Lexington-Richland School District Five will hold the first of two district Magnet Fairs on Thursday, November 11, 2021 giving families in the district an opportunity to explore offerings at several of its schools. The in-person event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Irmo High School. ItContinue Reading

Harbison West Elementary School’s Joanna Neal and 5th grader Laken Williams have been named the Irmo Chamber of Commerce’s September Teacher and Student of the Month. “Joanna Neal is our Teacher of the Year because she goes above and beyond her duties,” Principal Randy Norman said. “Mrs. Neal has been teachingContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five has named the winners for the 2020-2021 volunteer awards. Eighteen awards were given out in five categories and plaques were presented to the winners in the schools instead of the usual district presentation ceremony because of COVID-19 restrictions. Volunteer award winners included: Laura Church, Leaphart ElementaryContinue Reading

Dutch Fork Elementary School Academy of Environmental Sciences 5th grader, Corin Martin was honored as The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo’s “Service above Self” Student of the Month. “Corin is a student who is all about inclusivity and making sure that everyone he comes in contact with feels safe andContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five celebrated the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 12 for the district’s newest elementary school Piney Woods Elementary. Piney Woods Elementary opened its doors to students on August 18 and welcomed more than 400 students. School District Five commissioned Quackenbush Architects to design the district’sContinue Reading

The SC Commission on Higher Education (CHE) and The College Board awarded Dutch Fork High School (DFHS) for outstanding effort to help students access college. The College Access Champion School award recognizes DFHS’s remarkable performance in College Board’s Opportunity Scholarships (CBOS) program, which walks students through the steps of theContinue Reading

Sixteen students from Lexington-Richland School District Five have been announced as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. These academically talented high school students from School District Five are represented in the nationwide pool of semifinalists which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. School District FiveContinue Reading

The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) has released school, district, and state report cards reflective of the 2020-2021 school year. The 2021 report cards include results from state assessments administered in Spring 2021, the first administration of state assessments during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The state assessment results reflected onContinue Reading

By Sarah Ostergaard Make an impact with your time In August, we introduced the idea that our schools need you. Like democracy, education is a participatory exercise and each of us has a role to play in our local school system. The idea of time, talent, treasure, and voice willContinue Reading