Volume 13, Issue 32
April 22, 2021
Grand Rounds
by: Mrs. Bryna Thomson, Middle School Science Teacher

Seventh grade students, working in clinics of five medical specialties, teach their clinic members about each specialty after working in specialty groups and taking board exams over their specialty.

After clinic groups have learned each body system and have taken their Physiology Exam, they get a “patient.” They must diagnose their patient by researching and ordering tests. Once they have a confirmed diagnosis, they come up with a treatment plan and prognosis for their patient. This patient is then presented to a panel of medical professionals at Grand Rounds.

This year's seventh grade presented their Grand Rounds patients on Friday, April 16th. The "attendings" this year were: Brent Walker, Catherine Gordon, Rachel and Ben Kurian, Janice Marshall, and Michael Rosen. They watched, learned, and then asked questions, just as in "real" Grand Rounds. "This group of seventh graders did an amazing job! They worked really hard, and I am so proud of them," said science teacher Mrs. Bryna Thomson. The diagnoses this year included: malaria, angina pectoris, lung cancer, schistosomiasis, measles, and Kaposi's sarcoma/HIV. Grand Rounds is the culminating project of our human body unit in seventh grade life science.
Lakehill Performing Arts presents the Upper School Drama production of “Puffs or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years At A Certain School of Magic and Magic," a comedic retelling of the Harry Potter book series but from the perspective of the Puffs. 

With 25 students playing almost 60 characters, the story follows Wayne Hopkins, a regular boy who finds out he’s a wizard. Wayne goes to school in England where he makes two best friends and has many adventures. Sound familiar? Wayne and the other puffs want to learn how to be wizards and avoid attacks by evil wizards. 

The role of “Megan Jones” was double cast (Sophia DeMarco, 9th and Katie Rich, 10th) and both videos will be available to purchase and stream. Click on the link to the Box Office and choose a show to stream. 

Tickets are available to be purchased until Sunday, April 25th at 11:45pm. Once you begin watching, the video will be available to you for 48 hours. The general stream ticket cost is $15.

*You may also watch the production on the AppleTV app ShowTix4u.
The PFC is excited to announce that Lakehillopoly
is available for order!
This one-of-a-kind version of the classic board game is completely customized for our very own Lakehill community.
Your kids will love playing a game with the people, places, and events that make up their school life.

Since this is the alternative to our usual PFC auction fundraiser, ordering your game is a fabulous way to support Lakehill after a year that has been like no other, with all proceeds going to the school.
Only $50 per game—please order today
The Lakehill Upper School students took part in a traditional prom this past weekend and it was definitely a starry night!

“We are so excited to have offered this experience to our students, even though it looked a little different than years past,” said Head of Upper School Bob Yttredahl. “It was a beautiful evening at the ESC and you could really tell the students had a good time.”

A white tent, chandelier, twinkle lights, and a dance floor was set up at the Roger L. Perry Campus Saturday morning. Easy Slider food truck and cupcakes were offered to fuel the students for the dance floor. Towards the end of the evening, Ryan Henry and Sophia Ganson were crowned Prom King and Queen by their classmates. 

“A special thanks goes out to Adam Jochelson for photographing the event and a big congratulations to Ryan and Sophia,” said Mr. Yttredahl. Thanks for a special evening!
Kindergarten Beach Day
A cool afternoon did not stop the annual Kindergarten Beach Day in the courtyard. Students came dressed in their best school appropriate beach wear and participated in many activities. First, Mrs. Poore and Ms. Burt led the students in creating a beach day snack that consistent of ocean blue Jello, graham cracker sand, and Swedish Fish. Next, the students sat in one long line to visually be able to see the actual size of a whale. Lastly, students went on a sea shell hunt with their sand buckets. Special thanks to Mrs. Poore and Ms. Burt for keeping this special tradition alive!
Take a look at where the Class of 2021 has been accepted!
Spirit Shop
Sale! Sale! Sale!
In preparation for the new designs for next school year, the Spirit Shop is clearing the shelves with a sale!

We are marking everything up to 50% off. Don't miss this chance to snag last minute Lakehill gear! Click the link below to shop.
Faculty and Staff Reception
Lakehill faculty and staff gathered together to kick off the celebration of Mr. Roger L. Perry's tenure and retirement last Sunday. This was the first of three events in honor of Mr. Perry.

