|"Action is the foundational key |
to all success."
- Pablo Picasso
|Photo by Irwin Thompson.|
Entire School Enjoys Senior Day
Lakehill seniors are rapidly approaching the end of their high school careers. On April 20, they had the opportunity to slow things down a bit and celebrate the journey that has brought them to this point.
Seniors began their day with a treat from Starbucks and were joined by their parents for a catered lunch that afternoon. They then had the opportunity to announce their college acceptances at an all-school assembly in their honor. Senior sponsors introduced each senior one by one, sharing his or her college plans and future goals. Soon-to-be graduates then answered questions from the Lakehill Class of 2017 and were given the opportunity to share some of their treasured memories from their years at Lakehill. Each senior also had the opportunity to pass down a personal Lakehill memento to a lucky raffle winner. From cheerleading uniforms to basketball shoes, there was no limit to the treasures bequeathed.
See more photos from Senior Day.
Taking The Stage
Lower School Performs Global Melodies
All the world was their stage as Lakehill's Lower School students performed in the annual Spring Fling on on April 19 in the Wyly Auditorium.
The program was narrated by Lakehill's international group of fourth grade students. Almost half of the students or their parents were born outside of the United States. Spring Fling included anecdotes from these students to introduce folk songs from their heritage, spotlighting countries such as China, Denmark, Egypt, England, Greece, India, Ireland, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, and Vietnam. The musical performances included selections performed by each Lower School grade and the Elementary Choir. It's a small world, after all.
See more pictures from Spring Fling.
Fourth Grade Founding Fathers
Lakehill's fourth grade students recently brought history to life as they shared the story of how the Constitution was created. To coincide with their study of American history, students performed the mini-musical, "Shh! We're Writing the Constitution" on April 24 for Lower School students and parents.
The story focuses on the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and the trials and tribulations of the delegates as they worked to create an ordered system of government.
The cast featured the fourth grade students as delegates to the Convention, and included Dylan Trang as George Washington,
Merritt McCaleb as James Madison, Brad Fetter as Alexander Hamilton, and Aubrey Tierney as Benjamin Franklin. Soloists included Gaige McKnight, Caroline Carter, Abbey Sizemore, and Reagan Hickox. The students were under the direction of Linda Booth.
See more pictures from the Mini Musical.
Students Inducted Into Math and Language Honor Societies
Three of Lakehill's student honor societies held their induction ceremonies on Wednesday, April 27 in the Charles Wyly, Jr. Auditorium. Mu Alpha Theta, Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, and Société Honoraire de Français welcomed a total of 16 students into their illustrious ranks. The ceremony was led by faculty sponsors Susie Brigham and Joan Mayo.
French and Spanish honorees must complete at least three years of the language and maintain an average of 3.5 or higher. Membership in Mu Alpha Theta at Lakehill is reserved for juniors and seniors who have maintained a "B" average or better in all math classes. Members of these highly regarded academic circles wear honor cords at graduation and receive a special seal on their diploma.
This year's Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica inductees included Amanda Boles, Davis Clark, and Brandon Kinard. Alexis Franklin and Ruth Godbey were inducted into the Société Honoraire de Français.
Mu Alpha Theta honorees included Beau Bunger, Jenna Burch, Laura Currey, Lauren Davenport, Clayton Drazner, Sterling Gavinski, Jacob Graff, Michael Gunn, Cris McCarty, Nina Unger, Jackson Vickery, Jacob Westerbeck, and Josh Wood.
Photo by Irwin Thompson.
The more than 50,000 visitors who attended Earth Day Dallas, held April 21-22 at Fair Park, were treated to more than 600,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, included a booth featuring Lakehill. Volunteers shared information about Lakehill with visitors while demonstrating solar-powered LEGOs and helping children prepare an Earth Day crayon rubbing. Earth Day Dallas is an annual festival seeking to elevate environmental awareness and change the way North Texans think, live and work.
Lakehill Juniors Girl Scouts Troop 3172 are collecting non-perishable food this week in a food drive for the North Texas Food Bank. Please donate food in the specially marked boxes at the main entrance and in the Middle School hallway.
Cookies for a Good Cause
The Pan American Student Forum (PASF) is hosting a Bake Sale April 30 - May 2 during lunch to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, in honor of alumna Haley Wester. The fifth grade class will be hosting their own Bake Sale on May 8 and 9 during all lunches to benefit victims of the recent tornadoes in Dallas/Fort Worth.
See all the pictures from recent Community Service projects.
Baseball, Softball, Tennis Wrap Up Seasons
The Lady Warriors Varsity Softball team concluded their season on Monday in Rockwall. With the opportunity to win and advance to the playoffs, the Lady Warriors fought hard but fell short. "It was a rewarding season for a young team," said Coach Lloyd Gamboa. "They will be that much stronger heading into next season." The team was led by three seniors, Amanda Boles, Whitney Beckwith, and Alexis Franklin, who exhibited strong leadership throughout the season. The team honored seniors after the game on April 21. See more pictures from Robert Walton here.
The Varsity baseball team routed Covenant on April 24, winning 14-1. The Varsity Baseball team finished out their season this week.The Warriors took on DeSoto Canterbury on April 20 at home in a game with playoff implications. The Warriors fought hard behind a great performance by Philip Macurak, as he struck out 15 and walked only 6. In the end, Lakehill came up short, losing 3-2. The Warriors took on Rockwall Heritage on April 21, winning 12-3 to keep their playoff hopes alive. On April 23, Lakehill took on Covenant at home. The Warriors won 14-1, with pitching from Philip Macurak and big hits by Beau Bunger and Austin Simpson.
The Lakehill Warriors ended the season with an overall record of 11-6 and 8-6 in district, missing the playoffs by one game. Coach Castaigne and Coach Blake wish all the seniors good luck on their future endeavors and want to say thank you to the entire team for a great season.
Middle School Baseball and Softball
On April 19, the Middle School Baseball team took on Desoto Canterbury in a rematch game. The Warriors fought hard but were unable to put up any runs against the Cougars, losing 5-0. The team finished their season on April 23 against Canyon Creek. The Warriors made a great comeback in the late innings, ultimately losing 9-8. Pitching for Lakehill was Charlie Pippen, Charlie Bayoud, and Trapp Hawthorne. Coach Blake reports that he is grateful to this team for their hard work and for making his first season so memorable. The Middle School Softball team ended an exciting season on Tuesday against Canyon Creek.
Three Lakehill seniors competed Wednesday in the State Tennis Tournament in Waco. Davis Clark and Clayton Drazner each competed in Boys Singles while Jordan Jacobson and Holly Cowart competed in Girls Doubles. See pictures here.
This Week at the ESC
On April 24, Upper School Environmental Science and AP Environmental Science students headed to the ESC for an end-of-year hike. The Environmental Science class hiked with the 8th graders and the AP class hiked later that morning. The AP class was able to access a shallow area of White Rock Creek and waded in for a fun splash.
On April 25, fourth graders enjoyed a long hike into the bamboo and looked at a catalpa tree sitting on the edge of the creek. They discussed how the Native Americans used the bean pods to brew a tea that helped with breathing problems (what we now call asthma), then came back to eat lunch and play outdoors.
Third graders will wrap up their year of studying plants on Friday and will take a short hike. They will also enjoy garden delights such as basil, radishes, and mint.
See all the ESC photos here.
PFC Scholastic Book Fair Ends Friday
The PFC Scholastic Book Fair continues through Friday, April 27, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Special evening hours are available on Thursday from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m., prior to the Middle and Upper School concert. Stock up on great books for the entire family. Twenty-five percent of all proceeds are donated to Lakehill!
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.
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