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The Warrior Weekly
Issue: #30 April 16, 2009
In This Issue
Hip Hop Hurray
Going Green
Lakehill's Got Talent
Friends of the Family
Classroom Connections
Sports Snippets
What's Happening
Lakehill In The News
Quick Links
Week at a Glance
Lakehill Home Page
Ren Web
Lunch Menu
Bunny Games Offer Fun for All
BunnyIt was impossible to contain the excitement of the kindergarten, first, and second grade students who ran across the field last week, searching for their personalized goody bags filled with treats.

Once found, students gathered around a particularly tall rabbit (with a jazzy new vest and bowtie) and the bunny games began. From Duck, Duck, Goose to Red Light, Green Light, Lakehill's 11th grade students led their younger charges in a variety of fun games and activities.

This annual spring tradition is a much-anticipated event and a wonderful relationship-building opportunity for Lakehill's younger and older students.
Student Honored with Green Kid Award
KileyLakehill junior Kiley Trent is proud of her effort to "Go Green." Her GEM car is well known on campus, as is her passion for the environment.

Trent was honored on Saturday at Lakewood's Whole Foods Market as the recipient of the first-place prize in the Lakewood Neighborhood Association's First Annual "Green Home and Eggs" Contest. She received a $100 Whole Foods Gift Card for her efforts. Numerous friends, family, and supporters were on hand to celebrate her dedication to protecting the environment.

Kiley entered the "Green Kids" category, which was open to students aged 5 to 18. Entrants were asked to submit photos and an essay detailing their green efforts and strategies.

Kiley says environmental issues are her passion. For her essay, she wrote about her electric car, her recycling efforts at home and at school, and her efforts to lower her household's energy use. "People sometimes make fun of my car," Trent explained, "but it doesn't bother me. I love it. It's important to me to stand for something and to try to help save the world. I guess being 'green' is my way of doing that."
Students Inspired at ISAS Arts Festival
ISASMusical highlights, one-act plays, monologues, choir, band, and orchestra performances, visual art everywhere, and workshops all day long. Students attending the recent ISAS Arts Festival in Houston had only one problem...deciding how to attend all the events! 
Thirty four Lakehill students, accompanied by four faculty chaperones, attended the ISAS Festival in Houston at The Kinkaid School on April 3 - 5. The festival, billed as "An Experience Beyond Words" is an annual opportunity for students to perform, create, and display their art. They can attend workshops to perfect their craft, or try something new, just for fun.

Some 35 ISAS schools from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, and Louisiana participated in the festival. Lakehill students performed and attended many of the various events, taking full advantage of the opportunity to see what other schools are doing and how well they are doing it.  From 8:00 am until 10:00 at night, participants  scurried from one workshop to another and from one performance to the next.

Lakehill students were critiqued in several categories: visual art, theater, and music.  All of the critiques were extremely positive, and some, report the trip's sponsors, were downright inspiring.
Sisteens Fill Baskets
sisteens.familyplaceUpper School girls involved with Sisteens recently had the opportunity to lend a hand to The Family Place. The girls collected items to fill Easter Baskets for the 90 children, from babies to teenagers, who are currently staying at The Family Place.

From play dough, candy, and stuffed animals for the youngest residents to $5 gift cards for teens, the girls made sure that the baskets were full. This is the third year that the Sisteens have supported this cause.

The Family Place is the largest domestic violence service provider in the Dallas area, reaching out to thousands of victims of family violence each year. The organization, which provides over 150,000 service hours each year and feeds over 50 children everyday, could not meet the needs of those it serves without the support of groups like the Sisteens.
Playing Well
Robotics.2Children around the world have long been fascinated by LEGO, the tiny bricks that have been building magical creations for over 70 years.

Every Friday after school, an assiduous group of sixth graders gather in Melissa Carpenter's room to build their creations with LEGO.

The Robotics Club was started last year with a group of fifth grade students under the guidance of parent Debra McKnight. McKnight is offering the club to current sixth graders this year, with the help of parent Patty Pippen. Melissa Carpenter is the club sponsor.

The Club provides opportunities for armchair inventors, robotics fanatics, and LEGO builders to build and program robots that do what they want. Club members design a robot and determine what they would like it to do.

Students can decide, for example, that they want the robot to go in a straight line for three seconds, stop, turn around, and go back for three seconds. They must then program the robots on computers and download the program onto the actual "brain" of the robot they have built. Carpenter reports that the kids love developing the robots and have had amazing results.

LEGO, an abbreviation of the two Danish words - "leg godt" - means "play well." It seems that these industrious young students have taken the company's ideal to heart.
Varsity SoftballThe Varsity Softball team is currently 5-6 overall and 2-4 in district. The Lady Warriors are performing well and are currently in contention for a spot in the playoffs with four games remaining. The Lady Warriors play their last home game of the season against Brook Hill on Tuesday at 4:30pm.

The Middle School Softball team is currently undefeated and has already secured a spot in the playoffs, working toward the number one seed. The girls play at home today at 4:30pm against Prince of Peace.

To review the complete athletic calendar, click here.
April 21 - 24
Summer Reading Fair
Click here for more information.
Summer reading lists are now available online in the Monthly Bulletin!

April 21
Hamburger Luncheon
Student Council presents the annual Hamburger Luncheon on Tuesday, April 21. For the price of $3.50 for Lower School and $5.00 for Upper School, students receive a hamburger with the works, chips, drink, and dessert. The lunchroom will be closed that day, but microwaves will be available. All orders must be turned into the school office before noon on Monday, April 20.

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.