|"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
- Teddy Roosevelt
Students Get First Hand Look at Creatures, Careers
Lakehill's ninth grade class increased their nautical knowledge during the Marine Biology Experience in Galveston, held April 2 - 5. The group saw over 200 sea turtles at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) lab and had the opportunity to dig up fake turtle eggs on the beach.
As students drug 25-foot long nets through the water, they harvested nearly a thousand aquatic animals including several fishes, crabs, and ctenophores (gelatinous marine invertebrates fondly referred to as "sea snot").
A tractor ride through the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge allowed students to spot hundreds of birds nesting and a few alligators drifting in the sloughs. They were also able to hold a young alligator and a few non-venomous snakes, and view a variety of insects and bird feathers under microscopes. A behind-the-scenes tour of the aquarium and fishery at Sea Center Texas and time to explore The Strand added to the fun. It was a memorable trip for everyone, and who knows, maybe it inspired a few students to seek careers in marine biology?
See more photos.
Hop To It
Bunny Brings Hippity, Hoppity Happiness
It was impossible to contain the excitement of the kindergarten, first, and second grade students who ran across the playground last week, searching for their personalized goody bags filled with treats.
Once the goodies were found, Lakehill's eleventh grade students led their younger charges in a variety of fun games and activities. A special visit from the Bunny was the highlight of the day.
See more pictures from Bunny Games.
Egging Them On
Kindergarten Students Enjoy Annual Egg Drop
Kindergarten students looked to the sky on Tuesday - not for birds, planes, or superheroes, but for falling eggs!
The annual Kindergarten Egg Drop is a crowd favorite. Students create contraptions to hold eggs - and then hold their breath in anticipation as the precious cargo is launched from the roof. The containers holding the eggs are usually as varied as the children themselves. Students looked for creative ways to soften the landing for their eggs - such as attaching it to a parachute, putting it inside a jar of peanut butter, or enclosing it in marshmallows of Cheerios. Once all of the eggs hit the ground, children peeked inside the containers to see how their eggs fared. No matter what the final result, there was plenty of egg-citement.
See more pictures from the Kindergarten Egg Drop.
Springing Into Service
Lakehill Students and their families have a variety of ways to help their community this spring. Help pick up trash at White Rock Lake, run a race, or buy a t-shirt...there are many ways to help improve the lives of those around you!
Dallas CASA Superhero 5K and Family Fun Run
This Saturday - April 14
Fun Run at 8:00 a.m., 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m.
Run, walk, or jog toward a better future for Dallas County children. The event features 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 be a Super Hero--sign up for the race here.
Good for the Sole
Lower and Middle School Community Connections collected more than 115 pair of shoes to benefit the Shoe Bank. Thanks to everyone who donated to this cause!
Nothing But Nets
Student Council will hold the Nothing But Nets final on April 13 in the gym during Open Period. 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.
Lakehill Athletes Advance in Tennis, Track
Three seniors earned spots in the Varsity Tennis State Tournament to be held on April 25 and 26 in Waco. Davis Clark advanced in Boys Singles while Jordan Jacobson and Holly Cowart advanced in Girls Doubles.
The Varsity Track team competed April 11 in the District Meet in Bullard, Texas. Nine students qualified for the Regional Track Meet on April 19 in Abilene. Congratulations to these outstanding athletes!
Emily Allton placed 1st in the 3200m and 1600m
Ayana Heard placed 1st in the 400m and 3rd in the 200m
Alexis Johnson placed 1st in the 100m, 200m, and Long Jump
Hannah McCue placed 4th in the 100m hurdles and 3rd in the 300m hurdles
Jenna Burch placed 3rd in the 800m and 4th in the 200m
Alexis Franklin placed 4th in the shot put
Brandon Shaw placed 1st in the 3200m and 3rd in the 1600m
Thomasz Wood placed 3rd in the 800m
Cris McCarty placed 4th in the 100m and 3rd in the 400m
Varsity baseball played Fairhill Academy on Tuesday in a double header. The Warriors won both with scores of 16-0 and 9-0. Pitching for the Warriors were Philip Macurak, Austin Simpson, Drew Norman, Kurt Norman, and Josh Wood. Everyone contributed to the score while recording 21 hits, and 12 walks. The Warriors will play two crucial games against Rockwall Christian on Thursday at 4:30 in Mesquite, and Saturday at 3:00 at home.They are now in 4th place in the district standings.
The Varsity Softball team recorded a big 28-6 win over East Texas Christian at home on Monday. The entire team contributed to the win. Amanda Boles pitched well with sophomore Maia Heard stepping in to pitch two great innings.
The Lady Warriors took on Waco Vanguard on Tuesday in an exciting game at home. The team played well, but lost 7-4. Senior Amanda Boles pitched seven solid innings. Senior Alexis Franklin scored a home run. The team plays at Greenville Christian on Thursday and travels to Waco for a game against Waco Vanguard. The girls are currently 3-1 in district play.
Middle School Baseball and Softball
The Middle School Baseball team played Fairhill Academy on Wednesday, winning 11-5. Karl Sheeran, Charlie Whisnant, and Trapp Hawthorne pitched, giving up just five runs on five hits with seven walks. Trapp Hawthorne and Karl Sheeran each had two hits to help the Warriors with the win. The Middle School team will take on the DeSoto Canterbury Cougars on Friday at 4:30 p.m. in DeSoto.
The Middle School Softball team defeated Canyon Creek on Monday 15-12. The team takes on Dallas Lutheran on the road on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and DeSoto Canterbury on Friday at 4:30 p.m. at home.
This Week at the ESC
The eighth graders hiked and observed beaver chews, an abundance of butterflies, and many cocoons and caterpillars during this week's visit to the ESC. Fourth graders went on a hike and had a general wrap-up of the year, including a look back on amphibians and reptiles at the ESC followed by an insect hunt. On Thursday and Friday, fifth grade will take their final hike of the year up into the bamboo and along White Rock Creek. They will learn where White Rock Creek got its name and why.
See all the ESC photos here.
PFC Scholastic Book Fair Opens
The PFC Scholastic Book Fair gets underway at 6:00 p.m. on April 19, prior to the Lower School Spring Fling. The Book Fair continues on Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and all week from April 23 to 27, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Stock up on great books and get a head start on summer reading. Summer Reading Lists will be posted on Monday.
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!
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