Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly
Volume 12, Issue 29
April 16, 2020
Warriors at Home: Week 4
Lakehill students returned to distance learning with refreshed enthusiasm on Tuesday, after a long weekend break.

"Students and teachers really seem to be finding their stride," said Head of Lower School John Trout. More than 60 Lower School students and over 20 teachers, parents, and guests gathered virtually on Wednesday afternoon for a Wonderful Wednesday celebration. In addition to the traditions of saying of the pledge and singing the Alma Mater, students enjoyed bringing their pet (real or stuffed) to school.

On Wednesday, Headmaster Roger Perry sent a letter to the Warrior family, thanking them for their support during the COVID-19 closure . "I am incredibly proud of the steps that the Lakehill community is taking to support each other. This process has truly been an example of our Warrior teamwork at its finest. Thank you to our dedicated students, supportive families, and hardworking faculty who are making sure that we are successful in this unusual journey. We are in this together. Thank you for all you are doing."

"We love seeing our children take the initiative to manage their own schedules and juggle school responsibilities remotely," said Middle School parent Ashley Chretien. "But we sure look forward to reuniting with our Warrior family!"

Statewide social distancing continues through April 30, with schools closed at least until May 4.
Stay Informed on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
In this time of uncertainty, it is best to rely on information from reliable sources. Please reference these organizations for information.


Stay connected with Lakehill while we continue with distance learning. Pick your favorite social media platform and follow along.

 Instagram – Follow us on Instagram.

 Facebook – Like us on Facebook.

 Twitter – Follow us on Twitter.


#strongertogether

Lakehill will update parents and guardians directly by email as new information becomes available. Families can always find the most recent information on Lakehill's Coronavirus Webpage.
Lakehill Scholastic
On-line Book Fair
The online Spring Scholastic Book Fair is continuing through April 22.

This is a great opportunity to purchase books, journals, science activities, and art supplies while we are all sheltering in place.

Take advantage of FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25. Plus, all purchases benefit Lakehill.

Click the SHOP NOW button on the website to start shopping and show your support!
Scripps National Spelling Bee Word Club
Children can have fun mastering the 2020 spelling words of the champions with the Scripps National Spelling Bee Word Club app for mobile devices and tablets.

Students can play in-app spelling and vocabulary games with all 450 words from the 2020 School Spelling Bee Study List for free.

The list includes words at three difficulty levels, making it a perfect educational tool for students in first through eighth grade.
National Park Week
From April 18 - 26, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation invite you to celebrate America's treasured places during National Park Week.

From the comfort of your own home, connect with national parks and the people who love them through social media and digital engagement.
Earth Day 2020
Earthx2020, in Partnership with the National Geographic Society, will be held virtually from April 22-27, to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

Celebrate with these tips and tools for helping the environment, while teaching your children about the holiday’s importance.
Shakespeare's Birthday
at Home
The Folger Shakespeare Library is collaborating with the Royal Shakespeare Company, to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday at home on Thursday, April 23, using the #ShareYourShakespeare hashtag.

This virtual birthday event is open to everyone, with activities for Shakespeare fans of all ages.

Share your creations - from quick-and-simple to the more ambitious - or just get ready to revel in the contributions of others.
Create a Ribbon-Winning Masterpiece
The Creative Arts’ Youth Contests are the perfect way for students to share their Lone Star State spirit at the Fair.

From ceramics to food canning to scale models, the possibilities are endless with the Youth Arts and Crafts (pre-Fair) competitions. Just pick a category and start creating!

Still perfecting your ribbon-winning masterpieces? No problem, register online in just a few quick steps!

Volunteers Needed
Here are some new ideas for helping the community! These organizations need your help this week.

Remember to practice safe physical distancing and follow the rules of the shelter-in-place ordinance.

Dallas Animal Services has put together some remote opportunities.
Try one of these projects to make enrichment toys for shelter pets.


Donations can be dropped off outside the shelter at 1818 N. Westmoreland, Dallas, TX,75212 - no need to interact with anyone. Just be sure to include a note with your contact info if you’d like a receipt.Have another idea? Just email to see if it is something they can use!


City Square is dedicated to fighting the causes and effects of poverty through service, advocacy, and friendship. They need volunteers for several unique projects you can complete from home.


Vogel Alcove is looking for volunteers to record videos of themselves reading stories to children.  Get more information here.
Register Now for Lakehill's Summer Camps
Lakehill is proceeding with plans to host Summer Camps beginning in June.

Registration is open and space is filling quickly. With 71 different camps for all grade levels in every area imaginable, this is one summer we are all looking forward to!

Check out the new  2020 Summer Camps Guide.

Find out more about our Summer Camps programs.
Volunteers Needed for Lakehill Summer Camps
Students in grades 7-12 who are interested in serving as an intern for Lakehill Summer Camps should contact 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 are scheduled June 8 through July 31.

Take a look at the Summer Camps Guide to determine which camps are of interest.
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: Thea Gilliland
Theadora (Thea) Gilliland has attended Lakehill since the ninth grade, when she moved to Dallas from her home in Brazil.

Thea is a member of National Honor Society, International Thespian Society, and Student Council, where she serves as Social Media Manager and as a member of the Community Service Committee. She has received the Academic Excellence Award in Drawing, and has been honored with the Headmaster's Honor List and the National Spanish Exam Award every year of high school. Chemistry is the subject that interests her most.

Thea's favorite Lakehill memory is attending the Performing Arts trip to New York City. Outside of school, she enjoys writing and drawing.

Thea will be attending the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Texas at Austin through the Coordinated Admissions Program. She plans to major in Psychology.

Thea's advice to young Warriors is, "Don’t worry too much."
Likable Links
Six Ways to Help Teenagers Weather More Time at Home: COVID-19 has altered many people’s lives, but teens may feel the effects of the necessary adjustments more intensely than most. Here are suggestions from Shine on how you can help your teen adapt.

Considering the grocery store is one of the few places anyone can go right now, we need to be extra careful and keep products (and our hands) clean.

The Philadelphia Zoo launches "Philly Zoo at 2" to help keep children and families engaged during social distancing due to Coronavirus concerns and restrictions. At 2:00 p.m. on weekdays (1:00 p.m. CST), watch a live-stream on the Zoo's Facebook page.

The DreamWorks Animation Activity Center is filled with arts, crafts, games and recipes that feature your child's favorite characters and will keep them entertained!

Thinking about Spring Cleaning? This guide from Apartment Therapy has everything you need to know.

Visit the Dallas Museum of Art's For a Dreamer of Houses exhibit. Kids can then create and decorate their own mini hous e (or make a neighborhood!) with just a paper bag and a marker.

Check out Travel Zoo's 12 Beaches You Need in Your Life - no passport required. Add them to your list for when we are no longer sheltering-in-place.
Mayor Johnson asks us to make some noise for those on the front line of the CIVID-19 response, tonight, Thursday, April 16, at 7:00 p.m.
What's Happening?
March 23 - May 3
School Closed
Please follow distance learning protocol.

#FuelWarriorFutures
The Warrior Fund helps bridge the gap during uncertain times.

Thank you to everyone who has already donated.
Pictures of the Week
Hey, Warriors! Can you identify the faculty and staff members in these photos from their high school days? Email your best guesses (Blue, #1-16 or Green, #1-16) to gekstrom@lakehillprep.org by Friday at 5:00 p.m. The one who gets the most correct will win a newly designed t-shirt from the Spirit Shop! There will be one blue winner and one green winner.
Video of the Week
Mr. Trout led the Lower School in their first virtual Wonderful Wednesday this week.
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