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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 6, Issue 33
May 8, 2014
In This Issue
Rite of Passage
Community Spotlight
Performing Artists
Family Fun
Senior Spotlight
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
What's Happening?

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Rite of Passage

Students Celebrate at Junior-Senior Ring Luncheon

The Junior-Senior Ring Ceremony remains one of the most significant events of the Upper School years.


There has always been a special bond between the junior and senior classes at Lakehill, and this year's group is no exception. Held amidst the elegance of the Warwick Melrose Hotel, the Junior-Senior Ring Luncheon allowed the class of 2014 the opportunity to reflect, to celebrate, and to pass the torch to Lakehill's next class of leaders.


After a recap of their successful senior year, Senior Class President Anastasia Walton introduced next year's President, Kelly Werther. Then, members of the senior class introduced each member of the junior class, presenting a Class of 2015 shirt and paying tribute to each junior during this special Lakehill rite of passage.

See more photos from the Junior Senior Ring Luncheon. 

Community Spotlight

Lakehill Hosts Kite Day for Kids

A breezy day, a kite, and a kid - a Saturday morning at its finest. This old-school pastime became a new favorite for hundreds of students from Bayles Elementary and their families during this year's annual Kite Day celebration on May 3.


The fields at Lakehill's Roger L. Perry Campus provided the perfect location. Volunteers handed out 500 kites while Lakehill Middle and Upper School students offered guidance to novice kite fliers and their families. The Lion's Club fired up the grill to provide a hot dog lunch to all who attended.


As the sky came alive with hundreds of colorful, dancing kites, spirits soared back on the ground.


See more pictures from Kite Day.


Children's Center Carnival

Lakehill Middle School students donated their time on Sunday afternoon to help out at The Children's Center's annual carnival. 


Students manned the games and rides at the annual event. According to organizers, "The Lakehill students were a tremendous help. Their positive attitudes, big smiles, and willingness to lead a variety of activities make them our 'go-to' group when looking for volunteers."

See more pictures.


Bike to School Day

Lakehill students took to the streets on Wednesday for National Bike to School Day. Held this year on May 7, the event provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to celebrate and to build off of the energy of National Bike Month.


The first National Bike to School Day took place on May 9, 2012, in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists' National Bike Month. Almost 1,000 local events in 49 states and the District of Columbia joined together to encourage children to safely bicycle or walk to school. 

Performing Artists

Students Celebrate Successful Year

The Upper School Performing Arts Banquet, a wonderful evening of remembrances and awards, was held at Lakehill's Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center on Friday, May 2.


A slide presentation prepared by Cameron Gavinski showcased a highly successful performing arts season. Honors and awards were presented to students involved in Lakehill Chorale, Drama, Musical Theater, and Thespians.


Seven students were inducted into Troupe 7058 of the International Thespian Society: Noah Bernstein, Erin Boyce, Brandon Douglas, TaTa Fortune, Stephanie Flores, Camryn Thompson, and Camille Willaford.


Cameron Gavinski was awarded the National Honor Thespian Award for having the most hours of theater participation (both on and off stage) during all four years of high school. Anna-Maria Springman and Camille Willaford earned the Honor Thespian award for their hours of participation.

See more photos from the Performing Arts Banquet.

Family Fun

Middle School Students Prepare to Entertain

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.

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: Anastasia Walton

Anastasia Walton has been at Lakehill since Kindergarten, making her one of four Lakehill Lifers in the Class of 2014. Her favorite memory at Lakehill was being a third grade teacher's aide junior year. She got to teach lessons, help with projects, and assist with the third graders' study hall after school. Anastasia said that working with Mrs. Rasheed and Mrs. Livengood helped to inspire her to choose to major in Elementary Education. She will be attending Baylor University in the fall.


This year Anastasia is the senior class president, having also been the vice president of the junior class. She considers these offices her greatest accomplishment at Lakehill. 


She is involved in many extracurricular activities including sports, guitar lessons, and her church youth group and choir. Anastasia was in National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) and is in National Honor Society (NHS). Her favorite NHS service project was working with children through the Dolphin Heights Neighborhood Association after school program. "Being able to work with the kids there was rewarding and it was interesting to help with homework in a new environment," she said. 


