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Volume 8, Issue 21 February 18, 2016
Ready, Set, Summer!
Lakehill Summer Camps Registration Opens Today to Lakehill Families!
Summer is a lot 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 Saturday, but Lakehill families have the opportunity to register beginning today to beat the crowd! 

This summer, Lakehill is offering 85 different camps for all age levels, with new and exciting camps in every area imaginable. This is one summer you don't want to miss!

Check out the new 2016 Summer Camps Guide . Find out more about our Summer Camps programs here.
Constitutional  Convergence
Fourth Grade Presents Mini-Musical
To coincide with their study of American history, Lakehill's fourth grade students brought history to life as they performed the mini-musical,  Shh! We're Writing the Constitution  by Carmino Ravosa on February 17 for Lower School students and parents.  

The story focuses on the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and the trials and tribulations of the delegates as they worked to create an ordered system of government.

The cast featured the fourth grade students as delegates to the Convention, and included Aslan Campbell as George Washington, Taylor Lewis as James Madison, Leyton Scruggs as Alexander Hamilton, and Zoe Crist as Benjamin Franklin. Soloists included Abby Dondis, Rory Bailey, Landry Poore, Asa McCaleb, Sarah Ganson, Aileen EdwardsLily Bracken, Victoria Bell, Lobna El-Feky, and Isabel Kettering. The students were under the direction of Linda Booth. 

Roman Reunion
Photo by Loveth Heard.
Students Enjoy Annual Roman Banquet
Lakehill's halls were invaded by Trojan warriors, togas, and mystical creatures on February 11 as the seventh and eighth grade Latin classes marched their way back in time to attend the annual Roman Banquet. 

Each year, students travel to Stratos Global Tavern to dine like Roman royalty on ancient delicacies that would make any Roman's mouth water. "The best part of the Roman Banquet is always the food," says eighth grader Stella Palmer. "It makes you feel like you're actually a part of the culture." The students take this trip in conjunction with their Latin courses, in order to bring their studies to life.
Once they arrive, students are treated to an afternoon full of feasting, as well as Latin trivia Bingo and a costume contest.  Jourdyn Owens  and  Sarah Smith  took the prize for Most Creative while  Gaige Cerda  was awarded Most Historically Accurate. Asher Chamoy  took Funniest and  Chris Luke  was selected as Crowd Favorite. J ada Silas was recognized for Most Preparation while Alanna Stern won the Judge's FavoriteZoe WilliamsSophia GansonAnika KapoorHayden Yoss, and Maddison Cerda won the Best Presentation.

"Lakehill's 16th annual Roman Banquet was outstanding, thanks to the incredible leadership and collaboration of our eighth grade committee," said Latin teacher Victoria John. "They planned the Bingo game and costume contest, as well orchestrated the program."  Eighth graders Stella Palmer , Lynley Waggoner , and Claire Howard served as chairs, while  Haley Lopez, Jackson Elliott, Kyeser Hall, Ella Witherite, Zuri Williams, Jonah Shaw, Hamed El-Feky, Jas Sauz and Logan Stout comprised the committee.

Joanne Rizos, Marketing, Event, and Catering Director at Stratos Greek Taverna and Lakehill alumna,  praised the students for their politeness and behavior.

By Afton Guedea
Marketing Intern, Class of 2016
Forging Leadership
Senior Helps Others Remember American Presidents
Lakehill faculty and students were treated to a special Presidents' Day celebration on Tuesday, complete with songs, interesting facts, and Presidential trivia. The celebration was coordinated by senior Brandon Douglas

Douglas, who was selected last year to attend the Spirit of America Youth Leadership Conference sponsored by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, developed the program during his application process. Recipients were encouraged to implement a patriotic awareness program in their schools after attending the conference. 

"I feel like Presidents' Day is an often overlooked holiday," said Douglas. "I researched the beginnings of the holiday and how it evolved over time. I wanted to share that information with others in an entertaining way." 

Douglas decorated the cafeteria and held the special event during each lunch period on Tuesday. Table decorations included information cards with fun Presidential facts. He shared his knowledge with each group, and even added accompaniment on the harmonica to a variety of patriotic songs.  "I feel like everyone responded really well to the event," he said. 

"I really liked the music he played," said fourth grader Brendan Hall . "He's really good on the harmonica and I liked the way he remixed it. I even learned some things about the Presidents." 
Worldly and Wise
Upper School Students Attend Academic WorldQuest
On February 17, 12 Lakehill Upper School students competed in the Academic WorldQuest Regional Competition at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Academic WorldQuest, a flagship program of the World Affairs Councils of America, engages more than 4,000 high school students annually across the U.S. to test their knowledge of global issues and foreign policy. This year's topics ranged from the Sultanate of Oman to privacy in the digital age.

