By Al Dozier Students in Lexington-Richland District 5 will no longer be required to wear face masks in school. In response to increasing pressure from parents throughout the district, the board voted to drop the mask requirement beginning May 10. Students will still have the option to wear masks ifContinue Reading

An Earth Day tradition called “Green STEAM Day” continued at Leaphart Elementary STEAM Magnet School on April 22. Students in every grade level participated in several activities throughout the day including painting and planting flower pots, a puppet show and learning about the important role bees play on the environment.Continue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five has named finalists for its 2021-2022 District Teacher of the Year award. The finalists are: Leslie Jones, a Seven Oaks Elementary MEDIA Magnet School 3rd grade teacher; Jennifer Metts, an Oak Pointe Elementary school counselor; and Lori Powers, a Chapin Middle School digital integration specialist. JonesContinue Reading

Dozens of students from Lexington-Richland School District Five competed in this year’s University of South Carolina (UofSC) Regional Science Fair held virtually March 26. “I am so impressed with the high level of participation and the accomplishments of students in our district,” School District Five Coordinator of Science, Health andContinue Reading

Seven teachers in District 5 schools received grants for their instructional projects thanks to Ken and Jondy Loveless who sponsored the Paddling for Teachers canoe event in October 2020. This was a fundraiser for the District 5 Foundation to support innovative teaching in District 5 classrooms. Paddling for Teachers providedContinue Reading

A Lexington-Richland School District Five veteran educator has been named the President-Elect of the South Carolina Music Educators Association (SCMEA). Colleen Marcou is the orchestra director at Irmo High School International School for the Arts and the district orchestra coordinator, with a 24 year career in School District Five. SheContinue Reading