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Volume 7, Issue 10October 30, 2014
Homecoming 2014

Spirit Week Offers Fun for All

It's homecoming week at Lakehill and everyone has caught the Warrior spirit!  

Every day this week has been a "Spirit Day" with great participation. On Monday, teachers and students donned their Red, White, and Blue for "'Merica Day" while on Tuesday, everyone supported their favorite college. Everyone seemed to be seeing double on Twin Day on Wednesday, and on Thursday the halls were filled with Lakehill colors and a lot of spirit! On Friday, students are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.

The Homecoming Court nominees were selected by their respective classes and announced during a spirited, black-light Pep Rally. The Homecoming Court consists of freshman Rachel Bloom, escorted by Gerard Franklin; sophomore Claire Crow, escorted by Dylan Welch; and junior Sofia De La Cruz, escorted by Carlos Lopez III.

Senior Nominees for Homecoming Queen are: Erin Boyce, escorted by Kiefer GorenaJana Kahn, escorted by Jack PippenKelly Werther, escorted by Baustin Shaw;
Camille Willaford, escorted by Brent Huggins; and Haley York, escorted by Cole Ellis.

The Pep Rally also included a senior skit, performances from the Middle School and Varsity cheerleaders, and a special performance of Karma Chameleon by Lakehill's Man Choir.

Tribes gathered on Thursday afternoon to compete in a friendly door-decorating competition. Alumni parents Kelli Armentrout, Marian Ballard, Lori Trent, Karen Vickery, and Carol Walton served as judges. The winner of the contest was Mr. Dunklau and Dr. Kroll's tribe. Second place went to the tribe led by Ms. Hauschild and Mr. Rodriguez, while the tribe led by Ms. Poore and Mr. Herron claimed third. See all the door decorations here.

Did you miss the Pep Rally? It will be available on demand the Lakehill channel here.

Homecoming also brings former students back to campus. An Alumni pre-game dinner will be held on Thursday evening at 5:00 p.m. on the Alumni Patio at Perry Campus. 


The Varsity team takes on Waco Live Oak at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy traditional half-time activities with the introduction of the court and crowning of the Homecoming Queen.


Finally, the Student Council is hosting a Homecoming dance on Saturday night, November 1, from 8:00-11:00 p.m. at the ESC. (Doors close at 9:00 p.m.). Tickets for the Candyland-themed event are $35 for a single and $50 for a couple. Students should wear their sweetest attire. Students bringing a guest from another school must submit this form.

Taking The Stage
Drama Club Presents 
The Crimefighters' Convention 
Intent on kidnapping the President of the United States, a powerful super-villain crashes a convention for superheroes. Can the heroes get past their egos to work together to defeat evil?  

Members of the Middle School Drama Club entertained the crowd on October 28 with their performance of The Crimefighters' Convention, an original play written by Julie Riggs. 

The play starred Asher Chamoy as Epicenter, Lincoln Turner as Volunteer Bob, and Zoe Williams as Sweet Tooth.

The cast featured the talents in multiple roles of sixth graders Keegan Clendenin, Emma Myers, Grace Addison, Jourdyn Owens, and Andrew Ward and fifth graders Ashton Abbott-Sharifi, Macy Bogatay, Ava Cunningham, Hannah Deason, Madison Deason, Chris Dickey, Alexander Dondis, Nico Montez, Spencer Neill, Jaeden Pippins, Dasha Ramey, Mara Sandberg, Joey Spiro, and Johnny Tiernan.

Seventh grade student and Drama Club alumna Merritt McCaleb served as Director's Assistant and prop artist.


Want More Drama?

Lakehill students will be back on stage when the Upper School Musical Theater department present Bye Bye Birdie on November 14, 15, and 16 in Lakehill's Charles Wyly Auditorium.

Conrad Birdie is a chart-topping rock-and-roll star. Women love him; men want to be him; and teenage girls around the country scream at the mention of his name. But when the U.S. Army drafts Birdie, manager Albert Peterson sees his job in jeopardy (much to the delight of his longtime love Rose Alvarez, who can't wait for Albert to ditch the music business and become something respectable, like an English teacher). 

