• School Notes 1-7-15

    Acuff makes dean’s list at Harding
    Indian Land resident Samuel Acuff, a senior psychology major at Harding University in Searcy, Ark., is among more than 1,200 Harding students on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall 2014 semester. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incompletes.
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  • Bill could reshape education funding

    A state legislator from Summerville plans to re-file a bill that would improve school funding through a statewide property tax.
    The State newspaper reported Nov. 23 that a proposed S.C. Jobs, Education and Tax Act (SCJET) would establish a property tax on state businesses and industry. Revenue collected from the tax would be distributed among the state’s 82 school districts according to student population.
    S.C. House Rep. Jenny Horne (R-94) introduced the bill last year, though it died in committee, the report said.

  • School Notes 12-31-14

    Schools closed through Jan. 2
    Lancaster County School District schools will be closed through Friday, Jan. 2, for the winter holidays. Classes will resume Monday. Jan. 5.
    Price makes dean’s list at Belmont
    Emma Price qualified for the fall 2014 dean’s list at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.
    Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a grade-point average of 3.5, with no grade below a C.
    Deadline Jan. 7 for YES scholarships

  • Band to get new uniforms next year

    For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Indian Land High School Warrior Band will take the field in new uniforms in 2015.
    The band boosters have been working for the past three years, hoping to raise more than $30,000 for updated uniforms.
    The vast majority of the funds raised each year is spent on travel, show design, music, instruments and maintenance, said Matt Willis, Indian Land High School band director. Only about $2,000 has been raised each year for uniforms.

  • School Notes 12-24-14

    Ferrer graduates from seminary
    John David Ferrer graduated Dec. 12 from Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary with a doctorate of philosophy.
    The son of Larry and Joan Ferrer of Black Horse Run, Indian Land, he is a 1998 graduate of Indian Land High School.
    Ferrer and his wife, Hillary, live in Dallas, Texas. He teaches at Pantego Christian School.
    Schools closed through Jan. 2
    Lancaster County School District schools will be through Jan. 2 for the winter holidays. Classes will resume Jan. 5.

  • HES moms take part in study

    Harrisburg Elementary School recently concluded its first book study with HES counselors Lacey Layne and Kelly Van Daley.
    Seven mothers participated in the book study, focusing on the book “Little Girls can be Mean: Four Steps to Bully-Proof Girls in the Early Grades” by Michelle Anthony and Reyna Lindert.
    The group met three times to discuss the four steps shared in the book. The final session Nov. 10 included their daughters for a strengths-based art activity.

  • Contest enhances speaking ability

    by Jessie Shannon Cauthen/Lancaster District AME Zion
    Ten young people participated in the Lancaster District AME Zion churches’ 10th annual Oratorical Expose Sept. 25.
    The purpose of the program is to promote youth development in research and speech.
    Each contestant was given three topics to choose from to do their research. The topics were:
    • Because of the increase in cost for higher education, do you feel a college education is still a good investment today (why or why not)?

  • School Notes 12-17-14

    ILMS band concert Thursday
    The Indian Land Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade bands, as well as the school’s jazz band, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, in the City of Light auditorium, 3000 World Reach Drive.
    Schools closed Dec. 22-Jan. 2
    Lancaster County School District schools will be closed Monday, Dec. 22, through Jan. 2 for the winter holidays. Classes will resume Jan. 5.
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  • IL robotics team wins contest

    Tension and energy levels were high at Indian Land High School on Oct. 18 when 11 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teams from around the state competed in the VEX Sunrise Robotics Competition. Each team was seeking to win an opportunity to advance to the state championships March 7, 2015, at Spring Hill High School in Chapin.

  • School Notes 12-10-14

    ILMS chorus concert Thursday
    Indian Land Middle School chorus students will perform seasonal favorites at their Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in the auditorium at the City of Light, 3000 World Reach Drive.
    York Tech to host open house Dec. 11
    York Technical College will host an enrollment open house  at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11,  at its Indian Land center, 1245 Rosemont Drive, for prospective students in advance of the spring 2015 semester.