Central Elementary had its 3rd Annual Mock Caldecott Contest! Students and teachers read and evaluated more than 20 picture books, using criteria similar to that of the Caldecott Committee of the American Library Association. Each grade level chose one book for their Mock ...

Congratulations to junior trombonist Logan B. who performed with the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) All-State-Band at the Columbus Convention Center during the annual OMEA Professional Development Conference. Logan was chosen as one of 90 top band students from ...

Big thanks to the Richland County Foundation TAP Grant for bringing Coding Express by Lego Education™ to Mrs. Edmunds' kindergarten class! Watching our little coders grow in problem-solving and collaboration was truly phenomenal!

Congratulations to Iris P. who performed with the Ohio All State Orchestra in Columbus on Friday, February 2.

Mrs. Benson was recently awarded a 3D printer for her classroom from Integrated Systems Technologies. A link to the full story can be found by clicking here. She won the 3D printer for her unit on "Math and Manufacturing", when she observed the many applications that math ...

Lexington's mock trial team impressed the judges in the 41st annual competition. Grant M. was selected as the outstanding attorney and Mason G. as the outstanding witness. Other members of the team were attorney Addison V. and witness Lydia S. Great job, team!

Richland County students are gaining essential work experience through hands-on internships at local businesses. Click here to check out the article and hear from Lexington High School Sophomore, Kate Y. on this amazing opportunity!

Congratulations to Crew H., Kayleigh B., and Kaylie Y. on being elected by the staff for exemplifying our PBIS goals - Be Responsible, Be Respectful and Be Ready! Also, congratulations to Mr. Brown and Mrs. Roseberry, two staff members that the students voted that ...

Bravo to our talented Lexington High School orchestra students! They showcased their musical talents at the OMEA East Central Region Orchestra on November 19. It was an unforgettable performance! Front- Avery M, Iris P, Callie K, Clarissa C, Emma T, Alexis F, Randy D, and ...

The force was with Eastern Elementary’s fourth-grade students as they explored magnetic attraction and matter! They were amazed at the herculean strength that two magnets possessed when attracted to each other!

Mr. Grist won North Central's nomination for the Distinguished Educator for Art Education. North Central consists of the following counties: Ottawa, Sandusky, Erie, Seneca, Huron, Wyandot, Crawford, Richland, Ashland, Marion, Morrow and Knox. Congratulations, Mr. Grist!

Mr. Morrow’s World History class had several guest speakers visit their class. Thank you to Justin Roseborough, Tech Sergeant retired 179th Airlift Wing, Mr. Steele and Dean Proudfoot, US Navy, Vietnam for coming in and sharing their experiences with our students.

On November 15th, Mr. Kathrein and a small group of Lexington students attended a panel discussion on local government at Ashland University. Mayors from Mansfield, Ashland, Barberton, and Cuyahoga Falls answered a series of questions about local governments. The ...

Our preschoolers have been very busy! They recently had firefighters come for a visit. They've also had a fall celebration where the children dressed up in costumes and "trick or treated" throughout the building. Finally, the children made a Veteran's Day flag and had a ...

Students at LHS did projects for Veterans day and as usual, Mr. Morrow had students present them to our veterans in the building. Left to right: Evalynn A., Carson H., Sylvia S., and Leah V. gave their projects to veteran Mrs. Moeglin.

Four seniors from Lexington HS were recently honored by the Rotary Club at a luncheon held at Kingwood Center. Sam M., Noah E., Makenna A., and Ivan P. are at the top of their class academically and doing so many positive things outside the classroom. While at the ...

On November 1st, Central Elementary School celebrated National Brush Day. National Brush Day reminds us to follow the ADA guidelines: brushing your teeth twice daily has a direct impact on cavity prevention. A HUGE THANK YOU to Dr. Drew Basinger, DDS for the ...

Mrs. Hooper's 4th Grade class has a twist on STEM and stories! With Thanksgiving coming up, the students are learning about coding, and creating a story to help a turkey escape becoming Thanksgiving dinner. The students are creating a setting, learning how to code ...

Mrs. Cyrus, an Altrusa volunteer reader, sharing a story with Mrs. Trittschuh’s first grade class.

Western students had a spook-tacular time at their Halloween party! They shared smiles, games, and cherished moments with their friends.

