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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 6, Issue 32
May 1, 2014
In This Issue
Celebrating Seniors
Time for Music
Art Awards
Seen and Heard
Senior Spotlight
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
What's Happening?

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"Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, 
it's experience."

Celebrating Seniors

Class of 2014 Honored at Senior Day

Lakehill seniors are rapidly approaching the end of their high school careers. On April 30, they had the opportunity to slow things down a bit and celebrate the journey that has brought them to this point as Lakehill celebrated Senior Day.

Seniors began their day with a treat from Starbucks and were later  joined  by their parents for a catered lunch. The seniors and their parents then headed to the auditorium for an assembly in honor of the Class of 2014.


The Senior Class sponsors introduced each student one by one, sharing his or her college plans and future goals. Soon-to-be graduates then answered questions from the student body and were given the opportunity to share some of their treasured memories from their years at Lakehill. 


Each senior also had the opportunity to pass down a personal Lakehill memento to a lucky raffle winner. From a football uniform and cheerleader's bows to a rattlesnake and an old coffee cup, there was no limit to the priceless treasures passed on to the underclassmen.

See more pictures from Senior Day.


See the List of College Acceptances.  


Find out where our seniors are headed in this video.

Time for Music

Spring Fling Showcases Music and Art

Lakehill's Lower School students took to the stage on Tuesday night to perform in the annual Spring Fling in the Wyly Auditorium.


The program celebrated songs about Africa with musical selections performed by each Lower School grade. The special evening also featured a performance of The Elephant Child by Rudyard Kipling. The cast included fourth graders Nico Montez, Claire Blomquist, Laurel Way, and Sumner Born. Fourth grade narrators were Jaeden Pippens, Hannah Ostermayer, Brooke Granado, Landon Burt, Natalie Hunt, Mara Sandberg, Cullen McCaleb, Blake Perry, and Alexander Dondis.   


In addition to the beautiful music, student artwork filled the cafeteria and lined the hallways. Kindergarten students made ceramic pinch pots and soft pastel button flowers, first graders created their own aliens with pencil and marker, second graders made mixed media Gyotaku prints, third grade created Kandinsky reproductions in graph form in pencil and soft pastel, and fourth grade worked on Still Life paintings based on their study of Picasso. Art teacher Cat Huitt said the students worked extremely hard preparing the beautiful artwork for the show.


See more pictures from Spring Fling.


Middle and Upper School Choirs Perform

Lakehill Preparatory School's Middle and Upper School Choirs took the stage last week for their final school performance of the year. The Spring Concert, featuring the vocal talents of sixth through twelfth grade students, was a beautiful and fitting end to a successful year.


The program featured a variety of performances by the Sixth Grade Music Class, the Allegro Singers (the Seventh and Eighth Grade Choir), and the Lakehill Chorale (Upper School Choir). 


An emotional finale by the combined choirs of Christina Perri's Arms marked the last performance for this year's seniors. Upper School Performing Arts students will celebrate their successes at the upcoming Performing Arts Banquet on May 2 at the ESC. 


Middle School Musical

On May 16 at 7:00 p.m., audiences will be transported to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, as Lakehill's seventh and eighth grade musical theater students share the fantastic tale of the street rat who becomes a prince in Aladdin Jr

All of your favorite characters from the hit Disney film - Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more - are here in Disney's Aladdin Jr., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides. 

The Academy Award-winning score, with songs by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice, including A Whole New World and Friend Like Me, will send audiences soaring.


Thrills: A Music Review  

Brand new indie pop duo

Thrills, featuring Lakehill's very own juniors Camille Willaford and Erin Boyce, performed their first concert on Saturday, April 26. It was held at Opening Bell Coffee, a downtown coffee house and live music venue. The singer-songwriter duo performed nine original songs with guitar and ukulele.


The band, which formed in January of this year, is already off of to a great start, performing at various open-mic nights around the Metroplex. Their raw talent really shines through in the songs they've recorded and produced themselves with GarageBand. 


Listen to two fabulous songs, Quiet Concert and Sleep on SoundCloud and check them out on facebook.

