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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 6, Issue 15
December 12, 2013
In This Issue
Seasonal Magic
Spirit of Community
Songs of the Season
Community Corner
Senior Spotlight
PFC Events
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
What's Happening?

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~Nelson Mandela 

Seasonal Magic

The Giving Season

December has different faces for different people, but for me it is the pinnacle of a year of giving. It is the time when almost everyone you meet is open to giving to the bell ringer or the angel hanging from a tree or the canned food collector. Seasonal magic casts its spell over a wide array of generous people. . . .


Sometimes we wonder what we can accomplish as an entire group. Our Student Council led the entire Middle School to complete two service opportunities in one twenty-minute time period. Student Council wanted to do a project that would benefit the homeless or members of the military during the holiday season. After some research, they voted to do something for each group: they would make trail mix bags for the Soupmobile to deliver to the homeless and create handmade holiday cards to be dispersed to service men and women by the American Red Cross. In 20 minutes, Middle School students mixed and bagged approximately 175 bags of trail mix and created 200 holiday cards. 

It makes me happy to know that the giving magic is with our students throughout the year.  


Read the entire article. See more pictures from recent service projects.


This article, by Middle School Coordinator Kaye Hauschild, first appeared on the Lakehill blog. Don't read the blog? Find out what you are missing here.

Spirit of Community

Student Honored for Service

Lakehill has a long tradition of community service with students who give generously of their time and talents to make an impact on their communities. John Devine, 12th grade, was recently selected as a Local Honoree in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program for his outstanding volunteer efforts. This is his third consecutive year to be selected for the award.


John has been involved in teaching, tutoring, and mentoring other young people through the Dolphin Heights Neighborhood Association. He says his experience has given him a deeper insight into the unique challenges faced by those less fortunate as well as hands-on experience in teaching young children. "The people in Dolphin Heights are like a second family to me," he explained. "It means a lot to be recognized for doing something I love to do."  

Sponsored by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the award recognizes outstanding community service by young Americans. State Honorees will be named in February. 

"Young people who contribute their time and talents to their communities are role models for all of us," said Prudential Chairman and CEO John R. Strangfeld. "We salute their dedication, their achievements, and their spirit of community."

Lakehill Headmaster Roger L. Perry praised Devine for his dedication to volunteer service. "John continues to set a positive example for young people, not only for the children he mentors in Dolphin Heights, but for his peers who have been inspired by his service to others. We are extremely proud of his efforts."

Songs of the Season

Choirs Perform Winter Concert

The Middle and Upper School Choirs performed on Tuesday night, December 10, in the Wyly Auditorium for faculty, students, and friends. Under the direction of Tracy Herron and Linda Booth, the concert featured the vocal talents of the fifth grade music classe, the seventh and eighth grade Allegro Singers, and the Upper School Chorale. 
DVDs of the December 10 Winter Concert can be purchased for $15. Please contact Tom Crocker (past Lakehill parent) directly at 214-808-9988 or at tom@countdownproductions.com.


Listen to the Lakehill Chorale sing the annual favorite, Variations on Jingle Bells. Hear more from the Choirs and Mr. Herron's remarks. See more pictures here and here.
The Lower School Winter Program will be held on December 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wyly Auditorium. The Elementary and Upper School Choirs will continue to share songs of the season with performances at Baylor Hospital, NorthPark Mall, and the Wyly Theater in the Arts District. 
Community Corner
It is the season to help others. Lakehill offers a variety of ways to get involved in the community and help make the holidays a little brighter for someone else. Read on to see how you can help!
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 ($3 for Lower School and $5 for Middle School) or bring a sack lunch from home. Get the Order Form.
PASF Tamale Sale 
December 6 - 13 
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. 


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: Stephanie Flores

Stephanie has attended Lakehill since the sixth grade. She finds high school challenging, but appreciates that the environment is extremely welcoming and inclusive. Her favorite class at Lakehill is English. She says, "I am never bored and the information that is given is captivating." Mr. Hagood is her favorite teacher because he "engages us in thoughtful discussions through which we gain knowledge." 


Stephanie is involved with many school organizations including PASF, Sisteens, Rho Kappa, Ambassadors, Mu Alpha Theta, and Choir. Her hobbies include drawing, volleyball, and cooking. Her favorite memory at Lakehill was attending the ISAS Arts Festival as part of the Choir.


