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Lakehill Preparatory School is hosting an Admission Coffee and Conversation for prospective parents on Wednesday, April 24, at 8:30 a.m. The Coffee will be held at Lakehill’s newly renovated Main Campus, located at 2720 Hillside Drive, Dallas, 75214. Parents of students entering kindergarten through high school are encouraged to attend. Visitors will learn more about Lakehill's award-winning programs in academics, arts, athletics, and community service, and tour the expanded facility. 

RSVP for the Admission Coffee and Conversation here.

 

About Lakehill Preparatory School

Lakehill Preparatory School is an independent, co-educational college preparatory school for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Our challenging and nurturing educational community, supported by passionate faculty, inspires students to be independent thinkers and collaborative problem-solvers. Athletics, the arts, and a wealth of student activities and organizations promote teamwork and help develop valuable leadership skills. Lakehill is a special place where students realize their intellectual, physical, and creative potential while recognizing their responsibilities as members of their community.

Attend an Admission Coffee or schedule a private tour to find out more.

Visit our website at lakehillprep.org for more information.

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On April 1, Visual Arts Chair Scott Boles took 21 selected works of art created by Lakehill Preparatory School visual art students in his drawing, painting, computer graphics, and sculpture classes and Cat Huitt's ceramics and fiber arts classes to Waco, Texas for the 2019 TAPPS State Art Championship competition.  
 
After advancing to the final round, senior Julia Bartholow was recognized with a bronze medal for her Senior Art Portfolio. She has been working on her portfolio over the past year in her AP Studio Art class.
 
Sophomore Cytheria Luo was recognized as a State Champion, receiving the gold medal in the Drawing - Color category for her self-portrait. Luo also received an 8th place in the same category.
 
Other notable finishes include the following:
Gary Hou, 7th place, Drawing - Black and White
Zak Goldstein, Honorable Mention, Drawing - Color
Ender Trout, Honorable Mention, Communication Design
Georgia Ferguson, Honorable Mention, Painting

 

About Lakehill Preparatory School

Lakehill Preparatory School is an independent, co-educational college preparatory school for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Our challenging and nurturing educational community, supported by passionate faculty, inspires students to be independent thinkers and collaborative problem-solvers. Athletics, the arts, and a wealth of student activities and organizations promote teamwork and help develop valuable leadership skills. Lakehill is a special place where students realize their intellectual, physical, and creative potential while recognizing their responsibilities as members of their community.

Join us on Wednesday, April 24, at 8:30 a.m. for our spring admission coffee. Register here.

Visit our website at lakehillprep.org for more information.

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Receive a patient file. Research and determine your diagnosis and treatment approach. Present your findings to a group of Attendings – and be prepared to answer their questions. 
 
This experience is not typically associated with middle school, but for Lakehill Preparatory School science teacher Bryna Thomson’s seventh graders it has been part of the curriculum since the 2013-14 school year. While studying the human body has always been included in seventh grade science, it was not until Thomson attended some professional development classes that she got the idea to create Grand Rounds, a “project-based learning” lesson for this area.
 
Over the years, she has adapted it to create a challenge that gives students the chance to experience what becoming a doctor would be like. Students are divided into groups and create their own “clinics,” with each one staffed with a variety of medical specialists. Each clinic presents information about their patient, health issues faced, diagnostic tests run, and the diagnosis the “doctors” determined. They then present their recommended treatment, including medications required.
 
“I hope that this is a much more fun and interactive way to learn about the human body,” said Thomson. “It is a great deal of work, but students get a lot of experience out of it. I also want them to get an idea of different fields of study they can pursue in the future.”
 
Each year, the Attendings are composed of Lakehill parents who are doctors and nurses. This year’s panels were made up of veterans Paula GillmanBrent WalkerWaleed El-Feky, and Ambareen Salam. New this year were Devra LangfordKelly Johnson, and Denise Sullivan.
 
