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    The Annual Hire Midland Job Fair is hosted at the Cecil Tillis Building 2111 Simpkins Ln, Columbia, SC 29204 Monday April 2, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ages 16 to 24.  Dozens of employers will be present. All of them will be looking for high school and college students to be hired for seasonal/summer jobs or as interns in career-specific areas.  The Annual Hire Midland Job Fair  will be one of Columbia  largest job fair's hosted just for Columbia young people to gain access to our City's private, public and nonprofit employers that provide Summer Jobs and Internship Opportunities. 


    Sports Physicals 2018-2019

    Sports physicals for the 2018-2019 school year will be completed by Palmetto Health USC Orthopedic Center’s on April 14th, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.  All Lower Richland athletes interested in getting the pre-participation evaluation completed should sign up with their coach by March 30, 2018.  All forms will given out the week of April 9th and must be returned to Coach Barr by April 12 to participate.  Additional information will be provided as the date nears. 

    Super proud of my girls they represented the Diamonds tonight...
    Baltimore bound...#NLC2018 #weareLR

    1st place: Britney Parks
    (Electronic Career Portfolio)

    2nd place: Kiya Coleman, Aeriala Lane
    (Intro. to Business Presentation)

    3rd place: Jalen Conyers
    (Healthcare Administration)

    FBLA Winners


    Government officials, other dignitaries and people from across the nation and around the world who pay a visit to the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C. will see the artwork of a recent Richland One graduate on display.

    Brianna Bradley, a 2017 graduate of Lower Richland High School, was a winner of the Congressional Art Competition. Her piece, entitled "Human Nature," will be on display in the Capitol Rotunda through June 28. Brianna is enrolling in college to become an art therapist.

    Pictured at last week's school board meeting are (from left) Lower Richland Principal Dr. Ericka Hursey; Commissioner Beatrice King; Brianna Bradley; Lower Richland art teacher John Johnson; and Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon.

    School Board Recognition   Artwork

    JROTC Cadets Visit WGCV Radio Station

    Cadets/Colonel Anasastasia Nelson and Cadet/Command Sergeant Major Ronald Fuller interview on WGCV Radio on March 14th.
    WGCV   Cadets on air


    ExSteam Culture Flyer

    We are very happy to announce the Teen Center at Richland Library Main is newly renovated and open for business! Designed for teens ages 12 to 18, the Teen Center provides a place to create, learn, and share. Our new features include:


    Tinker, experiment and create with tools in both guided and open lab sessions. We have sewing machines, vinyl cutters, drawing tablets and much more!

    Gaming Lab

    Test out the latest consoles: PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Or try your hand on our new ping pong and foosball tables! Perfect for beginners and seasoned pros.


    Hang out with friends, curl up with the latest manga release or work from one of our new laptops in this comfy space beneath the trees.

    Public Art

    Richland Library’s first artist-in-residence Marius Valdes, has created an eye-popping 50-foot mural from more than 1500 hand-drawn bookmarks submitted by the community during his residency.

    The Teen Center is also the perfect place to finish up homework, meet for a group project, or learn more about applying to college!


    Volleyball Announcement

    For any girls interested in playing volleyball for the 2018-2019 volleyball season, conditioning will continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. You are to report to Athletic Tutoring in room J226 right after school until 4:30 pm. Please make sure you have a physical on file and properly dressed for workouts. DO NOT BE LATE.

    If you have any questions please contact/email Coach Kwok. Email:

    District Announces Make-Up Days for Students

    February 19th and March 30th are make-up days for students.  These days will be ½ days for students only.  Additional information clarifying employee make up time will be communicated later. 

    Diamond Sparklers

    A. Nelson    T. Jacobs  

    Cadet Anastacia Nelson was nominated  for the West Point Military Academy by Congressman James Clyburn. The process for receiving a nomination is extremely competitive and requires months to complete, including an interview (in person). Nelson’s academic preparation, physical fitness, leadership skills and community involvement pushed her to the top of the group receiving nominations.  Cadet Nelson was also considered for an Air Force Nomination (she declined consideration).

    Cadet Tyquan Jacobs has been admitted to South Carolina State University and accepted in the Army ROTC Program.  He will receive a local Army ROTC Scholarship which covers room and board but is competing for the National Army ROTC Scholarship which is a full scholarship.


    District Mission Statement

    We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.


    Lower Richland High Mission Statement

    The mission of Lower Richland High School is to engage students in positive, productive, and innovative learning experiences in order to become successful, responsible, and competitive in a global and technological society.

    We believe that..

    • Each student has the ability to learn and to be successful.
    • Changing cultural diversity is a positive element that teaches respect and enriches society.
    • Students learn in different ways and deserve the opportunity to achieve at their own ability level. 
    • Each student must assume responsibility for his/her own potential.
    • Character matters; honesty, integrity, and mutual respect are vital.
    • Educators will use a variety of effective teaching methods and strategies with high expectations.
    • A safe and supportive environment is essential to the growth and success of all individuals.
    • Learning is a continuous process of integrated experiences that ultimately produce change. 
    • Education is the shared responsibility of the students, school, home, and community.


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