• Lancaster County public school registration kicks off

    Lancaster County School District
    Lancaster County School District has set registration dates for the 2019-20 school year.
    No general school fees will be charged this year, although fees may be charged for activities such as band, driver’s education ($50), high school art  ($10), clubs and yearbooks. School insurance will not be sold during registration.
    New students

  • Science study with creative flair

    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts kicked off its Arts & Sciences Camp this week to engage kids’ minds throughout the summer.
    “It’s arts and sciences with a health and wellness component added,” arts council Executive Director Debbie Jaillette said. “We believe that summer learning is important for kids.”

  • ILHS classes of 1986 and before reunite at reunion

    Sage Jadrnicek
    For The Lancaster News
    Indian Land High School graduates gathered to reconnect and reminisce at their reunion June 30 at Indian Land Elementary School.
    Everyone who graduated from ILHS at least 33 years ago is invited to reunite annually with old friends on the last Sunday of June, an event Julien Howey said he wouldn’t miss for anything.
    Howey, class of 1966, remembers when Indian Land was just a bump in the road on the way to Charlotte.

  • IL fire-training facility turns up heat on students

    Thanks to the career center’s firefighting class and a training facility hidden behind Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department, Lancaster County now has eight more fully certified firefighters.
    One of the students using the facility, 18-year-old Gage Bell, said it helped him understand the stifling feeling firefighters experience when they enter a burning building.

  • AJ’s performing arts center almost finished, despite rain

    The new performing arts center at Andrew Jackson High School is nearly complete.
    In March 2016, Lancaster County voters overwhelmingly approved a $199 million school bond to fund a variety of school district projects, including new multipurpose buildings, renovations and technology initiatives.
    David Small, the Lancaster County School District’s facilities director, said the performing arts center is running a bit behind schedule but should be open for the start of school in August.

  • Mobile STEM lab coming to middle schools across the state

    Tara Romanella
    Clemson University
    CLEMSON – Duke Energy and Clemson University have created a mobile STEM lab that will visit middle schools across the state, teaching students about the growing field of engineering.
    The Explore Mobile Lab is the first of its kind at the university and was made possible by a $400,000 gift from Duke Energy.

  • Student lender awarding grants to programs that help students

    From release
    The nonprofit S.C. Student Loan Corp. this week launched Power:Ed, a new program that will award grants to nonprofits, colleges and organizations that help S.C. students succeed in school, careers and life.
    The program will focus on helping high school and college students prepare for the next phase of life, whether it be securing a quality job, going to technical college or getting accepted to a four-year college.

  • USCL students study in Germany

    USC Lancaster
    Six USC Lancaster students and two faculty members recently embarked on a 10-day travel study trip to Germany.
    Germany was chosen as the destination for the 2019 travel study trip because students would have the opportunity to attend and present at the second World Congress on Undergraduate Research.

  • BES student passionate about pets

    A local animal-advocacy group has gotten some much-needed pet supplies because a second grader read a library book.
    The book, “Strays Like Us” by Cecilia Galante, convinced Buford Elementary School’s Ally Brasington to lead a recent school-wide pet supply donation drive for Lancaster’s SPCA chapter.
    “Pets should be taken better care of than they are, and if you watch their expressions, they’ll tell you exactly what they need,” said Ally, a rising third grader.