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 ifContinue Reading

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.Continue Reading

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 studentsContinue 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

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 andContinue Reading

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 aContinue Reading

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 providedContinue Reading