Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 11, Issue 34
May 16, 2019
Warrior Soars Like an Eagle
For anyone involved in Boy Scouts, the pinnacle of achievement is to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. It requires sustained and diligent work to earn the many required merit badges and the completion of a major community service project. Only four percent of Scouts obtain the rank of Eagle. 
Lakehill is proud to recognize freshman Harris Jones from Troop 518 who recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
As part of his path to Eagle Scout, Jones planned and executed a service project benefiting Dallas's Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Using a jigsaw, he made 13 bell-shaped boards out of Sintra PVC board, cutting out the shapes with a hole on top. With glue, he attached small video games which he ordered from Amazon to put in the kiosks at Scottish Rite. The final assembly was aided by 10 members of his troop. Jones's efforts involved over 100 hours of his time.

"Having the games to play will help the kids be less nervous about the difficult procedures they are going through," Jones said. Having volunteered at Scottish Rite, he knew he wanted to do something for the children they served. "I remember what it felt like to be in a hospital when I was younger. I remember being scared. I don't want them to have that same feeling."

The Court of Honor for Jones will be held on May 19. Congratulations to an outstanding young man on receiving Scouting's highest honor.
Lower School Enjoys Field Day
In Lakehill's Lower School, it doesn't get much better than Field Day. Despite unseasonably cold temperatures, excitement was high. Lower School parents came out in force to put on a field day to be remembered. 
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 second grader  Aidan Deason, the 2019 Field Day Grand Marshal, a highly desirable honor offered each year at Lakehill's Benefit Auction.The afternoon was full of fun games, including water balloon launching and an obstacle course. Lower School uncle Adam Jochelson and dad Travis Booth helped out in the Dunk Tank. Most of all, the children enjoyed being outside and having fun with their friends.
Thanks to organizers Stacie Smith and Carrie Booth and their team of parent volunteers who manned the events, the day was a complete success.  
See more photos from Field Day here.
Locks for Love
Several members of the Lakehill community recently made the decision to donate a part of themselves to those in need: their hair.

Hair donations make a huge difference for women and children with cancer, medical conditions, or trauma resulting in hair loss. Natural hair donations allow for a broader range of real hair colors and textures, and real hair wigs are much more life-like.

There are several organizations that turn long locks into free or low-cost wigs for people with cancer. The donated ponytails are utilized to provide high quality hair prosthetics, which help return a sense of self, confidence, and normalcy to those suffering from hair loss.

Fifth grader Maya Patel decided when she was five years old that she wanted to cut her long hair and told her mother she wanted to donate it to charity. While there are several reputable organizations to donate to, Maya selected Children with Hair Loss, because it goes specifically to children. "It must be so hard to be going through cancer and lose your hair," Patel said.

Maya has been cutting and donating her hair every year since then. She gets her hair cut before school starts and then lets it grow out through the year, typically donating 12 to 18 inches of hair. Maya’s hair is so thick that they should be able to make three wigs from it. Maya added, "It really helps kids get through a tough time. I know it would mean a lot to me if I were going through that."

Maya's mother, Sejal, began donating her own hair when she was in high school. She is proud of her daughter's decision. "To a person who is going through so much in life, it is powerful to be able to bring some happiness and normalcy through the small act of donating hair," she said. "I hope my child is learning to give back to the world in whatever little way she can."

Art teacher Sacha Troxler says she has wanted to donate her hair for more than a decade. "I always lost my patience trying to let it grow those last few inches that are required when donating," she said. Most organizations require a minimum of 8" of hair to donate. "I finally made it!" After learning about Children with Hair Loss from the Patels, she also selected them because they provide wigs to financially disadvantaged children free of charge.

"I am thrilled to have a new summer hairdo while being able to help others. I hope to be able to do it again in another three or four years."

Fourth grader Mary Greenwood recently cut 12 inches off of her hair to donate to Locks of Love. Greenwood said she first considered donating after watching her grandmother lose her hair while battling cancer. "After my grandmother died, I really thought about it and decided I wanted to help children who were going through the same thing," she explained. Greenwood says she wants to donate again when she is able. "It took me about eight years to get my hair long enough to donate, so I guess I will have to wait another eight years!"
Well Wishers Gather at Retirement Reception
Faculty and staff gathered at the White Rock Boat Club on May 9, to celebrate a successful school year and the career of Victoria John, who is retiring this year. 

