|Lakehill Students Bring Home State Medals
student-athletes made an exciting run in the TAPPS 3A State Tennis Tournament
24th and 25th in Waco, bringing home second-place medals
in Girls Doubles
and Boys Singles
Junior Kiley Trent
and sophomore Eleni Wilsmann
advanced to the state tournament after finishing second in the
district tournament behind the top ranked duo from Tyler All Saints.
Lakehill girls brought their best tennis of the year to the State tournament as they
made their way through the brackets in convincing fashion. In the end, their
valiant effort brought them back to that same top ranked duo from Tyler All
Saints who ended up taking the State crown 6-2 and 6-1.
sophomore Zach Zwerner
upset the number one seed in the semi-final round
before dropping the championship round to Dallas Lutheran's Levi Chilton in two
exciting sets, 7-6 and 7-5.
These students join sophomore Joseph Nall
among Lakehill's State Stars. Nall, a sophomore, recently secured his place among the top
private and parochial school golfers in Texas
. Nall competed against one
hundred boys from across Texas to bring home the 10th place medal
in the State Tournament
. His performance at State qualifies him for the 82nd Texas State Junior Championship.
Athletic Director Bob
Yttredahl explained, "Just to be able to say you made it to State, that
shows how hard you worked at improving your game. To bring home a
medal at this level of competition is phenomenal."
ONE BEAUTIFUL BUS
|PFC Presents Keys to a Generous Gift
Lakehill received a special delivery on Wednesday morning--a new bus--thanks to the generosity of the Lakehill Parent Faculty Club (PFC). The bus was purchased with funds raised from the PFC Benefit Auction which was held in March.
PFC President and Auction Chairs Colleen McCall and Lori Trent were on hand Wednesday to present the "key" to the bus to Mr. Perry. "We are extremely grateful to the PFC for their tireless efforts on behalf of the School. This gift is something that will benefit every child at Lakehill for many years to come," said Mr. Perry.
The new bus, which holds 48 students and proudly features the Lakehill colors and logo, will be used to transport students between the Main Campus and the new Environmental Science Center which opens in the fall. It will also be used for athletics and other school activities.
Thanks to everyone who supported the auction and helped make this much-needed gift possible!
|NO BONES ABOUT IT
|Lower School Students Perform Spring Fling
The sounds of spring echoed through the halls of
Lakehill, as Lower
School students presented their Spring
Fling on Thursday, April 23 in the Wyly Auditorium.
The program was
based on the mini-musical "Bones" by Janet Gardner. The show centers around Sam, the custodian, who accidentally knocks over a famous skeleton. Chaos ensues as the disconnected bones have amnesia from the fall and have no idea who they are - or where they belong! Thus begins the journey as nerves, muscles, and bones learn about each other on the road to reconnection.
This foot-tapping musical featured the fourth grade as
the actors and a variety of musical performances from all Lower School classes and the Elementary Choir. The students were under the direction of Linda Booth.
MARK TWAIN DAY
|Students Celebrate Literature and Childhood
Lakehill's ninth annual Mark Twain Day celebrated the end of a fifth grade unit of
study on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
. The book's timeless and universal theme prompted those in attendance to create their own youthful adventures and to celebrate and embrace the wonder and freedom of childhood.
This year's event
offered fourth through sixth grade students the chance to have fun the
old-fashioned way: with sack races, bobbing for apples, horseshoes, and even fence painting. Students competed against themselves and each other in a variety of good-natured contests, including watermelon seed spitting, pie-eating, and bragging.
Many children dressed in costume as Becky, Tom, and
Huck. Lakehill's own Julie Riggs joined in the fun as the Widow Douglas, while John Trout added authenticity as Judge Thatcher. Fifth
graders were required to prepare a miniature raft made of craft sticks, twigs,
and other natural materials. Although these were jury-graded ahead of time, they still had to
pass a final flotation trial to win top honors.
Fifth grade literature teacher Julie
Riggs observed, "It is
always fun to see the kid's enthusiasm for these no-frills games. This festival
helps modern kids enjoy the fun
of play - powered only by youthful energy and imagination."
TOO GOOD TO THROW AWAY
|New Bin to Help Recycling Efforts
The new Recycle Bin is in place and will be open to Lakehill families on Mondays from 7:15 - 8:00am and 2:45 - 3:30pm.
To get to the
dumpster, enter through the gate on Westlake by the practice field. The
bin is located near the bus parking area. The gate will be open during
the listed times.