Please join the faculty and the entire community on Saturday, May 8th for the Lakehill Community Picnic.

Thank you for your interest in Lakehill’s Summer Camp program. Though we are unable to offer Summer Camps this summer, our Lakehill Summer Camp staff is already brainstorming the 2022 Summer Camp season! We’ll be back next year with the same kinds of unique, fun, and engaging camps that our Summer Camp families have come to love and expect. We’re always excited to offer a mix of fresh ideas and perennial favorites, and we can’t wait to have you back on campus to share the adventures and to enjoy an authentic Lakehill experience.

Best wishes for a safe and happy summer,

The Lakehill Summer Camps Staff
Shoreline Spruce Up
Thanks to all the dedicated students that took part in the last Shoreline Spruce Up event. Join us next time as we take part in cleaning White Rock Lake on May 8, 2021.
NJHS Presents
The Class of 2021, Senior Spotlights
Tristan Leach
Tristan Leach has attended Lakehill for three years. While attending Lakehill, he has participated in football and soccer. Athletics has been a vital part of Tristan’s memories during his time at Lakehill. Some of his favorites include making it to the state championship game in football his junior year and winning the state championship his senior season, a day he will never forget with his best friends. Economics was his favorite class during high school and he specifically enjoyed learning about the stock market. 

Tristan plans to attend Texas State University and study biology. His advice to younger Warriors is, “Have fun and make it count. Time goes fast!”
Duyiqing Luo
Duyiqing Luo, known around campus as Cytheria, has attended Lakehill since eighth grade. She has participated in international club and tennis. Outside of Lakehill, Cytheria enjoys traveling to see the scenery of different cities, learn about the interesting cultures, and to buy unique souvenirs. When she returns home, the souvenirs remind her of all the beautiful places she has been. Cytheria’s favorite Lakehill memories include attending Warrior basketball games. Her favorite class at Lakehill is art because painting is so fun and relaxing.

Cytheria has applied to University of North Texas, Savannah College of Art and Design, and New York Institute of Technology. Her advice to younger warriors is, “Stay happy, stay healthy!”
Sports Update
Varsity Track and Field is State Bound!
The varsity track team is sending 13 athletes to the state track meet next Friday and Saturday, April 30th - May 1st. Cullen McCaleb followed up his District Triple Crown with another Triple Crown taking home gold in the 800m, 1600m and 3200m at the regional level. Kayla Ristianto and Avery Owen also claimed regional championships in the 400m and 3200m respectively. Additional results from the regional meet are below. 

3200m - 1st - Avery Owen and 1st - Cullen McCaleb

4x100m girls relay - 3rd - Jourdyn Owens, Maddie Reister, Bella Pumpelly and Kayla Ristianto

4x100m boys relay - 3rd - Sam Rosen, Leyton Scruggs, Austin Boothe and Maxwell Byrd

800m - 3rd - Avery Owen and 1st - Cullen McCaleb

100 - 3rd - Ryan Henry

4x200m girls relay - 2nd - Jourdyn Owens, Hannah Reister, Bella Pumpelly and Maddie Reister

4x200m boys relay - 3rd - Sam Rosen, Leyton Scruggs, Austin Boothe and Maxwell Byrd

400m - 1st - Kayla Ristianto

200m - 2nd - Ryan Henry

1600m - 2nd - Avery Owen and 1st Cullen McCaleb

4x400m girls relay - 2nd - Bella Pumpelly, Addie Ashford, Hannah Reister and Kayla Ristianto
Varsity Softball
by: Head Coach Devon Potter
Last Thursday, the Warriors put up a good fight in the rain, but the rain was too much for the game to continue.

On Tuesday evening, the Warriors took on Coram Deo in a game that pushed these girls to the limit! Junior Madison Deason and senior Maya Ariss led the Warriors in the tough matchup.

The girls are back in action tonight at First Baptist Academy! First pitch is at 6:30 pm.
Middle School Baseball
Middle School Baseball takes on Corman Deo tonight at 5:00 pm.
Middle School Tennis
Middle School tennis had their first match of the season on Monday evening against Winston School at the Warrior Athletic Complex. Abbey Nikolic and Sierra Gadsden both won their matches! The athletes competed well and Head Coach Darvin McBrayer commented, "These tennis players just love to play tennis. The love for the game fosters such great desire. The future is bright for Warrior Tennis!"

