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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 2, Issue 19
January 21, 2010

In This Issue
Going Green
Helping Haiti
Green Kid
Community Spotlight
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?
Lakehill in the News
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Going Green
Environmental Summit Connects Community
ESC.3Lakehill will have the opportunity to showcase its LEED silver certified Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center during its first annual Environmental Summit. The Summit is a free speaker series for parents, local business owners, and community members.

The first event, Going Green with Your Business, will be geared toward small business owners. The event, which will be held February 23 from 8:30 - 11:00am, is co-sponsored by Professional Bank, Lakewood-area Women in Business, and Park Cities-area Women in Business. Anna Clark, president of EarthPeople, will be speaking on Ten Reasons to Green your Small Business - and Five Ways to Do It. EarthPeople is a consulting and communications firm that helps clients of all sizes save money and bolster their brands through profitable green strategies. Other speakers are currently being added on a variety of topics, including Green Marketing and How Green Can Benefit the Bottom Line. Numerous businesses will also be on hand to display their green products and services.

"The Environmental Science Center is truly an amazing facility," explained Headmaster Roger Perry. "This is a wonderful opportunity to share this facility with our parents and those in the community. We want to help bring people together to exchange information and learn from each other."

The second seminar, Green Living, is scheduled for April 28 and targets those interested in making their lives more green. Future seminars on Green Building and Green at Any Age are also being planned.

For more information about the Environmental Summit, to reserve a place at the free February event, or to find out about opportunities to speak or secure exhibit space, click here. Although there is no cost to attend or exhibit at the event, reservations are required.
Helping Haiti
Students Join Together in School-wide Effort
On January 12, a devastating 7.0 earthquake struck just off the Haitian capital of  Port-au-Prince. A powerful aftershock struck Haiti Wednesday morning, adding to the stress of the children and families affected by the earthquake.

According to news reports, the disaster, now in its second week, has had a two-fold impact beyond its dire toll in deaths and injuries: It has both wiped out the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Haitians and crippled virtually all critical services and infrastructure needed for aid distribution.

While governments, aid organizations, and citizens around the world are joining forces to offer their support to Haiti, the Lakehill family is busy organizing as well. A school-wide relief effort is underway to provide financial resources in the short term and non-monetary support in the longer term. Classes, clubs, teams, and individuals have come forward wanting to organize relief efforts.

Lakehill will continue its long standing partnership with UNICEF by channeling all proceeds from its Haiti Relief projects through the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. The organization is absorbing all associated administrative costs so that 100% of every dollar donated will support UNICEF's relief efforts for children in Haiti.

Numerous student projects are underway. While each group is approaching their task in a different way, the goal is the same: to provide immediate relief to the people of Haiti.  Next week's Warrior Weekly will highlight the various efforts around Lakehill and ways that students, families, and friends can help.
Green Kid
Anders.Garden Student Honored for Environmental Efforts
Anders Ekstrom says that everyone can be green - they just have to start somewhere. The Lakehill second grader was recently recognized by the Lakewood Neighborhood Association (LNA) as a Grand Prize winner in the group's second annual Green Home and Eggs Contest.

Anders entered the "Just for Kids" category, which was open to students aged 5 to 18. Entrants were asked to research their home's current energy use and to submit photos and an essay detailing their green efforts. As the first-place category winner, Anders received a  certificate of achievement and a $100 gift card to Whole Foods.

"This contest honors those who are truly going above and beyond," explained LNA's Allison Parker. "The committee felt that Anders truly embodied what we were looking for in our grand prize winner. He works to make his home more green, but he is also involved in the community, volunteering every month by cleaning up shoreline at White Rock Lake. We were also impressed by the organic vegetable garden he planted at his home."

"I think every kid counts--and that everyone can make a difference," explained Anders. "I make sure to turn off the lights whenever I leave my room and I made a pledge in class to turn off the water every time I brush my teeth. Sometimes the small things all add up to make a big thing." 
Community Spotlight
National Honor Society Begins Canned Food Drive
While Lakehill and the rest of the world turn their hearts and wallets toward Haiti, the National Honor Society (NHS) is making sure that other needs are taken care of closer to home.

The NHS is coordinating a school wide effort to collected canned goods for the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB). "While we absolutely need to help the people of Haiti, we must also remember that the economic situation in this country has resulted in a huge drain on the resources of neighborhood non-profits," explained NHS co-sponsor Kyle Smith. "During this time if year - right after the holidays - canned food supplies are at an all time low. We felt that the time was right to lend a hand."

The canned food drive will begin Monday, January 25 and will run for three weeks. Collection boxes will be placed throughout the building and near the entrances.

The NTFB is most in need of the following items: 
  • Canned meats/tuna/chicken/ham
  • Soups/Stew/Chili
  • Dried/Canned Beans
  • Nuts/Peanut Butter
  • Hot/Dry Cereals/Cereal Bars
  • Canned Vegetables/Vegetable Soup/Juice
  • Canned/Dried Fruits/100% Fruit Juices
  • Healthy Snack Items (crackers, pretzels, pudding)
  • Evaporated/Powdered Milk
  • Baby Food/Infant Formula

The NTFB seeks to eliminate Hunger by distributing food and grocery products through a network of nonprofit organizations while providing education and increasing community awareness on the issue of hunger.
Sports Snippets
Warriors Basketball Continues through early February
Don't miss the chance to see the Lakehill Warriors in action!

View the complete Athletic Calendar
What's Happening?
Beginning January 5
Bring your old cell phones for Cells for Soldiers. Get more information here.

January 22
Hamburger Luncheon
Student Council presents the annual Hamburger Luncheon on Friday, January 22. For the price of $3.50 for Lower School and $5.00 for Upper School, students receive a hamburger with the works, chips, drink, and dessert. The lunchroom will be closed that day, but microwaves will be available.
January 23
Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake

January 25 - February 12
National Honor Society Canned Food Drive

January 30
K-12 Admission Testing for new students

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 to attend.

February 16
Parent Faculty Club (PFC) Meeting, 7:00pm
Meredith Zerner of the Cooper Clinic Nutrition Department will speak on Healthy Eating and Healthy Living: Focusing On Family Wellness. Parents will also learn more about the upcoming PFC Auction, Groovin' In The Garden.  This is a great time to drop off your items to be donated to the auction! Child care will be provided for children ages 5-12. Children will watch a movie in the Lower School library. For childcare, please RSPV to Tina Simpson by 10:00am on February 16.

March 6
Lakehill Benefit Auction, Groovin' in the Garden
Welcome Back to School!