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The Warrior Weekly
Issue: #26 March 12, 2009
In This Issue
On Their Honor
Navigating Lakehill's Website
Adventure Week
Old-Fashioned Fun
Classroom Connections
Sports Snippets
What's Happening
Lakehill In The News
Quick Links
Week at a Glance
Lakehill Home Page
Ren Web
Lunch Menu
National Honor Society Inducts 21
NHSLakehill's National Honor Society (NHS) recently inducted 21 new members into its Warrior Chapter in a ceremony held on March 5 in the Charles J. Wyly, Jr. Auditorium.

The NHS is an honorary society for students in grades 9 to 12. To be eligible for membership, students must have a 3.5 GPA for the previous three semesters. The NHS Faculty Council then reviews each eligible student for character, service, and positive leadership.
At the induction, President Imani Heard welcomed students, family, and friends to the ceremony. Members Simone Novorr, Brennan Tapp, Sunjae Jung, and Aaqila Rasheed provided insight into the four standards for membership. Headmaster Roger Perry offered his appreciation for the efforts NHS members had made and encouraged every student to strive for the high standards set forth by this organization. Mac Werther then led current members in the "tapping" of new members. Current members placed a medallion around the neck of the new members and they were invited to the stage as their name was called. Closing remarks were provided by Imani Heard.
Nineteen sophomores and two juniors were inducted during the ceremony. Sophomore inductees were Sarah Baker, Victoria Collins, Katherine Crocker, Kathleen Evans, Kara Gamboa, Scout Garnsey, John Godbey, Alison Hanson, Aleyna Mason, Joseph Nall, Cally Pope, Amanda Rasbury, Joel Rizzo, Michaela Rollins, Christopher Smaby, Arden Stringer, Stephen Thompson, Leia Unger, and Kaitlyn Wilson. Juniors included Ji Yeong Lee and Jamie Schwartz.

National Honor Society members are active in community service activities both in school and in the community at large. The Warrior Chapter provides an in-school tutoring program for Lakehill used mostly by Lower and Middle School students.
Faculty sponsors are Dienna Poll and Kyle Smith. "This year marks the largest number of inductees ever," said Poll. "It is amazing that these students can be involved in so many outside activities and still manage to maintain the academic standard required by the National Honor Society."
News You Can Use
Web.1This is the latest installment on how to find valuable information on the Lakehill website.

The "Lakehill News" tab on the website links to external articles from sources including Lakewood-Now.net, Dallas Morning News, and Advocate Magazine.

By clicking on the "About" tab and then going to "News Archives," users can view any past issue of The Warrior Weekly.
Sixth Graders Enjoy Tour of Texas
Tour of TexasThe halls at Lakehill are particularly quiet this week, as Middle School students are enjoying the time of their lives during the annual tradition known as Adventure Week.

Teacher and chaperone Michael Cummings reports that sixth grade students are thoroughly enjoying their Tour of Texas. The group departed Monday morning, stopping in Waco at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum (think law enforcement, not baseball) on the way to Austin.  In Austin the group visited the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum where the students were able to take a walk though Texas history. Students also enjoyed an animated tour of the  State Capital Building and were able to meet with State Representative Allen Vaught.  Students asked numerous questions of Mr. Vaught, a veteran who earned a purple heart for his service in the war in Iraq.

On Tuesday the group traveled to Goliad, Texas and the Spanish frontier fort Presidio La Bahia, location of the Battle of Goliad. Then they were off to Corpus Christi to see the Texas State Aquarium. Students enjoyed learning about the different marine life found off the Gulf Coast and many had the opportunity to pet the stingrays. Next, they were off to the U.S.S. Lexington for a self-guided tour of the aircraft carrier. They enjoyed getting up close and personal to the airplanes and...the gift shop! They returned to San Antonio for a scrumptious dinner at Marie Callendar's where sundaes and pie were enjoyed by all.

