|THE RACE IS ON
|Trek for Tech A Huge Success
Lakehill put its best foot forward during last weekend's 10th Annual Trek for Tech. The cool, crisp fall morning added to the appeal of this much-anticipated event. A record number of students, families, teachers, community members, and pets participated in the event to benefit technology
enhancements at Lakehill.
The event officially opened with the sweet sound of the Lower School Choir, who led the crowd in the singing of the national anthem. Coach Stephens and the Varsity Girls' Basketball team then took center stage to lead participants in some pre-race warm-up activities, while cast members of Lakehill's upcoming Back to the 80s
musical showed off their totally awesome (and very colorful) costumes.
The Fun Run kicked off the morning as students, families, and faculty members took to the street and raced with enthusiasm. Individuals placed
their bets on how long it would take Mr. Perry to complete the Fun Run.
Sandy Steinbach, ever the optimist, guessed Mr. Perry's time would be
an impressive nine minutes. Second grade student, Paloma George, came closest to the actual time with a guess of 19 minutes, 10 seconds. She received a gift card to Dave and Buster's for her spot-on prediction.
A large crowd hit the pavement for the 5K chip-timed race that followed the fun run. Athletes of all ages raced for the right to claim victory in their particular age group. Younger fans lined the streets as runners approached the finish line. As the racers finished, participants enjoyed food, drinks, and a bounce house for
the younger children.
An awards ceremony followed the races. Ribbons were awarded to everyone who finished
the one mile Fun Run. Awards were presented to the overall male and female
finishers and to the top male and female finishers in various age
This year's event raised $23,000, topping last year's
donation. All proceeds from the race will be used for technology enhancements such as
digital and video cameras, interactive whiteboards, projectors, science
probes, wireless microphones, and computers. Lakehill thanks all of the
participants, sponsors, and volunteers
who made this event an overwhelming success.
For results by age group, click here.For overall results, click here.
For more photos, see the Lakewood Now story listed in the Lakehill in the News section at left.
|TEAM BELIEVES EVERYONE IS COLLEGE MATERIAL|
|Eighth and Eleventh Grade Students Lead Library Enhancement
Students at East Dallas' Ignacio Zaragoza Elementary School don't grow up thinking about where they will go to college. For most of the school's students, it isn't even on their list of options--or so they think. Lakehill's 8th and 11th grade students are trying to change all that. The two grades recently joined together to develop a plan to help every child at Zaragoza Elementary believe that he or she can go to college and to create a school environment that will foster that belief. Says eleventh grade committee co-chair Simone Novorr, "College is just a given for us. We want them to know that their future can include college too."
The 8th and 11th graders recently held an after-school snack sale to generate funds for the project. With the
money raised, committee members will select and purchase fixtures,
seating, and paint. The college theme will be woven throughout the new library decor. College-themed rugs, bean bag chairs, and other items will create a dorm room feel in the library. Eighth grade committee co-chair Cole Fincher says he hopes the new theme will help Zaragoza students "feel empowered." The team says they hope to complete this part of the project by Thanksgiving.
Eleventh grade committee co-chair Karin Irsch explains how initial interest in Zaragoza was fostered last year, when a group toured the school and became aware of its many needs. One area that particularly caught their attention was the school library. The group shared their vision with others on the team during their leadership retreat at Group Dynamix. To facilitate the task of organizing the project, the 8th and 11th graders divided themselves into various committees, each with a co-chair from each grade.
Zaragoza's theme for the year, "We Are All College Bound," has been fully incorporated into the Lakehill students' project. Their goal is to create an attractive place where children want to spend their time and to reinforce the message that every child is "college material." Members of the Lakehill team are creating an inviting space in the library for children, filled with books, pamphlets, and posters about colleges and universities, scholarships, grants, and careers.
|Pumpkin Drop Brings Math to Life
In the spirit of Halloween, mathematics, and science, Dr.
Brigham dropped pumpkins off the roof of the school on October 31, while her Algebra
II and Calculus classes watched from below. A motion detector on the ground was
her target. It measured the height of the pumpkin at regular time intervals on
its way down. At the last second, a student pulled a cord connected to the detector and a graphing calculator.
The pumpkin exploded on impact to everyone's delight. The data was collected
and transferred to the calculator and was analyzed in class as part of
several lessons associated with developing an understanding of distance, time,
speed, and mathematical models. As in all experimentation, several pumpkins had
to be dropped to get good data. The students didn't seem to mind at all.
LAKEHILL KID MAKES GOOD
|Lakehill Senior Mac Werther Selected as
Dallas Morning News Good Kid
Mac Werther was recently selected for the Good Kid section by The Dallas Morning News. The weekly feature recognizes high school juniors and seniors who are active in their schools and communities.
To read more about Mac, click here.
|Varsity Boys' Basketball
Lakehill at New Braunfels TournamentNovember 18
Lakehill at Colleyville Covenant; 7:30pm
Varsity Girls' Basketball
November 20 (Winter Tailgate)
Lakehill vs. FW Temple; 7:30pm
Lakehill at Victoria Faith Tournament
Lakehill at Colleyville Covenant; 6:00pm
November 20 (Winter Tailgate)
Lakehill vs. FW Temple; 6:00pm
JV Boys' BasketballNovember 18
Lakehill at Colleyville Covenant; 4:30pm
November 20 (Winter Tailgate)Middle School Boys' Basketball
Lakehill vs. FW Temple; 4:30pm
Lakehill at Tyler Street; 6:00pm
Middle School Girls' BasketballNovember 18
Lakehill vs. Texoma Christian (green) - 12:00 noon
Lakehill vs. Texoma Christian (blue) - 2:00pm
Lakehill at Tyler Street; 5:00pm
Lakehill vs. Texoma Christian (green) - 11:00am
Lakehill vs. Texoma Christian (blue) - 1:00pm
Save the Date for These Great Fall Events!
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
Winter Tip-Off Tailgate PartiesVarsity: November 20; Between Basketball Games
Come cheer on the JV, Varsity Girls, and Varsity Boys Basketball
teams as they take on FW Temple! The action begins with JV at 4:30pm, followed by the Varsity Girls at 6:00pm and the Varsity Boys at 7:30pm. The Tailgate Party will be held between the JV Boys' and Varsity Girls' games! Students attending the Varsity games will receive a free 2008 Warrior Zone t-shirt to wear in the special student section throughout the season! Go WARRIORS! Middle School: November 22; Between Basketball Games
Come watch some exciting Middle School basketball and enjoy the tailgate party which begins at 11:30. Game times are 11:00am, 12:00 noon, 1:00pm, and 2:00pm. Enjoy a great day with friends and fans as we cheer the Warriors on to victory!
Upper School PlayUpper 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
November 21-22; 7:00pm
November 25; Breakfast at 8:30am; Program at 9:30am
Classes dismiss at 11:00am for Thanksgiving Holiday
Lakehill welcomes grandparents, parents, and special
friends to the annual Grandparents' Day Celebration on Tuesday, November 25th.
The celebration begins at 8:30 am with a breakfast reception in the cafeteria. The program, which includes
performances by various student groups, will begin at 9:30 in the auditorium. School is dismissed at 11:00 and there is no after-school