Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly
Volume 12, Issue 34
May 21, 2020
Claire Hannah Howard
Valedictorian
Preston Gregory Bied
Co-Salutatorian
Elizabeth Ashley Blanchard
Co-Salutatorian
Congratulations to the Valedictorian and Co-Salutatorians for the Class of 2020.
Warriors at Home: Week 9
Baccalaureate Brings Reflection, Thanks  
A time-honored Lakehill tradition, Lakehill's Baccalaureate Ceremony provides an opportunity for each member of the graduating class to publicly thank the people who have made it possible for them to get to this moment of achievement in their lives. In a departure from the traditional format, each student recorded their individual message of gratitude on May 16, at the Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center. The complete video will be released next week.

Class of 2020 Prepares for Graduation
The Class of 2020 will be honored in an in-person ceremony (graduates and immediate families only) on the football field at the Roger L. Perry Campus on Saturday, June 6, at 10:00 a.m., in Lakehill's forty-seventh Commencement Ceremony.

This year's Valedictorian is Claire Hannah Howard. Claire will attend the University of South Carolina to study Early Childhood Education.

The Co-Salutatorians are Preston Gregory Bied and Elizabeth Ashley Blanchard. Preston plans to study Computer Science in the Engineering Honors Program at Texas A&M University. Elizabeth plans to study Anthropology on a Pre-Med track with a minor in Forensic Science in the Honors Program at Baylor University.

As their parting gift to the school, the Class of 2020 and their families have established the Class of 2020 Charlie Lee Perry Memorial Scholarship, in honor of Headmaster Roger L. Perry's father, who passed away April 20, 2020.

End-of-Year Wrap-Up
  • Lower School showed off their school spirit in their final Wonderful Wednesday celebration on May 20. May 21 is the final day for Lower School, with a Drive-Through Celebration planned for May 22. Please note that, per Mr. Trout's email on May 20, the route has changed.
  • Middle School held their Drive-Through Celebration on Thursday, May 21, and will finish with some fun virtual classroom activities on Friday.
  • Locker clean-out will be held on Tuesday, March 26, for Upper School. Please refer to each grade level's specific schedule.
  • If you won something at the Lakehill Benefit Auction and had not yet picked it up, please check your child's bag of supplies to find it.
Important Tuition Notice
Dear Lakehill Families,

In addition to Distance Learning, we are now using Distance Invoicing for tuition and fees. Beginning the second week of May, you will receive your 2020-21 tuition invoices via email. Your invoice will be attached to an email from Intuit E-Commerce with the subject line “Invoice from Lakehill Preparatory School.” A link to pay by bank draft at no additional charge will be at the bottom of the email itself.

You may, of course, send your payment through the regular mail, as we pick up the mail weekly while the building is closed. We can also accept credit card payments, however, those are subject to a fee of 3.5%, which is what our vendors charge us. If you wish to pay by credit card, please reply to the email with that request, and we will send you a new invoice with the fee included and credit card payment enabled.

Please contact the School’s Business Manager, Bruce McCoskey, at  bmccoskey@lakehillprep.org if you have any questions. Thank You!
Six Specialty Honor Societies Induct New Members
International Thespian Society, Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics), Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish), Société Honoraire de Français (French), Rho Kappa (Social Studies), and Science National Honor Society, six of Lakehill's student honor societies, held their induction ceremonies on May 18, via Zoom. These groups welcomed 65 new members into their illustrious ranks. The ceremony was led by faculty sponsors Mark Guerra, Kristin Rutherford, Joan Mayo, Tam Badgett, Justin Solonick, and Jeremy Holman.

Members inducted into the International Thespian Society have completed at least 100 hours of high school theater experience, either on stage or behind the scenes. Membership in Mu Alpha Theta at Lakehill is reserved for juniors and seniors who are completing or have completed Pre-Calculus and have maintained a 3.5 average or better in all math classes. Spanish and French honorees must complete at least three years of the language and maintain an average of 3.5 or higher. Rho Kappa honorees must have completed four semesters of Social Studies, maintain a 3.0 overall G.P.A. and a 3.5 in all high school Social Studies classes.

Membership in the Science National Honor Society is awarded to juniors and seniors who have maintained a 3.0 in all coursework, have taken or are enrolled in at least one Honors or AP Science class (juniors) or one Honors course and one AP course or two AP or advanced courses (seniors), and maintain a 3.5 average in all science courses. Members of these highly regarded organizations wear honor cords at graduation.

