Education

COLUMBIA COLLEGE OFFERS THREE SUMMER SESSIONS

Click for link to site Advertisement  MOST COLLEGE COURSES BEGIN IN THE FALL, BUT YOU WANT EVERY ADVANTAGE YOU CAN GET. COLUMBIA COLLEGE CAN GIVE YOU THAT ADVANTAGE. GET A HEAD START, OR GET AHEAD WHILE HOME OVER THE SUMMER. COLUMBIA COLLEGE OFFERS THREE SESSIONS, JUNE 5TH THRU THE 29TH, JULY 10TH THRU AUGUST 3RD AND AN EXTENDED SESSION JUNE…

Cayce-West Columbia Lions conduct eye exams at local schools

The Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club conducted eye exams for students at Pine Ridge Middle School last week. The Lions are leaders in sight preservation. The C-WC Lions visit many Lexington 2 Schools, and other schools, each year to test students’ eyes. Pictured are Randy Hallman on left, Nurse Alicia Gibbs and Bill Mooneyhan. Pictured at the table from left to…

Reports say soccer coach Kevin Heise has resigned his position with Lexington 2

Suspended Brookland-Cayce High School soccer coach Kevin Heise has submitted his resignation to Lexington School District Two, according to two separate news accounts. Stickers of support at March Board meeting. Lexington 2 officials have declined to talk about Heise’s status because of privacy concerns related to personnel.  There are rumors of audio of Heise talking to students that is related…

Lake Murray Elementary “Fund Run” results in donations of $7,000

A new fundraiser at Lake Murray Elementary School was a big success for the school and its students. The LMES PTA sponsored its first Fund Run rather than a typical spring fundraiser this year. With the help of the Related Arts team and PTA volunteers, Mariners from every grade collected donations and ran in the race on March 31. The…

Pine Ridge Women’s Club asks for prom-type dresses to help eighth graders

GLAM Project Photo The Pine Ridge Women’s Club is helping Pine Ridge Middle School furnish banquet dresses for the eighth graders. The Women’s Club is asking for donations of fancy dresses, like prom dresses, all shapes and sizes. All types and sizes needed. The Pine Ridge Women’s Club is accepting gifts of dresses and will return if needed. Please help…

Lexington 2 School Board approves cost of elementary school, other facilities upgrades

1/3AIrport Stadium Improvments Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3BCHS Baseball Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3New elemenary school Show Caption Hide Caption Lexington School District Two voted on the price of its newest elementary school and approved plans to upgrade athletic fields around its two high schools. Rendering of Lexington Two’s newest elementary school new elementary school. (Photos by Terry Ward) The…

Let’s Move! Columbia Kids Day Warrior Challenge is May 6

The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department is inviting the public to test their mental and physical strengths at the Let’s Move! Columbia Kids Day Warrior Challenge on  Saturday, May 6  at Finlay Park. This free, fun and interactive event will feature a variety of activities including a rock climbing wall, boxing, an obstacle course, fitness relays, inflatable maze & more!…

Airport High School receives National Gold Council of Excellence Award

For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, Airport High School’s student government has been awarded a 2017 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC). “Receiving an NASC National Gold Council of Excellence Award reflects the highest dedication on the part of the school…

Sparkleberry Country Fair awards 27 scholarships to Richland 2 students

The Sparkleberry Country Fair is helping 27 Richland Two students pay their college expenses. Photos contributed (Click to enlarge) The students, from all five Richland Two high schools, will each be awarded $1000 at a reception Wednesday, April 19. The event will take place at 6 p.m. at the Richland Two Institute of Innovation (R2i2),  at 763 Fashion Drive, at the…

NBSC Sunday culinary event benefits Transitions Homeless Center 

NBSC, a division of Synovus Bank, is presenting “A Chefs’ Feast” from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday (April 23.) Russell Jones will host the event at his recently opened restaurant, Tallulah, at 2400 Devine Street. It is a culinary event to support Transitions Homeless Center. Celebrity Chefs from South Carolina will come together to create a special culinary experience. The…

Lexington Police, Chick-fil-A offer child car seat check Wednesday

The Lexington Police Department, in an effort to promote child passenger seat safety, is offering a child seat check. It’s scheduled for Wednesday morning. Child Passenger Seat Technicians will be available from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the parking lot of Chick-fil- A Saluda Pointe,  4295 Sunset Blvd. in Lexington. Chick-fil- A Saluda Pointe will be providing coffee and…

Dr. Arthur Coogler honors late wife with scholarships to Midlands Tech dental students

