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The Warrior Weekly

Volume 4, Issue 21

February 2, 2012

In This Issue
Ready, Set, Summer!
The State of Debate
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
PFC Events
What's Happening?

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"Success comes in cans,
not in can'ts."
- Benjamin Franklin 
Ready, Set, Summer!  summer

Lakehill Offers New Programs and Online Registration

Although Winter Break is still two weeks away, Lakehill turned its attention toward the warmer months and began preparing for another successful summer camps program. This year, Lakehill maintains its family-friendly pricing and free before- and after-camp care while adding new and exciting programs, two additional weeks of camps, and easy online registration.


Ten week-long sessions begin June 4 and end August 10, 2012.

From science, photography, and outdoor adventure to academics, arts, and sports, parents are sure to find camps that will turn summer into a learning adventure for their child.


New Science and Discovery offerings this year include Design, Build, and Destroy; Grossology; Medieval Madness; and Imagine That; while Golf has been added to the many options available in sports. There are more LEGO camps and a variety of fantastic offerings in  visual and performing arts, ceramics, photography, and film making! Young minds can stay sharp over the summer with fun reading, writing, and community service camps, or get a leg up preparing for kindergarten, fourth grade, or Middle School! With more than 70 camps available, there truly is something for everyone.  


Lakehill Summer Camps are unique in offering quality, teacher-led camps at an affordable price, with FREE before-camp and after-camp care available every day. Camps are $220 per week for a half-day session (up to five hours per day) or just $295 per week for a full-day session (up to 10 hours per day). 


Camps will be offered both at Lakehill's Main Campus and at the Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center.   

So, who's ready for summer?


Check out the Lakehill Summer Camps Guide and start making plans for the summer of a lifetime!  Online Registration begins February 27.

The State of Debate

Debate John

Lakehill Team Takes on Austin

The Lakehill Debate Team recently attended the YMCA's 60th annual Texas State Youth and Government conference held at the state Capitol in Austin. The group participated in State Affairs Forum, an event in which students write proposals on current key issues. Each proposal is presented and then proceeds through rounds of legislative debate.  

Four of Lakehill's five teams advanced to the second round of debate. Taylor Pike and Mari Eboli's proposal to require mandatory driving tests every two years for seniors over the age of 65 advanced to the final showcase round and was passed.


John Devine and Jacob Graff had the privilege of chairing a committee during the first round of debate. John was awarded the medal for Outstanding Delegate, an honor reserved for a select few who were recognized for their excellence in pro/con debate. 


The club's next stop is Minnesota's Model United Nations conference in Minneapolis in March. The group will again have the privilege of representing Texas as Texas strives to build it's own statewide Model United Nations program. 

Sports Snippets   

Middle School Basketball                 

Photo by Robert Walton

The final week of Middle School basketball has been busy. On Monday, the Girls Green team made a valiant comeback but fell short against Rockwall Heritage, 26-16. The Boys Green team also lost a heartbreaker to Rockwall Heritage, falling 38-35 in overtime. 


On Tuesday The Girls Green team lost to the CHANT Chargers, 21-18, in a game that came down to the final possession. That same night, the Boys Green team bounced back with a solid 43-27 win over CHANT. The game featured a season-high 14 points from point guard Charlie Whisnant. The Boys Blue had an exciting game but fell 45-39 to CHANT in a close contest, while the Girls Blue won their last game decisively, 24-8, with everyone on the team scoring. 


In the final Middle School games, the Girls and Boys Green teams take Inspired Vision on Friday, Feb. 3 at Lakehill. Game times are 5:00 p.m. (girls) and 6:00 p.m. (boys). 


Lakehill will recognize all of our outstanding Middle School basketball players on Tuesday, February 7. The evening will start with a pizza party for the players and coaches in the Student Commons. Then, at halftime of the Varsity Girls game, each player will be introduced one-by-one on the court. 

Varsity Basketball

Lakehill racked up three great wins against Waco Vanguard on January 27 in a spirited display of Lakehill pride. The gym was packed for the Blue Out and fans stayed on their feet until the exciting ending of the Varsity Boys game. Thanks to all the parents, students, and teachers who shared in the excitement of the evening.


The teams were back at it on Tuesday, defeating Cambridge on the road.   


Back at home on Tuesday, the Varsity Girls take on Dallas Covenant in a push for second place in district. Th
e Varsity Boys follow, playing Covenant in a pivotal game as both teams are trying to stake claim for the District Championship and are currently tied.

See photos from Robert Walton here.

See the video by rgphotog.com here.

This Week at the ESC ESC16 

On Monday, second graders learned about ants and scientific observations. They compared ants to humans to discover similarities and differences.


First graders continued their study of birds and what they like to put in their nests. They even painted small birdhouses to take home. 


See all the ESC photos here.

PFC Events 
Mark you calendar for these upcoming PFC Events! To volunteer or for more information, contact Colleen McCall, PFC President.


Don't Miss the Second Annual Dad's Club Poker Night! This Saturday - February 4, 2012 
Join us for the second annual Dad's Club Poker Night this Saturday, 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 Play? 
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.


It's Not Too Late! Register here.

Lakehill Rocks Benefit Auction - March 31

Lakehill Rocks

The Auction Committee invites all Lakehill parents, grandparents, and friends of Lakehill to the second annual Art Stars event. 


This popular event will be held on February 9 at Galleri Urbane in the design district at 2277 Monitor Street. The event gets started from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. for kids and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. for adults only. Join us for sipping, seeing and silent auction fun. Admission is a bottle of wine. Bring one or buy one there.


Enjoy a premium wine tasting provided by Farpointe Cellars and take advantage of 20% off any purchases for yourself or to donate to the auction wine pull. See student artwork on display and for purchase for only $25/artwork. Take time to peruse Select Art by local Dallas Artists including Shane Pennington,  Pamela Nelson,  Hal Samples, and more and New-to-You art at the Silent Auction. 


Check it out online at www.LakehillRocks.org.


RSVP to 

Elizabeth Ferguson. Donations are now being accepted - just bring your art to the front desk and complete the donation form. 


See you at Art Stars, the rockin' event of February!


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. 


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What's Happening?    


Want to know more about Lakehill's Upper School? See what students and parents are saying about their experiences here. 



Eighth Grade Annual Valentine's Day Sale
February 1 - 13 

Carnations, Cake Pops, Locker Decorations, and Singing Telegrams are available for purchase before school in the main hallway and at lunch. Buy your friends a special treat that will be delivered to them on Tuesday, February 14. 


February 6
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. 


February 6 - 10
NJHS Snack Sale for Heifer International 


February 8

Third Grade Explorers Wax Museum, 2:00 p.m.

February 11
NO Second Saturday Spruce-up scheduled for this month!


February 16
Jump Rope for Heart, 9:30 - 10:40 a.m.

February 16
Roman Banquet, 12:30 - 3:20 p.m.


February 16
Seventh and Eighth Grade Dance
7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Environmental Science Center 


February 22 - 24

Bracelets for Namibia

The seventh grade's special sale will benefit the Primer School in Rundu, Namibia. 


February 17 - 20
Winter Break - No classes


February 22
American Math Competition, 2:15 - 3:30 p.m.

February 23
National Mythology Exam, 8:00 - 8:50 a.m.

February 27
National Latin Exam, 8:00 - 8:50 a.m.  


June 4 - August 10

Lakehill Summer Camps

Check out the Summer Camps Guide and start making plans to spend your summer with us! Online Registration opens soon!


Take a look at the Preliminary School Calendar for 2012-13.