Students Get Early Start on Winter Break
Winter storms were no match for the high spirits of Lakehill students on Thursday. As the snow drifted down, blanketing the grounds of both campuses, students rejoiced at the opportunity to spend even a few minutes outside in the snow.
The Environmental Science Center was a winter wonderland, and fifth grade students enjoyed some quality time exploring nature in the snow. They also took time out to build snowmen, make snow angels, and roll down a few hills.
Fourth Grade Inventors Identify Needs,
On February 9, Lakehill fourth grade students gathered for the school's annual Invention Convention, a much anticipated event that tested
students' ability to link simple machines together in order to perform a task,
such as stapling paper, chopping bread, or turning on an iPod.
Participants were encouraged to identify a need and to use
their problem-solving and creative-thinking skills to find a solution. Students then linked wedges, pulleys, levers,
wheels and axles, screws, and inclined planes together to perform the desired task. After careful planning, students were required to build their
contraptions out of scavenged materials, such as toys, cardboard, Styrofoam, and
Many inventions revolved around food, including a candy delivery service, a machine that put sprinkles on top of ice cream, and even a s'mores maker. Other machines solved common household problems, such as the "mailbox opener," "tape puller-outer," and "Lakehill student waker-upper and bagel slicer."
officially judged for creativity, use of simple machines, and the ability to
explain what steps in the invention required the most trial and error to
perfect. If a particular mechanism failed to work as planned, students were
given credit for the step if they could explain how they would adjust or replace
the malfunctioning part in order to fix the machine. Students learned that plans and models
must often be modified in order to achieve the desired result, and that rarely do inventors get it right the first time.
|Lower School Enjoys Jump Rope for Heart
With snow blanketing the ground outside the gym, Lower School students stayed warm inside by jumping rope for a good cause.
Under the direction of physical education teachers Angelo
Florez and Jhoana Cayme, students in kindergarten through fourth grade participated in this year's American Heart Association Jump Rope for
During the event, teams of five to six students took turns jumping, passing the rope when they needed a break.
Coach Florez says the overall goal of the event was to have 100% participation and that goal was clearly met. Many students also collected donations and over $2,000 has been raised for the American Heart Association so far. Donations can be turned in through February.
Get Your Groove On...Online
|Auction Reservations Site Goes Live
The Auction Reservations site is up and running. Guests can now go online to make reservations for the Groovin' in the Garden Benefit Auction at the Discovery Gardens at Fair Park. While making reservations, guests should also check out all the great Auction Parties up for bid. From Mariachis to Movies to Massages, there is truly something for every party-goer. Check it out and make your reservations here
Hotcakes for Haiti
While others were still at home waiting for a "Snow Day" to be declared, Upper School students were on campus early, cooking up a good deed. This year
marked the seventh annual Pancake Breakfast hosted by the sophomore class. In less
than one hour, sophomores served hundreds of pancakes to teachers, students, and parents. The tasty event raised money for UNICEF's Haiti Relief Efforts, a cause that was selected by the class.
|Tennis, Baseball, and Softball
Gear Up for Start of Season
With an exciting Basketball season completed, Lakehill turns it's attention to Varsity tennis, Softball, and Baseball. Middle School Softball and Baseball will commence in March.
View the complete Athletic Calendar here.
|Seventh and Eighth Grade
The dance previously scheduled for Thursday night has been postponed due to weather.
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