Volume 9, Issue 24
March 23, 2017
|Lakehill Students Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple
Thirty-five lucky Lakehill Upper School students embarked on the trip of a lifetime this Spring Break, taking off to the Big Apple. On March 13, the students began their adventure by being picked up in limos and taken to the W hotel in the heart of Times Square.
The group attended six fantastic Broadway shows:
Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, Natasha Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812, The Present,
. The students participated in a Broadway workshop, getting the chance to work with performers from
, learning a musical number and a dance from the show.
Students spent a morning visiting the Museum of Modern Art and a took a tour of the National September 11 Memorial. They had many opportunities to experience New York City culture, shopping at local shops and trying the food at local delis and doughnut shops. They also enjoyed the unexpected surprise of seven inches of snow on their trip.
In their down time, students had the option to spend their time shopping in Soho, touring and shopping in the landmark eleven-floor Macy's, or exploring Times Square. The group concluded their time in New York by eating at the popular Ellen's Stardust Diner on Broadway, enjoying a live performance from the waiters as they ate.
"I think one of the things I enjoyed most was seeing the students work together and help each other out," said Mr. McCoskey who was a chaperone on the trip. "It warmed my heart. That's really what these trips are all about."
"The trip was a great experience," said freshman Lindsey Evans. Fellow freshman Elizabeth Blanchard agreed. "I was able to get to know more of the students and to spend time with people I didn't know well before the trip."
By Salma El-Feky
Marketing Intern, Class of 2017
|Upper School Students Advance to State
Two Upper School artists recently had their portfolios selected to advance to the State level in the TAPPS 3A competition in Waco.
Visual Arts chair Scott Boles submitted portfolios from seniors Lauren Luna and Sophia Liu for consideration. Portfolios consist of six works of art from each student. Of all the entries received from top artists in 3A schools across Texas, only 10 are selected to advance to State in the Senior Portfolio category. "I am extremely proud of Lauren and Sophia, and thrilled that Lakehill earned two of the ten spots," said Boles.
The Senior Portfolios are sent to three different judges who score and rank each artist's overall submission. Like the State competition, each ranking gets points, with only the top 10 combined scores advancing. Another set of judges will judge them in first through tenth place in Waco for State.
See the artwork
that earned these two seniors a place in the State competition.
|Upper School Drama Students Perform Sense and Sensability
Lakehill's Upper School Drama students will bring Sense and Sensibility to the Lakehill stage on March 31 and April 1. Curtain is
at 7:00 p.m.
The play is directed by Mark Guerra. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door.
Adapted by Kate Hamill, the play is based on the novel by Jane Austen which
follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters - sensible Elinor (
) and hypersensitive Marianne (
) - after their father's sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor and emotional depth. Sense and Sensibility examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?
Students in any grade, kindergarten through high school, who plan to apply for the President's Volunteer Service Award should turn in their records of service to Ms. Ekstrom by Friday, March 31. All recipients will be recognized at the Award Assemblies in May.
President's Volunteer Service Award-Applications Due Next Friday, March 31
PASF Cascarones Sale
It's time to get crackin' 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 and fill out your form.Completed forms with payment may be turned into the front desk.
Holiday Hams and Turkeys from Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q Benefit Lakehill
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
Upcoming Service Opportunities - April
Saturday, April 8 -
Kite Day - Noon - 2:00 p.m.
All students in grades eight through twelve are invited to help host Kite Day for students from Bayles Elementary and their families. Contact
for more information.
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.
Registration for the Sixth Annual White Rock Spring Games is Now Open
The White Rock Spring Games are back for yet another year of family-friendly fun and community spirit. Once again, boys and girls in kindergarten through grade 5 will come together to help raise money for more than 20 East Dallas schools.
The White Rock Spring Games will be held on Saturday, April 29 at Bishop Lynch High School. 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.
Tickets Now on Sale for the Lakehill Benefit Auction
Update from Headmaster Roger Perry
The construction of our new facilities is taking shape and the final look of the exterior is becoming clearer every day.
The brick work should be completed by early next week. Starting today, the glass for the windows will be placed in the frames. The stucco facade is being installed on the face of the auditorium and will be completed next week. Much of the HVAC system duct work, as well as the fire sprinkler system and the electrical components,
have been finished.
The two buildings were successfully connected at the basement level and the first floor over Spring Break. All of the interior walls have been framed and the outline of the rooms is now more obvious.
The new building will provide our students and teachers with amazing new spaces.
National Junior Honor Society Highlights Lakehill's Soon-to-be Graduates
NJHS Spotlight on Seniors
This week's senior: Abi Price
Abi Price has attended Lakehill since fifth grade. Her favorite classes include Computer Applications, Musical Theater, and A.P. Psychology. She plays Varsity Volleyball, performs in Choir and Musical Theater, and is involved in many clubs, including French Club, Sisteens, National Honor Society, Honor Council, Student Government, Leadership Academy, Rho Kappa, and Mu Alpha Theta. She is currently serving as President of the Senior Class.
