Officials from Lexington School District One announced Phase Two of the district's academic plan amid COVID-19, which begins Oct. 5.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began changing the course of education for K-12 students, Kim Donovan decided to shift her career to help students have the ability to experience some normalcy in a time that has been far from normal.
Officials from Piney Woods Elementary, Lexington-Richland School District Five’s 13th elementary school, are currently asking the community for input to help decide their new school mascot.
The Springs Brooks Plaza outside the University of South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium will have a new centerpiece with the delivery of the much-anticipated Gamecock sculpture Thursday. The $1 million sculpture was privately funded, and no funds from the Athletics Department were used fo…
Demetria “Demi” Bannister, a teacher at Windsor Elementary School, died Monday due to complications caused by COVID-19.
Lexington-Richland School District Five held its annual First in Five Teacher Shower Saturday to welcome first-year educators to the district and shower them with supplies and support.
Representatives from The University of South Carolina provided another COVID-19 school update Friday afternoon. As of Friday, there are 1,461 active COVID cases from students (1,443) and staff (18).
A manhunt took place around the Redbank area of Lexington midday Friday, after a police chase began earlier in the day.
University of South Carolina's Student Health Services released a statement on Twitter Thursday, announcing the SAFE saliva-based COVID-19 testing has been postponed, effective immediately.
The University of South Carolina’s Interfraternity Council (IFC) announced Wednesday that all upcoming fraternity rush events will be held virtually instead of in-person.
Oak Grove Elementary School underwent new construction this summer, with the addition of a new building, fresh driveway, car line and parking lot.
Lexington-Richland School District Five is partnering with The Hayden Hurst Family Foundation to implement a social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum within district classrooms.
The University of South Carolina placed residents of an additional Greek Village house in quarantine Friday after several residents tested positive for the coronavirus. This is the sixth Greek Village residence placed under quarantine. Students residing in those homes will remain in quaranti…
The UofSC Student Organization Fair, an event hosted by the Leadership and Service Center, gives students the opportunity to browse student organizations that they may want to join. Usually, the event is one day long and packed with students looking to get involved on campus. However, due to…
The new president of Columbia College was elected by the college's board of trustees and announced this month. William T. (Tom) Bogart will become the twentieth president of the school, effective Oct. 1.
Lexington-Richland School District Five announced the name of the new elementary school in Chapin, which was given the temporary name, “Elementary School 13.”
The Midlands Reading Consortium at United Way of the Midlands just received a donation of $60,000 from Colonial Life to support early childhood literacy efforts in the Midlands.
Students and teachers across the state have been adapting to e-learning since March, prompted by COVID-19. Although many children may still find it an unfamiliar teaching method, one group of students in Kershaw County’s school district have been accustomed to virtual learning for the past t…
Chapin Elementary School teacher Jenna Diebold wanted to help her students understand why the upcoming school year is going to be so different than years past. So, she took time out of her summer to write a children’s book about the importance of following the new COVID-related safety precau…
The University of South Carolina will begin offering a new and free COVID-19 saliva-based test to all students, faculty and staff on the Columbia campus. The new type of testing will begin Wednesday.
Lexington-Richland School District Five has selected Dr. Jina Blount as the administrator to lead School District Five’s new Flexible Innovative Virtual Education (FIVE) virtual program. The announcement was made Friday morning.
Richland County School District Two announced the selection of three principals to fill elementary, middle and high school positions Thursday.
Governor Henry McMaster announced Wednesday that 70 school districts in South Carolina will be receiving $10 million worth of personal protective equipment for the upcoming school year. He made the announcement from the Anderson Institute of Technology.
The University of South Carolina celebrated the Class of 2020 Saturday with a graduation ceremony unlike any in the more than 200 years of the school’s existence.
Brookland United Methodist Church is partnering with 12 Springs Community Church, the West Columbia Police Department and the West Columbia Fire Department to host a “Back 2 School Giveaway” Aug. 22.
