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Education

  • Public hearing on $102M school budget June 27

    Lancaster County School District will have a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, to discuss the upcoming fiscal year’s $102 million budget before its approval.
    The meeting will be at the school district office, 300 S. Catawba St., Lancaster.
    The board of trustees will vote on the budget at 6 p.m. after the public hearing. The monthly board meeting will follow at 7 p.m.
    LCSD Superintendent Gene Moore said the hearing is designed for the public to give input to the board before the budget is voted on.

  • School Notes 6-21-17

    USCL posts spring honors lists
    Thirty-six local students made the USC Lancaster honors lists for the spring 2017 semester.
    President’s honor roll
    Fort Mill – Lauren Barschow, Brianna Black, Griffen Clarke, Benjamin Cripe, Caelie Kerns, Danielle Lisk, Julia Soprano and Savannah Young
    Indian Land – Courtney Clayton, Kevin Labelle and Jessica Reynolds
    Dean’s list

  • Governor vetoes school bus funds

    Lancaster County School District and state education officials are hoping the General Assembly will override Gov. Henry McMaster’s veto of $20.5 million in funding for new school buses.
    The money is part of a $28.9 million allocation that would pay for the state to buy or lease more than 400 new school buses, according to the S.C. Department of Education.

  • IL groups honor teachers

    Two Indian Land Middle School teachers were named teachers of the year for S.C. Veterans of Foreign Wars District 5 and American Legion Post 250.
    James Logan was named the VFW District 5 Teacher of the Year, and Kailee Ann Rose was named the American Legion Post 250 Teacher of the Year. Both teach special education at ILMS, where both have taught for three years.
    Logan and Rose both said they are honored to receive the awards.

  • Grads get teaching scholarships

    Four Lancaster County School District graduates received Teacher Forum scholarships, bringing them one step closer to teaching in county schools.
    This year’s winners are Andrew Jackson High graduate Hailley Burton, Buford High grad Madison Adams, Indian Land High grad Amber Lennox, and Lancaster High grad Nataly Knight.
    “We’re very excited these outstanding young people have committed to come back after college to teach in our county,” said Lisa Hallman, 2016-17 Teacher Forum chair.

  • IL academic challenge teams 2nd

    The Indian Land middle and high school academic challenge teams both finished second during the state championship March 16 at Kershaw County School District’s Applied Technology Center n Camden.
    Indian Land Middle’s eighth-grade team defeated Williams Middle School in the state championship, but then lost to Clinton Middle School.
    Indian Land High fell to Mid Carolina High School in the final round.

  • Indian Land Middle School Honor Roll

    The following Indian Land Middle School students made the honor roll during the 2016-17 school year:

    All A’s

    Eighth grade

  • School Notes 6-14-17

    USCL prospective workshop June 15

    USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster, will hold a prospective student workshop 4-7 p.m. June 15 in the Arnold Special Events Room in the Bradley Arts and Science Building. Attendees will learn about the enrollment process and financial aid, fill out an application and register for orientation. All parents are welcome.

    Three local students earn Citadel degrees

  • Phipps facing new challenges at much bigger school district

    Dr. Jonathan Phipps is making the leap to a school district four times the size of Abbeville County’s, and with vastly different problems.
    In rural Abbeville, his biggest challenge as superintendent was dealing with tight budgets and crumbling buildings from the 1950s. In Lancaster, his biggest job will be constructing new schools fast enough to keep pace with the Panhandle’s explosive growth.

  • Indian Land Elementary School Honor Roll

    The following Indian Land Elementary School students made the honor roll during the second semester of the 2016-17 school year:

    All A’s  
    Fifth grade