The new bin accepts
paper, milk cartons and juice boxes, aluminum, glass, plastics (#1, #2, #3, #4,
#5 and #7 - but not #6, which is styrofoam) and cardboard that has been broken
down. No food waste or paper products with biological fluids on them are accepted and no tissue
or paper towels please! Lakehill will receive a 25% of the revenue from our recycling efforts.
|KNIGHTS TO REMEMBER
Students Visit Medieval Times
Seventh graders recently took a break from history class and their
study of the medieval period to take a step back in time. This journey to the eleventh
century included epic battles, jousting
tournaments, royal feasts, and knights - all in the comfort of the Medieval Times castle.
From high above, castle royalty presided over their four-course
feast (enjoyed without utensils, of course) as they witnessed the
knights partake in tournament-style games in an authentic medieval tournament,
complete with Hollywood-style special effects.
Although Lakehill's particular knight was defeated in the
tournament, chivalry was alive and well in the Middle Ages, and the girls
received flowers in appreciation for their cheers.
|THE COLLEGE LIFE
|Eighth Grade Visits College
Lakehill's eighth grade students got a jump start on the
college search process last Wednesday as they visited the
University of Texas at Arlington.
Students were met by an admissions officer who gave a brief overview of the university and
described some of the programs offered. The students toured the campus, enjoyed the Earth Day activities, and visited UT Arlington's renowned planetarium. They even got a true "taste" of college life - in the university food court.
|Students Benefit from Guest Lecturer
Juniors and seniors in Grace Evans' AP Biology class are busy preparing for the national AP test on May 11. The AP curriculum covers anatomy and physiology, and students have benefited from several guest lectures this term from Dr. John E. Pippen.
Dr. Pippen, a medical oncologist at the Baylor-Sammons
in Dallas, treats a large number of patients with
breast cancer and is actively involved in clinical trials with the US Oncology
Dr. Pippen spoke to the class on three
different occasions where he discussed the cardiovascular system, the immune system and the use of chemotherapy
to treat cancer, and the pros
and cons of stem cell use in research and treatment.
| SPORTS SNIPPETS
Three Lakehill students qualified in the District Track Meet
for regional competition. These Regional qualifiers
, who had to place in the top two in their respective events at district in order to qualify, include:
- 100 Meter HurdlesMandi
- 1600 Meters
Congratulations to these outstanding Lakehill athletes. The Regional Track Meet
will be held on April 30th
in Argyle. The top four in each event will advance to the State Track Meet in Waco.
To review the complete athletic calendar, click here.
The Varsity Softball
team ended the season on a positive note, splitting two games with Tyler All Saints on Friday in
Tyler. Although the girls lost the first
game, they came back to take the second one--an encouraging end
to the season for this promising young team. Middle School Baseball and Softball
Middle School Baseball and Softball Playoffs
set for April 30 have been canceled. District results were awarded based on season results. The Girls' Softball
team was awarded first place
in District and the Boys' Baseball
team placed third
. Congratulations to these outstanding Middle School teams!
| WHAT'S HAPPENING?
Spring Choir Concert;
7:00pm May 1Cheerleading Permission Forms Due
Lakehill's Upper School Choir takes the stage for
their final performance of the year tonight in the Wyly auditorium.
May 1st is the deadline for students to turn in their permission
forms for cheering in 2009 - 2010.
Summer Camps Registration Due!
Don't forget to turn in Summer Camps registration forms by Friday!
Junior Senior Ring Luncheon
May 9Family and Alumni Shoreline Spruce-Up9:00 - 11:00am
Middle School Drama Club Play; 3:15pm
The Drama Club will perform The Turn of the Ties, an original play by Julie Riggs.
Join us for a few hours with family and friends and help make Lakehill's adopted shoreline at White Rock Lake beautiful! Meet in the parking lot at W. Lawther and Chapel Hill. Cleaning supplies will be available. Coffee, juice, and pastries will be served.
May 14 and 15
Middle School Musical
Musical Theater students will perform Guys and Dolls, Jr. on Thursday, May 14
at 9:00am and Friday, May 15 at 7:00pm.
May 15Lower School Field Day; 1:00 - 3:00pm
Contact Sharon Mansfield at firstname.lastname@example.org
to volunteer for this fun event!
PROM PHOTOS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
|Lakehill Upper School students celebrated Prom on Saturday night at a Student-Council sponsored, Godfather-themed event. The Prom was held at 201 N. Harwood, thanks to a loaned downtown space from Lawrence Sweeney. Tyler Redington and Rachael Mozelewski were crowned Prom Queen and King.
Tom Hussey Photography donated the photography services, which can be viewed and ordered here.You will need the username and password listed below.