Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 10, Issue 4
September 21, 2017
Warriors Kick Off Annual Fund Drive on North Texas Giving Day
The Lakehill family helped kick off the school's fundraising efforts on September 14, for North Texas Giving Day, contributing $68,000 toward the school's Annual Fund Campaign.

"We are so grateful to everyone who donated to the Lakehill Annual Fund on North Texas Giving Day," said Headmaster Roger Perry. "We know that many of you give at different times based on your circumstances and we are excited to receive those gifts throughout the year. The Annual Fund is absolutely critical to bridging the gap between the tuition charged and the cost of educating each child." 

If you missed out on the opportunity to give on September 14, the Annual Fund Campaign is now officially open. You can help us reach our goal of $300,000 and 100% participation. Donations by cash, check, or online are gladly accepted throughout the year.  Donate online here .

See your Annual Fund dollars at work in the Lower School , Middle School , and Upper School .
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Recognize Volunteers
Students in grades 5 - 12 who have made a difference by volunteering in their community over the past year could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C. next May by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Even more importantly, they could win recognition that might inspire other people to follow their example.

To apply:
  1. Visit, click on the "Apply Now" link, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. Once you have completed your online application, go to the "Certification" page to either e-mail certification instructions to Ms. Ekstrom, or to print them out and hand deliver them to her. This must be done by November 7, 2017.
The Awards Committee will then select a Local Honoree for both Middle School and Upper School and nominate them for state-level judging. For more information, please see   Ms. Ekstrom
Seen and Heard

Middle School Elections
Middle School recently elected its class officers for the 2017-18 school year. 

Eighth grade officers are  Madison Deason, President;  Macy Moscovic, Vice President;  Ella Berry, Secretary;  Prahlad Pant, Treasurer; and  Nico Montez and  Blake Perry, Student Council Representatives.  
Seventh grade officers are  Anna Knickel, President;  Kayla Ristianto, Vice President;  Taylor Gardsbane, Secretary;  James McKinney, Treasurer; and Avery Owen and  Tristan Osang, Student Council Representatives.
Sixth grade  officers are  Asa McCaleb, President;  Olivia Johnston, Vice President;  Victoria Bell, Secretary; and  Sarah Ganson  and  Vivek Patel, Student Council Representatives. 

Fifth grade  officers are   Griffin Powell, President;   Lola Salas, Vice President;  Ally Therivel, Secretary;   Drew Perry, Treasurer; and   Sabina Chamoy  and   Joshua Beidler, Student Council Representatives. 

Congratulations to these Middle School class leaders!

Upper School Elections
Upper School also elected class officers for the 2017-18 school year. 

Junior Class officers are   Joanna Chen , President;   Gary Hou , Vice President; Montgomery Rotellini , Secretary; and   Connor Alexander , Treasurer.

Sophomore Class officers are   Claire Howard, President;   Jonah Shaw, Vice President;   Zuri Williams, Secretary; and  Elizabeth Blanchard, Treasurer.

The Freshman Class is still going through the election process.

Congratulations to these Upper School leaders!

Honor Societies Elect Officers
The National Honor Society (NHS), sponsored by   Elizabeth Schmitt and  Michael Jones, and the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), sponsored by  Sue Blanchette, Devon Callens, and Bradley Neyland, recently elected their officers for the 2017-18 school year.
NHS officers are  Reese Brown, President;  Shelby Britton, Vice President;  Kate Langley, Secretary; and Lauren Bush, Treasurer.

NJHS Officers are   Sarah Smith, President;   Keegan Clendenin, Vice-President;   Sophia Ganson, Secretary;  Prahlad Pant, Treasurer;   Kathryn Mahan, Historian; and Hayden Yoss, Media Coordinator.

Congratulations to these student leaders!

Middle School Student Council Elects Officers
Middle School Student Council also recently elected its officers for the 2017-18 school year. 