Seventh grader Isabel Ketterson enjoyed the experience, but acknowledged it was hard work. “I really liked it, but it could be stressful at times. You really had to work well with your group to get anything done.” She was most worried about presenting to the Attendings, “but it was just three nice doctors.”
 
"I was impressed with the comprehensive presentations of each group," said Sullivan, a pediatric anesthesiologist. "The students were able to assimilate and discuss fairly complex information and address all questions posed by the panelists in a very thoughtful and logical manner. The Grand Rounds format is the method used in medical schools and academic hospitals to present interesting and challenging cases, so I think the students were able to get a glimpse of how physicians approach patient care in a very realistic way. Hopefully, some will be inspired to pursue a career in the medical field."
 
"I enjoyed learning about the procedures that real doctors take to diagnose a patient and start their treatment," said seventh grader Vivek Patel. "It gave me an idea of what it would be like to be a real doctor and further supported my desire to be an orthopedic surgeon when I grow up."
 
By Lacie Kuhn
 

About Lakehill Preparatory School

Lakehill Preparatory School is an independent, co-educational college preparatory school for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Our challenging and nurturing educational community, supported by passionate faculty, inspires students to be independent thinkers and collaborative problem-solvers. Athletics, the arts, and a wealth of student activities and organizations promote teamwork and help develop valuable leadership skills. Lakehill is a special place where students realize their intellectual, physical, and creative potential while recognizing their responsibilities as members of their community.

Join us on Wednesday, April 24, at 8:30 a.m. for our spring admission coffee. Register here.

Visit our website at lakehillprep.org for more information.

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When school is out for the summer, Lakehill Preparatory School’s two campuses keep on bustling with programs for students, ages 5–18, from all over Dallas. The same principles that make our community thrive during the school year infuse our summer programs with a spirit of adventure, abundant learning potential, and guaranteed fun.

Lakehill Summer Camps offer award-winning programs for boys and girls entering kindergarten through grade 12. Lakehill provides quality, teacher-led camps at an affordable price, with FREE before- and after-camp care available daily. Half- and full-day, week-long camps run from June 3 through August 2.
 
Mix and match from a variety of camps to create your perfect summer!
 

 

About Lakehill Preparatory School

Lakehill Preparatory School is an independent, co-educational college preparatory school for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Our challenging and nurturing educational community, supported by passionate faculty, inspires students to be independent thinkers and collaborative problem-solvers. Athletics, the arts, and a wealth of student activities and organizations promote teamwork and help develop valuable leadership skills. Lakehill is a special place where students realize their intellectual, physical, and creative potential while recognizing their responsibilities as members of their community.

Join us on Wednesday, April 24, at 8:30 a.m. for our spring admission coffee. Register here.

Visit our website at lakehillprep.org for more information.

 
 
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Lakehill Preparatory School held a special ceremony on April 3, to honor seniors Connor Alexander and Ben Palmer, who announced that they will continue their varsity athletic pursuits at the college level.
 
Alexander will row for the Varsity Club team at Lehigh University, while Palmer will join the Southern Methodist University Mustangs as a preferred walk-on.
 
Both Alexander and Palmer are Lakehill Lifers, having attended the East Dallas private school since kindergarten. Palmer led this year's Warrior football team to the state playoffs, and was recognized with First Team All-District and Honorable Mention All-State honors. Alexander is a nationally-ranked member of Dallas United Crew, a team that encompasses rowers from across the city of Dallas.
 
As coaches, administrators, family, and friends gathered to cheer them on, Palmer and Alexander personally thanked those who had supported them on their journeys as students and athletes in heartfelt statements.
 
"I have known these young men since they were in kindergarten," said Headmaster Roger Perry. "I am impressed by their dedication to their academics and to their chosen sports. I am thrilled that they will be able to continue pursuing the sports they love at the college level."
 
Congratulations to these outstanding student-athletes.

