• School Notes

     ILMS Dine-Out Night is Thursday

  • LIFT offers new program for struggling teens

    Learning Institute For Tomorrow

    LIFT, or Learning Institute For Tomorrow, is starting a new program for teens 13 to 17 struggling in school because of barriers to learning. 

    Classes will be offered to assist teens who are reading below grade level or having problems comprehending what they read as well as those who are having difficulty focusing and those feeling angry, frustrated or left behind.

  • School Notes

    No school on Jan. 16, Jan. 19

    There will be no classes in Lancaster County public schools, including Indian Land, on Jan. 16 and Jan. 19. There will be a half-day on Jan. 15; elementary students will be dismissed at 10:30 a.m., middle at 11:30 a.m. and high at 11:35 a.m.

    ILMS Dine-Out Night Jan. 22

  • School leaders discuss goals, challenges of ’09

    Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore said budget issues will be his biggest concern in 2009. 

    As the district deals with another state funding cut – this one for $2.4 million – officials are exploring ways to save money. Moore said the district is dipping into special revenues, such as equity and savings, to make up for the shortfall in what was originally a $78 million budget.

  • Indian Land Elementary Honor Rolls

    The following Indian Land Elementary School students made the honor rolls for the second six weeks’ grading period:

    Third grade

    All A’s

  • Eastside Academy grads get advice

    The latest graduates of Eastside Academy left their commencement ceremony Dec. 15 with a wealth of knowledge they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.

    Gabrielle Barrett was the guest speaker at Eastside’s semester graduation ceremony. Barrett, the district’s hearing officer for expulsions and truancy cases, spoke to the five graduating students and their families about bumps, barriers and boxes.

  • District to discuss budget, more at annual meeting

    This monthly report from your local school board representative is an effort to keep you informed about what is going on in the Lancaster County School District.

    Dec. 16 board meeting

    Lancaster County school board met Dec. 16 for its regular monthly meeting.

    Special recognition goes to Indian Land Middle School for winning the district’s middle school “I Love Learning Academic Challenge” competition. Team members are Kacey Cederstrom, Brandon Fairchild, Eric Hahn and Clayton Holcomb.

  • School Menus

    For the week of Jan. 19-23


    Meals: Breakfast: students 75 cents, adults $1.50; lunch: elementary students $1.10, middle school students $1.25, adults $3.05

    Offered daily: 1/2 pint milk with every meal; extra milk, 30 cents

    Monday: No school

    Tuesday: Manager’s choice

    Wednesday: Chicken rings or chef salad, baked beans, coleslaw, peaches, roll

    Thursday: Fish or chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, steamed cabbage, pineapples, corn bread

  • Author visits Lancaster

    Omar Tyree entered Stevens Auditorium with a cool, calm demeanor, but quickly morphed into an energetic and passionate orator.

    By his tone, you might have thought he was talking in front of thousands of people. But there were only a handful of people who came to the auditorium at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster on Dec. 20 to hear the awarding-winning author speak about literacy.

  • Students take part in poetry contest

    Written poetry came alive last month when local high school students competed in a district-wide poetry contest at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    One by one, students took to the stage Dec. 17 at Bundy Auditorium and gave their best oral presentation of famous poems.

    Keigan Woodhart, a senior at Buford High School, came out on top.