The Dutch Fork Middle School Dazzlers Dance Team give back to the community monthly with different projects such as donations to Sharing Gods Love, Adopt a Family, Harvest Hope Food Bank, and District 5 Snack Pack Program. When not dancing & volunteering, the girls are very active in their schoolContinue Reading

Readers of The State newspaper have voted Lexington District One the Best Public School District for the fourth year running. The district also received the award in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The State’s annual “best of” contest allows local residents to vote on their favorite restaurants, services, schools and more.Continue Reading

By Al Dozier   The District 5 School Board Monday moved forward with a construction contract for a new elementary school on Amicks Ferry Road, but not without opposition from board members Jan Hammond and Ken Loveless. Hammond sought to delay the project until the district could reconsider the useContinue Reading

Lexington Two is one of three South Carolina school districts and 373 across the United States and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll. Districts included on the 9th Annual Honor Roll had to increase the number of students participatingContinue Reading

The South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) has named two school leaders from Lexington-Richland School District Five as 2019 award winners. Anna Miller, principal of Chapin Middle School, is the 2019 South Carolina Middle Level Principal the Year, and Dr. Michael Lofton, principal of Spring Hill High School, isContinue Reading

For the first time since 2014, schools received ratings on new and different state-issued school report cards. As expected with any new system, it is a “work in progress.” For instance, significant problems with several calculations caused the state to delay the release of the school report cards from NovemberContinue Reading

The Center for Advanced Technical Studies partnered with the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission to create a new display for the annual Holiday Lights on the River event at Saluda Shoals Park. Students from three different programs at The Center collaborated to bring the project to life. The students were commissionedContinue Reading

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is now accepting applications for its residential and virtual programs. Online applications are available at www.scgssm.org. GSSM is South Carolina’s only two-year, public, residential high school dedicated to the advanced study of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. GSSM also offersContinue Reading

During its November 13 meeting, the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees voted to forgive two of the five school days students and staff missed due to severe weather in this academic year. Students missed four school days September 11 – 14 by order of Governor Henry McMasterContinue Reading

The National League of Cities (NLC) named Councilwoman Kathy Maness Second Vice President November 9 at the annual City Summit in Los Angeles, California. All officers are selected by a 15-member nominating committee and are elected by NLC’s membership. Maness will serve a one-year term. Maness was elected to LexingtonContinue Reading

Spring Hill High School has been selected one of the top 100 public high schools in the country by a new national ranking system. The school ranks number 70 out of 100 and is one of two schools in South Carolina on the list by online rating site TheBestSchools.org. SpringContinue Reading