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~White Rabbit
Volume 7, Issue 18January 15, 2015
Tribe Time

Activities Bring Students, Staff Together

For three years, the Tribes at Lakehill have been an excellent way to bring faculty and students of all grades together as a family. 


Each Tribe consists of students in Lower, Middle, and Upper School as well as two faculty members. Tribe meetings are a fun, stress-free time in which students throughout the school get to know each other, and faculty can bond with the children. 


Tribe meetings occur once every six weeks and the faculty creates an array of fun activities for everyone to enjoy. During the last tribe meeting, students used their artistic abilities to create stocking stuffers for the holiday luncheon such as ornaments and handmade holiday cards. 


Previous activities include decorating teacher's doorways for Homecoming, participating in a school-wide scavenger hunt, and playing games to help students get to know each other. On Thursday, Tribes met for a morning of games. "I loved playing all the games," said Kindergarten student Josie Terstriep. "I have a lot of fun in Tribes."


"It's a fun experience," said senior Jonathan Motes. "I have gotten to know so many people I wouldn't have known before." 


Tribes have become a tradition at Lakehill, and it is exciting to see students of all ages having fun together. It is proof of the family-oriented environment Lakehill has to offer.


"I love our Tribe," said freshman Jakayla Silas. "Tribes make us one as a family, which is what Lakehill is all about." 


By: Haley York, Class of 2015

Upper School Spirit
Photo by Haley York

Students Show Pride During Basketball Spirit Week

This week, the Upper School students participated in their annual basketball spirit week by dressing up for themed days and competing in basketball-themed house competitions. 


On Monday, students showed up in their best cowboy attire and some sported their favorite Dallas Cowboys jerseys. Tuesday, Upper Schoolers dressed as their favorite super heroes ranging from Superman to Sonic the Hedgehog. Wednesday, students came to school as sorority and fraternity pledges in college student-styled outfits. Thursday, students wore one-color, some dressing in all green and some in blue. 


On Friday, January 16, the Warriors will take on Longview Christian (JV Boys at 4:30 p.m., Varsity Girls at 6:00 p.m., and Varsity Boys at 7:30 p.m.) in district games. The Varsity games will be broadcast live on Lakehill's NFHS Network channel.


There will be a school-wide pep rally from 1:40-2:05 p.m. on Friday, where the nominees for Basketball Beau and Sweetheart will be introduced, with the winners being announced at the game. Good luck to the nominees and go Warriors!


By Haley York, Class of 2015

Diamonds Are Forever

Lakehill Benefit Auction: Think Bond. James Bond.

Calling all Secret Agents, International Women of Mystery, and International Spies...Your top secret mission is to attend the Lakehill Preparatory School "Diamonds are Forever" 2015 Auction Benefit Gala on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 1900 hours at the Highland Dallas Hotel.  

Enjoy a night of dancing with the brilliant DJ Souljah, dinner from the renown Knife restaurant, a Live and Silent Auction, casino tables and more! This will be the one night you only live twice. 

If you wish to accept this mission, it will leave you shaken, not stirred. 
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: Lauren Huggins

Lauren Huggins arrived at Lakehill for her senior year. She is involved in several activities including Sisteens, Student Council, Science Club, and National Honor Society. Her favorite subject in school is English, enjoying Mr. Hagood's teaching style and participating in class discussions.


Lauren is considering going to Rhodes College, Southern Methodist University, or Millsaps College to study psychology. She would like to become a child psychologist or a neuroscientist who visits orphanages to help children. One day, she would also like to visit Romania to meet her birth parents. Lauren and her twin brother Brent, also a Lakehill senior, were adopted from an orphanage in Buzeau, Romania.


Some of Lauren's hobbies include acting, listening to music, and running. She also likes to hike, go to nature reserves, and play sports. Lauren finds inspiration in her classmates and in music. Her favorite musical artists are Florence and the Machine, Banks, Kendrick Lamar, and J. Cole. Her favorite books are the Iliad, novels by Judy Blume, and the Harry Potter series.  


She is happiest when at school, in a school activity with her friends, or getting good grades on a test. Lauren wishes she could be better at singing and math. She is most proud of her accomplishments in making the transition to Lakehill and how well she is doing. 


The best advice Lauren has ever received was to love herself before anyone else.


By Julia Bartholow, eighth grade

This Week at the ESC

The eighth graders are learning about solar energy at the ESC this week. They found out why, how, and where we use solar energy every day; along with the benefits of using solar energy instead of fossil fuels. 


Students constructed solar houses equipped with a solar light, solar fan, and a solar water heater. The houses will be used to demonstrate how effective solar energy can be to heat and power a house. 

Sports Snippets
Photo by Ken Bernstein
Junior Varsity Basketball
The JV Boys Basketball team took on DeSoto Canterbury on the road on January 9.  The team put up a good fight through the first half of the game, but lost 54-33 Dunny Bock and Toni Perez-Stark each scored in the double digits, with 11 and 14 point respectively. The JV Boys play at home against Longview Christian on January 16 at 4:30 p.m.

Boys Varsity Basketball
Photo by Ken Bernstein
The Varsity Boys Basketball team lost 69-86 to DeSoto Canterbury on January 9. 

Cole Ellis paced the Warriors with 23 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks. Gerard Franklin was at 100%, scoring six for six to add 17 points. Clayton Shaw had 14 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists, while Noah Bernstein contributed 14 points and five assists.

