• School Notes 9-5-18

    Want to be a Girl Scout?
    Parents interested in signing their child up for Girl Scouts should attend an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 in the media center of Van Wyck Elementary School, 4945 Charlotte Highway, Van Wyck.

  • 2 IL students suspended after alleged threats

    Two Indian Land students, a 15-year-old at the high school and a 12-year-old middle-schooler, have been suspended and recommended for expulsion after being accused of making violent threats while in school.
    The 15-year-old boy was overheard Wednesday saying, “I’m going to shoot up this f---ing school,” according to an initial report from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • District irons out school bus issues

    With 7,000 students riding buses the first week of school, the Lancaster County School District has been fielding complaints about late drop-off times and is working out route changes to solve the problems.
    “The latest I’ve heard of is 5:45 p.m. for the last child dropped off from high school, and they got on the bus at 4 p.m.,” said Bryan Vaughn, school district safety and transportation director.
    “In the first week of school, we always have a high call volume,” he said.

  • School Notes 8-29-18

    Goggins graduates from UW-Whitewater
    Zachary Goggins of Lancaster graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at spring commencement May 19.

    ILES holds Spirit Day Aug. 29
    Indian Land Elementary School will hold Spirit Day on Aug. 29. Students may wear Spirit Day shirts with bottoms of their choice. They may also pay 50 cents to wear a hat. Teachers may wear jeans and Spirit Day shirts for $1. Proceeds go to charity.

  • Donate school supplies to Stuff the Bus campaign

    Lancaster County is ramping up for its annual Stuff the Bus school-supply event Saturday, Aug. 25.
    The event, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot on S.C. 9 Bypass West in Lancaster, is hosted by United Way of Lancaster County, Communities in Schools and the U.S. Postal Service.
    In partnership with WSOC-TV’s 9 School Tools campaign, Communities in Schools of Lancaster County asks the community to donate school supplies for local students in need.

  • No hiccups on first day of school

    The starting gun sounded Monday morning and 13,000 Lancaster County students filled the halls of 23 schools, as the district hit its mark for wrapping up construction projects just in time, and the first days of classes had no major hitches.

  • IL teachers win district awards

    More than 1,300 teachers packed Lancaster High School’s gym Tuesday to celebrate the previous year’s hard work, recognize four outstanding teachers and kick off the new year with the district’s largest teacher pep rally.
    Lauren Watts from Harrisburg Elementary, Leslie Parker from Kershaw Elementary, Kimberly Sowell from South Middle and Lisa Knox from Indian Land High were picked from 200 nominees to receive this year’s Celebrate Great Teaching Awards.
    Knox, the high school and district-wide award recipient, was humbled by the experience.

  • School Notes 8-22-18

    Stuff the Bus event Aug. 25 in Lancaster
    United Way of Lancaster County and Communities in Schools of Lancaster County will host the annual Stuff the Bus event 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 25 at Walmart, 805 S.C. 9 Bypass West, Lancaster. School supplies can also be donated at United Way of Lancaster County, 109 S. Wylie St., Lancaster.

  • Mix-up over new school’s speed-zone signs remedied

    In the deadline crunch to get the much-delayed Van Wyck Elementary School finished for the new school year, a crucial safety detail fell through the cracks.

  • Kickoff event: Scholarships will reward service to our communities

    Get ready for some sun, fun, barbeque and volleyball this Sunday, Aug. 19m as the new Good Samaritan Scholarship Foundation hosts its first Teachers Volleyball Brawl fundraiser at Andrew Jackson High School.

    Foundation President Debra Gardner is asking the community to get behind the innovative scholarship fund, which will reward community service, rather than focusing on academics or athletics.