Volume 9, Issue 27
March 30, 2017
|Holocaust Survivor Speaks at Lakehill
Lakehill is not afraid to confront uncomfortable subjects such as racism and the Holocaust in our curriculum.
Our Lakehill community is lucky. Very few of us have had to encounter the segregation, discrimination, and religious persecution that we discuss in our classes. However, these are not abstracts confined to textbooks.
At an assembly for students in sixth through twelfth grade, Max Glauben, a Holocaust survivor, shared his testimony about actions which we consider impossible, yet are, indeed, possible. For almost an hour, Glauben shared his experiences between the ages of 11, when the Nazis invaded his homeland, Poland, and 15, when American troops liberated him and others during a death march to Dachau. His story provided his audience with a powerful example of the indomitable human spirit and the will to survive.
Glauben has been sharing his story with audiences for more than 30 years, representing not only himself, but also the more than one million Jewish children who perished during the Holocaust. He left his Lakehill audience with three pieces of advice: 1) to never, never, never give up; 2) to remember that your brain is the most important computer you have; and 3) to speak out against injustice and not be a bystander.
|Ribbon Cutting Held for New Baseball Scoreboard
A special ribbon-cutting ceremony for the beautiful new baseball scoreboard was held prior to the Varsity game on March 23.
Cecil and Patricia Nash, Debra and Edwin Neill, and Brayden and Spencer Neill donated the new scoreboard and cut the ribbon with Lakehill Headmaster Roger Perry. The Nash and Neill families have been strong supporters of Lakehill, and the school is grateful for their
|Middle School Art Showcased
Lakehill students participated in the 34th Private School Art Invitational, an annual competition for middle school students at Akiba Academy. Artwork from students from m
ore than 20 private schools was on exhibit from
March 10-26, 2017. On Sunday, March 26, a closing reception was held to honor the artists.
Each school could enter up to 10 entries in a
ny two-dimensional or three-dimensional media. Artwork was evaluated
based on originality, skill in relation to grade level, and sensitivity to the media. Congratulations to the students who were selected to exhibit.
Kathryn Mahan, eighth grade, Pencil and Mixed Media
Annabelle Boyle, eighth grade, M
ixed Media and Acrylic Paint
Cecelie Smith-Morris, eighth grade,
Lucie Daudelin, seventh grade,
Zak Goldstein, seventh grade,
Aileen Edwards, fifth grade,
Landry Poore, fifth grade,
|Upper School Drama Students Perform Sense and Sensability
Lakehill's Upper School Drama students will bring Sense and Sensibility to the Lakehill stage on March 31 and April 1. Curtain is
at 7:00 p.m.
The play is directed by Mark Guerra.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Students in any grade, kindergarten through high school, who plan to apply for the President's Volunteer Service Award should turn in their records of service to Ms. Ekstrom by Friday, March 31. All recipients will be recognized at the Award Assemblies in May.
President's Volunteer Service Award-Applications Due This Friday, March 31
Holiday Hams and Turkeys from Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q Benefit Lakehill
Rudy's "Country Store and Bar-B-Q has put together a delicious holiday meal deal just for Lakehill families. Order your delicious smoked holiday ham or turkey (or both) and a percentage of the sale will be donated to Lakehill.
Order online or fill out this form and turn it in to the front desk. Orders are due by April 11 and will be available for pick up at Lakehill on April 13 after 10:00 a.m.
1/2 smoked pit ham, $39 each, plus tax
Whole smoked pit ham, $69 each, plus tax
Whole smoked turkey breast, $49 each, plus tax
PASF Cascarones Sale
It's time to get
with the PASF Cascarones sale. Cascarones are dyed, confetti-filled eggs with a personalized message inside. Cascarones will be sold from March 27 - April 10 and will be delivered at the end of the day on Wednesday, April 12. Prices are $1 for 1 cascaron, $5 for a half dozen cascarones, and $10 for a dozen. The sale will benefit cystic fibrosis research and is held in honor of Hayley Wester, former Lakehill student and PASF president.
Hop to it
fill out your form
.Completed forms with payment may be turned into the front desk.
Upcoming Service Opportunities - April
Saturday, April 8 -
Kite Day - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
All students in grades eight through twelve are invited to help host Kite Day for students from Bayles Elementary and their families.
Sign up here
Sunday, April 22 - Earth Day Texas - 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Lakehill students and families who are interested in helping with the Lakehill booth at Earth Day Texas on Sunday, April 22, should
sign up here
Saturday, April 29 - National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake - 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. All members should plan to attend. Contact Ms. Blanchette or Ms. Pippen for more information.
Tickets Now on Sale for the Lakehill Benefit Auction
Registration for the Sixth Annual White Rock Spring Games is Now Open
The White Rock Spring Games are back for yet another year of family-friendly fun and community spirit. Once again, boys and girls in kindergarten through grade 5 will come together to help raise money for more than 20 East Dallas schools.
The White Rock Spring Games will be held on Saturday, April 29 at Bishop Lynch High School. This year's competition will be split into two sessions, with grades K through 2 competing from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., and grades 3 through 5 competing from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Entry fees are $100 for a four-person team, with all
registration fees donated directly to the participating students' schools.
Update from Headmaster Roger Perry
The brick work on the new building is complete. The bricklayers are acid washing the brick and power spraying for a beautiful finish. The stucco on the west wall of the auditorium should be complete this Friday.
