8th grade students in Mrs. Lindsay's science class at B-L Middle School have been working super hard the past few weeks on projects that answer the question "Can genetics save the world?" They were tasked with designing a GMO product that hasn't been invented yet that meets a global need. On Thursday, November 30th, they had to pitch their ideas to a group of pretend investors. (Similar to the tv show Shark Tank!) The end results left everyone speechless as students proposed some very creative ideas!
Our schools are rocking and rolling following our week-long Thanksgiving break! Over at B-L Middle School, students are enjoying having the SC Farm Bureau Agriculture Learning Lab at their school today. The Learning Lab teaches students about important South Carolina commodities and how many of them go from the field to our plates. The lessons are aligned to state learning standards, so students are able to apply math, science, English and social studies principles to agriculture.
B-L Middle School cordially invites all veterans and active military members to join us on Thursday, November 9th for the school's Veterans Day program. The event begins at 9 am. #lexington3istheplacetobe #pantherstrong #beapanther
Panther Families - We hope you had a terrific Enrichment Session Week and are enjoying Fall Break! (From the pictures we've seen, it appears that everyone is having a wonderful time!) Don't forget that our schools will resume their regular schedules on Monday, October 9th. We cannot wait to see our Panthers very soon!
Panther Families - This is a friendly reminder of some schedule changes that are occuring the next two weeks in Lexington Three. ***September 25th through 28th - ENRICHMENT SESSION WEEK. This week is specifically for students who qualified for one of our academic camps and for those who signed up to participate in one of our BLAST enrichment camps. Please click the following link for information regarding where the camps are being held, student drop-off and dismissal procedures, bus route information and much more: https://www.lex3.org/page/enrichment-session-information. NOTE: Students who are not participating in an academic or enrichment camp do NOT report to school during this week. ***September 29th: HOLIDAY *** October 2nd through 6th: FALL BREAK (no school for students) ***Our schools will resume their regular schedules on Monday, October 9th.
We've now made it easier for you to "tell us something good!" We're calling on students, staff members, parents, family members and residents of Batesburg-Leesville to let us know any and all good news that pertains to our district. Yes - we know and hear about most of it but we do miss things and we want to ensure that we're telling ALL of the GREAT news that pertains to our Panther family. So be sure to bookmark our Tell Us Something Good form and share away the next time something AMAZING occurs! #lexington3istheplacetobe #pantherstrong FORM: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxnPKtopbdCHLgMJWiQe3mkaQmmmUAgoqokbpEVvmGeZHQhg/viewform
Lexington County School District Three's Panther athletes are gearing up for their fall seasons and we want to make sure all of our B-L fans are ready to come cheer them on! Schedules for each of our fall sports have been updated on our website. Just click the link and then click on the sport to see the full schedule: https://www.lex3.org/page/athletics-schedules
The National Weather Service is forecasting that a line of severe thunderstorms will be passing through our area starting this afternoon (Monday, August 7th). Part of this forecast includes damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 to 70 miles per hour. These conditions could affect the safe operation of school buses as the South Carolina Department of Education does not allow buses to operate when wind gusts are greater than 40 miles per hour. As a result, Lexington Three will be dismissing all of its students one hour early today. Click to read more: https://www.lex3.org/article/1193230
Today was the start of a beautiful new school year in #lex3! It was a joy to officially welcome students and staff back into our buildings. We also had some very special media guests at our schools today to help us celebrate new beginnings. A special thanks to WIS-TV for doing liveshots this morning from B-L Elementary School. We also appreciate WLTX News 19, WACH FOX 57, and The Twin City Newspaper for coming out and covering our first day of school. It's going to be a great year! Visit our social media pages for a TON of pics!
