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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 6, Issue 10
October  31, 2013
In This Issue
Record Run
Taking The Stage
Classroom Connections
Senior Spotlight
PFC Events
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
What's Happening?

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"Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud."


In last week's edition, Lily Turner was incorrectly identified as an eighth grader. Lily is actually in ninth grade.

Madeline Jones received Honorable Mention in the Triangle Rules Poster Contest. We apologize for not listing her name in last week's article.

Record Run 

Allton Claims Third State Cross Country Title 

Lakehill Preparatory School senior Emily Allton claimed her third straight state title over the weekend. Allton, a cross country runner, competed at the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools State Championships in Elm Mott on October 26.

"I feel like anyone can win the title once if they work hard enough, but winning three times takes dedication, determination, and commitment," Allton said. "I am just so glad that all my hard work over these past three years has paid off."

She set a new personal record of 11:54 in the girls' two mile run to win her third 2A State Championship title. While she has not yet chosen a university, Allton said she plans to continue running in college.

"Emily continues to get better every year, setting new personal records everytime she runs," said head cross country coach Kevin Jennings. "This year at State she almost made it look easy; she was so strong coming across the finish line." Jennings has coached Allton since her freshman year of high school, he said she has remained dedicated to running, and her studies, throughout her high school career.

"I have never encountered a student with such a high personal level of discipline," he said. "She is an exceptional young woman whose success is so well deserved."

Reprinted with permission from The Dallas Morning News. See the original article here. In our exclusive facebook video, Coach Cayme catches up with the three-time champion to talk about the race and her state title. See more pictures from the State Meet and the Cross Country season.

Taking the Stage

Drama Club Presents P Soup

At the posh estate of Penelope Plum, a crowd of celebrities gathers to see the unveiling of a new painting. However, when the painting disappears, two perspicacious private eyes must solve the crime with a plethora of clues and suspects. 


Members of the Middle School Drama Club entertained the crowd on October 29 with their performance in a mystery with many suspects and a couple of sharp detectives. An original play written by Julie Riggs, P Soup included 23 fifth and sixth grade students. 


The play featured Merritt McCaleb and Madison Clayton as the detectives, Sophia Ganson as Penelope Plum, a well-to-do perfumer, and Emma Myers as her trusted personal assistant. Cast members also included Annabelle Boyle, Anders Ekstrom, Spencer Mihm, Justin Bennie, Kira Willis, Nia Pouncey, Keegan Clendenin, Grace Addison, Madison Hamilton, Haley Lopez, Kira Willis, Zoe Williams, Christian Myers, and Loveth Heard. Seventh grade student Liam Reece helped with the stage crew and played one of the roles. Gaige McKnight was recuperating from surgery and could not perform.


Want More Drama?

Lakehill students will be back on stage when the Upper School Musical Theater department present Once Upon A Mattress on November 15, 16, and 17 in Lakehill's Charles Wyly Auditorium.


In a small kingdom in medieval times, Prince Dauntless is looking for a bride. No one in  the kingdom is permitted to marry until the Prince himself exchanges vows - a problem hindered by the fact that the Prince's overprotective mother, Queen Aggravain, has thus far thwarted all efforts for her son to marry.


Will Prince Dauntless ever find true love? Find out when Lakehill's most talented singers, actors,  and comedians come together to present a fun-filled musical for the whole family.

Reserve the best seats in the house - just $15 for the first 12 rows! Make reservations here. General admission is $10 ($5 for students) at the door. Get more information. 

Classroom Connections

Appreciating the Art of Spain

On October 22  and 23, eighth-grade students in the Middle School Spanish Art elective classes visited SMU's Meadows Museum to see works by El Greco, Diego Velázquez, Francisco Goya, Pablo Picasso, and Joan Miró. Seeing the actual works produced by these artists, especially the most recent museum acquisition by Francisco Goya, was a rare treat. This semester, the students will also study the amazing art of Salvador Dalí. 

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: Hannah Cavuoti

Attending Lakehill for seven years, Hannah Cavuoti has taken full advantage of the many activities and opportunities our school offers. Participating in Softball, Cross Country, Fine Dining, French Club, Rho Kappa, and National Honor Society has allowed Hannah to grow as an individual and gives her opportunities to contribute to Lakehill's athletic, academic, and cultural communities. She served as vice president of French Club and treasurer for National Honor Society. 
Her favorite Lakehill memory is the trip she took sophomore year with the French Club. She enjoyed the opportunity to visit Versailles and to get to know her classmates better during her first trip to Europe. 
Hannah says her favorite teacher is her French teacher Madame Stegall. "She is really funny and nice." Hannah's favorite subject is math. 
Hannah enjoys Lakehill's small-school environment where she can feel close to her classmates and teachers. Lakehill's small student to teacher ratio has helped prepare Hannah for college, especially in writing. She also believes that Lakehill does a good job teaching its students how to become independent.

As far as the future is concerned, Hannah will be attending college, but she hasn't yet made up her mind as to where. Hannah is really interested in fashion, but hasn't settled on that as her career choice.


Hannah counsels younger students to "Stay on top of your work, and enjoy high school while it lasts."


By: Ryan Davis, eighth grade 

PFC Events


November 9
Trek for Tech
Thank you to our fabulous race and equipment sponsors! With your support, we are more than half way to funding every item on our list of Technology Essentials - please help us finish the race!


