On the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington, the South Carolina Department of Education is holding a student writing contest highlighting the importance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and encouraging high school students to put their own dreams for the future into words. TheContinue Reading

Isabella Fryer, a remarkable student at River Bluff High School (RBHS), has emerged as a shining star in the National Chinese Speech Contest, held in May 2023. Isabella’s journey to this outstanding achievement began in February 2023, when she successfully navigated the initial selection process, securing her place as SouthContinue Reading

Lexington County School District One is now part of Amazon Future Engineer’s expansion to more than 500,000 elementary students nationwide Funding from Amazon Future Engineer delivers teacher professional development and curriculum from BootUp PD, a nonprofit professional development provider specializing in high-quality computer science concepts, practices, and standards for elementaryContinue Reading

River Bluff High School Social Studies Teacher Michael Burgess, in Lexington County School District One, has been named the 2023 South Carolina History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. This prestigious award recognizes Burgess’s outstanding contributions to American history education and celebrates his unwaveringContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose Attending universities or technical schools is expensive and skyrockets when students pursue advanced degrees or out-of-state-institutions. Colleges provide detailed, on-line-cost-calculators for estimated expenses. Yearly pricing varies but examples (includes tuition, campus housing, meals, and fees) are Clemson University ($35,000), University of South Carolina ($39,000), Winthrop ($30,000), andContinue Reading

By: Curtis Loftis South Carolina State Treasurer   As a firm believer in the many benefits of saving with a Future Scholar 529 plan, I commend families who consistently contribute to their accounts to help pay for a loved one’s future education. They can be proud their dedication will provideContinue Reading

Lexington One Educational Foundation Receives Walmart Grants inSupport of VEX Robotics Teams’ World Competition   The Walmart Foundation generously provided $4,000 in grants to the Lexington One Educational Foundation to support two Lexington District One school VEX robotics teams from the Lexington Technology Center and River Bluff High School. ThisContinue Reading