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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 2, Issue 32
April 29, 2010

In This Issue
Hammin' It Up
Celebrating Childhood
On the Beach
Classroom Connections
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?
Lakehill in the News
Quick Links
Join Our Mailing List
Our Community Partners
Kwik Kar by the Lake
Hammin' It Up
Ham it Up
Lower School Presents Spring Fling
The entire barnyard was swinging and singing on April 22, as Lower School students presented their Spring Fling in the Wyly Auditorium.
The theme 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.

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.
Celebrating Childhood
Mark Twain Day
Mark Twain Day Honors Literature and Childhood
Lakehill'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
Beach Day
Kindergarten Students Celebrate Beach Day

After 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.

Classroom Connections
Colonial Day
Colonial Style

Lakehill 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.

Sports Snippets
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.

Varsity Golf
 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."

Varsity Tennis
John Godbey, 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.
Varsity Softball
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.

Varsity Track

The Varsity Track team came on strong at the District Track Meet on April 22.

Five students qualified to compete in the TAPPS 3A Regional Meet this Friday in Argyle: Charles Burch in the 400m, Alexis Johnson in the long jump and 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 put
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 100m hurdles
Ayana Heard: 6th in the 200m
Jenna Burch: 5th in the 400m
Kara Gamboa: 3rd in the 100m
Alexis Johnson: 2nd in the long jump; 2nd in the 100m
Charles Burch: 3rd in the 400m; 4th in the 200m; 6th in the 800m
Girls' 4x100 Relay: 2nd

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

Get the 2010-2011 School Calendar here.

Lakehill Summer Camps
ENROLL NOW! Registration due May 15!
Lower, Middle, and Upper School Camps available!
New format, new camps, great value!
To download the Summer Camps 2010 Guide, click here.

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

President's 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 information here.

April 30
School Holiday

April 30
Varsity Track Regional Meet

May 4
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.

May 4
Dad's Club Meeting
Organizational Meeting - please join us!
7:00pm, Wyly Auditorium

May 5
Middle School Athletic Banquet

May 7
Middle School Skating Party

May 7
Upper School Athletic Banquet
6:00pm, Environmental Science Center

May 11
Last General PFC Meeting

May 13 (9:00am) and May 14 (7:00pm)
Middle School Musical, Beauty and the Beast, Jr.
Wyly Auditorium

May 14
Lower School Field Day

May 16

May 17
Lower School Awards Ceremony, 2:00pm

May 18
Middle School Awards Ceremony, 2:00pm
Middle School Performing Arts Banquet

May 19
Upper School Awards Ceremony, 2:00pm

May 20
New Parent Luncheon
Upper School Performing Arts Banquet at the ESC

May 21
Last day of school for K-5
Lower School Skating Party

May 24 - 26
MS and US Exams

May 28
Leading to success.