Do the right thing.
Since the beginning of summer, Kim Ivery has relayed the simple — but heartfelt — wish countless times to her daughter Lexus, a rising freshman.
She desperately wants her youngest to start fresh after a rocky middle school experience.
"You're going to high school now," she's told her. "You're becoming a young lady. All that fighting and stuff, you have to leave it behind."
Staffers at Martin Luther King High School, Lexus' next academic stop, feel the same way, and they recently visited the family's East Germantown home to say as much as part of a one-of-a-kind orientation effort.