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See the light in others, 

and treat them as if that 

is all you see.

~Dr. Wayne Dyer
Lakehill Announcements
Volume 7, Issue 12November 13, 2014
Fund Run

Trek for Tech Funds New Technology

When hundreds of people take to the streets for a good cause, a lot can happen. 

Lakehill Preparatory School's 16th Annual Trek for Tech, the Parent Faculty Club's signature fall event, combined all the right elements: two great races, dedicated sponsors, enthusiastic volunteers, a raffle with fantastic prizes, live music, and beautiful weather. The results were a great time for all who attended and a lot of money raised to purchase new technology.

Students, families, and faculty members put their best foot forward in the one-mile Fun Run, while a large crowd hit the pavement for the 5K chip-timed race. Attendees were also treated to a live performance by the band [sic] muzik featuring Lakehill students Brandon Douglas and Varun Iyer.  


Triathlete and trainer to several Lakehill students, Samuel Law was the first place overall male for the second consecutive year with a time of 18:38. Seventh-grade parent Christell Baum was the top overall female runner with a time of 21:14.


The top finishing Lakehill students were Warren Lester with a time of 21:19 and Niamh McKinney, with a time of 27:24.

Organizers report that 437 people registered for this year's races, an increase over last year. The Trek Committee is still counting the dollars raised through sponsorships, registrations, and technology purchases.


  Back this year was the Pasta Dinner, a carb-loading celebration held on Friday evening before the race at the Nye Family Environmental Science Center. For $5, diners enjoyed a delicious pasta and pizza dinner donated by Prego Pasta House. Guests were also treated to a musical performance during dinner by the band Thrills, featuring Lakehill seniors Camille Willaford and Erin Boyce.


The Trek Committee thanks those companies, individuals, and families who supported the race through underwriting and equipment purchases, and the faculty, NJHS, and parent volunteers who helped the event run smoothly. 


Lakehill thanks John and Karen Owen for chairing this event and for their efforts in making Trek for Tech a huge success!

Get the official Trek results here. Anyone winning an trophy who has not picked it up should contact Karen Owen.


See more photos from Trek for Tech photos and the Pasta Dinner.

All-District Honors
Volleyball Players, Coach Recognized

Head coaches in District IV gathered recently to bestow the 2014 honors for All-District Volleyball. Nine Lakehill athletes were recognized with this outstanding distinction. 


First Team All-District

Samantha Caldwell
Claire Crow
Abi Price
Haley York  

Second Team All-District

Jana Kahn
Kelly Werther 

All-District Honorable Mention 

Emily Boles
Jordan Johnson
Anna-Maria Springman

Additionally, sophomore Claire Crow was selected for Second Team All-State and sophomore Abi Price was selected for All-State Honorable Mention. Samantha Caldwell and Haley York were recognized with Academic All-State honors.

Claire Crow was unanimously voted the TAPPS 2A District 4 Most Valuable Player and Jhoana-Cayme Mosley was selected as the Coach of the Year for the district. Congratulations to Coach Cayme-Mosley and these outstanding Lakehill athletes.
Fun on the Farm

Middle School Enjoys Fall Day Out

Fresh air, wide open spaces, and a day away from school to enjoy it all...who could ask for more? 

For Lakehill's Middle School students, it just doesn't get much better than Fall Day Out. 

The weather provided the perfect backdrop for the 150 students who headed north to enjoy a full day of play at Sisters' Grove Farm, Ms. Gajkowski's farm/homestead in Princeton, Texas.

Children enjoyed old-fashioned hay rides, a rope swing, and impromptu games of badminton and volleyball. Many relaxed on the porch with games of checkers and chess. After a cookout, students explored the property, running through the fields and orchard. Many students spent the day constructing forts out of sticks and playing with the sheep.
While the students clearly enjoyed a day off from school, Fall Day Out seems much more about the "out" - having fun with friends in the great outdoors. It is no wonder that this special day for Lakehill's Middle School students continues to be a favorite. 


Musical Must See
Musical Theater Students Present 
Bye Bye Birdie This Weekend

Don't miss the Upper School performance of  Bye Bye Birdie on November 14 - 16. Curtain is at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. 


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.  
Reserve the best seats in the house - just $15 for the first 12 rows! Make reservations here. General admission is $10 ($5 for students) at the door.

The Lower and Middle School class with the highest attendance will be awarded a pizza party. Be sure to sign in to get credit for attending!

Upper School students will receive extra credit in English for attending the show. Be sure to sign in to get credit for attending!

 The concession stand will be open and selling hot dogs (all-beef, turkey, and tofu) and chips for $5. Don't miss this fabulous, family-friendly performance.
Honoring Veterans

Lakehill Celebrates Veterans Day

Lakehill faculty and students gathered on Tuesday to honor those who have served our country. Lakehill's Veterans Day assembly was coordinated by senior Haley York, with the support of Student Council. 

