Donate New or Gently Used Books to R2’s Ready to Read Program

COLUMBIA – R2 Ready to Read is designed to increase summer reading for our youngest students and to promote and encourage parents to read to their children. The district’s goal is to collect enough books (roughly 35,000) to provide each Pre-K through second-grade student with 10 new or gently used books geared to their grade […]

More chaos erupts at R2 school board meeting

COLUMBIA – The angst and hostility that’s come to define Richland School District Two school board politics over the last year erupted again minutes before Tuesday night’s board meeting was scheduled to open. An altercation which some witnesses said was sparked at least partially by the wife of the district’s Superintendent Dr. Baron Davis resulted […]

‘81-’90 BHE alums set to say good-bye Jan. 27

BLYTHEWOOD – As the time approaches to say a final farewell to the current Bethel-Hanberry Elementary school building, the district is inviting all former students and employees back to walk the halls and visit old classrooms one last time prior to the school’s demolition. Alums from the years 1981 through 1990 are invited to walk […]

Joe Trapp, Jr. announces candidacy for R2 board

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood’s Joe Trapp, Jr. has announced on Facebook that he is running for a seat as a member of the Richland 2 School Board in November 2022 elections. “I am genuinely interested in finding out what concerns parents have about their children’s educational experience as well and giving everyone a chance to find […]

Arbor Day at RWA

WINNSBORO – Richard Winn’s Wildlife Conservation class planted a red maple tree on campus in honor of Arbor Day. The tree was funded by the Fairfield Soil & Water Conservation District. Pictured from left are: Anna Livermore, Colt Hatchell, Will Dinkins, Lawson Wade, Brian King, Austin Lancaster, Mikaela Miller, Saylor Harrell, Kitt Nicholson, Briceson Edenfeld […]

BHS observes Arbor Day

BLYTHEWOOD – This winter, students in Blythewood High’s Science National Honor Society will help offset the school’s paper usage by planting saplings throughout the community in partnership with the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District.  “Our goal is to completely offset or surpass our school’s and our personal paper usage,” said Dr. Robin Henderson, science […]

Richland 2, Fairfield County support responsible gun ownership

COLUMBIA  – Richland Two and Fairfield County School Districts along with several surrounding school districts signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Be SMART Program this week. The MOU will encourage responsible gun ownership and safety. Local law enforcement, Prisma Health and Medical University of South Carolina Health-Columbia are also supporting the MOU. Be […]

Fairfield Alums are True to Their School

WINNSBORO – As about 10 class groups gathered for the bi-annual Fairfield High School Alumni reunion on Saturday, each class tailgated under their group’s colorful tent. Alumni Association President Donald Prioleau emceed the event and DJ Pete Martin took care of the music. The weather was beautiful and everyone ate, visited and danced through the […]

Bengals Place At Top

On Saturday, Blythewood High School’s Drill and Rifle teams placed among the top Army JRTOC teams in the Region. The Rifle team finished the League Championship in first place overall, and the Drill team placed second in the Drill competition. The Drill team finished the meet over Ridge View, Westwood, Airport, Lower Richland, and Lugoff […]

BHS students recognized for outstanding performances

BLYTHEWOOD – Several Blythewood High Students are being recognized through the College Board National Recognition Program for African-Americans, Hispanics, and Small Town and Rural programs. They have earned this recognition because of their exceptional academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT and/or AP Exam. National Recognition awardees have a unique opportunity to connect with […]