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Volume 7, Issue 4September 18, 2014
Tailgate Spirit

Special Guests Help Fire Up the Crowd, New Scoreboard

Warrior spirit revved to full throttle on Friday afternoon at the annual Tailgate Pep Rally. The Varsity cheerleaders pumped up the crowd as teams and coaches were introduced.

First grade student Sierra Salazar and second grade student Jack Van Duinen were the special guests. Sierra, Lakehill's "Cheerleader for the Day," performed with the Varsity squad at the Pep Rally as well as at the game Friday night. 

As the "Warrior for the Day," Jack joined the football team for the Pep Rally, where he received his special team jersey. He also spent some time in the locker room before the game and led the Warriors onto the field. The opportunity to be Lakehill's "Cheerleader for a Day" or "Warrior for the Day" is offered to the highest bidder each year at the Parent Faculty Club Benefit Auction.

 Lakehill held its annual Tailgate Party on Friday evening before the Warriors' Varsity Football season home opener against Inspired Vision.

Hundreds of fans gathered at the Warrior Athletic Complex to enjoy the pre-game festivities. Volunteers passed out souvenir footballs at the gate, while the Lakehill Dad's Club fired up the grill, preparing more than 600 hot dogs to feed the hungry crowd.

A special ribbon-cutting ceremony was held prior to the game in honor of the new scoreboard, sponsored by Comerica Bank. Pam Zeko, representing Comerica Bank, cut the ribbon with Lakehill Headmaster Roger Perry and Athletic Director Bob Yttredahl. Comerica Bank has been a dedicated partner of Lakehill throughout the years, with ongoing sponsorship of events including Trek for Tech and the Dad's Club Chili Cook-Off. When the old scoreboard fizzled at the end of last season, Comerica came to the rescue, and Friday night was all about celebrating their generous contribution.

For the first time in Lakehill history, the pre-game show and entire Varsity game were streamed live on Friday night. The first broadcast featured the student production team of Leo Nussenzveig (camera operator), Noah Bernstein (commentator), and James Girards (computer technician). Lakehill is now a part of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Network. Beginning with Friday's game, 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.


Lakehill alumnus and board member Brad Bartholow watched Friday's game live from California. "This is amazing," he texted to Headmaster Perry. "What an exciting day for Lakehill."


Subscribe to get full access to Lakehill's live and on demand events. The $59 annual charge is good for a full year of live and on-demand events, and the code can be shared between three people. A 24-hour Day Pass may also be purchased for $9.95.

See the pictures from the Tailgate Pep Rally and Game.

Food and Fun
Students Celebrate Mexico's Independence DayViva Mexico

Señora Wilkin's sixth-grade Spanish classes enjoyed the delicious food of Mexico at Matt's Rancho Martínez Restaurant in Lakewood on September 15. 


The students celebrated Mexico's Independence Day with lunch and the singing of a favorite Mexican song "Las chiapanecas." Ms. Hauschild and Coach Peacock joined the sixth-grade students in sampling the tasty cuisine.


Muffins for Moms

Kindergarten students spent an enjoyable morning on Tuesday when their moms were invited to join them for the annual Muffins for Moms. Dads will get a chance to share in the fun next week during Donuts for Dads on September 23. See more pictures.

Rewarding Good Deeds


Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program Recognizes Volunteer Spirit
Students in grades 5 - 12 who have made a difference by volunteering in their community over the past year could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C. next May by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Even more importantly, they could win recognition that might inspire other people to follow their example.

It's easy to apply:
  1. Visit http://spirit.prudential.com, click on the "Apply Now" link, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. Once you have completed your online application, go to the "Certification" page to either e-mail certification instructions to Ms. Ekstrom, or to print them out and hand deliver them. This must be done by November 4, 2014.
The Awards Committee will then select a Local Honoree and nominate them for state-level judging. For more information, please see Ms. Ekstrom
Class Acts
Upper School Students Elects Class Officers

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


Freshman Class officers are Warren Lester, President; Steven Murff, Vice President; Autumn Scales, Secretary; and Gerard Franklin, Treasurer.

Sophomore Class officers are Abi Price, President; Claire Crow, Vice President; Allison Riemer, Secretary; and Chambliss Pierson, Treasurer.


