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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 2, Issue 7
October 8, 2009

In This Issue
Creative Craftmen
Celebrating the Arts
Trek Time
Classroom Connections
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?
Lakehill in the News
Quick Links
Community Partners
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Young Talent Shines at the State Fair
Big TexFall in Texas can only mean one thing - the State Fair. But for those who need a break from the artery-clogging fried butter and wallet-emptying midway games, exploring Fair Park during the fair offers a wealth of exceptional art at every turn.

Every September, as Big Tex takes his place on the fairgrounds, the Creative Arts building is transformed into a fabulous showcase of local talent. Ribbon winners in more than 1,100 categories, including canning, quilts, photography, and crafts are artfully displayed. This year's collection showcases the handiwork of several creative Lakehill fifth grade students.

Declan;s DragonWhat do you do with junk mail, recyclables, flour, water and a lot of red paint? If you are Declan Devine, you make a Paper Mache dragon to enter in the fair. The dragon, created over a six-week period during the summer, was crafted from a milk jug, cereal boxes, paper towel tubes, and other recyclables. The project aimed to demonstrate how everyday trash can be used to create something that everyone can enjoy.  Declan's project received second place in the Junior Craftsman category.
Spencer's Playground2LEGO enthusiast Spencer Gautreaux entered his creative LEGO playground in the LEGO Assemblies category for ages 8 - 11. His hard work paid off, and he received a third place showing out of numerous competitors in his category.
Jack Beieler
created a magnificent bird's nest, crafted from Crepe Myrtle branches and filled with ceramic eggs painted with poetry about nature. Jack and mom Chere Hickock worked on the creation over the summer, collecting branches from piles discarded in Lakewood. The sculpture was displayed in the green space outside the Texas Discovery Gardens. Beieler, the youngest artist to be featured in the garden sculpture show, was participating for the second consecutive year in this juried, invitation-only  event. After the Fair, Jack and his family will donate the sculpture to Lakehill's Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center for all Lakehill students to enjoy.

Learn more about the various competitions available at the State Fair of Texas here.
Three Perform Five in Ten
One-Act Plays Set for November
The Upper School Drama class will present an evening of one-act plays on November 6 and 7 at 7:00 pm. The performance, aptly named 5 in 10: A Night of Short Plays, presents five ten-minute plays, all of which are comedies.  Plays include Playwriting 101: The Rooftop Lesson and Eve and Adam: The Untold Story, both by Rich Orlaff. The third play, Happy Holidays from Anderson, Davis, Seton, and Fenner was written by James Venhaus, a former Lakehill teacher. Rumple Schmumple by Megan Gogerty and Out of Order by Cherie Bennet complete the five. The performance is suitable for Upper School students. The plays feature Upper School drama students Jordan Jacobsen, Harrison Boyd, and Whitney Beckwith and are directed by Elizabeth Schmitt.

The Lights on Broadway
 The Upper School Musical Theater class is producing an original review entitled On Broadway. The show features over 20 musical numbers centered around three group performances. Medleys from Rogers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Weber, and Hairspray will be supplemented with individual favorites. The show features songs such as "Greased Lightning" from Grease, "Big Spender" from Sweet Charity, and other solos and duets from musicals as diverse as Pippin, A Secret Garden, and Miss Saigon. Professional choreographers will help make this a two hour extravaganza of music and dance spotlighting Lakehill's talented students. Mark your calendars for November 20 and 21 at 7:00 pm and November 22 at 2:00 pm for a musical fantasy that truly offers something for everyone.
Drama in the Middle
Middle School drama students work throughout the semester, honing their skills through theater games and improvisations, culminating in two performances.

For their first performance, the Middle School drama class will narrate the annual Grandparents' Day Program on November 24. Their second performance will be the presentation of an adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at the Middle School Winter Program on December 8.

Grandparents' Day
The Grandparents' Day celebration, a time-honored tradition at Lakehill, is a showcase of the best of the performing arts. Students in kindergarten through grade 12 and all of the Choirs and Musical Theater have featured parts. Every child in kindergarten through grade 12 sings the final song, "Family Tree," which was written especially for Lakehill.

Choirs Prepare for Upcoming Performances

The Middle and Upper School Choirs will present a combined concert on December 10 in the Auditorium. The Upper School Choir, led by Tracy Herron, will perform at NorthPark Mall on December 13 at 2:00pm. The Elementary Choir, under the direction of Linda Booth, performs at NorthPark on December 15 at 10:00am. 

When they are not practicing or performing, the Upper School Choir is busy preparing for their first trip to New York City over Spring Break. While exploring the Big Apple, students will take in West Side Story on Broadway and see an opera at The Met. They will also have the opportunity to perform at St. John the Divine.
Trek Logo 2009
Get Ready for a Rockin' Run
The eleventh annual Trek for Tech is off and running! The 5K race and 1 mile fun run is a favorite fall family tradition and a great way to support Lakehill.  

Race co-chair Tricia Whisnant reports, "We have an exciting new course this year as well as live bands to help us 'rock' this run!"  Also new for 2009 is ONLINE registration, which is easy and paperless! 

Anyone may participate in events and all participants will receive the always popular Trek t-shirt with the exclusive 2009 logo and a medal at the finish line. The GRADE with the most registered participants will win a party of their choice! 

