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Education

  • Who gets senioritis? Everyone!

    They’re ready for it to be over – the homework, the stress, the early mornings.

    Some daydream about graduation. Or eat noodles out of to-go boxes during class. Others have their headphones on.

    They’re high school seniors who have severe senioritis – a colloquial term for seniors who lack motivation for their studies.

  • BES principal wins state award

    Buford Elementary Principal Andrea Ribelin was shocked last weekend when she was named outstanding administrator of the year by the S.C. Counseling Association.

    “It’s very humbling, because what I do is my passion and my calling,” Ribelin said. “To be recognized for that is just a real shock. I would not be the leader I am without the phenomenal work of the staff at Buford Elementary School… and the support of our community is a huge plus.”

  • Celebrating achievement at AJHS

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    Andrew Jackson High School students were riding high this week, with a number of outstanding accomplishments to celebrate, both in athletics and the arts.

    The Lady Vols basketball team was playing late Friday in the SCHSL Class AA Upstate Championship. (See coverage in Sports.) And four of the school’s wrestling team members advanced to their state championships.

  • School Improvement Council at Clinton makes honor roll

    Clinton Elementary’s School Improvement Council was named to the S.C. School Improvement Council Honor Roll for 2017 along with 15 others in the state.

    Five finalists from the 16 honor roll winners will be selected in February, and one will advance to win the annual Riley Award for SIC Excellence in March. 

    Kenneth Stinson, Clinton SIC chairman and parent, said the award is a great accomplishment for Clinton.

  • Spearman: Replace old school buses

    The S.C. Department of Education is pressing the legislature to replace more than 1,000 older school buses and increase bus driver salaries, which is welcomed news for the Lancaster County School District.

    The state currently has 2,805 buses that are over 15 years old, and some dating back to 1988, according to a release from the state department.

  • Clinton, Erwin receive gifts from Santa Express

    The Santa Express truck traveled from Charlotte to visit Clinton and Erwin elementary schools on Friday and deliver apples, toiletries and school supplies.

    The initiative is by Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, a nonprofit working to end hunger.

    “The purpose is to spread holiday cheer to children living at or below the poverty level,” said Delilah Counts Roseborough of Second Harvest. “We know families already struggle to make ends meet.

  • Cadets partner to teach kindergarten classes

    From release

    This fall, Junior Achievement and JROTC from Buford High and Lancaster High schools partnered for a community service project. Buford High cadets taught kindergarten classes at Buford Elementary, and cadets from Lancaster High School taught kindergarten JA classes at North Elementary.  

  • 3rd graders create holiday aromas

    A citrus scent with a hint of clove filled the air in Billie Morrison’s third-grade classroom as students explored one of three concepts they are studying this year – artisanship.

    The Discovery School students peeled oranges with toothpicks, zesters they brought from home, and plastic dental picks.

    Using their imagination as a guide, they carefully stuck cloves into the oranges using a design each student had created on paper.

  • Marcus Lattimore, Tahj Boyd meet with Rucker 8th graders

    Eighth-grade athletes from A.R. Rucker Middle School had the opportunity to hear from former college athletes and professionals during the Marcus Lattimore Foundation Leadership Academy in Columbia on Wednesday.

    “This was a great opportunity for these young men,” said Lamont Elder, A.R. Rucker’s athletic director. “They were able to hear about the reality of academics versus athletics.”

  • Reading railroad pulls into VW

    Ashley Lowrimore

    For The Lancaster News

    All aboard! On Nov. 13, the Van Wyck Community Development Club officially established its train-themed Little Free Library, the first of its kind in the Panhandle.