Education

Lexington 1 to purchase Lexington Middle School relocation site

A release below from Mary Beth Hill- Lexington One Communications Director. The Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees, Tuesday, accepted the administration’s recommendation to give final approval to purchase property for $1,594,575.00 ($47,500 per acre) for the purpose of relocating Lexington Middle School. The negotiated price is on the low end of the independent appraisals the district received….

Pine Ridge Middle’s Jennifer Eskridge is Lexington 2 Teacher of the Year

PRMS Principal David Basile and Jennifer Eskridge is Lexington 2 Teacher of the Year. By Dawn Kujawa- Lexington Two Communications Director No one was surprised when Jennifer Eskridge became a teacher. After all, her mother, grandmother, several aunts and an uncle were all educators. But Eskridge got a surprise of her own Tuesday, when Lexington Two Superintendent Dr. William B….

“Piece by Piece” exhibit opens at McKissick Museum, showcasing quilts 150 years old

One of two quilts made in 1850 (oldest on display) Show Caption Hide Caption quilt 3 Show Caption Hide Caption quilt 3 – signature Show Caption Hide Caption exhibit sign Show Caption Hide Caption quilt 6 Show Caption Hide Caption quilt 5 Show Caption Hide Caption quilt 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Taylor explaining exhibit Show Caption Hide Caption quilt…

Couple chosen to receive free wedding, planned by UofSC students

uofsc wedding 1 Show Caption Hide Caption couple 1 Show Caption Hide Caption couple 2 Show Caption Hide Caption couple 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Brian Morris and Jillian Owens – UofSC’s recipients of the 40th Love Story Wedding. Photos provided. One couple is about to receive a free wedding. Representatives from UofSC announced the couple who just won the…

Entries open for second Doko Film Fest

Photo from Doko Film Fest Facebook page. Entries are now open for the second Doko Film Fest for high school aged filmmakers from South Carolina and beyond. Students ages 14 to 18 can submit two-minute to 10-minute productions in short story, documentary, music video, comedy, animation or pocket studio categories. Pocket studio entries must be shot and edited entirely on…

Several Richland,Lexington county schools closed Thursday

. Richland One; Richland Two: Lexington County School District One; Lexington Two; Lexington-Richland School District Five schools and offices will be closed Thurs. (Sept. 5) due to forecasts of high wind and gusts resulting from Hurricane Dorian. A release from Dawn Kujawa, communications director for Lexington School district Two reads: All afternoon and evening activities are cancelled for Thursday,  including…

Lexington School District 2 will operate on a normal schedule Tuesday

From Dawn Kujawa- Lexington 2 Communications Director – At this time, Lexington Two will be operating on a normal schedule Tuesday, Sept. 3. We will continue to monitor weather conditions and get updates throughout the week from the Governor’s Office, local and state emergency preparedness officials, and others. Categories: Cayce, Education, Lexington County, West Columbia

Student-painted mural unveiled at Cayce Elementary School

Chuck Underhill, House of Raeford, mural sponsor Show Caption Hide Caption Allyson Long, CES Asst. Principal. Show Caption Hide Caption Artist Michael Geddings Show Caption Hide Caption CES 6 Show Caption Hide Caption CES fifth-graders with mural Show Caption Hide Caption More than 150 fifth-graders at Cayce Elementary School have added a personal touch to the school.  A mural painted…

SC State Museum to offer $1 admission Sunday

Families looking for a fun (and educational) activity for Labor Day Weekend will have the opportunity to visit the South Carolina State Museum at a significantly discounted rate. General admission to the museum is only $1 for guests on ‘First Citizens Sunday,’ Sept. 1. Included in general admission, guests have the opportunity to explore four floors of permanent and changing…

Women share experiences at #SheDid storytelling event

Allen Wallace photos. “It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” An event Sunday in Columbia brought those words from the novelist Patrick Rothfuss to mind, as courageous women shared their stories to help build their community. The…