There have been SO MANY SMILES in our schools today as students, parents and teachers reunited for our annual Meet the Teacher Day! Here are a few pics from Batesburg-Leesville Primary School where Pawley the Panther even made a guest appearance. If you haven't made it to one of our time slots today for our Meet the Teacher event there's still time this evening! Drop by our schools between 6 pm and 7 pm to participate! More details can be found here: https://www.lex3.org/page/meet-the-teacher-event
Our online student registration portal will be closing soon for the 2023-2024 school year. If anyone needs assistance getting their child/children registered for school, Lexington Three is hosting an in-person registration day on Wednesday, July 19th at the Lifelong Learning Center (located at 101 West Columbia Avenue). Computers and staff members (including a Spanish translator) will be available from 8 am until 1 pm to assist families. No appointment is necessary. Also - Be sure to visit our online back-to-school headquarters for all of your new school year needs! https://www.lex3.org/o/lex-3/page/back-to-school-2023-2024
Don't forget that today (July 17th) is Meal Pick-Up Monday! Drop by Batesburg-Leesville Middle School between 11 am and 12 pm to receive a total of five breakfasts and five lunches. Meals are available for children between the ages of 1 and 18 years old. Parents can pick up meals without students in the vehicle. However, PLEASE have your identification and your child’s name(s) available. Meals can be picked up at the rear of BLMS. The address for BLMS is 425 Shealy Road.
Our website is being updated weekly with new information pertaining to back-to-school! Be sure to check back here on a regular basis! We cannot wait to see all of our Panther students on August 1st for the first day of school!
With all of the Independence Day festivities, don't forget about Lexington Three's summer meal pick-up event that's happening TOMORROW (Monday, July 3rd)! Drop by Batesburg-Leesville Middle School between 11 am and 12 pm to receive a total of five breakfasts and five lunches. Meals are available for children between the ages of 1 and 18 years old. Parents can pick up meals without students in the vehicle. However, PLEASE have your identification and your child’s name(s) available. Meals can be picked up at the rear of Batesburg-Leesville Middle School. The address for BLMS is 425 Shealy Road. Look for the signs!
Don't forget about Lexington Three's summer meal pick-up event that's happening today (6/26)! Drop by Batesburg-Leesville Middle School between 11 am and 12 pm to receive a total of five breakfasts and five lunches. Meals are available for children between the ages of 1 and 18 years old. Parents can pick up meals without students in the vehicle. However, PLEASE have your identification and your child’s name(s) available. Meals can be picked up at the rear of Batesburg-Leesville Middle School. The address for BLMS is 425 Shealy Road.
As our Panther families settle into summer break, we hope you'll take a few minutes to reflect back on the 2022-2023 school year. It was a wonderful year and we are so proud of all of the many tremendous things that took place. Click the link to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxe9A4T3vXo Lexington Three is surely the BEST place to be!
HAPPY SUMMER BREAK PANTHERS! Enjoy your time off! We will see you next school year!
Panther families - Don't forget that our schools and District Office will be CLOSED on Monday, May 29th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Our regular schedules will resume on Tuesday, May 30th. Have a safe, long weekend!
It is Staff Appreciation Week in Lexington County School District Three! This special week (May 8th through 12th) is set aside each year to recognize every member of the Panther Family and to show our thanks for all of the work they do day in and day out to help our students learn and grow! If you'd like to send a note of thanks to a Lexington Three staff member who made a difference in your life, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org! (Be sure to include the name of the individual who is being recognized in the body of the email as well as provide a brief explanation about how the individual made an impact on you.) The messages will be forwarded along to the appropriate person and could even be featured on one of our social media pages!
Lexington Three is proud to announce that the band programs of Batesburg-Leesville Middle School and High School are recipients of the SCBDA Outstanding Performance Award for 2023. The OPA is the most prestigious award that the SC Band Directors Association gives each year to South Carolina band programs. Our band programs performed at a very high level in all SCBDA events including Marching Band Championships, All-State and Region Band, Concert Performance Assessment, and Solo and Ensemble and earned enough points to be recognized as two of the top bands in the state! We are so very proud! Congratulations! #lexington3istheplacetobe