James Johnson of Dutch Fork Elementary School (DFES) was recognized by the Lake Murray-Irmo Rotary as the September Student of the Month. DFES Principal Julius Scott said, “James looks to make everyday meaningful and is an outstanding student who looks to make a difference in his school and community.”Continue Reading

School District Five welcomed 17,385 students to our classrooms for another exciting schoolyear, and our hallways and playgrounds are filled with the laughter and youthful chatter that hasbeen interrupted since the pandemic altered schools in March 2020. The return of the familiarhas been a welcome comfort for our teachers, staff,Continue Reading

The Lexington District One Educational Foundation recently awarded eight Michelin Golden Apple Teacher Grant Awards to deserving recipients in Lexington County School District One. Fall Grant awards totaled $2,000 and will positively impact 2,338 students in six schools in the district. Congratulations to all of the Educational Foundation’s fall MichelinContinue Reading

WACH-Fox Meteorologist Josh Knight stopped by Ballentine Elementary School to talk to fourth graders about the weather. And it turned out to be a perfect day to talk about cold fronts and humidity.Continue Reading

A recently completed audit found years of lax oversight, misspending, policy violations and potential abuses in Lexington-Richland School District 5. The report by national auditing firm Jaramillo Accounting Group cited instances of non-competitive procurement practices, unusual invoices, the overpaying of vendors and “red flags” for fraud. Trustees sought the auditContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five’s Student Nutrition department is continuing to ensure no child goes hungry by offering a “supper program” to students within the district. The program is made possible through the district’s partnership with the Department of Social Services (DSS). The program will begin on October 1 and willContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five has named Shana Catoe as the new coordinator of Student Nutrition. Catoe currently serves as the director of Student Nutrition for Chester County School District. “I am extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the School District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties staff,”Continue Reading

Twelve students from Lexington-Richland School District Five have been announced as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. These academically talented high school students from School District Five are represented in the nationwide pool of semifinalists which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. The number ofContinue Reading