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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 5, Issue 24
February 28, 2013
In This Issue
All-District Honors
Artist Among Us
Not-So-Simple Machines
Senior Spotlight
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
PFC Update
What's Happening?

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"If you change the way you 

look at things, the things you 

look at change." 

~Wayne Dyer   

All-District BBall

All-District Honors

Lakehill Students Recognized in Basketball

Coaches from the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Class 2A District 3 met Wednesday to bestow the coveted honor of All-District teams for Varsity Boys and Varsity Girls Basketball.


Class 2A District 3 is comprised of seven schools, including Lakehill, Dallas Covenant, Cambridge, Fairhill, Desoto Canterbury, Dallas International, and Tyler Street.

Lakehill had a fantastic showing, with 12 honorees:

Girls' Basketball
First Team All-District - Jenna Burch and Kelly Werther
Second Team All-District - Emily BolesSamantha Caldwell, and Maia Heard


Boys' Basketball:
First Team All-District - Prince Giadolor and Drew Norman
Second Team All-District - Hudson Trent and Brandon Shaw

Honorable Mention - Josh Wood, Victor Abengowe, and Keith Mitchell


Additionally, Prince Giadolor was selected as the District MVP.


Congratulations to these outstanding athletes on their achievements. See more pictures here.

Natalie Lasko

Artist Among Us

Lasko Selected for International Show

Every year, artists from around the world gather for a national ceramic conference, sponsored the National Council of Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). When they gather this year, two of the works of art they will be admiring belong to Lakehill eighth grader, Natalie Lasko.

Natalie Art


This year's conference will be held in Houston on March 20-24. Artists will share and display work, present workshops, and attend lectures. In addition, they host a special program for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Of the more than 200 applicants, only 41 works of art from 37 students were selected. Two of the works selected were created by Lasko.  


Lasko studies ceramics and pottery throwing with a local artist, Lynn Armstrong, who was the one to submit her work. A large reception will be held for the artists along with a special exhibition of their work throughout the conference. 


Not-So-Simple Machines

Students Get Creative In Invention Convention

On Wednesday, February 27, fourth grade students participated in the annual Invention Convention. 


Invention Convention is a project requiring students to build machines using at least five out of the six simple machines. These simple machines are the pulley, wheel, lever, inclined plane, screw, and wedge. Each student's invention must accomplish a task such as popping a balloon, pouring a drink, or lighting a candle. 


The inspiration behind the project comes from a cartoonist by the name of Rube Goldberg. Rube Goldberg is best known for his series of cartoons depicting complex gadgets that perform simple tasks in indirect ways, similar to the projects made. The projects made by the fourth graders are very complex, but they perform simple tasks. Fourth grade teacher John Trout said, "Every year I am impressed with the kid's creativity because I see the tasks completed in ways I had never thought of before."


See more pictures.


Special Contributor:

Lucia Dunlap, Eleventh Grade

Ryan Kennedy
Senior Spotlight

National Junior Honor Society Highlights Lakehill's Soon-to-be Graduates

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: Ryan Kennedy   

Ryan Kennedy is a senior at Lakehill and because he is an only child, Ryan finds close companions a Lakehill.  Ryan has been going to Lakehill for four years and when asked to describe the experiences at Lakehill, Ryan responded, "It's been an enlightening experience." He feels that this school has had a higher educational "par" than that of the two other schools that he has attended. He says his favorite part of being a senior is that he is able to inspire people.


Ryan's extracurricular activities and hobbies include parkour, football, and skateboard club. This year, Ryan won captain of the football team, and would not have been involved with it if he had been at any other school, but, since this is a smaller school, he got more playing time than at another school. He began doing parkour when he saw a video of a guy back flipping off a wall and said to himself, "That is cool. I want to do that."


In Upper School, Ryan helped out with the holiday luncheon. When asked about it, he said, "It was stressful, but I enjoyed it." Ryan's favorite elective is Sculpture and favorite class and favorite part of the day is English with Mr. Hagood. When Ryan was asked which teacher has inspired him the most at Lakehill, he replied with "Mr. Matthews," because he is "the smartest guy I know."


