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"To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look
like a nail."
Volleyball Players Recognized
District coaches gathered recently to bestow the 2012 honors for All-District Volleyball. Seven Lakehill athletes were recognized with this outstanding distinction.
First Team All-District
Second Team All-District
All-District Honorable Mention
Congratulations to these outstanding Lakehill athletes.
Fun On The Farm
Middle School Enjoys Fall Day Out
Fresh air, wide open spaces, and a day away from school to enjoy it all...who could ask for more?
For Lakehill's Middle School students, it just doesn't get much better than Fall Day Out.
The weather provided the perfect backdrop for the 150 students who headed north to enjoy a full day of play at Sisters' Grove Farm, Ms. Gajkowski's farm/homestead in Princeton, Texas.
Children enjoyed old-fashioned hay rides, swinging on the rope swing, and impromptu games of badminton and volleyball. Many relaxed on the porch with games of checkers and chess. After a cookout, students explored the property, running through the fields and orchard.
While the students clearly enjoyed a day off from school, Fall Day Out seems much more about the "out" - having fun with friends in the great outdoors. It is no wonder that this special day for Lakehill's Middle School students continues to be a favorite.
Lakehill Musical Offers Family-Friendly Fun This Weekend
The Upper School Musical Theater department is proud to present Damn Yankees this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Lakehill's Charles Wyly Auditorium.
The year is 1956 and the New York Yankees dominate Major League Baseball. In Washington, D.C., Meg Boyd and other "baseball widows" around the nation's capital lament the loss of their husbands to baseball for six months every year.
Disheartened by another loss for the Senators, Meg's husband Joe sells his soul to the devil, Mr. Applegate, for "one good long ball hitter" for his team. Mr. Applegate grants his wish, turning him into a 22-year-old Joe Hardy, the greatest ballplayer in history.
Will Joe use his escape clause and return to his wife before the final game...or will he play, thus sealing his fate?
Find out when Lakehill Preparatory School Upper School musical theater students bring Damn Yankees to the Lakehill stage on November 9 and 10 at 7:00 p.m. and November 11 at 2:00 p.m. The family-friendly show is suitable for all ages.
Ballpark Concessions will be open two hours before curtain and during intermission and will feature food grilled by Lakehill's Dad's Club. See the menu
Tickets, which cost $5 for Lakehill students and $10 for General Admission, are available at the door. Reserved seats (first 12 rows) are available for $15 by email here
Students Get Out The Vote In Mock Election
Lakehill students know that good citizenship begins at home. All students had the chance to make their voices heard on election day. Faculty and Upper School filled out paper ballots while Lower School students cast their votes in special ballot boxes. Middle School participated in an online election, earning an "I Voted" sticker once they had made their choice.
November 5 - 9
Middle School Canned Food Drive
On November 7, the seventh grade boys defeated the eighth grade boys in a spirited Powder Puff volleyball game. Middle School students gained admission to the game by bringing three cans of food or $5 to be used to purchase food.
Each Middle School grade is busy collecting cans this week:
5th - fruit; 6th - tuna; 7th - vegetables; and 8th - soup. Anyone can donate to this worthy cause which will benefit three local food banks.
On Friday, Middle School students will square off in a friendly building competition, using the cans they collected during the week. The grade with the most impressive sculpture will earn - what else? - more cans for their cause!
Sisteens Collecting Stocking Stuffers Collection
Help Sisteens collect travel-sized toiletry items for the 150 men and women who will attend Lakehill's annual Holiday Luncheon for senior citizens in East Dallas. Donation bins are located inside all entrances. The last day to donate is December 4! Get more information here.
Now Through December 4
Girl Scout Bake Sale
November 12, After School
Girl Scouts in Lakehill's Fifth Grade Juniors Troop will be hosting a Bake Sale after school on Monday to assist them in earning their Bronze Award. The Scouts will be selling a variety of baked goods. Proceeds will be used for the girls' project of making bracelets for cancer patients.
Big Blue Bin
Wondering what to do with those books you have read or movies you have seen? Don't want to wait in line for hours at Half-Price Books, only to make $20? Check out Lakehill's new Big Blue Bin. Sisteens is collecting new and used DVDs, CDs, and books in the large blue bin outside the north entrance. These items will be sold and a percentage of the proceeds donated to Lakehill.
This Week at the ESC
Sixth grade began their study of trees with a lesson on Tree Factories (trees are factories that make sugars and oxygen). After taking a few introductory notes in their science journals, they proceeded outside to find different types of trees. Students learned to identify the type of tree and to estimate the height and circumference. They also sketched the leaves and trunks and made bark rubbings.
Eighth grade continued their study of Solar Energy by completing a lab on energy transformations. They used light sticks, ammeters, and an apple to show how chemical energy can change into radiant energy and electrical energy.
Upper School Zoology continued with their study of diverse body structures while Digital Photography worked on the concepts of "shooting through" and "framing". They used the foreground to either mask or frame a subject.
Lakehill Preparatory School's Varsity Cross Country team finished the season on a high note at the 36th Annual DRC Half Marathon and 5K on November 4 at White Rock Lake.