Click here to register!

The primary focus of this year's Trek for Tech is technology and equipment for the new Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center. You can help by making a donation of ANY amount to help purchase the items on the Trek for Tech Wish List - check out the specific items here.
Classroom Connections
Words, Art, and Music: Lakehill Teachers share their talents

Lakehill Middle School drama, musical theater, and Latin teacher Victoria John was recently selected by the Dallas Morning News for Community Voices, a panel of volunteer columnists who will be regular contributors to the Opinions page inside the Metro section. Voices volunteers write opinion columns every four to six weeks and are the "stars" of the weekly Sounding Off feature that appears on Sundays, in which they respond to a question of the week.


Students in Cat Huitt's Middle School art classes received a special opportunity this month to showcase pieces from their printmaking assignment. Sixteen pieces of art from Lakehill's seventh and eighth grade students are currently on display at Barnes and Noble on Northwest Highway (across from NorthPark Mall).

The art, which centers areound a "Texas" theme, will be available all month for viewing. Barnes and Noble will host a reception in honor of the young artists on October 28 from 3:15-4:00 pm.

Music teacher Linda Booth is joining with the Dallas Symphony Trumpet Section in a family concert honoring the Sunnyvale Fire Department. In addition to being a gifted pianist, Booth is also a paramedic with the Department. The free concert will be held at Sunnyvale High School on Sunday, October 11 at 4:00pm. Get more information about the concert here.
Sports Snippets
WarriorsWarriors Take Down the Falcons, 55-6
The Lakehill Warriors continued their winning streak on October 1 with a 55 - 6 victory over Heath Fulton. Lakehill's younger players led the charge on Thursday night with everyone seeing some quality playing time in the second half.
Junior Charles Burch rushed for 124 yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore Alex Alfonso caught six passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns while freshman Jonah Guedea completed four of four passes for 45 yards and one touchdown.
The Warriors are now five and one overall, with five straight wins at home. The Warriors are looking to make it six, with a home game on October 16.

Number OneBump! Set! Spike!
The Lady Warriors are on the road for the next two matches, taking on Garland on Thursday, October 8
and Canyon Creek on Tuesday, October 13.

The Lady Warriors play their last home game on Thursday, October 15. Come cheer on the teams as they take on Lutheran. JV plays at 4:00pm and Varsity plays at 5:00pm. Senior members of the team will be recognized before the Varsity match in the annual Senior Night Tradition.

Varsity Cross Country
The Lakehill Varsity Cross Country team has participated in two meets so far this season, the Lake Highlands Invitational on September 17 at Norbuck Park and the Carrollton Christian Academy Invitational on October 3 at CCA. At both meets Lakehill's teams performed well. Standouts include Joseph Nall, who finished in the top 25 (24th out of 161) runners at the Lake Highlands Invitational and John Godbey, who finished 21st overall (out of 112) at CCA. The young Lakehill team showed great promise at the Lake Highlands Invitational, placing 14th out of 23 teams.
The team's next meet will be the Eastern Hills High School Invitational (EHHS) on Saturday, October 17th at Eastern Hills High School in Fort Worth. The course, which is very fast, relatively flat, and features a stadium finish like the marathon at the Olympics, should be a great race for the students.
The team will be representing Lakehill for the first time ever in the DRC 5K at White Rock Lake on November 1 and will also be participating in Trek for Tech on November 7.

Find out about upcoming Athletic Events here.

What's Happening?
Senior Class Pansy Sale
The Senior Class is selling pansies during October! Funds raised will help offset the cost of the Holiday Luncheon. Orders are being taken during morning drop off or by contacting any senior.

Homecoming Mums
Members of Sisteens will be selling mums and garters at Middle and Upper School lunches.  All orders must be received by Friday, October 9.  Get the order form here.

October 10
Shoreline Spruce Up, Lakehill Family Day
9:00 - 11:00 am
It's time again to join Lakehill students and families at White Rock Lake to help clean up this neighborhood treasure. Meet at the parking lot at W. Lawther and Chapel Hill. All supplies will be available there. Refreshments are provided. Channel 5 will also be on site to report on Lakehill volunteers!

October 15
Parent-Teacher Conferences - no classes
Parents may call to schedule appointments with Middle School and Upper School teachers on October 8, 9, 12, and 13 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Please call Mrs. Kidder at ext. 100 to select your conference times. No appointments will be made before or after those days. Get more information here.

October 12 - 16
Lakehill Celebrates Homecoming Week!
Join in the fun of this annual tradition! Students are encouraged to dress for each day's theme and get in the spirit.
Monday - '70s Peace Out Day
Tuesday - Nerd Day
Wednesday - College Day
Friday - Blue and Green Day
An all-school pep rally will be held on Friday at 2:55pm, followed by the homecoming game that evening! Middle School plays at 4:30pm and Varsity plays at 7:30pm against district rival Rockwall Heritage.

October 21
Parent Open House at the Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Visit Lakehill's new LEED Silver certified, state-of-the-art facility in this "come and go" event. Tours will be offered at 10:15, 10:45, and 11:15 am. Join us to experience this wonderful facility!

November 7

Trek for Tech

Leading to success.