Logo Banner
The Warrior Weekly
In This Issue
District Champions
Artistic Endeavors
Pretty in Pink
Seen and Heard
Fantastic Fall
Who's New?
This Week at the ESC
Sports Snippets
What's Happening
Warrior Web

Follow us on Twitter

Visit our blog

Like us on Facebook

View our videos on YouTube

See our pictures on SmugMug!


Find us on Pinterest 

Quick Links

Lakehill Website

 RenWeb Calendar  

2014-15 Lunch Menu


Dining Information


Pictures from Wonderful Wednesdays


Lakehill Announcements

Join Our List
Join Our Mailing List
Quote of the Week

It is a rough road that leads to the heights 

of greatness. 


~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Have you watched the Lakehill Announcements?
See this week's announcements here.
Volume 7, Issue 8October 16, 2014
District Champions

Lady Warriors Claim Title, Aim for Undefeated District Record

The Varsity Volleyball team defeated Longview Trinity at Tuesday's annual Dig Pink match. The stands were packed and the team did not disappoint.

Sophomore Claire Crow contributed 20 assists and eleven aces while fellow sophomore Abi Price led the team with nine kills on the night and senior Haley York chipped in eleven digs on defense. 

The victory put the team at 9-0 in district, securing Lakehill's first District Championship since 2001. The Varsity Volleyball team is going into its last game of the district season looking to achieve something that has never been done in Lakehill history: be the first Lakehill Volleyball team to finish as undefeated District Champs. While other Lakehill teams have captured the District title, none have done so while being undefeated in district play. 

The team is currently 22-2 and is riding the momentum of an 18-game winning streak into the last home district game of the season. With a victory, the team will finish the regular season with the best volleyball record in school history. 

"During spring practices, I told the girls that we had a good, if not a better, chance of winning a District Championship than last year's team. From that point on, it has been our goal and mindset to finish what we started last season," explained Head Coach Johanna Cayme-Mosley. "I've never seen a group so driven to succeed. I don't have to motivate this team day in and day out. I can honestly say that I think I have the hardest working team in the district. They have earned and worked for everything they have achieved this year." 

Don't miss Thursday's history-making home game against Tyler East Texas Christian at 6:00 p.m.

Sign up for a year of live streaming and on demand events here and you can experience all the excitement of the Lady Warriors big win over Longview Trinity, as well as all the live streaming events for an entire year - including tonight's game!
Artistic Endeavors
Triangle Rules Take Shape with Poster Contest
Students in Lakehill's Lower School recently unveiled their artistic entries for the annual Triangle Rules poster contest. 

The three rules of the Lower School Behavior Code, known as the Triangle Rules, are based on respect, safety, and providing a welcoming environment to all.

Each fall, students in Lower School participate in a poster contest to show support for the Lower School Behavior Code. 

Winners were announced on October 15 during the Wonderful Wednesday assembly. Assistant Headmaster Lara Gajkowski and Head of Lower School Patti Brooks presented the awards.   

This year's winners were:

Avery Owen, fouth grade - first place
Anna Knickel, fourth grade - second place
Elle Steele, second grade, and Katie Rich, fourth grade, - third place
Esther Neerman, second grade, and Landry Poore, third grade - fourth place

Avery's winning poster, selected from 47 entries, will be displayed throughout the Lower School.

Several awards for Honorable Mention were also awarded. Recipients were kindergartner Trixie Bergmann, first graders  Maya Patel and Madeline Jones, second graders Sophia Cirillo and Caiti Muller, third graders Sofia Bracken, Abby Dondis, Madeline Reister, and Aileen Edwards, and fourth graders Arthur Cirillo, Ellis Meyer, Maddie Muller, Tristan Osang, and Samuel Rosen.
See more photos from the ceremony. 
Pretty in Pink

Dig Pink Raises Money for Breast Cancer Research

When the Lakehill Sisteens, Volleyball teams, students, parents, faculty, and staff join forces for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it seems everyone starts thinking pink.

In an effort to support breast cancer research, Lakehill continued its Dig Pink efforts during the October 14 volleyball games. The Lakehill JV and Varsity teams played before an enthusiastic crowd. The Dad's Club added to the fun, grilling hot dogs outside the gym. A variety of pink treats, including cupcakes provided by La Duni, added to the excitement.

Lakehill students and parents are committed to breast cancer awareness and research. All proceeds from Dig Pink will benefit breast cancer research. Sisteens raised almost $2,400 with the event, with more than $15,000 raised since the inception of  their Dig Pink program in 2008. Sisteens would like to thank the Lewis family for their ongoing support.

We couldn't pull off events like this without the help of our entire Lakehill community," said PFC Athletics Chair Michelle Crow. "It was an amazing night!"

Seen and Heard

Kindergarten Rodeo

Kindergarten students got to experience the thrill of the rodeo on October 10 during Kindergarten Rodeo Day. Cowboys and cowgirls saddled up for stick pony races and a boot scootin' good time.

See more pictures here.

Middle School Social 

Middle School students had the opportunity on October 10 to relax with friends at the Middle School Fall Social. With dancing, snacks, and games, everyone had a great time with the Masquerade theme!

