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My First Library Program to Help FSD3 Students
05/11/2022
The Original Six Foundation (O6 Foundation) has announced that the 2022 My First Library program will serve 30 South Carolina schools, including four in Florence School District 3.
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Online Student Registration Open
05/03/2022
It’s time to register your child for 2022-2023 school year. All student registration must be completed online via the Power School Registration portal.
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FSD3 Announces 22-23 Administrative Appointments
04/14/2022
Florence School District 3’s Board of Trustees approved recommendations made by Superintendent Dr. Laura Hickson for principals at four schools and five district administrative appointments for the 2022-2023 school year.
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2022-2023 Budget Public Hearings Scheduled
04/06/2022
Florence School District 3 has scheduled two public hearings on its projected 2022-2023 budget, Thursday, April 14, at 5 p.m. and Thursday, May 19, at 5 p.m. in the board meeting room located behind the district office at 125 South Blanding St., Lake City.
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FSD3 Upgrades to LED Exterior Lights
04/04/2022
Florence School District 3’s Maintenance Department recently completed the installation of 157 LED exterior light fixtures at eight campuses throughout the district.
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FSD3 Hosts Social Emotional Learning Series
03/28/2022
Florence School District 3 will host its bimonthly virtual social emotional series for parents, guardians and community members on Monday, March 28, from 7-8 p.m.
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Board Ends Mask Mandate in Schools
03/18/2022
The Florence School District 3 Board of Trustees voted Thursday to end the district’s mask mandate for students, staff and others inside district facilities.
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FSD3 Seeks Input for 2022-2023 Grants
03/14/2022
Florence County School District Three is seeking public input on the use of federal funds before submitting federal grant applications for the 2022-2023 school year.
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SCDHEC Updates Guidance for Contact Tracing
03/09/2022
The new guidance from DHEC will now require quarantining only positive COVID cases and probable COVID cases. Close contacts of positive cases do not need to quarantine and this includes household contacts.
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FSD3 Seeking Public Input for Needs Assessment
03/02/2022
Florence School District 3 is seeking input from all stakeholders to identify needs to begin the planning process of the 2022-2023 school year.
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Board Approves Modified Calendar for 2022-2023
02/24/2022
Florence School District 3’s Board of Trustees approved a modified calendar for the 2022-2023 school year during the board’s regular monthly meeting Thursday.
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SCDHEC Schedules COVID Vaccine Clinic
02/17/2022
Florence School District 3 will hold a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students and employees only on Saturday, January 29, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
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State Internet Connectivity Survey
02/08/2022
The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) is creating maps of our state indicating which areas are in most need of high-speed internet.
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Bus Driver Training Course Offered
01/26/2022
Anyone interested in becoming a bus driver in Florence School District 3 can enrollin the free four-day certification course offered by the South Carolina Department of Education.
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FSD3 2022-2023 Magnet School Lottery Application
01/24/2022
Florence School District 3 is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 from students interested in attending Olanta Creative Arts & Science Magnet School (5K - 6th grade) and J. Paul Truluck Creative Arts & Science Magnet School (6th - 12th grade).
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Free COVID Testing Offered to Students, Staff
01/19/2022
Florence School District 3 and The Carolina Academy have partnered with TrueCare24 to provide free COVID-19 testing for students and staff only.
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FSD3 Seeks Input on 2022-2023 Calendar
01/15/2022
Florence School District 3 seeks feed back from all stakeholders on two draft calendars for the 2022-2023 school year. The survey will show both calendars with a comparison of important dates and holidays.
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FSD3 Moves to Virtual Instruction
01/13/2022
Florence School District 3 has designated Friday, January 14, and Tuesday, January 18, as virtual days for all students and staff.
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How to Report COVID-19 Cases, Exposure to Schools
01/04/2022
With the recent surge in COVID cases, Florence School District 3 reminds you that if your child has any COVID-19 symptoms or has recently tested positive within the last 10 days, please call us and do not send him or her to school.
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FSD3 Receives Schools of Distinction Award
12/17/2021
Florence School District 3 is one of 20 school systems worldwide to receive a District of Distinction award from Cognia™. FSD3 earned this recognition based on Cognia’s rigorous accreditation engagement review process. The 2021 Schools of Distinction listing appears on the Cognia website.
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LCHS Adds Safety Measure for Basketball Games
12/13/2021
As an added safety measure, the Lake City High School Athletic Department will require all fans entering basketball games to pass through a metal detector.
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FSD3 Seeks Input for Title I Schoolwide Plan
12/02/2021
Florence School District 3 is seeking input from all stakeholders for the purpose of evaluating the 2021-2022 Title I School-wide Plan.
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LCECC Music Teacher Authors Book
12/02/2021
Sandra Howard, a music teacher and choir director at Lake City Early Childhood Center, has completed her new book, Taraji Sings, an endearing tale of music and family.
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Two FSD3 Schools to Benefit From Literacy Grant
10/14/2021
Two Florence School District 3 schools will benefit from a $2.8 million Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) grant from the US Department of Education awarded to ArtsNOW for its program, “REimagining and Accelerating Literacy through Arts Integration (REAL).”
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FSD3 Sets Meetings on COVID Safety Plan
10/13/2021
Florence School District 3 will host the next virtual town hall meeting to share important information and updates to keep parents informed of safety procedures related to COVID-19 on Thursday, November 4, at 6 p.m.
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Title I Survey Opens
09/28/2021
As we continuously seek to improve the Florence County School District Three, we want to know how you, as a parent or guardian, feel the schools and the district are doing to meet your needs.
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FSD3 Awarded Dollar General Literacy Grant
09/24/2021
Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Florence School District 3 a $2,000 grant to support youth literacy initiatives. This local grant award is part of more than $3 million in grants awarded this fall to nearly 760 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools across the 46 states that Dollar General serves.
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FSD3 to Offer SMS Text Messaging Option
09/17/2021
Florence School District 3 is excited to announce the launch of a new service that will enhance communication by allowing us to deliver important information to you via SMS text messaging. This service is not intended to replace our existing means of communication– rather it will enhance them.
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Assistance for Lost P-EBT Cards
09/09/2021
The Department of Social Services is working to provide Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits to qualifying children across South Carolina. All households with potentially eligible students are strongly encouraged to validate their address in the DSS P-EBT Address Portal on or before March 19.
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LCHS Awarded $175,000 Grant
09/09/2021
Lake City High School has been awarded a $175,000 grant by The Larch Foundation to benefit the school's college readiness program, marching band and athletic teams.
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FSD3 to Require Masks Starting Sept. 7
09/02/2021
Florence School District 3 will require all students, staff and visitors to wear face coverings in district facilities beginning Tuesday, September 7. The district will evaluate the situation weekly to determine how long the mandate will remain in place.
