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Today's News

  • State tax-free holiday coming up

    Heads up, parents! Here come two blatantly obvious observations: 1) It’s not cheap raising young’uns; and 2) every penny counts when you are raising children.

    Which brings us to another blatantly obvious observation: If you do have children, and they’re heading back to school Aug. 20, you’d be crazy not to take advantage of the state’s annual sales tax holiday.
    And it’s right around the corner.

  • Back-to-school budgeting tips

    The days when you could send your kids off to the first day of school with a lunchbox and a hug are long gone. Today’s back-to-school preparations likely include filing out piles of pre-enrollment paperwork, lining up carpools and, of course, the dreaded shopping excursions for clothes and school supplies.

    If you’re new to this game or simply need a refresher course, here are a few suggestions that can help you save time, money and sanity:

  • Lancaster County's buses are ready to roll

    In just a couple of weeks, more than 6,000 students will begin boarding school buses to ride to and from school; more than 70 buses will operate in Lancaster County School District to accomplish this task.

    When the school year ends, our buses will have traveled more than 1.25 million miles during the 2012-13 school year.

    School bus travel is statistically one of the safest modes of transportation on the road; this safety record directly results from the intense training our drivers receive and the safety design of our buses.

  • Meals help students succeed

    Every day of the school year, the people in our school cafeterias work hard to give our students meals that taste great and provide the nutrition and energy our students need to grow strong and succeed in school.

    We know that healthy, balanced meals make a big difference in how well students do in school and how healthy they are when they become adults.

    Here are things you should know about our lunch program:

    Our menus

  • Success starts with vision

    CHICAGO – As many kids are gearing up to begin a new school year, Prevent Blindness America wants to encourage parents to add “get my child’s eyes checked” to the their list of things to do. Having a child’s vision tested by an eyecare professional can help them towards greater success in the classroom since much of a child’s learning is done visually.  Some students who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities may simply have a vision problem.

  • Mark your calendar: students’ first day is August 20

    Lancaster County School District students will start school again on August 20. Here are other important school dates to note:

    2012
    Aug. 10 - New personnel orientation
    Aug. 13 - Teacher workday
    Aug. 14 - Professional development (all teachers)
    Aug. 14 - Districtwide meeting day
    Aug. 15 – Teacher workday
    Aug. 16 - Professional development (all teachers)
    Aug. 17 - Professional development (all teachers)
    Aug. 17 - First day for sixth and ninth grades - 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Tips to keep children healthy

    Our children will be healthier and more successful in school if parents make sure their children do some very simple things.

    In fact, taking these simple steps to make sure children are healthy — both mentally and physically — are probably the most important factors in how he or she does in school.

    Here’s what you can do:

  • Carolina Christian Academy schedule

    Carolina Christian Academy will open its doors to students on August 20. Here are other important dates on the school’s calendar:

  • Lancaster man found dead in Chester County

    CHESTER – Authorities are still investigating the death of a Lancaster man found lying in the middle of a Chester County road Sunday, July 29.

    Chester County deputies discovered the body of Michael Jermaine Terry, 39, 205 N. French St., only minutes after responding to a sexual assault call in the same area, according to information released Monday by Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith.

  • DHEC to hold Pressley’s meeting

    The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has scheduled a meeting for public input on a draft air- quality permit for Pressley’s Recycling Center in Indian Land.

    The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, in the Indian Land Middle School cafeteria, 8361 Charlotte Highway.