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Volume 7, Issue 29April 9, 2015
Culture Cultivators
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Students, Faculty Team Up for International Week

The week of April 13-17 is International Appreciation Week at Lakehill. Exciting activities are planned every day of this week for the entire school to enjoy. 


Various students throughout Lakehill are involved in putting on the activities. All were put together with the aid of French teacher Tamra Badgett, who explained that she and the Lakehill faculty as a whole wanted to bring more awareness of each other to the students of Lakehill - where they all come from and where they have been in the world.


"We have so many students with a variety of talents, traditions, and cultural ties," Badgett explained, "so why not learn that about each other?" She is hopeful that this week will become a lasting tradition that students take charge of and, hopefully, create an organization in charge of putting on the celebration annually. "I am most excited for what happens after the week is over," Badgett said. "To see people pass each other in the hallway and have a shared moment that they can reflect on and new-found insights on each other." 


Activities for Lower School include multicultural story time with Upper School students, an international student display, and a chart highlighting where students have traveled in the world. Middle School activities include fun facts from different countries and cultures, international games, and poems and folk tales from around the world. All students will be able to enjoy themed lunches from around the world in the cafeteria.


Upper School will have activities during open period centered around a daily theme. Monday is Move Day and will feature activities including badminton and card games. Tuesday is Food Day with desserts in the courtyard. Wednesday is Creation Day with exciting projects including paper lanterns, Chinese paper cutting, Hindi language lessons, and calligraphy. On Thursday, students will attend their class meetings, and on Friday, Film Day, short films will be shown in the auditorium.

 

Additionally, all students and faculty members will be able to enjoy themed lunches from around the world in the cafeteria. 


By Haley York, Marketing Intern, Class of 2015

The Bunny Bunch
Juniors Host Annual Bunny Games

On April 2, students in kindergarten, first, and second grades enjoyed the annual Bunny Games, a tradition that has been put on by the junior class for over 30 years. There was even a special appearance by everyone's favorite rabbit. 


First, the juniors "hid" each child's bunny bags (made in their art classes), which were filled with candy, for a fun hunt for their bags. The bunny himself came for a visit to surprise the students while they played duck-duck-bunny and other games. Younger students were able to get to know the juniors, and it was a beautiful day full of fun before the holiday break.  


By Haley York, Marketing Intern, Class of 2015

Explore an Ocean of Books

PFC Sponsors Scholastic Spring Book Fair 

The Scholastic Spring Book Fair is scheduled for next week, Tuesday, April 14 through Friday, April 17.


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 4:30 p.m. each 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.

 

Looking for a great read? Take a look at the Middle School Book Club's Top Picks.

Weekend Best Bet

Upper School Drama Presents Design for Murder

Make plans to attend a performance of Lakehill's murder mystery, Design for Murder

Enjoy the multi-media production that will keep you wondering "who dunnit?" Suspicion of murder falls on every member of the cast until the final moment when all is revealed. Here's a tip: The butler is completely innocent. 

Design for Murder will be performed on Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11 in Lakehill's Charles Wyly Auditorium. Showtime is 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.
Community Spotlight

Sophomore Class - Throw the First Pitch Raffle

 Make sure to buy a ticket for the Throw the First Pitch raffle, sponsored by the sophomore class. The lucky winner can throw the first pitch at the Varsity Baseball home game on April 14 or April 27. Tickets are $3 for one and $5 for two. Selling stations will be set up April 8-10 and April 15-17 at the Lower School and Main entrances after school. High school students can also buy tickets in the Commons during Open Period on those dates.

 

Upcoming Service Opportunities

April 15 - Lower School Community Connections - Kite Making for Kite Day - 2:50 - 3:20 p.m.
 

April 18 - All Upper School students invited - Joint service project between WOO, NHS, and Dallas-area GP International students - Community Partners of Dallas - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Contact Ms. ThorneMs. Ekstrom, or Dr. Kroll for more information.

 

April 18 - National Junior Honor Society - Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. All members should plan to attend. Contact Ms. Palmer or Ms. Miles for more information. 

