By Sarah Ostergaard “Must be nice to have all summer off.”  “Must be nice to get all those paid holidays.” “Must be nice to be done with work by 2:30 (or 3:40 for high schools) every day.” I am writing this article after presenting at the SC Education and BusinessContinue Reading

By Sarah Ostergaard Oh yay, it’s summer vacation. But oh my, I’m tired already. Looking for engaging ways to keep the kiddos occupied, experiencing new things, and off the electronics as a default? Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, big sibling, or sitter, even if you work full time, our childrenContinue Reading

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

By Sarah Ostergaard In 2013, 2017, and 2023, LexRich5 Schools received Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE). According to the MSAP website, the purpose of an MSAP grant is to “assist in the desegregation of schools servedContinue Reading

By Sarah Ostergaard For so many reasons, December is a time of reflection and celebration. As 2023 comes to a close, let us pause and thank school faculty, staff, and administration who love and grow our community’s children. Our schools are community hubs, collaborating with families in support of studentContinue Reading