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When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind. 

~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Volume 7, Issue 14December 4, 2014
A Grand Time

Lakehill Celebrates Grandparents

Lakehill celebrated Grandparents Day on November 21, an annual favorite among students, faculty, and families.

After the delicious breakfast, sponsored by the Parent Faculty Club and chaired by Tora Greene, visitors moved to the auditorium for a memorable performance.

While introducing each class, seventh and eighth grade Drama students shared their favorite memories of their grandparents. The program presented each grade, from kindergarten through fifth, in their own unique musical tribute. 

The morning also featured performances by the Upper School Man Choir, the Lakehill Chorale, and the Middle School Choir
Allegro Singers. In the always heartwarming finale, children and faculty members performed Family Tree, a poignant song written especially for Lakehill by Jack Noble White, a celebrated local composer.

See more photos or watch the entire Grandparents Day performance On Demand on the Lakehill Channel. Don't forget to share the links with grandparents!

Spirit of Community
Student Honored for Service

Lakehill has a long tradition of community service with students who give generously of their time and talents to make an impact on their communities. Jack Pippen, 12th grade, was recently selected as a Local Honoree in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program for his outstanding volunteer efforts. 

Jack spent nearly a month this past summer traveling across southern Africa in order to distribute donations made by Lakehill families and to teach in a small Namibian school. He spent six hours a day teaching English, language, and vocabulary skills to students in the school. When he wasn't teaching, he helped to organize and distribute clothing donations to the students and books for classrooms and the library that he help start with his family a few years ago. 


Sponsored by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the award recognizes outstanding community service by young Americans. State Honorees will be named in February. 

"Young people who contribute their time and talents to their communities are role models for all of us," said Prudential Chairman and CEO John R. Strangfeld. "We salute their dedication, their achievements, and their spirit of community."

Lakehill Headmaster Roger L. Perry praised Pippen for his dedication to volunteer service. "Jack continues to set a positive example for young people, not only for the children he helps in Africa, but for his peers who have been inspired by his service to others. We are extremely proud of his efforts."


Read more about Jack's efforts here.

Giving Thanks
Kindergarten Feast 

Lakehill's youngest students took time on November 20 to say thanks and to celebrate with their annual Thanksgiving Feast. 

See more pictures from their celebration.

Community Corner

Lakehill Gives Back

It is the season to help others. Lakehill offers a variety of ways to get involved in the community and help make the holidays a little brighter for someone else. Read on to see how you can help!


Sisteens Collecting Stocking Stuffers Now Through December 5 

Help Sisteens collect travel-sized toiletry items for the 150 men and women who will attend Lakehill's annual Holiday Luncheon for senior citizens in East Dallas. Suggested items include small shampoos, soaps, lotions, and other travel-sized toiletries, as well as other items like word puzzles, stationery, socks, etc. Please do not include candles, candy, or gum. Donation bins are located inside all entrances. The last day to donate is December 5!


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. 

December 12
Holiday Luncheon
This annual event, sponsored by the Senior Class, provides a festive lunch and holiday celebration for elderly residents of East Dallas and the Lakehill family itself. Students may order the special holiday lunch or bring a sack lunch from home. The charge is $5 for Middle School and $3 for Lower School. Get the Order Form.
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: Cole Ellis

Cole Ellis has attended Lakehill Preparatory School for nine years. He loves to stay active by playing football, basketball, and baseball. Cole also is part of the National Honor Society.


Cole plans to attend either East Texas Baptist University or Texas Tech University where he will study sports management.

Cole credits his parents as a major inspiration because they have always pushed him to pursue his dreams and to do his best. This determination is best observed when he fights for the extra yard on the football field or enthusiastically cheers on the rest of his teammates. Cole also looks up to Dallas Cowboys' wide receiver Dez Bryant because of his tenacity and his work ethic.


If he could meet any two people in the world, Cole would like to spend time with President Barack Obama and professional baseball player Michael Young. 


Cole will most miss all his great teachers and friends when he graduates from Lakehill.


By Eli Buxt, eighth grade

Sports Snippets

Boys Varsity Basketball
The Lakehill Warriors Varsity Boys defeated Romeo Prep, 84-78, over the Thanksgiving holidays. In a great overall team win, four players scored in the double figures. The Warriors were paced by Clayton Shaw and Cole Ellis, each with 26 points.

The team lost on December 2 to Rockwall Heritage in a close 58-50 match-up. Clayton Shaw led the team with 15 points, three assists, and four steals. Noah Bernstein contributed 13 points, while Cole Ellis added 12 points and 8 rebounds. The JV team also lost to Rockwall Heritage.


Girls Varsity Basketball 
The Lady Warriors lost their opening game of the season 50-38 at Rockwall Heritage on December 2. Sam Caldwell led the Lady Warriors with 15 points.

