Lower School


Lower School gets ready for college

October 09,

From the desk of Jonathan Kegler, Lower School Principal: It is important that we plant the seeds of promise at a young age and stress the importance of what college can mean for a student. At this level, the thought of college tends to come from what college the parent attended or they are exposed […]

Kindergarten Day

May 18,

This year, our senior class joined our Pre-K and Kindergarten classes for the day. They were each assigned a “buddy” or two and traveled to different stations around our Lower School.

A virtual field trip took place in the Lower School library

May 09,

Fifth graders experienced a virtual reality field trip to Great Britain thanks to our new Google Expeditions kit. Garrett Gandy and Zachary Rhea both commented that the experience felt like they were really there. “It was awesome looking around,” Garrett said as students looked at the knights on the Bosworth Battlefield where King Richard III […]

Fourth grade attends mock trial

May 07,

This week, fourth graders attended a mock trial. Jack is on trial for killing the giant. Students played the roles of attorney, judge, bailiff, witnesses and jurors. Jack was found guilty.

Fifth grade completes their projects on heroes found in the American Freedom Museum

May 06,

Fifth graders completed a museum project that was three months in the making. In March, each fifth grader chose a hero found in the American Freedom Museum, studied their story in the museum, and conducted their own research at school and home to write a short presentation story. In April, they studied about an artifact […]

Second grade scuba diving experience

April 27,

Second Graders have been studying the ocean. As a culminating lesson, Mrs. Batis brought her scuba gear to school for a lesson to all Second Graders. Students learned the names of the equipment and the uses. Some students tried on the equipment to get a feel of what it would be like. Mrs. Batis shared […]

“Paws” for Books

April 25,

To kick off this week of “Paws” for Books at the Lower School, a special guest came to chapel. The Larios family dog, Jo Jo, helped promote the book fair.

Robots in Action using collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking

April 13,

Robot project began with a story, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter. Then students used iPads to research how to plan a garden. Small groups collaborated to create a paper garden based on research findings. Students also considered measurements between rows that allowed our robots to move through and among vegetables. Then fifth […]

Fifth grade travels to NASA

March 23,

On Wednesday, March 21st, our 5th grade class departed for the famed NASA headquarters in Houston. This is a much anticipated annual trip for our students as they enjoy their first overnight trip as a Brook Hill student. Upon arrival in Houston, the students got a behind the scenes experience at NASA’s space museum. The […]

Students participate in speech meet

March 09,

Many of our students at the Lower School participated in a speech meet today in Kaufman. Congratulations to all of them for such hard work!

Lower School Orchestra performs for peers

March 09,

At the end of Fine Arts Week at the Lower School, the Lower School Orchestra students got to perform several songs for an assembly of their peers, teachers and families.