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Education

  • Indian Land Middle School Honor Roll

    The following students made the honor roll at Indian Land Middle School during the first semester of the 2014-15 school year:
    Sixth grade

  • School Notes 1-21-15

    Discovery School info session Jan. 22
    Discovery School, Lancaster County’s charter elementary school, will hold a parent orientation and information session at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at the school, 302 W. Dunlap St., Lancaster.
    The school is taking applications for kindergarten through fifth grade for the 2015-16 school year. Applications are available on the school’s website, www.lancastercsd.com, or at the school. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31. A lottery will be held at 3:45 p.m. Feb. 11.

  • School Notes 1-14-15

    ILHS book club to meet Thursday
    Indian Land High School’s Bookworms book club will meet in the school media center at 11:40 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, to discuss their latest reads.
    ILMS clubs to meet Friday afternoon
    Indian Land Middle school will hold Club Day on Friday, Jan. 16. Students will meet at 2:30 p.m. for activities with their teacher-sponsored club.
    Schools closed Jan. 19 for MLK Day

  • Educators look forward to 2015

    Looking forward is an ongoing pursuit among educators, a cycle of planning, action and appraisal, one year’s efforts defined and advanced over a matter of months and years.
    And so it is with the educators of Lancaster County School District and University of South Carolina Lancaster as the schools move into the new year.
    With that in mind, here’s what LCSD Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore and USCL Dean Walt Collins have set their sights on for 2015.
    Lancaster County School District

  • ILMS robotics teams going to state

    Two Indian Land Middle School First Lego League teams competed in the regional qualifiers at York Technical College on Dec. 5 and brought home two golden tickets.
    The Machines and World Class Warriors will both advance to the state competition March 21 in Lexington. The ILMS teams are two of the three teams that advanced to the state tournament.
    The Machines won first place for the highest score on the robot game and the World Class Warriors took first place in core values.
    Each team is comprised of between two and 10 children.

  • School Notes 1-7-15

    Acuff makes dean’s list at Harding
    Indian Land resident Samuel Acuff, a senior psychology major at Harding University in Searcy, Ark., is among more than 1,200 Harding students on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall 2014 semester. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incompletes.
    Deadline today for YES scholarships

  • Bill could reshape education funding

    A state legislator from Summerville plans to re-file a bill that would improve school funding through a statewide property tax.
    The State newspaper reported Nov. 23 that a proposed S.C. Jobs, Education and Tax Act (SCJET) would establish a property tax on state businesses and industry. Revenue collected from the tax would be distributed among the state’s 82 school districts according to student population.
    S.C. House Rep. Jenny Horne (R-94) introduced the bill last year, though it died in committee, the report said.

  • School Notes 12-31-14

    Schools closed through Jan. 2
    Lancaster County School District schools will be closed through Friday, Jan. 2, for the winter holidays. Classes will resume Monday. Jan. 5.
    Price makes dean’s list at Belmont
    Emma Price qualified for the fall 2014 dean’s list at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.
    Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a grade-point average of 3.5, with no grade below a C.
    Deadline Jan. 7 for YES scholarships

  • Band to get new uniforms next year

    For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Indian Land High School Warrior Band will take the field in new uniforms in 2015.
    The band boosters have been working for the past three years, hoping to raise more than $30,000 for updated uniforms.
    The vast majority of the funds raised each year is spent on travel, show design, music, instruments and maintenance, said Matt Willis, Indian Land High School band director. Only about $2,000 has been raised each year for uniforms.

  • School Notes 12-24-14

    Ferrer graduates from seminary
    John David Ferrer graduated Dec. 12 from Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary with a doctorate of philosophy.
    The son of Larry and Joan Ferrer of Black Horse Run, Indian Land, he is a 1998 graduate of Indian Land High School.
    Ferrer and his wife, Hillary, live in Dallas, Texas. He teaches at Pantego Christian School.
    Schools closed through Jan. 2
    Lancaster County School District schools will be through Jan. 2 for the winter holidays. Classes will resume Jan. 5.