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The Warrior Weekly

Volume 4, Issue 31 

April 19, 2012

In This Issue
Book Smarts
Financial Genious
Old-Fashioned Fun
Community Spotlight
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?

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"The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power."
- Mary Pickford 
Book Smartsreading

Book Fair Encourages Reading, All Year Long

Who doesn't like to while away the hot days of summer wit a book on the beach? We can't supply the sand, but we've got the books! Stock up on books - for you and your children - at the Scholastic Book Fair hosted by the PFC.


Beginning on Friday, April 20 (7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) and continuing until April 27 (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.), the Book Fair is a great way to provide hours of fun for all the readers in your family.


A special Sneak Preview is set for Thursday, April 19 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., prior to the Lower School Spring Fling. Scholastic will donate twenty-five percent of every purchase to Lakehill.


"I love that the Book Fair encourages reading and that the kids get excited about it every year," adds Denise Palmer, Book Fair Chair. "There are books for all ages, as well as resource books. It's the perfect opportunity to stock up." 


A few of the required summer reading books will also be available. Take a look at the complete Lower School Summer Reading Lists and the Middle and Upper School Summer Reading Lists.

Financial Genius

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Speaker Series Gives Glimpse Into High Finance

Upper School students increased their fiduciary fitness during the latest installment in the Upper School Speaker Series on April 18.   

A panel of top financial professionals shared their time and insight with students, discussing skills needed, potential areas of study, and possible career paths. Members of the panel included Jack Tierney, formerly of Jefferies & Company, who served as a top equity and arbitrage trader for over 20 years; Chris Janning, Lakehill Board Member, of First Southwest whose focus is on Municipal Bonds; and Michele Powell, Lakehill Board Member and Director and Investment Representative with Barclays Wealth Management who specializes in investment management and wealth structuring. 
While the experiences of these financial leaders were varied, they all agreed that ethics and a strong moral compass were critical for anyone considering a career in finance.



Scene and Hearddrama

On April 13 and 14, the Upper School Advanced Drama class presented John Cariani's Almost, Maine, a tale of love that explored the mysteries of the human heart, touching audiences with laughter, heartbreak, and hope.

See pictures from the production here.

Old-Fashioned Fun

Third Grade Presents Colonial Games Day
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In colonial days, children had to work as hard as their parents in order for their colony to survive. But no matter how hard they worked, they always found time for games and recreation. 


After working hard on their study of colonial American life, Lakehill third graders celebrated by playing a few colonial games of their own.

Students worked in teams to research and prepare a game. On Colonial Games Day, held on April 13, Lakehill Lower School students  visited the 13 student-led activity stations, enjoying a variety of activities, from familiar games like shooting marbles and hopscotch, to lesser known games like nine pins and wampum. A collection of colonial costumes let everyone dress the part.


See more photos from Colonial Games Day.

Community Spotlight

Springing Into Service


Helping Habitat
Thirty four volunteers from Lakehill's National Honor Society traveled to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Tuesday afternoon for a group service project. The group helped organize the store, clean and arrange merchandise, assemble furniture, and greet customers. The mission of Habitat for Humanity is to transform neighborhoods by engaging families and community partners in creating affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity's ReStores offer gently used home decorating and improvement products at discount prices to the public. Funds generated help offset the cost of operations. 

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The student team of Jimmy LaBrie, Austin Simpson, Drew Norman, and Maia Heard took top honors in the final of the 3-on-3 basketball tournament on April 13. Proceeds generated through fees, tickets sales, t-shirt sales, and donations were donated to UNICEF.

Seventh Grade Service
The seventh graders raised $1300 to send to Kayengona School in Namibia from their recent sale of African goods. Letters to the African students were written by the seventh graders and included in the boxes of supplies sent to the school. The money, which was wired to the school, was met with great appreciation from the administrators who will disperse the funds to needy students for school year fees, uniforms, books and testing fees. 

See all the pictures from recent Community Service projects.

Sports Snippets   


Varsity Baseball               

MS Softball

The Varsity Baseball team bounced back from a two-game loss to Rockwall Christian with a 6-5 win over number one ranked East Texas Christian Academy on Monday in Tyler. The team plays two at home this weekend, squaring off against Desoto Canterbury on Friday and Rockwall Heritage on Saturday.


Varsity Softball
The Lady Warriors lost 6-3 on Saturday to number one ranked Waco Vanguard. The team split a double header with DeSoto Canterbury on Monday, losing the first game 14-8 but coming back to win the second game 10-2. The team takes on Rockwall Heritage on Saturday at home at 11:00 a.m.  

Middle School Baseball and Softball

The Middle School Baseball and Softball teams are both at home on Thursday, April 19 against Desoto Canterbury and again on Monday, April 23 against Richardson Canyon Creek. 


Varsity Tennis

The Varsity Tennis team competes on April 25 and 26 in the State Tournament Tournament.


Varsity Track

The Varsity Track team competes on April 19 in the Regional Track Meet in Abilene.

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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 16 - 20
Achievement Testing


April 16 - 30  

Name Your Top Teacher

Celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-11)  by nominating your favorite teacher in the 2012 Panera Top Teacher Contest. The winning teacher will receive a $200 Panera Gift Card, $100 in office supplies, and breakfast for their class! If your entry is chosen, you could also win an E-Reader and $50 Panera Gift Card. Nominations will be accepted through April 30. Nominate your favorite teacher here.


April  19

Lower School Spring Fling, 7:00 p.m. Students in Lower School should report to their classrooms at 6:40 p.m. 


April 19 - 27
PFC Scholastic Book Fair


April 20

Senior Day, 2:00 p.m. 

Celebrate the Class of 2012 in this annual favorite!


April 20
2nd Grade Rock the Gym 


April 20
5th and 6th Grade Game Night 
Join us for fun and games in The Commons!  

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.


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



White Rock Spring Games  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 whiterockgames.com.


Take a look at the Preliminary School Calendar for 2012-13. Or check RenWeb to see all dates for the 2012-13 school year!