Leaphart Elementary is proud to announce that nine of its students are on their way to becoming published authors, thanks to the inspiring visit of author Stan Tucker and his writing program, Share Your Story. Author Stan Tucker, known for his book “Stan and The Man” and his YouTube Channel,Continue Reading

Hats off to the exceptional achievements of nine budding authors from Leaphart Elementary School (LES) STEAM Magnet! Thanks to the Share Your Story writing program facilitated by author Stan Tucker, these talented students have now become published authors. From October 2-6, Tucker’s program guided both students and teachers through theContinue Reading

Heather Reitenga, a Digital Integration Specialist in Lexington-Richland School District Five, has been chosen as the recipient of the prestigious 2023 Betty J. DeWitt Outstanding Educator Award from the South Carolina Farm Bureau. The accolade is in recognition of Reitenga’s exceptional efforts in integrating agricultural education programs into the schoolContinue Reading

Leaphart Elementary School STEAM Magnet in Lexington has been named as one of the fortunate recipients of the 2023-2024 Wildlife Connections from the Mountains to the Sea grant, a collaborative initiative by the South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) and Dominion Energy. This marks the second year of the program, specificallyContinue Reading

Leaphart Elementary hosted its annual Ladies Love Math event. They invited district leaders and other women from the community into the school to play math games with students. It was a way for the school to connect with the community and showcase all of the lessons that are being taughtContinue Reading

Leaphart Elementary School STEAM Magnet has installed a new hydroponics tower from Lettuce Grow on campus. Hydroponic gardening is water-based, growing plants and herbs without soil. The tower will serve as an instructional tool to engage students while learning about food production, nutrition education, and STEM explorations. “During the previous school year,Continue Reading

Camp Bookworm opened recently at Leaphart Elementary School. Students used flashlights to hunt down species in the twilight, fished for native species of fish in Lake Willabuff, got to interact with real camping gear like stoves, tents and loaded hiking backpacks, and explored the wildlife up close and personal withContinue Reading

Myan Wright of Leaphart Elementary was honored as the Student of the Month by the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo. He was chosen by his principal Courtney Sims because he exemplifies service above self and is an outstanding student in and out of the classroom.Continue Reading

An Earth Day tradition called “Green STEAM Day” continued at Leaphart Elementary STEAM Magnet School on April 22. Students in every grade level participated in several activities throughout the day including painting and planting flower pots, a puppet show and learning about the important role bees play on the environment.Continue Reading