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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 6, Issue 14
December 5, 2013
In This Issue
A Grand Time
Tall Tales
Marathon Moment
Community Corner
Senior Spotlight
PFC Events
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
What's Happening?

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School Closing Info
Don't forget to check Channel 8 on Friday morning or the Lakehill website home page, for news in case of a school closing.

A Grand Time

Lakehill Celebrates Grandparents

Lakehill celebrated Grandparents Day on November 22, an annual favorite among students, faculty, and families.

After the delicious breakfast, sponsored by the Parent Faculty Club and chaired by Tora Greene, visitors moved to the auditorium for a memorable performance.

While introducing each class, seventh and eighth grade Drama students shared their favorite memories of their grandparents. The program presented each grade, from kindergarten through fifth, in their own unique musical tribute. 

The morning also featured performances by the Upper School Choir, the Middle School Choir, and the Elementary Choir. In the always heartwarming finale, children and faculty members performed Family Tree, a poignant song written especially for Lakehill by Jack Noble White, a celebrated local composer.


See more photos. Listen to Family Tree. Enjoy the All School Choir sing We Still Sing About Love, shot by second grader Asa McCaleb on the iPad. Don't forget to share the links with grandparents!

Tall Tales

Middle School Actors Take The Stage 

Lakehill Middle School students take the stage on Thursday, December 5, when the Middle School Drama classes present Rutherford Wolf by Eric Wilson and Mrs. McThing by Mary Chase. 

Rutherford Wolf is a peace-loving, gentle creature who is also a vegetarian. But that doesn't keep various fairy tale characters from raising a panic because of the bad reputation wolves have in stories. This fast-paced farce is a delight for both young and adult audiences.


Mrs. McThing is a quirky tale of a wealthy socialite who discovers that her young son is suddenly acting very strangely. The boy has fallen under the spell of Mrs. McThing, an unseen spirit who doesn't approve of his mother's parenting skills. After many twists and turns, we find that sometimes a mother must be decidedly firm to teach her child right from wrong.


Both plays will be presented today, December 5, at 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium. If there is not inclement weather tomorrow, the plays will be presented again on Friday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. 

Marathon Moment

Allton Paces Marathon Elite

Lakehill senior Emily Allton has been selected as one of only 16 high school students in the Metroplex to compete on the Dallas Marathon Elite High School Relay team. This team will challenge the race's most elite competitors and should lead the pack of 24,000 runners. The race benefits Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Lakehill will have a cheering station set up on Swiss Avenue, thanks to Lakehill parents Arthur and Carolyn Cirillo. Bundle up and join us in front of 4834 Swiss Avenue at 9:15 a.m. on race day to show your support! Enjoy coffee, hot chocolate, breakfast treats, and good company, before heading just a block down Swiss Avenue to where Emily will receive the hand off for her leg of the race. (Emily should run around 9:45 a.m.). Swiss Avenue will be closed to car traffic, so park just one block away on either side.

The news crews will be out in force, so don't forget to wear a Lakehill shirt! For more information, contact Gigi Ekstrom.
Community Corner

Annual Holiday Luncheon
December 13
This annual event, sponsored by the Senior Class, provides a festive lunch and holiday celebration for elderly residents of East Dallas and the Lakehill family itself. Students may order the special holiday lunch or bring a sack lunch from home. Get the Order Form.

PASF Tamale Sale 
December 6 - 13 
tamale The Pan American Student Forum (PASF) is selling tamales for the holidays to benefit Cystic Fibrosis research. The tamales, made by The Tamale Company, are lard free, gluten free, and MSG free - authentic and delicious! Tamales will arrive frozen and are "boil in the bag" ready! What a perfectly simple way to celebrate the holidays. Tamales are $12 per dozen and come in three varieties: Ancho Chili Pork, Chicken Tomatillo, and Black Bean and Corn. Order by December 13 for delivery on December 19. Get the Order Form. Please make checks payable to Lakehill. Orders may be turned into your child's classroom teacher (Lower School) or to the Main Office.

National Honor Society Canned Food Drive
December 4 - 13
The National Honor Society is collecting canned food to benefit the Wilkinson Center. Donation bins are located at all entrances. 


Sift and Sort at Comerica Bank Mockingbird and Abrams December 7, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Coats for Kids Community Connections members are invited to sort coats collected during Lakehill's Coats for Kids drive. Parents are welcome to join in our efforts! Just let Ms. Hauschild or Ms. Ekstrom know if you would like to attend! In case of inclement weather, you can contact Ms. Ekstrom at 214-675-4627 for an update. 