By Lucia Dunlap, Marketing Intern, Class of 2014

Art Awards

Middle School Students Honored

Lakehill was represented by 12 middle school students at the Private School Invitational Art Exhibit at the Oakridge School in Arlington with one student placing in the top three in her category.


Currently in its 20th year, the Private School Invitational Exhibit allows showcases outstanding artwork from around the Metroplex.


Sixth graders Merritt McCaleb, Loveth Heard, Niamh McKinney, and Anders Ekstrom, seventh graders Tyler McCall, Charlotte Bond, Ben Palmer, Greg Gillman, and Georgia Ferguson, and eighth graders Reny Dickinson, Mandy Scales, and Christian Druebert were selected as finalists for their uniqueness and the technical skill involved in their pieces. McCall took third place in the 3-D Art category.  


"I am extremely proud to have such talented students and to have such wonderful work showcased in this competition," said Art teacher Cat Huitt. "Each student has an understanding of art and a love for what they created. The art is understandable, stands out in a crowd, and dares to be different."

Finalists were honored at a show and reception in their honor at the Oakridge School on Saturday, April 26.

Seen and Heard

Lakehill Showcased at Earth Day Texas

The 2014 Earth Day Texas (formerly Earth Day Dallas) was the planet's biggest Earth Day Expo ever. More than 65,000 visitors who attended the event, held April 26-27 at Fair Park, were treated to 600 exhibits showcasing leaders in the corporate, academic, and non-profit worlds, including a booth featuring Lakehill Preparatory School. 

Volunteers shared information about Lakehill's programs with visitors while demonstrating a variety of "recycled" art and inventions, including student-designed Scribble-Bots, a fourth-grade creation that repurposes old VCR motors into art-creating robots. 


Earth Day Texas is an annual festival seeking to elevate environmental awareness and change the way North Texans think, live, and work. This is the third year that Lakehill has been featured


Fourth Grader Helps Mayor Kick Off Fill the Boot Campaign

The Dallas Fire Fighters Association kicked off the annual Fill the Boot campaign for MDA on Monday afternoon at Dallas Fire Station #17. Station 17 has consistently collected more money for MDA during the annual drive than any other station in Dallas. Two special guests, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Lakehill fourth grader Hannah Ostermayer, were on hand to help lead the festivities.  



Hannah, an MDA Ambassador, presented a check for $1230 on behalf of Lakehill Preparatory School. Students in the Lower and Middle School Community Connections Clubs raised the money during their Fill the Boot pizza and lemonade sale last month.


Dallas Firefighters will be on the streets of Dallas April 30, May 1, and May 2, filling their boots for MDA. This year's effort will mark the 60 year anniversary of the relationship between the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Firefighters, which began in 1954.


Funds raised in the 2014 effort will go toward a variety of Muscular Dystrophy Association programs, including worldwide research, specialized healthcare services, and sending children to an MDA summer camp.  


See pictures from the event here.


Student Leadership

Student Council Elects New Officers

Officers have been elected for Upper School Student Council for the 2014-15 school year. Congratulations to everyone who participated in these student government elections and to the new Executive Council.


President - Haley York

Vice-President - Brandon Douglas

Historian - Christian Giadolor

Secretaries - Nam Doan and Lily Turner

Treasurer - Zain Imam


See pictures 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: Hudson Trent

Hudson Trent has attended Lakehill since he was in kindergarten, and in his time spent here he has seen and achieved many things. His greatest accomplishment was being elected to Student Council three years in a row, including serving as President this year. His hard work, in school and out, shows tremendously in the way he leads the Upper School student body. He says he enjoyed his time in Student Council the most, especially planning events for the student body. Hudson has also been a Student Ambassador and captain of the football and baseball teams. 


Hudson's favorite class in high school was Social History of Rock 'n' Roll, which is taught by Mr. Jennings. Hudson says, "If I could take that class every year, I would. I loved being around Mr. Jennings and learning about the history of Rock 'n' Roll! The class drastically changed my music preferences." 


