Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 10, Issue 2
September 7, 2017
Lakehill Earns Top Rankings
Lakehill recently received an A+ overall ranking from Niche in the 2018 Best Schools ranking. Lakehill earned high marks and brought home the following honors:
#8 - Best Private Schools in Dallas and Fort Worth
#18 - Best Private Schools in Texas
#22 - Most Diverse Private Schools in Texas

Niche is a top independent website that analyzes comprehensive data to identify the best schools, colleges, and neighborhoods. Using data from the U.S. Department of Education, Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts to find the best schools in each area based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents.

Key factors in the rankings include academics, teachers, clubs and activities, diversity, college prep, and sports.

Read more about what Lakehill students, parents, and alumni say about the school.

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Tailgate: Special Guests Help Fire Up the Crowd
Warrior spirit revved to full throttle on Friday afternoon at the annual Tailgate Pep Rally. The Varsity cheerleaders pumped up the crowd as teams and coaches were introduced.

Fourth grade student Madeline Jones and fifth grader Dig Curtis were the special guests. Madeline, Lakehill's "Cheerleader for the Day," performed with the Varsity squad at the Pep Rally as well as at the game Friday night.

As the "Warrior for the Day," Dig joined the football team for the Pep Rally, where he received his special team jersey.

Lakehill held its annual Tailgate Party on Friday evening before the Warriors' Varsity Football home opener against Founders Classical.

Hundreds of fans gathered at the Warrior Athletic Complex to enjoy the pre-game festivities. Students and faculty wore their Roll Tribe t-shirts provided by the PFC. The Lakehill Dads' Club fired up the grill, preparing more than 900 hot dogs to feed the hungry crowd.

The opportunity to be Lakehill's "Cheerleader for a Day" or "Warrior for the Day" is offered to the highest bidder each year at the Parent Faculty Club Benefit Auction.

See more pictures from the Pep Rally, Tailgate Party, and Game .
Called to Serve: Earning the President's Volunteer Service Award
The President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) program is a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.
Students (Lower, Middle, and Upper School) who would like to record their hours of service over the course of the year may apply for the award by April 2. Awards will be presented at the spring Awards Ceremonies. Recipients receive an official PVSA medal, a personal certificate of achievement, and a congratulatory letter from the President of the United States.

Individual Honors are awarded based on hours of service. For students 5-10 years of age, award levels are bronze (26 hours), silver (50 hours), and gold (75 hours). For students between the ages of 11 and 15 years, award levels are bronze (50 hours), silver (75 hours), and gold (100 hours). For teens 16 and older, award levels are bronze (100 hours), silver (175 hours), and gold (250 hours). Students may tally hours from April 1, 2017 through April 1, 2018. Applications are due April 2, 2018.

All Lakehill students are encouraged to participate. Students are responsible for tracking their own hours and getting the required signatures.  Learn more  about the awards, download the  tracking form ,  and start volunteering!  Contact Ms. Ekstrom with any questions. 
Who's New?
Lakehill Welcomes Bradley Neyland
After coaching last year at Lakehill, Bradley Neyland  joins the faculty full time, teaching fifth grade World Geography, seventh grade Ancient Civilizations, and eighth grade American History. He also serves as a Fifth Grade Class Sponsor and coaches the Boys Varsity Basketball team.
Now in his fourth year of teaching, Neyland previously taught at Seagoville Middle School, while coaching Varsity Basketball at Lakehill. Originally from Baton Rouge, Neyland holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University.

Neyland stays active with golf, volleyball, and fishing. He enjoys relaxing with his wife and his dog. True to his roots, he is passionate about LSU sports, enjoys going home to see his family, and is perfecting his Cajun recipes.
Neyland is passionate about using sports as a way for students to learn important qualities and life skills that will help them become outstanding people, including handling success and failure. He draws from sound advice: "You will never achieve perfection, but if you work really hard to achieve perfection you may achieve greatness." With this adage in mind, he is most looking forward to basketball season and leading his Warriors to the playoffs.

"I have had opportunities in other fields, but working with young people and getting to coach them and help them grow is truly one of the greatest joys of my life. I come to school everyday happy about what I get to do and I think that beats just about anything."

Neyland is thrilled to be working at Lakehill, and credits the welcoming environment and the involvement of the students for making it unique. "Everyone has only nice things to say about this place!"
The Warrior Web
Need help navigating the Lakehill website? Take a closer look at three important sections, including  Campus Life , Parents , and Athletics , all found on the top navigation bars.

Here is what you will find under each:
Campus Life  - This section features the School Calendar, RenWeb (calendar and log-in), Dining Services (including the monthly lunch menu), Warrior Web (with links to our social media and photo sharing sites), Community Service (with links to the President's Volunteer Service Award and Tracking Form), Student E-Mail, and Weather.  Visit the Campus Life tab .

Parents  - The Parents landing page offers up-to-date information, such as Exam Schedules, Upper School forms, and the Middle School Club sign-up sheet. Other tabs include Policies and Procedures (with links to  Academic  Handbooks, Dress Code, Students Accident Insurance, and Emergency Plan), Parent Faculty Club (with information on officers, volunteer positions, and upcoming activities), and After School Care.  Visit the Parents tab .

Athletics  - You can find information on Middle and Upper School teams, facilities, coaching staff, athletic forms, the Athletic Handbook, and directions to games.  Visit the Athletics tab .
Hope and Help for the Texas Gulf Coast
In the wake of the disastrous hurricane which hit the Texas Gulf Coast, Lakehill is collecting items for those displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Operation Rubber Duck, a Dallas-based non-profit, will be transporting all of Lakehill's collected items (by van and by boat) directly to under-served families in Montgomery County on Saturday morning.