Anastasia has played volleyball, basketball, and softball for Lakehill. Her favorite sports memory was when the 2013 volleyball team beat their greatest rival, Covenant, to win first place in a tournament. "Even though I will miss most of my teachers, I think I will miss Coach Cayme the most. I developed a bond with her this year. I will miss her dedication to her team, no matter the sport, and her ability to push people to work hard and meet their full potential."


Anastasia says her favorite part of the Lakehill community is its small size. She loves knowing all of the students, having a relationship with all of the teachers, and interacting with the lower school students. "Lakehill has shaped me to be a good leader and utilize my gifts to their full potential. Lakehill has helped me figure out who I am and what I'm good at."


Anastasia's advice to a younger Warrior would be, "Challenge yourself while at Lakehill." She recommends taking interesting classes, participating in activities that you wouldn't get to at a larger school, making friends whether or not they're in your grade, and bonding with your teachers.


Anastasia Walton is a perfect example of how Lakehill can help a person develop their full potential.


By: McKenna Martin, eighth grade 

Sports Snippets
Varsity Track Team Brings Home State Medals
Lakehill's top runners competed in the State Track Meet on May 2-3 in Waco, bringing home four medals.


Maia Heard took second in the 400 meter and 200 meter runs, while Prince Giadolor placed second in the 100 meter run. Emily Allton took third in the 3200 meter run.


See more pictures here and here and here.


Congratulations to the Varsity Track team on an amazing year!
Lakehill Athletes Selected for Baseball and Softball All-District Teams
Ten Warriors were selected for All-District Honors in Baseball. Hudson Trent, Drew Norman, Andrew Hendrick, Jack Pippen, and Cole Ellis were all selected for First Team All-District honors. Sean Puls, Dylan Welch, and Charlie Pippen made Second Team All-District, and Griffin Burt and Baustin Shaw received Honorable Mention.
See more pictures from the season.
Fourteen Lady Warriors were selected for All-District Honors in Softball. Maia Heard, Caroline Boles, Rachel Myers, Sofia De La Cruz, Kelly Werther, and Audrey Castaigne were all selected for First Team All-District honors. Haley York,
Ava EcklinAnastasia WaltonTillie McCoskeyEmily BolesSam LaJoneClaire Crowand Haley Gladden made Second Team All-District. See more pictures here.


Congratulations Warriors on outstanding seasons in baseball and softball.

This Week at the ESC

This week the second grade came to the ESC for a Spider Walk. They reviewed what they have learned all year about insects and compared them to a spider. With a clipboard and data sheet in hand, they searched for spiders. Where will they find them? What will their webs look like? How are the webs attached? After answering these questions and more, the second grade finished up with lunch.

The third grade also visited the ESC this week. They watched an Eyewitness video on trees to complement their study of flowering plants. The class checked on the tree that they selected at the first of the year and wrote a final journal entry to describe how it weathered the winter and what it looks like this spring.

See more pictures from the ESC.
finger with stringWhat's Happening?   
Business Office Reminder
Please remember the following:
  • All 2013-14 accounts must be paid in full no later than Monday, May 12 to avoid a potential delay in receiving final grades / records / transcripts for the year.
  • Tuition for the 2014-2015 school year (either paid in full or first monthly installment) is due on Monday, June 2. Late fees will apply to payments received after June 10.
  • After School Care bills for May will be mailed the first week of June. Parents are encouraged to make sure their accounts are clear during the summer to avoid a delay at Registration in August.
Please contact Lakehill's Business Manager, Bruce McCoskey, at 214.826.2931 ext 115 or at bmccoskey@lakehillprep.org if you have any questions.
May 4 - 10
Teacher Appreciation Week 

We all have a teacher we'll never forget. The one who pushed us when we needed it or who knew when to take a step back and encourage us when the path became a little too steep. Be sure to take time this week to thank a teacher!


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 12
Middle School Athletics Lunch 
11:40 a.m. - 12:10 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
12:30 p.m., 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
Get the Exam Schedule.
Get more information on returning textbooks.
May 30
Commencement Ceremony
Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. 


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