 

About Lakehill Preparatory School

Lakehill Preparatory School is an independent, co-educational college preparatory school for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Our challenging and nurturing educational community, supported by passionate faculty, inspires students to be independent thinkers and collaborative problem-solvers. Athletics, the arts, and a wealth of student activities and organizations promote teamwork and help develop valuable leadership skills. Lakehill is a special place where students realize their intellectual, physical, and creative potential while recognizing their responsibilities as members of their community.

Visit our website at lakehillprep.org for more information.

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On Tuesday, March 25, acclaimed Scholastic author Elly Swartz visited Lakehill Preparatory School. Organized by the Parent Faculty Club Book Fair Committee, Swartz spoke with students in grades four through six, inspiring the writers and illustrators of the future by sharing her own experiences as a writer.
 
After being introduced by two sixth grade students, Harper Kuhn and Paulette Maney, Ms. Swartz was interviewed by two fourth grade reporters, Anniston Barrett and Andres Vann.
 
 
Ms. Swartz shared her journey as a writer and the 15-year process of getting her original idea to a book on a shelf. Students were invited to ask questions, and were treated to the first chapter from the advanced reader copy of Give and Take, her new book coming out in October.
 
While she loved writing in fourth grade, Ms. Swartz confessed that she was not a good writer. She shared her philosophy: "The thing you are passionate about does not have to be the same thing you are good at today."
 
She specifically remembers when she decided she wanted to be a writer: after reading Mick Harte Was Here with her children, laughing and crying and and experiencing the full range of emotions. She loves being a writer, and connecting with her readers, learning what her stories mean to them. Developing a connection with her readers is important to Swartz, and she values the time she can spend in schools and with readers.
 
Ms. Swartz explained that the ideas for stories can come from anywhere - the dinner table or a yoga class - and encourages budding writers to write down their ideas. She spends a lot of time with the characters in her stories, getting to know them, their likes and dislikes, before she writes about them.
 
Ms. Swartz's advice for young writers is to read voraciously and to write about the things that matter to them. She encourages students to just keep writing and not to worry about what others think of their work. "I love writing more than I fear rejection," she explained.
 
After answering questions, Ms. Swartz signed copies of her books Smart Cookie and Finding Perfect.
  
By Anniston Barrett and Andres Vann, fourth grade
 
 

About Lakehill Preparatory School

Lakehill Preparatory School is an independent, co-educational college preparatory school for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Our challenging and nurturing educational community, supported by passionate faculty, inspires students to be independent thinkers and collaborative problem-solvers. Athletics, the arts, and a wealth of student activities and organizations promote teamwork and help develop valuable leadership skills. Lakehill is a special place where students realize their intellectual, physical, and creative potential while recognizing their responsibilities as members of their community.

Visit our website at lakehillprep.org for more information.

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Lakehill Preparatory School is hosting an Admission Coffee and Conversation for prospective parents on Wednesday, April 24, at 8:30 a.m. The Coffee will be held at Lakehill’s newly renovated Main Campus, located at 2720 Hillside Drive, Dallas, 75214. Parents of students entering kindergarten through high school are encouraged to attend. Visitors will learn more about Lakehill's award-winning programs in academics, arts, athletics, and community service, and tour the expanded facility. 

RSVP for the Admission Coffee and Conversation here.

 

About Lakehill Preparatory School

Lakehill Preparatory School is an independent, co-educational college preparatory school for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Our challenging and nurturing educational community, supported by passionate faculty, inspires students to be independent thinkers and collaborative problem-solvers. Athletics, the arts, and a wealth of student activities and organizations promote teamwork and help develop valuable leadership skills. Lakehill is a special place where students realize their intellectual, physical, and creative potential while recognizing their responsibilities as members of their community.

Attend an Admission Coffee or schedule a private tour to find out more.

Visit our website at lakehillprep.org for more information.

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They say there as many reasons to teach as there are teachers in the world. One of the biggest driving forces for me was fond memories of my childhood years, when imagination came so readily and everything was new and exciting. And, of course, fun times being an absolute goofball with my friends. Every year, when our new summer catalog is released, I find myself flipping through it to find the camps I would have loved as a kid. This year, there are so many!
 
