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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 6, Issue 11
November 7, 2013
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Record Run
Farm Games
Once Upon A Mattress
Center Stage
Senior Spotlight
PFC Events
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
What's Happening?

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Truth, Honor, Loyalty
"Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership."

~James Cash Penney 

Frightfully Fun

Halloween Carnival a Smashing Success 

Lower School ghouls and goblins showed off their costumes on October 31 during Lakehill's annual Halloween parade. Fourth grade student Blake Perry led the procession down the main hallway and through the building, before continuing to the cafeteria for the Carnival. The coveted position of Parade Leader was sold at last year's PFC Benefit Auction. Parents, students, and faculty members lined the hallways to cheer on the children. 

Following the parade, the Parent Faculty Club (PFC) hosted the eagerly anticipated Halloween Carnival, complete with a cookie walk, two bounce houses, face painting, and fortune teller. 
Although rainy weather throughout the week forced the carnival inside to the hallways and cafeteria, nothing could put a damper on the excitement. "We had wonderful volunteers and great participation," said PFC President Tricia McCaleb. "I especially want to recognize Lydia Perry and Molly Kidd, who did such a great job organizing the Carnival. Everyone had a great time."
See more pictures from the Parade and Carnival.

Farm Games

Middle School Enjoys Fall Day Out

Fresh air, wide open spaces, and a day away from school to enjoy it all...who could ask for more? 

For Lakehill's Middle School students, it just doesn't get much better than Fall Day Out. 

The weather provided the perfect backdrop for the 150 students who headed north to enjoy a full day of play at Sisters' Grove Farm, Ms. Gajkowski's farm/homestead in Princeton, Texas.

Children enjoyed old-fashioned hay rides, a rope swing, and impromptu games of badminton and volleyball. Many relaxed on the porch with games of checkers and chess. After a cookout, students explored the property, running through the fields and orchard. Many students spent the day constructing an entire village out of sticks.
While the students clearly enjoyed a day off from school, Fall Day Out seems much more about the "out" - having fun with friends in the great outdoors. It is no wonder that this special day for Lakehill's Middle School students continues to be a favorite. 

Upper School musical theater students at rehearsal.
Don't miss the Upper School performance of Once Upon A Mattress on November 15-17. 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.

The Lower or Middle School grade with the highest attendance will be awarded a pizza party. Middle and Upper School students will receive extra credit in English for attending the show. Raffle tickets are now being sold for fabulous prizes, including a food/cookbook basket from Sur La Table, a Special Occasion Illuminiza Peel from Ultimate Skin, and a framed landscape photograph by Guggenheim Fellow Michael Berman. 
Center Stage
Kate Langley at her second ArtCon event.

Middle School Students Share Art, Music


Art from the Heart

Art Conspiracy is street-level philanthropy with equal parts community art event and fundraiser. Drawn to both artistic and service-oriented endeavors, twelve-year-old Kate Langley participated in her first Art Conspiracy event when she was only six. This year will be her seventh year to participate in the event since its inception nine years ago.


Artists for Art Con 9 were selected from more than 300 submissions. The lineup ranges from first year artists to seasoned favorites, with a wide span of age and experience. All are given an equal opportunity to showcase their work and raise money for a great cause. These 120 artists will convene on November 9 for Artist Day where each of them will receive an Art Con signature 18 x 18 square board to create an original work on site.


Art Con 9 will take place on November 16 from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. at 500 Singleton Blvd., in a warehouse just across the Calatrava Bridge from Downtown Dallas. The original creations are sold in fast-pasted, high-energy auctions while local bands play on the Art Con stage. This year's auction beneficiary is My Possibilities, a non-profit organization serving adults with disabilities.


Art Conspiracy was formed to create awareness for the arts, and to bring artists and musicians together to "conspire" for the benefit of the local arts scene. The 2005 Art Conspiracy event, the first of its kind, was held at the historic Texas Theater in Oak Cliff, where Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested shortly after President John F. Kennedy was shot. JFK-oriented conspiracy theories are intertwined in modern Dallas life. The name, Art Conspiracy, acknowledges this and also highlights the positive impact conspiracies can bring about.


Singing Sensation

Eighth grader Jonathan Kroll is a member of the children's chorus of The Dallas Opera, appearing in the season opener, Carmen.  The children began attending rehearsals in September and have met with the adult cast almost every evening during the three weeks preceding opening night. This is not the first time Jonathan has been in a production of The Dallas Opera: he previously was a member of the children's chorus in the opera's highly acclaimed production of Boris Godunov.  


You can catch one of the final two performances of Carmen at the Winspear Opera House on Friday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m.


Jonathan is not the only Lakehill singer appearing in Carmen. Faculty member Tracy Herron is a long-standing member of the Opera's Men's Chorus.


The opera in four acts by French composer Georges Bizet, tells the story of the downfall of Don Jose, a na´ve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery gypsy, Carmen.


Find out more about Carmen and The Dallas Opera on their website.

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: Carly Chester

Carly Chester has been attending Lakehill for three years and has enjoyed every year. She says, "My experience at Lakehill has really taught me how important education is and how to make it in college and in the real world."


