The Connector

News from the Lancaster County School District, March 2023

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Lancaster County Community,

If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. When you give him the milk, he'll probably ask you for a straw. When he's finished, he'll ask for a napkin. Then he will want to look in the mirror to make sure he doesn't have a milk mustache. When he looks in the mirror, he might notice his hair needs a trim. So he will probably ask for a pair of scissors...

Sound familiar? Whether it's your own child, a friend or a book you read recently we can all relate to what happens when you give a mouse a cookie. Such a fun book series!

Read Across America has us thinking- what's your favorite childhood book? Click on the link below to share and see what others have shared.

Keep reading,

Dr. Jonathan Phipps

LCSD Superintendent

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Congratulations to the following students for receiving a Trustees Award during our February Board of Trustees meeting. These students were recognized for the following achievements:

Lucas Auxier (HES), SC Ready Math Perfect Score

Isabella Devore (ILES), SC Ready Math Perfect Score

Prateeksha Gajula (ILIS), SC Ready ELA Perfect Score

Shiven Jajoo (ILIS), SC Ready Math Perfect Score

Brianna Kahn (ILES), SC Ready Math Perfect Score

Benjamin Karhan (ILIS), SCPASS Perfect Score

Yash Mansingha (ILIS), SCPASS Perfect Score

John McBee (ILIS), SCPASS Perfect Score

Spencer Mertz (ILIS), SC Ready Math Perfect Score

Shayne Muth (ILIS), SCPASS Perfect Score

Kyleigh Reynolds (ILES), SC Ready Math Perfect Score

Corinne Sawitoski (ILIS), SCPASS Perfect Score

Fiona Schwartzkopf (ILIS), SC Ready Math Perfect Score

Wesley Williams (ILIS), SC Ready Math Perfect Score

Anna Willis (Discovery School), SCPASS Perfect Score

New Student Registration

2023-2024 kindergarten and new student registration kicks off Monday, February 6.

Online registration links will be active on the district and school websites beginning Monday. If you have the required documents in digital form, you can complete registration online. If you don't have the required documents in digital form, you must provide the documents in person at the school in which your child will attend.

These are the items you will need to register your child:

  • Your child's legal birth certificate (the long form)
  • Your child's SC Certificate of Immunization
  • Two acceptable forms of proof of residency (a copy of a tax receipt for real property or rental lease and power/water/gas bill
  • Photo ID (valid driver's license, passport, etc.)

Be on the lookout for the live links on Monday, February 6!

This registration does not apply to students already enrolled in LCSD. This registration is for students NEW to LCSD for 2023-2024 school year.

My Favorite Teacher

The school district’s annual My Favorite Teacher contest is open for entries. Students in grades K-2 can draw a picture of your favorite teacher. Students in grades 3-12 can write an essay about your favorite teacher. Essays should be typed or written in ink and no more than 200 words.

Follow the entry instructions listed on this flyer. The top 3 winners in each category will receive a prize for themselves and their teacher!

Don’t miss out. Entries are due on Wednesday, March 15. Good luck!

Project for Youth Art Month

If you happened to drive down Main Street in Lancaster anytime the last few days, you may have noticed our students' painted banners lining the streets!

This is a Kennedy Center partnership between LCSD, Lancaster County Council of the Arts, and City of Lancaster. Every year, the visual art teacher at each school submits art entries from their students with the designated theme. This year's theme is "Under the Sea." Bob's Backstreet Studio judges the artwork and selects the top designs for elementary, middle, and high school. The chosen students, along with other classmates, come to paint their design on a banner at the Lancaster Multipurpose Building. Once the banners are all painted the elementary designs are displayed on the light poles of Downtown Main Street and the middle/high school designs are displayed on the large cube frames in front of the Spring House/Arts Council on Gay Street.

The artwork will be displayed in March as a part of Youth Art Month.

We See You

We see you in your Journalism 1 classroom at Buford High School Mr. Collier! You and your staff of 8 students managed to create a product like never before seen at Buford High School. The Stinger news organization produced an on air newscast, website and social media presence in just five weeks last semester and they continue to spin out more daily. The content your students are producing from the ground up is nothing short of amazing and super ENTERTAINING!

We can't wait to see what your crew can do by the time they are Journalism course completers at Buford High.

Watch the video below to check it out for yourselves and then follow The Stinger to keep up with the latest from the students at Buford High:

The Stinger Website

The Stinger on Facebook

The Stinger on Instagram

The Stinger on YouTube

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Great things are happening in Lancaster County School District and we need to know so we can share the good news! We would love to spotlight something happening in your school, neighborhood, on the athletic field, etc. Please submit information with pictures so we can share it with our community through our district social media sites!

Click this link to submit an #lcsdspotlight of your own: #lcsdspotlight link

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The 2022-2023 LCSD school calendar

March 10: Student holiday; Teacher comp day for P/T conferences

March 21: R3 elementary and middle school report cards issued; R6 high school report cards issued

April 3-7: Spring Break (schools and offices closed)

May 2: R7 High School report cards issued

May 25: Buford High and Indian Land High graduations @ 10am; Early Dismissal

May 26: Andrew Jackson High and Lancaster High graduations @ 10am; Early Dismissal; 1/2 a teacher workday

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Job Openings

Have you ever thought about working for Lancaster County School District? We are always in need of great teachers! But not all of our school openings require an education degree. We have openings for substitute teachers, bus drivers, 29 hour assistants and cafeteria staffers! Check out all our job openings by clicking the link below:

LCSD Job Openings

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