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Masks Required on School Buses
08/27/2021
The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) announced on July 6 that it would no longer enforce the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) January 29 Order that requires the use of face coverings by people on public transportation conveyances and hubs, which includes school buses. This decision was made at a time when COVID-19 transmission rates and case counts across South Carolina were very low.
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FSD3 Opens New Tutoring/Homework Center
08/12/2021
Florence School District 3 held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to mark the official opening of its new tutoring and homework center for all district students.
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FSD3 COVID Guidelines for 2021-2022
08/11/2021
We are so excited about our students coming back to school! We have a lot of work to do to overcome learning loss due to COVID 19. In order to do this, it will take all of us!
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FSD3 Kicks Off 2021-2022 Year
08/09/2021
Florence School District 3 kicked off the 2021-2022 school year and welcomed back employees Monday with its annual Opening Ceremony.
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CEP Offers Free School Meals for All Students
07/21/2021
Florence School District 3 is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2021-2022 school year (SY). Section 104(a) of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 amended section 11(a)(1) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1759a(a)(1))(the law) to provide an alternative to household applications for free and reduced-price meals in local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with increased levels of low-income students. This alternative is referred to as the Community Eligibility Provision. All students enrolled in the school/district may participate in the breakfast and lunch program at no charge to them. Families will not have to fill out meal applications.
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FSD3 Issues Mask Update for School Year
07/20/2021
Staff and students will not be required to wear masks inside district schools or other facilities, on district property or on school buses for the 2021-2022 SY. However, the district still encourages the wearing of face coverings, especially for those who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine.
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School Supply Lists for 2021-2022
07/19/2021
Below are links for each school's supply lists for the 2021-2022 school year.
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FSD3 Continuity of Services Plan
06/23/2021
View Florence School District 3's Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan and provide input and feedback by taking a short survey.
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FSD3, Allen University Announce Partnership
06/17/2021
Allen University and Florence School District Three announce an academic support and community impact partnership. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) aims to increase accessibility to college-level arts and science programming, provide professional mentorship, and engaging enrichment and acceleration programming for students districtwide.
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Summer School Dates Set for 2021
05/26/2021
Florence School District 3 is offering students opportunities to attend summer camps which focus on the "Essential Learning Standards" at each grade level for both English/language arts and math.
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Dew Named Holocaust Educator of Excellence
05/21/2021
J. Paul Truluck Creative Arts and Science Magnet School teacher Dr. Sara Dew was named South Carolina Council on the Holocaust Educator of Excellence for 2021.
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Letter from the Superintendent - Facemasks
05/12/2021
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster issued Executive Order 2021-23 on May 11, 2021, directing the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to take appropriate action to allow parents and other authorized individuals to opt-out of face covering. Because of this executive order, DHEC has developed a standardized form to provide parental consent for a student in any public school in the State of South Carolina to opt-out.
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Summer Reading Program Registration
05/11/2021
Florence School District 3 is offering an excellent opportunity for students to continue to excel in reading. FSD3 are partnering with Clemson University for an eight-week Summer Reading Program.
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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
05/05/2021
FTC is scheduled to begin enrollment on May 12 for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP), a temporary initiative created by the federal government to assist households struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Johnson Named Alternative School, OEC Admin
04/23/2021
Florence School District 3 has named Deitra Johnson Alternative School and OEC Administrator working with both the district alternative education program and Office of Exceptional Children.
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UPDATED - Verizon Recalls Student Wi-Fi Hotspots
04/21/2021
FSD3 has now received replacement hotspots from Verizon to exchange for those that have been recalled.
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FSD3 Announces Principal Changes at 2 Schools
04/16/2021
Two Florence School District 3 schools will have different principals beginning with the 2021-2022 school year.
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Applications for Virtual School Available
04/13/2021
Florence School District Three will offer a virtual program option to its students for the 2021-2022 school year. This program will feature FSD3 teachers who will teach interactive, live lessons and provide virtual support during the school day to students who choose to learn from home.
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OEC Gets Donation from HOPE Foundation
03/26/2021
Even during the Covid-19 Pandemic, members of the Columbus HOPE Foundation remembered Florence School District 3’s students with disabilities and continued their efforts of hosting Tootsie Roll fundraising events in Lake City and throughout Florence County. On March 25, the organization presented the Office of Exceptional Children with a $1,000 donation.
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Return to 5-Day Week for All F2F Students
03/19/2021
Florence School District 3 will return to a five-day week for all face-to-face students beginning Monday, April 19.
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FCSD3 Seeking Public Input
03/18/2021
Florence County School District Three is seeking public input on the use of federal funds before submitting federal grant applications for the 2021-2022 school year.
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2021-2022 Mode of Learning Survey
03/11/2021
Florence School District 3 is preparing for the 2021-2022 school year. In a continued effort to offer multiple learning /instructional modes, FSD3 will offer the option for in-person or virtual learning to those students who were successful in the virtual learning platform this school year.
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Governor Asked to Prioritize Teachers, School Support Staff
02/11/2021
The Pee Dee Education Center, at the request of Pee Dee superintendents, has sent a letter on behalf of Florence School District 3 and other Pee Dee school districts to Governor Henry McMaster asking him to prioritize teachers and school support staff in the next phase of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
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Magnet Applications Accepted for 2021-2022
02/09/2021
Florence County School District Three’s two magnet schools are now accepting student applications for the 2021-2022 school year. The application window is now open and will remain open through 3:30 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2021. The online application is available online at https://florence3.novuschoice.com/.
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Second Semester Starts February 1
01/29/2021
Beginning Monday, February 1, Florence School District 3 students who have committed to face-to-face instruction for the second semester will return to their school campuses. Middle and high school face-to-face students will no longer be on the hybrid schedule, but will report to school Mondays through Thursdays. Elementary students will remain on a Monday through Friday schedule.
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Second Semester Changes
01/22/2021
In an effort to ensure that all FSD3 students get the best we can give them during this pandemic, we sent out a survey to parents to determine what mode of learning they felt their children need for second semester. Based on the results of that survey, FSD3 has revamped individual school plans so that schools can honor the requests of parents.
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Watch Community MLK Day Program
01/20/2021
You can watch a recording of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day program hosted by CommUnity Organization and Florence School District 3 on Zoon Monday, January 18.
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FSD3 to Remain Virtual Through Jan. 29
01/14/2021
Florence County School District3's board of trustees voted Wednesday to extend virtual instruction for students until January 29 due to the high number of COVID cases and exposures in the area and among staff and students.
