Lex HS band students Andrew R., Mikinzi P., and Daniel D. auditioned for and were chosen to participate in the Ohio State University Honors Band. They had the distinct honor to perform with this prestigious group recently. There were 206 high school students chosen to be ...

Congratulations to the Eastern and Junior High students who participated in the 2020 Richland County Spelling Bee. 6th grader, Addie S. earned First Place and will advance to the Tri-County Spelling Bee in February. Drayton B. and Natalie H. placed in the top 12 ...

The Eastern Elementary sixth grade academic challenge team competed in an online competition in December. Eastern's team placed fifth in the nation! They beat the reigning National Champions from last year to take first place in the state of Ohio. Wow! What an awesome ...

6th Grader Gavin proudly shows off the purchase he made using funds he earned selling a calendar that he illustrated himself. His calendar is awesome and he discovered others thought so and wanted to buy a copy. What started as a cute gift for his mom turned into a hit ...

The Ashbrook Center held a national competition for high school students. Each entry had to be a 3-5 page essay accompanied by a three minute video. Junior Joanna H. (pictured to the left) won the competition with an essay critiquing the imbalanced reporting of social ...

Ariana H. and Mr. Z play a game of "Pie in the Face" at the Western Elementary Winter Wonderland...Mr. Z lost :) What a great victory smile!

Students at Western Elementary enjoyed a Winter Wonderland sponsored by the Lexington PTO. Special thanks to the many volunteer parents and the Mansfield Area YMCA. Our Lex PTO is THE BEST!

The Junior High CACY group helped distribute gifts for over 1000 children through the local Adopt-A-Child program.

High school Biology students had a great time making DNA molecular models. The students quickly learned how to construct a deoxyribose sugar, a phosphoric acid and a nitrogen base then simulating dehydration synthesis reactions formed a nucleotide (the subunit of DNA).

Recently, at the annual combined meeting of the Mansfield Rotary and Kiwanis Service organizations, the Rotarians and the Kiwanians honored four Lexington High School seniors. Congratulations to Maskin S., Olivia T., Hayden H. and Troy K. on being selected for this ...

Congratulations to Kaeden McK. for earning 2nd place in the Annual Holiday Masonry Skills competition. The competition is sponsored by the Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Northern Ohio Regional Training Center. Kaeden is a Lex masonry student at PCTC. Way to go ...

Western Elementary first graders had their annual Friendsgiving feast. Everyone had a great time. Thank you to the first grade teachers and volunteer parents for making this fun and meaningful event possible.

The Junior High 8th graders celebrated the first annual 8th grade Thanksgiving feast the day before Thanksgiving break prepared by the Lex Food Service Department and served by the Junior High teachers and support staff. Everyone had a great time!

Our Junior High students collected over 500 toys to be donated to children in our area.

Western and Central Elementary third grade students had their second annual combined Veterans' Day Program. The program was awesome and the kids performed to a packed house. God Bless the USA!

Twenty Lexington High School students participated in the 2019 OMEA East Central Regional Orchestra. Congratulations to our outstanding orchestra musicians!

(L to R) Lacee B. - Soccer at Bowling Green State University, Natalie B. - Volleyball at West Virginia State University, Audra K. - Volleyball at Malone University. These three outstanding senior Lady Lex student athletes recently signed athletic letters of ...

Western third graders have been working hard this past grading period studying rocks, minerals and soil. In addition, they have been talking about and learning what it takes to be kind, treat others as they would like to be treated and how to spread kindness. One project ...

November 13th was National Kindness Day. Pictured are some Western first graders celebrating Kindness Day by learning about being the “I” in Kindness.

Eastern 6th grade students celebrated Kindness Day by writing to each other and sharing lists of positive adjectives that describe them and examples of kind acts they’ve done for others. Nothing better than recognizing each other for the kind and thoughtful persons they ...

The AP Government and Youth in Government students had the opportunity to meet and listen to a lecture by Lieutenant Governor John Husted at the Ashland University Ashbrook Center.

Lex 8th grade science students were given a performance project to complete their physics unit. The task was to build a working gum ball machine that had one interactive part and a loop or ramp system. They were also required to describe and explain their engineering ...

