Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 11, Issue 23
February 14, 2019
Summer Camps Catalog Released Today
I know it is only February, and summer seems like a distant dream, but, here at Lakehill, summer camp preparations are in full swing. Calendars are being set; camp descriptions are being finalized; and the Lakehill Summer Camps staff is busy planning a summer full of fun and adventure at both our Main Campus and the Environmental Science Center. 

As this process unfolds, a single thought keeps coming back to me: I wish I were a kid again!
This year's camp lineup looks fabulous: STEM, Community Connections, LEGO Engineering, Destination Dallas, and other perennial favorites are all lined up and ready to go, but it's the newest camps that have me really excited! 

Our summer camp teachers are endlessly innovative, bringing fresh ideas to the table every summer. Build it Big...With Newspaper is a new twist on a classic building and engineering camp that kids have loved for years. Campers won't believe how strong flimsy paper can become when it's layered, twisted, rolled, pressed, and glued. It's a great lesson in understanding how the structure of a material is just as important as the substance when it comes to building. Dungeons and Dragons--Beginners and Beyond is new to the books this year, too. This classic game of collaborative storytelling is the grandfather of all fantasy games, and we're certain that new generations of kids will love it as much as generations past. Rock Star Music Videos puts the fun of film-making in your child's hands. Campers will script and act out scenes to accompany their favorite songs, filming and editing in iMovie on the iPads. All that in just the first week of camps! Check out the link to see even more offerings from June to August.
Take a look at our just-released   Summer Camps Guide. Camp registration goes live on February 22. And, sorry...these camps are only for kids!

By John Trout
Director of Summer Camps
Tall Texans
On February 12, Lakehill's third grade students stepped into a museum, not as visitors, but, this time, as the exhibits themselves. 

To culminate a unit on influential figures in Texas history, students had the unique opportunity to bring the person they had researched to life, complete with authentic costumes, backdrops, and props. Students wrote speeches which they presented to a large audience in the auditorium.

Legends from the pages of Texas history books, including Miriam "Ma" Ferguson, Mirabeau B. Lamar, and Scott Joplin filled the auditorium stage and aisles. One by one, they shared their stories and their contributions to Texas.  

"We were thrilled with the success of the Wax Museum," said third grade teacher  Kelly Curtis. " The students certainly looked the part with their elaborate costumes and beautiful backdrops. I was impressed with the detailed speeches students memorized and presented to the audience. It's not easy to do all of that in front of a crowd, but they did an amazing job!"

"To see the historical characters so wonderfully envisioned brought joy to everyone who participated and watched it," said t hird grade teacher  Rochelle Rasheed . "This would not have been possible without the dedication of our students and the support of their parents. "

See   more pictures  of these tall Texans. 
Connecting with College
Eighth grade students enjoyed a trip to visit the University of Texas at Arlington on February 11. There, they attended an information session, learning about majors, activities, and scholarships.

The group toured the campus, and ate lunch in the student center. "We met a lot of cool, interesting students," said eighth grader Jeramiah Blanco. "Some of us ate lunch with Bob, a sophomore from The Congo. We wanted to find out more about life on campus and the college experience, so we asked if we could join his table."

Students also received a special tour of the Formula SAE team racing showroom, where UTA's team designs and builds a small, formula-style car to compete in the SAE International Formula SAE® Series against other universities across the globe, and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation Smart Hospital, a national demonstration center for healthcare provider simulation education, simulation research, and the development of healthcare innovations.

Blanco said he was particularly impressed with the more than 300 clubs offered on campus. "The Anime Club really piqued my interest. Starting on a club on campus seemed easy to do--most of them were started by students."

For many students, this was their first formal visit of to college campus. "This was a wonderful way for students to experience a top research university, with one of the most diverse student populations, right in their own city," said Heather Dondis, Director of College Counseling. Blanco agreed. "It is a such an advantage to start learning about colleges now."
Lakehill PFC Denim & Diamonds
2019 Spring Gala & Benefit Auction
Saturday, March 23, 2019
7:00 p.m. at The Statler Dallas
Early Bird Auction Tickets are available until March 9, 2019.
There will be a price increase after that date.
Auction Sneak Peek
No “Blank Space” here! If you are a Taylor Swift Fan, don’t miss this opportunity to win a verified autographed guitar by the singer/songwriter herself! Taylor Swift is a ten-time Grammy winner, and the youngest recipient in history of the music industry’s highest honor, the Grammy Award Album of the Year. This is one unique collectible that would make quite a statement in any dedicated collectors’ ensemble, from one of the biggest stars on the planet!

Look for the Taylor Swift Guitar in the Live Auction section. 
Please visit to purchase event tickets, become an event sponsor, donate an item, or make a room block reservation. Any questions? Please email

Stay tuned to The Warrior Weekly for more sneak peeks of some amazing auction items and updates!
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: Justin Reed 
Justin Reed has attended Lakehill for four years. He participates in Debate, Varsity Soccer, Pan American Student Forum (PASF), Student Council, Drama and Musical Theater. He is also class parliamentarian and a member of National Honor Society (NHS). He enjoys playing Magic and going to the gym in his free time. His favorite class is AP Physics because of its engaging content and challenging concepts.

Justin’s awards include the Excellence in Computer Science Award, Furman Scholars Program, and National Merit Semifinalist. He has applied to The University of Chicago, Swarthmore College, Purdue University, and Lehigh University. He plans to study engineering, but remains undecided on a specific field. 

Justin’s favorite Lakehill memories are when he and a few of his friends carried Warren Lester onto the stage during the musical Camelot, and when he fell asleep during his freshman year Homecoming.

Justin's advise to young Warriors is, "Approach situations with confidence. Take mistakes as a lesson rather than a roadblock."

