• School Notes 2-20-19

    District Science Fair Awards Night Feb. 25
    Lancaster County School District’s Science Fair Awards Night is 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at USCL’s Bundy Auditorium. View the science fair projects and see USCL Chemistry Club presentations from 5 to 6 p.m.
    Three make honors lists at Alabama
    Meghan Bonham of Indian Land was named to the fall 2018 president’s list at the University of Alabama for high academic achievement during the semester.

  • School Notes: Feb. 13, 2019

    Miller named to dean’s list at AIC
    Tianah Miller of Indian Land was named to the dean’s list at American International College in Springfield, Mass., for the fall 2018 semester. To make the dean’s list, full-time students must achieve a 3.3 to a 4.0 grade-point average.

    Apply now for local scholarships
    Lancaster County Future Teacher, Lancaster County Clemson Club, Crenco Marketing/Business Major and Alice K. Howey Memorial Scholarship applications have been released.

  • Later start time likely at new ILHS

    In addition to its gleaming new buildings and vast athletic facilities, the new Indian Land High School probably will have something else radically different from the status quo – a much later start time.
    The proposed schedule change was to be discussed at Saturday’s school board planning meeting. It would push back the start time at the new high school by 35 minutes to 9:05 a.m., a result of bus-transportation issues caused by separating the high school from the middle school.

  • ILMS 6th-grader wins county spelling bee

    Allison Basik of Indian Land Middle School took the top prize at the Jan. 29 Lancaster County spelling bee, competing against 16 other elementary and middle-school students.
    Her winning word – vibrato.
    Indian Land students dominated the Lancaster County School District Spelling Bee, with Allison winning and Nicole De Oliveira from Harrisburg Elementary taking second place.
    “Last year I was really sad because I came in fourth, and it feels really good to win with all the practice that went into it,” Allison said after her victory.

  • The Citadel honors local cadets

    The Citadel in Charleston, the state’s military college, recently honored several local cadets for their achievements during the fall 2018 semester.
    Matthew Evdemon of Indian Land was named to the president’s list, a combination of the dean’s list and the commandant’s distinguished list, which includes cadets who contribute the most to their companies while maintaining excellent military and academic records.

  • School Notes 2-6-19

    First Steps hosts ‘Mister B’ Feb. 9
    Lancaster County First Steps will host “Mister B” at 10 a.m. Feb. 9 in the Stevens Auditorium at Hubbard Hall, USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive. “Mister B” (Dr. Anthony Broughton) is a children’s author, artist, public speaker, professor and early childhood specialist. The event is free.
    Doko Film Fest extends deadline

  • Work continues at new high school

    The Lancaster County School District’s bond-referendum construction projects are trudging along, despite the heavy rains of the past two months.
    The latest one to be completed is the Lancaster High School Multipurpose Building, with the final item – the audio and video system – installed Jan. 21.
    The school is using the building now, and there will be an open house sometime in March.

  • House speaker rolls out state education reform

    Jan. 24 was a big day for South Carolina schools as S.C. House Speaker Jay Lucas, along with 18 other lawmakers, introduced the bipartisan South Carolina Career Opportunity and Access for All Act – a massive overhaul of the state’s education system.
    “It is time for transformative change in South Carolina’s education system. These bills take a holistic approach to fixing the system that has left us behind,” Lucas said in a statement issued by his office.

  • Newton bill would strike school fees for Catawbas

    S.C. District 45 House Rep. Brandon Newton has filed a bill to revoke a defunct state law regarding access to public education by Catawba Indians.
    Starting in 1993, the tribe was required to pay a fee for sending students to Lancaster County schools, similar to the fees paid by out-of-county students who want to attend LCSD campuses.

  • School Notes 1-30-19

    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.