Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 10, Issue 28
April 5, 2018
Give Blood.
Give Blood, Save Lives
Lakehill's National Honor Society is hosting a community blood drive on Friday, April 6, the school's first in five years.

"If each donation of blood saves up to three lives, imagine how many we can save on Friday," said senior National Honor Society President, Reese Brown.

Lakehill Headmaster Roger Perry was the first to sign up to donate. "It's important for those of us who can give blood to do that, to enhance the lives of other people."

Parents, faculty, and students 16 years of age and older are invited to participate in the Blood Drive. Those who are 16 must complete a parent permission form. Those older may sign up on their own.

The Carter Blood Care van will be set up in front of the school from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. While walk-ins are welcome, the best way to donate is to register for a time slot.

The Bunny Bunch
On March 29, students in kindergarten, first, and second grades enjoyed the annual Bunny Games, a tradition that has been put on by the junior class for more than 30 years. 

The juniors "hid" each child's candy-filled bunny bags which were made in their art classes. The event began with an exciting hunt for their bags. Everyone's favorite rabbit surprised the students while they played duck-duck-bunny and other games.

I enjoyed engaging with the Lower School students," said junior Vanya Suchan. "It was great to take a break from high school and just play." Junior Carly Burt agreed. "I just hope they had as much fun as we did!"

Taking the Stage
Lakehill's talented Upper School Drama students will bring The Great All-American Musical Disaster to the Lakehill stage on April 19 and 21. Curtain is at 7:00 p.m. 

The play is directed by Mark Guerra. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door.

The play by Tim Kelly is a hilarious, fast-paced, eye-popping farce from the author of Destiny and The Butler Did It.

Film producer Junior Dover ( Justin Reed) hasn't made a picture since his last flop, Zombies of the Stratosphere. But his latest project has everything, from earthquakes to savage lobsters. Junior induces every major Hollywood star, a few has-beens, and even a maybe, to appear by tailoring separate scripts to meet each star's personal requirements. So each star assumes he or she is the whole picture, with the other Greats relegated to supporting roles - an assumption that leads to all kinds of madcap stage frenzy.

How Junior manages to stay one jump ahead of disaster makes this play a champion laugh-getter! This is Hollywood, after all! Anything can happen, and does. All the parts give a comically ludicrous sweep to the legend that is Hollywood. 

See the Cast List.
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: Chase Prokop              
Chase Prokop has attended Lakehill for four years. He has a calm and collected demeanor, and generally prefers to stay out of the limelight.

Chase is an accomplished artist whose favorite class is Painting with Mr. Boles. He also enjoys playing golf, reading, and computers.

Chase has a quirky sense of humor that keeps his classmates in stitches. "This quirkiness carries over into his artwork with his creation of strange lands inhabited by even stranger creatures," explained Boles. "Chase tends to work in monochromatic tones of color that can be a challenge to most artists, but that he handles with ease." Chase won awards for his art at the TAPPS State Competition for his zentangle design of an eagle and his scratch art drawing. 

Chase has applied to Lynne University and the Savannah College of Art and Design. He hopes to study graphic art and film.

By Spencer Neill , eighth grade
Sports Snippets

Varsity Tennis
The Varsity Tennis team competed in the District Tennis Tournament on April 3, in North Dallas. The Warriors stepped up their matches, playing against the best competition they have faced all year. 

Elizabeth Motes competed in the girls singles division,while Owen Liu and Gary Hou competed in the boys singles. 

Julia Bartholow and Maya Ariss finished seventh in doubles. 

Will Grooms and Justin Reed defeated a team from Dallas Covenant for the third time this season before being eliminated by the other Lakehill doubles team of Luke Jerome and Ben Gillman

Jerome and Gillman then fought their way through the consolation bracket to finish sixth in the District and qualify for the State Championship Tournament on April 18, in Waco.

Coach Vaughn was impressed with each player's improvement throughout the season.
Varsity Track and Field
The Varsity Track and Field team faced tough competition on March 29, competing in the W.T. White Invitational. The majority of the teams competing were 5A and 6A UIL teams, which pushed the athletes to perform their best.

The girls team saw strong performances from Lynley Waggoner and Alanna Stern. Waggoner placed third in her division in the 200m dash, while Stern earned a ninth place finish in the 400m dash, beaten only by 6A UIL schools. The girls 4x100m and 4x200m relays both placed fifth in their division ( Jourdyn Owens, Georgina Stephens, Waggoner, and Stern).

The boys team had a strong showing in their relays and individual events. Greg Gilman had a personal best in the 100m dash. The boys 4x200m relay placed sixth in their division ( Jonah Shaw, Ben Palmer, Ryan Henry, Gerard Franklin) The team will compete again on Friday, April 6, at the Nolan Catholic Invitational.

