Up in the Air
Lakehill Hosts Kite Day Celebration
A breezy day, a kite, and a kid - a Saturday morning at its finest. This
old-school pastime became a new favorite for hundreds of students from Bayles
Elementary and their families during this year's annual Kite Day celebration on March 27.
The fields at
Lakehill's Roger L. Perry Campus provided the perfect location with just the right amount of wind. Volunteers handed out over 300 kites while Lakehill eighth and eleventh grade students offered guidance to novice kite fliers and their families.
As the sky came alive with hundreds of colorful, dancing kites, there was a noticeable feeling of satisfaction on the ground. And no matter how many times a kite would fall, there was always another chance to get it back in the air. True happiness. Over and over again.
Tackling the Tough Stuff
Upper School to Perform Reviving Ophelia
Lakehill's Upper School
Drama Department will present the Dallas
premiere of Reviving Ophelia on April
16 and 17 at 7:00 pm in the Charles
J. Wyly, Jr. Auditorium. Based on Dr. Mary Pipher's groundbreaking 1994 book Reviving Ophelia, Saving the Lives of
Adolescent Girls, this is the gripping story of four teenage girls battling
the corrosive influences of popular culture and searching for their personal
North Star that will guide each girl home.
Reviving Ophelia takes on the issues of the day, including
identity, body image, bullying, binge drinking, and dating abuse, and brings
them to life on stage as the four young women share their stories. Playwright Cherie
Bennett skillfully lightens the drama with humor, tracing the interconnected
lives of these four girls from first grade through middle school, and then
through high school to graduation and young adulthood. The play received the
2006 Macy's New Play Prize for Young Audiences. "I hope audiences enjoy this
performance and that it opens the door for healthy conversations," said
director Elizabeth Schmitt.
The play is recommended for Middle
and Upper School
audiences and adults. Parents of Middle School students are especially encouraged
to attend with their children. Because the play is designed to spark community
dialog, a post-performance discussion will follow each show. These discussions
will be led by Sarena Edwards, a counselor with Girls to Women, a multifaceted
medical practice dedicated to meeting the physical and emotional needs of young
women ages 10-25. Audience members will be able to write down questions during
a ten-minute break after the show. The discussion will last for 30 minutes
after each performance.
four girls are played by Lakehill students Kaitlyn Wilson, Cally Pope, Alison Hanson, and Clair
Heimburger as the title character. Other cast members include Harrison Boyd,
Hagen Hauschild, Brandon Kinard, Callie Rhoades, Hannah McCue, Sydney Moore,
Arden Stringer, Katherine Crocker, Taylor Pike, and Scout Garnsey. Joseph
Brooks serves as Stage Manager and Rosie McCoskey as Assistant Director.
am so proud of these students and what they are bringing to their performances,"
Schmitt said. "I think they were surprised by how many issues are dealt
with in the play. They are honored to be a part of a piece of theater that
confronts contemporary issues and opens a dialog about them."
are $5 for the general public, $3 for Lakehill students, and may be purchased
at the door. The play runs approximately 70 minutes.
Katherine Crocker Honored by Magazine
Do you volunteer? Maintain a job? Have a stellar GPA or are otherwise
amazing? That's what The Next Step Magazine asked high school students across the country. All Upper School students were encouraged to enter.
The magazine's annual Super Teens
contest generated hundreds of applications from top students across the country.
Lakehill junior Katherine Crocker was selected as one of only 20 young
Texans honored as a Super Teens Winner.
Katherine says some of the qualities that help her stand out are her cheerful
demeanor, dedication to her extracurricular activities, and leadership skills. A seasoned performer, she
has been involved in dance for 15 years and has studied piano for 11 years. An active Girl Scout for 11 years, Katherine recently earned their
highest honor, the Gold Award. While she plans to major in
either nutrition or journalism in college, her love for dance and music could equate
into pursuing those passions as a minor.
Winners of the contest were featured on the cover and inside
the March edition of The Next Step
Magazine. The magazine provides information on college planning, career choices, and life skills to help students plan
their lives after high school.
A Good Kid
Lakehill congratulates senior Brennan Tapp on being selected as Sunday's Good Kid by the Dallas Morning News
. Brennan is the fourth Lakehill student to be honored this year.
See the Dallas Morning News report here
See other Lakehill students in the news here
Lakehill's kindergarten students were eager to greet the spring
weather last week with an egg-ceptional line up of activities.
The students were visited by
egg-laying animals such as snakes and fish, and were surprised to
learn about animals other than birds that lay eggs.
Students also completed a variety of egg-periments, including dissecting a hard
boiled egg and identifying the parts and demonstrating how books can be stacked on top of four hard boiled eggs
without the eggs cracking.
The highlight of their study was the Egg
Drop, an annual event that always draws a crowd of observers.
Students were instructed to create a contraption that would hold an egg. From a bird's nest to a rocket with a parachute, and everything in between,the
contraptions were thrown off the roof, to the delight of the children below.
Although the challenge is to keep the eggs safe, the messiest results sometimes seemed to be the most fun!
|Joseph Nall Takes Second in District Golf Tournament
Lakehill's Varsity Golf Team competed in the Division 3A District 2 District Tournament on March 29 at the Eagle's Bluff Country Club in Bullard, Texas. The team finished fifth in the tournament. Lakehill junior Joseph Nall missed winning the tournament by only two strokes. His outstanding second place finish in District earned him a spot in the Regional Tournament on April 12 at Indian Creek in Carrollton.
Lakehill Tennis Prepares for District Tournament
Lakehill's Varsity Tennis took on Shelton on Wednesday at home. The team is preparing for the District Tournament, to be held April 6-7 at Tyler All Saints.
View the complete Athletic Calendar here.
|April 2 - April 5
Holiday - No school
April 16 and 17
Upper School Play: Reviving Ophelia
7:00pm; Charles J. Wyly, Jr. Auditorium
Junior-Senior Garage Sale
Donations now being accepted every day before and after school.
Find out more here.
Scholastic Book Fair
7:45am - 4:00 pm and April 22 before Lower School Spring Fling
Held in the Main Hallway
Get more information here.
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.