A personal mobile computing update
If you are a current high school senior, you should immediately back up any
information on your iPad that you would like to keep to the cloud and return
your device to your high school’s Help Desk by Friday, May 31. Some high
schools are already allowing seniors to return their iPads once they are
finished with all their work.
If you are a current fifth-grader, rising sixth-grader, you will receive your
device at the beginning of the 2013–2014 school year after you attend your
school’s Personal Mobile Computing Orientation meeting for students and
currently in Grades 6–11, rising seventh- through 12th-graders, will be able to
keep their personal mobile computing devices over the summer. We hope that by
allowing students to use their iPads over the summer, they will be able to
acquire an even greater digital competence — something that will help them next
year and in the years to follow.
For instance, students will be able to use interactive applications to improve
their reading fluency or build mathematics skills. In addition, some teachers
will provide summer reading lists to students electronically before year end.
Parents can then opt to check those books out from the Lexington County Public
Library system electronically in pdf format or use the Kindle App on the iPad
to check out and read a Kindle version. The Lexington County Public Library’s
has information about this on the Digital Media Catalog page of its website.
Look under “Getting Started” on the Digital Media Catalog webpage.
If a student has a problem with an iPad over the summer and needs assistance,
we will provide a help desk at the District Office from 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.,
Monday through Thursday. That telephone number is 803-821-1187. The email
address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
We should also remind you that the rules regarding appropriate technology use
including unauthorized use of the Internet or computer games, downloading
inappropriate applications, removing district-loaded applications including the
district’s Internet filtering system or giving out personal information will
continue to apply during the summer. You can find a link to a copy of the
district’s technology acceptable use policy and other good information about
the district’s Personal Mobile Computing Initiative on the district’s website
under “Quick Links” on the
Personal Mobile Computing webpage.
If you purchased the Optional Protection Plan for the 2012–2013 school year,
that plan will cover your student’s device over the summer. At the beginning of
the 2013–2014 school year, as you pay fees for 2013–2014, you will be able to
purchase another year of coverage under the Optional Protection Plan.
If, for some reason, you do not want your student to have the device over the
summer, you or your student should check the device into your school’s Help
Desk for storage before you leave school for the summer. Once school begins in
August, the school will return that same iPad to your student.
What happens if you decide to move out of the district this summer? Since
Lexington County School District One is loaning your student this personal
mobile computing device as part of the district’s personal mobile computing
initiative, you must return the device back to your student’s school per the
agreement you signed if you move out of district before school begins again in
Lexington One announces LTC director
At the Tuesday, May 7, 2013, special board meeting of the Lexington County
School District One Board of Trustees, a budget workshop, the board approved
the administration’s recommendation to hire W. Bryan Hearn as director of the
Lexington Technology Center for the 2013–2014 school year.
replaces current Director Kenneth W. Lake who announced his plans to retire in
December 2012. Lake’s retirement is effective June 30, 2013.
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 principal. His duties have included High Schools That
Work site coordinator, School of Business and Information Systems supervisor,
math department supervisor, bus coordinator, textbook coordinator and first
point of contact administrator.
Hearn received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and Spanish from Auburn
University, a master’s degree in secondary mathematics from the University of
South Alabama and his administrative endorsement in secondary educational
leadership from The Citadel. He is certified as a secondary principal and
secondary supervisor and in secondary and middle school mathematics.
He is a member of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators and
ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) and
has served as youth coach for the Mt. Pleasant Recreation Department for five
Free and healthy meals this summer
Again this summer, Lexington County School District One participates in
Summer Food Service Program, federally funded by the USDA and administered
through the South Carolina Department of Education and our district.
program allows us to offer free, healthy meals to children 18 years old and
younger who live in the attendance area of the school where the meals are
served. A snack is available from 10 to 11 a.m.
Monday through Thursday. Lunch is available from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through
Children are provided regardless of income. However, children must eat these
meals at the school.
Meals will be served at Forts Pond Elementary School, Gilbert Elementary School
and Saxe Gotha Elementary School from June 10 through August 1. There will be
no service July 4.
