Logo Banner
The Warrior Weekly
Volume 6, Issue 27
March 27, 2014
In This Issue
Best Elementary School
Groovy Deals
Bonjour and Buongiorno
Honorary Scholars
Senior Internship
Performance Warriors
Community Spotlight
Get in the Games
Senior Spotlight
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
What's Happening?

Warrior Web

Follow us on Twitter

Visit our blog

Like us on Facebook

View our videos on YouTube

See our pictures on SmugMug!


Find us on Pinterest 

Quick Links
Join Our Mailing List
Truth, Honor, Loyalty
"Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
~Abraham Lincoln  

Best Elementary School

Lakehill Closing in on Top Spot - 

Vote Today!

This week, Bubblelife Media is searching for the best elementary schools in Dallas and Lakehill is closing in on the top spot! 


Share your Lakehill pride by voting in this week's survey! 

Groovy Deals

Online Auction Opens on Sunday

There are some incredible items and great deals still available. So, whether you had too much fun that night and forgot to bid, or you weren't able to attend the event but still want to shop or make a donation...this is your chance! The Online Auction begins at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 30! Check your inbox for an email on Sunday.


There are still a few spots available on a variety of Middle and Upper School outings with teachers. Look for an email soon on how to sign up!


See pictures from the Auction.

Bonjour and Buongiorno

Upper School Students Explore France and Italy

Eighteen Upper School students experienced the Spring Break of a lifetime when they were given the opportunity to travel to France and Italy with French teacher Tamra Badgett and Art History teacher Scott Boles. The first two days of this whirlwind trip were spent in Paris, France. With no time to waste, the students got off the plane and immediately started exploring. 


While in Paris, the travelers enjoyed the city's historical landmarks including a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower, a boat ride on the Seine River, a visit to the Louvre Museum, and a look at Notre Dame Cathedral. After Paris, the students rode a high-speed train to Nice, France. While there, students enjoyed seeing the beautiful French Riviera and having free time to explore the city. 


The group continued to Monaco where they witnessed the changing of the guards at the royal place, saw beautiful chapels, and toured a perfume factory. From there, it was on to Florence, Italy by bus where the students were immersed in the city's rich history and got to see many landmarks like the Basilica di Santa Maria and Michelangelo's statue of David


The group then traveled to their final destination of Rome. Here, the travelers enjoyed some beautiful and ancient sights including the Coliseum, the Pantheon, and the Vatican. 


Back on American soil, students reflected on memories they will never forget, new friendships that were made, and relationships that were strengthened. 


 By Lucia Dunlap, Marketing Intern, Class of 2014

Honorary Scholars

Honor Societies Induct New Members

Lakehill's National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) held a combined Induction Ceremony on March 26 in the Wyly Auditorium. NHS President Emily Allton and NJHS President Lily Turner assisted with the presentation. Headmaster Roger Perry offered his appreciation for the efforts members have made throughout the year and the example they set for others.


Fourteen members were inducted into the Warrior Chapter of the NHS, an honorary society for students in grades 10 to 12. Students must have a 3.5 GPA for the previous three semesters to be eligible for membership. The NHS Faculty Council then reviews each eligible student's application for character, service, and positive leadership.


This year's inductees included Charlotte Abate, John Crutchfield, Rebecca Currey, Kevin Dai, Brandon Douglas, Rachel Drazner, Ava Ecklin, Anna Gonitzke, Gabriella Gonzalez, Hannah Herrmann, Kevin Lantz, Carlos Lopez III, Jihyun (Jennifer) Seo, and Camryn Thompson.


Twenty-four students were inducted into Lakehill's Golden Arrow Chapter of NJHS. To be considered, students must have attended Lakehill for at least one year and maintain a 3.3 GPA. Those selected must demonstrate outstanding scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship, and character.


This year's inductees include seventh-grade students Connor Alexander, Julia Bartholow, Lola Bond, Eli Buxt, Madison Cunningham, Stephanie Davis, Maya Desai, Drew Ellis, Georgia Ferguson, Ben Gillman, Greg Gillman, Heather Hines, Kate Langley, Tyler McCall, Elizabeth Motes, Piper Munro, Ben Palmer, Montgomery Rotellini, Lauren Smith-Morris, and Laura Wildman, and eighth grade students Madison Camper, Jackson Huff, Lovely Lopez, Lyric Menges, and Steven Murff.


Congratulations to these outstanding students! See more pictures from the ceremony.


