Big Times in the Big Apple
Choir Enjoys Spring Break in New York
Thirty seven members of the Lakehill Chorale, accompanied by
Mr. Herron, Mrs. Booth, and several chaperones, traveled to New
York City over Spring Break to take a bite out of the
Big Apple and spend five days learning and performing in a city known for its bright lights and big
Sunday visit to Saint Patrick's Cathedral for a music Mass left students in awe
of the cathedral choir and the huge 150-year-old cathedral. That evening, as
they explored the lights and sights of the
city's iconic Times Square, the students gave an
impromptu performance on the ruby-red glass steps of Times Square
that was an exhilarating experience for all.
The Choir sang at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, performing
the five songs they are preparing for the upcoming ISAS Arts Festival in April. "I
will never forget the look on their faces when they sang their first note in
the Cathedral," Tracy Herron explained. "When they stopped singing,
their sound continued for about seven more seconds. It was truly awe inspiring.
They then sang a concert with their whole body and mind which was truly
breathtaking for everyone in the Cathedral that day." That evening, students attended the fabulous performance of Atilla at the Metropolitan Opera.
The students gained personal and professional expertise through various workshops
led by accomplished actors, dancers, and singers. Several students were
selected to perform and then be critiqued by the professionals. The students also had the opportunity to learn about the audition process from cast members of In the Heights, the upbeat musical that won the students over with its
contemporary Latin-flavored score and Tony-winning hip-hop dance
moves. "The dancers from In the Heights even taught us one of the
dances from the musical," reported junior Katherine Crocker. "That evening, I
was stunned to see that the dance we had spent two hours learning was only a ten-second piece of the musical!"
The students were able to pay their respects at Ground Zero
before visiting St. Paul's Chapel,
where a large crowd gathered to enjoy the Choir's impromptu concert. "There
were so many great memories," said sophomore Austin Simpson. It was an
experience I will always remember."
What's next for this talented, traveling band of vocalists?
On Friday, March 26, the group heads to Houston
for the Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) Concert and
Sight Reading Festival. The public will have the opportunity to enjoy this award-winning Choir at Lakehill's
upcoming Spring Choir Concert on Thursday, April 29 at 7:00 pm in the Charles Wyly, Jr. Auditorium.
Lakehill Athletes Selected for Basketball All-District Teams Coaches from
the Texas Association of Private and Parochial
Schools (TAPPS) Class 3A District 4 met recently to bestow the coveted
All-District teams for Varsity Boys' and Varsity Girls' Basketball.
3A District 4 is comprised of seven schools, including Lakehill,
Dallas Lutheran, Bullard Brook Hill, Garland Christian, All Saints
Creek Christian Academy, and Shelton.
Lakehill had a fantastic
showing, with several
both Girls' and Boys' Basketball.
The following Lakehill students
Team All-District - Sarah Baker
Second Team All-District - Amanda Boles
Honorable Mention - Jacy Franklin
and Kaitlyn Wilson
Sarah Baker was also
selected for the Academic All-State team.
The Academic All-State team is comprised of junior and senior First Team
All-District winners who have maintained a cumulative grade point
average of 90
Second Team All-District - Joseph Nall
and Austin Simpson
Mention - Jimmy LaBrie and Blake Bishop
Congratulations to these outstanding athletes on their
|Hill Country Adventures
Fifth Graders Visit Mo-Ranch During Adventure Week
Mo-Ranch, located along the banks of the Guadalupe
River in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, is the home of the
Environmental Leadership Program
(ELP), a hands-on outdoor and environmental
education program. During
Middle School Adventure Week, Mo-Ranch's 500 acres and half-mile Guadalupe
River frontage served as a living
laboratory for Lakehill's fifth grade students.
The Guadalupe River
offered the perfect opportunity for students to paddle a canoe and to learn about
water ecology. Mo Ranch's Reduced Food Waste program helped students become
more knowledgeable about their food and its relationship to the environment,
while helping them become good stewards of our natural resources.
encouraged to use
their problem solving and team building skills to effectively navigate the
courses. They were then challenged to set goals and determine how far
they would push their personal limits to complete various aspects of the high
Mylana Burt, who has helped chaperone this trip for the past
three years, believes the trip offers a variety of benefits to students. "I love watching the kids work
together to solve problems. It is wonderful to witness the way they encourage each
other to reach their goals."
|Whatever the Weather
sixth grade students recently visited the National Weather
Service office in Forth Worth to learn first hand how local weather forecasting is done.
Mark Fox, one of the head
meteorologists, served as the group's tour
guide. Students enjoyed seeing the field equipment outside, including thermometers, rain
gauges and buckets, wind vanes, and the weather balloon station. Inside, Fox demonstrated the computer technology used to forecast the weather, including radars, Doppler radars, a multitude of digital maps, and several computer programs. He also showed the students the alert system that sends out weather warnings (thunderstorm, flood, tornado, winter weather advisory) to all of the local
Students learned that weather forecasts are a combination of the math and science disciplines and that professional meteorologists use these to
do their best at forecasting the crazy weather we get in North Texas.
Lakehill's Varsity Golf team traveled to
Temple on Monday, March
22 to compete in the Holy Trinity Invitational tournament at
Wildflower Country Club. The tournament had been canceled twice due to bad weather, so Coach Boles and the team were happy to finally get to play. The Lakehill team placed second overall in the tournament. Junior Joseph Nall had a third place finish in the
grueling drive and tournament on Monday, the Varsity Golf Team teed off again on Tuesday in the biggest tournament of the year, the Prince of Peace
Invitational. Over seventy-five boys, representing most of the 3A
schools in the area, competed in the tournament. On a beautiful but windy day, Joseph Nall shot an even par
72 to take first place. As a team, Lakehill brought home a very respectable sixth place finish.
View the complete Athletic Calendar here.
|March 25 and 26
Reclaim lost items in the Main Hallway
Choir to TPSMEA
Kindergarten Egg Drop
Middle School Theater Rehearsal
3:15 - 6:00pm
March 30 - April 1
Biology Trip to YO Ranch
Scheduling for rising Sophomores
1:05 - 1:35pm
Bunny Games, K-2
April 2 - April 5
Holiday - No school
Junior-Senior Garage Sale Benefiting UNICEF Haiti Relief Effort
of items (clothes, furniture, toys, etc.) are being accepted before and
after school beginning March 22.
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Scholastic Book Fair
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June 7 - July 30
Lakehill Summer Camps
Registration NOW OPEN!
New format, new camps, great value!
To download the Summer Camps 2010 Guide, click here.