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Education

  • LHS teacher harvests honey

    It was the perfect day to harvest their fourth year of honey – close to July but not so late that the honey becomes bitter.

    Debra Huey, a Lancaster High job-transition coach, and her family walked to their eight beehives last Sunday and took out all of the frames, which were full of honey and had a wax layer on top.
    Huey said she’s always been interested in how smart bees are.
    “My grandfather was a beekeeper,” she said. “I was always amazed and so fascinated by the hives.”

  • Public hearing on $102M school budget

    Lancaster County School District will have a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the upcoming fiscal year’s $102 million budget before its approval.
    The meeting will be at the school district office, 300 S. Catawba Street, Lancaster.
    The board of trustees will vote on the budget at 6 p.m. after the public hearing. The monthly board meeting will follow at 7 p.m.
    LCSD Superintendent Gene Moore said the hearing is designed for the public to give input to the board before the budget is voted on.

  • 1892 artifact turns up in Moore’s office

    Gene Moore, who will retire next month as Lancaster County school superintendent, was packing up his office Thursday and came across a puzzling 125-year-old artifact.
    Underneath a box atop a cabinet, he found a school attendance ledger dated 1892.
    “I was cleaning stuff out and was like, ‘Whoa, what is that?’” Moore said Thursday.
    In his 12 years as superintendent, Moore has been known for keeping an orderly office, but he had never come across the ledger before.

  • Duke Energy donates $25K for adult vocational training

    For the second year in a row, Duke Energy has donated $25,000 to Lancaster County Adult Education's vocational training program.

    Rick Jiran, Duke’s vice president of community relations, visited Adult Education on Wednesday to deliver the check. 

  • 2 students never missed a day

    Hannah L. Strong

    hstrong@thelancasternews.com

    There was no such thing as “senior skip day” for two Lancaster County School District students who were recognized by the district for having 13 years of perfect attendance.

    Lancaster High graduate Tanner Knight and Andrew Jackson grad Katelynn Hanna both graduated May 26 without missing a day of school since kindergarten.

    Knight, 17, was diagnosed with diabetes in sixth grade, but that didn’t keep him from getting to school.

  • Governor vetoes school bus funding

    Lancaster County School District and state education officials are hoping the General Assembly will override Gov. Henry McMaster’s veto of $20.5 million in funding for new school buses.
    The money is part of a $28.9 million allocation that would pay for the state to buy or lease more than 400 new school buses, according to the S.C. Department of Education.

  • Four grads get Teacher Forum scholarships

    Four Lancaster County School District graduates received Teacher Forum scholarships, bringing them one step closer to teaching in Lancaster County schools.

    This year’s winners are Andrew Jackson High graduate Hailley Burton, Buford High grad Madison Adams, Indian Land High grad Amber Lennox, and Lancaster High grad Nataly Knight.

    “We’re very excited these outstanding young people have committed to come back after college to teach in our county,” said Lisa Hallman, 2016-17 Teacher Forum chair. 

  • Fidget Spinner mania

    Today’s hot new toy is a tiny piece of plastic that spins.

    It’s called a Fidget Spinner.

    “This is what the kids are into these days,” South Middle teacher Holly Miranda said, as sixth-grader Dylan Rowell walked to the front of the room to demonstrate how to use the spinner. 

    “You hold it like this,” he said, using his thumb and index finger, “then just spin it with your other hand.”

  • CCA graduates its 21st class, celebrates mortgage-burning

    From release

  • Sixth-graders read 1 million words, get free dinner-dance

     Lara Whitaker

    A.R. Rucker Middle School

    On the night of May 19,  A.R. Rucker Middle School’s cafeteria was filled with millionaires – word millionaires.

    About 60 sixth-grade students, along with teachers, attended the Millionaires’ Ball, hosted by sixth-grade English teacher Tisha Simmons, to celebrate the reading accomplishments of the students.