News & Announcements

2019 Senior Awards

Lexington's graduating seniors were recognized at yesterday's Senior Awards ceremony. Gigi Zheng received the Valedictorian Award and Ahsanur Rashid received the Salutatorian Award. Photos from the ceremony are posted on Lexington's Facebook page. Click on the heading to see a complete list of award recipients.
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Lexington Board selects Russell West as next Superintendent/CEO

Mr. Russell West, currently at Texas School for the Deaf, has been selected as Lexington's next Superintendent/CEO effective July 1, 2019. The Board expresses its deep appreciation to Lexington's retiring Superintendent/CEO, Mr. Donald Galloway, for his outstanding service and contribution to the continued growth, viability and recognition of Lexington and its students.
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PARP "Dives into Reading!"

This year's Pick a Reading Partner (PARP) program had an underwater theme with special guest Scuba Diver Danny. Activities during the two-week program included opening and closing ceremonies, phonemic activities, drop-everything-and-read (D.E.A.R.), partner reading, ocean crafts and guest reader, Darren "Dax" Fudenske. A special thanks to the PARP Committee - Leigh, Kristen, Dana & Jen - for a great program!
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Lexington Hosts First Career Fair

Lexington's Career Education Department and grades 11A, 11B and 12 hosted Lexington's first career day on Friday, March 29. Eighteen deaf professionals, representing 16 different career clusters, were on hand to meet with students and explain the skills, education and training needed to work in a particular career. Students were asked to participate in a "dream job vlog" and add their career goals to the giant Career Map. The event was attended by students in grades preschool through 12.
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Spring ASL Classes Begin April 30th

Lexington's Spring ASL classes will begin on April 30th. Classes are available on Tuesdays or Wednesdays and run for eight weeks. Deadline to register is Monday, April 22nd. Course fee is $155 for general public. To register: http://tinyurl.com/y2oucog5
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Notice of Disclosure of Student Records

Please see the attached “Notice of Potential Disclosure of Student Records” and “Objection to Disclosure of Student Information and Records Form” related to an ongoing lawsuit in the Southern District, M.G. et al. v. N.Y. City Department of Education et al., No. 13-CV-4639. The Notice defines the groups of students who may be covered by the Notice, the types of records which may be disclosed, whom they may be disclosed to (i.e., counsel for the parties, their experts and the Court), and how parents may object to the disclosure of their child’s records.
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Better Hearing & Speech Month

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month! Throughout the month, Lexington's speech department will be sharing information on how speech-language pathologists and audiologists help students achieve in a school setting.
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Bids for Replacing Auditorium A/V System

Lexington School for the Deaf is seeking A/V professionals to assist in updating the A/V system in the school's auditorium. The project may include designing, developing an equipment list, fabricating, and installing video, audio and intercom systems to support use of the auditorium by deaf and hearing individuals. The project may include upgrades to the lighting system. Bidders may place bids for the entire project or individual components. The deadline for submission is 4/17/19 at 5 pm. Proposals should be submitted to Cindy Casson, Assistant to the Superintendent, at 25-26 75th Street, East Elmhurst, NY 11370. For clarification, please e-mail Ms. Casson at ccasson@lexnyc.org.
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Request for Proposals

Lexington School for the Deaf, and its affiliates, are seeking RFPs for professional school securty officer services for 2019-2022. The deadline for submission is 4/17/19 at 5 pm. Proposals should be submitted to Louis Taxin, Assistant Superintendent of Operations, at 25-26 75th Street, East Elmhurst, NY 11370. For clarification, please e-mail Mr. Taxin at Ltaxin@lexnyc.org. Click on the "Request for Proposals" headline for a copy of the RFP.
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