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Take the FSD3 Title I Survey
01/13/2021
Florence School District Three is seeking input from all stakeholders for the purpose of evaluating the 2020-2021 Title I School-wide Plan, as well as, identifying needs to begin the planning process of the 2021-2022 school year.
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CDC Issues Quarantine Alternatives
12/08/2020
The Centers for Disease Control and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control have provided updated information for alternative options to a 14-day quarantine for anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19.
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FSD3 to Move to Virtual Instruction Only
11/24/2020
Due to a recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Florence School District 3 and the number of students and staff required to quarantine, the district will dismiss students 30 minutes early today, Tuesday, November 24. In addition, the district is temporarily stopping all face-to-face instruction for the month of December. Beginning November 30 and continuing until January 5, all student instruction will take place virtually.
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Letter from the Superintendent
11/24/2020
Let me take this moment to wish all members of the Florence School District 3 family and community a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday. It seems like just moments ago that we re-opened our doors to begin this unusual school year, and here we are at the onset of the holiday season …
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FSD3 to Continue In-Person and Virtual Classes
11/17/2020
Florence School District 3 is preparing for the second semester, which runs February 1 through June 11, 2021. In response to COVID-19, all students will continue to have two learning options: in-person learning or virtual online learning from home.
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Take Our Mock eLearning Day Survey
10/30/2020
Please take a minute to complete our survey and share your experience from our Mock eLearning Day that was Friday, October 16. Let us know what we did well and how we can improve.
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21st CLC Afterschool Program Start Date Set
09/24/2020
Florence School District 3’s 21st CCLC afterschool programs at Main Street Elementary School, Olanta Magnet School, Ronald E. McNair Junior High School and J. Paul Truluck Magnet School for the 2020-2021 school year will begin October 5.
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Thanks to FSD3 Desk Donors
09/16/2020
Florence School District 3 thanks the businesses, individuals and organizations that donated to the student desk initiative. Through your generosity, FSD3 was able to help parents create learning spaces in their homes for their children.
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Meals Available for Virtual Students
09/01/2020
Florence School District 3 will provide free grab and go breakfast and lunch meals district students 18 years old and under as well as students with disabilities up to age 21 who choose virtual instruction.
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FSD3 Schedules Virtual Academy Meetings
08/18/2020
Florence School District 3 elementary schools (4K – 6th grade) will host virtual parent/student meetings to share important information and resources for students registered for virtual learning for the 2020-2021 school year. The meetings will be held twice daily at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. August 24-28.
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Wilson Selected 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year
08/17/2020
A sixth- through eighth-grade STEM Project Lead the Way Instructor who believes teachers are most effective when they building relationships based on trust and understanding has been named Florence School District 3’s Teacher of the Year.
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FSD3 Releases Return to Learn Plan Video
08/07/2020
Florence School District 3 has released a "Return to Learn" video ahead of the the September 8 opening of schools.
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FDTC Graduates First LCECHS College Class
08/06/2020
Thirteen Lake City Early College High School students recently became the first class from the school to ever graduate from Florence-Darlington Technical College’s (FDTC) Early College Program and earn their associate degrees.
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Board Approves Revised Re-entry Plan
07/30/2020
Florence School District 3’s board of trustees Thursday approved a revised reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year and opted to start all students with virtual instruction before phasing in face-to-face instruction beginning Sept. 8.
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Free Home Internet Hot Spot Request
07/23/2020
The South Carolina State Department of Education is funding free mobile hot spots for the Fall 2020 semester for qualifying students. Only one hot spot per address is allowable. Since only one hot spot will be provided per household, parents only need to register one child regardless of the number of children in the household.
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Filing Period Open July 31 Through August 14
07/20/2020
Any candidate seeking any office in the November 3, 2020 General Election must file with the appropriate county board of voter registration & elections or the City, School District, Fire District or other district during the upcoming filing period. Candidates must live within the district in which they seek office. To verify your district, please call 843-665-3094.
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A Message Regarding Plans for the 2020-2021 School Year
07/13/2020
School districts across our state and country face challenging circumstances to begin the 2020-21 school year. However, harsh conditions present leadership opportunities to innovate, retool and meet our students' needs and accomplish our mission – ensuring all students are college and career ready.
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Register for Rock n’ Learn Academic Camps
06/29/2020
Florence School District 3 will hold summer camps which focus on the "Essential Learning Standards" at each grade level for both English Language Arts and Math.
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Boys and Girls Clubs Providing Summer Meals for Students
06/28/2020
The Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee Area is offering a summer food service program for youth 18 years old and younger on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 30 through July 31.
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Student Registration Deadline is June 30
06/25/2020
The deadline to register for the 2020-2021 school year until June 30. All student registration must be completed online via the Power School Registration portal.
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Olanta Magnet Awarded Arts Grant
06/16/2020
Olanta Creative Arts and Science Magnet School has received a $7,400 grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission to purchase Wenger flipFORMS® to use in its multipurpose room for the school’s related arts classes.
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FSD3 Suspends Meal Deliveries and Pickups
06/14/2020
Out of an abundance of caution, Florence School District 3 is suspending its meal delivery and pickup services for students through the end of June after an employee involved in delivery of meals tested positive for COVID-19.
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Public Input Needed on Reopening Schools
06/10/2020
Florence School District 3 is seeking feedback from parents and guardians as the district plans for the reopening of schools in the fall.
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Seniors Graduate in Modified Ceremony
06/05/2020
It wasn’t the traditional graduation ceremony, but 165 graduates at Lake City High School walked across the stage in the gym to receive their high school diplomas in a modified, in-person ceremony Friday, June 5.
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FSD3 to Host Virtual College Planning Workshop
06/04/2020
Florence School District 3 will hold a free virtual college planning boot camp for rising seventh and eighth graders July 6-9 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. each day.
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21st Century: Rock n’ Learn Academic Camps
06/02/2020
Florence School District 3 will hold summer camps which focus on the "Essential Learning Standards" at each grade level for both English Language Arts and Math.
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FSD3 Announces Summer Meals Plan
06/01/2020
Florence School District 3 will continue to provide breakfast and lunch meals to students 18 and younger, as well as students with disabilities up to age 21.
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05/29/2020
Florence School District 3 will hold virtual high school summer school for eligible students Mondays-Fridays, June 8 through July 24.
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Rock n’ Learn Academic Camps Scheduled for July 6-31
05/26/2020
Florence School District 3 will hold summer camps which focus on the "Essential Learning Standards" at each grade level for both English Language Arts and Math.
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College Planning Session for Parents, Students
05/15/2020
Florence School District 3 and author, educator and college planning expert Mychal Wynn will host a free live virtual session Saturday, May 16, from 1-2 p.m. to explain to FSD3 parents and students how students can benefit from attending the upcoming middle school and high school College Planning Boot Camps.
