Capstone Project: A Meaningful Collaboration [Video]

Capstone Project: A Meaningful Collaboration [Video]

Merriam-Webster Definition of capstone. 1 : a coping stone : coping. 2 : the high point : crowning achievement. The capstone of her career. The Lexington School definition of Capstone. 1 : research project.  2 : performance 3 : meaningful and true collaboration.  What does it mean to collaborate? And how do you teach kids to do it well? People […]

Operation S.E.N.D Delivers Socks and Smiles [Video]

Operation S.E.N.D Delivers Socks and Smiles [Video]

“It’s hot in the desert, and when you can’t do laundry, your feet WILL get a little stinky. That’s when a fresh pair of socks can make all the difference in the world!” Major John Harvey sits in a chair surrounded by first graders at The Lexington School. He’s Calvin’s dad and he’s here to […]

Genealogy and Gratitude: November Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

Genealogy and Gratitude: November Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

I often think about the sacrifices my ancestors made so I could be here today. I think about the courage it took them to leave their homeland and sail to the New World. I am 50% Italian, 25% German, and 25% English. Sir William Morton and Lady Anne Smyth arrived in the early 1600s in […]

The Wonders of Water: A Tale of PK Project Work [Photos]

The Wonders of Water: A Tale of PK Project Work [Photos]

QUESTION: “Why does it rain?” Do you know the answer off the top of your head? We COULD search the internet. “Just Google it.” Thousands of people have studied weather and rain for thousands of years, and thousands of articles are on the web. Easy to find the answer. What if a four year old […]

Solving the World’s Problems One Design at a Time [Video]

Solving the World’s Problems One Design at a Time [Video]

Think of a problem that needs solving. It could be big or it could be small–world hunger or how to lace your shoes for more efficient tying. All problems large and small require thoughtful solutions, and thoughtful solutions require learning how to think in a unique and strategic way. How do you define the problem, […]

TLS Cross Country Invitational is The Real Thing [Photos]

TLS Cross Country Invitational is The Real Thing [Photos]

UPDATE: TLS Girls 6th and Under team came in 5th out of 100 state teams this year. Runner of the Year: Kate Conklin, The Lexington School. Coach of the Year: Jim Kaiser, The Lexington School. All Area Team: Kate Conklin and Caroline Beiting, The Lexington School. TLS Cross Country is the real deal. It’s more […]

Twenty Extra Minutes Makes Magic [VIDEO]

Twenty Extra Minutes Makes Magic [VIDEO]

Here’s a study: add twenty minutes to your day and take notes on what more you accomplish. What’s your hypothesis? Will you add value to your life in that twenty minutes, or will you take it for granted, not notice it, watch it tick away—poof! The answer is probably different for each person who reads […]

Managing Screen Time: Lessons from “Screenagers”

Managing Screen Time: Lessons from “Screenagers”

EYES WIDE OPEN. That’s the parent-school partnership mantra. Sometimes it can be uncomfortable because parenting is difficult, but working together is in the best interest of our children and our community as a whole. That’s why The Lexington School Parent Association sponsored the film “Screenagers.” The topic of screen time is an important one that […]

What Do YOUR Kids Do After School?

What Do YOUR Kids Do After School?

What do your kids do after school? It is a question you ask yourself or someone asks you at least five times a year. You are not alone in wondering, and you are right to wonder. After-school programs are an integral part of child and family life in this country, and finding ones that fit […]

From Where I Sit: A Reflection by Chuck Baldecchi

From Where I Sit: A Reflection by Chuck Baldecchi

From where I sit, I see courage. From where I sit, I see compassion. From where I sit, I see friendship. I had a front seat to it all. On graduation day on the dais behind the podium, I experienced one of my proudest moments as a Head of School. The events that unfolded before […]