Middle School Track and Field
The Middle School Track and Field team had an outstanding performance at the IAA Championship meet on March 28. Both the girls and boys teams came in second overall in the meet. The boys scored a total of 102 total team points while the girls scored 68 team points. The team will run in their final track meet of the season in two weeks at the Ovilla Christian Invitational on Saturday, April 14. 

Individual and relay placings:

200m - Alex Dondis (5th place)

400m - Hudson Welch (5th place), Kole Cannon (6th place)

800m - Cali Byrd (3rd place); Cullen McCaleb (3rd place)

1600m - Avery Owen (3rd place); McCaleb (3rd place), James McKinney (4th place), Ellis Meyer (5th place) 

2400m - Owen (2nd place); Meyer (4th place), McKinney (5th place)

4x100m Relay - Hannah Reister, Macy Moscovic, Dasha Ramey, and Kayla Ristianto (2nd place); Zak Goldstein, Murray Smith, Jaden Lambert, and Brett Peacock (1st place)

4x200m Relay - Reister, Moscovic, Ramey, and Ristianto (2nd place); Smith, Lambert, Peacock, and Mitchell Crow (1st place)

4x400m Relay - Reister, Ramey, Owen, and Ristianto (2nd place); Crow, Lambert, Jon Paul Maney, and McCaleb (2nd place)

4x800m Relay - Cannon, Welch, Tristan Osang, and Maney (2nd place)
Spring Into Summer
Summer is a lot closer than you might think - especially when it comes to signing your kids up for summer camps! 

Registration for Lakehill Summer Camps is open, and space is filling quickly. Nearly 900 registrations have already been received!

With 84 different camps for all grade levels in every area imaginable, this is one summer you don't want to miss!

Check out the new  2018 Summer Camps Guide.

Find out more about our Summer Camps programs.
 
Serving Others:
Community Service Opportunities  
 
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!

Volunteer Opportunities in April
There are many ways to serve your community this spring. Make plans to participate in some of these exciting volunteer projects.

April 4-5
Tutus 4 Teachers
Want to see your favorite teacher wear a tutu for a good cause? Donate $1 or more for any participating teacher during the Freshman Class Tutus 4 Teachers project. When a teacher's donations reach $25, they will wear a tutu for one day. Your donations will help raise money for Texas Pawprints Cat and Kitten Rescue.

Friday, April 6
Carter Blood Drive, sponsored by the National Honor Society (NHS), 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Help the National Honor Society save lives by donating blood during Lakehill's Blood Drive on Friday, April 6. Parents, faculty, and students 16 years of age and older are invited to participate. Those who are 16 must complete a parent permission form. Those older may sign up on their own.

The Carter Blood Care van will be set up in front of the school. If each blood donation saves up to three lives, imagine how many we can save at Lakehill's Blood Drive!

Saturday, April 7
Kite Day, 10:00 a.m. - noon
All students in grades seven through twelve are invited to help host Kite Day for students from Bayles Elementary and their families. Sign up here.

Friday, April 20 - Sunday, April 22
EarthX, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Lakehill students of all ages and families are invited to help with the Lakehill booth at EarthX (formerly Earth Day Texas). Students and families are invited to sign up to volunteer on Sunday here
What's Happening?

April 5
National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony, 7:00 p.m.
Main Campus, Auditorium

April 6
National Honor Society Carter BloodCare Drive, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Main Entrance, Carter BloodCare Van

End of Term 5 for Lower and Middle School

April 7
Kite Day for Bayles Elementary, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Movie Night for K-4, Sponsored by the Junior Class
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Students in K-4 are invited to join the Junior Class for pizza, games, and a movie!
Suggested donation: 1 child, $35; 2 children. $50; each additional child, $10.
Drop off and pick up at the North Lower School entrance.

April 8
College Previews 2018
Greenhill School, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

April 9
NACAC National College Fair 2018
Irving Convention Center, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

April 12
North Texas Food Bank, 8:00 a.m. - noon
All Upper School students who are not attending the ISAS Arts Festival will participate in an Upper School Morning of Service with the North Texas Food Bank. Closed-toe shoes are required. Students will be released for the day at noon.

April 12-14
ISAS Arts Festival (Dallas, Hockaday) 

April 13 
Upper School Holiday
There is no school for Upper School students who are not attending ISAS.

PFC Executive Committee Meeting, 2:00 p.m. 

5th and Sixth Grade Game Night, 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

April 14 
White Rock Spring Games

April 16-19
3rd and 4th Grade ERB Testing 

April 20, 23, 24, 26
1-2 ERB Testing 

April 21
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake,10:00 a.m. - noon
All members should plan to attend. Contact Ms. Blanchette or Ms. Callens for more information.

WOO Service Project at Voice of Hope,10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Transportation provided.

April 27 
School Holiday 

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