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Volume 7, Issue 5September 25, 2014
Couch to 5K

Start Training Now for Lakehill's Trek for Tech

It's never too late to train for a 5K! Coach Karen can show you how!

Beginning Monday, September 29, start training with this schedule

Grab a friend! Head to the lake, the track, the neighborhood...and get ready for Trek for Tech 16!


Middle School Spirit

Middle School Teams Off to a Strong Start

The Middle School cheerleaders led the entire Middle School in a spirited Pep Rally on  September 19. Enthusiasm was high as the Middle School Football and Volleyball teams were introduced. 

The Middle School Cheer Squad is led by captains Tyler McCall and Stephanie Davis. The girls prepared before school and at recess for last week's pep rally and second football game. Practices continue leading up to the Homecoming Pep Rally. "The best thing about this year's squad is how much fun they have working together," said cheer coach Kaye Hauschild.
With 13 girls on each team, the Middle School Volleyball teams have strong participation this year and are off to a great start. The eighth grade team is playing in an IAA league this season against numerous area schools. The seventh grade team is playing an independent schedule.  

The Middle School football team, Lakehill's largest team in four years, has played two home games against challenging competitors. They play again on Thursday at home, and are looking for their first win against Dallas Lutheran. Kick-off is at 5:30 p.m. 

Everyone is encouraged to come out and cheer for these outstanding Middle School teams.

See pictures from the Middle School Pep Rally

Wonderful World
Lower School Students Celebrate Wonderful Wednesdays

The Lower School tradition known as
Wonderful Wednesday is in full swing. 

Lower School students and teachers gather each Wednesday  morning for an assembly to celebrate what makes Lakehill's Lower School special, spotlighting students and helping kick off their FOCUS weeks. Led by Patti Brooks, Head of Lower School, each Wonderful Wednesday assembly begins with the Pledge of Allegiance and ends with the Lakehill Alma Mater. 


Wonderful Wednesday also recognizes student birthdays, special accomplishments of individuals and teams, and gives children a forum to recite the memory work they work so hard on all six weeks. Parents are always invited to attend Wonderful Wednesdays.


"Our Assemblies are the highlight of the week for many of us," said Brooks. "They are named Wonderful Wednesdays because they are filled with such terrific children, teachers, and parents!"

See more pictures from Wonderful Wednesdays. Watch and listen to the Lower School sing Lakehill's Alma Mater.

Class Acts
Upper School Organizations Elect Officers

The Class of 2014 has a full slate of officers. Joining President

Kelly Werther who was elected last May, are Jana Khan as Vice-President, Rachel Myers as Secretary, Kiefer Gorena and Cole Ellis as Treasurers, and Camille Willaford as Historian. Congratulations to these outstanding senior class leaders. 

Science Club
The new Upper School Science Club held its first meeting on September 16 to overwhelming interest.  The group elected officers for the year and began brainstorming ideas for a variety of weekend adventures. The group elected Rachel Myers as President, Camille Willaford as Vice-President, Kelly Werther and Erin Boyce as Secretaries, and Camryn Thompson as Treasurer.

Lakehill Student Ambassadors

Lakehill Student Ambassadors, a group of Upper School students who help lead tours for prospective Lakehill families and who represent Lakehill at a variety of functions and community events, recently elected their officers.
Athletics Committee Chair: Samantha Caldwell

The Arts Chair: Abi Price

Community Service Chair: Salma El-Feky

Warrior Admissions Chair: Claire Crow

Spirit Chair: Tillie McCoskey

Who's New?
Lakehill Welcomes Michael Jones

Michael Jones joins the Lakehill faculty this year, teaching Upper School World Literature and AP World Literature.


A native of Dallas, Jones completed his B.A. in Philosophy from S.M.U. and then a double M.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas in the Humanities in Literary Criticism and Theory, as well as Continental Philosophy. He is currently doing doctoral studies in the same field. He is currently doing doctoral studies in the same field, specializing in philosophical hermeneutics (the study of the methodological principles of interpretation) in the Greek, German, and French tradition, and also Indo-Tibetan philosophy and soteriology (the study of religious doctrines of salvation).


Jones enjoys training in foreign languages and in philosophy. He will have an article published in American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly by Summer 2015. He has just finished translating a text from the Tibetan that will be published by Shambhala Publications on pre-renaissance Tibetan philosophy. He is also continuing to work on a book on the esoteric mystery sects in fifth century B.C.E. India.

Jones says he enjoys Lakehill because it allows students to engage with texts in close and methodical ways, a style that has been long forgotten and is a tool that has many carry-overs in many disciplines. 
This Week at the ESC

Second grade studied Mexican jumping beans to kick off their year of studying insects. This is the only time of year that the Mexican Jumping Bean larvae are active which cause the beans to jump. 

First grade began their study of birds with a unit on What Makes A Bird? If you don't know, just ask a first grader to tell you.

Lakehill is partnering this year with Bonnie Plants in the Third Grade Cabbage Program. In 2002, Bonnie Plants started the program with a mission to inspire a love of vegetable gardening in young people. Each year, the company distributes more than one million free cabbage plants to third grade classrooms across the country. As part of the program, Bonnie Plants awards a $1,000 scholarship to one student in each state. Teachers submit a class winner and a child is chosen via random drawing by each state's Director of Agriculture.

