• School Notes 10-28-15

    ILMS to hold Halloween Dance
    Indian Land Middle School’s PTO will sponsor a Halloween Dance in the school gym Friday, Oct. 30.
    School menus are available online
    The Lancaster County School District’s website features breakfast and lunch menus for the district’s elementary, middle and high schools. To see the menus, visit www.lancastercsd.com/mealsbuses/.

  • ILHS team robotics champs

    from Indian Land High School
    Indian Land High School’s Robotics Team won first place and the Excellence Award at the first S.C. VEX Robotics Qualifier. The school hosted the invitational Oct. 10.
    The win against 18 other teams from around the state earned the team a ticket to the S.C. state robotics championship in March 2016.
    Team members include seniors Alex Boggess, Dylan Kensler, Caleb McClimen, Tomas Seamon and Will VanHoose.

  • Second-graders help classmates suffering from peanut allergies

    from Jamie Nolan/Special to Carolina Gateway
    Indian Land Elementary School second-graders Christian Nolan and Cash Buissereth spent a recent Sunday afternoon doing something for their fellow students with peanut allergies.  
    They asked Christian’s mother, Jamie Nolan, to contact SunButter, a manufacturer of a peanut butter alternative, so they could get samples and coupons for parents so that children with peanut allergies would have an alternative.
    SunButter is made with sunflower seeds.

  • Schools plan Red Ribbon Week events

    Next week, Oct. 26-30, is Red Ribbon Week, when pledges are made to present a unified and visible commitment toward the creation of a Drug-Free America. Events planned at local schools include:
    Harrisburg Elementary
    • Monday, Oct. 26 – Students will watch a video on making healthy choices. The skit, “Charlie’s Magnificent Machine,” will be performed by HES third-grade students.

  • School Notes 10-21-15

    Mobile dental van visits ILMS today
    A mobile dental van will visit Indian Land Middle School today, Oct. 21. Beginning at 8 a.m., the van will offer free dental check-ups and cleanings.
    ILHS homecoming bonfire today
    Indian Land High School’s Friends of Rachel Club will host the third annual homecoming bonfire from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today, Oct. 21, at the school.

  • Overall county SAT scores increase

    A statewide report shows Lancaster County students fared better on the 2015 SAT, with mean scores for local high school seniors rising by several points compared to last year.
    According to S.C. Department of Education data released last month, Lancaster County School District seniors saw a 15-point increase in their 2015 SAT mean scores.
    Lydia Quinn, executive director of planning and accountability for the Lancaster County School District, said the mean 1363 score was for the 415 of the 2015 district seniors who took the SAT.

  • ILMS adopts SOS program

    by Carol Wilson/Special to Carolina Gateway
    Study skills instruction can have a dramatic impact on high school graduation rates, according to a report from Ohio State University. The report indicates the increased likelihood that 45 percent of struggling secondary students would graduate if they took a study skills class.
    Employers look at these soft skills, such as time management, organization, attention to detail, learning strategies and independence, and others, as significant factors for employee success in a workplace.

  • School Notes 10-15-15

    This week is Spirit Week at ILMS
    Indian Land Middle School will hold Spirit Week this week. The school will celebrate with special days all week. Tuesday, Oct. 13, was America Day. Today, Oct. 14, is Twin Day. Thursday, Oct. 15, is Pink Out Day. Friday, Oct. 16, is Blue and Gold Day, as well as Caps for Kids, when for a $1 donation to pediatric cancer research, studnts may wear their favorite hats to school.

    Harrisburg honors National School Lunch Week

  • Breakfast focuses on leadership

    What kind of world will our children inherit?
    With a microphone in hand, Chad Smith posed that powerful question to a large crowd of local school, business and government leaders on Friday, Oct. 2, during the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of Education breakfast. The event was held at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bradley Arts and Sciences Building.

  • School Notes: Oct. 7, 2015

    Marino earns bachelor’s degree
    Brittany A. Marino graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in human resource management in August at SUNY Oswego in Oswego, N.Y.

    Ms. Warrior Pageant workshop Tuesday
    Indian Land High School’s annual Ms. Warrior Pageant workshop will be from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7.
    The actual pageant will be 7 p.m. Nov. 19.
    For details, contact Lauren Cvitkovic at (803) 431-3473 or lauren.cvitkovic@gmail.com.