|"Once you embrace HOPE, anything is possible."|
~ Christopher Reeve
Groups Join Together to Think Pink
When the Lakehill Sisteens, Volleyball teams, Cheerleaders, Student Council, and Girl Scouts join forces for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it seems everyone starts thinking pink.
In an effort to support breast cancer research, Lakehillstudents and faculty challenged each other and their counterparts at Waco Vanguard to a Pink Out during the schools' JV and Varsity Volleyball match-ups on October 12.
Sisteens sold "Lakehill Digs Pink" buttons for $5 which enabled students to wear jeans on Tuesday with a variety of pink accessories. The Dig Pink theme embraced Tuesday's volleyball games as well. Fans were decked out from head (think pink spray paint and face paint) to toe (think pink socks, shoes, and laces) while they frantically waved their pink pompoms in the air. Pink banners, ribbons, and balloons filled the gym along with the uncontainable roar of the crowd. Players from both teams sported pink hair ribbons, pink shoe laces, and pink volleyball-patterned socks. From the gym decorations made possible by the Cheerleaders and the Student Council to the pink ribbon sugar cookies made with love at Casa Linda Bakery and sold by Lakehill's Girl Scouts, there was no doubt that everyone was thinking pink.
The JV and Varsity Volleyball teams played before a full house as both teams defeated Waco Vanguard. Lakehill's seniors were honored between the games with traditional senior night festivities.
Breast Cancer awareness and research has long been a crusade of Lakehill senior Scout Garnsey. Beginning with an initial effort during her freshman year, Scout increased both involvement and funds raised every year during her high school career. As President of Sisteens and a member of the Varsity Volleyball squad, Scout's dream was to raise an unprecedented amount during her senior year. Her dream was readily embraced by an army of supporters who worked to make it a reality.
Friends and fans opened their hearts and wallets to the cause, generating more than $3,000 in donations, an increase of nearly 300% over last year. All proceeds will benefit Komen for the Cure and the Side-Out Foundation.
Spotlight on the Arts|
Groups Plan Upcoming Performances
Upper School Musical
The Upper School Musical Theater department is preparing for its upcoming production of Brigadoon.
The Lerner and Loewe musical tells the story of a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every hundred years, though to the villagers, the passing of each century seems no longer than one night. The enchantment is viewed by them as a blessing rather than a curse, for it saved the village from destruction. According to their covenant with God, no one from Brigadoon may ever leave, or the enchantment will be broken and the site and all its inhabitants will disappear into the mist forever.
Two American tourists, lost in the Scottish Highlands, stumble upon the village just as a wedding is about to be celebrated, and their arrival has serious implications for the village's inhabitants.
Mark your calendars for November 19 and 20 at 7:00 pm and November 21 at 2:00 pm for a musical tribute to simplicity, true love, and goodness.
Drama in the Middle
For their first performance, the Middle School drama class will narrate the annual Grandparents' Day Program on November 23.
Their second performance will be the presentation of It's a Wonderful Neverland, a short comedy by Patrick Greene and Jason Pizzarello. It's a story of Peter Pan meets It's a Wonderful Life as Peter finds out what Neverland would be like if he'd never been born. See what happens at the Middle School Winter Program on December 8 at 7:00 pm.
The Grandparents' Day celebration, a time-honored tradition at Lakehill, is a showcase of the best of the performing arts. Students in kindergarten through grade 12 and all of the Choirs and Musical Theater have featured parts. Every child in kindergarten through grade 12 joins together for the final song, "Family Tree," which was written especially for Lakehill.
Choirs Prepare for Upcoming Performances
The Middle and Upper School Choirs will present a combined concert on December 9 in the Auditorium. The Upper School Choir, led by Tracy Herron, will perform at NorthPark Mall on December 12 at 2:00pm. The Elementary Choir, under the direction of Linda Booth, performs at NorthPark on December 15 at 11:00am.
|Loving the Lake|
Lakehill Named Volunteer Group of the Year
| Lakehill volunteers show off their Group of the Year award, a hand-carved paddle. |
Last week, For the Love of the Lake held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, complete with the announcement and presentation of the coveted Adopt-A-Shoreline (AAS) Program Group of the Year Award to Lakehill Preparatory School.
