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2012-09-13 / School

Superintendent’s Corner

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

As we are at the beginning of a new school year, I want to thank James Marburger, Director of Transportation, and all of our bus drivers, for the great job they did the first week of school. Transporting almost five hundred students twice a day is not an easy challenge, but our bus drivers did a super job! We had very few issues regarding our bus transportation at a time when our transportation department had to consolidate bus routes to help us save money. Also, our Child Nutrition Department, under the direction of Kathy Lamb, did a great job in serving our breakfasts and lunches. We serve over five hundred meals per day and our staff in the school cafeterias did a wonderful job making sure our students received their breakfast and/or lunch.

I am so proud of our Lexington Cross Country Team Coach, Mrs. Kellye Carter and our Cross Country student athletes who competed this past Saturday here in Lexington. Congratulations to: our GIRLS – VARSITY – 2 mile – 7th Place Team. Stephanie Brower, 17th overall, Reagan Johnston, 34th overall, Shayna Jacobs, 43rd overall, Maricela Gaytan, 44th overall, and Mackenzie Brown, 46th overall. Our JV Boys won 4th Place Team on the 5k. Congratulations to Matthew Martin, 19th overall, Triston Tillery, 21st overall, Eric Koch, 25th overall, Vance Kassner, 26th overall, Mikey Davis, 32nd overall, Jorden Exner, 42nd overall, Ryan Brower, 55th overall, Hunter Biehle, 58th overall. Our JV Girls won 6th Place Team on the 2 mile. I am so proud of Taylor Macik, 36th overall, Olivia Griffin, 40th overall, Cecily Ketchum, 41st overall, Susanna Braziel, 45th overall, and Courtney Robertson, 47th overall. Our middle school students also showed great effort this past Friday. Christian Koch, 11th overall, Brandon Dominy, 42nd overall, and Landon Lewis, 53rd overall all participated in the Boys 2 mile and our middle school girls won a 4th Place team award on the 2 mile, as well. Congratulations to Catherine Siegmund, 11th overall, Clare Siegmund, 13th overall, Allison Biehle, 22nd overall, Courtney Strain, 26th overall, Emma Beard, 37th overall, and Dana Gilmore, 50th overall. I am looking forward to watching our students compete again next Saturday at Allen Academy. It is a joy to watch these students running around our track and through Lexington as they prepare for these meets. They are an example to us all on the importance of daily exercise and its beneficial effects on learning.

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