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Volume 8, Issue 28 April 7, 2016
A Night of Honor
Students Inducted Into Six Honor Societies
Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics), Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish), Société Honoraire de Français (French), Rho Kappa (Social Studies), Science National Honor Society, and International Thespian Society, six of Lakehill's student honor societies, held their induction ceremonies on April 5 at Lakehill's Environmental Science Center. These groups welcomed 68 inductees into their illustrious ranks. The ceremony was led by faculty sponsors Susie Brigham, Joan Mayo, Tamra Badgett, Jamie Thorne, Jeremy Holman, and Mark Guerra.

Membership in Mu Alpha Theta at Lakehill is reserved for juniors and seniors who have maintained a "B" average or better in all math classes. French and Spanish honorees must complete at least three years of the language and maintain an average of 3.5 or higher. Rho Kappa honorees must have completed four semesters of Social Studies, and maintain a 3.0 overall and a 3.5 in all high school Social Studies classes. 

Membership in the Science National Honor Society is awarded to juniors and seniors who have maintained a 3.0 in all coursework, have taken or are enrolled in at least one Honors or AP Science class (juniors) or one Honors course and one AP course, or two AP courses (seniors), and maintain a 3.5 average in all science courses. Members inducted into the International Thespian Society have completed at least 100 hours of theater experience, either on stage or behind the scenes. Members of these highly regarded organizations wear honor cords at graduation.

Mu Alpha Theta honorees were senior  Afton Guedea, and juniors Noah Bernstein, Ming (George) Cheng, Reid Chickering, Claire Crow, Salma El-Feky, Giulia Ferguson, Zain Imam, Varun Iyer, Matthew Levine, Jiachen (Sophia) Liu, Tillie McCoskey, Chambliss Pierson, Charles Pippen, Abi Price, Will Skipworth, Lily Turner, McKinney Waggoner, Dylan Welch, and Zhenzhong (Johnny) Zhang.

This year's Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica inductees were seniors  John CrutchfieldSofia De La CruzReed Henry, and  Carlos Lopez III.

Seniors Charlotte AbateEmily BolesBrandon Douglas, and  Kevin Lantz were inducted into the Société Honoraire de Français. 

Rho Kappa inductees were juniors  Claire CrowSalma El-FekyVarun IyerChambliss PiersonAbi PriceWill Skipworth, and  Lily Turner.

The charter members of the Science National Honor Society are seniors Charlotte AbateJohn CrutchfieldZeren (Kevin) DaiZheng (Sunny) FangKevin LantzCarlos Lopez III, and  Camryn Thompson, and juniors Noah BernsteinKelly CarlsonMing (George) ChengZain ImamJiachen (Sophia) LiuTillie McCoskeyChambliss PiersonCharlie PippenAbi PriceLily Turner, McKinney Waggoner, and  Zhenzhong (Johnny) Zhang.

Inductees to the International Thespian Society were freshmen Braden Burt, Macy Ellis, Yuan (Alice) Feng, Heather HinesKumail Imam, Kate Langley, Elizabeth Motes, Liam Reece, Vanya Suchan, and Zenuo (Leandro) Yang, sophomore Katie McKnight, and juniors  Varun IyerAbi Price, and Lily Turner. 

Global Awareness
Not pictured: Justin Reed
Upper School Students Participate in Model UN
Five Lakehill Upper School students attended the 2016 Dallas Model UN Assembly, a two-day conference held at the Hilton Garden Inn and Texas Woman's University. The statewide event is sponsored by the Dallas YMCA. The event kicked off with a welcome banquet that included performers from Expressions School of Dance and the Parastoo Cultural and Artistic Organization. The keynote speaker was Christopher Cambises, Youth Program Supervisor at Refugee Services of Texas.  

Lakehill participants Ben Gillman, Sophia Liu, Chambliss Pierson, Justin Reed, and Allison Riemer, represented an assigned country and helped sponsor resolutions ranging from global security to world health concerns. Liu and Gillman sponsored resolutions that were debated in General Assembly and were ultimately passed and signed by the Secretary General. In addition, Gillman was awarded Commendable Delegate for his work and debate in the World Health Organization.
Buddy Bench
Kindness Offers a Seat
The new, brightly painted Buddy Bench on Lakehill's Lower School playground offers students a haven when feeling in need of a friend. The bench is aligned with Lakehill's Triangle Rules, which promote safety, respect, and a welcoming attitude. 

The bench is a comfortable spot where students can take a seat and other students can go to the bench and ask them if they would like to play or talk. 

