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The Warrior Weekly
Issue: #24 February 26, 2009
In This Issue
Something to Crow About
African-American History Month
Athletes Honored
Classroom Connections
Summer Spectacular
Sports Snippets
What's Happening
Lakehill In The News
Quick Links
Lakehill Calendar
Lakehill Home Page
Ren Web
Lunch Menu
Lakehill Benefit Auction Offers Fun for All
logo with roosterLakehill's Parent Faculty Club (PFC) is preparing to host its major fundraiser of the year on Saturday, March 7.

The Lakehill County Fair Benefit Auction will be held from 6:00 pm until midnight at Eddie Deen's Ranch in downtown Dallas. This year's event is guaranteed to give patrons "something to crow about," explained event co-chairs Colleen McCall and Lori Trent. There will be fair games, raffle prizes, and live entertainment from country music star Deryl Dodd. Fabulous treasures, from designer jewelry and vacation getaways to special time with teachers and one-of-a-kind class projects will be available in the live and silent auctions.

In the spirit of a true county fair, a pie baking contest will be held at the school on March 6, prior to the auction. Contestants can enter their homemade pies to win praise and prizes! Headmaster Roger Perry will be on hand to evaluate the entries and determine the winner. The top prize includes full bragging rights as well as a $1000 tuition voucher. Everyone who enters the pie contest will also be entered in the raffle. Winners will be announced at the auction.

Proceeds from the auction benefit the school's endowment fund as well as ongoing projects at the school. For more information on this blue ribbon event, visit
Presentations Enlighten through Stories and Songs
Harriet TubmanLakehill students got a closer look at the lives of slaves and freedmen during events at the school marking African-American History Month.
On February 23, third through sixth grade students were able to "visit" Harriet Tubman at her home in Auburn, New York, during a presentation titled Letters to Harriet Tubman. The 45-minute, two-person show presented Tubman's story of a life born into slavery, and her work freeing slaves by way of the Underground Railroad. The show, termed a performance-workshop accompanied by music, engaged students through interactive stories, songs, and history lessons.
An upcoming performance by Audrey McClure will take Lakehill kindergarten through second grade students on a tour of Africa though an interactive dramatization of folktales during African Stories: Laughter and Wonder. The production is designed to help students develop an appreciation for Africa's literature, oral traditions, and cultures. Ms. McClure says that storytelling allows her the means to keep her heritage alive and contribute positive messages to society, especially young people.  Letters to Harriet Tubman and African Stories are presented in conjunction with Young Audiences of Greater Dallas.
Other African-American History Month events included an address by Michael Dulan delivered to 7th through 12th grade students on February 18. Mr. Dulan is currently a member of  Lakehill's Board of Directors and his daughter, Ashlie, graduated from Lakehill in 1997. Mr. Dulan, whose background is in banking, served as the former Executive Vice President of the Business Banking Division of Key Bank Corporation and the former President of the Community Banking Division for Bank of America. His presentation to Middle and Upper School students centered on the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King and the events that led to the election of Barack Obama and the historical significance it brings to the country.  He answered a variety of questions from the students, while sharing stories of his own personal experiences.

