Cicely Brianna Major, an Irmo resident, received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of South Carolina on May 3. Major was a 2015 graduate of Dutch Fork High School where she participated in the STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program of Lexington/Richland School District 5. After herContinue Reading

By Sarah Ostergaard Oh yay, it’s summer vacation. But oh my, I’m tired already. Looking for engaging ways to keep the kiddos occupied, experiencing new things, and off the electronics as a default? Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, big sibling, or sitter, even if you work full time, our childrenContinue Reading

2024 Dutch Fork High School graduate William Tryon has been accepted to study abroad in Germany. Tryon completed four years of German classes at Dutch Fork High School. He has been accepted into the Berlin Summer Semester, which is a partnership between German and American universities, sponsored by the InstituteContinue Reading

IRMO – Seven more students from Lexington-Richland School District Five have secured National Merit Scholarships, bringing pride to their community and schools. The students who received the college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards are: Brayden Berner (Chapin High) – Attending the University of Kentucky. Damien Dedmond (Chapin High) – Attending the UniversityContinue Reading

Dr. Akil Ross, Superintendent of Lexington/Richland School District Five, presented a now-and-then-styled presentation to the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo on May 17. Ross has served in his present position since February 2022. Ross first offered a comprehensive assessment of the district’s current status. From 2019 to 2023 District FiveContinue Reading

IRMO – Three dedicated educators from Lexington-Richland School District Five have been recognized for their outstanding commitment to financial literacy. Melanie Barker from Flexible Innovative Virtual Education, Tiffany Hutchinson from Spring Hill High, and Ghislane Nsangou from Irmo High have qualified to become South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teachers. TheyContinue Reading

Three students from School District Five recently graduated from the Building Occupational Opportunities in the Midlands (BOOM) program at Midlands Technical College. They were honored in a graduation ceremony on May 23. The graduates from School District Five are: Elliott Chappelle (Irmo High) Austin Covey (Chapin High) Hunter Hess (ChapinContinue Reading

A Lexington-Richland School District Five teacher and student have received honors from the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust (SCCH). Dr. Monica Hadwin was named the 2024 Holocaust Educator of Excellence by the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust during a surprise announcement at Chapin Intermediate School. Sixth-grade student SahasraContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five’s Instructional Technology Specialist Susan Aplin has been recognized as a “Champion of Equity – Technology Leadership” by the American Consortium for Equity in Education as part of their 2024 Excellence in Equity Awards. The awards were created in 2022 to acknowledge, spotlight, and celebrate high-impact workContinue Reading