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Education

  • School Notes 10-24-18

    Governor’s School dance program
    The S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Summer Dance Program for rising seventh through 12th-grade students provides intensive, pre-professional training in classical ballet with a modern/contemporary component.
    Students must be 12 by June 1, 2019. Out-of-state students are welcome to apply.

  • I’m Little Big Eagle

    Indian Land Elementary School’s cafeteria shook with the steady beat of a Native American drum the morning of Oct. 8 as Little Big Eagle greeted excited third-graders, playing his hand-carved, wooden flute.
    More than 50 students sat still, moving only to the beat of the music, as they were transfixed by Little Big Eagle’s playing.
    The 58-year-old Tuscarora Cherokee Indian, dressed in his native regalia, then stopped and faced his audience. With a gentle, deep voice, he greeted them in his native language, and then translated it into English.

  • IL student took Aviation Challenge last summer
  • LCSD revamps its teaching process

    The Lancaster County School District has partnered with Discovery Education, which is affiliated with TV’s Discovery Channel, to revamp how the district teaches its students.
    “It’s a great opportunity for our district to move forward academically,” said Superintendent Jonathan Phipps.
    “When kids work in school they say things like, ‘Well when will I need algebra?’ I’ve heard kids say that when I was in the classroom. This will give us the answer to that question, providing them real-world experience.”

  • School Notes 10-10-18

    HES dine-out night at Jim ’N Nick’s
    Harrisburg Elementary School will hold a PTO dine-out night 5-8 p.m. Oct. 10 at Jim ’N Nick’s Bar-B-Q, 2453 Lengers Way, Indian Land. A portion of proceeds from sales during that time go back to school.

  • Reboot program helps students overcome behavioral issues

    The Lancaster County School District is introducing a new program aimed at helping elementary school students adjust to life in the classroom.
    The Reboot program lasts eight to 12 weeks and focuses on students in grades three through five who are having trouble assimilating to school behaviorally.

  • School Notes 10-3-18

    ILHS band places seventh in festival
    The Indian Land High School marching band came in seventh overall in the Olde English Festival of Bands on Sept. 22 in Rock Hill.

  • Schools to make up missed days due to storm

    Make-up days have been assigned by the Lancaster County School District after Hurricane Florence closed schools Sept. 14 and 17.
    “We had leaks in buildings that never leaked before,” Superintendent Jonathan Phipps said. “The wind and blowing rain just caused problems that don’t normally happen.
    “To be honest it was kind of amazing how we got everything ready for Tuesday, and it speaks volumes to how our guys came together,” he said.  
    The district’s make-up days are Oct. 22 and Jan. 14.

  • School Notes 9-26-18

    GSSM accepts Brown from ILHS
    Indian Land High School junior Madison Brown has accepted an invitation to attend the S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) in Hartsville.
    Brown is the daughter of Joyce and Mark Brown of Indian Land. She is the granddaughter of Cynthia and Ted Hoover of Indian Land, Joseph K. Brown Sr. of South Orange, N.J., and Josephine  and Arthur Shoates of Monroe Township, N.J.

  • District bans unauthorized drone flights

    Lancaster County School District has prohibited the use of drones on school property, unless the operator first clears it with the school district and has a commercial drone license from the Federal Aviation Administration.
    “We always want to do all we can to keep our students, staff and visitors safe,” said Superintendent Jonathan Phipps in a LCSD release. “We can’t ignore the potential for a drone flown improperly to put people and property at risk.”