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The Warrior Weekly

Volume 4, Issue 33

May 3, 2012

In This Issue
Old-Fashioned Fun
Singing Sensations
Let The Games Begin
Community Spotlight
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
PFC Events
What's Happening?

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"Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life."
- Dr. David M. Burns 
Old-Fashioned FunMark Twain Day

Students Celebrate Mark Twain Day 

Lakehill's twelfth annual Mark Twain Day celebrated the end of a fifth grade unit of study on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

The event offered fourth through sixth grade students the chance to have fun the old-fashioned way: with sack races, bobbing for apples, and fence painting. Students competed against themselves and each other in a variety of good-natured contests, including watermelon seed spitting, pie-eating, and bragging.


Lakehill dad Michael Langley added an air of authenticity to the event in his role as Mark Twain.


The fifth grade students said they loved making the miniature rafts, dressing up as the characters, and playing games that kids played more than a hundred years ago. Mena Bova and Niahm McKinney had the most authentic costumes for Becky Thatcher, Elizabeth Motes for Tom Sawyer, and Kate Langley for Huck Finn. Montgomery Rotellini, Kate Langley, Luke Jerome, and Ella Moxcey took the top prizes for the jury-evaluated rafts.


See more photos from Mark Twain Day.

Singing Sensations

Choir Concert
Photo by Irwin Thompson.

Middle and Upper School Choir

Lakehill Preparatory School's Choirs took the stage last week for their final school performance of the year. The Spring Concert, featuring the vocal talents of sixth through twelfth grade students, was a beautiful and fitting end to a highly successful year.


The program featured a variety of performances by the

Upper School Lakehill Chorale. The Sixth Grade Choir and the Allegro Singers (Lakehill's Middle School Choir) were also featured in the program. 

Middle School Choir students will celebrate their success at the upcoming Middle School Performing Arts Ceremony on May 11, following the Middle School Musical, while Upper School will celebrate on May 18. 


See more pictures from the concert.

Let The Games Begin

Community Joins Forces For 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. All proceeds from the event will benefit Parents' Association of the schools involved.


Lower and Middle School students are encouraged to grab their friends and put together a team of four, or sign up as an individual competitor. 


Register now at 

Community Spotlight

Lakehill Organizes First Blood Drive
Blood Drive

Phillip McAllister, husband of beloved second grade teacher Cindy McAllister, is awaiting a liver transplant. He has already had ten blood transfusions and will no doubt need many more during the process. To help the McAllister family, Lakehill has organized a Special Person Blood Drive, scheduled for Monday, May 14 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Carter Blood Care will send a truck to Lakehill and will conduct the drive. For EVERY UNIT donated at our blood drive, the McAllister's account will be credited with a unit of blood.


To sign up, just click on the link below. On the first page, the fields are pre-populated, so simply click on "proceed". On the second page, select "Lakehill" and hit "proceed". On the third page, fill in your personal information, select a time slot, and hit "save". There are slots available every 20 minutes. Donors must be 16 years of age or older. 

If you have any questions, please contact Gigi Ekstrom. Thank you in advance for your support of this very worthy cause. 

To get started, just click here.

7th Graders continue Rachel's Challenge

In January of 2011, "Rachel's Challenge" was presented to Lakehill Middle School Students, encouraging them to start a chain reaction of kindness. A group of then sixth grade students accepted the challenge by volunteering at Bayles Elementary during Saturday School. Saturday School provides extra tutoring to students having difficulty passing their state exams. The Lakehill students worked with students in second through fourth grades in Math and Reading and donated more than 75 hours of service. The program was continued this year by seventh graders Noah Bernstein, Griffin Burt, Declan Devine, Bridget Draaisma, Ryan Hancock, Marion Humphreys, Varun Iyer, Natalie Lasko, Tillie McCoskey, and Lily Turner. 


Children's Center Carnival

Lakehill Middle School students donated their time on Sunday afternoon to help out at The Children's Center annual carnival. Students manned the games and rides and helped sell ice cream and cotton candy. According to organizers, "The Lakehill students were a tremendous help. Their positive attitudes, big smiles, and willingness to lead a variety of activities make them our 'go-to' group when looking for volunteers." 


Cookies for a Cause
The fifth grade class will host a 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.

Sports Snippets   

Track Takes On State 

Track Alexis
The Varsity Track team will send three athletes to compete in the State Meet on Friday and Saturday in Waco. Congratulations and good luck to Emily Allton, Ayana Heard, and Alexis Johnson. 
Take State!

This Week at the ESC ESC27 

Sixth graders finished their year at the ESC with a day of fun and relaxation in nature. They hiked down to edge of White Rock Creek and waded into the clear, shallow areas. They saw lots of fish, insects, and beautiful greenery. 


Third grade had a closer look at the garden and enjoyed a taste test of fresh mustard greens, radishes, mint, and basil. They had a wrap up of the year while they hiked around the edges of the woods. 


Second grade finished their year of studying insects by gathering "pill bugs." They learned about the seven plates of armor worn by pill bugs and where the insects live and why.


See all the ESC photos here.

PFC Events  



Last General Meeting 

The final PFC meeting of the year will be held on May 16 at 8:00 a.m. Don't miss this important wrap-up to a fantastic year!


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!


May 4

Middle School Skating Party, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


May 9
A Parent's Guide to Bullying, 7:00 p.m.

Program presented by Dallas Academy

Open to the community. Free childcare. Find out more


May 10

Upper School Athletic Banquet

6:00 p.m., Environmental Science Center


May 10 (9:00 a.m.) and May 11 (7:00 p.m.)

Middle School Musical, Captain Louie, Jr.

Young Louie feels lonely and without friends in his new neighborhood. Looking for something to cheer himself up on Halloween Night, Louie returns to his old neighborhood friends in an imaginary journey on the wings of his favorite toy, his little red plane. The story is full of tricks and treats, but mostly it is about friendship -- the ability to make new friends and the importance of old ones.


May 11

Lower School Field Day

Volunteers needed to help with this fun event. Parent volunteers are still needed! Contact Ann Marie Mihm for more information or to volunteer. 


May 14

No Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-Up this month!
Thanks to Cub Scout Pack 46 for cleaning the lake in May!


May 15
Lower School Awards Ceremony
2:00 p.m., Auditorium


May 16
PFC General Meeting
Don't miss the last meeting of the year. Celebrate this year's many successes, meet your new officers for next year, and find out about all the wonderful events planned for 2012-13!
8:00 a.m., Cafeteria

May 16
Middle School Awards Ceremony
2:00 p.m., Auditorium

May 18
Upper School Awards Ceremony
11:00 a.m., Auditorium

May 18
Upper School Celebration
12:30-3:30 p.m., RLP

May 18
Lower School Skating Party
12:30 - 2:30 p.m., White Rock Skate

May 18
Last Day of School for K - 5

May 18
Upper School Performing Arts Banquet 
7:00 p.m.


May 19 - SIGN UP NOW!

White Rock Spring Games  

Find out more and register here.

May 20


2:00 p.m., Lakewood Country Club


May 20

LakewoodStock, noon - 8:00 p.m.  

May 21-23
Final Exams
See the Exam Schedule here
May 25

7:30 p.m., Auditorium
Dessert reception following ceremony.

Get Ready for 2012-13

Summer Reading Books Lists:

Lower School Reading Lists

Middle and Upper School Reading Lists 


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