Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 10, Issue 27
March 29, 2018
Lakehill Embraces ISAS Visit
Fourteen educators from across the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), spent three days at Lakehill this week, visiting with teachers, staff, students, parents, and Board members. The visit follows a one-year intensive self-study by the school. At the conclusion of the visit on Wednesday, the Committee commended Lakehill for remaining true to its mission, and shared some of their impressions.

The Visiting Committee found the students to be poised, articulate, and respectful of their peers and teachers. Through their involvement in athletics, fine arts, clubs, activities, and community service, students demonstrate tremendous school pride and a strong sense of community. Lakehill students know all of their peers and show a great deal of caring for the community as a whole.

The Visiting Committee also commended Lakehill parents for their passionate commitment to the school's culture and well-being. United in their profound appreciation for the school, the parents' dedication to, enthusiasm for, and involvement in the Lakehill community are significant and far-reaching.

"Thank you to everyone who was involved in sharing their Lakehill experience with the Visiting Committee," said Headmaster Roger Perry. The school will receive the final report from the Committee during the summer.
Private School Art Invitational
Middle School students were recognized for their artistic endeavors at this year’s Private School Art Invitational (PSAI). For more than 30 years, the goal of PSAI is to create a venue for Middle School student art to be championed and recognized in the Dallas Metroplex area.

Six Lakehill Middle School students had their work selected for the event: Landry Poore, Harper Kuhn, Laurel Way, Murray Smith, Matthew Hjertstedt, and Kayla Ristianto.

Their art will be on exhibition in the Trinity Art Gallery (TAG) at Trinity Christian School through April 22. The gallery hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

PSAI focuses not only on student achievement, but allows Middle School art educators from around Dallas to be able to come together, learn from one another, and share best practices that could be brought back to the studio and classroom.

A special closing reception and awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 22, from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Kindergarten Beach Day
Do you know how long a whale is? How do crabs walk? Kindergartners can answer these questions, and many others. Students had an amazing week, learning about the ocean and its animal life. Dressed in their best beach attire, students enjoyed a sea shell hunt and beach volleyball during this year's Kindergarten Beach Day.

Caring for Cats
Twenty-seven Upper School members of the Warrior Outreach Organization (WOO) visited East Lake Pet Orphanage (ELPO) on Saturday, March 24. After learning more about the no-kill shelter by touring the facility and visiting with one of the nurses on staff, students were able to just hang out and play with the kittens.

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: Amy Tang              
Amy Tang has attended Lakehill since she was a freshman. She has participated in many clubs and activities, including Science Club, Math Club, International Club, and Musical Theater. Her favorite class is AP Statistics.

Amy’s favorite memory from Lakehill is the Lower School Movie Night, a special night of food, friends, and fun for Lower School students, hosted by the Senior Class. In her spare time, she enjoys programming video games and playing the piano. 

Amy has applied to several colleges including University of California Davis, University of California Irvine, University of California Los Angeles, University of California San Diego, University of California Santa Barbara, University of California Santa Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago, and University of San Francisco. She plans to major in computer science and minor in mathematics. Her goal is to become a video game programmer and work for Valve Corporation, an entertainment software and technology company. 

A quote that inspires her is “The mystery of creation is like the darkness of night--it is great. Delusions of knowledge are like the fog of the morning,” from a poem called "Stray Birds" by Bengali intellectual Rabindranath Tagore. 

Amy’s inspiration and role model is her father who sparked her interest in programming and fueled her interest. Amy’s advice for young Warriors is to take the SAT when they are juniors. "This gives you a chance to practice and take the test again to possibly increase your scores." 

By Justin Vlier , ninth grade
Sports Snippets

Varsity Softball
The Varsity Softball team hosted First Baptist Academy on March 24, in the first district game of the season. FBA led the Lady Warriors 8-1, before Lakehill made a dramatic comeback to take the lead, 9-8. FBA rallied to go
ahead 12-9, but Lakehill dug in and scored four more runs to win the game, 13-12. Lakehill played great defense and held First Baptist scoreless in their last at-bat.

On March 26, Lakehill hosted Texoma Christian. The Lady Warriors delivered a strong performance, but dropped the game to a solid Texoma team. The Lady Warriors are now 1 and 1 in District play.

Varsity Baseball
Gerard Franklin ripped a double, Jonathan Kelley, Josh Aron, and Logan Stout pounded singles, and Warren Lester made some nifty plays at third base in a loss against McKinney Christian. With rain-outs on Tuesday and Thursday, the Warriors open district play next Tuesday at Dallas Lutheran.