The Lexington Girls’ Cross Country Team is the 2019 State Champions! In the past 10 years our Girls’ Cross Country program has 4 State Runners Up trophies and 4 State Championships. The 4 State Championships are within the past 5 years. CONGRATULATIONS LADIES! The ...

The LJHS Girls’ Cross Country team earned a 1st Place victory at the OHSAA 7th & 8th Grade State Invitational to close out an amazing season after claiming an OCC Championship the previous weekend! The TRADITION CONTINUES...

The Lexington High School Varsity Academic Challenge Team won first place in the recent MOESC Varsity Academic Challenge competition. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR VARSITY CHAMPIONS! (L-R): Maggie S., Gavin D., Anshul S. and Katrina S.

The Lexington High School JV Academic Challenge team won first place in the recent MOESC JV Academic Challenge competition. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR JV CHAMPIONS! (L-R): Jennifer C., Seth W., Rachel M., Melina S., and Thomas S.

Congratulations to Lexington Golfers Amanda R. - 6th Place at the State Tournament and Trevor D. - State Qualifier

Congratulations Band of Gold on another outstanding Marching Band season! Good Luck at the State Marching Band competition Saturday, November 2nd! The TRADITION CONTINUES!

Congratulations to the Girls’ Cross Country Team - Regional Champions! Good Luck at the State Cross Country meet Saturday, November 2nd! The TRADITION CONTINUES…

Congratulations to the Boys’ Cross Country team - Regional Runners’ Up! Good Luck at the State Cross Country meet Saturday, November 2nd! The TRADITION CONTINUES…

Students Chosen for Ohio State Honors Band
Students Chosen for Ohio State Honors Band
2020 Richland County Spelling Bee
2020 Richland County Spelling Bee
Sixth Grade Academic Challenge Online Competition
Sixth Grade Academic Challenge Online Competition
Gavin's Illustrated Calendar
Gavin's Illustrated Calendar
Ashbrook Center Essays
Ashbrook Center Essays
Ariana and Mr. Z Play
Ariana and Mr. Z Play "Pie in the Face"
Western Winter Wonderland Sponsored by the PTO
Western Winter Wonderland Sponsored by the PTO
Junior High CACY Distributes Gifts to Children
Junior High CACY Distributes Gifts to Children
High School Biology Students Make DNA Models
High School Biology Students Make DNA Models
Lexington Seniors Honored by Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs
Lexington Seniors Honored by Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs
Kaeden McK. Earns 2nd place in Masonry Skills Competition
Kaeden McK. Earns 2nd place in Masonry Skills Competition
Western Friendsgiving
Western Friendsgiving
8th Grade Thanksgiving Feast
8th Grade Thanksgiving Feast
Junior High Toy Drive
Junior High Toy Drive
Veterans' Day Program
Veterans' Day Program
2019 OMEA East Central Regional Orchestra
2019 OMEA East Central Regional Orchestra
Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
Western Kindness Rocks
Western Kindness Rocks
National Kindness Day
National Kindness Day
National Kindness Day
National Kindness Day
Lt. Gov. John Husted Speaks at AU
Lt. Gov. John Husted Speaks at AU
8th Grade Physics Gumball Machine Project
8th Grade Physics Gumball Machine Project
Girls Cross Country Team Wins State
Girls Cross Country Team Wins State
Lexington Junior High Cross Country Team
Lexington Junior High Cross Country Team
HS Varsity Academic Challenge Team
HS Varsity Academic Challenge Team
HS JV Academic Challenge Team
HS JV Academic Challenge Team
Lex Golfers - State Tournament
Lex Golfers - State Tournament
Lexington Band of Gold
Lexington Band of Gold
Girls Cross Country Team Regional Champions
Girls Cross Country Team Regional Champions
Boys Cross Country Team Regional Runners Up
Boys Cross Country Team Regional Runners Up

THANK YOU!

Our most sincere THANK YOU to our school district community for their support!

The support of our staff, our parents and our community is unmatched.

The passing of our new facilities bond issue is a huge win for the students and families our district will serve for generations to come, the teachers and support staff who will be serving those students and families for generations to come and our community, as a whole.

We have so much for which to be thankful!

We are...
…Big Lex!

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Please be reminded that the quickest way to receive information regarding a delay or cancellation is to register for the Lexington Schools’ Alert system, for which there is a link on the Lexington main webpage or register for the WMFD Alert system by following the links on the WMFD website.