Fantastic Fall

PFC Brings Signature Events to Campus

A sure sign of fall in Texas isn't always the weather. But at Lakehill, we know it's fall by the full calendar of events put on by our Parent Faculty Club (PFC). Take time now to find out more and get involved in these signature Lakehill events.

November 8

Trek for Tech

It's time for the 16th annual Trek for Tech! The 5K race and one-mile Fun Run is a favorite family fall tradition and a great way to support Lakehill. #itsfortechyall

Sponsor the Race...Deadline Extended!

It's not too late! You have until October 22 to sponsor the race and get your name on the official Trek T-Shirt!

Get the sponsorship form here.

Purchase Technology... 

Take a look at the list of this year's Technology Essentials and help purchase items including:

  • 20 Desktop Computers at $750/each 
  • 6 Color Laser Printers at $500/each 
  • iPad Cart at $1,500
  • Broadcast Equipment and Software at $3,500
  • 10 Digital Cameras at $250/each
  • Computer Server at $4,000
  • 5 Micropipettes at $100/each
  • Electrophoresis Tray at $500
  • Design Software at $4,500

Buy Raffle Tickets...

There are fantastic raffle prizes this year, including (2) iPad Minis, (2) Kindle Fires HD, (2) Beats Headphones, (2) Nike Fuel Bands, and 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.

Load up on Carbs Before the Race...

Join us at the ESC on Friday evening before the race for a Pasta Dinner sponsored by Prego Pasta House. Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased here.

Run the race...

Online registration is quick and easy. Register here.

Start Training...

It's not too late! Get Coach Karen's "Couch to 5K Plan" here.

Dad's Club Chili Cook-Off 

chile pepperThis year's Dad's Club Chili Cook-Off has been canceled due to the change in Homecoming activities. Please keep working on your best chili recipe and get ready for next year's Chili Cook-Off!


October 31

Halloween Parade and Carnival, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Lower School goblins will show off their costumes during Lakehill's annual Halloween Parade. Parents should send costumes to school in a bag the morning of the Carnival. Students will dress in their classrooms at 1:15 p.m. (No face makeup or weapons, please). The parade begins at 1:30 p.m. followed by the Carnival at 1:40 p.m. Parents are welcome to attend both the Parade and Carnival. 

November 14-16

Upper School Musical
Reserve your seats now for a performance of the Upper School's Bye Bye Birdie: November 14 and 15 at 7:00 p.m. and November 16 at 2:00 p.m. Reserved seats are limited - 

get yours now! Please put "Bye Bye Birdie" in the subject line. Don't miss this fabulous, family-friendly performance.

Who's New?
Lakehill Welcomes Sacha Troxler

Sacha Troxler joins the Lakehill faculty this year, teaching Lower School Art and the Upper School Yearbook class.


Troxler grew up in the Rocky Mountains region, living in Montana, Utah, Wyoming, and Alaska, and attending three high schools in three different states. She graduated from Texas A&M Consolidated High School in College Station. 

Troxler remained in College Station after high school, earning a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University. After moving to New York, she returned to school a few years later to obtain a Master of Fine Arts in Theatrical Set Design from SUNY Purchase.


After graduation, Troxler worked on and off Broadway doing set design for national touring shows in New York City. For the past ten years, she has been busy raising her four boys while working part-time as a holistic health coach. 

Troxler and her family love their annual summer camping adventures and the family bonding time the trips provide. "Every summer my family drives to a different part of the country and camps for about six weeks," she explains. "We hope to get to all 50 states before my oldest son graduates high school. We are up to about 35 so far!"


"I love helping people learn that they are artists," Troxler explains. "I truly believe everyone has an artist in them. It is more about the process of creating than a final product  you hang on the wall." 


"The best part of my day is getting to witness first-hand the explosion of creativity that comes out of children."

This Week at the ESC

While the rest of Upper School was busy with the PSATs, seniors headed to Perry Campus for a day of work. They revitalized the fossil bed by digging out the old, small rocks and adding sand to the bed. Then they rotated some of the big rocks to provide new surfaces where the younger children can look for fossils. 

They also mulched around the oak tree by the entrance, cleaned up trash on the hill on the Ferguson side, and spruced up the perimeter of the new cactus beds in the side parking lot. Seniors left their mark on the ESC by personalizing a tree slab in honor of the Class of 2015. When their work was complete, they enjoyed a hike, and grilled hamburgers for lunch. 

Seventh grade used dichotomous keys in order to identify leaf samples and trees around the ESC. They were able to identify up to eight different trees: American Elm, Ash, Boxelder, Bur Oak, Cottonwood, Eastern Red Cedar, Hackberry, and Redbud. 

Sixth grade used Discovery scopes and microscopes to investigate microorganisms that live in the stream and pond at the ESC. They discovered how intricate and complex life can be at the microscopic level.

See more pictures from the ESC.

Sports Snippets


Middle School Volleyball
The seventh grade volleyball team wrapped up a great season on October 7. They finished the year 7-1 and also took home second place at the Carrollton Christian tournament. In their final home game of the year, they defeated West Dallas Community School in two sets. Congratulations on a great season! 

