Volume 13, Issue 28
March 25, 2021
The beat of the drum began and second grade students marched to the stage holding their American flag proudly.

Every year, Mrs. Johnson’s second grade students complete a unit of study on United States Presidents. Students select a president and begin their research. Research and findings include where the president was born, educational history, occupation before becoming president, family information, major accomplishments, a summary of the president’s term, and three interesting facts. After the research is complete, Mrs. Johnson prepares students for the Hall of Presidents presentation in the auditorium.

During the presentation, students, dressed as their chosen president, presented the information they researched and studied at the podium. 

Special thanks to Mrs. Johnson for all her hard work preparing students for the Hall of Presidents presentation. To enjoy the recording or view the photos of the presentation, please click below.
Lakehill Bionicles wins first place in the coveted Inspire Award
On Saturday, March 6th the Lakehill Bionicles Robotics team competed virtually in their first qualifying match of the year, hosted by Aledo High School. The day was spent completing the judged portion of the competition. The team submitted a fifteen-page Engineering Portfolio that contains an overview of their design process. They also gave a five-minute presentation to judges and completed a question and answer session. In the afternoon, several groups of judges “stopped by” the team’s breakout room to ask further questions about the development and design of the robot. The following Thursday, the team completed their six game matches which were submitted live via a cloud-based scoring system. The team did extremely well in their matches, with a high score of 94.

On Monday, March 15th the results of the week’s competition were released. The team made a strong showing in the scored portion of the competition, placing 6th out of the twenty teams that registered. The team also placed in three different awards. Vhisola’s dragon design impressed the judges and the Bionicles got 2nd place in the Design Award. The Design Award “recognizes design elements of the robot that are both functional and aesthetic. It is presented to teams that incorporate industrial design elements into their solution. The design could simplify the robot’s appearance by giving it a clean look, be decorative in nature, or otherwise express the creativity of the team. The robot should be durable, efficiently designed, and effectively address the game challenge.” The team also placed 2nd in the Think Award, which “is given to the team that best reflects the journey the team took as they experienced the engineering design process during the build season. The Engineering Portfolio should include descriptions of the underlying science and mathematics of the robot design and game strategies, the designs, redesigns, successes, and opportunities for improvement.”

As a result of placing or being considered for multiple awards, the Lakehill Bionicles won 1st place in the coveted Inspire Award. The winner of the Inspire Award gets the first advancement spot to the North Texas Regional Championship. The Inspire Award is given to the team that “best embodies the ‘challenge’ of the FIRST Tech Challenge program. The team that receives this award is a strong ambassador for FIRST programs and a role model FIRST team. This team is a top contender for many other judged awards and is a gracious competitor. Working as a unit, this team will have shown success in performing the task of designing and building a robot.” 

The Lakehill Bionicles will have one more Qualifying event before they compete in the North Texas Regional Championship in late May. Video of the Aledo competition Closing Ceremony can be viewed below.

Congratulations Lakehill Bionicles!
Seventh Grade Chicken Leg Dissection
Mrs. Thomson's seventh grade students dissected chicken legs this week!
Fifth Grade Nutrition Lab
Fifth grade completed a nutrition lab this week. Students tested several liquids and foods to identify if they contained starch.
First Grade Celebrates St. Patrick's Day
The Friday before spring break, first grade students dressed in green and celebrated St. Patrick's day!
Seventh Grade's Act of Kindness
The seventh grade class chose to do a coat drive for their February act of kindness. They then decided to donate their 25 collected coats to the NHS CCC drive.
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!
Troop 861 has served Dallas' White Rock area since the 1960s. It is opening a girls' program! Any girl or boy ages 11-17 may join.
Join us at the pavilion at Flag Pole Hill today, Thursday, March 25 at 6:30 PM. We'll share the fun and adventure of Scouts BSA and Troop 861.
WHAT IS SCOUTS BSA? Scouts BSA is for ages 11-17. It's youth-led. Youth may earn the iconic Eagle Scout rank. More info: www.troop861dallas.org.
SCOUTING FOR OTHER AGES? Two local, vibrant, fun options for boys and girls:
  • Pack 862, Cub Scouting for youth in grades K-5
  • Crew 863, for youth 14-20, emphasizing adventures and social opportunities
NO PRIOR SCOUTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Yes, the kid who has never been in Scouts may join!
NJHS Presents
The Class of 2021, Senior Spotlights
Kathryn Mahan
by: Isabel Ketterson

