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Fresh air, wide open spaces, and a day away from school to enjoy it all...who could ask for more? 
 
For Lakehill's Middle School students, it doesn't get much better than Fall Day Out. 
 
Brisk temperatures were no match for the students who headed to the Roger L. Perry campus on October 31, to enjoy a full day of play.
 
Students began their day with a giant game of capture the flag on the football field. Many students and teachers enjoyed fishing at the lake with Daniel Bracken helping in the catch and release. Many challenged themselves on the Ninja Warrior Wall and other inflatable games while some preferred chalk art or hopscotch. 
 
While the students clearly enjoyed a day off from school, Fall Day Out seems much more about the "out" - having fun with friends in the great outdoors.
 
 
About Lakehill Preparatory School
Lakehill Preparatory School guides motivated students to learn with curiosity, lead with confidence, and serve with compassion. Our challenging and nurturing educational community inspires students to become collaborative problem-solvers who live with integrity. Talented teachers, high academic standards, and the development of leadership skills in a challenging and nurturing environment are hallmarks of a Lakehill education.
 
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Lakehill Preparatory School's talented musical theater students will bring Beauty and the Beast to the Lakehill stage on Friday, November 15, and Saturday, November 16, at 7:00 p.m. A preview of the musical will be performed for students on November 15, at 9:30 a.m.

Beauty and the Beast is a musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton.

The musical is adapted from Walt Disney Pictures' Academy Award-winning 1991 animated musical film of the same name – which in turn is based on the classic French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. Songs include “Be Our Guest” sung by Lumiere (Luke Williams plus ensemble), “Beauty and the Beast” sung by Mrs Potts (Liz Blanchard), and “Belle” by the full company.

An arrogant young prince and his castle's servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast (Asher Chamoy) until he learns to love and be loved in return. Belle (Sophia Ganson) is a girl who is dissatisfied with life in a small provincial French town, constantly trying to fend off the misplaced “affections” of conceited Gaston (Keegan Clendenin). A wrong turn in the woods by Maurice, Belle’s father (Jonah Shaw), causes the spirited, headstrong village girl Belle to enter the Beast's castle after he imprisons her father.

Senior Kate Benedict is the choreographer.

The performance is suitable for all ages.

Find out more or purchase tickets.

 

About Lakehill Preparatory School

Lakehill Preparatory School guides motivated students to learn with curiosity, lead with confidence, and serve with compassion. Our challenging and nurturing educational community inspires students to become collaborative problem-solvers who live with integrity. Talented teachers, high academic standards, and the development of leadership skills in a challenging and nurturing environment are hallmarks of a Lakehill education. Visit lakehillprep.org to learn more.

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Lakehill's Homecoming celebration brought many former students back to campus. Alumni gathered prior to the game on the Alumni Patio for a dinner in their honor, hosted by Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q® .

The Homecoming Court nominees were presented at the pep rally and at the game on Friday. The Court consisted of freshman Emory Johnston, escorted by Samuel Rosen; sophomore Sydney Rutherford, escorted by Cullen McCaleb; and junior Sophia Ganson, escorted by Ryan Henry.

Senior Nominees for Homecoming Queen were Loveth Heard, escorted by Luka Varnes; Claire Howard, escorted by Logan Stout; Alanna Stern, escorted by Jonah Shaw; and Lynley Waggoner, escorted by Michael Skellie.

Alanna Stern was crowned Homecoming Queen during halftime. A special thanks to Tyler McCall, Homecoming Queen 2018, for presenting the crown, and to Lori Trent and the T-Shop for providing the flowers for the nominees.

 

Find out more about Lakehill at lakehillprep.org. Schedule a visit here.

 

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The Lakehill Preparatory School Parent Faculty Club is happy to welcome award-winning author and poet Carole Boston Weatherford to Lakehill on Friday, October 18, to share her experiences as a writer. She will speak to kindergarten through second grade at 10:00 a.m., and to third and fourth graders at 11:00 a.m. Lakehill parents are also invited to attend.

A New York Times best-selling author, Weatherford is one of the leading poets writing for young people today. She believes that poetry makes music with words. Her work also includes nonfiction, biography, and historical fiction.

