Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly
Volume 12, Issue 33
May 14, 2020
Thank you to Michelle Crow and the PFC Senior Day Committee
for this awesome sign for the Class of 2020.
Warriors at Home: Week 8
Lakehill seniors finished up their final day of classes on May 8, and held a not-so-traditional Senior Countdown. This year's ceremony was held via Zoom, and began at 3:09.40--20 minutes and 20 seconds ahead of normal, in recognition of the Class of 2020.

Mr. Perry announced that an in-person Commencement Ceremony will be held for seniors and their families on Saturday, June 6, at 10:00 a.m., on the football field at the Roger L. Perry Campus. The ceremony is being carefully planned to comply with the newly-released guidelines required by Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Education Agency to ensure student, family, staff, and community safety. "The use of an outdoor venue, our football field, where many of our seniors have spent numerous hours and have created significant memories, will provide them with one last amazing memory of their time at Lakehill," said Perry. "They will most likely be the only class in Lakehill history to have this unique and exceptional commencement." 

Thursday, May 21, will be the official last day for Lower School and the official beginning of summer. On May 22, Lower School will hold a Drive-Through Celebration. (See schedule under "What's Happening" section). "The Lower School faculty will be out in the carpool lane to wave from a safe distance as families drive by to pick-up their bundles of books and supplies, as well as their awards," said Head of Lower School John Trout. "We look forward to seeing everyone's faces."

Middle School students who have qualified for the National Junior Honor Society will be inducted in an online ceremony on May 14. Classes are wrapping up for the semester with project presentations and special activities like math "escape rooms" and English "letters to their future selves." They will hold their Drive-Through Celebration on Thursday, May 21. (See schedule under "What's Happening" section). "Thursday morning's parade will be a celebration of our amazing students successfully meeting the challenges of this school year," said Head of Middle School Kaye Hauschild. "Included with their belongings will be their awards and accolades for their hard work, talent, and academic strength."  

Upper School is finishing the year with several virtual celebrations, including the upcoming induction ceremonies for Academic Honor Societies and National Honor Society on May 18. Locker clean-out will be held on Tuesday, March 26. Students should refer to the specific schedules for their assigned time to return to campus. "Our students and teachers faced this extremely difficult situation with a positive attitude and rose to the challenge of continuing the educational process ," said Head of Upper School Bob Yttredahl. "Since we are not able to celebrate in person, we are recognizing our students online for their accomplishments in academics, performing arts, and athletics."
Important Tuition Notice
Dear Lakehill Families,

In addition to Distance Learning, we are now using Distance Invoicing for tuition and fees. Beginning the second week of May, you will receive your 2020-21 tuition invoices via email. Your invoice will be attached to an email from Intuit E-Commerce with the subject line “Invoice from Lakehill Preparatory School.” A link to pay by bank draft at no additional charge will be at the bottom of the email itself.

You may, of course, send your payment through the regular mail, as we pick up the mail weekly while the building is closed. We can also accept credit card payments, however, those are subject to a fee of 3.5%, which is what our vendors charge us. If you wish to pay by credit card, please reply to the email with that request, and we will send you a new invoice with the fee included and credit card payment enabled.

Please contact the School’s Business Manager, Bruce McCoskey, at  bmccoskey@lakehillprep.org if you have any questions. Thank You!
Lakehill Athletics Shares Video, Announces Fighting Heart Award
Lakehill is celebrating our student-athletes and their accomplishments in a video put together by Michelle and Claire Crow on behalf of the Parent Faculty Cllub.

Congratulations to seniors Loveth Heard and Kyeser Hall, who were named this year's recipients of The Fighting Heart Award. "This award recognizes a senior girl and boy who exemplify a positive attitude with their teammates and coaches," said Athletic Director Bob Yttredahl. "We have an outstanding group of seniors who have dedicated themselves to our school and to our athletic program. Loveth and Kyeser have gone above and beyond to do what is best for their teams, no matter what sport they are playing."
Third Graders Get Dramatic
Third graders have been learning about the genres of drama and Greek mythology. "As we say in class, the purpose of reading drama is to perform!" exclaimed third grade teacher Kelly Curtis. After practicing during Zoom sessions for reading fluency and expression, the students recorded their parts to complete the plots of several well known Greek myths.

"I was blown away with the time and effort the students put into their performances," said Curtis. "Their excellent portrayals, along with their creative costumes and backdrops, made it impossible not to smile while watching them."

Watch their presentations here:




Calling All Lower School Library Books
Lakehill's Lower School Library strives to have as few outstanding or lost books as possible at the end of the school year. Because of the unexpected transition to distance learning, there are currently several hundred books that need to be returned.

