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Hammin' It Up
Lower School Presents Spring FlingThe entire barnyard was swinging and singing on April 22, as Lower School students presented
their Spring Fling in the Wyly Auditorium.
was built on the play E-I-E-I Oops by John Jacobson and John Higgons. Director Linda Booth says she added
more music related to animals and farms to fit the theme. From lost sheep and cute chicks to a cow that wouldn't moo, students really had the opportunity to ham it up. Featuring the acting talents of fourth grade students, the production included a variety of catchy musical performances from each Lower School grade and the
Elementary Choir, along with 8th graders Daniel Landers and Cameron
Gavinski, were back in the limelight the following day with performances at the Children's Center and at the Evergreen Retirement Home in
Mesquite. Cameron and Daniel sang "Gaston" from the upcoming Middle School production of Beauty and the Beast, Jr. The choir, who entertained the young and charmed the elderly, received hugs
from both groups for their efforts.
Mark Twain Day Honors Literature and ChildhoodLakehill's tenth annual
Mark Twain Day celebrated the end of a fifth grade unit of study on The
Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The book's timeless and universal theme prompted
those in attendance to create their own youthful adventures and to celebrate
and embrace the wonder and freedom of childhood.
The event offered fourth through sixth grade students the chance to
have fun the old-fashioned way: with sack races, bobbing for apples,
and fence painting. Students competed against themselves and
each other in a variety of good-natured contests, including watermelon seed
spitting, pie-eating, and bragging.
Lakehill dad Steve Wildman added an air of authenticity to the event in his role as Mark Twain. Says Riggs, "I have wanted that ever since the first event ten years
ago - not a professional actor, which we have had at times, but a dad willing to
play along. And he looked absolutely fabulous!"
The students said they loved making the rafts, dressing up as the characters, and playing games that kids played more than a hundred years ago. Riggs explained, "Tom Sawyer is such a
fun story and the students really get into the spirit of it. The event is fun, too. The educational value in
it is cleverly disguised."
On the Beach
Kindergarten Students Celebrate Beach Day
learning about the ocean and sea life, kindergarten students took advantage of
a recent warm afternoon to celebrate Beach Day.
They enjoyed a special beach snack and a slushee drink, and had a ball blowing
bubbles. After hunting for shells and other treasures, they participated in
crab races and even measured the length of a whale. Beach clothing, including
cool shades and flip flops, were clearly the fashions of choice.
third graders gathered in the cafeteria recently to celebrate the culmination
of their study of colonial American life.
The student-run activity booths included quill-writing, dying fabric with
berries, and printmaking. A butter churning booth was particularly popular.
Students and parents learned that whipping cream, a touch of salt, and a lotof shaking can make tasty, home-made butter.
Third grade students, many in period costumes, enjoyed a variety of games that
colonial children played, including Quoits and Blacksmith. The snack bar
offered a delicious taste of apple cider after a busy day of colonial life.
|Spring Sports Success|
Lakehill was well represented in the State finals in Golf, Tennis, Softball, and Track. See below for the outstanding accomplishments of Lakehill's athletes and teams.
Lakehill junior Joseph
Nall brought home the hardware from the State Golf Tournament for a second straight year.
Nall traveled to Killeen, Texas to play in
the 3A TAPPS State Golf Tournament on April 26 and 27. The 36-hole, two-day tournament was held at Stonetree Golf Course. Joseph
shot an 80 the first day of the tournament. Despite a bout of food poisoning, he managed to shoot a 79 the
following day for a two-day total of 159. That score earned him a tie for third and the opportunity to endure a two-hole playoff
for third place. In the end, Nall came up short on a putt and had to settle for
fourth. "Joseph was disappointed with fourth," explained Varsity Golf Coach Scott Boles, "but
against 50 of the best 3A golfers in Texas, that's pretty good. Even
better is the fact that Joseph is only a junior and still has his senior year
to capture a state championship."
Davis Clark and Zach
Zwerner all qualified for the State Tennis Tournament in Waco. The boys' doubles team of Godbey and Clark lost in the second round to the number three seed. In boys' singles, Zach Zwerner placed fourth in the state.
The Varsity Softball advanced to the State playoffs, after finishing third in the district.The girls were defeated in the first round bi-district playoff game on April 28 against Prince of Peace.
This the first time in six years that the Varsity girls have advanced to State.
The Varsity Track team came on strong at the District Track Meet on April 22.
students qualified to compete in the
TAPPS 3A Regional Meet this Friday in Argyle: Charles Burch in the
400m, Alexis Johnson in the long
the 100m, and the Girls' 4x100 Relay team of Kara Gamboa, Jenna
Burch, Ayana Heard, and Alexis Johnson.
Overall results for the team at District are as follows:
Amanda Boles: 6th in the
shot putView the complete Athletic Calendar here.
Nina Unger: 5th in the
800m; 6th in the 400m
Kaitlyn Wilson: 4th in
the 100m hurdles; 6th in the 300m hurdles
Hannah McCue: 5th in the
Ayana Heard: 6th in the
Jenna Burch: 5th in the
Kara Gamboa: 3rd in the
Alexis Johnson: 2nd in
the long jump; 2nd in the 100m
Charles Burch: 3rd in the 400m; 4th in the 200m; 6th in the
Girls' 4x100 Relay: 2nd
|Get the 2010-2011 School Calendar here.
Lakehill Summer Camps
NOW! Registration due May 15!
Lower, Middle, and Upper School Camps
New format, new camps, great value!
the Summer Camps 2010 Guide, click here.
Middle and Upper School Choir Concert
7:00pm, Charles J. Wyly, Jr. Auditorium
Volunteer Service Awards
Forms should be turned in to Ms. Ekstrom by April 29 to be considered for an
award. Awards must be earned over a 12-month period. Get the tracking form here. Get more
Varsity Track Regional Meet
Middle School Drama Club Production
3:30 - 4:45pm
The Middle School Drama Club presents NQuiry, the story of an investigative reporter with a specialty of exposing
hoaxes. The cast is a mix of 5th and 6th grade students.
Dad's Club Meeting
Organizational Meeting - please join us!
7:00pm, Wyly Auditorium
Middle School Athletic Banquet
Middle School Skating Party
Upper School Athletic Banquet
6:00pm, Environmental Science Center
Last General PFC Meeting
May 13 (9:00am) and May 14 (7:00pm)
Middle School Musical, Beauty and the Beast, Jr.
Lower School Field Day
Lower School Awards Ceremony, 2:00pm
Middle School Awards Ceremony, 2:00pm
Middle School Performing Arts Banquet
Upper School Awards Ceremony, 2:00pm
New Parent Luncheon
School Performing Arts Banquet at the ESC
Last day of school for K-5
Lower School Skating Party
May 24 - 26
MS and US Exams