Volume 13, Issue 19
January 14, 2021
Author Finds Creativity and Inspiration in Lakehill Students
Erin Entrada Kelly’s 2018 Newberry Medal winner Hello, Universe tells the story from the prospective of four middle school students as one of them becomes trapped in a well. These four unique teenagers are not friends, that is, until a prank turns disastrous. The epic quest begins and friendships blossom. The story ends with a cliffhanger, allowing readers to decide what happens next.

Mrs. Murgen’s 6th grade class read the story last fall. After they finished the story, she tasked her students with writing one final chapter. This open-ended assignment could be completed as a 300 word minimum written chapter, a video, or even as a piece of art.

Shelby Shook wrote an original piece that ended up being over 1800 words. Dalia Ranen wrote over 1200 words, updating all the characters as they got older. Rygel Farr wrote an especially sweet story. Adrian Chytil creatively composed one of the strangest nightmares ever. Alexa Biedler beautifully painted the three main characters while Connor Byrd and Sawyer Scarborough completed original drawings. Gracie Rabon and Hayden Walker made animations.

Mrs. Murgen enjoyed the next chapters from her students so much, that she decided she would contact Erin Entrada Kelly and share the amazing work. Within a week, the author had responded and was thrilled by the work of the Lakehill students. The creativity and passion within young minds is inspiring Erin Entrada Kelly to this day.
Varsity Girls in the win column after district opener!
On Tuesday evening the Varsity Girls basketball team opened up district play against Lucas Christian at home.

The Warriors came out strong and knocked down several shots to put them in a big lead early. Krista Carlson had 22 points and Hayden Yoss pitched in 17 to seal the 54-44 victory.
Middle School Boys basketball captures a win in first game of the season!
Lakehill Middle School Boys basketball started the season strong on Tuesday evening with a big 57-25 win over Dallas Lutheran.

"It was great to finally get on the court and play a game," said Coach Yttredahl. "The boys have worked so hard to prepare and it was great to see them compete at the level they did."

Drew Perry and RJ Yttredahl were forces on the offensive end. Perry finished with a game high 29 points and Yttredahl had 24. Max Smith and Ian Johnston also pitched in 2 each.

Middle School basketball is back in action tonight!
Special Guest Visits AP Government Classes
Kristine M. Lorentz, a Federal Agent, visited with all three sections of AP Government via Zoom before the holiday break in December. She discussed Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, and Due process. Mr. Cobb was very pleased with the well thought out questions that his mindful students asked Agent Lorentz.

U.S. Agent Kristine M. Lorentz - United State Probation Officer Location Monitoring Specialist
Lakehill On Broadway
In case you missed it....

One of the highlights of every school year is the annual Upper School musical production. Due to the pandemic, we have shifted the way we are performing this year! As they say in the circus, THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

Mr. Herron and Mr. G wanted to place the creative control in the hands of the students and allow them to choose and perform one of their favorite songs. Students chose a song, recorded their own vocals, which were then layered over the instrumental track, and then filmed their project. We would like to now present to you Act One of our class project, “On Broadway 2020."  

Please click the link below to the Google Drive Folder that contains the completed numbers thus far. Later in the spring semester, we will be uploading “Act Two” of our productions. 
Congrats, Student-Athletes!
2020 Football Honors Are Well-Earned!
State Champion T-Shirts For Sale
Looking to have a piece of Lakehill history?

Purchase a 2020 Lakehill Warrior State Champion Football t-shirt.

Sizes: Adult S-2XL
Cost: $15
Payment: Cash, Check, or Venmo Options are Available

#TogetherWeCan inspire Lakehill students to pursue their dreams by supporting the Warrior Fund. It’s not too late – text GIVE to 469-393-7038 or donate here. Monthly donations allow you to budget your gift – consider making a recurring contribution.

Remember – the only gift too small is no gift at all!
Looking Ahead
January 14
Middle School Soccer vs Trinity Christian Cedar Hill
Game begins at 4:30 pm
Middle School Basketball at Lucas Christian
MS Boys tip-off at 5:00 pm.

January 15
Executive PFC Meeting
Meeting begins at 2:00 pm.

January 18
No School
MLK Holiday

January 20
Spelling Bee
Live Stream will be available beginning at 2:00 pm.
College Night for Juniors and Parents
Event begins at 7:00 pm.

January 21
Middle School Basketball at Cornerstone
MS Girls tip-off at 6:00 pm. MS Boys tip-off at 7:00 pm.
COVID-19: Lakehill Preparatory School
Visit the Lakehill Website to read Lakehill's Plan for Reopening.

Please review our “what if” scenarios regarding notification and returning to school after an illness that may be helpful in clarifying situations we may encounter: COVID-19 What Ifs.
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