Take a look at the list of this year's Technology Essentials and find out how you can help:

  • 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
The race is one week from Saturday - REGISTER ONLINE NOW! The class with the most student participation receives a Snow Cone party from Kona Ice. 


Look for Trek volunteers in the carpool line next week!
Walk-up registration, t-shirts, and raffle sales are scheduled for November 4-8, from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Credit cards will be accepted!

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. Students should wear their Trek t-shirts to school on November 8.  


Run the race! See the Course Map.


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.  

Book Fair

November 22; December 4 - 8

Stock up on new books for the holidays at Lakehill's Scholastic Book Fair. The Book Fair will be  held in the Upper Library and will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Watch for more information about the Book Fair and get ready for fun surprises every day! Get an advanced preview and purchase books following the Grandparents Day celebration on November 22.

Sports Snippets


Volleyball - Bi-District Champions!
The Varsity Volleyball team beat a scrappy Texoma Christian on Tuesday night in the first round of the State Playoffs. The team was paced by senior outside hitter
Maia Heard and freshman setter
Claire Crow. Battling illnesses and injuries, the girls were nowhere near 100%, but they fought hard and came away with a victory in four sets. 


"I told the girls before the game that they needed to play like this could be their last game, because it very well could have been," said Coach Jo Cayme-Mosley. "I am proud of how we bounced back after dropping the second set to Texoma. They are a very good team that never gave up, but I thought we did a great job of staying focused and maintaining our composure. More than anything else, I'm proud of how the girls came together, played as a team, and most importantly, played for each other. That's what makes them so special." 
See more pictures here and here  and watch the video as the senior members of the team talk about their playoff victory. See pictures from Monday night's game against Peak Prep and the Senior Night presentation here and here and here.


The girls will travel to Austin to play Hill Country Christian on Saturday, November 2 at 5:00 p.m. in the Area Round of the State Playoffs. Austin Hill Country Christian is located at 12124 Ranch Road 620, North Austin, Texas, 78750. Go Warriors! 

Middle School All-Stars 
Eighth grader students Lyric Menges and Madison Camper participated in the IAA All-Star game on Monday which was hosted at Lakehill. Two girls are chosen from every team in the league to represent their school in this All-Star game. Lyric and Madison started all three sets and did a great job of representing Lakehill. 

Cross Country
The Lakehill Cross Country team ran in the State Meet on Saturday, October 26 at Connally Junior High School in Elm Mott. 
Emily Allton captured her third consecutive 2A State Championship in the girls' two mile run, setting a new personal record of 11:54 in the race. Rachel Myers and Varun Iyer both ran season bests in their races.

The team will run in the Dallas Running Club 5K and Half on November 3 and in Lakehill's Trek for Tech on November 9.

Varsity Football 

The Lakehill Warriors lost a tough match up against state-ranked Abilene Christian on October 25. After taking this week off, the Warriors will play Canyon Creek on November 8.

See more pictures from the game.

Middle School Football
The Middle School Warriors take on Irving Universal on October 31 at 4:30 at the Warrior Athletic Campus.
This Week at the ESC

Sixth graders started their day with the alphabet game before they enjoyed a hike into the bamboo forest. Seventh grade continued their tree project by identifying the three trees assigned to them. They began researching their particular trees for information that will go on QR codes. Fourth graders learned why trees are so important to our environment. 


See more pictures from the ESC.

finger with stringWhat's Happening?   


October 18 - Novemnber 4 
Trick or Treat for UNICEF  

Students can help children around the world this year by participating in the Trick or Treat for UNICEF campaign. Donation boxes went home with students on October 18 and are due back by November 4.


October 18-November 6

Coats for Kids

Donate gently used coats for children and teens in the east Dallas area. All sizes of coats are accepted. Collection bins are located in the main hallway. Coats will be collected at Lakehill until November 6.


November 1
End of Term 2


November 1
Middle School Fall Day Out
All Middle School students will spend a day enjoying the outdoors and the company of their peers at Ms. Gajkowski's farm.  


November 1
Movie Night for K-4

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Senior Class, no reservations are needed for this fun-filled evening. There will be pizza, drinks, and desserts for all. Guests can choose from among four great movies to watch: Up, Tangled, Ice Age, and Ratatouille. Drop off and pick up are in the Student Commons. Your $30 donation will help support Lakehill's annual Holiday Luncheon for senior citizens.


November 4
Term 3 Begins 


November 4
Senior Photos, 8:00 a.m. 


November 6-8
Reclamation Days

Main Hallway, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Reclaim those lost lunch boxes, gym clothes, t-shirts, and backpacks! All items that remain on Friday afternoon will be donated to charity.


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
PFC General Meeting
8:15 a.m., Cafeteria 
Get involved with YOUR Parent Faculty Club! Meet new friends and get involved with this active group! 

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! RSVP to visit@lakehillprep.org.


November 12
Lakehill Day at Genghis Grill
Grab a bite at Genghis Grill in Old Town, mention Lakehill, and a percentage of your bill will be donated back to Lakehill! 


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, 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.


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. Reserve the best seats in the house - just $15 for the first 12 rows! Make reservations here. General admission is $10 ($5 for students) at the door. Get more information. 


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! RSVP to visit@lakehillprep.orgAll Lakehill Middle School families are strongly encouraged to attend. 


November 22

Grandparents Day

8:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

Find out more in the PFC section above.


November 25-29
Thanksgiving Holidays

Have a wonderful week!