Ohio State Board of Education Award

CONGRATULATIONS TO LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL students, staff and administrators for being recognized by the Ohio Department of Education as one of the first annual All A Award winners for receiving A's on every measure of school performance for 2014-2015.

Click here to read the letter from Thomas Gunlock, President of the State Board of Education

2016-2017 District Calendar

2016-2017 Board Approved Calendar

State Report Cards

Lexington Local Schools earned an “Excellent” rating on the most recent report card issued by the Ohio department of Education. This marks the 11th consecutive year of an “Excellent” rating. This type of continued achievement is only possible through the dedication and commitment of school and community.

Over the past several years, Lexington has continued to improve its scores on the performance indicators from the state used to determine the report card rating. These achievements are a reflection of our teachers’ expertise and their commitment to maximizing each student’s academic growth. They reflect the hard work, focus of our students and parents, and their dedication.

 

Mission Statement

"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."

Community Exploration for Western Grades K - 3

Introducing and apply scenarios of "Bring Your "A" Game to Work"

ATTITUDE: Staying positive in every situation.  Take control of the way you react.

ATTENDANCE:  Showing you’re reliable in every phase of your life.  Be on time, every time.

APPEARANCE: being professional both in the way you act, and the way you look.  Choose to be a pro.

AMBITION:  Taking initiative and adding value.  Do more than the minimum.

ACCOUNTABILITY:  Living honestly and having integrity with every decision you make.  Refuse to rationalize bad decisions.

ACCEPTANCE:  Having respect and following direction.  Be coachable and play by the rules.

APPRECIATION: Demonstrating your gratitude towards others.  Provide selfless service.

 

Emphasis on Visiting or Hosting Local Safety Forces

Kindergarten

During kindergarten screening, parents will hear how the use of Positive Praise, Embracing Mistakes, and Assigning Chores has a huge impact on their child’s work ethic development which in turn results in them reaching their potential in every arena of their life.

Visit Wayne's Country Market

1st Grade

Visit Malabar Farm

2nd Grade

Visit Little Buckeye Museum and The Carrousel

3rd Grade

Visit Richland County Solid Waste District

       RESOURCES

Career Trees

Praise Video

Community Exploration and Career Development - Grades 9, 10, 11, & 12

Introducing and apply scenarios of "Bring Your "A" Game to Work"

ATTITUDE: Staying positive in every situation.  Take control of the way you react.

ATTENDANCE:  Showing you’re reliable in every phase of your life.  Be on time, every time.

APPEARANCE: being professional both in the way you act, and the way you look.  Choose to be a pro.

AMBITION:  Taking initiative and adding value.  Do more than the minimum.

ACCOUNTABILITY:  Living honestly and having integrity with every decision you make.  Refuse to rationalize bad decisions.

ACCEPTANCE:  Having respect and following direction.  Be coachable and play by the rules.

APPRECIATION: Demonstrating your gratitude towards others.  Provide selfless service.

Community Exploration

9th Grade

September visit to Ohio Health Hospital to experience what impact the hospital has on the community with their health care services and technological advances. The students will also be discovering the vast employment opportunities the hospital provides for high school through college graduates.

November visit to Pioneer Career and Technology Center to experience what services are needed to make a community thrive.

10th Grade

October visit to local manufacturers to experience what impact they have on the community/world with their products and technological advances. They will also be discovering the vast employment opportunities the manufacturers provide for high school through college graduates.

For students interested in attending Pioneer for their Junior year, a January Pioneer Career and Technology Center Student Enrollment Visit: Clusters-Lunch-Academics

11th Grade

Job shadowing and college visits.

12th Grade

College Visits

Grades 10, 11, 12

Every other year, host a Professional Day which invites local community members to share what they do, what education/training it took to achieve their success level, and what future outlook their perspective fields hold for the students.  This day also provides local community human resource managers the opportunity to address their perspective hiring practices to secure qualified personnel to meet their company's employment needs.

Company mentorships are in the developing stages but eventually these mentorship relationships will help students decide if they want to further pursue that occupation/field.


Career Development

9th Grade

Session 1: Students will continue work within the OhioMeansJobs site in the "Explore It" section. Under this tab, the students will take an assessment in the Career Profile section to discover and understand their work personality and work interest code. The premise of this code is to match individuals with other individuals (who love their job) and share the same interests as they do. If a student can match their passions with other individuals who love their profession, then it is reasonable to say that they would like that same profession. Consequently, once students discover what their interest code is, they can then search for careers that engage those interests. The comprehensive  O*NET website will be introduced to students to help them conduct career searches based on their interest code and Learning Style (6th grade survey activity that was saved in the "back pack").

Session 2:  Students will continue work within the OhioMeansJobs site in the "Explore It" section. Under this tab, the students will experiment with a "living expenses" budget by utilizing "Budgeting for your Career" section. By completing this exercise, the numbers will show the student a realistic income in order to sustain their lifestyle.  The students then will be able to access the O*NET website that post median income wages for the perspective careers being researched.  This will help the student pursue or abandon the perspective career based on income potential and the budget for their lifestyle.

10th Grade

Students will continue within the OhioMeansJobs site to develop their resume, and complete post secondary search through the occupation search.

January Pioneer Career and Technology Center Student Enrollment Visit: Clusters-Lunch-Academics

11th Grade

Students will focus on career pathways and look at post secondary options through career seraching using OhioMeansJobs and Career Connections web sites.

12th Grade

Individual student career coaching and post secondary plans. Students will access Career Connections to look at additonal information on career options.

Grades 10, 11, and 12

Every other year, host a Professional Day which invites local community members to share what they do, what education/training it took to achieve their success level, and what future outlook their perspective fields hold for the students.  This day also provides local community human resource managers the opportunity to address their perspective hiring practices to secure qualified personnel to meet their company's employment needs.

