Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 11, Issue 24
February 21, 2019
Summer Camps Registration Opens Today for Lakehill Families
Summer is much closer than you might think - especially when it comes to signing your kids up for summer camps. 

Registration for Lakehill Summer Camps officially opens to the public on Friday, but Lakehill families have the opportunity to register beginning today to beat the crowd. 

This summer, Lakehill is offering 90 different camps for all age levels, with new and exciting camps in every area imaginable. This is one summer you don't want your children to miss!

Check out the new   2019 Summer Camps Guide

Find out more about our Summer Camps programs.
Toga Party
Lakehill's halls were invaded by Trojan warriors, togas, and mystical creatures on February 14, as the seventh and eighth grade Latin classes marched their way back in time to attend the annual Roman Banquet, held this year in the Great Hall at Lakehill's Environmental Science Center. The theme of day was "Veni, vidi, vici," said by Julius Caesar. It translates as "I came, I saw, I conquered."

The students take this trip in conjunction with their study of Ancient Civilizations and Latin. The human wheel-barrow-style chariot races outside were a favorite new activity this year.
Students were treated to Ancient Civilization and Latin Bingo as well as a costume contest. Anna Knickel, dressed as Thalia, Muse of Comedy, won the award for Best Overall Costume. Addie Ashford and Olvia Johnston as the two-headed Cerberus won Best Group Costume. Ellis Meyer with his "veni, vidi, vici" shirt  took the prize for Most Creative, while Lily Bracken in full Roman goddess attire was awarded Most Historically Accurate. Jackson Cook as a Minotaur was honored for the Funniest Costume, while Roman Aristocrat Jeremiah Blanco was declared Crowd Favorite. Ethan Gaertner as a Roman Soldier was recognized for the Best Last-Minute Attire.

"It brings me joy to watch my eighth grade students plan and host this annual event," said Latin teacher Victoria John. "I am always amazed by their skill, teamwork, enthusiasm, and overall dedication to creating a productive and fun afternoon."

The planning committee included Knickel, Gaertner, Hannah Reister, Mars Henderson, Cali Byrd, Megan Blomquist, James McKinney, and Donovan Covarrubias. Noah Kohn, Hudson Welch, Aleena Wallace, Kayla Ristianto, and Avery Owen served as hosts.

See  more pictures.
New York State of Mind
This past weekend, 27 Upper School students traveled to New York City for the Winter Break. Over their four days in the city, they saw five shows and attended two workshops. The annual trip led by Tracy Herron has become an event to look forward to for performing arts students. It also allows those outside of performing arts to interact with Broadway performers and develop a greater appreciation for theater. The group was comprised of veteran New York travelers and even some who had never flown on a plane before. Overall, the trip provided new experiences for all involved. 

After their arrival Friday, students were able to explore Times Square before they attended La Fille du Regiment at the Metropolitan Opera. Sydney Rutherford particularly enjoyed the performance. “Following the French opera on the translation screen and witnessing the amazing costumes was really intriguing.”

The next morning, students attended a Broadway Classroom workshop with the conductor Jeffrey Theiss and actress Sharone Sayegh from The Band’s Visit. The students learned part of the show's opening song “Waiting” and examined the various characters and motivations demonstrated in the song. Sayegh then introduced students to an Israeli school of dance, named Gaga, in which the movement is concerned not with the visual aspect, but with feelings. 

That afternoon, students had the choice of seeing either the new musical King Kong or the classic My Fair Lady. That night, all students attended The Band’s Visit. Elijah McMillian said, "I enjoyed the show because of how relatable it was through a plot as simple as seeing into the lives of the townspeople.” Many students waited after the show at the stage door and were able to interact with cast members as well as get autographs. 

On Sunday morning, students met with actor Keven Quillon, a member of the My Fair Lady ensemble. After Quillon sang, students were able to ask him anything about the industry, his education, or life in New York during their Q & A session, getting valuable advice.

That afternoon, students attended either a new revival of Kiss Me Kate or a new adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird. Gaige McKnight stated, " To Kill A Mockingbird was a beautiful portrayal of a book we all read and loved in eighth grade.” He really enjoyed being able to see the story unfold in a new format. Several students waited at the stage door after the performance and even got to meet actors Jeff Daniels, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Gideon Glick, and Stark Sands. For their last show, students chose between the musicals Wicked and The Prom

Throughout the trip, students were able to not only see shows which interested them, but were given free time to experience the city. This independence enabled students to pursue their interests and be engaged in every activity. According to  Elizabeth Schmitt, one of the trip chaperones, “Several of the shows had important messages about tolerance and the fact that it is not enough to merely 'show up.' It is also necessary to listen and, as Scout put it, we need to 'all rise' and act.”

