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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 3, Issue 16
December 16, 2010
In This Issue
Annual Fund Update
Celebratory Tunes
Songs of the Season
Young at Art
Community Spotlight
Sports Snippets
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Annual Fund Update
Tomorrow Starts Here
Annual Fund Goal Within Reach

Did you know that your contribution to the Lakehill Annual Fund is 100% tax deductible? You can take advantage of year-end tax benefits while making a difference in the lives of Lakehill students. Your participation is critical in supporting the outstanding academic and co-curricular activities that a Lakehill education offers.

To date, 181 of our 354 families have contributed. That puts us at 51% toward our participation goal of 100%.

Total donations received currently stand at $172,121. That puts us 69% toward our financial goal of $250,000.

Your support of the Annual Fund impacts every Lakehill student each and every day. Gifts to the Annual Fund provide the most immediate impact to the Lakehill educational experience by providing additional funding for projects that would go unfunded without your support.

Support the Lakehill Annual Fund.  

Tomorrow Starts Here: $250,000 and 100% Participation!


Winter Program Celebratory Tunes
Lower School Performs Winter Program
Guests filled the auditorium as Lower School performers prepared to dazzle the audience with a collection of holiday songs.

The Lower School Winter Program, held in the auditorium on Monday evening, featured a variety of musical performances by the Elementary Choir and each Lower School grade. The holiday program presented songs of Christmas and Hanukkah, as well as a few catchy tunes about Santa, reindeer, and snow.
The program culminated with a presentation of toys that the children brought for Jonathan's Place and Interfaith Housing Coalition. The giving of toys to children in need is a Lakehill tradition that is more than 20 years old.
Songs of the Season
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Choirs Perform at School and NorthPark
The Lakehill Middle and Upper School Choirs performed Thursday night, December 9, in the Wyly Auditorium for faculty, students, and friends. Under the direction of choir director Tracy Herron, the concert featured the vocal talents of two Upper School Choirs: the Lakehill Chorale and the Lakehill Singers as well as the 7th and 8th grade Choir: the Allegro Singers. The groups were accompanied by Linda Booth on piano.

Elementary ChoirAs part of the Sights and Sounds of the Season festivities at NorthPark Center, area schools were invited to perform carols and seasonal favorites. NorthPark welcomed more than 100 orchestral, choral, and dance groups from across North Texas, including Lakehill's Upper School and Elementary Choirs. The Upper School Choir performed on December 12 and the Elementary Choir on December 15 to crowds of family, friends, and shoppers.

Upper School Choir director Tracy Herron and Elementary Choir Director Linda Booth led their respective choirs in songs of the season. This is the third year that a Lakehill choir has performed at NorthPark.
Young at Art
Students Selected for Holiday Art Show
CCYoung Art ShowThe artwork of twelve talented Lakehill fourth grade students is currently on display at The Point at C.C. Young Retirement Community.

Local artists were invited to participate in the annual Holiday Season Art Show. Fourth grade artists selected for display are Julia Bartholow, Charlotte Bond, Charlotte Brown, Lillian Brown, Isa Bruner, Madison Cunningham, Maya Desai, Alicia Diaz, Ben Gillman, Leah Hawthorne, Luke Jerome, and Tyler McCall.

A Meet-the-Artists Reception was held on Friday, December 10. The art is on public display at The Point, Center for Arts and Education at C.C. Young from Friday, December 3 until Thursday, December 30.

The Point Center for Arts and Education at C.C. Young Retirement Community is located at 4847 W. Lawther Drive in Dallas.
Snowball Community Spotlight

On Board the Snowball Express

Members of Lakehill's Lower and Middle School Community Connections Clubs and the fifth grade class recently partnered with Snowball Express to help brighten the days of children from around the country.

Snowball Express began in 2006 with a simple idea: Provide hope and new memories to the children of fallen military heroes who died while on active duty since September 11, 2001.

As Snowball Express volunteers, Lakehill students composed nearly 100 heartfelt letters to the children who would soon be arriving in Dallas. The letters welcomed the children to Dallas and gave them an idea of the fun they might experience while here. Third grade students helped by decorating the envelopes for the letters.

On Friday, December 10, fifth grade students attended the opening day celebration, welcoming more than 1000 children and family members to Dallas with a special event at Victory Plaza. As one of only four schools in the Metroplex invited to participate, Lakehill students welcomed them in true Texas style, waving homemade signs and pom poms and cheering for the guests.  

Children participating in Snowball Express spent several days enjoying the best of Dallas, including a day at Six Flags, a performance of the Nutcracker, a visit to Southfork Ranch, and an evening at the Mesquite Rodeo with celebrity performances.

Photo by Robert Walton
Sports Snippets
Warriors Basketball Off to Super Start

The Varsity Boys Basketball team defeated Arlington Fellowship on December 10. The boys are now 3-2, with wins over Dallas Academy 62-30, and Texoma Christian, last year's state semi-finalist, 69-60. The boys lost two close games to Lakewood Presbyterian, last year's TCAL state champions, 66-56 and 59-50.

Emerging leaders for the team include seniors Blake Bishop, with an average of 19 points and 7 rebounds; Joseph Nall, with a 12 point average, and John Godbey with a 10 point average. Junior Austin Simpson is averaging 7 points and 7 rebounds.

The team continues to work hard to improve, using highly competitive non-district games to prepare for the district season.

The girls team is currently undefeated, which is a remarkable feat. This is the first girls varsity team in almost a decade to start the year 5-0.

The girls have beaten Lakewood Presbyterian twice, as well as Arlington Burton, Dallas Academy, and Fellowship Academy. The team is led in scoring by Sarah Baker and Amanda Boles, both averaging 16 points a game. Kaitlyn Wilson leads the team in rebounding, averaging 8 points a game followed by Alexis Franklin at 6 rebounds a game. The defense is paced by Jenna Burch who leads the team in steals, averaging 8 a game.

The Lady Warriors are entering a tough stretch in their schedule in preparation for district match-ups beginning January 6. They take on a tough competitor in Ovilla Christian this Friday followed by the Oakridge Classic Tournament December 28-30.

"The next couple of games are going be a big test for us," explains Coach Jhoana Cayme. "Ovilla and the teams in the tournament are all going to be competitive and they like to play our style of basketball. I wouldn't have it any other way going into district - I think it will present a good challenge for the team."

Check out all the basketball schedules here, under Teams and Schedules, Winter Sports.
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What's Happening? 

December 15-17
Exams (grades 6 - 12)
View exam schedule here.

December 16
K-5 Dismiss for Holidays

December 29-31
JV and Varsity Boys Basketball at Buffalo ISD Tournament
Varsity Girls Basketball at Oakridge Tournament

January 3
Teacher in-service

January 4
School begins

March 5, 2011 - SAVE THE DATE!
Lakehill's Benefit Auction
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