Nothing captured my imagination more than stories of medieval times. I always wished I could travel back to the days of knights in shining armor, and I was forever sketching swords, shields, and dragons in my sketchpad (and on my homework!). Frankly, I still wish I could live in a castle! Camps like "Medieval Madness" and "Time Travelers" would have been at the top of my summer camp wish list! Who doesn't wonder what life in a bygone era was really like?
 
My World Geography students can tell you that one of my biggest loves is for languages. I've always enjoyed seeing the world through the lens of a new language and culture, trying out the sound of the language, the feel of their customs, and the foods they most enjoy.  I would have loved camps like "Fun and Games--Spanish Style" and "Fiesta Time! Arts and Crafts." Games and celebrations are, after all, the universal languages of childhood! 
 
As I grew older, my tastes grew up with me. The little boy who grew up loving tales of knights and dragons turned into a young teen playing Dungeons and Dragons with his friends. And, once I was old enough to cook without burning the house down, my interest in cultures morphed into an interest in cooking new things, experimenting with new flavors and seasonings. I would have been right at home in "Dungeons and Dragons--Beginners and Beyond" camp and "Home Grown Texas Cuisine." 
 
Which Lakehill Summer Camps would you have loved as a child? Sadly, we parents are too old to sign up for the camps that our younger selves would have adored. But, it's not too late for your child to make some summer memories at Lakehill!
 
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 now open and camps are filling quickly. 
 
 
 
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The annual Lakehill Preparatory School Benefit Auction, Denim & Diamonds, is set for March 23, 2019. This event is the Parent Faculty Club’s primary fundraiser and cannot succeed without your much-appreciated support.
 
Get out your jeans and bling and join us at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday night, March 23, at The Statler with dinner, drinks, music, casino, incredible auction items . . . and did we mention the mechanical bull? This is certainly going to be a night to remember!
 
The live auction will include a 4-night destination "Land or Sea" vacation, tickets to George Straight in Las Vegas, signed Taylor Swift guitar, and much more! 
 
Lakehill PFC Denim & Diamonds
2019 Spring Gala & Benefit Auction
Saturday, March 23, 2019
7:00 p.m. at The Statler Dallas

Buy tickets here.
 
 
Please visit lakehillauction2019.com for more information.

 
About Lakehill
Established in 1971, Lakehill Preparatory School is an independent college preparatory school for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Offering a well-balanced program of academics, athletics, fine arts, and community service in a rigorous and nurturing learning environment, Lakehill is a special place where dedicated faculty help students realize their intellectual, physical, and creative potential, while recognizing their responsibilities as members of the community. 

Lakehill is staffed by passionate adults who are devoted to teaching and who model for students a life-long love of learning. The talented faculty look for the individual potential of each child and encourage engagement in a broad range of academic, artistic, athletic, and extracurricular activities. 

 
Find out more at lakehillprep.org.
  
 
 
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Lakehill Preparatory School's talented theater students will bring Metamorphoses to the Lakehill stage on Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.

Called by Time the "theater event of the year," Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses brings Ovid's tales to stunning visual life. Set in and around a large pool of water onstage, Metamorphoses juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image to reflect the variety and persistence of narrative in the face of inevitable change. 

 

About Lakehill Preparatory School

Lakehill Preparatory School is an independent, co-educational college preparatory school for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Our challenging and nurturing educational community, supported by passionate faculty, inspires students to be independent thinkers and collaborative problem-solvers. Athletics, the arts, and a wealth of student activities and organizations promote teamwork and help develop valuable leadership skills. Lakehill is a special place where students realize their intellectual, physical, and creative potential while recognizing their responsibilities as members of their community.

Attend an Admission Coffee or schedule a private tour to find out more.

Visit our website at lakehillprep.org for more information.