"Ms. John has dedicated 19 years to Lakehill and will be missed," said Headmaster Roger Perry.

Lakehill congratulates Ms. John on this milestone, thanks her for her service to Lakehill, and wishes her well in her much-deserved retirement!
Students Elect New Officers
Several organizations recently elected officers for the 2019-20 school year. Alanna Stern and Ryan Douglas will lead the Class of 2020 as Senior Class Co-Presidents.

Newly-elected Upper School Student Council officers are:
Co-Presidents:  Preston Bied and  Hamed El-Feky
Secretary:  Kira Willis
Treasurer:  Stella Palmer
Historian:  Anders Ekstrom
Parliamentarian:  Sarah Smith
Senior Senator: Kareem Zidan
Junior Senator: Asher Chamoy
Sophomore Senator: Sydney Rutherford

Elizabeth Blanchard and Jonah Shaw were elected to lead the National Honor Society next year as Co-Presidents. National Junior Honor Society members elected  Aleena Wallace as President and  Avery Owen as Vice-President. Other officers will be elected when school resumes in the fall.

Congratulations to these student leaders.
Bio Diesel
Sophomores in Jeremy Holman’s Honors Chemistry class wrapped up an exciting year of discovery and experimentation by learning how to make bio-diesel from waste vegetable oil collected from homes and local restaurants.

While the procedure calls for extreme accuracy, precision, and caution, the students were surprised by how simple it is to make fuel that will work in any diesel engine. Bio-diesel burns cleaner than the petroleum diesel currently used in many vehicles and machines. With this project, students were able to apply lessons learned throughout the year to create a product with commercial value.
Sports Snippets

All-District Baseball and Softball
Ten Lady Warriors were recently selected for All-District Honors in Softball. 

Macy Ellis and  Loveth Heard were selected for First Team All-District honors. 

Katie Anne EastusTyler McCall, and  Claire Howard made Second Team All-District.  Haley Lopez, Ella Witherite, Maya Ariss, Kathryn Mahan, and Brooklynn Williams received Honorable Mention.

Eastus, Ellis, McCall, Heard, and Howard also received Academic All-State honors.
Seven Warriors were selected for All-District honors in Baseball.  Nathan Lewis was selected for First Team All-District.  Logan Stout, WIlliam Leake, Charlie Leake, and Spencer Neill made Second Team All-District. 

Jake Aron and Josh Aron received All-District Honorable Mention.

Congratulations to these outstanding athletes!
Book Buyback
The Textbook Buyback for grades 3-6 will be held Friday, May 17, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The Buyback for grades 6-12 will be Wednesday, May 22, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Follow the simple steps to sell back your textbooks with ease and confidence. 

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.

Camps begin in less than three weeks. Sign up now! 
Close Out the School Year with a Gift
Did you know you can make a donation to the Warrior Fund in someone's honor? 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!
Shop 'til You Drop!
Visit the Spirit Shop this week and get 50% off t-shirts!

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.
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  if you have any questions.

May 14 - 16
Reclamation Days, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Don't miss this last opportunity to reclaim lost backpacks, books, clothing, and lunch bags!
All items that remain at the end of the day on Thursday will be donated to charity.

May 16
AP World History Exam, 8:00 a.m. - noon

PFC General Meeting, 8:15 a.m.

AP Statistics Exam, Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Middle School Awards Ceremony, 2:00 p.m.

Athletic Banquet (ESC), 6:00 p.m.

May 17
Last Day of School for K-5

End of Term

Lower School Celebration

Textbook Buyback, Grades 3-6, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Upper School Awards Ceremony, 11:00 a.m.

AP Computer Science A Exam, Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Upper School Celebration, 12:30 p.m.

May 19
Baccalaureate (ESC) 2:00 p.m.

May 20-22
Get the  Exam Schedule

May 21
Senior Internship Interviews, 8:00 - noon

May 22
Textbook Buyback, Grades 6-12, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Graduation Rehearsal for Juniors and Seniors, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

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

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