Given these unique and challenging circumstances, the graduation celebration to honor the Lexington Class of 2020 was a huge success. The Class of 2020 was able to be together again, they were able to graduate at their high school and their families were able to join them ...

We recently held a graduation celebration for senior Luke Twitchell and his family. Luke leaves for Marine Basic Training this week. CONGRATULATIONS Luke! Thank you for your willingness to serve our country and us.

Maskin S, a senior at Lexington HS, was selected as a Franklin B. Walter Distinguished Scholar recipient for 2019-2020. Pictured at the awards banquet, prior to the closing of schools, is Kevin Young, Lexington HS Principal, Pam Conover, Maskin's impact teacher; ...

Eastern Elementary students recently had a virtual Fine Arts show which included Visual and Performing Arts. Here are pictures of some of the students and staff who participated in the Fine Arts show. Everyone had a great time showcasing their talents. Way to go Eastern!

Addy W. organized a donation drive at our Junior High prior to school being closed. She was able to coordinate with the Domestic Violence Shelter in Mansfield and thanks to all the generous donations from the students and staff at the Junior High, she delivered 25 book ...

In February, some of our Eastern Elementary 6th grade students competed in a math league competition for the first time. We just received the scores and our Eastern team earned 5th place in the region which includes schools from all of the following counties: Hancock, ...

Scott O. recently competed in the Division I OHSAA State bowling tournament. Scott becomes the first bowler in the history of the Lex bowling program to be a two time State qualifier. This year Scott was also the Ohio Cardinal Conference Bowler of the Year and the OHSAA ...

Congratulations to the Lexington High School Symphony Orchestra for receiving straight 1s at the Ohio Music Education Association State Orchestra Adjudication!

Richland Newhope hosted its inaugural bowling event to kick off Developmental Disability Awareness Month. Students from our Junior High and High School participated in this event along with students from throughout the area. (One of our teams even winning 1st place!)

Congratulations to Eastern students Mia D. and Lily T. for having their artwork selected for the Young People's Art Exhibition in Columbus. Congratulations Mia and Lily!

Central Elementary fourth graders recently provided an appreciation breakfast for school support staff and local service providers. The students invited the School Transportation, Maintenance and Technology Departments and the various Village of Lexington Departments and ...

Lexington Girls’ and Boys’ swim teams qualify 16 to the State Swim meet (12 swimmers and 4 divers). Congratulations and Good Luck!

A Robotics Club was started at the Junior High last school year. Recently our 8th grade Robotics Team entered their first competition ever and finished second in paired rounds, won the Excellence Award based on their combined score for all three parts of the competition, ...

Lexington Boys' Varsity Swim team earned the 2020 District Championship recently at Bowling Green State University. Congratulations! On to State...

AP Biology students toured Charles River Laboratories in Ashland. Students learned about career opportunities in the Biotech industry.

The Lady Lex Girls’ Varsity Basketball team beat Mt. Vernon in their last regular season game and in doing so, earned the 2019-2020 outright Ohio Cardinal Conference Girls’ Basketball league championship! CONGRATULATIONS Ladies!

Lexington Senior, Gabriella M. received 2 Gold Keys in the Regional Judging of The National Scholastic Art competition for her jewelry creations. Her pieces will now go to the National Judging competition. Congratulations and Good Luck Gabriella!

Western Elementary recently celebrated World Read Aloud Day by taking time for teachers and staff to read aloud to the students.

“Greenhouse Effect”, created by senior Zoe S., is a gold key and scholarship winning piece in the National Scholastic Art competition. Inspired by climate change, Zoe created a raincoat made from shower curtains and paper flowers. Each flower was hand-made and placed ...

Our Lex Junior High Academic Challenge team placed 2nd in a recent MOESC Academic Challenge competition. Team members from left to right: Oden B., Jacob H., Kennedy L., Grant M., Wyatt M., Darcie R.

The Junior High and Eastern Mathcounts teams competed in the Regional Mathcounts competition at Ashland University. Teams from all over the Akron and Canton Regions competed. Our Junior High team took 2nd place at regionals! The team consisted of Noah E., Drayton B., Owan ...

Congratulations to Mikinzi P. (French Horn) for qualifying and performing with the Ohio All-State Band at the Ohio Music Educators Association Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio!

Congratulations to High School students Daniel D. (Cello) and Scott O. (Bass) for qualifying and performing with the Ohio All State Orchestra in Cincinnati, Ohio!

A group of Lexington students recently attended a luncheon at the Ashland University Ashbrook Center. Governor Mike DeWine was the guest of honor. The students had a chance to meet the Governor after receiving a special award from the Governor for their advancement of ...

Our Eastern Elementary 5th grade Academic Challenge team competed recently in the MOESC Academic Challenge Competition. The competition included 28 teams from Crawford, Richland and Ashland Counties. Our Eastern team took 1st place out of those 28 teams competing! ...

