School District Five transportation supervisor, Rhonda Watson, has received the Continuing Education award by the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT). The award, sponsored by Thomas Built Buses, was created to help further the education of a NAPT member in the field of public school transportation. “It was an honorContinue Reading

Students from School District Five were selected for the SC American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Honor Choir that was held on October 11 – 12 at Charleston Southern University (CSU). Students auditioned and were selected for the choir last spring. There were two choirs for high school students and thereContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The District 5 School Board Monday re-elected the same officers for another term, but it was a divided vote. Robert Gantt, nominated by board member Ed White, will continue to serve as chairman. Beth Hutchison will serve as vice-chair and Michael Cates as secretary. But alternative candidatesContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five received a Technology Innovative Programs (TIPs) Award from the South Carolina Association for Educational Technology (SCAET).   The district’s Making (Healthy) Connections through Reading, Writing and Technology program at Chapin High School will be honored during the South Carolina Association for Educational Technology 2019 Award Ceremony andContinue Reading

School District Five health science teacher, Karen Edwards, has been selected as the 2019 South Carolina Health Science Outstanding Teacher of the Year by South Carolina Health Educators, a division of the South Carolina Association of Career and Technical Education. The award is given annually to recognize teachers that areContinue Reading

A Lexington-Richland School District Five high school has been recognized as having one of the best STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs in the country. Dutch Fork High School was named #25 in the list of the top 5,000 STEM high schools for 2020, honoring excellence in science, technology,Continue Reading

District Five has become the first school district in the Midlands and one of the first in South Carolina to offer school telepsychiatry (telepsych). Telepsychiatry – virtual psychiatry visits over video – will help reduce travel time and avoid missed psychiatry appointments for students, school officials say. Through a partnershipContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five will hold the first of two Magnet Fairs November 7 giving families in the district an opportunity to explore offerings at several of its schools.  The event at the Center for Advanced Technical Studies from 5:30 pm to 7 pm will feature a variety of programs,Continue Reading

By Al Dozier The District 5 School Board Monday approved a $76,000 contract for consulting services on future redistricting plans as the district copes with changing population growth and a new elementary school. The contract with Milone & MacBroom, a civil engineering and landscape architect firm that has provided similarContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The District 5 School Board Monday approved an early site construction package contract totaling $3,656,800 for a new elementary school on Amick’s Ferry Road in Chapin. The site work is a major first step in the construction of the new, two-story school, expected to provide classroom spaceContinue Reading

River Springs Elementary physical education teacher, Ben Landers, has been selected as the 2019 South Carolina Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the South Carolina Association for Physical Education and Sport (SCAPES). The award is given annually to a teacher who shows a passion for teaching physical education.Continue Reading