FCSD state report card released

WINNSBORO – With the release of the annual statewide school report cards earlier this month, the Department of Education attributed the novel coronavirus for systemic declines in student achievement across the state. This year’s report cards did not use the traditional grading system. Previously the report cards assigned grades of Unsatisfactory, Below Average, Average, Good […]

Three R2 school board members walk out of chaotic meeting

COLUMBIA – A dramatic walkout by three Richland Two School Board members during Tuesday night’s regular school board meeting, ended the meeting after only 35 minutes. The walkout left only four board members to continue the meeting. Board policy specifies that it takes five members to constitute a quorum, Superintendent Dr. Baron Davis told the […]

Blythewood schools shine on SC report card

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood area schools generally bested other Midlands schools on the recently released 2021 school report cards, though a few schools fell short of state and district results. Four of five Blythewood area elementary schools performed better than their counterparts in Richland Two as well as in the state in all subject areas. Lake […]

Blythewood Chamber panel

BLYTHEWOOD – Chris Keefer leads a panel of Richland 2 teachers in a discussion of employment and workplace retention during Tuesday’s Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting.

FMS receives grant for student support

WINNSBORO – Fairfield Middle School recently received a $20,000 grant from AT&T to pilot an Integrated Student Supports program with 50 students through Communities in Schools of South Carolina. According to the Community in Schools of South Carolina Twitter, their mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in […]

BMS honors memory on Sept. 11 anniversary

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Middle School PTO hosted a Blythewood Chargers Freedom 5K Run/Walk on Sept. 11.The fundraiser benefited the Freedom for Families Charity Organization and the Blythewood Middle School PTO. Freedom for Families is an organization that provides scholarships to children who lost parents or have parents who were directly affected by the attack […]

RWA’s Peake achieves SCISA Master Teacher

ORANGEBURG – Richard Winn Academy teacher, and current Assistant Principal, Christy Peake was recently awarded Master Teacher Status by the South Carolina Independent Schools Association (SCISA). SCISA’s Master Teacher Program bestows recognition on teachers who exhibit best practices in the classroom and a willingness to share and collaborate with other educators. Peake is a state-certified […]

Apply by Aug. 2 for FCSD Virtual Academy

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Fairfield County School District announced in early March that it would launch a Virtual Academy option for students in the 2021-2022 school year. “Many students have benefited from an online learning experience,” the press release said of the 2020-2021 school year, “and we look forward to providing this opportunity again next year.” […]

R2 offering vaccinations to ages 12+

COLUMBIA – Richland Two is partnering with Prisma Health to offer a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for students who are 12 and older as well as for other individuals eligible for the vaccine who live in the same household with the Richland Two student(s). Prisma Health nurses will administer the Pfizer vaccine in drive-through clinics at […]

Students eat free again this summer

COLUMBIA — Richland Two School District will again provide free meals during the summer to students starting June 17, 2021. In the Blythewood area, meals will be available for pick up at Bethel-Hanberry and Longleaf Middle Schools on Tuesday (2 meals) and Thursday (5 meals) from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Thursday curbside pickup begins […]