District Five teacher selected for award

Seven Oaks Elementary School fifth grade teacher Kimberly Flowers has been selected for the Columbia Area Reading Council (CARC) Distinguished Reading Teacher Award for the 2017-2018 school year. This marks the third consecutive year a [...]

By |January 27th, 2018|Categories: Announcements, Education|0 Comments

District 5 coping with teacher shortage

By Al Dozier   The teacher shortage keeps getting worse statewide but Lexington-Richland School District 5 is continuing to keep abreast, according to district officials. Statewide, approximately 6,700 teachers left their positions by the end [...]

By |January 25th, 2018|Categories: Education|0 Comments

Enrollment freeze approved for Lake Murray Elementary

By Al Dozier   The District 5 School Board Monday approved a new policy imposing an enrollment freeze on Lake Murray Elementary School to control the fast-growing student population. The freeze will not affect students [...]

By |January 18th, 2018|Categories: School News|0 Comments

Hundreds attend school Magnet Fair

More than 270 parents, students and community members attended Lexington-Richland School District Five's Magnet Fair January 4. The event at the Center for Advanced Technical Studies featured interactive booths where visitors talked with staff and students one-on-one and [...]

By |January 18th, 2018|Categories: School News|0 Comments

Parenting services grow young minds

Parents of children who are not yet enrolled in school have a unique opportunity in Lexington-Richland School District Five. One component offered by Ready by Five Parenting and Family Literacy Services is Ready by Five [...]

By |November 24th, 2017|Categories: School News|0 Comments

Dazzlers Snack Pack

The Dutch fork Middle School Dazzlers were working the SNACK PACK food drive recently at the Walmart in Ballentine. All the items were moved to Ameris Bank on Lake Murray Boulevard, bringing the total so [...]

By |November 7th, 2017|Categories: School News|0 Comments

Pleasant Hill honors teacher with outdoor classroom

In memory of a former teacher, Pleasant Hill Elementary opened a new learning space this year that has students and teachers enjoying the great outdoors. PHES Fifth-Grade Teacher John Wukits lost his battle with cancer [...]

By |November 7th, 2017|Categories: School News|0 Comments

Lexington High cadet claim national success 

Lexington High School’s Zachary W. Kearney earned national recognition for both an outstanding record in the classroom and as a cadet in uniform. A junior, Kearney holds the rank of Cadet Senior Airman in LHS’s [...]

By |November 7th, 2017|Categories: Announcements|0 Comments

Former Gamecocks promote literacy at Gilbert Middle

Former Gamecock football players Langston Moore and Preston Thorne proved they are not “just a chicken” during a visit to Gilbert Middle School. Motivating the middle schoolers to enjoy reading, the authors stopped by GMS [...]

By |November 6th, 2017|Categories: School News|0 Comments

Author shares with students via Skype

Students at Oak Grove Elementary connected with one of their favorite authors this month using Skype. K. E. Rocha, author of the “Secrets of Bearhaven” series, visited the school virtually to talk with third-grade students. [...]

By |November 6th, 2017|Categories: School News|0 Comments