B-L High School will host its first home basketball game of the season on Friday, December 2nd. The JV boys team will face off against Ridge Spring-Monetta starting at 5 pm. The Varsity girls team will tip-off at 6 pm and the Varsity boys game will start at 7:30 pm. Tickets will be sold at the door for $6 each. If you plan to attend, please be reminded of the ongoing construction that is taking place at B-L High School and use caution as you enter and exit the parking lot. You will enter the BLHS gymnasium using the back doors (the doors that face the football field and track area). In preparation for the upcoming basketball season, please be advised that B-L High School has implemented the following rules for all basketball games in the school gymnasium. --Only students who are in the 9th through 12th grades will be allowed into the game without a chaperone present. All others must have an adult with them at all times. --Patrons must remain seated in the stands for the entirety of the game unless they are going to the restroom or concession stand. There will be no congregating allowed in the hallways or lobby. As always, thank you for your support! GO PANTHERS!
Congratulations to the Panther Band on bringing home the 1st place trophy in the SCBDA's Lower State Marching Championship this past weekend! The group moves on to compete in the 1A state competition on Saturday, October 29th at Westwood High School. GOOD LUCK!
Don't forget that tonight (Friday, October 21st) is Homecoming in Panther Stadium. Kickoff is 7:30 pm against Pelion High School. Please come join us! Once a Panther, always a Panther! Buy tickets for tonight's game here: https://blpanthers.com/event-tickets
Millions of people around the world participated in today's Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill, including students and staff in Lexington County School District Three. The international drill typically takes place each year on 10/20 at 10:20 am. Great ShakeOut earthquake drills are an opportunity to practice how to be safer during earthquakes by encouraging people to "drop, cover and hold on." Read more about the event here: https://www.shakeout.org/whyparticipate/
Panther fans - Please note that the middle school football game versus Gilbert that was scheduled for this evening has been moved to Monday, October 17th at 6 pm at Gilbert High School. #GoPanthers
Members of the Lexington Three Board of Trustees enjoyed a tour of B-L Elementary School this morning. The group got to see students learning in some of the school's Maker Spaces and took a peek into several classrooms. A special thanks to HEbrews Cafe and Starbucks for the delicious breakfast.
We had a great kickoff to National School Lunch Week on Monday, October 10th! First, students at B-L Elementary School got to enjoy having the PET Cow at their school for the official launch of strawberry milk in the school cafeteria. Strawberry milk is now a drink option at all four of Lexington Three's schools! Then, over at B-L Middle and B-L High Schools, a new Smart Mouth brand pizza flavor got kicked off! Students now have the option of choosing a BBQ chicken pizza when they go through our lunch lines. Some of our district administrators even got in on the fun of making the new pizzas and serving them to students at BLHS! We also gave away some Smart Mouth pizza swag to our students.
Congratulations to the Panther Band for bringing home the first place trophy on Saturday in the 1A division of the Band Beat Championship that was held at Catawba Ridge High School in Fort Mill!
It's National School Lunch Week and we are celebrating with a very special menu at all of our schools! Be sure to check it out and enjoy a delicious meal with us!
It was a wonderful morning at the B-L High School College Fair! Around 40 colleges and universities attended the event to allow our students to get more information about where they may want to attend school following their high school graduation.
Panther football fans: If you're attending the Varsity football game this evening in Ridge Spring-Monetta, here is the link where you can purchase your tickets. https://gofan.co/app/events/688587?schoolId=SC1981 The game starts at 7 pm when the B-L Panthers take on the Ridge Spring-Monetta Trojans. We'll see you in Ridge Spring!
For all of our Panther fans who are planning to attend tonight's middle school volleyball game versus Sandhills Middle School, please remember that tickets are only being sold virtually. Click here to get yours now! https://swanseatigersathletics.com/event-tickets (No tickets will be sold at the gate.) The game starts at 5:30 pm and will be played at Swansea High School. Good luck Panthers!
A special thanks goes out to these kind athletes from B-L Middle School who helped to open doors for students at B-L Elementary School this morning! Be sure to check out the "Athletics" page of our website for the game schedules of all of our fall sports teams. https://www.lex3.org/page/athletics-schedules
Our new Director of School Security Todd Bedenbaugh has been working with local firefighters in Batesburg-Leesville and Lexington County to further enhance our school safety measures. Student and staff safety is our top priority every single day in Lexington School District Three! #lexington3istheplacetobe
On Wednesday, August 24th, come out to the B-L Sonic and grab your dinner between the hours of 5 pm and 8 pm to support Panther athletics! During that time period, 10 percent of the sales will go directly to BLHS. In addition, BLHS is competing against Gilbert High School. They will be doing a "Carhops for Cash" at a different Sonic location at the same time. Whichever school brings in the most sales will get an additional $500 presented to them during half time on Friday night in the BLHS vs. Gilbert game...in addition to a trophy and bragging rights. Let's go Panthers!
Congratulations to Maggee Ellis, Assistant Administrator at B-L Primary School, on being selected to participate in the SC Competency-Based Learning Fellows cohort provided by the SC Department of Education's Office of Personalized Learning. The fellowship is for two years. She is following in the footsteps of Dr. Era Roberts, Assistant Principal for Instruction at B-L High School, as she participated in the first-ever cohort. Congratulations Maggee!
Students at B-L High School enjoyed a DELICIOUS treat today as our Food Services Department rolled out a brand new pizza option from the brand Smart Mouth. Truly......this pizza is super yummy and received rave reviews! Read more about the brand here: https://www.smartmouthfoods.com/faq/. The pizza will debut at B-L Middle School this Thursday and will be available every day as a meal option at both schools.
The 2022-2023 school year has officially begun! Here are a few pictures from around our schools this morning as students in grades K4 through 12th settled into their new classes. It's going to be a great year for our Panthers! Check out more pics on our district Facebook page.
We sure hope our students and staff felt loved and welcomed this morning at each of our campuses! There was Panther Pride all across Batesburg-Leesville today! (This is the sign at the District Office.) #lexington3istheplacetobe #lex3backtoschool #backtoschool #pantherproud
Need a "First Day of School" sign for your student's back-to-school picture on Monday, August 15th? Simply click on the following link, print out the sign, and write your child's name in the yellow banner at the top of the page! There's also a spot for you to add their age and grade at the bottom. If you take the picture and post it on social media, please use the hashtag #lex3backtoschool so we can see it! You can also email it to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can feature it on our social media pages. The sign can be downloaded here: https://5il.co/1g0it