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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 6, Issue 23
February 20, 2014
In This Issue
The Road to State
Summer Time
Class Acts
Community Spotlight
Senior Spotlight
Auction Update
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
What's Happening?

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~Eleanor Roosevelt  

The Road to State 

Varsity Girls and Boys Are Bi-District Champions, Advance In State Playoffs

The Lakehill Warriors took on Dallas Covenant at home on February 13. This was a huge game for the Warriors, knowing that, if they could defeat their rivals in this game on Senior Night, they would become District Champions for the first time in 15 years. 


The Warriors were a little rusty after a week off and finished the first quarter down 6-8. They made a huge comeback to 26-8 in the second quarter, crushing Covenant with their press. 


The Warriors continued to dominate for the rest of the game, winning 68-51 and becoming District Champions! 


Prince Giadolor had an outstanding game with 24 points, 4 assists, and 6 steals, while Johnathan Page scored a solid 19 points. Drew Norman had an impressive game with 11 points, 6 assists, and 4 steals, while Cole Ellis made 12 needed points for the team. 


The Warriors kept up the pace over the weekend with a warm-up game against Bullard Brook Hill, one of the top 3A teams in the state. The Warriors fought hard and showed they were ready for the playoffs, winning 70-65 in an exciting overtime game. 


The excitement continued on February 18 when the Warriors defeated Texoma Christian 65-51 to become Bi-District Champions for the fourth year in a row! The Warriors will face Denton Calvary in the Lakehill Gym on Saturday, February 22 at 4:30 p.m.


See more pictures from the February 13 game here and here and the Senior Night Presentation here and here and February 18 here.


Special Contributor, Brandon Shaw, Class of 2014

Girls Varsity Basketball 

 The Varsity Girls basketball team hosted rival Dallas Covenant on February 13 for the annual Senior Night game. The girls secured second place in the district with a 56-21 victory. The team held Covenant scoreless in the first quarter and didn't allow more than eight points per quarter the rest of the game. Offensively, they were paced by senior Maia Heard who had 28 points, six rebounds, and nine steals on the night. Junior Samantha Caldwell chipped in ten points and freshman point guard Charity Abengowe had eight points and seven steals. 


Following the big win, the team spent Winter Break practicing and preparing for the playoffs. In their last home game of the season the girls defeated Waco Vanguard by a score of 60-35 on February 18 in the Bi-District round of the State Playoffs. The win earned the girls the Bi-District Championship and advanced them to the Sweet Sixteen round. Heard led the team again with 27 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks and 5 steals. Junior Kelly Werther put in a season-best performance with 15 points and 15 rebounds. 


The team will travel to Texoma on Saturday to play in the Regional Semi-Finals. Tip-off is at 1:00 p.m. 


See more pictures from the February 13 game here and here and the Senior Night Presentation here and here and February 18 here.

Summer Time

Summer Camps Registration is Now Open to Lakehill Families

After surviving snowpocalypse, icemageddon, and other winter adventures of 2014, these warmer temperatures help us turn our thoughts to summer plans. 


Summer is a lot closer than you might think - especially when it comes to signing your kids up for summer camps! 


Registration for Lakehill Summer Camps officially opens to the public on Saturday, but Lakehill families have the opportunity to register beginning today and beat the crowd! 


This summer, Lakehill is offering 85 different camps for all age levels, with new and exciting camps in every area imaginable. Learn to fly fish, cook an Italian meal, write a screenplay, or enjoy all the exciting moments of World Cup soccer. This is one summer you don't want to miss!


Check out the new 2014 Summer Camps Guide. Find out more about our Summer Camps programs here and REGISTER FOR CAMPS!

Class Acts 

Ninth and Tenth Grade Leaders Attend Chamber Meeting

Freshman Christian Giadolor and sophomore Audrey Castaigne were honored on February 18 as special guests at the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce (GEDCC) luncheon. They were selected based on their leadership as Presidents of the freshman and sophomore classes, respectively. 


The Chamber's Education Committee aims to identify and create opportunities to enhance the experiences of students in East Dallas. The "Education Shout Out!" program is designed to spotlight public and private schools in East Dallas and invite student leaders to be recognized at a monthly membership luncheon. Students selected have the opportunity to network and make connections with professionals from the business community. 


