|Lakehill Athletes Receive All-District Honors
Coaches from the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools
(TAPPS) met recently to bestow the coveted honor
of All-District teams for Varsity Football.
Six-Man Division I District 2 Football is comprised of four
schools, including Lakehill, Greenville Christian School, Heritage Christian Academy, and The Covenant School. Eight Lakehill athletes were recognized with twelve awards. The following Lakehill students
Second Team All-District - Stephen Thompson
Honorable Mention - Austin Simpson
Second Team All-District - Harrison Boyd
Honorable Mention - Cris McCarty
Second Team All-District - Alex Alfonso
Second Team All-District - Mac Kelly
Second Team All-District - Mac KellyOffense
Honorable Mention - Beau Bunger
First Team All-District - Harrison Boyd
Honorable Mention - Charles Burch
Second Team All-District - Mac Kelly
Honorable Mention - Mac Kelly
was also named to the All-District Sportsmanship Team.
Congratulations to these outstanding athletes on their achievements.
|An Author Among Us
Margi Evans Shares Original Story
Santa has a problem. His bag of presents has grown so large that there
is no room for it - and him - in the sleigh. Ever the problem solver,
Santa learns to rely on his friends - Moms and Dads all around the
world - to help. Parents begin to help Santa distribute presents on
Christmas Eve, often surprising him with their creativity, and the
North Pole Parents Network is born.
Margi Evans often shared
this story with her own children when they were small and they began
asking why there were so many Amazon boxes arriving during the
holidays. Now Evans has written down her story and is sharing it with
other Lakehill children. On a recent December afternoon, she read the
story to Mrs. Brooks'
class during their library time. Students shared her enthusiasm, with
many deciding it was "their favorite holiday story ever."
story has evolved over the years, Evans says it still makes her happy
each time she reads it to children. "I love hearing the children's
comments and discovering how they
perceive the magic of the holidays," she explains. "My favorite
question was 'How does
Santa have internet service at the North Pole? Does he have his own
Evans says she would love to see this story published
someday and is thrilled that third grade teacher Jenny Livengood has volunteered to
illustrate The North Pole Parents Network. Evans explains, "Jenny's enthusiasm is contagious
and I am sure she will capture the cheerful innocence of this story.
Even if we aren't able to get this story published, just sharing it
with others has been so rewarding."
Groovin' in the Garden
Lakehill PFC Plans Benefit Auction
It's Auction time.
Can you dig it?
Join the entire Lakehill community for a groovin' good time
on March 6, 2010 at the Texas
at Fair Park.
Parents should receive an informational packet in the mail
soon. Auction chairs Michelle Crow, Tora Greene, and Elizabeth Ferguson say
it's not too late to get involved. Contact Michelle Crow to help to make this
year's auction another great success!
Peace, Love, and Lakehill.
Sisteens Tickled Pink over Project
Members of Sisteens, a service organization for Upper School
girls, are tickled pink over the results of their recent "Pink for the
Cure" service project. By purchasing a pink bracelet for $5, students and
faculty earned the right to wear jeans on January 14--as long as they were
wearing their pink bracelet.
Sisteens has long supported the efforts of Komen for the
Cure. Initially, the group sponsored two or three students or faculty members
to run in the October "Race for the Cure" by paying their $35 participation
fee. Three years ago, Scout Garnsey entered Upper
School with the idea that Sisteens
could raise more money for the Foundation by "running" their own campaign
at school. With that change, the group went from donating $70-$100 to an
average of $1,000 per year.
Tapping into everyone's love of wearing blue
jeans, the group started selling "jeans passes" for a donation of $5 per person. With
their jeans, supporters are required to wear the pink item chosen for that year by the
Sisteens, ranging from pink pins and ribbons to this year's pink bracelets.
This year's tally is approaching $1100, just topping last-year's
then record-breaking $1095. Organizers say the campaign has a real connection
for people - so many have a friend or family member who has faced breast
cancer. Sponsor Dienna Poll notes the progress that has been made in treating
breast cancer and in breast cancer awareness. "We know our donations are
working," she explains.
Members of Sisteens say they are thrilled to increase their
donation to Komen for the Cure. Before the final tally is even in, Garnsey is
already thinking about next year's effort. And that, explains sponsor Casey
Pike, is what Sisteens is all about - allowing young ladies like Scout to take
charge of a project and make a difference in the lives of others.
|Warriors Bring Home District Win
Lakehill's Varsity Boys Basketball team got their first
district win on January 12 against Richardson Canyon Creek, defeating the
At times it seemed Canyon Creek, the two-time undefeated State
Champions in 11-man football, really wanted to play football on the basketball
court. The Warriors kept their composure while still playing hard and physical.
Lakehill displayed true team basketball, offering a balanced
attack. Joseph Nall contributed 18 points while Austin Simpson contributed nine
points, six rebounds and four blocks. John Godbey and Mac Kelly each put in
seven points, followed by Harrison Boyd with six, Blake Bishop with four, and Jimmy
LaBrie with three.
Coach Bob Yttredahl summed up the game by saying, "It was
the most focused and determined our entire team has been thus far. We are in a
very difficult district, so to get a win on the road was huge for us. It was a
great basketball environment and I think we may have had more fans there than
Canyon Creek. The guys really fed off of our fans' enthusiasm throughout the
View the complete Athletic Calendar here.
|Beginning January 5
Bring your old cell phones for Cells for Soldiers. Get more information here.
PFC Executive Committee Meeting
1:30 - 3:00pm
MLK Holiday - no school
Fourth Grade Fly-Up
Student Council Hamburger Luncheon
Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake
February 9, 6:30-7:30 pm
College Night for Sophomores
Mrs. Dondis will discuss PSAT scores as well as introduce topics related to the
college process itself. All sophomores and their parents are encouraged