• Youth Art Month

    Lancaster County Council of the Arts is celebrating young artists during Youth Art Month.
    Each year during March, the Springs House galleries, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster, displays the artwork of students from grades K-12 in Lancaster County.
    An opening reception was held March 5 and the work will stay on display through the end of the month.

  • School Notes: March 25, 2015

    Community IEP workshop Thursday
    The Delegation for Minority Affairs will host a Community Empowerment Workshop on Individualized Education Plans. The workshop, featuring Columbia attorney and advocate Kathleen Martin, will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at Faith, Hope & Victory Christian Church, 202 S. Gregory St., Lancaster. For details, call Novella Kirkland at (803) 288-3123 or the Rev. AnThony Pelham at (803) 285-1075, or email delegationforminority affairs@gmail.com.

  • Motivational speaker series inspires middle schoolers to 'Finish the school year strong'

    The middle of spring semester is often the most cumbersome time of year for students and teachers, a relentless grind of classes bogged down somewhere between the distant holidays and spring break still a week away.
    Getting over the spring slump is the idea behind Indian Land Middle School’s annual Finishing Strong series featuring speakers who help motivate students with an “extra boost to finish the year in an extraordinary way.”

  • Exhibit shows Catawbas alive and well

    In just two short years, the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center has gained a solid reputation as a premier venue for the documentation, preservation and promotion of Native American cultures and heritages.
    At this year’s 10th annual Native American Studies Week today, NASC is rolling out a new photography exhibit that fits its mission perfectly.

  • Trashed bracelet prompts school lockdown

    Indian Land Elementary and Middle schools went on precautionary lockdown Monday morning, March 23, after a probation and parole GPS monitoring ankle bracelet registered to a sex offender was found in a trash can at a nearby convenience store.
    Lancaster County School District Safety and Transportation Director Bryan Vaughn said school officials were notified about the discovery between 10 and 10:15 a.m.

  • No school on Memorial Day next year

    Lancaster County school board members laid the framework for next school year during their meeting Feb. 24 with approval of the 2015-16 school year calendar.
    In making its decision, the school board had to choose between two options crafted and voted on by district educators and staff, one beginning on the earliest day allowed by state law and wrapping up before Memorial Day.
    The other option started and ran a bit later, but which allowed students more time for review before mid-term exams.
    In a unanimous vote, school board members approved the first option.

  • Learn about Native Americans this week

    from the University of South Carolina Lancaster
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center in downtown Lancaster will host its 10th annual Native American Studies Week starting Friday, March 20.
    As always, the event is a celebration of the rich history and cultural traditions of South Carolina’s indigenous peoples with a special focus this year on literature, languages and oral tradition of Native Americans in the Southeast and beyond.

  • Meeting of the Minds: IL teams win regional academic challenge tournament

    Two Indian Land teams placed first in the 2015 Olde English Consortium Academic Challenge Regional Tournament, held March 9 at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.

    Both the Indian Land High School team and the Indian Land Middle School eighth-grade team won their divisions.

    Nine Lancaster County schools – Andrew Jackson, A.R. Rucker, Buford, Indian Land and South middle schools and Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster high schools – participated in the March 9 tournament.

  • Local teachers earn National Board Certification

    Though they come from different backgrounds as educators, Lancaster County School District’s National Board certified teachers share a common professional trait: they want to be the best at their chosen profession.

  • School Notes 3-18-15

    Local student earns Clemson degree
    Elizabeth Rose Ravaioli of Indian Land received a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Clemson University during graduation ceremonies Dec. 18, 2014.
    Brecht competes in collegiate pageant