Officers are  Charlie Borowczak , President;  Sydney Rutherford , Vice-President; and  Mika Davis , Secretary/Treasurer.
Who's New?
Lakehill Welcomes Kristin Rutherford
Kristin Rutherford joins the Lakehill faculty this year, teaching 
Calculus and Precalculus. She is also the sponsor of Mu Alpha Theta, and a co-sponsor of Sisteens.
Originally from Houston, Rutherford received her B.A. in Mathematics from Southwestern University and her M.S. in Mathematics from Texas Tech University. 

Now in her twenty-third year of teaching, Rutherford most recently served five years as a Math Adjunct Professor at Southern Methodist University. Prior to that, she taught mathematics at Highland Park High School for 17 years.

Rutherford and her husband Andy have been married for almost 17 years. They have two children who attend Lakehill: Sydney, in eighth grade, and Austin, in fifth grade. In her spare time, she enjoys watching TV and movies, reading, traveling, and singing in her church choir. 

Someone who believes in finding the positive in every situation, she is passionate about teaching and getting her students to be successful in math . Rutherford believes she has been gifted with the ability to teach a hard subject to others. "Luckily, I figured out what I was good at pretty early on and could get started on it right away. I have been having the best time teaching math ever since."

She is thrilled to be teaching where her children attend school and is impressed by the students at Lakehill. " They do rigorous work, but don't seem stressed out. They are very involved, but manage their time well and are happy." 

Rutherford says the most rewarding part of her job is "c hallenging my students in math and watching their faces light up when they are successful at it. "
Extreme Spirit
Lakehill claimed the top spot in Bubblelife Media's Most Spirited Elementary School contest, claiming 42% of the 816 votes cast, and topping both public and private neighborhood rivals. See the results .

Now, the Middle School has its chance to show off their spirit, with a new contest to name the Most Spirited Middle School in East Dallas. Vote for Lakehill here .

Sports Snippets

Varsity and JV Volleyball
The JV and Varsity Volleyball teams continued district play September 14 at Yavneh and September 19 at home against Dallas Covenant. The Varsity team racked up two victories and are now 3-1 in district play. The girls beat both Yavneh and Covenant in straight sets, and were led in kills by Maddie Cerda and Loveth Heard. The team showed strong serving on both nights, with Claire Howard, Jourdyn Owens, and Heard leading the way in aces.

The JV team beat Yavneh in three sets. They fell to Dallas Covenant in two straight sets. " The girls did a great job stepping up and playing positions they normally don't play," said Coach Devon Callens. The team was led by captains Ella Witherite and Elizabeth Blanchard . Kathryn Mahan has had strong serving performances in the past two games and middle blockers Maya Ariss and Sarah Smith have had great swings off of Mahan's sets. 

Both teams travel to defending district champion Rockwall Heritage on September 21 and continue with road games against Dallas Lutheran on on September 25 and Cristo Rey on September 26. 

See pictures from the Yavneh game by Easley Waggoner.
Check out the Volleyball photo folder.

Middle School Volleyball
Both the seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams had big wins on September 14 at home. Eighth grade started IAA league play with a win over Providence and seventh grade took home a victory against Waxahachie Prep. On September 19, the eighth graders took on Dallas International and won in straight sets, putting them at 2-0 in league play and tied for first in the IAA North Conference. 
Varsity Football 
The Lakehill Varsity Warriors pushed their record to 3-0 with an 84–37 victory over Arlington Newman on September 15 at the Warrior Athletic Complex.  Gerard Franklin intercepted the first play of the game from Newman and ran it back for a touchdown to start the scoring. It was 26-0 before Newman was able to get on the scoreboard. 

The Warriors were led with six touchdowns by Ben Palmer who also had nine tackles. Franklin, Avery Meiteen, and Ryan Henry also scored touchdowns. Gaige McKnight had several big blocks and hits for the Warriors. 

The Varsity game against Irving Universal on Friday, September 22 has been canceled. Irving Universal is unable to field a team this week. Come out at 5:00 p.m. and cheer for your Middle School Warriors! 

