• School Notes 12-6-17

    Students attend ‘Imaginators’

    Lancaster County School District students will travel to Lancaster High School this week to see the Charlotte Children’s Theatre production of “Imaginators.” Fourth-graders saw it Dec. 5; fifth-graders will see it Dec. 6 and sixth-graders Dec. 7.

    HES holds school spelling bee Dec. 8

  • Clemson claws to top in food drives food drives

    Bekah Clawson and Jan Blainey might have been the only two people in Lancaster without a favorite team when Clemson and the University of South Carolina squared off for annual bragging rights in the Palmetto Bowl, which Clemson won, 34-10.
    Both of them were already on the winning side, thanks to football-themed food drives that benefited HOPE in Lancaster, as well as the food bank at Indian Land’s Belair United Methodist Church.

  • School Notes 11-29-17

    ILHS SAT/ACT workshop Nov. 29

    The Indian Land High School counseling office will sponsor an SAT/ACT workshop for students Nov. 29. The workshop, provided by All In Test Prep, costs $55 per student. For details, visit the ILHS counseling office or call Marisa King at (803) 547-7571.

  • ILHS ACT scores top state average

    ACT test results are out for South Carolina’s class of 2018, and Indian Land High School has again scored higher than the state average.
    The Lancaster County School District overall average ACT score is slightly lower than the state average, much like last year’s scores.
    State Education Superintendent Molly Spearman warned that the scores might not be accurate due to possible testing system failures, but local school officials said Lancaster County’s numbers are correct.

  • Mom champions street safety near schools

    An Indian Land Middle School parent has collected about 300 signatures on a petition pushing the S.C. Department of Transportation to put in sidewalks and crosswalks on River Road and U.S. 521.
    “I don’t want someone to get hurt or killed be-fore they decide to put in crosswalks and sidewalks,” said Pam Houge, who started the petition Oct. 26 and got about 300 signatures in two weeks. “It shouldn’t take someone getting killed before they do something.
    “I’m on a mission. I’m not going to stop until this is done.”

  • School Notes 11-22-17

     Schools close for Thanksgiving

  • Puckett to lead new IL school

    Steven Puckett, who got his first principal’s job when Harrisburg Elementary School opened three years ago, will do a repeat performance at Lancaster County’s next new school – the Panhandle elementary that will open in fall 2018.
    The Lancaster County school board voted 6-0 Nov. 14 to make Puckett principal of the new facility, which doesn’t yet have a name. He will start the job Jan. 3.
    “It’s bittersweet,” Puckett said after the vote.

  • 1 button locks down whole school

    Locking down a school to protect it from outside intrusion took nearly 10 minutes using the Lancaster County School District’s old technology.
    Someone had to run to each exterior door and manually click an electronic key fob.
    Now, a whole-school lockdown takes only a split second. One-button systems are part of $1.7 million in safety-lock upgrades that will be completed throughout the district by next fall. They’re among the $199 million in construction and technology projects funded by last year’s bond vote.

  • School Notes 11-15-17

    Indian Land Middle events this week

    - The Indian Land Middle School PTO will host a dine-out night at Red Robin, 3415 Toringdon Way, Charlotte, at 5 p.m. Nov. 15. A portion of proceeds from sales during this time will go to the ILMS PTO.

  • ILMS wins U.S. reading contest

    The number 177,442 can stand for many different things.
    At Indian Land Middle School, it’s the number of minutes students read on their Chromebooks during October, landing them first place in the national 2017 LightSail Launch Challenge.
    The school received $3,000 to spend on e-books for students to read through the LightSail app on Chromebooks.
    “We feel pretty great about winning, but most importantly our students were growing and learning and they were excited to read,” said ILMS curriculum director Cheryl Fleischman.