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Education

  • Profile of state’s grads changing with the times

    Future high school graduates should possess world- class knowledge and skills, along with strong life and career character traits.
    That was the message Lancaster County School District Elementary Education Director Linda Blackwell gave school board members during an overview of the S.C. Education Oversight Committee’s “Profile of the South Carolina Graduate.”

  • Art N Ag Expo
  • School district receives recall on spinach

    Lancaster County School District

    Lancaster County School District received a notice April 14 from one of its produce providers about a recall of Taylors Farms spinach.
    The spinach was recalled because it may have been contaminated with a bacteria that can cause listeriosis.
    “So far, no one in our schools or any of the other customers who received and used the spinach has reported any illness,” said Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore.

  • School Notes: April 15, 2015

    Harrisburg holds used book drive
    Harrisburg Elementary School is holding a used book drive through April 30. The school is collecting books appropriate for ages 4 to 12 years old. They may be left on the book carts  at the school’s front and back doors. The goal is to grow classroom libraries and for 100 percent of students to be reading or writing 75 percent of the time.

    Adult Ed offers variety of classes

  • HES raises $54,000 through Boosterthon

    Most people are familiar with the traditional candy bar school fundraisers, but Harrisburg Elementary School took a different approach for their first major fundraiser with the Boosterthon Fun Run.
    During the event Feb. 26, students raised more than $54,000 for books, technology and classrooms by raising pledges and running laps in the gym – something teacher Christopher Davis’ fifth-grade social studies class did especially good.

  • ILMS team wins state brain games

    With its consistent ranking at the top of Lancaster County schools for overall performance, it’s a pretty well established fact that Indian Land Middle School is full of smart kids.
    But now ILMS is gaining a reputation for academic excellence of another sort, thanks to its Academic Challenge team’s performance this year: It’s now THE school to beat.
    The ILMS eighth-grade Academic Challenge team went undefeated for the year and earned the Division I Academic Challenge state championship title for the second year in a row.

  • ILHS Military Ball

    This year's award winners are:

  • School board considers new drug policy

    The Lancaster County school board approved first reading of a new Drug Free Workplace policy during its March 17 meeting.
    Board members approved the policy at the request of Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore, making it possible for board members to potentially approve new controlled substance and alcohol testing regulations as early as next month.

  • School Notes: April 8, 2015

    ILHS students take part in Art N Ag Expo
    All area high schools will display and sell student projects from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 18, at the Lancaster Farmer’s/Artisan’s Market, 1920 Pageland Highway, Lancaster.
    Vegetable plants, hanging baskets, annuals and perennials, painted furniture, ceramic vases and pots, wooden furniture and metal yard ornaments from the welding shop will be for sale.
    Home Depot will offer kid’s clinics beginning at 10 a.m. and will raffle a kids picnic table to be assembled on-site.

  • School Notes: April 1, 2015

    LSWCD offers $500 scholarship
    The Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting applications for the Glenn Alexander Memorial Scholarship, a $500 amount awarded to a high school senior.
    The student must attend a fully accredited college, university or technical college. A major in an agricultural or environmental-related field is preferred.
    Deadline to apply is 3 p.m. Thursday, April 2. Online applications can be found at www.lancasterswcd.com or call (803) 286-4455, ext. 100, for a copy.