The health and safety of our students and staff remain School District Five’s first priority. Chapin Elementary School is currently experiencing a high number of students and staff impacted by COVID-19 isolation and quarantine. As a result, Chapin Elementary School will temporarily shift all students from in-person instruction to virtualContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five launched the first-ever 1st Jobs Initiative with a recruitment fair last month at Irmo High School International School for the Arts. The 1st Jobs Initiative is a unique way to help the district with the nationwide labor shortage as well as help students. The district isContinue Reading

By Al Dozier It was no surprise. Akil Ross who has served Lexington-Richland District 5 as “interim” superintendent since July of last year, was officially chosen as the permanent superintendent during Monday’s school board meeting. Ross was considered the front-runner for a job trustees considered offering him without competitive interviews.Continue Reading

Dutch Fork High School’s #SamsungSolve team has been selected as a 2021-2022 State Winner in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Dutch Fork High School is one of three teams statewide to earn this prestigious honor. Team members include Robert Faison, Wyatt Johnston, James Maner, Emma Meihofer, and Julia Sullivan.Continue Reading

School District Five physical education teacher, Amber Hege, has been elected as the Vice President-Elect of Physical Education on the 2021-2022 South Carolina Association of Physical Education and Sports (SCAPES) board. “I am honored to represent Middle-Level Physical Education and all students through SCAPES,” Hege said. “I look forward toContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five will hold their second Magnet Fair on Thursday, January 6 giving families in the district an opportunity to explore offerings at several of its schools. More than a hundred people attended the first Magnet Fair of the year last month. The event is scheduled to takeContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five educator Ali Hendrick was recognized with an AP Human Geography Distinguished Teaching Award by the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE). The AP Human Geography Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes excellence in geography teaching for the AP Human Geography course and is given out annually. NCGE recognizesContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five will hold its 2022 Teacher Recruitment Event on January 8 to give educators seeking employment in the district an opportunity to talk one-on-one with administrators.  The virtual recruitment event will provide live video chat features for candidates, live chat rooms with current teachers in the districtContinue Reading

Mckenzie Grace Smith is an active energetic student a 3rd grader in the Escolares Academy at Harbison West Elementary. She is pictured here with a trophy she earned with her soccer team, the ICRC Cosmos Soccer Team. They went undefeated this year. Mckenzie is extremely active and helped Irmo TownContinue Reading