Volume 9, Issue 28
April 6, 2017
|Lakehill Senior Wins Individual State Title, School is State Runner-up
On April 3, Visual Arts Chair Scott Boles took 22 selected works of art created by Lakehill visual art students in his drawing, painting, computer graphics, and sculpture classes and Cat Huitt's ceramics and weaving classes to Waco, Texas for the 2017 TAPPS State Art Championship competition.
Sophia Liu won overall Individual State Champion with the most points by a competitor with 68 points. Liu also garnered a first place gold medal in each of the following categories: senior portfolio, drawing black and white, drawing color, communication design, 2D mixed media, and painting (first and second place).
Competing against 18 other Division 3A schools from the state of Texas, seven Lakehill students placed high enough to accumulate 87 points and earn the State Championship Runner-up title.
Lakehill students won eight medals an d six ribbons in the seven categories they entered.
They competed against a total of 327 entries for all the categories they were in.
Other winners from Lakehill include:
Lauren Luna: fifth place, Communication Design; honorable mention,
Steven Murff: third place, Sculpture
Kelly Carlson: sixth place, Textile Arts
Shelby Britton: honorable mention, Textile Arts
Christian Druebert: eighth place, Textile Arts
Amy Tang: fourth place, Communication Design
|Theater Stage Crew Keeps Productions Ahead of the Game
When audiences see a play, they are only seeing the tip of the iceberg, In addition to the actors learning their lines, there is much more that goes on below the surface, or, in this case, behind the scenes. The theater tech crew is the silent army that keeps the cast moving with military
Onstage in the Charles Wyly Auditorium, audiences have been treated to some stunning performances this year. Performers fought a killer vegetable and traveled back to 18th century England, but the real magic is what happens before the run of the production starts, and behind the stage during the show.
|Upper School Drama Performs Sense and Sensibility
Audiences took delight in the Upper School Drama Department's performance of Kate Hamill's adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, which lit up the Lakehill stage under the skilled direction of Mark Guerra.
Sense and Sensibility is a social comedy of manners, giving us a glimpse into 18th century social circles. The story follows
Elinor (McKinney Waggoner
and Marianne Dashwood (Mia Milatello), two well-born young ladies thrust into an uncomfortable spotlight after their father dies, leaving them financially and socially compromised. They need to marry as best they can-but to whom?
"Working on this show was a challenge because the subject matter is of very mature nature, but I was impressed with how the actors were able to embody these wonderful characters and really tell the story that Jane Austen gave us," said Guerra.
An elegant and poised Waggonner was gracious, restrained, and noble in her suffering as Elinor.
Milatello gave a glowing performance as Marianne, spontaneous and emotional, flinging herself into everything from reciting Shakespeare to romance.
Noah Bernstein was a charming scoundrel as Marianne's love interest, John Willoughby. Elinor's affections lie with Edward Ferrars (made delightfully awkward by Charlie Pippen), a dear family friend whose choice of a bride lays firmly in the iron fist of his rich, elderly relative. Warren Lester and Tillie McCoskey were over-the-top sensational as Sir John Middleton and Mrs. Jennings.
Macy Ellis, Dylan Welch, Elizabeth Blanchard, Braden Burt, Elizabeth Motes, Thea Gilliland, Alanna Stern, Kira Willis, Justin Reed, Kumail Imam, George Cheng, John Hirata, and Anna Somodevilla rounded out the ensemble.
For a play about behaving yourself and practicing decorum,
Sense and Sensibility was filled with unrestrained freshness and life.
|Eighth Graders Get Sneak Peak into University
Lakehill eighth graders got a glimpse into their futures when they visited the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) on March 24. Each year, Director of College Counseling
Heather Dondis takes the eighth grade class to participate in a college outreach program, allowing students to take campus tours and attend an informational presentation about UTA.
The walking tour allowed the group to see a residence hall, the engineering school, science labs, and the book store, as well as the Maverick Activities Center. When the tour was finished, the students were treated to buffet-style lunch in the university dining hall where they dined among the college students. They were also treated to an informational presentation on the school and the admissions process, in addition to a science demonstration about chemical reactions, led by UTA science majors.
"For many of the students, it's the first time they have ever been on a college campus," says Dondis. "The best part is hearing the students ask questions and get involved during the tour because it allows me to get to know what they are looking for in a college."
When asked about the best part of the trip,
Hunter Cowart responded," I was impressed by the Activities Center because there was such a wide range of specialties and equipment. There was literally something for every sport imaginable."