Kathryn Mahan is a Lakehill lifer, having attended Lakehill since kindergarten. While attending Lakehill, she has played volleyball since middle school and has been a JV and Varsity captain. She also played basketball in middle school and most recently began playing softball. She has participated in the National Junior Honor Society as the Historian, National Honor Society, Sisteens as Spring Committee Chair, French Club as Co-President, and she served as an assistant art teacher her freshman year. She enjoys being involved in student government, serving as Class President her freshman year, and being a part of the Warrior Outreach Organization, Student Ambassadors, and Chess Club. Art and video games have always been activities she has enjoyed.

Kathryn has particularly enjoyed her Upper School English classes. Mr. Jones’ English classes helped her learn how to take constructive criticism and Mr. Hagood helped her become a great writer. Kathryn’s favorite memory during her thirteen years was the biology trip because she and her classmates grew closer together. Seaworld is always fun, too!
She has received many awards at Lakehill, including Mu Alpha Theta, Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, AP English Award, Painting Award, National French Exam Award, Headmasters High Honor List, Headmasters Honor List, and the Kenyon College Presidential Book Award. 

Kathryn has been accepted to Trinity University, Hendrix College, Furman University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Sweanee: The University of the South, and Rhodes College. She is undecided on her major but hopes to have a creative career with either psychology or design.

Her advice to a young Warrior is, “High school is what you make of it. It’s not all good, it's not all bad, but I encourage young warriors to cherish the time you spend with your classmates and get excited about your growing independence! Take high school as an opportunity to discover more about yourself and figure out what brings you joy.”
Asher Chamoy
by: Sabina Chamoy

Asher Chamoy has attended Lakehill since sixth grade. Throughout his time at Lakehill, he has founded and is the president of the Curling Club, and co-founded and is the co-president of the Chess Club. He is currently serving as Student Council President and was the ninth and eleventh grade Class Representative. He has participated in choir, Shakespeare Club, French Club, Eats and Theats, and performed in musical theater as Captain Hook (Peter Pan), Nicely Nicely Johnson (Guys and Dolls), Lancelot (Camelot), Gomez Addams (The Addams Family), and the Beast (Beauty and the Beast). He has also been a member of National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Warrior Outreach Organization, International Thespian Society, Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honors Society. Asher Chamoy was selected to the All-Region and All-State Choir during his junior and senior years.

Asher Chamoy enjoys acting outside of school and has been in many films including The Colonel, Murder Made Me Famous, Apollo 10 ½, and, most recently, Washington’s Armor. Asher has been in many musicals outside of Lakehill at North Texas Performing Arts and the Repertory Company Theater, starring in Greece, Into the Woods, and Les Miserables as Jean Valjean. He also plays the guitar, bass, and piano.

Asher’s favorite class at Lakehill was AP World History class because he got to learn about different cultures around the world from the beginning of time with Dr. Solonick. His favorite memory was his first ever musical, Peter Pan, because it introduced him to musical theater, choir, singing and acting.

Asher has received many awards during his time at Lakehill, including the Headmaster’s High Honor List, the George Washington University Book Award, the Furman Scholars Award, AP Scholar Award, and Academic Excellence Awards in AP US History, AP English Language, AP World History, Biology, French 1, 2, and 3, Musical Theater, Honors Chemistry, English 2, Geography, and Music Theory. He has also received the Silver Medal for the National French Exam, and was nominated and accepted into the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program.

Asher plans to attend Harvard University in the fall and major in History. His advice to all Warriors is, “Work hard, play later.”
Adventure Week 2021
Adventure week is a long standing Lakehill tradition. Typically, students in grades five through eight take off across the state and country on a week long road trip right before spring break. In order to uphold the tradition, Head of Middle School, Kaye Hauschild, planned a week of fun for the staff and students in the Dallas area.

On Monday and Tuesday, students enjoyed a day at the Dallas Zoo or participating in many activities at the Roger L. Perry campus. Activities included fishing, volleyball, basketball, laser tag, flying kites, KanJam, chess, and much more!
“They had a lot of fun fishing with Coach Bracken. Sophia Marshall brought her own bait and caught several fish. Ms. Kufel caught the most out of all the staff that attended,” Ms. Hauschild said while laughing. “I think the week really turned out to be exactly what we wanted, a way for our middle school students to be together, socialize, and just have fun.”

