By Sarah Ostergaard Schools earn Report Card scores of Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, or Unsatisfactory but what do they mean? The basis for the SC School Report Card is the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which requires states to provide transparency in how well schools serve students’ academic needs.Continue Reading

In a significant milestone for education and community partnership, Voorhees University and Midlands Technical College celebrated the grand opening of the Voorhees University Education Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Located at 423 College Street in Batesburg-Leesville, SC, the center is established as the Center of Excellence for Educator Preparation andContinue Reading

The D5 Foundation received a substantial contribution from Chapin Elementary School. The Chapin Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) demonstrated their commitment to community well-being by generously donating 10% of the proceeds from their annual Boosterthon Fun Run. The donation exceeded $4,800 and is earmarked to support the D5 Foundation’s SnackContinue Reading

School District Five has announced its science fair winners. The events were held at Dutch Fork High School. The Elementary, Intermediate, and Middle School Science Fair took place February 10, and the High School Science and Engineering Fair took place February 24. The District Elementary, Intermediate, and Middle School ScienceContinue Reading

The Center of Excellence for Educator Preparation and Innovation (EPI Center) at Voorhees University is organizing a Spring Professional Development Conference for educators. The conference is scheduled for Wednesday, May 29, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Conference Center, located at 2100 Bush River Road, Columbia. Conference Theme: The theme forContinue Reading

A groundbreaking ceremony was conducted for the new wing addition to Irmo High School on March 8. Dr. Kaaren Hampton, the school’s principal, extended a warm welcome to the attendees, including past Lex/Rich District Five board members, politicians, teachers, and students. The groundbreaking was performed by Board Chair Rebecca BlackburnContinue Reading

Mary Alice Laubach, the Placement Chair at Dutch Fork Middle School in Lexington-Richland School District Five, has been honored with the Principal of the Year award for South Carolina by the South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children (SCCEC) for 2024. Despite not being a principal, individuals serving as the SpecialContinue Reading

The 5th graders at Nursery Road Elementary School-Arts Magnet (NRES-AM), in preparation for the Creating Original Opera project, participated in two field trips. February 1, they took part in a Field Experience to the SC State Museum and Planetarium where they explored the various floors of the building as wellContinue Reading

A group of talented students from Lexington-Richland School District Five showcased their musical skills at the Region 2 Band clinic held on February 23-24 at Lexington High School. The event featured students from various schools within the district, including Chapin High, Chapin Middle, Dutch Fork High, Dutch Fork Middle, IrmoContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five organized its second annual First Jobs Signing Day on February 29, 2024. The First Jobs Initiative is a unique effort by the district to address the nationwide labor shortage while providing valuable work opportunities for students. Seventeen students were hired to fill roles in various departments,Continue Reading

The Irmo Chamber of Commerce recently honored Sara Crawford and Precious Bross as the Teacher and Student of the Month, respectively, for their outstanding contributions to Irmo High School. Sara Crawford, affectionately known as Bear, is a special education teacher at Irmo High School and currently holds the title ofContinue Reading