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FSD3 to Hold Modified Graduation Ceremony
05/14/2020
Florence School District 3 will hold a modified in-person graduation ceremony in the gym at Lake City High School on Friday, June 5, following a senior parade.
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FSD3 Adopt a Senior
05/08/2020
Florence School District 3 has set up an online payment option for those who want to sponsor a Lake City High School senior. Sponsoring a senior for $30 helps provide a yard sign and banner for the school’s graduating seniors. The yard signs will be placed in the students’s yards for display. The banners will be displayed on the fence at Lake City High. Following graduation, the banners will be given to the students.
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JCL Named a distinguished school for STEM and career learning program
05/04/2020
J. C. Lynch Elementary announced today that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Launch.
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Burgess Selected as FSD3 Interim Director of College and Career Readiness
04/27/2020
Leon Burgess has been named Florence School District 3’s Interim Director of College and Career Readiness.
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04/22/2020
Governor Henry McMaster announced Wednesday, April 22, that South Carolina schools would remain closed for the rest of the school year due to safety concerns the COVID-19 pandemic.
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04/21/2020
Florence School District 3 is seeking input on the needs of the district, as well as schools, for planning purposes of the 2020-2021 school year.
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04/08/2020
We continue to be amazed by the accomplishments of our students and teachers during this closure, and we recognize it would not be possible without the commitment of our parents and guardians.
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04/01/2020
Florence School District 3 has extended the deadline to register your child for 2020-2021 school year until June 30, 2020 due to the school closures resulting from COVID-19. All student registration must be completed online via the Power School Registration portal.
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03/26/2020
Use this link to access all e-learning assignments and tutorials for all grades.
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03/24/2020
Governor Henry McMaster and South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman today announced that South Carolina’s schools will remain closed through April 30.
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03/23/2020
Florence School District 3 Superintendent Laura Hickson has named Terrell Fleming as principal at Ronald E. McNair Junior High School for the 2020-2021 school year. Ronald E McNair Junior High School is a school of Digital Communication and Leadership.
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03/18/2020
Florence School District 3 food service staff arrived at Lake City High School at 6 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, to begin preparing 1,500 meals for students.
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03/18/2020
Schools across South Carolina have closed during this time of uncertainty due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). During the closure, many schools will rely on online learning opportunities. With its schools and students in mind, FTC is offering 60 days of free internet service and free installation to any home within FTC’s service area that meets certain criteria.
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03/18/2020
Florence School District 3 is continuing to provide instruction to students. The district began distributing At-Home Academic Standards packets on Tuesday, March 17. The packets contain assignments for each grade level for continued standards-based academic that students can complete while at home.
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03/15/2020
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has ordered all schools in the state to close beginning March 16 and remain closed for students until March 31 in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
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03/13/2020
We recognize that recent national news regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) may be confusing and worrying. Please know that Florence School District Three Schools (FSD3) has been closely monitoring this situation and stands ready to implement any specific guidance received by local or national health officials.
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03/02/2020
Florence County School District Three is seeking public input on the use of federal funds before submitting federal grant applications for the 2020-2021 school year under the Every Student Succeeds Act, the latest re-authorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act approved by the U. S. Congress in December of 2015 and which replaces the No Child Left Behind Act. Through this law, substantial federal support is provided for programs to serve students in Kindergarten through 12th grades.
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02/27/2020
Florence School District 3’s Spring Parent Academy is scheduled for Mondays, March 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 6-8 p.m. at Lake City High School.
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02/24/2020
It’s time to register your child for 2020-2021 school year. All student registration must be completed online via the Power School Registration portal. The portal will open on Wednesday, February 26.
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02/21/2020
Members of the Columbus HOPE Foundation visited Lake City High School’s Career Discovery Lab and Dr. Ronald E. McNair School of Digital Communication and Leadership’s Sensory Room on February 19 to present the Office of Exceptional Children with a $1,000.
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02/20/2020
Florence School District 3 will operate on a 2-hour delay for students Friday, February 21, due to the potential of hazardous road conditions.
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02/19/2020
In Florence School District Three, the safety of our children and staff is our number one priority, and we are committed to providing a safe learning environment for all. To ensure the safety of all students, we will implement the following safety measures and expectations effective February 20, 2020.
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02/12/2020
Florence School District 3 is hosting the Governor’s School for Math & Science’s iTeams Xtreme Summer Camp June 15-18 at J. Paul Truluck Creative Arts and Science Magnet School from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.
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02/11/2020
Florence School District 3 will hold registration and screening for 3K Montessori and 4-year-old kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year on March 26-27.
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02/07/2020
Lake City High School students Matthew Milligan and Seth Evans have signed apprenticeship agreements with Mid-South Metal Specialties in Lake City. Matthew Milligan will also intern at Moore Farms.
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02/07/2020
Florence School District 3 celebrated National School Counseling Week February 3-7. The observance is sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).
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02/06/2020
Based on the National Weather Service’s most recent update regarding the track and timing of the expected severe weather and high winds for our area, Florence School District 3 will dismiss all schools one hour early today (February 6, 2020). At this time, the early dismissal is for students only. Employees are to remain on their regular schedule. The district’s concern is that the high winds may affect school buses on their routes.
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01/29/2020
Florence County School District Three celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Ronald E. McNair Thursday, January 29, with a program featuring students from throughout the district at Dr. Ronald E. McNair School of Digital Communication and Leadership.
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01/28/2020
Florence School District 3 will hold a teacher recruitment fair Saturday, February 8, from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in The Stables Building located at the Inn at the Crossroads.
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01/23/2020
Kristan McKnight, an eighth grader from J. Paul Truluck Creative Arts and Science Magnet School, battled other students from throughout Florence School District 3 for 16 rounds before correctly spelling “sanitized” to the FSD3’s spelling bee Thursday, January 23.
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01/17/2020
Parents of 4K students in FSD3 are invited to Books, Brownies & Bingo night at Olanta Creative Arts and Science Magnet School on Thursday, January 30, at 6 p.m.
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01/17/2020
The application window for students interested in attending J. Paul Truluck Creative Arts and Science Magnet School or Olanta Creative Arts and Science Magnet School opens Tuesday, January 21, at 6 p.m. and will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday February 7. A link to the online application will be posted on the district website and Facebook page on January 21.
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01/16/2020
The Florence County School District Three Board of Trustees elected officers for the 2020 during its monthly meeting Thursday, January 16.
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01/16/2020
Florence County School District Three is joining school districts throughout the state and nation to celebrate School Board Recognition Month in January. More than 600 locally-elected and appointed school board members throughout the state will be recognized by schools and communities for their service and dedication to public education.