Columbia College leads effort to fight hunger in Richland One

Hunger Project (1) Show Caption Hide Caption Hunger Project (2) Show Caption Hide Caption Hunger Project (3) Show Caption Hide Caption Hunger Project (4) Show Caption Hide Caption Hunger Project (5) Show Caption Hide Caption Hunger Project (6) Show Caption Hide Caption Allen Wallace photos. Hundreds of people came together Saturday morning to help neighbors in need, with Koalas leading…

Last Friday Night Laser Lights of the Summer is at the S.C. State Museum, this Friday

The State Museum has expanded Friday Night Laser Lights to now include even more musical and visual experiences. In addition to exciting laser shows, guests can now immerse themselves in a full dome musical experience featuring eye-catching visuals set to the music of legendary bands and world-class musicians. The last Friday Night Laser Lights of the Summer is at the S.C. State Museum, this…

Water balloons fly as Historic Columbia offers creative lesson in military tactics

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Parents, students, and staff begin preparation for a new school year

Riverbank Elementary Show Caption Hide Caption East Point Academy Show Caption Hide Caption RES Principal David Sims Show Caption Hide Caption RES Show Caption Hide Caption EPA Show Caption Hide Caption East Point Academy. Are you ready for the school year 2019-2020? This is the last week Lexington Two Schools in West Columbia will be on a summer schedule. Teachers…

Columbia College celebrates summer graduates

Columbia College (5) Show Caption Hide Caption Columbia College (4) Show Caption Hide Caption Columbia College (1) Show Caption Hide Caption Columbia College (2) Show Caption Hide Caption Columbia College (3) Show Caption Hide Caption Allen Wallace photos. Columbia College celebrated the graduation of a new group of Koalas Saturday, while taking time to remember the life and accomplishments of…

Summer reading takes local path in Blythewood

Where the Crawdads Sing Show Caption Hide Caption Sunset Beach Show Caption Hide Caption Queen Bee Show Caption Hide Caption Cola Daily file photo. Summer reading is a treasured tradition for many people, from beach blanket books to students’ summer vacation lists. But if you follow the venerable New York Times Bestsellers List to choose your summer reads, you probably…

Lexington 2 part of program to allow online school to prevent make-up days

Lexington Two has been approved to use eLearning days for school make-up days, one of 10 additional districts approved to participate in the 2019-20 school year, the Education Oversight Committee announced this month. eLearning allows districts to continue lessons at home when classes on regularly scheduled school days are cancelled, as in the case of inclement weather. Students will communicate…

Midlands businesses prepare for Tax Free Weekend

CD file photo from Staples. This year’s Tax Free Weekend will take place from August 2 to August 4. The weekend will be especially helpful for those doing their back to school shopping. Items including computers, clothes, school supplies, shoes, bed linens and bath towels can be purchased with no sales tax. However, there are items that do not apply…

Robert Caslen chosen as University of South Carolina’s next president

Robert “Bob” Caslen,- Wikipedia photo Press release from USC Robert “Bob” Caslen, a retired lieutenant general and the former superintendent and president of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, was selected the 29th president of the University of South Carolina on Friday (July 19). Caslen was chosen by the university’s Board of Trustees to lead the state’s flagship university…

Nephron Pharmaceuticals signs up more than 650 teachers to work in auxiliary role

Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation has introduced an educator program. As a part of it, local teachers and administrators are paid $21 an hour for much needed auxiliary support of company operations. Nephron is just outside of Cayce, in Lexington County. The mission is to provide secondary income to these individuals teaching future leaders; while helping Nephron fill and complete orders. More…

S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis backs Gov. McMaster in handling of USC president hire

S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis supports Gov. Henry McMaster in his handling of the search for the University of South Carolina’s next president. “The governor is doing the right thing,” said Loftis at a West Metro Rotary Club meeting in West Columbia, Friday. McMaster called in the University of South Carolina’s board of trustees presumably to cast a vote, Friday morning,…

Sights, sounds of outer space on display during SC State Museum’s Space Week

Lunar Rover with Guests Show Caption Hide Caption Apollo 50 Exhibit Entrance with Guests Show Caption Hide Caption Apollo 50 Exhibit Gallery with Guests Slider Show Caption Hide Caption Apollo 50 Exhibit Gallery Show Caption Hide Caption Photos provided. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the South Carolina State Museum will be launching Space…