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Volume 7, Issue 3September 11, 2014
Student Scholar

National Merit Semifinalist Announced

Lakehill Preparatory School is proud to announce that senior Rachel Drazner
has been awarded the distinguished honor of National Merit Semifinalist for the Class of 2015. 

About 1.4 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2015 National Merit Program by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT).

The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to advance in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, with a combined worth of more than $33 million, that will be offered next spring.

"As a National Merit Semifinalist, Rachel represents some of the most academically talented in the country," said Headmaster Roger Perry. "We join our teachers and her proud parents in congratulating her for this highly esteemed academic honor." 

Lakehill Goes Live
Lakehill Adds Live Event Coverage

Lakehill is excited to announce that it is now a part of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Network. Beginning September 12, the school will be live streaming several events online at www.nfhsnetwork.com. These events will also be available on demand on the new Lakehill channel. 

Signing up for the special 12-month Family Pass ($59) gives you access to all live and on demand events for three family members for an entire year. Imagine - grandma in New Jersey, Uncle Joe in Sacramento, and you right here in Dallas - all watching live events from Lakehill. (Just sign up one family member and share the code with two others). "This is a huge step for Lakehill," said Athletic Director Bob Yttredahl. "While attending a Lakehill sporting event or concert is always better live, this new program allows our alumni, grandparents, and family across the country who wouldn't otherwise be able to attend to experience a Lakehill event."

Lakehill will receive 50% of the proceeds from every subscription. Three days after a sporting event, it will be available to view for free. Live and on-demand non-sporting events, including Grandparents Day, the Middle and Upper School Choir Concert, and Graduation will be available at no cost. 


Subscribe today to get full access to our live events, including this Friday's Varsity Football Game against Inspired Vision and the exciting Pre-Game Show. A 24-hour Day Pass may also be purchased for $9.95.

This week's game will feature the student production team of Leo Nussenzveig (camera operator), Noah Bernstein (commentator), and James Girards (computer technician). Upper School students who are interested in becoming part of the Student Production Team should see Ms. Ekstrom, Coach Yttredahl, or Mr. Herron. 

Lakehill's Upper School Broadcast Production class is already posting their weekly announcements on the Lakehill Channel. Take a look at this week's announcements here. Then check back each Monday for important announcements for the week.

College Connections
Mini College Fair Kicks Off College Exploration Process

The possibilities for Lakehill students are relatively endless, and this is never more apparent than when it comes time to choose which college or university to attend. 


Lakehill kicked-off its college visit season on September 3 by hosting a mini college fair on campus. Local representatives from twenty-six colleges and universities from outside of Dallas were on hand to visit with Upper School students. 


Over the next few weeks, admission officers from more than 120 colleges and universities will visit the Lakehill campus. Beginning in their freshman year, students will be able to ask questions and foster relationships with schools before they begin the college admissions process. 


Although opportunities such as this are rare at most schools, they are an important part of Lakehill's unique preparation for the college admission process.


See who is coming to campus.

Class Acts
Middle School Students Elects Class Officers

Middle School recently elected its class officers for the 2014-15 school year.


Eighth grade officers are Heather Hines, President; Madison Cunningham, Vice President; Greg Gillman, Secretary; Ben Gillman, Treasurer; and Braden Burt and Reed Zimmermann, Student Council Representatives.   


Seventh grade officers are Haley Lopez, President; Kyeser Hall, Vice President; Gaige McKnight, Secretary; Stella Palmer, Treasurer; and Jonah Shaw and Ryan Douglas, Student Council Representatives.


Sixth grade officers are Emma Myers, President; Keegan Clendenin, Vice President; Kathryn Mahan, Secretary; Gracie Addison, Treasurer; and Matthew McCall and Zoe Williams, Student Council Representatives. 


Fifth grade officers are Macy Moskovik, President; Sumner Born, Vice President; Hannah Ostermayer, Secretary; Ashton Sharifi, Treasurer; and Ava Cunningham and Cullen McCaleb, Student Council Representatives. 