On Wednesday, all four grades were at the Roger L. Perry Campus. Coach Mitchell had a kickball tournament going, Ms. Tan learned to fly a kite for the first time, and Coach Neyland dominated the laser tag area set up on the football field. There was a taco and churro truck that arrived for lunch time and the snack table was never left empty.

A special thanks to Ms. Kaye Hauschild and all the Middle School faculty for making Adventure Week 2021 a success.
Sports Update
Athletic Director Bob Yttredahl is excited to announce
TAPPS All-State Selections
Last week TAPPS hosted All-State meetings for basketball and soccer. Coaches from across the state gathered to discuss the best players in each classification.
Girls Basketball 3A Honorable Mention &
District Offensive MVP
Krista Carlson
Boys Basketball 3A
Second Team
Mitchell Crow
Winter Soccer Division III Second team
Spencer Neill 
"This is a strong showing for Lakehill. Our student-athletes were recognized by coaches from across the state as the best of the best. It is great to see our athletes getting recognition for their dedication and work ethic," said Athletic Director Bob Yttredahl.

Congratulations to all student-athletes!
Varsity Tennis Advances to State!
The Lakehill Varsity tennis team competed at the District Tournament on Monday afternoon.

Hayden Yoss, Douglas McKenize, and Cade Armstrong are advancing to the TAPPS State Tennis tournament. Hayden Yoss is advancing in girls singles. Douglas McKenzie and Cade Armstrong are advancing in boys doubles.

Be on the lookout for a feature story soon!
Cheer on our Warriors!
Winter and Spring Sports Pep Rally
Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our students during the Pep Rally tomorrow, Friday, March 26 at 9:30 am. Live stream the event by clicking below.
Lakehill Track & Field
To kick off spring break, the track team competed at the Ft. Worth All Saints Invitational.

Cullen McCaleb took home gold medals in the 800m, 1600m, and the 3200m races. Avery Owen was first in the 3200m and 3rd in the 1600m races. Jourdyn Owens, Bella Pumpelly and Maddie Reister placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively in the 100m dash. Jourdyn Owens also took home 3rd in the 200m dash. The 4x100m relay team of Jourdyn Owens, Bella Pumpelly, Maddie Reister and Kayla Ristianto took 1st place. The 4x200m relay team of Kayla Ristianto, Hannah Reister, Bella Pumpelly and Maddie Reister also took home the gold. 
Cullen McCaleb and Avery Owen competed in the Texas Distance Festival Invitational over Spring Break and recorded new personal records. Cullen McCaleb ran a 9:56 in the 3200m and  Avery Owen ran a 12:01 in her 3200m race. 

In preparation for the district track meet, the team will compete at the Brook Hill meets for the next two weeks before running in the Argyle Liberty Invitational. 

Congratulations to the Warrior Track & Field team!
#TogetherWeCan help Lakehill students move forward on the path to accomplishing their dreams. Support the Warrior Fund – text GIVE to 469-393-7038 or donate here. Monthly donations allow you to budget your gift – consider making a recurring contribution.

The only gift too small is no gift at all!
Looking Ahead
March 26
Spring Pep Rally
Live stream available at 9:30 am on the TAPPSTV network.

March 29
Varsity Softball at Ovilla Christian
First pitch is at 7:00 pm.

March 30
Middle School Baseball vs Coram Deo
First pitch is at 4:30 pm.
Middle School Softball vs Grace Community-Tyler
First pitch is at 4:30 pm.

April 1
Cross Country Meet
David Vinson Private School Invitational.
Varsity Softball vs Coram Deo
First pitch is at 4:30 pm.
Middle School Softball at Calvary Christian
First pitch is at 4:30 pm.

April 2, 5
School Holiday

April 6
Varsity Softball vs FBA
First pitch is at 4:30 pm.

April 8
Middle School Baseball vs FBA
First pitch is at 4:30 pm.
Varsity Softball at Lucas Christian
First pitch is at 4:30 pm.

April 9
General PFC Meeting
The meeting will begin at 8:30 am via Zoom.
Warrior Relays
Warrior Relays in Argyle, TX.
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