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"I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but by how high he bounces when he hits bottom."
George S. Patton
Drama Students Set the Table for Entertainment
Lakehill's Upper School drama class presented A.R. Gurney's The Dining Room on March 15 and 16 in the Charles Wyly Auditorium. The play presented an entertaining example of changing American culture as families moved through what was once the most important family room in the house, the dining room.
The play was set in the dining room of a well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled for daily meals and special occasions. The action was comprised of a mosaic of 18 interrelated, often overlapping scenes which, when molded together, created an in-depth portrait of a vanishing part of American life.
The show moved quickly from scene to scene, back and forth from past to present, as 13 students took on nearly 50 different roles, from children to teenagers to the elderly. The varied scenes provided the audiences with experiences, some quite familiar, as the play presented a smooth and varied expose' of American life with humor and humanity.
The cast included Anna-Maria Springman, Monty McKnight, Gaby Gonzalez, Sterling Gavinski, Jackson Vickery, Kate Hornbach, Cameron Gavinski, Carly Chester, Charlotte Abate, Keith Mitchell, Gracie Carroll, Camille Willaford, and Jordan Johnson. Brandon Bartholow and Alex Kelliher served as Technical Assistants, while Nina Unger and Lily Turner helped as Crew.
The play was directed by Lakehill Drama teacher Ann Kizer.
Kids Who Care
Five Students Honored By Kohl's
Five Lakehill students have been selected as nominees in the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program. Middle School students Kate Langley, sixth grade, and Steven Murff, seventh grade, along with Lower School students Katie Rich, second grade, Alexander Dondis, third grade, and Abby Dondis, first grade were selected based on their volunteer actions, leadership roles, and the benefits of their service to others.
Every year, Kohl's recognizes and rewards young volunteers across the country for their contributions to their communities. Since 2001, Kohl's has recognized more than 17,500 kids with nearly $3.5 million in scholarships and prizes.
Lakehill's honorees will now be considered for further local, regional, and national recognition. Local winners will each be awarded a $50 Kohl's Gift Card. Regional winners will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship for higher education. National winners will each be awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships. Kohl's will also donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization of the student's choice.
Award Deadline Draws Near
President's Volunteer Service Award - Applications Due April 2!
Students who plan to apply for the President's Volunteer Service Award should turn in their records of service to Ms. Ekstrom by Tuesday, April 2. All recipients will be recognized at the spring Award Assemblies.
Get more information or download the Tracking Form. Please see Ms. Ekstrom for more information.
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: Adolfo Ortiz
Adolfo Ortiz has attended Lakehill for two years. He used to live in Monterrey, Mexico, where he attended a public school. Interestingly, he says that compared to his old school, Lakehill is a lot smaller but has more class options.
Adolfo says his favorite class is Computer Science, which is taught by his favorite teacher, Mr. Dunklau. His favorite project in Computer Science was programming two people to do everyday tasks in the computer program Jeroo. He has been interested in Computer Science ever since he was in middle school. Adolfo's favorite Lakehill memory is the first day of Computer Science because he was surprised it was offered as a class at such a small school.
Adolfo plans to attend the University of North Texas to study Computer Science. Lakehill has prepared him for college by giving him a good education and an understanding of his future major. Currently, Adolfo plays no sports at Lakehill, although he does play soccer outside of school. Like most boys his age, one of his favorite pastimes is playing video games. Adolfo is quiet and shy, but he is happy with his friends and appreciative of the education he is getting at Lakehill.
Dunny Bock and Charlie Pippen, eighth grade
Spring Sports Gearing Up for Strong Seasons
The Lakehill Varsity Track Team raked in the medals at the HSA Spring Break Relays on March 14, and finished with some of the fastest times in the state.
Emily Allton placed first in both the 1500m and 2400m. Lakehill took first in both medley relays. Alexis Johnson, Maia Heard, Jordan Johnson, and Sydney Thompson dominated the Middle Distance Medley Relay while Alexis Johnson, Maia Heard, Jordan Johnson, and Emily Allton claimed the Sprint Medley Relay.
Alexis Johnson took first in the long jump. Prince Giadolor and Alexis Johnson each claimed second place in the 100m, while Maia Heard took second in the 400m.
In State 2A rankings, Prince Giadolor (100m) and Alexis Johnson (100m and long jump) had the fastest times and longest jump in the state, while Jordan Johnson, Sydney Thompson, Emily Allton, and Maia Heard all ran times that placed them in the Top Ten in state rankings.
Emily Allton followed up with a first-place win in both the 1500m and 2400m on March 16 in the St. Mark's Track Meet, claiming the fastest times in the state.
The team heads to Arlington on Saturday for the High Point Invitational.
