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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 2, Issue 27
March 25, 2010

In This Issue
Big Times in the Big Apple
All-District Honors
Hill Country Adventures
Classroom Connections
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?
Lakehill in the News
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Big Times in the Big Apple
Choir NYC
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 opportunities.
 
A 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.
All-District Honors
All-District Basketball 2010
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 honor of All-District teams for Varsity Boys' and Varsity Girls' Basketball.
 
Class 3A District 4 is comprised of seven schools, including Lakehill, Dallas Lutheran, Bullard Brook Hill, Garland Christian, All Saints Tyler, Canyon Creek Christian Academy, and Shelton.

Lakehill had a fantastic showing, with several honorees in both Girls' and Boys' Basketball.

The following Lakehill students were honored:
Girls' Basketball:
First 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 or above. 

Boys' Basketball:
Second Team All-District - Joseph Nall and Austin Simpson
Honorable Mention - Jimmy LaBrie and Blake Bishop

Congratulations to these outstanding athletes on their achievements.
Hill Country Adventures
Mo Ranch
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.


Students were encouraged to use their problem solving and team building skills to effectively navigate the low ropes 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 ropes course.


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."

Classroom Connections
Weather Trip
Whatever the Weather
Lakehill 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 media .

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.
Sports Snippets
Varsity Golf
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 medalists category. 
 
After a 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.
What's Happening?
March 25 and 26
Reclamation Days!
Reclaim lost items in the Main Hallway

March 26-27

Choir to TPSMEA

March 26
Kindergarten Egg Drop

March 26
Middle School Theater Rehearsal
3:15 - 6:00pm

March 27
Kite Day

March 30 - April 1
Biology Trip to YO Ranch

March 30
Scheduling for rising Sophomores
1:05 - 1:35pm

April 1
Bunny Games, K-2

April 2 - April 5
Holiday - No school

April 17
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.

April 20-23
Scholastic Book Fair
Click here for more information.  

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.
Leading to success.