By Al Dozier Will interim Superintendent Akil Ross eventually become the permanent leader of the Lexington-Richland District 5? It’s a question many are raising as the school board begins a search for a new leader.Asked by the Irmo News if he would take the permanent post, Ross said: “I wouldContinue Reading

Open Letter As Chair of the Lexington/Richland District 5 School Board, I want to assure our community that District 5 is moving forward. We will be concentrating on the well-being of all our students. We will seek, and encourage, teacher input as we set our goals and vision for theContinue Reading

Thanks to a donation from American Floral to the District 5 Foundation, Kendall Smith received a grant for her biomedical research project, Magnetic IVC Filter Retrieval System. Kendall, a Spring Hill High School student took her Biomedical classes at the District 5 Center for Advanced Technical Studies. Julie Krusen wasContinue Reading

Two Dutch Fork High School students in the German language program have been selected as international exchange students to Germany. Li Ward, a student in the AP German class, is a 2021 graduate of Dutch Fork High School and has been selected to participate in the American Scandinavian Student Exchange.Continue Reading

South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis has recognized the second cohort of 27 educators who have qualified to become South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teachers. Launched in January 2020, the program was designed to increase the number of teachers incorporating personal finance education into their classrooms across the K-12 spectrum. “WeContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five’s 2021 graduates earned more than $217 million in scholarships this school year. The awards for students from Chapin High, Dutch Fork High, Irmo High and Spring Hill High schools include both academic and athletic scholarships. More than 1,200 School District Five students were graduated during ceremoniesContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Former school board member Ed White was censured by his colleagues on the Lexington Richland District Five School Board at Monday’s board meeting. The school board voted 4-2 to censure White for allegedly violating district policy by making public statements relating to executive session discussions In hisContinue Reading

The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) has changed the name of its Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to “Summer Break Café.” The program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides free meals for youth and teens 18 and under during the summer months, June to August.Continue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five has been recognized as a National Board Accomplished District by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, a national nonprofit organization that certifies teachers based on a rigorous set of evaluations and standards. The National Board Accomplished District program was unveiled in 2019 and included 81Continue Reading

By Al Dozier The Lexington-Richland District Five school board Tuesday named Dr. Akil Ross interim superintendent as controversy continued to swirl around the sudden departure of former Superintendent Christina Melton. Ross is a former Chapin High School Principal who was named National Principal of the Year in 2018. He servedContinue Reading

Students in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme at Irmo High School International School for the Arts participated in a week of learning that put students in the teaching position. A group of four IB seniors put together the event called Student Taught Exploratory Week (STEW) which took place June 2-JuneContinue Reading