The Varsity Tennis team had a busy week, taking on East Texas Christian on Monday and Fairhill on Wednesday. The team will be back on the courts on Friday, playing The Highlands at 4:30 p.m. All roads are leading to the District Tournament, to be held April 10 at L.B. Houston.
The Varsity Baseball team began district play on Monday, defeating Fairhill 18-3. The team looked strong and is looking forward to a great district season.
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On Saturday, March 16, the Lady Warrior Softball team traveled to play the Parish JV team. The team had 14 hits, 10 stolen bases, 1 error, and scored 8 runs in their 8-4 win over Parish. Caroline Boles and Maia Heard continue to pitch well, and the team showed solid defense throughout the game. Rachel Myers had a single and double, while Ava Ecklin, Maia Heard, Jenna Burch, Anastasia Walton, and Caroline Boles had multi-hit games as well. Coach Lloyd Gamboa is supported by Kenneth Franklin, Robert Walton, and Steve Werther.
The Lady Warriors traveled to Carrollton Christian on Tuesday. In an outstanding team performance, the Lady Warriors prevailed 16-3. The teams now stands at 4-1-1 for the season.
Middle School Baseball and Softball
The Lady Warriors
Middle School Softball began their season on March 14 against Good Shepherd Episcopal. In what turned out to be a wild and exciting game, Lakehill lost a close one 13-11.
Olivia Wagner and
Ashley Peacock batted well, and
Allison Reimer pitched two good innings. On March 19 the Lady Warriors hosted Rockwall Christian. In what was a tight defensive game through three innings, Rockwall finally broke it open in the fourth inning to take an 11-5 victory.
Lily Turner started the game with solid pitching, and Olivia Wagner and
Tillie McCoskey led the way offensively.
The Lady Warriors will host Desoto Canterbury at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21.
The Middle School Baseball team kicked off their season with a home game on March 18 against Fairhill. The Warriors came up short, losing by just one run. Toni Perez-Stark and Tucker Freeman both pitched solid games. On Tuesday, Lakehill fought to tie a talented Shelton team, 7-7. Charlie Pippen pitched a complete game. With solid performances, the boys came from behind in close games. The team is at home on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. to take on DeSoto Canterbury.
This Week at the ESC
Director of Environmental Education Melissa Carpenter says that this is the time of year when she reflects on the mission statement of Lakehill's Environmental Science Center.
"I can say with all certainty that we are very much on track with our mission," she explains. "The mission statement simply says that we inspire students to become stewards of the environment and lead them to take environmentally sound actions in their lives. We do this by building their awareness of nature and how to better understand it." This expanded knowledge that students take from the ESC will certainly guide them in making good decisions for the environment in the future.
Kindergarten students continued their study of how animals stay safe. From pill bugs to skunks to musk oxen, they leaned (and sometimes demonstrated) how animals protect themselves and their young from their enemies. A study of energy and some practice on the Smartboard rounded out the day.
Spring Book Fair...Coming Soon!
The Spring Book Fair is just around the corner! Look forward to a fun week, full of exciting events and great books. It's a great chance to restock your book shelves after the Spring Break reading frenzy.
The Book Fair begins bright and early on April 8 and runs through April 12. An update on the week's activities will be provided after Spring Break.
Anyone who would like the opportunity to volunteer at the Book Fair is welcome to join us! Please contact Lisa Bracken or Sarah Rich.
Lakehill Summer Camps!
Online Registration NOW OPEN!
Lakehill Summer Camps (June 10-August 9)
Lower School Bunny Games
March 22 - 24
Middle School Debate Team to Model United Nations
NO EARLY RELEASE
March 23 - April 1
Upper School Trip to Spain
March 25 - April 1
Have a great holiday!
ISAS Arts Festival (Austin)
April 8 - 12
PFC Book Fair
PFC Executive Committee
Nothing But Nets
It's time for Lakehill's third annual Nothing But Nets tournament! Teams will compete in a 3-on-3 tournament the week of April 12. Each 3-member team must have 1 boy and 1 girl. Team sign-up is $12. Tickets to the final game will be be sold for $5. The first 100 will get free Paciugo at the April 12 game!
Middle School Game Night
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake
Join us to help clean-up this neighborhood treasure!
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
April 15 - 19
April 17 - 19
Ninth Grade Biology Trip
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Early Release Day
Students Released at noon
April 19 and 21
Save The Date! White Rock Spring Games
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. and 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
April 20, 21
Earth Day Dallas
Contact Ms. Ekstrom to volunteer at the Lakehill booth at this annual event at Fair Park.
Upper School Prom
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
National Honor Society/National Junior Honor Society Induction
Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
The Warrior Shop is Open!
Visit us for all your spirit wear needs!