• Executives sample Discovery Education

    More than 100 Lancaster County business owners and executives gathered at Second Baptist Church on Nov. 8 to explore the Lancaster County School District’s newest partnership – Discovery Education.
    “We’re letting the community know our vision and goals for education,” said LCSD Superintendent Jonathan Phipps. “We want to have better partnerships with the community, seeing schools ready for kids to get going to work.
    “Part of the things we need to ask is, are we teaching kids what they need to know in the workforce?”

  • School Notes 11-28-18

    VWES cafeteria earns perfect score
    Van Wyck Elementary was one of 11 Lancaster County School District cafeteria kitchens that received 100 percent scores during inspections by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
    Receiving 100 percent is a difficult task, according to school district food services director Angela McCrorey.

  • Crackdown on passing school buses

    The Lancaster County School District is installing cameras on school bus stop signs to catch drivers illegally passing buses whose lights are flashing and stop signs are extended.
    “The bus stop arm cameras help us send a strong message that we’ll do whatever it takes to catch people who put our students at risk,” Superintendent Jonathan Phipps said.

  • USCL forms community partnerships

    USC Lancaster has formed its first Town-Gown Advisory Council, in an effort to encourage more partnerships with the community and create collaborative opportunities.
    “USC Lancaster has always benefitted from tremendous community support, and we want to continue to enhance, to steward, and to grow that support,” said Dr. Walt Collins, dean of the regional university campus. “For example, there are many opportunities to connect our students more effectively with community partners for internships and other learning experiences.”

  • School Notes 11-21-18

    No school Nov. 21-23 for Thanksgiving
    Lancaster County School District schools will be closed Nov. 21-23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
    However, Nov. 21 is a full teacher workday.
    The schools will reopen Nov. 26.

  • Veterans share military experiences

    Veterans Day is often filled with parades, salutes and assemblies aimed at recognizing and honoring those who served in the military, but Indian Land Middle School did something different.
    ILMS brought in over 50 veterans, and asked them to share their service and life experiences with sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. There was a veteran for every classroom, and some even had two.
    Navy provided his career

  • School Notes 11-14-18

    Beach cast in CCU’s ‘Our Town’
    Collin Beach, a theater arts major from Indian Land, has been cast in the lead role of George Gibbs in Coastal Carolina University’s production of “Our Town.”
    Twenty-two Coastal Carolina University students bring to life Thornton Wilder’s timeless, Pulitzer Prize-winning play Nov. 7-15 in the Edwards Theatre at CCU.

    ILMS Beta Club induction Nov. 14
    Indian Land Middle School will hold its Beta Club induction ceremony at 6 p.m. Nov. 14.

  • School Notes 11-7-18

    HES dine-out night at Showmars
    Showmars, 9783 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land, will host a PTO dine-out night 5-8 p.m. Nov. 7 to benefit Harrisburg Elementary School. A portion of proceeds from meals purchased during that time will be given to the school.

    ILES hosts book fair Nov. 7-9

    Indian Land Elementary School will hold a book fair Nov. 7-9. For details, call Robin Pitts, 548-2916.

  • School Notes 10-31-18

    Prytherch makes honors list at FDU
    Morgan Prytherch of Lancaster has been named to the honors list for the spring 2018 semester at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus in Madison, N.J. To qualify for the honors list, a student must have a 3.5 or better grade-point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in at least 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).

  • New Indian Land High PTSO stages 'best bonfire ever'

    The new Indian Land High School Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) started this summer under the direction of IL parent Pam Hogue.

    “We just wanted something to help and support the teachers and students,” she said.

    The group organized the annual Homecoming Bonfire Oct. 10. Because of rain, the event was moved indoors with no bonfire, but the food trucks and games continued.

    Hogue said ILHS Principal David Shamble approached her about the PTSO taking over the event.