Volume 9, Issue 34
May 18, 2017
|Lower School Enjoys Annual Event
In Lakehill's Lower School, it just doesn't get much better than Field Day. With excitement high and a glorious sunny day, Lower School parents came out in force to put on a field day to be remembered.
The afternoon was full of fun and games, including everything from water balloon launching to potato sack races and an obstacle course. Most of all, the children enjoyed being outside in the warm weather and having fun with their friends.
Dressed in class shirts proudly displaying their team names, students started the event with their class cheers. The games were officially called to order by fourth grader
, the 2017 Field Day Grand Marshal, a highly desirable honor offered each year at Lakehill's Benefit Auction.
Students finished the day with icy treats, served with style from a real Paleta cart. Thanks to organizers Tricia Neerman and Stacie Smith and their team of parent volunteers who manned the events, everything ran smoothly and was great fun.
Well Wishers Gather at Retirement Reception
Faculty and staff gathered at the White Rock Boat Club on May 11 to celebrate the careers of five beloved Lakehill educators: Linda Booth, Susie Brigham, Patty Pippen, Carey Shaw, and Lou Wilkin.
"Together, these five outstanding teachers have dedicated nearly 100 years of service to Lakehill," said Headmaster Roger Perry. "They have left an indelible mark on our school and they will be missed tremendously."
Lakehill congratulates these esteemed educators on this milestone, thanks them for their amazing service to Lakehill, and wishes them well in their much-deserved retirement!
|Students Celebrate Successful Year
The Upper School Performing Arts Banquet, a wonderful evening of memories and awards, was held at Lakehill's Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center on May 13.
A video of short excerpts of student work throughout the year was prepared by
Mark Guerra and senior
Zac Aron. Honors and awards were presented to students involved in Lakehill Choir, Drama, Musical Theater, and Thespians.
Senior Noah Bernstein was recognized as an International Honor Thespian. Representing some 1800 hours of involvement, this award is the highest recognition that can be bestowed on a high school performing arts student. Bernstein is only the third student in Lakehill history to earn this honor.
Tillie McCoskey earned the National Honor Thespian award, representing 1200 hours. Three seniors were recognized as Honor Thespians: Reid Chickering, Chambliss Pierson, and McKinney Waggoner
. The tradition of wearing the gypsy robe was awarded to junior
|Drama Club Performs Original Play
Students in the Middle School Drama Club brought Julie Riggs's
B- Movie to the Lakehill stage on May 16.
Despite budget strains, Beauregard Studios is looking to make a comeback with the
The Beast from Beyond, but can the cast and crew stop bickering and backbiting long enough to blow away audiences with a sci-fi blockbuster? In this combination of video trailers and stage performance, fifth and sixth grade Drama Club members tell a story of conflict turning into collaboration.
Anna Knickel starred as director Becca Beauregard, assisted by
Sarah Ganson as her manager, "Bubba."
Cali Byrd was the angst-filled screenwriter.
Tristan Osang played the manly hero, and
Taylor Lewis the starlet.
Aleena Wallace was the comic sidekick, while
Arthur Cirillo and
Ethan Gaertner were special effects wiz and stuntman, respectively. The story was framed as a flashback for
Aslan Campbell's camera-woman.
In addition to the stage play, an ensemble group performed in video commercials and movie trailers that aired before and during the play. These featured
Katie Rich, and an over-the-top
Eighth and ninth grade members of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) pitched in on April 29 to help clean-up Lakehill's adopted shoreline at White Rock Lake.
Members of Lower and Middle School Community Connections Clubs and their families followed up on May 9 for another Shoreline Spruce-Up.
Thanks to everyone who has helped maintain Lakehill's adopted shoreline over the past nine years (that's 106 lake clean-ups and more than 4,000 hours of service!). Lakehill's Community Connections campers will maintain the lake over the summer. Make plans to join us at the first Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-Up for 2017-18 on September 9 at 9 :00 a.m.
National Junior Honor Society Highlights Lakehill's Soon-to-be Graduates
NJHS Spotlight on Seniors
This week's senior: Johnny Zhang
has attended Lakehill for three years. Coming from China to the United States for a better education, he chose Lakehill for its smaller classrooms and increased time with teachers.
Calculus BC has been Johnny's favorite class at Lakehill. He is a member of Mu Alpha Theta, the math honor society. J
ohnny is also a member of the International Club and has played Varsity Tennis and Varsity Soccer for Lakehill.
Outside of school, he likes to hang out with friends and see movies, "typical high school student stuff."
One of Johnny's most important memories is when he went scuba diving in Syria. He didn't check his supplies closely enough, and his mask broke while he was still underwater. This experience taught him to be careful, not rush the important stuff, and pay attention to the small details in life.
Johnny has decided to attend SMU where he plans to major in business and hopes to find a career in the financial industry. He thinks he might work for his father's company.
Johnny recommends that younger Warriors put time and effort into "community service, getting good grades, and practicing for the SAT or ACT early."
By Sarah Smith, eighth grade
All-District Baseball and Softball Teams Announced
Four Lady Warriors were recently selected for All-District Honors in Softball.
was selected for First Team All-District honors.
Ashley Peacock made Second Team All-District. Chambliss Pierson
and Montgomery Rotellini received Honorable Mention.
Peacock was also named Academic All-State.
Eleven Warriors were selected for All-District Honors in Baseball. Jonathan Kelley, Charlie Pippen, Jalen Webster, and Dylan Welch were selected for First Team All-District honors.
Zac Aron, Griffin Burt, and Toni Perez-Stark made Second Team All-District.
Christian Druebert, David Hunt, Warren Lester, and Logan Stout received All-District Honorable Mention.
Welch was also honored as the Division IV District 2 Offensive MVP while Webster was named Division IV District 2 Freshman of the Year.
Aron, Kelly, Perez-Stark, Pippen, and Welch were recognized with Academic All-State honors.
Middle School Athletes Celebrated
Middle School athletes were recognized on May 11 with a Chick-fil-A luncheon sponsored by the Parent Faculty Club.
Upper School athletes will be recognized at the annual Athletic Banquet on May 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the ESC.
Important Information from the Business Office:
All 2016-2017 accounts, including After School Care through April, must be paid in full no later than Friday, May 19, to avoid a potential delay in receiving final grades / records / transcripts for the year.
Tuition for the 2017-2018 school year (either full payment or first monthly payment) is due on Thursday, 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 2017-18 school year.
Please contact Bruce McCoskey, Lakehill's Business Manager, at 214.826.2931, ext 115, or email@example.com if you have any questions.
Middle School Awards Ceremony, 2:00 p.m.
Athletic Banquet, 6:00 p.m.
Last Day of School for K-5
Upper School Awards Ceremony, 11:00 a.m.
Upper School Celebration, 12:30 p.m.
, (ESC) 2:00 p.m.
Commencement Ceremony, 7:30 p.m.