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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 6, Issue 8
October  17, 2013
In This Issue
Rising Above
Fantastic Fall
Sharing The Warmth
Kids Helping Kids
Senior Spotlight
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
What's Happening?

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~Aldous Huxley 

Rising Above 

Lakehill Students Excel on SAT, ACT

The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) recently reported that average SAT scores for 2013 graduates from religious and independent schools significantly exceeded the SAT College and Career Readiness Benchmark, a combined score of 1550 on three SAT tests (critical reading, writing, and mathematics) that is associated with success in college.


For college-bound seniors in independent schools across the nation, the combined average SAT score was 1662 (112 points above the benchmark) while the average for religious school students was 1595 (45 points above the benchmark). Public school students scored 1474, which was 76 points shy of the standard.


Lakehill students had a combined average SAT score of 1782, which was 232 points above the benchmark, 120 points above the independent school average, and 348 points above the state average.


On the ACT,

Lakehill students earned a composite score of 24, surpassing both the state and national averages.

The average Texas composite score remained at a record high of 20.8, while the national average was 21.1. 


"We are extremely proud of our students," said Lakehill Headmaster Roger Perry. "These outstanding scores reflect years of preparation, and they will open many doors for our students. This high level of success is possible only because our students, their families, and their teachers have provided years of ongoing dedication to academics." 

Fantastic Fall

PFC Brings Signature Events to Campus

A sure sign of fall in Texas isn;t always the weather. But at Lakehill, we know it's fall by the full calendar of events put on by our Parent Faculty Club (PFC). Take time now to find out more and get involved in these signature Lakehill events.


November 9

Trek for Tech

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. 

October 26

Dad's Club Chili Cook-Off 

chile pepper Lakehill's top chefs are busy perfecting their chili recipes for Friday night's second annual Dad's Club Chili Cook-Off. It's not too late to sign up! Get the Official Entry Form and the Rules and start cooking!

Five dollars gets you a sample of each entry and the chance to cast your vote for the People's Choice Award. Take in some live music while the judges debate who will be this year's Grand Champion of Chili. It all takes place this Friday, 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. Don't forget to bring your gently-worn coats to donate to our Coats for Kids drive. 


The Chili Cook-Off and live music begin at 6:30 p.m. after the Middle School game and will be in full swing until 7:30 p.m. when the Varsity Warriors take on Carrollton Christian Academy. 


October 31

Halloween Parade and Carnival, 1:15 - 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 bag the morning of the Carnival. Students will dress in their classrooms at 1:00 p.m. (No face makeup or weapons, please). The parade begins at 1:15 p.m. followed by the Carnival at 1:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to attend both the Parade and Carnival. Get more information


Middle School students may wear appropriate costumes to school. Fifth and sixth graders will attend the Carnival while seventh and eighth grade students will participate in Spooky Science at the Perot Museum. 


Please donate bagged candy and cookies for the Carnival. (No chocolate, cakes, or cupcakes, please). Our frightfully good cheerleaders will be outside during morning carpool to collect your goodies October 29-31.  


Grandparents Day

November 22

Lakehill welcomes grandparents, parents, and special friends to the annual Grandparents Day Celebration on Friday, November 22. The festivities  begin at 8:00 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. for Thanksgiving Break and there is no after-school care.  

Coats for Kids Sharing The Warmth

Coats for Kids

Lakehill, in partnership with Comerica Bank and The Exchange Club of East Dallas, will kick off its Coats for Kids Program on October 18. 
Families are encouraged to donate gently used coats for children and teens in the east Dallas area. All sizes of coats are accepted. Coats will be collected at the October 18 football game and at school until November 6.


Collection bins will be located in the main hallway from October 21 until November 6. During the football game and Chili Cook-Off on October 18, a collection bin will be located in the Comerica tent. 


Lakehill's Middle School Community Connections Club will coordinate the effort. Please contact Gigi Ekstrom with questions.


Kids Helping Kids

Time to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

This October, kids at Lakehill are making a difference in the lives of the world's children through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.


"Lakehill is consistently one of the top donors to the campaign. Last year we donated nearly $2,000 and we hope to raise even more this year," said seventh grade student Kate Langley. Langley was one of ten Middle School students who presented the program to Lower School students during Wonderful Wednesday.

Lakehill students are known for the creative ways they support UNICEF, from donating their allowance to doing chores for donations to hosting lemonade stands. Donation boxes will go home with Lower School students on October 18 and are due by November 4.

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: Caroline Boles


Caroline Boles is an amazing student, athlete, and friend to all of her classmates. She has attended Lakehill since first grade, and has enjoyed every year, especially her sophomore year. She says, "I liked the curriculum, and it was a year full of great memories!"  This included her favorite Lakehill memory: going to France with her classmates.


As a member of the volleyball, basketball, and softball teams, Caroline is seen as a major contributor and a stellar teammate by others on the team. Her greatest accomplishment in sports was being named Academic Allstate in softball, which means she both maintained an A average, and helped her team to win first in their district. However, her favorite sport is volleyball, where she plays on the Varsity team. She believes, "This year's team is the best one (she's) ever played on." When she leaves Lakehill, Caroline says that she will miss her volleyball team the most.


