The Jr. High Track Team competed Wednesday night in a home meet. Megan H. recorded a good time in her wheelchair heat, and the Jr. High Track Team was successful overall.

Congratulations to Emma H., Abby H., Callie K., Max R., Ava S. and Gabrielle V. for having artwork selected to be Top 300 Winners in the 2021 Governors Art Show. This year over 6,000 pieces were submitted from across the state. Judges chose only 283 pieces for the State ...

Congratulations to Emma H., Abby H., Callie K., Max R., Ava S. and Gabrielle V. for having artwork selected to be Top 300 Winners in the 2021 Governors Art Show. This year over 6,000 pieces were submitted from across the state. Judges chose only 283 pieces for the State ...

Congratulations to Emma H., Abby H., Callie K., Max R., Ava S. and Gabrielle V. for having artwork selected to be Top 300 Winners in the 2021 Governors Art Show. This year over 6,000 pieces were submitted from across the state. Judges chose only 283 pieces for the State ...

3rd grade students from Central and Western participated in a "Spell"abration. First place went to Coulter S. and 2nd place went to Owen W. Congratulations to all of Lexington's super spellers!

Lexington senior Joanna H. received the Franklin B. Walter Scholarship at Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center (MOESC) Tuesday night. She is pictured with her "Positive Impact Person" Mrs. Anne Petrie (Junior High science teacher and coach), Superintendent, Mr. Jeremy ...

Congratulations to the 5th grade Academic Challenge team consisting of Josh, John, Braelon, and Reed who took 2nd place at the Mid Ohio Academic Challenge meet.

Congratulations to Jacob M. for being one of three overall winners of the 2021 Recycling Poster Contest. Evelyn G. also won honorable mention. The winners will receive a family pass to the Ohio Bird Sanctuary!

The Varsity Academic Challenge team proved that the most important muscle is the brain by coming in 1st in their recent OCC competition! The team consisting of Tommy S., Maggie S., Katie S., Gavin D. and Seth W. did an amazing job, beating out Ashland by one point! ...

Each year Eastern 6th graders compete in an annual Pi Bee to celebrate Pi Day on March 14. The students are only given 3 days to memorize as many digits as possible. Congratulations to the top three students for memorizing the most digits of Pi this year!  ...

Congratulations to one of the 6th grade Academic Challenge teams who took 3rd place at the Mid Ohio AC competition. They went undefeated and beat the first and second place teams during the meet. Great job to Danica S, Owen W, Sylvia S, and Gianna B.

Congratulations to Sylvia S. and Braylee Y. These two students had artwork selected to represent the Ohio Art Education Association in the annual Youth Art Month and Young People's Art Exhibition.

Eastern Elementary kicked off Youth Fine Arts Month with Lexington's Mayor Brian White's reading of the Youth Arts Month Proclamation. The Proclamation will be hanging on the main wall of Eastern all month. Eastern's students will have the opportunity to celebrate Youth ...

Over 800 items were collected and delivered to the Richland County Humane Society. The Central Elementary 4th Grade Leaders sponsored the drive in honor of Kindness Week. Mrs. Remy's class collected the most items and helped the 4th Grade Leaders make the delivery.

Congratulations to Danica S. (6th Grade) for taking 2nd place in the Tri-County Spelling Bee out of 27 spellers from Morrow, Richland, and Crawford Counties. Danica also won the Richland County Bee earlier this month!

Congratulations Avery C. who broke into the 1,000 point club with this shot, and moved into 4th place on the all-time scoring list. She also broke the school rebounding record that has stood for 18 years!


Congratulations to Jesse H. from Lexington Junior High and Owen W. from Eastern Elementary who are advancing to the Mathcounts Invitational on February 25th after an amazing regional performance. A special congratulations to Jesse H. who placed in the top 12 in the region!

Students in Mr. Kreis' junior high math classes recreated scale models of famous buildings and architectural marvels to demonstrate transformations, dilations and scale factor.

Students in Mr. Kreis' junior high math classes recreated scale models of famous buildings and architectural marvels to demonstrate transformations, dilations and scale factor.

Students in Mr. Kreis' junior high math classes recreated scale models of famous buildings and architectural marvels to demonstrate transformations, dilations and scale factor.

The Lexington High School Art Department is pleased to announce the following LHS students who were award winners in the Central Ohio Regional Scholastic Art competition: Sophomore Owen S. received a Gold Key Award and an American Visionary Award for his two ...

The Lexington High School Art Department is pleased to announce the following LHS students who were award winners in the Central Ohio Regional Scholastic Art competition: Sophomore Owen S. received a Gold Key Award and an American Visionary Award for his two ...

๐Š๐ข๐ง๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐–๐ž๐ž๐ค: Western Elementary teacher, Mrs. North, used toothpaste to illustrate how hard it is to take back unkind words once spoken, by how hard it is to get the toothpaste back in the tube once squeezed out.

Western 1st graders collected coffee to deliver to 8 different departments of first responders in our area. Coffee will be distributed to OhioHealth, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Lexington Fire Department, Lexington Police Department, Mansfield Police Department, Mansfield ...

Congratulations to Central Elementaryโ€™s fourth-grade academic challenge team, coached by Mrs. Balliett. Yesterday, they competed against 10 other area teams in a virtual meet hosted by Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center and came in 1st place! Great job, Jesse, Ella, ...

Congratulations to the 4th grade academic challenge team from Eastern, who came in 2nd place at their recent virtual competition hosted by MOESC. Team members are Abby Q., Marissa R., Axl L., Max A., and Dominic G. Well done!

Jacob H. submitted this piece, as an 8th grader in 2020, and was just declared a semifinalist in the Endangered Species Coalition 2020 art contest in the grade 6-8 category. This mixed media collage is of the Puerto Rican Sharp-Shinned Hawk. Puerto Rican Sharp-shinned ...

Miles P., Danica S., Gianni R., and Ethan C. represented Eastern Elementary in the Richland County Spelling Bee. Congratulations to Danica S. who took First (1st) Place, and to Miles P., who took Third (3rd) Place! Both students are now ...

Congratulations to the Lexington Junior High Swim Team - 2020 League Champs!

Megan H. Junior High Track Meet
Megan H. Junior High Track Meet
2021 Governors Art Show
2021 Governors Art Show
2021 Governors Art Show
2021 Governors Art Show
2021 Governors Art Show
2021 Governors Art Show
Central and Western Spellabration
Central and Western Spellabration
Joanna H. Franklin B. Walter Scholarship
Joanna H. Franklin B. Walter Scholarship
Eastern 5th Grade Academic Challenge
Eastern 5th Grade Academic Challenge
Central Recycling Poster Contest Winners
Central Recycling Poster Contest Winners
Varsity Academic Challenge Team
Varsity Academic Challenge Team
6th Grade Annual Pi Bee
6th Grade Annual Pi Bee
6th Grade Academic Challenge Team
6th Grade Academic Challenge Team
Eastern Youth Art Month
Eastern Youth Art Month
Eastern Fine Arts Month
Eastern Fine Arts Month
Central Humane Society Donations
Central Humane Society Donations
Danica S 2nd at Tri County Spelling Bee
Danica S 2nd at Tri County Spelling Bee
Avery C. Joins 1000 Point Club
Avery C. Joins 1000 Point Club
2021 Mathcounts Competition
2021 Mathcounts Competition
Junior High Scale Projects
Junior High Scale Projects
Junior High Scale Projects
Junior High Scale Projects
Junior High Scale Projects
Junior High Scale Projects
High School Art Awards
High School Art Awards
High School Art Awards
High School Art Awards
Mrs. North Kindness Lesson
Mrs. North Kindness Lesson
Western 1st Grade Coffee Drive
Western 1st Grade Coffee Drive
Central 4th Grade Academic Challenge
Central 4th Grade Academic Challenge
Eastern 4th Grade Academic Challenge
Eastern 4th Grade Academic Challenge
Jacob H. Finalist in Art Contest
Jacob H. Finalist in Art Contest
Eastern Richland County Spelling Bee
Eastern Richland County Spelling Bee
Boys Swimming 2021 OCC Champs
Boys Swimming 2021 OCC Champs
Junior High Swim Team - League Champs!
Junior High Swim Team - League Champs!

Lexington School Family,

I hope this update finds you all well. We have enjoyed having our students back, and are looking forward to warmer spring weather, the opportunity to get outside, and a happier and healthier summer ahead. At Wednesday eveningโ€™s March Board Meeting, the Lexington Board of Education adopted the new K-12 School Quarantine Guidelines from the Ohio Department of Health that address COVID-19 exposures in K-12 learning environments. The guidance is supported by recent studies, and aims to keep students in the classroom, even during a normal quarantine period (if the conditions of mask wearing, social distancing, hand-washing, identification and management of students exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, and cleaning protocols were all followed). This applies to the instructional classroom and instructional bus transportation (to and from school) only, and does not apply to extracurriculars, lunch, recess, PE, and/or music classes. During the quarantine period, students may come to school, and now may also participate in extracurricular activities outside the classroom.

