• School Notes 4-3-19

    Parent University at USCL April 4
    USC Lancaster will host Parent University 5-8:30 p.m. April 4 in the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. Parent University is designed for all Lancaster County parents and caregivers of middle and high school students.

  • Reboot off to strong start at VWES

    Last spring, Van Wyck Elementary School Principal Steven Puckett planted the first seeds for Reboot, a program designed to help students with behavioral challenges. This spring, he’s seeing the fruits of his labor.
    “We’ve come a long way, considering that this program didn’t exist this time last year,” Puckett said Friday. “We currently have nine students enrolled in the program, and you couldn’t ask for a better environment for kids.”

  • School Notes 3-27-19

    Spring open house at USCL March 30
    USC Lancaster will host a spring open house for high school juniors and seniors, transfers, and non-traditional students 9 a.m.-noon March 30 in Bundy Auditorium at the Bradley Building, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster.
    Prospective students and their families are invited to the campus to chat with USC Lancaster faculty and staff about scholarships, financial aid, student support services, and two- and four-year degree options. Registration is available at sc.edu/Lancaster.

  • Knight column: ‘A really cool way to spend a career’

    Editor’s note: A tip of the hat from CG/TLN staffers to David Knight, who retired Feb. 8 as public information officer for the Lancaster County School District. He’s a pro who walked the tightrope well – satisfying his boss while getting us information we needed to cover our most important institution. We asked David what he’d like to tell our readers as he walks out the door.

  • School Notes 3-20-19

    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. All applications are due by 4 p.m. March 22. For application and details, visit www.lcpartnersforyouth.org/scholarships.
    LSWCD offers $750 college scholarships

  • IL students give up hearing for day

    A group of Indian Land High students gave up their hearing for one day last month, wearing noise-canceling hearing aids as part of a sign-language class offered at the school.
    The school’s sign-language teacher, Dennis Bivins, said he felt it was important for students to experience what people who are deaf go through every day.

  • School Notes 3-13-19

    Three make dean’s lists at USC Aiken
    Three local students were named to the dean’s list at USC Aiken for the fall 2018 semester – Kelsi Funk, India McNeil and Brooke Webb, all of Indian Land. To make the dean’s list, full-time students must achieve a grade-point average of at least 3.5.
    LCSD kindergarten registration open

  • School Notes 3-6-19

    Career/Information Fair at USCL March 6
    USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster, will host a Career and Information Fair 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 6 in the Bradley Building. The free event is an opportunity for businesses to meet students looking for potential full-time, part-time or internship positions.
    Lee makes dean’s list at Azusa Pacific

  • Black History Month at ILHS

    Indian Land High School students took time while celebrating Black History Month to create busts of several black people who contributed greatly to the society we live in today.
    The busts were made by different school groups who chose a person they thought represented black history well.
    Zach Summers said his group, Teen Lab, chose to create Carla Hayden because she was the first black librarian for Congress and Teen Lab members are supporters of the library.

  • Manhunt last week led to lockdown at nearby school

    Van Wyck Elementary School was placed on lockdown Thursday morning, Feb. 21, after a man ran from authorities taking him to Rebound Behavioral Health, less than a mile away.
    According to a sheriff’s office press release, the 18-year-old man ran away from Darlington County deputies across the west side of U.S. 521 shortly after 10:30 a.m.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office quickly got involved, bringing in several officers and a K9 unit to search for the man.