|WHEN IN ROME...
|Latin Students Celebrate with Roman Banquet
On February 12, Lakehill's 7th
and 8th grade Latin students celebrated ancient Roman customs and
gastronomical delights at the annual Roman Banquet held at Stratos Global Greek
For the past five years, students have dressed in the Roman male's purple-bordered toga or straight white tunic or the woman's palla and stolla and traveled to this
Greek restaurant where they feasted on Chicken Souvlaki, yellow
rice, vegetables, homemade pita bread dripping with lemon butter sauce,
and honey-soaked Baklava. The ancient Romans didn't eat pizza, lasagna, or tomatoes, so this traditional Greek fare is much closer to the cuisine of ancient Rome than is today's Italian food.
Students and parent chaperones laughed as they tested their
knowledge with a Roman and Latin Bingo game and enjoyed the costume contest that followed. As their day in ancient Rome came to a close, students and event co-sponsors Katie Becker and Victoria John reflected on a day that was experienced magno cum gaudio.
|JUMPING ROPE FOR HEARTS
|Students Jump at the Chance to Fight Heart Disease
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Lakehill Lower School students got a jump on
another affair of the heart, the American Heart Association's Jump Rope
for Heart fundraiser.
The energy was high, the music was loud,
and everybody jumped. Under the direction of physical education teachers Angelo
Florez and Jhoana Cayme, all of the kindergarten through fourth grade students signed up for the event.
"This year's event was a huge success," said Coach Florez. "We're very proud of
all the jumpers, and we all had a lot of fun." The cause also has personal meaning to Florez, who lost two
grandparents to heart disease.
Students practiced jumping
rope for two weeks prior to the event during P.E. Class. To get the students
more involved in the process, Florez and Cayme asked each grade to divide into
teams of five to six members and choose a name for their team. Over 150 students participated on one of the 31 cleverly-named teams.
During the event, each team sat in a designated area and each member would take
turns jumping for a given number of jumps, ranging from ten jumps for
kindergarten students up to 30 for fourth graders.
The overall goal of the event was to have 100% participation in jumping from each class, and that goal was successfully met. The fundraising goal was set at $4,000. The deadline for turning in pledges is Friday and already the group has raised nearly $2,000 in
Coach Florez says he was pleased with the results. "If
anything," he explained, "I hope the kids got a sense that exercise can be fun and will find
fun in other activities that promote healthy lifestyles."
COOKING FOR A CAUSE
|Students Flip Over Flapjacks
Sophomore students joined together recently to cook up a good deed. This year marked the sixth annual pancake breakfast hosted
by the sophomore class. In less than one hour, sophomores served over 100 teachers,
students, and parents--and that's a lot of flapjacks. The tasty event raised $440 that the sophomore class will donate to the charity of their choice.
After the event, students held a class meeting to determine who would be the
beneficiary of their money. After numerous nominations and
thoughtful debate, sophomores decided upon The Wilkinson Center. Sarah Baker, a
sophomore who first presented the Wilkinson
Center to the group, feels like the
class made a good choice. Many girls in the class have been involved with the Wilkinson
Center since Middle School with
their Girl Scout troop. Sarah says the money will be used partially to help with the
purchase of food that the Center distributes and will also help to offset costs
associated with the Center's Back to School Bash on August 14.
According to class sponsor Tim Hagood, the project not only raises money
but also exposes the sophomores to the rigors of serving others in a fairly
high-stress environment. They learn something about anticipating and satisfying
the needs of others as well as about the importance of teamwork and
preparedness. Sponsor Cristy McCarty said the students received numerous compliments
on their "organization and smiling service."
"The class did a great job. They really came together
and worked as team, coordinating cooking, serving, greeting customers, and
clean up'" said class sponsor Elizabeth Schmitt.
|Kindergarten Celebrates 100 Days
Kindergarten classes have been counting the days until they reached their 100th day of Kindergarten. On February 5, students celebrated with a variety of activities.
Each student was assigned a set of numbers to decorate using any
materials of their choice. This resulted in a creative group
of numbers from 1-100 that were displayed in the Lower
School hallway. Numbers were decorated
with a wide array of items, including crayon shavings, pom poms, bird seed, and
Students brought their own special 100th Day collection
to share with their classmates and capped off the celebration with a special 100th Day snack. With 100 items to eat (such as cheerios, fruit loops, and mini marshmallows), students counted to 100 in different ways before finally getting to eat them. Everyone got in the
spirit of the celebration by wearing 100th Day hats.
Kindergarten students also collected toys for children at Scottish Rite Hospital in honor of their 100 Day celebration. They far exceeded their goal of collecting 100 toys and delivered the toys to the hospital this week.
| SPORTS SNIPPETS
|Mixed Tennis February 19
Lakehill vs. Corem Deo - 3:30pm
Lakehill at Fairhill - 2:30pm
Lakehill vs. Ovilla Christian - 3:00pm
Lakehill (Middle School) vs. Winston - 4:00pm
Lakehill vs. Canyon Creek - 3:00pm
Lakehill at Westlake Academy - 5:00pm
Lakehill vs. Dallas Covenant -4:00pm
February 27, 28
Lakehill Spring Classic -All Day
February 24Varsity Golf
Lakehill at FW Calvary - 4:00pm
February 27, 28
Lakehill Spring Classic -All Day
Lakehill at Brook Hill - all day
| WHAT'S HAPPENING?
|February 23, 24
Black History Month Presentations
PFC Speaker Series
The Lakehill Parent
Faculty Club (PFC) Speaker Series presentation "Ice and Fire: Social Aggression" by
Marion K. Underwood, Ph.D. has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 24 at 7:30 pm in the Wyly Auditorium. 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
American Math Competition
- 4th and 5th periodNational Mythology Exam
- 1st period
Parent Teacher Conferences
Conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 4. For Upper and Middle School conferences, parents may begin calling on Tuesday, February 24 to schedule. Please remember that conferences must be scheduled by speaking to Mrs. Kidder; email and phone messages cannot be accepted. Click here
for information and guidelines.
Lakehill County Fair Benefit Auction
Eddie Deen's Ranch; 6:oopm until the cows come home!