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Education

  • 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.”

  • AJ student wins 1st place at national welding contest

    An Andrew Jackson High student beat out 270 competitors to take first place at a national welding competition last weekend in Jacksonville, Fla.
    Matt Mungo, 17, won a $20,000 full-ride scholarship to Tulsa Welding School (TWS), which sponsored the contest.
    “I went down there thinking I wouldn’t do too good,” said Mungo, who also received a Lincoln Electric welding machine and welding supplies. “I did my best, and then I won.”

  • 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.

  • Threatening note at BHS; student to be disciplined

    Buford High School student left a note Friday threatening to “shoot up the school tomorrow” and was identified later in the day, according to a Lancaster County School District press release.
    “From the beginning, the threat did not seem credible, since tomorrow would be Saturday and no one would be there,” said schools safety director Bryan Vaughn.

  • Nihon University student teaching Japan’s culture at Discovery School

    “Konnichiwa, arigato, sayonara…,” a room full of  Discovery School second graders sing Wednesday morning.
    A new face leads the song.

  • 'Love Languages'

    With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Buford Elementary School students are exploring how they express love and connect with others through “love languages.”
    They studied the five love languages – words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time and physical touch.
    For 9-year-old Anthony Sanchez, it’s quality time, especially with his mother.

  • Schools plan to hire next superintendent by mid-April

    Lancaster County School District officials have laid out the process and timeline for hiring the next school superintendent, and they hope to pick the new person by mid-April.
    Dr. Gene Moore announced last month that he will retire July 31.
    “We need someone to come in and take it by the reins,” said board Chairman Bobby Parker. “Our school district is going to attract a number of applicants. We are looking at a good future.”

  • Kids quiz him: ‘Are you the mayor?’

    Superintendent Gene Moore hopped on a school bus Monday afternoon outside Indian Land Elementary, joining students as they wound up another day.
    It’s a routine he has enjoyed over the years, two or three times a semester, and he doesn’t have many more rides left before he retires in July.
    The students seldom know who he is at first.
    “Are you the mayor,” one asked him Monday, standing in line before boarding.
    “No,” he said, laughing.

  • 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.