Lex Go Girls
Introducing a new opportunity for Lexington girls grades 5 through 8: Lex Go Girls!
A team of teachers is excited to encourage your girl to experience fun, build self-esteem, create friendships, and get fit in the process! On Wednesdays after school, starting on April 12th, we will be moving your child from the couch to the pavement in a program that progresses from walking to running. The program will be completed in time for the Lexington Country Run 5K.
There is no cost involved, except for the cost of the 5K if your child chooses to enter.
In order to join this club, participants must have a physical on file with Nurse Pam. A physical is valid for 390 days. (Parents of 5th graders: your child will need one for 6th grade, so any physicals scheduled for this spring will be valid for the next school year.)
A school insurance waiver will need to be signed by the parent in order for your girl to participate. Please pick this up in the office or from one of the sponsors.
For more information, contact Mrs. Strating (email@example.com) , Miss Frank (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ms. Knippenberg (email@example.com ), or Mrs. Ummel (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
We hope to see your child join LEX Go Girls and experience the healthy benefits it will provide!
Lexington Schools to Offer Free Developmental Screening
Lexington Community School District #7 will hold its annual Developmental Screenings for children ages 3, 4, or 5 on April 5th and April 6th at the Lexington Community Center. In order to sign your student up for this screening, please call the Lexington Elementary Office at 309-365-2741 from 9:00am-3:00pm beginning March 6th to schedule an appointment.
Developmental screenings are a learning check-up that focuses on assessing each child's development of concepts, communication skills and their fine and gross motor skills. Each child will also undergo a free vision and hearing screening during this time. All children attending will receive a book to take home courtesy of the Lexington Kiwanis Club.
Lexington Elementary will be hosting its annual kindergarten registration on April 20th at 6:00pm in the school learning center. All parents who anticipate enrolling their students in kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year are encouraged to attend. This meeting will allow for parents to meet the kindergarten teachers, listen to information regarding our kindergarten program, and briefly review registration materials.
Young Hearts for Life
We are pleased to bring the Young Hearts for Life® (YH4L) Cardiac Screening Program to Lexington Jr/Sr High School on April 21, 2017. The program is available to all Jr. and Sr high school students ages 12 years and up. All students whose parents authorize them to be tested will be screened. YH4L will provide this free heart screening called an electrocardiogram (ECG) to identify high school students at risk for sudden cardiac death and to increase the public's awareness of this issue. To date over 150,000 students have been screened as a result of YH4L. More information about the screening can be found on the YH4L website (www.yh4l.org). We prefer that you complete this registration process on line. Online registration is now available at https://screenings.yh4l.org/YH_enroll.aspx?echo=true. If you do not have access to a computer, please stop by the High School office to pick up a permission form.
We have set a goal to screen 120 students! We need parent and community volunteers to make this possible. Must be age 18 or older to volunteer. No medical background is necessary. Sign ups are available in both half day and full day slots. All new YH4L volunteers are required to attend a 90-minute training session on Thursday, April 20th at 5p.m. or 6:30 p.m. at the school to learn how to perform ECG's using the YH4L method, direct work flow, or assist in registration and waiting areas. Please consider helping out by signing up online at http://helptime.com/Event/47309. Thank you in advance for your help in keeping our students healthy and safe!
2017 End of the Year Dates