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

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

NaKendra Kinard, Clinical Counselor at Lexington-Richland School District Five, has been honored with the title of South Carolina’s Outstanding Counselor of the Year by the South Carolina Counseling Association (SCCA). Expressing her gratitude for the recognition, Kinard stated, “I am so honored to be selected for this award and haveContinue Reading

School District Five has announced its science fair winners. The events were held at Dutch Fork High School. The Elementary, Intermediate, and Middle School Science Fair took place February 10, and the High School Science and Engineering Fair took place February 24. The District Elementary, Intermediate, and Middle School ScienceContinue Reading

Mary Alice Laubach, the Placement Chair at Dutch Fork Middle School in Lexington-Richland School District Five, has been honored with the Principal of the Year award for South Carolina by the South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children (SCCEC) for 2024. Despite not being a principal, individuals serving as the SpecialContinue Reading

The National Beta members from Chapin High School and Dutch Fork High School are celebrating remarkable successes at the South Carolina Senior Division Beta State Convention held in Myrtle Beach. The Beta State Convention provides students with opportunities to compete in various academic and STEM-based, virtual, and performing arts competitions.Continue Reading

Students from Lexington-Richland School District Five achieved outstanding success at the South Carolina Dance Association (SCDA) Dance Team Championship. Held on February 17, 2024, at Irmo High School, the SCDA State Championship witnessed the participation of numerous students from Chapin Middle, Chapin High, Dutch Fork Middle, and Dutch Fork High,Continue Reading

Lynn Collins, a temporary school psychologist in School District Five, has been honored as a 2024 Outstanding Advocate by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Government and Professional Relations Committee. Collins received this prestigious recognition at the NASP Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, on February 15, 2024. Expressing herContinue Reading

Amy Umberger, the resident scientist at Dutch Fork Elementary Academy of Environmental Sciences, has been honored with the Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT). This award acknowledges Umberger’s exceptional contributions to stimulating interest in Earth Sciences at the pre-college level. Umberger, who teachesContinue Reading

Seven seniors from Lexington-Richland School District Five have been named candidates in the prestigious 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, marking one of the highest honors for the graduating class of 2024. The following students have been nominated: Damien Dedmond (Chapin High) Caroline Huang (Dutch Fork High) Ava McCarty (Spring HillContinue Reading

Christian Smith, a senior at Dutch Fork High School, achieved a significant milestone by earning a private pilot certification through a $25,000 scholarship sponsored by the Air Force JROTC (AFJROTC) headquarters. The accomplishment places him among the less than 1% of the population holding a private pilot license. Attending andContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five recently announced the exceptional educators and support staff members who have been selected as the Teachers and Support Employees of the Year for the 2024-2025 school year. These individuals have demonstrated outstanding dedication and commitment to their roles, making a positive impact on students and theContinue Reading