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2010-09-09 / Community News

From the Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Frances M. McArthur, PhD Lexington Independent School District

On an exciting note, LISD continues to be recognized in many areas beyond academics. This past week Lexington Middle School was named a “Green Ribbon School”. Green Ribbon Schools take a comprehensive approach to help students reach their potential by promoting healthy living for students, parents and staff and encouraging physical activity and cooperative outdoor play as well as using nature as a learning tool. It is heartening to know that students and staff at Lexington Middle School have been recognized for their success in developing healthier, happier, and smarter students. I particularly, want to congratulate, Mrs. Tammy Alford, sixth grade science teacher and student council sponsor for her leadership in this area. According to Ms. Garrison, our middle school principal, we qualified for this award because of several Student Council activities that Ms. Alford has led. Additionally we were selected for our PE/Athletics/ Health program as well as the 7th grad agriculture investigations class; the special program is in cooperation with LCRA (and others, primarily in the 6th grade science classroom), and the 8th grade Outdoor Education class.

I know what a privilege it is to teach your children and am thankful for an outstanding staff that focuses on much more than test scores. That is what is most exciting about our recognized status. Many districts that attain such laudable titles do so at the expense of other areas. In Lexington ISD our students are excelling on the athletic field and in the arts. We will continue to focus on educating well rounded students in the “Lexington Way”-healthy, happy, wellrounded citizens-who are on a college or career path for success.

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