Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 10, Issue 11
October 26, 2017
Box Tops Due Tomorrow
The Box Top Challenge is on!

There is still time to bring in your Box Tops to raise money for Lakehill.
Cut them out and bring them to your child's teacher or the front desk 
by Friday, October 27, 2017.

The class that brings in the most Box Tops wins a class party!
Homecoming Spirit Week
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 showed their spirit for Jersey Day while everyone got patriotic for America Day on Tuesday. Participants showed their wild side on Wednesday with Animal Day, and Thursday was a true Fashion Disaster. On Friday, the halls will be filled with Lakehill colors and a lot of spirit! See more pictures.

The Homecoming Court nominees were selected by their respective classes and will be introduced at the Pep Rally on Friday. The Homecoming Court consists of freshman  Kathryn Mahan , escorted by   Keegan Clendenin ; sophomore  Thea Gilliland, escorted by Logan Stout; and junior Macy Ellis , escorted by  Kumail Imam.

Senior Nominees for Homecoming Queen are: Lovely Lopez , escorted by  Gerard Franklin; Lauren Bush , escorted by  Warren Lester; Reese Brown , escorted by  Jonathan Kelley;  and  Shelby Britton , escorted by Jacob Besser. 

Tribes gathered on Thursday morning to make spirit signs for the Pep Rally.

Lakehill families are encouraged to attend the  Homecoming Pep Rally  on October 27, at 1:40 p.m. in the gym. Alumni are invited for a coffee at 2:00 p.m., following the Pep Rally, and to the pre-game  Alumni Bar-B-Q at 6:00 p.m. on the Alumni Patio at the WAC (Warrior Athletic Complex). 

The Middle School team plays Ovilla Christian at 5:00 p.m., and the Varsity team takes the field at 7:30 p.m. The introduction of the court and crowning of the queen will occur at half-time. 

Lakehill's senior cheerleaders and football players will be honored at 7:10 p.m. prior to the Varsity game in the annual Senior Night recognition ceremony.

Can't Make the Game - Catch the Live Broadcast
Lakehill will be live streaming the Homecoming Pep Rally, as well as Senior Night, the Varsity Football Game, and the Halftime Celebration online at . Subscribe today  to get full access to all of the live and on-demand events. An annual subscription is just $59 and can be shared with three people. A 30-day   Monthly Pass may also be purchased for $9.95.

Upper School Homecoming Dance  
The Upper School Student Council is hosting a Homecoming dance on Saturday night, October 28, from 8:00-11:00 p.m. at the ESC. Doors close at 9:00 p.m. Tickets for the Fright Night-themed event are $25 for single tickets and $40 for a couple. Students bringing a guest from another school must submit this form by Friday.
Lakehill Brings Legendary Musical to the Stage
Lakehill's talented musical theater students will bring the beloved classic Camelot  to the Lakehill stage on Saturday, November 11, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, November 12, at 2:00 p.m. A preview of the musical will be performed for students on November 10 at 9:00 a.m.

Borrowing from the Arthurian legends,  Lerner and Loewe’s  Camelot triumphed on Broadway in a legendary original production which led to a film version, and numerous revivals in New York, London, and across the globe. The Original Broadway Cast Album topped the charts for 60 weeks with a rich score boasting such gems as "If Ever I Would Leave You," “I Loved You Once in Silence," "The Lusty Month of May," and of course, "Camelot."

An idealistic young King Arthur hopes to create a kingdom built on honor and dignity, embodied by his Knights of the Round Table. His ideals, however, are tested when his lovely queen, Guinevere, falls in love with the young knight Lancelot, and the fate of the kingdom hangs in the balance. The musical stars Lakehill seniors Warren Lester as King Arthur, Lauren Bush as Guinevere, Reese Brown as the fairy Nimue, Jacob Besser as Pellinore, and Katie McKnight as Morgan Le Fey, and Lakehill freshman Asher Chamoy as Lancelot. The backstage crew is led by junior Kate Langley.

" Camelot has been a childhood favorite since my mother shared it with me at a young age," said director Mark Guerra. "The music is gorgeous, and the story of King Arthur is one that will last far beyond our time."  

All ages are invited to attend.
Chili Champions: Dads' Club Hosts Sixth Annual Event
Friday night was cause for a celebration of fun, food, and football. This special evening included the sixth annual Dads' Club Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by Comerica Bank.

Lakehill's top chefs battled it out to be the Grand Champion of Chili in a fiery match-up before the Varsity game. The iron chefs threw their proverbial hats in the ring in a contest as varied as the meats used in their recipes.

Supporters sampled the tasty bowls and cast their votes for their favorites. Six-time contestant  Bruce McCoskey  gathered enough votes to take home the People's Choice Award for his "Susan Lucci" Chili.
Jarrod Bassman and his team captured the coveted title as the Grand Champions of Chili.