According to Stephen Tompkins, AAS Coordinator, "Lakehill adopted an area of the lake that is highly visible - a section of shore and trail on the West side that is highly used and gets a lot of trash. It requires a lot of work. But when Lakehill took over that section, we knew that a fantastic group had come on board. They are there every month, with buckets, nets, canoes. They set up a tent to identify themselves and bring refreshments for their group members. Most importantly, they bring high energy and enthusiasm and large numbers of students and adults to take care of their section. It gives me great pleasure to honor Lakehill Preparatory School as the AAS Program Group of the Year."
For the Love of the Lake (FTLOTL) is an enthusiastic, energetic group of volunteers dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of White Rock Lake Park as an urban oasis. The Adopt-A-Shoreline (AAS) program allows civic-minded groups to take their love of the lake one step further by adopting a portion of the shoreline and keeping it litter-free.
After more than two years as active Adopt-a-Shoreline volunteers, Lakehill hosts 20-60 volunteers each month and contributes over 1,000 hours of service to White Rock Lake each year.
Faculty Spotlight on Sheryl Janning
After 13 years as a Lakehill parent and an active PFC volunteer - including two turns as President and three tours as Auction Chair - one might think Sheryl Janning had done it all at Lakehill.
After such a long association with Lakehill, joining the faculty seemed like a logical next step, as Janning did this year, stepping into a critical role as second grade teacher.
"My daughter Kaitlin attended Lakehill all 13 years," explains Janning. "I was actively involved in the PFC during that time and had substituted here as well. I knew what an amazing school Lakehill was and when the opportunity arose to teach here I was jumped at the chance."
An experienced teacher, who spent six years at Dallas International School teaching first grade and serving the Primary English Coordinator, Janning is thrilled to be at Lakehill. "You can't beat the sense of family, the amazing traditions, and the spirit of community that is enjoyed and shared at Lakehill.
As a child, Janning - whose father was in the U.S. Air Force - moved every two to three years. She has called five states home - Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, and Illinois - and has also lived in Pakistan.
Janning attended college in Georgetown,Texas at Southwestern University. It was there she met her husband - on her very first day on campus. Their daughter Kaitlin, '08, is now a pre-med major at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Janning says some may be surprised to know that they have a ranch in Centerville, Texas and a Longhorn cow named Clarence.
Get That Warrior Spirit!
The Lady Warriors secured a spot in the playoffs with a solid record. Read more here. They continued their impressive run with a victory at home on Tuesday night against Waco Vanguard, securing their position as second in District.
It was a hard fought loss for the Warriors on Friday night against the two-time defending state champions, Canyon Creek Christian. Read more here.
Lakehill will square off this week with another district away game at Rockwall Christian.
The Warriors are off and running on October 16 at the EHHS Invitational in Fort Worth.
Support your favorite teams:
Varsity Football scheduleMS Football ScheduleJV and Varsity Volleyball schedule
Varsity Cross Country schedule
NHS and PASF Benefit Car Wash
Get a clean ride while you check on your child's progress. The NHS and PASF are holding a car wash on October 14 during Parent-Teacher Conferences in the parking lot outside of the Student Commons. Donations are accepted and will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis fund.
Seniors are selling pansies to raise funds for the annual Holiday Luncheon. Order from any senior or during Parent-Teacher Conferences. Get more information here or the order form here.
Feed the Community - Canned Food Drive
Freshmen are collecting canned food to benefit the Wilkinson Center. Please donate any cans to the designated receptacles in the hallway.
October 18 - 22
Homecoming Spirit Week!
Monday - Western Day
Tuesday - Crazy Hat and Socks Day
Wednesday - Neon Day
Thursday - Nerd Day
Friday - Lakehill Spirit Day, Pep Rally, and Homecoming Game!
Fall Deadline for Box Tops for Education
Families are encouraged to drop off their Box Tops for Education by October 22 and to keep saving throughout the year. A spring submission date will be announced at a later time. Look for the pink collection box outside of the school office. For more information, contact Ginny Currey.
Lakehill Homecoming Game vs. TCA Waco, 7:30pm
Homecoming Dance at the ESC
November 13 - SAVE THE DATE!
Trek for Tech
Last chance to be a Trek sponsor! Find out more here.
The Spirit Shop is Open! Great New Styles!
Visit the Spirit Shop and get ready to show your Warrior spirit!
Wednesday morning, 7:30 - 8:15 am
Thursday afternoon, 2:45 - 3:45 pm
Find out more about fall Community Service opportunities.