Middle School Baseball
In their opening game of the season, the Middle School Baseball team lost 6-2 to McKinney Christian. Spencer Neill pitched three innings, with Alex Dondis pitching two. Noah Kohn was strong in the field. "The team fought to the very end and played well together," said Head Coach Bradley Neyland .

Varsity Tennis
The Varsity Tennis team is steadily improving as they gear up for the District Tennis Tournament next week. On March 23, the Warriors took on Dallas Alcuin. Juniors Luke Jerome and Ben Gillman took on a top-notch boys doubles team from Alcuin and took them to the limit before losing, 7-8. 

 In mixed doubles, Maya Ariss and Gary Hou crushed their opponents 8-3. 

 In the last boys doubles match of the day, Hou and Owen Liu won 8-6. 

In their last home match of the season, the Warriors took on Dallas Covenant again and played some of their best tennis the season. In girls doubles, Hayden Yoss and Julia Bartholow bested the top Covenant girls doubles team, 6-4. Jerome and Gillman took care of the Covenant Boys doubles team, 6-1. Liu won in boys singles 6-2. 
In the second round of matches against Dallas Covenant, Yoss won easily, 6-0. The doubles team of Justin Reed and Will Grooms remained undefeated against Dallas Covenant with a 6-4 win in boys doubles. Next up for the Warriors is the District Tennis Tournament on April 3. 
Varsity Track and Field
The Varsity Track and Field team competed well on March 23, at the Bishop Lynch Invitational. Of the events that the team entered, they achieved personal bests in 54%. The men's team saw some impressive performances by Luka Varnes, Ben Palmer, Jonah Shaw, and Ryan Henry in both individual events and relays. The women's team saw star performances by Hayden Yoss in the 100-meter dash and Georgina Stephens in the 800-meter run. The Warriors also had a strong performance in field events. The team will compete again on March 29, at the W.T. White Invitational. 

Middle School Track and Field
The Middle School Track and Field team has been working hard and practicing since mid-February. All their hard work paid off at the Nazarene Christian Invitational on Saturday, March 24, and the IAA Championship Meet on March 28. The team consists of 17 seventh graders and 12 eighth graders, making up one of the largest Middle School track teams Lakehill has had. The talent on the team has matched its numbers, and the team has had strong showings in both meets. 

Nazarene Christian Invitational Results

2400m Run - Avery Owen (2nd Place), James McKinney (2nd Place), Ellis Meyer (3rd Place)

4x800m Relay - Arthur Cirillo, Hudson Welch, Tristan Osang, and McKinney (2nd Place)

4x100m Relay - Hannah Reister, Macy Moscovic, Aleena Wallace, and Kayla Ristianto (3rd Place); Murray Smith, Zak Goldstein, Jaden Lambert, and Brett Peacock (5th Place) 

800m Run - Cullen McCaleb (5th Place)

110m Hurdles - Mitchell Crow (3rd Place), Alex Dondis (4th Place)

4x200m Relay - Reister, Moscovic, Wallace, and Ristianto (2nd Place); Smith, Lambert, Peacock, and Crow (4th Place)

1600m Run - Owen (3rd Place) and McCaleb (3rd Place)

4x400m Relay - Reister, Owen, Cali Byrd, and Ristianto (3rd Place); Crow, Meyer, Lambert, and McCaleb (3rd Place) 

Official meet results from the IAA Championship Meet will be posted in next week's The Warrior Weekly .
Varsity Crew
Lakehill rowers with Dallas United Crew traveled to San Diego on March 24-25, to compete in the San Diego Crew Classic. More than 4,000 athletes, representing some of the most talented crews in the country, participated in the two-day event.

Junior Connor Alexander placed fourth in the B Final of the Men's High School Varsity 8. Sophomore Anders Ekstrom placed fourth in the B Final of the Men's High School JV 8.
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. More than 800 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  
President's Volunteer Service Award -
Applications Due Tuesday, April 3!
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 Tuesday, April 3. All recipients will be recognized at the Award Assemblies in May. 

Get more information or download the  Tracking Form. Please contact Ms. Ekstrom for more information. 

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 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 eight through twelve are invited to help host Kite Day for students from Bayles Elementary and their families. Sign up here.

Thursday, 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.

Friday, April 20 - Sunday, April 22
EarthX, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Lakehill students 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

Saturday, 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.

Saturday, April 21
WOO Service Project at Voice of Hope,10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Transportation provided.
What's Happening?

March 30 - April 2
School Holiday

April 3
President's Volunteer Service Award Due

Lakehill Night at Unleavened Kitchen, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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

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 14
White Rock Spring Games
Registration extended until March 30!

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