• School Notes 11-19-14

    Turkey feast at schools Thursday
    Lancaster County School District cafeterias will serve turkey with all the trimmings on Thursday, Nov. 20, in honor of Thanksgiving.
    ILMS to hold Club Day on Friday
    Indian Land Middle School, 8361 Charlotte Highway, will hold Club Day at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. All 30 teacher-sponsored school clubs will meet for fun activities.
    Schools closed Nov. 26-28 for T-Day

  • District gets C on federal report card

    Lancaster County School District met standards for the third year in a row under the state’s new federal accountability system, but narrowly missed maintaining last year’s B.
    According to results released by the S.C. Department of Education on Oct. 21, the school district earned a high C this year, with a score of 79.9 for its progress toward meeting the federal Secondary Education Act’s (ESEA) “No Child Left Behind” goals.

  • Skype gives IL students window to the world

    by Jennifer Ramieri/Indian Land Middle School
    Business technology students at Indian Land Middle School are reaching across the world through their computers.

  • School Notes 11-12-14

    Drop-in Tuesday for new school board members
    There will be a drop-in honoring new and re-elected Lancaster Countyschool board members from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Lancaster County School District office, 300 S. Catawba St., Lancaster.

  • ILHS students lead county in AP credits earned

    The number of Lancaster County high school students taking advanced placement (AP) courses for college credit slipped slightly during the 2013-14 school year, but still reflects an upward trend in recent years.
    South Carolina school districts have offered 11th- and 12th-grade students AP classes for college credit since 1984. The classes prepare students for national AP exams at the end of the school year.

  • School Notes 11-5-14

    Harrisburg Elementary to hold volunteer session
    Harrisburg Elementary School will hold a volunteer orientation session at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6. New volunteers will receive information on rules, regulations and expectations. For details, call (803) 396-3737.
    ILMS to hold Career Day
    Indian Land Middle School will hold Career Day from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 6. Students may visit booths and ask professionals about their jobs.
    ILHS book club to meet Thursday

  • Dancing the Irish jig

    To deal with the bullying at school, Madeleine Essex would go to her Irish dance class in her mind.
    The 10-year-old Van Wyck girl put her experience into words and submitted an essay through the North American Irish Dance Championships. The winning prize – she spent a week at the elite Rince Ceol Irish dance camp in New York this summer. Also rewarding was the knowledge that she overcame a tough situation.

  • School Notes 10-29-14

    Schools celebrate Red Ribbon Week
    Oct. 27-31 is designated Red Ribbon Week nationwide, when pledges are made to present a unified and visible commitment to creating a Drug-Free America.
    The Indian Land schools have the following events planned:
    • Harrisburg Elementary: Wednesday, Oct. 29, is Drug-Free Me Day. Students are asked to wear red clothes.

  • Underage drinking party busted

    Citing Indian Land High School’s alcohol and drug policy for student athletes, school administrators have suspended four student athletes from all extracurricular school activities after they were charged with underage drinking last weekend.
    The four student athletes, along with two other possible students and one adult, were cited by deputies during a house party early Sunday morning, said Lancaster County School District Safety Director Bryan Vaughn.

  • District SAT scores improving

    The performance of college-bound Lancaster County students on the SAT improved overall for the second year in a row last school year though they continue to lag behind state and national averages.
    The SAT is the oldest of two widely accepted national college entrance exams used to assess students’ college readiness.
    Unlike the curriculum-based ACT, the SAT is logic-based and intended to test students’ grasp of subject area concepts.