Through her books and performances, her words reach millions of young readers. As a professor, she trains current and future teachers and mentors emerging writers. Her 50+ books include many award winners, including three Caldecott Honor Books: 

•             Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (NAACP Image Award, Coretta Scott King Award, and Caldecott Honor Book)

•             Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement (Caldecott Honor Book, Sibert Honor, Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe New Talent Award, and Flora Steiglitz Straus Award from Bank Street College of Education)

•             Freedom in Congo Square (Caldecott Honor Book)

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The Lakehill Preparatory School Parent Faculty Club is happy to welcome award-winning author and poet Carole Boston Weatherford to Lakehill on Friday, October 18, to share her experiences as a writer. She will speak to kindergarten through second grade at 10:00 a.m., and to third and fourth graders at 11:00 a.m. Lakehill parents are also invited to attend.

A New York Times best-selling author, Weatherford is one of the leading poets writing for young people today. She believes that poetry makes music with words. Her work also includes nonfiction, biography, and historical fiction.

Through her books and performances, her words reach millions of young readers. As a professor, she trains current and future teachers and mentors emerging writers. Her 50+ books include many award winners, including three Caldecott Honor Books: 

•             Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (NAACP Image Award, Coretta Scott King Award, and Caldecott Honor Book)

•             Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement (Caldecott Honor Book, Sibert Honor, Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe New Talent Award, and Flora Steiglitz Straus Award from Bank Street College of Education)

•             Freedom in Congo Square (Caldecott Honor Book)

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Lakehill Prep's Varsity Football team welcomed Gainesville Lone Star North for homecoming On September 27, defeating the Tornadoes 36-18. The Warriors are now the #1 ranked team in TAPPS Division 1 and ranked #23 overall in the state (public and private). 
 
The defense led the way, holding the former #1 team to fewer than 20 points for the first time this year. Led by Kyeser Hall’s 10 tackles and Jonah Shaw’s seven, the Warrior defense looked strong.
 
The offense was led by the trio of Ryan HenryMitchell Crow, and Nathan Lewis, who combined for five touchdowns. The Warriors will take on Denton Calvary on the road on Friday, October 4.
 

Find out more about Lakehill at lakehillprep.org. Schedule a visit here.

 
 
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The possibilities for Lakehill Preparatory School students are relatively endless, and this is never more apparent than when it comes time to choose which college or university to attend.

Lakehill kicked-off its college visit season on September 6, by hosting a college fair on campus. Local representatives from 40 colleges and universities were on hand to visit with Upper School students during their open period.

A second College Fair was held on September 11, with 38 colleges and universities from 25 states (from Hawaii to Vermont) plus the District of Columbia and Ireland in attendance. In total, admission officers from more than 140 colleges and universities will visit the Lakehill campus this fall.

Beginning in their freshman year, students will be able to ask questions and foster relationships with schools before they begin the college admissions process.

Opportunities such as this are an important part of Lakehill's unique preparation for the college admission process.

 

Find out more about Lakehill at lakehillprep.org. Schedule a visit here.

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It's hard to believe that summer is almost over! Only two weeks remain in Lakehill's Summer Camps. We have had so much fun already, but there is still more fun to be had! 

There will be many, many eggs broken next week (July 22-26)! In the morning, the Incredible, Indestructible Egg camp will be launching, dropping, blasting, and crushing eggs (all while trying to keep them from harm with kid-built safety and recovery systems) in this wacky engineering camp. In the afternoon, Gluten-Free Goodies will crack a few eggs on purpose to bake yummy muffins, cakes, and snacks that are 100% gluten-free and 100% delicious! Sign up now for either (or both) camps!
 
The following week (July 29-Aug. 2) is a week of imaginary adventure! In the morning, Time Travelers camp will visit lost civilizations from across the centuries, with projects and crafts to match each culture and time period. In the afternoon, Magic: The Gathering camp for Beginners and Beyond celebrates 18 years of Magic at Lakehill and the release of the latest set, Core Set 2020. This game of fantasy pits armies of goblins, dragons, and other fantasy fiends against elves, dwarfs, and other heroes. 
 
