Click here to view a photo gallery of Lexington High School's 126th Commencement Ceremony. Click here to watch a replay of the WMFD livestream.

Recently, we awarded the Amnee Demyan 3rd Grade Music Award to Uchenna E.! This special award, in memory of Amnee Demyan, a 3rd-grade student at Central during the 1986-1987 school year, honors a student who exemplifies good citizenship, academic excellence, and ...

Join us in celebrating Clarissa C. The Mansfield Rotary Club presented Clarissa with the McGowan Courage Award at a ceremony at Kingwood Center on Tuesday, May 7. The Rotary Club honored local high school students who have faced life experiences of adversity and hardship ...

Congratulations to Kaylie E., Kylie G., and Darcie R. The Mansfield Noon Optimist Club honored all three students at a dinner just before spring break. Kaylie and Kylie were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements and community involvement. Darcie was also ...

Mrs. Betscher's Kindergarten class at Western Elementary had a blast learning about the Solar Eclipse before spring break! They explored the wonders of this celestial event, sparking curiosity and learning along the way.

Mr. Kathrein and Mrs. Rice took sixteen students from LHS to participate in the Youth in Government Conference at the Capital last week. This is the seventh year that Lexington has participated in the conference. Over 200 students from around Ohio participated. The ...

Mr. Kathrein and Mrs. Rice took sixteen students from LHS to participate in the Youth in Government Conference at the Capital last week. This is the seventh year that Lexington has participated in the conference. Over 200 students from around Ohio participated. The ...

Cora P. and her teacher, Diane Eifrid, were celebrated at the 35th Annual Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Awards Program. Cora was recognized for her outstanding academic achievements in the classroom. She's ranked #1 in her class and chose Mrs. Eifrid as her person of ...

 Congratulations to the High School Orchestra for earning the highest superior rating possible at Upper Arlington’s Central Ohio String Festival!

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!

Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony
Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony
Amnee Demyan 3rd Grade Music Award
Amnee Demyan 3rd Grade Music Award
Clarissa C. McGowan Courage Award
Clarissa C. McGowan Courage Award
Mansfield Noon Optimist Club
Mansfield Noon Optimist Club
Mrs. Betscher's Class Learns about Solar Eclipse
Mrs. Betscher's Class Learns about Solar Eclipse
Youth in Government Conference
Youth in Government Conference
Youth in Government Conference
Youth in Government Conference
35th Annual Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Awards
35th Annual Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Awards
High School Orchestra Earns Highest Superior Rating
High School Orchestra Earns Highest Superior Rating
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

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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

Kindergarten Screening Sign Up Link: https://bit.ly/3VZLSKE

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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SummerMeals

There are meals available for you over the summer! To find out where meals are available all you have to do is dial 211 on your phone and you will reach Richland County First Call 211. This number will give you a message of where in Richland County free meals are being served and the time. Also if you go to the following web site there is a list of free meals and sites for all kids in Ohio, https://bit.ly/45Cjrp1 Meals are served and available if you are interested all you have to do is find the meals that are closest to you and that fit your schedule. If you have any questions, please contact Tricia Volz Lexington Food Service Director, at 419-884-2192. Have a great summer break.

P.S. For your information, Richland County First Call 211 is available year round for free meal details.

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Current Job Postings

Certified Employment Application Form

Classified Employment Application Form

High School Intervention Specialist

- Position for the 2024-2025 school year

- Must hold a valid Ohio teaching certificate/license in appropriate area

- Must successfully pass a BCI/FBI background check

- Accepting resumes until position is filled

To apply: Email a completed certified employment application (Lexington Certified Application) with a letter of interest, current resume and a copy of certification/license to: High School Principal, Jamie Masi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4th Grade Teacher - Eastern Elementary

- Position for the 2024-2025 school year

- Must hold a valid Ohio teaching certificate/license in appropriate area

- Must successfully pass a BCI/FBI background check

- Accepting resumes until position is filled

To apply: Email a completed certified employment application (Lexington Certified Application) with a letter of interest, current resume and a copy of certification/license to: Eastern Elementary Principal, Michael Grist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anticipated 3rd Grade Teacher - Central Elementary

- Position for the 2024-2025 school year

- Must hold a valid Ohio teaching certificate/license in appropriate area

- Must successfully pass a BCI/FBI background check

- Accepting resumes until position is filled

To apply: Email a completed certified employment application (Lexington Certified Application) with a letter of interest, current resume and a copy of certification/license to: Western Elementary Principal, Scott Curtis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

High School English Teacher (Grades 9-12)

- Position for the 2024-2025 school year

- Must hold a valid Ohio teaching certificate/license in appropriate area

- Must successfully pass a BCI/FBI background check

- Accepting resumes until position is filled

To apply: Email a completed certified employment application (Lexington Certified Application) with a letter of interest, current resume and a copy of certification/license to: High School Principal, Jamie Masi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Intervention Specialist (Grades K-1) - 2 Positions

- Position for the 2024-2025 school year

- Must hold a valid Ohio teaching certificate/license in appropriate area

- Must successfully pass a BCI/FBI background check

- Accepting resumes until position is filled

To apply: Email a completed certified employment application (Lexington Certified Application) with a letter of interest, current resume and a copy of certification/license to: Western Elementary Principal, Scott Curtis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2nd Shift Custodian

Lexington Local Schools is looking for a 2nd shift custodian to be hired immediately. Interested candidates should fill out a classified application (Lexington Classified Application) and email it to Assistant Superintendent Kevin Young at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4 Hour Bus Aide

Lexington Local Schools is hiring a 4 hour bus aide for the 2024-2025 school year. Interested candidates should submit a completed application (Lexington Classified Application) to Assistant Superintendent Kevin Young at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1:1 Aide Positions

Lexington Local Schools is hiring 1:1 aide positions throughout the district for the 2024-25 school year. Interested candidates should fill out a classified application at (Lexington Classified Application) 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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Lexington School Community,

Lexington Local Schools will be switching texting service providers for public and emergency communications. If you have students attending any of our schools, you will automatically be enrolled. If you do not have children attending Lexington Local Schools, you will have to sign up again through the link below. We are excited about this change in service, as it is geared towards providing a better communication experience for our school community. Thank you for your continued support!

Lexington Local Schools alerts sign up: https://bit.ly/3U0J9hp

Sincerely,

Jeremy Secrist, Superintendent

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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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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.

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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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