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01/16/2020
Two students at J. Paul Truluck Creative Arts and Science Magnet School have been identified as 2019-2020 South Carolina Junior Scholars.
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12/10/2019
As we continuously seek to improve the Florence County School District Three, we want to know how you, as a parent or guardian, feel the schools and the district are doing to meet your needs.
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FSD3 Students Celebrate Arbor Day
12/06/2019
Florence School District 3’s annual observance of Arbor Day culminated Friday with an awards ceremony at Main Street Elementary gym for winners of the literacy and art contests.
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12/04/2019
Olanta Creative Arts and Science Magnet School was selected as one of only two schools in the state to receive a library grant from the 2019 Read Your Way to the Big Game Contest sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Education.
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FSD3 Seeking Mentors
11/22/2019
Florence School District 3 is planning two additional information sessions for anyone who is interested in becoming mentors and making a positive impact on the lives of students.
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FSD3 Fund Balance Exceeds Target Set By Board and State
11/22/2019
Florence School District 3 ended the 2018-2019 school year with a fund balance that exceeds the goal set by the district board of trustees several years ago, according to the district annual audit report.
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FSD3 Opens Action Based Learning Lab
10/28/2019
Florence School District 3 held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday to officially open the Action Based Learning Lab at Panther Pride Academy for students in grades K-6.
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LCH Holds Anti-Gun Violence Assembly
10/16/2019
Lake City High School observed The Day of National Concern About Young People and Gun Violence by inviting Gary Shumate, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Florence County Sheriff officers, Lake City Police Chief Kip Coker, and ATF Task Force Officers to speak with the student body about keeping gun violence out of schools and communities.
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10/11/2019
Florence School District 3 showed tremendous growth in the 2018 School Report Card ratings released by the South Carolina Department of Education.
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FSD3 to Host Anti-Bullying Session
10/04/2019
Florence School District 3 will host a bullying prevention community session in observance of Bullying Prevention Month on Monday, October 21, at 6 p.m. in the gym at Main Street Elementary School.
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Board Approves Weather Make-up Day
09/20/2019
Florence School District 3’s board of trustees, at its regular monthly board meeting on September 19, approved October 24 as a make-up day for the instructional day lost on September 5 due to the threat of Hurricane Dorian. October 24 is the first of three weather days built into the 2019-2020 school calendar as required by state law.
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Bucks Awarded Scholarship for NHD Program
09/12/2019
Thomas Bucks, a teacher at Lake City Early College High School, is one of only 114 teachers selected for a National History Day® program titled Legacies of World War I.
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FCSD3 Awarded Arts Grant
08/30/2019
Florence County School District Three has been awarded a Distinguished Arts Program (DAP) grant in the amount of $27,200.00 from the South Carolina Department of Education for the project “Innovate - Creative and Critical Thinking through the Arts.”
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Six FCSD3 Trustees Recognized by SCSBA
08/22/2019
Six members of Florence County School District Three’s board of trustees recently earned recognition by the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) for achievement in the association’s 2018-2019 Boardmanship Institute.
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Eaddy Named FCSD3 Teacher of the Year
08/12/2019
A 19-year veteran science teacher who says her ability to build positive relationships with students is her greatest contribution to education, has been named Florence County School District Three’s Teacher of the Year.
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Crowd Turns Out for Back-to-School Bash
08/03/2019
More than 150 parents and students turned out Saturday for Florence County School District Three’s annual Back-to-School Bash at the Lake City High School gym.
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FCSD3 Conducts Training for Food Service Staff
08/01/2019
Florence County School District Three’s food service staff and substitute workers participated in an intensive, three-day hands-on training workshop at Dr. Ronald E. McNair School of Digital Communication and Leadership July 30-August 1.
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Back-to-School Bash August 3
07/30/2019
Florence County School District Three will host its annual Back-to-School Bash Saturday, August 3, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Lake City High School gym.
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2019-2020 School Supplies Lists
07/10/2019
Below are links to each school's supply list for the 2019-2020 school year.
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Adult Ed Program Graduates 39
06/26/2019
Florence County School District Three’s Adult Education program presented high school diplomas to 39 graduates during a commencement ceremony at Blanding Street Auditorium Wednesday, June 26.
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Free Summer Meals Offered
06/06/2019
Florence County School District Three is offering free nutritious meals to children 18 years old and younger Mondays through Fridays from June 10-28 at Lake City Early College High School.
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Devine Named Principal at LCECCA
05/31/2019
Thomas “TJ” Devine has been named principal at Lake City Early Childhood Center of the Arts for the 2019-2020 school year.
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Mitchell to Represent South Carolina at National Competition
05/22/2019
A Lake City Early College High School student will represent South Carolina for the second consecutive year at the annual SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City, Missouri, June 24-29.
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FCSD3 Makes Administrative Appointments for 2019-2020
05/10/2019
Florence County School District Three has announced five administrative appointments for the 2019-2020 school year. The board of trustees approved Superintendent Laura Hickson’s recommendations for the appointments in a called board meeting Wednesday.
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District Hosts Strategic Planning Workshop
04/16/2019
Parents, students, community leaders and educators gathered at Nan Ya Plastics Corporation on Monday, April 15, to participate in Florence County School District Three’s District annual Strategic Planning Meeting and help create an educational road map to prepare district graduates for college and careers.
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Hanna to Compete in National History Day
04/11/2019
A Lake City Early College High School student will represent South Carolina at the National History Day competition this summer at the University of Maryland, College Park after earning second place in the state competition at Midlands Technical College in West Columbia on April 6.
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FCSD3 Schedules Student Registration
04/08/2019
Florence County School District Three will hold registration for the 2019-2020 school year for returning students in grades 5K-12 Wednesday, April 10, from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Thursday, April 11, from 4-7 p.m. and Friday, April 12, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration will be held at each school.
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FCSD3 Schedules Budget Public Hearing
04/08/2019
Florence County School District Three has scheduled two public hearings on its projected 2019-2020 budget, Tuesday, April 16, at 6 p.m. and Thursday, May 16, at 5 p.m. in the board meeting room located behind the district office at 125 South Blanding St., Lake City.
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FCSD3 Opens Second Sensory-Motor Room
04/08/2019
Florence County School District Three officially opened its new sensory-motor room for students Monday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Dr. Ronald E. McNair School of Digital Communication and Leadership.
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Zero Tolerance for Bullying
04/05/2019
FCSD3 will NOT tolerate bullying, fighting, harassment or intimidation of any kind.
