Volume 9, Issue 10
October 27, 2016
Drama Club Presents The Olympic Muddle
The Olympic Muddle, a case of mixed-up mythology, was brought to life by Lakehill fifth and sixth grade students in Drama Club on October 25.
Erys, the goddess of strife, in cahoots with Hades, tricks the Olympians into believing that they have lost their powers and they must redeem themselves by living among mortals and sharing their problems. Forced to find jobs, Apollo becomes a lifeguard, Poseidon volunteers to help the Cousteau Society, and Venus has a relationship advice call-in show.
In the end, Erys is no match for the power of love. The immortals rediscover their powers and return to Mount Olympus. After bringing Julie Riggs's original play to life, these young drama club students may have discovered a few new powers of their own.
The play featured the talents of fifth graders
Evie Spiro, and
Willow Turkyilmaz, and sixth graders
Katie Rich, and
Aleena Wallace. Eighth grade assistants were
Marissa Rubio, and
Maggie Turkyilmaz. The play was directed by
Julie Riggs and
Lakehill's talented musical theater students will bring
Little Shop of Horrors
to the Lakehill stage on
Friday, November 11
Saturday, November 12
A preview of the musical will be performed for students in grades 7-12 on
November 11 at 1:40 p.m.
Little Shop of Horrors is a sci-fi comedy-horror musical with an electrifying 1960's pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. In this gleefully gruesome musical, Seymour Krelborn, a meek florist's assistant happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names "Audrey II" after his crush and co-worker, Audrey, at the flower shop.
Little does he know that this unusual plant will not only bring the little flower shop more revenue, but also develop a soulful R&B voice and an unquenchable thirst for human blood. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's extraterrestrial origins and intent toward world domination. Can Seymour foil the plant's evil plans? While all ages are invited to attend, this musical is recommended for students age 12 and older.
The Middle and Upper School Choirs will present their Winter Concert on December 2, while the Lower School will perform in the Winter Program on December 6. Middle School Drama students will take the stage in Deck the Stage on December 9. Don't miss any of these wonderful performances!
Middle School Fall Social, Service
Middle School students gathered for a Hawaiian-themed Fall Social on October 21.Games like Twister, Jenga, and ping pong, combined with plenty of snacks, crazy costumes, and a record turnout, made for a Hawaiian-style feast for the senses and a fun night for all. See
Members of Lakehill's eighth grade class volunteered at the Stonewall Jackson Elementary Fall Carnival on October 22, running the game booths and the hair painting station. "I really enjoyed watching the children have so much fun," said eighth grader Zoe Williams. "I'm glad we could be there to help make it a special event." See more pictures.
Meals on Wheels
The sixth grade class has taken on Lakehill's Meals on Wheels route for the 2016-17 school year. Groups of two or three students deliver meals on the first, third, and fifth Wednesday of each month. The group delivered their first meals on September 21 and will continue the project through March. Already the experience is making an impact. "It made me feel so good to help people and provide what may be their only meal that day," said sixth grader Avery Owen. "Everyone was nice and so happy to see us," added Hannah Reister. Tristan Osang agreed. "It really was an inspiring experience. I am so glad our class got involved."
This is Lakehill's fifth year to participate in the Meals on Wheels program. Groups who might be interested in participating with Lakehill's Meals on Wheels route should contact Ms. Ekstrom for more information.
PFC Brings Signature Events to Campus
Race Day is one week away!
Online registration for the one-mile Fun Run or 5K chip-timed race is quick and easy. Registration is $30 and includes a 2016 Trek foir Tech t-shirt.
Students who register for Trek can win a great class prize! The grade with the highest percentage of participation will receive their choice of a Cupcake, Kona Ice, or Steel City Pops Party!
Buy Raffle Tickets...
There are fantastic raffle prizes this year, including: AirWalk Hoverboard (UL Approved), Tom Tom Spark 3 Cardio Sport Watch, Beats Headphones, Amazon Tap Bluetooth Speaker, and Asics Running Shoes.
Raffle tickets are $5 or five for $20, 10 for $40, 20 for $60, and 50 for $100. You do not need to be present on race day to win!
Dads' Club Chili Cook-Off
Sponsored by Comerica Bank
Chefs will begin set-up at 6:00 p.m. The Chili Cook-Off gets into in full swing at 6:30 p.m. Our expert panel of judges will determine the Grand Champion of Chili, to be announced at half time. Guests can sample all the delicious entries for just $5, and cast their vote for the People's Choice Award.
Find out more
Halloween Parade and Carnival, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Lower School goblins will show off their costumes during Lakehill's annual Halloween Parade. Parents should send costumes to school in a bag the morning of the Carnival. Students will dress in their classrooms at 1:15 p.m. (No face makeup or weapons, please).