In a competitive race, Lakehill's team performed well, bringing home several individual awards. Emily Allton took first place in her age group and Drew Norman placed second in his age group.
For the fifth consecutive year, Lakehill volunteers staffed the 5K water stop, providing refreshments to all of the 5K participants and cheering on the Lakehill runners.
Lakehill Ends Season With Senior Night
Lakehill honored its senior cheerleaders, cross country runners, and football players on Thursday evening at the Warrior Athletic Complex during the annual Senior Night celebration.
Middle School Athletics
Middle School sports teams will celebrate their successes thus far at the Middle School Sports Recognition on Friday.
Get Your Warrior Spirit On!
The Warrior Shop is open on Monday mornings from 7:45-8:45 a.m. and Thursday afternoons from 2:45-3:45 p.m. New sweatshirts, long sleeve t-shirts, and Warrior scarves are available! Stop by and stock up!
Trek for Tech is This Saturday!
Here it comes...the 14th annual Trek for Tech! The race is Saturday, but it's not too late to get involved!
The grade with the highest percentage of registered runners wins a Snow Cone party.
Online registration closes at midnight on Thursday, November 8. Packet and T-Shirt pick-up is Friday, November 9 at Lakehill from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m. or on Race Day beginning at 7:00 a.m.
Thank you to our fabulous race and equipment sponsors! With your support, we are more than half way to funding every item on our list of Technology Essentials - please help us finish the race!
There are fantastic raffle prizes this year, including iPads, iPhones, Kindle Fires, iPod Touches, and possibly more to come! Raffle tickets are 1 for $5, 5 for $20, 10 for $40, 20 for $60, and 50 for $100. You do not need to be present on race day to win!
Buy raffle tickets here.
Get your Trek T-shirts...
Every registered participant gets a t-shirt. Even if you can't make it to the race, you can still buy an awesome, all-new, t-shirt for $20. Students should wear their t-shirts to school on Friday, November 9.
Lakehill welcomes grandparents, parents, and special friends to the annual Grandparents Day Celebration on Friday, November 16. The celebration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a breakfast reception in the cafeteria. The program, which includes performances by various student groups, will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium. A reception in the cafeteria will follow. School is dismissed at 11:00 a.m. and there is no after-school care. Read Victoria John's post about Grandparents Day on the Lakehill Blog.
Stock up on new books for the holidays at Lakehill's Scholastic Book Fair. The Book Fair will be held in the Main Hallway and will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. each day. Watch for more information about the Book Fair and get ready for fun surprises each day!
Check out these great Retail Rebates...
Paciugo Visit the Lakewood Paciugo store on the first Wednesday of each month and tell them Lakehill sent you. A portion of the sales will be donated back to the school.
Find out how to link your Target Credit or Debit card to Lakehill now!
Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program
Link your Tom Thumb Reward Card to Lakehill! Just stop by the front desk to fill in a form
Senior Class Pansy Sale
Seniors are selling pansies for $20 per flat to help offset the cost of the annual Holiday Luncheon for senior citizens in East Dallas. Get the order form here. Pansies will be available for pick-up at Trek for Tech.
Parent Faculty Club Meeting, 8:15 a.m.
Get involved with YOUR Parent Faculty Club! Make new friends and help your school with this active group.
Lower School Triangle Rules Assembly, 8:20-8:45 a.m.
Middle School End of Season Sports Recognition,
11:45 a.m.-12:25 p.m.
Student athletes will enjoy a special lunch in the gym.
November 9 and 10, 7:00 p.m.
November 11, 2:00 p.m.
Upper School Musical: Damn Yankees
The Upper School Performing Arts brings Damn Yankees to the Lakehill stage for three days! Don't miss this fabulous, family-friendly performance. Tickets are $10 at the door or $5 for Lakehill students. Special reserved seating (first 12 rows) may be purchased for $15. Find out more.
Ballpark Concessions will be open two hours prior to the performance. Take a look at the menu here
Trek for Tech, 8:00 a.m.
Don't miss everyone's favorite fall event!
"Generations" A Family Day at the Power Station,
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited to this all-ages art-making event, held in conjunction with Oil and Cotton and The Writer's Garret
Get more information about this event here.
Tribe Meetings, 8:45 a.m.
Upper School Panel, 6:30 p.m., Times Ten Too
Lakehill Middle School families are invited to join Upper School students, parents, board members, and alumni for a discussion on Lakehill's Upper School program. Gain valuable insight into what it takes to be a Lakehill Upper School student.
Kindergarten Admission Preview, Main Campus, 9:30 a.m.
Invite your friends and neighbors to take a look at Lakehill's Kindergarten program!
Have a wonderful week!
Middle School Admission Preview, Main Campus, 9:30 a.m.
Invite your friends and neighbors to take a look at Lakehill's Middle School!
Middle School Brown Bag Lunch, Noon
Join Ms. Hauschild and other parents in the Upper Library to discuss topics of interest to Middle School parents.
Upper School Admission Preview, ESC, 6:30 p.m.
Invite your friends and neighbors to take a look at Lakehill's Upper School! All Lakehill Middle School families are encouraged to attend.
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