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Education

  • School Notes 5-15-19

    Smith earns doctorate from UC
    Robert Smith of Indian Land was one of 1,537 students who graduated from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky., this month. He completed his doctor of philosophy in leadership degree during the 2018-19 academic year.
    Mingo-Watts receives Newberry degree
    Trevin Jasaan Mingo-Watts of Lancaster graduated from Newberry College during the spring commencement ceremony May 4, celebrating the accomplishments of 139 graduates.

  • Local teachers join state protest

    COLUMBIA – A sea of red swarmed the State House on May 1 as more than 10,000 teachers made their voices heard in protest of low teacher pay, too many standardized tests and large class sizes.
    The protest was organized by thousands of teachers wearing red in support of education reform after lawmakers promised to repair the state’s public school system with an education bill introduced by House Speaker Jay Lucas.
    The bill addresses teacher pay, school funding and many other highly anticipated changes.

  • ILHS wins state Academic Challenge title

    by David Bender/Special to Carolina Gateway
    Indian Land High School won its second State Academic Challenge Championship on March 29.
    Since the Indian Land team’s inception in 2011, it has proved to be perennially strong. It won its first state championship in 2013. Since then, the program has competed at the highest level at the regional and state competitions, finishing second in the state in 2017.

  • School Notes 5-8-19

    Hall of Fame, Retiree Luncheon is May 14
    The Lancaster County School District Hall of Fame and Retiree Luncheon is 11:30 a.m. May 14 at the Lancaster High Multipurpose Building, 870 Roddey Drive, Lancaster. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased by calling (803) 416-8848.
    LCSD kindergarten registration open
    Lancaster County School District has opened registration for next year’s 4-year-olds, kindergartners and new first-graders.

  • County schools to stay open during May 1 teacher protest

    As teachers across the state gear up for the May 1 protest rally at the State House, the Lancaster County School District is preparing for the impact it might have on the county.
    “I am 100 percent behind the teachers” on the issues of higher pay and smaller class sizes, Superintendent Jonathan Phipps said Friday.
    While some other school districts such as Chester County have canceled classes to accommodate the SC for Ed Rally in Columbia, Lancaster County schools will stay open, Phipps said.

  • ‘Domino effect’ for district’s principals

    The Lancaster County School District is swapping principals and assistant principals out left and right at the end of the 2018-19 school year.
    The school board named new principals, interim principals or assistant principals at nine schools during its April 23 board meeting. The changes come after the announcement of three longtime principals’ retirements – Sherrie Wells from Buford Middle School, Joyce Crimminger at South Middle School and Jane Gaston at Erwin Elementary.

  • Local students honor their teachers

    Lancaster School District holds annual art and essay contests that ask students to share their views on their favorite teachers. The winners are announced and published during Teacher Appreciation Week, April 29-May 3 this year. These are the Indian Land winners in the districtwide contest.

    First-place winner: Jade Crutchfield

    Indian Land Elementary School second-grader Jade Crutchfield won first place in the kindergarten-second grade art contest with a drawing honoring her teacher, Michelle Anderson.

  • School Notes 5-1-19

    Career and college fair at Southside on May 3
    Southside Early Childhood Center, 500 Hampton Road, Lancaster, will host a career and college fair from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 3. Represented businesses include Nutramax Laboratories, Lineberger Construction, Founders Federal Credit Union and many more.
    County high schools host FCAC Decision Day activities

  • School Notes 4-24-19

    Prom promise today, ILHS prom April 26
    Indian Land High School will hold Prom Promise 1:30-2 p.m. April 24.
    The ILHS prom is 8-11:30 p.m. April 26 in the Magnolia Room, 4017 Laurel Creek Drive, Rock Hill.
    Apply now for Arts Council scholarship
    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is accepting applications for the $750 LCCA Academic Scholarship, which will be awarded to a high school senior living in Lancaster County who will graduate in 2019.

  • School Notes: April 17, 2019

    Hall of Fame and Retiree Luncheon
    The Lancaster County School District Hall of Fame and Retiree Luncheon is 11:30 a.m. May 14 at the Lancaster Multipurpose Center, 870 Roddey Drive, Lancaster. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased by calling (803) 416-8848.

    ILHS prom tickets on sale now
    Indian Land High School will hold Prom Promise 1:30-2 p.m. April 24.
    The ILHS prom is 8-11:30 p.m. April 26 in the Magnolia Room, 4017 Laurel Creek Drive, Rock Hill.