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The Warrior Weekly

Volume 4, Issue 27 

March 22, 2012

In This Issue
The Final Countdown
The French Connection
Community Spotlight
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
PFC Events
What's Happening?

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"Everywhere is walking distance if you have time."
- Steven Wright 
The Final Countdown hydrous

Going, Going... 

Seventy seven hours. That's all the time you have left to bid on fabulous products and services in Lakehill's first silent auction offered only online.


New items are still being added, like a party for 10 at Hydrous Wakeboard Park and a Marquee birthday package for 16 in the private screening room at the Highland Park Village Theater! But come Sunday at 8:00 p.m., these items and more than 300 others offered exclusively online, will be gone--sold to the highest bidders. So what are you waiting for? Get online now and start bidding! 


More Auction News...
See the Auction Committee at the auction table during carpool to drop off wine for the Wine Pull ($25+ retail value). Buy raffle tickets for the chance to win amazing prizes, including a $1500 tuition credit, an iPad3, a Judith Ripka necklace, an iPhone4S, and a Nook. Don't forget to buy your Auction T-shirts. All students are encouraged to wear their shirts on Friday, March 30. The Lower School class with the most students wearing an Auction T-Shirt will win a make-your-own cupcake party, while the winning Middle School class and Upper School Spirit House will each win a Movie Party. Tickets to the Sign-Up Parties are going fast. Get yours now and make sure your kids don't get "locked out" of the Lock-In!


On Saturday, March 31, everyone will be Rockin' Out at the Lakehill Rocks 40th Anniversary Benefit Auction. Seats are selling out quickly! Join Lakehill parents, friends, and faculty at the House of Blues.This is one event you don't want to miss! At the party, join in the fun of the live auction and big board, with fabulous treasures from designer jewelry and vacation getaways to special time with teachers and one-of-a-kind class projects and baskets. These projects and baskets alone are worth the trip!


Get your auction tickets soon. Last minute ticket prices are $150 after Thursday, March 29. Don't forget to get your VIP party ticket for entrance to the Foundation Room and early check in from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Buy tickets, get more information, and bid online at LakehillRocks.org.



Hang On...Summer's Almost Here!

Whether your kids are into sports, adventure, art, drama, science - whatever - with 74 different camps spanning 10 weeks, everyone has a reason to be at Lakehill this summer.


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. 


Registration is all online and space is filling quickly. Download the updated Summer Camps Guide here and make plans to join us this summer. Then, register online and get ready for the summer of a lifetime!

The French Connection

Upper School Students Say Bon Jour to The Sights and Sounds of France

Seventeen French and Art students traveled to France for nine days over Spring Break. The first three days were spent in Paris, jam packed with a visit to the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, the Louvre, Saint Chapelle, the Latin quarter, the Arc de Triomphe, les Champs-Elysées, Le Marais, and a cruise along the Seine. The group also visited the oldest Boulangerie-Pâtisserie in Paris, which is more than 200 years old. The owner took the students into his kitchen and showed them how he makes baguettes, pain au chocolat, and croissants. Everyone had an opportunity to taste the bakers chocolate that he uses to make bread, roll a croissant, and cut the designs with a special tool on the tips of the baguettes. 


The next day offered a trip to Versailles, including a guided tour through the Château, and an hour bike ride through the grounds with lunch by the Grand Canal. On Wednesday, the group headed down to the Loire Valley for a visit to the cathedral in Chartres as well as the Châteaux Chambord and Chenenceau. A drive to the coast began with a visit to Mont St. Michel and ended with a seaside dinner of oysters and fish in St. Malo.  


The following day was dedicated to the beaches of Normandy and the D-Day landings and visits to the German and American cemeteries. Mari Eboli and Gabi Johnson were chosen to flower the memorial as taps played in a special ceremony at the American cemetery. The trip ended in Paris where it began, with a visit to the famous Cimitière Pére Lachaise where Oscar Wilde is buried, a rest and coffee break in the café Les Deux Moulins where the film Amélie was shot, a guided tour of L'Opéra Garnier, home of the Phantom of the Opera, and a farewell dinner at La Bonne Franquette in Montmartre. 


C'est bien!  

Community Spotlight

Springing Into Service

Spring is in the air, and Lakehill students are springing into action to help others.


Lower and Middle School Community Connections clubs met jointly to prepare sandwiches for the Soup Mobile to be distributed to Dallas-area homeless. The group exceeded their goal, preparing 501 sandwiches in just over 30 minutes.


The freshman class will spend Saturday working with residents of Jubilee Park on a special project. Lakehill's ninth graders first became involved with Jubilee Park during the first Upper School Day of Service.


On Saturday, March 24, eleventh and eighth grade students will help host the annual Kite Day celebration at Perry Campus for Bayles Elementary students and their families.


President's Volunteer Service Award -  

Applications Due April 2 

Students who plan to apply for the President's Volunteer Service Award should turn in their records of service to Ms. Ekstrom by Monday, April 2. All recipients will be recognized at the spring Award Assemblies. Get more information or download the Tracking Form. Please see Ms. Ekstrom for more information. 


See all the pictures from recent Community Service projects.

Sports Snippets   

Baseball, Softball                


After nearly two weeks off, weather delays continue to result in cancelled games for the Varsity Baseball and Softball teams.


The Middle School Baseball and Softball opening games set for Friday have also been cancelled. 


The tennis season is in full swing and the team competed on Wednesday in a match at home.


Varsity Track starts the season on Saturday at the first annual High Point Prep Invitational in Euless.

This Week at the ESC s'mores 

Although rain on Tuesday forced eighth graders to make a quick change from building fires and cooking s'mores outside to building a fire in the fireplace and making s'mores inside, the end results were still delicious. 

On Wednesday, second graders continued their study of ladybugs, finding out if they are all "ladies" or if there are some gentlemen in there, too. Their study of the life cycle of complete metamorphosis included an up-close lesson with students observing their own ladybugs before releasing them to the garden.
From barn owls to elf owls, owls were the topic of the day on Thursday. First graders learned about specific characteristics of owls and whether there might be any living near the ESC.
Many classes will take their final hikes of the year in the next weeks. Class will be able to visit the "bamboo" forest (as students fondly call it), revisit favorite spots, and discover one or two of the more inaccessible locations too.

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
Make reservations for the Lakehill Rocks Benefit Auction at the House of Blues. 


While you're on the website, 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. 


The online auction is going on now. Get your bids in now as it all wraps up on Sunday!

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

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The Warrior Shop 
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What's Happening?    


March 22 - 24
State Model UN


March 24
Kite Day


March 27

National Honor Society/National Junior Honor Society Induction 

ESC, 7:00 p.m.


March 29 - 31
ISAS Arts Festival


March 31
Lakehill Rocks Benefit Auction

House of Blues 


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 is going on now!


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