2017-04-13 / School

Superintendent’s Corner

Brad Schnautz, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools, Lexington ISD

The last few weeks have been quite exciting for our Lexington Eagles! As many of you know, our LHS Robotics team traveled last week to Council Bluffs, Iowa for Nationals. We were able to follow their progress and performance on a live webcast provided by the tournament host. It was really neat watching our students compete live, watching us defeat opponent after opponent over the two day period. In just our first year of competition, we just didn’t qualify for Nationals, we made quite an impression at the tournament, making it all the way to the quarterfinal round out of 45 teams in their division. I’m so proud of Mrs. Emily Smith and her students for setting the bar extremely high after their first year of competition.

I had the opportunity to travel to Waco last week to watch our LHS One Act Play students in action. They put on an amazing performance at the UIL Area contest! Although we didn’t advance on to Regionals, it was quite a year for Mr. Reynolds and his One Act Play students. The cast and crew dedicated many hours to improve their overall performance level after each practice and contest, and this group did just that by performing their best throughout the UIL competition.

Last week, we also had a record number of students compete at Regionals in UIL Academics. This is coming off a 3rd place finish in the 20-3A district competition behind Academy and Rogers, our highest finish over the last 10 years. Our students represented us in outstanding fashion at Regionals, and Brandon Dominy earned a trip to State by placing 2nd in Poetry. LHS also sent the team of Rachel Zgabay and Brandon Dominy to the UIL State Cross-Examination Debate contest earlier in the semester. It was a record-setting year for our LHS UIL Academics students and coaches!

On Friday, the middle school track athletes closed out their season on a strong note. All of our athletes competed well, and our 8th grade girls won the district championship for the second consecutive year, sweeping titles in their 7th and 8th grade years. I’m proud of our student-athletes and coaches on a strong season! There’s a bright future ahead for our LHS Track program.

On Wednesday, April 26th, we will be having our 2nd annual Showcase of Learning event. This event will be hosted by LES from 6:00-7:00 PM and LMS from 7:00-8:00 PM. It will showcase student learning through various mediums of activities, projects, and opportunities throughout the school year. Our students will be on hand to discuss and convey their thoughts and ideas utilized in their work. We are excited to show off our amazing students!

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