“Una’s WHY” by Head of School Una MacCarthy [Podcast]

“Una’s WHY” by Head of School Una MacCarthy [Podcast]

  I know how quickly we all move these days and finding the time to read all that we want to read can be a challenge. I really enjoy podcasts because I can multitask and still learn something new. They are concise and interesting, so even a short trip somewhere in my car or folding […]

Keeping it Local Saves Opening Day [Video]

Keeping it Local Saves Opening Day [Video]

After a year of construction, The Lexington School’s brand new, state-of-the-art, 25,000 square foot Academic Center opened its doors ON TIME on August 22nd at 7:30 A.M. to almost 600 very excited students and their families. Lexington local and New Head of School Una MacCarthy, new CFOO Susan O’Brien (also local), partnered with local construction […]

All in ONE Lexington School Library

All in ONE Lexington School Library

When was the last time you took a trip to the card catalog? According to a 2015 Smithsonian Magazine article, it has been a while and it is officially over. In fact, a full generation has never laid its hands on those soft, over-handled, yellowed cards some of us remember as opening up the world. […]

Numero Una! Meet Our New Head of School.

Numero Una! Meet Our New Head of School.

Chris Young ’90, Board President: “The Board of Trustees is excited to announce that Una MacCarthy has been unanimously selected to become the next Head of School at The Lexington School. Una has been a dedicated leader at TLS since 1996 and is well prepared for this next step in her career.  The process for selecting […]

“From Where I Sit”: A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

“From Where I Sit”: A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

Spin…Spin…Spin…“Mr. Duckie are you in there?” I can still hear the preschool voices followed by the knocking on my door forming a line 20 kids deep. As I would stand up and open the door, there would be a jubilant, collective, “YEAH!” I would ask the crowd outside my door, “Who wants to go first?” […]

REIMAGINE an Artist’s Inspiration

REIMAGINE an Artist’s Inspiration

Artists use a variety of references when creating their art. They find inspiration in situations and landscapes, people, animals, places, ideas, and more. Few of these muses are packaged the same way. For sure, the artwork created for the REIMAGINE exhibit currently on display at the Lexington, Kentucky Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center is built upon […]

May Head’s Letter: ONE School Project Details

May Head’s Letter: ONE School Project Details

The beauty of The ONE School Campaign is that there is something in it for every student at The Lexington School. When I think about the ONE School Campaign I am reminded of the warm feeling I have as a parent and a Head of School when our students sing “One Candle” at the end […]

And the John Newbery Medal Goes to…Ask Lori Hancock, TLS Librarian!

And the John Newbery Medal Goes to…Ask Lori Hancock, TLS Librarian!

Ask Lori Hancock what she did in 2017, and she’ll say, “I read.” Makes sense—Lori is a librarian. They like to read. But in 2017, Lori read 400 books. That’s aggressive by any librarian’s standards, even at The Lexington School! Here’s why: In October of 2016, the President of the Association of Library Service to […]

Lexington School Winter Athletes Make Their Own Noise

Lexington School Winter Athletes Make Their Own Noise

“Boing” of a basketball bounce on wood floors, “squeaks” of quick feet, “blare” of clock horns, pierce whistle pitch, the “clap” of hands; the “whip” of pom-poms, the “swish” of an arrow, the “pop” of its point on a paper eye; the “splash” of a dive, the “thud” of dismount, the “click” of a putt, “sigh” […]

From Bottle Caps to Benches by Claire Robbins

From Bottle Caps to Benches by Claire Robbins

This week’s guest blogger is a 5th grader, Claire Robbins. Claire writes as a representative of the 5th grade class recycling program. Did you know that 5th graders run The Lexington School’s school-wide recycling program, and it is the first such school-wide recycling program in Fayette County? It is an environmentally responsible endeavor that starts in […]