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Congratulations to the Class of 2016!  We are so proud of your accomplishments and wish you the best in the next chapters of your lives!  To see more photos, go to: http://school.lexnyc.org/apps/album/index.jsp?dir=98644&backLink=&backTitle=

 Summer of Transportation - Thanks to Teresa & Rich at the NYC Department of Sanitation for teaching us about sanitation trucks.  For more photos, check out our photo album at http://school.lexnyc.org/apps/album/index.jsp?dir=50259&backLink=&backTitle=

Thanks to FDNY Engine Company 307 for a wonderful visit to summer school! Don't forget to check out our photo album of the event.  http://school.lexnyc.org/apps/album/index.jsp?dir=00080&backLink=&backTitle=

Thanks to Lexington staff and the Lexington library for donating eight boxes of used books to the Institut Montfort School for the Deaf & Deaf-Blind in Haiti. Pictured are Florence Marc-Charles, Friends of Montfort Board Member, and Lexington's principal, Jane Moran.

Congratulations to the kindergarteners who will be moving up to first grade in the fall!  To see more images of their graduation ceremony, go to: http://school.lexnyc.org/apps/album/index.jsp?dir=28151&backLink=&backTitle=

Congratulations to the Middle School Graduates - Class of 2016!  Check out the photo album for more images.http://school.lexnyc.org/apps/album/index.jsp?dir=84118&backLink=&backTitle=

Twelve families attend the May 11th PSA Workshop, "How to Talk with Your Child."  Thanks to Lauren Ridloff & Leigh Crane for leading a great program!

NYU Dental School's Outreach Program visited Lexington on May 12th to provide dental education and screenings to students!  Thanks to Dr. Scott Podell, Joel Ortlip, Karen Lambert, Karen Gonzalez, Maureen Salloum and the NYU dental students for their hard work!

All of the students enjoyed shopping for books at the Spring Book Fair!

The Middle School students presented "A Storybook Mystery," an original play by Lexington's own Wendy Filowitz, on April 22nd.  

Senator Tony Avella, NYS 11th Senate District, read to the students on May 2nd and also received a few hints on signing!

Forest Hills High School ASL Club visited on May 11th to practice their ASL and donated funds for new gym equipment - THANKS!

Thanks to everyone who supported the Lady Bluejays' Booster campaign!

News & Announcements

Deaf Awareness Week Is Here!

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.

Lexington School Remembers 9/11

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.

Summer of Transportation - Sanitation Truck Visit

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!

Summer of Transportation - Fire Truck Visit

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.

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