|"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just |
fairly makes your heart ache,
you want it so! "
- Mark Twain
|State Of The Art
Take First in Three Categories, Send Four Entries to State
On February 28, Visual Arts Chair Scott Boles took 34 works of art created by 20 Lakehill Upper School art students to compete in the District 2-2A Art competition.
Lakehill artists entered six categories, including Drawing Black and White, Drawing Color, Painting, Photography Creative and Experimental, Sculpture, and Ceramics competing against six other schools in the district.
In the category of Drawing Black and White, Lauren Davenport received First Place for a graphite drawing of her nephew. She also earned an Honorable Mention in this category for her drawing of a horse. Austin Simpson had two Honorable Mentions for his drawings of Tupac and a Corvette.
Lauren Davenport also received First Place with her self-portrait in the Photography Creative and Experimental category. In the largest category of Painting, she placed fifth with a portrait painting and sixth with an oil painting of the French Quarter.
In the category of Drawing Color, Laura Currey placed sixth with her heart design and had an Honorable Mention for her drawing of a ballerina. Dory Fine received an Honorable Mention for her whimsical drawing of a pineapple with bird legs.
Hayley York placed first in Sculpture with her bird sculpture, while Connor Compton took Fourth Place in Ceramics with his coil bowl.
Lauren, Hayley, and Connor's pieces qualified to compete in the State competition which will be held on the campus of Concordia University in Austin on March 24.
Middle School Drama Club Cruises Through Performance
Do you believe in magic? You would if you had seen 39 children playing 55 roles as the Drama Club presented C Cruise on March 2. In this story of magic and adventure, the all fifth and sixth grade cast took the audience on a cruise ship, got them lost in a fog, and transported them to a mysterious tropical island. There were broken hearts mended, fears faced, characters reformed, and lives renewed. All because the actors believed in themselves and in the magic of theater and because their director believed in them.
Middle School English teacher Julie Riggs started the Lakehill Drama Club eleven years ago, making it exclusively available to fifth and sixth graders. After the first year, she began writing her own plays so that everyone who wanted a speaking part could have one. She has written more than 20 plays so far. C Cruise is the play with the largest cast.
Many of the students who join the Drama Club continue to perform in Middle and Upper School. "That's the whole idea," Riggs explained. "To give kids a low-risk opportunity to see how they like being on stage and being part of a production."
Warrior Varsity Baseball Team Undefeated
The baseball team defeated Greenville Christian 12-0 in their district opener on March 1 and won again on March 3 against Arlington Fellowship in a non-district match up. The boys continued their winning streak, defeating district rival Rockwall Heritage on March 5. The boys are undefeated this season at 5-0. Today's game against Dallas Covenant is cancelled.
The Varsity Softball team won their opening district game on March 3, defeating East Texas Christian. The girls lost to Fort Worth Calvary on March 5.
The tennis team began their season with a match on March 2 at Fairhill.
This Week at the ESC
Next Week is ESCape to Nature Week at the ESC
Parents and children enjoyed a fun-filled day of activities during the first Lower School ESCape to Nature week at the ESC.
After an overview of what happens at the ESC, parents and children enjoyed a picnic lunch together. After lunch, there were a variety of activities including hiking around the grounds, digging in the fossil rocks, visiting the garden, and exploring nature.
The labs were organized and full of fun magnets, electricity activities, reptile and amphibian rubbings, and even an armadillo skeleton for the kids to see.
The fossil area (complete with brushes), the horseshoe pits, hula hoops, and tetherball areas were fun for parents and kids alike.
Parents were able to see the garden and the new plantings from each grade. They also enjoyed a walk around the pond as their children shared special memories of other days at the ESC. On days when the weather didn't cooperate, the fun was moved indoors.
"It truly was a day to remember," said Lower School Coordinator Patti Brooks after returning from the fourth grade trip on Monday. "I am so happy to be able to share this experience with our wonderful Lower School children.
ESCape to Nature was the brainchild of Lakehill's Director of Environmental Education, Melissa Carpenter. "I loved planning this event," she explained, "and was so proud to share the ESC with our Lower School parents." Based on the enthusiastic response from parents and students, a little ESCape to Nature was just what everyone needed.
See more photos from ESCape to Nature and the ESC here.
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
Make reservations for the Lakehill Rocks Benefit Auction at House of Blues. Then get ready to check out the online auction (as well as great items up for bid at the event) on March 14. Check your inbox for a special email on March 14, and get ready to start bidding!
Don't miss out on the PFC's biggest event of the year! Find out everything about the auction on the Auction website at
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