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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 5, Issue 31
April 25, 2013
In This Issue
Classroom Communications
Community Spotlight
Senior Spotlight
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
What's Happening?

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" The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge, while an ordinary  man takes everything either as a blessing or a curse

~Don Juan 

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Classroom Connections

Honorary Scholars 

Lakehill's National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) held a combined Induction Ceremony on April 24 in the Wyly Auditorium. NHS President Sterling Gavinski and NJHS President Declan Devine assisted with the presentation. Headmaster Roger Perry offered his appreciation for the efforts members have made throughout the year and the example they set for others.


Eleven members were inducted into the Warrior Chapter of the NHS, an honorary society for students in grades 10 to 12. Students must have a 3.5 GPA for the previous three semesters to be eligible for membership. The NHS Faculty Council then reviews each eligible student for character, service, and positive leadership.


Inductees included sophomores Samantha CaldwellKiefer Gorena, Jana Kahn, Jonathan Motes, Leonardo Nussenzveig, Baustin Shaw, Kelly Werther, and Haley York, juniors Lucia Dunlap and Haley Gladden, and senior Jenna Burch.


Nineteen  students were inducted into Lakehill's Golden Arrow Chapter of NJHS. To be considered, students must attend Lakehill for at least one year and maintain a 3.3 GPA. Those selected must demonstrate outstanding scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship, and character.


This year's inductees include seventh-grade students Juliette BennieShelby Britton, Kaia Brown, Joseph Cavuoti, Ryan Davis, Gerard Franklin, Gabrielle Gard, Jonathan Kelley, Warren Lester, McKenna Martin, Katharine Maxwell, Ashley Peacock, James Praeger, Robert Trey Reed III, Amanda Scales, Autumn Scales, and Mia Vafa, and eighth grade students Natalie Lasko and McKinney Waggoner.


See all the pictures from this special evening.


Aquatic Adventures

Biology Trip Lakehill's ninth grade class increased their nautical knowledge during the Marine Biology Experience in Galveston, held April 17-19. 


From observing dolphins, pulling in animals from a trawl net to get an up-close look, kayaking in an estuary, and learning first-hand about the nesting patterns of the Kemp's Ridley sea tutles, the trip was an amazing adventure in science that none will soon forget. 


Read more about their aquatic adventures here.


See more pictures from the Biology Trip. 

Kindergarten Beach Day and Egg Drop

Beach Day

After learning about the ocean and sea life, kindergarten students took advantage of a recent warm afternoon to celebrate Beach Day.

Decked out in Hawaiian shirts, sunglasses, and flip flops, the inquisitive and playful group hit the Lakehill beach, delighted by the shells, treasures, and tropical snacks.


See more pictures from Beach Day.

Community Spotlight

Lakehill Students Take Gold in Games, Earn Money for Their School


Lakehill students enjoyed the fun and games at the second annual White Rock Spring Games. Sponsored by Comerica Bank, the games gave students from twenty different neighborhood schools the opportunity to engage in friendly competition and earn money for their school. All registration fees were donated to the team's school with Comerica matching the amount. 


Students in grades 1 through 8 competed in team and individual events. Lakehill's fifth grade team of Anders Ekstrom, Hamed El-Feky, Gaige Cerda, and Mason Schwaber brought home the Gold Medal in Laser Tag. 

Earth Day

Earth Day

The more than 65,000 visitors who attended Earth Day Dallas, held April 20-21 at Fair Park, were treated to 600 exhibits showcasing leaders in 
the corporate, academic, and non-profit worlds, including a booth featuring Lakehill Preparatory School. 


Lakehill volunteers shared information about Lakehill's programs with visitors while demonstrating solar-powered LEGOs and helping children prepare an Earth Day crayon rubbing or snake cut-out. Earth Day Dallas is an annual festival seeking to elevate environmental awareness and change the way North Texans think, live, and work. This is the second year that Lakehill has been featured


Cookies for a Good Cause
The Pan American Student Forum (PASF) is hosting a Bake Sale May 3 during lunch to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, in honor of Lakehill alumna Haley Wester. 
We're with West 
Stay tuned for several activities benefiting students and their families in West, Texas. 
spring fling

All About The Arts

Lower School Presents Art and Music at Annual Spring Fling 

Lakehill's Lower School students took to the stage on Tuesday night to perform in the annual Spring Fling in the Wyly Auditorium.