Stephanie is applying to several universities, including SMU, Oregon State, University of Portland, and University of North Texas. She is interested in studying either business or interior design. Stephanie has clearly enjoyed her time at Lakehill and exemplifies her favorite quote by Audrey Hepburn, "The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters." 


By: Salma El-Feky, ninth grade 

PFC Events
Save The Date for Lakehill's Benefit Auction
Break out your bell bottoms, butterfly collars, gold chains, and body glitter, and venture beyond the velvet rope for the 2014 Lakehill Preparatory School Auction Party. Mark your calendar for "A Night at Studio 54" on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Hotel Palomar

With a live auction by Luis Murad, live music featuring DJ Soul Jah, and the Velvet Rope VIP exclusive after party, this is one night you definitely don't want to stay home! Start polishing up on your Hustle skills, and get ready to dance the night away--STUDIO 54-style. The auction website and further information will be coming your way in January, so stay tuned.
Sports Snippets

The Warriors celebrated an undefeated week last week, with wins in Varsity Basketball, Middle School Basketball, and Middle School Soccer.


Boys Varsity Basketball 

The Varsity Boys defeated Dallas Academy 65-51 on December 3 and Oakridge 66-61 on December 5. The team is on the road on December 13 to take on Carrollton Christian at 6:30 p.m.


See more pictures here.

Girls Varsity Basketball 

Varsity Girls defeated Canyon Creek on December 2 and Poetry Christian on December 3. 
The team will play away on December 13 in the First Baptist Tournament at 6:00 p.m. 



Middle School Basketball 

The Middle School Girls beat Zion Lutheran on December 2, while the Middle School boys defeated Oak Hill on December 3. 


The girls and boys teams will play at Akiba on December 12, starting at 4:30 p.m. The teams are back at home on December 13 when they take on CHANT, starting at 4:30 p.m.


Middle School Soccer

soccer shoes

The Middle School Soccer team defeated Ovilla Christian on December 2. After being iced out of playing on Monday, the team is ready to take on Covenant at home on Friday at 5:00 p.m.


This Week at the ESC

Second graders learned facts about everything from a Madagascar hissing cockroach to a Rhinoceros beetle this week at the ESC. They discussed the balance of nature and why it is important to keep our habitats at the ESC safe from "intruder" insects and bugs. When the students study ladybugs, for example, the bugs are always purchased from a local source so that they can be safely released back into their native area and won't disturb the delicate balance that exists in nature. 

See more pictures from the ESC.

finger with stringWhat's Happening?   

Senior Class Selling "Jeans Days" During Final Exams 
For a $5 donation to the Senior Class, students in grade 6-12 and faculty members may wear jeans with a Lakehill shirt during exams. Students should pay $5 to Ms. Drake at the front desk by December 17. There is even a participation award - cupcakes! - for the grade with the most participation. All proceeds help offset the cost of the Holiday Luncheon for senior citizens.

Good Luck Goody Bags for Upper School Exams
Upper School students and parents can wish someone good luck on their exams by purchasing a Goody Bag from Student Council. Goody Bags include study items like pens, highlighters, and notecards, as well as snacks and key exam day necessities! Large Goody Bags are $10, and small Bags are $5. Get the Order Form and place your order by December 13. See the video to find out more.

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

December 12
Upper School Choir Sings at Baylor Hospital, 7:00 p.m. 

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

December 14
Upper School Choir Performs at the Wyly Theater, Dallas Arts District, 6:45 p.m. 

December 17
Elementary Choir Performs at NorthPark Mall, 10:00 a.m.
Take care of some holiday shopping while you enjoy a performance by the Elementary Choir outside Dillard's.

December 17
Third Grade Trip Around the World, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

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

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




December 19
Fifth Grade Sings at Baylor Hospital, 11:00 a.m.
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. For more information, please contact Ray Dent

December 23 - January 6
Have a wonderful Holiday Break!

January 6
Teacher in-service

January 7
Classes  begin

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.

Middle School Adventure Week
March 3-6, 2014
Middle School Adventure Week will be here before you know it! Parents of students in grades 5-8 should have already received an informational letter about this exciting Lakehill tradition. A deposit of $75 is due by December 16 (grades 6-8) and by January 10 for fifth grade.


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!