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Education

  • IL parents want action on school growth issue issues growth

    With the Panhandle’s housing market in full swing and its schools rapidly filling to capacity, do Lancaster County school district officials have a plan in place to address issues such as overcrowding?
    That was just one of the questions on Pam Mulvaney’s mind as she and several other concerned Indian Land parents showed up en masse at Lancaster County school board’s meeting Sept. 15.

  • School Notes: Sept. 23, 2015

    ILMS students to see play this week
    Indian Land Middle School sixth-graders will join their peers from across Lancaster County School District to watch the Charlotte Children’s Theatre perform “Danny, King of the Basement,” on Thurday morning, Sept. 24, at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium. Seventh-graders will see the play Friday morning, Sept. 25. The play sheds light on the impact homelessness and hunger have on children.

  • Annual State of Education event Oct. 2

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 State of Education event, presented by Comporium Communications/CN2 is set for 8 to 10 a.m. Oct. 2. with the buffet breakfast line opening at 7:45 a.m., in the multi-purpose room of the Bradley Arts & Science Building at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
    The event will focus on a new partnership between Lancaster County School District and the chamber to prepare students for future jobs and to build a stronger workforce for local employers.

  • School Notes 9-16-15

    Mitchell graduates from GSSM
    Faith Mitchell of Indian Land graduated from the S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) in May.
    The daughter of Robert and Robin Mitchell, she now attends Clemson University.
    Students make USC Upstate dean’s list
    The following area students were named to the spring 2015 dean’s list at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg:
    • Indian Land: Hunter Frank and Kaitlin Lusk

  • IBM donation helps ILMS students

    by Carol Wilson/Special to Carolina Gateway
    Indian Land Middle School students continue to succeed in their learning, thanks in part to the Sun City Carolina Lakes Teachers Volunteer Group’s dedication to both students and teachers.
    For the past four years, the staff at Indian Land Middle School has welcomed these volunteers, many of them former teachers, who help students weekly and work side-by-side with the ILMS teaching staff.  
    The greatest need remains in the area of mathematics, both in remedial and advanced instruction.

  • Teachers go to energy summer school

    from Santee Cooper
    MONCKS CORNER – Five Indian Land Elementary School teachers got some hands-on experience in the in critical fields of the energy industry this summer.  
    They were among nine Lancaster County educators who attended Santee Cooper’s 30th annual Energy Educators Institute series at the Wampee Conference Center in Pinopolis.
    ILES kindergarten teachers Erin Lee, Heather McManus and Susan Nunn, and first-grade teachers Mica Parker and Amy Wamsley attended the institute’s third four-day session.

  • JA luncheon mixes learning with business

    from Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas
    Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas (JACC) and the S.C. Department of Commerce are partnering for the 2015 Business and Student Engagement Luncheon, which is noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Baxter Hood Center on the Rock Hill campus of York Technical College.
    Brooks Harper, a nationally recognized author, speaker, and career development expert, will focus on the employability skills students need to be successful in the workplace.

  • School Notes 9-9-15

    HES Boosterthon Fun Run Thursday
    Harrisburg Elementary School will hold its Boosterthon Fun Run at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. HES students will collect pledges for each lap they run. Proceeds will go toward technology and books for classrooms.
    ILMS hosts welcome back dance Friday
    Indian Land Middle School students will move to the music at a Back to School dance in the school gym from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11.
    Students graduate from Clemson

  • Koch named drum major at Clemson

    Alex Koch of Indian Land was recently chosen as one of three drum majors who will lead the 2015-16 Clemson University Tiger Marching Band.
    Koch, who is majoring in business at Clemson, was the only sophomore chosen; the other two are both juniors.
    Koch, who plays the trombone, also served as drum major of the Warriors marching band while at Indian Land High School.
    Koch, a 2014 Indian Land High School graduate, is the son of Lisa and Phil Koch.

  • Warriors band had great 2014-15 season

    The Indian Land High School band finished its 2014-15 marching season with the “biggest” award given by the S.C. Band Directors Association each year – the Outstanding Performance Award.
    “The Outstanding Performance Award is the most prestigious award the SCBDA gives each year,” ILHS band director Matt Willis said.
    “The award recognizes those music programs that have performed at a high level, not only on the stage or on the field, but in every aspect of their music program.”