Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 10, Issue 1
August 28, 2017
Letter from the Headmaster

Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Guardians,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year at Lakehill Preparatory School. This has really been an exciting summer. So much has happened to our campus in such a short period of time, and it has been fun to watch the daily developments and transformations. We are so excited to have you here on our newly enriched campus. The addition of 16,000 square feet and the renovation of an additional 8,000 square feet of existing space are already transforming the way we teach, learn, and live at Lakehill.

See  more pictures  from the first day of school.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
After years of planning and 15 months of construction, Lakehill opened the doors to its newly enhanced campus during a Ribbon-cutting Ceremony on August 29.

Hundreds of donors, board members, parents, neighbors, and community leaders joined the entire Lakehill faculty and students for the Ceremony. After a welcome from Headmaster Roger Perry , Board Chair Colleen McCall addressed the audience: "We have created new and larger classrooms for Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School. We have new art space that takes advantage of massive windows that allow in natural light so our talented students can continue to create award-winning art. We created new computer and writing lab space, expanded the library, and added common space for all to use."   

In his remarks to the crowd, Dallas District 9 City Councilman Mark Clayton said he was thankful for the important role which Lakehill plays in the community, and how impressed he is every time he meets a Lakehill student or graduate. "Every Lakehill student is better for their experience here." Board members Matthew Trent and Rick Currey , who were instrumental in the project from design to completion, as well as members of the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce, also participated in the Ceremony.

"I hope that for all of you," said McCall, "this expansion is not a culmination of Lakehill’s success, but merely a physical manifestation of what we have all known for so long – Lakehill is a gem to be treasured by all who find it. I am so thrilled for my children, for your children, and for you – faculty and students - to be able to enjoy this beautiful new building."

“We appreciate the donors, board members, community leaders, neighbors, and all the members of our Lakehill family who worked together to make this dream a reality,” said Perry.

See more pictures from the ceremony.
Back-to-school Picnic
Lakehill families gathered on August 26 for the annual Back-to-School Picnic. Held on the Saturday evening before the first day of school and sponsored by the Parent Faculty Club (PFC), the annual picnic is a favorite tradition among Lakehill families.
The picnic was a great opportunity for families to reunite and to welcome new families to Lakehill. The Varsity Cheerleaders kicked off the event and the Varsity Football, Volleyball, and Cross Country teams were introduced. Water slides provided endless entertainment for the younger crowd.

A pot luck supper and snow cones provided by the PFC added to the festivities. "The picnic was the perfect way to start off a new school year," explained Kellie Armentrout , Chairperson for the event. PFC President Andrea Johnston agreed. "Kellie and her team of volunteers did an amazing job, and we are grateful for their efforts. It's going to be a wonderful year!"

See  more pictures  from the picnic.
Who's New?
The Warrior Weekly will be spotlighting Lakehill seven new faculty members in the coming weeks. Be sure to give these outstanding educators a warm Warrior welcome! 

Bradley Neyland  Middle School Social Studies
Dave Ostroff  -  Upper School Social Studies
Kristin Rutherford  -  Upper School Mathematics
Justin Solonick  - Upper School Social Studies
Harold Sprouls  -  Lower and Middle School Music
Hayley Stenger  - Lower and Middle School Spanish
Rob Vaughn  - Physical Education
Emily Wolfe  - Second Grade
Get Connected

If you haven't connected with Lakehill through social media, you are missing out! Take a look at all the ways to get involved with Lakehill.

LIKE us on facebook , then follow along for up-to-the-minute announcements, pictures, videos, and news.

Follow Lakehill on Twitter   for more up-to-the-minute announcements and news. We also have Twitter accounts for Warrior Athletics , Middle School , and Upper School Government .

Follow us on  Instagram .

Read  Reflections , Lakehill's Blog . There are new posts weekly from faculty, staff, students, and parents.

Say Cheese
We post all of our pictures on Lakehill's  photo sharing site on SmugMug . Relive all your favorite moments from Lakehill events or see pictures from the ones you missed. You can even order high quality, low cost prints and other products - and the proceeds benefit Lakehill!

Download the  Lakehill SmugMug app  to your phone or tablet to have constant access to all our photos.

Lakehill 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. You can 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 .
The first live broadcast will be the Tailgate Game on September 1.
Hope and Help for the Texas Gulf Coast
In the wake of the disastrous hurricane which hit the Texas Gulf Coast this weekend, Lakehill is partnering with Dallas County Voluntary Organizations Active n Disaster (VOAD) member Trusted Wold, to provide help and hope to our fellow Texans.