Items Needed:
1) New socks (all sizes)
2) Full-size toiletries
3) Diapers (all sizes) and wipes

Donation Bins will be located throughout the building until Friday, September 8. The Volleyball team is also collecting these items at home games. Fans who donate will receive free admission.

Thank you to everyone for their generous donations!

Want a hands-on opportunity to help out with the relief efforts? Trusted World needs volunteers to sort donated items in their Garland warehouse. Several more dates have been added to the volunteer schedule. Sign up here .
Sports Snippets

Varsity and JV Volleyball
The JV and Varsity Volleyball teams began district play with big wins on Tuesday, September 5. JV went the distance and won in three sets (25-22; 12-25; 15-11). The team was led by strong serving efforts by Ella Witherite .

The Varsity team won in four sets (25-18; 12-25; 25-21; 25-14). Freshman Maddie Cerda led the team in kills with seven, while senior Lovely Lopez and sophomore Loveth Heard each chipped in four. Sophomore Claire Howard led the way with seven aces and freshman setter Jourdyn Owens contributed 25 assists. 

The team returns to action on Tuesday, September 12, against district rival Irving The Highlands. This is a Varsity only game starting at 5:30 p.m. Both JV and Varsity travel to Yavneh on September 14. 

See Varsity Volleyball and   JV Volleyball pictures by Patrick Dunn .

See pictures from the Tri Match by Easley Waggoner.
Varsity and Middle School Football 
The Lakehill Warriors opened the 2017 football season with a huge Tailgate victory at the Warrior Athletic Complex on Friday night with a 77- 50 win over Founders Classical. Senior Gerard Franklin took the opening kick off and ran it back 71 yards to open the scoring. 

Junior Ben Palmer had 10 carries for 160 yards and four touchdowns. Junior Avery Meiteen  had two interceptions and returned one for a touchdown, had 18 tackles, and also rushed for one touchdown. Freshman Ryan Henry scored on a 24-yard run in his first high school rushing attempt. He also intercepted two passes, returning one for a touchdown. 

Overall, the defense had five interceptions and returned three of them for touchdowns. Coach Vaughn was pleased with the teams first victory and the speed they showed. The Warriors hit the road this Friday as they travel to Savoy for a 7:30 p.m. kick-off. 

The Middle School Warriors open their season at First Baptist on Saturday, September 9, at 10:00 a.m.

Get Your Warrior Pass!
Show your Warrior Spirit and get into all the home volleyball or football games. One pass is good for admission to all home games for the entire family. A Volleyball pass is $100 and a Football pass is $50. Contact  Michelle Crow  to purchase your pass.

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.

Watch it Live
Get ready for more live broadcasts and on demand coverage of our biggest sporting events and performances this year on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Network. Sign up for a monthly pass for $9.95, or take advantage of the special Annual Pass for only $59.  Find out more and sign up .
What's Happening?

Most Spirited Elementary
Lakehill is battling it out for the top spot as the most spirited elementary school. Don't forget to vote!

September 7
Tribe Meetings,1:40 - 2:05 p.m.

September 7
Lakehill Open House for current parents, 7:00 p.m. 
Current Lakehill families are invited to visit with their children's teachers and learn more about the expectations for the coming year. Tours of the new building will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. for those who are interested. Please note: This is a parents-only event.

September 8
Upper School College Fair
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

September 8
Upper School Retreat
Southern Cross Ranch, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

September 8
Middle School Fall Social
Cafeteria, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 

September 9
WOO Service Project at Brother Bill's Helping Hand
9:30 - 1:00 p.m. 

September 11
College Night for Seniors
7:00 p.m. 

September 14
North Texas Giving Day
Mark Thursday, September 14 on your calendar for North Texas Giving Day, and the official kick-off of Lakehill's Annual Fund Campaign. New this year, donations can be scheduled beginning September 7. Schedule your donation here .

September 14
Community Open House
Parents, neighbors, and community members who have not yet had the opportunity to tour Lakehill's new facility are invited to join us for this come-and-go event. Stop by and take a look!
7:00 p.m. 

September 15
Parent Faculty Club (PFC) General Meeting, 8:15 a.m.
Join the Lakehill Parent Faculty Club (PFC) for their first general meeting of the year. Meet the officers and committee chairs, get to know other parents, and find out how you can get involved at Lakehill! Want to volunteer? Find out more and sign up .

September 16
Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Join us at Lakehill's adopted shoreline at White Rock Lake to help clean up this neighborhood treasure. Meet at the parking lot at W. Lawther and Chapel Hill. All supplies will be available. Breakfast will be provided.

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 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. 
Picture of the Week
Get the Word Out!
Place an ad in the 2017-18 Lakehill Directory and promote your business to Lakehill families, faculty, and staff. Rates begin as low as $150.

Contact  Gigi Ekstrom  to find out more.
But hurry, space is limited and must be reserved by September 7.
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The mission of Lakehill Preparatory School is to guide motivated students to learn with curiosity,
lead with confidence, and serve with compassion. Our challenging and nurturing educational community inspires students to become collaborative problem-solvers who live with integrity.
Lakehill Preparatory School

2720 Hillside Drive, Dallas, Texas 75214-3428
Phone: (214) 826-2931