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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 3, Issue 20
January 27, 2011
In This Issue
Ready, Set, Summer
The Power of One
Hitting the Slopes
Community Spotlight
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?

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"Don't let your character change color with your environment. Find out who you are and let it stay its true color." 

Rachel Scott  


Photo by Ron Gavinski.

Ready, Set, Summer!
Lakehill Summer Program  Expands with New Offerings 

With snow still on the ground in 49 U.S. states, Lakehill turned its attention toward the warmer months and began preparing for another successful summer camps program. Building on the success of last summer's new format, Lakehill maintained its family-friendly pricing and free before- and after-camp care while adding new and exciting camps. 


Lakehill Summer Camps offer programs for boys and girls entering kindergarten to eighth grade, with weekly sessions beginning June 6 and ending July 29, 2011.


From science, photography, and outdoor adventure to academics, arts, and sports, parents are sure to find camps that will turn summer into a learning adventure for their child.


New Science and Discovery offerings this year including Solar Spectacular, Rocket Science, Junk Box Battles, Myth Busting, and How It's Made. There are a variety of Crafting and Building camps, including Nature Crafts, Knitting, and Scrapbooking. All of the sports camps are back, with more tennis offerings and new camps for softball and soccer! There are more LEGO camps and a variety of fantastic offerings in art, photography, and film making! Young minds can stay sharp over the summer with fun camps on reading, writing, and speaking or get a leg up preparing for kindergarten, fourth grade, or Middle School! With more than 60 camps available, there truly is something for everyone.

Lakehill Summer Camps are unique in offering quality, teacher-led camps at an affordable price, with FREE before-camp and after-camp care available every day. Camps are $205 per week for a half-day session (up to five hours per day) or just $280 per week for a full-day session (up to 10 hours per day). Camps will be offered both at Lakehill's Main Campus and at the Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center.

So, who's ready for summer?


Check out the Lakehill Summer Camps Guide and start making plans for the summer of a lifetime! Registration is now open.

The Power of OneRachel'sChallengeMS
Students Accept Rachel's Challenge 

Inspirational video and audio footage of Rachel Scott's life held students spell-bound during school presentations on Wednesday.

LowerSchool students were empowered in a 30-minute session to treat others with kindness and compassion. Middle Students participated in a one-hour presentation designed to motivate them to make positive changes in the way they treat others. This was followed by a separate interactive 90-minute training session for Middle School students and teachers.  In effect, the assembly created the "want to" or desire for positive change while the training session taught the "how to" and ensured that the positive impact will continue. A parent meeting was held Wednesday evening to continue the positive discussion.


Rachel Scott believed that one person could start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion. Rachel's Challenge, the program founded in her memory, sets forth challenges that enable kids of all ages to embark on a mission--a mission to create a chain reaction. 

Lakehill students were visibly moved during Wednesday's presentation and were gladly willing to sign their names on the 10-foot banner stating "I Accept Rachel's Challenge." Middle School students will be able to sign up for the Friends of Rachel Club on Friday. The Club will embrace the ideals set forth in the assembly and provide positive experiences for students throughout the year.

Hitting the Slopes
ski trip

Photo by Cristy McCarty.

Upper School Heads to Steamboat Springs for Annual Ski Trip 

The Headmaster's Ski Trip is a favorite long-standing Lakehill tradition. Upper School students get the opportunity to do just that - ski with the headmaster. Although Mr. Perry was sadly unable to join the students on the slopes this year, 17 students and four chaperones headed to Steamboat Springs, Colorado for some of the best snow in 12 years and the time of their lives. 

Arriving in the afternoon on Friday, January 21, skiers rented gear for the powdery days ahead. On Saturday, they were ready to hit the slopes! While some were ready for an all day adventure, others chose to take some lessons first. Sunday brought another perfect day of skiing, with many students getting an early start. The bus system at the lodge was sublime, with regular shuttles to downtown for shopping and to the mountain. In addition to skiing, students were given the opportunity to let loose, shop, and just relax. Daily snowfall guaranteed the travelers enjoyed the breathtaking beauty of the mountains.  


