Duke University Talent Identification Program
|Seven Lakehill Students Selected for State Honors
Seventy-eight percent of the Lakehill seventh graders who elected to
take the SAT as part of the Duke
University Seventh Grade
Talent Search received State Recognition.
Lakehill congratulates John
(Critical Reading and Writing), Alexandra Fincher
(Writing), Cameron Gavinski
(Math), Matthew Graff
(Critical Reading), Daniel
(Critical Reading), Hudson Trent
(Writing), and Ethan Weil
Reading and Writing) for their outstanding achievement.
The Duke University Seventh Grade Talent Search, now in its twenty-ninth year, is the
largest program of its kind in the nation, and identifies academically talented seventh graders based on standardized test scores achieved while attending elementary or middle school.
Candidates are identified and invited to complete either the
SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT Assessment college entrance examination. The goal is to assist young people with excellent
mathematical or verbal aptitude by providing them with information about
their abilities and introducing them to a network of services and enrichment programs.
Students who select to take the SAT must meet at least one of
the following criteria to qualify for State Recognition: a Math score of 520 or greater; a Critical Reading score of 510 or greater, a Writing score of 500 or greater; or two of the three following scores: Math, 510; Critical Reading, 500;
These seven Lakehill students will be further honored in June at a Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) State Recognition Ceremony.
|Fifth Grade Shares Memories with Seniors
Fifth grade students recently completed reading Tom Sawyer, and discussing its theme of celebrating childhood. As a culmination to their study, students recently visited Juliette Fowler Homes, to spend time with the residents and let them reflect on their own childhood.
Students were divided into groups of three, with an interviewer, photographer, and stenographer. Groups were paired with residents, and spent time interviewing them about their own childhood. The students took pictures and made notes of their conversations. The students will write up the stories into a booklet which will be reproduced
and given to the senior residents at a party for students and residents at Juliette Fowler on May 22.
Prior to their visit, the group discussed how gifts of time
are some of the best gifts we can give, and asking a person to reminisce is a
caring act. Juliette Fowler Community Service Director, Cindy Wabner, expressed her appreciation, "This was certainly a win-win for everyone. We all had a great day. So many residents wanted to participate and spend time with the children."
|Choir Performs Spring Concert
Lakehill's Choir took the stage last week for their final performance of the year. The Spring Concert, featuring the vocal talents of sixth through twelfth graders, was a beautiful and fitting end to a highly successful year.
The program featured a variety of performances by the Upper School's Lakehill Chorale, the Chorale Men, and the Lakehill Singers. The sixth grade choir and the Allegro Singers, Lakehill's Middle School Choir, were also featured in the program. All of the groups joined together onstage for a stunning performance of Like an Eagle, a fantastic ending to the evening. The students were under the direction of Tracy Herron, with accompaniment by Linda Booth on the piano.
The program capped off a stellar year for the Choir, with numerous performances and recognitions, including all "1s" at the recent Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) Concert and Sight
Reading Festival. Middle School Choir students will celebrate their success at the upcoming Middle School Performing Arts Banquet and Awards Ceremony on May 19 while Upper School will celebrate on May 21.
Colonial Game Day is a Trip to the Past
Lakehill third graders gathered in the cafeteria recently to
celebrate the culmination of their study of colonial American life. The
student-run activity booths included a butter churning booth, where students
and parents learned that whipping cream, a touch of salt, and a lot of shaking
can make tasty, home-made butter.
Other booths taught quill-writing, dying
fabric with berries, weaving, and printmaking. Students also enjoyed a variety
of games that colonial children played, including Quoits, Game of the Goose,
Blacksmith, and Sign of the Times. Students also enjoyed making pomander balls from oranges, cinnamon, and
cloves, and taking a break at
the Teacher Snack Bar to have a taste of cider and a ginger snap.
The Varsity Track
completed its season on Thursday, April 30 at the
Regional Track Meet in Argyle. The team's only senior, Mandi Fox
, threw a season best
27' 8" in the shot put and finished one place away from qualifying for State.
Sophomore Charles Burch
finished a hard fought race and showed great potential
when he improved his Mile time by 17 seconds from his season best last year.
Freshman Ruth Godbey
also looks to have a promising future in the 100 Meter Hurdles. She was one of the only two freshmen in the entire state who qualified for the Regional meet. Congratulations to these outstanding Lakehill athletes.
The Varsity Baseball
team ended their season on a strong note, beating Prince of Peace in a District match up. The Warriors performed well with a young team in a tough district, finishing 2-8 in district and 4-14
At last week's District Certification meeting, five Lakehill athletes were selected with All-District honors. Congratulations to these fine athletes on this important recognition.
Middle School Track
Morgan Lineberry - First Team All District
Chaz Seeds - Second Team All District
Tyler Redington - Honorable Mention
Austin Simpson - Honorable Mention
Alan Cox - Honorable Mention
will compete in District Meet On Tuesday, May 12. Varsity and Middle School Sports
will join together for the first time for the Athletic Banquet
, to be held at Eddie Deen's Ranch on May 14 at 6:00pm.
May 8 - 22
Middle School Drama Club Play; 3:15pm
The Drama Club will perform The Turn of the Ties, an original play by Julie Riggs.
Upper School Locker Clean Out sponsored by NJHS
For more information, see here
May 9Family and Alumni Shoreline Spruce-Up9:00 - 11:00am
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 West Lawther and Chapel Hill. Cleaning supplies will be available. Coffee, juice, and pastries will be served. For more information, click here
. View a map of the lake and Lakehill's adopted area (#17) here
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 email@example.com
to volunteer for this fun event! For more information, see here
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