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2012-12-13 / School

Superintendent’s Corner

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

Our vision in Lexington ISD is for our individual students to be fully prepared, both academically and socially, to meet the challenges in a changing world and for our graduates to be successful, confident, creative, critical thinkers who will have every option open to them. One of the ways we know we will accomplish this vision is through extra curricular activities.

Last week our Middle School students participated in the Academic UIL competition in Cameron. Even though the UIL changed up our district competitors with the addition of Academy ISD, a larger district than Lexington, our students still brought home high scores and are already talking about making plans to come in First in District next year. The students were particularly successful in oral reading, where we swept the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in sixth and seventh grade competitions. Congratulations, Katelyn Iselt, Kayla Boettcher, Alexis Gonzales, Brooke Lansford, Chelsea Schneider, Wyatt Retzlaff, Shelby Iselt, Amanda Zgabay and Halle Mitchell!

Many of the oral competitions in UIL events are important in developing students who are effective communicators who can express ideas using a variety of methods. We were delighted to see our students excel in this area. I am proud of all of the students who represented us in Cameron as it reflects their hard work, along with advanced academic knowledge in a wide variety of areas. I render special tribute to our wonderful LMS faculty who all participated in coaching our students to excel and who spent late afternoons and evenings preparing and coaching our students. I look forward to the outcome of our LMS One Act Play Competition and our Elementary Academic UIL Competition, which will take place later this week.

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