"During playground time, there are sometimes moments when children feel left out, and that is what the Buddy Bench is designed to address," said Head of Lower School Patti Brooks. "Not only do the kids who need some comfort feel better after using the bench, but the students who respond feel better, too, knowing they have made someone feel welcome."

Buddy Benches are used at schools around the world and the idea has been well received with Lower School. "I was feeling lonely and did't have anyone to play with," explained one first grade student. "I sat on the bench and someone came to sit with me right away. It really worked!"

"I love seeing the new Buddy Bench when I arrive at school in the morning," said Brooks. "It makes me realize that our playground is a safe and welcoming space for all of our students."
Peace. Love. Books.
Scholastic Spring Book Fair Set for  April 11-15
Replenish your bookshelves for summer reading at Lakehill's Scholastic Book Fair. The Book Fair will be held 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 Katie LaVie  to find out how to help.
Look for information sheets describing daily events in the Lower School Friday Folders.
Community Minders
Upcoming Service Opportunities
April 30  - National Junior Honor Society - Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake - 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. All members should plan to attend. Contact Ms. Palmer for more information. 

April 30 - Kite Day - Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Members of the eighth grade and eleventh grade classes are invited to help host Kite Day for students from Bayles Elementary and their families. Contact Ms. Hauschild for more information.

WOO Volunteers at the North Texas Food Bank
Twenty-five members of Lakehill's Upper School participated in a Warrior Outreach Organization (WOO) event at the North Texas Food Bank on Saturday, April 2. Volunteers prepared snack bags, resulting in 6,250 meals for hungry children. "I enjoy working at the food bank because we find out what we have accomplished at the end of the day," said senior Adam Muncaster. Sophomore Jonathan Kelley agreed. "When you work at the food bank, you know you are doing something positive for the community," he said. "It goes beyond just donating money. You see the immediate results."  Lakehill will return to the North Texas Food Bank on May 8, when seventh and eighth grade students not rehearsing for the musical will volunteer from 8:00 a.m. until noon.

Junior Class - Throw the First Pitch Raffle   
Make sure to buy a ticket for the Throw the First Pitch raffle, sponsored by the junior class. The lucky winner can throw the first pitch at the Varsity Baseball home game on April 25. Tickets are $3 for one and $5 for two. Tickets will be sold April 18-20 at the Lower School and Main entrances after school. 
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: Carlos Lopez, III
Carlos Lopez, III  has attended Lakehill since kindergarten. His favorite subject is math and he is currently taking AP Calculus BC. Carlos has always enjoyed taking math because it has been something that comes naturally to him, and he has always had math teachers who support him and help him become the best student he can possible be. Carlos also enjoys science and is taking AP Chemistry.

One thing Carlos has also enjoyed throughout his high school experience is sports. He has played football all four years of high school, baseball his junior and senior years, and basketball his sophomore year. In football, he has received District Honorable Mention Linebacker, State Honorable Mention Defensive Back, and Academic All State.

Carlos has also participated in many clubs during his four years of high school. A few are Math Club, Student Ambassadors, Science Club, National Honor Society, and Debate. Carlos is also involved with student politics and is Senior Class Senator.

Carlos has received many academic awards during his years in high school. He received the Tony Clay scholarship twice, Headmaster's Honor List in his freshman year, and Headmaster's High Honor List his sophomore and junior year. This year, he was named a National Merit Semifinalist and a National Hispanic Scholar. Carlos has also gotten awards for community service. Carlos enjoys volunteering at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children during the summer.
By Haley Lopez, eighth grade
Sports Snippets
Varsity Baseball
The Warriors bounced back into the win column in a big way, with  Dylan Welch and  Toni Perez-Stark sparkling in a 10-0 victory over Heath Fulton. Welch pitched a complete game, with 11 strikeouts (all but one of the 12 outs), as the mercy rule limited the game to four innings. Almost everyone got in on the scoring, with the highlight being a two-run, inside-the-park home run by Perez-Stark. The Warriors (5-3, 1-1 in district) will look to keep rolling Monday against Greenville Christian.

See more pictures here and here.

Varsity Softball
The Lady Warriors JV Softball team lost 20-15 against Newman Academy at home on March 31.  Ashley Peacock
pitched her first game.  Tillie McCoskey
hit a double and a triple to left field and contributed two outs on tags at home. 
Macy Ellis Lovely Lopez , and
Montgomery Rotellini  all contributed solid hits.   
The Varsity Softball team lost to Parish on Monday.  Sofia De La Cruz pitched for the Lady Warriors.  Alex Tracy led the team in batting with two doubles and a single.  McKinney Waggoner  had her third double play of the season at shortstop.  