 

April 25 - All 7th and 8th grade students are invited - Kite Day for Bayles Elementary - 10:00 a.m. - noon. Contact Ms. Hauschild if you would like to attend.

 

April 25 - All Middle School students are invited - North Texas Food Bank - 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Contact Ms. Hauschild or Ms. Ekstrom if you would like to attend.

 

April 25 - All Lakehill students and their families are invited to volunteer at the Lakehill booth - Earth Day Texas - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Any length shift available). Contact Ms. Ekstrom if you would like to attend.

 

April 26 - All Lakehill students and their families are invited to volunteer at the Lakehill booth - Earth Day Texas - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Any length shift available). Contact Ms. Ekstrom if you would like to attend.
 

May 5 - Lower and Middle School Community Connections - Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake - After school.
 

Get in the Games

Sign Up for White Rock Spring Games by April 12

There is still time to participate in the White Rock Spring Games! The Games will be held on Friday, April 17 at Lake Highlands Park and are open to students in kindergarten through grade 5.  Don't wait - the deadline to register is April 12! 


Students can enter as individuals ($25) or in teams of four ($100). Check out the events here. Teams and individuals can register here.


What are you waiting for - Get in the Games!

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: Kelly Werther

Kelly Werther has attended Lakehill for 13 years, and her favorite subject is English because she enjoys reading and writing. Mr. Hagood is one of Kelly's favorite teachers because he has helped develop her writing, which will get her closer to achieving her goal of becoming a journalist. 

 

Kelly is involved in many extracurricular activities including National Honor Society, Rho Kappa, Science Club, Sisteens, volleyball, and basketball. She currently serves as the captain of the softball team and as Senior Class President.

 

Kelly plans to attend the University of Kansas and study journalism and strategic communications.  After college, she hopes to work as a journalist, editor, or in a marketing firm. 

 

Friends describe Kelly as being a responsible, dedicated, smart student. Her goal for this year is to graduate with strong grades and have a good summer before college. In her free time, Kelly is happiest when she's with her best friends, playing basketball, or getting some extra sleep.

 

Her inspiration comes from her parents and the books she reads. She said she "couldn't possibly pick" a favorite Lakehill memory because there are so many to chose from. She is proud of the legacy she has left at Lakehill and wants to be remembered as a well-rounded, smart, caring student and a good role model after her graduation.


By Shelby Britton, ninth grade
Sports Snippets
Spring Sports Head Toward District Play 

 

 Varsity Softball

The Lady Warriors Softball team suffered a narrow 12-13 defeat to East Texas Christian on April 7.


It was a close back-and-forth match up for all seven innings. Sofia De La Cruz pitched the entire game. Rachel Myers hit a double to centerfield. Kelly Werther tagged a runner out trying to steal second base and McKinney Waggoner made a double play at first. Audrey Castaigne hit a double to right field, and tagged a runner out trying to steal third base. See more photos

The Lady Warriors play at home against Texoma Christian on April 9 at 5:00 p.m. On April 14, the Lady Warriors take on Garland Christian at home. Game time is at 5:00 p.m. Mark your calendar for April 20 - the grills will be fired up and the PFC Athletics Committee will be giving away hot dogs at the Varsity Softball game.

Varsity Baseball

The Warriors stormed back from a nine-run deficit in the seventh inning to claim a 10-10 tie against the strong-hitting CHANT Chargers on April 2. There was little doubt that the Warriors were headed toward victory, but the game was declared a tie when it became too dark to play extra innings. Zac Aron came on to pitch the sixth and seventh innings, holding the Chargers to one run. Reed Henry, Jonathan Kelley, Baustin Shaw, and Jack Pippen all had key hits with two outs in the seventh inning to tie the game. See more photos.  

 

The Warriors next take on Greenville Christian on April 10 at home. On April 14, the winner of the sophomore raffle will be throwing the first pitch as the Warriors take on Longview Christian. Game time is at 5:00 p.m. The grills will be fired up and the PFC Athletics Committee will be serving complimentary hot dogs at the game.