This years team consist of Abbey Nikolic, Esther Neerman, Sierra Gadsden, Ariana Singh, Evan Claire New, Emma Costa-Almeida, Ali Zaher, and Andrew Knipp.
Middle School Softball finishes their season
with a nail-biter!
by: Coach Kevin Jones, Coach Daniel Bracken, and Tricia Neerman

The Middle School softball team lost 12-11 at McKinney Christian Academy(MCA) on Monday in a game that saw several lead changes. Lakehill jumped out to an early lead in the top of the first inning as Madeline Jones doubled in Addie Tuttle to take a 1-0 lead.

MCA tied the score 1-1 in the bottom of the first as the first batter got on base. Pitcher Katie Crum got the next batter to pop it up and the third batter grounded out to Sierra Salazar at second base. The 4th batter knocked in the run and the final out was recorded by Madeline at shortstop. 
Lakehill got their bats going in the top of the second inning scoring 5 runs to take a 6-1 lead on hits by Leonie Kahn, Elisa Haden, Allison Majors, Clio Byrd and Elise Wilson. Katie and Delilah Dinaburg scored runs after walking and Brityn Shaw got an RBI. 

MCA responded by scoring four runs in the bottom of the second to tighten the score 6-5. The first batter reached base and Katie struck out the second batter. The third popped out to Leonie in right field. The next few MCA batters were able to string some hits together to score 4 runs before Katie forced a hitter to pop out to her ending the inning. 
Lakehill added two runs in the top of the third to stretch the lead to 8-5. Addie walked on base and Maddie hit another double to score her. Harper Kuhn followed up with a single and Katie scored them both with a double later in the inning.

MCA scored one run in the bottom of the third inning to make the score 8-6. They got a double from their cleanup hitter and she was able to score as Katie fielded ground balls from the next 2 batters for outs. Addie threw out the last batter in the inning as she tried to advance to first base on a dropped 3rd strike. 
The Lakehill bats cooled in the top of the fourth inning as they were unable to capitalize on singles by Elisa and Allison.

In the bottom of the 4th MCA went on a big rally getting multiple hits and scoring five runs to take the lead 11-8.

Lakehill answered with a rally of their own scoring three runs in the top of the 5th inning to tie the game 11-11. The scoring got started with singles by Sierra, Addie, Harper and Leonie. MCA played well defensively to force the last 2 outs at home and prevent Lakehill from extending its lead.
With MCA needing only one run to win the game, Katie recorded two outs on a pop up and a ground out back to her. The next two batters were able to reach base and the next batter singled to right field to score a run and secure the 12-11 win. 

Katie had a great game on the mound pitching the entire game. She recorded 6 outs in the field and going 2-2 at the plate with a double, a single, and a walk. Madeline went 2-3 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI's. Addie went 2-2 with a walk. Harper went 2-3. Elisa went 2-3. Allison went 2-2. Elise had a single and 2 RBI.

"The team did a fantastic job of getting hits, playing defensively, and they showed a lot of resilience," said Head Coach Daniel Bracken. "The girls have really come together as a team."

That ends the Middle School softball schedule for the 2021 season. Congratulations to Coach Jones, Coach Bracken, and the student athletes.
*Special thanks to Tricia Neerman for sharing her photos.
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Looking Ahead
April 22
MS Baseball at Coram Deo
First pitch is at 5:00 pm.
Varsity Softball at FBA
First pitch is at 6:00 pm.

April 23
Honor Society Induction
Begins at 9:15 am. Live stream available.

April 23 - 25
Upper School Play Streaming

April 26
MS Baseball vs FBA
First pitch is at 4:30 pm.

April 27-28
Senior Exams

April 29
Junior Senior Ring Ceremony
Located at the Roger L. Perry Campus from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm.

April 30
Senior Day
Senior day is from 9:15 am - 10:15 am. Live stream available.

May 1
Freshman Fun Night
On the main campus from 7:00 pm to 10:00 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.
Lakehill Preparatory School

2720 Hillside Drive, Dallas, Texas 75214-3428
Phone: (214) 826-2931