Kayla Garrett, a kindergarten assistant at Piney Woods Elementary School in Lexington-Richland School District Five, has been honored with the 2023-2024 Alternative Pathways for Educator Certification (APEC) Professional Commitment Award. This prestigious award recognizes Garrett’s exceptional commitment to learning and professional growth within the APEC program. As the recipient ofContinue Reading

After a rigorous selection process, the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees has identified three outstanding candidates as finalists for the position of Superintendent-elect/Superintendent. From a pool of 12 applicants, Dr. Chris Ballenger, Mr. Keith Price, and Dr. Erin Slater have emerged as the top contenders. Chairwoman AnneContinue Reading

At the March 19 board meeting, the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees proudly announced the appointment of Clark Cooper as the district’s new Chief Operations and Student Services Officer. Cooper, currently serving as the district’s Executive Director of Student Services and Interim Executive Director of Operations, bringsContinue Reading

School District Five administrators and staff are dedicated to preparing students for success beyond high school. Through collaborative efforts across all four high schools in the district and the Center for Advanced Technical Studies (The Center), students have access to internships and work-based learning opportunities to gain valuable hands-on experience.Continue Reading

By Sarah Ostergaard Schools earn Report Card scores of Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, or Unsatisfactory but what do they mean? The basis for the SC School Report Card is the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which requires states to provide transparency in how well schools serve students’ academic needs.Continue Reading

In a significant milestone for education and community partnership, Voorhees University and Midlands Technical College celebrated the grand opening of the Voorhees University Education Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Located at 423 College Street in Batesburg-Leesville, SC, the center is established as the Center of Excellence for Educator Preparation andContinue Reading

School District Five has announced its science fair winners. The events were held at Dutch Fork High School. The Elementary, Intermediate, and Middle School Science Fair took place February 10, and the High School Science and Engineering Fair took place February 24. The District Elementary, Intermediate, and Middle School ScienceContinue Reading