First seniors graduate from Midlands STEM Institute

WINNSBORO – Midlands STEM Institute celebrated a big milestone last week with an event that’s been a decade in the making: the graduation of its first senior class. Fairfield County’s first public charter school, Midlands STEM, saw six students graduate – a 100 percent graduation rate for its first class. Executive Director and Principal Cynthia […]

FCHS, RWA and MSI runners pick up steam

FAIRFIELD CENTRAL – The Griffin boys pulled a third place finish on Oct. 6 at Lugoff Elgin High School. Joshua Mosley finished first of 69 runners with a time of 17:49.51. Hank Whit e(18:37.16) finished in 10th place and  Nygel Woodard (18:42.79) finished in 13th. Sidney Wilson placed 27th with a time of 20:43.89 and […]

MSI performs Aladdin, Jr.

WINNSBORO – Midlands STEM students take their bows after their performance in the school play, Aladdin, Jr. on March 25. The performance was held at the First Baptist Church on Newberry Road.

Eagles face Mavericks

WINNSBORO – Richard Winn’s JV baseball team hosted cross-town newcomer (relatively) Midlands STEM Institute on Monday. The Eagles made quick work of the Mavericks, taking down MSI 17-0 in a shortened game. Midlands STEM, a charter school in Winnsboro, has added a grade each year since its inception seven years ago. They currently educate students […]

The New Normal at MSI

WINNSBORO – The school day was a little different for students at Midlands STEM Institute during their first day of the year on Monday. Pictured above, students eat boxed lunches at their desks.

Midlands STEM – Now Enrolling

Midlands STEM High School Orientation

MSI closed until March 31

Posted on MSI’s webpage: By order of the governor of SC, all schools will be closed beginning tomorrow and until March 31st in an effort to decrease the spread of the corona virus. We are working on an instructional plan and will remain in touch throughout the next two weeks via one call, email, text, the school […]

Council OKs SRO vehicle funding for MSI

WINNSBORO – Until now, Midlands STEM Institute (MSI), a public charter school in Winnsboro, was the only public school in Fairfield not provided with a school resource officer (SRO). But that omission was righted at last week’s county council meeting when council voted 6 – 1 to approve $60,273.63 for a Dodge Charger and all […]

Free K-12 school aims for stars

WINNSBORO – Hearing Cynthia Prince talk about her vision for Midlands STEM Institute could inspire real hope here – in a state that consistently ranks near the bottom in education and a county that scores well below state averages. With enrollment approaching 200 and a list of concrete plans for continuous improvement, the local charter […]