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FCSD3 Seeks Public Input for Grant Applications
03/28/2019
Florence County School District Three is seeking public input on the use of federal funds before submitting federal grant applications for the 2019-2020 school year under the Every Student Succeeds Act, the latest reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act approved by the U. S. Congress in December of 2015 and which replaces the No Child Left Behind Act. Through this law, substantial federal support is provided for programs to serve students in Kindergarten through 12th grades.
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McDougal Named JPTMS Principal
03/21/2019
The Florence County School District Three board of trustees approved Superintendent Laura Hickson’s recommendation to name Francis “Mac” McDougal as principal of J. Paul Truluck Creative Arts and Science Magnet School for the 2019-2020 school year.
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FCSD3 Schedules Parent Academy Sessions
03/08/2019
Florence County School District Three has announced the session dates for its annual Parent Academy and Padres Academia. Each session is from 6-8 p.m. and includes a hot meal for the Family Meal Time. Session dates are Mondays, March 18 through April 15. Sessions are open to both parents and K-12 students. Child care is provided on site.
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Two Named Junior Scholars
03/01/2019
Two students at J. Paul Truluck Creative Arts and Science Magnet School have been identified as 2018-2019 South Carolina Junior Scholars.
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Baker Named Head Football Coach
02/19/2019
Florence County School District Three has named Ronnie Baker as the next head varsity football coach at Lake City Early College High School. At a called meeting Tuesday, FCSD3’s board of trustees voted to approve the district administration’s recommendation to hire Baker.
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JCL to Hold Montessori Information Meetings
02/18/2019
J. C. Lynch Elementary School will hold the final mandatory information meetings for its Montessori program Tuesday, February 26, at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
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02/07/2019
National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), was celebrated Feb. 4–8 to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do.
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FCSD3 Celebrates Legacy of Dr. Ronald E. McNair
01/29/2019
Florence County School District Three celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Ronald E. McNair Tuesday with a program and living museum at Dr. Ronald E. McNair School of Digital Communication and Leadership.
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FCSD3 Holds Annual District Showcase
01/23/2019
Parents and students turned out Tuesday at J. Paul Truluck Creative Arts and Science Magnet School for Florence County School District Three annual District Showcase. The event allows parents an opportunity to see the myriad programs offered by district schools so they can make informed decisions about which one best serves the needs and interests of their children.
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FCSD3 Adds School Resource Officer
01/23/2019
Florence County School District Three has added a school resource officer that will be assigned to Scranton Elementary STEAM Academy and also will be on call for J.C. Lynch Elementary School of STEM and Olanta Creative Arts and Science Magnet School.
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Application Window Opens for Magnet Schools
01/22/2019
Florence County School District Three’s two magnet schools are now accepting student applications for the 2019-2020 school year. The application window opens Tuesday, January 22, at 6:30 p.m. and remains open through 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1.
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Board Members Take Oath of Office
01/17/2019
Four newly-elected members and one re-elected member of the Florence County School District Three Board of Trustees were sworn in at the beginning of the board’s regular monthly meeting Thursday.
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Board Signs SCSBA Ethical Principles
01/17/2019
As part of School Board Recognition Month in South Carolina, Florence County School District Three’s Board of Trustees signed a copy of the South Carolina School Boards Association’s ethical principles.
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FCSD3 Celebrates School Board Recognition Month
01/17/2019
Florence County School District Three is joining school districts throughout the state and nation to celebrate School Board Recognition Month in January. More than 600 locally-elected and appointed school board members throughout the state will be recognized by schools and communities for their service and dedication to public education.
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FCSD3 to Host Teacher Recruitment Fair
01/15/2019
FCSD3 is hosting its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair Saturday, February 9, from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at The Inn at the Crossroads (128 E. Main St., Lake City).
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Does the Government Shutdown Affect FCSD3?
01/15/2019
Due to a lapse in appropriations, the federal government entered a partial shutdown at midnight December 21, 2018. Congress has appropriated funding to some federal agencies for the fiscal year that began October 1, 2018, while other agencies had been operating on a series of Continuing Resolutions, which expired December 21, 2018. Congress must pass, and the President must sign, a new spending bill or agree to a Continuing Resolution for the government to fully reopen for business.
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FCSD3 Board Members Recognized by SCSBA
12/20/2018
Three board members for Florence County School District Three earned recognition by the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) for achievement in the association’s 2017–2018 Boardmanship Institute.
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FCSD3 Holds Annual Arbor Day Celebration
12/07/2018
Florence County School District Three’s annual observance of Arbor Day culminated Friday with an awards ceremony for winners of the poetry and poster contests.
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Early Dismissal Times for Dec. 20
11/26/2018
Students in Florence County School District Three will be dismissed early Thursday, December 20, for the Christmas holidays.
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Run-off Election Scheduled for Seat 2
11/15/2018
Nonpartisan public notice for Florence School District 3 Seat 2 Runoff Election. The Election Commission of Florence County announces the election will be Tuesday, December 18, 2018.
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Audit Shows Largest Fund Balance in 18 Years
11/15/2018
Florence County School District Three ended the 2017-2018 school year with a fund balance higher than it has been in 18 years, according to the district’s audit report.
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11/12/2018
As we continuously seek to improve the Florence County School District Three, we want to know how you, as a parent or guardian, feel the schools and the district are doing to meet your needs.
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Five Inducted into FCSD3 Athletic Hall of Fame
11/05/2018
Three former athletes and two former coaches/department contributors were inducted in the fifth class of Florence County School District Three's Athletics Hall of Fame Friday, November 2. Quentin Robinson, Brian McFadden, Marcus Simmons, Dr. Lane Floyd, and Jeff Henneghan were inducted during a halftime ceremony of Lake City High School's football game against Loris at Ward Memorial Stadium.
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FCSD3 Holds Ribbon Cutting at Magnet Schools
10/23/2018
Students and school staffs, along with district, city and state officials gathered Tuesday as Florence County School District Three hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies at Olanta Creative Arts and Science Magnet School and J. Paul Truluck Creative Arts and Science Magnet School to officially mark the opening of the two magnet schools.
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Weather Makeup Days - Updated
10/19/2018
The FCSD3 board of trustees approved Superintendent Laura Hickson’s recommendation to forgive the instructional day missed on October 11 due to weather concerns related to Hurricane Michael. The board also approved Mrs. Hickson’s recommendation that the April 19 make-up day be an early dismissal day for students.
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FCSD3 to Host College Informational Meeting
10/15/2018
Florence County School District Three is hosting a free college informational meeting for Lake City High School seniors and their parents to learn more about college preparation and application process, financial aid and other topics on Saturday, October 20, beginning at 10 a.m. in the board meeting room located behind the district office at 125 S. Blanding St., Lake City.