Wednesday offered another opportunity to learn about Lone Star history. Students began the day with an informative tour at the Alamo and viewed "The Alamo-Price of Freedom" at the IMAX Theater. They enjoyed the movie, remarking that it made the Battle at the Alamo seem more realistic to them. After a stroll along the Riverwalk, students visited the Institute of Texan Cultures where they discovered contributions to Texas Culture from around the world. A stop at El Mercado, a Spanish market, allowed students the opportunity to enjoy a walk though the market and some last minute souvenir shopping. The group returns home today.
Lakehill County Fair Gives Attendees Something to Crow About
Auction.Straight from the streets of small town, USA, country chic stole the show during an evening of high energy and non-stop entertainment. Eddie Deen's Ranch in downtown Dallas was transformed into the fairgrounds of a county fair to thrill Lakehill supporters. More than 300 guests arrived for the annual auction and gala, proving that a troubled economy is no match for a good cause.

After browsing the items up for bid in the silent auction, party goers tried their hand at a variety of fair games. With creative and fun surprises around every turn, guests enjoyed festive beverages and dined on fantastic fair food, from BBQ and corny dogs to fried pickles and okra. Following the live auction, fairgoers moved to the dance floor and enjoyed top notch entertainment by country star Deryl Dodd.

Final numbers are not yet available. Proceeds from the auction will support the school's endowment fund and purchase a new bus that will transport students to the new Environmental Science Center which opens in the fall.
The Pies Have It
Auction.PieOn Friday, March 6, the day before the auction,  it was all about the pie. Parents and students entered over 40 pies in Lakehill's first County Fair Pie-Baking Contest.

After preliminary judging, Headmaster Roger Perry selected the final winner. Faculty members enjoyed sampling many of the pies after the results had been tabulated. Some 25 pies were delivered to the Austin Street Shelter for their Friday night dinner service.

Winners were announced at the auction. First place went to Jacqueline Sandfield, who was the recipient of the $1000 tuition voucher. Debbie Jenevein cooked up a second place pie while third place went to Karen Gautreaux. Raffle winners were also announced. To see a complete list of winners, click here.
African Foods Day
African Foods.1Fifth grade students in Bryna Thomson's Geography class recently enjoyed a delicious wrap up to their lessons. As a culmination to their unit on Sub-Saharan Africa, students were asked to prepare a dish representative of one of the countries they had studied.

Students explored various websites, such as The Congo Cookbook, to select their recipes. They were required to prepare the dishes themselves, with parent supervision. African Foods Day is typically held on the day following Parent-Teacher Conferences, so that students have a free day to plan and prepare their meals.

In class, students told classmates about their dish and its origin. Stephan Cohen shared his Ogbono Soup, made with mango kernels, which originates in Nigeria. Tata Fortune prepared Jollof Chicken and Rice from Ghana, which many believe to be the inspiration for Cajun Jambalaya. Mark George says he selected Suya (Sooya) from The Congo Cookbook because it sounded good. These West African Shish Kebabs have a particularly African twist: a peanut-spice rub. They are popular all over Nigeria, and seemed to be just as popular with Mark's classmates. After telling a little bit about the dish they had prepared, students were able to enjoy all of the culinary creations together.
Mixed Tennis
March 24
Lakehill at Northhills - 3:30pm
March 26
Lakehill at Pre-District Tournament - All Day

March 24
Lakehill Varsity at Frisco Legacy -4:30pm
March 25
Lakehill MS vs. Shelton - 4:30pm
March 26
Lakehill Varsity vs. Carrollton Christian -4:30pm

Varsity Softball

March 24
Lakehill vs. Dallas Lutheran -4:30pm

Varsity Golf
March 23
Lakehill at Prince of Peace Tournament - 1:00pm

Varsity Track
March 23
Lakehill at Bullard Brook Hill - District - All-Day
March 9 - 13
Middle School Adventure Week

March 11 - 13
Upper School Biology Trip

March 13 - 22
Lakehill in Spain Trip

March 16 - 20
Spring Break (no classes)

March 27, 28
Spring One-Act Plays
Upper School Drama students will present two one-act plays, The Bear and Flowers for Algernon on March 27 and March 28 at 7:00 pm in the Charles J. Wyly, Jr. Auditorium. A special Coffee House will follow Saturday's performance at 8:45 featuring a sampling of Upper School talent. Tickets are $3 for Lakehill students and $5 for the general public. Tickets need to be purchased at the door. To read more about the one-act plays, click here.
Have a fun and safe Spring Break!