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Education

  • ILMS construction wraps up

    Construction at Indian Land Middle School is in the final stages, with only lockers and desks left to install and punch-list items to check off.
    Since January, contractors have been working to expand the cafeteria to now seat 400 students and to build two administrative offices and 16 additional classrooms.
    David Small, Lancaster County School District facilities director, said crews should have all construction completed by the end of the holiday break so the new facilities will be ready to use when students and staff return at the start of the year.

  • York Tech offers dual enrollment program

    Lancaster County school board members voted this month to approve a dual enrollment program with York Technical College, and are aiming to begin classes at the start of the 2016-17 academic year at the Indian Land campus.
    York Tech’s associate dean for arts and sciences John McGill and associate dean for business and information technology James Thomas presented program details to the board this month.

  • Clinton gets $164K grant to expand kindergarten

    The Lancaster County School District has received a $164,000 grant from the S.C. Education Oversight Committee that will strengthen the 4-year-old kindergarten program at Clinton Elementary and start a Baby College to help even younger kids and their parents.
    Lancaster is one of 15 school districts in the state to get awards from the S.C. Community Block Grant for Education Pilot Program. The money will fund six initiatives across the state designed to improve or expand 4K programs.

  • Clinton, Erwin receive gifts from Santa Express

    The Santa Express truck traveled from Charlotte to visit Clinton and Erwin elementary schools on Friday and deliver apples, toiletries and school supplies.

    The initiative is by Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, a nonprofit working to end hunger.

    “The purpose is to spread holiday cheer to children living at or below the poverty level,” said Delilah Counts Roseborough of Second Harvest. “We know families already struggle to make ends meet.

  • 3rd graders create holiday aromas

    A citrus scent with a hint of clove filled the air in Billie Morrison’s third-grade classroom as students explored one of three concepts they are studying this year – artisanship.

    The Discovery School students peeled oranges with toothpicks, zesters they brought from home, and plastic dental picks.

    Using their imagination as a guide, they carefully stuck cloves into the oranges using a design each student had created on paper.

  • Businesslike at Buford

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    The Dec. 2 sit-down with Cali Bell looked like any other business lunch on Maj. Matt Shaw’s calendar.
    Shaw, second-in-command at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, meets with a lot of people – vendors, elected officials, regular citizens. They usually have an idea for making law enforcement work better.
    That was certainly true of Cali, a second grader at Buford Elementary School.

  • Marcus Lattimore, Tahj Boyd meet with Rucker 8th graders

    Eighth-grade athletes from A.R. Rucker Middle School had the opportunity to hear from former college athletes and professionals during the Marcus Lattimore Foundation Leadership Academy in Columbia on Wednesday.

    “This was a great opportunity for these young men,” said Lamont Elder, A.R. Rucker’s athletic director. “They were able to hear about the reality of academics versus athletics.”

  • Reading railroad pulls into VW

    Ashley Lowrimore

    For The Lancaster News

    All aboard! On Nov. 13, the Van Wyck Community Development Club officially established its train-themed Little Free Library, the first of its kind in the Panhandle.  

  • A.R. Rucker celebrates its readers with tailgate party

    A.R. Rucker Middle School students gathered in the library on Monday for a tailgate party to celebrate 75 students who have read six books this semester and a teacher who won $500 through the state’s “Read Your Way to the Big Game” contest.

    Students, dressed in Clemson and University of South Carolina gear, enjoyed nachos, cupcakes and the game of corn hole.

  • IL residents ‘experience literacy in a fun way’

    Indian Land High School hosted its second-annual Family Literacy Night on Friday, bringing out nearly 500 local residents for a book fair, food truck and the Lancaster County mobile library.

    ILHS’s gym was full of booths displaying student projects, literacy games and reading strategies.