Welcome to Lake Highlands!

We're so glad you've joined our LHHS family!

Looking Forward to Sharing LHHS with you!

We hope you’re enjoying your last few days of summer, but we know you’re also thinking about your new role as a Lake Highlands Wildcat.

Orientation for Teachers New to LHHS

Wednesday, Aug. 13th, 8am-4pm

9449 Church Rd

Dallas, TX

You may park in the circle drive or in the parking lot between the school and the tennis courts. Look for signs to point you to our meeting room. We will meet in B110, and we will provide a light breakfast.


8:00 - Breakfast, Introductions, and Welcome

8:30 - 10:30

  • Reflection on school and district initiatives
  • Qualities of a great LHHS teacher

10:30 - 1:30 Luncheon (off campus)

1:45 - 4:00

  • Meet department leaders
  • Campus tour, pick up keys, etc.
  • Work on first week
  • Answers to all questions, closure

Homework Assignment #1

To help us best prepare for your orientation to LHHS, please complete this survey by 5:00 PM on Monday, August 11.

Homework Assignment #2 :)

Our time with you is limited, so please watch the brief video below (< 8 minutes) and be ready to share your thoughts. The video shares our instructional journey from the past few years and explains some of our campus and district initiatives.
New to LHHS

Sponsored by...

This meeting will be facilitated by our campus Instructional Specialists (ISs), Sharmeadia Gunter and Kathryn Laster.

We each teach two classes, but the rest of our time is spent working with teachers and students. One of our main priorities is to find ways to support you and to ensure that you have a successful first year at LHHS. Feel free to contact us any time!

The website below is a work in progress. To access it during the year, you must be logged in with your g.risd account, but we'll make the site public before school begins.

Submit School Supply Lists for Your Students

If you would like to submit your supply list for parents and students to see before school begins, you may use this form.

If you would like to see what your colleagues have requested, you may view all responses here.

A couple other things...

Have you completed this form for Karen Clardy? (If you don't know your Oracle number, we'll fill in that later.)

Also, we're collecting pictures and accomplishments from the summer. If you have a picture or two or an achievement to share (marriage, ran a marathon, your team won, etc.) please email the photo(s) and/or accomplishments to Sharmeadia at smgunter@g.risd.rog.

Before School Begins...

Just in case you're not completely aware of the August schedule, here's a brief overview of August. The RISD new teacher orientation is actually at LHHS, so you'll get a sneak peek at our campus!

Week of August 11

  • Monday: last official day of summer for you! :)
  • Tuesday: RISD orientation (at LHHS)
  • Wednesday: Campus orientation (at LHHS, too!)
  • Thursday: RISD orientation (at LHHS)
  • Friday: RISD orientation (at LHHS)

Week of August 18

  • Monday: last official day of summer for returning teachers!
  • Tuesday: site-based staff development (at LHHS)
  • Wednesday: district-wide staff development (locations vary, meet with content area specialists)
  • Thursday: site-based staff development (at LHHS)
  • Friday: teacher work day (in your room at LHHS)

Week of August 25

  • Monday: 1st day of school!

Something Social...

First Fridays at LHHS...

Events for faculty, staff, and friends of faculty/staff, to be held on the first Friday of each month of the year @ 4:30 PM.

August 1st - Blue Mesa
7700 W. Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75225

September 5th - Hopdoddy
6030 Luther Lane
Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75225