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The Warrior Weekly

Volume 4, Issue 23

February 16, 2012

In This Issue
Shoulders of Giants
Healthy habits
The Art of the Matter
Community Spotlight
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
PFC Events
What's Happening?

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"Never mess up an apology with an excuse."
- Benjamin Franklin 
Shoulders of Giants 
PFC Board Reunion
Ann and Richard Hazlett

PFC Honors Leaders

Former and current PFC board members gathered at the Nye Family Environmental Science Center on Wednesday, February 15 for the first Lakehill PFC Board Reunion Luncheon. Organized by PFC members Betty Rosenthal and Colleen McCall as part of Lakehill's 40th Anniversary Celebration, the luncheon brought together current and past parents from across the decades.  The luncheon committee included Colleen McCall ('86), Betty Rosenthal, Nelda Johnson, Heather Murphy, Cynthia Ford, Jo Anne Howard, and Susan Brooks ('78). 
While they enjoyed a delicious lunch catered by Millie Daves Winston, ('75), the more than 60 guests in attendance enjoyed remarks from alumna and current PFC President Colleen McCall and Headmaster Roger Perry. Afterwards, interested guests enjoyed a tour of Perry Campus and the ESC. A list of PFC Officers and a list of Lakehill milestones and PFC accomplishments was provided for each year. Ann and  Richard Hazlett, the first presidents of Lakehill's parent organization, visited with guests and shared stories from the founding days of Lakehill.
"As the current PFC President, I have always known that I am standing on the shoulders of giants," explained Colleen McCall. "Today was a way to bring together friends from across the years and say thank you to those who got us to where we are today. It was also a wonderful opportunity for them to see how school has changed but how the values are still the same."
See all the pictures here.

Healthy Habits

Leach and Obama

Teachers and Students Promote Healthy Lifestyles

Setting a good example extends beyond the classroom. Just ask Lakehill's own, Cassandra Leach. A new mom, Cassandra believes that parents set the tone for their children's habits and setting a healthy example is crucial. Cassandra teaches yoga, coaches basketball, and makes healthy food and activity choices a priority for her family.


Because of her healthy habits, Cassandra was invited to join First Lady Michelle Obama and eight area parents for dinner at The Olive Garden in Fort Worth. As part of the Let's Move Initiative, Mrs. Obama has teamed up with Darden Restaurants, the world's largest full-service restaurant company and parent of Olive Garden, to develop healthier alternatives in restaurant dining. The company unveiled their new healthier menu for kids at the event. 

The first lady was on the second day of a three-day national tour to promote her campaign against childhood obesity by encouraging kids to eat right and exercise. 


Got Gatorade?

Meanwhile at the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park, third grade teacher Jenny Livengood was showcasing her own healthy lifestyle. Livengood was selected to portray a member of the USA Women's Soccer team in a new Gatorade commercial which was shot this week. Although they filmed in frigid conditions each afternoon from 5:00 until 2:00 in the morning, Livengood says meeting the real woman on the USA Women's Team made it all worthwhile. 


A Head Start for the Heart Jump Rope

Lower School students made a commitment to their own healthy hearts on Thursday by jumping rope for a good cause.


Under the direction of Coaches Blake and Cayme, students in kindergarten through fourth grade participated in this year's American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart.


During the event, cleverly-named teams of students took turns jumping, passing the rope when they needed a break.

The Art of the Matter

Auction Committee Presents Art Stars
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Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "Every artist was first an amateur." On February 9, Lakehill families and friends were surrounded by art produced by artists and future artists at the second annual Art Stars event.


Hosted by the PFC and made possible by gallery owners Jason and Ree Willaford, the night of art at Galleri Urbane offered time to relax with friends, wine, and the opportunity to bid on great artworks.  


Student artwork, Select Art by local Dallas Artists including Shane Pennington,  Pamela Nelson, and Hal Samples, and New-to-You art was offered to the highest bidders in the Silent Auction. Guests also enjoyed a premium wine tasting and took advantage of 20% off their purchases.    