"The Chamber was honored to have Audrey and Christian join us to be recognized as future business leaders of our community," said Ellison. "It was an amazing day," said Giadolor. Castaigne agreed, "I met so many people that I never would have known otherwise. And they all genuinely wanted to help us succeed. I am so thankful we were able to attend."


7th and 8th Grade Students Enjoy Roman Banquet

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your...togas? Lakehill's seventh and eighth grade Latin students donned togas and costumes of mythological heroes and gods to take a trip back in time. Traveling to Stratos Global Taverna on February 13, the students feasted on a meal of mouth-watering delicacies similar to what the Romans would have enjoyed. 


Eighth graders Ashley Peacock, Jackson Huff, Gabrielle Gard, and Warren Lester served as hosts and hostesses, showing outstanding leadership, character, and creativity. The fun continued as students enjoyed a costume contest and tested their knowledge with a Roman and Latin Bingo game. Liam Reece (Zeus) and Autumn Scales (Aphrodite) received the awards for best costumes. 
Reny Dickinson (Aphrodite) and Katie Anne Eastus (Nike) were selected for Most Effort/Preparation, while Jakayla Silas (Roman "Mr. Bill"), and the group of Tyler McCall, Lauren Smith-Morris, and Piper Munro (Cerberus - three-headed dog guarding the underworld) took the prize for Most Creative. Vanya Suchan (Greek Girl) was awarded Most Authentic, Elizabeth Motes (Grumio - "cook" in Unit I) took Funniest, and Connor Alexander (Mount Vesuvius) was awarded Scariest.
See more pictures here.
Geography Students Share African Foods Day
Students in fifth grade geography classes enjoyed getting a taste of what they were studying on February 13 during the annual African Foods Day. Each student researched and prepared a dish from Sub Saharan Africa to share with classmates. The authentic dishes ranged from Piri Piri Chicken from Ethiopia to Vegetable Rice from Tanzania. Milk Tert, a crowd favorite from South Africa, made a perfect ending to a delicious African meal. "I am proud of how eager they are to try new and usual flavors," explained Geography teacher Kristen Munoz. "They really do expand their horizons by experiences the unique flavors and tastes of these dishes." Students turned in their recipes, which will compiled into a cookbook for them to take home and share.
See more pictures here.

Community Spotlight

National Speaker Addresses Lakehill Audience

Although there are no classes on Thursday, February 27, due to Parent-Teacher Conferences, the learning at Lakehill will not stop. The entire community is invited to an upcoming presentation on Bullying Intervention on that evening at 7:00 p.m. in Lakehill's Charles Wyly Auditorium.


Lakehill is fortunate to welcome Brooks Gibbs, a renowned author and motivational speaker, to address parents and educators on ways to help children become more resilient. The presentation is open to the public at no cost. 


Brooks Gibbs is a youth crisis counselor and expert on bullying prevention and intervention. For the last decade, he has spoken to over a million students, hosted radio and TV shows, and has been featured as an expert on the topic in The Washington Post and on CBS. This program will challenge basic assumptions about bullying and share practical tools and techniques for children to develop resiliency. When children learn how not to be victims, no longer are they easily bullied.


Gibbs will lead a parent presentation and discussion on Thursday, February 27, at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. Students from the National Honor Society will provide free childcare for Lakehill students and siblings with snacks and a showing of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. (Voluntary donations are accepted). Middle and Upper School students will attend sessions with Brooks Gibbs on Friday. 

Read more about Brooks Gibbs 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: Maia Heard

One of the best teammates and friends you could ever ask for is Maia Heard. Maia has attended Lakehill for nine years, along with three of her four sisters. The activities she is involved in and appreciates most at Lakehill are Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Sisteens, NHS, and being a Student Ambassador. Maia loves Lakehill's close-knit environment.


Maia says that being a part of the Varsity Volleyball team this fall has impacted her most because of what this team has accomplished together, both physically and emotionally. Coach Cayme-Mosley, who has been a part of Maia's Lakehill experience, describes Maia as one who is aggressive, competitive, and a leader both on and off the court. 


