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The Warrior Weekly

Volume 4, Issue 30

April 12, 2012

In This Issue
Aquatic Adventures
Hop To It
Egging Them On
Community Spotlight
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
PFC Events
What's Happening?

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"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
- Teddy Roosevelt 
Aquatic AdventuresBiology 1

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 Games

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
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.

Community Spotlight

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.

Sports Snippets   

Lakehill Athletes Advance in Tennis, Track


Varsity Tennis

Varsity Tennis

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.  


Varsity Track

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               

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.


Varsity Softball
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 ESC25 

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 Events  


book fair

PFC Scholastic Book Fair Opens
April 19 

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.


Retail Rebates

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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?    


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! Don't wait--enrollment has doubled since this time last year and many camps are filling quickly!


April 13 

PFC Executive Committee, 2:00 p.m.


April 13 

Third Grade Colonial Games, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.


April 13, 14
Upper School Play, 7:00 p.m.

The Upper School Advanced Drama class presents John Cariani's Almost, Maine on 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. See pictures here

April 14

Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Join other Lakehill families to help clean Lakehill's adopted area of shoreline. All equipment is available on site. Refreshments are provided. Come two months in a row and get a free t-shirt! This a great way to enjoy the beautiful April weather and help preserve a neighborhood treasure. All ages are welcome. Clean up will happen rain or shine.


April 16 - 20  

Achievement Testing


April 17
All Middle School Cheerleaders 

Cheerleading Sign-up Forms are Due Today! Cheerleading uniform fittings will be held on April 18! 


April  19

Lower School Spring Fling, 7:00 p.m. 


April 19 - 27

PFC Scholastic Book Fair

The Book Fair gets underway at 6:00 p.m. on April 19, prior to Spring Fling. The Book Fair continues on Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and all week from April 23-37, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


April 20

Senior Day, 2:00 p.m. 


April 20
2nd Grade Rock-the-Gym Sign Up Party


April 25
Language and Math Honor Societies Induction, 2:15 p.m.


April 26
Middle/Upper School Choir Concert, 7:00 p.m. 


April 27
Mark Twain Day


April 27
K-1 Lock-In 


April 28

Prom, Times Ten, 8:00 - 11:30 p.m.


May 2

Headmaster's Reception, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.



White Rock Spring Games  

Join Lakehill for the first annual White Rock Spring Games at Norbuck Park. More than 500 students in grades 1-8 from seven area schools will gather to compete in a variety of challenging team events. In addition, students and parents alike will have an opportunity to "go for the gold" in individual competitions like the 50-meter dash, Frisbee discuss, Nine-Iron Golf Challenge, and more.


Throughout the day, participants and spectators will be entertained by live music and enjoy a variety of foods for purchase from popular local restaurants and grocery stores. All proceeds from the event will benefit Parents' Association of the schools involved.
Find out more at 
Take a look at the Preliminary School Calendar for 2012-13. Or check RenWeb to see all dates for the 2012-13 school year!