|GOBLINS, GHOULS, AND SUPER HEROES
|Halloween Carnival a Haunting Success
A huge crowd turned out on a warm fall
day for Lakehill's annual Halloween Carnival. This fun-filled event, a long-standing Lakehill tradition, is planned and executed by parent volunteers from the Parent Faculty Club (PFC).
Prior to the Carnival,
cheerleaders performed "spooky" cheers during morning carpool to encourage
parents to donate candy and baked goods. Seventh and eighth
grade students organized and developed eight of their own games for the younger
students and worked the booths themselves. They also stayed after the carnival
to provide clean up service for the event. "This is a wonderful way for these
students to be involved in such an important event for the younger students and
to give back to their school. They love taking part," said Middle School
Lower School students participated in a costume parade
through the hallways, giving faculty, parents, and Middle and Upper School students the opportunity to admire their
Halloween costumes. The parade proceeded directly to the carnival grounds, where
the fun really began.
Over 500 people enjoyed this year's event, which
included a cake walk, fortune teller, and bounce house, as well as midway games, face painting,
and a haunted house. "We had beautiful weather, wonderful volunteers, and great
participation from students, parents, faculty, and staff," said PFC President
Tina Simpson. "I especially want to recognize Michelle Crow and Elizabeth
Ferguson, who did such a great job organizing the carnival. I really appreciate
everyone's participation and would dare to say that the event was a haunting
|SCENE AND HEARD
|An Evening of Two One Acts
Upper School Drama students will present two one-act plays, Long Walk to Forever and Mustardseed on November 21 and November 22 at 7:00pm in the Charles J. Wyly, Jr. Auditorium. Tickets are $5 general admission and $3 for Lakehill students.
Long Walk to Forever
Based on the story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Adapted by Bryan P.
With Brian McElrath (12) and Cally Pope (10)
Catharine grew up next door to each other. Now, Newt is in the army and
Catharine is back home, about to marry Henry Stewart Chasens. Hearing about the
impending wedding and realizing he loves Catharine, Newt arrives at Catharine's
door and asks her to take a walk in the woods, like they did when they were
children. Can he convince her of his love?
A Comedy by Doug Cooney
With Whitney Beckwith (9), Scout Garnsey (10), Jordan Jacobson
(9), and Cally Pope (10)
Cast in her first show, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mustardseed
has read the play and learned all four of her lines! She can't understand why
the other three teenage girls cast as the fairies don't know what the play is
But she couldn't prepare for the backstage comedy that unfolds with the other girls.
Moth, Peaseblossom, and Cobweb prefer to hang out in costume in the green room,
playing cards, reading tabloids and gossiping about the other actors. As the
run of Midsummer progresses,
the action shifts between their backstage dramas to the one onstage. A Dallas premiere.
HURRICANE RELIEF BRINGS COMMUNITY TOGETHER|
|Seniors and Freshmen Lead School-Wide Effort
Lakehill 9th and 12th grade students have joined together to provide much needed relief to those effected by Hurricane Ike. Seniors and Freshmen have adopted Ball High School, Galveston ISD's only high school, and have enlisted the help of students in all grades. Lakehill students were eager to offer their support to the 1700 students who returned to Ball High School and the turbulent living conditions following Ike. Most supplies, materials, and personal belongings have been lost.
The basics of the plan were developed during the group's leadership retreat at Group Dynamix. To
facilitate the task of organizing the project, the 9th and 12th graders divided themselves into committees: Timeline, Donations, Publicity, and Facilities. Each group worked together to put their
piece of the project together.
The team identified 13 key needs for students in Galveston and their families. Each grade is overseeing a specific item on the donation list. While items are listed by grade, team members urge that donations can come from anywhere. Senior Molly Haynes encourages families to donate items from anywhere on the list, not just the item specific to their child's grade. "We all have so many items at home we can donate. We appreciate everything we receive," she adds. Rachael Mozelewski says that this is an special cause for Lakehill students. "It's important for us to be active in the community and to help others, " she says. Mac Werther says that the coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Ike has been overshadowed by the election and the current financial crisis. "It's important for us not to forget what these people have been through," says Werther. Senior Brian McElrath agrees. "Lakehill is a leader in the community with our charitable efforts. This project is one way we can demonstrate that spirit of volunteerism."
