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 […]

Screen Time Parenting Paradox with Dr. Laura Bonzo-Sims and Dr. Katherine Stone

Screen Time Parenting Paradox with Dr. Laura Bonzo-Sims and Dr. Katherine Stone

Parenting Paradox is a series of articles written by The Lexington School’s English teacher, College Planning expert Dr. Bonzo-Sims in partnership with psychologist, Dr. Katherine Stone. The crux of the parenting advice columns lies in a dual perspective: the parent and the child’s.  Screen-time management important for all ages winter and beyond. You started out […]

Creative Arts Fun for the Family by Dr. Laura Bowling

Creative Arts Fun for the Family by Dr. Laura Bowling

Drama teacher Laura Bowling is always looking for ways to connect The Lexington School family with the greater Lexington creative arts community. In this first of her quarterly blog, she gives us some great suggestions on tapping into creative fun for the whole family over holiday break. Enjoy! Are you looking for a way to […]

Dyslexia and Creativity–The Learning Center’s Talent Workshop

Dyslexia and Creativity–The Learning Center’s Talent Workshop

Type “Successful Dyslexics” into Google, and you’ll find a long list of celebrities, poets, painters, and entrepreneurs, people you’d never imagine one day struggled in school. But they did. Children and adults with language-based learning differences do not thrive in a traditional classroom where pen to paper, desks in rows, and timed tests are the rule. […]

“Difficult Conversations,” a Presentation by Grace Newsome

“Difficult Conversations,” a Presentation by Grace Newsome

With the upcoming elections, there is much talk. There is talk on TV, online, on the radio, and around the dinner table. As an extension of their lives outside of school, kids talk at lunch, on the playground, and in their classrooms.  Information is everywhere, and often those sensitive topics make their way around circle […]

Stuck in the Middle? Not so much. 4 Ways Middle School is Great in K-8 Schools.

Stuck in the Middle? Not so much. 4 Ways Middle School is Great in K-8 Schools.

It’s the seventh grade trip. They’ve been outside all day long in the hot and sticky South Carolina sun. Early this morning they learned to surf for the first time. This afternoon they toured the salt marsh, watched dolphins feed, pulled crab traps, and felt glad to be human. Now these eight girls sit tightly […]

To Teach is to Learn. Faculty Development is a Top Priority at Great Schools.

To Teach is to Learn. Faculty Development is a Top Priority at Great Schools.

It’s the first day of school. Kids bounce into the classrooms, fresh from summer rest, happy to see their friends. The room is perfect. Cubbies are labeled, color-coded school supplies neatly stacked on desks; everything is in place for teaching and learning. So THIS is why the teachers come back so early? Not exactly. The days just […]

Print is ALIVE! Pinpoints Magazine Shows Why.

Print is ALIVE! Pinpoints Magazine Shows Why.

Walk into the home of any Lexington School family past or present and you’ll probably see a copy of Pinpoints  magazine lying on the coffee table among other “soon-to-read” items, ones that last beyond today, beyond just this minute. Yes, print is alive and well at The Lexington School because Pinpoints defines a great school magazine. Three times a year, […]

Sarah on Creativity: 4 Ways We Train Kids to Think Differently

Sarah on Creativity: 4 Ways We Train Kids to Think Differently

Can you think of something new, different, or original? Can you solve a problem that seems to have only one solution? Can you do it quickly? This skill is Creativity, and if ever there is a time when it is needed and valued, it is now in this century of growth and innovation where the next discovery, […]

Happy Birthday America! Teach Your Kids Why We Celebrate.

Fireworks, family picnics, the red, white, and blue—these are just a few of the images we conjure when we think of the 4th of July. Each year millions of Americans celebrate this important holiday as the birthday of the United States, but do all of us really know why? It’s no surprise when you ask […]