Western kindergarten students had a blast learning Fire Safety from the fire department last week! They toured fire trucks, held the fire hose and learned all about how to stay safe in the event of a fire. Thanks, fire department for spending the day with them!

Dr. Berry's sixth-grade classes at Eastern are real glow-getters! They illuminated their test review through Glow Games. Students worked at stations reviewing division, fractions, decimals, GCF, LCM, and distributive property. Keep shining, Minutemen!

The Eastern Run Club had a great race day this week! The future of the Lexington CC/T&F Legacy is bright! This season our motto was "See what happens when you don't give up!" These runners set goals, pushed themselves during workouts, had fun with games, and learned ...

Happy National Custodial Workers Recognition Day to our very own, Mr. Brian. Mrs. Verspoor's class is extremely grateful for all the kindness, support and time he spends with them. Mr. Brian takes the students daily to work on jobs such as delivering mail, assisting in ...

Mr. Hoover and Mrs. Roseberry's science classes are making waves in their investigations! They're diving into the density differences of hot vs. cold water and discovering how salinity impacts water density. Learning science one drop at a time!

Student-athletes from the Lex Leadership Council met with other OCC schools at Ashland High School to learn about leadership and discuss ideas of how to lead in our schools and communities!

We are very pleased to announce that senior Noah E. is a Semifinalist in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program and has the opportunity to continue in the National Merit Scholarship competition. The names of approximately 16,000 ...

Our second-grade students had an amazing adventure at the Lexington Library last week! They dove into a world of books, discovering new stories and expanding their imaginations. Reading is so much fun!

Fourth grade students in Mrs Bright's math class engage in exciting learning games to reinforce understanding of place value concepts.

Mrs. Bright's fourth grade students utilized collaboration and problem- solving skills to create the tallest tower possible that would support a marshmallow using spaghetti noodles, string, and tape.

3rd Annual Mock Caldecott Contest
3rd Annual Mock Caldecott Contest
Logan B. Performed with OMEA All State Band
Logan B. Performed with OMEA All State Band
Coding Express by Lego Education
Coding Express by Lego Education
Iris P. Performed With All State Orchestra
Iris P. Performed With All State Orchestra
Mrs. Benson Receives 3D Printer From IST
Mrs. Benson Receives 3D Printer From IST
Mock Trial Team Impresses Judges
Mock Trial Team Impresses Judges
Ready-for-Hire Program
Ready-for-Hire Program
Junior High PBIS
Junior High PBIS
OMEA East Central Region Orchestra
OMEA East Central Region Orchestra
STEM Magnet Activity
STEM Magnet Activity
Mr. Grist Distinguished Educator for Art Education
Mr. Grist Distinguished Educator for Art Education
World History Guest Speakers
World History Guest Speakers
Ashbrook Luncheon
Ashbrook Luncheon
Preschoolers Have Been Busy!
Preschoolers Have Been Busy!
Students Present Veterans Day Projects
Students Present Veterans Day Projects
Seniors Honored by Rotary Club
Seniors Honored by Rotary Club
National Brush Day
National Brush Day
Eastern Authors and Programmers
Eastern Authors and Programmers
Altrusa Volunteer Reader
Altrusa Volunteer Reader
Western Halloween Party
Western Halloween Party
Kindergarten Fire Safety
Kindergarten Fire Safety
Dr. Berry's Glow Games
Dr. Berry's Glow Games
Eastern Run Club
Eastern Run Club
National Custodial Workers Recognition Day
National Custodial Workers Recognition Day
Junior High Science Density Activity
Junior High Science Density Activity
OCC Student Leadership Council
OCC Student Leadership Council
Noah E. National Merit Semifinalist
Noah E. National Merit Semifinalist
Lexington Library Visit
Lexington Library Visit
Fourth Graders Learn Place Value Concepts
Fourth Graders Learn Place Value Concepts
Fourth Grade Tallest Tower Project
Fourth Grade Tallest Tower Project

ParentTeacherConferences

Spring parent/teacher conferences were originally scheduled for Thursday, March 7th and March 14th from 4:30-7:30. Due to the strong possibility our boys' basketball team will be playing one or both of those nights, we are moving our spring conferences to Wednesday, March 6th and 13th at the same time (4:30-7:30).

