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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 2, Issue 21
February 4, 2010

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Stellar Spirit
True Colors
Classroom Connections
Sports Snippets
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Stellar Spirit
Activities Abound During Basketball Spirit Week 
BeauSweetheart School Spirit is the feeling you get when you attend a game or watch a Pep Rally. It's the feeling that everyone is proud of their team, their school, and the students who attend there.

Lakehill's school spirit was in full swing this week as students celebrated Basketball Spirit Week. A lively Pep Rally on Tuesday afternoon set the stage for the week's events. At the end of each basketball season, it is a Lakehill tradition to select the students who exemplify the best team spirit by participation in basketball-related activities. Nominees for Basketball Beau and Sweetheart were announced at the Pep Rally and included Harrison Boyd, Hagen Hauschild, Mac Kelly, and Joseph Nall for Beau and Jacy Franklin, Kara Gamboa, Eshe Rasheed, and Kiley Trent for Sweetheart.

In a special ceremony following the Varsity Girls' game on Tuesday night, Mac Kelly and Kiley Trent, both seniors, were chosen as Basketball Beau and Sweetheart by their teammates. The Sweetheart is selected by the boys' basketball team and the Beau is selected by the girls' basketball team. Kelly and Trent are both co-captains of their respective teams.

The Spirit continues on Thursday night as Lakehill seniors take to the court in their last game. Senior players Mac Kelly, Harrison Boyd, Hagen Hauschild, Kiley Trent, and Jacy Franklin will be honored during "Senior Night" as they play their last basketball game for the Warriors.
True Colors
Color Wars
Color Wars Promote Class Unity, School Spirit
Spirit Week at Lakehill meant the return of a favorite new tradition, the second-annual Color Wars celebration. The event was initiated by the Student Council as a means of strengthening school spirit and class unity through a variety of friendly class competitions. Color Wars coincide with the Warriors Basketball season, serving as a foundation for Spirit Week.  Colors Wars brought a variety of fun and games designed to showcase a wide variety of talents. From the artist to the athlete, all Upper School students were able to participate.
Points were tallied as the contests continued throughout the week. Athletic pursuits ranged from a basketball relay to tug-of-war. Everyone could participate in contests like Teacher Trivia and Name that Player. And what class contest would be complete without a good old-fashioned pie eating contest?
Students also accumulated points throughout the week for attending athletic events and wearing their class colors. The winning class will be announced at the culminating event, a Love and Basketball-themed Sock Hop held on Thursday night in the Lakehill Gym.
Basketball Head Coach and Athletic Director Bob Yttredahl says he is inspired by the overwhelming display of school spirit this week.  "We all need to thank Ms. Hauschild and the Student Council for putting the Spirit Week together. There are very few schools that have this type of a week for basketball, so we are very fortunate. It is a great avenue for the students to display their Lakehill Pride!"
Classroom Connections
Sounds of the Symphony
Trumpet.1 On Tuesday, February 2, students in kindergarten, first, and second grades traveled to the Meyerson Symphony Center to hear the Dallas Symphony play a program entitled "Musical Families."

During the concert, students were able to hear the various instruments alone and in groups. They learned that instruments are grouped into families that have similarities much like the students' own families. Some of their favorite pieces were "Dance of the Mirlitons" from the Nutcracker and the "Ride of the Valkyries" by Wagner.

Tom Booth, a member of the DSO trumpet section, paid a special visit to Lakehill's kindergarten and first grade music classes the week before the concert. Students learned how the sound on a brass instrument is produced and heard sections of a few of the pieces on the concert. Mr. Booth also showed them some special effects - mutes, horse sounds, and other animal sounds on the trumpet. At the concert, students enjoyed seeing Mr. Booth at work.
Sports Snippets
Middle School Girls Just Miss Playoffs
MS Basket.Girls

Twenty-two sixth through eighth grade girls signed up for this year's Middle School Girls' Basketball team, resulting in two teams for the girls - a Green Team and a Blue team. The girls finished their season this week with a friendly match-up against the girls' parents.


Perhaps the highlight of the Green Team's season was Lakehill's down-to-the-buzzer 18-17 victory over district rival The Covenant School. Eighth grader Maia Heard and seventh grader Kelly Werther each contributed seven points to the win. The Blue Team racked up a critical win against Zion Lutheran, defeating them on Zion's home court. Chloe Robertson scored 19 of the 29 points for the Warriors.


With an overall record of 5-9, the Green Team just missed making the Playoffs this year. Although Lakehill and Parish finished the season in a two-way for eighth place, it was the Panthers - who had beaten Warriors - who advanced to the playoffs.


Coach Carrie Irwin says, "I am so proud of how the girls improved throughout the year. By the end of the season, they looked like a different team. I have never seen a group of girls with so much heart and unwillingness to give up. Each player had a distinct role in helping us have a great season. Looking back at the progress they have made in ball handling, shooting percentages, and teamwork, I know they are going to be an amazing team next year."

Middle School Boys Finish Winning Season

The Middle School Boys team ended their winning season on Monday night, losing to Parish 37-28 in the District Playoffs. In an exciting game that was tied at halftime, Parish pulled away from Lakehill in the third quarter, and the Warriors couldn't close the gap. After losing to Parish by 27 in the regular season, the Warriors showed tremendous improvement in the playoff game. The Warriors ended the season with 10 wins and 6 losses.

View the complete Athletic Calendar here.
What's Happening?
January 25 - February 12
National Honor Society Canned Food Drive

February 4
Basketball Spirit Week
JV, Varsity Girls, and Varsity Boys games on Thursday night. Don't miss the special Senior Night celebration.

February 5
Staff Development - No classes

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 11
Sophomore Pancake Breakfast Benefitting UNICEF Haiti Relief Effort, 7:15 - 8:15am

February 11
Jump Rope for Heart, 10:00 - 11:00am

February 11
Seventh and Eighth Grade Valentine's Dance,
7:00 - 9:30pm, Cafeteria
All seventh and eighth grade students are invited to attend this Valentine-themed Dance, planned by the Eighth Grade Dance Committee. Students may bring seventh and eighth grade guests.

February 12 - 15
Winter Break - No classes

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.

February 20
ESCape to Nature for Upper School Parents and Students, 11:30am - 1:00pm

The Upper School Science and Math Departments are hosting their first ESCape to Nature interactive tour at the Environmental Science Center for all Upper School students and their parents.

The workshop will include a special tour with an opportunity to try out the new equipment, do some bird watching, investigate the trails, and learn more about the opportunities available at the ESC.


The event will take place rain or shine. Guests are encouraged to cheer on the Varsity Softball team at 10:00am at the Warrior Athletic Complex and then grab an early lunch at the concession stand. Please feel free to bring your meal with you and enjoy a picnic on the ESC grounds. Then join us for an interactive tour of the Environmental Science Center from 11:30am until 1:00pm.


March 6
Lakehill Benefit Auction, Groovin' in the Garden
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