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Lexington Schools to Offer Free Developmental Screenings

Lexington Community School District #7 will hold its annual Developmental Screenings for children ages 3, 4, or 5 on April 8th and April 9th 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 9:00-4:00 p.m. beginning March 16th 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 be offered a free vision and hearing screening.  All children attending will receive a book to take home courtesy of the Lexington Kiwanis Club.

Kindergarten Registration

Lexington Elementary will be hosting its annual kindergarten registration on April 16th at 6:00 pm in the school learning center.  All parents who anticipate enrolling there students in kindergarten for the 2015-2016 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.  

Richie Freed Fan Of The  Year Nominations

Do you know someone who is a true Minutemen Fan, bleeds purple and exuberates Purple Pride in everything they do? Are they a silent fan that goes to every game for every sport just because they love to support the Minutemen? Or are they the ones that you can hear yelling in the rain at a Friday night football game, although they don’t have kids playing, because they haven’t missed a game in 20 years?  Nominate that fan to receive the Richie Freed Fan of the Year Award. This Award was created to honor Richie Freed for his love of driving the athletes to games and competitions, and for his loving devotion as a fan and his unwavering love of everything purple.  Richie is and always will be missed.

The nomination form can be picked up and dropped off at Commerce Bank, Heartland Bank, the Lexington Library, and High School office or by clicking Richie Freed Award Nomination Form.pdf.  The nomination form can also be emailed to Lexboosters@gmail.com   The deadline for nominations in March 27th, so get them in soon! 

The winner will be announced at the First Annual Minutemen Spirit Awards Banquet hosted by the Lexington Booster Club and Lexington Athletic Department, on April 26th.  Please email Lexboosters@gmail.com or contact Jamie Farrell at 309-532-3855 with any questions.

Minuteman Spirit Awards

The first annual Minutemen Spirit Awards will be held at the Community Center on Sunday April 26th at 5:00 pm.  Come out for a fun evening and show that Purple Pride! The guest speaker for the evening will be former Lexington High School Principal, current Lexington School Board Member and forever a Lexington Minutemen, Mike Hawkins. Enjoy a delicious meal catered by Bernardi’s Restaurant, and show your support for Lexington Athletics and Extra Curricular Activities.  We will be awarding the first ever  Richie Freed Fan of the Year Award along with two other awards. The Minutemen Service Award will be given to a member of the community that goes above and beyond by volunteering their time to provide services to our school or athletic programs. The Minutemen Spirit Award which will be given to a Senior that shows school spirit in everything they do and encourages others to do the same.  Tickets for the event are $15 and can be picked up at the Lexington Grade School and High School offices or by contacting the following Booster Club Members:

Dental Clinic

Our annual dental clinic, Smile Illinois, is coming to Lexington School on March 31st and April 1st.  This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to receive preventative dental care. The team of licensed dentists and hygienists will set up a mini-dental office in our building. Participating children will receive cleanings and fluoride treatments. X-rays and sealants are also offered, when applicable. All students up through the age of 18 are eligible.

The Smile Illinois program accepts private dental insurance. The program also has subsidized fees for those who choose to pay for the preventative care. For those students who do not have private insurance and are unable to pay the subsidized fee, Smile Illinois provides generous grant-assistance. NO CHILD IS EVER TURNED AWAY for lack of resources. Medicaid and “All Kids Insurance” will cover this service 100%.

Every student who participates will receive a new toothbrush and a dental “report card” to take home. Please note that the Smile Illinois program satisfies the mandated exams required by the State of Illinois, for students in Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grades. Permission slips have been sent home with your elementary students. Junior high and high school students can pick up a form in the office. Please return forms in ASAP.

You can learn more about the Smile Program by going to the website: www.mobiledentists.com or call the school and ask to speak to Nurse Pam at 309-365-2741.

Free Cardiac Heart Screen

Sudden cardiac arrest in young adults is an infrequent but devastating event which occurs daily in the United States. A simple electrocardiogram (ECG) to record the electrical activity of the heart can frequently detect the undiagnosed heart abnormality or electrical defect that causes these tragedies. In an effort to reduce the number of such tragedies, the Young Hearts for Life cardiac screening program is coming to Lexington High School on Friday, April 10. Testing is open to only High School students and is provided completely free of charge by Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, through a gift from the Advocate Charitable Foundation.

In order to screen the students, we will need to have the registration forms filled out and a parent consent signed (unless the student is 18, in which case they should sign the consent themselves) before screening day.  Registration forms are available in the high school office or Heart Screen Registration Form - Lexington.pdf.  Parents may also just register the student directly online at www.yh4l.org.  We will need to have any paper registration forms entered in the database before screening day.

**** We will need parent help to make this program a success !! **** We rely on adult volunteers to attach ECG leads on students, enter student data into ECG machines, and serve as assistants in the waiting area. No medical training or experience is necessary. All individuals will be trained by Young Hearts for Life on Thursday, April 9, at either 5:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Questions? Contact Joelle Felumlee, RN, at Community Wellness, Advocate BroMenn joelle.felumlee@advocatehealth.com or (309) 268-2437 

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The Lexington School District is located in and around a small rural community situated along Interstate #55 north of the twin cities of Bloomington and Normal. The city of Lexington has a population of approximately 2100 people. The school district is a unit district that encompasses 83 square miles around and including the city of Lexington. Most of the land use is agricultural with a portion used for public or commercial business. Approximately 540 students in grades PreK-12 are housed at one campus located in Lexington. The district employs 46 full time teachers and 3 administrators. District program initiatives include an outstanding Pre-school “At-Risk” program and excellent integration of technology into the curriculum beginning in Kindergarten. High school students are able to supplement their course work with Heartland Community College courses offered during the school day on our campus. District Low-Income population is approximately 18% of student enrollment. The student attendance rate is over 95% in the district.