Seventy-four Lexington-Richland School District Five students are participating in the Tri-District Arts Consortium (Tri-DAC). Tri-DAC is a 3-week summer program for middle school students talented and gifted in creative writing, dance, music, theatre, or the visual arts. Students are nominated by their parents or teachers to audition for the program.Continue Reading

I have served on this school board for over 15 years. During that time I have always worked for the benefit of all of our students and staff, as well as our taxpayers.                                                       Years ago I fought for rebuilding the old academic portion of Irmo High School. That shouldContinue Reading

Fourteen Lexington-Richland School District Five students have been awarded the prestigious South Carolina Teaching Fellowship. The 14 students who were selected will receive up to $24,000 in fellowship funds from the program while they complete a degree leading to initial teacher certification. The students include: Emma Carter (Chapin High, ClemsonContinue Reading

Three Lexington-Richland School District Five educators have qualified to become South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teachers. Launched in January 2020, this innovative program was designed to increase the number of teachers incorporating personal finance education into their classrooms across the K-12 spectrum. Elizabeth Magee (Project SEARCH), Bonnie Robinson (Irmo High),Continue Reading

Three Center for Advanced Technical Studies (The Center) students earned Level 1 High Power Rocket certification, and their mentor and teacher Dr. Martin Cwiakala earned his Level 2 certification in May during the National Association of Rocketry (NAR) National Sport Launch in Dalzell, SC. The National Sport Launch attracted attendees fromContinue Reading

by Sarah Ostergard It’s summer vacation. I know what you’re thinking — this is the perfect time to teach financial literacy.  No? Please keep reading anyway.   Parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents – we can have fun, keep the children occupied, and model financial literacy concepts through hands-on experiences this summer. FinancialContinue Reading

Veteran educator Linard McCloud has been named the new principal of Oak Pointe Elementary School. McCloud currently serves as assistant principal at Dutch Fork High School. McCloud replaces Kristie Smith who is transitioning to a new position at the District Office. “I am blessed to have the opportunity to serveContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five celebrated its seventh year of the student-initiative Project SEARCH, graduating students from the program during a June 1 ceremony at Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge. The four students graduating in the class of 2022 include: Aaron Ervin (Irmo High), Da’Marcus Hare (Irmo High), Kelsea Jackson (Dutch ForkContinue Reading