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Education

  • Now is the time

    Lancaster County school board members approved a timeline Tuesday, Sept. 22, for a proposed bond referendum to pay for capital projects at county schools.
    Action on the bond referendum during Tuesday night’s work session comes as the school district wraps up a decade’s worth of improvements at the district’s 22 schools and faces a growing need for more schools in Indian Land.
    Tuesday night’s unanimous vote set in motion a process Lancaster County School District officials hope will result in a public vote on the matter as early as spring.

  • ‘Dispel the gossip’

    With the Panhandle’s housing market in full swing and its schools rapidly filling to capacity, do Lancaster County school district officials have a plan in place to address issues such as overcrowding?
    That was just one of the questions on Pam Mulvaney’s mind as she and several other concerned Indian Land parents showed up en masse during Lancaster County School Board’s meeting Tuesday night, Sept. 15.

  • DASH for CA$H

    Students at Harrisburg Elementary School in Indian Land are on track to raise $50,000 during a Boosterthon event, which the PTO plans to use to buy library books and Chromebook computers for the school’s fourth and fifth-grade classes.During the Boosterthon, students run laps and earn a dollar amount per lap pledged by their family and friends.

  • School district considers expanding Chromebook program to LHS

    A ‘one-to-one’ technology program which helped equip students at a local middle school with their own Chromebook devices may eventually expand to the largest school in the district, Lancaster High School.
    School district officials discussed applying for state budget proviso funding to help expand the program during Lancaster County school board’s Aug. 18 meeting.

  • Community involvement at Clinton Elementary School

    When the 350-plus Clinton Elementary students walk through the entrance for the first day of classes on Monday morning, Aug. 17, they might notice more changes in addition to the principal who greets them.
    There’s some new landscaping via a partnership.
    On Thursday, Aug. 6, Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer program, showed up with wheel barrows, edging, lawn tools and mulch to help with a beautification project at the school.

  • Students, staff head back to school

    As summer winds down and vacations come to an end, Lancaster County parents, students and teachers are gearing up for the new school year, which is set to begin Monday morning, Aug. 17.
    For some students, including rising sixth and ninth graders, school has already begun, as those students attended orientation day on Friday to learn the in’s and out’s of acclimating to a new school, finding classrooms and learning their new schedules.

  • Diploma 50 years later

    Cathyleen Rice

    crice@thelancasternews.com

    On April 14, 2014, Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill eliminating the HSAP-High School Assessment Program as a requirement for students to earn a South Carolina high school diploma.

    The bill means those who previously failed to pass sections on the HSAP and denied graduation, are now eligible to receive their diploma if they met all other graduation requirements at the time of his or her school attendance.

  • Miller navigates bumps in the road

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – No one is more surprised about her upcoming graduation, and the attention she’s receiving for it, than Tatonna Miller.
    With only days left until her graduation from Andrew Jackson High School, Miller, 19, bubbles over with enthusiasm as she talks about her anticipated walk across the stage on Friday, May 29 to accept her diploma.

  • More than 750 students set to graduate this week

    Lancaster County’s high school seniors and adult education students will head back to school one last time this week – but this time they’re going to celebrate.
    More than 750 adult education students and high school seniors will take part in commencement exercises Wednesday, May 27, and Friday, May 29, crossing stages from one phase of life to another.
    Sharing the moment with them will be thousands of family members and friends.

  • Lacy Bowers turns adversity into advantage

    Lacy Bowers is graduating from Lancaster High School with a long list of successes.
    She’s in the top 25 of her 271-member graduating class, was senior prom queen, first runner-up for homecoming queen, in the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Civinettes, Marching Band, Jazz Band, and the list goes on.
    But things didn’t start out that way for her as a first-grader at Clinton Elementary School.