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: Lucia Dunlap

Lucia Dunlap has attended Lakehill for eleven years. In high school, she has been involved in volleyball, tennis, French club, NHS, Sisteens, musical theater, and student ambassadors. These activities have enabled her to get to know the underclassmen. She is most proud of getting the President's Service Award in her junior year for over 150 hours of community service.


Lucia's favorite Lakehill memory is of the seventh grade Adventure Week in Palo Duro Canyon, where she roomed with her best friends. Mr. Jennings and Ms. Thomson, two of her favorite Middle School teachers, were the chaperones of the trip, which made it really fun. As a senior, her favorite teachers are Mr. Hagood, Mrs. Badgett, and Mrs. Thorne. "Mr. Hagood is hilarious yet he pushes you to work your hardest. Mrs. Badgett's dedication to her French classes is hard to believe and it shows. Mrs. Thorne is always cheerful and I love how open her class discussions are." 


Lucia's favorite part of attending Lakehill has been forming close friendships over the years. The intimate size of the school has allowed her to better get to know people.


Lucia plans to study fashion marketing in college. She wants to be a stylist or a fashion journalist. Attending Lakehill has provided Lucia with the strong educational foundation she will need for both her college and professional careers.


By: Kaia Brown, eighth grade 

PFC Events


Scholastic Book Fair Extended - A Reading Oasis

Now Through Monday, December 9

The Book Fair has been extended through Monday. Muffins for Mummies, previously scheduled for Friday, will now be held on Monday morning. Volunteers are needed to help staff the Book Fair on Monday. Please contact Sarah Rich if you can help!


See the Schedule of Events.

Sports Snippets
Boys Varsity Basketball 

The Lakehill Warriors Varsity Boys defeated Sherman Texoma, 57-47, and Lakewood Presbyterian, 85-32, during the Thanksgiving holidays. The team defeated Dallas Academy on December 3 and are currently ranked #13 among small private schools in the state of Texas. The Warriors are paced by Prince Giadolor who is averaging 24 points and five assists per game, Drew Norman who is averaging 20 points a game, and Johnathan Page who is averaging 12 points and five rebounds per game. 

The JV team lost to Texoma Christian 45-35 in their first and only game of the season thus far.

See more pictures here and here and here. Go Warriors! Don't forget to check out the pictures and videos on facebook, and be sure to "like us" while you are there!


Girls Varsity Basketball 

The Lady Warriors are currently 3-0 on the season with wins over Garland Christian, Canyon Creek, and the defending TCAF State Champions Poetry Christian. The game against Poetry proved to be a tough physical match-up for the team, but they were able to use their speed to overcome Poetry's height. 

Maia Heard led the team in scoring with 22 points along with 15 rebounds and four steals on the night. Sam Caldwell chipped in seven points and three steals, while freshman Charity Abengowe had four points, six steals, and four assists at the point guard position.  

Coach Jo Cayme-Mosley weighed in on the girls' progress thus far. "I am pleased with how we have started the season so far, but I also know we have a long way to go to get ready for district. We had some really good productive practices over Thanksgiving break and we are finally getting in position to be able to use our speed on the court. This is the largest team we have had in recent years and I am excited about how far a lot of the underclassmen have come already just within the first month of the season." 


See more pictures here and here. Check out more pictures and video on facebook. Be sure to "like us" while you are there!


Middle School Basketball 

The Middle School has three basketball teams this year: seventh grade girls, eighth grade girls, and a combined seventh and eighth grade boys team. 


The eighth grade girls team tipped off their season Monday night at Zion Lutheran with a convincing 37-16 win. Jakayla Silas led the Lady Warriors with 23 points, while McKenna Martin added nine. Lyric Menges, Mia Vafa, and Ashley Peacock each added several points, a number of steals, and rebounds. Seventh grader Kate Langley also stepped up to contribute valuable minutes off the bench.


The Middle School Boys team easily defeated Oak Hill Academy on Tuesday night by a score of 43-14. Westley Giadolor led Lakehill with 19 points, and Gerard Franklin added eight points to go along with a number of rebounds and assists. Luke Jerome also had eight points in the win, while Jonathan Kelley added four points and tough defense.   


Middle School Soccer

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The Middle School Soccer team defeated Ovilla Christian, 3-0, to open the season on Monday evening at RLP field. Gretchen Amerine opened the scoring in the first half to take the Warriors to a 1-0 advantage into intermission. After the break, early strikes by forwards Ben Palmer and Ben Gillman put the home side up 3-0, with assists from James Praeger. A solid back line performance by Heather Hines, Lola Bond, Kaia Brown, and Gabrielle Gard ensured the shutout as the home team cruised to victory. The team returns to action on Monday, December 9, against Covenant.

