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The Warrior Weekly
Issue: #20 January 29, 2009
In This Issue
Lost...and Found?
Fired Up
Basketball Royalty
Classroom Connections
Sports Snippets
What's Happening
Lakehill In The News
Quick Links
Lakehill Calendar
Lakehill Home Page
Ren Web
Lunch Menu
Reduce, Reuse, ReCLAIM!
Lost and FoundAfter only five months of school, the collection of lost clothes, backpacks, lunch kits, and other items has reached record levels. Recently, Mr. Kidder and Mr. Castillo gathered up all of the items in the "Lost and Found,"an endeavor resulting in an incredible display of goods. In an effort to return as many items as possible to their rightful owners, next Tuesday will be declared Reclamation Tuesday. All of the collected items will be put on display to give parents the opportunity to look for their child's lost belongings. There are brand new shoes, athletic uniforms, and coats, just to name a few items. The items will be on display in the main hallway, from 7:45am until 3:45pm on Tuesday, February 3. Any items that remain after that will be donated to Goodwill.
Spirit Stick Increases Class Spirit
Spirit StickThe Lower School loves to celebrate everything "Lakehill"  and the students have given their full attention to the new Friday Spirit Competition. Teachers and students in kindergarten through Grade 4 have joined together for a fun and friendly competition to determine the most spirited class and student each week. All Lower School students are encouraged to wear their Lakehill shirts on Friday. The class with the highest participation is declared the most spirited and receives the coveted spirit stick and spirit bear.  Last week, six of the Lower School classes had 100% participation. Congratulations to Ms. Burt, Ms. Shaw, Ms. Brooks, Ms. Poore, Dr. Haynes, and Mr. Trout and their students on their efforts! Each Friday during carpool, teachers also draw one name and the student stands up. If the child who stands up is wearing a Lakehill shirt, then he or she receives the most spirited student award. Congratulations to Charlotte Brown, a student in Ms. Poore's class, wh0 was last week's winner.
Important Win for Lady Warriors
Sarah BakerLakehill's Varsity Girls' Basketball team defeated Shelton on Saturday afternoon at Lakehill. Sophomore Sarah Baker led the team with 14 points. Other top scorers were freshman Amanda Boles with 12 points and senior Imani Heard with 6 points.The Warriors came out on top 47-45 in an exciting, down-to-the wire district game.

After being down 23-15 at the half, Lakehill outscored Shelton 15 to 6 in the third quarter to come back for a victory. With less than six seconds left in the game, and Lakehill down by one point with no time outs remaining, sophomore Kara Gamboa made the critical pass to Sarah Baker, who made the game-winning three-point shot as the buzzer sounded. This was a must-win game for the Warrior squad to stay in contention for the district playoffs. A proud Coach Jhoana Cayme credits the victory to a total team effort.

The Boys' and Girls' teams are back at it Friday as they take on Garland Christian on the road. For the Lady Warriors, this is another must-win contest. The Warriors play Canyon Creek on Tuesday, in the last home games of the season. A special Senior Night Ceremony will be held.

Teams Select Basketball Beau and Sweetheart
Beau and SweetheartAt the end of each basketball season, it is a Lakehill tradition to select the students who exemplify the best team spirit by participation in basketball-related activities. A special ceremony followed last Saturday's girls' game where David White and Imani Heard, both seniors, were chosen as Basketball Beau and Sweetheart by their teammates. The Sweetheart is selected by the boys' basketball team and the Beau is selected by the girls' basketball team. White and Heard are both co-captains of their respective teams.
First-hand Account Carlos Flores
Students in Ms. Carpenter's Earth Science class got to hear a first-hand account of what it is like to experience an earthquake. Carlos Flores, father of Giovanni and Stephanie, spoke to the students about his personal experiences during the Mexico City Earthquake. The earthquake that struck Mexico City on September 19, 1985 registered 8.1 on the Richter magnitude scale and claimed the lives of some 10,000-30,000 people. The earthquake wreaked havoc on the Mexican capital, resulting in long-term political consequences and social effects for the country. Mr. Flores, who was only 15 at the time, shared his stories and photos and let students asked questions. The visit coincided with the students' study of earthquakes, including topics such as what causes them, where they form, and damage mediation. Added Ms. Carpenter, "The Mexico City Earthquake was featured in a video presentation seen by the students, so Mr. Flores' first-hand information really applied to what they were studying."
basketball Varsity Boys' Basketball
January 30
Lakehill at Garland Christian; 7:30pm
February 3
Lakehill vs. Canyon Creek; 7:30pm (Senior Night)
Varsity Girls' Basketball

January 30
Lakehill at Garland Christian; 6:00pm
February 3
Lakehill vs. Canyon Creek; 6:00pm (Senior Night)
JV Boys' Basketball
January 30
Lakehill at Garland Christian; 4:30pm
February 3
Lakehill vs. Canyon Creek; 4:30pm

Middle School Boys' Basketball
January 31
Lakehill at Texoma Christian (blue) - 12:00 noon
Lakehill at Texoma Christian (green) - 2:00pm
February 2

Middle School Girls' Basketball
January 31
Lakehill at Texoma Christian (blue) - 11:00am
Lakehill at Texoma Christian (white) - 1:00pm
February 2

February 10
Mixed Tennis at Prince of Peace - 3:00pm
January 29 - New Date!
Drama Club Play - 3:30pm
Join Ms. Riggs and her 5th grade cast on Thursday, January 29 as they perform Future Tense(ion): Adventures in the Frontiers of Time and Space. The play, an original work written by Riggs, is a science fiction time travel spoof with characters based on Star Trek and Doctor Who. The play will be staged at 3:30pm in the auditorium.

Don't Miss These College Night Presentations!
January 29 - 6:00pm
College Night for Sophomores
Mrs. Dondis will discuss PSAT scores as well as introduce topics related to the college process itself.  All sophomores and their parents are encouraged to attend.
January 31
Lakehill Admission Testing (K - 12)

February 5
Senior Day Assembly - 1:45pm
Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments and memories of Lakehill's Class of 2009. Parents are invited to attend.
Everyone is invited to wear their favorite college sweatshirt or t-shirt and JEANS in honor of Senior Day!

February 6
Fourth Grade Mini-Musical - 1:30pm
"Shh! We're Writing the Constitution"  is a mini-musical performed by fourth graders for grades K-4 and parents in the auditorium. This play, which coincides with the fourth grade American History unit, focuses on the trials and tribulations of the states' delegates, including secrecy, hot weather, and distrust among themselves. 

February 10
PFC Speaker Series - 7:30pm
The Lakehill Parent Faculty Club Speaker Series presents "Ice and Fire: Social Aggression" by Marion K. Underwood, Ph.D. on Tuesday, February 10 at 7:30 pm in the Wyly Auditorium. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, bullying-both social and physical-is a serious problem for today's children. It goes beyond "kids being kids" and has serious repercussions for everyone involved. Even in an environment as nurturing as Lakehill, at some point in your child's life, he or she may be exposed to bullying, including socially aggressive behaviors like gossip, friendship manipulation, and social exclusion. Join us as Dr. Underwood helps us learn how to help our children deal with such problematic situations. Free child care for children ages 5-12 will be provided in the Lower School Library during the discussion. If you would like to reserve a child care spot, please contact Tina Simpson.

February 17 - 6:00pm
College Night for Freshmen
Mrs. Dondis will discuss PSAT scores as well as introduce topics related to the college process itself.  All freshmen and their parents are encouraged to attend.
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