|"Just remember, you are the only shadow standing in your sunshine." |
- Fabio Viviani
|Musical Magic|Middle School Shares Tricks and Treats in Captain Louie, Jr.
The Middle School Performing Arts department invited audiences to take a journey with them in Thursday morning's and Friday evening's performances of 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.
The musical featured sixteen talented seventh and eighth grade students and featured Mitchell Levinson as a convincing Captain Louie. Cast members also included Kyra Wilmes, McKinney Waggoner, Karl Sheeran, Katie Duke, Charlie Whisnant, Natalie Lasko, Kason Burt, Becca Currey, TaTa Fortune, Alandria Hampton, Libby Higgins, Varun Iyer, Tillie McCoskey, Allison Reimer, and Destiny Ripka. Third grader Joe Sheeran also joined in the fun as the Ghost.
The musical was co-directed by Linda Booth and Tracy Herron.
See photos here.
The Warrior Games
Lower School Takes to the Field for Annual Field Day
In Lakehill's Lower School, it just doesn't get much better than field day. The rain stayed away, the excitement was high, and Lower School parents came out in force to put on a field day to be remembered. The afternoon was full of fun and games, including everything from water balloon launching and tug-of-war to potato sack races and an obstacle course. Most of all, the children enjoyed being outside and having fun with their friends.
Dressed in class shirts proudly displaying their team names, children began their day with a Parade of Classes through the hallway and onto the field, led by Matthew McCall. Matthew, wearing a Field Day 2012 baseball hat, was this year's Field Day Marshal, a highly desirable title offered each year at Lakehill's Benefit Auction.
Students began with their class cheers and finished the day with icy treats. Thanks to organizer Desiree Krieger and Ann Marie Mihm and their parent volunteers who manned the events, everything ran smoothly and was great fun.
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PFC Announces Annual Gift, Executive Committee
Lakehill's Parent Faculty Club (PFC) gathered Wednesday for their final General Meeting of the year. The meeting was chaired by PFC President Colleen McCall.
McCall announced the group's annual gift to the school, which totaled $186897. The gift included technology enhancements, a contribution to the endowment fund, electrical upgrades to the main campus, a retaining wall for the baseball field, a screen and sound system at the ESC, a storage shed for performing arts, and funding for staff development. In addition, the PFC also sponsored nearly $40,000 in programs, such as Banquets, Graduation, Field Day, Back-to-School Picnic, and the Halloween Carnival.
The new PFC Executive Committee was also announced. Colleen McCall, Lakehill alumna, parent, and long-time PFC Board Member, will continue her role as PFC President. Members of the newly elected Executive Committee are as follows:
President: Colleen McCall
Vice President: Tanya Bauer
Secretary: Janie James
Treasurer: Denise Palmer
Parliamentarian: Holly Croft-Mahan
Immediate Past President: Michelle Crow
Many thanks to the PFC and all its members who do so much for Lakehill.
Athletic Events Celebrate Successes
It was a time of celebration for the Athletic Department as teams wrapped up the year with their annual Awards Ceremonies. Upper School held their annual Athletic Banquet on May 10 at the Environmental Science Center while Middle School Athletics gathered on May 15 in the auditorium for their Athletics Recognition Ceremony.
Sponsored by the PFC, the Awards Ceremonies allowed each athletic team the opportunity to be recognized and gave coaches, students, and supporters the perfect opportunity to celebrate the season's successes and build momentum for the coming
Honor awards were given to those athletes maintaining strong
academic standards. The final awards of each ceremony were given to those students who best embodied the true spirit of a Lakehill athlete. Selected by the coaches, the True Warrior Award is given to two eighth grade students who lead by example, display pride, and put the team first. This year's honorees were Kason Burt and Kaeli Bunger. The Fighting Heart Awards recognized Upper School athletes Austin Simpson and Alexis Franklin.
Congratulations and thanks to all the Lakehill athletes and coaches who dedicate their time and talents to these programs.
Students Named to All-District Teams
Coaches from the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) met recently to bestow the honor of All-District teams for Varsity Baseball and Varsity Softball.
These awards are particularly meaningful as they are voted on by the other coaches. Voting focuses on the most deserving athletes and prohibits coaches from voting for their own players. Lakehill had a fantastic showing, capturing 22 honors.
The following Lakehill students were selected:
First Team All-District:
Philip Macurak, Kurt Norman
Second Team All-District:
Drew Norman, Brandon Shaw, Hudson Trent, Joshua Wood
Academic All State:
Philip Macurak, Kurt Norman
First Team All-District:
Amanda Boles, Lauren Davenport, Rachel Myers
Second Team All-District:
Whitney Beckwith, Caroline Boles, Alexis Franklin
Jenna Burch, Samantha Caldwell, Hannah Cavuoti, Maia Heard, Anastasia Walton, Kelly Werther, Haley York
Amanda Boles, Lauren Davenport
Congratulations to these outstanding athletes on this well-deserved recognition.
Camp John Marc
Lakehill seventh and eighth grade students recently donated an impressive $460, the proceeds from their Powder Puff Game, to Camp John Marc. Seventh graders McKinney Waggoner and Olivia Wagner were able to volunteer recently at the camp, laying bricks with camper's names on a brick sidewalk.
Camp John Marc partners with community and health professionals and organizations to provide high quality camping experiences year round to campers who have a chronic illness or physical disability. These experiences are motivated by the belief that every camper has the right to discovery and adventure in nature's world, and deserves a chance to see, touch, play, and feel better.
Camp administrators praised Lakehill's involvement. "It was apparent that these students were interested and very much engaged in learning about others and how they could help them. They can rest assured that their gift will go a long way in making a difference in the lives of kids with chronic disabilities and illnesses."
Looking for a fun volunteer activity for the whole family? Join Lakehill on May 20 from noon until 8:00 p.m. at LakewoodStock, a popular community event that showcases the best of Lakewood. Lakehill will again be participating in the festival with a booth in the children's area. Sign up for an hour shift and help children make ice cream cone bird feeders while sharing the best of Lakehill! For more information or to volunteer, contact Gigi Ekstrom.
Lakehill Organizes First Blood Drive
Thanks to everyone who donated blood on May 14. More than 50 donors showed up to donate, resulting in more than 40 units of blood. Staff members from Carter Blood Care called the event "an overwhelming success."
See all the pictures from recent Community Service projects.
Lakehill Alum Earns Honors
Lakehill alumnus Henry Castaigne recently earned Second Team All-Conference honors in the TranSouth Conference.
Castaigne was an outstanding player at Lakehill, earning First Team All-State during his sophomore, junior, and senior years. Castaigne is now the starting right fielder at Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas.