• School Notes 12-26-18

    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.
    Local students make CCU honors lists
    A number of local students made the honors lists for the fall semester at Coastal Carolina University in Conway.
    President’s list (4.0 grade-point average)
    • Brady Hinkle, marketing

  • Huddle up with Indian Land’s FCA

    by Denyse Clark/for Carolina Gateway
    The Indian Land community now has an official Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) chapter. 
    Pastor Michael Davis, Indian Land FCA staff member and a special education teacher at Indian Land Elementary School, said the FCA gets students together to develop leadership skills and also help them to go out and get disciples for Christ.
    Despite its name, the organization is not just limited to student athletes. All students are welcome to join the group.

  • GSSM wins academic contest

    from S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics
    Hartsville – The S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) Academic Team won the High Point Central Open tournament in High Point, N.C., on Oct. 20.
    The tournament featured 14 teams from 10 schools. GSSM was the only South Carolina school in the competition.
    GSSM competed in seven matches during the tournament. While the competition was tough and the scores were close, the Eagles were undefeated and took home the first-place trophy.

  • School Notes 12-19-18

    Local students earn degrees from Coastal
    Three local students graduated from Coastal Carolina University in Conway on Dec. 14.
    • Raquel Addamo of Indian Land earned a bachelor’s degree in communication.
    • Mariah Ellis of Indian Land earned a bachelor’s degree in marine science.
    • Rebecca Hammond of Lancaster earned a master of education degree in language, literacy and culture.
    Humanik wins first VWES spelling bee

  • Local state report card grades decline

    S.C. school report cards are out, and the results aren’t flattering for Lancaster County.
    The Lancaster County School District saw eight out of 20 schools’ ratings decline, including three of the four high schools, with nine schools showing no change and two getting a higher rating.
    The state brought back its rating of individual schools –excellent, good, average or below average – in the 2018 report card. The last time the state issued those ratings was in the 2014 report.

  • ILHS PTO teams with Waxhaw Lions to change lives, one pair at a time

    From release
    Two local women never expected the overwhelming donation of used eyeglasses, hearing aids and ink cartridges when they initially exchanged an email in August.

  • School Notes 12-12-18

    Bishop makes EC president’s list
    Brianna Bishop of Indian Land was named to the president’s list for the fall semester at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Ga. To be named to the presidents list, a full-time student must earn a quality-point average of 4.0 during the semester.
    Schools perform holiday shows
    Two local schools will present holiday shows Dec. 13.
    Harrisburg Elementary third-graders will present their holiday performance at 6 p.m. in the gym.

  • Schools, county on another 2-hour delay Tuesday


    The Lancaster County School District, USC-Lancaster and Lancaster County will operate on another two-hour delay Tuesday, Dec. 11, due to concerns of black ice formation Monday night into early Tuesday morning.

  • No more cheap facility rentals at local schools

    Lancaster County School District has raised rental fees it charges the public for using school facilities – up to a tenfold increase – saying that under the old rates taxpayers were inappropriately subsidizing private groups.
    At the Nov. 13 school board meeting, the board unanimously approved raising rates for facility rentals across the district. The last time the rates were changed was in 1999.

  • School Notes 12-5-18

    Scott inducted into Phi Kappa Phi
    Grace Scott of Lancaster was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Scott is pursuing a nursing degree at Clemson University.
    Membership in Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.