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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 2, Issue 23
February 18, 2010

In This Issue
Celebrating Seniors
A Good Turn
ESCape to Nature
Classroom Connections
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?
Lakehill in the News
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Celebrating Seniors
senior day
Seniors Reflect on a Momentous Journey
With 78 acceptances to 54 different universities under their collective belt, Lakehill seniors slowed down a bit on Thursday to celebrate the journey that has brought them to this point.

Lakehill's annual Senior Day, held this year on February 18, recognized every member of the senior class and allowed each of them to share his or her fondest memories of Lakehill.

Seniors began their day with a treat from Starbucks and were joined Thursday afternoon by their parents for a catered lunch in the Lakehill cafeteria. After lunch, students, faculty, and proud parents gathered for an all-school assembly. The cheerleaders pumped up the spirit with special cheers for the seniors, and Mr. Perry and class sponsors reflected on the accomplishments of this motivated class.

Senior sponsors introduced each senior one by one, sharing their achievements, college plans, and future goals. Soon-to-be graduates then answered questions from the audience and were given the opportunity to share some of their treasured memories from their years at Lakehill. Each senior also had the opportunity to pass down a personal Lakehill memento to a lucky raffle winner.

When asked to sum up their Lakehill experience in one word,  seniors' favorite adjectives included intellectual, challenging, rewarding, and amazing. And as for advice for younger Warriors? Perhaps senior Jacob Spector summed it up best when he said, "Don't take the days too seriously, but make the years count."
A Good Turn
Students Pledge Support My Turn Day
through My Turn Day

Stop Talking. Start Doing.
That was the motto behind the idea that spawned My Turn Day one year ago. Kidd Kraddock, radio personality on KISS FM, challenged others to get involved by announcing to the world what they would do to serve their community. Lakehill students answered the call, pledging nearly 400 acts of service and inspiring others to do the same.

On February 17, the Lakehill faculty and students again rose to the challenge during the second annual My Turn Day. Students from kindergarten to high school filled out pledge cards sharing what they would do to improve their community.

Many students centered their pledges on helping the environment by coordinating recycling efforts or picking up trash, while others turned their attention to helping the sick, homeless, elderly, or disabled. Many vowed to help animals or children, while others wanted to help their neighbors - both next door and abroad.

But despite the multitude of good causes, one thing was consistent: the students' desire to do something for their community and their belief that whatever they did would make a difference.

Mahatma Gandhi once said, 'You must be the change you wish to see in the world.' Lakehill students are clearly on their way.

ESCape to Nature
Interactive Tour Invites Students and Parents to Explore the ESC
The Upper School Science and Math Departments will host their first ESCape to Nature interactive tour on Saturday, February 20 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 join the Math and Science Departments for an interactive tour of the Environmental Science Center from 11:30am until 1:00pm. Students and parents are invited to bring their own lunch and enjoy a picnic on the ESC grounds prior to the event. Please note that although the concession stand will not be open, drinks will be available for purchase at the softball game.
Classroom Connections
Tooth Fairy Magic
Kindergarten through second grade classes had a special visit on Tuesday from Sparkle the Tooth Fairy. Sparkle, who traded in her customary pink frock for a beautiful new blue gown, enchanted her audience as she spoke to the children on the importance of proper oral hygiene.
Students were able to "brush up" on the names and purposes of certain teeth and the best way to keep them healthy. Several children were invited to the stage to play the role of teeth and tongue, while teachers played the villainous sugar bugs. Sparkle taught the children that the magic number is two - brush the teeth and tongue two times a day, brush for two minutes, and floss two times a day. Before departing, Sparkle sprinkled her magic fairy dust and left each child with a sticker and a toothbrush.
Sports Snippets
Alumni Basketball Challenge

Lakehill will host a special Alumni event on Friday, February 19 at 2:45pm.  In a highly anticipated match up, the 1990 State Championship Lakehill Warriors Basketball team will take on members of the 2009-2010 Warrior Basketball team. The unveiling of the banner recognizing the State Championship will take place during a special halftime presentation. Alumni players will also be presented with Lakehill memorabilia. 
Those scheduled to play are John Angell ' 92, Joe Carlos '93, Daryll Dade '90, Will DeShazer '93, Colin Dunnigan '89, Nathan Foreman '91, James Hawkins '91, Brain Roberts '90, Rob Wiles '91, Walsh Jordan '90, Mitchell Vaughan '93, Scott Nye '94 and Coach Mike Davis.
Parents, alumni and friends are encouraged to come out and support the teams.  Admission to the game is free.   

View the complete Athletic Calendar here.
What's Happening?

February 20

ESCape to Nature for UpperSchool Parents and Students, 11:30am - 1:00pm


February 19
Fourth Grade Mini-Musical, Shhh! We're Writing the Constitution;


February 19

Alumni Basketball Game, 2:30pm


February 23

Environmental Summit, 8:30am - 11:00am


February 24
American Math Competition -
8:00 - 9:45am

February 25
National Mythology Exam - 1st period

February 25, 26, 27
Lakehill Spring Classic, Baseball and Softball tournament

February 26
Middle School Dance,
7:00 - 9:00pm at the ESC.

March 3
Parent Teacher Conferences
Conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 3. For Upper and Middle School conferences, parents may begin calling on Tuesday, February 23 to schedule. Please remember that conferences must be scheduled by speaking to Mrs. Kidder; email and phone messages cannot be accepted. Click here for information and  guidelines.


March 6
Lakehill Benefit Auction, Groovin' in the Garden;
6:00pm - midnight

Get more information here.
Make your reservations here.

Leading to success.