In addition, students who are exposed outside of a K-12 learning environment, now need only to quarantine for ten (10) days without a negative COVID test, or seven (7) days with a negative COVID test that was taken on day five (5) or after. Please refer to the Contact Tracing Update guidance sheet to assist with understanding the two types of tracing that will now occur in case of an exposure to COVID-19, and if you have any questions please feel free to contact your studentโ€™s principal or building nurse. Thank you for trusting your student to Lexington Local Schools and for supporting our efforts this school year.

It is our sincere hope to keep our students in classrooms for the remainder of the school year. Please continue to support that effort by monitoring symptoms in the home. Lexington Schoolsโ€™ health and safety protocols will remain and we are committed to keeping our students, staff, and families safe.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Secrist
Superintendent

Lexington School Family,

Below you will see the board adopted school calendars for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years. To allow ample time to finish the demolition of our existing high school, and to get fully moved into our new 7-12 building, the district will be starting and ending earlier than we typically do next school year, and starting and ending later in the 2022-2023 school year. This will provide the necessary time in the summer of 2022 to accomplish all that will be required for our students to begin learning in the new facility that our community has supported, and has been anxiously awaiting.

Thank you for your continued support of Lexington Schools, and for being an integral part of the districtโ€™s future. Our students for generations to come will benefit from your support, and our new facility.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Secrist
Superintendent
 
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Lexington School Family,

Below is this monthโ€™s installment of the progress being made on our 7-12 building project. The crews have made much progress thanks to the good weather! Thank you for your continued support of our schools.

Jeremy Secrist
Superintendent

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๐‚๐จ๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐๐ฎ๐ข๐ฅ๐๐ข๐ง๐ 
โ€ข Beaver Construction has formed and poured the slab on grade.
โ€ข The Valentine Masonry, with assistance from the electricians and plumbing contractor, have installed the interior CMU Walls.
โ€ข Valentine Masonry has caulked all of the interior masonry control joints in preparation of interior painting.
โ€ข The Whisler Plumbing Contractor has roughed in all sanitary & domestic lines required in the mechanical chase and concessions area.
โ€ข Advance Roofing has installed the asphalt shingles.
โ€ข Carter Electric has installed the AEP Metering System.
โ€ข Carter Electric has excavated and placed all power & technology conduits from AEP.

๐„๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐œ ๐๐ฎ๐ข๐ฅ๐๐ข๐ง๐ 
โ€ข Advance Roofing has installed the metal roofing system.
โ€ข Valentine Masonry has caulked all of the interior masonry control joints.

๐ƒ๐ฎ๐ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฌ
โ€ข Beaver Construction for all 4 dugouts has formed the slabs for the concrete floors.
โ€ข Valentine Masonry has caulked all of the interior masonry control joints in preparation of interior painting.

๐’๐จ๐Ÿ๐ญ๐›๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐…๐ข๐ž๐ฅ๐
โ€ข Valentine Masonry has completed the knee wall between the dugouts.

๐๐š๐ฌ๐ž๐›๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐…๐ข๐ž๐ฅ๐
โ€ข Valentine Masonry has completed the knee wall between the dugouts.

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๐‚๐จ๐ง๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ๐ž
โ€ข All concrete foundations are now in place.
โ€ข Elevator shaft construction has begun.
โ€ข Backfill of footing ditches at Performing Arts Center (PAC) is ongoing.

๐Œ๐š๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐ซ๐ฒ
โ€ข CMU from top of footing to finish floor elevation is complete at the following areas:
    โ€ข High School gymnasium perimeter
    โ€ข High School gymnasium south locker room
    โ€ข Auxiliary gymnasium perimeter
    โ€ข Auxiliary gymnasium west locker room
    โ€ข PAC walls and stage
    โ€ข Music rooms
    โ€ข Junior High gymnasium
โ€ข CMU from top of footing to finish floor is ongoing in the Junior High Gymnasium and Board Office areas.
โ€ข Performing Arts Center perimeter and stage CMU walls have begun.

