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The Warrior Weekly
Issue: #29 April 9, 2009
In This Issue
Musical Bonding
A Common Language
Kindergarten Capers
A Look at Books
Classroom Connections
Sports Snippets
What's Happening
Lakehill In The News
Quick Links
Week at a Glance
Lakehill Home Page
Ren Web
Lunch Menu
Summer Camps
Students Spend Time with Composer
Victoria BondLakehill 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 Symphony Center 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.
Math, Spanish, and French Students Honored
Math.LanguageThree 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
EggDropSpring 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).
beach day 
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.
PFC Hosts Summer Reading Book Fair
book fairLakehill'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.

Parents 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.
Hearty Thanks
Jar of JoyFor 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.
Lakehill Athletes Advance to State
After 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.
April 10 - 13
Holiday (No classes)

April 21 - 24

Summer Reading Fair

April 21
Middle School Spring Fling; 7:00pm

April 23
Lower School Spring Fling; 7:00pm

April 30
Spring Choir Concert; 7:00pm
Leading to success.