Where can I find information about apps?

Lexington County School District One will no longer allow any application that uses messaging or is categorized as social networking on middle and high school students’ personal mobile computing devices (iPads). Students can still use Edmodo and email to communicate with each other and with teachers.

To learn more about this, read the letter that went home with all middle and high school students.

See the list of prohibited apps.

SICs host Oct. 23 Meet the Candidates forum

The School Improvement Councils of Lexington Elementary, New Providence Elementary and Lexington Middle schools host a Meet the Candidates forum, Tuesday, October 23, 2012.

The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. in the Theater of Lexington Middle School and is free and open to the public. Lexington Middle School is located at 702 North Lake Drive.

Each candidate will answer three randomly selected questions. There will be a two minute time limit per question and response.

Following the question period, the candidates will have one minute to talk about why they think they are “the best qualified candidate.”

This event provides parents, staff, students and other community members an opportunity to meet the 12 candidates running for four seats on the school board. All 12 candidates are invited.

Board members Albert J. Dooley Jr. and D.F. Shumpert III are “retiring” from the school board after serving 16 and 13 years respectively. Two other incumbents, Cynthia S. Smith and G. Edwin Harmon, PH.D., are running for re-election.

Other candidates running are Rutu P. Bhonsle, Toyeka Campbell, Hazel Porth Duell, Anthony Feraci, Janet B. Frazier, Rhonda Wanamaker Gunter, Jean N. Haggard, Deborah Kelderman, Dr. Brent Powers and Theodore J. Zee.

Lexington One promotes Scott

During the October 16, 2012 meeting of the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees, the board approved the promotion of Kimberly Johnson Scott to Coordinator for Support Staff Quality and Development in Human Resources in the District Office. Scott, who currently serves as White Knoll High School assistant principal, will be responsible for support staff for the district.

She has 15 years of education experience and began her education career as a mathematics teacher at Irmo High School in School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties in 1997. She was promoted to administrative assistant at Dutch Fork High School in 2000.

Scott joined Lexington One in 2003 as assistant principal at White Knoll High School for the 2003–2004 school year.

Scott received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, a master’s degree in educational administration and an educational specialist degree from the University of South Carolina. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in educational administration.

She is a member of the South Carolina Association for School Administrators, South Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, South Carolina Education Association and National Education Association.