By Sarah Ostergaard It is inevitable that questions, concerns, problems crop up and schools are no exception. Where should one go for answers? The next few articles in a series will turn to our layers of government, exploring which entities do what and whom to contact with an education concern.Continue Reading

On the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington, the South Carolina Department of Education is holding a student writing contest highlighting the importance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and encouraging high school students to put their own dreams for the future into words. TheContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five’s Coordinator of Youth and Family Services, Davida Price, has been selected to participate in two leadership institutes. Price has been selected to participate in the Fred Sheheen Non-profit Leadership Institute and SC Education Policy Fellows Program. “It is truly an honor to be recognized by theContinue Reading

Chapin High School seniors began the year with the Annual Senior Pledge Assembly. During this assembly, seniors pledge to work hard, make good choices, and earn their diplomas at the end of the school year. The Senior Pledge Assembly is a Chapin High tradition that allows seniors the chance toContinue Reading

In an exciting development that promises to make a significant splash in the Irmo community, Oak Pointe Elementary School has proudly announced its partnership withthe Northwest YMCA to provide free swim lessons to its students through a PoolCorp-funded grant. This innovative collaboration aims not only to teach essential water safetyContinue Reading

Spring Hill High School Career Pathways Magnet has received national recertification by Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. Spring Hill High School Career Pathways Magnet has achieved recertification and has been recognized as a Demonstration School. Nationally certified magnet schools provide high-quality, innovativeContinue Reading

The story of the Maasai warrior’s greeting may provide the solution to the problems ailing our public schools. The Masai tribe lives in Kenya and Northern Tanzania and have a unique greeting among its lion hunting warriors. These brave warriors greet each other by asking “Kasserian Ingera” which means “andContinue Reading

On August 21, The School District Five Board of Trustees honored the Irmo Little League Seniors All-Star Team for a great season and representing the Southeast Region at the national tournament. The School District Five Board of Trustees also honored the District’s Finance department for earning 2 awards from theContinue Reading