Saturday, October 6, 2012
The public is invited to attend a rededication ceremony at Irmo Elementary School at 3 p.m.
A rededication ceremony for Irmo Elementary School will be held this Sunday, Lexington-Richland Five recently announced. Through funds from the 2008 bond referendum, the district completed several projects at Irmo Elementary including constructing new classroom wings, special needs classrooms and a new music room, improving the student drop-off/pick-up area as well as renovating the school's gym and office area. According to the district, Irmo Elementary was constructed in 1935 to serve all first through 11th-grade students in the area. The original building — which is still part of the campus — housed an auditorium, a gym, classrooms and an athletic field. Tours of the school will follow the ceremony, which starts at 3 p.m.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Three teachers in Lexington-Richland 5 are vying to win Limeades for Learning, a five-week contest, that could help to fund a project for their respective classrooms.
A five-week contest hosted by Sonic Drive-In and DonorsChoose.org has three Lexington-Richland 5 teachers in need of votes. Votes? Is this some election year for teachers, too? No, it's not an election, but it is an opportunity to support a local teacher and her work in the classroom. Voting for Limeades for Learning officially started Sept. 24 and runs through Oct. 29. During the five-week campaign, Sonic will fund $100,000 of the top vote-receiving projects that promote creativity in the classroom weekly on Oct. 1, 8, 15 and 22. Here are the local teachers competing and the links to their classroom projects: How to vote? Visit your local Sonic Drive-in and receive a special code on the bag sticker worth two votes or you can vote once per…
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Irmo Elementary School charges tuition for its preschool program.
State legislators removed a provision in the state budget that prohibited public schools from charging tuition for 4-year-old kindergarten programs, according to a report from The State. On Monday, the budget conference committee voted to remove the provision that House members included in the budget. Irmo Elementary School is offering a new tuition-based program at a cost of $150 per student for 36 weeks. The state doesn't require schools to have a 4-year-old kindergarten program.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
The following schools and detention centers in Lexington County were inspected between July and September.
Information provided by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. Grade A - The food service establishment earned 88-100 points. Its sanitation and food safety practices scored appeared to be in the 'acceptable to very good' range during DHEC's unannounced routine inspection. Grade B - The facility earned from 78-87 points. Its sanitation and food safety practices appeared to be in the 'marginal to acceptable' range during DHEC's unannounced routine inspection. Grade C - The food service earned from 77-70 points. Its sanitation and food safety practices appeared to be in the 'poor to marginal' range during DHEC's unannounced routine inspection.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Editors from Irmo-Seven Oaks, St. Andrews and Spring Valley volunteered to read books and talk about being a writer as part of the Give 5 program
Being a part of a community means giving back, so the Patch editors from Irmo-Seven Oaks, St. Andrews and Spring Valley did just that at Irmo Elementary School on Thursday. Spring Valley Editor Reilly Moore and St. Andrews Editor Tiffany Barkley joined me in reading books and sharing our experiences as writers. We spent part of our day with Jennie Paddock's fourth- and fifth-grade students; Katherine Caine's second-grade students; Stacey Patton's fourth-grade students; Pollyana Buff's fourth-grade students; Nicole Bishop's first-grade students; and Morgan Rohrbaugh's first-grade students. We had so much fun and it was truly a pleasure to spend time with all of the students. Each year, as part of the company’s Give Five program, Patch …