By Megan Gillman, ninth grade
Sports Snippets

Middle School Boys Basketball
The Middle School Boys Basketball Blue team defeated Garland Christian, 33-19, on February 7. The team was paced by Austin Boothe with 19 points. Daren Harrell score eight points, while Yussef Zidan added five.

"The boys developed and grew as a team throughout the season," said Coach Bob Yttredahl. "They all showed so much improvement over the season. I love their willingness to learn and get better."

On February 7, the Middle School Boys Basketball IAA team lost a tough game, 33-39, to Garland Christian. Jon Paul Maney led the Warriors with 11 points, and Hayden Bauer had nine.

The team came back on February 11, this time defeating Garland Christian, 43-31, in the Semi Finals. Hayden Bauer paced the Warriors with 17 points. Maney scored 14 points; Arthur Cirillo added nine, and Jack Wildham had six.

"The loss last week really helped us to refocus and get ready for the Semi Finals," said Yttredahl. "The guys are very dialed-in and have been working hard in practice."

See Lakehill's Middle School Warriors take on Zion Lutheran tonight at 6:00 p.m. at Fairhill in the championship game. Go Warriors!

Middle School Girls Basketball
On February 11, the Middle School Girls (IAA) Basketball team d efeated Providence, 36-13. Blake Bied paced the team with 12 points. Taylor Allen and Victoria Bell scored 10 points each. Kate Marshall and Taylor Lewis each added two.

On February 12, Lakehill was defeated in the playoff semi-finals by Zion Lutheran, 19-31. Lewis scored 13 points, while Sarah Ganson, Allen, and Bell each added two. The Lady Warriors ended an outstanding season with a 13-4 record.

JV and Varsity Boys Basketball
It was a busy week for Boys Basketball team, with the JV team having three games and the Varsity team having four. Both teams lost at Yavneh on February 7. On February 9, the Warriors faced the The Highlands in a must-win game for playoff implications. The Warriors made a furious comeback in the final minutes to claim the victory, 62-56.

The Warriors played their final regular season game on February 11, against Dallas Covenant. The Warriors claimed a 61-44 victory, led by Mitchell Crow, who had 24 points on eight three-point shots. 

On February 12, since both teams ended up 6-6 in district play, the Warriors faced The Highlands School for the third time in eight days in a tie-breaker game. The Warriors fell 84-63, fighting incredibly hard until the final horn blew. The Warriors were led by Ryan Henry, who had 24 points on 10 for 20 shooting from the field. 

The Varsity team ended the year with a 16-14 record. "There was an amazing amount of growth from a team that only won seven games a year ago," said Assistant Coach Jimmy LaBrie. "Our two seniors, Eli Buxt and Luke Jerome, have laid the foundation for a great basketball program. We are all excited about the positive trajectory the program is taking."

Varsity Girls Basketball
The Varsity Girls Basketball team finished the season by winning two of its last three district games. The Lady Warriors defeated Yavneh, 40-24, on February 7. Krista Carlson led the team with 13 points and 11 rebounds. The Lady Warriors out-rebounded Yavneh 51-28 in the game, with  Ryan DouglasLynley Waggoner, and Maya Ariss each bringing down eight rebounds.

Lakehill lost a close match-up to Irving the Highlands, 38 - 31, on February 9. The Lady Warriors were again led in scoring by Carlson with 15 points and Hayden Yoss with 10.  Tyler McCall added four points and 10 rebounds and Alanna Stern and Lynley Waggoner each added nine rebounds. 

The final district game on February 11, was also senior night for McCall and the team's three managers: Kate Langley, Katie Anne Eastus, and Montgomery Rotellini

After being down by 12 points in the first half, the Lady Warriors fought back in the second half to tie the game in the last minute of play. Carlson made the winning shot with three seconds on the clock to give Lakehill the 38-36 victory over Dallas Covenant. Carlson led the Warriors in scoring with 21 points. Yoss was unstoppable in the second half, scoring nine points before leaving the game late with a leg injury.  

Stern had another strong performance with nine rebounds and Douglas and Waggoner each had seven boards. Ariss had two blocked shots and solid defensive play. 

Basketball Spirit
The junior class had the highest attendance at the Basketball Triple Header on February 9, winning the Chick-fil-A lunch. Seventh grader Jack Widhalm made the half-court shot during the half-time shooting contest, winning the $100 prize.

Show Your Warrior Spirit!
The Spirit Shop is open for business, with great new styles and classic favorites so you can show your Warrior spirit! 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.

February 14
End of Term 4, Lower and Middle School

PFC General Meeting , 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

Roman Banquet (7th & 8th grade), Noon - 3:30 p.m.

Lower School Valentine's Parties, 2:15 p.m.

February 15 - 18
Winter Break (No School)

Upper School Performing Arts Trip to New York City

February 21
Admission Coffee, 8:30 a.m.
Invite your friends to take a look at Lakehill!

February 22 
Fourth Grade Mini Musical, 9:00 a.m.
Shh...We're Writing the Constitution

February 23
Upper School FTC Robotics Regional Competition

English Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition, 9:00 a.m.

February 27
Fourth Grade Invention Convention, 2:00 - 2:40 p.m.

February 28
Don’t forget to keep collecting those Box Tops to earn money for our school! Every little bit counts. Please have all Box Tops turned in to your child's teacher or to Ms. Drake at the front desk by February 28. The Lower School class with the most Box Tops this semester will win a class party!

Parent-Teacher Conferences
No Classes
Look for more information after Winter Break.

March 23 - Save the Date!
Lakehill PFC Denim & Diamonds

Preliminary 2019-20 Calendar
Take a look at the preliminary school calendar for 2019-20.
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