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Proposal for Replacing Exterior Doors at Lex4 DO and FMIS

posted Jun 2, 2017, 7:57 AM by DO Web   [ updated Jun 2, 2017, 7:58 AM ]

You are invited to submit a bid proposal to replace exterior doors at Lexington Four District Office Complex located at, 607 East First Street, Swansea, SC 29160 and Frances Mack Intermediate School located at 161 Gaston St., Gaston, SC 29053.  The Request for Proposals is attached and contains the scope of work to be completed. 

Bid proposals must be received by Monday, June 19, 2017 at the Monroe Pinckney Administrative Offices, Lexington School District Four, 607 East Fifth Street, Swansea, SC 29160.

Please call, Gary Massey at 803-223-3527 if you have questions or to plan a site visit. 

Please see attached for additional information.

2017 Summer Food Service Program

posted Jun 1, 2017, 8:01 AM by DO Web


Request for Proposal for Athletic Facility Grounds Management & Maintenance

posted May 25, 2017, 10:17 AM by DO Web   [ updated May 25, 2017, 10:19 AM ]

You are invited to submit a proposal for Athletic Facility Grounds Management and Maintenance for Swansea High School located at 500 East 1st Street, Swansea, SC 29160.  The Request for Proposals is attached and contains the scope of work to be completed.  A site visit is required in order to submit a proposal.

Proposals must be received by 1:30 pm on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Monroe Pinckney Administrative Offices, Lexington School District Four, 607 East Fifth Street, Swansea, SC 29160.

Please call Dave Toole at 803-490-7000 to schedule a site visit. 

Please see attached for additional information.

Request for Proposal - SHFA Cooler/Freezer

posted May 25, 2017, 6:08 AM by Lynn Craig   [ updated May 25, 2017, 10:18 AM by DO Web ]

You are invited to submit a proposal for replacement/renovations of Cooler/Freezer equipment at Swansea High Freshman Academy, 1195 I.W. Hutto Road, Swansea, SC 29160.  A site visit is required to view and discuss the scope of work for this project.

Proposals must be received by Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 10:30 at the Monroe Pinckney Administrative Offices, Lexington School District Four, 607 East Fifth Street, Swansea, SC 29160.

Please call George Hutto (803-513-7872) if you have questions or to plan a site visit.  

Please see attached for additional information.

Request for Proposal - Water Heater Equipment at SHFA & SES

posted May 18, 2017, 7:26 AM by DO Web   [ updated May 18, 2017, 7:27 AM ]

You are invited to submit a proposal for replacement/renovations of Water Heater equipment at Swansea High Freshman Academy, 1195 I.W. Hutto Road, Swansea, SC  and Sandhills Elementary, 130 Lewis Rast Road, Swansea, SC 29160.  A site visit is required to view and discuss the scope of work for this project.

Proposals must be received by Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 10:30 at the Monroe Pinckney Administrative Offices, Lexington School District Four, 607 East Fifth Street, Swansea, SC 29160.

Please call George Hutto at (803-513-7872) if you have questions or to plan a site visit. 

Please see attached for additional information.

Request for Proposal - HVAC Replacement/Renovations at SHFA, SMS, & SES

posted May 15, 2017, 10:59 AM by DO Web   [ updated May 15, 2017, 11:04 AM ]

You are invited to submit a proposal for replacement/renovations of HVAC equipment at: 

  • Swansea High Freshman Academy, 1195 I.W. Hutto Road, Swansea, SC 29160,
  • Sandhills Middle School, 582 Meadowfield Road, Gaston, SC 29053, and 
  • Sandhills Elementary, 130 Lewis Rast Road, Swansea, SC 29160.  
A site visit is required to view and discuss the scope of work for this project.

Proposals must be received by Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 10:30 at the Monroe Pinckney Administrative Offices, Lexington School District Four, 607 East Fifth Street, Swansea, SC 29160.

Please call George Hutto (803-513-7872) if you have questions or to plan a site visit. 

Please see attached for additional information.

Request for Proposal - ECC Playground Resurfacing

posted May 11, 2017, 7:24 AM by DO Web   [ updated May 15, 2017, 11:04 AM ]

You are invited to submit a bid proposal to resurface existing rubber playground surfacing and install new rubber borders around each playground surface at the Lexington Four Early Childhood Center located at 135 Lewis Rast Road, Swansea, SC 29160.  The Request for Proposals is attached and contains the scope of work to be completed. 

Bid proposals must be received by Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the Monroe Pinckney Administrative Offices, Lexington School District Four, 607 East Fifth Street, Swansea, SC 29160.  All proposals must be submitted by 10:00 am on that day.

Please call, Dave Toole at 803-490-7000 if you have questions or to schedule a site visit.  

Please see attached for additional information.