The team of expert judges included Lakehill Headmaster  Roger Perry Trenessia Rahsaan , Comerica Banking Center Manager; David Garrison , Comerica Personal Banker; and Justin Buck, Comerica Personal Banker.

"Judging is always a lot of fun, but surprisingly tough as well," said  Perry . "There were so many great entries; it was difficult to pick just one as the best!" 

See  more pictures .
PFC Brings Signature Events to Campus  
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.

October 31
Halloween Parade and Carnival, 1:15 - 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 1:00 p.m. (No face makeup or weapons, please). 

The parade begins at 1:15 p.m. followed by the Carnival at 1:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to attend both the Parade and Carnival. 

Volunteers are collecting candy for the Carnival. Find out more .

Parent volunteers are needed at the Carnival. Sign up now !
November 4
Trek for Tech
Please join us on Saturday, November 4, for either the one-mile Fun Run or the 5K Race, or both!

Direct Funding of Technology
New Student Laptops
New Teacher Computers
New Telephone Equipment
WIFI Access at Perry Campus
Auditorium Lighting

Please contact John P. Owen .

Join Our Committee
Please contact Karen Owen at .

Lakehill Offers Upgraded Recycling Program
Thanks to a new improved recycling program, Lakehill can now recycle batteries.

The ends of the batteries must be taped. The battery recycle bucket is located in the new hallway near the James and Lydia Perry Community Room. 

This October, students at Lakehill can make a difference in the lives of the world's children though Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.

Lakehill is consistently recognized as an Ambassador school, one of the top donors to the campaign.

Lakehill students are know for the creative ways they support UNICEF, from donating their allowance to doing chores for donations to hosting lemonade stands.

Donation boxes went home with Lower School students on October 20 and should be returned by November 3. Middle and Upper School students are welcome to collect and may pick up a box from Ms. Ekstrom.
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: Arjun Agrawal
Arjun has attended Lakehill for three and a half years. In those years, he has been involved in many activities. He has a passion for coding and video games, having taken classes and participated in clubs involving coding. He also enjoys athletics, playing both soccer and tennis. He dabbled in some baseball as well, and enjoys bowling. He has been active in many clubs including International Club, French Club, Science Club, and Computer Club.

His favorite classes have been Geometry with Ms. Palmer, AP Statistics with Ms McCarty, Broadcast Production with Mr. Herron, Computer Science with Ms. Herta, and any of Mr. Hagood’s English classes. Arjun would not have been so successful if it were not for his greatest inspiration and role model, Coach Hincapie.

Though Arjun hasn’t attended Lakehill for long, one great memory stuck out to him: having his first place achievement in bowling announced over the PA system at the Upper School celebration. Arjun’s time outside of school is usually spent coding and exercising his love for video games. Other activities include National Honor Society, which involves community service and overall personal development. He is proud of receiving the Computer Science Gold Award his sophomore year and being inducted into the math honor society, My Alpha Theta. Arjun has also received the Corley Family Scholarship for entrepreneurial spirit and the University of Rochester Computer Science Award.

Arjun is applying to several colleges, including Missouri University of Science and Technology, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Texas A&M University, UCLA, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Utah, and Virginia Tech. He plans to major in Game Development and Cyber Security, possibly minoring in Video Editing.

His best bit of advice for younger Warriors is to manage your time wisely: “Doing your work, and managing your time are important. Make a schedule so you stay on track.”

By Ender Trout, ninth grade
Sports Snippets

Varsity and JV Volleyball
The Lakehill Varsity Volleyball team secured their fifth straight Bi-district Championship after defeating El Paso Faith Christian Academy in the first round of the TAPPS State Playoffs. The straight-set victory was led by a balanced offensive attack and a strong defensive effort from the back row. The team took on Stone Gate in a tune-up game on Wednesday, October 25. The team won in straight sets after getting off a slow start.

The team will travel to Willow Park to take on Trinity Christian on Monday, October 30, in the Sweet Sixteen Area Round of the State Playoffs. Game time is set for 6:00 p.m. 

Middle School Volleyball
The eighth grade IAA team wrapped up their season on October 19, in a loss to Garland Christian in the semi-finals of the IAA playoffs. The team lost in two sets, but showed heart and determination in the second set, battling back after Garland got an early lead on the team. Dasha Ramey and Graysen Walker will represent Lakehill on October 26 in the IAA All-Star Game at Garland Christian at 5:00 p.m. 
Varsity Football 
The Varsity Football team defeated Tyler King's Academy on October 20, at the WAC, 59-0.  Ben Palmer scored three touchdowns and Nathan Lewis threw one touchdown pass and had an interception on defense. Freshman Matthew McCall scored his first touchdown of the season on a 10-yard run.  Freshman Ryan Henry scored two touchdowns on two carries. 

