September 18, 2008
|NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHES: lakehillprep.org
|Lakehill Puts Its Best Face Forward
Lakehill's new website, which officially launched this week, will provide up-to-date information in an easy-to-use format. The new site is a collaborative effort of our Lakehill community. We are especially grateful to Brian Boyd, Lori Trent, Tom Hussey, and Patty Hudson for their expertise and generosity. They have donated countless hours to help make this dream a reality.
Here are a few hints that may be
useful when using the new website:
To access Ren Web:
Log on to lakehillprep.org
At the top of the home page, you will see several options
along the top right side. These include "Lakehill News," "Giving,"
Click on "Parents."
Along the left side of the page, you will see several options
including "Parents," "Ren Web," and "Parent
Click on "Ren Web."
This will take you to Ren Web login window.
To find the school calendars:
On the home page, at the bottom right, there is a
"Lakehill Now" option. Click here to see the week at a glance calendar.
In the Parents section, there is a link to "School
Calendar." This gives you the annual school calendar.
In the Athletics section, there is a complete Athletics
calendar. You can also pull up team schedules by clicking on the tab "Teams and
Schedules" and then selecting the team.
In the Arts section, there is an Arts
Please take time to explore the new site. There is a wealth of information
available for faculty and staff, current Lakehill families, friends of Lakehill, and prospective
parents and students.
|LAKEHILL CELEBRATES THE PERFORMING ARTS
|New Committee Advocates for the Arts |
Lakehill Parent Faculty Club (PFC) has added a Performing Arts
Committee to support and give recognition to the Upper and Middle
School students and teachers who dazzle their audiences every year with
their hard work, dedication, and outstanding performances.
parent Karol Suber, who chairs the committee, says that the response has
been strong, with numerous parents signing on to help. "I have long
advocated for this committee, because the kids are so talented," she
explains. Suber believes that Lakehill's music and theater programs rival those of much larger schools.
Roger Perry says that for several years Lakehill has invested
in the improvement of the auditorium sound system. "Each
upgrade has improved the performance level for one type of performance.
I am excited that the PFC committed $25,000 from last year's fund
raising efforts to significantly enhance the sound capabilities for all
of our performing artists. The thought of enjoying the talents of all
performers in the Wyly auditorium is truly a dream come true."
celebrate the accomplishments of the Upper and
Middle School music and theater students, an Awards Banquet has been planned for May.
Lakehill Goes Back to the 80s
It's time to get out your legwarmers, scrunchies, and Members Only jackets. The Upper School Musical Theater class is taking us Back to the 80s.
Mark your calendars for December 12 and 14 and join the
graduating class of William Ocean High School as they live through
their senior year and experience the fun, the heartbreak, the loves
and the loneliness of growing up...all set to the biggest hits of the
80s! Feel free to sing along to such 80s' hits as "Girls Just Want to
Have Fun," "Let's Hear it for the Boy," "Love Shack," and twenty others
as Lakehill presents the Dallas premiere of Neil Gooding's Back to the
80s. It's going to be totally awesome!
One-Act Plays Set for November
Upper School Drama class will present an evening of one-act plays on
November 21 and 22 at 7:00 pm. On tap are Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s Long Walk to Forever, adapted for the stage by Bryan Harnetiaux and Mustardseed, a new comedy by Doug Cooney. The plays are directed by Elizabeth Schmitt.
Middle School Drama
School Drama students began the year with exercises in pantomine and
voiceless communication and have already entertained each other with
group pantomines and challenging improvisations. Throughout the semester, students will continue to build
their skills through theater games, additional improvisations, and leadership
opportunities, culminating in two performances.
For their first
performance, the Middle School drama class will narrate the annual
Grandparents' Day Program.
Their second performance will be the presentation of an excerpt from Shakespeare's A Midsummer
Night's Dream at the Middle School Winter Program. Drama teacher Victoria John remarks, "It
is truly a gift to work with these amazing students as they grow from
individuals to a conscientious team of performers who respect themselves and
one another as they create art!"
Choir Students Prepare for Upcoming Performances
Upper and Middle School choir will perform its first Fall Concert on
October 23 at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium. Choir students will also
perform at the Lakewood Service League's Walk, Wag, and Run at White
Rock Lake on October 25 at 9:30 am. The Choir is led by Tracy Herron.
