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The Warrior Weekly
Issue: #15 December 11, 2008
In This Issue
Holiday Cheer
Multicultural Holiday Showcase
Gracious Giving
Classroom Connections
Sports Snippets
What's Happening
Lakehill In The News
Quick Links
Lakehill Calendar
Lakehill Home Page
Ren Web
Lunch Menu
Record Numbers Attend Holiday Luncheon
Seniors at Holiday LuncheonThe cafeteria at Lakehill Preparatory School was home to a multi-generational celebration on Friday, December 5. The annual Holiday Luncheon, a much anticipated holiday tradition for many elderly residents of East Dallas and the Lakehill family itself, enables members of the senior class and their parents and class sponsors to join forces with members of the junior and sophomore classes to provide a memorable holiday experience for our senior citizen neighbors.

This year's event was the largest ever. Nearly 150 guests attended, many of them regular attendees who look forward to the luncheon every year. Guests enjoyed themselves and left in good spirits, repeatedly commenting on the good food, good music, and enjoyable conversations with the students. They also seemed pleased with their gifts, including framed photos with the junior class reindeer and elves, and the lovely poinsettias and gift-filled stockings provided by Sisteens. Neighborhood resident Iola Stuart was attending her eighth luncheon and has saved every stocking she has received over the years. Other guests were attending for the first time, and said they hoped to return again next year. For many guests, this special annual event is the highlight of their holiday season. Headmaster Roger Perry explained, "It is so nice to see smiles on the faces of those who don't always have something to smile about."
Iola and BrennanThe event allowed participation across grade lines as many students were able to get involved in the festivities. The senior class decorated the cafeteria and served as hosts and hostesses and food servers while their parents prepared the meal and staffed the kitchen. Juniors, dressed as elves, reindeer, and the illustrious Santa and Mrs. Claus, visited with guests and posed for pictures. Sophomores served as photographers, giving guests a framed photo as they left the luncheon. Students from numerous classes sang songs of holiday cheer during the luncheon. Students in all grade levels helped by donating the items that were used to fill the stockings.
Senior sponsor Evan Matthews was obviously proud of this year's senior class. "This is the most guests we have ever had," he explained, "yet they handled the crowd beautifully." Tiring, yet worth every bit of effort, seemed to be the resounding synopsis of the day. Senior Mac Werther said that although he was tired, it was a great day, while senior Brian McElrath declared the day "exhaustingly stupendous."
Lower School Presents Winter Program
fourth gradeGuests filled the auditorium as the sounds of the holidays filled the air. The Lakehill Singers (Upper School Choir) provided pre-concert music as students, faculty, and family members took their seats. The Lower School Winter Program, held in the auditorium on Thursday evening, featured a variety of musical performances by the Upper School and Elementary Choirs and each Lower School grade. This multicultural and multilingual holiday program presented songs of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, songs in English, Japanese and Spanish, and of course a few catchy tunes about Santa and reindeer.
The program culminated with a presentation of toys that the children brought for the Buckner Children's Home.  The giving of toys to children in need is a Lakehill tradition that is more than 20 years old.
Scouts Embrace the Spirit of the Holidays
ScoutsScouting is a worldwide youth movement with the stated aim of supporting young people in their physical, mental, and spiritual development, so that they may play constructive roles in society. Lakehill's youngest Scouts recently learned first-hand about the importance of serving others and being good stewards of their community.

The Cub Scouts of Pack 46, consisting of first through fifth graders at Lakehill and third graders from White Rock Montessori School, completed a holiday service project benefitting Jonathan's Place. The Scouts raised nearly $2000 in cash, gifts, and in-kind donations for the Dallas-based emergency shelter for abused, abandoned, and neglected children.

The Scouts sold hot chocolate and bagels at Lakehill to raise cash to donate, wrapped 50 "craft" gift bags for the kids of Jonthan's Place, and collected over 800 items of clothing, books, toys and other in-kind goods from their families and friends. Doug Hood, Director of Development at Jonathan's Place told the Scouts, "We really appreciate what you have done. It was truly impressive!" The Scouts were enthusiastic about this year's project and particularly loved this idea of supporting kids in the community. Said fourth grade Scout Declan Devine, "It feels good to know that we made a difference to the kids at Jonathon's Place.  Helping others is what the holidays are all about."

