From the Principal

ILMS is a 2014 State School of Character
Congratulations to every student, parents, staff, businesses, and community members:
I am proud of you!  For months I have been watching you teach, learn, and interact with one another and I am amazed with your kindness, support of one another, and commitment to change the world.  Being at ILMS is an honor and a privilege and I am thankful to be part of the Warrior family.
Our school recently received some outstanding news.  Indian Land Middle School has been named a 2014 STATE SCHOOL OF CHARACTER.  Congratulations to every student and every staff member!
This prestigious recognition was presented to only two schools in our state and only 44 schools across the United States.  Thank you all for sharing a common vision on character development.
Awards of this caliber are a reflection of not only what is happening in our building, but also of the way the community supports our school.  I have come to understand and appreciate a sincere partnership between the school and the community . 
I ask for your continued support as we work toward excellence.  Together, we will continue to make this world a better place for all children. 
Chris Thorpe


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4/14 - 4/18: Spring Break
4/21: Chic Rings or Chef Salad; Creamy Potatoes; Peas; Peaches; Roll
4/22: Chic & Noodles or Chef Salad; Beans; Sweet Potatoes; Pears; Roll
4/23: Steak Nuggets or Chef Salad; Creamy Potatoes; Collards; Carrots; Sherbet; Roll
4/24: Hamburger or Chef Salad; FF; Fruit Cocktail
4/25: Pizza or Chef Salad; Tossed Salad; Sweet Potato Puffs; Applesauce
4/28: Chic Sandwich or Chef Salad; Creamy Potatoes; Broccoli; Oranges
4/29: Ham & Cheese or BBQ on Bun; Baked Beans; Corn; Fruit
4/30: PB&J or Grilled Cheese; Soup; Peaches; Cornbread

Grades & Attendance

Power School Parent Portal

Please click on the PP icon to access your child's attendance and academic records.  For more information, please click Powerschool Parent Directions.pdf or contact School Registrar Gayla Sutton.


Bulletin Board

Students cannot be released for early dismissal after 3:15 PM. 

In an effort to keep our students and staff safe, please do not pick up/drop off students in the teachers' parking lot or in front of the school.  Pick up and drop off your student in the designated car-rider line.



It's that time of year! Join us on Saturday, April 26th between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. in front of the Middle School. This year you also have the opportunity to rent a space for your own sales. It is $25 for a space and you can sell your used goods or turn it into a craft space. This is a great way to make some money from spring cleaning or from your hard work crafting.

The Fish Fry starts at 11 and will continue until we close or are out of food. Plates are $7 in advance and $8 at the sale.

If you want to help us out!  Please forward or post the attached poster. If you have junk (treasures) to get rid of and don't want to have your own space, we will gladly accept used goods for the yard sale.

To contact the IL Band Boosters:  email - or call Kathryn Burch at 803.370.5930.

NEW Summer Reading Criterion

In an effort to support national and state literacy standards, we have created new Summer Reading criterionOur new summer literacy program is completely different from our previous programs. The primary differences are as follows:


  • Each student must purchase either a paperback or e-Reader version. He/she must bring his/her book/tablet on the first day of school (and all subsequent days until the unit is complete).
  • Each student must read the book in its entirety and complete the activities during the summer break; the completed activity folder will be submitted to the Language Arts teachers on the FIRST DAY of school.
  • During the first three weeks of school, your child's Language Arts teachers will implement projects, literature circle activities, and writing assessments that correlate with the summer reading text and assignments. 
  • Students who enroll at ILMS from other districts (after July 15) will be given an August 29, 2014, extension.
  • The media center staff will be selling some of the summer reading selections during our May 22 - May 27 Book Fair.  You may also purchase your book from Barnes & Noble (Pineville) or
  • Try to purchase the summer reading text and download the appropriate activity criterion (below) at the BEGINNING of summer break.  The reading/activities will require much thought and effort. 
  • Please PACE...don't PROCRASTINATE!
  • For more information, please contact media specialist Sherri Alston.

RISING Sixth Grade Summer Reading Info
RISING Seventh Grade Summer Reading Info
RISING Eighth Grade Summer Reading Info


Attention Current 8th Graders/Rising 9th Graders...
ILHS wants you to READ this Summer!

CP Students: Please read a minimum of three (3) titles from the South Carolina Young Adult Book Award List.

  • Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
  • Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
  • Bomb by Steve Sheinkin
  • Boy 21 by Matthew Quick
  • Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
  • Butter by Erin Jade Lange
  • Crewel by Gennifer Albin
  • Croak by Gina Damico
  • Don't Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon
  • Fracture by Megan Miranda
  • The Girls of No Return by Erin Saldin
  • Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
  • I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
  • I Swear by Lane Davis
  • If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
  • No Man's Land by S.T. Underdahl
  • October Mourning: A Song For Matthew Shepard by Leslea Newman
  • The Opposite of Hallelujah by Anna Jarzab
  • Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
  • The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost

Honors/Pre-AP Students: read Jeannette Walls' memoir, The Glass Castle. 