The 13 year veteran of Lakehill has applied to TCU Honors, Clemson, Washington and Lee, South Carolina, Georgia, and Mississippi Honors. His future home will be disclosed on Senior Day.


When asked what he will miss the most about Lakehill, Hudson stated that, "Not much worries me about leaving, but I will dearly miss my good friends and teachers. After 13 years, I'm excited to start the next part of my life somewhere else. Lakehill has prepared me to be the best I can, and I am ready to prove it to the world."  


By: Griffin Burt, ninth grade 

Sports Snippets


Did you know? The Varsity Warriors advanced to the State Playoffs in every single sport (boys and girls) in which they competed this year! Well done, Warriors!
Varsity Track Claims Three Golds, Three Silvers, Sends Four to State 
Lakehill's talented team of state-ranked athletes competed in the Regional Track Meet on April 25 at All Saints in Fort Worth. Lakehill athletes claimed three gold medals and three silver medals in the competition. Emily Allton claimed the Regional Championship in the 3200 and the 1600 meter runs while Prince Giadolor took top honors in the 100 meter run. Brandon Shaw took second in the 3200 meter run, while Maia Heard claimed silver in the 400 and the 200 meter run. These top athletes will now compete in the State Track Meet on May 2-3 in Waco.  


Varsity Softball and Baseball Teams Make State Playoffs
The Varsity Baseball team defeated district rival Dallas Covenant 17 to 11 on Saturday, April 26 to make the State Playoffs. The team finished its highly successful season on Tuesday, April 29 with a loss to Muenster Sacred Heart.

The Lady Warriors Softball team also advanced to the State Playoffs, ending their season on April 29 with a loss to Kennedale Fellowship. 


See more images from Baseball and Softball.

Middle School Baseball
graphic-baseball-bat.jpg The Lakehill Middle School Warriors advanced to the IAA Championship, suffering a disappointing 12-2 loss to Dallas Covenant on April 29.

Congratulations to all our Baseball and Softball teams on their outstanding seasons!

This Week at the ESC

First grade came to the ESC this week for their last visit of the year. They learned about owls, barn owls in particular. They used the 
Audubon Owls app on the iPad which helped them identify different species of owls. They enjoyed listening to the book 
White Owl, Barn Owl by Nicola Davies and looked at an owl pellet just like the one that the little boy found in the book. 

See more pictures from the ESC.
finger with stringWhat's Happening?   

May 1

Senior Cap and Gown Pictures

8:00 a.m., Auditorium


May 1

Junior Senior Ring Luncheon

8:00 a.m., Melrose Hotel

May 2
Performing Arts Banquet
6:30 p.m. at the ESC


May 3
Kite Day at RLP for Bayles Elementary
10:00 a.m. - noon 
May 4
Community Connections Volunteer Service
Children's Center Carnival, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
May 6
Teacher Appreciation Day
Don't forget to thank a teacher! 
May 7
National Bike-to-School Day
Mark your calendars and start gearing up to ride your bike to school! 
May 9
Middle School Musical Rehearsal
8:00 a.m. - noon, Auditorium
May 9
Middle School Community Service Project
7th and 8th grade, North Texas Food Bank
8:00 a.m. - noon 
May 9
Lower School Field Day 
12:30 - 2:45 p.m. 
May 9
Middle School End-of-Year Skating Party 
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
May 13 
PFC General Meeting
8:15 a.m., Cafeteria

May 16
Middle School Musical: Aladdin Jr.
7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium

May 18
Lakewood Country Club, 2:00 p.m.  
May 21
Lower School Awards Ceremony
2:00 p.m., Auditorium

May 22
Middle School Awards Ceremony
2:00 p.m., Auditorium
May 22
Athletic Banquet
6:30 p.m., ESC

May 23
Upper School Awards Ceremony
11:00 a.m., Auditorium


May 23
Upper School Celebration
12:30pm, RLP


May 23
Lower School Skating Party
May 23
K-5 Dismiss
May 26
Memorial Day - no classes
May 26
Lakehill Day at Liberty Burger - all day!
May 27-29
May 30
Commencement Ceremony
Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. 


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