๐๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐›๐ข๐ง๐ 
โ€ข Below-slab sanitary for the west locker room area is complete.
โ€ข Below-slab sanitary for the south locker room area is complete.
โ€ข Below-slab sanitary for โ€œArea 4โ€ Middle School is complete.
โ€ข Currently installing the underdrain piping on the north side of the Performing Arts Center.
โ€ข Currently installing the below-slab storm piping that services the building Courtyard.
โ€ข Currently installing the sanitary lines that service the Kitchen area.
โ€ข Currently laying out and roughing in In-Wall Drains for the mason.

๐„๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐œ
โ€ข Below-slab and in-wall electrical conduits in the main electrical room are ongoing.
โ€ข Below-slab feeders and branch conduits from the main electrical room to various points on the project are ongoing.
โ€ข Below-slab and in-wall electrical conduits in the sub electrical rooms are ongoing.
โ€ข Working with the masons to install wall boxes and conduit as masonry walls go up.

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2021 Lexington High School graduation date has been changed to Friday, June 4th at 7:00 pm in the high school football stadium. Rain dates are as follows: Saturday, June 5th at 7:00 pm or Sunday, June 6th at 7:00 pm.

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

COVID19Reporting

Dear Lexington Community,

We are so excited to see our students return to school. We have been working hard to ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy! The information provided is to help parents understand what guidelines we will be using if your student comes to the clinic. These are based on current CDC guidelines. Please use these guidelines at home as you do your morning health checks before school and as return to school guidance.

Feel free to contact your building nurse if you have further questions.

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๐๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐ค๐ž๐ž๐ฉ ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฌ:
1.  Temperature over 100.0 F
2.  Sore Throat
3.  Uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing
4.  Diarrhea, vomiting and/or abdominal pain
5.  Severe headache or pain

๐‘๐ž๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐’๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ
1.  Temperature below 100.0 F for a minimum of 24 hours without use of fever reducing medications
2.  Must be symptom free for minimal of 24 hours and no new symptoms
3.  Free of vomiting and diarrhea for minimal of 24 hours and able to tolerate eating and drinking
4.  If doctor prescribes antibiotic should be taking antibiotic for minimal of 24 hours prior to return to school
5.  After positive Covid-19 test: All signs and symptoms must be gone. At least 10 days passed since first symptom, and/or negative Covid-19 test, if applicable. Follow current CDC and local Health Department guidelines as needed.

Recently the USDA extended Free Breakfast and Free Lunch for every student from now until the end of the 2020-2021 school year. What does this mean to your student?

1. One Breakfast and one Lunch free daily

2. Free meals only available on school days

3. In effect until the end of the 2020-2021 school year
 
4. May choose any of the offered meals

If you have questions please contact Tricia Volz at 419-884-2192 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

High School 1-to-1 Aide

High School 1-to-1 Aide is needed immediately for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. This is a Renhill position for a high school student and the position would start as soon as possible. Interested applicants should contact High School Principal, Kevin Young at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Girls Junior High Physical Education Teacher

District: Lexington Local Schools

School: Junior High - 7th & 8th Grades

Position for the 2021-22 school year

Accepting resumes through April 30, 2021

Must hold a valid PE Ohio teaching certificate/license

*Strong preference for Health and Adaptive PE certifications/licenses

Must successfully pass a BCI/FBI background check

To apply: E-mail a completed certified employment application Lexington (www.lexington.k12.oh.us) with a letter of interest, current resume and a copy of certification/license to: Junior High School Principal, Taylor Gerhardt: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Substitute Bus Drivers

Lexington Local Schools has a need for Substitute Bus Drivers. Applicants should have a Class B, CDL License with Passenger and School Bus Endorsement, or be willing to complete this work on site. Please complete a classified application form found on the website: www.lexington.k12.oh.us

Send applications to Brenda Welsh, Transportation Supervisor, at 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.

Bus Garage Mechanic

Lexington Local Schools is looking for a Bus Garage Mechanic. The applicant must demonstrate aptitude and competence for assigned responsibilities, be self-motivated, and have previous field experience as a diesel mechanic. Having a Class B, CDL License with Passenger and School Bus Endorsement is preferred. Please complete a classified application form found on the website: www.lexington.k12.oh.us

Send applications to Brenda Welsh, Transportation Supervisor, at 103 Clever Lane Lexington, OH 44904 or e-mail completed applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Substitute Nurses

Substitute nurses needed for 2020-2021 school year. RN or LPN with pediatric experience helpful. Send a resume or contact Paula Smith RN, District Nurse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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, 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.

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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