Left to right: Coogler children Chuck Huntley and Shawn Huntley, dental hygiene student Laci Hulon, Dr. Art Coogler, expanded duty dental assisting student Amanda Hagood, and Coogler daughter Debbie Fitzmaurice. (Contributed) In 2015 the Midlands Technical College Foundation received $50,000 to establish the Patricia Mogel Coogler Dental Sciences Endowed Scholarship. This month, the Midlands Technical College Foundation awarded Coogler scholarships…

 1,000 runners getting ready for Spring Girls on the Run 5k, April 29

Girls on the Run in Cayce. (Terry Ward Photo) The streets of Cayce will be full of runners on April 29. More than  1,000 runners are getting ready for the Spring Girls on the Run 5k. There will be 27 teams from the Midlands running. WHAT:       More than 1,000 runners are expected to hit the streets for Girls on the Run 5K. This…

Batesburg-Leesville K4 students participate in Easter Egg Hunt

  K4 students in Sherri Owings’ class loved finding Easter eggs of certain colors and then counting their eggs during their recent Easter Egg Hunt. Batesburg-Leesville Primary School K4 students enjoyed participated in an Easter Egg Hunt last week. Students used their skills in color identification and counting to enhance this fun experience.    

William Amick, Lexington High grad, named Outstanding Agricultural Alumnus at Clemson

William B. Amick (Photo Submitted) William B. Amick, a graduate of Lexington High School, has been named the Outstanding Young Agricultural Alumnus at Clemson University. Amick, a 2012 Clemson University graduate with a degree in applied economics and statistics and a minor in business administration, is a partner, advisor, and registered representative with Amick and Associates in Columbia where he…

Columbia’s Mara Cowen, two others from USC, named Goldwater Scholars

For the 25th consecutive year, students from the University of South Carolina have been named Goldwater Scholars. A total of 51 Goldwater Scholarships have been won by the university’s students since 1990, with 50 scholars hailing from the South Carolina Honors College. Juniors Mara Cowen of Columbia, Kevin Field of West Orange, N.J., and Kayla Gardner of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.,…

USC’s St. Thomas More presenting Living Stations of the Cross at Statehouse

Living Stations of the Cross 2016 (Photo Contributed) St. Thomas More Catholic Student Center at USC is presenting the Living Stations of the Cross. It will be presented on Wednesday (April 12) beginning at 6 p.m. on the Statehouse steps. The annual procession, led by a student bearing a cross four days before Easter, is a chance for participants ―…

Nursing students incorporate latest technology at USC’s Mass Casualty Drill

USC students training  for mass casualty response.(Sandy Coots Photos)  Instead of a venue for hyped Gamecock fans watching football, The Zone at Williams-Brice Stadium was transformed into an emergency room Tuesday, as part of a drill to study how best to triage patients during a mass casualty incident or MCI. “This is one of the largest mass casualty exercises that has…

No phones, no computers: Heathwood Hall students to give up technology for a day

To encourage dialog and reflection on the roles technology plays in our lives, Heathwood Hall will hold a technology-free day on Wednesday (April 5.) Students and faculty will not use their phones or computers during the school day and are asked to not use devices or watch television that evening as well. The tech-free day will give the Heathwood community…

S.C. School Boards Association’s Dr. Tiffany N. Richardson elected to national board

Dr. Tiffany N. Richardson Dr. Tiffany N. Richardson has been elected as a director on the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys (COSA) Board of Directors. Richardson is the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) General Counsel and Director of Policy and Legal Services. She was elected during the annual COSA business meeting and elections Saturday. COSA provides…

Gilbert Elementary Principal Timothy Oswald retiring after 40 years

A Gilbert native and community fixture, Timothy F. Oswald, principal of Gilbert Elementary School is retiring June 29. He’s been at GES for 25 years. Oswald has 34 years with the district and 40 years in public education. Oswald’s retirement was announced in a Lexington One release, Tuesday. Timothy Oswald (Photo Submitted.) “I have been blessed and fortunate to have…

Lexington 2’s Beth Branham elected National School Boards Association secretary-treasurer

Lexington School District Two Trustee Beth Branham. (Photo Provided.) Lexington School District Two Trustee ElizaBeth “Beth” Branham  was elected as secretary-treasurer of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) Board of Directors during the NSBA Delegate Assembly on Friday in Denver, Co. Branham is past president of the South Carolina School Boards Association and previous NSBA Southern Region Director. Becky Bean,…

Students run marathon in Richland 2 for Young Life scholarships

By Callie Grace McManus Blythewood High School senior Jacob DeClemente and Richland Northeast High School Young Life leader Trent Hancock ran the “Get to Blythewood” Young Life Marathon Sunday. Richland Northeast YoungLife leader Trent Hancock (left), and Blythewood High School senior Jacob Declemente. (Photos by Callie Grace McManus/Callie G Photography) But it was more than just running.  The students are on…