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Volume 8, Issue 22 February 25, 2016
Complex Machines
Fourth Graders Shine in Invention Convention
On February 18, Lakehill fourth grade students gathered for the Invention Convention, a much anticipated event that tests students' ability to link simple machines together in order to perform a task. The annual event is inspired by the works of cartoonist and engineer Rube Goldberg.
Goldberg was fascinated by how humans seemed determined to make the simplest tasks unnecessarily complicated, and that is exactly what the fourth graders did as they set out to create the ridiculous, often hilariously complex machines. 

After careful planning, students built their contraptions out of scavenged materials, such as school supplies, duct tape, and cardboard boxes. Many inventions solved common tasks, such as dispensing sprinkles on cupcakes, slicing a chocolate bar, or opening a book.
Inventions were judged on creativity, use of simple machines, and the ability to explain what steps in the invention required the most trial and error to perfect. If a particular mechanism failed to work as planned, students were given credit for the step if they could explain how they would adjust or replace the malfunctioning part in order to fix the machine. Students learned that plans and models must often be modified in order to achieve the desired result, and that inventors rarely get it right the first time.

See more pictures from Invention Convention.
Boxing Hope
Tribes Prepare Shoeboxes for Children
Lakehill's Tribes gathered on February 18 to fill 120 shoeboxes with  small gifts, toys, school supplies, toiletries, and special surprises. The wrapped boxes were then delivered to Captain Hope's Kids for their Hope in a Box program.

This program provides wrapped and filled shoeboxes for school-age children who are celebrating their birthdays, holidays, or other events while living in a shelter or temporary housing. The boxes provide a great opportunity for children of all ages and backgrounds to help other children who are less fortunate.

Create The Perfect Summer
Register Now for Lakehill Summer Camps
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 is open, and space is filling quickly. More than 600 registrations have already been received!

With 83 different camps for all age levels 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.
Entertainment with a Cuppa Joe
Student Council Presents Coffee House 
Do you ever feel like being treated to a night of hot chocolate and good music? Student Council has just the thing! On February 27, the Upper School Student Council will host their third annual Coffee House from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 

Held at the Lakehill Environmental Science Center at the Perry Campus, the night will be filled with delicious chili, piping hot White Rock coffee, and hot chocolate. While attendees enjoy their meals, they will be treated to a wonderful entertainment lineup including a vocal performance by Lily Turner and Tillie McCoskey, comedy acts by Rishi PantGriffin Burt, and Toni Perez-Stark, a dance routine from Jhordan Nelson and Tata Fortune, with headliners [Sic] Muzik, featuring Brandon Douglas and Varun Iyer, performing some original hits.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door from Mrs. Thorne. The proceeds help fund the Upper School Prom. "I think what makes Coffee House such an awesome event is the entertainment," said Student Council President Brandon Douglas. "The chance for students to support their peers while eating great food and enjoying each other's company--you just can't beat it."

By Afton Guedea
Marketing Intern, Lakehill Class of 2016
On The Stage
Upper School Drama Performs Two One-Act Plays
Lakehill's Upper School Drama students will bring a two one-act plays to the Lakehill stage on April 15 and 16.
Radium Girls  will be performed at 7:00 p.m. and is appropriate for all ages. Who Is Theo? will begin at 8:00 p.m., and is suitable for  seventh  grade and older.
In 1926, radium was considered a miracle cure. Madame Marie Curie was an international celebrity, and luminous watches were the latest rage - until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story,  Radium Girls  traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire. The cast includes  McKinney Waggoner Heather HinesMacy EllisAlice FengVanya SuchanLiam ReeceLeandro YangJohn HirataWarren CaoKumail Imam, and Gary Hou.
In Who is Theo, amidst the late-night din of St. Patrick's Day in New York City, Donna comes home to find an intoxicated man named Theo dressed like a leprechaun in her apartment. Mistaking Theo for her roommate Jamie's sublet, Donna puts him into the empty room only to learn that Jamie is still home. With no explanation of how he got in, Donna and her roommates try to figure out where Theo came from and how to get him out of the apartment. Theo's undeniable charm and seemingly magical habits, however, don't make it easy. After everything from a police chase to a zombie apocalypse, we find out who we are, who we could be, and who is Theo. The cast includes Evyn GreeneTillie McCoskeyBrandon DouglasNoah Bernstein, and Rishi Pant.
Both one-act plays are directed by Mark Guerra. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.
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: Griffin Gleboff
Griffin Gleboff has attended Lakehill for twelve years. She has been part of many clubs and organizations at Lakehill. She is the Vice-President of the Senior Class, the manager for the Girls Varsity Basketball team, and a member of both Lakehill's broadcast production team and the yearbook staff. 