Ready for the Real World

Senior Internships Provide Valuable Experience

Lakehill's seniors are actively preparing for their internship experience in May.  As a requirement for graduation, seniors must work 80 hours during a two-week time period following their Advanced Placement and final exams.  


Students keep a log of their work and present a summary of their experience to a panel of faculty and administrators. Through the experience, students gain valuable insight into the careers they are interested in pursuing.  


This year's internship dates are May 12-23. If you are interested in hosting a senior intern at your place of employment, please contact Heather Dondis, Director of College Counseling and Senior Class Co-Sponsor at hdondis@lakehillprep.org or 214-826-2931.  


Particular fields of interest this year include: psychology, psychiatry, medicine, stylists, retail manager, fashion photographer, visual merchandiser, animation, acting, film, banking, investing, finance, law, and political campaign management. Other opportunities are always welcome.

Performance Warriors

Drama Students Take the Stage

Lakehill's Upper School Drama students, under the direction of Ann Kizer, presented an evening entitled Performance Warriors on March 21 and 22.


In addition to two one-act plays, students presented three award-winning pieces from their recent TAPPS Speech and Drama competition.

See more pictures from their performances. 

Community Spotlight

Students Help Out in the Community, Award Deadline Draws Near


Community Connections Clubs to Help Fill the Boot for MDA
Members of the Lower and Middle School Community Connections Clubs are partnering with the Dallas Fire Department to help Fill the Boot for MDA. Lakehill fourth grader Hannah Ostermeyer is an Ambassador for MDA and helped inspire the idea for the project. Students will be selling lemonade, cookies, and pizza by the slice ($1) or box ($10) from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 28, an early release day.


President's Volunteer Service Award - Applications Due April 1!

Students who plan to apply for the President's Volunteer Service Award should turn in their records of service to Ms. Ekstrom by Tuesday, April 1. All recipients will be recognized at the spring Award Assemblies. Get more information or download the Tracking Form. Please see Ms. Ekstrom for more information. 


Freshmen Diaper Drive for Vogel Alcove - Ends March 27

The freshman class is collecting packages of diapers (any size) for Vogel Alcove, a community organization that provides needed resources to homeless children from five weeks to six years of age. Donation boxes are located at the Main, Lower School, and Upper School entrances.  


Juniors Collect Books - Begins March 27
The junior class is partnering with Altrusa to collect books for children and adults, coloring books, and color pencils to benefit the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas. Donation bins are located at all entrances.

Get In The Games

Registration is Open for the Third Annual White Rock Spring Games

There is still time to participate in the White Rock Spring Games! The Games will be held on April 11 and 13 and are open to students in grades 1 though 8. 


Students can enter as individuals ($25) or in teams of four ($100). Check out the events here. Teams and individuals can register here

Parents can sign up to volunteer here. It's a fun and easy way to support a good cause.

The Games will be held on Friday, April 11 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Lake Highlands Park, with the 3-on-3 basketball competition taking place on Sunday, April 13. Get in the Games - Register now!

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: Jeff Millican

Jeff has been a student at Lakehill since ninth grade. He likes Lakehill because it is a small school with a friendly community, and the teachers are always willing to help you.


His favorite teacher, and one of the nicest according to Jeff, is Ms. Thorne. The teacher who has influenced him the most is Mr. Hagood. 


Jeff has many good memories of Lakehill. The one that stands out the most is the Ninth Grade Biology Trip. He enjoyed the trip because he got to spend time with his friends and camp under the stars. 


Jeff is an active Boy Scout and has earned the prestigious Life Rank. He has served as Vice-President of the Computer Club and is a member of the National Honor Society (NHS).


Several colleges are on Jeff's radar. He has applied to University of Texas at Austin, New York University, Boston University, and George Washington University. Jeff plans to major in Business because it involves math, a subject he enjoys.


By: Joseph Cavuoti, eighth grade 

Sports Snippets


 Varsity Baseball

The Varsity Baseball team lost to Canterbury 6-2 in the first district game of the season. The Cougars jumped out to a 6-0 lead after the first two innings. In the third, starting pitcher Drew Norman retired the Cougars without giving up a run. Jack Pippen came in to pitch in the fourth. He did not allow another Cougar run for the rest of the game, allowing the Warriors to challenge in the bottom of the seventh. Cole Ellis singled down the left field line for the first hit against the Cougar's ace T. Howard. Hudson Trent drew a walk, and Drew Norman singled to bring in two runs to cut the lead to 6-2, but Canterbury held on for the win. The Warriors look forward to a rematch on April 10.


