By Al Dozier A new school board with a different perspective took office in Lexington-Richland District 5 Monday after voters earlier this month voted out two incumbents and elected three newcomers. The board was often divided by a 4-3 vote in meetings frequently marked by disagreement. But Monday’s actions showedContinue Reading

 The District Five Foundation has received a $500 donation from the Lexington County Bar Association to support the Snack Pack Program. The Snack Pack program is a collaborative effort between the District Five Foundation, local churches, and the School District that provides nutritional food for District Five students who doContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five has named a new director of finance for the district. Experienced, professional accountant Connie Frick was approved by the Board of Trustees on Nov. 16 to serve in the role. Frick has served as both a senior accountant and an accountant for the district since 2009Continue Reading

Although the pandemic has brought many challenges to schools including the cancelation of field trips, School District Five teachers are creating new experiences for students and bringing would be field trips into the classroom In celebration of the beginning of fall and the end of a lesson of learning, NurseryContinue Reading

School District Five is announcing new tools for sharing information on redistricting with the community. The district has created a new redistricting Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) web page, using the questions submitted to its dedicated email address for answering questions. The district is also announcing plans to hold two virtualContinue Reading

Students at River Springs Elementary School in Irmo celebrated Veterans in a unique way this year. The school tradition of hosting a special lunch to honor the service of family members changed because of COVID restrictions. This year the luncheon was replaced with a letter writing campaign. Students were askedContinue Reading

The Irmo-Chapin school board will have a much different make-up the next time it meets. Three newcomers – Catherine Huddle, Rebecca Blackburn Hines and Matt Hogan – are expected to be sworn in Monday. They’ll replace Michael Cates and Robert Gantt, who lost their re-election bids, as well as BethContinue Reading

Dutch Fork High School celebrated Homecoming October 23 and crowned its 2020 Homecoming King and Queen. Pictured are the King and Queen along with their court.Continue Reading

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is now accepting applications for its free virtual after-school programs Spark. and ENGAGE. Online applications are available at www.scgssm.org/outreach. Delivered by GSSM’s Center for Science Education & Outreach, the programs are designed to introduce early experiences with STEM help toContinue Reading