Lakehill has helped prepare Ryan for college, with special thanks to Mrs. Dondis, the college counselor. Ryan is planning to attend Hendrix College in Arkansas and study Psychology. He wants to be a therapist in ten years because his experience with emotional concerns made him appreciate a therapist's role in a child's life. Lakehill has been proud to help Ryan prepare for this rewarding career.


Special Contributors:
Kason Burt and Carlos Lopez, ninth grade
Sports Snippets


Varsity Boys End Season in Waco
The Varsity Boys Basketball team traveled to Waco for the second round playoff game, but came up short, losing 67-80 in a competitive game against rival Waco Vanguard. The team played hard and led for most of the first half. Prince Giadolor contributed 27 points, 7 rebounds, and 8 assists, while Drew Norman added 21 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. Josh Wood had 12 points and 6 rebounds, while Hudson Trent added 6 points and 6 rebounds.
The team finished the season 18-10 and Bi-District Champions for the third consecutive year.
 Thanks to everyone who rode the spirit bus to the game or made the trek to Waco to show their support and to all the fans who supported the team this season!Coach Yttredahl is extremely of his team and the positive environment created around this season. He said, "With juniors as the nucleus of this impressive team, this experience will definitely help them take the next step next season."


Giadolor Captures Top Votes in Vype Contest
Congratulations to Prince Giadolor, who was named the February 18 Muscle Milk Player of the Week by Vype Magazine! Thanks to everyone who voted for Prince, who racked up 1639 votes (leading the second place finisher by more than 600 votes) and knocked out 15 other athletes from private and public schools across the Metroplex. Way to show your spirit, Warriors! Prince will be featured in an upcoming issue of Vype Magazine.


Spring Sports Gearing Up for Strong Seasons

Softball and Baseball seasons are getting underway and the Tennis team has begun practicing. 

Stay tuned for more information on all of our Spring Sports!


This Week at the ESC    

Third grade continued learning about "Roots are Real" this week, following up their previous activities with more hands-on investigation. They figured out that not only are roots real, they are also very strong - and can even grow through a paper towel! Students learned that this requires a great deal of energy for the plant, which was the perfect segue into the study of solar energy. Students began with a lab activity, making observations as they conducted a variety of experiments related to sinking, floating, and measuring. They learned that sometimes even their best predictions are not what actually happens.


Lower School Parents Invited to ESCape to Nature

Parents are invited to join their children at the ESC during the second annual Lower School ESCape to Nature Week, March 4-8, from 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Mark your calendar for your ESCape to Nature Day!




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March 8


See more pictures from the ESC.


PFC Update    

The Great Gatsby Gala Benefit Auction is THIS SATURDAY - March 2, 2013 


The Online Auction is going strong. Start bidding now. The Online Auction ends March 3.


Take a look and what we've got for Spirit Items, Teacher Gifts of Time, and Sign-Up Parties. And you don't want to miss the raffle with its fantastic prizes.


Don't forget to buy your tickets!


Visit the Auction website for more information!


Class baskets and projects will be displayed during Parent -Teacher Conferences on February 28 in the main hallway.

finger with stringWhat's Happening?   


Want to know more about Lakehill's Upper School? See what students and parents are saying about their experiences here. 


February 28
Parent-Teacher Conferences 

No classes 


March 1
Kohl's Community Service Scholarship Due 

Students should complete the Nomination Form and turn into Ms. Ekstrom by March 1, 2013. She will use the information on the form to complete the online nomination process. 


March 1
Wear your Auction T-Shirt! Everyone who wears an Auction T-Shirt will get a free Popsicle at lunch!


March 2
The Great Gatsby Gala Benefit Auction 


March 4 - 7
Middle School Adventure Week
Middle School Adventure Week is next week. Please contact Kaye Hauschild with any questions. March 8 is a Middle School holiday.

March 9
Junior Class Sponsors Movie Night for K-4
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Admission is $15 at the door...no reservations necessary! Movies will be showing in four different classrooms. Students can choose from four different movies to watch: Madagascar 3, Monster`s Inc., Star Wars, or Princess Diaries.
April 19 and 21
Save The Date! White Rock Spring Games
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.  and noon - 6:00 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.

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Summer Camps 2013
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