"Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details, and excellence will come."
- Perry Paxton
Lakehill Auction Promises a Solid Good Time
Mark your calendars now as the biggest night of the year is just around the corner -- the Parent Faculty Club's Annual Benefit Auction is Saturday, March 31, 2012.
This year's theme is "Lakehill Rocks" -- a celebration of Lakehill's 40 years of excellence. The Auction will be the grand finale to a series of 40 events that started last April and will run through Auction night honoring the school's 40th anniversary.
The not-to-be-missed event will take place at the House of Blues located in Dallas's West End, where guests can boogie to the righteous rock and roll stylings of Jackleg. Enjoy complimentary valet parking, a full bar, and the renowned House of Blues cuisine.
Be there or be square...and Rock On!
Galveston, Oh Galveston
Basketball Teams Take on Coastal City in Holiday Tournament
While many of us were relaxing or recovering from the never-ending holiday meals, the dedicated athletes of Lakehill's Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball teams headed to Galveston over the holiday break for the O'Connell Holiday Classic Tournament on December 28-30.
The Boys went 2-1 and finished the tournament in third place. The team won the first game, beating host school O'Connell, 57-42. In a hard-fought second game, Lakehill was defeated by Granbury Happy Hill, 60-50, a team the Warriors previously defeated on Dec. 19 at home. The Warriors won the final game against Mt. Carmel, 64 - 50, to take home the third place trophy in the tournament.
Austin Simpson and Cris McCarty were voted onto the All-Tournament team by the coaches from the opposing teams.
Simpson is averaging a double-double (15 points and 10 rebounds) per game this season. McCarty is averaging 15 points a game. Kurt Norman added 12 points a game as well.
After dropping the first game to Happy Hill, the Girls bounced back to beat the host team in a convincing fashion. Amanda Boles led the team with 15 points in the win.
The victory put the girls in the consolation championship game against Bay Area Christian. After being down by 9 points at halftime, the girls fought their way back into the game in the second half. The game came down to the last second, but unfortunately the girls lost by one point.
Amanda Boles was voted to the All Tournament Team.
After eight days off, the tournament provided the opportunity for the team to get back in shape and take on some extremely talented opponents. With three games in three days, the teams are ready for district play which begins on Friday. Both girls and boys teams agree that the tournament was a great experience and provided a chance to get away and bond with teammates before heading into district. And of course, beautiful weather on the beach is always an added bonus.
Second Dad's Club Poker Tournament Ready to Roll
Join us for the second annual Dad's Club Poker Night on February 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Bolt Studios in the Design District.
With a Texas Hold'em Tournament, Black Jack Tournament, food, drinks, and lots of fun, this is one night you do not want to miss! The buy-in is $150 to play and you can register a second player for only $100.
Don't Play? Don't Worry! For just $50 you enjoy the night, eat and drink, and even try your hand at Blackjack. There are great prizes to be won and all proceeds will fund infrastructure upgrades at the main campus.
Get all the information and register here.
This Week at the ESC
Fifth and sixth grade have a fun day of hiking in store for them when they head to the ESC this week. After blazing some new trails, they will also get the chance to work in the garden and help beautify the grounds.
Fourth graders in Dr. Haynes's class studied Turtle Hurdles and learned about a carapace, plastron, and scutes. They also made a turtle out of a paper bowl and paints. And of course, they took advantage of the beautiful day with an outdoor hike in the woods.
See all the ESC photos here.
Basketball Teams Get Ready for District Play
|Photo by Robert Walton.|
The Varsity Girls and Boy teams took on Campbell High, a public 1A school, on Tuesday at home. While the girls were unable to claim a victory, the boys defeated Campbell 60-33, improving their record to 9-4.
In a great team victory, Kurt Norman had 20 points, 4 assists, and 6 rebounds. Austin Simpson delivered10 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Cris McCarty added 10 points to the final score while Beau Bunger added 8.
The JV and boys and girls Varsity teams travel to Waco on Friday to begin district play against last year's state runner-up Waco Vanguard.
See photos from the January 3 games against Campbell High.
Middle School Basketball
The Middle School Green teams play at Dallas Lutheran at 5:00 p.m. (Girls) and 6:00 p.m. (Boys) on Thursday, January 5.
On January 6, both boys and girls green and blue teams square off at home against the Chant Chargers. Come out and enjoy a great night of Middle School Basketball. Games begin at 4:30 p.m.
Want to know more about Lakehill's Upper School? See what students and parents are saying about their experiences here.
College Night for Juniors
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Mrs. Dondis will discuss topics related to the college process such as researching colleges, testing, contacting colleges, and visiting campuses. All juniors and their parents should attend.
Admission Application Deadline
Applications for admission for NEW students for the 2012-13 school year are due to the Office of Admission.
Upper School Choir Performance at Gaylord Texan
The Upper School Choir has been invited to perform with the cast of the Tony Award winning musical Memphis at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine. Choir members will benefit from musical direction and choreography form working Broadway professionals. The performance is scheduled for Monday, January 9 at 1:00 p.m.
January 9 - 13
Basketball Spirit Week
Enjoy a week full of exciting events, culminating with the All-School Pep Rally on January 13 from 2:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Spelling Bee for Grades 4 through 8
Geo Bee for Grades 4 through 8.
Auditorium, 3:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Sign up now! To register your child, or more information, email Elizabeth Schmitt.
College Financial Aid Presentation
Auditorium, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Dana Cazares, Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Texas A&M University, 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.
Alumni-Senior Breakfast and Distinguished Alumni Award
ESC, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Brad Bartholow was chosen as this year's Distinguished Alumni. He will be recognized at a special Senior-Alumni breakfast ceremony. Lakehill's soon-to-be newest alumni, the Class of 2012, will also be honored.
Shoreline Spruce Up, White Rock Lake, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
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.
Alumni All-Class Reunion
All Lakehill alumni are invited to join us for an All-Class Reunion at Times Ten Too at 7:00 p.m.
No school - MLK Holiday
Upper School Winter Formal
Lakewood Country Club, 8:00 - 11:30 p.m.
College Night for Sophomores
Auditorium, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
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.
The Warrior Shop is Open!
Visit us for all your spirit wear needs!
Mondays, 7:45-8:45 a.m.
Thursdays, 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Middle School Adventure Week
March 5-8, 2012
Middle School Adventure Week will be here before you know it! All Middle School parents should have received an informational letter about this exciting Lakehill tradition. Please contact Kaye Hauschild
with any questions.