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    Meals: Breakfast: students 75 cents, adults $1.50; lunch: elementary students $1.10, middle school students $1.25; adults $3.25

    Offered daily: Milk; extra milk, 30 cents

    Monday: Hamburger or chicken sandwich, potatoes, peaches

    Tuesday: Oven-fried chicken or chef salad, rice pilaf, green beans, tangerine, roll

    Wednesday: Chicken rings or steak nuggets, macaroni and cheese, steamed cabbage, fruit cocktail, corn bread

    Thursday: Student’s choice

  • School Notes

    School board officers re-elected

    The Lancaster County school board elected its officers for 2009 at last week’s monthly board meeting.

    All three positions remain the same: Charlene McGriff is chair, Bobby Parker is vice chair and Margaret Gamble is secretary.

    Gamble won re-election this month, as she defeated Robert Pelot for the District 6 school board seat, which represents the Kershaw area.

    Schools closed over Thanksgiving

  • Shoeboxes full of smiles

    Indian Land High School’s freshman class sponsored the school’s Operation Christmas Child project this month, collecting more than 100 gift-filled shoeboxes for children around the world.

    The project was directed by ninth-grade student government representatives Savannah Stroble, Savannah Adams and Tim Helsley.

    Future outreach projects will be sponsored by the other grades in coming months.

    Student government faculty director Kay Meadows said this is the first year the students have sponsored projects by grade level.

  • Moms opening Christian school

    Indian Land resident Shannon Murray is the co-director of a new school, The Carpenter’s Workshop School, opening next month in Fort Mill’s Baxter Village community.

    The former elementary school science teacher turned stay-at-home mom of three is opening the Christian kindergarten with Lake Wylie resident Tammy Puch, who is the school’s director.

    The Carpenter’s Workshop School plans to combine cutting-edge literacy programs with faith-based learning.

  • Field house almost complete

    By the middle of next month, new athletic field houses are expected to be ready for use at three Lancaster County schools.

    Andrew Jackson, Buford and Indian Land high schools are each receiving a new field house that will store football, track, soccer, baseball and softball equipment. Athletes will have lockers and coaches will have space for meetings.

    Work began on the 3,600-square-foot buildings in the spring and should be finished by Sept. 15, said David Small, who’s overseeing the project for the district.

  • Students attend JROTC camp

    Ten cadets from Indian Land High School’s JROTC program attended summer camp June 14-19.

  • Board gives Moore excellent rating


  • Burns, other educators inducted into Hall of Fame

    Dr. Pat Burns helped create the Lancaster County School District Hall of Fame a few years ago to recognize educators for their many years of dedication.

    Burns, a former district superintendent, is now a member of this distinguished group. She is among a class of four that was inducted into the hall this spring.

    The other 2008 Hall of Fame inductees are the late Lafayette Belk, the late Donald Crolley and the late C.D. Williams.

  • LAUGH promotes healthy habits for kids

    The aim is to eat more fruits and vegetables rather than junk food and to put in more hours exercising instead of in front of the TV.

    After two weeks of fun and information, a dozen area children have a better understanding of what it takes to reach those goals.

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster recently concluded its first 2008 summer session for LAUGH, which stands for Learning and Understanding Good Health.

  • County to split fees with schools

    Lancaster County Council will help out the Lancaster County School District when it comes to building new schools.

    Council approved a resolution by a 4-2 vote June 30 to share development fees it collects with the school district to go toward building new schools.

    Council approved a 60-40 split of the money.

    That means if a developer agrees to contribute $10,000 per new house in a residential development, the county would receive $6,000 and the school district, $4,000.