The parade begins at 1:30 p.m. followed by the Carnival at 1:40 p.m.
Parents are welcome to attend both the Parade and Carnival.
Volunteers are still needed for the event. Sign up here.
Upper School Musical: Little Shop of Horrors, 7:00 p.m.
Lakehill's talented musical theater students will bring Little Shop of Horrors to the Lakehill stage on Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12, at 7:00 p.m. A preview of the musical will be performed for students in grades 7-12 on November 11 at 1:40 p.m. Buy tickets here.
Grandparents Day, 8:00 a.m.
hill welcomes grandparents, parents, and special friends to the annu
al Grandparents Day Celebration on Friday, November 18. The festivities begin at 8:00 a.m. with a breakfast
reception in the cafeteria. The program, which includes performances by various student groups, will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium. School is dismissed at 11:00 a.m. for Thanksgiving Break, and there is no after-school care.
November 18; November 28 - December 2
Stock up on new books for the holidays at Lakehill's Scholastic Book Fair which will be held in the Upper Library. It will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Enjoy an advance preview and purchase books following the Grandparents Day celebration on November 18. Watch for more information about the Book Fair and get ready for fun events every day, including a special visit from author Michelle Staubach Grimes and illustrator Bille DeOre on November 30. Order their book, Where is Pidge? here.
Kindergarten all about the types of homes that are made by different animals. They viewed the ESC collection of bird and hornets nests and made their own rice crispy treat bird nests that they ate as a special snack.
First grade learned about various types of birds nests and studied the ESC's collection. They made and decorated a bird house out of a cardboard water carton to take home.
Second grade focused on the dragonflies and damselflies, or Odonata. They looked at specimens from the ESC insect collection and tried to catch damselflies around the stream.
Third grade studied plant roots. They observed the roots of bean plants that were planted in clear gel. They compared marigold seeds that were started in plastic baggies to the bean roots. After observing roots in the lab, the students went out to the Little Sprouts Garden and noted how large the bean seeds they planted had grown. Many of their plants were flowering. They also observed the progress of their cabbage plants. Finally, they spread the native seeds that they collected on their first trip in the flower beds near the tennis courts.
Fourth grade inspected the changes in their avocado plants which they started from seeds and learned about what different parts of trees are used for. They conducted a pigment chromatography lab by crushing leaf pigments into filter paper and placing them into rubbing alcohol. They watched as the plant pigments separated out as they were pulled up the paper.
Fifth grade identified the soil samples collected on their first trip, observing the structure, color, texture, consistency, and general pH of their samples.
Sixth grade learned about the micro and macroinvertebrates that live in the fresh water at the ESC. They studied the importance of these organisms in the ESC ecosystem. They begin a food chain and are decomposers which help recycle nutrients and energy back into the ecosystem.
Teams of seventh graders are responsible for three trees to identify and label by the end of the year. They recorded each tree's coordinates and determined their trees' leaf type and arrangement.
Endothermic and exothermic reactions were the focus of eighth grade as they observed different chemical reactions. They noted the temperature changes that occur when mixing vinegar and baking soda, when a hand-warmer package is opened, and when driveway deicing salt is mixed with water.
Update from Headmaster Roger Perry
Favorable weather has helped the project remain on schedule with a lot of activity this week. All of the concrete grade beams that will support the foundations have been completed. The grade beams are supported by fifty-one concrete piers, some of which are twenty feet deep with a minimum of four feet into solid rock.
The plumbing contractors are still installing the five major drains in the courtyard and should complete those next week. The forms are being placed to pour the concrete slab for the glass corridor as well as one that will support the main building to the west. We still plan to see the first signs of steel beams early next week.
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: Claire Crow
Claire Crow is a Lakehill Lifer, having
has attended since kindergarten, and has had many great experiences in her 13 years here.
Claire has participated in many activities including Student Council, where she serves as Vice-President, Student Ambassadors, where she serves as President, Choir, Sisteens, French Club, National Honor Society, and Rho Kappa. A leader on campus, she was selected for the HOBY State Leadership Seminar and received the Clemson University High School Leadership Award.
Claire was also selected for the Lakehill Spirit Scholarship.
A talented athlete, Claire has played volleyball, basketball, and softball. A Captain on this year's Varsity Volleyball team, she has been recognized with First Team All-State honors and District MVP. She also plays club volleyball with Texas Assault. Claire hopes to continue to play volleyball in college.
Claire loves English, which explains why she is taking both AP English and British Literature in her senior year. She loves the French language, and has continued her studies with French IV this year.
Her favorite memories at Lakehill were her seventh
grade Adventure Week trip to Amarillo and Palo Duro Canyon. Another favorite memory was traveling to South Padre with the Volleyball team for a tournament her freshman year.