Keegan Clendenin liked the variety of classes available and the flexibility of the class schedule. "They even have their own movie theater and a concert venue for top performers."
|Scholastic Book Fair Set for April 24-28
Replenish your bookshelves for summer reading at Lakehill's Scholastic Book Fair. The Book Fair will be held April 24-28 in the Upper Library and will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Watch for more information and get ready for fun surprises every day! The Book Fair Committee welcomes any parents who would like to volunteer. Please contact
to find out how to help.
Look for information sheets describing s'more daily events in the Lower School Friday Folders.
|Parents and Special Guests Visit ESC
Lower School students visited the ESC with their parents and other special guests this week.
Students shared a sampling of the experiments with their guests that they have conducted throughout the year. They also were treated to a preview of other projects that they will work on next year at the ESC.
Each day was dedicated to a different grade and their area of study for the year: Kindergarten, animals; first grade, birds; second grade, insects; third grade, flowering plants; and fourth grade, trees.
Holiday Hams and Turkeys from Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q Benefit Lakehill -
Order by April 11
Rudy's "Country Store and Bar-B-Q has put together a delicious holiday meal deal just for Lakehill families. Order your delicious smoked holiday ham or turkey (or both) and a percentage of the sale will be donated to Lakehill.
Order online or fill out this form and turn it in to the front desk. Orders are due by April 11 and will be available for pick up at Lakehill on April 13 after 10:00 a.m.
1/2 smoked pit ham, $39 each, plus tax
Whole smoked pit ham, $69 each, plus tax
Whole smoked turkey breast, $49 each, plus tax
PASF Cascarones Sale
It's time to get
with the PASF Cascarones sale. Cascarones are dyed, confetti-filled eggs with a personalized message inside. Cascarones will be sold from March 27 - April 10 and will be delivered at the end of the day on Wednesday, April 12. Prices are $1 for 1 cascaron, $5 for a half dozen cascarones, and $10 for a dozen. The sale will benefit cystic fibrosis research and is held in honor of Hayley Wester, former Lakehill student and PASF president.
Hop to it
fill out your form
.Completed forms with payment may be turned into the front desk.
Ninth Grade Bake Sale Benefiting Dallas Children's Advocacy Center
The Freshman Class will be hosting a bake sale in the cafeteria next Tuesday and Wednesday, April 11-12, during Upper School lunch. All proceeds will be donated to the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center, an organization that supports children who have been removed from their homes due to neglect, abandonment, or abuse.
Upcoming Service Opportunities - April
Saturday, April 8 -
Kite Day - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
All students in grades eight through twelve are invited to help host Kite Day for students from Bayles Elementary and their families.
Sign up here
Sunday, April 22 - Earth Day Texas - 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Lakehill students and families who are interested in helping with the Lakehill booth at Earth Day Texas on Sunday, April 22, should
sign up here
Saturday, April 29 - National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake - 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. All members should plan to attend. Contact Ms. Blanchette or Ms. Pippen for more information.
Tickets Now on Sale for the Lakehill Benefit Auction
Update from Headmaster Roger Perry
The bricklayers have completed acid washing the brick and power spraying it for a beautiful finish. The stucco on the west wall of the auditorium has been completed.
The installation of the smaller windows and framing for the large windows on the west and east sides of the new building is underway. The decorative concrete in the courtyard is being laid out, and they are setting the forms for the main entrance stairway.
Stay tuned for a video walk-through next week!
National Junior Honor Society Highlights Lakehill's Soon-to-be Graduates
NJHS Spotlight on Seniors
This week's senior: William Skipworth
William Skipworth has attended Lakehill since his freshman year. His favorite memories include playing football and having fun with friends. William has been a member of the Varsity football, basketball, and tennis teams. He participates in National Honor Society, Student Council, Debate, and Film Society.
In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering at the Stewpot Soup Kitchen, writing, reading, and playing tennis. His winning combination of academics and athletics has earned him the Warrior Honor Award. As an active Boy Scout, he recently achieved the highest rank of Eagle Scout.
William has applied to several colleges, including the University of Missouri and Kenyon College.
He plans to pursue a double major in journalism and English. For his future career, he aspires to be a writer or journalist.
William is most inspired by President John F. Kennedy. His parents have had the greatest impact on his life.
"I have valued my time at Lakehill; these have been some of the best years of my life. I have really enjoyed the people here!"
