|LOVING THE LAKE|
|Students Spruce-Up White Rock Lake
Seventh and tenth grade students found a great way to celebrate Texas Recycles Day on November 15 and benefit their community at the same time. Students joined together to adopt shoreline at White Rock Lake, pledging their commitment to keep their piece of White Rock looking its best. About 30 7th and 10th grade students, parents, and faculty members attended the group's first clean up.
the Adopt-A-Shoreline (AAS) program, a group agrees to adopt a small
portion of the
shoreline or park and keep it litter-free.
The second Saturday of every month is Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-Up at
White Rock Lake Park. During each Second Saturday
Shoreline Spruce-Up, at least six people from the group must participate
in cleaning up their adopted area. AAS groups range from neighborhood businesses to
Scout troops, but every second Saturday, they are united in a common
cause- to make White Rock Lake a better place!
Texas Recycles Day
is a statewide public awareness campaign that aims to educate Texans on
the environmental and economic benefits of waste reduction and
recycling. Its success served as the model for the development of America Recycles Day, also held on November 15.
The team plans to coordinate Lakehill groups to participate each month. Any individual or group with a Lakehill affiliation, from sports teams and clubs to specific grades and classes are invited to spend a few Saturday morning hours at the lake. Everyone is encouraged to sign up for a Second Saturday clean up, enjoy refreshments, get some exercise, meet new friends, and help the 7th and 10th grade team keep the shores of White Rock Lake clean and sparkling!
Any group or individual interested in participating can sign up in Ms. Ekstrom's office.
FRIENDS IN NEED
|Student Delegation Makes Galveston Delivery
Eight members of Lakehill's senior class recently made the journey to Galveston to deliver items collected during their recent donation drive. The desire to provide relief to Galveston families in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike and the overwhelming support of the Lakehill community resulted in enough donations to fill a Lakehill school bus and a Lakehill van with desperately-needed items. The senior and freshman classes involved the entire school in the project to provide assistance to students at Ball High School, culminating with the one-day trip to Galveston. Members of the Pan American Students Forum (PASF) also got involved, donating money raised from their recent bake sale to help the Spanish Department at Ball High.
Students and sponsors left early Monday morning, arriving in Galveston in time to unload donations and visit with Ball High School students and faculty. Students and faculty accepted donations with great emotion, thanking the group for all the items, but most importantly for spending time with them. Lisa Schweitzer, Ball High School's student services coordinator, remarked that it was the happiest she had seen the students since the storm.
After a hot dog lunch prepared by Ball High School students and a celebratory "Thank You" cake, Lakehill visitors were taken on a tour of the school. Students were also able to tour Galveston Island, thus gaining insight first hand into the devastation of the island and the challenges faced by their new friends. On the bus ride home that evening, seniors recounted their own personal memories of Galveston and the changes they had seen. Lakehill senior Laura Domaschk explained, "It was so amazing to actually get to meet the students and hear their stories. I am so glad I was able to be personally involved." The students plan to keep in touch with their new friends in Galveston and to continue their efforts to help them get back on their feet.
|FUN AND GAMES
|Students Join Mr. Perry for a Friday Cookout
On a recent chilly Friday evening, 8th and 11th grade students joined Mr. Perry for a social at Perry Campus. While students participated in an icebreaker game, Mr. Perry fired up the grill. After feasting on burgers and hot dogs, teams of students competed in a tower building activity, working together to build the tallest tower while defending it from other teams. After discovering whose tower could stand on its own, students engaged in a blindfolded hockey tournament. Student pairs, with one blindfolded and one serving as a guide, competed in a crazy game of hockey, with blindfolded team members learning to trust their other senses and their team mates to help them score. The winning team of eighth and eleventh graders will join Mr. Perry for a fun day at Speed Zone next semester.
Victoria Collins Named to All-State Choir
Every year the
Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) hosts a competition
to select a state-wide private school choir. The choir students submit CDs and are judged in two rounds. Victoria Collins' CD made
it through both rounds and she has been selected as a member of the 2009 TPSMEA
All-State Choir. This is the second year she has been selected for this
is an organization formed and run by musicians dedicated to providing
outstanding musical experiences for students in private and parochial schools
|Student Signatures On Board Space Shuttle
Lakehill students were part of the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour when
their personal signatures were launched into space last week on NASA's Space Shuttle
Designed to stimulate young people's interest in space and technical
studies, Student Signatures in Space (S3)
gives students the opportunity to send their digitized signatures into
space and feel a personal involvement with the crew and the mission. Last May, students at Lakehill joined other students from around the world
in signing giant Space Day posters. Those signatures were downloaded onto a disc and given to the
crew of STS-126 to fly onboard the shuttle. Throughout the 15-day
mission, Lakehill students will be learning about mission activities and the
space program in general, and will demonstrate how learning science and math
can help them prepare for future roles in America's space program.
Upon conclusion of the
mission, the poster that Lakehill students signed will be returned to the
school for permanent display, along with an official NASA flight certification
verifying that the signatures flew in space, along with a photo of the STS-126
astronaut crew that flew the signatures.
|Varsity Boys' Basketball
|Varsity Girls' Basketball
Lakehill vs. FW Temple; 7:30pm
Lakehill vs. FW Temple; 6:00pm
JV Boys' Basketball
Lakehill vs. FW Temple; cancelled
Middle School Boys' Basketball Middle School Girls' Basketball
Lakehill vs. Texoma Christian (green) - 12:00 noon
Lakehill vs. Texoma Christian (blue) - 2:00pm
Lakehill vs. Texoma Christian (green) - 11:00am
Lakehill vs. Texoma Christian (blue) - 1:00pm
Save the Date for These Great Fall Events!
Winter Tip-Off Tailgate PartiesVarsity: November 20; 5:30pm
Come cheer on the Varsity Girls' and Varsity Boys' Basketball
teams as they take on FW Temple! The action begins with the Varsity Girls at 6:00pm and the Varsity Boys at 7:30pm. Before the Varsity games, the Middle School Boys' team (blue) will scrimmage at 4:30pm. The Tailgate Party will be held at 5:30pm before the Varsity Girls' game! Students attending the 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
December 2; 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