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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 5, Issue 34
May 16, 2013
In This Issue
Stand-Out Scholar
Student Leadership
Warrior Wipeout
Scenes From The Middle
Community Spotlight
Senior Spotlight
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
What's Happening?

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"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you."

~Walt Whitman 


Stand-Out Scholar

Senior Claims Spot in Texas Top 20
Lakehill senior Clayton Drazner has been selected by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) as a member of the TASSP All-State Academic Excellence Team.

This prestigious award was designed to recognize Texas high school seniors for their outstanding academic achievements and to reward superior scholarship.


Many outstanding senior students were nominated by their high school principals based on their SAT or ACT scores, academic grade point average, pursuit of advanced diploma, and other evidence of exceptional academic ability. Each student nominated then wrote a 300-500 word essay to submit with the application. 


As one of only 20 members selected for the TASSP All-State Academic Excellence Team, Drazner will be awarded a $500 scholarship and formally recognized at the TASSP Summer Workshop in Austin, Texas, on June 13, 2013.


Drazner is also a National Merit Scholarship winner and was selected as a candidate for the Presidential Scholars program.


Student Leadership

Student Council Elects New Officers

Officers have been elected for Middle School and Upper School Student Councils. Congratulations to everyone who participated in these student government elections!


Middle School:

President - Lyric Menges 

Vice President - Mia Vafa 

Secretary/Treasurer - Gabrielle Gard

Chairman, Student Activities - Madison Cunningham

Chairman, Service Activities - Kate Langley


Upper School:

President - Hudson Trent

Vice-President - Haley York

Secretary/Treasurer - Maia Heard

Historian - John Devine 

Field Day 1

Warrior Wipeout

Lower School Takes to the Field for Annual Field Day

In Lakehill's Lower School, it just doesn't get much better than field day. With excitement high and no rain in sight, Lower School parents came out in force to put on a field day to be remembered. The afternoon was full of fun and games, including everything from water balloon launching to potato sack races and an obstacle course. Most of all, the children enjoyed being outside in the warm weather and having fun with their friends.


Field Day 2 Dressed in class shirts proudly displaying their team names, children began their day with a Parade of Classes through the hallway and onto the field, led by Katie Rich. Katie, wearing a Field Day 2013 baseball hat, was this year's Field Day Marshal, a highly desirable honor offered each year at Lakehill's Benefit Auction.


Students started the event with their class cheers and finished the day with icy treats. Thanks to organizers Molly Kidd and Allison Lewis and their team of parent volunteers who manned the events, everything ran smoothly and was great fun.    


See more photos from Field Day. 

See our Field Day video.

Medieval Times

Scenes From The Middle

Medieval Merriment

Seventh graders recently took a break from history class and their study of the medieval period to take a step back in time. This journey to the eleventh century included epic battles, knights, jousting tournaments, and a royal feast - all in the comfort of the Medieval Times castle.

From high above, castle royalty presided over their four-course feast (enjoyed without utensils, of course) as they witnessed the knights partake in tournament-style games, complete with Hollywood-style special effects. The class cheered for their knight while watching history come alive.


Reading Partners

Reading Partners Seventh and eighth grade students spent the morning at Reading Partners on May 10, helping with a variety of projects to benefit the non-profit organization and the children they serve in ten DISD elementary schools. See more photos.



We're With West

Student Council sold black and red ribbons for $5, allowing students and faculty members to participate in a Jeans Day on May 15. Students rallied behind the cause, raising $1154 for their efforts. All proceeds will be donated to help those families affected by the recent explosions in West, Texas.


5th grade pizza saleAdditionally, the fifth grade class hosted a Pizza Sale after school on that day, adding an additional $500 to the We're With West campaign.


Thanks to everyone who participated in the Carter Blood Drive on Wednesday! We met our goal!

vogel alcove

Community Spotlight

Ninth Grade Helps with Special Olympics

On Saturday, April 27, 14 members of the ninth grade class, along with their sponsors and parents, traveled to Cedar Hill to volunteer at the Special Olympics.  


After enjoying the Opening Ceremony, the students and adults helped run events, including the softball throw, shot put, and tennis.  


The students were impressed by the participants' positive attitudes and their support of each other, even their competition. "It was really encouraging and uplifting to see them so happy, even if they didn't win," said freshman Charlotte Abate. "They were just happy to be there and to be able to participate." Students were also touched by the crowd's enthusiasm toward the National Anthem. Freshman Kaeli Bunger agreed, "It made everyone in the stadium remember what we were there for and how great it is to love America."