Community Spotlight

Be My Valentine

Kindergarten and first grade students made Valentines at their Valentine's Day class parties that they hand-delivered later that afternoon to the residents of C.C. Young.  


Eighth graders put their own unique spin on the holiday, delivering their Carnations, Cake Pops, Locker Decorations, and Singing Telegrams to lucky students and teachers.


Celebrating and Sharing

Members of the National Honor Society teamed up with the Kindergarten class this week in celebration of the 100 days of school and in recognition of Scottish Rite Hospital. NHS members and the kindergarten students donated over 150 toys and supplies for the children at Scottish Rite. NHS donated the proceeds of their first donut sale which amounted to over $375. The students enjoyed taking a tour of the facilities and learning about the history and good works of the organization.  


See all the pictures from recent Community Service projects.

Sports Snippets   

Warriors Are Bi-District Champions                

Photo by Irwin Thompson

Both the Girls and Boys Basketball teams are Bi-District Champions! 


Following exciting and tense games, the teams clinched the titles before a gym packed with cheering fans. 


During all the excitement of the playoff games, the halftime ceremonies included tributes to the seniors on the teams. Three seniors on the girls team, Amanda Boles, Alexis Franklin, and Ayana Heard, and six seniors on the boys team, Beau Bunger, Grant Hilbert, Jimmy LaBrie, Kurt Norman, Austin Simpson, and Thom Wood, were honored.   


Up for a road trip? Both teams travel to Abilene on Friday for the second round of tournament play. The games will be held at Abilene Christian School, located at 2550 N. Judge Ely Blvd, Abilene, Texas 79601. The girls play at 5:00 p.m. and the boys at 6:30 p.m. Can't make it? Check our facebook page this weekend for all the results.


Go Warriors!


See Robert Walton's photos from the games on February 7February 10, Senior Night PresentationsFebruary 11, and February 13.  See Irwin Thompson's photos on SmugMug here. Thanks to Mr. Walton and Mr. Thompson for giving us great shots all season long!

This Week at the ESC ESC18 

Students in seventh grade investigated food chains versus food webs to learn the difference between the two. Next, the seventh graders began discussing how owls form pellets and began the fun Owl Pellet Dissection activity.


Eighth graders learned about Treetop Travelers and how they use their different feet and body types to travel in the tree tops. The fourth graders reviewed what they have learned so far about amphibians, and the sixth graders completed a lesson on water quality testing. They compared water samples from the pond, the waterfall, and the fresh water aquarium and learned about how important water quality is to sustainability of our planet.


Lower School Parents Invited to ESCape to Nature

Spring is right around the corner and Lakehill is celebrating nature at the ESC. Parents are invited to join their children during the first Lower School ESCape to Nature Week, March 5-9. 


Each day of the week is set aside for a different Lower School grade. Students will arrive by bus at 10:30 a.m. and depart at 1:00 p.m. Parents are invited to meet their children and the ESC for a fun-filled day of activities, including hiking around the grounds, digging in the fossil rocks, planting in the garden, eating lunch, and enjoying nature. Put on your jeans and hiking boots and join in the fun!  


Parents should send a picnic lunch to enjoy with their children. Due to the nature of the activities and for the safety of all students, it is requested that siblings not attend. Don't miss this fun day of wonderful outdoor adventures.





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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.


Lakehill Rocks Benefit Auction - March 31

Lakehill Rocks

Don't miss out on the PFC's biggest event of the year! Find out everything about the auction on the Auction website at

Retail Rebates

Box Tops Are Back! 
The PFC is holding another Box Top competition between Lower School grades. The grade that turns in the most Box Tops gets a Teacher's Choice Party! Deadline for submission is February 24, 2012. Get more information here .
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Don't forget to sign up for a Target Debit Card or Target Credit Card and link it to Lakehill before you start your holiday shopping! 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. 


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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. 



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.  
March 1
Parent-Teacher Conferences 


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.