|Students Spend Time with Composer
Lakehill kindergarten through second grade students embarked
on a musical journey this week that they won't soon forget. As part of the Ida
M. Green Youth Concert Series, students traveled to the Meyerson
on Wednesday and were immersed in a memorable concert experience designed especially
for young children.
From Debussy's magical piece La Mer to the dazzling,
colorful orchestration of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, the Dallas Symphony
Orchestra took students on an exciting adventure to faraway and magical lands.
The highlight of the performance was What's the Point of Counterpoint, a children's story in music about
a tune in search of a friend. The piece engaged children in a musical adventure
while introducing them to the concepts of rhythm, harmony, and even
counterpoint. In this charming new work, distinguished composer and conductor Victoria
Bond uses her wit, imagination and skill to successfully give music lessons
while simultaneously being entertaining.
Students were able to meet with Ms.
Bond during a special visit to Lakehill. Bond spoke of how she was fascinated
with various sounds and experimented with them as a child, and how she has
continued doing so by using instruments as an adult. She answered numerous questions
and encouraged the children to study instruments and experiment in making music.
Says Performing Arts Chair Linda Booth, "When
we talk about composers, the children often ask if there are any women
composers and if any are alive. Yesterday they got both questions answered."
The students' interaction with Bond as well as their experiences
at the Symphony will be featured in an upcoming edition of "Hometown Heroes"
with Clarice Tinsley. Tune in to Fox Channel 4 on April 13 at 5:30pm and April 14 at noon to follow their journey.
|A COMMON LANGUAGE
|Math, Spanish, and French Students Honored
Three of Lakehill's student honor societies held their induction ceremonies on Wednesday, April 8 in the Charles Wyly, Jr. Auditorium. Mu Alpha Theta, Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica, and Societe Honoraire de Francais welcomed a total of 24 students into their illustrious ranks.
The ceremony was led by faculty sponsors Susie Brigham, Joan Mayo, and Dienna Poll. Maestro Grover Wilkins, founder and conductor of the Orchestra of New Spain, served as guest speaker. Headmaster Roger Perry expressed his pride in the students' accomplishments. He praised them for their dedication in setting goals and striving to be the best as well as their parents for encouraging this admirable behavior.
French and Spanish honorees must complete at least three years of the language and maintain an average of 3.5 or higher. Membership in Mu Alpha Theta at Lakehill is reserved for juniors and seniors who have maintained a "B" average or better in all math classes. Members of these highly regarded academic circles wear honor cords at graduation and receive a special seal on their diploma.
Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica inductees include Maya Booker, Alan Cox, Imani Heard, Adam Jones, Morgan Lineberry, Brian McElrath, Preston Miller, Aaqila Rasheed, Alina Rich, and Adam Ulissey. Mac Werther was honored in both Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica and Societe Honoraire de Francais. This is the first time in Lakehill history that a student has received both honors.
Mu Alpha Theta honorees included Kate Fosha, Alex Gilbert, Claire Heimburger, Karen Irsch, Ji Yeong Lee, Rosie McCoskey, Simone Novorr, Eshe Rasheed, Lauren Rosenthal, Jamie Schwartz, Jacob Spector, Kiley Trent, and Maxwell Turner.
Spring Traditions Bring Eggcitement
Spring is a busy time - especially if you are a kindergarten
student at Lakehill. Despite the unseasonably cool temperatures last week, Lakehill's
youngest students wasted no time getting ready for spring.
Students pondered the question, "What hatches from an egg?" and many were surprised to
learn about animals other than birds that lay eggs. Students were visited by various egg-laying animals,
including a snake, a fish, and tadpoles.
Students also completed a variety of egg-periments,
including dissecting a hard boiled egg and identifying the parts, learning how
an egg could be sucked into a bottle, and demonstrating how books can be
stacked onto four hard boiled eggs without the eggs cracking. Perhaps the highlight of their study was the Egg Drop, an annual event that always draws a crowd to the kindergarten classrooms. Students were instructed to create a contraption that would hold an egg. The contraptions are thrown off the roof, to the delight of the children below. Although the challenge is to keep the eggs safe, the messiest results are often the most fun!
Currently, the students are supervising the hatching of 30
chicken and six turkey eggs in the classroom, and are anxious for the expected hatch dates of
April 27 (chickens) and May 4 (turkeys).
After learning about the ocean and sea life, students took advantage of a recent warm afternoon to celebrate Beach Day.
They enjoyed a tropical snack, danced,
and practiced their grass surfing. After hunting for shells and other treasures, they
participated in crab races and even measured a whale. Hats, sunglasses, and flip
flops were clearly the fashions of choice.
A LOOK AT BOOKS
|PFC Hosts Summer Reading Book Fair
Lakehill's Parent Faculty Club (PFC) will host its Summer Reading Book Fair from Tuesday, April 21 through Friday, April 24. The
book fair is sponsored by Barnes and Noble and will be held in the second floor
hallway from 7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. each
day. The book fair gives students and families an opportunity to
purchase quality books for their summer reading enjoyment while supporting Lakehill.
Hundreds of titles listed on the summer reading lists for students entering
2nd grade to 12th grade will be available, including all required reading
books. Summer reading lists will be available at the event and will be posted on the website beginning April 17. Everyone is sure to find a great
selection of affordable books.
Students will have the opportunity to
preview books prior to the book fair. Special evening hours are available prior the Lower School and Middle School Spring Fling performances.
are welcome at the fair. Please join us and help make this our most
successful book fair ever.
For more information on the Summer Reading Book Fair, click here
For Valentine's Day, students in Carey Shaw's first grade class wanted to do something special for their teacher to show their appreciation.
Each student - and their parents - were given several paper hearts and asked to write a brief note of thanks on each. The jar, dubbed the "Jar of Joy," was presented to Ms. Shaw at the Valentine's party.
The students instructed Ms. Shaw to select one heart a day in the hopes that the message would put a little joy in her heart. Shaw decided to share the joy - and takes time at the beginning of each day to share the selected message with the class. Now students - and their favorite teacher - can start the day with a special note of thanks and a little more joy.
| SPORTS SNIPPETS
|Lakehill Athletes Advance to StateAfter a strong showing throughout the season, Lakehill sophomore Joseph
Nall finished 4th in the Varsity Golf Regional Tournament and will now represent Lakehill at the State Golf
Tournament on April 20-21 in Conroe, Texas.
In District Tennis competition, Zach Zwerner finished second in boys singles and Eleni Wilsmann and
Kiley Trent finished second in girls doubles. These athletes will advance to the State Finals on April 24th and 25th in Waco, Texas.
Congratulations to these outstanding student-athletes and to Coach Scott Boles and Coach Dione Lineberry. To review the complete athletic calendar, click here.
| WHAT'S HAPPENING?
|April 10 - 13
Holiday (No classes)
April 21 - 24
Summer Reading Fair
Middle School Spring Fling; 7:00pm
Lower School Spring Fling; 7:00pm
Spring Choir Concert; 7:00pm