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Middle School Performs Cinderella
The Middle School Performing Arts department invited audiences to step into the enchanted world of
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella on Thursday morning and again on Friday evening.
Cinderella, forced into a life of servitude by her cruel stepmother and self-centered stepsisters, dreams of a better life. When her stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from her Fairy Godmother. Cinderella is transformed into a Princess and finds her Prince. Filled with spectacular costumes, the musical brought the entire Lakehill community together for family theater at its best.
The musical featured more than half of the seventh and eighth grade students. Camille Willaford charmed the audience as Cinderella, while Kelly Werther worked her magic as the Fairy Godmother. Anna-Maria Springman and Katie Duke were the perfect pair as the stepsisters while Sydney Winston was convincing as the stepmother. Giovanni Flores was a dashing Prince, while Alona Kemp and Monty McKnight gave royal performances as the King and Queen. Elliott Jacobson and Jana Kahn represented the palace well as the Heralds.
The musical was co-directed by Linda Booth and Tracy Herron. This year there were 48 students in the class, the largest group ever in Middle School Musical Theater. "This group was talented and worked well to create an entertaining musical," said Booth. "It is wonderful to see students develop their acting skills on stage and accept the many responsibilities of putting together a production."
Parent Partners PFC Announces Annual Gift and New Officer Team
Lakehill's Parent Faculty Club (PFC) gathered Wednesday for their final General Meeting of the year. The meeting was chaired by outgoing PFC President Michelle Crow.
Crow announced the group's annual gift to the school, which totaled $164,410, a 15% increase over last year. The gift included a variety of PFC-sponsored programs (such as Banquets, Graduation, Field Day, Back-to-School Picnic, and the Halloween Carnival), technology enhancements, a contribution to the endowment fund, a multi-purpose outdoor sport court, an awning to connect the main building with the gym, sod for the Lower School playground, and funding for staff development.
The new PFC Executive Committee was also announced. Colleen McCall, Lakehill alumna, parent, and long-time PFC Board Member, will take the helm as the new PFC President. Members of the newly elected Executive Committee are as follows:
President: Colleen McCall
Vice President: Heidi Alexander
Secretary: Janie James
Treasurer: Elizabeth Ferguson and Patty Pippen
Parliamentarian: Lesslie York
Immediate Past President: Michelle Crow
Many thanks to the PFC and all its members who do so much for Lakehill.
Parents gathered on May 12 for an auction kick-off and social at Movida Boutique at Mockingbird Station. The Auction 2012 team has partnered with the school for a 40th anniversary celebration not to be missed. Guests visited with friends, signed on to help with the auction, and learned more about what's in store for Lakehill's 40th anniversary. They also had the opportunity to pick up some fashionable new items at 30% off. For more information, or to get involved with next year's auction, contact Melany Bartholow.
Field Day a Top TraditionIn Lakehill's Lower School, it just doesn't get much better than field day. The weather was beautiful, the excitement was high, and Lower School parents came out in force to put on a field day to be remembered. The perfect afternoon was full of fun and games, including everything from water balloon launching and tug-of-war to potato sack races and an obstacle course. Most of all, the children enjoyed being outside, having fun with their friends.
Dressed in class shirts proudly displaying their team names, children began their day with a Parade of Classes through the hallway and onto the field, led by Max and Bradley Fetter. The boys, wearing Field Day 2011 baseball hats, were Lakehill's Field Day Marshals, a highly desirable title offered each year at Lakehill's Benefit Auction. Students began with their class cheers and finished the day with an icy treat. Thanks to organizer Heidi Alexander and her parent volunteers who manned the events and made sure that everything ran smoothly.
Check out all the fun in our Field Day video.
Photo by Irwin Thompson.
Sports Banquet Celebrates Successes
It was a week of celebration for the Athletic Department as teams wrapped up the year with their annual Awards Ceremonies. Middle School Athletics gathered on May 11 in the auditorium for their Athletics Recognition Ceremony, while Upper School held their annual Athletic Banquet on May 12 at the Environmental Science Center.