Haley, who was selected last year to attend the Spirit of America Youth Leadership Conference sponsored by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, developed the program during her application process. Recipients were encouraged to implement a patriotic awareness program in their schools after attending the conference. "Several of my family members have served and they mean a lot to me," said Haley. "I wanted to create a way to honor our veterans and show them how much we appreciate them, while also teaching kids about Veteran's Day."

After the posting of the Nation's Colors by Lakehill fifth grade Cub Scouts, the pledge of allegiance, and the singing of the national anthem by the Lakehill Chorale, Headmaster Roger Perry read the Presidential Veterans Day Proclamation. A slide show of photos sent in by Lakehill students, staff, and faculty served as a fitting backdrop.

Special guests included Ban Bywaters, who spoke on the history of Veterans Day. Other special guests included World War II veteran Joe Funk and Lakehill's own Ray Dent, who gave a moving account of the meaning of military service.


After the presentation, guests gathered in the Student Commons for a reception.

Earlier in the day, Lakehill seventh graders participated in a special flag ceremony with residents of C.C. Young Retirement Center. They participated in the flag-raising ceremony and helped lead the large group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Students enjoyed listening to a variety of bugle calls, patriotic songs, and the stories told by the residents.

See more pictures here and here.
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: Samantha Caldwell

Samantha Caldwell, who likes to be called Sam, has attended Lakehill for four years. She is a member of the Varsity Volleyball, Basketball, and Cheerleading teams. Sam recently received an honorable mention in basketball and also received First-Team All District in Volleyball and Academic All State. Sam is happiest when playing sports with her teammates. Her favorite Lakehill memory is being a part of the undefeated,  District-Championship-winning Volleyball team.

Sam also participates in Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, and Sisteens. Her favorite LPS class is government, taught by Mrs. Thorne. During her last year at Lakehill, Sam's goal is to maintain a high grade point average, and she plans to attend the University of Mississippi as a pre-med major next fall.

Sam, who says her mother is her hero, describes herself as dedicated, funny, and athletic. Lakehill will miss Sam's positive attitude and great sense of humor when she graduates.

By Lovely Lopez, ninth grade

Sports Snippets

Varsity Football 

The Lakehill Warriors traveled to cross-town rival Tyler Street Christian on Thursday in a contest that would determine district runner-up.


Tyler Street jumped out to a quick 20-0 first half lead, but the Warriors fought their way back into it with touchdown catches by senior Cole Ellis and junior Kevin Lantz. The Crusaders held a 32-14 halftime lead, but Lakehill went on a long offensive march to start the second half. Tyler Street made a key defensive stop deep in their territory, and the momentum quickly shifted. The Crusaders added several touchdowns, and the Warriors tacked on a touchdown run by freshman Gerard Franklin making the final score 53-20, with Tyler Street clinching second place with the victory.


Lakehill finishes a successful regular season with a 7-3 record (2-2 district) and advances to the Area Round of the TAPPS State Playoffs. The Warriors will take on San Antonio Castle Hills First Baptist at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 15. The game will be played at Mt. Sacred Heart in San Antonio. 

Can't travel to San Antonio? 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.


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.

PFC Events

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.  

Enter the Kingdom of Books...

Scholastic Book Fair is Here!

November 21 (immediately following Grandparents Day); December 1 - 5

Come feast your eyes on exceptional new books! It's time to replenish your bookshelves for the upcoming holiday breaks at Lakehill's Scholastic Book Fair. 

The Book Fair will be held in the Upper Library and will be open immediately following the Grandparents Day festivities on Friday, November 21. The Book Fair will reopen again the week of December 1 - 5, 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! Co-chairs

Kimberly Reister and Sarah Rich welcome any parents who would like to volunteer for the Book Fair.

This Week at the ESC

Third grade learned about all the parts of a flower through the use of an interactive model. Continuing their exploration of flowering plants, students removed leaves they had left in plant presses on a previous visit and made fall collages.

Eighth grade enjoyed a beautiful and informative slide presentation by Patty Pippen promoting animal conservation in South Africa. The focus was on the cheetah, elephants, and rhinos (particularly the black rhino). She will also give this presentation to fifth, sixth, and seventh grades.

See more pictures from the ESC.

What's Happening?
finger with string

Trick or Treat for UNICEF  

Thanks to everyone who participated. Please turn in all donation boxes this week!

Coats for Kids

Please turn in all coats this week!


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 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 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! 


tamaleDecember 1 - 10
PASF Tamale Sale

 The Pan American Student Forum is selling tamales for the holidays to benefit Cystic Fibrosis research. The tamales, made by The Tamale Company, are lard free, gluten free, and MSG free. The tamales will arrive frozen and are "boil in the bag" ready. Tamales are $13 per dozen and come in three varieties: Ancho Chili Pork, Chicken Tomatillo, and Black Bean and Corn. Order by December 10 for delivery on December 19. Lower School orders may be turned in to your child's classroom teacher. Middle School and Upper School orders may be turned in to the Main Office or to Sra. Mayo. 

Get the Order Form.