Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 11, Issue 30
April 18, 2019
Sixth Graders Visit Holocaust Museum
The sixth grade took their annual field trip to the Dallas Holocaust Museum on April 17, in conjunction with their reading of The Diary of Anne Frank. The focus of the unit is on the importance of remembering the events and victims of the Holocaust as well as the idea of being (to use the words of Max Glauben) an "upstander" instead of a "bystander."

For many students, this is their first encounter with this tragic period of modern history. "In sixth grade, we start by discussing the impact that World War I had on Europe in order to understand how someone like Hitler could come to power," said sixth grade teacher Amanda Rasbury. "We talk about how Jewish Europeans were treated both in the build up to the war and during it. We then move on to The Diary of Anne Frank, pausing often to discuss the entries. The students often share information and stories of their own families." 

As their culminating project, sixth grade participated in the Every Child Has A Name Legacy Project created by the museum wherein each student works to honor a child victim of the Holocaust through a creative work such as poetry, art, and narrative essays. 

Visiting the museum helps the students better understand the impact that the Holocaust had on individual people. "Often, when the Holocaust is discussed, the numbers alone are so staggering that it can be easy to forget the lives of the individuals who suffered," said Rasbury. "The artifacts on display in the museum allow the students to see a much more personal aspect of this tragedy and to understand why it is so important to remember such a dark moment in human history. The exhibits help them to further understand the impact that the Holocaust had (and continues to have) on the lives of so many people and to consider the many ways in which they can work to prevent such events from ever occurring again."

The museum's new building, scheduled to open September 17, will have a 350-seat theater in addition to regular rooms and classrooms.

A Day on the Farm
On April 15, third grade students had the opportunity to learn about modern farm life from former Assistant Headmaster, Lara Gajkowski, and her husband Russ Strawn.

The pair explained daily life on the farm including chores and farm equipment. Gajkowski and Strawn are also beekeepers. From them, third grade learned how honey is harvested and even got to sample some. In addition, students saw the chickens and roosters and were able to hold the baby chicks. Afterward, the students were treated to a hayride and a cook-out lunch. It was a full, memorable day on the farm.

Arts Abound at ISAS Arts Festival
This past weekend, 44 Lakehill Upper School students attended the annual ISAS Arts Festival, which was hosted this year by St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, Texas.

Students traveled to Austin on Thursday morning and spent the rest of the day at the festival. Keegan Clendenin, Sophia Ganson, and Elizabeth Blanchard attended a exclusive workshop for musical theater and were critiqued by professional Cara Johnston Firestone. That afternoon, the films made in the Digital Production class were shown for both Lakehill students and other schools. Lakehill students performed at the Coffee House Friday morning, including a performance by senior Bill Song singing “Ziggy Stardust” and playing guitar. Later that afternoon, students received a visual art critique and participated in Scenes and Monologues. The night ended with Vocal Solos from Clendenin, Ganson, Blanchard, and Aron Xiao. Due to inclement weather, the One Act Play was not performed. 

Over the course of the festival, students attended Lakehill events, and were able to attend other school’s events and workshops covering a variety of topics. 

By Kate Langley, '19
Marketing Intern
Upper School Robotics Team Takes On The World
The Lakehill Robotics team made their debut on Wednesday, April 17, in the World Championships in Houston with a three-point win in their first match!

You can follow all of the action live here:

Go Lakehill Bionicles!
Make a Big Impact
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The Warrior Fund supports the Lakehill experience, 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 being an important part of our Warrior Community!
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.
 
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Calling All Warrior Alumni!  
Join us for the  First Annual Warrior Alumni Softball Game . Caroline Boles , '14 has helped plan the event, and Softball Coach Lloyd Gamboa will be heading up one team, while Baseball Coach RC Castaigne  will lead the other. Come out to relive great memories and make some new ones - we would love to see you and your family there! 
 
Sunday, April 28, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. 
Roger L. Perry Campus 
7401 Ferguson Road
Dallas, 75228
 
The entire Lakehill community is invited! We ask that only alumni register as players. We'll have food, refreshments, and games for the children. 
 
Make sure to check out the details and  register here . Share the link and encourage other alumni to register as well.
 
See you April 28! 
Senior Spotlight
National Junior Honor Society Highlights Lakehill's Soon-to-be Graduates 

In an effort to reveal the hidden talents, personalities, and accomplishments of Lakehill's most experienced students, the National Junior Honor Society presents: 

NJHS Spotlight on Seniors
This week's senior: Bill Song
Bill Song has attended Lakehill since his sophomore year. Bill has participated in many activities at Lakehill including Varsity Basketball, Track, and Tennis, as well as musical theater, and choir. He has also been involved in several clubs, but his favorite is the International Club because he “loves the great food.”

