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Education

  • 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

  • ILMS honors its top teacher, staff member

    Staff reports
    Indian Land Middle School has named its teacher and support staff member of the year for 2012.
    Nominated by their peers, the school’s 2011-12 Teacher of the Year is instructional facilitator Cindy Bush and the 2011-12 Support Staff Member of the Year is administrative assistant Laura Loughry.
    Teacher of the Year
    Bush’s nomination said she works “tirelessly to help the school, staff and students.”

  • IL teen among best writers in nation

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews
    Leah Lierz of Indian Land had a great week recently.
    Not only did Lierz graduate May 25 from the state’s most prestigious arts high school, the Governor’s School in Greenville, the following Friday, June 1, she was recognized as one of the best young writers in the country during a ceremony at New York’s Carnegie Hall, no less – and two days before her 18th birthday.
    As a National Gold Medal winner of the Scholastic Art & Writing Award, Lierz received a $10,000 scholarship.

  • Five graduate from Carolina Christian Academy

    Five seniors marched across the stage during the graduation ceremony at Carolina Christian Academy on May 25.

    Stewart Blake Counts, Aaron Michael Fournier, Kathryn Hope Harris, DaEun Hong and Janna Suzette Noland received their diplomas, marking an end to their high school careers as they embark on a new journey in life.

    Fournier, who was named salutatorian for the CCA class of 2012, said he is grateful for the education opportunity he received while at the school.