BMS admin named top middle school principal

COLUMBIA –The South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) named Blythewood Middle School principal Karis Mazyck Middle School Principal of the Year. Promoting an inclusive and supportive school environment, Mazyck has kept Blythewood Middle School on the National School to Watch list since 2014, earning redesignations three times during her tenure as principal. “This recognition […]

Report: Blythewood schools perform well

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood area schools continue to perform well on the 2023 South Carolina Report Cards, with six of 10 schools rated “Good” or better. Three others were rated “Average” while one school received a “Below Average” rating. No schools were rated “Unsatisfactory,” the lowest rating a school can receive. Kelly Mill Middle (Elementary), Muller […]

RVHS student’s family settles sexual assault suit

COLUMBIA – A lawsuit filed by the family of a Ridgeview High School student and sexual assault victim has been settled. According to the suit, a member of the school’s basketball team was sexually assaulted by teammates before a game in January, 2020. Filed in January, 2022, the suit listed seven causes of action against […]

Blythewood schools’ scores exceed SC

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood area schools saw continued improvement on the 2023 SC Ready results, according to the S.C. Department of Education. SC Ready measures readiness in English-Language Arts (ELA) and Math in grades 3 through 8 In most grade levels, more Blythewood students met or exceeded expectations this year compared to 2022. Most schools also […]

Will Epps named R2 Teacher of the Year

BLYTHEWOOD – The 2023-2024 District Teacher of the Year for Richland School District Two is Will Epps, a Science teacher at Blythewood High School. Superintendent Dr. Kim Moore and other district leaders made the surprise announcement on Sept. 13 at Blythewood High as members of the school band played the “Eye of the Tiger” by […]

Bengals, Redhawks kick off season

BLYTHEWOOD – The heat of summer is still burning the practice fields, but as of tomorrow those fields will get the look of fall. Blythewood kicks off the 2023 football season Friday night with both high schools opening at home. Blythewood plays host to Ridge View and Westwood takes on Spring Valley. Both games are […]

R2 implements safety screenings

BLYTHEWOOD – Students in Richland School District Two returned to schools on Tuesday. A big difference for high school students this year: security screenings. Yesterday, the district tweeted, “Today was day one in the operation of safety screenings at all five Richland Two high schools,” and it seemed to be a success at Blythewood High […]

Dr. Kim Moore named next Richland 2 super

COLUMBIA – Dr. Kim Moore has been selected by the Richland Two Board of Trustees as the new superintendent for Richland School District Two. Moore’s selection was made on June 23 at a special called school board meeting and announced at the school board meeting on Tuesday, June 27. Moore was approved by a 6-1 vote. […]

Cunningham gets Lifetime Achievement Award

COLUMBIA – Blythewood native Dr. Bobby Cunningham is one of four school leaders from across the state who have been selected by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) as 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award winners. Cunningham, Director and Principal of the W.R. Rogers Adult, Continuing, and Technology Education Center in Richland District Two, is […]

R2 board announces 3 superintendent finalists

COLUMBIA – Following a nationwide search, the Richland Two Board of Trustees has narrowed the pool of applicants for the position of Richland Two Superintendent to three finalists: Dr. Nia Campbell, Chief Academic Officer for the Aurora Public Schools in Aurora, Colorado; Dr. Benjamin Henry, Regional Superintendent of the Polk County Schools in Polk County, […]

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