Thanks to  AJ Chamoy for the pictures.

By Kate Langley, '19
Marketing Intern
Lakehill PFC Denim & Diamonds
2019 Spring Gala & Benefit Auction
Saturday, March 23, 2019
7:00 p.m. at The Statler Dallas
Early Bird Auction Tickets are available until March 9, 2019.
There will be a price increase after that date.
Strait to Vegas
If you were hoping to catch George Strait, the "King of Country," live in concert, but missed out on tickets for one of the Dallas shows, then here is your chance to do it in style! Don’t miss an amazing opportunity to win this Stay and Play package which includes a three-day/two-night stay with accommodations at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino and a pair of lower-level concert tickets for the show on August 24. This will surely be an epic sold-out show. Don't miss your chance to see the living legend live at the T-Mobile Arena in Vegas!

Please visit to purchase event tickets, become an event sponsor, donate an item, or make a room block reservation. Any questions? Please email

Stay tuned to The Warrior Weekly for more sneak peeks of some amazing auction items and updates!
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: Kumail Imam 
Kumail Imam has attended Lakehill since seventh grade. During these years, he has participated in Track, Musical Theater, Drama, and International Club. Outside of school, he enjoys summer activities and internships abroad. This past summer, he went to South Africa on a full scholarship to study peace, politics, and human rights.

Kumail’s favorite classes are Ms. Mayo’s Spanish class and Mrs. Rutherford’s Calculus class. He likes these classes because the teachers are amazing and have helpful teaching styles. Kumail has earned high honors every year in Upper School, and is a member of the National Honor Society. He also has received national awards on the Spanish exam and in volunteer service.

Kumail plans to major in Business. He has been accepted to the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas at Dallas, and is waiting to hear from several other schools. He says different people inspire him everyday, but he is especially inspired by people who impact their community. His advice to young Warriors is, “Pursue your passions and focus on your interests.”

By Leo Paparoni, ninth grade
Sports Snippets

Lakehill Claims All-District Honors in Basketball, Soccer
Coaches from the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) met recently to bestow the coveted honors of All-District teams for Varsity Soccer. Lakehill had two students recognized.

All-District Soccer:
Second Team All-District (Goalie) -  Spencer Neill 
Honorable Mention (Offense) -   Luka Varnes

Congratulations to these outstanding athletes!

Middle School Boys Basketball
The Middle School Boys Basketball IAA team finished the season with a hard-fought loss to Zion Lutheran in an intense Championship game on February 14. With a final record of 19-2, the boys finished as regular season league champions. 

"The team's four eighth graders provided strong leadership, as the team grew individually and together," said head coach Bob Yttredahl. "This season was a wonderful platform for these players that will set them up to accomplish great things on our Varsity Basketball team." 

Show Your Warrior Spirit!
The Spirit Shop is open for business, with great new styles and classic favorites so you can show your Warrior spirit! The Spirit Shop is open on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7:45-8:45 a.m. and Monday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons from 2:45-3:45 p.m.

February 22 
Fourth Grade Mini Musical, 9:00 a.m.
Shh...We're Writing the Constitution

February 22 - 24
Middle School Debate State Conference

February 23
Upper School FTC Robotics Regional Competition

English Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition, 9:00 a.m.

February 25
Middle School Basketball All-Star Games

February 26
National Latin Exam, 8:00 - 8:50 a.m.

February 27
Fourth Grade Invention Convention, 2:00 - 2:40 p.m.

February 28
Box Tops Due
Don’t forget to turn in Box Tops to your child's teacher or to Ms. Drake at the front desk by February 28. The Lower School class with the most Box Tops this semester will win a class party!

Parent-Teacher Conferences
No Classes

March 1
Middle School Musical, Mary Poppins, Jr., 7:00 p.m.

March 1-3
Upper School PASF Convention (San Antonio)

March 2
Ferguson Road Initiative Community Clean-up with Mr. Perry, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Everyone Invited!

Upper School Regional Science Olympiad

March 23 - Save the Date!
Lakehill Benefit Auction: Denim & Diamonds

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