Saluda River Elementary

West Columbia parents and retailers ready for Tax-Free Weekend

School buses will be back on the streets soon and this weekend is a chance to prepare students for a return to the classroom. It’s the time of the summer many parents look forward to. And South Carolina tax-free weekend 2022 begins Friday, Aug. 5 and goes through Sunday, Aug. 7. What is tax-free weekend? […]

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Lexington 2 names new principals and assistant principals – New Superintendent Dr. Brenda Hafner begins job

The Lexington Two School Board has released the names of the new principals, assistant principals, and other administrators for the 2022-2023 school year. They begin their new roles on July 1. Also, he Board of Trustees also welcomes Superintendent Dr. Brenda Hafner, who begins her new position on July 1. All hirings were approved by […]

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House of Raeford chicks help Lexington 2 K5 students learn about fowl life

A lot of chicks hatched this week at three Lexington Two elementary schools. House of Raeford delivered eggs to Cayce Elementary School, Riverbank Elementary and Saluda River Academy for the Arts, so kindergarten students could see the baby chicks emerge from their shells. “It’s so exciting for them to see the chicks,” said Tressie Derrick, […]

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West Columbia schools promote reading during National Literacy Month

March is National Literacy Month and Wednesday was Read Across America Day. With the focus on reading, West Columbia schools are implementing programs to promote literacy in an effort to make reading more fun and rewarding. “We’re having brackets, like the March Madness college basketball tournament,” said Shelly Breedlove, media specialist at Northside Middle School. […]

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Escaped fugitive, who caused school lockdowns in West Columbia, is caught

Daniel Hill who escaped from an ambulance while in custody, was captured before 10 p.m. Wednesday at a home on Lawrence Road in Red Bank. Before he was caught, Hill, age 30, was described as armed and dangerous. He was pursued for nine hours, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. Riverbank Elementary School, Northside […]

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2 schools, Saluda River and Busbee have been awarded arts grants

Two Lexington Two schools have been awarded arts grants. Saluda River Academy for the Arts has received a $12,500 Arts in Basic Curriculum grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission for the 2021-2022 school year. The school plans to use the funding for four artists-in-residence, professional development for teachers,  community events,  student performances,  and curriculum […]

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SRAA Resource Officer honors deceased classmate with butterfly garden

Thomas Stork was an elementary school student at Saluda River Academy for the Arts. He died of cancer on Dec. 7, 1996. Chris Yarborough, SRAA’s current School Resource Officer, went to school with Thomas.Yarborough, along with his father, former Saluda River SRO India Taylor, the Stork family and others through the years helped create a […]

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Saluda River Academy for the Arts creates colorful rock garden

Dawn Kujawa – Lexington Two Communications Director – Many gardeners get rid of the rocks, but Saluda River Academy for the Arts has found a way to showcase them. The Lexington Two arts magnet school this year created a rock garden, in an array of bright colors and designs, with hand-painted rocks created by every […]

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