Upper School teacher Susie Brigham has chaperoned Lakehill skiers on 15 skiing adventures. "The students were extremely responsible and exceeded our expectations," she explained. But most importantly, we had a fantastic time on the slopes with all the white, powdery snow!"

Thanks to special contributor Cally Pope.
Namibia bracelets

Photo by Patty Pippen.

Community Spotlight

Bracelets, Tea, and Charity
On February 2 - 4, the sixth grade will hold a special sale to benefit the Primer School in Rundu, Namibia. Students will sell bracelets, all handmade in Namibia, Africa in three different styles: ostrich egg, malachite, and traditional Himba made from recycled PVC pipe. All bracelets are $10.


Organizers explain that there are a variety of colors that look just as cool on guys as they do on girls. Students say that the bracelets are the perfect gift for mom or sweetheart for Valentine's Day. The class will also be selling tea from South Africa for $5 a bag.


The sale will be held at the north entrance each morning before school. Funds will help children who cannot afford the $6.50 annual school entrance fee and will help cover the fees and provide uniforms for orphaned students.  


Photo by Irwin Thompson.

Sports Snippets
Warrior Teams Moving Toward Playoffs
The Varsity Girls lost a hard fought battle in a close game to Covenant on January 20. The Varsity Boys beat Covenant 62-40, while the JV Boys defeated Covenant to remain undefeated.

Four Lakehill teams took to the court at home on January 25. Both the JV Girls and the JV Boys teams defeated CHANT. The Varsity Girls fell to Desoto Canterbury and are now in third place in the district.


The Varsity Boys beat Desoto Canterbury by 16 points. The 55-39 win for the Warriors brought their record to 4-1 in district play. Austin Simpson had a career game, racking up 20 points and 8 rebounds for the Warriors while Blake Bishop brought in 7 of 7 rebounds. John Godbey, Jonah Guedea, Kurt Norman, and Jimmy LaBrie each contributed 6 to the Warrior win. Without the help of leading scorer Joseph Nall, the team needed to step up--and step up they did in an outstanding team effort that left the Warriors in sole possession of second place in the district. A win on Friday at Vanguard will put them in a tie for first place.


The Middle School Boys green team missed out on a playoff berth by one spot after an unfortunate string of losses to Good Shepherd, St. Johns, and Providence.


The Middle School Girls blue team remains undefeated with a win last Saturday against Dallas Thunder 19-13. Anna Bolt led the team, scoring 10 points. The girls play at Akiba today at 4:30 pm.


The Middle School Girls green team secured a spot in the playoffs with a 22-11 win over Providence on Monday. Chloe Roberson led the team with 8 points and Kelly Werther scored 7. Playoffs will be played next Monday.

Check out all the basketball schedules here, under Teams and Schedules, Winter Sports.

finger with string

What's Happening?

January 27 - TONIGHT!

ART STARS Lakehill
Gallery Event

4-6pm Student reception |  6-8pm Adult reception


Open to friends, nieghbors, and family of Lakehill

Directions to GALLERI URBANE:
From I-35 take Exit 430B-430C toward Market Center Blvd/Wycliff Ave

Turn LEFT at Wycliff Ave  then turn RIGHT onto Monitor Street

2277 Monitor Street, Dallas 75207



Contact Melany@bartholow.us or patpip17@sbcglobal.net  for more information.

Every Thursday, 8:15 am
Auction Committee Meetings

All are welcome - come join the fun!

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.  

March 5 - SAVE THE DATE!
Lakehill Benefit Auction - "Starlight Lounge"

When the Rat Pack Was Cool...and Cool Was King!

Find out more here.

Visit the Spirit Shop!
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

Lakehill now has a YouTube channel.
Check out all our videos here.