The program, "Music Moves Me," celebrated the importance of music in everything we do. The musical performances included selections performed by each Lower School grade and the Elementary Choir. 


In addition to the beautiful music, student artwork lined the hallways. As a culmination to their art history studies of famous painters, students in each lower school grade worked on masterpieces of their own. Kindergarten students studied Monet and painted their own Water Lilies, first graders used soft pastels to recreate Degas's ballerinas, second grade studied O'Keeffe and created flowers, third grade used oil pastels to recreate Van Gogh's Starry Night, and fourth grade worked on Still Life paintings based on their study of Picasso. Art teacher Cat Huitt said the students worked extremely hard preparing the beautiful artwork for the show.


See more pictures from Spring Fling.


Elementary Choir Performs at C. C. Young

elementary choirIn their final performance of the year, the Elementary Choir visited C. C. Young on April 24 to perform for the residents of The Cove and Lawther East. The Choir sang several songs to the delight of the residents.


See more pictures and video here.


Middle and Upper School Concert - TONIGHT!

Don't miss tonight's performance featuring the Sixth Grade Music Class, the Seventh and Eighth Grade Choir, and the Upper School Choir. The Concert will be held on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Wyly Auditorium.


Lakehill's Queen of Hearts


When the Jewish Community Center of Dallas opens its production of Disney's
Alice in Wonderland, Jr.
on May 2, Lakehill families might recognize the fiery redhead demanding "off with their heads!" Third grade student Mara Sandberg landed the part of the Queen of Hearts in a role that her mother Shari calls "right up her alley." 

Based on the 1951 Disney film Alice in Wonderland and the novels The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, Alice's madcap adventures in Wonderland are a treat for the whole family. Performances will be held Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Zale Auditorium. Get more information and tickets here. 


Singing Sensation

Anna Maria

On Saturday, May 4, C. C. Young will host its The Spirit is Ageless Celebration Event, with a 10:15 a.m. Art Gallery Exhibit and Reception and an 11:00 a.m. Event Program.
Entertainment will be provided by Lakehill  Upper School student

Anna-Maria Springman. The event will be held at The Point, Center for Arts and Education, on the campus of C. C. Young. The reception and event are complimentary, but RSVPs are requested to ccy@ccyong.org. 



Middle School Musical

The Little Mermaid Jr.

Lakehill's seventh and eighth grade students present the endearing musical

The Little Mermaid Jr. 

on May 17 at 7:00 p.m. 


In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she's the girl with the enchanting voice. 

Adapted from Disney's 2008 Broadway production, Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. features the hit songs Part of Your World, She's in Love, and the Oscar-winning Under the Sea.

Jackson Vickery
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: Jackson Vickery 

Jackson Vickery is a Lakehill Lifer, having attended Lakehill since Kindergarten. His favorite subjects are AP United States History and Government/Economics. His favorite elective is Musical Theater.


Jackson looks up to all his teachers, for he has known many of them since he was five years old. He has decided to attend the University of Kansas to study broadcast journalism. In his opinion, Lakehill has prepared him for college because it gave him a great education that he doesn't think he could have received at a different school. 


Jackson's dream job is to be a producer for a late night comedy show like Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He wants to work hard and do everything it takes to achieve his dream job. 


Jackson's favorite high school memories are going with all of his friends on the trips that the different classes take. His favorite extracurricular activities are drama and musical theater clubs. Some of his hobbies include hanging out with friends and listening to music. 


When asked to summarize his experience at Lakehill in one word, Jackson says it was life-changing.

Special Contributors:
Noah Bernstein and Charlie Pippen, eighth grade
Sports Snippets
Varsity Baseball Ends Season, Warriors Take All-District Honors

The Varsity Baseball team ended their season on Wednesday against Dallas Covenant with a disappointing 12-7 loss to keep them out of this year's playoffs. The boys had a hard-fought season and were in contention for playoffs until their final game. 


Josh Wood, Hudson Trent, Drew Norman, and Jack Pippen were all selected for First Team All-District honors. Sean Puls and Andrew Hendrick made Second Team All-District, and Reed Henry received Honorable Mention.


