August 3rd, 2023
Lexington County School District One • November 13, 2023
Upcoming Board Meeting on Nov. 14
The Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees will hold a workshop and its regular monthly board meeting on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, in the auditorium of Central Services Building One located at 100 Tarrar Springs Road in Lexington, South Carolina.
The workshop begins at 4:30 p.m., and the regular monthly board meeting opens at 5:30 p.m., during which the board will promptly vote to enter executive session. The public portion of the meeting will resume at 6 p.m.
Citizens wishing to address the Board of Trustees during citizens’ participation — the public-speaking portion of the meeting — must sign up to speak. Sign-up opens at 5 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m. You must be present to sign up to speak.
The meeting is open to the public and can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/c/LexingtonOne/live. After the meeting, the district will post a video of the meeting to its YouTube channel and its website.
PHS's Ivy Chen named in USSYP Top 30 for SC
Congratulations to Pelion High student Ivy Chen, who was named in the Top 30 and made it to the third round for the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). Chen is a highly-motivated student who has strong leadership skills and is active in her school and community. In addition to being an honors students, she participates in student council, DECA, FFA, and the Spanish Honor Society. In addition, Chen plays tennis for the Panthers. She also received the Seal of Biliteracy in Mandarin. After high school, Chen plans to pursue a career in pharmaceutical science.
USSYP is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service.
RBHS’s Burgess honored as S.C. History Teacher of the Year
River Bluff High School Social Studies Teacher Michael Burgess was recently 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 unwavering commitment to his students' intellectual growth and development.
Burgess was presented the award by S.C. Department of Education High School Social Studies Education Associate Kristi McKenzie-Amundson and Lexington One Social Studies Coordinator Elizabeth King. S.C. Senator Katrina Shealy, Lexington One Board Members Anne Marie Green, Kathy Henson and Chris Rice, along with Superintendent Dr. Postlewait, attended the award presentation.
Teachers earn MCEC Bright Ideas Grants
In October, 11 teachers received Bright Ideas grants from Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative. Through the Bright Ideas program, MCEC support local educators and their students as they pursue innovative projects in the classroom. Each October, MCEC awards approximately $18,000 in grants to the winning teachers to help supplement often limited school resources for their creative classroom projects.
Congratulations to these winners:
Michelle Fuller, Centerville Elementary — "Dining into the Deep: The Art of Bioluminescence"
Madelyn McEllen, Forts Pond Elementary — "Ms. McEllen’s Living Classroom"
Jessica Handy, Gilbert Middle — "Globalization through the Global Sneaker"
Kimberly Nunnery, Lake Murray Elementary — "Revitalizing Our ABC Garden"
Brittany Haroff, Lakeside Middle — "Recycling Olympics"
Robert Bollier, Lexington Technology Center — "Emotional Support for All"
Kelly Parker, Midway Elementary — "Vex 123"
Ashley Singletary, Pelion Middle — "Community Raised Bed Garden Expansion"
William Slechta, Meadow Glen Middle — "Our Strings Players Rock"
Lori Wenzinger, Meadow Glen Elementary — "Heroes of the Environment"
Valerie Steen, White Knoll High — "Life Skills and Beyond Unified"
Jordan Henry, White Knoll Middle — "We Are the Makers of Tomorrow"
Lexington One is appreciative of Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative generous support of our teachers and the entire Lexington One community.
Standard Response Protocol – Hold Procedure
Vote RBHS's mascot aRBie Gator into the Hall of Fame!
River Bluff High's mascot aRBie Gator is in the running for a national award for community impact through the Mascot Hall of Fame. Click here to vote for aRBie Gator as the High School Choice, along with Olly the Otter who is the mascot for Kid's Day of Lexington, for the Corporate Choice. You can vote once every 24 hours until Nov. 21st.
Watch a new episode of Inside Lexington One — WKHS employee solves traffic flow
Thanks to a television show, a motivated employee at White Knoll High was able to increase the flow of traffic in the afternoons, making the car rider line smooth and efficient!
Training for Parents/Guardians for ParentSquare
Drive a bus for Lexington One — We are hiring!
Lexington One is hiring bus drivers, and we want you! Bus drivers in Lexington One play an important role in creating a positive and supportive learning environment for our students.
Why be a bus driver for Lexington One?
— Starting pay is $19.29 an hour
— Receive on-the-job driver training
— Receive health benefits, retirement and annual leave
— Work a school calendar schedule
Come be the one to make a difference — apply today to be a bus driver for Lexington One.
November 14: Board Meeting
November 22–24: Thanksgiving Break
November 29: Collaborative Planning Day
Schools will dismiss as follows:
Elementary Schools: 11:20 a.m.
Middle Schools: All but GMS at 12:05 p.m.; GMS at 12:15 p.m.
High Schools: LHS, WKHS and RBHS at 12:45 p.m.; PHS and GHS at 12:25 p.m.
December 15: Half Day for Students and the End of Second Quarter
December 18–29: Winter Break