Let's Hear the Roar

Week of April 27th

Note from the LCHS Admin Team

Good Afternoon Lion Family,

Thank you for helping us stay connected to our awesome Lake Creek community. This week we brought back the "Did You Know" section, spotlighted two students Making an Impact Beyond the Classroom, valuable information on mental health, recognized Girl's Soccer, and other information we hope you find helpful.

As difficult as this transition has been for our community , we are especially sensitive to the loss for our incredible Class of 2020! These students have made an impact at Lake Creek which will be felt for years to come. Help us Light Up the Night on Friday, May 1st in honor of our seniors. Decorate your front door, porch, yard, or gate to show off your senior. Turn your lights on from 8:00 - 10:00 pm on Friday so everyone can see your senior. Take a picture during the day or night and send it to kathy.miller@misd.org and we will post it on the Class of 2020 webpage.

Please do not hesitate to contact anyone on the Counseling or Admin Team if there is anything we can do to help you or your student.

LCHS Admin Team

9th grade Christie Fleming christina.fleming@misd.org

10th grade Chris Stowe chris.stowe@misd.org

11th grade Bill Tommaney billy.tommaney@misd.org

12th grade and Curriculum Kathy Miller kathy.miller@misd.org

Additional Art Showcase Information

• Original artwork accepted includes collage, drawings, mixed media, mosaics, needlework, paint, photography, and 3-D.

• Artwork must reflect the theme “Art in the Face of COVID-19” and will be judged based on originality and impact of message.

• Pieces must not contain vulgar language, nudity, or lewd/suggestive images or phrases.

• Parents may submit art on behalf of their children

• Only one submission per student will be accepted. Photographs or scanned copies of pieces along with a completed consent form must be submitted to csbhinfo@mhahouston.org in order to be posted on our virtual gallery located at https:// www.facebook.com/MHAGreaterHouston/

• Questions or concerns should be directed to CSBHinfo@mhahouston.org or by phone to 713-523-8963 ext. 243

Art Showcase Information (click for details)

The art showcase is an annual celebration and awareness event highlighting the importance of protecting children’s mental health. The showcase is open to greater Houston area youth ages 5 to 20 reflecting the theme “Art in the Face of COVID-19"

Notes from our counselors

If you or someone you know is in need of any resources, please reach out to the Counseling team.

Jo Hawk: A-B and Lead Counselor jo.hawk@misd.org

Ryan Rees: C-H ryan.rees@misd.org

Deidra Bartholomew: I-Q deidra.bartholomew@misd.org

Lisa Bishop: R-Z lisa.bishop@misd.org
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A Note from College and Career

Virtual Meeting Request

Mrs. Blancas is still available to help Seniors as they finalize their post-secondary plans. She is also available to meet with Juniors and their Parent if they have questions. Please note a Parent must be present. Please complete this form if you are interested in scheduling a virtual meeting.

Senior Scholarships

Please continue to e-mail all ACCEPTED and OFFERED scholarship award letters to Mrs. Blancas. Be sure your name is on the letter and note whether it is offered or accepted. Many of the local community organizations are trying to make scholarship opportunities more flexible for students. Please view the Scholarship Database for updated scholarship information. Please use this time to complete scholarship applications and let us know how we can help!

Morgan Blancas

College & Career Counselor

Lake Creek High School


Note from Technology - Getting Connected!

Are you having trouble connecting? Visit our tech support page for LCHS. Most questions will be answered on this page. If not, there are links to request help. We are here and we want to get you connected!

Wednesday Webinars for MISD Parents

The MISD Technology Department continues to host weekly webinars for parents on topics that help support learning at home. These are held Wednesdays at 10 AM through Zoom. Instead of a parent webinar this week, we are seeking input from parents about what technology questions they have. We will use that information to guide future parent webinar topics and next week's parent webinar will be geared towards answering all of their questions! Click the graphic below to link to the survey.

A Note from the Nurse

Hey Lions,

Please see the bulletin for tips on how to handle stress and stay healthy during the pandemic. Seniors, if you need a copy of your immunization records, please send me an email with your student ID number and I can email it to you. Joyce.Sonnefeld@misd.org

Joyce Sonnefeld, RN BSN

LCHS School Nurse


Student Council Spirit Week

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Did you know...(Fun facts from our faculty)

I wanted to be a teacher at a very young age. I carried around a briefcase with a doll, “lessons” from a coloring book, a grade book and a paddle my Grandfather made me. He carved my name on the paddle. - Anita Lewis

My favorite things to collect are anything having to do garden gnomes, Russian nesting dolls (babushka dolls), cupcakes, or scarab beetles. The more eccentric, the better! -Amanda Sturdivant

In 6th grade I performed at half time for the 1988 Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Lakers game 6 playoff game. Yes, Magic Johnson IS that amazing! So was Rolondo Blackman (for all you Maverick fans). -Sarah Simmons

If I could re do my career path I would have loved to be a Kindergarten teacher. -Michelle Pool