Bonnie Plants has delivered over 11 million cabbage plants nationwide, fostering an interest in gardening, healthy eating, and the environment along the way. "The joy of gardening and the satisfaction of growing healthy food are gifts that kids never outgrow," says Stan Cope, President and CEO of Bonnie Plants.

 The Bonnie Plants giant cabbage plants were distributed to each child in third grade this week. "Hopefully we will have some great pictures and giant cabbages from which to choose our winner," said Melissa Carpenter, Director of Environmental Education.

The cabbages are the O.S. Cross variety, which is known for producing giant, over-sized heads, making the process even more exciting. Some students have grown cabbages weighing more than 50 pounds! Learn more here.

See more pictures from the ESC.

Sports Snippets


The JV and Varsity Volleyball teams headed to Longview to take on the Trinity School of Texas in district play on September 23. The JV team lost in two hard-fought, close games. The effort was led by Camyrn ThompsonAva Ecklin, and McKinney Waggoner
The Varsity team improved to 4-0 in district play and 17-2 overall with a three-game sweep over Trinity. The team will wrap up the first half of district play with another trip east on September 25. JV and Varsity will take on East Texas Christian, currently third in the district standings. 

The Middle School Volleyball team took on Garland Christian on September 18. The eighth grade suffered a tough loss, making it to three sets and losing by only two points (9-25, 25-18, 13-15). The seventh grade won in two sets (25-10, 25-5), with strong serving. 

On September 23, both teams played Carrollton Christian Academy (CCA) at home. The eighth grade, struggling with missed serves and passing on serve receive, lost in two sets (15-25, 16-25). Despite the loss, the team was focused and had some great kills at the net. 

The seventh graders beat CCA in two sets. The team was down by seven points in the second set, but came back to win by two (25-15, 26-24). The team capitalized on great passing and serving throughout both sets. 


The eighth grade travels to St. John's on September 25, and plays Dallas Academy at home on September 30. The seventh grade travels to Tyler Street on September 30. Be sure to come out and catch a home game while you can!

Cross Country
The Varsity Cross Country 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 9:05 a.m. Come on out and support our Warriors!


Varsity and Middle School Football 

The Lakehill Warriors looked to rebound from a disappointing loss at Tailgate, squaring off with another tough opponent in Greenville Phoenix Charter. The Firebirds arrived at Lakehill's Warrior Athletic Complex as the TCAL #4 state-ranked team, and sporting a 2-1 record like Lakehill.


The first half was a back-and-forth affair, with both teams making timely defensive stands. The Warriors opened up a 22-6 lead late in the second quarter but the Firebirds scored with less than ten seconds in the half, ending the half 22-14. The second half was much the same - both teams matching scores until Phoenix tied it up at 30-30. A fourth-quarter 50-yard run by freshman Gerard Franklin gave the Warriors a slim 36-30 lead. Needing a crucial stop, the Lakehill defense answered the call and generated a turnover on downs. One last late first down by the Warrior offense sealed the win 36-30.


Offensively, Lakehill was paced by senior Cole Ellis and Franklin. Ellis had 6 catches for 161 yards, including a school record 79-yard score. Franklin had a season-high 236 passing yards, 108 rushing yards, and accounted for four total touchdowns. Senior Sean Puls ran tough all night and added a touchdown.


On the defensive side, sophomore Keaton Kinnard had a season-high 14 tackles. Junior Brandon Douglas was again a stand-out with 12 tackles, including six for losses, and senior Baustin Shaw also hit double-digits with ten tackles.


Lakehill currently sits at 3-1 and will finish their three game home-stand on Friday, September 26 when they host Lewisville Lakeland Christian. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Warrior Athletic Complex.

See pictures from the game 


In their second game of the season, the Middle School Warriors were defeated in a tough match-up against Phoenix Charter. See pictures from the game here. The Middle School Warriors play at home on Thursday, September 25 at 5:30 p.m. against Dallas Lutheran.


Varsity Soccer
Lakehill's Varsity Soccer team lost their final game of the season at Texoma Christian School in Sherman on September 23. The Warriors had several great saves from goal keepers Varun IyerNoah Berstein, and Reid Chickering

Iyer, Chickering, Adam Muncaster, and Nam Doan worked well on offense to create scoring opportunities; while Salma El-Feky, Hannah Herrman, Jennifer Seo, Jonathan Kroll, Sunny Fang, and Kevin Dai stood strong on defense. The team enjoyed their inaugural season and hopes to start an Upper School Soccer Club in order to continue improving until next season. 

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 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.  


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 10

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


October 17

End of Term 1 for Upper School 

October 25 
Fun Night for K-6, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.  

Hosted by the Senior Class, benefiting the Lakehill Holiday Luncheon for Senior Citizens

Students in grades K-6 are in for a real treat! Kids will enjoy an evening full of fun and games in the gym, followed by pizza and a movie. Don't forget a blanket and pillow! 

Parents should drop off their children in the Lakehill Gym no later than 6:00 p.m. and be sure to pick up the kids in the Student Commons before 10:00 p.m.

Please RSVP to Kelly Werther at kwerther@lakehillprep.org for discounted prices:
$30 per child, $45 for two children with RSVP
$35 per child, $50 for two children walk-in

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