Junior High Math 8 students recently concluded their study of transformations, dilations, scale, and scale factor. Some students chose to make a scale model of a famous structure. Students were required to make their model to a matching scale.

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 ...

Graduation 2020
Graduation 2020
Luke Twitchell Graduation Celebration
Luke Twitchell Graduation Celebration
Franklin B. Walter Distinguished Scholar
Franklin B. Walter Distinguished Scholar
Eastern Virtual Fine Arts Show
Eastern Virtual Fine Arts Show
Addy W Organized Donation Drive
Addy W Organized Donation Drive
Eastern Math League Competition
Eastern Math League Competition
Scott O Finishes Great Bowling Career
Scott O Finishes Great Bowling Career
Symphony Orchestra Receives Straight 1s
Symphony Orchestra Receives Straight 1s
Richland Newhope Bowling Event
Richland Newhope Bowling Event
Eastern Students Artwork Selected for Art Exhibition
Eastern Students Artwork Selected for Art Exhibition
Central Appreciation Breakfast
Central Appreciation Breakfast
Lexington Swimmers Qualify for State
Lexington Swimmers Qualify for State
Junior High Robotics Club
Junior High Robotics Club
Boys Varsity Swim Team District Champions
Boys Varsity Swim Team District Champions
Students Visit Charles River Laboratories
Students Visit Charles River Laboratories
Girls Basketball 19-20 OCC Champions
Girls Basketball 19-20 OCC Champions
Gabriella M. Art Competition
Gabriella M. Art Competition
Western Read Aloud Day
Western Read Aloud Day
Zoe S Greenhouse Effect
Zoe S Greenhouse Effect
JH Academic Challenge Team
JH Academic Challenge Team
Eastern and Junior High MathCounts
Eastern and Junior High MathCounts
Mikinzi P. - All State Band
Mikinzi P. - All State Band
All State Orchestra
All State Orchestra
Ashland Ashbrook Center Luncheon
Ashland Ashbrook Center Luncheon
5th Grade Academic Challenge Team
5th Grade Academic Challenge Team
Math 8 Scale Projects
Math 8 Scale Projects
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
I wanted to share the latest update regarding the plans for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
 
The Superintendents of the Richland County public school districts and the Richland County Health Commissioner have been meeting to discuss what the start of the coming school year might look like, the possibility of a unified plan for all the districts and somewhat patiently waiting to receive some type of guidance from the Governor. That guidance came last Thursday during the Governor's press conference. Following a lengthy meeting this past Wednesday, July 8th, the Richland County Superintendents and Health Commissioner developed a unified draft plan for the start of the school year, including how and when we will determine which of
the options for providing instruction we will use throughout the school year.
 
Based on our discussions, the draft of the plan is being written now. We have another meeting this coming Thursday, July 16th, to finalize the plan and share the final plan with our Boards of Education. We will make the plan public before the end of the month, hopefully as early as the week of July 20. As soon as the plan is
ready to be made public, I will share it on our Facebook page and District Website.
 
I hope all is well for you and your families.
 
Stay safe and well.
 
Mike Ziegelhofer
During our June 2020 Board of Education meeting, our Board of Education voted unanimously to change the first day of school for the 20-21 school year from Tuesday, August 25, 2020 to Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
 
We made that recommendation to the Board to give us the 10 days prior to September 8 (August 24-September 4) to provide time for training/professional development and additional preparation for the start of the school year. We do not yet know what the start of the school year will look like. But, we want/need to be as well prepared and as comfortable as possible incorporating the instructional software we plan to use for our curriculum into our face to face and/or online instruction. Using instructional software like Edgenutiy for our 6-12 curriculum and i-Ready, myON, Story Works and Gizmos, for examples, for grades K-5 will provide us with curricular continuity, consistency and rigor whether our instruction is face to face or online. How our teachers effectively integrate themselves, their teaching styles and the meaningful ways they enhance what they’re teaching with additional materials/activities into the instructional software is vital. The 10 days prior to the start of school will give us the opportunity to have the discussions, training and preparation time to be comfortable doing that and be ready for the start
of the school year regardless of how it looks.
 
Moving the first day of school date will not impact any of the other dates throughout the rest of the 20-21 school calendar. Given the uniqueness of this coming school year, we can use the first 10 days for training and preparation because our total number of instructional hours is significantly above the State minimum number of hours required.
 
As soon as we have any information about the start of the school year, we will share that with everyone. We are waiting to hear what guidelines, recommendations and/or directives we receive from the Governor.
 
Thank you for your continued support of our school district and the children we serve.
 
Stay well and safe.
Mike Ziegelhofer

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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!

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.

BondSale

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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