Friday, May 10, 2013
The Economics and Finance teams will both go on to compete in national challenges.
The Lexington High Economics and Finance Challenge Teams won at the S.C. State Economics and Finance Challenge. The Economics team, which includes Lexington High students Brian Farchione, Annie Hu, Angella Jiang and White Knoll student Alfred Wong, won the S.C. State Economics Challenge on May 4 at the Darla Moore School of Business located at the University of South Carolina. At the competition, the team competed in individual tests, group tests and a quiz bowl playoff. The team qualified to compete at the National Semifinals Economic Challenge. The Finance team beat 125 other teams from across the state to win the S.C. State Finance Challenge. The team includes Lexington High students Annie Hu, Freddy Huang, Mark Hubbard and White …
Carsten Bryant is one of 141 seniors across the country recognized for accomplishments in academics or the arts.
The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selected Lexington High student Carsten Bryant as a 2013 United States Presidential Scholar. Bryant was chosen from among nearly 3,300 candidates who qualified for the 2013 award determined by outstanding performance on the College Board SAT and ACT exams. As the only male winner in South Carolina, he will represent the state at the 2013 Presidential Program Scholars Ceremony in Washington, D.C., on June 16. As an honoree, he will receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion. The program recognizes 141 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics or the arts. Students are selected annually based on their academic success, artistic excellence, school evaluations, as well as their…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
A statewide firefighting competition was held at Lexington Technology Center Tuesday.
Students from five schools across the state demonstrated their firefighting skills in a competition Thursday at the Lexington Technology Center. The students, who are all in firefighting programs at their schools, had to pull dummies out of smoke-filled buildings, carry and raise ladders, tie and hoist equiment and roll and load fire hoses. Students from Dorchester County Career and Technology Center, Anderson Districts I & II Career and Technology Center, Westwood High, Lexington Technology Center and the Pickens County Career and Technology Center participated. The winning team was from Anderson Districts I & II Career and Technology Center. The trophy? An actual fire hydrant donated by the Town of Lexington.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The school board approved the hire of a new director for the 2013-2014 school year.
W. Bryan Hearn will serve as the director at Lexington Technology Center for the 2013-2014 school year. The Lexington One School Board approved Hearn's hire during a meeting Tuesday. Hearn will replace current director Kenneth W. Lake, who announced in December his plans to retire. Lake's retirement is effective June 30. Hearn has 14 years of educational experience and currently serves as assistant principal of Wando High School in the Charleston County School District. He began his career in 1999 as a mathematics teacher at Oakbrook Middle School in Dorchester School District Two. He transferred to Summerville High School in 2003, where he served as ninth-grade academy team captain. Hearn joined Wando High in 2004 as assistant …
Teachers enjoyed a pancake breakfast for Teacher Appreciation Week.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Students celebrated with a Chalk Day at Lexington High.
Lexington High Teacher of the Year Beth Klaes and Lexington High student Sarah Boyt participated in the school’s Chalk Day, in celebration of Youth Art Month in March. Youth Art Month is an annual observance to emphasize the value of art education for all youth and to encourage support for quality school art programs. The program is sponsored by the Council for Art Education and the National Art Education Association. Submitted by Lexington One.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Students, faculty and staff recently put on a school-wide rock concert.
Oak Grove Elementary students, faculty and staff put on a rock concert that helped raise more than $2,700 for Relay for Life. The students, faculty and staff dressed up like rock stars for a day. The day's activities also included a butterfly release, a mini relay, dinner and games. Submitted by Lexington One.
McDonald's is giving away free breakfast next Tuesday to first- through eighth-grade students taking the PASS test.
McDonald's restaurants in the Columbia area are giving away free breakfast on May 7 to first- through eighth-grade students who are taking the state PASS test. Just take your student to a McDonald's location between 6 and 8 a.m. on Tuesday and show them the coupon attached. Here's the full list of participating locations in the Columbia area:
Daphne Dubose was named Middle Level Adviser of the Year by the S.C. Association of Student Councils.
Gilbert Middle teacher Daphne Dubose was recently named the 2013 S.C. Association of Student Councils Middle Level Adviser of the Year. Dubose also won the title for Region 3, which includes Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington, D.C. As a region winner, she now competes for the Warren E. Shull National Middle Level Adviser of the Year. The winner will be announced at the National Association of Student Councils National Conference in Las Vegas in June. Submitted by Lexington One.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Tell us about a favorite teacher of your past or present, and we'll help reward them.
Maybe it is that first-grade homeroom teacher who gave your son some extra attention? Maybe it was that fifth-grade music teacher who knew just what to say to your daughter? Maybe it was that middle school English teacher who helped your children pass the big exam? Regardless of who your favorite teachers are, we hope you are plannig to recognize them during Teacher Appreciation Week. In fact, we want to help. Tell us in the comments about the best teacher in your family's life. Use a new comment for each teacher so each has a chance to win. Nominate as many as you'd like. We'll draw one comment at random and give the teacher a $50 gift card as thanks from you — and us. The winner must be a current or former teacher in Lexington or …