Senior Jonathan Kelley was perfect on extra-point attempts and had several kick offs for touchbacks. Sophomores Gaige McKnight and Logan Stout had interception returns for touchdowns. 

It is Homecoming this week for the Warriors. They host Ovilla Christian 7:30 p.m. at the WAC. It is also the Warriors first district game and Senior Night. Senior football players and cheerleaders will be honored at 7:10 p.m., prior to the Varsity game.

Middle School Football
The Middle School Football team got an impressive win over Inspired Vision, 14-0, on October 20, at the WAC. The Warriors were led on defense by eighth graders Mitchell Crow , Henry Hopkins , Alex Dondis , Cullen McCaleb , and Landon Burt , who all had multiple tackles.

The scoring for the Warriors came on a second-quarter pass from Dondis to Hopkins, who made a spectacular leaping catch in the corner of the end zone, followed by the extra point kick by Crow to make it 8-0. The Warriors closed out the scoring with a long run by eight grader Brett Peacock to put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter. The game ended on a interception by eighth grader Ava Cunningham , her first of the season. The Warriors get back to action on Friday night when they take on District rival Ovilla Christian for Homecoming at 5:00 p.m. They now sit at 5-1 on the season.

Varsity Cross Country 
The Lakehill Cross Country team competed in the Del Frisco's 5K in Uptown on October 21. Runners enjoyed the event, especially the hill-free course.

Results from the 5K are:
Jason Herron, 20:35, first place age group
Ellis Meyer, 22:3, first place age group
Sasha Maynard, 23:01, second place age group
Arthur Cirillo, 24:09, second place age group
Avery Owen, 24:20
Aleena Wallace, 26:22
Hudson Welch, 26:28
Cali Byrd, 26:55
Roman Gracia, 38:24
Some of the team parents also had big wins in their age group:
Fred Meyer, 22:06, second place age group
Arthur Cirillo, 33:19, third place age group

The team is now preparing for Lakehill's Trek for Tech.

Varsity Crew 
Sophomore Anders Ekstrom, rowing with Dallas United Crew (DUC) Varsity Men, raced in the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta on October 22, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Head Of The Charles Regatta is the world’s largest two-day rowing event. More than 11,000 athletes from around the world compete in 55 different race events. Boats compete against one another and the clock, which starts sequentially, approximately fifteen seconds apart.

DUC Varsity Men's 8 crew placed 21st out of 85 crews from around the country and the world. “This race is known for it's winding course, bridges, and treacherous turns. It’s a testament to the crew to have navigated skillfully through this challenging course,” said Head Coach Steve Perry. DUC's Men's Varsity boat earned their invitation to race again in 2018, an impressive accomplishment for these young athletes. 

Get Your Warrior Spirit On!
In honor of Homecoming Week, the Spirit Shop has a lot of great new merchandise. Stop in and check it out! They are open every day this week, and will have a pop-up shop at the game on Friday.
What's Happening?

October 27
Box Tops for Education Due

Homecoming Pep Rally 
1:40 - 2:05 p.m.

Alumni Coffee 
Lydia and James Perry Community Room, Main Campus, 2:05 p.m.

Alumni Bar-B-Q 
Sponsored by Rudy's Bar-B-Q and Country Store
Alumni Patio, Roger L./ Perry Campus, 6:00 p.m.

October 28
Full STEAM Ahead Open House, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Main Campus
Students in Pre-K4 through second grade and their parents are invited to a STEAM Open House on Lakehill's Main Campus. This fun-filled event will include Halloween-themed, interactive activities. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math...that's STEAM! This free event is open to the public.
Lakehill students are encouraged to bring a friend and join us!

Alumni Photo Restoration Event
Main Campus, 10:30 a.m.

Upper School Homecoming Dance
Theme: Fright Night
8:00 - 11:00 p.m. at the ESC
Doors close at 9:00 p.m. Cost is $40 per couple or $25 for a single ticket.

October 30
Vision and Hearing Re-screening

October 31
Lower School Halloween Carnival

Middle School Fall Day Out

November 1
Picture Retakes

Third Grade to Sister Grove Farm

PASF Bake Sale (Middle and Upper School lunches)

November 2
PASF Bake Sale (Middle and Upper School lunches)

Lower School Admission Preview
Invite your friends to take a look at Lakehill!

November 3
Term 2 Ends (Grades K-8)

Kindergarten Pumpkin Patch

UNICEF Drive Ends

November 4
Trek for Tech
Register now for the one-mile Fun Run and 5K chip-timed event.
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