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Education

  • Guidelines for schools’ free and reduced-price meals

    From release

    The Lancaster County School District has announced its policy for free and reduced-price meals for children served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. Local school officials have adopted the household size and income criteria for determining eligibility starting July 1 as seen in the accompanying table.

  • 2017-18 registration rules for Lancaster schools

    From release

    Registration dates have been set for the 2017-18 school year.
    No general school fees will be charged this year, although fees may be charged for activities such as band, driver education, clubs and yearbooks.
    School insurance will not be on sale during registration.

    What students new to a school must bring

  • Keeping kids reading through summer break

    More than 40 kids attended Mount Carmel AME Zion Church’s Motivated Reading program on Tuesday.
    In its fifth year, the free event targets students from kindergarten to 12th grade.
    Program coordinator Tammie White said the church has always been interested in getting students to read.
    “Teachers stress during the summer months that students need to read,” White said. “We’re trying to keep them motivated.”

  • College Advising Corps comes to 7 high schools

    From release

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation on Tuesday introduced to the community seven new College Advising Corps advisers, who begin their work this fall with students in Lancaster and Chester counties.
    The national college advising program, to be piloted in Chester and Lancaster high schools, serves students and schools in 15 other states through partnerships in 600 high schools. South Carolina’s program will be the 16th in the nation, and will add seven high schools to the national CAC network.

  • Farewell party surprises Dr. Moore

    A crowd of nearly 30 people surprised Dr. Gene Moore, soon-to-be retired Lancaster County School District superintendent, with a party Tuesday evening.
    District staff and community leaders met in USC Lancaster’s Arnold Special Events Room to tell Moore goodbye after nearly 12 years as LCSD superintendent.
    Moore, who announced his retirement in January, said he was told the party was for the new superintendent, Dr. Jonathan Phipps.

  • 150 local kids learn sports skills, exercise their faith at VSO camps

    Kelly Morrissette

    For The Lancaster News

    More than 30 volunteers from local churches came together this week for Victory Sports Outreach, a summer sports camp and ministry that included 150 local children.

    It’s the program’s third successful year, spreading the messages of devotion to God and healthy living. 

  • School construction projects on schedule

    Construction is under way or expected to start soon in several parts of the county as the Lancaster County School District adds new facilities and addresses growth in Indian Land.
    “Everything’s on schedule,” said LCSD Facilities Director David Small.
    Projects currently under way are multipurpose buildings at Lancaster High and Buford High. Construction began last month on artificial turf for football fields at Andrew Jackson, Buford and Lancaster High schools.
    “The turf will be completed by the time school starts,” Small said.

  • Indian Land alumni gather for 2017 reunion

    Indian Land Elementary School’s cafeteria was buzzing with laughter and long conversations as old friends gathered for the 2017 Indian Land alumni reunion June 25.

    The parking lot was packed as people arrived to bring in covered potluck dishes. J.O. McCorkle, an 80-year-old Indian Land native from the class of 1958, stood proudly by the tea jugs as people walked past him.

    “I made all the tea here,” McCorkle said. “So, if you want, you can just call me the tea-maker.”

  • ILHS teacher, students visit Vermont

    An Indian Land High teacher and two students visited Vermont in June to do research on water in the Lake Champlain basin and bring their new skills home to put into practice.

    Dr. Thomas Townsend, Anna Juarez and Nisha Patel visited Burlington, on the east side of Lake Champlain, from June 19-23 along with 19 other groups from high schools in Vermont and Puerto Rico.

  • IL groups honor teachers

    Two Indian Land Middle School teachers were named teachers of the year for S.C. Veterans of Foreign Wars District 5 and American Legion Post 250.

    James Logan was named the VFW District 5 Teacher of the Year, and Kailee Ann Rose was named the American Legion Post 250 Teacher of the Year. Both teach special education at ILMS, where both have taught for three years.

    Logan and Rose both said they are honored to receive the awards.