We are halfway through an unprecedented year at The Lexington School.
The school continues to look different this year: Inside desks are six feet apart; teachers and students are masked; some students are on the screen learning from home. Crazy creek circles mark outdoor classrooms; the dining hall is empty but for boxes of supplies for schoolwide lunch deliveries. High fives are “air fives” and handshakes use elbows to make that daily connection.
These physical changes are temporary for keeping everyone “Healthy at School.” Yet the changes themselves (the plan), require teamwork, creativity, time management, dedication, and resilience. And every single day is WHEN THE MISSION MEETS THE MOMENT.
During the first half of the school year, we spent time reflecting on our Mission Skills, the character traits that woven through the fabric of the academic and co-curricular program at The Lexington School, provide students with powerful tools for managing the world well beyond their education here.
Resilience, creativity, ethics, curiosity, time management, and teamwork are skills they will draw upon in everything they do and particularly when life has moments of challenge. When the MISSION MEETS THE MOMENT, we see past the masks and the social distancing and understand the enduring principles that provide the foundation for our students who will leave here craving achievement and living with a purpose beyond themselves.
What does it look like when the mission meets the moment? We built a showcase of short videos focused on each of the mission skills. In 2-3 minutes, we travel into the daily life of our students and teachers across all divisions and see the mission at work.
When the Mission Meets the Moment VLOG