2024 Dutch Fork High School graduate William Tryon has been accepted to study abroad in Germany. Tryon completed four years of German classes at Dutch Fork High School. He has been accepted into the Berlin Summer Semester, which is a partnership between German and American universities, sponsored by the InstituteContinue Reading

Dr. Akil Ross, Superintendent of Lexington/Richland School District Five, presented a now-and-then-styled presentation to the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo on May 17. Ross has served in his present position since February 2022. Ross first offered a comprehensive assessment of the district’s current status. From 2019 to 2023 District FiveContinue Reading

IRMO – Three dedicated educators from Lexington-Richland School District Five have been recognized for their outstanding commitment to financial literacy. Melanie Barker from Flexible Innovative Virtual Education, Tiffany Hutchinson from Spring Hill High, and Ghislane Nsangou from Irmo High have qualified to become South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teachers. TheyContinue Reading

Three students from School District Five recently graduated from the Building Occupational Opportunities in the Midlands (BOOM) program at Midlands Technical College. They were honored in a graduation ceremony on May 23. The graduates from School District Five are: Elliott Chappelle (Irmo High) Austin Covey (Chapin High) Hunter Hess (ChapinContinue Reading

A Lexington-Richland School District Five teacher and student have received honors from the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust (SCCH). Dr. Monica Hadwin was named the 2024 Holocaust Educator of Excellence by the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust during a surprise announcement at Chapin Intermediate School. Sixth-grade student SahasraContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five’s Instructional Technology Specialist Susan Aplin has been recognized as a “Champion of Equity – Technology Leadership” by the American Consortium for Equity in Education as part of their 2024 Excellence in Equity Awards. The awards were created in 2022 to acknowledge, spotlight, and celebrate high-impact workContinue Reading

School District Five band, choir and orchestra students recently participated in Concert Performance Assessments during the month of March. Students brought home numerous top honors. The South Carolina Concert Performance Assessment is designed for middle and high school orchestral ensembles – both string and full. The assessments allow students andContinue Reading

Dutch Fork High School senior Andy Yang has been awarded two scholarships. He has been named a Coca-Cola Scholar and will receive a $20,000 college scholarship and join a family of more than 6,900 alumni who are leading positive change in their communities and around the world. He is oneContinue Reading

School District Five’s Director of Human Resources, Dr. Reggie Wicker, has been honored as the top district-level administrator in the state by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA). The prestigious 2025 SCASA District Level Administrator of the Year award was presented to Dr. Wicker in a surprise announcementContinue Reading

Irmo High School represented the state at the 30th Annual LifeSmarts National Consumer Challenge, held in San Diego, California April 18- 21. Irmo High’s team was one of 47 teams selected nationwide. One of the team’s standout moments was the recognition they received for an anti-counterfeiting poster created by theirContinue Reading