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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 3, Issue 25
March 3, 2011
In This Issue
State of the Art
Classroom Connections
Community Spotlight
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?

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All About the Auction
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Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.   

~Henry Ward Beecher  

District Art winners

State of the Art      

Lakehill Senior Takes First Place; 15 Works Advance to State

Lakehill Upper School artists brought home multiple awards from the TAPPS 2A District 2 art competition, including a coveted first place win in the largest and most important category of Senior Portfolio. A total of 15 works of art by Lakehill students will advance to the State Competition. 


Upper School art teacher Scott Boles entered 49 student works of art to compete against nine schools from around the north Texas area in the February 28 District event.  


Michaela Rollins took first place in Senior Portfolio with her oil and watercolor paintings of various buildings from around the world, finishing ahead of 20 talented competitors in this high profile event. Judges in this event evaluated six of each competitor's best works of art to determine the champion. Michaela also placed in the individual categories of drawing and painting. She placed second in "Drawing: Color" and fourth in "Drawing: Black and White." She also took third place in the Painting category. All of her paintings and drawings will now advance to Austin to compete on the state level.


Other notable winners include Laura Currey with a first place win in "Pottery, Fabrication, and Ceramics," and Honorable Mention in "Drawing: Color." Emily Allton placed second and Amanda Boles took third in the category of "Computer Rendered Art." Manon LaGrange placed fourth in "Printmaking" and fifth in "Painting." Kathleen Evans took fifth and sixth place in "Pottery, Fabrication, and Ceramics."  


These six district winners will advance to the March 25-26 State Competition in Austin.  

Melodramapaloozadrama club spring 

Middle School Drama Club Presents Original Play      

A professor begins a lecture on melodrama, but it goes in directions he never imagined as stock characters take his words literally. Not only that, the damsel doesn't want to be helpless, the hero is made from spare parts, and the villain is trying to take over the play. But since the pen is mightier than the sword, the playwright thinks she can turn a potential tragedy into a Melodramapalooza. 

In a dramatic, comedic, pun-riddled, and musical play that could only spring from the pen of Lakehill playwright Julie Riggs, Lakehill Drama Club members took the stage on March 1 to present the highly entertaining Melodramapalooza.

The play starred Noah Bernstein as the Professor, Gabrielle Gard as the Playwright, Mia Vafa as the Damsel, Declan Devine as the Hero, and Paco Sheeran as the Villain. The all fifth and sixth grade cast also included Jamie Rule, Warren Lester, James Praeger, Marian Humphreys, Katie McKnight, Lovely Lopez, Bailey Hollingsworth, Madison Perry, and Carly Roberts.

Classroom Connectionsblack history program
Students Take Initiative to Entertain and Enlighten       

An enthusiastic group of seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students performed an in-depth original program for Middle and Upper School students on February 28 in recognition of Black History month.


Eighth grade student Alona Kemp says the group initiated the idea for a Black History program and discussed it with their teachers. Working together, the students compiled a selection of original poetry, music, historical video clips which spotlighted the history of racism in America, and narratives celebrating ethnic diversity.


Teacher Linda Booth says she was extremely proud of the students for taking the responsibility to research and organize the material and for practicing before and after school and during open period. Many students left the program  inspired and moved by the honesty and courage of their classmates. 

Community Spotlight

Sixth Grade TutorsBayles Tutors Inspired by Rachel's Challenge           In January, the Lakehill community rallied around "Rachel's Challenge," a program that encourages students to start a chain reaction of kindness.


Sixth grade students Noah Bernstein, Declan Devine, Bridget Draaisma, Spencer Gautreaux, Marion Humphreys, Varun Iyer, and Lily Turner were motivated by the program to do something good for their community. The students became involved with Bayles Elementary, an east Dallas public school that maintains a long-standing relationship with Lakehill. Bayles Elementary principal Maria Tafur enlisted the Lakehill students help as tutors in her school's Saturday School Program. The program offers extra tutoring to students having difficulty passing the state TAKS exams.The Lakehill students have been working specifically with Bayles students in grades 2-4 in Math and Reading  


Lakehill student Lily Turner says she enjoys getting up early on Saturday mornings to tutor these students. "I feel like this tutoring will really help these kids pass their tests," she explained.The group's combined efforts will result in more than 75 hours of tutoring to Bayles Students by the end of the program. Lakehill's young tutors have already been invited back next year to work with the same students.  