Outside of school, Abi works as a volunteer coach to a seventh grade volleyball team and volunteers at The Stewpot. She also enjoys being in two choir groups, having fun with her friends, and playing with her puppy.
Her favorite memories at Lakehill are winning the Ovilla Volleyball Tournament as a freshman and the closing night of Little Shop of Horrors as a senior.
Abi has received many awards including Undefeated in District, First Team All-State, and Academic All-State for Volleyball, and the Jane Alber Musical Theater award.
Coach Cayme has had the biggest impact in her life, not only as a volleyball coach for many years, but also as a friend. Her grandfather, who is an engineer, inspires her the most.
After graduating, Abi would like to attend college and study mechanical engineering. She has applied to Auburn University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Tennessee, Texas A&M University, Baylor University, and Vanderbilt University.
Abi's greatest lesson learned at Lakehill is to always make things happen yourself. "If you would like to see change, you're going to have to take the first steps toward it yourself. If you wait around for someone else to make it happen, you will be waiting a while."
Her advice to young Warriors is to "be involved, learn time management, and, most importantly, have fun!"
By Hayden Yoss, eighth grade
The Varsity Baseball team hit the diamond running in the first game back from Spring Break with a convincing 15-6 win over McKinney Cornerstone. Toni Perez-Stark hit a long double to left field. Jalen Webster, Jonathan Kelley, Dylan Welch, and Warren Lester all had big hits to pace the offense. Zac Aron pitched a complete game. He was backed up by great defense from Charlie Pippen at second base. The Warriors are in action again this Thursday at 5:00 p.m. against McKinney Christian. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony before the game to recognize the new scoreboard. Plan on a trip to the Warrior Athletic Complex to see the team in action.
Middle School Baseball
The Middle School Baseball team opened the season
on March 21
with a 6-4 win over Wylie Prep. The team was led on the mound by eighth grader Christian Barefoot (1-0) who went six innings, giving up four earned runs with six strikeouts.
Down 2-0 in the top of the first on a triple, the Warriors responded with four runs of their own in the bottom of the inning. The rally started with back-to-back walks to Barefoot and Matthew McCall. Nathan Lewis then singled to left, loading the bases. Ryan Henry reached on an infield single, scoring Barefoot and cutting the deficit to 2-1. Seventh grader Mitchell Crow then reached base on a throwing error by the shortstop, allowing all three runners to cross the plate, including Henry sliding in just under the tag of the Wylie Prep catcher.
The Patriots closed the gap to 4-3 in the top of the fifth. In the bottom of the fifth, an inside-the-park home run from Henry that also scored Henry Hopkins brought the score to 6-3. Barefoot closed out the game on a ground ball to him that he took to first for the final out. The Middle School Warriors are coached by Denver Bowden. The team with try to get another win on Friday when they take on Greenhill at home with first pitch set at 5:00 p.m.
The Lady Warriors Varsity Softball team lost their first district game on the road on March 21 against a tough First Baptist team. The team will play at Texoma Christian on March 23 at 5:00 p.m.
Lakehill Varsity Tennis team tied First Baptist Academy 4-4 on March 22.
continued their strong play, winning their singles matches 8-0 and 8-2, respectively.
claimed victory in their doubles competition (8-3). Cole Nickerson and Regan Yuan split their doubles matches, losing 8-7 and winning 6-3.
The Varsity Tennis team was also represented by Jerome and Greg Gillman in Boys Doubles and
Elizabeth Motes in Girls Singles.
Lakehill is fielding a large Varsity Track and Field team this year, with 24 students on the roster. The Warriors opened their season on March 9 at the Winter Warm-up Relays at Prince of Peace Christian School. The girls team finished 12th, running strong against tough competition from several 6A schools. Coach
is proud of the team's efforts in their first meet. "Every athlete achieved a personal best in some event," she said. The team competes again on Saturday at the Nazarene Christian Invitational.
Lakehill rowers with White Rock Rowing continued their sprint racing season at the OKC Invitational on March 18 in Oklahoma City. R
owers with Dallas United Crew competed in the Shamrock Regatta on March 16-19 at Stanford University. Both crews performed well and are now preparing for the Texas Rowing Championships on April 22-23 in Austin.
: second place, Men's Varsity 4x, OKC
Anders Ekstrom: fourth place, Men's JV8, Shamrock
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Baseball Scoreboard, 4:30 p.m.
7th Grade Grand Rounds
8th Grade College Tour
Kindergarten Beach Day
March 24 - 26
PASF Convention in San Antonio
Presidents Volunteer Service Award Due!
March 31 and April 1
Upper School Play, 7:00 p.m.
Lakehill Benefit Auction
White Rock Spring Games
Open to boys and girls in K-5
All registration fees are donated to the school!
LAKEHILL SUMMER CAMPS
More than 700 registrations for Lakehill Summer Camps 2017 have already been received. D
on't miss out on the camps you want!