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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 2, Issue 29
April 8, 2010

In This Issue
The Great Outdoors
Sweet Sounds of Success
Historical Pursuits
Book Smarts
Classroom Connections
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?
Lakehill in the News
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The Great Outdoors
Y.O. Ranch
Biology Students Explore the World Outside
On March 30 - April 1, Upper School biology students, accompanied by Dr. Brigham, Mrs. Ganio, and Mr. Smith, traveled to the 40,000-acre Y.O. Ranch for a science-filled getaway in the ruggedly beautiful Texas Hill Country. 

The Adventure Camp at Y.O. Ranch offered students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of environmental education, improve their outdoor skills, and enhance their own personal development. Students developed their talents in archery, horsemanship, and trail riding, while focusing on team building skills and the personal challenges of the high ropes course.

Hands-on lessons and discussions about natural history, ecology, and stewardship added to the adventure. Students were even able to try their hand at fire building and outdoor cooking, and enjoyed an overnight camp out under the beautiful star-filled Texas sky. Participants left the ranch with a sense of accomplishment, feeling more knowledgeable about the natural world around them.
Sweet Sounds of Success
Choir Takes Top Honors
On Saturday, March 27, the Upper School choir performed in the Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) Concert and Sight Reading Festival in Houston. The choir prepared three pieces from a state-approved list. Although Lakehill is classified as a 1A school, in this festival, the choir performed a 5A program. Tracy Herron, Choir Director, says he was confident that the group would do well with the aggressive program.
With three judges in the room and nearly 300 students from other schools, Lakehill received a rating of "1" - the highest score possible - from all three judges.
Lakehill is extremely proud of the hard work exhibited by these ninth through twelfth grade students. You can hear this award-winning Choir at the upcoming Spring Choir Concert on Thursday, April 29 at 7:00pm in the Charles Wyly, Jr. Auditorium.
Historical Pursuits
elvis cadillac
Eight Grade Gains Perspective on Adventure Week Tour

Memphis, Tennessee - it's the home of Elvis, blues music, and serious barbecue - and the destination of choice for Lakehill's eighth grade Adventure Week trip. 

The trip focused on the changes brought about by the Civil War and the evolution of the civil rights movement. The group visited the Burkle Estate, the historic home that may have served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Students were emotionally moved during a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Students also explored how these changes were reflected in the music of the era. They explored the musical roots of
Memphis - the home of the Blues and the birthplace of Rock and Roll - with tours of the Gibson Guitar Factory and the Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

Chucalissa Museum and Archaeological site served as a gateway into understanding the science of archaeology and the interpretation of Native American history. After a tour of the Rhodes College campus, students enjoyed lunch and unlimited ice cream in the Hogwarts-like dining hall.

The group continued to
Vicksburg, Mississippi where they toured the site of the Siege of Vicksburg, a turning point in the Civil War. Of course, they also took time to enjoy a local culinary favorite - catfish - before returning to Texas.

Book Smarts
PFC to Host Scholastic Book Fair
Lakehill's Parent Faculty Club (PFC) will host its Scholastic Book Fair from Tuesday, April 20 through Friday, April 23. The book fair will be held in the main hallway from 7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. each day.

The event gives students and families an opportunity to purchase quality books for their reading enjoyment while supporting Lakehill. Twenty-five percent of every purchase will be donated to the School.
Students will have the opportunity to preview books prior to the book fair. Special evening hours are available on April 22 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm, prior to the Lower School Spring Fling.

Get more information here.
Classroom Connections
Bunny Fun
It was impossible to contain the excitement of the kindergarten, first, and second grade students who ran across the field last week, searching for their personalized goody bags filled with treats.

Once their bags of treats were in hand, the students gathered around a snazzy rabbit and members of the junior class for a variety of fun games and activities.

For more than twenty-five years, Bunny Games has been a much-loved spring tradition for Lakehill's youngest students, as well as for the eleventh grade students who make it possible each year.
Sports Snippets
Varsity Tennis Players Advance to State
Tennis.1Lakehill's Varsity Tennis team competed on Tuesday and Wednesday in the TAPPS 3A District Tennis Tournament at Tyler All Saints.

Junior Zack Zwerner finished second in District in Boys Singles.

The team of junior John Godbey and sophomore Davis Clark finished third in Boys Doubles.
New Varsity Tennis Coach Polo Cruz expressed extreme pride in the team. "I am looking forward to seeing how we do at State," he said. These outstanding young athletes will now advance to the State Tournament, to be held on April 23 in Waco, Texas.

Varsity Baseball and Softball to Honor Seniors
BaseballLakehill's Varsity Baseball and Softball teams will be at home together for the last time this season on Thursday, April 15. Both teams play at 4:30 pm. Fans are encouraged to check out the excitement on both fields and join the teams for a special Senior Recognition.


View the complete Athletic Calendar here.
What's Happening?
April 8 - 10
ISAS Arts Festival at St. Marks

April 9
5th and 6th Grade Game Night
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Fun and games in the Student Commons!

April 10
Shoreline Spruce Up at White Rock Lake
9:00 - 11:00 am
Get more information here.

April 12 - 15
Standardized Testing, K-8

April 12

National Junior Honor Society/National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
6:30 pm at the Environmental Science Center

April 16 and 7
Upper School Drama Production of Dr. Mary Pipher's Reviving Ophelia, adapted by Cherie Bennett
7:00 pm; Community discussion group offered after the performance.
Get more information here.

April 17
Junior-Senior Garage Sale
All proceeds will be donated to UNICEF's Haiti Relief Efforts.
Get more information here.

April 20
Calling all Cheerleaders!
Informational Meeting for anyone interested in Cheerleading for 2010-2011
7:45 am; Room 205

Girls in grades 5 - 11 who are interested in Cheerleading next year should attend this informational meeting. Registration packets will be distributed. Completed packets will be due on April 26 and uniform fittings will be held on April 28 from 2:30 - 4:00 pm.

April 20-23
Scholastic Book Fair
7:45am - 3:45 pm, and 6:00 - 7:00 pm on April 22 before Lower School Spring Fling.
Held in the Main Hallway  
Get more information here.

April 28
Environmental Summit, "Green Living"
8:30 - 11:00 am
Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center
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.
Leading to success.