Freshmen  Kate Langley Alice Feng , and  Heather Hines , sophomores  Ashley Peacock and  Steven Murff , and juniors  Reid Chickering Zain Imam Tillie McCoskey Chambliss Pierson Charlie Pippen Allison Riemer , and  Lily Turner participated in the event. Lakehill fielded three teams out of the 100 in the competition. Teams answer 10 rounds of 10 questions in the assigned topics.

This is Lakehill's third year to compete in the event. "While we did not win this year, the group was enthusiastic about competing and challenging each other to do better," said sponsor Latricia Davis. "E ach year we do a little better than the last."

Each member of the team selects specific topics of interest to specialize in for the competition. "I love watching them come together as a larger group to challenge and spur each other on," Davis said. 

"My favorite thing about Academic World Quest is the competition aspect," said McCoskey. "It provides a healthy environment in which we push each other to be better."
Auction Update

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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: Reed Henry
Reed Henry has attended Lakehill since the sixth grade. His favorite class was Pop Culture which he took his freshman year. His favorite memory at Lakehill was standing on the Lighthouse Rock at Palo Duro Canyon during Adventure Week in seventh grade. 

Reed plays on the Varsity Baseball team and performed in last spring's drama production of Design for Murder. His favorite activities are playing baseball and going to the movies. 

Reed has applied to the University of British Colombia, University of Oregon, University of Washington, Texas A&M, University of Texas at Arlington, and Texas State University. He plans to major in geography.

The biggest influence on Reed's life is his dad. He is going to miss the small sense of community at Lakehill and the feeling that his teachers really know him and care about him. 

By Greg Gillman, ninth grade
Sports Snippets
Varsity Girls Basketball Team: Playoff Bound!
The Lady Warriors closed out an undefeated district championship on February 12 with a 51-37 victory over Longview Trinity. 

The team was led in scoring by Jakayla Silas with 29 points and Charity Abengowe with 13. McKinney Waggoner contributed nine rebounds and four points. 
The Lady Warriors are preparing for their opening round playoff game against Waco Live Oak Classical this Saturday, February 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lakehill Gym. Come out and make some noise, Warriors!

Varsity Boys Basketball
The Varsity Boys Basketball team finished their season in Longview on February 12.

  Dunny Bock led the team with 17 points. It was a difficult season, but the Warriors worked hard and had fun doing so. After losing two key members to injuries, senior Kason Burt stepped up as a leader and made sure no one threw in the towel. They came to practice every day ready and willing to get better. "I am proud of this group and how they continued to play with heart and pride, no matter what the circumstances were," said Coach Bob Yttredahl. "This team should be proud of their efforts and of how hard they worked."
This Week at the ESC
Eighth graders conducted an experiment involving the solar houses they built on a previous trip. They discovered how different light aspects and intensities affected their houses, and developed ideas on how to better design them. They also assembled and flew solar balloons.

Fifth grade students revisited the compost bin they helped to start, and learned about the role of fungus in decomposition. They observed different fungi from around the ESC as well as the mushrooms that they grew in mushroom farms.

See more photos from the ESC.
What's Happening?
finger with string
February 17-18
Ninth Grade Bake Sale
Middle and Upper School lunches

February 18
Tribe Meetings, 1:40 - 2:05 p.m.

February 18
IAA All-Star Games at Fairhill
Girls at 4:30 pm.; Boys at 5:30 p.m.

February 19
Fourth Grade Invention Convention, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

February 20
Varsity Girls Basketball Playoffs
Lakehill vs Waco Live Oak at Lakehill, 6:30 p.m.
Come cheer on the undefeated Lady Warriors! 

February 20
WOO Service Project at Community Partners of Dallas
10:00 a.m. - noon

February 22
PFC General Meeting
Cafeteria, 8:15 a.m.

February 22
Spring Box Tops Collection Deadline

February 23
K-2 Admission Coffee, 
8:30 a.m.

February 24
Parent-Teacher Conferences - No classes
Most teachers will be available for conferences between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. To schedule appointments with your child's teachers, please follow the guidelines below:
  • Lower School parents will receive an appointed time from the Lower School teachers and therefore do not need to call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • All appointments for Middle and Upper School must be scheduled by talking with Mrs. Kidder. We will be unable to schedule voice message requests or e-mail requests for conference appointments.
  • To schedule appointments, please call the school office after 8:30 a.m. on February 18, 19, 22, or 23. 
  • To expedite the process of scheduling appointments, please compile a list of the teachers you would like to see before calling the office. If you don't know all of your child's teachers, please refer to your child's schedule on RenWeb.
February 24-25
Reclamation Days

March 8
Drama Club Performance, NQuiry
Auditorium, 3:45 p.m.  

Save The Date!
Lakehill Benefit Auction: We're Going Back to the Eighties
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Join us for an awesome evening at Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park and enjoy a buffet dinner by Two Sisters Catering, a live and silent auction, a performance by the Dan Quinn Band, and an 80's "rave" party with DJ Dan Quinn spinning your favorite 80's tunes following the live auction.