Beginning Thursday, August 31, Lakehill will be collecting items in a school-wide drive for those displaced by Hurricane Harvey. As Dallas opens its doors to our neighbors, these items have been designated as the most critical.

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 from August 31 to September 12. The Volleyball team is also collecting these items at home games. Fans who donate will receive free admission.

Those who would like to volunteer with Trusted World to sort donated items may sign up here .
Sports Snippets

Varsity and JV Volleyball
The JV and Varsity Volleyball teams began their 2017 season on August 1. Lakehill is in the second year of the TAPPS alignment, facing 3A opponents Rockwall Heritage, Dallas Lutheran, Dallas Covenant, Cristo Rey, The Highlands, and Yavneh.

Freshman players Maya Ariss , Krista Carlson , Maddie Cerda , Sophia Ganson , Kathryn Mahan , Jourdyn Owens , Sarah Smith , Georgina Stephens , and Hayden Yoss are loaded with potential. Elizabeth Blanchard , Loveth Heard , Claire Howard , Stella Palmer , Lynley Waggoner , and Ella Witherite return as sophomores, rounding out the underclassmen. Julia Bartholow , Macy Ellis , co-captain Tyler McCall , and senior co-captain Lovely Lopez are the upperclassmen on the squad.

The teams play at home on Thursday against Poetry Christian: JV at 5:00 p.m. and Varsity at 6:00 p.m. On Saturday, September 2, Varsity will host a tri-match and take on Waco Live Oak at 10:00 a.m. and then Waxahachie Prep at 1:30 p.m. District play opens on Tuesday, September 5, at home against Dallas Lutheran at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.

The Varsity team is coached by  Jhoana Cayme-Mosley , and the JV team by  Devon Callens .

Varsity and Middle School Football 
The Lakehill Warriors kick off the 2017 season with the home opener on Friday, September 1. The Varsity Warriors will take on Founders Classical in the annual Tailgate Game at the Warrior Athletic Complex (WAC). Kick-off is set for 7:00 p.m., with Tailgate Party starting at 6:00 p.m.

Head Varsity Coach  Rob Vaughan   has been impressed with the team's speed and ability to score quickly in their first two scrimmages.

The Middle School team, coached by  Denver Bowden , will kick off their season on Saturday, September 9, at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Academy. 

Cross Country
The Cross Country team competed on August 25 in the Friday Night Hawk Invitational, a large public school meet with more than 600 participants. Every runner had a personal record in the two-mile event. In the JV event, Jason Herron-Loza ran a 12:57, while Sasha Maynard had a 15:05. In the Middle School event, Avery Owen ran a 15:38, while Arthur Cirillo finished with a 17:16. The team is coached by Karen Owen .
See more photos Cross Country.
Varsity Cheerleaders were recognized as recipients of the Award of Excellence at their summer camp hosted by Premier Cheer Camps. 

The team was honored for their outstanding sportsmanship, spirit, and growth.

The coveted All-American Award was presented to the entire squad team for their showmanship and skill progression. Recipients of the Premier Cheer Camps All-American Award receive an honorary patch and an invitation to participate in the Capital One All-American Half Time Show in Orlando, Florida.

They are coached by  Mylana Burt .

The Middle School Cheer squad attended a one-day camp on Saturday, learning cheers, dances, and stunts in preparation for the upcoming football season. Captains of the squad are eighth graders Ella Berry , Madison Deason , and Megan Gillman

The squad's first pep rally will be on September 15 during recess honoring football, volleyball, and cross country teams .

The squad is coached by  Tam Badgett  and  Kaye Hauschild .
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. A pop-up Spirit Shop will be open at the Tailgate game.

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 .
The first live broadcast will be the Tailgate Game on September 1.
What's Happening?

Most Spirited Elementary
Lakehill is in the running for most spirited elementary school. Don't forget to cast your vote!

August 31
Middle School Fall Sports Parent Meeting, 3:45 p.m.

September 1
Spirit Day, Pep Rally, Season Home Opener, and Tailgate Party
Students and faculty are invited to wear their jeans every Friday of the school year with a Lakehill shirt to show their Warrior Spirit. 

Don't miss out on the first Pep Rally of the year from 1:40 - 2:05 p.m. Then head to the Warrior Athletic Complex as the Varsity Warriors take on Founders Classical in the first home game of the season. Enjoy the annual Tailgate Party before the game with hot dogs provided by the PFC and other refreshments available at the concession stand as we cheer the Warriors on to victory. Kick-off is set for 7:00 p.m. Go Warriors!

September 4
Labor Day - School Holiday

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 - 1:15 p.m. 

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

September 14
Community Open House
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.
Learn more about volunteer opportunities in our community!

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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Lakehill Preparatory School

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