• 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.

  • Model UN a learning experience

    Education – I had no idea what a hot issue it could be in a Model United Nation’s assembly. There are several pressing issues besides education. Well, at Winthrop University’s 32nd Model United Nation’s conference April 2-4, education was a highly debated issue.

    I was one of six Indian Land High School students attending the conference this year. Three of us – Sylricka Foster, David Rogers and Nichole Shelly – represented Syria and the other three – Kayla Carrouth, Kelsey Gibson and me – represented Lebanon.

  • Learn more about S.C.’s new virtual high school

    Insight School of South Carolina

    COLUMBIA – A new virtual public high school set to open this fall is generating a lot of buzz from parents and students alike across South Carolina.

    But what, exactly, is a virtual high school and how does it work? Parents, students and interested community members will get a chance to find out at a series of information sessions hosted by Insight School of South Carolina.

  • Sprinkle visits ILES

    Chris McGinn

    For Carolina Gateway

    More than 1,000 Indian Land Elementary School students filled the school’s gymnasium April 30 for a visit from WCNC meteorologist Larry Sprinkle.

    It was his first visit to Indian Land schools, and his largest audience of the year, he said.

    He visits two to three schools each week to give talks about weather safety, careers in weather and other topics.

    Sprinkle was greeted by chants of his name from the crowd of kindergarten through fifth-grade students.

  • Sixth-grader tackles diversity project

    Chris McGinn

    For Carolina Gateway

    On April 23, only the girls in Kim Tallent’s gifted and talented (GT) class at Indian Land Middle School got Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

    It was just one way sixth-grader Alex Koch taught his classmates about diversity.

    For a few minutes, while Alex gave his presentation, the boys in the class understood what it felt like to be different and discriminated against, at least in a small way.

  • Students donations honor peer

    Amy Thomas knew something

    serious was up when she

    entered the conference room at

    Indian Land Elementary School

    four years ago. What she

    thought would be a routine

    conference with her son Grayson’s

    physical and speech therapists

    turned out to be a turning

    point in her family’s life.

    They suspected he might

    have muscular dystrophy.

    “They were careful not to say

    exactly what they thought he

    might have,” she said. “But as

  • Principals’ Choice Awards is Thursday

    The Principals’ Choice

    Awards will be held at 6:30

    p.m. Thursday, March 27, at

    Bundy Auditorium in the Bradley

    Arts and Sciences Building

    at the University of South Carolina

    at Lancaster. The awards,

    sponsored by the three Rotary

    Clubs in Lancaster County, recognize

    students for achievement

    in and outside the classroom

    where students have

    made great strides toward

    excellence. Area students will

    provide entertainment. The

    event is free and open to the