Lakehill defeated Longview Trinity 77-72 in overtime on January 13. Shaw led the scoring with 31 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists. Bernstein chipped in 20 points, while Ellis added 17 points, 16 rebounds, and six blocks.

Lakehill fell behind in the first half and was down ten at halftime. The team maintained their composure to get the game to overtime where Shaw scored all nine of the Warrior points.

Girls Varsity Basketball 
Photo by Ken Bernstein
The Lady Warriors defeated Longview Trinity 68-40 on January 13 in district play. Charity Abengowe lead the team with 18 points, five rebounds, and four steals. Sam Caldwell added 15 points and seven steals. Kelly Werther had a double-double night, adding 14 points, 18 rebounds, and five assists. 

Middle School Basketball 
The Middle School boys basketball team resumed play on Friday, January 9 with a league game at St. John's Episcopal School. After a slow start, the Warriors played much better in the second half and gradually built their lead, ultimately winning 39-21. Eighth-grader Eli Buxt led the team in scoring with 14 points, and seventh-graders Anders Ekstrom and Spencer Mihm provided solid defense and rebounds off the bench.

Lakehill hosted Oakhill in another league game on Tuesday, January 13. This time the Warriors started quickly and never looked back. The halftime score was 37-9, and the final ended at 56-15. Nine different players provided points. Three players scored in double digits, led by eighth-grader Connor Alexander's season-high of 14. Defensively, eighth-grader Ben Palmer and seventh-grader Cole Johnson had a number of steals leading to easy fast-break points for the Warriors.

Lakehill now stands at 6-0 and in first place in the IAA South division. They will continue league play at Carrollton Christian on Thursday, January 15. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m.

Middle School Soccer

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The Middle School Soccer team played well, but lost 2-1 at Parish on January 13. The Panthers scored off of some Lakehill errors, but the majority of the game was spent owith Lakehill on offense.  


Lynley Waggoner, Stella Palmer, Loveth Heard, Stephanie Davis, and Madi Clayton all had strong defensive outings, stopping multiple attacks by the Parish forwards.


Harrison Hall was focused once again in goal, making diving saves that kept the Warriors in the game. Hamed El-Feky, Addison Baum, Alanna Stern, and Greg Gillman were skilled in winning the ball in the midfield and allowing the forwards the chance to work. 


Kyeser Hall, Heather Hines, Maya Desai, and Ben Gillman created scoring chances throughout the game. Hines scored with two minutes left on a penalty kick after Hall was fouled on a break-away which denied him a scoring chance on the Parish goalie.


The Warriors play at Parish again on Thursday at 5:00 p.m., at home against Irving Highlands on Tuesday, January 20, at 5:00 p.m., and at home against Dallas Covenant on Thursday, January 22, at 5:00 p.m.

Have any great soccer pictures to share? Please contact Gigi Ekstrom.
What's Happening?
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January 16
Admission Application Deadline
Applications for admission for NEW students for the 2015-16 school year are due to the Office of Admission.
January 16
Spelling Bee, 9:50 a.m. 
Students in grades 4-8 are invited to participate in Lakehill's annual Spelling Bee. Interested students are encouraged to study the words in the  Study List (the password is BeeStudy15). The website www.spellingbee.com has daily tips, articles, and games that can increase your ability to compete. Spending a little time with it each week will improve your spelling sense and your vocabulary. 

January 16
All-School Pep Rally, 1:40 - 2:05 p.m. 

January 19
No school - MLK Holiday

January 20
Lakehill Day at Genghis Grill 
January 23
Freshman Visit Day, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
January 23
Upper School Day of Service, 8:00 a.m. - noon 

January 26
College Night for Sophomores
Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
Mrs. Dondis will discuss PSAT scores as well as introduce topics related to the college process itself. All sophomores and their parents are encouraged to attend.

January 28
Fourth Grade Fly-Up

January 28
Geo Bee, 3:45 p.m. 

January 30
Early Release Day/Faculty Development 
All students will be released at noon. After-care is available.

Box Tops for Education - Deadline February 12  Box Tops
The deadline for submitting Box Tops for Education is February 12.  Students should turn in Box Tops to their classroom teacher. If you have any questions, please contact Allison Lewis.

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 Lakehill Annual Fund
KindergartenMs. BurtBrent Walker and Kevin Gray46.2%

Ms. PooreBrian and Kate Walker69.2%
1st GradeMs. JanningJennifer P. Dickerson72.2%
Ms. ShawBrad and Jennifer Robinson63.2%
2nd GradeMs. ClarkDenise Jayroe40.0%
Ms. JohnsonDan and Melody Curtis 78.6%
3rd GradeMs. RasheedPaul and Andrea Johnston82.4%
Ms. SauerMichael Bracken70.6%
4th GradeDr. HaynesChuck and Tanya Bauer93.3%
Mr. TroutHolly Lynch53.8%
5th GradeVicki and Robert Granado71.4%
6th GradeTy and Colleen McCall74.2%
7th GradeCarolyn and Rick Howard64.5%
8th GradeTy and Colleen McCall68.3%
9th GradeFreshmanScott and Lyn Kelley36.8%
10th GradeSophomoreBrad Bartholow and Nicole Alphin64.5%
11th GradeJuniorRick Currey47.8%
12th GradeSeniorTrent and Lori Myers63.6%