Lexington Richland School District Five approved two potential rezoning plans to be implemented in Fall 2026.  The rezoning options are based on the potential outcomes of the zero-tax rate increase bond referendum on the November ballot. Why approve two plans? Our district is attempting to address three (3) objectives: (1)Continue Reading

IRMO, SC – Lexington-Richland School District Five is delighted to announce the continuation of its Golden Passes program for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. This initiative invites senior citizens to become more involved in district-sponsored events and activities, fostering community engagement and support for the school district. Golden Pass ProgramContinue Reading

Irmo High School International School for the Arts would like to recognize sophomore, Lauren Rice, for representing Irmo at the 2024 SC HOBY Leadership Seminar held at Presbyterian College from May 25-27. Lauren is the daughter of Jennifer Geter Rice and Travis Rice. While the national program attracts more thanContinue Reading

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