SPARKLES VISITS LOWER SCHOOL
Tooth Fairy Creates Magic
The kindergarten through second grade classes had a special visit on Thursday from Sparkles the Tooth Fairy. Sparkles sprinkled her fairy dust and spoke of the importance of brushing and flossing. Ms. Ulissey helped demonstrate how to brush in big, wide circles, while Ms. Shaw showed how to floss. Ms. Poore and Coach Stephens helped students learn about the good foods that they should eat to keep their teeth strong and healthy (and the foods they should avoid). Pierce McEvoy, a kindergarten student in Ms. Burt's class, was especially excited that Sparkles was on hand for his first lost tooth.
Faculty Spotlight on Heather Dondis
Heather Dondis is Lakehill's new Director of College Placement. She grew up in the Texas Panhandle/Southwest Kansas area
and graduated from Liberal High School in Liberal,
Kansas. Wanting to do something different upon graduation, Ms. Dondis applied to Boston
University because of their international relations and study abroad
programs. At BU, she studied international relations and French. She enjoyed her studies so much that she remained there to obtain a Master of Education
with a focus on bilingual education. Upon graduation, she worked in the Boston University Office
of International Admissions for seven years, evaluating
applications and traveling extensively throughout Latin America and
Canada. Enjoying the conversations with students and counselors she
met while traveling, she decided to switch sides of the desk and become a college
counselor in Mexico City. She moved to Dallas after her children, Alexander, 4, and Abby, 2, were born, to be closer to extended family. Ms. Dondis says she was attracted to Lakehill for
the family atmosphere it fosters and the excitement the students have
for learning. She says, "I have enjoyed speaking with students and hearing about the
things they have done and the interests they have. I am extremely
excited about the opportunities the future holds for them."
|JV and Varsity Volleyball
Lakehill vs. Garland Christian
JV at 5:00pm; Varsity at 6:00pm
Middle School Volleyball
Lakehill vs. St. John's; 4:30pm
The Varsity Football
team made it two in a row by beating Heath-Fulton Friday night by a score of
57-12 in Heath. The game ended in the third quarter because of the 45
point mercy rule. The Warriors were again led by senior Morgan Lineberry and
junior Mac Kelly. Freshmen Alex Alfonso made a huge impact, catching
two amazing touchdown passes from Lineberry. The Warriors host Winston this
Friday for another non-district tilt starting at 7:30pm at
Middle School Football
The Middle School boys
played a spirited first game of the season against Lucas Christian in Allen. It
was an entertaining game although the young Warriors came up short in the end
by a score of 46-36. The Warriors next game will be on Homecoming against
Street at 5:00 pm at
Varsity Cross Country
Lakehill competes Saturday in the Lake Highlands Invitational.
|Parent Faculty Club (PFC) General Meeting
September 19; 8:15 am; Cafeteria
Join parents and faculty members for the first General Meeting of the year.
Annual Fund Kick-Off Celebration
September 19; 6:30 pm; Perry Field
kick-off this year's Annual Fund Drive. Free food to all who attend.
Stay and cheer on the Warriors as they take on Winston at 7:30 pm.
The Warrior Way Leadership Program
The Warrior Way is Lakehill's new leadership and mentoring program. The program kicks off next week with team activities for students in Grades 7 through 12. Grades have been paired together as teams and will attend a full day of leadership training and team building at Group Dynamix, the nation's largest indoor team building facility. Grades 12 and 9 attend on September 24; Grades 11 and 8 attend on September 25; and Grades 10 and 7 attend on September 26. Other opportunities for leadership, mentoring, and community service will be provided for students in Grades 5 through 12 throughout the year.
Tom Thumb Community Bucks
Turn in your Tom Thumb Community Bucks now through the end of September to the pink Box Tops collection bin outside the Main Office. Lakehill earns $1 for each Community Buck we receive! To learn more about the Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program, see the links section.
Sally Foster Fund Raiser
September 12 - 26
Sally Foster Gift Wrap and Cookie Dough sales are going on now! Help earn big bucks for Lakehill!
Trek for Tech
Save the Date! Saturday, November 8, 2008; 8:00 am