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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 6, Issue 28
April 3, 2014
In This Issue
Top Spot
Groovy Deals
Book Fair Fiesta
Get in the Games
Classroom Connections
Senior Spotlight
Community Spotlight
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
What's Happening?

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Top Spot

Lakehill Voted Best Elementary in Lakewood!

Lakehill Preparatory School was voted the Best Elementary School in Lakewood in the recent poll by Bubblelife Media, beating out public and private elementary schools throughout East Dallas. Thanks to everyone who voted. See the results here. 

Groovy Deals

Online Auction Ends Sunday

There are some incredible items and great deals still available. So, whether you had too much fun at the Auction 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 ends on Sunday, April 6 at 10:59 p.m. Don't forget to place your bids!

Book Fair Fiesta

Scholastic Spring Book Fair Is Here - Ole!

The Scholastic Spring Book Fair is scheduled for next week, Monday, April 7 through Friday, April 11.


Replenish your bookshelves for summer reading at Lakehill's Scholastic Book Fair. The Book Fair will be held in the Upper Library and will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. 


Watch for more information about the Book Fair and get ready for fun surprises every day! Co-chairs Kimberly Reister and Sarah Rich welcome any parents who would like to volunteer for the Book Fair. Please contact Kimberly or Sarah to find out how to help.


Look for information sheets describing daily events in tomorrow's Lower School Friday Folder.

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.  Don't wait - the deadline to register is April 6!


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!

Classroom Connections
Eighth Grade Makes College Visit

Members of Lakehill's eighth grade class traveled to the University of North Texas on an official college visit on April 1. 


Students met with staff from the Office of Outreach Education, learned about a day in the life of a student, and heard about the many opportunities that UNT offers. They toured the residence halls, visited the science facilities, checked out the recreation center, and ate a meal in the dining hall. Students reported that the visit was very successful; they only wished they could have stayed a little longer!

Meadows Museum Provides A Look at the Masters

The Meadows Museum, a division of SMU's Meadows School of the Arts, houses one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain, with works dating from the 10th to the 20th century. 


This neighborhood treasure provides the perfect opportunity for students in Ms. Wilkin's Middle School Spanish Art Class to view the art that they study in class. A March 27 field trip allowed students to experience the actual works of some of the world's greatest painters, including El Greco, Diego Vel�zquez, Francisco Goya, Pablo Picasso, and Joan Mir�. An added benefit was viewing the paintings of another highly-acclaimed Spanish painter, Joaqu�n Sorolla. 

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: Keith Mitchell

Since he arrived at Lakehill in eighth grade, Keith Mitchell has been actively involved in the Lakehill community. During his time here, he has had many experiences, but he says that the most memorable was eighth grade adventure week when he was able to bond with his classmates. Keith says that he really enjoys that Lakehill's small size makes it easy to make friends with people in any grade.


This year alone, Keith has participated in musical theater, football, basketball, baseball, and track. Coach Peacock described him as "instrumental in the success of the Varsity Football team." Keith said that something he learned from football was an experience his junior year when the team played in San Antonio and lost by two points. He said the game showed him, "That nothing is really handed to you; you always have to work for it."


Advice that Keith would give to students that are just coming to Lakehill is to always stay on top of your school work. His favorite class is Dr. Brigham's math class because of the one-on-one time she spends with her students. Keith, who says his experience at Lakehill has changed his life, will attend Loyola University New Orleans in the fall to study history and secondary education. 


By: Warren Lester, eighth grade 

Community Spotlight

Students Help Out in the Community


Cascarones - Egg-Cellent Spring Fun for a Good Cause!
The Pan American Student Forum (PASF) is selling cascarones to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Research Institute (CFRI) in memory of Lakehill alumna Haley Wester. Cascarones, dyed eggs filled with confetti and a personalized message for the recipient, can be ordered for $1 each, $5 for a half dozen, or $10 for a dozen. Orders must be placed by April 11 and will be delivered on April 17.
Student Council Hosts Nothing But Nets
The Upper School Student Council is sponsoring a three-on-three basketball tournament to benefit Nothing But Nets, the UN Foundation's global grassroots effort to prevent malaria. Upper School teams should sign up with Ms. Thorne or Hudson Trent. Tickets for Middle School and Upper School students who would like to see the final games on April 10 are $5 and will be on sale next week at the main entrance. 
Junior Book Drive - Ends April 3
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.