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Schools Closed Thursday (Oct. 11), Delayed Friday
10/10/2018
Due to the forecast of tropical storm force winds and the potential for flooding as a result of Hurricane Michael, Florence County School District Three will be closed Thursday, October 11, for students and employees whose contracts are 190 days or less. The district will also operate on a two hour delay for students on Friday, October 12. Employees should report at their normal times Friday. In addition, after-school programs that provide bus transportation for students are cancelled for today.
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Registration Opens for FCSD3 Parent Academy
09/21/2018
Florence School District Three will host a Parent Academy, featuring five resource courses for parents, guardians and community members on Thursdays, October 11, 2018 through November 8, 2018. The Parent Academy will be held at several sites, including J. C. Lynch Elementary School of STEM, Main Street Elementary School of Arts and Olanta Creative Arts and Science Magnet School.
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Board Approves Weather Make-up Days
09/20/2018
At its regular monthly meeting Thursday night, the Florence County School District Three board of trustees approved four weather make-up days for the school days lost to Hurricane Florence. The board approved January 3, March 15, April 19 (designated as the required three weather days built into the 2018-2019 school calendar) and February 22 (originally planned as a professional day for teachers) as make-up days.
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FCSD3 Returns to Normal Schedule
09/17/2018
Florence County School District Three will operate on a normal schedule Tuesday, September 18.
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FCSD3 on 2-Hour Delay Sept. 17
09/16/2018
Florence County School District Three will operate on a two-hour delay for students on Monday, September 17. All employees are asked to report at their normal times if conditions allow. The district will continue to monitor weather and road conditions.
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Schools, Offices Closed
09/10/2018
Due to the impending hurricane, all Florence County School District Three schools and offices will be closed on Tuesday, September 11, and will remain closed until further notice. In addition, all extracurricular activities (after-school programs and athletic events) are cancelled until further notice.
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SCPASS, SCREADY Scores Show Improvement
09/04/2018
Students in Florence County School District Three showed improvement on SCREADY and SCPASS scores for the 2017-2018 school year, according to data released by the SC Department of Education.
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Five Named to FCSD3 Athletics Hall of Fame
09/04/2018
Three former athletes and two former coaches/department contributors will be inducted in the fifth class of Florence County School District Three's Athletics Hall of Fame Friday, September 28.
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First Day of School & 6 Things Parents Should Know
08/17/2018
The first day of school for students is Monday, August 20, 2018. Here are six things parents should know as we begin the 2018 school year.
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Main St. Elementary Awarded 21st Century Grant
08/10/2018
Main Street Elementary School of Arts in Florence County School District Three has been awarded a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, a four-year, $183,700 federal grant awarded through the South Carolina Department of Education.
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Jennings Named FCSD3 Teacher of the Year
08/09/2018
A third-year English teacher, who almost called a courtroom his home as an attorney rather than a classroom as a teacher, has been named Florence County School District Three’s Teacher of the Year. Joshua Jennings, an English I, II, III and IV, and creative writing teacher at Lake City Early College High School, was named Teacher of the Year during the district’s annual Opening Ceremony Thursday welcoming back teachers for the new school year. He will represent FCSD3 in the State Teacher of the Year competition.
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FCSD3 to Host Back-to-School Parent Conference
08/08/2018
Florence County School District Three will host its annual Back-to-School Parent Conference on Saturday, August 11, at the Lake City High School gym. Registration with a continental breakfast is at 8:30 a.m. and the conference begins at 9 a.m.
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FCSD3 To Offer Free Meals to All Students
08/03/2018
All students enrolled in FCSD3 schools may participate in the breakfast and lunch program at no charge to them. Families will not have to fill out meal applications.
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REM Students Learn Teamwork, Leadership Skills
07/26/2018
Students at Dr. Ronald E. McNair School of Digital Communication and Leadership are learning how to work as part of a team as well as leaderships as part of a weeklong camp led by Carla Angus.
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SESA Students Make Pizza from Garden Produce
07/26/2018
Scranton Elementary STEAM Academy hosted its Pizza Celebration for students who have attended the school’s Produce to Pizza Summer Gardening Camp, along with their families and community members.
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School Supply Lists for 2018-2019
07/16/2018
Below are links for school supply lists for all FCSD3 schools for the 2018-2019 school year.
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Student Registration Dates Added
07/16/2018
Florence County School District Three has scheduled three additional student registration dates for those who have not registered yet for the 2018-2019 school year.
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Filing for Board of Trustees Elections Opens Aug. 1
07/09/2018
Any candidate seeking any office in the November 6, 2018 General Election must file with the Florence County Board Of Voter Registration & Elections or Florence County School District Three during the upcoming filing period. Candidates must live within the district in which they seek office. To verify your district, please call 843-665-3094. Filing opens noon, August 1, 2018, and closes noon, August 15, 2018.
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FCSD3 Adult Education Program Graduates 31
06/28/2018
Florence County School District Three’s Adult Education program presented high school diplomas to 31 graduates during a commencement ceremony at Blanding Street Auditorium Thursday, June 27.
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FCSD3 Announces Summer Feeding Site
06/08/2018
Florence County School District Three’s 2018 summer feeding program is scheduled for June 11-29 with breakfast and lunch served at no charge to any child 18 years of age or younger.
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FCSD3 Board Member Resigns
05/29/2018
A member of Florence County School District Three’s Board of Trustees has resigned from the board effective immediately.
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LCHS Outstanding Seniors Recognized
05/25/2018
Lake City High School recognized its outstanding students during its annual Senior Awards and Scholarship Day on Friday, May 25.
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Lake City High Honors Top Students at Banquet
05/23/2018
Lake City High School recognized its top students during its annual academic banquet Tuesday, May 22. The banquet honors the top 10 seniors and the top five students in the freshman, sophomore and junior classes for their academic achievements. Each student receives a plaque and medallion commemorating their achievements.
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Retirees Recognized by FCSD3 Board of Trustees
05/18/2018
Florence County School District Three’s board of trustees honored 16 retiring employees Thursday, May 17, for their years of service to the district. The retirees represent a combined 416 years of experience.
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LCH’s Ackerman Awarded FMU Teaching Fellowship
05/18/2018
Cathryn Ackerman, a senior at Lake City High School, has been named a recipient of a 2018 Teaching Fellowship at Francis Marion University. The Teaching Fellowship, awarded by the Board of Directors of the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, & Advancement (CERRA), provides recipients with advanced enrichment programs, professional development opportunities throughout the state and Pee Dee area, involvement with South Carolina communities and businesses, and up to $6,000 annual fellowship funds for four years while completing a degree leading to teacher certification.
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FCSD3 to Hold Second Budget Public Hearing
05/03/2018
Florence County School District Three will hold the second of two public hearings on its projected 2018-2019 budget on Thursday, May 17, at 5 p.m. in the board meeting room located behind the district office at 125 South Blanding St., Lake City.
