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Education

  • School Notes 3-4-15

    Vietnam War vet to speak at ILMS  
    Vietnam War and starvation survivor Viet Luu will motivate Indian Land Middle School sixth-graders to push onward and finish the school year strong during an 8:30 a.m. assembly today, March 4.
    Luu is one of three speakers invited to help ILMS students “Finish Strong.”
    For details, call (803) 286-5300/578-2500.
    Schools to register kindergartners

  • Delegation for Minority Affairs, school officials open dialogue

    Delegation for Minority Affairs leaders and school district officials said they have come to terms with their differences and agreed to cooperate moving forward to improve minority student achievement.
    The agreement was the result of a Jan. 15 meeting between Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore, school board chairman Bobby Parker and board member Tyrom Faulkner, and delegation spokesmen the Rev. AnThony Peham and Rev. Lorenzo Small Jr.

  • ILHS robotics teams take top awards

    Indian Land High School’s robotics teams took top awards at a robotics competition Feb. 7 at Nations Ford High School, At the end of the competition, all teams chose two other teams for an alliance.

    Two ILHS teams were in the first-place alliance. They included Anthony Dimalanta, Matthew Medlock, Will Van Hoose, Logan Waldo, Roscoe Lovejoy, Dylan Kensler, Jacob Williams, Caleb McClimen, Garrett Gerdes and Alex Boggess.

  • York Tech unveils new mobile library unit

    from York Technical College
    A new addition to York Technical College’s Indian Land Center is making it easier for students to access and use library materials.
    While all of York Tech’s off-campus centers are equipped with small collections of materials for onsite use, there is a new “mobile library unit” at Indian Land that allows students to check out materials and take them home.

  • School Notes 2-25-15

    Adult Ed offers free workshops for jobseekers
    People looking for jobs can improve their job-seeking skills and prepare for a March 5 Spring Career Fair by taking a  free workshop, offered by Lancaster Adult Education.
    The remaining workshop is Filling out Applications from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 27, on the first floor of the Barr Street Learning Center, 610 E. Meeting St., Lancaster.
    For details, call Kim Linton at (803) 285-7660.
    Area students make dean’s list at Coastal

  • Local students earn honors at The Citadel

    Several local members of The Citadel South Carolina Corps of Cadets were recognized for earning Gold Stars and dean’s list recogntion in the fall 2014 semester.
    Gold Stars are awarded to cadets and students who have earned a grade-point ratio of 3.7 or higher for their work during that semester.
    Dean’s list recognition is given to cadets registered for 12 or more semester hours and whose grade-point average is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semester’s work.

  • School Notes 2-18-15

    Marino makes SUNY president’s list
    Brittany A. Marino, a senior majoring in human resource management, has been named to the president’s list for the fall 2014 semester at SUNY Oswego in New York.
    Students who achieve grade-point averages of 3.80 and above on the 4.0 scale are named to the president’s list, representing the top 7.4 percent of Oswego students.
    Hayes makes dean’s list at Ithaca College

  • Schools on two-hour delay again Friday

    Schools in Lancaster County School District will again be on a two-hour delay for students Friday, Feb. 20, because extremely low temperatures are forecast again.
    Teachers and staff members will report to work at normal times.
    “Wednesday, we had  three buses that wouldn’t start and seven buses that wouldn’t move because their gear shifts were frozen,” superintendent Dr. Gene Moore said. “That means up to 1,000 students could have been affected by late buses if we had started at our regular times.

  • School Notes 2-11-15

    Students named to Wingate dean’s list
    Several local students were named to the Wingate University dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester, including Justin Carnes of Lancaster, Mikayla Carnes of Lancaster, Jacob Jamison of Lancaster, Veronica Griffin of Fort Mill, and Kimberly Moreno of Fort Mill. To make the dean’s list, students must earn at least a 3.30 grade-point average, with no grade below a C in at least 12 semester hours.
    Adult Ed, JUMMP to host career fair

  • Adult Ed offers discounts on GED, practice tests

    Adults can take the GED Ready practice test for only $1, thanks to a special deal offered by GED Testing Service through Feb. 28.
    “Taking the practice test helps students figure out the skills they need to work on to pass the test,” Adult Education Director Kim Linton said. “The test will help them build a personalized study plan with specific pages and chapters to study in their study materials. It can also help them know if they’re ready to pass the GED test.”