• School Notes 11-21-18

    No school Nov. 21-23 for Thanksgiving
    Lancaster County School District schools will be closed Nov. 21-23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
    However, Nov. 21 is a full teacher workday.
    The schools will reopen Nov. 26.

  • Veterans share military experiences

    Veterans Day is often filled with parades, salutes and assemblies aimed at recognizing and honoring those who served in the military, but Indian Land Middle School did something different.
    ILMS brought in over 50 veterans, and asked them to share their service and life experiences with sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. There was a veteran for every classroom, and some even had two.
    Navy provided his career

  • School Notes 11-14-18

    Beach cast in CCU’s ‘Our Town’
    Collin Beach, a theater arts major from Indian Land, has been cast in the lead role of George Gibbs in Coastal Carolina University’s production of “Our Town.”
    Twenty-two Coastal Carolina University students bring to life Thornton Wilder’s timeless, Pulitzer Prize-winning play Nov. 7-15 in the Edwards Theatre at CCU.

    ILMS Beta Club induction Nov. 14
    Indian Land Middle School will hold its Beta Club induction ceremony at 6 p.m. Nov. 14.

  • School Notes 11-7-18

    HES dine-out night at Showmars
    Showmars, 9783 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land, will host a PTO dine-out night 5-8 p.m. Nov. 7 to benefit Harrisburg Elementary School. A portion of proceeds from meals purchased during that time will be given to the school.

    ILES hosts book fair Nov. 7-9

    Indian Land Elementary School will hold a book fair Nov. 7-9. For details, call Robin Pitts, 548-2916.

  • School Notes 10-31-18

    Prytherch makes honors list at FDU
    Morgan Prytherch of Lancaster has been named to the honors list for the spring 2018 semester at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus in Madison, N.J. To qualify for the honors list, a student must have a 3.5 or better grade-point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in at least 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).

  • New Indian Land High PTSO stages 'best bonfire ever'

    The new Indian Land High School Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) started this summer under the direction of IL parent Pam Hogue.

    “We just wanted something to help and support the teachers and students,” she said.

    The group organized the annual Homecoming Bonfire Oct. 10. Because of rain, the event was moved indoors with no bonfire, but the food trucks and games continued.

    Hogue said ILHS Principal David Shamble approached her about the PTSO taking over the event.

  • School Notes 10-24-18

    Governor’s School dance program
    The S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Summer Dance Program for rising seventh through 12th-grade students provides intensive, pre-professional training in classical ballet with a modern/contemporary component.
    Students must be 12 by June 1, 2019. Out-of-state students are welcome to apply.

  • I’m Little Big Eagle

    Indian Land Elementary School’s cafeteria shook with the steady beat of a Native American drum the morning of Oct. 8 as Little Big Eagle greeted excited third-graders, playing his hand-carved, wooden flute.
    More than 50 students sat still, moving only to the beat of the music, as they were transfixed by Little Big Eagle’s playing.
    The 58-year-old Tuscarora Cherokee Indian, dressed in his native regalia, then stopped and faced his audience. With a gentle, deep voice, he greeted them in his native language, and then translated it into English.

  • IL student took Aviation Challenge last summer
  • LCSD revamps its teaching process

    The Lancaster County School District has partnered with Discovery Education, which is affiliated with TV’s Discovery Channel, to revamp how the district teaches its students.
    “It’s a great opportunity for our district to move forward academically,” said Superintendent Jonathan Phipps.
    “When kids work in school they say things like, ‘Well when will I need algebra?’ I’ve heard kids say that when I was in the classroom. This will give us the answer to that question, providing them real-world experience.”