State of the Art
Visual Arts Students Bring Home 18 District Ribbons and State MedalOn March 5, Visual Arts Chair Scott Boles took 45 works of art by the Lakehill
Visual Arts students to the All Saints School in Tyler to compete in the
Texas Association of
Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) District 2 AAA art competition.
entered work in the Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media 2D, Printmaking,
Sculpture, and Pottery categories, taking ribbons for eighteen of their
Davenport was judged to be District Champion in the Printmaking
her first place ribbon. Michaela
Rollins won five ribbons in the
categories of Painting, Drawing, and Mixed Media 2D. Lauren, Michaela,
Tapp, and Harrison Boyd qualified to send ten of their works to the TAPPS State competition in Austin on
In the State Competition, Michaela Rollins received the third place medal in Painting, Brennan Tapp placed fourth in
drawing, and three other artworks by Lauren Davenport and Manon
LaGrange received honorable mentions.
Click here to
view the entire list of Lakehill entries
and winners of each category.
On Their Honor
Honor Societies Induct Members in Combined CeremonyLakehill's National Honor Society (NHS) and
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) held their first combined Induction Ceremony on April
12 at the Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center.
NHS President Brennan Tapp
and NJHS President Ruth
Godbey assisted with the presentation. Headmaster Roger Perry offered his
appreciation for the efforts members have made throughout the year and
the example they set for others.
Seven members were
inducted into the
Warrior Chapter of the NHS, an honorary society for students in grades
12. Students must have a 3.5 GPA for the previous three semesters to be
eligible for membership. The NHS Faculty Council then reviews each
student for character, service, and positive leadership.
Inductees included sophomores Davis Clark, Ruth
Godbey, Brandon Kinard, Hannah McCue, and John Schadegg, and seniors Kate
Fosha and Kiley Trent.
Seventeen students were inducted into Lakehill's Golden Arrow Chapter of NJHS. To be considered, students must attend Lakehill for at least one year and maintain a 3.3 GPA. Those selected must demonstrate
outstanding scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship, and
This year's inductees
include seventh-grade students Katherine Collins, Cole
Ellis, Kate Evans, Kiefer Gorena, Kathlynn Hawthorne, Emma Jenevein, Jonathan
Motes, Jennie Noble, Jack Pippen, Helen Seddelmeyer, Kendall Smaby, Kelly
Werther, and Haley York. New eighth grade members are Laura Ballard, Caroline
Boles, Sydney Firsching, and Reese Myers.
NHS faculty sponsors are Kyle Smith and Heather Dondis while the NJHS is under the guidance of Tim Hagood and Elizabeth Schmitt. The group concurred that it is a
special accomplishment for these students to be involved in their school and community and still maintain the academic standards required by these honor societies.
|Lakehill Teacher Illustrates Recently Published Book
The illustrations in the recently released children's book I Can Love You Mommy
may look familiar to some Lakehill students and parents. That's because the illustrator is none other than Lakehill third grade teacher Jenny Livengood.
The book, written by Mary Beth Gresham, is a heart-warming story about children with special needs. Livengood, whose nephew was born with special needs, says the book has come to mean a great deal to her.I Can Love You, Mommy
will be featured at the Lakehill Book Fair and may be purchased for
$10 by cash or check. The book is also available
, at select book stores in the area, and in Ms. Livengood's
Livengood is currently working on
illustrations for other books by Gresham, as well as for a book by
Evans. She hopes to finish
the illustrations over the summer. Livengood says she has always had a love for drawing. Although she has never taken art classes, she never misses out on the opportunity to just doodle
. "I used to write in my school journals
that I wanted to be an illustrator and a teacher when I grew up," she explained. "I guess I am on the
For more information, contact Jenny Livengood at
Artistic GatheringMusical highlights,
one-act plays, choir performances, visual art everywhere, and workshops all day
long. Students attending the recent ISAS Arts Festival at The St. Mark's School
of Texas in Dallas had only one problem...deciding how to attend all the
Forty-eight Lakehill students attended the festival on April 8-10. The event offered an opportunity for students to
perform, create, and display their art. They could attend workshops to perfect
their craft, or try something new, just for fun.