Donations are being accepted until November 14. Donation boxes are located near each grade level sponsor, with a general donation box located at the school's main entrance. A delegation will deliver the goods to Ball High School on November 17.
Click here to view the list of requested items.
|Mummified Apples Enhance Studies of Ancient Egypt
Seventh grade students recently had the opportunity to enhance their study of Ancient Egypt and develop a further understanding of the
mummification process used by Ancient Egyptians. Students mummified
apples and were able to observe their apples over a three-week period to see the
desiccation process in action. As a culminating project for the Egypt Unit, the
seventh graders formed groups and designed tombs in the style of Ancient Egypt
for the leader Pharaoh Becker. The final activity to enrich the study of this
great civilization was a trip to the King Tut Exhibit at the Dallas Museum of
|Faculty Spotlight on Gigi Ekstrom|
Gigi Ekstrom is Lakehill's new Director of Marketing. Ms. Ekstrom
holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Master of International
Management with a concentration in Marketing and Spanish from the American Graduate
School of International Management in Arizona. She also holds a teaching
certificate in Marketing Education from the University of North Texas.
Prior to her position at Lakehill, Ms. Ekstrom held a variety of positions in
corporate marketing and brand management with companies such as the Campbell
Soup Company and World Cup Soccer. Ms. Ekstrom left corporate America and founded an import company
specializing in gift ware, spending the next several years working in South America. Upon her return, Ms. Ekstrom
taught Marketing at the high school and college levels for eight years before
becoming a partner with Career Education Resources. She is the author of
a Fashion Marketing textbook for Glencoe/McGraw Hill, and serves as a
conference manager for The College Board.
In her spare time, Ms. Ekstrom enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling with her
family. She and her husband Johan, a math teacher at Highland ParkHigh School, are the parents to Anders, a
first grader at Lakehill. Ms. Ekstrom says she is thrilled to be at Lakehill,
where she is able to market a product that she feels so strongly about. She
says the best part about her job is discovering all the wonderful things that
go on at Lakehill every day, and being able to share them with others.
Varsity Boys' Football
Lakehill ended its season with a high-scoring Halloween win over Universal Academy, 88-84.
Varsity Boys' BasketballNovember 8
Lakehill vs. Hampton Prep; 4:30pm
Lakehill vs. Cambridge - 7:30pm Varsity Girls' BasketballNovember 8
Lakehill vs. Hampton Prep; 3:00pm (scrimmage)
Lakehill vs. Cambridge; 6:00pm
Save the Date for These Great Fall Events!
Trek for Tech--This Saturday!
November 8, 8:00am
It's not too late to sign up for Lakehill's
10th annual Trek for Tech! Register for the race during carpool this week or on race day! The 1 mile Fun Run will begin at 8:00am and the 5k at 8:30am. An awards
ceremony will follow the
races at 9:30am. All proceeds
race will be used for technology enhancements. Bring the whole family to race, cheer, or just enjoy a beautiful Saturday morning with friends and family!Basketball Pep RallyNovember 13, 2:55pm
We still need equipment donations! Any amount helps!
Get your Raffle Tickets!
Great prizes awarded the day of the race--need not be present
Get your T-shirt!
Class t-shirt contests this Friday!
Jeans Day Friday with your Trek T-shirt!
The class with the
most shirts wins a private party!
One winning class each in Lower, Middle and Upper
November 18; 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
Upper School PlayNovember 21-22; 7:00pm
November 25; Breakfast at 8:30am; Program at 9:30am
Classes dismiss at 11:00am for Thanksgiving Holiday