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" Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness,
but it is greatness."
~George Bernard Shaw
Ready, Set, Summer!
Lakehill Offers New Programs and Online Registration
Although Winter Break is still two weeks away, Lakehill turned its attention toward the warmer months and began preparing for another successful summer camps program. This year, Lakehill maintains its family-friendly pricing and free before- and after-camp care while adding more camps and new programs.
Nine week-long sessions begin June 10 and end August 9, 2013.
From science, photography, and outdoor adventure to academics, arts, and sports, parents are sure to find camps that will turn summer into a learning adventure for their child. With 70 different camps available, there truly is something for everyone.
Lakehill Summer Camps are unique in offering quality, teacher-led camps at an affordable price, with FREE before-camp and after-camp care available every day. Camps are $220 per week for a half-day session (up to five hours per day) or just $295 per week for a full-day session (up to 10 hours per day).
Camps will be offered both at Lakehill's Main Campus and at the Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center.
So, who's ready for summer?
The Summer Camps catalog will be available February 8. Online Registration begins February 15.
Still Life with Lakehill
Photo by Margie Woods Brown
Lakehill Student Featured in Show
Lakehill sophomore Leo Nussenzveig was recently featured in the Black & White Images juried art show at Fort Worth Country Day. His photo entitled
Dallas Longhorns was selected in the Still Life category. Leo was a student in Michael Cummings's Upper School Digital Photography class during the fall semester.
Sponsored by the Fort Worth Country Day Visual Arts Department, Black & White Images provides a forum for exhibiting student photographs from regional private and public high schools. The exhibition offers students an opportunity to exchange ideas, receive due recognition, and display outstanding photography. The exhibition, now in its twenty-fifth year, received numerous entries from the top public and private high schools across the Metroplex.
Luther Smith, renowned photographer and professor of photography at TCU, served as this year's juror and selected the prints for inclusion in the show. "There were a large number of good photographs submitted," explained Luther. "However, I do believe the photographs I chose are very good."
Although Nussenzveig is familiar with videography, this fall was his first experience with digital photography. "He has a good eye for it," explained Cummings. "He has a natural curiosity about lighting and the photography process. He just keeps improving. I can't wait to see where he takes this." This is the first time a Lakehill student has been selected for the show. Cummings and Nussenzveig both attended a reception honoring the featured artists on January 26 in Fort Worth.
Photo by rgphotog.com
National Junior Honor Society Highlights Lakehill's Soon-to-be Graduatess
In an effort to reveal the hidden talents, personalities and accomplishments of Lakehill's most experienced students, the National Junior Honor Society presents:
NJHS Spotlight on Seniors!
This week's senior: Sterling Gavinski
A great kid who is admired by many, Sterling Gavinski has attended Lakehill since the 5th grade, and he describes his whole experience here as "fantastic."
Actively involved in musical theater, choir, and the film society, Sterling played a leading role this past fall in the Upper School Broadway Musical, Damn Yankees. He is the president of the National Honor Society and is member of the Thespian Society. His younger brother Cameron is in the 11th grade. English is his favorite subject, and his teacher this year, Mr. Hagood, brags that Sterling is "the fastest vocabulary quiz taker in the senior class."
Mr. Herron, our school choir teacher, inspires him the most. Indeed, music is central to Sterling's life. Sterling is the lead vocalist and guitarist for the award and contest-winning band, The Happy Alright, and intends to pursue his dream of becoming a rock star into college. He plans on attending Southern Methodist University or The University of North Texas to study business. Even though Sterling's senior year at Lakehill is coming to an end, he will always keep the memories he made here at Lakehill.
Tillie McCoskey and Lily Turner, eighth grade
Middle School Basketball
The last week saw the Middle School Warriors in action on the road. On Thursday the Green teams traveled to West Dallas Community School. The Lady Warriors kept the game close all the way through but could not overtake the Lady Mavs, falling by a score of 28-21. Jakayla Silas played tough defense and led the scoring for Lakehill. In the boys game, West Dallas broke open a low-scoring game with a big third quarter, ultimately winning 40-23. Malex Fuget led the Warriors with 10 points.
On Monday, both Green teams took on neighborhood rival Zion Lutheran. The Lady Warriors outscored the Lady Panthers 12-0 in the second quarter on the way to a convincing 30-8 victory. Charity Abengowe provided 14 points in the win. In the boys game, the Warriors overcame a 25-17 halftime deficit for a 46-41 win against a scrappy and talented Panther team. Malex Fuget equaled his season-high with 21 points, while Noah Bernstein and Trapp Hawthorne chipped in 10 and 7 points, respectively.
The Middle School teams will close out their seasons with games this Friday, February 1 against Dallas Thunder at Lakehill (4:30/5:30/6:30 p.m.), and Monday, February 4 at Rockwall Heritage (4:00/5:00 p.m.).