Josh Wood also received Offensive Player of the Year and Sean Puls received Newcomer of the Year.

Congratulations Warriors on a strong season!

Varsity Softball Team is Playoff Bound!
After a tough 13-0 defeat in Sherman on April 22 to top-ranked Texoma Christian, the Lady Warriors came back to beat Desoto Canterbury 20-0 on April 23. The victory earned the team a spot in the State Playoffs. The girls play their first round against Heritage Christian on May 2 at 6:00 p.m. at Parish. Go Lady Warriors!


Varsity Track
The Lakehill Varsity Track Team traveled to Tyler on April 18 to compete in the Cougar Relays. 
It was a cold, wet, and windy day  on the track, but the team turned in its best results despite the terrible conditions. Competing against schools twice as big as Lakehill, the team managed to take first place in almost every event in which they they competed. 


Emily Allton took home two gold medals in the 3200 and 1600 meter races. Alexis Johnson won the 100 meters, 200 meters and the long jump. She jumped a season-best 17 feet 1 inch, which is the best jump in TAPPS 2A. Prince Giadolor took first in the 200 meters and second  in the 100 meters while Jordan Johnson got first in the 400 meters and fourth in the 200 meter races. 


This talented team of state-ranked athletes will compete against 12 other teams in the District Track Meet on April 26 and 27 at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison. The top four in every event will qualify for a chance to compete in the Regional Track Meet next Friday in Ft. Worth. 
Varsity Tennis
Junior Tessa Hornbach competes in the State Tennis Tournament on April 24 and 25 in Waco. Go Tessa!



This Week at the ESC

Third graders have been studying Flowering Plants all year at the ESC and this week learned that a tree is just that - a flowering plant. 


After reading a story called Our Tree Named Steve that emphasized how important trees are to all of us, students completed an anagram on the SmartBoard to test their listening skills. With unseasonably chilly temperatures outside, the students set out on a scavenger hunt through the Primary Science of Energy booklet that they will continue to use in fourth grade. It was a great day that brought another year for them at the ESC to an end.


See more pictures from the ESC.

finger with stringWhat's Happening?   


Lakehill Summer Camps! 

Online Registration NOW OPEN!

Lakehill Summer Camps (June 10-August 9)

Check out the Summer Camps Guide and start making plans to spend your summer with us! Online Registration is now open and camps are filling quickly.


April 25
Middle and Upper School Choir Concert

7:00 p.m., Auditorium


April 26

Holiday - no classes


April 30 
Language and Math Honor Societies Induction Ceremony

10:30 a.m., Auditorium 


May 1
Senior Day and Tribe Meetings
1:15 -  2:20 p.m.


May 2

Senior Cap and Gown Pictures

8:00 a.m., Auditorium


May 2
Junior-Senior Ring Luncheon 
Noon, Melrose Hotel


May 4
Kite Day at RLP for Bayles Elementary
10:00 a.m.


May 6 - 20
Mack Boost Campaign Benefiting Lakehill 
Look for more information soon! 
May 10
Lower School Field Day 
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. 
May 10
Middle School End-of-Year Party 
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
May 17
Middle School Musical, The Little Mermaid
7:00 p.m., Auditorium
May 19
1:30 p.m., ESC
May 22 
PFC General Meeting
8:15 a.m., Cafeteria
May 22
Lower School Awards Ceremony
2:00 p.m., Auditorium

May 23
Middle School Awards Ceremony
2:00 p.m., Auditorium
May 23
Athletic Banquet
6:30 p.m., ESC

May 24
Upper School Awards Ceremony
11:00 a.m., Auditorium
May 24
Upper School Celebration
Noon, RLP
May 24
Upper School Celebration
Noon, RLP
May 24
K-5 Dismiss
May 27
Memorial Day - no classes
May 28-30
May 31
Commencement Ceremony


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Take a look at the 2013-14 School Calendar.

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Summer Camps 2013
Online Registration Now Open! 
Check out the Summer Camps 2013 Guide

Read more about Lakehill Summer Camps, as featured in articles in In The Loop Kids, Park Cities Bubblelife, and Lakewood Bubble Life.