A creative collaboration between The Center for Advanced Technical Studies (The Center) and the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission has given rise to a captivating addition to the annual Holiday Lights on the River spectacle at Saluda Shoals Park. The featured display for 2023 is a three-dimensional carousel scene, depicting whimsicalContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five Adult Education Program was recognized by the South Carolina Office of Adult Education and earned the 2022-2023 English as a Second Language (ESL) Award. This award is presented to the top five ESL programs in the state with the highest aggregate average for academic growth. UponContinue Reading

A Lexington-Richland School District Five educator has received the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Peter Lauzon is a member of the South Carolina Education Association (SCEA) and was nominated for the award based on his leadership and excellence in education. He has been a STEM educatorContinue Reading

Students of Piney Woods Elementary School held their third annual Purple Martin’s Day Parade on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. in the school’s front car rider loop. This parade tradition is based on the book Balloons Over Broadway which begins the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade unit of studyContinue Reading

Several School District Five classrooms will soon benefit from grants provided by the Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative (MCEC). The Cooperative’s annual Bright Ideas program grants provide funding to teachers who have demonstrated innovative ideas for classroom projects. School District Five received nearly $5,000 in grants. School District Five grant recipients include:Continue Reading

Chapin Elementary School Eaglets Making an Impact Club was at Crooked Creek Park’s Howl-O-Ween helping local animals in need. They gave out 200 healthy pumpkin dog treats and more than 200 dog toys made from recycled t-shirts.Continue Reading

School District Five Nursing Supervisor Joanna Stanek has been selected to participate in a brand-new Public School Nurse Leadership program created by the University of South Carolina College of Nursing, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), and the South Carolina Department of Education. Stanek is oneContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five has received a new $9.6M grant from the U.S. Department of Education through the department’s Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP). The money will be used at Harbison West Elementary School and Seven Oaks Elementary School. School District Five is one of 16 school districts across theContinue Reading

Have you ever experienced a 10-course meal? The Lake Murray Elementary Library was transformed into a Book Cafe’. All second, third, and fourth graders at Lake Murray Elementary had the opportunity to visit the Book Cafe’ for a special book-tasting event. The library was set up like a real restaurantContinue Reading

This October 23-30, the District Five Foundation will be hosting a week-long online auction – “The D5 Experience: Shining a light on school and community spirit, talent, and activities.” The Foundation will end the week with a district-wide spirit day filled with activities. By becoming a sponsor of the eventContinue Reading

Two District Five students will soon be published authors. Fourth grader De Andre Caughman at Seven Oaks Elementary School Media Magnet and third grader Dylan Martinez Perez at Leaphart Elementary School STEAM Magnet were surprised by Superintendent Dr. Akil E. Ross, Sr. and other faculty and staff, as well asContinue Reading