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Education

  • ILHS teams bring Christmas cheer

    The Indian Land High School baseball teams left the diamond the weekend before Christmas to bring some holiday cheer to a struggling family in their community.
    Third baseman/pitcher Jay Hildreth, 18, headed up the effort, inspired by his parents and grandparents, who have been working with Serving Our Neighbors, a nonprofit devoted to helping families who have fallen on hard times or undergone a recent tragedy.  
    Hildreth went to his coach, Joey Robinson, in October to tell him that he wanted to give back to the community with the help of his baseball team.

  • School Notes 1-2-19

    Schools close for winter break
    Lancaster County public schools, including Harrisburg, Indian Land and Van Wyck elementaries and Indian Land Middle and High schools, are closed through Jan. 6 for winter break. Classes will resume Jan. 7.
    Student film festival entries due by Jan. 7
    The Doko Film Fest, a competitive showcase event featuring the work of student filmmakers ages 15 to 18, is taking entries.

  • ILHS construction on schedule despite rain

    The Lancaster County School District’s construction projects are moving ahead as scheduled, with only minor delays due to this past month’s frequent rains.
    Contractors have been working extra hours to keep the schedules on track.
    “They’re working weekends and overtime to make up for the weather days,” said LCSD Facilities Director David Small.
    At the new Indian Land High School site, rock removal has also contributed to construction delays with more rocks having to be removed than anticipated.

  • School Notes 12-26-18

    Schools close for winter break
    Lancaster County public schools, including Harrisburg, Indian Land and Van Wyck elementaries and Indian Land Middle and High schools, are closed through Jan. 6 for winter break. Classes will resume Jan. 7.
    Local students make CCU honors lists
    A number of local students made the honors lists for the fall semester at Coastal Carolina University in Conway.
    President’s list (4.0 grade-point average)
    • Brady Hinkle, marketing

  • Huddle up with Indian Land’s FCA

    by Denyse Clark/for Carolina Gateway
    The Indian Land community now has an official Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) chapter. 
    Pastor Michael Davis, Indian Land FCA staff member and a special education teacher at Indian Land Elementary School, said the FCA gets students together to develop leadership skills and also help them to go out and get disciples for Christ.
    Despite its name, the organization is not just limited to student athletes. All students are welcome to join the group.

  • GSSM wins academic contest

    from S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics
    Hartsville – The S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) Academic Team won the High Point Central Open tournament in High Point, N.C., on Oct. 20.
    The tournament featured 14 teams from 10 schools. GSSM was the only South Carolina school in the competition.
    GSSM competed in seven matches during the tournament. While the competition was tough and the scores were close, the Eagles were undefeated and took home the first-place trophy.

  • School Notes 12-19-18

    Local students earn degrees from Coastal
    Three local students graduated from Coastal Carolina University in Conway on Dec. 14.
    • Raquel Addamo of Indian Land earned a bachelor’s degree in communication.
    • Mariah Ellis of Indian Land earned a bachelor’s degree in marine science.
    • Rebecca Hammond of Lancaster earned a master of education degree in language, literacy and culture.
    Humanik wins first VWES spelling bee

  • Local state report card grades decline

    S.C. school report cards are out, and the results aren’t flattering for Lancaster County.
    The Lancaster County School District saw eight out of 20 schools’ ratings decline, including three of the four high schools, with nine schools showing no change and two getting a higher rating.
    The state brought back its rating of individual schools –excellent, good, average or below average – in the 2018 report card. The last time the state issued those ratings was in the 2014 report.

  • ILHS PTO teams with Waxhaw Lions to change lives, one pair at a time

    From release
    Two local women never expected the overwhelming donation of used eyeglasses, hearing aids and ink cartridges when they initially exchanged an email in August.

  • School Notes 12-12-18

    Bishop makes EC president’s list
    Brianna Bishop of Indian Land was named to the president’s list for the fall semester at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Ga. To be named to the presidents list, a full-time student must earn a quality-point average of 4.0 during the semester.
    Schools perform holiday shows
    Two local schools will present holiday shows Dec. 13.
    Harrisburg Elementary third-graders will present their holiday performance at 6 p.m. in the gym.