"Knowledge is realizing the the street is one-way; wisdom is looking both directions anyway."
Mini Fair Kicks Off Exploration Process
The possibilities for Lakehill students are endless. This is never truer than when it comes time to choose which college or university to attend. In fact, the opportunity to meet more than 100 college and university representatives on the Lakehill campus this fall will give students the chance to see some of the many possibilities, and choices, they have before them.
Lakehill kicked-off its college visit season on September 6 by hosting its first mini college fair on campus. Eighteen colleges and universities were on hand to visit with Upper School students. Students attended a brief information session to learn tips on what to do when attending large college fairs and then had the opportunity to visit with the various admission directors. The colleges that attended are located outside of Dallas, but all have representatives who are permanently based in the DFW area to better provide information to local students and their families.
Although opportunities such as this are rare at most schools, they are an important part of Lakehill's unique preparation for the college admission process.
Students will have another opportunity to visit with colleges at the DFW College Fair Preview at St. Mark's on September 17, from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
The Times, They Are a-Changin'
Tech Night Addresses Challenges, Opportunities
Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author, wrote a book in 2004 called "The World is Flat," describing the increasing connectivity and "flattening" of the world. Friedman says that in the last decade, the number of people who can complete, connect, and collaborate has exploded.
"When I said the world was flat," Friedman said, "Facebook didn't exist--or for most people it didn't exist, Twitter was a sound, the Cloud was in the sky, 4G was a parking place, LinkedIn was a prison, applications were what you sent to college and for most people, Skype was a typo. That all happened in just the last seven years. And what it's done is taken the world from connected to hyper-connected. And that's been a huge opportunity and a huge challenge."
To address this new, hyper-connected world that we and our students are living in, the new technology committee at Lakehill is proud to present Technology Night on Wednesday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. All parents are encouraged to attend. Students are also encouraged to attend, although the program is best suited for students in fourth grade and above. The program will be presented by Chris Bigenho, Director of Educational Technology at Greenhill School and a doctoral candidate in Computer Education and Cognitive Systems in the department of Learning Technologies and Educational Computing at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Bigenho is a frequent speaker on the topic of education and technology at schools and conferences both across the United States and parts of South America.
The Technology Committee at Lakehill is comprised of teachers from all areas and divisions. Their goal is to help students, parents, and teachers be ready for the future and embrace the emerging technologies. The committee hopes to promote good digital citizenship and safety online while sharing information on Lakehill's computer usage policy and Atomic Learning.
The Warrior Web
Say Cheese: Lakehill Adds Photo Sharing
Lakehill has a new photo sharing site on SmugMug. All our photos will be available here so you can relive all your favorite moments from Lakehill events. You can even order high quality, low cost prints online - and a percentage of the proceeds benefit Lakehill!
This Week at the ESC
Second and Third Grade Students Get Hands-On with Nature
Second graders came face to face this week with the good, the bad, and the ugly...bugs! Beginning a year-long study of bugs at the ESC, second graders will be questioning what makes a bug good or bad, and why are some so ugly? While they are learning the wonders of mosquitoes, ants, ladybugs and more, the third graders will be investigating the plants on which those very bugs live. Insects will need to hold tightly as the third graders begin their studies by pressing flowers and leaves and taking a closer look at the plants insects call "home."
Take a look at the updates to our ESC Photo Album.
Faculty Spotlight on Susan Rapoport
Susan Rapoport joins the Lakehill faculty this year, teaching eighth grade Algebra I, ninth grade Algebra I, and Statistics for seniors. She is also serving as an eighth grade sponsor.
Originally from Mexico City, Rapoport moved to Dallas four years ago with her husband and two sons, aged 12 and 16.
While in Mexico City, Rapoport spent 11 years at a private day school, teaching all levels of middle and upper school math as well as social studies. After moving to Dallas, she worked as a middle school math teacher at Levine Academy and as a substitute teacher for Plano ISD.
An exercise enthusiast, Rapoport works out whenever possible. She also enjoys watching sports on TV with her sons, especially tennis and football. When not watching tennis on TV, she is watching her sons play, or shuttling them to lessons and tournaments.
Rapoport says it is the family environment at Lakehill that impresses her the most. "You really feel it the moment you come through the door," she says. But what has made the biggest impression on her thus far is the friendliness of the students and staff.
"My goal is to be able to share my love and passion for Algebra with my students," she explains. "I am really happy to be a part of the Lakehill community."