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Damian Lee Named Northeastern University Torch Scholar
03/30/2018
A Lake City High School senior has been named a Northeastern University Torch Scholar. As a Torch Scholar, Damian Lee will receive a full-scholarship that includes a comprehensive summer immersion program, intensive academic planning and assessments, in-depth peer and professional mentoring and a wide array of social events that foster group identity and camaraderie. The scholarship is valued at more than $260,000.
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FCSD3 Schedules Student Registration for 2018-2019
03/30/2018
Florence County School District Three will hold registration for the 2018-2019 school year for returning students in grades 5K-12 Wednesday, April 18, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Thursday, April 19, from 12-7 p.m. and Friday, April 20, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration will be held at each school.
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FCSD3 Names Two New Principals for 2018-2019
03/15/2018
The Florence County School District Three board of trustees approved Superintendent Laura Hickson’s recommendation to appoint two new school principals for the 2018-2019 school year at the board’s monthly meeting Thursday.
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FCSD3 To Hold 4-Year-Old Kindergarten Registration
FCSD3 To Hold 4-Year-Old Kindergarten Registration
03/13/2018
Florence County School District Three will hold registration and screening for 4-year-old kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year March 22-23 at J. C. Lynch Elementary School, Lake City Early Childhood Center, Olanta Elementary School and Scranton Elementary STEAM Academy during regular school hours.
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FCSD3 Holding Annual Teacher Recruitment Fair
03/12/2018
Florence County School District Three is holding its annual teacher recruitment fair Saturday, March 24, from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The recruitment fair will be held in The Stables Building at the Inn at the Crossroads, located at 128 West Main St., Lake City.
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Doctor, Genesis Donate AED to Olanta Elementary
03/09/2018
Olanta Elementary School is now better prepared to respond to cardiac arrest thanks to the donation of an automated external defibrillator (AED) by Olanta physician Dr. Priscilla Welch and Genesis Health Care, Inc.
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Teams Bring Ideas to Improve School Safety
Teams Bring Ideas to Improve School Safety
03/09/2018
Staff members from throughout Florence County School District Three gathered Thursday night at the Lake City High School gym to discuss school safety and to discuss suggested changes to school safety plans.
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A Letter from the FCSD3 Board of Trustees
03/01/2018
It is with Heartfelt Sincerity that we come to you today to inform you that School Safety and Academic Success are two of the goals of this board and we wanted to let you know that the FCSD3 Board and I are greatly concerned about everything that has been going on in our district, the surrounding districts and the nation.
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FCSD3 Encourages Use of Anti-Bullying, Safety Communications Tool
02/21/2018
In an effort to increase the safety of its students, Florence County School District Three has partnered with School Messenger to add a new anti-bullying and safety communications tool called QuickTip.
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LCHS Holding Parent Information Meeting for College 101
02/19/2018
Lake City High School is offering College 101, an enrichment class offered for LCHS juniors. The class is scheduled for Saturday, March 3, from 8:30-10 a.m. in the staff development room located behind the district administrative offices at 125 S. Blanding St. in Lake City.
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Magnet Schools Application Window Opens
02/15/2018
Olanta Creative Arts and Science Magnet School and J. Paul Truluck Creative Arts and Science Magnet School are accepting student applications for the 2018-2019 school year.
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Flu Alert
Help Keep the Flu from Spreading in FCSD3
02/08/2018
Over the past week we have seen varying degrees of sickness including flu, strep throat, stomach viruses and other illnesses among the students and employees. In order to keep our schools healthy and decrease the spread of illness, we are asking that families work with us in keeping their children home when they are sick.
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FCSD3 Sensory-Motor Room Opens at LCECC
02/06/2018
FCSD3 Superintendent Laura Hickson cuts the ribbon to officially open the sensory-motor room at LCECC
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Williams Named Principal at Main St. Elementary
02/02/2018
Dr. Sharon N. Williams has been named principal of Main Street Elementary School effective immediately, FCSD3 Superintendent has announced.
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FCSD3 Celebrates Life of Dr. Ronald E. McNair
01/26/2018
Florence County School District Three celebrated Dr. Ronald E. McNair Day Thursday with a program at Ronald E. McNair Junior High School featuring student performances and a guest speaker.
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Board Members Take Oath of Office
01/26/2018
Three newly-elected members of the Florence County School District Three board of trustees were sworn into office Tuesday during the board’s regular monthly meeting.
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SCSBA Recognizes Paula Morris
SCSBA Recognizes Paula Morris
01/26/2018
Paula Morris, a member of the Florence County School District Three board of trustees, has been recognized by the South Carolina School Board Association (SCSBA) for 15 years of school board service.
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Weather Make Up Days Announced
01/25/2018
FCSD3 has announced that February 16 and March 30 will serve as weather make up days for school days missed on January 4 and 5. The weather make up days will be regular school days for students.
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FCSD3 to Hold Parent Information Meetings
01/19/2018
Florence County School District Three will hold informational meetings Tuesday, Jan. 30, and Tuesday, Feb. 13, for parents interested in learning more about the district’s school choice options including the two new magnet schools that will open in the 2018-2019 school year.
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After-School Activities Canceled January 17
After-School Activities Canceled January 17
01/17/2018
Due to possible hazardous road conditions this evening, Florence County School District Three is canceling all after-school activities.
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FCSD3 on 2-Hour Delay Jan. 18
01/17/2018
Due to potentially hazardous road conditions, Florence County School District Three will operate on a two-hour delay for staff and students on January 18.
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Blythewood High Adopts Main Street Elementary
12/08/2017
Blythewood and Main Street Elementary students celebrate at an assembly in the gym at MSE Friday, December 8
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FCSD3 Celebrates Arbor Day
12/01/2017
District winners of the FCSD3 Arbor Day poster and essay contests
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Damian Lee Awarded $25,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship
Lee Awarded $25,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship
11/07/2017
Damian Lee reacts after the announcement that he is a recipient of a $25,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship
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LCH Alumni Return for Homecoming
10/20/2017
Lake City High School alumni returned to their alma mater Friday morning to kick off the Homecoming weekend.
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FCSD3 to Participate in Fellows Program
10/20/2017
Area church, municipal and business leaders gather at Florence County School District Three’s board meeting room Thursday for a meet and greet and to receive a “State of the District” presentation from Superintendent Laura Hickson.
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Five Inducted into FCSD3 Athletics Hall of Fame
Three former athletes and two former coaches/department contributors were inducted in the fifth class of Florence County School District Three's Athletics Hall of Fame Friday, November 2.
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