The Lady Warriors will host district opponent Texoma Christian on Tuesday, April 12 at 5:00 p.m.

Middle School Softball
T he Middle School Softball team wrapped up three games at home with two losses and a win. 

On April 1, the team lost 14-6 to Texoma Christian. Sarah Smith scored two runs in the game, and Merritt McCaleb made her pitching debut.

On April 4, team lost 16-3 in a rematch against Greenhill. Claire Howard had two hits in the game and Zuri Williams made her pitching debut. The team fought hard, but could not overcome the fast pitching of Greenhill's top hurler and precise hitting. 

On April 5, the team took on the First Baptist Academy (FBA) Saints, winning 15-6. Howard and Williams combined pitching to strikeout five FBA batters. The Lady Warriors also turned two double plays in the field.

The team takes on First Baptist Academy again on Friday, April 8, at the Saints home field.

Middle School Baseball
The Middle School Baseball team lost 12-3 to Shelton after a lengthy break in March. The Warriors were back in top form on April 1, defeating DeSoto Canterbury 7-3 on the road.  Jalen Webster hit a three-run, inside-the-park homerun and was also the winning pitcher. 

On April 5 against Covenant, the Warriors were behind 6-1 early, but were able to dig deep to take a 7-6 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning.  Kyeser Hall Gaige Cerda , and  Christian Barefoot all contributed solid hits. Although the Warriors gave up the tying run in the top half of the sixth inning, they were able to regain the lead when  Logan Stout got a base hit that scored
David Hunt for what would eventually be the winning run. With the score at 8-7, Webster came in as pitcher to close the game. With two outs and a runner on third base, a wild pitch was recovered by  Grayson Tracy who was able to throw the ball to Webster who tagged the runner attempting to score which ended the game. Nathan Lewis was the winning pitcher. The team takes the field again on April 14. 

Varsity Track
The Varsity Track team competed in the Nolan Relays on April 2 in Fort Worth.
Griffin Burt, Kason Burt, and Nick Morvay had strong throws in the shot put, with Morvay claiming third place. 

Greg Gillman jumped a personal record in the long jump and Brandon Douglas, in his first try at the event, jumped 18 feet for a first place medal, and a new school record.   

In the boys 4x100 relay, Brandon Bartholow, Douglas, Ben Palmer, and Kevin Lantz (in their first relay together), took home the third place medal.  In the 100-meter, Gillman and Bartholow both set personal records, while Lantz took home the gold medal with a new school record of 11.9. Douglas and Lantz also placed in the top six in the 200-meter. 

Because of their strong performances, Lakehill's eight athletes finished seventh overall.
This Week at the ESC
First grade students learned about how and why birds sing. They listened to different types of birds singing to discover the unique qualities of bird songs. They also learned and described the songs of 11 types of birds with the help of the  Peterson Backyard Birds app on the iPads.

Kindergarten students learned about various types of animal consumers: herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, and scavengers. They imitated how chimpanzees use tools to eat termites by using pretzel sticks covered in honey to grab raisins.

See more photos from the ESC.
What's Happening?
finger with string
April 7-9
ISAS Arts Festival (San Antonio) 

April 8
End of Term 5 (Lower and Middle School)

April 8
5th and 6th Grade Game Night
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 

April 11-15
PFC Book Fair
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

April 13
Lakehill Night at Pei Wei (Knox location)
3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Just mention Lakehill and a percentage of your bill will be donated to Lakehill. Dine-in or carry-out. 

April 14
4th Grade to Dallas Children's Theater
9:20 a,m.- noon 

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.

April 16 
White Rock Spring Games
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

April 26
Middle and Upper School Spring Concert
7:00 p.m. 

April 27
Lakehill Night at Unleavened Kitchen
4:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
Just mention Lakehill and a percentage of your bill will be donated to Lakehill. Dine-in only. Kids eat free. 

April 28
Tribe Meetings/Senior Day
8:30 a.m. 

April 28
Lower School Spring Fling
7:00 p.m. 

April 29
Junior-Senior Ring Luncheon

April 29
US Performing Arts Banquet 
6:00 p.m., ESC 

Lakehill Summer Camps 2016
More than 1,000 registrations for Lakehill Summer Camps 2016 have already been received. D on't miss out on the camps you want!