Piney Woods Elementary, Lexington-Richland School District Five’s 13th elementary school, revealed their mascot chosen by the community during the September 28 Board Meeting. Three options were available for the community to choose from: the Purple Martins, the Bears or the Ospreys. With just over 54 percent of the votes outContinue Reading

The Lexington-Richland District Five Teacher Forum group will host two D5 School Board Candidate Forums to provide an opportunity to the public to understand school board candidate positions on matters that would impact the safety, group and prosperity of their family and community.  “Teacher Forum is looking forward to servingContinue Reading

Seven students from Lexington-Richland School District Five have been announced as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. The 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. “I am proudContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Lexington-Richland District 5 students must get back into a regular 5-day school week. That was the message of a large group of protestors, mostly parents and students, who showed up at Monday’s board meeting. A group estimated at around 100 stood outside the building with protest signs andContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five held its annual First in Five Teacher Shower September 4 to welcome first-year educators to the district and shower them with supplies and support. This year’s shower was held as a drive-thru event, with principals and other staff cheering on the new educators. Now in itsContinue Reading

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Lexington County Public Library (LCPL) joins the American Library Association (ALA) and other libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students a library card is an important tool on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning. Through access to technology,Continue Reading

After an eight-month search, the founding board members of PACE Academy have found what they hope becomes their forever home. “The location of PACE sits perfectly in the city to serve the needs of all children who do not always have access to unique programs such as what PACE offers,”Continue Reading

District Five volunteer Catherine Huddle has announced her candidacy for the Irmo-Chapin school board, saying someone with financial expertise is badly needed on the board. Huddle, chief marketing officer for the national health technology company Sevocity, is running for one of two Lexington County seats on the board. “I’m runningContinue Reading

Paddling for Teachers is a fundraiser to help offset out of pocket expenses that District Five educators face each school year for needed supplies not covered by the district. Jondy and Ken Loveless are sponsoring the event and asking for donations with a goal of $5000. The event is toContinue Reading