Building Passions Out of OAK

Building Passions Out of OAK

What do we know about construction? There’s a lot of it going on at TLS right now, and it’s not just outside. In sixth grade, constructing projects based upon freeform research on topics of personal interest builds practical learning skills and provides evidence that finding a passion is a fluid endeavor. OAK projects shows kids that building a passion might just be better than following one.

TLS Fall Sports Highlight Resilience and Teamwork [Video and Photos]

TLS Fall Sports Highlight Resilience and Teamwork [Video and Photos]

“Individual commitment to a group effort: That is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” — Vince Lombardi The newspapers and friday night local news cover college and high school sports every week. Rarely will you find information about elementary or middle school athletics no matter how riveting […]

“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?” […]

Students Show the Way on Prospective Family Day

Students Show the Way on Prospective Family Day

Walk into the Fine Arts wing on November 3rd at 10:00 A.M., and you will see something you don’t see many places–It’s Prospective Family Day, and the kids are running the show. Sure, it’s typical for students to give tours around schools–colleges and high schools maybe. At TLS, the guides are seventh and eighth graders who […]

Life is a Kind of Chess. That’s Why We Teach It.

Life is a Kind of Chess. That’s Why We Teach It.

“The game of chess is not merely an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it… Life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with.” – Benjamin […]

Free Early Reading Screenings: A Community Outreach Initiative

Free Early Reading Screenings: A Community Outreach Initiative

The Learning Center at The Lexington School is pleased to announce free early reading screenings to children in grades Kindergarten through third grade. Free and open to the public. The screenings take approximately 45 minutes to one hour. Parents will leave with feedback, as well as recommendations, for home and the classroom. This is a […]

REIMAGINE an Artist’s Inspiration

REIMAGINE an Artist’s Inspiration

Artists use a variety of references when creating their art. They find inspiration in situations and landscapes, people, animals, places, ideas, and more. Few of these muses are packaged the same way. For sure, the artwork created for the REIMAGINE exhibit currently on display at the Lexington, Kentucky Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center is built upon […]

One Common Thread: Mosaic Mural is More than Meets the Eye

One Common Thread: Mosaic Mural is More than Meets the Eye

  You could stand in one place for a very long time and still see something new. It’s a puzzle, an archive, a window, and a work of art. It tells stories small and large. It is a gestalt of individual gifts pieced together to define a complete community. It is “ONE COMMON THREAD,” the […]

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 […]

Everyday Can Be Earth Day

Everyday Can Be Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, The Lexington School’s fourth grade took a field trip where they experienced what Earth Day feels like. It feels local, interconnected, helpful, and sustainable. They didn’t have to travel far to find all of those adjectives at the ready. They carpooled to downtown Lexington where within a city block they […]