School Notes 10-11-17

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A weekly listing of local school news and events

Teen Reading Week at ILHS

Indian Land High School will celebrate Teen Reading Week this week, Oct. 9-13, by playing library bingo, library jeopardy, black-out poetry and a library scavenger hunt.

HES students go to camp

Harrisburg Elementary School fourth-graders left Oct. 10 for a two-night Camp Thunderbird field trip. The trip includes three days and two nights of activities that correlate with the S.C. social studies and science standards. The students will participate in activities including wildlife study, aquatic ecology, pioneer life, canoeing, a high ropes course and more.

ILES fire program Oct. 12

Indian Land Elementary School will hold a fire safety program for kindergartners and third-graders 7:45-8:30 a.m. Oct. 12.

ILMS students go back in time 

Indian Land Middle School eighth-graders will visit the Renaissance Festival on Oct. 12. 

Murdock visits ILES Oct. 12

Murdock Orthodontics will visit all second-grade classes at Indian Land Elementary School noon-1 p.m. Oct. 13. 

Gomes joins Citadel class

Thomas Gomes of Indian Land has joined The Citadel. Gomes plans to graduate from the school with the class of 2021. The class is made up of over 800 new cadets, with students from 42 states and six foreign countries.

Zombie Walk on Halloween

Lancaster County School District is sponsoring a Zombie Walk through historic downtown Lancaster at 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Penelope Karagounis will lead the one-mile guided tour, telling some local spooky stories along the way. Come in costume – there will be prizes for most creative, funniest and most realistic. 

Registration begins at 4 p.m. in the Discovery School parking lot, 302 W. Dunlap St., Lancaster. Students and teachers can preregister through their own school offices or PE departments. The event is also open to the general public. 

Cost is $5 per person. Funds raised will be used to buy timing equipment for school and local running events. 

For details, call Lisa Hallman at (803) 285-8473.

Winthrop offers scholarship

Winthrop University alumna Susan Hoffer McMillan has established a new scholarship of $100,000 for students who serve on the staff of The Johnsonian, Winthrop’s student newspaper. The scholarship is only available to those who are South Carolina residents, with first preference given to English majors. 

The funding begins in fall 2019.

PalmettoPride holds kids’ book contest

PalmettoPride is accepting “anti-litter” themed stories for its children’s book contest. The contest is open to all adults and children who live in South Carolina.

The original story about littering must feature Louie the Lion, PalmettoPride’s mascot and must not exceed 30 pages. Illustrations are not required for the book, but they are encouraged.

To submit an “anti-litter” book idea, email Jalbert@palmettopride.org. For details, email Sarah Lyles at slyles@palmettopride.org or call (803) 758-6034.

See school building projects updates

Aerial videos and information on Lancaster County School District’s most recent building projects and school construction are available on the district’s website at lancastercsd.com.

Let Me Run meets at ILES

Let Me Run, an elementary boys running program, meets 2:15-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Indian Land Elementary School, 4137 Doby’s Bridge Road. 

Coaches combine exercise with fun activities and lessons to help boys learn teamwork, build relationship skills, create friendships, grow emotionally, amplify their self-esteem, empower themselves and others, and live an active lifestyle. 

Coaches nurture and celebrate every aspect of what it really means to be a boy, and let them run.


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