Volume 13, Issue 27
March 11, 2021
Solid, Liquid, Gas
Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Gigliotti's first grade students are completing a unit of study on solids, liquids, and gases.

On Monday, students conducted an experiment turning a liquid into a solid. First, milk and sugar were mixed together in a small baggie. Then vanilla extract was added. In a large ziplock baggie, rock salt and ice were mixed together. The small baggie was placed into the large baggie and the shaking began! Soon the milk mixture turned to ice cream and the students enjoyed the sweet treat!
On Wednesday, Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Gigliotti demonstrated how a solid turns into a gas.

First, a cube of dry ice was placed into a cup. Warm water was poured over the dry ice. Students watched in amazement as the gas poured out of the cup!

For a fun addition, dish soap was added on top of another cube of dry ice to create the bubbles!
Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair
Award Winner
Jack “Dig” Curtis is the second-place prize winner of the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair and the second-place honorary award winner from the Directed Energy Professional Society. Dig entered the Junior Division of the “Physics and Astronomy” category. 

“My grandfather is really who got me interested,” said Dig with a big grin. “It was a lot of fun to complete the project and I really enjoyed spending time with my grandfather.”

Dig and his grandfather, Charles, worked on his project titled Radiation Protection on Mars.

"Dig has been interested in astronomy in general and the exploration of Mars in particular," said Charles. "The recent landing of the U.S. Rover, Perseverance, added to his interest. He decided to develop a science fair project on this subject. In his research, he found that one of the obstacles to Martian habitation is solar radiation. The Earth’s atmosphere largely protects us from harmful radiation, but the Martian air is much thinner."

Dig selected four materials that might be used to build human shelter on Mars because they could shield people from radiation. "Then I purchased Cs-137 for him — a source of gamma radiation similar to the harmful radiation from the Sun. He used a Geiger counter to see how well lead, polyethylene, polyurethane and a simulation of Martian soil might shield us from radiation. He tested each shielding material three times."

Congratulations, Dig!
Henry Barfield smiles big holding the Dallas Morning News. Henry's picture is on the front cover of today's print!
Ferguson Road Beautification Project
Ms. Hauschild would like to thank all of those that showed up last Saturday for the Ferguson Road Beautification Project!
Fourth Grade Chocolate Day
Wednesday was Chocolate Day in fourth grade! Fourth grade students began the day by cracking open a cocoa pod and studying chocolate from its roots.
Shoreline Spruce Up is this Saturday!
Join us this Saturday, March 13 for Shoreline Spruce Up at White Rock Lake.

Meet at the W. Lawther and Chapel Hill parking lot at 9:00 am.
Kindergarten Hat Day!
Each year during Read Across America Week, Mrs. Poore and Mrs. Burt celebrate literacy with their kindergarten students.

This year was no different! Last week, kindergarten students participated in many activities to enhance literacy practices in the classroom.
Yeehaw, Lakehill!

3rd Grade Line Dances with Mrs. Curtis in celebration of
Texas Independence Day!
¡CASCARONES!
Each year, Lakehill’s Upper School Spanish Club (PASF) makes and sells the Cascarones to raise money to benefit Cystic Fibrosis research. Please place your order no later than March 29. Cascarones will be delivered on April 1.

Cascarones are handmade, confetti-filled eggs that are traditional at Easter and Fiesta in the Spanish-speaking world. These eggs are traditionally cracked over people’s heads for fun, but they can also be used for decoration. Sometimes, messages are included in the eggs so when the egg is cracked, the recipient gets a nice Easter or Fiesta surprise. 

In order to purchase Cascarones, complete the attached form and return it to your child’s homeroom teacher no later than March 29. Please include your money when you return the form. Checks should be made payable to Lakehill Preparatory School with “Cascarones” in the memo line.

Sra. Mayo (Rm. 152) and PASF officers Sydney Rutherford, Abby Saldivar, Matthew McCall, and Emerson Danamraj will be available to take your order and payment.

Click the picture above for more information and to access the order form!
NJHS Presents
The Class of 2021, Senior Spotlights
Michelle Reed
by: Jack Curtis

Michelle Reed has attended Lakehill since eighth grade. While attending Lakehill, Michelle has been involved in softball, soccer, cheerleading, Pan American Student Forum, and Student Council. Outside of school, she can be found playing lacrosse or volunteering for Congressman Colin Allred. Michelle has earned several awards, including the Pan American Student Forum State Convention Vocabulary Contest Achievement, National Spanish Exam Bronze Medal, President’s Volunteer Service Award at the Silver and Bronze levels, and the Jane Browne Alber Scholarship Award.

