|"Tell me and I forget; show me and I remember; involve me and I understand."|
Lakehill Teachers Honored by Chamber
Each year, the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce recognizes teachers who have made significant contributions in the classroom and in the community. The Teacher of the Year Awards Program is sponsored by Comerica Bank and solicits nominations from all public and private schools in east Dallas as well as from business and community leaders.
Two Lakehill teachers were selected as winners in their respective categories. Evan Matthews was recognized as the Private High School Teacher of the Year. Matthews, who teaches eleventh and twelfth grade English and AP English, discussed his feelings on receiving such an honor. "Maynard Mack, erstwhile editor of The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces, after an evening of being praised by his colleagues at a banquet in his honor, said, 'One does not have to deserve a compliment in order to enjoy it.' Having received this very nice honor from the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce, I can understand what he meant. I am humbled by this award and thankful for it."
Kindergarten teacher Mylana Burt was recognized in the Private Elementary/Middle School category. Burt said she was honored, but shared the award with all the faculty and staff at Lakehill. "It is the environment and the people at Lakehill that allow each of us to be great teachers. With engaged children, supportive parents, dedicated colleagues, and administrators who believe in what we do, everyone here wants to do a great job for the team."
Headmaster Roger Perry is pleased with the selections. "It is reassuring to know that the business community recognizes the importance of excellence in education. It is an honor to have two of our master teachers recognized for their outstanding accomplishments."
The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce will honor these outstanding educators on November 16 at the Comerica Teacher Awards Program luncheon.
Six Named to All-State Choir
When the 2011 All-State Choir takes the stage in San Marcos on January 30, six of the voices showcased will belong to Lakehill students.
Being selected for the Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) All-State Choir is the highest honor a Texas private school music student can receive. Senior John Godbey (bass), junior Ruth Godbey (alto), senior Cally Pope (soprano), senior Chris Smaby (bass), senior Arden Stringer (alto), and senior Stephen Thompson (tenor) comprise Lakehill's largest representation ever in the All-State Choir.
The vocal talents of all six of these students can be heard in Lakehill's upcoming musical production of Brigadoon, a Scottish fantasy about a town that disappears into the Highland mist and returns for only one day every one hundred years. A tribute to simplicity and true love, the musical demonstrates that "If you love someone deeply, anything is possible." Brigadoon will be performed November 19 and 20 at 7:00pm and November 21 at 2:00pm.
|The Olympic Muddle|
Drama Club Performs Original Play
Erys, the goddess of strife, in cahoots with Hades, tricks the Olympians into believing that they have lost their powers and must redeem themselves by living among mortals and sharing their problems. Forced to find jobs, Apollo becomes a lifeguard, Poseidon volunteers to help the Cousteau Society, and Venus has a relationship advice call-in show. This case of mixed-up mythology was brought to life by Lakehill fifth and sixth grade students in Drama Club on Tuesday afternoon.
In the end, Erys is no match for the power of love. The immortals rediscover their powers and return to Mount Olympus. After bringing Julie Riggs' original play to life, these young drama club students may have discovered a few new powers of their own.
| Classroom Connections|
Lakehill's third grade students are well versed in all things Aztec, after a unit of study on Aztec history and culture. From Aztec writing and symbols to games and ceremonial masks, the children were able to experience important components of Aztec life. Students enjoyed tamales, Mexican Hot Chocolate (atole), and other Aztec treats as a culminating culinary delight.
Get That Warrior Spirit!
The football team fell to McKinney Christian in an exciting overtime game Friday night. Congratulates and thanks to the players and coaches for all of their hard work this season and for bringing 11-man football back to Lakehill!
Lakehill's Varsity Cross Country team hit the streets of east Dallas on Sunday, November 7 in the Dallas Running Club's signature event at White Rock Lake.
The team participated in the 5K race. Freshman Emily Allton finished 16th overall and 2nd in the Female 1-15 age group. Hannah Cavouti placed in 4th, Sydney Firsching finished 5th, and Brooks Vickery came in 7th. In the Male 1-15 age group, Reese Myers and Nicholas Anastasi placed 5th and 6th, respectively. Joseph Nall, with a 3rd place finish overall, placed 3rd in the Male 16 to 19 age group. Brett Trutna finished 4th and Edward Richman came in 5th. Coach Kevin Jennings also ran the race, placing 3rd in his age category.
Lakehill Middle and Upper School student volunteers ran the aid station at Mile 2 on the 5K course, passing out water and Gatorade and cheering on the runners.
Jennings says he is pleased with the group's performance. "They have worked hard to improve all season, and this race was just another example. They'll be participating in the Trek for Tech on Saturday as a team. That will be our last run together until next August."
Sisteens Stocking Stuffers Collection
Every year, the Sisteens group collects new, small gift items to fill holiday stockings for the 150 senior citizens who attend Lakehill's annual Holiday Luncheon.
Ninth Grade Canned Food Drive
Thanks to everyone who helped with the ninth grade community service project. Lakehill students surpassed the goal of 300 items, collecting 437 items to benefit the Wilkinson Center.
November 11, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, ESC
Upper School Preview
All seventh and eighth grade students and their parents are encouraged to attend this event to find out more about Lakehill's Upper School. To attend, please RSVP to 214-826-2931, ext. 102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNICEF Collection Boxes are due!
The orange UNICEF collection boxes can be turned in at any time to your child's teacher or class sponsor. All boxes are due by November 12.
Middle School Fall Day Out
Trek for Tech
November 13 - No Lake Clean-Up
There will not be an organized lake clean-up this month. Thanks to Lakehill's kindergarten through fifth grade Girl Scout troops for taking on November's clean-up earlier this week so everyone can attend Trek for Tech. See you in DECEMBER!
Eat, Shop, Learn: UNICEF Open House, 6:00-8:00pm
5605 Dittmar Place (Preston Hollow)
Learn more about UNICEF, enjoy delicious food and drinks catered by Shinsei, and shop for unique jewelry and gifts. A percentage of all purchases will benefit UNICEF. The event is hosted by Melany Bartholow and Manisha Desai. Sonya Renner, director of the US Fund for UNICEF Southwest Region will speak at 6:30 and at 7:30pm. Contact Melany Bartholow for more information.
Upper School Musical: Brigadoon
Lakehill's Upper School Performing Arts Department presents Brigadoon. Mark your calendars for November 19 and 20 at 7:00pm and November 21 at 2:00pm for a musical fantasy that is fun for the whole family. General admission is $5 and Lakehill students are $3. Tickets are available at the door. Get more information here.
Breakfast at 8:30am; Program at 9:30am
Classes dismiss at 11:00am for Thanksgiving Holiday
Lakehill welcomes grandparents, parents, and special friends to the annual Grandparents' Day Celebration on Tuesday, November 23. The celebration begins at 8:30am with a breakfast reception in the cafeteria. The program, which includes performances by various student groups, will begin at 9:30am in the auditorium. School is dismissed at 11:00am and there is no after-school care.
November 24 - 28
Thanksgiving Holiday - no classes.
Classes resume November 29.
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