William's advice to young Warriors is to "Work hard; care about everything you do; and be passionate about it."
By Jourdyn Owens, eighth grade
The Varsity Baseball team got off to a slow start against district rival Dallas Lutheran at the Lutheran field on April 4. The Warriors fell behind in the second inning, and could not get a rally going, losing 15-3. Zac Aron was hit by a pitch twice, and Warren Lester was hit once. Charlie Pippen knocked in two runs with a double. The Warriors will get a shot at revenge when Lutheran comes to the Warrior Athletic Complex (WAC) on Tuesday, April 18.
Middle School Baseball
The Middle School Baseball
team suffered its first loss of the season at First Baptist Academy, 7-6, on March 30. The Warriors held a 6-4 lead going into the bottom of the seventh, but a three-run rally by FBA secured the walk-off victory.
Nathan Lewis had two RBIs, while Spencer Neill had one. Alex Dondis had a big game at third base, making three huge outs.
The Warriors record is now 2-1. They will face Dallas Covenant on
April 10 with first pitch set for
The Lakehill Varsity Softball team
lost to undefeated First Baptist at home
on April 1
. Many of the Lady Warriors saw action in the game.
On April 4
, the Lady Warriors lost to Heritage Christian on the road at UT-Dallas. The team will play three district games at home next week starting on
Monday, April 10
against Texoma Christian at 5:00 p.m.
The Varsity Track and Field team competed at the W.T. White Longhorn Invitational on April 1.
The meet consisted of many large 6A schools and Lakehill held their own in competition. Every athlete earned a personal best in at least one of their events, including the team's relays.
Four athletes placed in the top eight in their individual events, earning the team points. Alanna Stern claimed second in the 400 meter dash, and took seventh place in the 100 meter dash. Jason Herron placed fifth in the grueling two-mile with an awesome break-out performance. Brandon Bartholow placed eighth in the shot put, while Avery Meiteen earned eighth place with a personal best in the long jump.
The team continues to work together and improve each week as they march toward the district and regional meets.
Middle School Track
The Lakehill Middle School Track and Field team competed in their second meet on
April 1, in the Ovilla Christian Relays. Lakehill brought home several medals, in both field events and running. Lakehill placed in the top ten in several events, earning the team points.
Sarah Smith brought home two silver medals in her first attempt at field events, claiming second place in both the shot put and the discus.
Mara Sandberg placed ninth in the shot put.
In the long jump,
Jourdyn Owens took third place, while
Hayden Yoss placed ninth.
Cecelie Smith-Morris placed fifth in the high hurdles and sixth in the low hurdles, while
Grace Addison took fifth place in the 400-meter and sixth in the mile run.
Andrew Ward led the boys team with a gold medal in the 400-meter, silver medals in the shot put, long jump, and 100-meter dash, and a fourth place finish in the low hurdles. In the 100-meter dash, Emerson Danamraj took eighth place while Brett Peacock placed tenth. Danamraj also took seventh in the low hurdles.
Lakehill placed eighth in both the Girls 4 x 200 relay (
Annabelle Boyle, and
Zoe Williams) and the Boys (
Leo Paparoni, and
Cullen McCaleb and
Mika Davis both set personal records in the mile run.
ISAS Arts Festival (Oklahoma City)
Upper School Holiday
There is no school for Upper School students who are not attending ISAS.
End of Term 5 for Lower and Middle School
PFC Executive Committee Meeting, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
5th and Sixth Grade Game Night, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Upper School Honor Night, 7:00 p.m.
Spring Pep Rally
Early Release Day
Lower School students will be released at 11:30 a.m. Middle and Upper School students will be released at noon. After-care is available with a
April 14 - 17
NJHS and NHS Induction Ceremony, 7:00 p.m.
3rd and 4th Grade ERB Testing
K-2 ERB Testing
Scholastic Happy Camper Book Fair
Junior-Senior Ring Luncheon
Mark Twain Day (grades 4-6)
1:15 - 3:15 p.m., ESC
NJHS Shoreline Spruce-Up
White Rock Spring Games
Open to boys and girls in K-5
This year's competition will be split into two sessions, with grades K through 2 competing from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., and grades 3 through 5 competing from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Entry fees are $100 for a four-person team, with all registration fees donated directly to the participating students' schools. Registration ends at noon on Monday, April 17.
LAKEHILL SUMMER CAMPS
More than 800 registrations for Lakehill Summer Camps 2017 have already been received. D
on't miss out on the camps you want!