Lexington, SC Education

LIST: School Closings ahead of Hurricane Ian

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) — Sumter School District. Thursday: Early Dismissal for All Schools. All afterschool activities are cancelled. Friday: eLearning day for all students. All activities are cancelled.
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BYU To Get $100K After Canceled WBB Games With South Carolina

(Provo, UT) — Brigham Young University is getting 100-thousand dollars from the University of South Carolina following a decision to cancel two upcoming women’s basketball games. The head coach of South Carolina’s women’s team decided to cancel the home-and-home series earlier this month. The decision came after a BYU fan reportedly made racist comments during a women’s volleyball game in Provo. The South Carolina game was scheduled for November 7th, but the Cougars have now replaced that game with a trip to Colorado State on November 8th.

In Our Schools: #OurD5Story

School District Five welcomed 17,385 students to our classrooms for another exciting school. year, and our hallways and playgrounds are filled with the laughter and youthful chatter that has. been interrupted since the pandemic altered schools in March 2020. The return of the familiar. has been a welcome comfort for...

Engrid Brooker is News 19's Teacher of the Week

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Every day in Engrid Brooker's classroom at Lower Richland High School, there's a lesson in literature and life. She's been an educator for more than 26 years; spending the last 24 years in her alma mater. Brooker graduated from Lower Richland High School in Richland School...

Irmo High School collecting recyclable materials Oct. 15

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)— Irmo High School will be hosting a recycling event for Lexington and Richland counties on Oct. 15, from 8 am- 12 pm. Organizers say they will be accepting cooking oil, five boxes of paper for shredding, eight tires, eight electronics, and scrap metal. Paint and hazardous...

Joe Cunningham Receives South Carolina Education Association Endorsement in Governor’s Race

Democratic nominee for Governor Joe Cunningham today announced that he has accepted the endorsement of the South Carolina Education Association (The SCEA). Joined by The SCEA representatives and county leaders at a press conference in Columbia, Cunningham formally accepted the endorsement and spoke about his plan to improve South Carolina’s education system.

Amid youth mental health crisis and counselor shortage, SC creates new program for school staff

COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) — Officials said schools throughout the Palmetto State have a new way to prepare teachers and other staff to support student mental health. Wednesday morning, psychology faculty at the University of South Carolina launched the John H. Magill SC School Behavioral Health Academy (SBHA). According to officials, the SBHA will offer continuing […]

Columbia International University to kick-start 100th anniversary celebration with concert

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)— Columbia International University will be kick-starting their 100th anniversary celebrations with a concert by Grammy and Gospel award winner Laura Story. The Christian music artist graduated from the University in 2003 and was raised Spartanburg. She is known for writing the Christian music top-charting song “Indescribable.”...

skyWACH Weather visit to H. E. Corley Elementary

IRMO, SC (WACH) — The 4th graders at H .E. Corley Elementary had an extra interesting visit from Chief Meteorologist Josh Knight Tuesday with Hurricane Ian strengthening as they were talking. The students got to help Josh make a cloud and explore weather instruments that help make a forecast.

News Around Webster: George, Smith, McKinney and Assner-Alvey

Professors Present “Complicity in Colorism” at Educational Conference. Professors Rebecca George and Alexanderia Smith presented at the National Cross Cultural and Education Conference for Research Action and Change in Savannah, Georgia on Sept. 23. Their presentation, “Complicity in Colorism: Transcending the Shades of Internalized Oppression,” provided the historical context of colorism and discussed ways in which this can still be seen today in the media, the dating scene and even among friends and family.

UofSC signs new agreement with NPS to expand civil rights history

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Center for Civil Rights History and Research at the University of South Carolina is partnering with the National Park Service (NPS) to expand civil rights history in South Carolina. With the new five-year agreement the center will receive $3.4 million to expand the center’s existing...

Progress continuing on new Wagener-Salley High School

Plans for the new Wagener-Salley High School are continuing to move forward. During the Aiken County Board of Education meeting on Aug. 23, board members heard an update from McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture on the progress on the high school. During the last presentation, the project was over the estimated $65.89 million budget, so Donnie Love Jr. with the architecture firm discussed what was done to bring it back under budget.

LIST: High school football cancellations, reschedules

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Below is a list of high school football game cancellations and rescheduled games. Lexington Two has announced the following changes for athletics and after-school activities scheduled on Friday, September 30:. Brookland-Cayce High School’s football game at Orangeburg-Wilkinson is now scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 28....