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Lexington Local Schools is excited to provide full-day Kindergarten to children living in the district that will be 5 years of age on or before August 1, 2024.

Registration Information

The registration window will be open Tuesday, April 16 – June 7th at WESTERN ELEMENTARY. In-person registration dates are listed below. Our transportation department will be available to answer your questions and additional staff will be available to assist with Final Forms.

Tuesday, April 16 from 9:30 – 2:30
Wednesday, April 17 from 9:30 – 2:30
Thursday, April 18 from 9:30 – 2:30 and 4:00 – 7:00pm
Friday, April 19 from 9:30 – 2:30

Additional Information

Your child is not required to attend registration.
FinalForms will open March 1st for the 2024-25 school year.
Please feel free to complete Final Forms prior to in-person registration at the following link: https://lexington-oh.finalforms.com/

Required documents to complete your child’s registration are:

• Child’s original birth certificate
Child’s social security card
• Child’s immunization record
• Custody papers, if applicable
• Utility bill for proof of residency
• Your driver’s license

Kindergarten Screening Dates

May 6 – 9, 2024 Appointments for Kindergarten screening can be made during in-person registration or when you bring the required documents to the building.

Mr. Curtis, Principal
Western Elementary
419-884-2765

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Lexington, [Jan. 3] – It is with deep sadness that Lexington Local Schools announces the passing of Mr. Bob Whitney, a dedicated and beloved member of our school board. Mr. Whitney passed away on January 1, 2024, leaving a legacy of unparalleled commitment to our schools and community.

Superintendent Jeremy Secrist expressed his condolences, saying, “Mr. Whitney is not only the longest-tenured board member in Ohio history, but also the longest-tenured lover of all things Lexington. He served without agenda, he loved our staff, students, and community, and he took great pride and pleasure in supporting the Lexington Local Schools. He will be missed by so many, and we must continue to honor him and his legacy by never allowing our support of the Lexington Local Schools and its community to waiver. Bob was one of a kind, and there will never be another Bob Whitney."

Keith Stoner, Board Vice President, reflected on Mr. Whitney’s contributions, "Our condolences go out to the entire Whitney family. But there are many others who will mourn his passing. Bob was especially fond of connecting with community members, former classmates, and friends who loved Lexington as much as he did. He had an encyclopedic memory of our community and our students. He loved watching our students grow and explore their gifts in academics, athletics, and the arts.”
Mr. Whitney's service to the Lexington Local Schools made him not only a pillar of our educational community but also a cherished figure in the hearts of all who knew him. His commitment to the betterment of the school district and the success of every student has left an indelible mark on the district.

In honor of Mr. Whitney's legacy, the district will be flying its flags at half-staff through Friday at dusk. We encourage all who knew and admired Mr. Whitney to join us in paying tribute to his life and service by keeping his family on your minds and in your hearts.

Stoner added: "To say Mr. Whitney was an important part of our board is the biggest understatement we might make. Bob’s passing leaves tremendous shoes to fill, and we will do our best to move forward with the important work of Lexington Schools consistent with his example and desire to always consider what is best for our students and the families of our district.”

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RaptorVMSLexington Families:

Lexington Local Schools is excited to announce that we will be utilizing the Raptor Visitor Management System in all buildings. This new system will add another layer of safety and security for our staff and students.

With the implementation of this new system, the following procedures are what you can expect as we move forward with this new security measure:

•  All visitors to our schools (parent, volunteer, substitute, contractor) that wish to walk through the building will need to have a valid ID card that will be scanned with the Raptor system (state issued ID, drivers license, military ID).

•  Your ID will be scanned into the Raptor system each time you visit. Raptor will run all visitor information through the current federal and state sex offender registries along with any custom created databases of banned visitors or domestic/custodial issues.

•  Once cleared, an individual will be printed a custom visitor sticker with their photo, or given a visitor’s badge that they wear in the building.

•  If an individual is flagged as an “alert,” the School Resource Officer and Administration will be sent a text alert and will meet with the individual to resolve the situation.

•  Student drivers will not need a parent to sign out, but will require a phone call to, or from, the office.

Adopting this new system will ensure that every guest in any of our buildings, regardless of purpose, will have been screened and will have a visible ID indicating they have been cleared to be in the building.

Please make sure you bring your valid ID card with you anytime you wish to visit any of our buildings.

