• Rocks hamper ILHS construction

    It’s been a construction-laden summer for the Lancaster County School District to prepare for the start of classes, with one project continuing into next year.
    The car rider access points at Buford Middle and Buford, Heath Springs and Kershaw elementary schools will look different this year.
    The new performing arts center at Andrew Jackson High School is opening to students this fall and construction of a bigger Indian Land High School on U.S. 521 is continuing.

  • Indian Land Elementary School Honor Roll

    The following Indian Land Elementary School students made the honor roll for the 2018-19 school year:
    All A’s
    Fifth grade

  • School Notes 7-31-19

    Armstrong graduates from Bob Jones
    Jonathan Armstrong of Lancaster graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from Bob Jones University in Greenville on May 3.
    Two make president’s list at USC Aiken
    Two local students were named to the president’s list at USC Aiken for the spring 2019 semester – Kelsi Funk of Indian Land, a special education major, and Ashley Shelton of Lancaster, an elementary education major.

  • It’s time to register for school


    New students 

    Students new to the district should register online at www.lancastercsd.com. On the left side of the page, under Applications, choose either “Register – new student to district 2019-20 – English” or “Register – new student to district 2019-20 – Spanish” and follow directions. 

  • School Notes 7-24-19

    Alive at 25 classes July 24 and Aug. 15

    Alive At 25 classes will be offered 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 24 and Aug. 15 at Barr Street Learning Center, 610 E. Meeting St., Lancaster.

  • IL fire-training faciity turns up heat on students

    Thanks to the career center’s firefighting class and a training facility hidden behind Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department, Lancaster County now has eight more fully certified firefighters.
    One of the students using the facility, 18-year-old Gage Bell, said it helped him understand the stifling feeling firefighters experience when they enter a burning building.

  • School Notes 7-17-19

    District asks parents to update bus forms
    Lancaster County School District has opened its parent portal to get bus transportation information updated as soon as possible.
    When parents log in to their parent portal account, the “Transportation Update Form” link will be in the menu on the left.
    It is very important that parents fill this information out before July 22, as the district is using this system to schedule bus routes for the 2019-20 school year.

  • ILHS classes of 1986 and before reunite at reunion

    by Sage Jadrnicek/For Carolina Gateway
    Indian Land High School graduates gathered to reconnect and reminisce at their reunion June 30 at Indian Land Elementary School.
    Everyone who graduated from ILHS at least 33 years ago is invited to reunite annually with old friends on the last Sunday of June, an event Julien Howey said he wouldn’t miss for anything.
    Howey, class of 1966, remembers when Indian Land was just a bump in the road on the way to Charlotte.

  • School Notes 7-10-19

    Sizemore receives GOTR scholarship
    Baileigh Sizemore was named the Lancaster County recipient of the Girls on the Run Tri County College Scholarship Award.
    Sizemore participated in GOTR, a physical activity-based, positive youth development program at Indian Land Elementary School. 
    She recently graduated from Indian Land High School and will be attending the University of South Carolina, majoring in public health.
    Bowers joins Phi Sigma Pi fraternity

  • School board approves $121.4M budget

    The Lancaster County school board unanimously approved a $121.4 million budget for fiscal 2019-20 on June 25, including pay raises for school staff and a slight tax hike.
    This year’s budget is 9.11 percent larger than last year’s school district budget of $110.6 million.
    With expenditures budgeted to exceed revenues by $5.4 million, the board decided to balance the budget with money from its general fund, which holds $23.9 million.