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Education

  • Down on the Farm

    Cows, chickens, pigs and even a donkey named Smokey were awaiting the arrival of hundreds of Buford Elementary School fifth-graders April 11 for “Down on the Farm,” a tour through Buford High School’s agriculture science program.
    Ag. science teacher Troy Helms said the students enjoy participating in the annual project.

  • Fun-run fundraiser

    McDonald Green Elementary students were blitzed with colored powder Friday morning as they made laps around the car-rider loop in celebration of thousands of dollars raised for their school.
    The school’s Color-Fun Run got students out and moving after weeks of fundraising, followed by an elaborate obstacle course in the school’s gym. McDonald Green’s parent coordinator, Myra McLaughlin, said organizers didn’t get the turnout they had hoped for from business sponsors, but the kids made up for it by gathering individual donations.

  • KES construction begins soon

    KERSHAW – The preliminary work has begun to update the Kershaw Elementary School campus.
    Construction crews have been onsite for several weeks removing trees in front of the school along Matson Street near the existing bus loop.
    “The trees are gone. The road is being prepared. And we hope it’s going to be completed by the start of the next school year,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman.

  • 5th graders imagine the Pettus Greenway

    Fifth-graders at Brooklyn Springs Elementary are overflowing with ideas for the Lindsay Pettus Greenway, and through a new art project, they are sharing them.
    The greenway is a planned trail across the city of Lancaster. Eventually about 5 miles long, it will connect people to places of interest, including schools, the hospital and medical facilities, the downtown district and other businesses. It will run alongside Gills Creek and accommodate walkers, runners and cyclists.

  • Reboot off to a strong start at VW Elementary, Puckett says

    VAN WYCK – Last spring, Van Wyck Elementary School Principal Steven Puckett planted the first seeds for Reboot, a program designed to help students with behavioral challenges. This spring, he’s seeing the fruits of his labor.
    “We’ve come a long way, considering that this program didn’t exist this time last year,” Puckett said Friday. “We currently have nine students enrolled in the program, and you couldn’t ask for a better environment for kids.”

  • Shark Week
  • Spotlight on Brooklyn Springs' Jacobs

    A Lancaster County teacher was recognized this week for her work as a DonorsChoose ambassador, helping other educators raise funds for their classrooms.
    Stephanie Jacobs, instructional technology coach at Brooklyn Springs Elementary School, was interviewed Tuesday for a project to be featured on the DonorsChoose website and social media. It includes female STEM teachers from different school districts across the country.
    Jacobs was the only teacher interviewed in South Carolina.

  • IL sign-language students give up hearing for a day

    A group of Indian Land High students gave up their hearing for one day last month, wearing noise-canceling hearing aids as part of a sign-language class offered at the school.
    The school’s sign-language teacher, Dennis Bivins, said he felt it was important for students to experience what people who are deaf go through every day.

  • AJ runner-up at state drama fest

    Chloë Mungo
    For The Lancaster News
    Andrew Jackson High School’s theater students brought home second place at the annual Palmetto Dramatic Association State Theatre Festival, which took place at Winthrop University last weekend.
    “I’m just on cloud nine,” said Katrina Bernsdorff, AJ’s drama teacher, still in awe of her students’ performance.

  • Camping at the lake

    Campfires with s’mores, the great outdoors, fresh air and fun activities – for many kids, this is just a normal part of their childhood.
    But for other kids, camping trips are just something they read about in books.
    At Lake Wylie, YMCA Camp Thunderbird hosts hundreds of kids from all over the county each year. But students at Brooklyn Springs Elementary in Lancaster were missing out due to the Title 1 school’s lack of fundraising options to finance the trip.