• Schools, county on another 2-hour delay Tuesday


    The Lancaster County School District, USC-Lancaster and Lancaster County will operate on another two-hour delay Tuesday, Dec. 11, due to concerns of black ice formation Monday night into early Tuesday morning.

  • No more cheap facility rentals at local schools

    Lancaster County School District has raised rental fees it charges the public for using school facilities – up to a tenfold increase – saying that under the old rates taxpayers were inappropriately subsidizing private groups.
    At the Nov. 13 school board meeting, the board unanimously approved raising rates for facility rentals across the district. The last time the rates were changed was in 1999.

  • School Notes 12-5-18

    Scott inducted into Phi Kappa Phi
    Grace Scott of Lancaster was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Scott is pursuing a nursing degree at Clemson University.
    Membership in Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.

  • Executives sample Discovery Education

    More than 100 Lancaster County business owners and executives gathered at Second Baptist Church on Nov. 8 to explore the Lancaster County School District’s newest partnership – Discovery Education.
    “We’re letting the community know our vision and goals for education,” said LCSD Superintendent Jonathan Phipps. “We want to have better partnerships with the community, seeing schools ready for kids to get going to work.
    “Part of the things we need to ask is, are we teaching kids what they need to know in the workforce?”

  • School Notes 11-28-18

    VWES cafeteria earns perfect score
    Van Wyck Elementary was one of 11 Lancaster County School District cafeteria kitchens that received 100 percent scores during inspections by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
    Receiving 100 percent is a difficult task, according to school district food services director Angela McCrorey.

  • Crackdown on passing school buses

    The Lancaster County School District is installing cameras on school bus stop signs to catch drivers illegally passing buses whose lights are flashing and stop signs are extended.
    “The bus stop arm cameras help us send a strong message that we’ll do whatever it takes to catch people who put our students at risk,” Superintendent Jonathan Phipps said.

  • USCL forms community partnerships

    USC Lancaster has formed its first Town-Gown Advisory Council, in an effort to encourage more partnerships with the community and create collaborative opportunities.
    “USC Lancaster has always benefitted from tremendous community support, and we want to continue to enhance, to steward, and to grow that support,” said Dr. Walt Collins, dean of the regional university campus. “For example, there are many opportunities to connect our students more effectively with community partners for internships and other learning experiences.”

  • School Notes 11-21-18

    No school Nov. 21-23 for Thanksgiving
    Lancaster County School District schools will be closed Nov. 21-23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
    However, Nov. 21 is a full teacher workday.
    The schools will reopen Nov. 26.

  • Veterans share military experiences

    Veterans Day is often filled with parades, salutes and assemblies aimed at recognizing and honoring those who served in the military, but Indian Land Middle School did something different.
    ILMS brought in over 50 veterans, and asked them to share their service and life experiences with sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. There was a veteran for every classroom, and some even had two.
    Navy provided his career

  • School Notes 11-14-18

    Beach cast in CCU’s ‘Our Town’
    Collin Beach, a theater arts major from Indian Land, has been cast in the lead role of George Gibbs in Coastal Carolina University’s production of “Our Town.”
    Twenty-two Coastal Carolina University students bring to life Thornton Wilder’s timeless, Pulitzer Prize-winning play Nov. 7-15 in the Edwards Theatre at CCU.

    ILMS Beta Club induction Nov. 14
    Indian Land Middle School will hold its Beta Club induction ceremony at 6 p.m. Nov. 14.