The glass contractor will begin the installation of the smaller windows on Thursday. The framing for the large windows on the west and east sides of the new building will begin early next week. The decorative concrete in the courtyard and the concrete for the main entrance stairway will be poured in the next few days. The building is truly taking shape.
National Junior Honor Society Highlights Lakehill's Soon-to-be Graduates
NJHS Spotlight on Seniors
This week's senior: Allison Riemer
Allison Riemer has attended Lakehill since sixth grade. She participated in Academic WorldQuest, musical theater, Debate Club, and Shakespeare and Friends. She also plays on the Varsity Softball team and enjoys archery outside of school.
She plans to attend Marymount University in Virginia to study forensics and legal psychology with the hope of becoming a forensic psychologist.
Allison has enjoyed being at Lakehill for many reasons. She loves "how committed the teachers are to helping us reach our full potential and prepare for college." She can go to them with almost any problem she has or just to have a deep intellectual conversation. Some of her favorite memories at Lakehill have been of her time spent working on Academic WorldQuest.
Allison is a persevering student who draws her inspiration from teachers and activists such as Dorothea Dix. Some of the best advice she has received was from Mr. Hagood, who told her not to focus on the grade but on the process. He explained that it is more important to concentrate on the material and to enjoy the learning process, instead of just worrying about a number. She takes his lesson to heart when offering her own advice to young Warriors: "Don't worry so much about grades. Focus on trying your hardest and enjoying your time in school."
By Zoe Williams, eighth grade
On Saturday March 25, the Varsity Baseball team traveled to Northwood College Field to face Newman International Academy. The Warriors had 16 hits and coasted to a 14-7 victory. Charlie Pippen threw 105 pitches for the win, while Jonathan Kelley pitched the last two innings in relief. Pippen also had a big double. Dylan Welch did a great job behind the plate, discouraging the Newman base runners with his accurate throws. Griffin Burt and Warren Lester anchored the defense in the outfield. The Warriors are on the road on Saturday, April 1, against Greenhill.
Middle School Baseball
The Middle School Baseball team improved their record to 2-0 with a 7-6 win over CHANT on March 28. The Warriors jumped out to a 7-1 lead and held on for five innings. Eighth grader Nathan Lewis pitched the first two innings to get his first win of the season. He gave up one earned run and had two strikeouts.
Also pitching for the Warriors was Mitchell Crow who pitched two innings, giving up one run and striking out three. Christian Barefoot closed out the game in the last inning, recording two strikeouts and the last out on a grounder back to the mound. Standouts at the plate were Barefoot, Lewis and Ryan Henry. The Warriors play at First Baptist on Thursday, March 30, at 5:00 p.m.
The Lakehill Varsity Softball team played two district games on the road. They faced tough competition in a loss at Texoma Christian School on March 23. The team traveled to Greenville Christian to play on March 27. Macy Ellis pitched a complete six-innings and struck out 12 batters in a back-and-forth game. Alex Tracy led the hitting with an inside-the-park home run and a triple to center field for a total of four RBIs combined. Montgomery Rotellini also hit a triple, bringing in three runs. Although the Lady Warriors came up short 18-13, it was an exciting game with a lot of action. The team faces First Baptist at home on Saturday, April 1.
Lakehill Varsity Tennis team competed in the District Tournament on March 27.
Senior Dunny Bock qualified for the State Tennis Tournament
in Men's Singles, after finishing fourth at the District Tournament.
The Varsity Track and Field team competed at the Nazarene Christian Invitational on March 25, earning personal bests in 93% of the events in which they entered. Every athlete earned a personal best in at least one of their events. The Boys 4 x 100 meter relay took 9th place in the competitive meet. Their 4 x 200 meter relay also claimed 9th place, led by sophomore Ben Palmer who placed 6th individually in the 200-meter race. McKinney Waggoner finished in the top 12 in the Girls 100-meter dash and Gerard Franklin made a strong showing in the 400-meter race, finishing in the fastest group of more than 50 competitors.
Middle School Track
The Lakehill Middle School Track team competed in their first meet on March 24 at St. Mark's.
Andrew Ward claimed second
place in the 300-meter hurdles, and is ranked third overall in the TAPPS division.
The team will compete again on Saturday, April 1, in the Ovilla Christian Relays.
Presidents Volunteer Service Award Due!
Turn in your volunteer forms to Ms. Ekstrom by end of day on Friday!
Best Bet for the Weekend!
March 31 and April 1
Upper School Play, 7:00 p.m.
April 3 - 6
Middle School ERB Testing
Lakehill Night at Unleavened Kitchen, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Kids (12 and under) eat free
from the kid's menu after 4:00 p.m.
Upper School Service at North Texas Food Bank, 8:00 a.m. - noon
All Upper School students who are not attending ISAS will enjoy a morning of volunteering. Students will be released at noon.
ISAS Arts Festival (Oklahoma City)
Upper School Holiday
There is no school for Upper School students who are not attending ISAS.
End of Term 5 for Lower and Middle School
PFC Executive Committee Meeting, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
5th and Sixth Grade Game Night, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Early Release Day
Lower School students will be released at 11:30 a.m. Middle and Upper School students will be released at noon. After-care is available with a
April 14 - 17
3rd and 4th Grade ERB Testing
K-2 ERB Testing
White Rock Spring Games
Open to boys and girls in K-5
All registration fees are donated to the school!
LAKEHILL SUMMER CAMPS
Nearly 800 registrations for Lakehill Summer Camps 2017 have already been received. D
on't miss out on the camps you want!