|""I learned the value of hard work by working hard."
- Margaret Mead
First Celebration Deemed Success
Lakehill's first Alumni Weekend was held January 13-14.
On Friday, alumni and the senior class of 2012 gathered for an Alumni-Senior Breakfast and the announcement of Lakehill's first Distinguished Alumni Award. The celebration was held at the ESC and breakfast was provided by Millie Daves Winston, '75, owner of IcookUeat Catering.
Brad Bartholow '84 was chosen as this year's Distinguished Alumni. After graduating from Lakehill, Brad attended Stanford University for his undergraduate degree and earned his Master's Degree at SMU. He currently serves as a Senior Vice President at NFJ Investment Group and is member of the Lakehill Board of Directors. Brad and his wife Melany are the proud parents of two Lakehill students.
On Saturday night, alumni gathered at Times Ten Too for an All-Class Reunion. A great turnout was highlighted by a night of dancing, wine, and food. DJ Randy Sentor provided the music and sisters Holly Howard Walker '95 and Whitney Howard Field '99 led the charge on the dance floor.
Everyone in attendance had a great time and planning is already underway to make next year's Alumni Weekend even better. Headmaster Roger Perry noted, "It is great to see the alumni come back and have such a wonderful time sharing stories and enjoying each other's company. I really enjoyed the opportunity to catch-up with everyone."
See pictures from the breakfast and from the reunion.
Basketball Spirit Week
|Photo by Irwin Thompson|
Beau and Sweetheart Honored
Lakehill not only has the hoops, but we have the hoopla as well!
Last week was Basketball Spirit Week, and the Upper School students showed their Warrior spirit during a variety of activities.
House competitions kicked off last Monday with a Starburst pie-eating contest. Each day another fun activity got the houses in the competitive mood, including a hot potato contest, the orange chain, and a tug-of-war competition. Students earned points for their house in the quest to win the coveted spirit stick. An all-school pep rally took place on Friday.
Friday night the Spirit continued with the Winter Tailgate party and three games. Lakehill's fifth and sixth grade boys team showed off their skills during a scrimmage at halftime of the Varsity Boys game and the Dad's club provided grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, and other treats throughout all the festivities.
At the end of each basketball season, it is tradition for the teams to select Basketball Beau and Sweetheart, also known as the team's biggest fans. This year the nominees for Beau were Austin Simpson, Beau Bunger, Jimmy LaBrie, and Kurt Norman. Sweetheart nominees included Amanda Boles, Alexis Franklin, Ayana Heard and Hannah McCue. In a special ceremony following the Varsity Girls game, Kurt Norman and Alexis Franklin were named Basketball Beau and Sweetheart.
Basketball Season Continues
|Photo by Irwin Thompson.|
Varsity Basketball is in full swing. With a full house for Friday night's Winter Tailgate, the Warriors teams pulled out all the stops, going three-for-three against Cambridge.
The Girls and Boys Varsity teams posted big wins again o Tuesday night against Fairhill.
The Varsity Boys team stands at 11-5 overall and 2-1 in District play. The Varsity Girls team continues to dominate in district competition.
See Robert Walton's photos from the January 13 games here and the January 17 games here.
Check out Irwin Thompson's photos on SmugMug here.
Middle School Basketball
All four Middle School basketball teams faced off against a difficult foe, Parish Episcopal. The Girls Green Team was able to secure a victory, while the Girls Blue, Boys Green, and Boys Blue all put up solid efforts in their losses. Coach Peacock expressed pride in the teams saying, "All the teams showed a lot of heart and worked well together against a challenging opponent."
The Middle School Girls Green Team is clicking as a unit in the second half of the basketball season. After making some adjustments to the offense and defense, the girls are a solid group running a spread offense mixed with a little run and shoot. The Lady Lakehill Warriors defense has been the primary weapon running a 1-3-1/zone trap. The girls controlled all aspects of the game from the start. An aggressive full court press earned the girls a 27-20 victory against the Parish team. "We had great play from everyone," said Coach Charlie Kodatt.
Abby Kieker made a wide open three pointer with the assist from Paige Alexander. A 10-foot jump shot came from Elizabeth Collins in the third quarter. According to Coach Kodatt, "The Lakehill Girls Green Team is a special group who work together and produce results when challenged." The team is led by Chloe Roberson, Paige Alexander, Abby Kieker and Kaeli Bunger. Ava Ecklin contributed 4 steals and 3 rebounds, Rebecca Wildman scored 2 points and 10 steals, Charity Abengowe had 7 steals and 2 rebounds, and Guilia Ferguson had 2 steals and 8 rebounds.
The Middle School Girls Blue team played a hard game against Dallas Academy. Led by Tillie McCoskey and Marion Humphreys, the girls played down to the buzzer. Leading the Warriors to a 12-10 victory was Tillie McCoskey and Giulia Ferguson with 4 points each and Marion Humphreys and Kaeli Bunger each with 2 points. Coach Kodatt says, "The Blue Team has worked extremely hard all season and they continue to improve."
On January 21, all four teams will once again be in action against Dallas Thunder at the Lakehill gym. The Green Teams play first (9a Girls/10a Boys) followed by the Blue Teams (11a Girls/12n Boys).
This Week at the ESC
Students in eighth grade continued their studies of Adele Penguins. After learning about penguins living in the cold weather, the eighth graders ventured out into the sunshine to enjoy our weather while hiking and observing nature.
Third grade enjoyed a fun "Choose a Plate" lesson on nutrition. They discussed how to prepare a healthy meal and what makes that meal so good for them.
Fifth grade enjoyed playing an interactive nitrogen game as they learned about the nitrogen cycle in nature.
See all the ESC photos here.
Mark you calendar for these upcoming PFC Events! To volunteer or for more information, contact Colleen McCall, PFC President.
Second Annual Dad's Club Poker Night
Save the Date! February 4, 2012
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 just $100.
Don't Worry...$50 lets 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 more information and register here.
Lakehill Rocks Benefit Auction - March 31
A-Tisket, A-Tasket, The Auction Needs Your Baskets
The Auction Committee is collecting any extra baskets people have from the holidays or hanging around. The baskets will be used to package items for the auction.
New Start for Your Art
Have you grown tired of a piece of art or just don't have the room for it? This is your chance to donate it and do something good for Lakehill. Just pick up a donation form and drop the art off in the PFC closet. We'll store it until time for the big event!
As part of the Lakehill Rocks Annual Benefit Auction, the very successful Art Stars/Wine Pull party is back! Mark your calendar for February 9 at Galleri Urbane.
Reward yourself and our school by signing up for a Target Debit Card or Target Credit Card. The card instantly gives you a 5% discount on every purchase. Once you sign up, just link your card to Lakehill to earn money for the school every time you shop. Find out more.
The Warrior Shop
Visit us for all your spirit wear needs!
Mondays, 7:45-8:45 a.m.
Thursdays, 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Want to know more about Lakehill's Upper School? See what students and parents are saying about their experiences here.
Upper School Winter Formal
Lakewood Country Club, 8:00 - 11:30 p.m.
Dinner and a dance - all in one place!
Tickets are $45 per person or $40 per person for two. Tickets include dinner (slider bar, fajoitas, mac and cheese bar, and more!), drinks, and the dance. Also featuring DJ Adam Jilek!
The dance is semi-formal and guests are invited to attend.
Upper School, Safe Teen Driver Presentation,
Safe Teen Driver is the resource for anyone concerned with or involved in keeping teen drivers safe. Automobile accidents are the number one killer of teens in the United States, and Safe Teen Driver works passionately to change that statistic. Find out more here.
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.
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.