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Coming Home
Frightfully Fun
Trek Time
Senior Spotlight
Best Bets for Fall
This Week at the ESC
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Life is not a solo act. It's a huge collaboration, and we all need to assemble around us the people who care about us and support us in times of strife.


~Tim Gunn
Volume 7, Issue 11November 6, 2014
Missing Student

Police Continue Search

Lakehill is continuing to support the Dallas Police Department in their search for Destiny Ripka. The police are working on a multitude of leads and now have reason to believe that Destiny is in the Dallas area. A team of parents under the leadership of Karen Bunger has been mobilized to post fliers throughout the city. 

We are grateful for the amazing outpouring of support from our Lakehill families and the surrounding community. Please continue to keep Destiny and her family in your hearts and minds.

Please share this flier with your contacts and on social media.
Coming Home

Lakehill Celebrates Homecoming Week

Homecoming week at Lakehill meant everyone caught the Warrior spirit! Each day of the week was a "Spirit Day" with great participation. From "College Day" to "Twin Day," students, faculty, and staff got into the spirit of Homecoming. 


The Homecoming Court nominees were selected by their respective classes and announced during a spirited, black-light Pep Rally. The Homecoming Court consisted 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 were 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. Watch the pep rally here.

Homecoming also brought former students back to campus. Former students gathered at the Alumni Dinner, held on the Alumni Patio at Perry Campus prior to the game.


Seniors and their parents were recognized during halftime, followed by the highly anticipated presentation of the Homecoming Court and crowning of the Homecoming Queen, Haley York


See more photos from the Homecoming Pep Rally and Game.

Frightfully Fun
Halloween Carnival a Smashing Success 

Lower School ghouls and goblins showed off their costumes on October 31 during Lakehill's annual Halloween parade. Second grade student Jack Curtis led the procession down the main hallway and through the building, before continuing to the field for the Carnival. The coveted position of Parade Leader was sold at last year's PFC Benefit Auction. Parents, students, and faculty members lined the hallways to cheer on the children. 

Following the parade, the Parent Faculty Club (PFC) hosted the eagerly anticipated Halloween Carnival, complete with a cookie walk, two bounce houses, face painting, and fortune teller. 

"We had wonderful volunteers and great participation," said PFC President Tricia McCaleb. "I especially want to recognize Lydia Perry and Lacie Kuhn, who did such a great job organizing the Carnival. Everyone had a great time."

See more pictures from the Parade and Carnival.

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! Onsite registration and packet pick-up is available at Lakehill on November 6 - 7, from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.and on race day beginning at 7:00 a.m. Students and staff should wear their Trek for Tech T-shirts on Friday. Not running? You can still get the exclusive 2014 Trek for Tech T-Shirt for $20. 
iPad Minis, Kindle Fire HDs, Nike Fuel Bands, 
Beats Headphones, and more will be raffled off following the races!

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 ThrillsTickets are only $5. Get yours now!

Purchase Technology
Even if you aren't racing, you can still support the 
Technology Needs at Lakehill and help purchase items.

Senior Spotlight

National Junior Honor Society Highlights Lakehill's Soon-to-be Graduates

In an effort to reveal the hidden talents, personalities, and accomplishments of Lakehill's most experienced students, the National Junior Honor Society presents:

NJHS Spotlight on Seniors!

This week's senior: Erin Boyce

Erin Boyce has attended Lakehill for six years. She has participated in musical theater, choir, French Club, Science Club, and Sisteens during her time in Upper School. Erin's favorite subjects in school are English and government. 

Erin is hoping to study humanities or art management in college. She is considering several universities, including University of San Fransisco, DePaul University in Chicago, and St. Edward's University. She plans to study French, as she has taken three years of the language at Lakehill.

Erin enjoys writing, singing, and drawing, and is a member of the band Thrills with fellow senior Camille Willaford. The duo will be performing on Friday at the Trek for Tech Pasta Dinner. 

Friends describe Erin as easy-going, funny, and creative. A self-motivated student, Erin is happiest when spending time with her friends, listening to and finding new music, and shopping.

Erin's favorite memories at Lakehill are being involved in Musical Theater for all four years of high school and travelling to France and Italy with the high school over Spring Break last year.

 By Piper Munro, eighth grade

Best Bets for Fall

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. 

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 for 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 most in attendance at the musical wins a pizza party for their class!

Find out more

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


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

Kindergarten is learning about how animals communicate. The lesson is based on the book 

Animals Communicating by Xavier Niz. After a discussion of how different animals communicate, they began learning how to use the interactive smart board with a lesson on farm animals that complemented the book discussion. 