Mu Alpha Theta honorees were senior Michael Skellie, and juniors Cade Armstrong, Asher Chamoy, Keegan Clendenin, Emerson Danamraj, Atsuyasu Johnny Hirata, Nathan Lewis, Chudi Owen Liu, Kathryn Mahan, Matthew McCall, Jourdyn Owens, Sarah Smith, Ender Trout, and Justin Vlier.

This year's Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica inductees were junior Michelle Reed, and seniors Elizabeth Blanchard, Thea Gilliland, Loveth Heard, Stella Palmer, and Alanna Stern.

Seniors Hamed El-Feky, Claire Howard, Jonah Shaw, Luka Varnes, and Kareem Zidan were inducted into the Société Honoraire de Français.

Rho Kappa inductees were senior Ryan Douglas, and juniors Cade Armstrong, Jacob Aron, Krista Carlson, Asher Chamoy, Keegan Clendenin, Emerson Danamraj, Sophia Ganson, Ryan Henry, Atsuyasu Johnny Hirata, William Leake, Nathan Lewis, Max Link, Kathryn Mahan, Matthew McCall, Jourdyn Owens, Michelle Reed, Sarah Smith, Georgina Stephens, Ender Trout, Justin Vlier, and Hayden Yoss.

The Science National Honor Society inductees were senior Michael Skellie, and juniors Cade Armstrong, Asher Chamoy, Keegan Clendenin, Emerson Danamraj, Sophia Ganson, Atsuyasu Johnny Hirata, Nathan Lewis, Max Link, Kathryn Mahan, Matthew McCall, Sarah Smith, Ender Trout, and Justin Vlier.

International Thespian Society inductees were junior Maya Ariss, sophomores Spencer Neill and Sydney Rutherford, and freshman Anna Knickel. Additionally, senior Elizabeth Blanchard was recognized as an International Honor Thespian. Juniors Asher Chamoy, Keegan Clendenin, and Sophia Ganson were recognized as National Honor Thespians. Senior Logan Stout was honored as Best Thespian.
New Members Inducted Into National Honor Societies
National Junior Honor Society
Lakehill's National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) held an Induction Ceremony on May 14, via Zoom. The ceremony was led by faculty sponsors Bradley Neyland and Julie Murugen. Officers Avery Owen (President), Kayla Ristianto (Vice-President), Anna Knickel (Secretary), and Hannah Reister (Treasurer) assisted with the presentation.

Thirty-two students were inducted into Lakehill's Golden Arrow Chapter of NJHS. To be considered, students must have have maintained a 3.5 GPA. Those selected must demonstrate outstanding scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship, and character.

This year's inductees include seventh-grade students Adeline Born, Joshua Beidler, Nathalie Carollo, Sabina Chamoy, Sophia Cirillo, Katie Crum, Jack Curtis, Sierra Gadsden, Harper Kuhn, Skylar Lambert, Allison Majors, Ryan Motes, Esther Neerman, Drew Perry, Austin Rutherford, Austin Sanders, Brityn Shaw, Maeve Smith, Addie Tuttle, Lauren Williams, and Abby Youngberg, and eighth grade students Reese Armentrout, Addie Ashford, Austin Boothe, Aslan Campbell, Sophia DeMarco, Riya Jasti, Nicholas Meadows, Brayden Neill, Bella Pumpelly, Leyton Scruggs, and Jade Stephens.

National Honor Society
Lakehill's National Honor Society (NHS) held an Induction Ceremony on May 18, via Zoom. The ceremony was led by faculty sponsor Michael Jones. Officers Elizabeth Blanchard, Jonah Shaw, Claire Howard, and Loveth Heard assisted with the presentation.

Headmaster Roger Perry offered his appreciation for the efforts members have made throughout the year, and the example they set for others.

Fourteen new members were inducted into the Warrior Chapter of NHS, an honor society for students in grades 10 to 12. Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA for the previous three semesters, and a 3.0 overall in Upper School, to be eligible for membership. The NHS Faculty Council then reviews each eligible student's application for character, service, and positive leadership. Members wear stoles with NHS insignia at graduation.

This year's inductees are senior Yangzi Joanna Chen, and sophomores Sumner Born, James Freeman, Megan Gillman, Zak Goldstein, Harris Jones, Cullen McCaleb, Spencer Neill, Leo Paparoni, Blake Perry, Sydney Rutherford, Laurel Way, Brooklynn Williams, and Luke Williams.
Texas Time Machine Adventure
Tired of being stuck inside? Wish you could travel - even if just around the state? Why not take a trip with third grade teacher Kelly Curtis in her time machine to visit some interesting historical Texas figures.
Calling All Lower School Library Books
Lakehill's Lower School Library strives to have as few outstanding or lost books as possible at the end of the school year. Because of the unexpected transition to distance learning, there are currently several hundred books that need to be returned.

