All incoming ninth-graders for the 2012-2013 school year will receive Apple iPad 2s. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted unanimously for that to happen as part of the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) ongoing i-Can program. The board estimates spending $1.37 million for 1,918 iPad units along with 821 laptops, pay for 15 technicians and one-time costs to improve bandwidth and wireless access at all three of the district's highs schools and ATEC.
Doby's Mill Elementary School's (DMES) Shrimp and G.R.I.T. is going to the First Lego League (FLL) state competition this weekend. DMES started its first robotics team in 2002. This year's team is called G.R.I.T, Great Robots In Training, and is made up of six fifth-graders. They must complete an application and show aptitude in six areas during tryouts before they can secure a spot on the team.
Doing the research for my column on voting statistics encouraged me not to be that person. You know -- that person who complains but doesn't do anything to help the cause. As I get older and gain more life experience, I find that it is really important to get interested in life, not on the surface but really dig deep into how the world is changing socially, culturally, fiscally.
The buildings that housed the former Camden Middle School (CMS) on Laurens Street could be torn down in the near future. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees looked at the possibility as Finance/ Facilities Chair Matt Irick presented an update on the former school at the full board's Feb. 7 meeting.
The results of the Kershaw County School District's budget survey were revealed Tuesday night. There were 1,380 participants in the survey, which was available on the district's website from Jan. 13 to Feb. 3.
One of the most memorable scenes from "The Oprah Winfrey Show" was an episode where Oprah sent a seemingly "nice" man who needed help finding his puppy to lure kids away from a playground where their parents were watching them.
It takes "a true collaborative effort to raise a village," 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson said Thursday as his office and the ALPHA Center kicked off Kershaw County's new Community Youth Arbitration Program. The program will keep first-time, non-violent juvenile offenders from immediately entering the formal justice system.
February 06, 2012|