Other camps still have openings, too, so visit  http://www.lakehillprep.org/summer-camps/  to sign up. Don't see the camp you're looking for? E-mail summercamps@lakehillprep.org to see if space has become available.  

By John Trout,
Director, Lakehill Summer Camps

 

About Lakehill Summer Camps
Lakehill Summer Camps are unique in offering quality, teacher-led camps at an affordable price, with FREE before-camp and after-camp care available every day. Half-day, week-long camps are just $275 per week, while full-day, week-long camps are priced at just $375 per week. Mix and match from a variety of camps to create your perfect summer.
 
This summer, Lakehill is offering 90 different camps for all age levels, with new and exciting camps in every area imaginable. Find out for yourself why Lakehill Summer Camps were voted Best Summer Camp in Lakewood by the readers of Bubblelife Magazine.
 
Registration continues throughout the summer. 
 
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Summer Camps are in full swing at Lakehill Prep! I've been excited to see some of our new camp ideas find success already, and I'm looking forward to seeing more new ideas come to life later in the summer. 
 
This was our first year offering Dungeons and Dragons camps! The classic role-playing game is more popular now than ever, and our first session was full to the brim with campers taking their imaginary fantasy characters on grand adventures. I suspect that this camp will be a popular one every summer. The June session was totally sold out, but the July session still has space available for kids who want to create fantasy characters of their own.
 
Our hands-on science camps are always a delight! Summer Science Spectacular for the younger crowd and Build It Big...With Newspaper for the older crowd saw kids discovering the properties of dry ice, building hot air balloons, and building towers that touched the ceiling! I want to be a kid again to join July's Grossology camp to perform slimy, goopy chemistry experiments and The Incredible, Indestructible Egg physics camp to save fragile eggs from all manner of catapulting, dropping, and crushing. Messy fun is the best fun!
 
July will be busy! We will host our first leatherworking camps, our annual favorite Warrior Youth basketball and volleyball camps, and themed camps that will take kids on journeys from the jungles of the Amazon to space and beyond. Our Take the Stage camp will feature Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic, a delightful parody of Harry Potter. There's a camp to suit everyone's interest. 
 
Which camp would you want to attend if you were a kid again?
 
By John Trout
Director of Summer Programs, Lakehill Preparatory School
 
About Lakehill Summer Camps
Lakehill Summer Camps are unique in offering quality, teacher-led camps at an affordable price, with FREE before-camp and after-camp care available every day. Half-day, week-long camps are just $275 per week, while full-day, week-long camps are priced at just $375 per week. Mix and match from a variety of camps to create your perfect summer.
 
This summer, Lakehill is offering 90 different camps for all age levels, with new and exciting camps in every area imaginable. Find out for yourself why Lakehill Summer Camps were voted Best Summer Camp in Lakewood by the readers of Bubblelife Magazine.
 
Registration is continues throughout the summer. 
 
 
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Are you still searching for the right kindergarten for your son or daughter?

Would your child benefit from a low student-to-teacher ratio and small class size? Are you looking for a solid curriculum, offered by dedicated teachers, in a safe environment? A friendly, welcoming school where your child is greeted at the door by the Headmaster every day? 

We have the answer - Lakehill Preparatory School. Interested families are in luck - a few openings have been made available in Lakehill's highly regarded kindergarten program for the 2019-20 school year. Lakehill's solid academics and nurturing environment will build your child’s confidence and set the foundation for a lifetime of learning. Daily enrichment includes classes in Spanish, computers, art, music, library, and physical education. 

Select openings in other grades are also available.

Contact Stacey Peacock, Director of Admission, to schedule a time to visit our school and to answer any questions you may have. Please e-mail speacock@lakehillprep.org, or visit our website at lakehillprep.org for more information.

 

About Lakehill Preparatory School
Lakehill Preparatory School guides motivated students to learn with curiosity, lead with confidence, and serve with compassion. Our challenging and nurturing educational community inspires students to become collaborative problem-solvers who live with integrity. Talented teachers, high academic standards, and the development of leadership skills in a challenging and nurturing environment are hallmarks of a Lakehill education.