Middle School Football
The Middle School F ootball team suffered their first loss of the season on September 15, falling to Arlington Newman, 47-20. The Warriors got off to a sluggish start, trailing Newman 14-0 after one quarter. On the first drive of the second quarter, the Warriors got on the scoreboard when eighth grade quarterback Mitchell Crow  found fellow eighth grader Brett Peacock  alone in the end zone on a 15-yard pass to cut the score to 14-6. After another Newman score, Lakehill once again drove deep into Newman territory thanks in large part to a 25-yard pass from Crow to seventh grader Tristan Osang . Crow would finish off the drive with a nimble five-yard scamper. The PAT was kicked through by eighth grader Henry Hopkins,  cutting the score to 20-14, where it stood at the half.

The only Warrior score in the second half came when eighth grader Alex Dondis  hit Crow on a fade pattern for a 20-yard touchdown. The Warriors will try to get back to their winning ways when they take on Irving Universal at home on Friday with kickoff set for 5:00 p.m. 

See the opening play of the game.
Varsity and Middle School Cross Country
The Lakehill Cross Country team competed on Saturday, September 16, at the THESA Small School Invitational Meet in Fort Worth. The highly competitive event provided an opportunity for runners to experience a true cross country race course with dirt trails through the woods. The team ran well on an extremely challenging course in hot conditions.

In the JV 5K race, junior Jason Herron-Loza finished 32rd out of 249 runners with 20:39. Freshman Sasha Maynard finished with 25:37.
In the two-mile girls race, Avery Owen finished 49th out of 232 with a 15:44. Cali Byrd finished 107th and Aleena Wallace 113th, both with personal records. In the two-mile boys race, Arthur Cirillo finished 159th out of 244. Hudson Welch had a big personal record with 18:42. Roman Gracia finished in 23:11.

All divisions race again on September 30 in Farmersville.

"Thanks to the parents who came to cheer on all of our runners – it really helps keep them motivated to see people rooting for them all along the course," said Head Coach Karen Owen . "I also want to thank our  Assistant Coaches Arthur Cirillo and Carlos Lopez, Jr. for attending every practice and meet."

Special Thanks to Rudolph's Meat Market
A special thanks to the Andreason family and Rudolph's Meat Market and Sausage Factory for donating the meat for the home football games this season!

Get Your Warrior Spirit On!
The new Spirit Shop is open for business, with great new styles and classic favorites so you can show your Warrior spirit! The Spirit Shop will be open on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7:45-8:45 a.m. and Monday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons from 2:45-3:45 p.m.
What's Happening?

Most Spirited Middle School
Lakehill claimed the top spot as Most Spirited Elementary and now is battling it out for the top spot as the most spirited middle school. Don't forget to vote!

September 22
Upper School Volunteer Fair, 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.
(Seventh and eighth graders are invited to visit at 11:15 a.m.)
Students will learn more about volunteer opportunities in our community from a variety of non-profit organizations!

September 22
Kindergarten Visit from the Fire Department

September 22
Winston Science
Only two weeks left to register!
Winston Science is a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) driven event over two weekends, October 14 and 21. There are both "drop off" competitions and "on site" competitions. Get the full brochure of competitions here .   Registration is OPEN now and will close at midnight on September 22. No late registrations can be accepted. See the schedule . Talk to your science teacher for more information.

September 25, 27
Vision and Hearing Screening

September 26
Picture Day!
Please dress nicely. Boys in Middle School and Upper School should wear a dress shirt, tie, and jacket. Girls in Middle and Upper School should wear a nice top with skirt or slacks or a dress. Class pictures (full length) and individual headshots will be taken. 

September 29
End of Term 1 for K-8

September 29
Early Release Day
Lower School students will be released at 11:30 a.m. Middle and Upper School students will be released at noon. After-care (for Lower and Middle School students) is available with a reservation . Upper School students should make plans to leave campus by noon.

October 2
Senior Parent Meeting, 7:00 p.m. 

October 3
Kindergarten Admission Preview

October 4
New Parent Coffee 8:15a.m.

October 6
Fair Day - no school
Send us your pictures! Post them on social media. #LPSStateFair 

October 9
School Holiday
Picture of the Week
Photo by Rob Chickering
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lead with confidence, and serve with compassion. Our challenging and nurturing educational community inspires students to become collaborative problem-solvers who live with integrity.
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2720 Hillside Drive, Dallas, Texas 75214
Phone: (214) 826-2931