Southwest Experience 2019

Southwest Experience 2019

DAY EIGHT COMPLETE Pack and Play   There are so many teaching moments on this trip, but one of our favorites is that everywhere you go you can pretty much find something beautiful and adventurous about that place. All it takes is a spirit of curiosity and vision. Today was the perfect example.  We took […]

“A Final Heads Letter” by Chuck Baldecchi

“A Final Heads Letter” by Chuck Baldecchi

Dear TLS Community,  I have so many wonderful memories of The Lexington School. I have memories of the interview process and the energy and enthusiasm I felt for this school. TLS clicked in my heart from the start. I remember our first Holiday Concert with Bella in my arms, Alex in Erin’s belly, and Cade […]

Making Way for Manners Makes a Difference [Video]

Making Way for Manners Makes a Difference [Video]

“Because WHATEVER doesn’t work here anymore” is the tagline for 8th Grade Etiquette Workshop. Simply understood, it is no longer enough to shrug off the details, to lack initiative or great manners, a great handshake, or great conversational skills. Rather, in today’s world, each of us needs to find something that differentiates us in the […]

Teachers Have Changed My Life: A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

Teachers Have Changed My Life: A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

In my first month on the job fifteen years ago, I met with the “new” faculty for a day of orientation led by Ann Eames, TLS’s legendary English teacher and Director of Professional Development, along with our faculty mentors. Ann led an exercise that morning where she named each of TLS’s Heads of School and […]

Building Better Biographies and A Bunch of Life Skills Too [Video & Photos]

Building Better Biographies and A Bunch of Life Skills Too [Video & Photos]

Remember your first research paper? Hours and hours in the library, toiling over card catalogs and microfiche, scavenging the racks for sources to support your thesis, notecard after notecard written and categorized about topic on which you had little interest. Certainly, if you are a middle school student in The Learning Center at The Lexington […]

Eunice Beatty is Getting Busy…Again

Eunice Beatty is Getting Busy…Again

Eunice Beatty is busy. She’s been busy being a mom, grandmother, wife, educator, college administrator, counselor, accreditor, board member, community volunteer, and friend to the many who ask for her help. Have you seen her CV? She continues to be one busy lady. So why on earth would Eunice take the time to spend a […]

Almost Time for Tim

Almost Time for Tim

Is it possible Tim Alford was bound for The Lexington School? It was just a matter of time? After all, he met Mary Bruce Gray ’99 at the University of the South when she was just a Freshman and he was just a Sophomore, and they’ve been together ever since. After all, he wanted to be a teacher and a leader, circuitously finding his way to independent schools via a variety of other institutions. And after all, Tim happens to love Middle Schoolers.

Building the Future One STEM at a Time

Building the Future One STEM at a Time

Building creativity, building curiosity, building confidence in STEM…this is not new to The Lexington School. Rather, STEM education has been here all along, and it happens in preschool through 8th grade every single day in classes and throughout the school in ways you might not expect.

In Gratitude for Josephine Abercrombie by Chuck Baldecchi

In Gratitude for Josephine Abercrombie by Chuck Baldecchi

Throughout the school year I have used my monthly Head’s Letter as an opportunity to say thank you and to express my gratitude for this wonderful school community I have called home for the last 15 years. This month I would like to share my deepest gratitude for Ms. Josephine Abercrombie, Founder of The Lexington […]

Building Meaning and Purpose in Math

Building Meaning and Purpose in Math

Proving meaning and purpose in math for all students is the goal. Teaching strong foundational math skills while engaging students in a creative understanding of how those skills translate into real world math is the practice. Building a lifelong love of learning is the reality. That’s just how fourth grade does it.