Our regular routine is day custodians and maintenance personnel begin work at 6:00am. Our bus drivers begin arriving around 6:00am also. The first buses leave the Transportation Department at 6:15am.

When we have inclement weather overnight, in the early morning or being forecast for early morning, Robin Boggs, our Transportation Supervisor; Jeremy Secrist, Asst. Superintendent and I will drive various areas within our district to assess the road conditions. Often the roads which cause us the most concerns are the back/side roads and areas that historically are not plowed/treated early in the morning.

Our first decision regarding cancellation or delay needs to be made by 6:00am, at the latest. Robin, Jeremy and I will be in communication regarding the road conditions from 5:15am until the decision is made. We want to make the decision to delay or cancel as early as is possible (between 5:30-5:45 is our goal).

If we decide on a two hour delay, we will need to determine if we will continue on the delay or cancel by 8:00am, at the latest. Robin, Jeremy and I will be driving our areas of the district again, prior to discussing the conditions at 7:15am until we decide what we need to do (between 7:30-7:45 is our goal).

When we make a decision to delay or cancel, we will send a text alert, notify the area media and post the decision on our website and Facebook page.

Our decisions are made based on the road conditions in our district. The safety of everyone coming to our buildings (students riding our buses, students/staff driving to school and parents bringing children to school) is our only priority.

Mike Ziegelhofer

High School Math Mentor

Academic Mentor needed at the High School. Qualified candidate will prepare students for the end-of-course exam in math that will be administered in December. A strong foundation in Algebra I and Geometry preferred as well as a college degree. The candidate will work five days per week tutoring students in small groups from November 4th-December 6th, 2019. Interested candidates should send resume and letter of interest to Kevin Young, High School Principal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 419-884-1111.

 

Substitute Custodians

Lexington Local Schools has a need for Substitute Custodians. Custodian hours - Varied shifts, 8 hours per day. Must demonstrate aptitude and competence for assigned responsibilities. Complete classified application form found on website: www.lexington.k12.oh.us Send application to Jeremy Secrist, Assistant Superintendent 103 Clever Lane Lexington, OH 44904 or e-mail completed application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2019/06/26/lexington-school-district-residents-pay-millions-dollars-less-bond-issue/1572881001/

Being able to sell the bonds to generate our local share (47%) of our new facilities project on June 26, 2019 in less than 90 minutes AND reduce our interest rate from 5.25% to 3.01% AND reduce the length of our district’s “mortgage” from 37 years to 30 years  AND reduce the average millage rate over those 30 years from 8.6 to 5.53 AND in doing all that save the residents of our school district nearly $28 million dollars in interest over the 30 years was quite a day!

WE have so much for which to be thankful! We are blessed with great kids, great families, a great staff and a great/tremendously supportive community! I cannot imagine a school district/community more deserving of the way this bond sale went than ours! - MZ

Best advice is if you approach, from either direction, a school bus stopped on or along the road, for any reason, with or without its lights flashing STOP.

We must all do our part of keep our precious children safe on their way to and from school each day. No one should be in such a hurry to jeopardize children's safety.

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K12Alerts

Lexington Schools has updated to a new text and email alert service. The K12Alerts Portal link to sign up/make changes can be found under "Parents & Students" and clicking on "Text and Email Alerts" or by clicking here. If you were previously signed up for district-wide messages, you will still receive those alerts as usual. If you only wish to receive district-wide alerts, you do not need to do anything. If you wish to receive individual school specific alerts as well, those will need to be signed up for again. For existing users, enter your phone number or email address as the username and a password of changeme by default. After signing in, you can change your contact information as well as change the password to one of your choice. Click the "Click here to continue" button at the bottom of the contact information page and select the schools you wish to receive alerts from on the following page. Click "Add" and then "Click to continue" to confirm your selections.

Text and Email Messaging can be used for a variety of reasons such as:
Snow day notifications, school closings or delays
Emergency alerts (school lockdowns)
Alerting parents for delayed school buses
Alerting parents for local dangers

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"The Lexington Local Schools, through a partnership with our children's families and our community, will provide the BEST possible curricular and co-curricular opportunities to challenge all students to reach their highest potential, to enjoy learning and to make positive contributions within their homes and communities."

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