Griffin's favorite event at Lakehill is, without a doubt, Senior Day, which she has always enjoyed. Although she has never won the raffle, she enjoys hearing about the successes and future plans of the seniors. She is especially looking forward to Senior Day this year, when the Class of 2016 in recognized.

Her favorite class is AP Psychology with Ms. Thorne. When she graduates, she plans to major in marketing or advertising in college.

Griffin describes high school as a great experience. She said that the biggest challenge of high school was learning how to manage her time and stay on top of the work. She encourages young Warriors to get involved in as much as possible, but not to get overwhelmed. 

By Kyeser Hall, eighth grade
Sports Snippets
Varsity Girls Basketball Team Ends Season at Home
The Varsity Girls Basketball team finished their season on February 23, losing a close one, 44-40, at home to Denton Calvary in the TAPPS Area Finals.

The Bi-District Champion Lady Warriors defeated Waco Live Oak, 50-37, at home on February 20. The team was led in scoring by Jakayla Silas with 25 points and Charity Abengowe with 19. The Lady Warriors controlled the boards with several players leading in rebounding. Abengowe and McKinney Waggoner had 11, Kaeli Bunger had nine, Silas had eight, Ashley Peacock had seven, and  Giulia Ferguson had five.  See more pictures here  and here

Tuesday night's action saw the Lady Warriors fall behind at half time, 27-13. They came on strong in second half. Abengowe and Silas had several steals and Silas scored a quick eight points on layups. Abengowe made a crucial three-point shot followed by a three-pointer from Peacock to put Lakehill ahead for the first time near the end of the third period. In the third quarter, the Lady Warriors outscored Denton Calvary, 19-3. 

A nail-biting fourth quarter had the Lady Warriors holding a four-point lead with three minutes to go. The team could not stop Denton Calvary's last-second heroics to defeat Lakehill, 44-40. The Lady Warriors were led in scoring by Silas with 21 points and Abengowe with 13. See more pictures here.

"Both playoff games in the Warrior Gym were exciting and the crowd was electric," said Coach Rob Vaughn. "It was amazing to have such support from the Warrior fans, student, parents, administration and staff, and our great cheerleaders!"

"It was a fantastic season for our Bi-District Champions," Vaughn added. "They fought hard each and every game. I couldn't be more proud."

Well done, Lady Warriors.
This Week at the ESC
Sixth grade enjoyed listening to a presentation by hydrologist Aaron Albright about his time conducting water sampling in Colorado. Mr. Albright demonstrated some of the field sampling techniques he used to determine water quality. The students learned how to sample the flow rate, pH, conductivity, temperature, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen levels of the stream at the ESC using PASCO spark data loggers.

See more photos from the ESC.
What's Happening?
finger with string
February 24-25
Reclamation Days, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

February 26-28
Middle School State Debate Conference

February 27--THIS SATURDAY!
Campus Clean-Up at the ESC
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Join us to help clean up the woods at Lakehill's Perry Campus. Breakfast will be provided. Everyone who attends will receive a Warrior Volunteer bandana!

February 27
Student Council Coffee House
7:00-9:00 p.m. at the ESC

March 5
Science Olympiad Regional Competition
7:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 5, 2016
Lakehill Benefit Auction: We're Going Back to the Eighties
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. 

March 8
Drama Club Performance, NQuiry

March 14- 17
Middle School Adventure Week

March 18
Middle School Holiday 

March 21 - 28
Spring Break 
Enjoy the break!

April 15 and 16
Upper School Play, 7:00 p.m. 
Radium Girls and Who is Theo? will be performed on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 in Lakehill's Charles Wyly Auditorium. Showtime is 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.