Desperate for a publicity stunt big enough to help them survive Birdie's departure, Albert and Rose devise a plan: send Conrad to small-town America to plant his goodbye kiss on one lucky fan for the entire world to see. Their selection of super fan Kim Macafee sends the wholesome enclave of Sweet Apple, Ohio into chaos. 


Audiences of all ages are in for a treat as Lakehill's talented singers and actors come together to present a classic musical full of nostalgic charm. 

Students and teachers are encouraged to wear 1950's dress to school on November 14. A contest will be held at the Friday and Saturday night performances for best 50's costume. Prizes will be awarded to the best costumes each night. Find out more.

Upper School students: Sign in when you attend the musical and earn extra credit in English. Find out more.

Lower and Middle School students: The class with the biggest attendance at the musical wins a pizza party for the class!

Find out more

General admission is $10 ($5 for students) at the door. Reserved seats are limited - get yours now! Please put "Bye Bye Birdie" in the subject line. Don't miss this fabulous, family-friendly performance.

Trek Time

November 8

Trek for Tech

5K Race and 1-Mile Fun Run - 
Registration is $25 and includes a 2014 Trek for Tech T-Shirt!
The class with the highest participation in each division will win a Sno-Cone Party!
iPad Minis, Kindle Fire HDs, Nike Fuel Bands, 
Beats Headphones, and more!

The Pasta Dinner is Back!
Sponsored by Prego Pasta House

Join us  at the ESC on Friday, November 7 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. to Carb Load before the big race! 
Live entertainment by Thrills.
Tickets are only $5. Get yours now!

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

Sharing The Warmth

Lakehill Sets the Pace in Coats for Kids

Coats for Kids
Lakehill, in partnership with Comerica Bank and The Exchange Club of East Dallas, will kick off its Coats for Kids Program on October 30. For the past three years, Lakehill has donated more coats than any other organization in East Dallas.

Families are encouraged to donate gently-used coats for children and teens in the east Dallas area. All sizes of coats are accepted. 


Collection bins will be located in the main hallway from October 30 until November 14. A collection bin will also be available in the Comerica tent during Trek for Tech. 


Lakehill's Lower and Middle School Community Connections Clubs will coordinate the effort. Please contact Gigi Ekstrom with questions.

Best Bets for Fall

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
The Upper School Musical Bye Bye Birdie will be presented on November 14, 15, and 16. Curtain is at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. The concession stand will be open and selling hot dogs and other snacks. Admission is $5 for Lakehill students and $10 for general admission. 

Grandparents Day

November 21

Lakehill welcomes grandparents, parents, and special friends to the annual Grandparents Day Celebration on Friday, November 21. 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 21; December 1 - 5

book fairStock up on new books for the holidays at Lakehill's Scholastic Book Fair which will be  held in the Upper Library. It 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 21.

This Week at the ESC

Second grade learned about pillbugs this week at the ESC. They had a pillbug hunt outside after learning where pillbugs like to live. Students collected and observed several specimens. Some have been put into a habitat at the ESC, while others were returned to the outdoors. 

To aid in their study of birds, first grade learned how to use binoculars. They then went on a bird scavenger hunt with their new found skills.


See more pictures from the ESC.

Sports Snippets

 Varsity Volleyball

After finishing undefeated in district play, the Varsity Volleyball team claimed the Bi-District Championship on October 23 after defeating Temple Holy Trinity in three sets (25-11; 25-16; 25-11). It was an offensive onslaught with the team totaling 35 kills with a hitting percentage of .443. The team will travel to Wichita Falls for the Area Round of the State Playoffs on October 31. The team is scheduled to play Plainview Christian at 4:00 p.m. 


"I'm extremely proud of how focused and mentally prepared we were for the game against Holy Trinity," said Cayme Mosley. "The girls played some of the best volleyball they've played all year. Plainview Christian is a talented team so we've spent the past week preparing for them like we did for Holy Trinity. The fun part about playoffs is the excitement and build-up for each game. The team understands that we focus on one team at a time, that records don't matter, and that everyone is 0-0 coming into each game." 