In prior games, Lakehill defeated Carrollton Christian 20-6 on March 21, and lost to Dallas Lutheran 12-9 on March 20 and Rockwall Heritage 12-9 on March 7. 
Varsity Softball

The Varsity Softball team traveled to Frisco Legacy on March 24. Led by senior pitchers Maia Heard and Caroline Boles, the Lady Warriors played hard, but fell short. They bounced back on March 25 with a win at home over  Poetry Christian. The team was again led by Heard and Boles in the pitcher's mound, with base hits from juniors Kelly Werther and Rachel Myers and a solid effort from sophomore Sofia De La Cruz.


The Lady Warriors begin district play on March 31 when they host Texoma Christian. Game time is 5:00 p.m.

Middle Baseball and Softball


The Middle School Baseball team defeated Akiba 17-7 in three innings in the team's season opener on March 25. The game was called under the 10-run rule and 1 hour 45 minute time limit.


Jonathan Kelley struck out three batters and gave up two runs through two innings. Gerard Franklin later struck out two and made a play at first to retire all three batters that he faced in relief. On offense, Jackson Huff led all hitters with three RBIs, with Westley Giadolor, Tony Perez-Stark, and Trey Reed adding one RBI each (all other runs were scored on errors or walks). No Lakehill batters struck out in the game.


The Middle School Softball got two games under their belt with losses to Arlington Burton and Good Shepherd. The team is at home on March 27 at 5:00 p.m. against Rockwall Christian.  
running-track.jpg The Varsity Track team competed in its first meet on March 22 in the BVU Invitational at St. Mark's.
Several Lakehill runners have already cracked the Top 10 in the state 2A rankings. 
Emily Allton currently has the fastest time in the 3200m and is ranked second in the 1600m. Maia Heard has the fastest time in the 400m and is ranked second in the 200m. Brandon Shaw is ranked ninth in the 3200m. 

The team will run at the Mustang Relays on March 27. 


Varsity Tennis
The Varsity Tennis team tied Cambridge on March 19 and lost by one set to Waco Vanguard on March 21.
"I am very excited about the number of players we have this year," said Coach Polo Cruz, who has coached the Varsity team for five years. "I think this team is in great shape to have a really successful showing at district." The team plays in the District Tournament on April 2. Ten athletes will compete in district:
Girls Doubles:
Tessa Hornbach and Rachel Drazner
Gaby Gonzalez and Gracie Carroll
Girls Singles: 
Lucia Dunlap
Hannah Cavuoti
Boys Doubles:
Dunny Bock and Will Skipworth
Boys Singles:
Leo Nussenzveig 
Kiefer Gorena
For the first time in many years, Lakehill also has a Middle School Tennis team. The team will play on April 3 at First Baptist.
Thanks to Laurie Drazner for the tennis pictures here.
This Week at the ESC

Third grade will study snakes at the ESC this week. Students love the overview of how a snake is put together and which ones should be avoided. If the weather cooperates, students will plant onions and feed the fish. 


See more pictures from the ESC.


Signs of Spring
The first radish sprouts in Little Sprouts Garden, planted last week by the Kindergarten classes, have started to appear. Your family can be this year's sponsor of the Little Sprouts Garden - look for it in the online auction on Sunday, March 30. The winning bidder will get their family's name engraved on a stone that is displayed in the special donor recognition area next to Little Sprouts Garden.
finger with stringWhat's Happening?   
Thanks to everyone who came out to Liberty Burger on Monday! Lakehill had a great showing. Join us again on April 28!
March 28
Early Release
Lower School will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m., Middle and Upper School will dismiss at noon. Please RSVP for After School Care.
March 28
Community Connections Fill the Boot for MDA
Snack Sale, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
March 29
Upper School Prom
Texas Discovery Garden, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. 
March 30
Online Auction Begins 
March 31 - April 4
Lower School Achievement Testing (Grades 1-2) 
April 1
8th Grade College Visit to UNT 
April 3 - 5
ISAS Arts Festival in Houston
April 4
Third Grade Colonial Games 
2:00 - 2:45 p.m. 
April 4
5th and 6th Grade Game Night 
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
April 6
Online Auction Ends 
April 11 and 13
White Rock Spring Games

The Warrior Shop is Open!
Visit us for all your spirit wear needs!
Mondays, 7:45-8:45 a.m.
Thursdays, 2:45-3:45 p.m. 

Lakehill Summer Camps 2014
Almost 600 registrations for Lakehill Summer Camps 2014 have already been received! Camps are filling fast - don't miss out on the camps you want!


Summer Camps Guide


Register Now!