|"The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves."
- Helen Keller
Warrior Flies Like an Eagle
For anyone involved in Boy Scouts, the pinnacle of achievement is to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. It requires sustained and diligent work to complete the many required merit badges and the completion of a major community service project. Less than 2% of the boys who enter Boy Scouts obtain the rank of Eagle.
Lakehill is proud to recognize Grant Hilbert as having achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Grant became involved with Scouting in 2006 and was attracted by the opportunity to learn more about the wilderness and camping. During his time in scouting, he served as senior patrol leader as well as the Scout leader for two high adventure trips. The first was a 65-mile backpacking trip at Philmont Scouting Ranch in the Rocky Mountains of northern New Mexico. The trip covered nine days of hiking and camping including the summit of multiple mountains with altitudes over 12,000 feet.
On the second trip, Grant led his scouting troop into southern Ontario Canada near the Minnesota boarder for a 135-mile, 10-day canoeing and portaging trip (portaging is carrying the canoe, camping gear and food across the land which separates the many lakes).
For Grant's community service project, he designed and built an outdoor storage container for the Northaven Coop Preschool in Dallas.
Students Attend ISAS Arts Festival
Musical highlights, one-act plays, choir performances, visual art exhibits, and workshops all day long...what more could one ask for? Students attending the recent ISAS Arts Festival at Greenhill School had only one problem...deciding how to attend all the events!
Twenty-eight Lakehill students attended the Festival on March 29 and 30. The event offered an opportunity for students to perform, create, and display their art. They could attend workshops to perfect their craft, or try something new, just for fun. Lakehill participated in Concert Choir, Solo Vocal Performance, Scenes and Monologues, 2-D art, Coffee House, and One Act play. All were critiqued by local arts professionals.
Nearly 3,000 high school students from 33 different ISAS schools participated in what many consider to be the premiere annual regional arts festivals among independent schools in the country. The ISAS Arts Festival is not a competition for prizes or rankings. Rather, it is a celebration of sharing and learning with critiques and workshops by professional artists and performers.
Drama Students To Perform Almost, Maine
The Upper School Advanced Drama class presents John Cariani's Almost, Maine April 13 and 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wyly Auditorium.
On a cold, clear, moonless night in winter, all is not what it seems in the town of Almost, Maine.With the northern lights in the sky, residents fall in and out of love in often unexpected and sometimes funny ways. Almost, Maine explores the mysteries of the human heart, touching audiences with laughter, heartbreak, and hope.
Because of its more mature subject matter, this production is recommended for students in 8th grade and Upper School. The cost is $3 for Lakehill students and $5 for the general public. Tickets are available at the door.
Kindergarten Students Have Whale of a Good Time
How many kindergartners does it take to make a whale? Lakehill students found out it took 28 as they measured out the length of a whale - all 90 feet of it.
After learning about the ocean and sea life, kindergarten students took advantage of a recent warm afternoon to celebrate Beach Day.
Decked out in Hawaiian shirts, sunglasses, and flip flops, the inquisitive and playful group hit the Lakehill beach, delighted by the shells, treasures, and tropical snacks.
See more pictures from Beach Day.
On April 4, students in the seventh and eighth grade Spanish Art elective class toured the collection of Spanish art at the Meadows Museum on the campus of Southern Methodist University. In addition to seeing original works by El Greco, Diego Velázquez, Francisco Goya, Pablo Picasso, and Joan Miró, students viewed the extraordinary Pastrana Tapestries which were woven in the 1500s in Belgium to celebrate the victory of the Portuguese King Alfonso V over the city of Tangiers in 1471.
Spring Abounds with Opportunities to Serve
Lakehill Students and their families have a variety of ways to help their community this spring. Run a race, clean out your closet, or buy a t-shirt...there are many ways to help improve the lives of those around you!
Superheroes on the Run
Dallas CASA Superhero 5K and Family Fun Run
Fun Run at 8:00 a.m., 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m.
Dallas CASA's first annual Superhero 5K and Family Fun Run invites individuals, kids and their families, teams of students, and corporate teams to run, walk, or jog toward a better future for Dallas County children. The event will feature costume contests, a children's area, food and drinks, awards ceremonies and a family-friendly atmosphere. Dallas CASA is a nonprofit organization of community volunteers who serve as voices in court for abused and neglected children. Grab a friend or the whole family and sign up for the race here.
Good for the Sole
Donate your gently used children's shoes, men's and women's athletic shoes, and men's dress shoes through April 10 to benefit The Shoe Bank. Shoes may be dropped off in the specially marked boxes in each hallway. The Shoe Bank provides shoes for twenty-five thousand people every year - primarily children, both in Dallas and abroad.
Nothing But Nets
Student Council will hold the Nothing But Nets final on April 13 in the gym during open period. Upper School teams can sign up to play for $12. Upper and Middle School students may attend for $5. T-shirts are also on sale for $10. All proceeds from the event benefit UNICEF.
See all the pictures from recent Community Service projects.
The Varsity Baseball team beat Greenville Christian 15-3 on March 31. Josh Wood pitched, striking out ten. Kurt Norman hit his first home run of the year in the third inning. Everyone added to the offense as all nine hitters recorded hits in the game. The Warriors are now 3-3 in district.
The Lady Warriors take on Waco Vanguard at home on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Middle School Baseball and Softball
The Middle School Baseball and Softball teams were stormed out by the weather on Tuesday. They take on Richardson Canyon Creek on Thursday at 5:00 in Richardson.
The Varsity Tennis team competed on April 4 in the TAPPS 2A District 3 Tournament. Three seniors earned spots in the State Tournament to be held in two weeks. Davis Clark advanced in Boys Singles while Jordan Jacobson and Holly Cowart advanced in Girls Doubles.
The Varsity Track team competed - or tried to compete - on April 3 in the East Texas Private School Championships. The meet was cancelled half way through due to inclement weather. The team competes April 11 in the District Meet in Bullard, Texas.
This Week at the ESC
Seventh graders took a final hike of the year up through the bamboo forest and forged a new path. Kindergarten studied animal movements and practiced their skills on the Smartboard. First graders studied owls and investigated an owl pellet. They also completed an owl activity on the Smartboard. Sixth grade went on their final hike of the year up into the bamboo forest and tried out the new path that the seventh grade forged on Monday.
See all the ESC photos here.
Lakehill Rocks Benefit Auction Declared Smashing Success
The Lakehill Benefit Auction, held on March 31 at the House of Blues, was an overwhelming success. Thanks to Auction Chairs Manisha Desai, Janie James, Caryn Jacobs, and Karen Motes and their fabulous team of hardworking volunteers for an amazing event! Stay tuned for final numbers next week.
If you won items online or at the auction, please pick them up on Thursday afternoon between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. There are some sign-up parties still available...get 'em before they're gone! Find out more here.
Box Top Party
Ms. Poore's kindergarten class had fun on Monday morning celebrating their winning the Spring Box Top Competition. They celebrated with a Chick-fil-a chicken nugget and fruit lunch and a special ice cream cake for dessert.
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
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