Parent Survey

posted May 5, 2017, 9:40 AM by Lynn Craig   [ updated May 5, 2017, 9:43 AM ]

Dear Parents,

In an effort to improve our practices, each of our schools is conducting a parent survey.  We value your opinion and ask that you take a few minutes to complete the survey for each school that your student(s) attend.  Please click the link below to begin the survey.

Be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous.  We appreciate your investment of time to provide honest feedback that will be help guide our continuous school improvement.

 

Early Childhood Center Survey

Sandhills Primary School Survey

Sandhills Elementary School Survey

Frances Mack Intermediate School Survey

Sandhills Middle School Survey

Swansea High Freshman Academy Survey

Swansea High School Survey



Intent to Award

posted Mar 27, 2017, 12:24 PM by Jay Lindler

Lexington Four announces its intent to award a contract for Photocopy Equipment and Service to Sharp Business Systems.

Press Release

posted Mar 7, 2017, 10:10 AM by Lisa Ingram   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 12:22 PM by Jay Lindler ]

LEXINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUR

               GASTON-SWANSEA                                                       Linda G. Lavender, Ph.D., Superintendent

 

607 East Fifth Street

 Swansea, South Carolina 29160

(803) 568-1000

FAX (803) 568-1020

 

 

News Release - For Immediate Release

March 7, 2017

 

Swansea, SC – This is a follow-up statement to events of Thursday, February 23, 2017, where students at Swansea High School were working on a group project that involved the history of slavery in the United States.  After the administration had an opportunity to interview all students involved and the teacher, it has been determined that throughout the process of this project multiple conferences and conversations took place between the group and the teacher. The project was one of many from Swansea High School that was to be entered in a national academic competition.  The theme for the contest is “Taking a Stand in History”.   
 
The project in question was focusing on groups that ‘took a stand’ in connection with the Civil War.  The original inspiration for the project came from the students’ desire to counteract the negative stereotypes oftentimes associated with southern states.  Their hope was to bring awareness to the positive contributions that southerners made to change the culture of the south during that time period.  The students’ three areas of focus were the military, education, and slavery.  The group’s research included historical figures, institutions, and ideas that were involved in the fight against slavery, such as abolitionists, the Underground Railroad, and the Emancipation Proclamation. 

 

On the afternoon of Thursday, February 23, 2017, as students were working on early stages of constructing the exhibit that was to accompany their research project, they went in search of shackles to represent “breaking free” from slavery.  They were unable to secure shackles but found a rope, instead.  The students asked the teacher for, and received, permission to use the rope as a border for the exhibit.  They went back to the construction process and, after some time had passed, they requested feedback from the teacher.  The teacher examined the exhibit and realized that the visual images could be negatively interpreted by others.  His feedback included commendations of the overall creative vision of the exhibit, but also addressed concern about the use of the rope.  He advised the students to go back to the original idea of using the rope as a border.  At the end of the period, this exhibit was placed in a storage closet along with other projects that were still under construction.  Students left for the day.

 

On Friday, February 24, 2017, around midday but before sixth period, the teacher noticed a visibly upset student and realized that this was related to their interpretation of the exhibit mentioned above.  The teacher immediately removed the project and notified administration.  The teacher planned to address the students more directly during their sixth period class that same day, unaware that another student had photographed the unfinished exhibit and publicized the photograph externally without an opportunity for discussion regarding the students’ overall intent and research on abolitionists, the Underground Railroad, and the Emancipation Proclamation. 

 
The teacher had a thorough understanding of the vision and direction that the students intended.  During these conferences, students were often encouraged by the teacher to be creative and intriguing, as they looked at example exhibits from previous competitions.  The students had several ideas for titles, but chose to ‘think outside the box’ with THE SOUTH SHALL RISE AGAIN as opposed to THE CIVIL WAR.  The group members and the teacher agreed that this title would capture the audience’s attention while also being applicable to their intention of communicating a positive message of the South. The project was in the development stage and was not being displayed or presented when it was publicized. Our investigation found that at no time was there a defined intent by any stakeholder for the project to have any purpose other than to shed light on positive contributions made from individuals who were taking a stand at that time in history. 

 

Since the events of Friday, February 24th, administration and staff of Swansea High School have taken extreme care to ensure that these unfortunate events become a learning experience for both students and staff.  The response of students has been inspiring, as they have shown great levels of resiliency and tolerance. The staff at SHS has also shown compassionate professionalism as they have sought to provide leadership and support for all students. 
 
Lexington 4 is committed to furthering the educational interests of our students and promoting creativity while maintaining a firm stance that the appearance of intolerance or acts of intolerance for others, of any kind, will not be allowed.  We will continue to provide the best educational environment possible while maintaining the highest standards for all our students and employees.

 

 

 



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