Summer acting camp returns to Irmo High

Irmo High School International School for the Arts theater manager Lauren Sherr knew she had to do something. Growing up in Lexington-Richland School District Five, Sherr had the opportunity to attend a summer acting camp [...]

By |June 25th, 2017|Categories: Entertainment, School News|0 Comments

Student first female to pass Fire Academy test

Dutch Fork High School rising junior Hannah Leydig became the first female student in Lexington-Richland School District Five to pass the Fire Academy “Firefighters I” test at the Center for Advanced Technical Studies (The Center). [...]

By |June 25th, 2017|Categories: Public Safety, School News|0 Comments

Nine local students named National Merit Scholarship winners

Nine students from Lexington-Richland School District Five have been announced as winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. All four high schools from District Five are represented. These students include: Adam [...]

By |June 25th, 2017|Categories: School News|0 Comments

School districts tasked with protecting student data

As the school year winds down across the state, school districts will be collecting thousands of student devices which could create potential security risks. These devices include iPads, Chromebooks and other handheld portable computers. “A [...]

By |June 18th, 2017|Categories: School News|0 Comments

District Five celebrates Project SEARCH graduates

Lexington-Richland School District Five held its graduation for Project SEARCH students May 30 at Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge. In August 2016, the district partnered with the Arc of the Midlands, Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge and [...]

By |June 18th, 2017|Categories: School News|0 Comments

Citizens say school board ignoring public concerns

By Al Dozier   The District 5 School Board Monday continued to face a barrage of complaints about locating a new elementary school on Amick’s Ferry Road as the panel approaches a vote on the issue, possibly [...]

By |June 16th, 2017|Categories: School News|0 Comments

District Five to offer summer food service program

Lexington-Richland School District Five will offer its Summer Food Service Program again this year. Last summer, District Five served over 51,000 meals. These meals typically are provided to families who struggle to provide balanced meals [...]

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

Rotary awards annual scholarship

Irmo High School Student Hayden Spencer has earned a scholarship from the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo Every year the club honors a student from District 5 with a scholarship for college. Spencer is not [...]

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

Couch to pass the torch

Career and technology education is in Dr. Bob Couch’s DNA. It is what drives him each day. Growing up in the upstate area of South Carolina, Couch saw the value his parents placed on working [...]

By |June 5th, 2017|Categories: School News|0 Comments

First Lady visits to Dutch Fork Elementary

Dutch Fork Elementary School received a visit from the First Lady of South Carolina May 23. Peggy McMaster spent her morning reading to kindergarten students. “What a thrill to see a magnet school in action. [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|Categories: School News|0 Comments