Lead From Here

Character Tree Traits in Action

Pre-Kindergarten Robert Newton exhibited self-awareness while playing with his classmates on the tire swing. Robert noticed that his friend Wyatt was waiting to have a turn on the tire swing. Robert volunteered to give Wyatt a turn and he also offered to push Wyatt and another friend on the...
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Lead From Here

MLK Day of Service

What does it mean to change your world?  Why are we expected as citizen-leaders to change our worlds? These were the guiding questions during the Lower School Tree Talk that took place on our Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy. Dr....
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Lead From Here

Character Tree Traits in Action

Pre-Kindergarten Ella James Bever, Libby Gibbons and Rhys Munro were in P.E. and  the coaches had new game stations for everyone. These three students were self-aware and growth-minded as they led themselves and others when playing all of the new games. Mrs. Riggs’ class was going inside from recess...
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Guest Posts

Makerspace Moments

  This is a guest post written by Assistant Head of Lower School, Chelsey Watkins We are excited to announce that the Lower School Makerspace is officially OPEN and students have already been putting it to good use! If you pop into this space, be prepared!  You might see…...
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Lead From Here

Character Tree Traits in Action

Pre-Kindergarten William Rosowski demonstrated that he was growth-minded after watching the video titled 20 Things We Should Say More Often. A few days after watching this video clip, William approached his teacher at recess time and stated, “Hey, Ms. Garris, I can ask my friends if can I please use...
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Guest Posts

Mix It Up

This is a guest post by Karrah Lewis and Dante Johnson about the Lower School’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and their efforts this year. “Suppose you have an apple and you have a pineapple. They are different, but similar. One similarity I can think of is that they both...
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Lead From Here

Character Tree Traits in Action

  Pre-Kindergarten: While our Pre-Kindergarten students were engaging in imaginative play during center time,  Madeleine Catalahana displayed empathy for one of her friends. Madeleine noticed a friend who was left out and so she invited her to play even though Madeleine was already playing with her other friend Bentley....
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Lower School Highlights

Prepare to Soar

  Prepare to soar. This simple and powerful statement captures perfectly the excitement that is swirling in our Lower School community. Our teachers and students are filled with positive energy, an eagerness to learn and grow, and a vision for who they want to be and what they want...
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