Junior Class officers are Charlotte Abate, President; Kaeli Bunger, Vice President; and  TaTa Fortune', Secretary.

Congratulations to these Upper School leaders!

Who's New?
Lakehill Welcomes Donna Joachim

Donna Joachim joins the Lakehill faculty this year, teaching seventh grade Ancient Civilizations, eighth grade Early American History, and Upper School Modern American History. She is also serving as an eighth grade sponsor.


A native of New Orleans, Joachim is passionate about the unique culture of her home town, especially its food, music, and architecture.

Joachim holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography (Meteorology) with a minor in Sociology from Louisiana State University. Before Hurricane Katrina, she was just three classes away from a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. 


A native of New Orleans, Joachim is passionate about the unique culture of her home town, especially its food, music, and architecture.


Joachim has been an educator for 15 years, most recently at St. Thomas Aquinas in east Dallas. She says that teaching means more than just imparting knowledge,"I hope my students will leave my class with an appreciation for the lessons of history and they will have fine-tuned the ability to think critically and to be intentional with their lives."


Joachim and her husband Mel Fugate, a tenured professor at SMU's Cox School of Business, spend much of their free time combining a love of international travel with fitness and outdoor activities such as hiking and biking. "We are also insanely devoted to our 12 pound Jack Russell Terrier, Mila," she added.


Joachim says that her colleagues and students are the best part of her job. "My students are engaged and interested and my colleagues are incredibly generous with their time, talents, and knowledge - I love coming to work every day!"  


Joachim shares sage advice, inspired by Robert Frost's poem "The Road Less Traveled," and dispensed by her father, "If conventional wisdom suggests an answer, take time to consider the alternatives. If the majority heads in one direction, take the time to explore another."


 See the interview clip with Donna Joachim.

This Week at the ESC

Seventh grade begins a study of trees this year. They will learn to use GPS units and will research several different trees at the ESC. They will determine the species of the trees assigned to them as well as several facts about each tree, resulting in building QR codes for the trees. 

Third grade learned about Mexican Jumping Beans which are not beans at all, but seed pods that are found in a small mountainous area of Mexico. Students will discover what is in the "bean" that makes it jump and why there is no threat of the Mexican Jumping Beans' larvae becoming invasive to the US.


Sports Snippets


Middle School
The eight grade Volleyball team beat Dallas Academy in three on September 11 and lost to last year's district champion Zion on September 16. The team is currently 3-1 and tied for first in the South Conference of IAA League.

The seventh grade team placed second at the Carrollton Christian Tournament on September 13 and beat DeSoto Canterbury in a nail-biting, three-game match on September 16.


Both teams will face Garland Christian on Thursday at home. Seventh grade plays at 4:30 p.m. and eighth grade at 5:30 p.m.


"This past week was a great week for Middle School Volleyball," said Coach Katie Ford. "We walked away with some great wins and a second place in a tournament. Every day I see each of these girls growing, improving, and realizing what it means to play as a team."


JV and Varsity
The JV volleyball team lost a hard-fought match in three sets to Longview Christian Heritage on September 11.

The Varsity team won its second district game of the season against Longview Christian Heritage on September 11 (25-10, 25-11, and 25-23). 

The team returned to action on Tuesday against rival DeSoto Canterbury. Lakehill prevailed in a close match-up between the only two undefeated teams in the district. Lakehill won in four sets (25-21; 26-24; 19-25 and 25-16). Sophomore Abi Price led all hitters with 22 kills on the night, while also contributing two aces and 14 digs. Fellow sophomore Claire Crow totaled 33 assists, seven aces, 14 digs and eleven kills on the night. In a great defensive effort, the team totaled 83 digs on the night. The team is currently 16-2 overall; and 3-0 and first in district. 

"It's always fun to play a big district rival at home," said Coach Johanna Cayme. I give Canterbury a lot of credit, they pushed us further than we've been pushed all year. As a coach, I was happy to see how we responded and bounced back in the fourth set after dropping the third.  

The team is off the rest of the week before they travel to Longview to play Trinity and Tyler to play East Texas Christian next week. This will round out the first half of district play for the high school teams. 

