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Angela McCrorey, School Food Service Director

Healthy lunch on the menu

Every day of the school year, the people in our school cafeterias work hard to give our students meals that taste great and provide the nutrition and energy our students need to grow strong and succeed in school. 

We know healthy, balanced meals make so much difference in how well students do in school and how healthy they are when they become adults.

Below are things you should know about our lunch program.

Our menus


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From release

District schools’ open house and registration schedules vary

 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Brooklyn Springs Elementary 

• Back-to-School/Open House for all students and parents is 6-7 p.m. Aug. 15. 

• Students who attended last year received their teacher assignments in their last report card of the 2012-13 school year.

Buford Elementary 


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Home, tweet home

By Michele Roberts

From simple wooden boxes to complex systems made for an entire flock of birds, birdhouses come in all shapes and sizes.
However, one Lancaster resident has turned them into works of art.


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Retired bus driver honored by school district

Driving home character

By Julie Graham

For Jimmy Fox, school bus driving was a mission field.


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Aging Issues, Sally Sherrin

Unleash the power of age

Every year since 1963, May has been the month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions and achievements.

It is a proud tradition that shows our nation’s commitment to honor the value that elders continue to contribute to our communities.
This year, the theme of Older Americans Month is “Unleash the Power of Age!,” which emphasizes the important role of older adults. This May, communities across the nation will recognize older Americans as productive, active and influential members of society.


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Living proof: exercise promotes wellness

By Michele Roberts

The belief that regular exercise can help prolong life and contribute to overall wellness is widely accepted among all age groups.


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StatePoint

Avoid these new scams that target seniors

While we are all taught to use good manners when answering the telephone, not everyone who calls you necessarily has good intentions.

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a recent spate of lottery scams or advance fee frauds originating in Jamaica are targeting seniors and other Americans by telephone.

While the Jamaican and U.S. governments have teamed to tighten laws and combat the problem, it’s important to guard against becoming the next victim.


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Aging Matters, Mitch McConnell

Medication poisoning growing problem for seniors

Every year, the Palmetto Poison Center receives thousands of calls from South Carolinians regarding their medications. Many of these callers are elderly persons who have questions about their prescriptions or recommended dosages. This specific sector of our population is oftentimes prone to uncertainty, which can stem from a number of sources, including loss of memory or confusion resulting from a large volume of prescribed medications.


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Home Instead Senior Care

Vote for South Carolina's Outstanding Senior Volunteer

South Carolina residents are encouraged to cast their vote for the state’s Outstanding Senior Volunteer.

The recognition is part of the Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network. The program honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.


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Metro News Service

Hobbies arthritis sufferers can enjoy

Individuals with arthritis are often stuck between a rock and a hard place.


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