Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 11, Issue 35
May 23, 2019
Class of 2019 Prepares for Graduation
The Class of 2019 stands at the threshold of new beginnings and opportunities, looking forward to the new challenges ahead.

This year's Valedictorian is Emily Tyler McCall. Tyler will attend Southern Methodist University in Dallas in the fall to study English and Film Production.

The Salutatorian is  Benjamin Harteveld Gillman. Ben plans to study Political Science and International Affairs at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Members of the Senior Class have just completed their two-week internships as part of their graduation requirements and presented a summary of their work to a faculty committee. They will take their final walk across the Lakehill stage on Friday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m., in Lakehill's forty-sixth Commencement Ceremony.

Seniors, in the words of comedian Jon Stewart, "College is something you complete. Life is something you experience. Success is defined in myriad ways, and you will find it, and people will no longer be grading you, but it will come from your own internal sense of decency. Love what you do. Get good at it."

Once again, 100% of Lakehill graduates will continue on to college. You can read more about them in the upcoming Class of 2019 Profile.

Special note: The Commencement Ceremony will be streamed live on Lakehill's NFHS channel. Tune in here .
Parent Faculty Club Announces Gift, Officers
Lakehill's Parent Faculty Club (PFC) gathered on May 16, for their final General Meeting of the year, chaired by outgoing PFC President   Andrea Johnston.
 
Johnston announced the PFC's annual gift to the school, totaling $195,000. The gift included $55,000 in technology enhancements from Trek for Tech. The additional $140,000 from the Auction and other programs will support updates to the Wyly Auditorium, Spanish books for Lower and Middle School, science furniture for Upper School, all level art room tables and stools, equipment for Robotics, Computer Science, and Physics, storage equipment for Middle School Science Olympiad, as well as funds for faculty development and departmental requests for enhancing student experiences, and contributions to the endowment fund. In addition, the PFC also sponsored $40,000 of programs for the school, including banquets, Tailgate, Graduation, Field Day, Back-to-School Picnic, and the Halloween Carnival.
 
The new PFC Executive Committee was also announced. 
 
Members of the 2019-20 Executive Committee are as follows:
President: Lydia Perry
Vice President: Shelley Shook
Secretary: Brook Scruggs
Treasurer: Sejal Patel
Parliamentarian: Kellie Armentrout
Immediate Past President: Andrea Johnston

Many thanks to the PFC and all its members who do so much for Lakehill.
Teams Celebrate at Athletic Banquet 
It was a time of celebration for the Athletic Department as Lakehill's Upper School teams wrapped up the year with their annual Awards Banquet on May 16, at the Environmental Science Center.

Sponsored by the PFC, the event allowed each athletic team the opportunity to be recognized and also gave coaches, students, and supporters the perfect opportunity to celebrate the season's successes and build momentum for the coming year. Those athletes maintaining strong academic standards were recognized with the Warrior Honor Club Award. 
 
The Fighting Heart Award, selected by the coaches, is given to two student-athletes who lead by example, display pride, and put the team first, embodying the true spirit of a Lakehill athlete. This year's honorees were Ben Palmer and  Tyler McCall.
 
Congratulations and thanks to all the Lakehill athletes and coaches who dedicate their time and talents to these programs. A special thanks to PFC Athletics Chair Michelle Crow and her committee for organizing this event.  
 
See more pictures from the banquet. 
Baccalaureate Brings Reflection, Thanks
Lakehill's Baccalaureate Ceremony was held on Sunday, May 19, at Lakehill's Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center. 
 
A time-honored Lakehill tradition, the ceremony provides an opportunity for each member of the graduating class to publicly thank the people who have made it possible for them to get to this moment of achievement in their lives. The afternoon of thoughtful reflection and heartfelt emotion provided a more intimate opportunity to pause and reflect on this rite of passage.

A Note of Thanks
Special thanks to Kate Langley, '19, Marketing Intern, for her contributions to Lakehill's Communications Office this year. From the creation of content and collateral materials, to the management of Lakehill's website and social media channels, this outstanding young woman has been invaluable, and will be missed greatly.

Every publication needs a good editor, and  The Warrior Weekly is fortunate to have a fantastic one. A special thanks to   Elizabeth Schmitt, editor extraordinaire, for her continued help with each week's edition of The Warrior Weekly, and for her amazing way with words and uncanny ability to make everything sound better. It wouldn't happen without her.
Cherish The Memories
Remember all the best moments of the year by ordering high quality prints and other mementos from SmugMug.

Don't forget to order all your  pictures from the 2018-19 school year!
Create Your Perfect Summer
When school is out for the summer, Lakehill Preparatory School’s two campuses keep on bustling with programs for students, ages 5–18, from all over Dallas. The same principles that make our community thrive during the school year infuse our summer programs with a spirit of adventure, abundant learning potential, and guaranteed fun.
 
Lakehill Summer Camps offer award-winning programs for boys and girls entering kindergarten through grade 12. Lakehill provides quality, teacher-led camps at an affordable price, with FREE before- and after-camp care available daily. Half- and full-day, week-long camps run from June 3 through August 2.
 
Mix and match from a variety of camps to create your perfect summer!
Check out the newly updated   2019 Summer Camps Guide

Find out more about our Summer Camps programs.
 
Close Out the School Year with a Gift
Did you know you can make a donation to the Warrior Fund in honor of someone else? The Development Office will send a card letting them know.
Donations to the Warrior Fund touch every member of the Lakehill Community. Your support helps ensure all students get the foundation essential for success today and far into the future.

With our new  online donation platform , it is quick and easy to make a #BigImpact.  
 
The Warrior Fund supports experiences throughout Lakehill, including curriculum advances, classroom STEM innovations, competitive athletics, and innovative performing and visual arts. Your gift helps our students excel, whatever the challenge.
 
 
Thank you for making a #BigImpact in our Warrior Community!
What's Happening?

Important Information from the Business Office:
All 2018-2019 accounts, including After School Care through April, must be paid in full no later than May 17, to avoid a potential delay in receiving final grades/records/transcripts for the year.

Tuition for the 2019-2020 school year (either payment in full or first monthly payment) is due on June 1; late fees will apply for payments received after June 10.

After School Care bills for May will be mailed in the first week of June. Parents are encouraged to make sure their accounts are clear over the summer to avoid any outstanding issues at the start of the 2019-20 school year.

Please contact Bruce McCoskey , Lakehill's Business Manager, at 214.826.2931, ext 107, or  bmccoskey@lakehillprep.org  if you have any questions.

May 24
Commencement Ceremony, 7:30 p.m.

Preliminary 2019-20 Calendar
Take a look at the  preliminary school calendar  for 2019-20.

June 3 - August 2
Lakehill Summer Camps

Have a wonderful summer, Warriors!  
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