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2012-04-05 / School

Superintendent’s Corner

Frances M. McArthur, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools Lexington Independent School District

I always get excited when our students win, whether it is at the Lee County Livestock Show, the baseball field, the tennis court, music competitions, or theater arts. Our goal is to produce healthy, well rounded, creative, and prepared graduates that are ready for their future. However, I am particularly interested and excited about our academic competitions, where our students compete and outperform students from other communities. More than ever, our students are faced with a more academically rigorous curriculum. In order to meet the new state testing requirements, we have had to ratchet up our teaching, but more importantly, we have had to increase the rigor of instruction to prepare our students for life and the challenges of competing for twenty-first century jobs. I am very proud of Ms. Emily Cowen, our Prose and Accounting Coach, and of Mr. Liam Boyer, our High School Academic UIL Coordinator, for their accomplishments this month. These teachers and students have spent long hours and Saturdays preparing for the success they achieved this spring. Congratulations to Malissa Sanders, Karley Wren, Marcus Cassassa, Caleb Braziel, Cody Church, Corey Strain, Chelsey Iselt, Shayna Jacobs, Maegan Sanders, Mackenzie Brown and Kirsten Nadeau for placing in the top six. We wish our regional qualifiers and our theater arts students the best of luck as they move on to the next level of competition.

Parents of senior,s please continue to log on to our secondary counselor’s website to review where your child is on his/her scholarship applications. The new Naviance Software on this website has all of the national, state, and local community scholarships. Also, Mrs. Brockenbush reviewed the Free Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) form with seniors in January. This free application is the way that students receive grants and government low interest loans. It is hard to believe these students will be graduating in two months.

Lexington Schools will be closed Friday, April 6th for Good Friday. On behalf of the Lexington Board of Trustees and all the faculty and staff, I wish all of the Lexington community a blessed and restful Easter weekend.

Thank you for all you do to support our students.

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