Welcome from Dr. Gary
Dear Lexington County School District Three Community,
Welcome back to the start of the 2018 - 2019 school year. To say we are excited about the start of school would be an understatement. Our faculty and staffs have worked diligently throughout the summer preparing for the school year and we are looking forward to our students’ return on Monday, August 20, 2018.
In order to ensure a successful school year for your children, it is important to have the support and involvement of their parents or guardians in the learning process. That involvement extends beyond attending parent conferences, PTO meetings, and volunteering in our schools. It also involves ensuring your children receive appropriate sleep and rest, have a conducive place to study, and are prepared to learn when they enter our doors. We have an outstanding staff at each of our schools that is more than willing to assist as best they can in any of these areas if needed.
In addition, we encourage our community to become an active part of the lives of our students by serving as mentors, reading buddies, volunteers, chaperones, and supporters of our students and our district. If you would like to make a difference in the lives of children, let us know and we will help you achieve that goal.
Our district is continuing to ensure that our facilities are not only safe, but are conducive to the 21st century education that our students deserve. This summer, we have installed a new air conditioning and heating system at Batesburg-Leesville Middle School. In addition, the installation of a new roof is an ongoing project at that school and will continue into the Fall of this school year. This should not be either a disruption to teaching and learning or a safety concern for our students. Finally, our Board has taken a giant step forward and has made the decision to do major renovations at Batesburg-Leesville Primary School and construct a new high school on our current campus. You will hear a lot more about these projects in the coming weeks.
As alarm clocks ring and buses begin their routes for the start of school, we want to keep student safety at the forefront. Please be careful while navigating the extra traffic on the roads and look out for students who are walking.
Thank you for your support of our schools and the children we serve. I consider it a privilege and an honor to serve as Superintendent of Lexington County School District Three and look forward to partnering with you for the success of our students.
With Panther Pride,
Randall R. Gary, Ed.D.
Lexington County School District Three