I had to get my high school senior ring cut off my finger because I was trying to impress a girl in gymnastics class by doing the iron cross, I got my senior ring caught on the gymnastics ring and was hanging only by the ring. It was the ring or my finger. -Wayne Schwarz

I wrote a chapter for a book that you can purchase on Amazon. -David James

I was born in Caracas, Venezuela and my first word was "helado" (ice cream) which I would yell when the ice cream truck would drive by. -Bill Tommaney

I have been a professional horse trainer and riding coach for hunter/jumper horses for over 25 years. I have had a traveling team of equestrians that showed all over the state of Texas and along the Gulf Coast. When I was a senior in college, the riding coach left and even though I was still a senior, my college asked me to be an adjunct professor and take over the Riding Team and Beginning Riding PE class! -Holly Muehe

Students Making an Impact - Beyond the Classroom

Recognition this week goes to Ethan Harper for volunteering with the YMCA and the Montgomery County Food Bank to provide food for over two hundred families on March 28th.

Each family received 40 pounds of food in the organizations' mobile market. Ethan and his father, Scott Harper, were spotted making an impact in our community.

Students Making an Impact, continued...

Tiana Mickens, a sophomore at LCHS, is another wonderful student making an impact beyond the classroom. She serves as a volunteer with the Kailee Mills Foundation. Tiana and her Mom, Alisa Mickens , have delivered face masks to the Montgomery County Hospital District to protect front-line EMS workers during COVID-19.

The Kailee Mills Foundation recently partnered with Lake Creek's FCCLA Spring Color Run to bring awareness to seat belt safety. Tiana and her family have a special connection to the Mills Foundation - Kailee was Tiana's best friend when she passed away in a 2017 car accident. You can read her story by clicking here.

We are thankful for the Brown & Brown Insurance for sponsoring face masks for these first responders and to the incredible sewists who are working tirelessly to protect our communities.

Click here to learn more about the Kailee Mills Foundation

Note From Athletics

Lake Creek Girls Soccer

Year two for the program marked much improvement from our inaugural campaign. Last year we focused on establishing the culture and laying the foundation. This year we were able to COMPETE!

We started out the season 5-0 Winning Group Three of the Waller Classic Girls Tournament, beating a district foe in Caney Creek via Penalty Kicks. It was a very exciting game that catapulted us to district play. We were able to hold our own and compete with most teams in district. We finished our Year 11-10-2. Our first winning season in program history. Some stats on how much we were able to improve:

Last year we scored 22 goals as a team - This year we scored 37.

Last year we allowed 82 goals – This year we only allowed 42.

Last year we only had one shutout – This year we held seven teams scoreless.

Last year we had to cancel most of our JV games due to a lack of players – This year we were able to play a full JV schedule and have a winning season.

With this significant team improvement, also came individual honors. Recognition for Varsity included: Sophomore Camryn Robbins was voted Team MVP and 1st Team All-District. Sophomore Morgan McGee was voted Defensive MVP and 2nd Team All-District, Freshman Katelyn Denley was voted Newcomer of the Year, and 2nd Team All-District. Sophomore Taylor Hampton was voted Offensive MVP and Honorable Mention All- District, Freshman Gracie Wiley was voted Newcomer of the Year and Honorable Mention All-District. Junior Kate Coleman was voted Honorable Mention All-District and Junior Kerri McClanahan was voted as the Lion Heart Award Winner.

Honors for the JV included: Junior Han nah Phillips was voted Team MVP, Sophomore Isabella Urbina Ibanez was voted Offensive MVP. Freshman Natalea Ling was Voted Defensive MVP and Junior Sophia Bozarth was voted Lion Heart Award Winner.

Both teams were great to work with! I was proud of the effort and energy put forth by the girls which enabled us to be successful. The future is bright for Lake Creek Soccer!

George Hourahan

Head Girls Soccer

Lake Creek High School

Celebrating our Seniors

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Help us Light Up the Night on Friday May 1st in honor of our seniors. Decorate your front door, porch, yard or gate to show off your senior. Turn your lights on from 8:00 - 10:00 pm on Friday so everyone can see your senior. Take a picture during the day or night and send to kathy.miller@misd.org and we will post it on the Class of 2020 webpage.
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Class of 2020 Website

Check out our senior website

A Note from Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity was added to the list of STEM courses students could participate in for the 2019 -2020 academic year. In our first year as a program, we decided to try our hand at the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot competition. Throughout the year, students learned to secure different operating systems against potential threats and applied this knowledge at a high level during each round of this competition. All three teams that we fielded made it to the state level. One team performed at the highest level (platinum) at the state level and were just a few points away from moving on to the national semi-finals. The other two teams performed at the next highest level (gold) and both placed in the top 50% of competing teams in their division.

This was quite a feat for students who had never studied for or participated in this competition before as they were pitted against teams that were in their 6th year of participation. I am proud of each student’s effort and accomplishments and I look forward to a great competitive season next year.

Eric Moons