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Welcome to the Bixby blog. This is a wonderful way to virtually open our classroom and community’s doors and read about what our teachers have to say about teaching and learning at Bixby School. We also have invited guest blog entries as well as members from our administrative team join in on our blogging. We hope you will enjoy reading about our school in their words.

WHY is there swimming at Bixby?

Early in our school’s history, Pat and Bart would take students to Scott Carpenter pool to swim. They noticed that students were better able to focus and participate in school activities after swimming. So, when they were designing our current facility,...

So, Why Bixby?

In 1989, Lynne Costain’s (Bixby aftercare teacher) parents were on a quest to find a school for their inquisitive, highly verbal daughter. One of Lynne’s preschool teachers had recommended Bixby. Her parents had visited many schools, both public and...

Start With “Why”

Walk With Us, Learn With us, See the Possibilities In 1970 two individuals had a vision for a school that would be uniquely different from that of the standard educational programs of the time. Their goals were clear: to build a curriculum that supported...

Reflections On Our First Week And The Year Ahead

We have had a great first week of school! All of the hard work that our faculty did to prepare for the year was evident throughout the school, and all of our Bixby students were hard at work getting back into the groove of school.  As we start this year...

Time to Reflect

I love the very beginning of any break! From a simple Friday night signaling the start of another weekend, to the much more dramatic Memorial Day kick off for summer break. There is such an expansive feeling at the beginning of a break--all things seem...

Top Ten Lessons

Last week, I was with a wonderful group of 4th and 5th graders who are in my outdoor elective. We were en route to Bridgewalk Pond and one child asked, “Beth, what have you learned from being Head of School?” This question made me think and inspired me to...

It’s Almost Time For Bixby Summer Camp!

As the skis in the mountains are replaced by shorts and flip flops in the front range it can only mean one thing: it’s almost time for Bixby Summer Camp! We’ve got a ton of really exciting things planned for our 2018 summer program. Each week, we’ll have a...

Plain Spoken

I’ve been recommending a movie to a lot of friends lately, one called “Plain Spoken.” It’s sort of a concert film of John Mellencamp, who’s still performing at 65 years of age. To be honest, I’ve haven’t actually watched the movie yet, so I can’t entirely...

Here a Chick, There A Chick, Everywhere A Chick Chick!

Hatching chicks has been a long tradition at Bixby. While most of the curriculum is taught in Kindergarten and First Grades, all grades get to enjoy the experience of watching and caring for the baby chicks. Eggs are kept in an incubator at a specific...

Playing “House” in the Preschool

Early childhood education theorist Maria Montessori stated that “play is the work of the child.” Throughout the day in the Bixby Preschool, our youngest students are working hard through their play. Whether we are inside or out, have props or none at all,...

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