The Freshman Class wrapped up a successful year of service, completing three major projects. "I had a lot of fun this year," said officer Audrey Castaigne. "We accomplished a lot, and it made me happy to be a part of the leadership process."


Kevin Lantz agreed. "This was my first year at Lakehill and I was blessed with the opportunity to serve as Class President," he said. "During the Holiday Luncheon, Vogel Alcove, and Special Olympics, our class was very outgoing and empathetic for other people." 

Dory Fine
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: Dory Fine 

Dory Fine has attended Lakehill since her sophomore year. Her favorite subject is Government because she loves politics and her favorite elective was AP Art. Dory plans to study Business at the University of Southern California. 


Dory enjoys  a wide variety of interesting activities, from beat boxing to glass blowing. She has danced extensively, placing at a national competition. 


Dory loves to draw and has exhibited her work at the Sirril Art Gallery in Salado, Texas. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of her work is going to aid families in West, Texas. Dory says that if she had not attended Lakehill she would not have pursued art. Lakehill teachers encouraged her to pursue her dream, however, and she did. "I will pursue my dreams through college," she explained." I will put my art in various galleries, and have already done so." A talented musician, Dory also plans to release a demo CD of her singing and playing guitar. 


It is easy to see that her ideal job would be to be a musician and why in ten years she sees herself being either a professional performer or in some area of the music/entertainment industry. She hopes that she will be discovered at an open mic night.


"I have learned so much during my time at Lakehill that has prepared me for life in college and after." If Dory could describe her experience at Lakehill in one word, she says the word would be "enlightening." One of her favorite Lakehill memories is running with the cross country team in the mornings. She also enjoyed spending time with her friends during off-campus lunch her senior year.


A member of the National Honor Society, Dory says her favorite part about being a member this year was tutoring kids at an after-school program at Dolphin Heights. When asked if there was anything else she would like to say about herself, her response was, "I think I just did," which shows her truly fun personality.


Special Contributors:
Anna Bolt and Kate Hornbach, ninth grade
Sports Snippets


Varsity Track - State Stars!
State Stars
Lakehill's Varsity Track Team brought home seven medals from the State Track Meet in Waco, including four gold, one silver, and one bronze. The team's amazing performance earned them sixth place overall out of 46 teams.
Prince Giadolor took third in the 100 meter, while Maia Heard claimed second in the 400 meter and set a new personal record.
Emily Allton is the State Champion in both the 1600 meter and the 3200 meter and set a new personal record.
Alexis Johnson is the State Champion in the 200 meter and the State Champion in the long jump for the second year in a row.
Congratulations to the Varsity Track team on an amazing year!


Varsity Softball
Correction: Last week we inadvertently left out Rachel Myers, who was selected for First Team All-District softball. Congratulations Rachel!



This Week at the ESC

Sixth grade students made their last visit to the ESC this week memorable with a final scavenger hunt. The beautiful weather gave them the perfect opportunity to enjoy much of their visit outdoors, playing tether ball, horseshoes, and lawn darts. 


See more pictures from the ESC.

finger with stringWhat's Happening?   


Tuition Reminder
Please remember that tuition for the 2013-2014 school year (either full pay or first monthly installment) is d
ue on Monday, June 3. Late fees will apply to payments received after June 10.

Final After School Care bills will be sent the first week of June. Parents are encouraged to make sure their accounts are clear during the summer to avoid any complications at Registration in August.

Host an International Student! Find Out More!
May 30
Informational Meeting, 2:45 p.m. 

Best Bet for the Weekend
May 17
Middle School Musical, The Little Mermaid 
7:00 p.m., Auditorium

Lakehill Summer Camps! 


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


May 6-20
Mack Boost Campaign Benefiting Lakehill 
All purchases benefit Lakehill. Shop the sale here.
May 18
NJHS Shoreline Spruce-Up
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
May 19
1:30 p.m., ESC
May 21 
Performing Arts Reception
6:30 p.m., Auditorium
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
K-5 Dismiss
May 27
Memorial Day - no classes
May 28-30
Exams Get the Exam Schedule here


May 31
Commencement Ceremony, 7:30 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.


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
Register by May 17 to make sure your camps are available!

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