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Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Students Inducted in Math and Language Honor Societies
Three of Lakehill's student honor societies held their induction ceremonies on Wednesday, April 27 in the Charles Wyly, Jr. Auditorium. Mu Alpha Theta, Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, and Société Honoraire de Français welcomed a total of 36 students into their illustrious ranks. The ceremony was led by faculty sponsors Susie Brigham, Joan Mayo, and Cassandra Leach.
French and Spanish honorees must complete at least three years of the language and maintain an average of 3.5 or higher. Membership in Mu Alpha Theta at Lakehill is reserved for juniors and seniors who have maintained a "B" average or better in all math classes. Members of these highly regarded academic circles wear honor cords at graduation and receive a special seal on their diploma.
This year's Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica inductees included Charles Burch, Katherine Crocker, Kara Gamboa, Aleyna Mason, Joseph Nall, Amanda Rasbury, Michaela Rollins, Christopher Smaby, Arden Stringer, Leia Unger, and Kaitlyn Wilson. Cally Pope was inducted into the Société Honoraire de Français.
Mu Alpha Theta honorees included Blake Bishop, Duc Lam, Whitney Beckwith, Amanda Boles, Davis Clark, Alexis Franklin, Ruth Godbey, Grant Hilbert, Brandon Kinard, Jimmy LaBrie, Hannah McCue, Kurt Norman, Austin Simpson, and Thomasz Wood.
Lower School Celebrations
It was impossible to contain the excitement of the kindergarten, first, and second grade students who ran across the playground last week, searching for their personalized goody bags filled with treats.
Once found, Lakehill's 11th grade students led their younger charges in a variety of fun games and activities. A special visit from the Bunny was the highlight of the day.
Celebrating Colonial Style
In colonial days, children had to work as hard as their parents in order for their colony to survive. But no matter how hard they worked, they always found time for games and recreation. After working hard on their study of colonial American life, Lakehill third graders celebrated by playing a few colonial games of their own.
Students worked in teams to research and prepare one of the colonial games. On Colonial Games Day, children rotated through the 13 student-led activity stations, enjoying a variety of activities including shooting marbles, making spoon and corn husk dolls, and paper quilling.
Caldecott Reading Contest
For more than 20 years, second graders at Lakehill have participated in The Caldecott Reading Contest. Caldecott winning books are selected each year based on their illustrations.
Students are required to read and pass tests over at least 25 of the 71 Caldecott books. Those who read and successfully pass tests over 50 books are recognized at the Lower School Awards ceremony and receive a hardback copy of that year's Caldecott-winning book.
Teachers applaud the success of the program as the children build vocabulary and comprehension skills. Parents are equally enthusiastic about the program. As one parent explained, "Thank you SO MUCH for helping our little guy along this long and challenging road. He has grown so much as a reader through this contest...I hope you'll never stop doing it!"
Students in Mrs. Brook's class celebrated their successful race to 50 with a Garfield cake.
Students Celebrate Mark Twain Day
Lakehill's eleventh annual Mark Twain Day celebrated the end of a fifth grade unit of study on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
The event offered fourth through sixth grade students the chance to have fun the old-fashioned way: with sack races, bobbing for apples, and fence painting. Students competed against themselves and each other in a variety of good-natured contests, including watermelon seed spitting, pie-eating, and bragging.
Lakehill dad Bob Gillman added an air of authenticity to the event in his role as Mark Twain.
The students said they loved making the miniature rafts, dressing up as the characters, and playing games that kids played more than a hundred years ago. Phillip Jenevein had the most authentic costume with his Huck Finn get-up, and Gabrielle Gard took the top prize for the jury-evaluated rafts.
Journey to the Past Brings History Alive
Seventh graders recently took a break from history class and their study of the medieval period to take a step back in time. This journey to the eleventh century included epic battles, jousting tournaments, royal feasts, and knights - all in the comfort of the Medieval Times castle.
From high above, castle royalty presided over their four-course feast (enjoyed without utensils, of course) as they witnessed the knights partake in tournament-style games in an authentic medieval tournament, complete with Hollywood-style special effects.
Tennis Duo Takes State
John Godbey and Davis Clark won the Boys Doubles Tennis State Championship on Wednesda y in Waco. The team also captured the TAPPS 2A State Runners-Up. John Godbey, Davis Clark, Eleni Wilsmann, and Tessa Hornbach all qualified for the tou rnament.
Varsity Track: District Champs Head to Regional Meet
The track team competes on April 28 in the Regional Meet at McMurray University in Abilene. The team has high hopes of qualifying for State after winning the district championship last week.
Varsity Softball: Heads to State Playoffs
The Lady Warriors took second in the district. The first round of the Softball State playoffs will be at at home on May 2 at 5:00pm.
This just in from the Dallas Morning News...
In Class 3A-Others/Private Schools:
#1 - Scout Garnsey - hitting .617 with 37 hits in 60 at bats
#7 - Eleni Wilsmann with 34
#1 - Kara Gamboa with 48
#2 - Scout Garnsey with 41
#3 - Whitney Beckwith and Amanda Boles (tie) with 30
1st Annual Dad's Club Poker Night
Register by April 29!
Enjoy a great night of Poker, Blackjack, Food and Drinks
Buy in: $150 to play poker
Don't play? $50 to enjoy the night, eat and drink, and try your hand at Blackjack.
Fabulous prizes: Ranger tickets, Golf, vacation and party packages!
Get more information and register here.
June 6 - July 29
Lakehill Summer Camps
Summer Camps are filling up quickly! Check out all the great camp offerings and make plans to spend your summer with us! Registration due May 15.
Middle and Upper School Choir Concert 7:00 p.m., Charles J. Wyly, Jr. Auditorium
Junior Senior Ring Luncheon
Upper School Choir Performance at the Winspear Opera House, 3:00 p.m.