Bill is proud to be a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society), Rho Kappa (Social Studies Honor Society), and the Science National Honor Society. He plans to attend Miami University of Ohio to major in engineering.

Bill's favorite Lakehill memory is the Junior-Senior Ring Luncheon. This annual spring luncheon allows juniors and seniors to bond and enjoy time together at the Warwick Melrose Hotel.

By Cullen McCaleb, eighth grade
Sports Snippets

Middle School Tennis
The Middle School Tennis team competed in the IAA District Tournament on April 4, at the University of Texas at Dallas.  

Taylor Lewis won the girls singles District Championship, and the Warriors finished well overall.

The Warriors had a runner-up showing from Darren Harrell in the boys singles final, and the boys doubles team of Nick Blanchard and Jack Widhalm advanced to place just short of the top three. In addition, Jason Hunt (boys singles) made it to the final of the consolation draw. 

Varsity and Middle School Baseball
The Varsity Baseball team is looking to rebound after a loss to Dallas Covenant on April 15. The Warriors take the field again on Thursday at home against Sherman Texoma Christian.

The Middle School Baseball team competed in their final game on April 16, falling to Ovilla Christian. It was an exciting game, led by Brayden Neill who threw three innings and only allowed one run. Hayden Bauer had a big hit and scored a run. The Warriors made several great plays in the field and played well as a team throughout the game.

Varsity and Middle School Softball
The Middle School Softball team ended their season with an 11-8 loss to Parish Episcopal. The Lady Warriors were led in hitting by Bella Bassman who had two singles and a fielders choice in one run batted in. 

Eighth graders Emory Johnston and Taylor Gardsbane also had singles and RBIs to help the Warriors on offense. In the field, pitcher Lily Bracken made four plays on her own and struck out one batter. Bassman and Emma Hoffman rotated catching duties.  Victoria Bell played a solid game at first base. 

"To have a team with so many girls who had not played softball before, I am very proud of their steady improvement as well as their willingness to learn, play the game, and enjoy their time on the field," said Coach Vaughn.

The Lady Warriors suffered a loss on the road to Sherman Texoma Christian on April 15. Macy Ellis, Tyler McCall, Claire Howard, Loveth Heard, Ella Witherite, Haley Lopez, Kathryn Mahan, Brook'Lynn Williams, and Maya Ariss continue to lead the team with their hard work and effort.

After a rain out on April 17, the Varsity Softball team will take on Sherman Texoma again, this time at home, on April 22.
Varsity and Middle School Track
The Varsity Meet on April 17, was canceled due to weather. The Middle School Track team will compete in the IAA Track Championships on Tuesday, April 23, and the Varsity team will be at Regionals on Friday, April 26.
Shop 'til You Drop!
Visit the Spirit Shop this week and get 25% off all apparel, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, leggings, flannel PJs, and hats!

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.
Serving Others:
Community Service Opportunities  
 
Volunteer Opportunities in April

Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28
EarthX, Fair Park, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
All Lakehill students and families are invited to help with the Lakehill booth at EarthX on Sunday, April 28.

Saturday, April 27
NJHS Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Thanks to the National Junior Honor Society for taking on Lakehill's Shoreline Spruce-up this month! All members should plan to attend. Contact  Ms. Blanchette or  Mr. Neyland for more information.

Volunteer During Lakehill Summer Camps!
Middle and Upper School students who are interested in serving as an intern for Lakehill Summer Camps should see Ms. Ekstrom to sign up. This is a great way to have fun, help younger students, and get a head start on service hours for next year! Camps run June 3 through August 2.
What's Happening?

April 16-20
Upper School Robotics World Championships (Houston)

April 18
Middle School Athletic Luncheon, 11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Bunny Games (K-2), 2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

5th and 6th Grade Game Night, 7:00 - 6:30 p.m.

April 19-22 
School Holiday 

April 23
Sixth Grade Parent and Student Heath Talk, 10:45 - 11:45 p.m.

April 24
Admission Coffee
Invite your friends to take a look at Lakehill!

Upper School Honor Night, 7:00 p.m.
Charles Wyly Auditorium

April 25
Junior-Senior Ring Luncheon
Warwick Melrose Hotel

April 26
Tribe Meetings/Senior Day, 8:35 - 9:30 a.m.

Mark Twain Day, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
ESC

Senior Countdown, 3:30 p.m.

April 26 - 28
EarthX, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

April 28
Alumni Softball Game, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

April 29
Lakehill Give Back Night at Liberty Burger Lakewood, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
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Preliminary 2019-20 Calendar
Take a look at the  preliminary school calendar  for 2019-20.
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