Carly has been a member of the tennis team for two years as well as running cross country her sophomore year. She enjoys participating in sports at Lakehill because of the open participation and camaraderie.


Carly has also dedicated her time to clubs such as Sisteens, as well as performances through advanced drama and musical theater classes. She also has a job outside of school.


Math and science are Carly's favorite subjects. She said she enjoys Dr. Kroll's classes because she's such a fun teacher. "My favorite teacher is Ms. Warder because I used to be really bad at math, but she helped me so much and now math is my best subject! She's also a really good, caring teacher and I didn't have that experience before I came to Lakehill!" 


Carly says the best advice that her parents have given to her is, "You can succeed at anything you do as long as you apply yourself and know your full potential." This has encouraged her over the years to make the best grades possible. Her goal this year is to raise her score on the SAT and make all As. She hopes to attend either the University of Colorado Boulder, Texas A&M, University of Texas, Texas State University, or Texas Tech.


Carly has built up a family of friends who have have supported her and contributed to her memories of her time here. Lakehill has become a home away from home for her. Carly will always consider herself a Warrior.


By: Mandy Scales, eighth grade 

PFC Events


November 9 - This Saturday!
Trek for Tech
The race is just two days away, but it's not too late to get involved.


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

Online registration is open until midnight on Thursday. 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 on Thursday and Friday!
Walk-up registration, t-shirts, and raffle sales, as well as packet pick-up, are scheduled for November 7-8, from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Credit cards will be accepted!

Fabulous Raffle Prizes...Buy raffle tickets here.


Awesome commemorative T-shirt
Purchase T-Shirts here. Everyone should wear their Trek t-shirts to school on Friday, November 8.  


Run the race! See the Course Map.
During the event, enjoy great live music from Lakehill freshman Ruby Sanchez and eighth grader Kaia Brown and her band Rosalynd.


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 Team Finishes Season in Austin
The Varsity Volleyball team traveled to Austin to play Hill Country Christian on Saturday, November 2, where they were defeated in the Area Round of the State Playoffs.The team finished a fantastic season with a school record 28 wins.

Cross Country
The Lakehill Cross Country team ran in the Dallas Running Club 5K and Half Marathon on November 3. 
State Champion Emily Allton ran a personal best of 19:54 in the 5K and clinched second overall female. Rachel Myers ran the 5K with a personal best and placed fourth in her age group. Coach Kevin Jennings completed his first half marathon in a time of 1:51. 
Lakehill Middle and Upper School students volunteered at the race to man Aid Station #8 along the Half Marathon and 5K route. The team will finish up a fantastic season by running in Lakehill's Trek for Tech on November 9.
Emily Allton has been selected for the Elite High School Relay Team during the upcoming December 8 Dallas Marathon and Lakehill will be there to cheer her on! Look for more information in an upcoming issue of The Warrior Weekly.

Middle School and Varsity Football 

Lakehill Warriors L

The Middle School Warriors defeated Irving Universal Academy 52-6 in their final home game on October 31.
Lakehill was led by strong performances from the eighth-grade class: Ryan Davis, Gerard Franklin, Jonathan Kelley, Toni Perez-Stark, and James Praeger on offense, and Christian Druebert, Warren Lester, and Dayton Steinbach on defense. 
The Warriors took advantage of several Eagle turnovers to steadily stretch the lead. The game was called in the third quarter under the 45-point "Mercy Rule" when Davis successfully converted the extra-point attempt after the final Lakehill touchdown.


The Middle School team is now 4-2 for the season, and will play their final game on Friday, November 8 at Canyon Creek Christian Academy. Kick-off is set for 5:00 p.m. 
After having a bye last week, the Varsity Warriors play their final regular season game on November 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Canyon Creek.

This Week at the ESC

Sixth grade came to the ESC on Monday, but due to rain, their hike was postponed. They enjoyed reading and completing an activity based on 

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. The focus was on sustainable development as they journeyed through the book. The Lorax tells the story of a man who has abused the environment and is reflecting on the damage he has done. The story ends with a youngster catching the last Truffula Tree seed that the man has dropped from his tall, dilapidated, old house. Sixth graders learned that it is up to us to "catch the seed" and discussed the importance of taking care of our environment today so that it will be here tomorrow.


Eighth grade completed a lab on endothermal and exothermal energy this week, as they learned more about chemical reactions in relation to their solar studies. 


Fifth grade continued their study of soil and the environments around the ESC. By combining the technology of the iPad with outdoor, hands-on experience, they were able to determine what kinds of soil exist at the ESC. 


See more pictures from the ESC.

finger with stringWhat's Happening?   


Trick or Treat for UNICEF  

Please turn in all donation boxes this week!


Coats for Kids

Please turn in all coats this week!


Now througth November 15
NJHS Book Collection
NJHS is collecting books for adults and children, colored pencils, and coloring books to benefit the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas. 


November 6-8
Reclamation Days

Lost and Found 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 22; December 4-8
PFC Book Fair
Upper Library 

November 23
National Day of Service/Shoreline Spruce-Up
Join us for a special Shoreline Spruce-up on November 23, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

November 25-29
Thanksgiving Holidays

Have a wonderful week!