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by: Jacqui Nickell, Director of Marketing and Community Relations

DALLAS, TX -- Lakehill Athletics is excited to kick off the first ever all boys varsity soccer season tonight at the Warrior Athletic Complex. “This is an exciting soccer season for Lakehill,” said Athletic Director Jhoana Cayme-Mosely. “For us to have a Varsity boys team shows how much we have grown as an athletic department.”

The Varsity soccer team opens up their 2022-2023 campaign tonight, November 30 vs Shelton at 5:00 pm. The Warriors have 10 players returning from last season and 7 new additions to the squad. “The athletes worked extremely hard in the off-season,” says Head Coach Thomas Cantu. “We are excited to kick things off tonight!”

In December, we see the Warriors once at Shelton before kicking off district play at the Warrior Athletic Complex on Friday, January 5 vs Dallas Lutheran. The Warriors will host a total of 4 district matches during the month of January. The district Tournament will begin on Thursday, February 2. 

To view the entire schedule, click here.

Go Warriors.

 

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by: Jacqui Nickell, Director of Marketing and Community Relations

DALLAS, TX -- The Upper School Musical Theater students took the stage this fall to present Matilda in the Charles J. Wyly, Jr. Auditorium.

Matilda is a story of a little girl with astonishing wit and intelligence, who uses her psychokinetic powers to help her friends and her teacher. Matilda was played beautifully by Sarah Ganson. “Sarah is a naturally gifted young actress,” said Fine Arts Director Tom Parr. “Her ability to move, dance, and keep the audience riveted to the story is magical!”

Due to illness, school closures, and power outages over the course of the week, Friday evening’s performance was the very first run-through. The show went on without a hitch and the talented Musical Theater students were the reason why! Mr. Parr chose Matilda because he knew so many of the students would shine. Rory Bailey played Miss Honey, Sabina Chamoy knocked the Miss Trunchbull role out of the park, Aslyn Campbell shined in the role of Lavender, and Reese Armentrout played Bruce extremely well! Senior Stage Manager Anna Knickel was able to step onto the musical stage for the first time in her career and play the role of Miss Phelps. “There were so many small moments that were so much fun and so many students shined,” said Mr. Tom Parr with a huge grin.

Congratulations to the Fine Art students, Mr. Tom Parr, and Mr. Tracy Herron on a successful show!

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by: Kinzie Garcia, Community Service Coordinator

DALLAS, TX -- The canned food drive was a phenomenal success! The Varsity girls volleyball team faced off with faculty and staff on Tuesday morning as a culmination of the Fill the Bus Food Drive. It was a close match, but the Lakehill faculty and staff secured a 25 - 21 victory!

Your contributions exceeded well over 2,000 items!! It was a beautiful sight to see the entire school come together for this drive and soar far past the number acquired last year. Everyone played a role, from start to finish.

Our middle schoolers helped collect all items throughout the school and brought them to the gym before our Faculty Game. Our Upper School student council helped sort and organize items yesterday, and some of our basketball boys loaded up cars this morning. It takes a village, and our Lakehill village has shown up and shown out!

Project Transformation of Greater Dallas has received 1/3 of the donations. This non-profit organization plays a large role in working with underserved communities in the Dallas area and the goods donated will assist over 75+ families alone. Crossroads will receive the remaining 2/3 of the donations collected and will continue to benefit families throughout the holiday season. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your contributions and for the example and commitment you've shown in making Lakehill and its Dallas community a giving place. Happy Holidays!

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by: Tammara Shaw, Associate Director of Marketing and Community Relations

 

DALLAS, TX -- Due to popular demand, Lakehill has created a second robotics team for the 22-23 season, the Lakehill Mononicles! This is extremely exciting for our school because it directly reflects students' interest in STEM activities. Students participating in robotics have opportunities to work on engineering skills, computer programming, computer-aided design software, and even marketing!

The Lakehill Bionicles and the Lakehill Mononicles participated in their first scrimmage this past weekend at UME Prep. The Lakehill Mononicles and their robot, Onepu, placed 1st among the 17 teams participating, winning all 5 matches. The Lakehill Bionicles and their robot, Tamaru, placed 3rd, winning 3 out of 5 matches. 

In each match, the teams were randomly paired with an alliance partner to compete against two other teams. Tamaru and Onepu had to complete tasks such as autonomous movement, moving game pieces, and navigating between poles. The whole competition was a team effort. Throughout the day, team members drove the robot, adjusted code, made alliances with other teams, fixed robot parts that broke, and spoke to other teams about their experience.

Thank you to all of the teachers, mentors, sponsors, and outreach partners for helping this our first competition go successfully and smoothly. Both teams are excited about future competitions! 

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by: Jeremy Holman, Upper School Science Teacher

SEYMOUR, TX -- The Whiteside Museum of Natural History welcomed Mr. Holman and nine students out to the famous Permian Red Beds of the Craddock Ranch in Seymour, Texas this past weekend to learn how to spot fossils in exposed rock layers and how to carefully excavate them for further research in the museum.

