Southwest Trip 2018 Daily Blog

Southwest Trip 2018 Daily Blog

Day Eight: Action Packed and Packed to Go It was GRAY/Green Day when we first woke and saw the sky. GRAY. Thick, dense clouds slowly rolled our direction and then rain, sometimes heavy, drenched our tents and us. The kids had question marks written all over their faces. Do we stay or go? Can we […]

Everyday Can Be Earth Day

Everyday Can Be Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, The Lexington School’s fourth grade took a field trip where they experienced what Earth Day feels like. It feels local, interconnected, helpful, and sustainable. They didn’t have to travel far to find all of those adjectives at the ready. They carpooled to downtown Lexington where within a city block they […]

Preschool Art Show Celebrates Creativity [Video][Photos]

Preschool Art Show Celebrates Creativity [Video][Photos]

“You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have.”  – Maya Angelou The gallery is packed with people perusing the walls, commenting on the vibrant colors, shapes, and textures, evaluating the artistic expressions. There are over 500 works of art at this show, all matted for heightened display. It might be […]

The Pied Piper of Creativity Shares a Few Secrets [Video]

The Pied Piper of Creativity Shares a Few Secrets [Video]

When a student says, “Mr. Pace, can I make a civilization of unicorn-people who live on rainbows and eat glitter?” He answers, “Yes, please!” Tyler Pace is the Pied Piper of creativity at The Lexington School, and he takes the lead with the dynamic energy, passion, and imagination befitting such a role. Tyler came to […]

School Spirit Raises Spirits, Scores, and More [Video]

School Spirit Raises Spirits, Scores, and More [Video]

Whether it’s a “Tailgate”, a pep rally, or a full day of games, there are many reasons why saving time for school spirit makes a difference no matter the age and stage of your students. In other words, you don’t have to be a high school or college to celebrate each other and your overall […]

“The Way to Survive It Was to Make A’s,” A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

“The Way to Survive It Was to Make A’s,” A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

“The Way to Survive It Was to Make A’s,” A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi This New York Times Magazine article from September 7, 2017, was the most compelling and inspiring article regarding Independent Schools I have read in a long while. The author of the article, Mosi Secret, did an incredible amount of research […]

7 Main Ingredients for a Healthy School Lunch

7 Main Ingredients for a Healthy School Lunch

It’s late summer at The Lexington School, no kids around to feed or watch grow, but there’s plenty of action in the school garden. Ripe tomatoes are hanging heavy on their vines, watermelons get plumper by the day, and the covered yeast is protecting its own culture to feed loaves and loaves of homemade rye […]

Mary Beers Series Gives Teachers Real Ideas for Tomorrow [Video]

Mary Beers Series Gives Teachers Real Ideas for Tomorrow [Video]

It’s late in the afternoon on a Tuesday. Thirty five preschool teachers are on the floor of Lori Barnett’s art room, their bodies bent halfway into empty, plastic, baby swimming pools. It’s likely these teachers have been hanging out on the floor most of their day with little ones who need their undivided attention, yet […]

It’s the Element of Surprise: Outdoor Adventure Club [VIDEO]

It’s the Element of Surprise: Outdoor Adventure Club [VIDEO]

What is an outdoor adventure to you? It could be running out of gas and walking a mile to the nearest station or digging a hole for a fence post and hitting a pipe that shouldn’t be hit. It might mean lying on wet grass in the backyard on a warm summer night looking up […]

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 […]