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 […]

Environmental Debates: Another Capstone Challenge

Environmental Debates: Another Capstone Challenge

The 8th grade capstone year is filled with leadership and academic rite of passages unique to The Lexington School. These challenges prepare our young adults for what’s next–high school, college, and life. One of the final projects before packing their gear for the Southwest Trip is Environmental Debates where in teams of four, students integrate […]

“Outside Four Walls” Means Unlocking the Potential in Today’s Students

“Outside Four Walls” Means Unlocking the Potential in Today’s Students

It’s 5 AM right now, and I’m awake, reflecting on this trip and how amazing it has been. This group of kids has been really special.  They’ve managed some challenges with the weather and some stomach issues on top of working through the tough activities and physical challenges of this terrain. They have overcome it […]

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 […]

Out of My Comfort Zone by Emilie Dhir ’13

Out of My Comfort Zone by Emilie Dhir ’13

Emilie Dhir, Lexington School class of 2013, shares her lessons on courage from the Southwest trip in this honest reflection. As she prepares for college admission for Fall of 2017, she explains why she’s ready.  An eighty foot drop and a girl terrified of heights. My heart raced, my stomach knotted up, and my eyes darted […]

On TEAMWORK: Lexington School Grads Speak

On TEAMWORK: Lexington School Grads Speak

Did you know that three out of every four people are afraid of public speaking? Imagine now that you are fourteen standing in front of hundreds of people at your graduation ceremony. It’s no small feat, yet Lexington School school leaders do it every year. This year their topic was Mission Skills. Six students spoke […]

To Commence is to Begin: The Lexington School Graduation Tradition

When we take to the grass to find our seats at The Lexington School’s commencement ceremony, we see familiar faces with watery eyes. There are always tears. Parents cry, graduates cry, teachers cry, and it’s not because everybody is happy it’s all over. It’s because it is a rite of passage for these bright, still-curious kids […]