• School Notes 10-22-14

    Indian Land Middle full of spirit this week
    This week is Spirit Week at Indian Land Middle School as students celebrate homecoming and show their spirit with the following special days:
    • Monday, Oct. 20 – PJ Day
    • Tuesday, Oct. 21 – Twin Day
    • Wednesday, Oct. 22 – Farm Day
    • Thursday, Oct. 23 – Caps for Kids and Spirit Day
    • Friday, Oct. 24 – Formal Friday

  • End of course exam results mixed

    End of course exam passage rates for Lancaster County students improved significantly in two subject areas last school year, but slipped slightly in two others.
    The decade-old South Carolina End of Course Exam Program (EOCEP) gauges student performance in several “gateway” or “benchmark” classes: algebra 1/mathematics for the technologies 2, biology 1/applied biology 2, English 1 and U.S. history and the Constitution.

  • School Notes 10-15-14

    USCL hosts Science Discovery Night
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive, will hold Science Discovery Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Bradley Arts and Sciences building, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster.
    The event will focus on pre-professional programs offered at USCL. There will be laboratory demonstrations and opportunities to speak with professors and students.
    For details, call (803) 313-1073 or email uscladms@mailbox.sc.edu.

  • Cartoonist opens ILMS students’ eyes

    Cartooning often gets overlooked as an art form, but Indian Land Middle School art students recently got the opportunity to learn from an accomplished cartoonist.
    Cartoonist Dave McDonald of Tega Cay is the author and illustrator of a series of graphic books for kids featuring time-jumping super agent Hamster Sam.
    Thanks to a grant from Target, ILMS art teacher Teresa Petty invited McDonald to serve as the school’s artist-in-residence Sept. 9- 11.

  • School Notes 10-8-14

    Butler studies abroad this fall
    Wofford College senior Travis Butler of Indian Land is studying abroad in London, England, during the fall semester of 2014.
    Study abroad is a major component of Wofford’s commitment to shaping globally connected citizens. Opportunities range from travel/study Interim projects to a full-year at a university abroad. Students may choose from more than 200 programs and 59 countries. Co-curricular opportunities include service learning, internships and cultural excursions.

  • Board restores school funding

    Lancaster County school board members approved a budget amendment Sept. 16 reinstating full funding allocations to county schools.
    Board members also heard an update during its monthly meeting on implementation of the expanded Head Start program.

  • School libraries recognize Banned Books Week

    “So now do you see why books are hated and feared? They show the pores in the face of life. The comfortable people want only wax moon faces, poreless, hairless, expressionless.”
    The character Professor Faber in Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451,” speaks these words to the book-burning Montag.
    Bradbury’s novel, ironically, often appears on lists of books banned by U.S. institutions.

  • School Notes 10-1-14

    ILES gets $2,000 from Duke Energy
    Indian Land Elementary School recently received $2,000 from Duke Energy and The National Theatre for Children for the school’s participation in Duke’s Energy Education in Schools program.
    ILES was one of two schools in the Charlotte area that received checks.
    Schools receiving awards were those with the highest total number of students whose families completed and returned home energy surveys and received energy efficiency starter kits during the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • School Notes – Sept. 24, 2014

    USCL hold Palmetto College days
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive, will hold two Palmetto College awareness days from 12:15 to 1 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 and 12:15 to 1 p.m. Oct. 1 in Founders Hall, Room 104. Palmetto College allows students to complete a four-year degree through live, interactive video and online courses at the USCL campus. For details, call (803) 313-7142.

    LCSWD offers Arbor Day essay contest

  • School Notes – Sept. 17, 2014

    ILHS senior class to hold movie nights
    The Indian Land High School senior class of 2015 is holding the first family Movie Nights on the ILHS football field Friday, Sept. 19, and Saturday, Sept. 20.
    On Sept. 19, it will hold elementary and middle school movie night, showing “Rio 2.”
    On Sept. 20, it will hold high school movie night, showing “The Fault in our Stars.”
    The movies will start at 8 p.m. both nights. Bring your own pillows and blankets.