Middle School Baseball 
Lakehill's Middle School Baseball team scored seven runs against Dallas Lutheran on April 7, but fell short in the 7-8 loss.  Jonah Shaw got his first chance to pitch in a game, getting a couple of outs for the team early in the first inning. Jalen Webster finished the game, earning six strikeouts and showing amazing skill in fielding two line drive hits to the mound. In an all-out team effort, every Lakehill batter got on base. The Warriors are at home on April 15 at 5:00 p.m. against Akiba.   

Middle School Softball
The Middle School Lady Warriors traveled to Greenhill on April 2 for the second game of the season. Greenhill, looking to avenge last year's loss to the Lady Warriors, had a dominating pitching performance in route to a 16-2 victory. Highlights for Lakehill included a double-play by Vanya Suchan and Haley Lopez, and Montgomery Rotellini driving in a run with a triple down the first-base line. Lakehill will host Desoto Canterbury on April 14 at 5:00 p.m.

Varsity Tennis
Four Lakehill athletes are headed to the Tennis State Finals on April 14 and 15 in Waco.
 
Senior Rachel Drazner will compete in women's singles and sophomore Dunny Boch will compete in men's singles. The team of William Skipworth and Cole Ellis will play in men's doubles. Good luck Warriors!
  
Varsity and Middle School Track
The Varsity Track team will compete in the Trinity Tiger Relays at Trinity Christian Cedar Hill on April 11 at 2:00 p.m. The Middle School Track team is preparing for its final meet, the IAA Track Championships, on April 13 at Parish.
This Week at the ESC
The seventh graders are creating scannable QR codes that contain all of the information that they have gathered about their trees over the past year.
 
Information includes tree tag number, scientific name, common name, GPS location (coordinates), and a link to the Texas Tree Id website that corresponds to the species of tree they identified. These QR codes will be printed and hung on each tree when the seventh grade visits the ESC in May.

Th sixth graders are preparing for next year's tree project by learning how to operate the GPS receivers.They will compete in a scavenger hunt for information stored on scannable QR codes that were created by last year's seventh grade class. 

What's Happening?
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April 7 - 10
Achievement Testing: Grades 7-8

April 10 and 11
Upper School Play, 7:00 p.m. 
Make plans to attend a performance of Lakehill's murder mystery, Design for Murder. Enjoy the multi-media production that will keep you wondering "who dunnit?" Suspicion of murder falls on every member of the cast until the final moment when all is revealed. Here's a tip: The butler is completely innocent. Design for Murder will be performed on Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11 in Lakehill's Charles Wyly Auditorium. Showtime is 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.

April 13-17
Achievement Testing: Kindergarten - Grade 2

April 13-17
Achievement Testing: Grade 3 - 4


April 14-17
PFC Scholastic Book Fair, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

April 14
Lakehill Day at Genghis Grill
Take a night off from cooking and enjoy a meal at Genghis Grill in Old Town. Tell them you are with Lakehill and a percentage of your check will be donated to the school! 

April 17
White Rock Spring Games
Great fun for students in K through Grade 8!

April 17
Fifth and Sixth Grade Game Night 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

April 17-19
NHS Retreat

April 18
NJHS Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

April 18
Upper School Service Project at Community Partners of Dallas, 10:00 - noon


April 21
Fourth Grade ESCape to Nature at the ESC

April 21
Upper School Mathematics, Foreign Language and Social Studies Honor Societies Induction, 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 

April 21
Headmaster's Reception for Top Donors, 6:00 p.m.

April 23
Lower School Spring Fling, 7:00 p.m.


April 24
Mark Twain Day, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. 

April 24
Middle and Upper School Choirs Concert, 7:00 p.m. 


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Lakehill Summer Camps 2015
Nearly 900 registrations for Lakehill Summer Camps 2015 have already been received! Don't miss out on the camps you want! Four new camps have just been added - check out pages 36 and 37 of the Summer Camps Guide to see what's new!