Every student was successful in finding a variety of fossils, including vertebra and spines of ancient reptiles and freshwater sharks, skull fragments of ancient amphibians, and even fossilized shark cartilage. Fourth grader Ben Holman and 5th grader Nathaniel Knickel made a particularly important find. They uncovered a pelvis from an ancient reptile called Dimetrodon. As the first humans to lay eyes on that fossil, they were given the privilege of naming it, and so chose to call it “Bruce.” Museum staff will continue excavation in its location to find other bones from that specimen, but they plan to build a special display in the museum specifically for the pelvis with scientific credit given to Ben and Nathaniel for its discovery.

If other students are interested in getting field experience in paleontology, Mr. Holman plans to offer a field trip every spring and fall to this and other sites around North Texas.

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by John Trout, Head of Lower School

DALLAS, TX -- Skeletons, superheroes, vampires, and cartoon characters marched through the hallways and took over the gym on October 31 at Lakehill's annual Lower School Halloween Carnival. An army of parent volunteers kept our ghostly and ghoulish Warriors entertained with games of skill and chance, and two obstacle courses and a bounce house ensured that even the most restless spirit was well-entertained! Thank you to MaryAnne Brown and Amber Siegel for planning and coordinating the day's activities, and to the innumerable volunteers who proved that even werewolves and zombies can smile!

 

More photos: https://lakehillprep.smugmug.com/2022-2023-School-Year/Lower-School/Lower-School-Halloween-Carnival/

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It was a hot and humid day at the TAPPS State Cross Country meet on Monday, October 31. The course was extremely challenging and the hot and humid weather was tough to race in!

The girls raced extremely well! Avery Owen tracked down a runner at the finish to place 11th and Taylor Allen was right behind to finish 14th. Both girls achieved Academic All-State for finishing in the top 15 and having a certain GPA.

The temperature and humidity continued to increase throughout the day, making the boys' race even more difficult. Congratulations to Ellis Meyer who finished first on the team! Ethan Westerberg won the first 50 meters and placed 2nd on our team. "The most exciting thing for our team is how our 2 new freshman athletes competed," said Head Coach Karen Owen. Kalyan Reddy was 3rd to finish on the team and very close to his personal record(PR). Jason Dickerson also had a great race and was just slightly off his PR.

Congratulations to the Cross Country team on a fantastic 2022 season!

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The Varsity Volleyball team’s season ended in the Area Round of the TAPPS State Playoffs on Tuesday, November 1, with a loss to Denton Calvary. The team finished the season with a 14-9 record. Head coaches from each district school met to select the All-District teams for the 2022 season. 

Congratulations to the following players!

1st Team All-District – Hannah Reister and Jade Stephens

2nd Team All-District – Bella Pumpelly and Lauren Williams

Honorable Mention All-District – Lobna El-Feky and Debanhi Moreno

District 2-3A Freshman of the Year – Debanhi Moreno

Academic All-State – Hannah ReisterJade Stephens and Bella Pumpelly

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The 2022 Varsity football season was cut short with the last three games being canceled due to weather. "I have never been more proud of a team! Due to our smaller roster this season, the football players truly had to be Warriors in every way," said Head Coach Jairus Mitchell.

Five Warriors, including Austin Sanders, Kelvin Walker, Louis Descarpentries, Luke Widhalm, and Ian Johnston, had to grow leaps and bounds this season! Each one of them grew into an amazing leader on and off the field. Nicholas Meadows stepped up as a leader like never before. Despite only playing in three district games, Anthony McRae earned 2nd Team Spread Back and 2nd Team Linebacker. Austin Boothe earned 2nd Team Running Back. Max Byrd earned 2nd team Wide Receiver and Defensive Back. Newcomer Ethan Westerberg received an honorable mention for kicker.

"Big shout out to Ma'ki Shaw! Ma'ki was my only freshman player when I started and my only senior this season. I have watched him turn into a leader and I can't wait to see all that this young man has in store for his future."

Congratulations to the Warrior football team on their season!

Anthony McRae: 2nd Team Spread Back & 2nd Team Linebacker

Austin Boothe: 2nd Team Running Back

Max Byrd: 2nd team Wide Receiver and Defensive Back

Ethan Westerberg: Honorable Mention Kicker

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by John Trout, Head of Lower School

 

Students in Lakehill's Lower School recently unveiled their artistic entries for the 16th annual Triangle Rules Poster Contest.

 

Each Fall, students participate in a contest to illustrate the three rules that form the Lower School Code of Behavior. Known as the Triangle Rules, the Respect Rule, the Safety Rule, and the Welcome Rule ensure a pleasant environment for all students to learn and grow.

 

This year, nearly half of Lower School submitted posters to the contest, a record of more than 60 posters! Posters were examined and votes were cast by the Lakehill faculty, staff, and administration to determine which posters best exemplified the Triangle Rules. 

 

Winners were announced on November 2 during an assembly in the auditorium. Head of Lower School John Trout and Assistant Head of School Patti Frullo presented the awards.  

 

This year's winners were:

1st Place: Alexa King Marvin, third grade

2nd Place: Moses Wolff, second grade

3rd Place Tie: Nick Shultz, third grade

3rd Place Tie: Sid Shanks, fourth grade

4th Place Tie: Archer Warefourth grade

4th Place Tie: Ivy Bell, third grade-

5th Place Tie: Leo Ramos, third grade

5th Place Tie: Noah Lopez, fourth grade

5th Place Tie: Riya Kedia, first grade

6th Place: Camille Rehm, third grade