Compete in the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge
Epicurious and First Lady Michelle Obama recently announced the kickoff of the
second “Healthy Lunchtime Challenge” to help combat child obesity.
Parents and children ages 8 to 12 are invited to submit an original lunch
recipe that is healthy, affordable and tasty.
Recipes must adhere to the USDA’s MyPlate guidelines
available here and meet the healthy
criteria. Entries must represent each of the food groups, either in one dish or
as parts of a lunch meal — including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean
proteins and low-fat dairy foods. Fruits and vegetables should make up roughly
half the plate or recipe.
This summer, 56 children and their parent or guardian (one pair from each of
the 50 states, plus the U.S. territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto
Rico) will be flown to the nation’s capital. There they will have the
opportunity to dine at a meal at the White House hosted by Mrs. Obama in July
or August. A selection of the winning healthy recipes will be served.
The panel of judges for the recipes will include Tanya Steel, Let’s Move!
Executive Director Sam Kass, USDA and U.S. Department of Education
representatives, as well as a celebrity chef, to be named later.
At the conclusion of the Challenge, a free, downloadable and printable
e-cookbook featuring the winning recipes, nutritional analysis, photos and
drawings will be available.
You can submit recipes through May 12, 2013, in one of two ways. To submit
online, go to
http://recipechallenge.epicurious.com/. To mail your entry, send it to The
Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, c/o Epicurious.com, 1166 Avenue of the Americas,
15th Floor, New York, NY 10036.
What can I do this summer?
Yes, it’s only March, but, believe it or not, summertime is just around the
Each year, Lexington County School District One offers summer enrichment
opportunities for its students. We will continue to update the information here as we receive
new information about opportunities open to Lexington One students.
June 17–July 15, 2013 Course Recovery Summer School Grades 6–8
Lexington County School District One offers students in grades 6–8 an
opportunity to receive credit for courses in English language arts,
mathematics, science and social studies they did not pass through its Virtual
Summer School Program running June 17–July 3, 2013.
Students can choose to use the computer lab at Pleasant Hill Middle School from
10 a.m. until 12
p.m. or choose to do this from home at any hour of the day.
Tuition is $100 per course for in-district students and $200 per course for
Students may enroll in one or two courses. To enroll and register, students
must submit an electronic registration form, a school approval form completed
by a school counselor and the appropriate payment.
Here are some links with more information:
link to a flier with more information and
a link to the electronic registration
June 17–July 15, 2013 Course Recovery Summer School Grades 9–12
Lexington County School District One offers students in grades 9–12 an
opportunity to receive credit for courses they did not pass. Students must
complete 60 hours of seat time and successfully complete all course
requirements. The district uses Apex to deliver the instruction.
If enough students register, there will be a morning session from 7:30–11:35
a.m. and an afternoon session from 12:05–4:10
The course recovery summer school program will take place at Lexington High
School located at 2463 Augusta Highway in Lexington,South Carolina.
Tuition is $325 per course for Lexington One students and $500 per course for
Registration begins Monday, April 29, 2013, and concludes Thursday, June 13,
2013, at 2:00 p.m. Registration packets are
available in high school guidance offices.
You can also download the information here.
June 17–27, 2013 Science and Technology Enrichment Program for Grades
Lexington County School District One and the University of South Carolina are
offering rising students in grades 6–8 an opportunity to attend an exciting and
interactive science and technology enrichment program for middle school
The camp takes place Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at
the district’s Rosenwald Community Learning Center located at 420 Hendrix
Street in Lexington.
Rising sixth-graders will pursue an Energy and Animals unit while rising
seventh- and eighth-graders will pursue a Chemistry and Earth Structures unit.
Here’s a link to more information.
June 24–27, 2013 Camp Invention Geo-Quest Camp — Open to rising first- through
Lexington Elementary School offers a Camp Invention Geo-Quest summer camp for
rising first- through sixth-graders from 8:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
at Lexington Elementary located at 116 Azalea Drive in Lexington , S.C.
The program costs $220 or $215 with online registration.
Here’s a link to more information.
