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2011-06-02 / Community News

From the Superintendent of Schools

Frances M. McArthur, PhD Lexington ISD

Our Lexington students finished the school year on a very high note. This was evident in part, this past Saturday when our Lexington Seniors graduated at Eagle Stadium with over $780,000.00 in scholarships, many of them having already completed a full year of college level courses. It is amazing to me how quickly I grew to care for this group of fun loving, compassionate and dedicated students. They have been a great example for classes to follow. I commend our recent graduates for their accomplishments - and thank the parents, faculty and staff that helped make these accomplishments possible. Our High school staff recognizes that more than ever, the need to prepare our students for a full range of post-secondary options is critical.

According to demographer, Steve Murdoch, of the 47 million job openings that our economy will create by 2018, over sixty percent are expected to require workers to have some college education. With that knowledge in mind, Lexington High School offers the opportunity for our students to take a full range of university courses while juniors or seniors at LHS. In fact, this year for the first time, some of our sophomores, who will begin their junior year in August, will get a head start taking college courses this summer at no cost to the student or the district. LISD will also be offering courses through the Texas Virtual Schools Network (TXVSN) this summer to secondary students interested in credit advancement. In order to reduce electricity and gasoline costs, we will be extending our summer school hours and district hours four days a week and closing schools and offices on Fridays.

Thank you for the amazing community support this past school year. I feel very blessed to be a part of this amazing community.

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