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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 6, Issue 20
January 30, 2014
In This Issue
Serving Others
Ready, Set, Summer!
Community Spotlight
Senior Spotlight
PFC Benefit Auction
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
What's Happening?

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Serving Others

Upper School Day of Service Brings New Opportunities

Lakehill's commitment to serving others took on new meaning on January 24 with the school's third annual Upper School Day of Service. 

While eighth graders were busy learning more about high school at the Freshman Preview, Upper School students headed out in a variety of directions to lend a helping hand to their community. Students and faculty logged more than 500 hours of service before returning to campus for a celebratory lunch with the eighth graders.

Freshman worked with homeless children at Vogel Alcove, while sophomores participated in a a variety of projects to benefit neglected and abused children at Community Partners of Dallas. 

Juniors sorted food and prepared food bags for children at the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), packing more than 6,000 meals for hungry North Texas families. Seniors headed to the NTFB's second warehouse to sort pallets of frozen and refrigerated food and continue their three-year involvement with the organization. "It was really a pleasure to be working with the food bank throughout high school and to be able to share that bond," explained senior Tessa Hornbach. Senior Caroline Boles agreed, "Although our task of sorting frozen meat was not glamorous, I am really glad that I was able to serve my community."

The good deeds didn't stop when the group returned to campus. Several students decided to get involved with THANKs (Teens Helping Abused and Neglected Kids), the Teen Board of Community Partners of Dallas. "I decided to apply for THANKs because it is important to get involved in the community," said sophomore Anna-Maria Springman. "When we volunteered there for the Upper School Day of Service, I loved having the opportunity to help other people. I was so impressed by how organized and efficient their facilities and programs are. I can't wait to get started!" 

Faculty members were inspired as well. After volunteering at Community Partners of Dallas, Bill Dunklau decided to get involved with their Storyline program that utilizes adult volunteers to read and record stories on a phone line. Storyline provides children with an easy way to hear a story from a kind voice, an opportunity that some children have never had. "During our debriefing, we discussed ways to continue our involvement," Dunklau explained. "This seemed like an area where I could really help." Storyline can be accessed at anytime to listen to a story simply by calling (214) 446-2222. Find out more about how to get involved here.

See more pictures from Upper School Day of Service.

Ready, Set, Summer!

Lakehill Offers New Programs and Online Registration

It may be cold outside, but it's not too early to get summer camp plans in place. With Winter Break still two weeks away, Lakehill is turning its attention toward the warmer months and began preparing for another successful summer camps program. This year, Lakehill maintains its family-friendly pricing and free before- and after-camp care while adding more camps and new programs.


Week-long sessions for campers in kindergarten through high school begin June 9 and end August 8, 2014. From science, cooking, movie making, and outdoor adventure to academics, arts, and sports, parents are sure to find camps that will turn summer into a learning adventure for their child. With more than 80 different camps available, there truly is something for everyone.Kids can learn how to design and build cities from cardboard, solve mysteries, fly fish, act in a TV commercial, or prepare an Italian meal, among other enrichment options.  


Lakehill Summer Camps are unique in offering quality, teacher-led camps at an affordable price, with FREE before-camp and after-camp care available every day. Camps are $220 per week for a half-day session (up to five hours per day) or just $295 per week for a full-day session (up to 10 hours per day).


Camps will be offered both at Lakehill's Main Campus and at the Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center.


The Summer Camps catalog will be available February 13. Online Registration begins February 21 and many camps fill-up quickly. Be sure to register early to avoid waiting lists and last-minute scrambles.


So, who's ready for summer? 

President's Service

Community Spotlight

Presidential Volunteer Service Award Open to All Students

All Lower, Middle, and Upper School students are invited to apply for the President's Volunteer Service AwardThe program honors those who inspire others to engage in volunteer service through their own positive example.   


Service hours may be counted from April 1, 2013 to April 1, 2014. Students from age 5-14 must complete at least 50 hours of service to be eligible, while students 15 and older need at least 100 hours of service. Tracking forms are due to Ms. Ekstrom by April 1, 2014.

Recipients will receive an official President's Volunteer Service Award lapel pin, a personalized certificate of achievement, and a congratulatory letter from the President of the United States. Awards will be presented at the Spring Awards programs.


Interested students should see Ms. Ekstrom for more information and to verify their hours. Find out more here and get a tracking form here.

