Family Fun Night at Morton

Morton third graders sharing the books they wrote with first graders

Morton 3rd grade authors

Bryan raised $6907 for Jump Rope For Heart

Morton 4th grade meeting Governor Pete Ricketts

Gavin Strauss, as Forest Gump, gives his “Legend” research presentation

3rd graders at Sandoz put on a President/First Lady wax museum

Parent/Teacher Conferences at the High School

Sandoz 4th grade class Valentine’s day fun

Welcome to Lexington Public Schools

Lexington and the Lexington Public Schools are committed to providing quality of life and education to our growing and diverse population. We respect and celebrate the opportunities and are encouraged by the good things that are happening. Our mission statement is, "To develop capable and responsible lifelong learners. With the cooperation of family, school and community, we will prepare students for the global challenges and the opportunities of the future."

Lexington Public Schools Kindergarten Registration for the 2015-2016 school year

The time frame for registering students for next schools year’s kindergarten class in Lexington Public Schools is from March 2 through March 31, 2015.  NOTE:  If your child already attends our Early Learning Academy, there will be no need to register your child for kindergarten as those students will be processed internally.

According to state law, children must reach age 5 on or before July 31, 2015 to qualify for enrollment into kindergarten.  Children who reach age 5 after July 31, 2015 will qualify for registration into preschool, which will take place in April 2015. 

Children who meet the above-mentioned age requirement may be registered in the Lexington Public Schools Registration Office at 300 S. Washington in Lexington.

Be sure to bring the following two items: 

1.  The child’s certified birth certificate
2.  The child’s immunization records.

More information will be given to parents on requirements pertaining to physical examinations and additional vaccines at the time of registration.

For your convenience, click on this link to download and open a PDF file of the enrollment packet.  You will only need to fill the first three pages of this enrollment packet.

If you have any questions please call Hardy Moreno at 308-324-1211 or Barre Hassan at 308-324-1217.


INVITATION TO BID
LEXINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS NETWORK UPGRADE

1.         PROJECT INFORMATION.  Dawson County School District 24-0001, commonly known as Lexington Public Schools (School District), is requesting proposals from qualified individuals or entities to upgrade the existing computer network at an elementary school.  The upgrade shall include the removal of pre-existing cables and the installation of cables and wires, data racks, patch panels, data drops, cable trays, and other items.  The project must begin and be completed in July, 2015.

2.         BID SUBMISSION.  3 copies of the bids shall be addressed and delivered in a sealed envelope to Lexington Public Schools, Attn: Kristi Jergensen, P.O. Box 890, 300 South Washington Street, Lexington, NE 68850.  Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m. (Central Time) on March 17, 2015.  Any bid received after that time and date will not be opened or considered, and will be returned to the bidder.

3.         OPENING OF BIDS.  Bids will be opened publicly and simultaneously in the presence of bidders and/or their representatives beginning at 2:01 p.m. on March 17, 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter, in the Lexington Public Schools’ Administration Building Boardroom.

4.         AWARDING OF BID.  The bid will be awarded to the lowest responsible, responsive bidder.  The winning bidder shall be contacted by the Superintendent of Schools or representative no later than 12:00 p.m. on March 20, 2015.  A contract or other legally binding agreement shall be signed by the Superintendent of Schools and the winning bidder’s representative no later than 12:00 p.m. on March 24, 2015. The signed contract or other legally binding agreement shall be ratified by the Board of Education at its meeting to be held on April 13, 2015, or at such other meeting determined by the Board. 

5.         INQUIRIES AND BID SPECIFICATIONS.  Requests for full bid specifications and all questions, inquiries, or requests for clarification or site inspection should be submitted in writing to Kristi Jergensen, Director of Technology, Lexington Public Schools, P.O. Box 890, 300 South Washington Street, Lexington, NE 68850, e-mail: kristi.jergensen@lexschools.org.


AYP

November 24, 2014

Dear Parents,

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires that all states create high academic standards for the core areas of reading, writing and math. The goal of NCLB is for 100% of our students to meet these standards by 2014. The measure of annual progress toward these standards is called Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). AYP is based primarily on the results of the Nebraska state assessments given to students in grades 3 through 8 and grade 11. Schools must meet the state’s academic proficiency benchmarks as well as other indicators such as test participation and attendance/dropout rate to make AYP.

In addition to measuring each building, NCLB also requires the Nebraska Department of Education to annually review the progress of each school district. Based on Nebraska state testing results, the Lexington Public School District was identified by the NDE as a district in need of improvement for the 2014-15 school year. A district is identified for improvement if it meets this criterion:

  • Does not make AYP in all grade spans within the district-elementary (grades 3-5), middle school (grades 6-8) and high school---for two consecutive years in either content area of math or reading, considering all eligible student subgroups.

To be removed from the district improvement status, the district must meet the grade span achievement standards for two consecutive years.

Lexington Public Schools is dedicated to providing all students with a quality education that prepares them to be career and college ready. Evidence of our commitment to education is shown in the academic growth for both reading and mathematics as documented on the 2013-14 assessment results. Lexington Public Schools improved the percent of students proficient in 6 or the 7 tested grades in both reading and math. If you would like to compare achievement scores in the district to others across the state, you may access the information on the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) State of the Schools Report at http://reportcard.education.ne.gov.

As a Title 1 district identified in need of improvement, Lexington Public Schools is required to communicate the district improvement plan strategies specifically addressing the teaching and learning needs of low-achieving students. The goals and strategies identified in the plan intentionally focus on optimizing instruction for all learners using researched based practices with on-going professional learning for staff.

You are encouraged to contact the district office for further information on any of these requirements and to find out how you can become involved in school improvement efforts. An important part of this effort involves parental involvement and support. Parents/guardians and students can monitor progress by accessing PowerSchool. Participating in parent/teacher conferences, attending family nights and providing “at home” strategies to support reading and math learning are also key to supporting the home/school partnership.

We will continue to communicate with you throughout the year regarding the school improvement efforts underway and hope you will join us in supporting our students and teachers as we work toward reaching our goals for next year.

Sincerely,

John Hakonson
Superintendent, Lexington Public Schools


Supplemental Educational Services

Lexington Public Schools must make Supplemental Educational Services (SES) available for eligible students attending Title I schools that are in their second year of school improvement, in corrective action, or in restructuring.

Eligible students are all students from low-income families (free and reduced) who attend Title I schools that are in their second year of school improvement, in corrective action, or in restructuring.

SES Provider List 2014-15

More information concerning SES and Title 1 can be found on the Nebraska Department of Education's website.

School Year # of students eligible # of participants Buildings included
2007-08 0 0
2008-09 0 0
2009-10 0 0
2010-11 0 0
2011-12 0 0
2012-13 839 0 Morton, MS
2013-14 1048 26 Morton, Pershing, MS
2014-15 1315 Morton, Pershing, Sandoz, MS


2015-16 School Year Calendar

On November 10, 2014, the school board approved the 2015-16 school year calendar.  Click on the image below to download a printable copy of the calendar.  Translated versions of the calendar can be found under the School Year Calendar link.

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