By CT McDonald With the lacrosse playoffs recently completed, other spring sports teams now take their turn at the post-season competition. Because of the abbreviated playoffs this year, only the two top teams from each region qualify for the playoffs in much of the spring sports competition, and there are
By Al Dozier Students in Lexington-Richland District 5 will no longer be required to wear face masks in school. In response to increasing pressure from parents throughout the district, the board voted to drop the mask requirement beginning May 10. Students will still have the option to wear masks if
Davida Price, Coordinator of Youth and Family Services (4K), has been awarded the Rhonda Corley Friend of Children award by the South Carolina Early Childhood Association (SCECA). “To be recognized out of the many people that are so deserving of this award really means a lot to me,” Price said.
Lexington-Richland School District Five students have won awards in the annual SC Economics Challenge. The SC Economics Challenge is a state-wide competition open to high school students in grades 9-12. There are two divisions, Adam Smith for AP/IB students, and David Ricardo for on-level Economics students. School District Five students
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.
Lexington-Richland School District Five has named finalists for its 2021-2022 District Teacher of the Year award. The finalists are: Leslie Jones, a Seven Oaks Elementary MEDIA Magnet School 3rd grade teacher; Jennifer Metts, an Oak Pointe Elementary school counselor; and Lori Powers, a Chapin Middle School digital integration specialist. Jones
Dozens of students from Lexington-Richland School District Five competed in this year’s University of South Carolina (UofSC) Regional Science Fair held virtually March 26. “I am so impressed with the high level of participation and the accomplishments of students in our district,” School District Five Coordinator of Science, Health and
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) released the names of the first group of winners in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program and one Lexington-Richland School District Five student is a winner of a corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship. Seungwook Won (Dutch Fork High) was named a winner of a
Seven teachers in District 5 schools received grants for their instructional projects thanks to Ken and Jondy Loveless who sponsored the Paddling for Teachers canoe event in October 2020. This was a fundraiser for the District 5 Foundation to support innovative teaching in District 5 classrooms. Paddling for Teachers provided
A Lexington-Richland School District Five teacher has been selected as the Lexington Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8738 Teacher of the Year. Dutch Fork High School teacher Kelly Eckstrom was nominated for the prestigious award by her peers for promoting citizenship education in her classroom and school. The group
A Lexington-Richland School District Five veteran educator has been named the President-Elect of the South Carolina Music Educators Association (SCMEA). Colleen Marcou is the orchestra director at Irmo High School International School for the Arts and the district orchestra coordinator, with a 24 year career in School District Five. She