While Lakehill remains closed at this time, students who have library books at home are asked to drop them off outside the school.

There will be a blue cart located on the top step by the main entrance doors from noon until 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Ms. Pike will make sure they are checked in, re-shelved, and ready to enjoy when we return in the fall.

"Please return our books so that Lakehill’s Lower School students can continue to enjoy all the wonderful books our Lower School Library has to offer!" said Pike.


Sell Your Textbooks
Are you ready to sell back your textbooks?

Grab a box and  follow these easy instructions  for packing them up and receiving payment.
PFC Announces Gift, Officers
Lakehill's Parent Faculty Club (PFC) gathered via Zoom on May 15, for their final General Meeting of the year, chaired by PFC President  Lydia Perry.

Perry announced the PFC's annual gift to the school, totaling $187,000. The gift included $47,000 in technology enhancements from Trek for Tech.

The additional $140,000 from the Auction and other programs will support updates to the Lower School Robotics Club and the Middle and Upper School Robotics competitive teams, enhancements to Upper School classrooms, new scoreboards for the gymnasium, improvements to athletic facilities, as well as funds for faculty development and departmental requests for enhancing student experiences, enhanced health and safety measures for Fall 2020 school opening, and contributions to the Warrior and Endowment funds.

In addition, the PFC also sponsored $30,000 of programs for the school, including Back-to-School Picnic, Tailgate, Grandparents Day, and Teacher Appreciation. These funds are also being used to support this year's non-traditional year-end activities, such as Senior Day, Athletics recognition, and the June commencement ceremony.

The new PFC Executive Committee was also announced. Members of the 2020-21 Executive Committee are as follows:

President: Lydia Perry
Vice President: Shelley Shook
Secretary: Brooke Scruggs
Treasurer: Marni Andreason
Parliamentarian: Kellie Armentrout
Immediate Past President: Andrea Johnston

Many thanks to the PFC and all its members who do so much for Lakehill.
Class of 2021 Announces New Senior Class Officers
The Class of 2021 recently elected officers for the 2020-21 school year. Congratulations to juniors Nathan Lewis and Ryan Henry, who were elected President and Vice-President of next year's Senior Class.
Likable Links
Memorial Day in Our National Parks
Each May, our nation honors those who have died while serving in the armed forces. The history of the sacrifices made by these brave men and women is woven into the preserved historic sites, monuments, and memorials in the National Park System dedicated to interpreting and celebrating our military history. Honor the fallen and remember the brave this Memorial Day by learning about four iconic parks where their stories are preserved and protected.

All Aboard for the New Junior Ranger Railroad Program
The National Park Service, Union Pacific Railroad, and the National Park Foundation have released a new Junior Ranger Railroad Explorer Activity Booklet that traces the journey of the first transcontinental railroad and brings the rich history of railroads to life in a fun and engaging way.

Take a Walk Among the Wildflowers
Spring often conjures up images of flowers in bloom – and nowhere are they more beautiful than in our national parks.  Take a virtual walk through the wildflowers in our national parks and discover the ecosystems and stories they illuminate.

Check out the Lakehill Song-of-the-Day Playlist
Each day, Performing Arts Chair Tracy Herron posts a Song of the Day for students in K-12. Now, you can find all of his selections together on the Song of the Day Playlist on Spotify.

Enjoy James and the Giant Peach
Join Academy Award-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi as he reads James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl in full across 10 episodes, to raise money for Partners In Health. See the first episode here.

A Daily Dose of Art
Get inspired every day by beautiful classic, modern, and contemporary art masterpieces and read short stories about them. Enjoy one new masterpiece each day with this app. Find out more.
What's Happening?

May 22
Lower School Drive-Through Celebration, Awards and Supplies Pick-up
Kindergarten and First Grade: 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Second Grade: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Third Grade: 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Fourth Grade: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

May 25
Memorial Day Holiday

May 26
9th Grade Locker Clean-out, 9:00 a.m. - noon (Refer to specific individual schedule)

10th Grade Locker Clean-out, 9:00 a.m. - noon (Refer to specific individual schedule)

11th Grade Locker Clean-out, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Refer to specific individual schedule)

June 6
Forty-Seventh Commencement Ceremony, 10:00 a.m.
Roger L. Perry Campus
Seniors and immediate family members only. Specific details to follow.
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