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: Matt Graff

Matt Graff has attended Lakehill for five years. Matt's teachers have made his experience academically challenging, but they have enabled him to increase his capabilities. He credits his teachers for making him the man he is today. 


During his time at Lakehill, Matt has been a member of the debate team and World Quest. Mrs. Thorne is his favorite teacher because he finds her class discussions interesting. 


Matt greatest achievements are being accepted by the University of Pennsylvania and being named a National Merit Semifinalist. 


In his free time, Matt tends to his award-winning rose garden.His advice to incoming freshman is "Do your homework and never slack off."


By: Varun Iyer and Dylan Welch, ninth grade 

PFC Benefit Auction
Auction Tickets Now On Sale!
Don't miss out on A NIGHT AT STUDIO 54 LPS Benefit Auction. Visit the Auction Website to buy your tickets today! Early bird pricing is available until February 7. 
Visit the auction website weekly for event details and auction updates, and to see a sneak preview of some amazing auction items. 
Get ready to boogie on Friday, February 21 at the Hotel Palomar as we celebrate that legendary nightclub of the '70s that started all things disco. 
Sports Snippets


Don't miss all the excitement on Friday, January 31 as the Warriors take on DeSoto Canterbury! These are pivotal games for both Varsity teams. There will be giveaways throughout the games, scrimmages during halftime, and the Basketball Beau and Sweetheart will be crowned between the Varsity games. You won't want to miss a minute!  



The Lakehill Warriors Varsity Boys Basketball team defeated Covenant 70-56 on January 23 and beat Dallas International 80-54 on January 25.
The boys take on Canterbury on Friday: JV at 4:30 p.m. and Varsity at 7:30 p.m.
The Varsity Girls Basketball team beat Covenant 67-22  on January 23. The girls are at home against Canterbury on January 31 at 6:00 p.m. See more pictures here and here.


The Middle School Boys Basketball team beat Parish 56-11 on January 21 and defeated St. John's 70 - 23  on January 23.


The Middle School Girls 7th Grade Basketball team lost 5-15 to St. John's while the eighth grade team defeated St. John's 23-18.


The Girls and Boys play at Canterbury on January 31 at 4:00 and 5:00 p.m.  

Middle School Soccer

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The Lakehill Middle School Co-ed Soccer team defeated Prince of Peace on January 24.
The team plays at The Highlands at 4:00 p.m. on January 31 and plays its final two games at home the following week, against Prince of Peace on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. and on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. against Greenhill.
This Week at the ESC

Kindergarten continued their study of animals this week. They found that while some animals sleep standing up, some hide when they sleep, and some stay in a tight group. They rounded off their lesson with a story on the iPad and by working some memory puzzles and challenges. 
First graders learned more about the habitats of birds. After painting bird houses to take home, they finished up their day with journal writing. With the cold weather outside, all were happy and warm in the ESC, learning more about their environment.

See more pictures from the ESC.

finger with stringWhat's Happening?   
January 27 - 31

Basketball Spirit Week

Cheer on the Warriors on Friday, beginning at 4:30 p.m. There will be giveaways throughout the Varsity games, and the Basketball Beau and Sweetheart will be announced between the Varsity Girls and Boys games. Go Warriors!

January 31
Early Release Day/Faculty Development 
All Lower School students will be released at 11:30 a.m. and Middle and Upper School students will be released at noon. After School Care is available. Contact Kaye Hauschild to make a reservation.

January 31 - February 2
State Debate Tournament in Austin

February 3
College Night for Sophomores
Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
Mrs. Dondis will discuss PSAT scores as well as introduce topics related to the college process itself. All sophomores and their parents are encouraged to attend.  
February 6 
Middle School Hoops for Heart 
February 7
PFC General Meeting 
Cafeteria, 8:15 a.m. 
February 13
Lower School Jump Rope for Heart
February 13
Roman Banquet  
Seventh and eighth grades, noon - 3:30 p.m. 

February 13
Middle School Valentine's Dance (7th and 8th grade)

ESC, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.


February 14-17
Winter Break 

No classes on Friday and Monday - enjoy your holiday! 


February 21
Studio 54 Benefit Auction


March 3-6
Middle School Adventure Week 
Middle School Adventure Week will be here before you know it! Please contact Kaye Hauschild with any questions.
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