The Lexington High School Jazz Festival Concert, to be held this Friday, April 12, will feature special guest guest baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Bedford High School is hosting the second annual Tenacity Challenge academic competition on April 6.
Bedford High School will host the second annual LA2 Tenacity Challenge today, April 6, in which African American and Latino high school students from 15 urban and suburban districts square off in the highly competitive academic scholarship competition. The challenge is comprised of four events that test the academic rigor and intellectual risk taking of 22 six-member teams, each of which has been involved in the three month preparation process for the competition, according to a release from Tenacity officials. Participating schools include Bedford High School, Lexington High School, Melrose High School, Natick High School and Lowell High School. The theme of this year's challenge is "Fufilling Promise" which will be reflected in each…
Through May 25, Minuteman High, the regional vocational school in Lexington, is accepting nominations in three categories: Athletics, Distinguished Alumni and Service to the Minuteman district
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Chyten Educational Services provides a few pointers for students taking SAT subject tests this spring.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Lexington High Social Studies teacher Lindsay Banks was recognized for teaching and leadership that instills diversity and inclusiveness.
Lindsay Banks, a social studies teacher at Lexington High School, on Monday received the Sharon Wong-Chan/Sarah Harrington Diversity Award. Given annually by the Lexington Diversity Task Force, the award honors the memory of the two residents and celebrates a Lexington Public Schools staff member whose teaching and leadership models their values of diversity and inclusiveness. Upon receipt of the award, Banks received a standing ovation of a minute or longer. You can see approximately half of it by clicking on the video posted to your right. According to a description of the award, it’s given to honor two women who volunteered a great deal of time to promote cultural diversity in the schools and recognizes a current educator who has taken…
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Would be tasked with looking at the feasibility of introducing foreign languages in elementary schools.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Residents can weigh in through April 5.
As one facet of its annual evaluation of the superintendent of schools, Lexington’s School Committee is inviting residents to get involved in the process by taking an online survey. The survey, hosted through Survey Monkey, will be available online through 5 p.m. next Friday, April 5. The responses will be anonymous, and will not be seen by Superintendent of Schools Paul Ash or other district personnel, according to a memo from School Committee Chairwoman Margaret Coppe. From the survey's description: While the School Committee strives to evaluate the Superintendent annually, periodically we wish to solicit input from various stakeholders so we may better evaluate specific areas of the Superintendent’s performance. Stakeholders include …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Lexington Education Foundation (LEF) will hold its annual Celebration for Education on Saturday, May 4. And the auction items, you wont want to miss. '
Saturday, March 23, 2013
One nearby school district thinks so.
Over in Ipswich, school officials have decided to fold the district's Middle School Honors Night into a wider school assembly this year, saying it made students who weren't honored feel left out, the Salem News reported this week. The Ipswich Middle School principal reportedly sent parents a letter explaining the decision, saying an exclusive honors night can be emotionally damaging and can impact a student's academic growth. "The honors night, which can be a great sense of pride for the recipients’ families, can also be devastating to a child who has worked extremely hard in a difficult class but who, despite growth, has not been able to maintain a high grade point average,” the principal's letter read, according to the Salem News. …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Minuteman High School has been chosen to receive $2,867 to support its Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative, the New England Dairy & Food Council announced recently.