Students Selected for MobilExxon Program
Lakehill senior Kiley Trent and junior Charles Burch were recently selected to serve as Ambassadors for the 2010 ExxonMobil Green Team summer internship program. The students were selected based on their records of service and their leadership potential, after an application and interview process.
As ExxonMobil Green Team Ambassadors, Charles and Kiley will work on projects to better their
communities. The eight-week summer youth initiative is administered by
the Volunteer Center of North Texas.
the summer, Ambassadors work in teams to develop
and implement environmentally-focused projects for local nonprofit organizations with the
goal of increasing awareness of conservation and environmentalism.
As Ambassadors, Kiley and Charles will attend classes at Southern Methodist University
related to environmental issues and professional and academic development.
They will also participate in weekly environmentally-focused field trips and
sessions centered on leadership, social responsibility, diversity and teamwork.
Thespian Troupe Inducts Ten
The natural beauty of the Environmental Science Center provided a dramatic
backdrop for Friday night's Induction Ceremony for Troupe 7058 of the
International Thespian Society. Ten new members were sworn into the troupe,
including juniors Joseph Brooks, Scout Garnsey, Callie Rhoades, Christopher
Smaby,and Kaitlyn Wilson; sophomores Whitney Beckwith, Jordan Jacobson,
Brandon Kinard, and Hannah McCue; and freshman Taylor Pike. These ten new
members represent over 1500 hours of work in the theater. Officers Hagen
Hauschild, Alex Gilbert, and Kate Fosha conducted the presentation of inductees
and the signing of the roll.
Troupe director Elizabeth Schmitt gave a heartfelt
tribute to each senior member of the troupe, citing accomplishments and
sharing special memories. Nearly 50% of this year's senior class are members of the
troupe. These seniors will wear the Thespian Honor Cord at graduation.
The International Thespian Society, working together with the
Educational Theater Association, has helped build strong school theater
programs for more than 75 years. It is the world's largest honor society for
theater arts students.
The Performing Arts Department will continue to enlighten and
entertain throughout April and May. The Advanced Drama class will present a
riveting performance of Reviving Ophelia, adapted by Cherie Bennett from the book by Dr. Mary Pipher, on April 16 and 17 at 7:00pm in the Wyly
Auditorium. A discussion panel will take place after the play.
The Upper School Choir will perform on April 29 at 7:00pm in the Wyly Auditorium. The Middle School Musical Theater
class will preview Beauty and the Beast, Jr. on May 13 for the school and for a
general audience on May 14 at 7:00 pm. Performing Arts students will celebrate
the culmination of a fantastic season on May 18 with the Middle School Performing
Arts Banquet and on May 20 with the Upper School Performing Arts Banquet.
Lone Star Adventures
Tour of Texas Brings History to Life
In a state as big as Texas, there are a lot of sights to see. Sixth grade students experienced many of them this week, as they enjoyed a four-day Tour of Texas during the much anticipated Middle School Adventure Week.
From its rule by Spain, France, and Mexico to its years of independence, Texas' colorful history was brought to life before the students' eyes. The group's first stop was at the Texas
Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco on the way
to Austin, where they visited the
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and toured the State Capital Building.
The next stop was Goliad, Texas and the Spanish
frontier fort Presidio La Bahia, the location of the Battle of Goliad. The group then headed toward the coast
to experience the Texas
State Aquarium and visit the USS Lexington Museum in Corpus Christi.
Students learned more about Texas culture in San Antonio, with a stroll along the Riverwalk and a visit to the Institute of Texas Cultures and El Mercado. After viewing The
Alamo-Price of Freedom at the IMAX Theater, students were able to tour the shrine where the Texas Army first shouted "Remember the Alamo." After the adventure they have had this week, these students surely will.
Second Grade Takes a Sick Day
Illness in Lakehill's second grade reached epidemic proportions on Friday, March 5, as students celebrated their annual "Sick Day."
After weeks of studying the human body, students had the opportunity to dress in their favorite pajamas and "play sick." Second graders, wrapped in bandages, hobbled through the halls on crutches and in slings, all while nursing a variety of imaginary illnesses and wounds. A black eye from "a fight with a library book" and a rare case of "dictionary-itis" were among the many maladies prevalent in the second grade classrooms. Miraculously, by 3:00 most had recovered fully and were able to enjoy their weekend.
|Varsity Golf Season in Full Swing
Lakehill's Varsity Golf Team hit the links on February 18 to compete in the
Brook Hill Invitational Tournament at
Eagles Bluff Country Club in Bullard, Texas. Joseph Nall took second
place in the tournament. The team placed ninth.
In the Brewer High
School Invitational on March
9 at Bear Creek Golf Course, Lakehill's Joseph Nall
took first place. The team placed fourth. The Varsity Golf team consists of
Joseph Nall, Brett Trutna, Blake Bishop, Tyler Wentz, and Jonah Guedea.
View the complete Athletic Calendar here.
No classes for Middle School
Resume Writing Workshop for juniors
2nd and 3rd period
March 15 - 19
Spring Break - no classes
National French Exam
Scheduling for Rising Juniors
National Spanish Exam
Choir to TSPMEA
PASF State Competition
March 30 - April 1
Biology Trip to YO Ranch
Junior-Senior Garage Sale Benefiting UNICEF Haiti Relief Effort
Donations of items (clothes, furniture, toys, etc.) are being accepted before and after school beginning March 22.
Click here for more information.
Lakehill Summer Camps
June 7 - July 30
Registration NOW OPEN!
New format, new camps, great value!
To download the Summer Camps 2010 Guide, click here.