Information to share from Tremont
During the boys basketball game on Friday at Tremont they will be doing a couple of small fundraisers for a benefit they are calling “Together as Turks, Allies for Alec.” Alec Gilmer is a sophomore at THS and has a rare condition called Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome (VHL). VHL has caused blood vessel tumors on Alec’s brain, spinal cord, and eyes, as well as cysts on his pancreas. Alec’s vision problems began at age 13 and he was diagnosed with this condition in 2014. He has undergone many different procedures and surgeries, with the most recent on October 31st to remove a series of rapidly growing tumors and cysts from his spine. Although VHL is currently keeping him from playing, Alec did play basketball last season and in previous years. In addition, he is standout golfer at THS.
In addition to a 50/50 raffle that will be going on that night, the basketball program will be donating the profits from all concessions sold. There will be pizza and sub sandwiches available as well. Come out and support the basketball team while also helping out a deserving family.
Winter Art Club
The Jr/Sr High School Art Club will be having an art-making event for students in grades K-3 on Wednesday, December 14th from 3:30-5:00pm. The event cost is $5. Space is limited so reserve your spot in class by emailing Miss Long at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information please see the Winter Art Club Flyer.
The Key Club will be hosting its annual Blood Drive on Wednesday, December 14th from 12pm-4pm in the large gym. If you are age 16 or older you may donate blood. Please pick up a consent form in the office. For an appointment please email Mrs. Jilek at email@example.com or go online to redcross.org.
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If you’re looking for festive entertainment to ring in the Holiday season, Lexington School District’s Music Department has many opportunities for you. All concerts are free, open to the public, and take place in the large gym at Lexington High School.
On Thursday, December 8th at 7:00 p.m., join Lexington Elementary students in grades Preschool through 5 as they perform in the Elementary Winter Program, titled “An Evening of Merry, Mixed Up Music!”
Attention Elementary Parents: Students are asked to wear special occasion clothing and to arrive at school no earlier than 6:30 the night of the program. Please plan to drop off and pick up students at their grade level classroom. We will have an intermission, at which time parents of Preschool and Kindergarten students are asked to pick up their students from their classrooms. All 1st through 5th grade students will remain seated with their class for the remainder of the concert. If your student is absent from school the day of the program, they will not be allowed to participate.
The following Saturday, December 10th, all Lexington Bands and Choirs will join together for a concert beginning at 7:00 p.m. Groups included are 5th Grade Band, Junior High Band, Junior High Choir, High School Band, and High School Choir.
Also on Saturday, December 10th, the Music Department will be holding a Basket Raffle at the Winter Concert. Doors will open and tickets will be available starting at 6:30. Winners will be announced immediately following the auction. All proceeds directly support the Lexington Fine Arts Department.
School Board At-Large Election Passes
On the ballot for the November 8th election, the Lexington Board of Education placed a question asking to change how school board members are elected. Currently, four school board members must come from Lexington Township with the other three from the outside townships. The ballot question passed with 74% of voters approving this change. The school district appreciates everyone who supported this change. The next school board election will be held in April 2017. Anyone interested in running for the school board may pick up your school board member packet from the McLean County office or you may download all necessary forms from the McLean County website. The filing dates for perspective candidates are December 12th-19th, 2016.