Lakehill also joined with other schools and libraries to make literacy a significant part of African-American History Month by participating in the African-American Read-In. During the month of February, students and teachers have enjoyed a variety of books authored by African-Americans. Over a million readers of all ethnic groups, from 49 states, the West Indies, and African countries have participated in the Read-In since its inception in 1990.
Lakehill Athletes Selected for All-District Teams
All-DistrictCoaches from the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Class 3A District 4 met recently to bestow the coveted honor of All-District teams for Varsity Boys' and Varsity Girls' Basketball. The awards are particularly meaningful as they are voted on by the other coaches. Voting focuses on the most deserving athletes and prohibits coaches from voting for their own players. Lakehill had a fantastic showing, with several honorees in both Girls' and Boys' Basketball.
Coaches in attendance at the All-District meeting determined the all-district players and affirmed that the ranking will be used to nominate the All-District winners for the All-State teams. Class 3A District 4 is comprised of seven schools, including Lakehill, Dallas Lutheran, Bullard Brook Hill, Garland Christian, All Saints Tyler, Canyon Creek Christian Academy, and Shelton. Twelve all-district student-athletes were selected for Girls' and Boys' First Teams and twelve each for Girls' and Boys' Second Teams, with an additional 17 girls and 14 boys receiving Honorable Mention. The following Lakehill students were honored:
Girls' Basketball:
First Team All-District - Imani Heard
Second Team All-District - Sarah Baker
Honorable Mention - Kaitlyn Wilson and Jacy Franklin
Boys' Basketball:
First Team All-District - Morgan Lineberry
Second Team All-District - Joseph Nall
Honorable Mention - Mac Kelly and Hagen Hauschild
Several Lakehill athletes were named earlier this year to the TAPPS 3A District 4 All-District Volleyball and Six-Man Division I District 2 Football teams. Additionally, Morgan Lineberry was selected for the All-State Football team. The following individuals were recognized with these honors:
1st Team All-State - Morgan Lineberry
1st Team All-District - Morgan Lineberry
2nd Team All-District - Mac Kelly, David White, Charles Burch, and Harrison Boyd
Honorable Mention - Brennan Cowart
2nd Team All-District - Aaqila Rasheed
Honorable mention - Jacy Franklin and Eshe Rasheed
Congratulations to these outstanding athletes on their achievements.
French Classes Celebrate Mardis Gras
French ClubThe French term "Mardi Gras"  (literally "Fat Tuesday") refers to events of the Carnival celebrations, ending on the day before Ash Wednesday. It is the last day of gorging, merriment, and revelry (for some people, anyway) before Lent begins. The term has come to represent the entire period of activity related to those events. Tuesday, February 24 was Fat Tuesday, and Lakehill French Club students took advantage of this opportunity to hold its annual celebration at Pappadeaux's.

In French class, students have studied the history and traditions of Mardi Gras and the fact that the world's largest and most famous celebration has always taken place in New Orleans.  They have had in-depth discussions on the French influence in the United States and in Texas, and on the blending of languages and cultures. 

Once at Pappadeaux's, French Club students continued their study of Mardi Gras and Cajun culture by listening to Cajun music (Zydeco), eating crawfish and gumbo, enjoying the famous King cakes, and having a party.  Laissez le bon temps rouler!
Summer Lakehill Summer Camps Guide Now Available Online
Lakehill Summer Camps offer programs for boys and girls entering kindergarten to tenth grade, with weekly sessions beginning June 2 and ending July 31. Classes will be presented in either a full- or a half-day format.

From computer programming, creative writing, and academics to sports, performing and visual arts, and nature exploration, Lakehill offers Camps that will turn summer into a learning adventure for your child! 

Click here to view the online Summer Camps Guide and discover
the wonderful options available at Lakehill this summer.
TennisMixed Tennis
February 26
Lakehill vs. Canyon Creek - 3:00pm
March 3
Lakehill at Canyon Creek - 3:00pm
March 5
Lakehill Middle School Tournament at RLP - 4:00pm

Varsity Baseball
February 27, 28
Lakehill Spring Classic -all day
March 3
Lakehill vs. Rockwall Heritage Christian Academy- 4:00pm
March 5
Lakehill at Shelton -4:00pm

Varsity Softball

February 27, 28
Lakehill Spring Classic -all day
March 3
Lakehill vs. Chisholm Trail Academy -4:30pm
March 5
Lakehill at Lucas Christian -4:30pm

Varsity Golf
March 2
Lakehill at Jesuit Invitational - all day
March 4
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.

March 6
Lakehill County Fair Pie Baking Contest
Drop off your pie by 12:00 noon. The winner will be announced on Saturday night!

March 7
Lakehill County Fair Benefit Auction
Eddie Deen's Ranch; 6:oopm until the cows come home!
Leading to success.