|"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.|
~ Winston Churchill
|Kings of Cool|Starlight Lounge Promises Ring-a-Ding-Ding Good Time
Mark your calendars NOW! The biggest night of the year is just around the corner - the Parent Faculty Club's Annual Benefit Auction and Fundraising Gala is Saturday March 5, 2011.
This year's Mad Men-style theme is "The Starlight Lounge: When the Rat Pack Was Cool...and Cool Was King." This not-to-be-missed event will be a swinging evening at a must-see downtown location: the Fashion Industry Gallery.
Sip smooth martinis and other classic cocktails while enjoying the culinary cuisine of celebrity chef Kent Rathbun's renowned restaurant Abacus, all while listening to the cool sounds of Dallas' favorite Sinatra-esque crooner, Hunter Sullivan. Parking will be a breeze with complimentary valet generously donated by Texas Valet.
Tickets are on sale now and are at a discounted rate if you buy them before February 14. Details and tickets are available at https://lakehill.ejoinme.org/auction2011.
The Auction Committee needs your help to make it a night to be remembered. First, don't miss the auction's kickoff event at the Sip and Solicit on Wednesday evening, January 19th. More details will follow, but save the date to join the Solicitation Committee for wine and hors d'oeuvres, and to find out about easy ways to help gather donations for the auction. Bring a friend and double the fun.
Second, Art Stars, a pre-auction benefit featuring the artwork of Lakehill's Middle and Upper school students as well as select works from other artists, will be held on Thursday afternoon and evening, January 27 at the Galleri Urbane (2277 Monitor Street). The student preview will be from 4-6 p.m., and the adult-only wine tasting and art auction will take place from 6-8 p.m. Admission is a bottle of wine for the auction's Wine Pull event.
Finally, please help the Solicitation Committee gather donations. Without your generosity, the auction's most popular items might be a no-show. Past offerings have included chickens for the backyard, airline miles for trips, use of family vacation homes and condos, Lasik eye surgery, and tickets to popular sporting events and concerts. Use your imagination! Think beyond Lakehill. Maybe you have a friend or someone in your family that has something great to donate. Donation forms are available on the table outside the main office and here.
Are there other ways to donate? Yes! Consider underwriting the event. Visit here to make a monetary donation and receive sponsoring benefits.
|Worldly and Wise|
Last Year's Runner-Up Claims Geo Bee Title
Reed Henry found himself in a vaguely familiar spot on Wednesday afternoon. Last year, Reed was edged out in a championship tie-breaking round by Jack Pippen who became Lakehill's Geo Bee champion. On Wednesday, Reed once again found himself facing off against a Pippen, although this time it was sixth grade student Charlie Pippen.
Reed, a seventh grader, was declared Lakehill's champion after answering two out of three questions correctly in the championship round. The final question was the only question he missed in the entire competition. Pippen answered one of the three final questions to claim second place. Third place went to sixth grade student Noah Bernstein while fourth grader Philip Jenevein and fifth grader Jackson Huff completed the top five.
Students in grades four through eight were eligible to compete in Lakehill's event on January 5, which consisted of seven rounds of questions, a final round, and a championship round. Many of the participants took advantage of the after-school Geography Club, sponsored by Sophia Smith-Savedoff, to help them prepare. This is the 23rd year the National Geographic Society has organized this bee, and each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge.
As a school winner, Reed will advance to the next level of competition, a 70-question written examination. The top 100 test takers in the state will compete on April 1 for the state title. Each state winner will advance to Washington, D.C. for the national finals in May.
Third Graders Take Visitors on a Trip Around the World Although no bags were packed and no passports were required, third grade students recently offered visitors a fascinating trip around the globe.
Travelers to Lakehill's cafeteria on December 14 were offered an international experience of the histories, cultures, costumes, and cuisines of a variety of countries.
The annual Trip around the World Festival allowed each third grade student the opportunity to serve as an ambassador and tour guide for the country of their choice. Each student completed a research report, developed a poster highlighting interesting aspects of their country, and prepared a sample of the cuisine representative of that country. Some students dressed in native costumes and brought music and artifacts. Parents, teachers, and students wandered from country to country, exploring the sights, smells, and sounds from around the globe.
It's a small world, after all.
Share the Spirit: Send Lakehill Clothing to Africa
Wondering what to do with your out-of-date Lakehill clothing? Donate your items next week and help send a container of clothing to Namibia in Africa. Look for donation boxes at the main entrance and at the north door. The collection will run from January 10-14. Please limit donations to Lakehill clothing only. All sizes of clothing are accepted.
| Photo by Irwin Thompson. |
Get That Warrior Spirit!
Basketball Teams Begin District Play
The Varsity Girls Basketball team fell to Campbell High School on January 4. The Varsity Boys defeated Campbell 62-44.
Make plans to attend the opening district games this Thursday against Waco Vanguard at home. The Varsity Girls play at 6:00pm and the Varsity Boys at 7:30pm.Check out all the basketball schedules here, under Teams and Schedules, Winter Sports.
What's Happening? |
Admission Application Deadline
Applications for admission for NEW students for the 2011-2012 school year are due to the Office of Admission.
Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-Up
9:00 - 11:00am
Get more information.
Free Event at Dallas Academy, 7:00pm
Get more information about the event.
Brian Warner, founder and owner of NetGuardDog, will be at Dallas Academy to talk with parents about internet safety.
January 13 - 6:30 - 8:00 pm
College Night for Juniors
Mrs. Dondis will discuss topics related to the college process such as researching colleges, testing, contacting colleges, and visiting campuses. All juniors and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend.
; 2:00 pmJanuary 17
No school - MLK Holiday
Art Stars: Pre-Auction Art Show
January 31 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm
College Financial Aid Presentation
Matthew Krov, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Enrollment at Austin College, will give a presentation at Lakehill on the college financial aid process. All Upper School and 8th grade parents and students are invited to attend to learn what financial aid encompasses and how one can be eligible to apply.
February 10, 6:30-7:30 pm
College Night for Sophomores
Mrs. Dondis will discuss PSAT scores as well as introduce topics related to the college process itself. All sophomores and their parents are encouraged to attend.
When the Rat Pack Was Cool...and Cool Was King!
March 5 - SAVE THE DATE!
Lakehill Benefit Auction - "Starlight Lounge"
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