The health and safety of our students and staff remain School District Five’s first priority. Chapin Elementary School is currently experiencing a high number of students and staff impacted by COVID-19 isolation and quarantine. As a result, Chapin Elementary School will temporarily shift all students from in-person instruction to virtualContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five launched the first-ever 1st Jobs Initiative with a recruitment fair last month at Irmo High School International School for the Arts. The 1st Jobs Initiative is a unique way to help the district with the nationwide labor shortage as well as help students. The district isContinue Reading

By Al Dozier It was no surprise. Akil Ross who has served Lexington-Richland District 5 as “interim” superintendent since July of last year, was officially chosen as the permanent superintendent during Monday’s school board meeting. Ross was considered the front-runner for a job trustees considered offering him without competitive interviews.Continue Reading

Dutch Fork High School’s #SamsungSolve team has been selected as a 2021-2022 State Winner in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Dutch Fork High School is one of three teams statewide to earn this prestigious honor. Team members include Robert Faison, Wyatt Johnston, James Maner, Emma Meihofer, and Julia Sullivan.Continue Reading

White Knoll High School Principal Edward (Ted) L. Daughtrey announces his retirement at the end of the 2021–22 school year, after 42 years in education. Daughtrey joined Lexington County School District One in 2016 when hired to lead WKHS. Of his career and retirement, Superintendent Dr. Greg Little said, “TedContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five’s second Magnet Fair of the school year will now be held virtually out of an abundance of caution in response to the rise in COVID-19 numbers. The free event will be held Thursday, January 6 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm, giving families an opportunity toContinue Reading

It is now easier for students to transfer from Midlands Technical College to the University of South Carolina. The two schools have announced new direct transfer tracks that align MTC courses with the first two years of courses in designated programs at UofSC. This allows students to earn an associateContinue Reading

School District Five physical education teacher, Amber Hege, has been elected as the Vice President-Elect of Physical Education on the 2021-2022 South Carolina Association of Physical Education and Sports (SCAPES) board. “I am honored to represent Middle-Level Physical Education and all students through SCAPES,” Hege said. “I look forward toContinue Reading

One student from Lexington-Richland School District Five was one of 11 middle and high school students this year to be named a Carolina Master Scholar Ava Grant from Spring Hill High School was part of the 18th graduating class earning the designation Carolina Master Scholar for her successful completion ofContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five will hold their second Magnet Fair on Thursday, January 6 giving families in the district an opportunity to explore offerings at several of its schools. More than a hundred people attended the first Magnet Fair of the year last month. The event is scheduled to takeContinue Reading

Isaac Archer Case, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Roger Case of Irmo, South Carolina, was awarded a Master of Engineering from the University of South Carolina on Monday, December 15, 2021. Case’ degree is in Biomedical Engineering. Case graduates with a 3.95 gpa.Continue Reading