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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 6, Issue 22
February 13, 2014
In This Issue
Faculty Warriors
Basketball Fever
Helping Hearts
Seen and Heard
Senior Spotlight
Auction Update
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?

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Faculty Warriors

Faculty and Staff Hit 100% Participation in Annual Campaign

This year, for the third year in a row, Lakehill's faculty has hit the 100% mark of participation in the Annual Fund Campaign, giving a total of $17,951 in cash and pledges. Each staff member has been awarded a Faculty Warrior plaque for their contributions.


"The 100% participation of our faculty just goes to show how dedicated each staff member is to our school and the needs of Lakehill students," said Ray Dent, Director of Development. "Many of the faculty members allot a certain percent of their personal paychecks to contribute to the fund."


The Annual Fund Campaign is not used for one specific project. Instead, it is used where needed most, ranging from extra security, to purchasing iPads, to fixing broken pipes.


Currently, the parent participation rate is at 55% and the grandparent participation rate is at 18%. "The faculty has provided an excellent example for others to follow," said Dent. "I hope the entire Lakehill community will follow their leadership."


To find out more about The Annual Fund or to make a gift, visit here.


By Lucia Dunlap, Marketing Intern, Class of 2014 

Basketball Fever

Lakehill Hosts Big Night of Basketball 

It's a big night in the Warrior Gym, with four basketball games and plenty of excitement. Don't miss a minute!  

Here's the lineup:
Middle School Boys host St. John's in the playoffs at 4:00 p.m. 

JV Boys take on Covenant at 5:00 p.m.

The second-place Lady Warriors take on Covenant at 6:00 p.m. Fifth and sixth grade boys will scrimmage during half time.

The Varsity Boys take on Covenant at 7:30 p.m., looking for a victory to secure the District Championship! The fifth and sixth grade girls will scrimmage during half time.

Lakehill will honor its seniors between the Varsity games in the annual Senior Night Celebration.

The concession stand will be open for your enjoyment, and tonight is Taco NightMake sure your plans on Thursday include Lakehill Basketball!

Helping Hearts

Students Raise Awareness and Funds for American Heart Association

The American Heart Association's annual Jump Rope for Heart campaign returned again to the Lakehill campus. As is tradition, coaches Bracken, Cayme, and Peacock helped coordinate the event. 

Based on past years' successes, Lakehill opted to add Hoops for Heart to also include Middle School students in the program. "The results have been fantastic," explained Coach Peacock. "Lakehill students in grades K-8 have raised over $9,000 so far, with two weeks still to go." 

The primary message of the program is to promote heart health and an active lifestyle. On February 6, students in grades 4-8 participated in the first annual "Hoops for Heart Knockout Tournament" in the Warrior gym. Eighth grader Toni Perez-Stark took top honors in the high energy competition. 

On February 13, students in kindergarten through third grade participated in the annual "Jump Rope for Heart" session in the Warrior gym. "The students have enjoyed the planned activities and really embraced the opportunity to help raise awareness and money for the American Heart Association," said Peacock. 

Last year, Lakehill's efforts helped them raise $5,427 to fight heart disease and landed them in the top ten among area private schools. "Lakehill's passion and fervor for raising money to help kids with heart disease is inspiring," said Lindsay Edelman, Youth Market Director with the American Heart Association.  


See more pictures here.

Seen and Heard

Students Make Connections in the Classroom


Sights and Sounds
Students in Bill Dunklau's INFINITY Engineering Class enjoyed the opportunity to get a view of music production from a real-world perspective. 


Rob Chickering visited the class to expose students to studio recording equipment and professional quality audio software with materials from One Republic and other bands. Chickering, father of freshman Reid Chickering, has worked in professional audio and radio for 30 years and is the sound engineer for the Kidd Kraddick show. 
"It was really inspirational and informative for them to see and hear actual current band music and to see how he handled actual problems such as coughing and balance and getting a nice warm tone," said Dunklau. The class will also be able to visit the recording studio to continue their real-world learning.
Riding in Style
After studying the cultures of Persia in India Miles's Ancient Civilizations class, Ben Palmer and 
Connor Alexander took advantage of an extra-credit opportunity to build a life-sized litter.
While smaller litters may take the form of open chairs or beds carried by two or more men, some being enclosed for protection from the elements, larger litters, like those used by the Chinese emperors, can resemble a small room upon a platform, and must be carried by a dozen or more men. 
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: Tessa Hornbach

Arriving in seventh grade, Tessa Hornbach has "grown to love Lakehill" in her five and a half years here. One of the most important factors in this growth has been Tessa's ability to make new friends. One of her best, Emily Allton, describes Tessa as "responsible, funny, caring, sarcastic, and hardworking."  


In addition to her friends, Tessa remarks that the best thing about Lakehill is its small classes, citing Ms. Thorne's class as a splendid example of learning through continuously interacting with classmates in discussions about the material. Tessa says that classes like these have had such an impact on her that she intends to go to Chapman College in Orange County, California, which offers a similar small-school atmosphere.


Tessa says she will miss Lakehill and especially the unity her senior class has developed over the years. One of her favorite memories is going to Memphis on Adventure Week with her eighth-grade class and dining at a famous barbecue restaurant, where "nobody ever got their lemonade." 


She appreciates how courses at Lakehill have enriched such travels, pointing to the fact that many of the art works she saw on her spring-break trip to France with her classmates she had studied in Mr. Boles's Art History class. 


Lakehill and its small classes, great friends, and memorable experiences are the foundation upon which Tessa hopes to build a big future.


By: Tim Hagood, NJHS Co-Sponsor 

Auction Update
Get your Raffle Tickets!
The Lakehill Benefit Auction,  A NIGHT AT STUDIO 54, is just one week away! 
Raffle tickets are now on sale! One lucky winner can choose from a $3,000 Tuition Credit or $3,000 in North Park Gold! Look for Auction volunteers in the carpool line! 
Sports Snippets



Join us on Thursday as the Warriors take on Covenant in critical district match-ups. Boys JV start at 5:00 p.m., followed by the Girls Varsity at 6:00 p.m. and the Boys Varsity at 7:30 p.m. A victory for the boys means a District Championship! Thursday is Senior Night, with senior members of both teams honored between the games.


The Middle School Boys host the first round of playoffs against St. John's on February 13 at 4:00 p.m. The girls team was named number one in their division and received a bye for Thursday's game. 

Varsity Swimming 

Emily Allton and Rachel Myers are headed to state for the second year in a row. Allton took third in the 100-meter Breaststroke and Myers took third in both the 50- and 100-meter Freestyle in the TAPPS Division III Regional Swim Meet on January 31. The girls compete in the State Swim Meet on February 14 in San Antonio. Go Warriors!  
finger with stringWhat's Happening?   

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

ESC, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.


February 13
End of Term 4 


February 14-17
Winter Break 

No classes on Friday and Monday - enjoy your holiday! 


February 18
Lakehill Day at Genghis Grill 

Just mention Lakehill a percentage of your check will be donated to our school! 


February 21
Studio 54 Benefit Auction 

Find out more.


February 22
US Talent Showcase 

7:00 p.m. in The Commons 


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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