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Jacqui Nickell
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Since Lakehill was founded, the heart and soul of the school’s mission has been to develop young people to live with integrity and to serve with compassion. Lakehill Headmaster Roger L. Perry has been leading this mission for 47 years, serving both the Lakehill and East Dallas community.
 
When COVID-19 hit the Dallas area, Lakehill students were committed to supporting the execution of Lakehill’s mission. However, considering the extenuating circumstances of COVID-19, students had to remain mindful of their activities and the potential impact on the Dallas community. Organizations like National Honor Society (NHS), National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), and Student Council have been meeting during the school year to determine how they can be creative and continue to make an impact.
 
Projects completed include but are not limited to:
 
  • Shoreline Spruce Up, White Rock Lake Adopt a Shoreline: One Saturday each month, all Lakehill students are invited to clean Lakehill’s adopted shoreline at White Rock Lake. Students meet at 9:00 am at the West Lawther and Chapel Hill parking lot. Join us on February 20. 
  • Clothing Collection for Austin Street Shelter: For people experiencing homelessness, Austin Street Center has been a light of hope for over 37 years in the North Texas area. Lakehill students collected clothing and donated it to Austin Street Center this school year.
  • “Everything but the turkey” Canned Food Drive: During the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, Middle School students collected canned foods to be donated for those in need for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

  • Parade of Gifts: Lower School students collected more gifts than ever before for Lakehill’s annual Holiday Parade which benefited underprivileged Dallas-area children. Collected toys, books, and games were donated to the Wilkinson Center and Hope Supply Company for delivery to homeless and low-income children just in time for the holidays. Additional gifts were supplied to the Community Partners of Dallas Rainbow Room. The Rainbow Room partners with Child Protective Services year-round to ensure that children and parents who are in need of protection have the clothes, food, and toys needed to reset and restart after a traumatic experience.

Currently, Upper School is working with White Rock Center of Hope for a Clothes, Cans, and Cloth Drive. To donate, students should bring items into school and place them in the proper donation bin. There are three donation locations: the Lower School entrance, the Middle School entrance, and the Main Entrance by the front desk. One box will be for clothes, linens, and coats, and the other box will be for canned items. For a specific list of needs, please click the button below.

Thanks for your support in helping Lakehill’s mission thrive!

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