 Congratulations to these Middle School leaders!

Who's New?
Lakehill Welcomes Katherine Fredericks

Katherine Fredericks joins the Lakehill faculty this year, teaching fifth and sixth grade science as well as the seventh and eighth grade elective, Nature Exploration. She is also serving as a sixth grade sponsor.


"I am most looking forward to seeing how my students grow and change from August to May," said Fredericks. "They learn so much in just a few months. There is nothing better than seeing a child get a concept they had once struggled with."


A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Fredericks holds both a Bachelor and Master of Science from Millsaps College. 


Prior to taking the job at  Lakehill, Fredericks covered both ends of the educational spectrum, teaching pre-school for two years and then AP and Honors Biology at a private school in Jackson.


Fredericks and her husband  Andrew , who is completing his residency in Dallas, enjoy spending time outdoors, with SCUBA diving being one of their favorite activities. Although they have no children yet, Fredericks and her husband are "parents" to a spoiled rotten dog. For fun, she teaches a work out class at Pure Barre.


Fredericks says she has never seen an environment quite like Lakehill. "Everyone is so open-minded, supportive, and extremely nice. I love it."

See the interview clip with Katherine Fredericks.

This Week at the ESC

Fifth grade began their study of soil this week at the ESC. Using iPads and a special program called Citizen Scientist Soil, they began documenting the specimens that they will use all year. 

Fourth grade began a study of trees by going outside to locate different varieties. They will take measurements, make bark rubbings, and find leaves to help identify the trees in the future.


Sports Snippets


Middle School
Both the seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams have started the season off 2-0! The seventh grade team beat Arlington Burton and Tyler Street. The eighth grade team is undefeated in league play, beating Carrollton Christian on September 4 and St. Johns on September 9. The eighth grade team will travel to Dallas Academy on Thursday, September 11 for a 4:30 p.m. game. 

The JV volleyball team is currently 1-1 after losing a hard-fought battle against Selwyn's Varsity team on September 9. Though they were playing an older, more experience team, they never gave up. The team begins its district season on September 11 on the road at Longview Christian Heritage. 

Varsity Team Takes Back-to-Back Ellis County Invitational Championships 
The Varsity team went undefeated over the weekend and successfully defended last year's tournament championship. After beating Carrollton Christian at home last Thursday, the team went 6-0 in the tournament beating Canyon Creek, Ovilla Christian, Brighter Horizons, Lucas Christian (twice), and a hard-hitting Waxahachie Prep team for the championship. 

The Lady Warriors carried the momentum into the September 9 district home opener against Tyler Street which they won in straight sets. The team travels to Longview Christian Heritage on September 11 to continue district play before playing at home against district rival DeSoto Canterbury on September 16 at 6:30 p.m. 

"I'm very happy with the way we are playing right now," said Varsity Coach Jhoana Cayme-Mosley. "I think we have great chemistry on the court, but we're still working hard to push ourselves to the next level. The tournament win was an exciting one, but these district games are what matter most right now. I think we have a great group of girls who are both eager and competitive enough to prove themselves this year." 

See more Volleyball pictures here and here.

Cross Country

The Lakehill Cross Country team took a break from its schedule to run in the DRC Breakfast Bash 5-Mile Run last Saturday at White Rock Lake. Over 550 runners competed along the winding out-and-back course and were rewarded with free breakfast provided by Nature's Plate and Rusty Taco. Freshman runner Warren Lester finished second in his age group. Official results and race photos can be found here. The team will be participating in the Lake Highlands Invitational on Saturday, September 13, at Norbuck Park. The race will feature challenging wooded courses and chip-timing for all runners. The boys' race will begin at 10:30 a.m. Come on out and support our Warriors!


