By Al Dozier The District 5 School Board Monday approved a $76,000 contract for consulting services on future redistricting plans as the district copes with changing population growth and a new elementary school. The contract with Milone & MacBroom, a civil engineering and landscape architect firm that has provided similarContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The District 5 School Board Monday approved an early site construction package contract totaling $3,656,800 for a new elementary school on Amick’s Ferry Road in Chapin. The site work is a major first step in the construction of the new, two-story school, expected to provide classroom spaceContinue Reading

River Springs Elementary physical education teacher, Ben Landers, has been selected as the 2019 South Carolina Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the South Carolina Association for Physical Education and Sport (SCAPES). The award is given annually to a teacher who shows a passion for teaching physical education.Continue Reading

Irmo High School International School for the Arts Choral Director Frank Turner spendt part of his summer break teaching overseas. “Any experience is a good experience especially teaching and getting in front of different students from different cultures and backgrounds,” Turner said. He took part in a teaching opportunity inContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five was presented the South Carolina Public Employee Benefits Authority (PEBA) Partners Award for Public School Districts at the recent Benefits at Work Conference held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center August 26-28. PEBA Partners is an annual award program that honors employers that demonstrate a dedication toContinue Reading

Six teachers and three support staff members from Lexington-Richland School District Five received a surprise August 16, as a reward for not missing a day of work last school year. Through a donation from Horace Mann Insurance, the District Five Foundation provided four $500 awards and five $100 awards toContinue Reading

Healthy Learners has announced the hire of Melanie Alphin, who joins the team as a Program Manager for Healthy Learners Midlands. Within this role, Alphin will provide oversight and management of the Healthy Learners Midlands program, as well as serving as a liaison between the school nurses and health careContinue Reading

Members of Gilbert High School’s HOSA chapter debated their way to an international achievement this June. Competing at the HOSA International Leadership Conference, Madison H. Cooke, Harliann N. Hendrix, Harmony A. Hendrix and Brian S. Scircle finished in fourth place in the Biomedical Debate category. The annual competition draws futureContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five has named a new director of facilities operations for the district. Clay Cannon, a professional engineer, will take the role, beginning September 23. Prior to accepting a position in School District Five, Cannon served as vice president and partner of midlands-based engineering firm RB Todd &Continue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five is hosting an inaugural parenting conference, Strengthening Families, on September 14. The free conference is facilitated by School District Five social workers and family educators. The conference is open to all families in School District Five and will feature speakers, breakout sessions, lunch, giveaways and childContinue Reading

Affirming its longstanding commitment to providing quality higher education and support services to military veterans and their families, the Midlands Technical College (MTC) Commission signed an agreement designating MTC as a Purple Heart College. “The Commission strongly believes it is appropriate for the college to outwardly demonstrate our commitment toContinue Reading