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2012-01-26 / School

From the Superintendent of Schools

Frances M. McArthur, Ph.D. Lexington ISD

In Lexington schools we continue to focus on preparing our students for the increased rigor of the STAAR assessments which are aligned to the College and Career Readiness Standards. Along the way, it is critical that we provide them with opportunities to develop their sense of service and community mindedness.

The Lexington Middle School Student Council is one organization in which our students have demonstrated a tremendous drive for serving others. This year, they will once again participate in the Souper Bowl of Caring Food Drive. Our LHS Interact club, who by the way, raised over $2,000.00 towards Blue Santa, will be joining forces with the middle school. Souper Bowl of caring uses the energy around the nation’s largest and most advertised sporting event to mobilize and inspire youth to fight hunger. Ms. Alford and Ms. Brockenbush, sponsors of our LMS Student Council and Interact Club respectively, want to develop our students’ connections to, and compassion for those in need here in the Lexington community. The students will be taking up a collection of canned food and money and giving 100% of their donations to the local food pantry at Tanglewood Baptist Church. The Tanglewood Baptist Church Food Pantry serves hundreds of Lexington families every month. During the event, our students will report their totals to the Souper Bowl of Caring in order to become part of the national total. Their collection will take place Monday, January 30th through Friday, February 3rd. In addition to collecting, our students will be having a little friendly competition between 3rd period classes. The class that collects the most combined total of canned goods plus money will win a Souper Soup Luncheon on Wednesday, February 8th! It is great to be a part of a generous and caring community with a school system that focuses not only on building children’s academic skills, but on developing caring citizens with strong characters as well.

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