Maia's advice to a younger student at Lakehill would be to never procrastinate and to be involved in sports and other activities as much as possible. Writing as one of Maia's teammates this year, she has taught me how to be a good leader by being strongThis Lakehill legacy means she will influence people here after she has graduated, just as her experience at Lakehill will continue to influence her. 


By: Claire Crow, ninth grade 

Auction Update
Tomorrow Night. Disco Time.
Check Out the Auction Program!
The Lakehill Benefit Auction,  A NIGHT AT STUDIO 54, is Friday night! Buy your tickets today at www.lakehillstudio54.com
Raffle tickets are now on sale! One lucky winner can choose from a $3,000 Tuition Credit or $3,000 in North Park Gold! 
Everyone should wear their Auction T-Shirts on Friday!
Start Planning Your Bids! Check out the Auction Program!
Sports Snippets


Middle School Basketball Teams are Regular Season Champions, Head to Semifinals

The Middle School Boys and Girls Basketball teams play at home on Thursday, February 20 in the Middle School IAA District Playoffs. The Girls play Fairhill at 3:45 pm. and the Boys play Cambridge at 4:45 p.m. Come out for two exciting games and cheer on our Middle School Warriors!


The Middle School girls are the regular-season IAA champs and the top seed for the playoffs. They received a first-round bye and play Fairhill in the Semifinals for a spot in Monday's championship.


The Middle School boys are the regular-season IAA co-champs. By virtue of a tiebreaker, they received the top seed for the playoffs and defeated St. John's 71-40 in the opening round. The 71 points is a Middle School boys record for points in a game. They play Cambridge in the Semifinals for a spot in Monday's championship.


Varsity Swimmers Earn Awards at State Meet

The Lakehill Varsity Swim team competed in the State Meet on Friday, February 14 in San Antonio. 

Senior Emily Allton took fourth in state in the 100-meter breaststroke with a half second improvement over her time at the Regional Meet.

Junior Rachel Myers took 5th in both the 50- and 100-meter freestyle, setting a personal record in the 50-yard freestyle.

Congratulations Lakehill swimmers on another winning season!
This Week at the ESC

The seventh grade finished creating their QR codes for the trees they have identified on the grounds of the ESC. With one more visit this year in April, they will hang their QRs on the respective trees so that the other classes and visitors can scan the code and read information about that specific tree. Bring your smartphone or iPad with you next time you visit and take a look at their work!

Sixth grade continued their study of water quality. Students decided during their last visit that they would like to test their tap water for chemicals that might be harmful or cause the water to taste bad. They brought tap water samples from home and tested them for pH, hardness, copper, iron, and chlorine. 

See more pictures from the ESC.

finger with stringWhat's Happening?   

February 21
Studio 54 Benefit Auction 
Tomorrow Night. Disco Time. 

Find out more.


February 22
US Talent Showcase 

7:00 p.m. in The Student Commons 


February 25
National Mythology Exam, 9:50 - 10:40 a.m.


February 25

Fourth Grade Invention Convention


February 25
Drama Club Performance, The Olympic Muddle
3:30 p.m. 


February 26
US Academic World Quest 


February 26
Fourth Grade Mini Musical:
Shhh We're Writing the Constitution, 9:15 - 10:00 a.m. 


February 26
Sixth Grade Visit to Holocaust Museum 


February 27
Parent-Teacher Conferences - No classes

Most teachers will be available for conferences between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. To schedule appointments with your child's teachers, please follow the guidelines below:

  • Lower School parents will receive an appointed time from the Lower School teachers and therefore do not need to call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • All appointments for Middle and Upper School must be scheduled by talking with Mrs. Kidder. We will be unable to schedule voice message requests or e-mail requests for conference appointments.
  • To schedule appointments, please call the school office after 8:30 a.m. February 20- 25. Please know that we will be unable to schedule appointments on February 26 as we will be compiling conference lists for the teachers.  

February 27

TAAPS Academic and Speech Competition


February 27
Speaker: Brooks Gibbs, 7:00 p.m.
Open to the Community
FREE child care provided by National Honor Society 


February 28
National Latin Exam - 8:55 - 9:45 a.m.


February 28
Middle and Upper School Speaker: Brooks Gibbs 


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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