Your cooperation with this new procedure is greatly appreciated and is one small step that everyone can take to keep our staff and students as safe as possible.

Thank you for your cooperation and support. Go Lex!

Jeremy Secrist, Superintendent
Officers Chris Glennon and James Anderson, School Resource Officers

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Lexington School Community,

As the holiday decorations are going up inside and outside our homes and the sound of holiday music is frequently on our ears, it’s a great reminder to once again share with our school community our procedures for inclement weather and winter calamity days. If we have inclement weather overnight or early in the morning, our Transportation Director, Johneen Gordon, Assistant Superintendent, Kevin Young, Athletics/Activities Director, Jeff Eichorn, High School Principal, Jamie Masi and I will drive various roads within our district to assess road conditions. Frequently, the roads that are most problematic are back or side roads, and areas that are not plowed or treated early in the morning.

Our first decision regarding cancellation or delay needs to be made by 6:00 am. The team and I will be in communication regarding the road conditions from 5:15 am 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 because our first buses head out by 6:15 am). If we decide on a two-hour delay, we will need to determine if we will continue with the delay or to cancel by 8:00 am. The team and I will be driving our areas of the district again, prior to discussing the conditions at 7:15 am, until we decide what we need to do (between 7:30-7:45 is our goal at this point).

While school decisions are often made based on the road conditions in our district, severe wind chill temperatures will also be a factor in deciding to delay or cancel school. Wind chill temperatures hovering in the -20 range are cause for safety concerns. The safety of everyone coming to our buildings is the priority. This includes students riding our buses, students and staff driving to school, parents bringing children to school, and students who walk to school.

Please remember that the quickest way for parents and staff to receive information regarding a delay or cancellation is to register for our Alert system, which can be found on the District website under the Parents & Students tab, or to register for the WMFD Alert system by following the links on the WMFD website. We will also use our alert system to communicate other important information and reminders throughout the school year.

Thank you for your continued support of Lexington Local Schools.

Jeremy Secrist
Superintendent

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Current Job Postings

Certified Employment Application Form

Classified Employment Application Form


1:1 Aide Positions


Lexington Local Schools is hiring 1:1 aide positions throughout the district for the 2023-24 school year. Interested candidates should fill out a classified application at (www.lexington.k12.oh.us) and send to Kevin Young, Assistant Superintendent via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact the board office at 419-884-1111

Substitute Bus Driver

Lexington Local Schools is still in need of substitute bus drivers. We will do all the training at the bus garage. Please call the bus garage at 419-884-2349 for an application and more information.

Substitutes

Lexington Local Schools is looking for substitute teachers, aides, custodians, food service, and bus drivers. Please contact the board office if you are interested (419-884-2132).

**Please click on the following link for qualification information for those interested in substitute teaching: Substitute Teaching Information**

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We utilize BrightArrow in our district, an automated parent notification system. The system will notify parents if their child is absent from school using the contact information you’ve provided in FinalForms.

When your child is absent the system will make an automated call to the primary number listed in FinalForms. It will also send a text message and email to the first two contacts listed in FinalForms.

Below is the message you will receive via phone and email:

This is an attendance notification from Lexington Local Schools. Your student, [[firstname]] was marked absent this morning, [[today’s date]]. Please send a note with your child upon return to excuse this absence. Press any key to repeat this message. Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

An additional note is included with text messages:

Lexington Local Schools would like to continue sending you text messages. To receive these messages, please reply YES.

(We suggest you reply YES to continue receiving alerts).

You are still strongly encouraged to call the school to report your child’s absence. Additionally, written notification is still required to excuse any absence upon return. Finally, if you have provided advance notice of your child’s absence or if they are tardy, you may not receive a call.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this automated notification system, please contact your building principal. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Secrist
Superintendent

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Lexington Schools is transitioning to FinalForms for online forms (emergency,medical,etc.) instead of the paper packet that is typically sent home at the start of the school year.

To register a new student, please click on the following link: Lexington FinalForms

If your student is already attending Lexington and you have not received an email confirmation from FinalForms, please call your student's building so the secretaries can update your email address in the FinalForms system. Once your email address has been entered, you will receive a confirmation email from FinalForms to create an account.

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Please see the links below to view Lexington's Extended Learning Plan and Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan.

Extended Learning Plan

Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan

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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"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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