While at Lakehill, Michelle’s favorite classes were AP US History and AP World History because Dr. Solonick made it so much fun! Her favorite memory in high school was the New York trip.

Michelle has applied to several colleges, including The University of Texas, New York University, Tufts University, DePaul University, Loyola University Chicago, University of San Francisco, St. John’s University, Pitzer College, and Occidental College. Michelle’s advice to younger Warriors is, “ Do not procrastinate. It will only affect your grades poorly."
Maddison Cerda
by: Jade Stephens and Jack Widhalm

Maddison Cerda is a Lakehill lifer, having attended Lakehill since kindergarten. While attending Lakehill, she has participated in a variety of clubs and activities including volleyball, track and field, Pan American Student Forum, and Sisteens. Outside of school, Maddison spends a lot of her time playing club volleyball.

While at Lakehill, Maddison’s favorite class was Mrs. Rutherford’s pre-calculus class. Mrs. Rutherford made the class fun and also made sure students completely understood the material. Maddison has many memories during her thirteen years at Lakehill, but her favorites include the junior biology trip and playing high school volleyball. Maddison has earned several volleyball awards over the past four years including First Team All-District and Freshman of the Year during her freshman season, First Team All-District, Second Team All-State, and Offensive Player of the Year during her sophomore and junior seasons, and First Team All-District her senior season. Outside of volleyball, Maddison received the Yearbook Award her junior year.

Maddison has applied to several colleges, including Texas Southern University and Bethany College. She plans to major in kinesiology and hopes to continue her volleyball career at the collegiate level. Her advice to younger Warriors is, “Use your time wisely and have fun!”
Welcome Fred Katani
Fred Katani joins the Lakehill staff this year as Security Officer. After attending George Mason University as a Criminal Justice major, Katani began a career in public service. He served as a member of the Dallas Police Department for 33 years and is now entering his rookie year in education.

“I enjoy being around the school community,” says Katani. “My wife has served as a registrar in Plano ISD for 35 years.” A big family man, Katani beams with pride when talking about his two children and their accomplishments. Sarah and Daniel, Katani’s two children, are both married with two children of their own. “I also enjoy cycling, whether on my bicycle or motorcycle.”

Katani will be primarily securing the Roger L. Perry Campus on Ferguson Road. “My father told me to work hard, with integrity, and to strive for excellence. I am honored to do just that for the Lakehill community. I will work diligently to provide a safe environment for our Warrior family!”

Katani joins the security team with David Yanes and Jerry Sanchez. Help us welcome Mr. Fred Katani!
Sports Update
Varsity Soccer All-District Awards
The historic soccer season has come to a close and head soccer coach Daniel Bracken is excited to announce the All-District honors. Congratulations to the following student athletes!

Henry Hopkins - First Team All-District Mid Field, Honorable Mention Goalie
Spencer Neil - First Team All-District Goalie
Ethan Westerberg - Second Team All-District Offense
Maddie Reister - Second Team All-District Offense
Kayla Ristianto - Second Team All-District Mid Field
Bella Pumpelly - Second Team All-District Mid Field
Max Byrd - Honorable Mention Mid Field
Cade Armstrong - Second Team All-District Defense
Sam Rosen - Honorable Mention Defense
Track Season kicked off last Friday!
The 2021 Varsity Track team kicked off their season last Friday with a practice meet in Allen. Though there were no official team scores, the team looked strong winning seven events and placing in several others. The team will compete in the Ft. Worth Covenant Classical Invitational this Saturday in their first official meet.
iHeart Radio 102.1 Star of DFW
Mitchell Crow
"He's a star on the field and off. Mitchell Crow is a wide receiver and defensive back at Lakehill Prep in Dallas. But it's his act of kindness that has people talking about him this time. Listen to what he did for the homeless when the winter storm hit DFW. You'll know why we chose him as our latest star of DFW."


-Leigh Ann, iHeart Radio 102.1
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Looking Ahead
March 11 - 12
Middle School Holiday

March 11
Varsity Tennis vs HSAA
Varsity Tennis vs HSAA at 4:30 pm.

March 12
1st Grade St. Patrick's Day Celebration

March 13
Shoreline Spruce Up
Meet at the W. Lawther and Chapel Hill parking lot at 9:00 am.

March 15 - 19
Spring Break
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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