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The Warrior Weekly

Volume 4, Issue 24

February 23, 2012

In This Issue
All-District Awards
When In Rome
Ready to Rock
Community Spotlight
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
PFC Events
What's Happening?

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"When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends."
- Japanese Proverb 
All-District Awards  All-District Basketball

Basketball Teams Claim All-District Honors

Coaches from the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Class 2A District 3 met recently to bestow the coveted honor of All-District teams for Varsity Boys and Varsity Girls Basketball.


Class 2A District 3 is comprised of six schools, including Lakehill, Dallas Covenant, Cambridge, Fairhill, Desoto Canterbury and Waco Vanguard.


Lakehill had a fantastic showing, with 14 honorees:

Girls' Basketball
First Team All-District - Amanda Boles, Jenna Burch, and Maia Heard
Second Team All-District - Alexis Franklin, Ayana Heard, and Sam Caldwell 
Honorable Mention - Kelly Werther  


Boys' Basketball:
First Team All-District - Cris McCarty, Drew Norman, and Austin Simpson
Second Team All-District -
Jimmy LaBrie and Kurt Norman
Honorable Mention - Beau Bunger and Grant Hillbert


Additionally, Austin Simpson was selected as the District Defensive Player of the Year. 


Congratulations to these outstanding athletes on their achievements. 

When in Rome

Roman Banquet

7th and 8th Grade Students Enjoy Roman Banquet 

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your...togas? Lakehill's seventh and eighth grade Latin students donned togas and costumes of mythological heroes and gods to take a trip back in time. Traveling to Stratos Global Taverna on February 16, the students feasted on a meal of mouth-watering chicken souvlaki, tantalizing pita bread with sauces, and Mediterranean-inspired rice and steamed vegetables. The feast ended with baklava, a Greek dessert featuring flaky pastry, honey, and nuts very similar to what the Romans would have enjoyed. 


The fun continued as students enjoyed a costume contest and tested their knowledge with a Roman and Latin Bingo game. Johnathan Ballew was the first Bingo winner and several students were honored for their costumes. Declan Devine was awarded "Cleverest" for his Roman Soldier attire while Kaeli Bunger received the "Most Spontaneous." Abi Price and McKinney Waggoner were declared "Most Authentic" with their matching Roman costumes they designed and made. Claire Crow and Olivia Wagner, dressed as The Iliad and The Odyssey, were declared "Most Orginal," while Matt Evans, as Cyclops Polyphemus with his beard and sheep, was named "Most Creative." 

See the photos from a fun-filled day in Rome.

Ready to Rock

Reservations Site Goes Live
Lakehill Rocks
The Auction Reservations site is up and running. Guests can now go online to make reservations for the Lakehill Rocks Benefit Auction at House of Blues. But hurry, the early-bird price of $105 is only good until March 1. 
While you're there, don't forget to pick up a special VIP All-Access Pass for an additional $25 and enjoy admission to a special cocktail reception and shopping in the Foundation Room before the Lakehill Rocks party. 

Buy your tickets or find out more. 

Community Spotlight

One World, One Spirit
African Goods Sale

The seventh graders are once again working together to support the Kayengona School in Namibia. Many of the students at this school are orphaned or from poor families. It costs each student $6.50 to go to school for one year. To help these students pay their tuition, the seventh graders are selling beautiful works of art from Namibia. Offerings include hand-carved animals, pieces of amethyst, beadwork which can be worn as bracelets or necklaces, and soapstone pendants. Prices range from $5-10. 


In addition to these smaller items, the seventh graders are selling gorgeous unique sandstone carvings. The carvings are unique works of art and are carved from sandstone from Mhondoro, Zimbabwe. The sandstones in that region vary from red to brown to grey. Mhondoro is a Shona word that means spirit, so sometimes the carvings are called spirit sculptures. The artists like to capture their feelings and scenes from their own lives in stone and feel a piece of their spirit is inside the stone. Some of the beautiful designs are of mother and child or two people in love: for instance dad and mum, brother and sister, and abstract elephant sculptures. Small sculptures will sell for $20 and large ones for $40. 

See all the pictures from recent Community Service projects.

Sports Snippets   

Warriors Finish Successful Basketball Season, Move Into Spring Sports                

BBall Drew
Photo by Robert Walton

The Lakehill Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball teams traveled to Abilene on Friday for the second round of tournament play, where they ended their seasons against Abilene Christian School. Read about the games in the Abilene Tribune.


The Varsity Girls ended their successful season as back-to-back Bi-District Champions, with a 14-10 record overall, and an 8-3 District record.

The Varsity Boys also finished the season as back-to-back bi-District Champions. The team, who went 17-8 overall and 7-3 in District, tied the Lakehill record for the second most wins in a season in school history. They are the first team in 20 years to qualify for the tournament in back-to-back years. 


See Robert Walton's photos from the games.


With an exciting Basketball season completed, Lakehill turns its attention to Varsity Tennis, Softball, and Baseball. Middle School Softball and Baseball will commence in March.  

This Week at the ESC ESC19 

Students in eighth grade learned how to build a fire, cooked S'Mores, and then played croquet, horseshoes, and lawn darts. Fourth graders reviewed what they have learned so far about amphibians, learned more about recycling, and enjoyed a variety of outdoor games in the warm, sunny weather. Kindergarten students learned about animal feet and how animals use their feet to move through the trees and wooded areas. On Friday, sixth graders will complete a lab on water quality and enjoy a hike. 


Lower School Parents Invited to ESCape to Nature

Parents are invited to join their children at the ESC during the first Lower School ESCape to Nature Week, March 5-9. 


Parents and their children will enjoy a fun-filled day of activities, including hiking around the grounds, digging in the fossil rocks, planting in the garden, eating lunch, and exploring 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.


Mark your calendar for your ESCape to Nature Day!  




March 5


March 6


March 7


March 8


March 9


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

Contest Ends Friday - Don't Miss Out! 
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 tomorrow! Get more information here .
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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 22 - 24

Bracelets for Namibia

The seventh grade's special sale will benefit the Kayengona School in Namibia. 

February 27 

National Latin Exam, 8:00 - 8:50 a.m.  
February 29
Black History Month Presentations 
March 1
Parent-Teacher Conferences  
No Classes. 


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.