Students Skate into National Spotlight
Lakehill's Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools now have their own NIRA Speed Skating competitors. Fourth grader Stella Palmer won second place in the juvenile girls division at the National Inline Racing Association (NIRA) inline speed skating nationals. The event took place in Houston, Texas over Labor Day weekend. Stella, who had a nasty fall in her first event, didn`t give up and went back to compete in three more events, taking second in each and second place overall.
Stella had good company at the competition. Her brother Ben placed fourth in his age group, freshman boys, in his first national competition. Ben is in fifth grade and as one of the youngest competitors in a highly competitive age bracket, made a name for himself early on as a competitive, young skater.
Sophomore Connor Cumpton placed first in the 500m, first in the 1000m, second in the 100m, second in the 1500m, and first overall in the newcomer junior men division. A veteran skater, Connor is a strong leader for the team and a true champion.
Warriors Suffer Loss to Frost
Photo by Irwin Thompson.
The Lakehill Warriors ran into a determined Frost HS (UIL) team on Friday night in Frost,Texas. Frost controlled both sides of scrimmage en route to a 42-7 victory. Frost dominated the time-of-possession, and the Warriors were never able to recover from an early deficit. Cris McCarty provided the lone Lakehill touchdown with a 22-yard run, and added several nice kick returns. The loss drops Lakehill to 1-1 on the season. The Warriors will play at Dallas Gateway on Friday, September 9 at 7:30pm. See all the photos from Friday night's game.
Get Your Warrior Spirit On!
The Spirit Shop is now The Warrior Shop! Get all the latest styles for the whole family and show your Warrior spirit! During the week, check out The Warrior Shop on Monday mornings from 7:45-8:45am and Thursday afternoons from 2:45-3:45pm. Celebrate the change in weather - sweatshirts and long sleeve t-shirts are now available!
JV and Varsity Volleyball
Photo by Robert Walton.
The JV volleyball team won and the Varsity team lost to Rockwall Heritage on Tuesday. The teams play on Thursday at Yavneh.
The Middle School blue team won and the green team lost on Tuesday to Heritage Christian. See new images from the Middle School game.
The Varsity Cross Country team traveled to Carrollton Christian Academy and competed in the Varsity Boys 5K and the Varsity Girls two-mile run. The team performed well in spite of injuries and the heat.
September 11 Ten-Year Remembrance Day
Upper School Assembly, 2:15-2:40pm
Shoreline Spruce Up, White Rock Lake
Join us at Lakehill's adopted shoreline at White Rock Lake to help clean up this neighborhood treasure. Meet at the parking lot at W. Lawther and Chapel Hill. All supplies will be provided. Breakfast will be served as we celebrate our 40th lake cleanup!
Individual pictures (K-11) will be taken on Monday. Boys (5th-11th grades) need to wear a coat and tie and girls need to dress nicely (no t-shirts please).
Students should receive photo-ordering forms from their teachers or class sponsors sometime this week. Forms and payment will be due on Picture Day. Payment can be made online at www.mylifetouch.com using the school ID # LD601431Y0. Though it is a pre-pay package, you will have the options of scheduling retakes or requesting a full refund once you have received the proofs. If you have not gotten an order form by Thursday, September 8 please pick up one at the front office.
Kindergarten Donuts for Dad, 7:45-8:15am
Technology Night for Parents, 7:00pm
Learn more about the issues, dangers, and opportunities surrounding technology. All parents are encouraged to attend. Get more information here.
Tailgate Party and Football Game
Tailgate at 6:30 pm, Kickoff at 7:30 pm
The annual Tailgate Party is a favorite tradition at Lakehill. This year's event will be held on Friday evening before the home game against A+ Academy. Join us for fun, food, and fantastic football! This is the perfect opportunity for families to spend time together and show their school spirit! Go Warriors!
Deadline for Trek for Tech T-Shirt Design Contest
All students are invited to submit their designs for the Trek for Tech T-Shirt contest. The winning design will be printed on the 2011 Trek for Tech T-Shirts and all promotional materials! Artwork MUST be the student's original hand-drawn image (no computer graphics). The design must incorporate the words "Trek for Tech" and may use no more than three colors. Entries should be placed in the box marked "Trek" outside of the Main Office. Get the official rules here
Save the date for the 13th annual TREK for TECH! The 5k race and 1-mile fun run are scheduled for Saturday, November 12. Funds raised are used for a wide variety of technology improvements.
College Fair at St. Mark's, 1:00-3:00pm
Senior Parent Night, 6:30pm
Upper School Speaker Series, 2:45-3:30pm
Focus on Legal Profession
Lakehill Day at the Ballpark, 2:05pm
It's fan appreciation night and the last home game of the season. Lakehill has a reserved section in the bleachers for Lakehill families to enjoy the game together. Tickets will be distributed next week!