Varsity and Middle School Football 

The Lakehill Warriors took to the road again for the second game of the 2014 football season, travelling to Irving to take on the Universal Academy Eagles (UIL). The Warriors got out of the gate quickly, building an early 36-0 lead. The Eagles were able to string together a few touchdowns on special teams, but Lakehill closed out the game early in the fourth quarter with a 68-20 "Mercy Rule" victory (in six-man football any game with a 45+ point margin is stopped after halftime).


Offensively, the Lakehill ground game was in fine form, led upfront by linemen Kason Burt, Griffin Burt, and Cole Ellis. Sophomore Brandon Bartholow rushed for 204 yards and four touchdowns, while senior Sean Puls added 68 yards and a touchdown. Freshman Gerard Franklin improved from his week one performance with 93 passing yards and 164 rushing yards, accounting for six total touchdowns. Senior Ellis once again led all receivers with four catches for 54 yards and two touchdowns.


On defense, junior Brandon Douglas led the way with eleven tackles, including several for losses, as well as two fumble recoveries. Junior Carlos Lopez III, senior Baustin Shaw, and Ellis also contributed a number of tackles and an interception.


This week marks the annual Tailgate event, with both Warrior Middle School and Varsity football teams playing their opening home games. Lakehill will face Inspired Vision Charter this Friday at the Warrior Athletic Complex. The Middle School team will play at 5:00 p.m. with Varsity kick-off set for 7:30 p.m. The Tailgate Party begins at 6:00 p.m.



Varsity Soccer
Lakehill's Varsity Soccer lost at home on Thursday against Yavneh and on Tuesday at DeSoto Canterbury. In spite of being short-handed during both contests, the team gave great effort in both of the losses.
Reed Chickering scored a great goal against Yavneh and had a couple of good break aways against Canterbury.


Chickering, Salma El-Feky, Hannah Herman, Adam Muncaster, Noah Bernstein, and Nam Doan are all doing a great job of leading the team on the field, while Jennifer Seo, Jonathan Kroll, Griffin Gleeboff, Dunny Bock, Varun Iyer, and Destiny Ripka have done well to round out the team. 

The team is anxiously waiting for their new international players Kevin Dai, Sonny Fang, Johnny Zhang, Richard Ma, Dante Jiang, Ryan Zhu, and Arthur Hu to be certified eligible to play.

Lakehill has two home games coming up, one on Thursday September 11 against Cambridge and the other next Tuesday September 16 against Bethesda.


Get Your Warrior Spirit On!


The Warrior Shop is open for business, with great new styles and classic favorites. Get ready to show your Warrior spirit! During the week, check out The Warrior Shop on Monday mornings from 7:45-8:45 a.m. and Thursday afternoons from 2:45-3:45 p.m.

What's Happening?
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September 12
Spirit Day, All-School Pep Rally, Season Home Opener, Tailgate Party, and Scoreboard Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Don't miss out on the first Pep Rally of the year from 1:40 - 2:05 p.m. Then head to the Warrior Athletic Complex as the Warriors take on Inspired Vision in the first home game of the season. Enjoy the annual Tailgate Party before the game (with food provided by the PFC) as we cheer the Warriors on to victory. Middle School plays at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Varsity at 7:30 p.m. Comerica will cut the ribbon on the new Warrior scoreboard at 7:00 p.m. Go Warriors!

September 13
Shoreline Spruce Up, White Rock Lake, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
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.


September 13
College Fair at St. Mark's

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


September 16
Kindergarten Muffins for Mom, 8:00 a.m.


September 18
Tribe Meetings, 8:45 - 9:30 a.m. 


September 19
Middle School Pep Rally, 12:05 - 12:20 p.m. 


September 23
Kindergarten Donuts for Dads, 8:00 a.m.


September 26
Fall Sports Pictures


September 26

Upper School Retreat
Southern Cross Ranch, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


September 26
Kindergarten Visit from Fire Department, 2:15 p.m. 


September 26
End of Term 1 for Lower and Middle School 


October 17
End of Term 1 for Upper School