School Notes 1-30-19

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A weekly listing of area education news and events

Career Center open house Jan. 31
Lancaster County Career Center, 625 Normandy Road, Lancaster, will host an open house/parent and student night 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 31. Lancaster County eighth- and ninth-graders and their parents are encouraged to attend.
The career center’s CATE (Career and Technology Education) programs will be showcased. Students will learn about the skill sets they can build at the career center in high school and take a tour of the center.
Hot dogs, chips/raw fries and a drink will be served.
Sims Foundation seeks summer interns
The J. Marion Sims Foundation in Lancaster has opened its competitive internship application for summer 2019.
The paid internship program gives college students and recent college graduates the opportunity to make important professional contributions to the community.
By working in the field of philanthropy and in partnership with local nonprofit organizations, interns gain real-life experience in event planning, relationship building, research and community outreach.
Interns are assigned short-term projects during the 10-week summer internship period.
Details are available at jmsims.org/simterns. Applications are due by Feb. 1.
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.
Doko Film Fest extends deadline
Doko Film Fest, a competitive showcase event featuring the work of student filmmakers ages 15 to 18, has extended its deadline to submit entries to Feb. 7.
The festival gives young filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their films to a live audience, have their work judged by industry professionals and attend master classes by professional filmmakers.
Categories include short story, documentary, music video, comedy, animation and pocket studio (made entirely on smart phone).
There is no fee to enter submissions online at DokoFilmFest.com.
Winners will be recognized April 26-28 at the Doko Film Fest at Westwood High School in Blythewood.
For details, visit DokoFilmFest.com.
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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