Six teachers and three support staff members from Lexington-Richland School District Five received a surprise August 16, as a reward for not missing a day of work last school year. Through a donation from Horace Mann Insurance, the District Five Foundation provided four $500 awards and five $100 awards toContinue Reading

Healthy Learners has announced the hire of Melanie Alphin, who joins the team as a Program Manager for Healthy Learners Midlands. Within this role, Alphin will provide oversight and management of the Healthy Learners Midlands program, as well as serving as a liaison between the school nurses and health careContinue Reading

Members of Gilbert High School’s HOSA chapter debated their way to an international achievement this June. Competing at the HOSA International Leadership Conference, Madison H. Cooke, Harliann N. Hendrix, Harmony A. Hendrix and Brian S. Scircle finished in fourth place in the Biomedical Debate category. The annual competition draws futureContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five has named a new director of facilities operations for the district. Clay Cannon, a professional engineer, will take the role, beginning September 23. Prior to accepting a position in School District Five, Cannon served as vice president and partner of midlands-based engineering firm RB Todd &Continue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five is hosting an inaugural parenting conference, Strengthening Families, on September 14. The free conference is facilitated by School District Five social workers and family educators. The conference is open to all families in School District Five and will feature speakers, breakout sessions, lunch, giveaways and childContinue Reading

Affirming its longstanding commitment to providing quality higher education and support services to military veterans and their families, the Midlands Technical College (MTC) Commission signed an agreement designating MTC as a Purple Heart College. “The Commission strongly believes it is appropriate for the college to outwardly demonstrate our commitment toContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five issued Golden Passes to more than 300 residents during a two-day sign-up event in August. The permanent photo identification card for residents that are 60 years and older provides free admission into most athletic and cultural arts events in School District Five, excluding playoff games. DistrictContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five welcomed the community to its inaugural Back to School Bash August 19, handing out hundreds of school supplies, samples of pizza and chicken fingers and much more. “We continue to create firsts in School District Five and this is just another way to reach out toContinue Reading

Switching from vacation mode to a new school year calls for stocking up on healthy lunch and snack supplies. Meals and snacks should be nutritious and include: Grains, protein, vegetables, fruits, and optional low-fat or fat-free dairy. According to Tracey Campbell, outpatient dietitian nutritionist for Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands, theContinue Reading

Irmo High School International School for the Arts is now authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Career-related Progarmme (IBCP). The IB Career-related Programme Magnet is a partnership between Irmo High School and the Center for Advanced Technical Studies (The Center) and is an academically rigorous program that combines rigorous IBContinue Reading