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Foundation Gives Thanks - March 2018

The evening was the climax of a new curriculum unit for the entire sophomore class, in which every student read Ms. Gyasi’s novel, “Homegoing” this year as the result of an LEF grant, and was made possible through a collaboration with Lexington Community Education (LCE).

 
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Colonial Magazine - March 2018

LEF Grant Brings Young Author to Lexington

Yaa Gyasi's visit to Lexinton was envisioned by the sophomore English Department teachers at LHS.

 
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Colonial Magazine - January 2018

Acclaimed Author Yaa Gyasi to Visit Lexington and LHS for a Daytime High School Student Workshop, and an Evening Community Talk

On Tuesday February 27, LEF and LCE collaborate to bring author Yaa Gyasi to Lexington High School to discuss her book Homegoing.

 
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Colonial Magazine - January 2018

Lexington Community Invited to Unplug! A Re-energizing Family Afternoon

Unplug! is a free interactive and participative event that offers creativity, relaxation and fun without the use of technology.

 
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Lexington Education Foundation Awards $70k in Grants - December 9, 2018

Due to donations from Lexington community members and businesses, Lexington Education Foundation announced the awarding of School Community Grants and individual Fellowships through November.

 
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Foundation Gives Thanks - November 24, 2017

Lexington Education Foundation congratulates the LEF 2017 Masters of Trivia! Clarke PTO-sponsored “Colony Collapse Disorder” team, Mark Waldeck, Audra Alexander, and Kenny Laxague, who are proudly bringing the title and trophy to Clarke Middle School!

 
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Lexington Students Compete in 22nd Trivia Bee - November 20, 2017

Lexington Education Foundation’s 22nd TRIVIA BEE was held on Nov. 9 at the Lexington High School, where 42 teams participated in the competition in the auditorium. The energy level this year was unprecedented.

 
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Colonial Magazine - August 2017

Kid Triathletes Earn Dollars to Benefit Lexington's Schools
By: E. Ashley Rooney
Sevent-four Lexington youth participated in the Kids Triathlon at MIT on Sunday, July 16. Lexington had the second largest team. After the race, the organizers held a post race party at the Bridge School playground, where those triathletes achieving three and four triathlons in a row were recognized and Lexington Educational Foundation (LEF) received a donation of $740.

 
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Currents Magazine - Summer 2017

The Newcomer Project: Mentoring and Peer Leadership at Fiske Elementary School
By: Catherine Glennon Murphy
Newcomers enter our schools with rich culturaland linguistic experiences from their home countries, but they also bring anxiety and culture shock. As ELL teachers, we are responsible for these vulnerable students, but we also need the help of classroom teachers and other staff. At Lexington’s Fiske Elementary School, we are employing staff as mentors and students as peer leaders to help our newcomers transition into our school culture.

 
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Lexington Minuteman - June 29, 2017

On June 10, over 500 adults joined LEF for their signature annual fundraising event. The night included international hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails prepared by Neillio’s, a performance by Lexington Chamber Ensemble and LHS Jazz Ensemble and raffle baskets created by Lexington school families.

 
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Lexington Minuteman - May 31, 2017

The entire Lexington community is invited to the Lexington Education Foundation’s (LEF) “Celebration for Education: A Global Party!” on Friday, June 9 and Saturday June 10 under the tent and stars on the Hayden Recreation Center’s Lower Field.

 
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Lexington Minuteman - May 30, 2017

Lexington Education Foundation will hold its annual Celebration for Education: A Global Party! on June 9-10 on the Hayden Recreation Center’s Lower Field at 24 Lincoln St., Lexington.

 
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Lexington Minuteman - May 2, 2017

Lexington Education Foundation will hold Teacher Appreciation Week from May 8 to 12. Staff and Teacher Appreciation and Recognition Awards provide a way to honor the teachers and school staff who have guided and supported children.