Lexington kicked off Deaf Awareness Week with a wonderful opening ceremony in the gym. It was great to see all of the students in their 2016 DAW t-shirts. Special guest speaker, Storm Smith, shared her career journey with the high school students. Storm is an acclaimed visual storyteller and film maker within the Deaf community and is a creative video producer at Gallaudet University.
The Lexington High School Student Council and the Lexington Athletic Department invite students, families, alumni, faculty, staff and friends to join us for the 2016 Homecoming Celebration.
In honor of September 11th, staff prepared a special ASL video, The Red Bandana, for students. The video explains the significance 9/11 and tells the story of Welles Crowther, a young man who demonstrated heroism and courage on the day of the attacks. After listening to the story, students were given red bandanas and met on the athletic field for a ceremony of remembrance. To see The Red Bandana video, click on the video box to your right.
As part of this year's "Summer of Transportation" theme, the NYC Department of Sanitation visited Lexington on July 20th to provide students with an up-close look at a sanitation truck. Thanks to Teresa and Rich from NYC Department of Sanitation for spending a morning with us!
This year's summer school theme is "transportation." FDNY Engine Company 307 visited Lexington on July 13th to provide students with a hands-on opportunity to sit in a fire truck and learn about fire safety and ASL signs.