After losing a tough three-set match to Zion, the eighth grade volleyball team finished third in the South Conference, qualifying for the IAA playoffs. They won their first round game against Fairhill on October 8. The girls fell short in the second round of the playoffs when they lost to eventual league champions Carrollton Christian in a tough three-set match. Julia Bartholow and Heather Hines were selected to represent Lakehill in the All-Star game on October 16. 

JV Volleyball
The JV team lost a hard-fought battle against Longview Trinity on October 14. They will take on East Texas Christian on October 16 in their last game of the season. Game time is 5:00 p.m.

Cross Country

The Lakehill Cross Country team traveled to Hurst for the Birdville Flyin' Hawks Invitational last Saturday. The harsh weather conditions and hilly, grass course could not stall the team's momentum. Freshman Warren Lester placed fifth overall and received an individual medal in the boys'4A and under junior varsity 5K. Official race results can be found here.

The team will head to Waco Connally Middle School in Elm Mott for the TAPPS Cross Country State Championships next Saturday, October 25. The race will include over 1100 runners in the ten classifications competing for both individual and team honors. The boys' race will begin at approximately 12:30 pm. Information for the race can be found here. Come on out and support our Warriors!

Varsity and Middle School Football 

Varsity Football

The Lakehill Warriors traveled to north Dallas to play fellow TAPPS rival Fairhill on October 10. The Warriors, coming off their bye week, got off to a sluggish start, but maintained a slim lead into the second quarter. Halfway through the second quarter, the Lakehill defense came alive, dishing out some big hits and stifling the Falcon's power running game. A touchdown run by freshman Gerard Franklin gave the Warriors a 52-31 halftime lead.


In the second half, the defense forced several Fairhill turnovers. On offense, sophomore Brandon Bartholow reeled off a number of runs. Junior Kevin Lantz added a long touchdown catch. Senior Cole Ellis ended the game with a touchdown reception from Franklin, capping off an 86-36 victory under the 45-point "mercy rule." See more pictures from the game.


The Warriors stand at 5-1 on the season as they prepare for district play. Their next game is October 24 on the road against Temple Holy Trinity. The Homecoming Game and Celebration has been moved to October 30 at 6:00 p.m. at the Warrior Athletic Complex. An Alumni Dinner will precede the game at 5:00 p.m.


Middle School Football
The Lakehill Middle School Warriors hosted Rockwall Providence on October 9 at the Warrior Athletic Complex. Lakehill got off to a quick start, jumping out to an early 27-6 lead. The Lions fought back in the second half to pull within 27-19, but the Warriors responded with several touchdowns to regain a comfortable lead. In the end, Lakehill took home a well-earned 45-25 victory. 

With a cancellation on their October 16 match-up against Irving Universal, the Warriors look to make it two in a row on October 23 at Dallas Lutheran. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

New Sweatshirts Have Arrived!


New sweatshirts have arrived, just in time for cooler temperatures. Check out all the great new marchandise on Monday mornings from 7:45-8:45 a.m. and Thursday afternoons from 2:45-3:45 p.m.

What's Happening?
finger with string

October 17

End of Term 1 for Upper School 


October 21
Lower School Admission Preview, 9:30 a.m.
Invite your friends to join us for the first Admission Preview of the year to find out more about the one-of-a-kind Lakehill experience. 

October 21
Lakehill Day at Genghis Grill

All day long! Be sure to mention Lakehill. Twenty percent of the proceeds will be donated back to our school.


October 24
Early Release Day
 Lower School students will be released at 11:40 a.m. and Middle and Upper School students will be released at noon. There is no lunch service on Early Release days. After School Care is available, but reservations are required. 

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

October 27 - 30
Homecoming Week! 
Look for an upcoming announcement on Homecoming Spirit Days. Mums will be delivered on October 30. The All-School Pep Rally will be held at 8:45 a.m. on October 30. The Varsity Football team will play Waco Live Oak at 6:00 op.m. at the Warrior Athletic Complex. All alumni are invited to join us on the Alumni Patio for a 5:00 p.m. Bar-B-Que dinner.


October 28   

Middle School Admission Preview

Main Campus, 9:30 a.m.

Invite your friends and neighbors to take a look at Lakehill's Middle School!


October 29
Picture Retake Day, 8:00 a.m. - noon 

October 29
Reception for 7th and 8th Grade Parents 
Times Ten Too, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Learn more about the opportunities available in Lakehill's Upper School from current families. 


October 30-November 14

Coats for Kids

Donate gently-used coats in children's and adult sizes to benefit children in east Dallas. Collection bins will be located in the main hallway.

October 31

Halloween Parade and Carnival, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Get more information in the PFC section above.  

October 31

End of Term 2 for Lower and Middle School 




It's Not Too Late! Be A Race Sponsor!
Funds raised are used for a variety of technology improvements.
Sponsorship deadline is October 22.

1-Mile Fun Run and 5K 

Registration is Open!
Register here


Start Training!
Get Coach Karen's Couch to 5K Plan!


Get raffle tickets and tickets to the Pasta Dinner here.