While Lakehill remains closed at this time, students who have library books at home are asked to drop them off outside the school.

There will be a blue cart located on the top step by the main entrance doors from noon until 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Ms. Pike will make sure they are checked in, re-shelved, and ready to enjoy when we return in the fall.

"Please return our books so that Lakehill’s Lower School students can continue to enjoy all the wonderful books our Lower School Library has to offer!" said Pike.
Volunteers Needed
These organizations need your help this week. Remember to practice safe physical distancing.

Wilkinson Center
Wilkinson Center has started a new remote volunteer opportunity called Wilkinson Well Wishes , where volunteers can write notes of encouragement to clients. These notes are being included in Food Pantry boxes and with food deliveries for seniors.

Here are the details:
Letters can be mailed to the following address:
Wilkinson Center
c/o Well Wishes
P.O. Box 720248
Dallas, TX 75372-0248
If you have a large batch of notes, you can deliver them to the Pantry (3402 N. Buckner Blvd, Suite 302, Dallas) on Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Please be general in your note, as they will be distributed to a wide variety of clients. Suggested salutations include: Dear friend; Hi neighbor; Hello family; etc.

Content should be encouraging in nature: I am thinking of you; Sending encouraging thoughts; Wishing the best for your family, etc.

The notes do not have to be in individual envelopes.

Be A Neighbor
Being a good neighbor has never been more important. The Be a Neighbor campaign is looking for volunteers who are willing to help the nonprofits and community organizations that are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis across Texas.
PFC Meeting - This Friday
The Parent Faculty Club (PFC) will gather for the final time during the 2019-20 school year on Friday, May 15, at 8:15 a.m. via Zoom.

The PFC will announce next year’s officers, discuss year-end events and contingencies, and announce the PFC year-end gift. Grab a second cup of coffee and join us on Friday at 8:15 a.m.

A separate email with the Zoom link will be sent to all parents and staff on Thursday evening, prior to the meeting.
Sell Your Books
Are you ready to sell back your textbooks?

Grab a box and follow these easy instructions for packing them up and receiving payment.
Likable Links
15 Apps to Help With Stress and Anxiety
DFW Child rounded up some of the top apps that can help you with stress, anxiety, and even sleep. Check them out.

Science and Nature Activities for Cooped Up Kids
The Cornell Lab has put together eight weeks of hands-on activities, designed to explore nature and science with a combination of indoor and outdoor activities that will ease cabin fever.  Find out more.

An Intro to Birding: How to Teach Kids About the Birds in Your Neighborhood
Turn your walk around the block into a nature scavenger hunt.

Try a New Beauty Routine
Thinking about using some home remedies to spice up your skincare routine? Check out these five DIY beauty products from DFW Child that are super simple but definitely effective.

Film Version of Hamilton Stage Performance to Hit Disney+ in July
Although Broadway’s shutdown has formally been extended until Labor Day, Disney studio announced that it will stream its taped version of the original Broadway cast of Hamilton on July 3, a full 15 months before its previously planned October 2021 release. Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway show about a key architect of the American Revolution can now become part of many American's Fourth of July traditions this year.
What's Happening?

May 14
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Induction Ceremony
Zoom, 6:30 p.m.

May 15
Parent Faculty Club (PFC) General Meeting
Zoom, 8:15 a.m.
Invitation to be sent Thursday evening.

May 16
Baccalaureate Video Shoot (Seniors) ESC, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm.
Seniors should report at their assigned time and follow all required safety protocols.

May 18
US Academic Honor Societies Induction Ceremony
Zoom, 6:00 p.m.

National Honor Society (NHS) Induction Ceremony
Zoom, 7:00 p.m.

May 21
Senior Internship Interviews (via Zoom) 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Last Day of School for Lower School

Middle School Drive-Through Celebration, Awards and Supplies Pick-up
Fifth Grade: 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Sixth Grade: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Seventh Grade: 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Eighth Grade: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

May 22
Lower School Drive-Through Celebration, Awards and Supplies Pick-up
Kindergarten and First Grade: 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Second Grade: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Third Grade: 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Fourth Grade: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

May 26
9th Grade Locker Clean-out, 9:00 a.m. - noon (Refer to specific individual schedule)

10th Grade Locker Clean-out, 9:00 a.m. - noon (Refer to specific individual schedule)

11th Grade Locker Clean-out, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Refer to specific individual schedule)

June 6
Forty-Seventh Commencement Ceremony, 10:00 a.m.
Roger L. Perry Campus
Seniors and immediate family members only
Stay Informed on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Picture of the Week
Just for Fun: Ms. Kufel and her sixth grade math students
enjoyed wearing mustaches during a recent Zoom class.
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