From the Counselor's Office.

March 23, 2013


From the Counseling Office - Michele McKeone

We are on the countdown here at Lexington High School and sadly this is one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year.  Seniors just got back from a very enjoyable Washington DC trip and it is back to business.  Local and Lexington Foundation Scholarships are due in our office on Thursday, March 28th.  For any seniors that aren't done, the scholarships can be dropped off at the Lexington Foundation Office on Monday, April 1st.  The high school will be closed for Easter Break and that is the reason we are requiring the scholarships be turned in before the break.  We highly encourage everyone to plan on leaving them in our office on the 28th.  No late applications will be accepted.  Instructions can be found at the Lexington Schools webpage under High School - Guidance and Counseling-Scholarships.  The Tyson scholarships have been sent to the senior's student email for completion.  Waiting until the last minute to complete any scholarship is NOT recommended.

Many juniors are signed up to take the ACT on Saturday, April 13th.  Lexington High School is a proctor for the test which is scheduled from 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.  The students will need to bring their ACT ticket, a picture ID, a pencil, and calculator for the test.  All juniors had their first Career and College Fair experience.  Dawson Area Development put on a very educational day at the Dawson County Fairgrounds.  Several colleges and businesses were in attendance. 

Freshman have turned in their Kearney Bound applications.  Selection for this scholarship will be determined later this month. 

As always, we encourage parents to visit their child's Power School account to keep track of their academic progress.  We had several students failing classes 3rd quarter.  With a strong 4th quarter these classes can be passed for the semester grade.  Accountability should rest on the student but many times the support of parents and faculty can push them in the right direction.

We are sad to hear that Mr. Davis has decided to retire at the end of the school year.  He is one in a million and has a true compassion for all the students at Lexington High School.  All of us are better people because of his positive and caring influence.  We wish him well on his next journey in life.

You are welcome to stop in our office any time.  Mrs. Wozny will help you if the counselors are out of the office.  We would love to help you with any questions.