Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 11, Issue 32
May 2, 2019
Class of 2019 Honored at Senior Day
Lakehill seniors are rapidly approaching the end of their high school careers. On April 26, they had the opportunity to slow things down a bit and celebrate the journey that has brought them to this point as Lakehill celebrated Senior Day.

Seniors began their day with a catered breakfast in the cafeteria with their parents. They then headed to the auditorium for an assembly in honor of the Class of 2019. They were escorted by Lakehill's youngest students, the Class of 2031. Seniors were later treated to Starbucks that afternoon.

The Senior Class sponsors introduced each student and shared his or her college plans. Each senior also had the opportunity to pass down a personal Lakehill memento to a lucky raffle winner. From athletic jerseys and shoes to a calculator and a book of Chinese poetry, there was no limit to the priceless treasures passed on to the underclassmen.

See more pictures from Senior Day and the Senior-Parent Breakfast.

See the list of College Acceptances for the Class of 2019.
Spring Fling Music and Art Show 
Lakehill's Lower School students took to the stage on April 30, to perform in the annual Spring Fling in the Wyly Auditorium. The students' works of art were also on display in the Presentation and Performance Hall. The theme of the evening, Chasing Rainbows, was threaded through the exhibit and the performances.
 
The endearing Art Show highlighted the accomplishments of  Sacha Troxler's art students in a creative display. The collection, which featured a wide variety of media from ceramics to stuffed, hand-stitched monsters, was well presented and provided a true art gallery experience to all who visited.

Under the direction of Jodi Wright, Lakehill's third and fourth grade students kicked off the program with "What a Wonferul World." The joyful, animated performances clearly showcased Lakehill's talented Lower School students in grade level performances celebrating all of the colors of the rainbow. From "Yellow Submarine" to "Green Eggs and Ham" to "Purple People Eater," the audience was taken on a wonderful journey of colorful music.

See  more pictures from the Art Show and Spring Fling.
Old-Fashioned Fun 
Lakehill's 21st annual Mark Twain Day celebrated the culmination of the fifth grade unit of study on  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

The event offered fourth and fifth grade students the chance to have fun the old-fashioned way: sack races, bobbing for apples, and fence painting. Students also competed in a variety of good-natured contests, including sunflower seed spitting, pie eating, and bragging.

The fifth grade students said they loved making the miniature rafts, dressing up as the characters, and playing games that kids played more than a hundred years ago. 

Students honored for the most authentic costumes included  Madeline Jones (Becky Thatcher),  Ian Johnston (Tom Sawyer), and  Clio Byrd (Huck Finn). Honorable Mention went to Grafton Robinson.

Jason Dickerson took the top prize for the jury-evaluated rafts, with  Max Crist taking second. Grace Horne and Maya Patel took third, and Cece Degeyter and Jax Henegar claimed honorable mention.

Lakehill dad  Ross Crum played the role of Mark Twain, conducting the bragging contest. Fourth graders enjoyed dressing up like Tom Sawyer's heroes - circus performers, pirates, and outlaws.

Karin Matz and  Susan Widhalm organized a great team of parent volunteers who made the event go smoothly.

See  more pictures.
Students Reflect, Celebrate at Junior-Senior Ring Luncheon
The Junior-Senior Ring Ceremony remains one of the most significant events of the Upper School end-of-year activities.
 
A special bond has always existed between the junior and senior classes at Lakehill, and this year's group is no exception. Held on April 25, amidst the elegance of the Warwick Melrose Hotel, the Junior-Senior Ring Luncheon allowed the class of 2019 the opportunity to reflect, to celebrate, and to pass the torch to Lakehill's next class of leaders.
 
After a recap of their successful senior year, Senior Class President   Katie Anne Eastus introduced next year's Co-Presidents,   Ryan Douglas and Alanna Stern. Then, members of the senior class introduced each member of the junior class, presenting class rings and Class of 2020 shirts, while paying tribute to each junior during this special Lakehill rite of passage.

See more photos from the  Junior-Senior Ring Luncheon and the  Senior Countdown.
Close Out the School Year with a Gift
Did you know you can make a donation to the Warrior Fund in honor of someone else? The Development Office will send a card letting them know.

Donations to the Warrior Fund touch every member of the Lakehill Community. Your support helps ensure all students get the foundation essential for success today and far into the future.

With our new  online donation platform , it is quick and easy to make a #BigImpact.  
 
The Warrior Fund supports experiences throughout Lakehill, including curriculum advances, classroom STEM innovations, competitive athletics, and innovative performing and visual arts. Your gift helps our students excel, whatever the challenge.
 
 
Thank you for making a #BigImpact in our Warrior Community!
Scholastic Book Fair
Dino-mite Book Fair: Scholastic Book Fair Ends May 3
Don't miss this chance to replenish your bookshelves with some great summer reading at Lakehill's Scholastic Book Fair. The Book Fair will run through May 3, in the Lydia and James Perry Community Room, and will be open from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. each day, as well as before and after the Middle and Upper School Concert on Thursday. Enjoy fun surprises every day!
 
Find out more about exciting daily events.
Help for the Homeless
On April 25, the seventh and eighth grade classes presented a check for $1070 to the Austin Street Center. The money was raised during the annual Powder Puff football game played between the two grades held March 27.

The Center’s Executive Director Daniel Roby accepted the check with gratitude. “I was moved that students chose to raise money to help the needs of the homeless.”

