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The Great Gatsby Gala
Lakehill Benefit Auction is Something New, Something Extraordinary
Mark your calendars now as the biggest night of the year is just around the corner -- the Parent Faculty Club's Annual Benefit Auction is Saturday, March 2, 2013.
This year's 1920's-inspired theme is "The Great Gatsby Gala: This is Something New - Something Extraordinary."
Flappers and fellas, don't be a wet blanket. Put on your glad rags and join us for the swankiest party of the year. It all happens at The Orion Ballroom, a ritzy joint with a swell view of the Dallas skyline. Guests can enjoy the cutting-edge cuisine of Chef Douglas Brown and the spiffy sounds of the band Limelight. Enjoy complimentary valet parking, nifty refreshments, and even Swing dance lessons for those with two left feet.
So, get a wiggle on and make plans to attend the Great Gatsby Gala. It's going to be the cat's pajamas!
Day of Service Brings New Opportunities
Lakehill's commitment to serving others took on new meaning on Thursday with the school's second annual Upper School Day of Service.
While eighth graders were busy attending classes and learning more about high school at the Freshman Preview, Upper School students headed out in a variety of directions to lend a helping hand to their community.
Freshman worked with homeless children at Vogel Alcove, while sophomores participated in a neighborhood beautification project at Jubilee Park and Community Center. Juniors sorted food at the North Texas Food Bank, packing the equivalent of 8,500 meals for hungry North Texas families, while seniors spent time delivering meals to residents at Potter's House with the Meals On Wheels program. Students and faculty logged more than 400 hours of service before heading back to campus for a celebratory lunch with the eighth grade.
Go All In
Dad's Club Hosts Third Annual Poker Tournament
Join us for the third annual Dad's Club Poker Night on February 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Bolt Studios in the Design District.
With a Texas Hold'em Tournament, Black Jack Tournament, food, drinks, and lots of fun, this is one night you do not want to miss! The buy-in is $150 to play and you can register a second player for only $100.
Don't Play? Don't Worry! For just $50 you enjoy the night, eat and drink, and even try your hand at Blackjack. There are great prizes to be won and all proceeds will benefit Lakehill.
Registration begins soon. Look for more information in next week's Warrior Weekly.
Middle School Soccer
The Middle School Co-ed Soccer team plays their final home game on Friday, January 11 at 5:00 p.m. against Good Shepherd.
Middle School Basketball
Middle School games will resume after the holidays on Friday, January 11 at home against Rockwall Heritage Christian.
The Varsity Boys Basketball team spent the holidays fine-tuning their skills in preparation for district play. In their best overall team effort of the season, Lakehill took on Campbell, a public school near Greenville on New Year's Eve.
To truly test their skills before district, the team then hosted Garland Christian, one of the top three teams in the state. Garland
Christian, who went into the game with a record of 15-1 and a line-up of star shooters, narrowly defeated Lakehill by two in overtime.
Lakehill began district play on Tuesday by hosting Desoto Canterbury. After a tough back and forth battle, Lakehill was down by 7 with only 3 minutes left on the clock. Instead of throwing in the towel, the team pressed Canterbury and went on a 12-2 run, winning the game by 5. It was great to see the guys not give up and play to the end. The Warriors are now 1-0 in district and 9-6 overall.
This Week at the ESC
Fifth grade students began the term with an activity called "Hold That Water." They learned that some types of soil are permeable and let the water run through, while water drains slowly through less permeable soils like clay. On a rainy day with plenty of puddles at the ESC, the differences were often right in front of their eyes.
Seventh grade students learned how to build outdoor cooking fires and tested the fire ring and their fire-making skills by making s'mores.
Good Home Available
Broken and Unwanted Electronics Wanted
Pack-rats of the world, it's time to make good on your New Year's Resolution to declutter your home. Mr. Trout's Home for Broken and Unwanted Electronics is here for you!
Do you really need the VCR or tape deck collecting dust in your closet, replaced by your Blu-Ray player or your CDs? How about that battery-powered race car with the broken wheel that just spins in circles (or would spin in circles, if you could only remember to replace the batteries, which, of course, you never will)? Does your family have a collection of electronic odds and ends sitting in a closet waiting to be repaired someday, and you've realized that someday is never going to come?
Mr. Trout's fourth grade science students are here to help! Your giant piles of junk can become giant piles of intellectual gold for their upcoming science units on electronics and engineering, in which they will be taking all manner of things apart to harvest the wires, circuits, and electric motors to build our own new contraptions.
If you have anything powered by batteries or a plug that you no longer need, the chances are pretty high that Mr. Trout's science classes can put your junk to good use! Even if they no longer function, old remote controlled cars, flashlights, VCRs, CD players, etc. can be given a new purpose to help inspire the engineers of the future (no old TVs or computer monitors, though!).
Please feel free to drop off any of your clutter outside Mr. Trout's door in a box or a bag, or e-mail him
if you have something larger that you think his students might use. And, keep him in mind all year long when the urge to declutter strikes you...he gets a fresh new crop of fourth grade engineers every year!
Spelling Bee; 1:00 p.m.
Students in grades 4-8 who passed the preliminary written test are eligible to participate in the spelling bee. Students are encouraged to study all of the words in the Study List
. Parents are invited to attend.
College Night for Juniors, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.