Middle School Basketball 

The Middle School Girls and Boys Basketball team play their first games tonight on the road. The Boys play at Dallas Academy at 4:30 p.m. and the girls at Zion, also at 4:30 p.m. 


Middle School Soccer

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The Middle School Soccer blue team lost to Parish 3-2 on October 2 in their season opener at the Warrior Athletic Complex. The game was scoreless going into the first half. Jason Herron, Ella Witherite, and Zoe Herrman led the team on defense while Harrison Hall was strong in goal in the first half.


Hamed El-Feky, Kyeser Hall, Stella Palmer, and Lola Bond led the team on offense and Heather Hines scored twice to give the Warriors a 2-1 lead in the second half. Lakehill failed to stop two breakaways late in the second half which wound up costing the Warriors the game. 


The Lakehill green team suffered a tough 0-6 loss at home to Parish on December 3. Despite strong efforts from Maya Desai,
Stella Palmer, and Ben Gillman, the offense could not break through. Harrison Hall had a couple of great diving saves, but Parish was able to keep the ball away from the Warriors and take advantage of key scoring opportunities. 
PFC Events

Enter the Kingdom of Books...

Scholastic Book Fair is Here!

Final Day - December 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 the week of December 1 - 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. 

There are fun surprises in store each day. Don't miss breakfast and books on Friday morning!Co-chairs Kimberly Reister and Sarah Rich welcome any parents who would like to volunteer for the Book Fair.
What's Happening?
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December 4

Parent Social for 3rd and 4th Grade Parents

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Join us to learn more about Lakehill's Middle School. Please RSVP to vega@lakehillprep.org


December 5

Middle School Plays
Don't miss the two one-act plays presented by Lakehill's Middle School Drama classes. The performance begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium and is free of charge.

December 6

District Debate Tournament (Upper School)
7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

December 6

Fun Night for K-6

Join the Class of 2015 for fun, games, pizza, and a movie!

5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
All proceeds benefit the Holiday Luncheon for Senior Citizens
Get all the details here

December 9

Kindergarten Preview
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
This is the last Admission Preview for 2014. Encourage your friends and neighbors to visit and find out more about Lakehill. To attend, please RSVP to 214-826-2931 or visit@lakehillprep.org. This preview will be held in the Upper Library.

December 9, 7:00 p.m.
Middle and Upper School Winter Concert

Enjoy the sweet sounds of Lakehill's Middle School Choir and Upper School Choir. 

December 11, 7:00 p.m.

Lower School Winter Program
Enjoy Lakehill's Lower School students in their annual winter performance.

December 12
Holiday Luncheon
This annual event, sponsored by the Senior Class, provides a festive lunch and holiday celebration for elderly residents of East Dallas and the Lakehill family itself. Students may order the special holiday lunch or bring a sack lunch from home. The charge is $5 for Middle School and $3 for Lower School. Get the Order Form.

December 13 
Shoreline Spruce-Up, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Join us for our last Spruce-Up of 2014 to help keep our lake looking beautiful! Meet at the parking lot at W. Lawther and Chapel Hill. All supplies will be provided.

December 13 
Warrior Outreach Organization (WOO)
Join us to help at the City Square Thrift Store from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Proceeds from the thrift store are used to support City Square's efforts to fight homelessness in Dallas.

December 17-19

Semester Exams
Get the exam schedule here

Happy Holidays

Need great holiday gifts? Check out all the merchandise available on Smug Mug. From puzzles to playing cards and mugs to magnets, take care of all your holiday shopping and benefit Lakehill while you do!
 Lakehill Annual Fund


Parent Liaisons% Class
KindergartenMs. Burt
Brent Walker & Kevin Gray
Ms. PooreBrian and Kate Walker15.4%
1st GradeMs. JanningJennifer P. Dickerson50.0%
Ms. ShawBrad and Jennifer Robinson31.6%
2nd GradeMs. ClarkDenise Jayroe33.3%
Ms. McAllisterDan and Melody Curtis 64.3%
3rd GradeMs. RasheedPaul and Andrea Johnston47.1%
Ms. SauerMichael Bracken23.5%
4th GradeDr. HaynesChuck and Tanya Bauer13.3%
Mr. TroutHolly Lynch15.4%
5th GradeVicki and Robert Granado40.0%
6th GradeTy and Colleen McCall35.5%
7th GradeCarolyn and Rick Howard35.5%
8th GradeTy and Colleen McCall41.5%
9th GradeFreshmanScott and Lyn Kelley15.8%
10th GradeSophomoreBrad Bartholow and Nicole Alphin38.7%
11th GradeJuniorRick Currey34.8%
12th GradeSeniorTrent and Lori Myers40.9%