Austin Street Center provides safe shelter and meets the basic needs of the most vulnerable homeless. Founded in 1983, Austin Street Center is an emergency shelter that serves men, ages 45 and older, and women, ages 18 and older.
Batter Up!
It was a great day at the ballpark this past Sunday for Lakehill’s first Alumni Softball Game. Close to 50 members of the Warrior community came out to play or cheer in what promises to be an annual event. 

Special thanks to Varsity Softball Coach Lloyd Gamboa and Varsity Baseball Coach RC Castaigne for coaching the teams, and to Lakehill parents Rick Howard and Kenneth Franklin for serving as umpires.

While game play was intense, everyone enjoyed the friendly competition. Traditional ballpark fare of hot dogs, sunflower seeds, and popcorn helped to make the experience great fun for everyone.

"Thank you to all of the alumni who came out and brought their families, as well as the current students, families, and staff who joined us," said Caroline Boles , '14, who helped plan the event. "We are already planning the next one – we have ideas to make it bigger and even more fun!"

Check out all the photos from the day here.
Create Your Perfect Summer
When school is out for the summer, Lakehill Preparatory School’s two campuses keep on bustling with programs for students, ages 5–18, from all over Dallas. The same principles that make our community thrive during the school year infuse our summer programs with a spirit of adventure, abundant learning potential, and guaranteed fun.
 
Lakehill Summer Camps offer award-winning programs for boys and girls entering kindergarten through grade 12. Lakehill provides quality, teacher-led camps at an affordable price, with FREE before- and after-camp care available daily. Half- and full-day, week-long camps run from June 3 through August 2.
 
Mix and match from a variety of camps to create your perfect summer!
Check out the newly updated   2019 Summer Camps Guide

Find out more about our Summer Camps programs.
 
Sports Snippets

Varsity Track
The Varsity Track team traveled to Fort Worth last Friday, April 26, to run in the TAPPS North Regional Track Meet. The team finished the meet with some of their best times of the season.

State qualifiers include the girls 4x100m relay team of Jourdyn Owens, Hayden Yoss, Lynley Waggoner, and Alanna Stern who claimed first place with a time of 52.42. The girls also qualified in the 4x200m relay, claiming second place with a time of 1:53.04. Owens qualified in the 100m with a second place finish and a time of 13.24. Stern qualified for state in the 400m for the third year in a row with a second place finish and a time of 62.60.

Cullen McCaleb, seeded seventh in the 800m, finished fifth, one spot away from qualifying for state. He the only freshman running the 800 in the region.

The girls will be running at Panther Stadium in Hewitt, Texas, Saturday, May 4, in the TAPPS State Track Meet.
Varsity Softball
The Varsity Softball team advanced to the bi-district round of the state playoffs on April 29. The Lady Warriors played a competitive game against DeSoto Canterbury but came up short. Congratulations to this outstanding team on a great season.
Shop 'til You Drop!
Visit the Spirit Shop this week and get 50% off t-shirts!

The Spirit Shop is open on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7:45-8:45 a.m. and Monday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons from 2:45-3:45 p.m.
What's Happening?


May 2
Middle and Upper School Spring Concert, 7:00 p.m.

Through May 3
Scholastic Book Fair

May 3
Middle School Morning of Service (on campus), 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Middle School Fill the Bus Water Drive

Middle School End-of-Year Celebration, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

May 5
Middle School Community Connections Volunteer at Children's Center Carnival, 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

May 6
AP Environmental Science Exam, 8:00 a.m. - noon

PASF Bake Sale, Benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Research (Middle & Upper School lunches)

May 6-10
Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7
First Grade to Dallas World Aquarium, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

AP Physics I Exam, Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Lower and Middle School Community Connections Shoreline Spruce-Up, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Pizza and Popsicles on the Playground (Kindergarten - Grade 2), 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

May 8
NJHS Meeting, 7:30 a.m.

AP English Literature Exam, Noon - 4:00 p.m.

May 9
New Parent Luncheon

May 10
AP US History Exam, 8:00 a.m. - noon

Seventh and Eighth Grade Advanced Drama Play, 9:50 - 10:40 a.m.

Lower School Field Day, 12:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Performing Arts Senior Dinner, 6:00 p.m.

May 13
Lunch for Middle School and Upper School Performing Arts Students

May 14
AP Calculus AB/BC Exam, 8:00 a.m. - noon

First Grade Penguin Presentation, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Fourth Grade to Sixth Floor Museum, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

May 14 - 16
Reclamation Days, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Don't miss this last opportunity to replace lost backpacks, books, clothing, and lunch bags!
All items that remain at the end of the day on Thursday will be donated to charity.

May 15
AP English Language Exam, 8:00 a.m. - noon

Lakehill Spirit Day at Monster Yogurt, 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Lower School Awards Ceremony, 2:00 p.m.

May 16
AP World History Exam, 8:00 a.m. - noon

PFC General Meeting, 8:15 a.m.

AP Statistics Exam, Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Middle School Awards Ceremony, 2:00 p.m.

Athletic Banquet (ESC), 6:00 p.m.

May 17
Last Day of School for K-5

End of Term

Lower School Celebration

Textbook Buyback, Grades 3-6, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Upper School Awards Ceremony, 11:00 a.m.

AP Computer Science A Exam, Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Upper School Celebration, 12:30 p.m.

May 19
Baccalaureate (ESC) 2:00 p.m.

May 20-22
Exams 
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May 21
Senior Internship Interviews, 8:00 - noon

May 22
Textbook Buyback, Grades 6-12, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Graduation Rehearsal for Juniors and Seniors, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

May 24
Commencement Ceremony, 7:30 p.m.
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