian Academy. The entire community is invited to share in the fun. Get the Official Contest Rules here. Then, fill out the Official Entry Form and start cooking! 


October 22 
Lower School Admission Preview, 9:30 a.m.

Invite your friends to join us for the first Admission Preview of the year to find out more about the one-of-a-kind Lakehill experience. 


October 31

Halloween Parade and Carnival, 1:30 - 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 big bag the morning of the Carnival. Students will dress in their classrooms at 1:15 p.m. (No face make-up or weapons, please). Middle School students may wear appropriate costumes to school. Fifth and sixth graders will attend the Carnival while seventh and eighth grade students will have a special event. Parents are welcome to attend both the Parade and Carnival.   


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.