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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 2, Issue 30
April 15, 2010

In This Issue
State of the Art
On Their Honor
New Book
Classroom Connections
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?
Lakehill in the News
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State of the Art
State Art
Visual Arts Students Bring Home 18 District Ribbons and State Medal
On March 5, Visual Arts Chair Scott Boles took 45 works of art by the Lakehill Upper School 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.

Students entered work in the Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media 2D, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Pottery categories, taking ribbons for eighteen of their works. Lauren Davenport was judged to be District Champion in the Printmaking category with her first place ribbon. Michaela Rollins won five ribbons in the categories of Painting, Drawing, and Mixed Media 2D. Lauren, Michaela, Brennan Tapp, and Harrison Boyd qualified to send ten of their works to the TAPPS State competition in Austin on March 27. 

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 Ceremony
Lakehill'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. 
NHSSeven members were inducted into the Warrior Chapter of the NHS, an honorary society for students in grades 10 to 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 eligible 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 character.

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.
Book Smarts
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 on amazon.com, at select book stores in the area, and in Ms. Livengood's classroom.
Livengood is currently working on illustrations for other books by Gresham, as well as for a book by Margi 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 right track!

For more information, contact Jenny Livengood at livengoodj@gmail.com.
Classroom Connections
Artistic Gathering
Musical 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 events! 

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.
Sports Snippets
Varsity Softball
Softball Seniors 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 Classic Tournament.

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.

Varsity Track

Varsity TrackThe 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.
The team 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 inches. The team will run at the Landry Relays in Addison on April 16.

View the complete Athletic Calendar here.
What's Happening?
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.

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.
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!

April 28
Environmental Summit, "Green Living"
8:30 - 11:00 am
Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center
All Lakehill parents and guests are invited to attend.
Get more information here.

April 29
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 award.Get more information here.

April 29
Middle and Upper School Choir Concert
7:00pm, Charles J. Wyly, Jr. Auditorium

April 30
School Holiday

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.
Leading to success.