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Education

  • 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.

  • Teacher calls for more black men in classrooms

    Fifth-grade teacher C.T. Kirk has goals for his students, and a goal for the school system to put more black men in teaching positions.

    Kirk is an author and pastor at Sanctuary of Life Outreach Center in Rock Hill. He said he plans to use those platforms as tools to encourage African-American men to become teachers.

  • Free college application day

    Andrew Jackson, Buford and Indian Land high school seniors had the opportunity to apply to S.C. colleges for free this week during school hours.
    Students could apply to 32 colleges, which included two- and four-year schools. Colleges offer students application fee waivers during the fall through SCCANGO, a campaign to promote a college-going culture.

  • FAFSA application date moved up

    From release
    Raleigh, N.C. – For students heading or returning to college in fall 2017, the start date for applying for federal and state financial aid has moved up to Oct. 1, 2016. In previous years, students were unable to file for financial aid until the first of the year.