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  • Attention Class of 2019

    Congratulations Class of 2019!

    The Graduation Committee shares in your excitement for your upcoming commencement exercise and wish for it to be the BEST ever!  In order to ensure this we must practice.

    Graduation practice is TWO (2) DAYS ONLY:

    May 31 & June 3 8:00 – 12:30 NO ABSENCES ARE ALLOWED.

    If either of these practices are missed, the student will be placed at the back of the line.  There are NO EXCUSED ABSENCES, PLAN ACCORDINGLY.



    Black shoes, any color dress under your robe (as long as it is not seen under your robe). If it comes past yourobe length, or you wear pants, it needs to be black or navy blue only


    Black shoes, black or navy blue pants, white dress shirt and tie


    Cap, gown, tassel, and the above described attire.


    Graduation Day – June 5th 8am at Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln Street

    All graduates are required to ride the school bus from Lower Richland High School to Colonial Life Arena. Graduates need to report to Lower Richland High School at 6:00 am dressed in your robe, with cap and tassel.


    Graduating seniors must have all debt cleared and seat-time completed before they can participate in graduation practice.



    • Id, library, JROTC, other school debt - Mrs. Smith
    • Cafeteria – Cafeteria Manager
    • Text books – Mr. Martin
    • Jostens balance, and scheduling seat time – Ms. Brooker
    • Questions about seat time – Guidance


    Final Delivery for Jostens graduation items is May 10



    • Meet Ms. Brooker at 8:00 am in arena lobby to line up
    • Attire: College/ Military/Career / shirt with khakis or dark pants/skirt



    Engrid Brooker

    Senior Class Advisor

    All-Girls Engineering Robotics and Electrical Summer Registration

    All-Girls Engineering Robotics and Electrical Summer Engineering girl

    Dates: June 24-27, 2019

    Location: Lower Richland High School Room C107

    Cost: Free

    Age group: Students that currently enrolled in a Richland One school ages 15-18


    Students will:

    • learn about  electric circuits using wires, batteries, light bulbs  
    • design, and create  simulations of series and parallel circuits   using  the software Multism   
    • learn about soldering and complete several soldering kits that can be taken home
    • learn about robotics and create several devices that can be taken home
    • Presentations from female Engineers working in the area of Electrical, Civil, and Mechanical, IT, and the Medical field


    Law Day Essay Contest for HS Students


    Law Day 2019

    The SC Bar Senior Lawyers Division

    is hosting the

    2019 Statewide Law Day Essay Contest

    Open to all High School Students


    The theme of the essay contest is “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society.”


    Awards range in $500 - $1,000!!!


    All mailed entries are due June 7, 2019.


    (Information Packet)


    Z. Walker has been recognized as the 2018-2019 Outstanding Student in Academic Achievement by the TRIO Educational Talent Search.

    Z. Walker   

    Warrior of the Week

    2018 Lower Richland High School Graduate and JROTC Diamond Battalion Commander Selected as West Point Military Academy Preparatory School Warrior of the Week! Congratulations to Anastasia Nelson!  This is a true honor to be selected above all USMA cadets for this recognition.  Cadet Candidate Anastasia Nelson's accomplishments is a direct reflection of the Academic Preparation received at Lower Richland High School and Richland School District One!

    West Point Warrior of the Week

    Final Call for Lowest Price (European Tour)

    I am reaching out as final reminder to enroll in the upcoming tour!

    I have been informed that monthly pricing will increase in May, and as a courtesy to families I am sending this email. By enrolling now, you secure a spot on our tour and the lowest price possible. All you need is a $95 deposit to lock in the lowest price today.

    Enrolling takes 5 minutes. Go to www.eftours.com/2159655jc

    Don’t wait, there are only a few spots left!

    All the best,

    Maria Paz  Velazquez

    Congratulations on 30 Years of Service

    Congratulations Ms. Scott-Haper on 30 years of service

    Students receive West Point nomination from Rep. James Clyburn

    West Point

    Parent Portal Access

    Click the link above to follow the guided instructions to setup you account today.  The District requires all parents and guardians to complete this process for the 2018-2019 school year.

    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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Message from Our Principal

Greetings Diamond Hornet Students:

We are excited to have you return for one of the best school years ever! For the 2018-2019 academic year, our school-wide theme is “Cultivate, Collaborate, and Elevate!”

* Cultivate-we will continue to nurture our students academically and socially while supporting them in their specific areas of need.

* Collaborate-we will encourage student collaboration during school and through community services opportunities.

* Elevate-we will push our students to achieve at their highest levels.

I am honored to continue this journey with you as your principal. As we enter this new school year, we can be proud of what we have achieved at Lower Richland High School academically, athletically, and competitively. We will continue to soar to higher levels of achievement.

Our school’s dedicated faculty and staff have a common goal: To do what is best for students and to always search for better ways to achieve this goal. The policies, guidelines, and procedures in place exist to ensure that we have a safe atmosphere conducive to learning. We want you to have the best learning opportunities possible and to have a tremendous experience at Lower Richland High School! Have a great year in the Diamond Mine!


Dr. Ericka R. Hursey, Principal