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Education

  • Back to School Bash set for Aug. 11

    The children of Lancaster County will have the supplies they need for school and a pair of new shoes, thanks to the Back to School Bash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 11.
    In its second year, the event organized by local church and business leaders in the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina Lancaster hopes to serve at least 800 children.

  • Time to start transition from summer to school

    Ashley Lowrimore
    For The Lancaster News/Carolina Gateway

    Ready or not, it’s soon time to trade in those swimsuits and beach tote bags for uniforms and lunch boxes. Though getting into back-to-school mode can be an adjustment for students and their families, proper preparation can be an important step to ensuring a satisfactory school year.

  • Sales-tax holiday starts Aug. 3

    In early July, Danielle Fleck loaded her online cart with $233 worth of school supplies and clicked “Save for Later.”
    The Indian Land mother of three plans to take advantage of South Carolina’s sales-tax holiday Aug. 3-5, which includes clothing, shoes, backpacks, computers, bedding and bath towels. The items are exempt from the state’s 6 percent sales tax and any applicable local taxes.
    “It might be the time to buy a new laptop,” said Fleck, who has a knack for scoping out sales and finding the best deals.

  • New school year – new school

    Lancaster County’s public schools will open their doors to about 13,500 students Aug. 20, the first full day of school.
    Sixth-graders and freshmen in the district will get a sneak peek at their new schools Aug. 17, when they attend a half-day orientation  (8:15 a.m.-1 p.m.).
    But the real highlight for Lancaster County School District this year is the opening of the new Van Wyck Elementary School, despite major delays.
    District officials say the new school will be ready to welcome more than 600 students from the Van Wyck area this month.

  • There’s still time to register for school

    Students in Lancaster County School District still have time to register for the 2018-19 school year.

    4-year-old programs
    Four-year-old programs will operate at Brooklyn Springs, Buford, Clinton, Erwin, Heath Springs, Kershaw and North elementaries and Southside Early Childhood Center. Parents may contact one of the schools or project manager Shirnetha Stinson at Southside at (803) 283-3915 for more information regarding applications for the 4-year-old program.

    A.R. Rucker Middle

  • Finding her niche

    If you’re lucky, sometime during your education you latch onto a mentor, a person who opens your eyes to something you would have never seen, perhaps changing your path in life.
    That’s what happened to Ashley Parker, a senior at USC Lancaster, this summer when she got an internship in the office of Lancaster County Coroner Karla Deese.
    “I didn’t know there was such thing as a coroner,” Parker said. “I thought they just came and got the bodies. I didn’t know what they did and the responsibility they have.

  • Moving day for LHS administrators

    After major construction delays on multiple bond-referendum projects, Lancaster High School administrators are finally moving into their new office space.
    “Oh goodness, it’s like Christmas,” said an excited Rosalyn Mood, principal at LHS. “It gives the school a whole new look.
    “It’s so much easier to give directions now. It’s much more accessible, not only for our students and parents, but also for our visitors. It’s a whole new feel – like getting your house done over,” she said.

  • LCSD combats teacher shortage

    As Lancaster County schools rush to complete major construction projects for the start of the school year, one thing worries Superintendent Jonathan Phipps even more – a shortage of teachers.
    Going into this fall, the Lancaster County School District faced nearly 300 openings among 1,005 teaching positions.

  • School registration dates set

    Lancaster County School District

    Lancaster County School District has set registration dates for the 2018-19 school year.

    No general school fees will be charged this year, although fees may be charged for activities such as band, driver education, clubs and yearbooks.

    School insurance will not be sold during registration.

    What students new to a school must bring

  • Lancaster teacher to show students how we get food

    From release

    FLORENCE – Lisa Huss, a teacher at Lancaster’s South Middle School, was among 49 S.C. educators who recently learned how to bring agriculture into their classrooms.

    The South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation (SCFB) hosted its annual Ag in the Classroom Summer Teacher Institute June 18-22 in Florence,  where teachers from pre-K through 8th grade learned the importance of family farms and farmers and how to teach agricultural lessons to their students.