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The Warrior Weekly
Issue: #31 April 23, 2009
In This Issue
Spring Fling
Service to Others
Hamburger Luncheon
Shakespeare and the Written Word
Earth Day, Every Day
Classroom Connections
Sports Snippets
What's Happening
Lakehill In The News
Quick Links
Week at a Glance
Lakehill Home Page
Ren Web
Lunch Menu
Middle School Students Captivate Crowd
springflingAs guests filled the auditorium in anticipation of a music-filled evening, Lakehill sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students prepared to entertain. The Middle School Spring Fling, held on Tuesday evening, featured a variety of musical performances from students enrolled in the Performing Arts this semester.

The sixth grade opened the show with four songs in four languages, including one each in Italian, Latin, German, and English. The choir is under the direction of Tracy Herron. Musical accompaniment was provided by Linda Booth on piano.

The choir was followed by the seventh and eighth grade Musical Theater students, who performed a selection of songs from their upcoming performance of Guys and Dolls, Jr.  to be performed in its entirety on May 14 at 9:00 am and May 15 at 7:00 pm. The students are under the direction of Victoria John and Linda Booth.

The sounds of spring will again echo through the halls of Lakehill on Thursday evening, as the Lower School students present their Spring Fling at 7:00 pm in the auditorium.
Lakehill Students Dedicated to Their Community
Bayles.1Lakehill's 8th and 11th grade students join together again this spring to complete two projects for a local elementary school. 

On Saturday, April 18th, students hosted eight booths at the Bayles Elementary School "Spring Fling" Carnival.  The student-run booths ranged from putt putt and beach ball basketball to beaded bracelet making and face painting.

Lakehill and Bayles students alike had a great time. Everyone is looking forward to meeting again at the annual Kite Day at Perry Field on May 2.

K-9 ClassicWhile the 8th and 11th graders were lending a hand at Bayles, it was all "paws" on deck for a group of Lakehill sophomores.

The first annual Samuell Grand Recreation Center K-9 Classic was a barking success, thanks to the help of these 10th grade volunteers.

Students ran concessions, greeted and surveyed attendees, served as photographers and videographers, and patted a lot of dogs. Some volunteers went above and beyond, walking the adoption dogs as they waited for a new home, and in some cases, taking a new pet with them when they left.

Lakehill is proud of all its student volunteers this year and commends them for their service to others. Gandhi taught, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Lakehill students truly exemplify Gandhi's wish. This year alone, Lakehill students, from kindergarten to 12th grade, have willingly dedicated thousands of hours to making the world a better place.
Student Council Serves 'Em Up Hot
HamburgerMembers of Lakehill's Student Council fired up the grill on Tuesday, April 21 for their annual Hamburger Luncheon. For more than 25 years, students and faculty at Lakehill have willingly chowed down for a good cause.

For the price of $3.50 for Lower School and $5.00 for Upper School, students received a flame-broiled hamburger with the works, chips, lemonade, and an ice cream sundae.

Money raised helps fund Student Council events and activities such as this weekend's Prom. This year's Council dished out over 350 burgers, and raised over $600 from their efforts.

Says Student Council President Mandi Fox, "I think the event was a huge success. We added the sundaes this year and everyone really loved them." 
The Bard's Words Brought to Life
shakespeareThe Shakespeare Dallas program Shakespeare on the Go, a one-of-a-kind supplemental arts learning program, is designed to make Shakespeare accessible to students.

On April 14, Lakehill's 6th - 12th graders were able to attend a unique performance of Shakespeare and the Written Word. The performance focused on Shakespeare's use of language through the exploration of works like Romeo and Juliet and Shakespeare's Sonnets.
The program offered a fun, interactive way for students to explore the wonderful world of language through word games, a focus on vocabulary, and the use of Shakespearian quotes and monologues. Students were invited to the stage to further the hands-on learning.
Prior to this visit, Upper School Theater students were able to participate in a Master Class with Shakespeare Dallas' Director of Education and training Valerie Haus-Smith.
The Master Class gave students a detailed overview of the mechanics behind Shakespeare's works and covered such topics as physical and vocal warm up, theater games, and iambic pentameter.
According to Shakespeare Dallas materials, "We don't expect students to tackle calculus without prior math training. So why should we expect them to comprehend language arts without a foundation in Shakespeare?"

"Shakespeare on the Go is a great way for Lakehill to bring the Bard's words to life for the students. Their use of live actors, projections, and students from the audience kept all age levels engaged," said English and Theater Arts teacher Elizabeth Schmitt.
Third Graders Lend a Hand
earth dayThird grade students in Heather Hopper's class started their Earth Day celebration by helping some of their first grade friends. Each of the third grade students was paired with one from first grade and read a book to them on an environmental topic. After reading, students completed an Earth Day craft together. Once finished, the first graders selected a book to read to their new third grade friend.
Sitting Pretty
computerStudents in Michael Cummings' sixth grade Computer class got a special visit last week from Debbie Buckingham, an Assistant Clinical Professor and Fieldwork Instructor at Texas Women's University School of Occupational Therapy.
Buckingham spoke to students about proper posture when typing on the computer. She shared with students the lasting effects of improper typing habits such carpal tunnel syndrome. Buckingham and two of her students visited with each of the students in the class to show them how to properly sit in Lakehill's computer lab. 

As the old adage says, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Many experts suggest the following to reduce risk: use a properly set-up workstation; use correct posture including keyboard and pointing device techniques; and, most importantly, take frequent rest breaks.
Lakehill sophomore Joseph Nall has secured his place among the top ten private and parochial school golfers in Texas. Nall competed this week in the TAPPS 3A State Golf Tournament, held April 20-21 in Conroe. One hundred boys from across the state of Texas competed in the two-day tournament.
Joseph's position in a three-way tie for tenth (the last medal) landed him in a Sudden Death playoff starting on the 10th hole.
The competition narrowed to two players after one dropped out on the 10th. Although a bad drive forced him to chip out onto the fairway, Joseph landed his pitch shot twenty feet from the pin and made an impressive putt to win the playoff. Nall took the 10th place medal, a tremendous accomplishment for this outstanding young player.

Joseph's performance at state qualifies him for the 82nd Texas State Junior Championship, to be held July 27-29 in Austin.


BaseballThe Varsity Baseball team is performing well with a young team in a tough district. The Warriors play their last home games of the season against Carrollton Christian today at 5:00pm and against Frisco Legacy on Monday.

The Middle School Baseball team has already secured their spot in the Playoffs. The boys play at Shelton today at 4:00pm. The Middle School Baseball and Softball teams are at home for the Playoffs on Tuesday, April 28. The #1 and #4 seeds play at noon and #2 and #3 seeds play at 2:00pm. The Lakehill girls will be a #1 seed and the boys will be a #3 seed.

Good luck to Kiley Trent, Eleni Wilsmann, and Zack Zwerner as they compete Friday in the State Tennis finals in Waco.

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 23
Lower School Spring Fling; 7:00pm

April 26
Upper School Prom

April 30
Spring Choir Concert; 7:00pm

May 15
Lower School Field Day
Leading to success.