Claire aspires to attend Sewanee: The University of the South to study Psychology and French. Her career plan is to become an Occupational Therapist for children.
Claire's advice to young Warriors is: "Build a relationship with your teachers because it will help you in the long run."
By Loveth Heard, ninth grade
Warriors Record Wins in All Sports
The Varsity Volleyball team
had a busy week with games against Cristo Rey, Irving the Highlands, and Ft. Worth Calvary Christian. The girls defeated Cristo Rey easily on October 20 (25-8; 25-13; 25-8). Ashley Peacock paced the hitters with 26 assists while Abi Price led in kills with 23. Kelly Carlson led the team in digs with 18 while also contributing five aces. With the win, the Lady Warriors had to play a tie-breaker for second place in district against Irving the Highlands.
It was a tough loss as the girls dropped the match in four sets (25-18; 22-25; 23-25; 13-25).
Claire Crow had 24 assists, 12 digs and seven aces in the match. It was a strong defensive effort with five different players having double digit numbers in digs, but it wasn't enough to defeat The Highlands. With the loss, the girls finished third in district with a 9-4 record.
Lakehill hosted the bi-district round of the state playoffs on October 25. The team dominated Ft. Worth Calvary in straight sets (25-9; 25-12; 25-10). It was a spirited night for the last home volleyball game. This is the fourth bi-district championship the Lady Warriors have won in the past five years. They will move onto the area round of the state playoffs on
Saturday, October 29,
as they travel to Midland Classical Academy for a
game. Lakehill is now in the Round of 16 as they hope to make it past a tough Midland team to reach the Regional Finals.
The eighth grade girls IAA Volleyball team played their semi-final match October 20 against Canterbury and came up short by two points, losing to the undefeated Canterbury (25-18; 26-24). In the second set, the Lady Warriors were at set point as Hayden Yoss served a line drive over the net, but were unable to seal the deal during the rally. "It was such an exciting match; every point was fought for neck-and-neck by both teams," said Coach Ellen Kufel. It could have gone either way, and the progress of my players makes me so proud. It was a terrific season with an outstanding group of girls and parents."
The Lakehill Warriors traveled to Ovilla Christian
on Friday night for their district-opening game. Lakehill started out strong offensively, scoring on all but one possession in the first half. However, the Eagles were productive as well and kept the game close. The Warriors held a 40-29 lead at halftime.
Ovilla Christian captured momentum in the third quarter, scoring twice and shutting out the Lakehill offense. Both teams swapped scores in the final period, but the Warriors could not get a final stop to get the ball back for a potential game-winning score. The Eagles came away with the victory, winning 59-54.
Gerard Franklin and sophomore
Ben Palmer accounted for all of the Lakehill scoring, while junior
Warren Lester led the team in tackles. The Warriors are now 5-3 on the season and will host Rockwall Heritage
on Friday night at the WAC. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. following the Middle School game.
Middle School Football
The Lakehill Warriors Middle School Football team defeated Ovilla Christian 54-13 on the road on October 20. The Warriors were led by
's four first-half touchdowns. The Warriors ended the first half on a trick play pass where
caught the ball and lateraled it to Henry for a long touchdown run down the sideline.
threw another touchdown pass to Barefoot in the second half.
each scored on long touchdown runs.
and Barefoot each intercepted a pass.
The Warriors return home
for their final game of the season against Rockwall Heritage Christian Academy at
at the WAC.
New Fall Items in the Spirit Shop!
The Warrior Shop
recently unveiled its new fall styles. Get ready to show your Warrior spirit! During the week, check out The Warrior Shop on Monday and Friday mornings from 7:30-8:00 a.m. and Friday afternoons from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Early Release Day
Lower School released at 11:30 a.m., Middle and Upper School at noon.
(Make After School Care reservations
End of Term II for Lower and Middle School
Movie and Pizza Halloween Party for K-6, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Hosted by the Junior Class
Middle School to Perot Museum
12:05 - 3:30 p.m.
Middle School Preview
Middle School Fall Day Out
Trick or Treat for UNICEF Ends
Trek for Tech
for the one-mile Fun Run and 5K chip-timed event.
Lower School Preview,
Shoreline Spruce-Up, Community Picnic, and Awards Ceremony
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.; Awards and picnic at 10:30 a.m.
All Lakehill students, families, and friends are invited to join the Warrior Outreach Organization (WOO) at Lakehill's adopted shoreline at White Rock Lake to help clean up this neighborhood treasure. Meet at the parking lot at W. Lawther and Chapel Hill. All supplies will be available and breakfast will be provided.
At 10:30, join us at Flagpole Hill as Lakehill is honored as the 2016 Adopt-a-Shoreline Volunteer Group of the Year!