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Education

  • Raise the Rucker roof!

    A.R. Rucker Middle School had a lot to celebrate Friday, and it did so at maximum volume.
    Both the girls and boys basketball teams and the football team were recognized for undefeated seasons, and students more than doubled their goal of raising items for the local warming center.
    Screaming middle-schoolers packed the gym bleachers, cheering for players as their names were announced over the loudspeaker.

  • Phoenix Café debuts

    The culinary arts kitchen at the Lancaster County Career Center was abuzz late Friday morning, and will continue to stay busy every other Friday with the grand opening of The Phoenix Café.
    The café, named after the new school mascot, features made-from-scratch meals prepared in-house by students, and serves the staff at Lancaster High School, the school district HQ and the career center.
    Chef Scott Michaw is at the helm in the kitchen, with more than 10 years of experience as a professional chef, and he said his students love this opportunity to cook.

  • Marking 100th school day with myriad lessons, parties

    Elementary students across the Lancaster County School District celebrated the 100th day of school Thursday, marking another day closer to the warmth and freedom of summer.
    Students celebrated in a variety of ways, including participating in lessons and games involving the number 100, like stacking 100 cups and finding 100 hidden items. Some students at Brooklyn Springs Elementary wore colored headbands with the number 100 on them.
    For the Discovery School, their hallways switched from schoolhouse to convalescent home, when students dressed up as 100 year olds.

  • Dancing With the Stars

    Indian Land is known for its explosive residential and industrial growth, but now the Panhandle can also be known for its first-ever duo to take part in Lancaster County’s Dancing With the Stars.
    Archie Walker, owner of Archie Boy’s Texas Style Barbeque, and Melissa Prince, INSP vice president of corporate communications, are eagerly prepping for February’s competition, and have already enjoyed every minute with their student coaches.

  • North Star fosters lifelong learners

    Stephanie Jadrnicek
    For The Lancaster News

    When Cat Maas was pregnant with her first child, she began considering her daughter’s future school options. She didn’t think public school was the right fit for her family, and she longed for an educational setting with more freedom and creativity. 

  • Local students attend FFA convention

    From release

    The National FFA Organization held the 91st National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. in November.  FFA members from Andrew Jackson High School were among the more than 63,000 members and guest that attended this year’s annual event.

  • LCSD construction projects still on schedule despite rain

    The Lancaster County School District’s construction projects are moving ahead as scheduled, with only minor delays due to this past month’s frequent rains.
    Contractors have been working extra hours to keep the schedules on track.
    “They’re working weekends and overtime to make up for the weather days,” said LCSD Facilities Director David Small.
    At the new Indian Land High School site, rock removal has also contributed to construction delays with more rocks having to be removed than anticipated.

  • Truckload of generosity

    Brooklyn Springs Elementary was transformed into Santa’s grotto Thursday after 100 volunteers from Keller Williams Fort Mill, decked out as elves and reindeer, showed up to spread some Christmas cheer.
    This is the third year that the Texas-based real estate company has organized a Christmas event for the school. The company provided a holiday shop where children could pick two presents to give to their loved ones, in a truck parked in the school parking lot.

  • 'Is this really what adulting feels like?'

    Andrew Jackson High School students packed the school’s cafeteria and opened folders containing their new identities – glimpsing the realities and the possibilities of life away from home.
    Each student received a calculator, an occupation, a family, a monthly income and a list of financial obligations and opportunities.
    Students like Chloë Mungo soon found themselves scrambling to make ends meet amid credit card debt, student loans, housing payments, car payments and insurance premiums.

  • Much later start time likely at new ILHS

    In addition to its gleaming new buildings and vast athletic facilities, the new Indian Land High School probably will have something else radically different from the status quo – a much later start time.
    The proposed schedule change was to be discussed at Saturday’s school board planning meeting. It would push back the start time at the new high school by 35 minutes to 9:05 a.m., a result of bus-transportation issues caused by separating the high school from the middle school.