Can't travel to Wichita Falls? You can still watch this exciting playoff game live. The game will be streamed live and will also be available on demand. Get a one-year all-access pass for just $59. Or, get a Day Pass for just $9.95.


See more pictures.

Cross Country
The Lakehill Cross Country team traveled to Waco for the TAPPS Cross Country State Championships on October. The race was held on the Connally Middle School campus and included over 1100 runners in ten classifications competing for both individual and team honors. Warren Lester represented Lakehill in the boys' 2A 5K and ran one of his toughest races of the season, passing many other competitors across the finish line. Official results for individual and team awards can be found here.

The team will participate in the Dallas Running Club 5K, a premier running event in the North Texas area, on, November 2. The race features a scenic lakeside course and is well-attended by elite runners, casual runners, run walkers, and walkers. This will be Lakehill's sixth year to participate in the event. Official race and volunteer information can be found here


Varsity and Middle School Football 

The Lakehill Warriors made their longest road trip of the year on October 24, travelling to central Texas for a district game with Temple Holy Trinity Catholic.


Lakehill jumped out to an early 28-7 lead, and a short touchdown run by freshman Gerard Franklin made the score 42-20 at half. After yielding a Celtic score at the start of the third quarter, the Warriors reeled off the next 29 points. The game was stopped early in the fourth quarter by virtue of the 45 point "Mercy Rule," with Lakehill claiming a 71-26 victory.


Offensively, Franklin led the Warriors with over 400 yards of combined offense and ten touchdowns. Senior Cole Ellis had another superb game with 160 receiving yards and three touchdowns, and sophomore Brandon Bartholow pitched in 78 rushing yards. On the defensive side, senior Baustin Shaw, juniors Brandon Douglas and Carlos Lopez, III, and Bartholow were the leading tacklers. Douglas once again had several tackles for losses and disrupted the Holy Trinity offense much of the night.


With the win Lakehill now sits at 7-1 (2-0 in district), and is staring down a spot in the TAPPS state playoffs. The Warriors will face #1 state-ranked Waco Live Oak in Thursday's Homecoming game with chance to take a big step toward a District Championship. Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m. at the Warrior Athletic Complex. An Alumni Dinner will precede the game at 5:00 p.m. The game will also be streamed live and will be available on demand. Get a one-year all-access pass for just $59. Or, get a Day Pass for just $9.95.

The Middle School Football team made the short trip to University Park to take on Providence Christian on October 28. The Warriors got off to a quick start and led 19-6 at the half. Lakehill extended their lead in the second half for a final score of 33-13. The win was a great team effort, with every player getting extended playing time and making a contribution. The Warriors are now 3-4 on the season, and will host Tyler Street Christian Academy on Tuesday, November 4 in their season finale. Kickoff is set for 5:00 p.m. at the Warrior Athletic Complex.

New Sweatshirts Have Arrived!

New sweatshirts have arrived, just in time for cooler temperatures. Check out all the great new merchandise 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 27 - 30
Homecoming Week! 

The Varsity Football team will play Waco Live Oak at 6:00 p.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 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 


November 1
Upper School Homecoming Dance
8:00 - 11:00 p.m., ESC 

November 5  

Kindergarten Admission Preview

Main Campus, 9:30 a.m.

Invite your friends and neighbors to take a look at Lakehill's Kindergarten program!


November 8
Trek for Tech
Get more information in the PFC section. 

November 12

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 14-16
Upper School Musical

Get more information in the PFC section.

November 18

Upper School Admission Preview

ESC, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Invite your friends and neighbors to take a look at Lakehill's Upper School! All Lakehill Middle School families are strongly encouraged to attend.

November 21

Grandparents Day 

8:00, Cafeteria

The festivities begin at 8:00 a.m. with a breakfast 
reception in the cafeteria. The program begins 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.  

November 24-28

Thanksgiving Holidays
Have a wonderful week!