Cross Country

The Lakehill Cross Country team participated in the Lake Highlands Invitational on September 13 at Norbuck Park. The race was an overall improvement for the team and a welcome change from the staggering heat of the early season. Freshman

Warren Lester ran against more than 200 competitors in the boys' JV 5K and set a personal record for the season. Official race results can be found here.


The team returns to Norbuck Park for the St. Mark's Invitational on September 27. The course is a new Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) 5K with two big hills and a rolling grass and dirt terrain. The boys' race will start at 9:05am. Come on outand support our Warriors!


Varsity and Middle School Football 

The Lakehill Warriors hosted the Inspired Vision Eagles for the annual Tailgate Game on Friday, September 12. 


Both teams got off to good starts with the lead changing hands several times. The Warriors took a 23-14 lead into the middle of the second quarter, but the Eagles capitalized on a number of Lakehill turnovers and reeled off 27 unanswered points for a 41-23 halftime lead.


The second half started off well for the Warriors with a quick touchdown run by sophomore Brandon Bartholow, but that was to be the last points of the night for Lakehill. Aided by more Warrior turnovers, the Eagles closed out the game with 33 unanswered points and ended the game in the middle of the fourth quarter with a 74-29 "Mercy Rule" victory (in six-man football any game with a 45+ point margin is stopped after halftime).

See pictures from the game


In their first game of the season, the Middle School Warriors were defeated in a tough match-up against Inspired Vision. See pictures from the game here and here. 


Lakehill looks to rebound this week against Greenville Phoenix Charter. Both Warrior Middle School and Varsity football teams will play this Friday at 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively, at the Warrior Athletic Complex.


Varsity Soccer
Lakehill's Varsity Soccer lost home games on September 11 against Cambridge and September 16 against district powerhouse Fort Worth Bethesda. 

Reid Chickering had a hat trick against Cambridge thanks to two assists from Adam Muncaster and Nam Doan. Chickering also assisted on the other Lakehill goal of the night scored by Muncaster. Salma El-Feky, Jennifer Seo, and Hannah Herrman stood out on defense.

Adam Muncaster and Destiny Ripka suffered injuries on Tuesday, leaving the Warriors without any substitutes. Nam Doan, Hannah Herrman, Destiny Ripka, Griffin Gleeboff, Salma El-Feky, Reid Chickering, Noah Bernstein, Dunny Bock, Varun Iyer, Sunny Fang, and Jonathan Kroll powered through the final 40 minutes of the game without a rest.

The final game of the season is at Texoma Christian School in Sherman on September 23 at 5:00 p.m.

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


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


September 23
PFC General Meeting 
Cafeteria, 8:20 a.m.
Join us for the first Parent Faculty Club Meeting of the year. Find out what YOUR PFC has in store for this year and how YOU can get involved!


September 26
Fall Sports Pictures Middle School - morning
Upper School - afternoon 


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 


September 27

Warrior Outreach Organization (WOO!)

Shoreline Spruce-Up, 10:00 a.m. - noon All Upper School students are invited to join the Student Council for the first WOO Community Service project. Meet at Lakehill's adopted shoreline at the intersection of West Lawther and Chapel Hill. 


September 29

College Night for Freshmen, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  


October 17
End of Term 1 for Upper School 


September 22 - October 9

Homecoming Mum Sales 

Melissa's Mums is proud to offer Mums and Garters for Lakehill's Homecoming celebration! Visit the display in the cafeteria beginning September 22. Orders must be placed online ONLY at www.MelissasMums.com/LPS

October 3
Student Council is hosting a movie night for Upper School students on the football field from 7:30-10:00 p.m.  The $10 entrance fee includes the movie and s'mores!  Additional drinks and snacks will be sold.  All students participating in the WOO service event on Sept. 27 will get in for $5. 

October 17
End of Term 1 for Upper School 


October 20

Middle School Fall Social, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  



TREK FOR TECH is Lakehill's largest dedicated fundraiser to fulfill the ever-changing TECH needs of our school. The Parent-Alumni letter was mailed this week. Please consider one of the many sponsorship opportunities. More details to come!


Coming next week: 

Registration Opens

Coach Karen's "Couch to 5K" Training Tips (YES! You CAN run a 5K!)


Karen (#2timefemaletechchamp) & John (#plantarfasciitis) Owen, Co-Chairs