Daisy ScoutsLakehill's Daisy Scout Troop # 3324 recently completed a successful food drive benefitting The North Texas Food Bank's Haskell location. The first grade Daisy Scouts collected over 400 canned and non-perishable foods from  Lower School students at Lakehill.

The generosity of these Scouts and other Lakehill students who continuously serve their community during the holidays and throughout the year is what truly exemplifies Lakehill's spirit of service.
Middle School Boys' Basketball Team Maintains Perfect Record
Cris McCartyLakehill Preparatory School's Middle School Boys' Basketball team squared off against neighborhood rival St. John's on Wednesday, December 3  in the Lakehill gymnasium. In a heated district match-up, Lakehill defeated St. John's 42-37. After being down 14-18 at the half, some exciting second half lifts carried the Lakehill team to their fourth straight victory. Johnathan Page was the team's high scorer, with 17 points. Drew Norman, with ten points, and Jonah Guedea, with eight points, helped lead the Warriors to victory.
Lakehill squeaked by Providence Christian the following evening, with a 47-46 district win in an exciting game that rallied back and forth until the final seconds. On December 8, Lakehill came back from a 7 point deficit in the 4th quarter to beat Shelton 40-39 in district play. Cris McCarty sank two free throws with 9 seconds left on the clock for the win. Lakehill is now 6-0 overall, and 3-0 in district play! Top scorers against Shelton were Johnathan Page with 17 points and Cris McCarty with 13 points. That win keeps Lakehill undefeated this season, with a 6-0 record overall and a 3-0 performance in district play. The Lakehill Warriors Middle School team is coached by Chris Peacock.
Living GreenTyler Smith
Middle School students who have been participating in the "Visioneering" group during Activity Period this fall recently had the rare opportunity to view one of two LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified residences in Dallas. The home is owned by Anna Clark, president of EarthPeople, LLC, a full-service consulting group that helps companies of all sizes save money and bolster their brand through practical sustainability solutions.  "Living green is in line with her home and her business, which she runs out of her home so she does not have to commute and pollute," says the Advocate (July 2008). Anna is a guest columnist for Greenbiz.com and an Advisor to the Center for Global Sustainability and Ethics at the University of Dallas Graduate School of Management.

The students traveled to Ms. Clark's home in Little Forest Hills. Alan Hoffman, who built her home, was also on hand to help give the tour and answer students' questions. The Visioneering group is sponsored by faculty members Kunle Onabajo, Ph.D. and Bill Dunklau.
Varsity Boys' BasketballBasketball2
December 11
Lakehill at Lucas Christian; 7:30pm
December 13
Lakehill vs. Lakewood Presbyterian; 1:30pm
December 19
Lakehill at Prince of Peace; 4:30pm

Varsity Girls' Basketball
December 11
Lakehill at Lucas Christian; 6:00pm
December 6
Lakehill vs. HSAA; 6:00pm
December 9
Lakehill at Tyler All Saints; 6:00pm
December 19
Lakehill at Prince of Peace; 3:00pm

JV Boys' Basketball
December 19
Lakehill at Prince of Peace; 2:00pm

Middle School Boys' Basketball
December 11
Lakehill at Dallas Lutheran  - 6:00pm
December 13
Lakehill vs.Tyler Street  - 12:00 noon

Middle School Girls' Basketball
December 11
Lakehill at Dallas Lutheran  - 5:00pm
December 13
Lakehill vs. Tyler Street  - 11:00am
Save the Date for These Great Winter Events!
Upper School Musical: Back to the 80s
December 12, 7:00pm; December 14, 2:00pm
Upper School Musical Theater students will present Back to the 80s on  December 12 and 14 in the Charles J. Wyly, Jr. Auditorium. Tickets are $5 general admission and $3 for Lakehill students. Tickets may be purchased at t
he door, in advance from any cast member, or by calling 214.826.2931, ext. 309.

December 17, 18, 19
MS and US Exams
Click here for exam schedule

December 18
5th and 6th grade dismiss for Holiday

December 19
K - 4th  grade dismiss for Holiday
7th - 12th dismiss per exam schedule

December 19; 10:20 - 11:45am
Elementary Choir Performs at NorthPark

December 22-January 5
Holiday Break

January 5
Teacher In-Service

January 6
Classes Begin

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