Irmo High School students are receiving out of this world lessons in their Astronomy classes. Students are learning how to operate various telescopes. Recently they worked with the school’s refracting telescopes and later they learned to operate reflecting telescopes as well as Cassegrain telescopes.Continue Reading

Nursery Road Elementary-Arts Magnet fifth grader Karson Wise and teacher Adrienne Jennings have been recognized as the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce’s September Student and Teacher of the Month. “Karson exemplifies hard work, dedication and kindness. As a result of all of his hard work, he made tremendous academic gainsContinue Reading

James Johnson of Dutch Fork Elementary School (DFES) was recognized by the Lake Murray-Irmo Rotary as the September Student of the Month. DFES Principal Julius Scott said, “James looks to make everyday meaningful and is an outstanding student who looks to make a difference in his school and community.”Continue Reading

School District Five welcomed 17,385 students to our classrooms for another exciting schoolyear, and our hallways and playgrounds are filled with the laughter and youthful chatter that hasbeen interrupted since the pandemic altered schools in March 2020. The return of the familiarhas been a welcome comfort for our teachers, staff,Continue Reading

WACH-Fox Meteorologist Josh Knight stopped by Ballentine Elementary School to talk to fourth graders about the weather. And it turned out to be a perfect day to talk about cold fronts and humidity.Continue Reading

A recently completed audit found years of lax oversight, misspending, policy violations and potential abuses in Lexington-Richland School District 5. The report by national auditing firm Jaramillo Accounting Group cited instances of non-competitive procurement practices, unusual invoices, the overpaying of vendors and “red flags” for fraud. Trustees sought the auditContinue Reading

District Five Foundation’s annual Fall Gala fundraiser, called an ‘Evening for Education’, will be presented on Thursday, October 6 at the River Center at Saluda Shoals. The program includes food and drinks by Dupre Catering and entertainment provided by the Carolina Jazz Xperience. There will be many items on displayContinue Reading

September 19, 2022 – Special-Called Board Meeting The purpose of this audit is to ensure confidence and trust with the taxpayers of District Five.  Being accountable and transparent is vital to moving forward. School Board members are called trustees for a reason.  We have two major responsibilities, to hire theContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five has named Shana Catoe as the new coordinator of Student Nutrition. Catoe currently serves as the director of Student Nutrition for Chester County School District. “I am extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the School District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties staff,”Continue Reading

Twelve 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. The number ofContinue Reading