Everyday STEM Walkabout

Everyday STEM Walkabout

Here’s a word problem for you: The Lexington School has 12 grades starting with two-year-olds, 611 students in all. They attend school for 9 months a year. How often do the 611 students experience a STEM education? Answer: EVERY SINGLE DAY. Evidence: Observation. An excel spreadsheet data collection is underway, but for now, let’s take […]

Preschool, Virtually Awesome [Video]

Preschool, Virtually Awesome [Video]

For many during COVID-19, work roles have changed as people pivot to fill the needs of this TLS community. Alana (Mrs. Stuart) worked for a decade in preschool after getting her degree in Education from Midway College. She started at TLS as a long-term substitute teacher in KinderKlasse and has since spent time subbing for […]

Essential Elements of PLAY are UNDERWAY on New Preschool Playground

Essential Elements of PLAY are UNDERWAY on New Preschool Playground

“It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents” Eric Hoffer, Philosopher True, the playground is the “optimal milieu” for the many developmental and mission skills that help our youngest acorns grow into big, […]

A Gradual Graduation

A Gradual Graduation

Certain traditions aren’t easily replicated. The Southwest Trip is delayed. The eighth-grade Etiquette Dinner with pre-packaged place settings and virtual toasts was neat in its own way but still better when the glasses actually clink. The Bourbon County drive-in movie tribute was surreal as students watched their memories on a massive cinema screen, and the […]

Welcome, New Faculty and Staff!

Welcome, New Faculty and Staff!

Please give a warm TLS welcome to our new faculty and staff: Alana Stuart, Jo-Ellen Fishback, Lois Babb, Jennifer Jones, David Farmwald, Kylie Russ, Jacob Chen, Morgan Keeler, Sam Bowman, Alana Stuart, Aaron Keeton, Chandra Craig, and Heidi Blair. We have a lot of new folks- full and part-time – to help us better navigate […]

#EarthDay2020: Celebrate and Share.

#EarthDay2020: Celebrate and Share.

It’s the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Since 1970, Earth Day has motivated a recognition and public voice for the state of the planet and public guidelines on ways to better care for it. This year because of the Coronavirus and social distancing, there will be no large picnics, festivals or concerts to attend, but […]

Keeping Physical Distance While Staying Physically Fit

Keeping Physical Distance While Staying Physically Fit

Picture a day at The Lexington School. Students and teachers move all day long in and out of their classrooms. Groupwork has kids on the floor, squatting, stretching to reach another piece of the puzzle. Frequent brain breaks, changing classes, running at recess, a long walk to lunch, a skip across the stage, a standing […]

Victory Gardens in the 21st Century: How 3D Printing May Save Lives [Video]

Victory Gardens in the 21st Century: How 3D Printing May Save Lives [Video]

Some are calling this movement the new victory gardens. As part of the COVID-19 pandemic response, there is a world-wide effort through 3D printing that now, thanks to the painstaking work of Lexington School Art teacher Sarah Heller and community partners, has turned local, and 3D printed face shields are already making a difference.

A Global Mindset

A Global Mindset

The Brazilian lyricist and writer Paulo Coelho once said, “Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first, they have to understand that their neighbor is, in the end, just like them, with the same […]

Read to Learn: The Three C’s, Part II

Read to Learn: The Three C’s, Part II

Winter Break at The Lexington School just happened. Some families took a vacation while others maintained a regular routine with a little bit of rest. Regardless of how they spent the time, it is highly likely TLS students still did some reading. Why would you read while on break? Because you WANT to! Inspiring our […]