Feel free to email Camp Director Jim Hamby for more information at
July 8–11, 2013 and July 15–18, 2013 Color Me YOGA — Pleasant Hill
In this four day long summer camp, students will use literature, movement and
technology to explore stress management, breathing, work, play and leadership
skills to achieve their personal best.
The July8–11, 2013 week is for rising first–third grade students.
The July 15–18, 2013week is for rising fourth–fifth grade students.
link to registration information.
iTEAMS July 8–11, 2013 — Lexington Middle School
The July 8–11, 2013 Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Among Middle
Schoolers or iTEAMS summer camp is a partnership between the South Carolina
Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics and Lexington County School
It is designed to give tech-minded seventh- and eighth-graders a summer
experience that challenges their creativity and encourages their interest in
computer science, technology and entrepreneurship.
Learn more about it here
and apply online
June 10–13, 2013 Bus Driver Training
Lexington County School District One needs full-time bus drivers and part-time
Starting pay is $10.82 per hour, and some positions may offer state benefits.
If you are interested in becoming a bus driver for Lexington One or would like
more information, please contact Harvey Clubb in Transportation at
District taking applications for 2013–2014 4K program
Lexington County School District One continues to accept applications for its
4-year-old kindergarten program for next year, the 2013–2014 school year.
Parents or guardians of children who are 4 years old on or will be 4 years old
before September 1, 2013, may apply to have their child screened for the
half-day 4-year-old kindergarten program. Screening
takes place the week of May 27 and the week of June 3.
To participate in this screening, parents/guardians must apply for the half-day
4-year-old kindergarten program prior to May 30,
2013, at the elementary or primary school your child would normally attend.
You should bring the child’s official birth certificate with parents’s names on
it (not a wallet card or short certificate) and a completed South Carolina
Certificate of Immunization to the school your child would normally attend.
Here’s information about what immunizations your child needs.
For proof of residency, please bring a
current electric bill/statement showing your name and home address within the
district and your South Carolina driver’s license or other state or federal photograph
identification. If you are unable to produce any of these documents,
please contact the school or the Office of Student Services at 803-821-1029 to
discuss alternative documentation that may be acceptable.
Parents will be notified of the date and time their child will be
screened for the program. Students must participate in the screening to be
considered for the program. The screenings use fun activities such as identifying pictures, drawing and
interacting with trained teachers.
Once the screenings are complete, parents
will be notified by telephone or by mail of the screening results and if their child was
accepted into the 4K program.
Students accepted in the program attend
either a morning session (7:40–10:15 a.m.) or an afternoon session (11:45
Bus transportation to and from school is provided for
students residing in the school’s attendance area. If a child resides outside
of the school’s attendance area, parents or guardians must provide
If you have questions regarding the 4K program, please contact the elementary
or primary school your child would normally attend or call Karyn Ward or
Johnnie Boatwright in Lexington One’s Instructional Services Office at
Lexington One hosts Chick-fil-A Leadercast
Lexington County School District One and the Lexington One Educational
Foundation host the 2013 Chick-fil-A Leadercast on Friday, May 10, 2013, at
Lexington Technology Center from 9 a.m.–4:30
p.m. Proceeds raised from this event benefit
Lexington One students by supporting free summer camps targeting middle and
high school students and helping them build leadership and entrepreneurial
The Chick-fil-A Leadercast gives community leaders, business professionals,
coaches, educators and future leaders the opportunity to listen and learn from
successful 21st century leaders, via live satellite feed.
Nine presenters speak about strengthening leadership by simplifying your life.
Presenters include John Maxwell, leadership expert and best-selling author;
Sanya Richards-Ross, 2012 London Olympic track and field gold medalist; Jack
Welch, former Chairman and CEO of General Electric; LCDR Rorke Denver, Navy
SEAL and star of the 2012 movie “Act of Valor;” and a satellite interview with
Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State (2005–2009). For a complete list of
Learn more about the event here.
Other items of interest
Where do my children go to school?
Where can I learn more about the personal mobile computing
initiative at the middle and high schools?
Read the latest LexLeads, LexLearns, LexLives.