Sponsored by the PFC, the Awards Ceremonies allowed each athletic team the opportunity to be recognized and gave coaches, students, and supporters the perfect opportunity to celebrate the season's successes and build momentum for the coming year.
Honor awards were given to those athletes maintaining strong academic standards. Sixteen Academic All-State honorees were also recognized in a special presentation. The final awards of the evening were given to those students who best embodied the true spirit of a Lakehill athlete. Selected by the coaches, the True Warrior Award is given to two eighth grade students who lead by example, display pride, and put the team first. This year's honorees were Kelly Werther and Haley York. The Fighting Heart Awards, presented by last year's recipients Kiley Trent and Mac Kelly, recognized Upper School athletes Sarah Baker and Brett Trutna.
With nearly 75% of all Middle and Upper School students involved in Lakehill athletics, there is no doubt that the program's benefits are far reaching. Congratulations and thanks to all the Lakehill athletes and coaches who dedicate their time and talent to these programs.
Senior Sentiments Baccalaureate Brings Reflection, Thanks
Lakehill's Baccalaureate Ceremony was held on Sunday, May 15 at the Lakewood Country Club.
A time-honored Lakehill tradition, the ceremony provides an opportunity for each member of the graduating class to publicly thank the people who have made it possible for them to get to this moment of achievement in their lives. The afternoon of thoughtful reflection and heartfelt emotion provided a more intimate opportunity to pause and reflect on this rite of passage.
Members of the Senior Class are currently completing two-week internships as part of their graduation requirements. They will take their final walk across the Lakehill stage on Friday, May 27 in Lakehill's thirty-eighth Commencement Ceremony.
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Students Named to All-District Teams
Coaches from the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) met recently to bestow the honor of All-District teams for Varsity Baseball and Varsity Softball.
These awards are particularly meaningful as they are voted on by the other coaches. Voting focuses on the most deserving athletes and prohibits coaches from voting for their own players. Lakehill had a fantastic showing, with a total of 18 honorees.
The following Lakehill students were selected:
Varsity Softball Team
1st Team All-District: Sarah Baker, Kara Gamboa, Scout Garnsey, Eleni Wilsmann, Amanda Boles, and Josee Santiago
2nd Team All-District: Whitney Beckwith and Lauren Davenport
Honorable Mention: Brooks Vickery, Anastasia Walton, and Caroline Boles
Academic All-State: Kara Gamboa, Sarah Baker, Amanda Boles, and Scout Garnsey
1st Team All-District: Josh Wood
2nd Team All-District: Jonah Guedea, Kurt Norman
Honorable Mention: Drew Norman, Tyler Wentz, Hudson Trent, and Austin Simpson
Congratulations to these outstanding athletes on this well-deserved recognition.
June 6 - July 29
Lakehill Summer Camps
Registrations for Summer Camps are still being accepted, however, many camps are full. Please check the Summer Camps Guide before you register to determine if your camp selections are available.
Get the updated Summer Camps Guide here.
Parents, the Spirit Shop asks that any IOUs be cleared before the end of school. If the Spirit Shop is not open, please leave payment with the Main Office. The Spirit Shop will be open Thursday afternoon this week and Wednesday morning of next week.
Upper School Awards Ceremony
11:00 a.m., Auditorium
Upper School End-of-Year Party
12:30-3:30 p.m., RLP
Lower School Skating Party 12:30 - 2:30 p.m., White Rock Skate
May 20Last Day of School for K - 5May 20
Upper School Performing Arts Banquet
6:00 p.m., ESC
MS and US Exams
Get the exam schedule here.
May 23 - June 16
Return Your Books for Credit!
Students are encouraged to return books they do not want to keep and receive credit toward textbook purchases next year.
Get more information here.
Commencement 7:30 p.m., Auditorium
Dessert reception following ceremony.June 11Summer Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Get Ready for 2011-12
Summer Reading Lists and Online Shopping Now Available!
Summer Reading Books Lists:
Enjoy easy, one-stop shopping with Lakehill's online Summer Reading Book Fair. Books can be purchased online here, with a percentage of proceeds benefiting Lakehill.
2011-12 Tentative School Calendar