Fourth grade continued their study of flowering plants by learning the names and functions of parts of a tree. They looked at tree cookies (cross sections of tree trunks that illustrate how trees grow) under the microscopes and wrote observations in their journals. Students played a game where every correct answer earned a leaf to place on a tree drawing.

Third grade learned about the parts of a flower using an interactive model. They used leaves they had pressed on a previous visit to make an art piece.


See more pictures from the ESC.

Sports Snippets

 Varsity Volleyball

The Lakehill Preparatory School Varsity Volleyball team concluded their historic season this past weekend at the regional final-four. The girls knocked out Plainview Christian in straight sets (25-21; 25-18; 25-13) in the Regional Semi-finals on Friday, October 31. Abi Price led all hitters with 17 kills while Sam Caldwell, Kelly Werther and Claire Crow each contributed six kills. The win set up a match against Waco Live Oak on Saturday, November 1. The girls fought hard and never gave up, but unfortunately fell short to the Falcons. Price led all hitters with eleven kills and Jordan Johnson contributed seven. Caldwell and Haley York each had 12 digs against a hard-hitting Live Oak team. 


The team finished the season 26-4, which is the best record in Lakehill history and included a 20-match winning streak. They are also the first volleyball team in school history to finish the district season undefeated, and the first to make it to the regional playoffs since 2004.


"I feel like the luckiest coach in the world to have had the opportunity to work with these girls day in and day out," said Coach Jhoana Cayme-Mosley. "I can't say enough about my captains - Sam, Jana, and Kelly. They have gone above and beyond their roles and I couldn't have asked for better leadership. We finished in the top eight in the state. The numbers and statistics speak for themselves, but the greatest thing about this team can't be measured with numbers. They played hard, they played smart, and they played together. As a coach, there's nothing more you could ask for."


If you missed the games, you can see them on demand here.


Varsity and Middle School Football 

The Lakehill Warriors hosted Waco Live Oak, the state's #1 ranked team, for Homecoming and Senior Night. With a share of the district championship on the line, Lakehill came out ready for the challenge.


Both teams traded scores through the majority of the first half. After sophomore Will Skipworth's second touchdown catch of the night, Live Oak held a slim 20-16 lead. The Falcons got two late scores in the second quarter to push their lead to 36-16.


Each team put up a matching score in the second half. Senior Cole Ellis caught a long touchdown pass from freshman Gerard Franklin making the score 44-24, but from that point on Live Oak showed why they are so highly regarded. Capitalizing on two Lakehill turnovers and a couple of strong defensive stands, the Falcons quickly increased their lead, ultimately ending the game in the fourth quarter at 74-24 by virtue of the 6-man "mercy rule."


See more pictures.


Lakehill (7-2, 2-1 district) finishes the regular season this Thursday with cross-town rival Tyler Street Christian. Both teams have secured spots in the TAPPS State Playoffs. The winner will clinch District Runner-up and host the Area playoff game, while the losing team will travel for their opening game. Kickoff is set for 4:00 p.m. on November 6 at Tyler Street.


The Middle School football team finished the season with a record of three wins and four losses. The roster of 18 boys was the largest in the last five years, and the team improved noticeably over the nine-week season. 

Most importantly, the boys learned personal responsibility and accountability, and learned to deal with adversity in the form of a few close losses and letdowns. "The majority of our Varsity Football team is comprised of guys that started out as Middle School Warriors, and they have been a large part of our success," said Coach Chris Peacock. "The continuity and experience gained in Middle School is invaluable. I fully expect to see a number of our current Middle School football players contributing under the Friday night lights in the future."

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 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.


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

Canned Soup November 10 - 14
Middle School Canned Food Drive
Middle School students are collecting cans to benefit the Vickery Meadow Food Pantry. Fifth grade is collecting canned fruit, sixth grade has canned meat and fish, seventh grade has canned vegetables and eighth grade is collecting canned soup. On Friday, Middle School students will participate in a can sculpture contest before the cans are delivered to Vickery Meadow.

November 10 - December 5
Sisteens Stocking Stuffers Collection 
Sisteens, a girls service organization, is collecting stocking stuffers to fill stockings for senior citizens who attend the holiday luncheon. Travel-sized toiletries, such as shampoo, tissues, soap, and lotion are requested. Bins will be available at all entrances beginning November 10.  

November 11
Lower School Preview

Main Campus, 9:30 a.m.

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


November 11
Veteran's Day All-School Assembly 

Auditorium, 1:40 - 2:30 p.m.
Friends, families, and veterans are invited to the assembly. There will be keynote speakers, a flag ceremony, and a reception for veterans and their families. Please join us! 

November 12
Kindergarten Preview 

Main Campus, 9:30 a.m.

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


tamale December 1 - 10
PASF Tamale Sale

Order forms will be available December 1. All proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.