• PTSO event brings food trucks galore to ILHS on June 8

    Indian Land High School’s Parent Teacher Student Organization is hoping to start a new community event to bring Indian Land residents together, and what brings everyone together better than food?
    Food Truck Saturday is from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Indian Land High School football practice field, with food trucks, inflatables, a DJ, an obstacle course and craft vendors.
    “We wanted to do something to bring the community together and also highlight the Indian Land PTSO,” said Pam Houge, the group’s president.

  • School Notes 6-5-19

    18 area students earn Clemson degrees
    Eighteen area students graduated from Clemson University during its spring 2019 commencement ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum last month. They are:
    Fort Mill
    • Caitlin Ann Barkley, magna cum laude, bachelor’s degrees in psychology and biological sciences
    • Lauren Nicole Cattafesta, bachelor’s degree in accounting
    • Benjamin Andrew Chamberlin, bachelor’s degree in animal and veterinary sciences

  • School district celebrates excellence

    Educators, county officials, community leaders, families and friends filled the Lancaster High Multipurpose Building on May 14 for the 2019 Celebration of Excellence Luncheon.
    Longtime colleagues reunited and shared memories at the annual event, which recognizedexceptional educators – past and present – in Lancaster County.
    The event was the second in the district’s four-part Celebration of Excellence, which also honored  high-achieving students across the district.

  • School Notes 5-29-19

    Bailey earns master’s degree from Citadel
    Amanda Bailey of Lancaster earned a master of education degree in interdisciplinary STEM education from The Citadel in Charleston. She graduated during The Citadel Graduate College commencement ceremony May 4 in McAlister Field House.
    Bishops make college honors lists
    Brianna Bishop of Indian Land was named to the president’s list for the spring semester at Emmanuel College. Students must maintain a 4.0 grade-point average to make the Emmanuel president’s list.

  • YouthBuild wins $787K federal grant

    YouthBuild Lancaster has received $787,621 in grant funds from the U.S. Department of Labor.
    YouthBuild, a program of Communities in Schools Lancaster, is an education and training program with a strong pre-apprenticeship component that helps at-risk youth ages 16 to 24 complete high school or state equivalency degree programs.
    YouthBuild members earn industry-recognized credentials for in-demand occupations and undergo training to build housing for low-income or homeless individuals and families in their communities.

  • Report ranks ILHS 39th best in state

    Lancaster County schools ranged widely on a recent report released by U.S. News and World Report ranking high schools across the nation.
    More than 17,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well students were prepared for college, according to U.S. News.
    Indian Land High School ranked highest in Lancaster County, coming in at 3,741 in national rankings and 39th among South Carolina’s 221 high schools.

  • School Notes 5-22-19

    Cashaw graduates from SMC
    Colton K. Cashaw of Indian Land graduated with an associate degree from Spartanburg Methodist College during commencement exercises May 4 at Sparrow Hall Plaza on the SMC campus in Spartanburg.
    Three area students graduate from CCU
    Three Lancaster County students graduated from Coastal Carolina University during commencement ceremonies May 10-11 at the HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center in Conway. They are:
    • Eaven Austin, bachelor’s degree in psychology

  • 85 get degrees at USCL ceremony

    Eighty-five USC Lancaster graduates participated in commencement ceremonies May 4, among more than 200 who received degrees this semester.
    Of the 85 who attended the commencement, 29 had participated in TRiO, a federally funded program that aims to help first-generation college students get into school and then graduate.
    “We are pleased to see the great number of TRiO students among our USCL graduates this year,” said Dean Walt Collins.

  • USCL art student’s work draws praise

    USC Lancaster art students showed off their work during a public art reception May 6 in Founders Hall, with one local student praised by her teacher for her award-winning talent.
    Joanna Lothers of Indian Land had multiple watercolor paintings among the various art styles on the walls of the art gallery.
    Watercolor professor Dianne Mahaffee, who has been with the school since 2000, said Lothers’ work was exceptional and deserved recognition.

  • STEAMtastic Saturday event spotlights education

    STEAMtastic Saturday is this weekend at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Lancaster, with fun activities and demonstrations for kids involving science, technology, engineering, the arts and math.
    Lancaster County School District and Discovery Education are sponsoring the event, which aims to inspire the next generation of innovators, as well as prepare students to succeed in college and beyond.