Varsity Girls Basketball
The Varsity Girls basketball team is now 3-1 in district play after defeating Cambridge 41-26 on Tuesday night. The team continues to be paced by Kelly Werther, Samantha Caldwell and
on the scoring front. A persistent Cambridge team kept the game close until the girls blew it open in the fourth quarter, doubling Cambridge's points. The team will travel to Desoto to take on Canterbury on February 1 and will play two home games next week during the annual basketball spirit week. See more basketball pictures here
. See cheerleader pictures here.
Playing short-handed with some key players out, the Varsity Boys Basketball team came up short on Jan. 26, losing 60-57 in a close district match-up against Dallas International. The team was paced by Cris McCarty with 19 points and 6 rebounds,
Drew Norman with 17 points and 6 assists, and
Brandon Shaw with 7 points and 7 rebounds.
Lakehill suffered another tough loss at home on Jan. 29, losing 29-73 to the top ranked Cambridge team. Norman delivered 11 points and McCarty contributed 7.
The Warriors are 4-3 in District play and are holding on to second place. They'll be back on the court on Friday, traveling to Desoto to take on Canterbury. See more pictures
Good luck to junior Emily Allton and sophomore Rachel Myers who will represent the new Lakehill Varsity Swim team at the upcoming Regional Finals Swim Meet on February 1.
The Middle School Co-ed Soccer team ended the season with another win against an all-boys team, defeating Dallas Covenant 1-0. Coach Jenny Livengood is thrilled with the team's exciting and positive season. The Warriors finished their inaugural year with an enviable record: 4 wins, 2 loses, and 1 tie. Well done, all.
This Week at the ESC
This week third grade students found out that Roots Are Real! Not only are they real, they are very important. Root hairs do a great job of getting all the water and nutrients from the soil up and into the plant. Students dropped colored water on the root to see that it moved all the way up to the sprouting leaves. (This is a new take on the old celery in colored water experiment). Then they picked a "mystery" box that was filled with a vegetable. The class had to figure out which part of the plant they eat when they eat carrots, corn, cabbage, and more.
Time to hit the trails at the ESC!
We need some hard working, fun loving folks (parents and kids alike) to come help clear the trails and make way for all the classes that will be using them this spring. Love wild dewberries? Ms. Carpenter will lead you up into the bamboo forest and show you the veritable unlimited supply of fresh seasonal dewberries. (You might want to come back this summer and pick a few). The day will start with lunch for the volunteers and then we will all head off into the woods! Sound like a good time to you? Check back next week to find out when.
Want to get involved with the Little Sprouts Garden at the ESC?
From new ideas to shoveling dirt, all levels of involvement are welcome! No green thumb required. Contact Lisa Bracken
or Bridget Stuart
for more information.
Mark your calendar for these upcoming PFC Events! To volunteer or for more information, contact Colleen McCall, PFC President.
Third Annual Dad's Club Poker Night
February 9, 2013
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 just $100.
Don't Worry...$50 lets you enjoy the night, eat and drink, and even try your hand at Blackjack. There are great prizes to be won, including box seats for the Mavs, a wakeboarding party at Hydrous, and golf at the Tribute! All proceeds benefit Lakehill.
The Great Gatsby Gala Benefit Auction - March 2, 2013
Early Bird Ticket Pricing Ends February 1!
Get your tickets before the price goes up to Lakehill's swankiest social event of the year, the Great Gatsby Gala. Tickets are only $105 through Friday, so don't dawdle - get yours now! The price goes up to $125 on Saturday.
BUY TICKETS NOW!
Visit the Auction website for information on the party, tickets, and underwriting opportunities.
Want to know more about Lakehill's Upper School? See what students and parents are saying about their experiences here.
Read this week's new post from a student's perspective on the Lakehill Blog.
Eighth grade college visit to UNT
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
February 4 - 8
Basketball Spirit Week
Enjoy a week full of exciting events.
College Night for Sophomores
Auditorium, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Mrs. Dondis will discuss PSAT scores as well as introduce topics related to the college process itself. All sophomores and their parents are encouraged to attend.
Middle School Valentine's Dance (7th and 8th grade)
ESC, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Shoreline Spruce Up, White Rock Lake, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Join us at Lakehill's adopted shoreline at White Rock Lake to help clean up this neighborhood treasure. Meet at the parking lot at W. Lawther and Chapel Hill. All supplies will be provided. Breakfast will be served.
Dad's Club Poker Night , 6:30 p.m.
February 15 - 18
Winter Break No classes on Friday and Monday - enjoy your holiday!
Lower School Jump Rope for Heart, 9:30 a.m.
March 2, 2013
The Great Gatsby Gala Benefit Auction
Middle School Adventure Week
March 4-7, 2013
Middle School Adventure Week will be here before you know it! All Middle School parents should have received an informational
letter about this exciting Lakehill tradition. Please contact Kaye Hauschild
with any questions.
Save The Date! White Rock Spring Games
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The Warrior Shop is Open!
Visit us for all your spirit wear needs!
Mondays, 7:45-8:45 a.m.
Thursdays, 2:45-3:45 p.m.