TLS Cross Country Invitational is The Real Thing [Photos]

TLS Cross Country Invitational is The Real Thing [Photos]

It’s more than a dirt path at The Lexington School’s 12th Annual TLS Cross Country Invitational. It’s winding, narrow channels up and down soft grassy knolls, a creek jump, hay bails, mulch paths through woods, over gravel, across a bridge to a final ascent to the finish line chute. THIS is a cross country course […]

“Little” Kentucky Derby Festival: A Bluegrass and Lexington School Tradition.

“Little” Kentucky Derby Festival: A Bluegrass and Lexington School Tradition.

Did you know that in this year’s 143rd Kentucky Derby, over half of the runners were in some way connected with Lexington School families? That’s over half the horses in the big race. And that’s the way it is year after year because The Lexington School has a deep tradition of families who work and […]

It’s More than a Bench; It’s a Picnic Table and Our Environment Too!

It’s More than a Bench; It’s a Picnic Table and Our Environment Too!

What do math, science, history, design thinking, environmental awareness, philanthropy, and 5th graders have in common? Together they build stuff. And in this story, it’s more than stuff; it’s a bench, it’s a picnic table, and it’s our environment too! You learned about this “Bottle Caps to Benches” project in the fall when 5th grader […]

How to Light Up History: A Musical Guide

How to Light Up History: A Musical Guide

Winston Churchill once wrote “History will be kind to me as I intend to write it.” The 5th grade extended team at The Lexington School is writing history too, literally and metaphorically. “Lighting Up History,” the 5th grade musical, is an interdisciplinary and collaborative experience where students learn history while they imagine, design, build, create, […]

If It’s School Health, Nurse Kristin Can Handle It.

If It’s School Health, Nurse Kristin Can Handle It.

“Mr. Smith, this is Nurse Kristin, and it’s NOT an emergency.” This is the informative call from the School Nurse at The Lexington School. Maybe it’s a sore throat, maybe Johnny threw up his lunch; whatever it is, if it’s related to SCHOOL HEALTH, Nurse Kristin can handle it. Need a band-aid? Go see Nurse Kristin. Fall on […]

From Bottle Caps to Benches by Claire Robbins

From Bottle Caps to Benches by Claire Robbins

This week’s guest blogger is a 5th grader, Claire Robbins. Claire writes as a representative of the 5th grade class recycling program. Did you know that 5th graders run The Lexington School’s school-wide recycling program, and it is the first such school-wide recycling program in Fayette County? It is an environmentally responsible endeavor that starts in […]

The Proof is in the Pudding; “Above and Beyond” are the 2 Main Ingredients.

The Proof is in the Pudding; “Above and Beyond” are the 2 Main Ingredients.

School is starting everywhere. The Lexington School started yesterday. Fast forward very quickly, which is how it feels, and imagine your child going away to college. That’s the reality for TLS class of 2012. Seems they just walked the commencement stage at Scarlet Gate, but here they go again. We aren’t worried about them; instead […]

Teaching Strong Ethics: 5 Ways Independent Schools Can Partner with Parents

Teaching Strong Ethics: 5 Ways Independent Schools Can Partner with Parents

What does it mean for a school to teach strong ethics? In Isabel’s words, “it starts early and small” with activities in preschool like sharing toys, forming a line, cleaning up after yourself, saying “thank you” and “please.” Later, in lower school, teaching strong ethics looks like circle time each morning when topics like “friendship” […]

Teaching Curiosity: “Curiosity INSPIRED the Cat.”

Cate’s graduation address on CURIOSITY drums up many examples of how students at The Lexington School learn this important Mission Skill. The question “WHY?” is a welcome one at TLS and not because teachers have the answer; it’s so the kids can figure it out. Teaching intellectual curiosity is tricky. It takes teachers who have the time, […]

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 […]