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Education

  • School Notes 2-4-15

    Discovery School lottery Feb. 11
    Discovery School, Lancaster County’s charter elementary school, will hold a lottery at 3:45 p.m. Feb. 11 for kindergarten through fifth grade spots  for the 2015-16 school year. The application deadline has passed.
    Students can get free tickets to ‘Selma’

  • School district announces new tests

    Lancaster County school board members received an overview of the mishmash of temporary assessments the state will use this year to measure state and federal accountability at the board’s regular meeting Jan. 21.
    Lydia Quinn, district planning and accountability executive director, updated board members on the mix of 11 assessments the state will use to measure state and federal accountability this school year as it tries to decide which tests to use on a permanent basis.
    The tests include:

  • Cheers!

    Indian Land Middle School cheerleaders worked with elementary school students to teach basic cheer techniques and 10 new cheers during a two-day mini cheer camp Jan. 13 at the school. The cheer campers learned the cheers to perform during halftime at the ILMS boys basketball game on Jan. 16.
     

  • School Notes 1-28-15

    IL Prom Showcase Thursday
    Indian Land High School’s Prom Showcase will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the school, 8063 River Road. Tickets are $5 each. Prom tickets will be sold at a discounted rate ($40 instead of $50) during the event.
    ILMS art field trip Thursday
    Indian Land Middle School art students will visit Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio in Lancaster, on Thursday, Jan. 29, where they will paint banners as part of the annual Youth Art Month banner project.

  • ILMS students to play with Region 3 band

    On Jan. 10, several band students from Indian Land Middle School traveled to Blythewood High School to audition for the Region 3 Honor Band.
    The audition required students to work for months preparing various musical materials such as a solo, scales, terms and sight reading. 
    ILMS band director Scott Fleischman is pleased to announce that six students will represent Indian Land Middle School in the Region 3 Honor Band. 

  • 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.