School Notes 1-2-19

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A weekly listing of area education news and events

Schools close for winter break
Lancaster County public schools, including Harrisburg, Indian Land and Van Wyck elementaries and Indian Land Middle and High schools, are closed through Jan. 6 for winter break. Classes will resume Jan. 7.
Student film festival entries due by Jan. 7
The Doko Film Fest, a competitive showcase event featuring the work of student filmmakers ages 15 to 18, is taking entries.
The festival gives high school-aged filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their films to a live audience and have their work judged by industry professionals. The filmmakers and others attending will be able to attend master classes led by professional filmmakers.
Films should be between 5 and 10 minutes long.
To register, visit https://dokofilmfest.com/register-now. For details, visit DokoFilmFest.com.
Categories include: short story, documentary, music video, comedy, animation and pocket studio (made entirely on a smart phone).
The deadline to submit entries is Jan. 7. There is no fee to enter and submissions may be made online at DokoFilmFest.com. Winners will be recognized at the Doko Film Fest in Blythewood April 26-28.
Register now to receive important information. To register, visit https://dokofilmfest.com/register-now. For details, visit DokoFilmFest.com.
Apply now to Discovery School
Discovery School is accepting applications for the 2019/20 school year lottery through Feb. 1. Discovery School, which serves kindergarten through fifth grades, is Lancaster’s County’s only charter school. Applications are available at Discovery School and on the school’s website, dis.lancastercsd.com.
District seeks Hall of Fame nominees
Lancaster County School District  is seeking nominations for its Education Hall of Fame.
Nominees may be former teachers, administrators or board members. Community members who have made significant contributions to the district through their work as a civic leader, politician or friend of education may also be nominated. Nominees from the teacher, administrator or board member categories must have completed their educational careers. A deceased person can be nominated/selected.
Nominations will be accepted from students, educators and the community at-large.
Nomination forms can be found on the district’s website, www.lancastercsd.com, or at the district office.
The nominations can be mailed to Hall of Fame, Lancaster County School District, 300 Catawba St., Lancaster SC 29720, or delivered to the district office at the same address.
Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 4.
LCSD offers special education services
Lancaster County School District is offering special education services for children, youth and adults with disabilities, ages 3-21. For details, call (803) 285-8439 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or email Kathy.Durbin@lcsdmail.net.
Apply now to Legion Collegiate Academy
Legion Collegiate Academy, a dual enrollment public high school scheduled to open for the 2019-20 school year in Rock Hill, is accepting applications from students in any school district in South Carolina.
Parents can apply online at www.LegionCollegiate Academy.org or in person at one of the parent forums held the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Legion Collegiate Academy Enrollment Center, 1348 Ebenezer Road, Suite 101, Rock Hill.
LSWCD offers forestry scholarship
The Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District has established the Bill Ardrey Forestry Scholarship in recognition of Bill Ardrey’s 42 years of service with LSWCD.
LSWCD is accepting applications for the $750 scholarship from Lancaster County college students. The student must be majoring in a forestry-related major at a fully accredited college, university or technical college.Applications are available at www.lancasterswcd.com or call (803) 286-4455, ext. 100, for a copy. The deadline to apply is 3 p.m. March 26.
Apply now for GSAH dance program
The S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Summer Dance Program for rising seventh through 12th-grade students provides intensive, pre-professional training in classical ballet with a modern/contemporary component.
Students must be 12 by June 1, 2019. Out-of-state students are welcome to apply. The five-week program runs June 16-July 20. For details, visit www.SCGSAH.org.
LSWCD conservation scholarship available
The Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District is now accepting applications for the Glenn Alexander Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $750 to go to a high school senior residing in Lancaster County.
The student must be attending a fully accredited college, university or technical college.
The Conservation District prefers that the recipient is majoring in an agricultural or environmental related field such as agricultural education, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agronomy, biology, forestry, horticulture, soils or wildlife management, but it is not a requirement.
The deadline to apply is 3 p.m. March 26. Those interested in applying for this scholarship must fill out an application, which can be found on the website at www.lancasterswcd.com on the education program page, or you may call the office at (803) 286-4455, ext. 100, for a copy.

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