“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?” […]

“Passing the Dad Test,” A September Heads Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

“Passing the Dad Test,” A September Heads Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

I have spent the summer thinking about whether there is a difference between a child jumping off a pier into the water for the first time and giving your teenager keys to a car. I can argue both sides. I remember when they were babies. I remember that first step. I remember their first day […]

Up a Big Notch: TLS Voyages

Up a Big Notch: TLS Voyages

The Instagram feed for Southwest Sequel #SWS18 is a story of courage, resilience, and growth. @tlsvoyages Southwest Sequel in full swing. #SWS18. Between the hashtags and comments from those impressed are 7 days of non-stop, action-packed, thrill seeking in a world that seems to exist on its own. Last summer, TLS Voyages traveled to Costa […]

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 […]

Big News! The Lexington School Launches the ONE School Project [VIDEO]

Big News! The Lexington School Launches the ONE School Project [VIDEO]

IT’S AN EXCITING TIME FOR THE LEXINGTON SCHOOL COMMUNITY.   Nationally-ranked PS-8th grade school celebrates major donations and encourages community support for a project that touches every single student at The Lexington School. With a goal of raising $10 million firmly in view, The Lexington School is happy to announce that it has received $7 million […]

“Pass on a Good Word”: A Heads Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

“Pass on a Good Word”: A Heads Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

Do you remember your first real job interview? Was it for a summer internship or during the spring of your senior year in college? Who helped you get that interview? Did a family friend pass your resume onto the right person? Connections are an important part of any job search, especially that first one. I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]