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Education

  • New DVD for parents at Lancaster County Library

    Parents eagerly anticipate the moment when their child first begins to  talk,  but for some parents it is a time of anxiety because their child struggles to get words out.
    As many as five percent of preschool children nationwide have repetitions and prolongations of sounds severe enough to be of concern to their parents.
    A new DVD in English and Spanish, Stuttering and Your Child: Help for Parents, helps parents detect stuttering and take action toward helping their child  and is available now at Lancaster County Library.

  • Schools prepare for new year

    The 2012-13 school year begins Aug. 20, and faculty and staff are preparing for their students’ return.

  • IL school property a done deal

    The project to build a new elementary school in Indian Land is set to move forward in earnest with major developments announced during the Lancaster County school board meeting Tuesday, July 31.

    In an update to board members, Lancaster County schools superintendent Dr. Gene Moore said the district had finalized the $1.1 million purchase of a 26.5-acre property on Harrisburg Road earlier in the day.

    More big news came when Moore offered board members a first look at the prototype floor plan district officials want to build on the site.

  • Lancaster County's buses are ready to roll

    In just a couple of weeks, more than 6,000 students will begin boarding school buses to ride to and from school; more than 70 buses will operate in Lancaster County School District to accomplish this task.

    When the school year ends, our buses will have traveled more than 1.25 million miles during the 2012-13 school year.

    School bus travel is statistically one of the safest modes of transportation on the road; this safety record directly results from the intense training our drivers receive and the safety design of our buses.

  • Meals help students succeed

    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 that healthy, balanced meals make a big difference in how well students do in school and how healthy they are when they become adults.

    Here are things you should know about our lunch program:

    Our menus

  • Success starts with vision

    CHICAGO – As many kids are gearing up to begin a new school year, Prevent Blindness America wants to encourage parents to add “get my child’s eyes checked” to the their list of things to do. Having a child’s vision tested by an eyecare professional can help them towards greater success in the classroom since much of a child’s learning is done visually.  Some students who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities may simply have a vision problem.

  • Mark your calendar: students’ first day is August 20

    Lancaster County School District students will start school again on August 20. Here are other important school dates to note:

    2012
    Aug. 10 - New personnel orientation
    Aug. 13 - Teacher workday
    Aug. 14 - Professional development (all teachers)
    Aug. 14 - Districtwide meeting day
    Aug. 15 – Teacher workday
    Aug. 16 - Professional development (all teachers)
    Aug. 17 - Professional development (all teachers)
    Aug. 17 - First day for sixth and ninth grades - 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Tips to keep children healthy

    Our children will be healthier and more successful in school if parents make sure their children do some very simple things.

    In fact, taking these simple steps to make sure children are healthy — both mentally and physically — are probably the most important factors in how he or she does in school.

    Here’s what you can do:

  • Carolina Christian Academy schedule

    Carolina Christian Academy will open its doors to students on August 20. Here are other important dates on the school’s calendar:

  • Buford High School Senior Awards

    Coker College Scholars: Phillip Jones, James Shehane
    Columbia College Scholars: Chesney Lyles, Olivia Stogner, Savannah Bailey
    Converse College Junior Scholars: Carley Bailey, Savannah Bailey
    Furman University Scholar: Kristen Melton
    Lander Junior Fellows: Kristen Melton, Phillip Jones
    Presbyterian College Fellows: Chesney Lyles, Kristen Melton, Olivia Stogner
    USC Aiken Scholars: Olivia Stogner, James Shehane, Kristen Melton, Chesney Lyles, Savannah Bailey