May 16 - Review Day
May 19 - Encore
May 20 - ELA & SS
May 21 - Math & Science (Algebra 1 EOC)
May 22 - Make-up

Attention Parents & Students

As of June 30, 2014, Lancaster County School District will no longer be using the e-Chalk website portal.  We will be implementing a new portal called Sharp School.  We are not sure of the implementation date, but info will be distributed prior to the end of June.  If students have saved documents in their e-Chalk accounts, please ask them to download and save them to an external hard drive or personal home computer drive.


Order forms were sent home on Wednesday, April 23. Our special day is planned for Friday, May 23, 2014, and students will have the chance to purchase a cook-out meal and field day t-shirt. Please return your order form by May 1, 2014. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Mrs. Loughry.

Diversity Awareness

ILM is planning a special program on May 16, 2014, and we are currently seeking volunteers.  Please contact Ms. Dunning or Ms. Retter for more info.


Indian Land Middle School is partnering with Barnett Family Practice to offer sports physicals to all students.  The sports physical is required to TRY OUT and compete in middle school athletics.  Students - if you think you may want to be on a team during the 2014-2015 school year - at ILMS or at the high school - a physical will be needed.

Barnett Family Practice has set aside SATURDAY APRIL 26th from 9-11AM to offer physicals to our students.  Cost is just $20.00 per athlete - which is a tremendous savings compared to going to your family physician. 

If you are interested in getting your physical on Saturday, April 26th, please download and complete the physical form.  Ask your parent to mark April 26th on their calendar.  Again, cost is $20.00 and physicals will be done at Barnett Family Practice.

YMCA Ballantyne Run

Indian Land Middle is trying to rally the troops for the upcoming Ballantyne Run!  The race is slated for May 17, 2014. Our goal is to have as many IL Warriors running together and supporting each other as possible.  Last year IL won 1st place for our division.  The cost is $20 and you must sign up no later than April 30, 2014. If you sign up after April 30, the cost will increase.

For more information, please download these documents (page 1     page 2)  OR contact Meghan Retter.


The ILMS PTO invites you to participate in our annual Relay for Life race. Until a cure is found, cancer will continue to affect each family.

This year's event is slated for May 9, 2014. The RFL link is as follows:  Our team name is Indian Land Middle School, and the location is Lancaster, SC. The team can be searched by name or location. 

Please contact PTO President Stephanie Gomes if you have additional questions.

Staff Member of the Week
Chris Cuviello

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Rockin' Resources
 Click on me to access our Destiny online catalog!  UN = discus14  PW = research  un=world18   pw=password 

Check out our 2013-2014 Student Handbook!

Mission Statement

An Innovative Community Inspiring Excellence


Warrior Accolades

*A-Rating for South Carolina Report Card
*A National Schools to Watch Award Recipient; 2009, 2012
*Palmetto Gold Recipient, 2012
*South Carolina School of Character; 2008 - 2012; 20013
*Palmetto Silver Award Winner; 2009 & 2010
*Red Carpet School
*Promising Practices Character Award for the One Book, One School Program
*Promising Practices Character Award for Warrior Time Advisory Program
*Promising Practices Character Award for Think Big Club
*Promising Practices Character Award for You've Got Mail
*Promising Practices Character Award for On-Campus FFCU Bank 
*Red Robin U-ACT Character Education Merit Recipient
*National e-Chalk Exemplary Site
* "Win with Classworks" Award Recipient
*SC Art Educator of the Year (Teresa Petty)
*2012 District Spelling Bee Winner - Kaila Hayden (8th Grade)

Event Planner

Friday, April 25
Baseball @ Home vs. McBee
5:30PM (double header)
Final School Dance
Student Leadership Club Mtg.
media center; 7:45 - 8:35
Saturday, April 26
ILMS Sports Physicals
Hosted by Barnett Family Practice
7AM - 2PM
Monday, April 28
Baseball @ Home vs. Marvin Ridge
Thursday, May 1
6th Grade Field Trip to Myrtle Beach
7th and 8th Grade Band & Jazz Band Concerts
City of Light; 7PM
Friday, May 2
Mix It Up At Lunch
Let's Rock the PASS Test
Student Leadership Club Mtg.
media center; 7:45 - 8:35
Monday, May 5
Tuesday, May 6
Wednesday, May 7

Lab Schedule

Media Center
4/21 - 4/25: Petty
5/15: 8th Grade Book Returns
5/16: 7th Grade Book Returns
5/19: 6th Grade Book Returns
5/20: Last Day to use the media center for research/projects
5/21: EOC Testing (MC closed)
5/22 - 5/28: School-wide Inventory

E Lab
4/14 - 4/18: Gazes

B Lab
3/26 - 4/30: Bachini (6A/6B only)

6th Grade Cart - See Hyde-Volpe
7th Grade Cart - See B. Mager
8th Grade Cart - See Cuviello
Encore Cart - See Alston or Carnes



Local Forecast

Today, 4/25/2014
High: 78 Low: 54
Chance thunderstorms
36% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/26/2014
High: 82 Low: 56
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.