A new business offering kids a chance to learn computer coding skills in some of the most fun ways imaginable is officially open for business in Lexington.
United Way of the Midlands Young Leaders Society (YLS) will host a virtual school supply drive to help prepare kindergarten students for the upcoming school year.
Members of SC for Ed, an advocacy group for public school teachers and administrators, met in Columbia at EdVenture Children's Museum Monday afternoon to hold a #virtualuntilsafe motor march in favor of virtual learning for the upcoming school year. Members believe in-person instruction is s…
Lexington-Richland School District Five announced a changed plan for the upcoming school year as of Friday.
Officials from Lexington County School District One announced the district's 2020-21 reopening plan Thursday. The plan details protocols for the first four weeks of school from Aug. 31 through Sept. 25 and outlines instruction model options.
A team of scientists led by curator of the South Carolina State Museum, David Cicimurri announced Thursday the discovery of two new fossil shark species from the southeastern United States.
Lexington School District Two's Superintendent Dr. William B. James Jr. notified the public Friday of the district's reopening plan for the upcoming school year. The information was posted on the district's Facebook page.
Representatives from Lexington-Richland District Five released the district's back-to-school plans Friday for the upcoming school year.
Governor Henry McMaster held a press conference Wednesday to address plans for the upcoming school year. Since March 16, students across the state have completed instruction through e-learning, and plans had not been formally addressed for the fall.
A Lexington-Richland School District Five student-athlete made school history for being the first female football player at Irmo Middle School. Aryanna Pierce played a defensive lineman her last year at Irmo Middle.
The Kershaw County School District will have several changes in its assistant principal assignments for the upcoming school year.
In celebration of the South Carolina State Museum’s (SCSM) Apollo 50: Journey to the Moon exhibit, the museum is offering free general admission to children ages 12 and under during Space Week, from Jul. 18 through Jul. 26.
The delayed, then off, then tentatively on again University of South Carolina graduation ceremony for the class of 2020 has been canceled.
International students studying in the U.S. will have to leave the country or risk deportation if the universities they attend switch to exclusively online classes, according to a statement by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Monday. The new modifications by the Student and Exch…
School District Five representatives announced Thursday that 25 new certified teacher mentors have been added in schools across the district. Their job will be to provide professional support and guidance throughout the school year to educators beginning their career in District Five.
State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman, Lexington-Richland School District Five Superintendent, Dr. Christina Melton, and others surprised Sarah Gams at her home Thursday with a very special award. Gams, an English teacher at Spring Hill High School, was selected as the 2021 South …
Although Richland Library has not reopened its doors for customers to come inside, there are still ways residents can obtain library materials.
State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman addressed 2020 school year questions in a press conference Monday afternoon. South Carolina schools have been closed since March 16, leaving K-12 students in an online learning setup, a new concept to many.
The University of South Carolina faculty and staff received an email Friday notifying employees of the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year budget approval for the university. The $1.63 billion-dollar budget incorporates the impact of the economic downturn, the uncertainties of student enrollment and the c…
The University of South Carolina president's office informed university staff and began to send out emails to May graduates Thursday, notifying all that UofSC is going to conditionally offer an in-person commencement ceremony at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Irmo High School International School for the Arts graduate Sara Butch was recognized by State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman and the South Carolina Department of Education for achieving perfect attendance throughout her entire academic career.
Lexington-Richland School District Five has named longtime administrator Danielle Major-Murphy the new principal of Irmo Middle School.
University of South Carolina president Bob Caslen sent a letter to students Monday evening, announcing his endorsement of renaming the J. Marion Sims residence hall on the women's quad.
Lexington-Richland School District Five's nutrition manager Faye Golding has been named the Student Nutrition Manager of the Year for South Carolina, by the School Nutrition Association.
Representatives from Richland School District Two announced Wednesday that Longleaf Middle School will soon be welcoming a new principal.