According to Bayles principal Maria Tafur, the tutoring program is a win-win situation. "The Bayles students are receiving tutoring while the Lakehill students are receiving the positive feelings associated with helping others," she explained. Lakehill parent Sharon Mansfield believes that the program is a reflection of the Lakehill community's values. "The children have learned they have a real ability to affect real positive change in their world."  


Middle School Coordinator Kaye Hauschild agrees, "I think that students have been inspired through the Rachel's Challenge program, and that they realize that kind acts such as this can create a permanent positive change in their school and in their community."   

all-district basketball

Sports Snippets
Lakehill Athletes Selected for All-District Honors 

Coaches from the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Class 2A District 3 met recently to bestow the coveted honor of All-District teams for Varsity Boys and Varsity Girls Basketball.    

Class 2A District 3 is comprised of six schools, including Lakehill, Dallas Covenant, Cambridge, Fairhill, Desoto Canterbury and Waco Vanguard.

Lakehill had a fantastic showing, with a record number of 15 honorees in Girls and Boys Basketball.

The following Lakehill students were honored:

Girls' Basketball
First Team All-District - Sarah Baker, Kara Gamboa, and Amanda Boles
Second Team All-District - 
Kaitlyn Wilson, Alexis Franklin, Jenna Burch
Honorable Mention -
Scout Garnsey

Boys' Basketball:
First Team All-District - Blake Bishop, Joseph Nall, and Austin Simpson

Second Team All-District
- John Godbey, Jonah Guedea, and Jimmy LaBrie
Honorable Mention
- Charles Burch and Kurt Norman

Congratulations to these outstanding athletes on their achievements. 

Check out our new YouTube videos of the Varsity Girls Basketball team and Varsity Boys Basketball team.


Tennis, Baseball, and Softball Begin Play 

Tennis, Softball, and Baseball seasons are underway. Go Warriors!  


  These designer stacking rings will be among the treasures up for grabs in the Live Auction.

What's Happening?    


Countdown to Auction
On Saturday, March 5, Lakehill's Starlight Lounge is where all the cool cats will be. This is one event you don't want to miss! Seats are selling out quickly! There are only 30 seats left so buy your tickets now!


Join Lakehill parents, friends, and faculty from 7-11 pm at the Fashion Industry Gallery. Fabulous treasures, from designer jewelry and vacation getaways to special time with teachers and one-of-a-kind class projects and baskets will be available in the live and silent auctions. These projects and baskets alone are worth the trip! Check out all the great items up for bid.  


Look what we've added in the Live Auction: Three stacking diamond rings  - 18kt yellow gold with yellow diamonds, rose gold with pink diamonds and white gold with white diamonds. Retail price $3000. (pictured above).


Box Tops for Education 
Due by March 31 

Please turn in your box tops to the "Box Tops Box" by the Main Office. If possible, please trim the box tops along the hatched markings prior to dropping them off. Thanks for supporting Lakehill.


March 4
Upper School Coffee House, 7:00 - 8:30pm  
Find out more about this great event. 


March 5 - DON'T MISS IT!
Lakehill Benefit Auction - "Starlight Lounge"

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

Find out more here.      


March 7 

Lakehill Day (and night) at Pizzeria Venti
Try out the new neighborhood favorite Pizzeria Venti and 15% of your food purchase will be donated to Lakehill. This offer is good on dine-in and  take-out orders. Just tell them Lakehill sent you.


March 7 - 10
Middle School Adventure Week

March 11
No classes for Middle School 

March 14 - 18
Spring Break - no classes

March 21

Fifth Grade Program at ESC 

The City of Dallas Environmental Education Initiative will present the program "Too Good to Throw Away" to all fifth grade students. Students should bring a sack lunch to the ESC (there will be no microwave). They will leave Lakehill at 9:20 am and return at 12:50 pm.


March 22 and 25
Nothing But Nets

The freshman class is hosting a 3-on-3 tournament to benefit the "Nothing But Nets" Foundation. Teams can sign up now for $6 and get ready to play on March 22. But hurry - there is only room for 16 teams. Teams must include at least one boy and one girl and at least one upperclassman and one underclassman. On March 25, Middle and Upper School students are invited to watch the finals during open period for $5. All proceeds are donated. For more information, see ninth grade class president, Hudson Trent. 


June 6 - July 29

Lakehill Summer Camps

Registration is now open! Check out all the great camp offerings and make plans to spend your summer with us! 


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