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Education

  • School Notes 2-27-19

    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.
    VWES students win school science fair
    Three Van Wyck Elementary School students won first place in the school’s first science fair. The winners are:

  • School construction glitches rile board

    Lancaster County school board Chairman Bobby Parker, competing in the annual Dancing With the Stars fundraiser early this month, was one of the first people to perform onstage in the new $21 million Lancaster High School multipurpose building.
    At first, there was no sound from the audio system. Then there was way too much.

  • Kindergarten sign-ups kick off Tuesday

    For 5-year-old Mallory McCallum, kindergarten registration is an exciting next step in joining her big sister and her teacher-mom in August at Van Wyck Elementary School.
    Lancaster County School District opens registration Feb. 26 for next year’s 4-year-olds, kindergartners and new first-graders. It is highly recommended that students are first registered online at www.lancastercsd.com, then required documents are brought to the school.
    “She’s excited to come to school next year,” said Amanda McCallum, a kindergarten teacher.

  • School Notes 2-20-19

    District Science Fair Awards Night Feb. 25
    Lancaster County School District’s Science Fair Awards Night is 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at USCL’s Bundy Auditorium. View the science fair projects and see USCL Chemistry Club presentations from 5 to 6 p.m.
    Three make honors lists at Alabama
    Meghan Bonham of Indian Land was named to the fall 2018 president’s list at the University of Alabama for high academic achievement during the semester.

  • School Notes: Feb. 13, 2019

    Miller named to dean’s list at AIC
    Tianah Miller of Indian Land was named to the dean’s list at American International College in Springfield, Mass., for the fall 2018 semester. To make the dean’s list, full-time students must achieve a 3.3 to a 4.0 grade-point average.

    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.

  • Later start time likely at new ILHS

    In addition to its gleaming new buildings and vast athletic facilities, the new Indian Land High School probably will have something else radically different from the status quo – a much later start time.
    The proposed schedule change was to be discussed at Saturday’s school board planning meeting. It would push back the start time at the new high school by 35 minutes to 9:05 a.m., a result of bus-transportation issues caused by separating the high school from the middle school.

  • ILMS 6th-grader wins county spelling bee

    Allison Basik of Indian Land Middle School took the top prize at the Jan. 29 Lancaster County spelling bee, competing against 16 other elementary and middle-school students.
    Her winning word – vibrato.
    Indian Land students dominated the Lancaster County School District Spelling Bee, with Allison winning and Nicole De Oliveira from Harrisburg Elementary taking second place.
    “Last year I was really sad because I came in fourth, and it feels really good to win with all the practice that went into it,” Allison said after her victory.

  • The Citadel honors local cadets

    The Citadel in Charleston, the state’s military college, recently honored several local cadets for their achievements during the fall 2018 semester.
    Matthew Evdemon of Indian Land was named to the president’s list, a combination of the dean’s list and the commandant’s distinguished list, which includes cadets who contribute the most to their companies while maintaining excellent military and academic records.

  • School Notes 2-6-19

    First Steps hosts ‘Mister B’ Feb. 9
    Lancaster County First Steps will host “Mister B” at 10 a.m. Feb. 9 in the Stevens Auditorium at Hubbard Hall, USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive. “Mister B” (Dr. Anthony Broughton) is a children’s author, artist, public speaker, professor and early childhood specialist. The event is free.
    Doko Film Fest extends deadline

  • Work continues at new high school

    The Lancaster County School District’s bond-referendum construction projects are trudging along, despite the heavy rains of the past two months.
    The latest one to be completed is the Lancaster High School Multipurpose Building, with the final item – the audio and video system – installed Jan. 21.
    The school is using the building now, and there will be an open house sometime in March.