And last, but definitely not least, Caroline is an astounding student. Her favorite teacher, and the one who she will miss most, is Mr. Hagood. "The most memorable quote that a teacher has ever said to me was 'Read or Bleed,' said by Mr. Hagood, because it is extremely accurate!" Not only have the teachers left a mark on Caroline, but she has also left one on them as well, starting when she was just a freshman. Mr. Hagood remembers that, "Caroline Boles's journal when she was in ninth grade was a pleasure to read."


Caroline said, "I'm glad to be part of this senior class...I can't imagine it with anyone else." She plans to attend either The University of Denver or the University of Arkansas, and although she will be missed, we are all extremely proud to be able to call her a Warrior.


By: Mia Vafa, eighth grade 

Sports Snippets
Varsity Football 

The state-ranked Midland Trinity Chargers came to Dallas and emerged with a 90-42 victory over the Lakehill Warriors. Trinity got off to a fast start, capitalizing on several Lakehill miscues to race out to a large early lead. But late in the first quarter the Warriors started to steadily cut into the Trinity lead. By late in the third quarter Lakehill had reduced the lead to 68-42, but Trinity quickly took advantage of two Warrior turnovers in the fourth quarter to end the game under the 45-point "mercy rule."


Lakehill's offense was led by senior Drew Norman, who threw for 255 yards and six touchdowns. Seniors Hudson Trent and Johnathan Page, junior Jack Pippen, and sophomore Kevin Lantz all caught touchdown passes. Defensively, the Warriors got strong performances from their younger players: sophomores Brandon Douglas and Carlos Lopez, and freshman Brandon Bartholow.


Lakehill will host district foe Carrollton Christian next Friday night. It will be the last home game of the season for the Warriors, and senior athletes will be honored before the game as part of Senior Night. Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Warrior Athletic Complex.

See more pictures from the game.

Middle School Football
The Lakehill Middle School football team improved their record to 2-2 with a 33-7 Victory over Rockwall Providence on October 10 at Perry Field. The team is at home on Friday night to take on Carrollton Christian at 5:00 p.m. Come early and stay late for two great games, live music, Senior Night, and the annual Chili Cook-Off. 



The Middle School (8th grade) team defeated Dallas International School on October 15. The Varsity team beat Tyler Street on October 10 and defeated Fairhill on October 15 to remain first in district. The Middle School (7th grade) and Varsity teams are on the road on Thursday to take on Canterbury. 


October 22 is a big day for the Lady Warriors. The JV and Varsity teams are playing at home against Covenant at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. This is the last home district game for the Varsity Lady Warriors and the district championship comes down to this game with the winner taking first. Help us pack the gym! 

Cross Country
The Varsity Cross Country team competed in the Flying Hawk Invitational on Saturday. The team is preparing for the TAPPS State Meet at Baylor on October 26.



This Week at the ESC

While the rest of Upper School was busy with the PSATs, seniors headed to Perry Campus for a day of work. The students cut and cleared nature trails and then got busy fixing up the Little Sprouts garden. After weeding and tilling the soil, they loaded it up with 40 bags of new topsoil. Seniors also worked on the commemorative stone garden that recognizes donors who support the Little Sprouts garden each year at the annual Benefit Auction. Before they finished for the day, the Class of 2014 marked a 140-foot cottonwood tree with a cedar plank in honor of their class. 


Fourth grade students continued their study of Flowering Plants, Part 2. After listening to the story Our Tree Named Steve, students found their own trees, named them, sketched them, and wrote stories about them. They also spent time checking on the progress of their garden plots, writing in their journals, using the Smartboard to work on Language Arts, and enjoying the natural setting of the ESC. 


After studying the sun's energy, Dr. Kroll brought her Upper School Astronomy class to the ESC to try solar cooking. Although the weather did not cooperate, the class had a back-up plan, and enjoyed identifying examples of "bad science" depicted in the movie Apollo 13

See more pictures from the ESC.

finger with stringWhat's Happening?   


October 18
Dad's Club Chili Cook-Off 

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! Get more information above.

The Chili Cook-Off starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be in full swing until 7:15 p.m. when Lakehill recognizes its senior athletes. 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. 


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.

October 18-November 6

Coats for Kids

Donate gently-used coats in children's and adult sizes to benefit children in east Dallas. Collection bins are located in the main hallway.


October 29   

Middle School Admission Preview

Main Campus, 9:30 a.m.

Invite your friends and neighbors to take a look at Lakehill's Middle School!


October 31

Halloween Parade and Carnival, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Get more information in the PFC section above.  


November 9 
Trek for Tech 

Funds raised through the PFC's signature fall event are used for a wide variety of technology improvements. Get more information in the PFC section above.  

November 12   

Kindergarten Admission Preview

Main Campus, 9:30 a.m.

Invite your friends and neighbors to take a look at Lakehill's Kindergarten program!


November 13

Fourth Grade Parent Meeting
Upper Library, 8:15 a.m.
All fourth grade parents are invited to join administrators and the Middle School team to find out more about Lakehill's Middle School program.


November 14

Tribe Meetings


November 15 and 16, 7:00 p.m.

November 17, 2:00 p.m.

Upper School Musical: Once upon a Mattress
The Upper School Performing Arts brings Once upon a Mattress to the Lakehill stage for three days! Don't miss this fabulous, family-friendly performance.


November 19
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 strongly encouraged to attend.


November 25-29
Thanksgiving Holidays
Have a wonderful week!