Company mentorships are in the developing stages but eventually these mentorship relationships will help students decide if they want to further pursue that occupation/field.

Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12

Individual student career coaching

Grades 10, 11, and 12

English Department may bring in local talent to train in resume, branding, and conduct practice during interviews.  

RESOURCES

Career Trees

Praise Video

Sophomore Manufacturing Video

Bring Your A Game Overview

Community Exploration & Career Development - Grades 7 & 8

Introducing and apply scenarios of "Bring Your "A" Game to Work"

ATTITUDE: Staying positive in every situation.  Take control of the way you react.

ATTENDANCE:  Showing you’re reliable in every phase of your life.  Be on time, every time.

APPEARANCE: being professional both in the way you act, and the way you look.  Choose to be a pro.

AMBITION:  Taking initiative and adding value.  Do more than the minimum.

ACCOUNTABILITY:  Living honestly and having integrity with every decision you make.  Refuse to rationalize bad decisions.

ACCEPTANCE:  Having respect and following direction.  Be coachable and play by the rules.

APPRECIATION: Demonstrating your gratitude towards others.  Provide selfless service.

Community Exploration

7th Grade

Visit Kokosing Construction Home Office

8th Grade

Visit Kehoe Center and NCTC Communications and Health Sciences

7th & 8th Grades

Visit OSU and NCSC (males and females visit on alternate days)


 Career Development

7th Grade

Students will continue their exploration of the OhioMeansJobs site. They will complete the career clusters survey and the occupation search.

8th Grade
Students will continue within the OhioMeansJobs site. 

Reality Store

 RESOURCES

 Career Trees

 Praise Video

 

 

Community Exploration Grades 4-5 & Career Development Grade 6

Introducing and apply scenarios of "Bring Your "A" Game to Work"

ATTITUDE: Staying positive in every situation.  Take control of the way you react.

ATTENDANCE:  Showing you’re reliable in every phase of your life.  Be on time, every time.

APPEARANCE: being professional both in the way you act, and the way you look.  Choose to be a pro.

AMBITION:  Taking initiative and adding value.  Do more than the minimum.

ACCOUNTABILITY:  Living honestly and having integrity with every decision you make.  Refuse to rationalize bad decisions.

ACCEPTANCE:  Having respect and following direction.  Be coachable and play by the rules.

APPRECIATION: Demonstrating your gratitude towards others.  Provide selfless service.

Community Exploration

4th Grade

County Wide Career Day at Mid-Ohio Educational Center (November)

5th Grade

Visit Ashland Bookmasters, Buehlers, & Kroc

At Bookmasters, the students will see first hand how a writer becomes published.  They will see the process from rough draft, to edited copy, to graphic designed cover, to mass printed, to shipped.  After seeing everything it takes to make a book, the students will never look at a book the same.

At Buehler's, the students will see community under one roof. They will go behind the scenes of the restaurant, bank, bakery, meat, florist, and shipping departments. While at Buehler's, the students will interact with the associates to learn how they became skilled in their job areas.

At the Kroc Community Center, the students will see community share.  The students will see how the "non-profit" Kroc Center receives leftovers from Buehler's and gives it away to community members in need.  The students will also enjoy free time in the gym and on the soccer field.  

6th Grade

Employable Arts Field Trip:

The students will visit Richland Carousel Works, DRM Productions, Mansfield Art Center, Renaissance Theater,  and a lunch location of SOSA (Spirit of Ohio Sports Academy).  The purpose of this trip is to expose the students to engineered artisan craft, video production, and Art and Theater management.


Career Development

6th Grade

Ohio Means Jobs - We will use the K-12 portion of this site to begin introducing students to careers and education requirements for those careers. In sixth grade, we will set up their account and introduce them to the site and the use of the book bag feature for saving their career interests. Students will take a learning style survey to discover how they learn.  Discussions will be held on how their learning style impacts learning in school and for their future. 

RESOURCES

        Click here to access the Student Learning Style assessment:  Take Assessment

Career Trees

Praise Video

Community Exploration for Central Grades K - 4

Introducing and apply scenarios of "Bring Your "A" Game to Work"

ATTITUDE: Staying positive in every situation.  Take control of the way you react.

ATTENDANCE:  Showing you’re reliable in every phase of your life.  Be on time, every time.

APPEARANCE: being professional both in the way you act, and the way you look.  Choose to be a pro.

AMBITION:  Taking initiative and adding value.  Do more than the minimum.

ACCOUNTABILITY:  Living honestly and having integrity with every decision you make.  Refuse to rationalize bad decisions.

ACCEPTANCE:  Having respect and following direction.  Be coachable and play by the rules.

APPRECIATION: Demonstrating your gratitude towards others.  Provide selfless service.

Emphasis on Visiting or Hosting Local Safety Forces

Kindergarten

During kindergarten screening, parents will hear how the use of Positive Praise, Embracing Mistakes, and Assigning Chores has a huge impact on their child’s work ethic development which in turn results in them reaching their potential in every arena of their life.

Visit Wayne's Country Market

1st Grade

Visit Malabar Farm

2nd Grade

Visit Little Buckeye Museum and The Carrousel

3rd Grade

Visit Richland County Solid Waste District

4th Grade

County Wide Career Day at Mid-Ohio Educational Center (November)

RESOURCES

Career Trees

Praise Video

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The following “new” graduation requirements will begin with this year’s freshmen (Class of 2018). Further information can be found on the Ohio Department of Education website by following this link http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/What-s-Happening-with-Ohio-s-Graduation-Requiremen/Latest-Updates-on-Graduation-Requirements/Graduation-Requirements-Frequently-Asked-Questions

 

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