This Week at the ESC

Kindergarten students studied more than 30 different kinds of animal movements while at the ESC. Using the book How Animals Move by Pamela Dell to start the day, the group then watched a video of unusual ways that some animals move - who knew a bat could speed walk! Using a floor chart and stack of animal cards, the kindergartners' next job was to decide which movement square matched their animal card. Finally, they measured how far they could jump compared to a grasshopper (which can jump 20 times its length!) 
First graders learned how birds and humans share some characteristics, but have their differences. Both are warm blooded, but birds have feathers and human have a coat of fur on their bodies. The class activity, "What Am I?" challenged them to make some decisions based on what they have learned at the ESC. The finale was a binocular tour from the deck while looking for different birds that live at the ESC.

See more pictures from the ESC.

finger with stringWhat's Happening?   


December 2-9
PFC Book Fair
Upper Library
Find out more in the PFC section above. 

December 5, 4:00 p.m.
Middle School Play - Fun for the Whole Family
Seventh and eighth grade Drama classes will perform two plays, Rutherford Wolf and Mrs. McThing at 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Admission is free. Weather permitting, the plays will be performed on Friday evening sat 7:00 p.m. Check Smug Mug for all the pictures after Thursday's performances. 

Now through December 13
Upper School Exam Good Luck Goodie Bags
Upper School students and parents can wish someone good luck on their exams by purchasing a goodie bag from Student Council.Goodie Bags include study items like pens, highlighters, and notecards, as well as snacks and key Exam Day necessities! Get the Order Form.

December 6
Artist Reception - C.C. Young Holiday Art Show
Twelve Lakehill fourth grade students will have their work featured at the Holiday Art Show 4:30 p.m. at The Point, Center for Arts and Education, on the campus of C.C. Young (4847 W. Lawther Drive).

December 10, 9:30am
Lower School Admission Preview
This is the last Admission Preview for 2013. Encourage your friends and neighbors to visit and find out more about Lakehill. To attend, please RSVP to 214-826-2931 or visit@lakehillprep.org. This preview will be held in the Lower School Library.

December 10, 7:00 p.m.
Middle School and Upper School Winter Concert 

Enjoy the sweet sounds of Lakehill's Middle School Choir and Upper School Choir in their final school performance of 2013. 


December 12, 7:00 p.m.
Lower School Winter Program
Enjoy Lakehill's Lower School students in their annual winter performance.

December 13
Holiday Luncheon
This annual event, sponsored by the Senior Class, provides a festive lunch and holiday celebration for elderly residents of East Dallas and the Lakehill family itself. Students may order the special holiday lunch or bring a sack lunch from home. Get the order form.

December 14 
Shoreline Spruce-Up, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Join us for our last Spruce-Up of 2013 to help keep our lake looking beautiful! Meet at the parking lot at W. Lawther and Chapel Hill. All supplies will be provided.

December 14, 3:30 p.m.
Upper School Choir Performs at NorthPark Mall
Take care of some holiday shopping while you enjoy a performance by the Middle and Upper School Choir outside Dillard's.

December 18
Cookies with St. Nick 
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Enjoys cookies and a free photo with Santa Claus at Frost Bank Lakewood, 6312 La Vista. 


Spelling Bee Coming Soon!
Students in grades 4-8 are invited to participate in Lakehill's annual Spelling Bee. Interested students are encouraged to study the words in the Study List (beginning with foray). Students will complete an elimination round by taking a written test in early January. The written test will consist of ten to fifteen words from these lists. Anyone with the minimum level of accuracy (70-80%) will be eligible to participate in the spelling bee. The Spelling Bee will be held January 16 at 9:50 a.m. in the Auditorium.

December 17, 9:20 a.m.
Elementary Choir performs at NorthPark Mall
Take care of some holiday shopping while you enjoy a performance by the Elementary Choir outside Dillard's.

December 18-20
Exams (grades 6 - 12)
View the updated Exam Schedule.

December 19
K-6 Dismiss for Holidays

December 23
Home for the Holidays Alumni Luncheon, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
All college-age alumni are invited us to reconnect at the ESC. 

December 23 - January 6
Have a wonderful Holiday Break!

January 6
Teacher in-service

January 7
Classes  begin

Middle School Adventure Week
March 3-6, 2014
Middle School Adventure Week will be here before you know it! Parents of students in grades 6-8 should have already received an informational letter about this exciting Lakehill tradition. Parents of fifth grade students will receive complete information next week.


Happy Holidays
Need great holiday gifts? Check out all the merchandise available on Smug Mug. From puzzles to playing cards and mugs to magnets, take care of all your holiday shopping and benefit Lakehill while you do!