Nearly three thousand
Upper School students from 33 different ISAS schools participated in what many
consider to be the premiere annual regional arts festivals among independent
schools in the country. The ISAS Arts Festival is not a competition for prizes
or rankings. Rather, it is a celebration of sharing and learning with critiques
and workshops by professional artists and performers.
With a handful of games left in a successful season, the Varsity Softball team is currently 10-5 overall and 4-2
in district. The Lady Warriors had a strong showing in
the Parish Tournament and placed second in the Lakehill
Seventeen girls make up the Varsity
squad, including seniors Jacy Franklin, Kiley Trent, Karin Irsch, and Lauren Rosenthal. Coach Lloyd Gamboa says there is a special chemistry between members of the team. "They truly believe
in each other and in themselves," he explained. Gamboa is joined by a talented
team of coaches that include Brent Rosenthal, Ken Baker, and Dee Miller.
The Lady Warriors play at home against Garland Christian on
Thursday at 4:30pm. Coach Gamboa says the
team is taking it one game at a time. "If we do that then good things will
happen for the team in the long run," he explained.
The Varsity Track team
is off to a strong start this season. Runners continue to shave their times and everyone is looking stronger going into the District Meet on April 22 at Brook Hill in Bullard.
Lakehill had a strong first showing at the Saints Relays
in March with the 4 x 100 relay team taking third place with a time
of 55.95. The relay consists of Kara Gamboa, Jenna
Burch, Ayana Heard, and Alexis Johnson. Siblings
Charles and Jenna Burch both took home fifth place in the 400 meters and
Johnson took third in the long jump and 100 meters. View the complete Athletic Calendar here.
traveled to Ft. Worth last week to compete in the
Cardinal Relays. Lakehill's same relay team placed fifth this time, in an increasingly competitive meet, and dropped their time by more than a second. That time is
currently the eighth fastest time in the TAPPS 3A Stateand second fastest time in District. Johnsonwon the long jump well ahead of
the competition with her best jump of 16 feet 7 ½ inches. The team will run at the
Landry Relays in Addison on April
New Calendar Available Now!
Get the 2010-2011 School Calendar here
April 12 - 15
Standardized Testing, K-8
April 16 and 7
Upper School Drama Production of Dr. Mary
Pipher's Reviving Ophelia,
adapted by Cherie Bennett
7:00 pm, Wyly Auditorium
Community discussion group
offered after the performance.
Get more information here.
Junior-Senior Garage Sale
All proceeds will be
donated to UNICEF's Haiti Relief Efforts.
Get more information here.
Calling all Cheerleaders!
Informational Meeting for anyone
interested in Cheerleading for 2010-2011
7:45 am; Room 205
in grades 5 - 11 who are interested in Cheerleading next year should
attend this informational meeting. Registration packets will be
packets will be due on April 26 and uniform fittings will be held on
April 28 from 2:30 - 4:00 pm.
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
Get more information here.
Special additions: Ms. Livengood's Book will be available for purchase during the fair. The
Spirit Shop will also be open for business with a Spring Sale!
Environmental Summit, "Green Living"
- 11:00 am
Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center
All Lakehill parents and guests are invited to attend.
more information here.
Students under 14 years of age who have accumulated at least 50 hours of community service during the past 12 months and students over the age of 14 with 100 hours or more are encouraged to apply for the President's Volunteer Service Award. Hours must be turned in to Ms. Ekstrom by April 29, 2010 to be considered for an
Middle and Upper School Choir Concert
7:00pm, Charles J. Wyly, Jr. Auditorium
June 7 - July 30
Lakehill Summer Camps
Lower, Middle, and Upper School Camps available!
New format, new camps, great value!
To download the Summer Camps 2010 Guide, click here.