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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 6, Issue 34
May 15, 2014
In This Issue
Parent Partners
Community Spotlight
Around Campus
This Week at the ESC
What's Happening?

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Parent Partners

Parent Faculty Club Announces Gift, Officers

Lakehill's Parent Faculty Club (PFC) gathered Tuesday for their final General Meeting of the year. The meeting was chaired by PFC President Tricia McCaleb.


McCaleb announced the PFC's annual gift to the school, this year totaling $148,700. The gift included technology enhancements, contributions to the endowment fund, equipment for the athletic fields, and funding toward the purchase of a new 35-passenger Lakehill bus. In addition, the PFC also sponsored $40,000 in programs, such as banquets, Graduation, Field Day, Back-to-School Picnic, and the Halloween Carnival.


The new PFC Executive Committee was also announced. Tricia McCaleb will continue as PFC President.


Members of the 2014-15 Executive Committee are as follows:

President: Tricia McCaleb

Vice President: Barb Witherite

Secretary: Andrea Johnston

Treasurer: Reham El-Sherazi

Parliamentarian: Kimberly Reister

Immediate Past President: Colleen McCall


Many thanks to the PFC and all its members who do so much for Lakehill.

Community Spotlight

Seventh and Eighth Grade Volunteers Pack Meals

While the seventh and eighth grade members of the cast of Aladdin Jr. were busy preparing for this Friday's production, the rest of the seventh and eighth grade students spent the morning of May 9 at the North Texas Food Bank, helping pack snack kits for children. 


The group packed 210 boxes (seven pallets) of food, comprised of 1,470 bags equaling 5,250 pounds of food. Their efforts will provide 4,375 meals to hungry children in North Texas. 


"I am glad we had this opportunity to make a lasting impact on the community," explained seventh grade student Luke Jerome. "I enjoyed working on the project with my friends and felt like we really made a difference in fighting childhood hunger. I can't wait to come back again." 


Watch the video. See more photos.


Adopted Shoreline Sparkles with Clean-Up Efforts of Cub Scouts, National Junior Honor Society

Members of Lakehill's Cub Scout Pack 46 know that service to others is an important part of scouting. Every May, pack members gather at White Rock Lake to help pick up trash at Lakehill's adopted shoreline. The group met on May 7 and enjoyed working together to beautify the lake.  


Seventh, eighth, and ninth grade members of the National Junior Honor Society are also no strangers to involvement in their community. The group continued Lakehill's efforts at White Rock Lake on May 10 during the Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-Up. More than 25 members attended the event. After a group clean-up effort, students enjoyed a cookout at the lake with friends and sponsors. 


See more photos from Shoreline Spruce-Ups. 


Sign Up to Help maintain White Rock Lake!

Lake sign Families or groups who are interested in sponsoring a monthly spruce-up are encouraged to contact Ms. Ekstrom for more information. This is a great way to spend time outdoors with friends or family, and all cleaning resources are provided.




Read more as our eighth grade students reflect on their experiences at Lakehill.

Around Campus

Middle School Elects Student Council Officers

Officers have been elected for Middle 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 - Georgia Ferguson
Vice President - Tyler McCall
Secretary/Chair of Social Activities - Madison Cunningham
Treasurer/Chair of Service Activities - Ben Palmer


Fourth Graders Receive Excellence in Computers Award
One of the final units of study in fourth grade is learning EXCEL, specifically how to create spreadsheets and utilize formulas. The unit culminates with a project called
The Shopping Spree. Students are given an imaginary $1,000 to spend at Walmart, with the challenge to spend as close to that amount as possible. They must take into account factors such as quantities and sales tax. Three fourth grade students were able to meet the challenge and spend exactly $1000. Landon BurtMitchell Crow, and Brett Peacock were honored at the Wonderful Wednesday assembly where they received a certificate and, of course, a Walmart gift card.


Students Honored for Reading
Fourteen Lower School students were honored at the Wonderful Wednesday assembly for exemplary reading. Read to Succeed is an exciting program that encourages students in kindergarten through grade four to read for fun. Students were required to complete six hours of recreational reading during the six-week window and record their progress on a special form. 
Kindergartners Bradley Edwards, Grafton Robinson, and Benjamin Standefer, first graders Sophia Cirillo, Katie Crum, Drew Perry,  and Lola Salas, second graders Abby Dondis and Aileen Edwards, third graders Oliver Adams, Anna Knickel, and Delia Stobaugh, and fourth graders Alexander Dondis and Hannah Ostermayer received a special certificate and a ticket to Six Flags for their efforts.

This Week at the ESC

Fourth grade visited the ESC this week and enjoyed a variety of activities. They learned some basic information about animal tracks before creating their own Plaster of Paris tracks for animals ranging from bobcats to pigs. They also looked at a ruby-throated hummingbird that was found at the ESC.

See more pictures from the ESC.
finger with stringWhat's Happening?   
Business Office Reminder
Please remember the following:
  • 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 16
Lower School Field Day
12:30 - 2:45 p.m. 
Best Bet for Entertainment
May 16
Middle School Musical: Aladdin Jr.
7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium
Don't miss this fabulous, family friendly performance! See a Preview.

May 18
Lakewood Country Club, 2:00 p.m.  
May 21 - 23
Reclamation Days
Main Hallway, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Don't forget to take a look and claim those lost gym clothes, lunch boxes, and other treasures. All items that remain on Friday afternoon will be donated to charity. 
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. 
Take a look at the 2014-15 Tentative Calendar.


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Lakehill Summer Camps 2014
We have now passed 1,000 registrations for Lakehill Summer Camps 2014! While many camps are full, there are some great camps still available! Remember - the initial registration deadline is May 16, so sign up now!


Summer Camps Guide


Register Now!