Lakehill Fills the Boot for MDA
Lakehill's Lower and Middle School Community Connections Clubs raised $1230 in just over an hour for Fill the Boot for MDA. The clubs will present the donation in person in April.
Sports Snippets


Varsity Tennis
Lakehill sent its largest number of competitors ever to a District Tennis Tournament, with ten competing on April 2 at L. B. Houston. 
The team of junior Rachel Drazner and senior Tessa Hornbach finished third in girls doubles and the team of freshmen Dunny Boch and William Skipworth finished fourth in boys doubles. Both teams will now advance to the State Finals.
Other district competitors included Lucia Dunlap, Hannah Cavuoti, Gaby Gonzalez, Leo Nussenzveig, Kiefer Gorena, and Gracie CarrollThe team will continue to play all-team matches prior to the State Tournament, to be held April 23-24 in Waco. Best of luck to our two qualifying doubles teams! See more pictures from District here.
By Lucia Dunlap, Marketing Intern, Class of 2014
Varsity Track 
The Varsity Track team took part in the Mustang Relays on March. 27. Lakehill was one of the few private schools in the 4A and 5A public school meet. Maia Heard took home gold in the 400 meters in the Varsity division, beating girls from Richardson, McKinney, Denton, Irving, and Grapevine high schools. Prince Giadolor,Keith Mitchell, and Samantha Caldwell all ran season-best times. See more pictures here.


The team will run in the Trinity Tiger Relays on Saturday, April 5 at Cedar Hill. 


Varsity Baseball

Coming off a 6-3 loss to Dallas Covenant on March 28, the Varsity Warrior Baseball team took on Texoma Christian on March 31. Jack Pippen pitched a complete game, striking out nine batters. Hudson Trent delivered the big hit of the game with a triple, with other strong hits from Drew Norman and Cole Ellis. The Warriors came up with a huge win, beating Texoma Christian 16-3. The Warriors are at home against Garland Christian on April 3 at 5:00 p.m.


By Brandon Shaw, Athletics Intern, Class of 2014


Varsity Softball

The Varsity Softball team lost 9-2 to Covenant on March 28. The girls take to the road next week, playing away at Garland Christian on Monday and Texoma Christian on Thursday.



Middle Baseball and Softball


The Middle School Baseball team scored two big wins, defeating Fairhill 13-7 on March 27 and top rival Dallas Covenant 10-7 on April 1. Trey Reed led all batters against Fairhill with three RBIs and Jonathan Kelley turned a double into an in-the-park-home run thanks to errors on the defense. Lakehill was actually forced to end the first inning against Covenant after scoring ten runs. Although the Warriors did not score again, they kept on the pressure to win the game. The team next takes the field on April 8 against DeSoto Canterbury.


The Middle School Softball team lost 15-4 to Texoma Christian on March 27. The girls next take on Texoma Christian at home on April 4 at 5:00 p.m. 

This Week at the ESC

Second graders completed their second dissection lab at the ESC this week. They learned about and dissected a cow's eye.


Seventh grade finished their tree identification and corresponding QR codes. After attaching their codes to the correct trees and testing their work, they enjoyed cooking and eating S'mores outside.


Sixth grade's last visit to the ESC this year featured a QR code scavenger hunt involving the trees labeled by the seventh grade. 


See more pictures from the ESC.

finger with stringWhat's Happening?   

March 31 - April 4

Lower School Achievement Testing (Grades 1-2)
April 3 - 5
ISAS Arts Festival in Houston 
April 6
Online Auction Ends
April 7 - 11
Lower School Achievement Testing (Grades K, 3-4) 
April 7 - 11
NHS Balloon Grams
April 7-8
TAPPS Academic State Meet (Waco)
April 7 - 10
Nothing But Nets 
April 11
7th Grade to Medieval Times 
April 11 and 13
White Rock Spring Games
April 14 - 17
Middle School Achievement Testing (Grades 7-8)
April 15
Lakehill Day at Genghis Grill 
April 17
Mark Twain Day 
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
April 18 - 21
School Holiday 
April 25
MS/US Choir Concert 
7:00 p.m. 
April 25
Birthday Book Club 
2:15 - 2:45 p.m.  
April 25 and 26
Earth Day Dallas
See Ms. Ekstrom to volunteer! 
May 16
Middle School Musical: Aladdin, Jr.
7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium
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 700 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


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