School District Five band, choir and orchestra students recently participated in Concert Performance Assessments during the month of March. Students brought home numerous top honors. The South Carolina Concert Performance Assessment is designed for middle and high school orchestral ensembles – both string and full. The assessments allow students andContinue Reading

The Dutch Fork High School (DFHS) Envirothon Team and the Center for Advanced Technical Studies (The Center) FFA Team showcased their environmental knowledge at the first-ever SC Envirothon competition. Envirothon is a program designed for high school students to deepen their understanding of the natural environment. Participants are tested onContinue Reading

School District Five’s Director of Human Resources, Dr. Reggie Wicker, has been honored as the top district-level administrator in the state by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA). The prestigious 2025 SCASA District Level Administrator of the Year award was presented to Dr. Wicker in a surprise announcementContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five is proud to announce that two of its outstanding students, Andrew Farmer and Kathryn Stover from Chapin High School, have been selected as winners of the prestigious National Merit $2,500 Scholarships. These awards were part of the second round of National Merit Scholarship announcements. The NationalContinue Reading

Irmo, SC – Four exceptional students from the Center for Advanced Technical Studies (The Center) in Lexington-Richland School District Five took a significant step towards their future careers in aerospace during the Aeronautics Career Signing Day held at the Jim Hamilton – LB Owens Airport. Sponsored by the South CarolinaContinue Reading

By Dr. Akil E. Ross, Sr.Superintendent An essential task of any leader is to ensure that the organization’s processes produce its promise. The leader continuously improves strategic plans to achieve the organization’s vision and mission. In School District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties, we believe that every student shouldContinue Reading

South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis has recognized Lexington-Richland School District Five’s Dr. Analisa Smith of Dutch Fork Middle School as the South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program’s Educator of the Month for April. “As we celebrate Financial Literacy Month this April, we recognize the important contributions made by ourContinue Reading

The Scholarship Committee, comprising Allison Bennett, Vicky Phillips, and Judy Rich, is delighted to announce Kevin Chapman as the inaugural recipient of the Judy Carter Scholarship. This prestigious award was bestowed upon Kevin during the committee’s recent quarterly meeting. Kevin, a senior at Springhill High School, has been selected toContinue Reading

Chapin Elementary School’s (CES) Eaglets Making Impact Team and Chapin Intermediate School’s Garden Club work together to restore habitat and support local wildlife. Under the guidance of leaders like Kaycee Sites, who leads the Chapin Intermediate garden club, students have been engaged in various activities such as winter seed sowing,Continue Reading

The ribbon-cutting ceremony at Chapin Elementary School’s pollinator garden marked a significant milestone in the students’ journey toward environmental stewardship. Led by fourth-grade teachers Jennifer Layton and Teresa Randolph, the Pollinator Garden Project exemplifies the power of community collaboration and student-driven initiatives. Inspired by the concept of solutionaries, the studentsContinue Reading

Dozens of students from Lexington-Richland School District Five showcased their talent and dedication at this year’s University of South Carolina (USC) Regional Science & Engineering Fair held on March 19, bringing home numerous awards. Nickie Powell, the School District Five Coordinator of Science and Health, expressed her pride in theContinue Reading

Sandy Ellisor, Career Specialist at Lexington-Richland School District Five, has been honored as the Midlands Career Specialist of the Year for the 2023-2024 school year by the Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA). This prestigious award acknowledges educators who excel in preparing students for the workforce by providing rigorous academics,Continue Reading

Michelin North America, Inc., based in Lexington, South Carolina, has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting education in the area with a generous pledge of $30,000 to the Lexington County School District One Educational Foundation. This investment will specifically focus on enhancing computer science education at the middle school and highContinue Reading

Students at Chapin Intermediate School have emerged triumphant in Learning Ally’s Great Reading Games, a nationwide competition designed to foster a love for reading and improve literacy skills among students. Over a seven-week period, students from schools across the country competed to devour the most books, showcasing their dedication toContinue Reading