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Education

  • ILHS band places 8th in Upper State

    After community previews, regional competitions and football games, the Indian Land High School Marching Band wrapped up its season after presenting its first-ever showcase of original music on the field.
    ILHS band director Matt Willis said this year’s show, “The Game,” combined the “Hunger Games” movies with the book, “The Greatest Game,” in an energetic eight-and-a-half minute production about survival.

  • School Notes 1-20-16

    Sign up soon for Girls on the Run
    Girls on the Run of the Tri County, presented by Piedmont Medical Center, is gearing up for its spring 2016 season.
    The program is offered for grades three through five at Harrisburg and Indian Land elementary schools. It meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Harrisburg Elementary School dismisses students early Jan. 19

    INDIAN LAND – Harrisburg Elementary School dismissed students at 11 a.m. today, Jan. 19, because of a power outage, said David Knight, spokesman for the Lancaster County School District.  

    
“This is all third-hand information, but as I understand it, Duke Energy placed a new transformer sometime over the weekend, and that transformer has malfunctioned,” he said. “Nobody was aware of the issue until this morning because of the holiday.”


  • ILMS named a School to Watch again

    Indian Land Middle School has been designated as a School to Watch for the third time in a row.
    Schools to Watch is an initiative launched by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform in 1999.
    The National Forum identifies schools across the United States that are well on their way to meeting the forum’s criteria for high performance. According to the forum, three things are true of high-performing middle-schools:
    u They are academically excellent – challenging all students to use their minds well.

  • ILMS robotics team going to state

    The Indian Land Middle School robotics teams competed Dec. 4 at York Technical College. The ILMS Gigabyte Girls won Best Project and a golden ticket advancing them to the state finals Feb. 6 at Easley High School.

    The ILMS Bionic Bros won Best Robot Design.

  • School Notes 1-13-16

    ILMS spelling bee Jan. 13
    The Indian Land Middle School spelling bee is 9 a.m. Jan. 13. ILMS students will spell their way to a spot in the district spelling bee at 4 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Lancaster Municipal Justice Center.
    Fifth-graders to hear symphony
    Fifth-graders from all over Lancaster County School District will attend a Charlotte Symphony performance at 10 a.m. Jan. 13 at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium.
    Nominate favorite teacher by Jan. 15

  • School agenda: Build more, equip better

    New schools, renovated buildings and technological upgrades are all at the top of local educators’ wish lists for 2016.
    In order to address issues such as school safety, classroom overcrowding, and outdated infrastructure, officials with the Lancaster County School District and University of South Carolina Lancaster will be focusing on updating facilities as they head into the new year.
    Superintendent Gene Moore is setting his sights on an impending county bond referendum, which could fund a variety of capital projects for the school district.

  • School Notes 1-6-16

    First Steps Board to meet Tuesday
    Lancaster County First Steps Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in the board room of the Lancaster County School District office, 300 S. Catawba St., Lancaster. For details, call (803) 286-8000.
    ILMS spelling bee postponed
    The Indian Land Middle School spelling bee, originally set for today, Jan. 6, has been postponed until Jan. 13.
    ILMS to take part in Academic Challenge

  • Schools support boy with leukemia

    by Crystal O’Gorman/For Carolina Gateway
    Jason and Amy Ingram, residents of the Buford community, have been flooded with support since finding out in October that their 5-year-old son Jaxon has leukemia. Family, friends and several schools in Lancaster County rallied around the family – bringing awareness to his plight and raising money to help with the medical financial burdens.

  • School Notes 12-9-15

    ILMS to hold band concert Dec. 10
    Indian Land Middle School will hold its Holiday Band Concert featuring the seventh- and eighth-grade and jazz bands at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at Cross Ridge (formerly the City of Light), 3000 World Reach Drive.
    ILMS dress-down day, game Dec. 18
    Indian Land Middle School PTO will host a Dress Down Day on Dec. 18.
    The school will also hold a students versus staff volleyball game that day.
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