|LAKEHILL KIDS TAKE HOME RIBBONS
|Young Talent Shines at The State Fair of Texas
The Creative Arts building at Fair Park is transformed each year into a fabulous showcase of local talent. Ribbon winners in more than 1,000 categories,
including canning, quilts, photography, and crafts are artfully
displayed in their 1,700 square foot home. This year's display during the State Fair of Texas featured the handiwork of a variety of Lakehill students. While their mediums were different, their creativity and dedication to their craft were universal.
Lakehill fifth grader Austin Owen
spends a month in the summer with his grandmother in Tennessee. His grandmother is a quilter, and over the years she has shared her love of quilting with her grandson. This summer Austin learned to put the fabric together and completed his first quilt, using sports-themed fabrics that he and his grandmother selected together. His parents were so impressed, they submitted the quilt to the State Fair of Texas. Because there was no category for someone as young as ten, Austin was entered in the 12-15 year old category. His hard work paid off, and he rece
ived a second place showing out of more than 150 conpetitors in his category.
Fourth grade student Declan Devine
entered a photograph of a dragonfly and received an honorable
mention. Declan studies insects and takes photographs of them
throughout the year. Jack Judin Beiler
, also a fourth grade student at Lakehill, displayed a
magnificent totem in the sculpture garden by the lagoon. More than 40 artists' works were scattered throughout the grounds and tended beds. Sculptures
were made of wire, metal, grapevine, copper, mosaic, stone, pottery,
glass, wood or bronze and provided an interesting counterpoint to the
green spaces in which they sat.
To learn more about the various competitions available at the State Fair of Texas, click here
|ANNUAL FUND KICKS INTO HIGH GEAR
|Lakehill Aims for New Record
Lakehill is currently in the beginning of its most important fundraising activity of the year, the Lakehill Annual Fund. The Annual Fund provides unrestricted gifts and allows the school the flexibility to adjust its resources throughout the year as needed. "The school set an ambitious Annual Fund goal for the year and we need everyone's support," said Reid Parker, Director of Development. "Our grandparent giving program and the number of first-time donors have been really strong. We continue to work on increasing our parent participation rate, as we hope to reach 100% participation in some of our classes," added Mr. Parker.
Lakehill, like all other
private schools, relies on the generosity of donors to help offset the
operational costs that tuition does not cover. All gifts are 100% tax
deductible and many companies match gifts to educational
institutions, thus doubling a gift. Gifts to the Annual Fund support
the everyday needs of the students. From books, CDs, and digital cameras
to desktop computers and advanced science equipment, the Annual Fund ensures that
the needs of students are met in a timely and efficient manner. The Annual Fund allows Lakehill to be proactive in providing a unique and dynamic
Headmaster Roger Perry
added, "For those who have made a gift already, thank you for your
support. For those considering a gift, please know that your contribution
is greatly appreciated. Without the support of our parents, alumni, and
friends, Lakehill would not be able to provide our students with the first-class education for which we are known."
The Annual Fund runs throughout the school year, so if you have not yet made your donation, simply click here and make your gift today.
WHERE'S THE FIRE?
Kindergarten Students Receive a Special Visit
A recent visit from the Dallas Fire Department caused squeals of delight as local firemen blasted their horns and sounded off the sirens for the kids. Getting to walk through the fire truck and
seeing the firemen dressed in their full gear was a treat for all involved. The firemen shared important fire safety information with the students, such as the importance of
staying low in a room full of smoke and how to call 911 in case of an
THE SOUND OF SUCCESS
Lakehill Choirs Deliver the Gift of Music
The Lakehill Middle and Upper School Choirs performed Thursday night, October 23, in the Wyly Auditorium for faculty, students, and friends. Under the direction of new choir director Tracy Herron, the concert featured the vocal talents of two Upper School Choirs: the Lakehill Chorale and the
Lakehill Singers and the 7th and 8th grade Choir: the Allegro Singers. The groups were accompanied by Linda Booth on piano.
The Lakehill Chorale began the program with "Of the Father's Love Begotten," a 13th century plainsong. They were accompanied by the Allegro Singers on hand chimes. The Allegro Singers then performed "For We Wish You Music" followed by the Chorale Men singing Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven." Next, the Lakehill Singers performed Billy Joel's "And So It Goes" followed by "Three Madrigals" which was performed by the Lakehill Chorale. The concert ended with the Musical Theater Ensemble's spirited performance of "Kids in America," a selection from the upcoming Upper School musical Back to the 80s. A reception in the Commons followed the performance.
TECH IT TO THE LIMIT|
Walkers and Runners Gear Up for 10th Annual Event
Lakehill's 10th annual Trek for Tech will be
held on Saturday, November 8.
The 1 mile Fun Run and
registered 5K chip-timed race begins and ends at Lakehill's Main
Campus, with the course winding through the surrounding neighborhood. The Fun Run will begin at 8:00am and the 5k at 8:30am. An awards ceremony will follow the
races at 9:30am. Registration packets went out last week. Look for Trek for Tech volunteers next week in the carpool line to help you register, buy t-shirts, get raffle tickets, and purchase technology. All proceeds from the
race will be used for technology enhancements. Last year's event raised in
excess of $20,000 for technology purchases.
|Faculty Spotlight on Joel Castillo|
Assistant Facilities Manager Joel Castillo is a junior at the University of Texas A&M at
Commerce, working towards a Bachelors degree in New Media.
In his spare time, Joel enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, including biking and running at White Rock Lake, and hiking with his brother during visits to Austin. Mr. Castillo is also a big fan
of basketball, whether it is watching a game or playing in one.
When possible, he enjoys
relaxing and taking it easy. It is during these moments, he says, that he turns to painting. He has been
painting murals in his home, in the hopes of one day finding his work all over Dallas. Before coming to Lakehill, Mr. Castillo was an Art Gallery Assistant at El Centro College, responsible for the maintenance of the gallery, security, and the set up of each show. He says it was an experience he enjoyed tremendously.
Mr. Castillo has been at Lakehill for two years, and describes the experience an absolute pleasure. He enjoys the opportunity to work on something new every day, and says the job offers a wide variety of tasks to keep him busy. He is grateful to the faculty and staff who he says have taken him
in as one of the Lakehill family. He wants everyone to know that it is a wonderful experience to work at Lakehill and wants to express his thanks to the Lakehill students, families, and staff who have contributed to that experience.
Lakehill vs. Universal Academy; 7:00pm
Senior Recognition Night
Varsity Boys' Basketball
Lakehill at Grapevine Faith; 10:00am
Lakehill vs. Hampton Prep - 4:30pm (scrimmage)
Varsity Girls' Basketball
Lakehill vs. Hampton Prep; 3:00pm (scrimmage)
Spirit Shop Sale
Friday October 31, 7:30-8:15am
Save 10% on
Friday at the Spirit Shop. In honor of Senior RecognitionNight, the Spirit Shop
will be open Friday morning, with 10% discounts on all purchases. Hours are
7:30 - 8:15am.
Lower School Halloween Carnival
October 31, 1:30-3:00pm
Lower School students will parade through the building at 1:30pm, followed by the Halloween Carnival on the field adjacent to the school.
November 4; 9:30am
Previews are held at Lakehill's Main Campus and are available to
families of students entering kindergarten through Grade 12. To reserve
a space, contact the Office of Admission at 214.826.2931, ext. 102 or