|Activities Abound During Basketball Spirit Week
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.
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
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
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!"
Sounds of the Symphony
On Tuesday, February 2, students in kindergarten, first, and
second grades traveled to the Meyerson
to hear the Dallas Symphony play a program entitled "Musical Families."
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.
|Middle School Girls Just Miss Playoffs
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'
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
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.
|January 25 - February 12
National Honor Society Canned Food Drive
Basketball Spirit Week
JV, Varsity Girls, and Varsity Boys games on Thursday night. Don't miss the special Senior Night celebration.
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
Sophomore Pancake Breakfast Benefitting UNICEF Haiti Relief Effort, 7:15 - 8:15am
Jump Rope for Heart, 10:00 - 11:00am
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
Get more information here.
Parent Faculty Club (PFC) Meeting,
7:00pmMeredith 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.
Lakehill Benefit Auction,
Groovin' in the