Lexington Family News – March 2021


Frederick Douglass earns AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

Frederick Douglass High School earned the College Board’s AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women’s access to AP Computer Science Principles (CSP).

More students and a bigger school? No problem

A new middle school planned for Polo Club Boulevard is now expected to serve more students and be larger than originally planned. The new $40.6 million middle school is set to open in August of 2023.


In April, the Fayette County Public School board voted to purchase roughly 47 acres on Polo Club Blvd to build the new middle school along with an elementary school. The property is large enough for both, but work is expected to begin first on a middle school.

Originally, the middle school was planned to be 110,521 square feet and serve 900 students. The district 2020 Local Planning Committee recommended that the middle school serve 1,200 students due to the growth trends in Fayette County. This will increase the building square footage to approximately 140,479 square feet.


Hayes girls wrap up county’s 2021 basketball championship

The girls’ “A” basketball team from Edythe J. Hayes Middle School finished its undefeated season with a 2021 tournament title, defeating Leestown 35-31 in the final game in February.

Calling all coaches!

First Tee of Greater Lexington, a youth development program dedicated to building character through the game of golf, is looking for coaches for its inaugural golf camps.

Interested coaches are invited to attend one of the two training sessions on March 5 from  1 pm to 6 pm, or March 6 from 10 am to 3 pm.

Coaches will receive a half-day professional development training, and they must be background checked and 21 years of age; however, no previous golf experience is needed. There is an opportunity to earn extra pay for weekday and weekend instructions during its camps and after school programs. First Tee will provide national curriculum and certification to each coach.



Grubhub your Girl Scout Cookies

Following the launch of digital tools for virtual cooking selling, Girl Scouts of Kentucky partnered  with Grubhub to facilitate contact-free cookie orders during the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie season. Beginning in February, consumers in Lexington can order Girl Scout Cookies for pickup or delivery online or through the Grubhub App on Fridays and Saturdays from 4-7 pm.


Spring Break Family Camp

It’s spring break! Enjoy a week of virtual and self-guided activities for all ages from March 27 through April 4, brought to you by Live Green Lexington and Division of Parks and Recreation.



This article also appears on page 9 of the March 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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