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Proposed 3rd Grade retention proposal to be reviewed

Among a number of policy changes to be reviewed during tonight's meeting of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is one that could see 3rd Graders held back from moving up to 4th Grade if they are not proficiently reading at grade level. The mandated provision is supposed to go into effect this school year. It is one of 10 potential policy revisions or additions the board will review tonight in anticipation of a vote at its Nov. 7 meeting.

October 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board to hear about new accountability system

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD), along with all others in the state, has to learn about yet another accountability system put in place by the state of South Carolina. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hear a report about the new system during its meeting tonight.

October 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Great participation

North Central Middle School (NCMS) had the greatest participation in the recent campaign to Fill A Bus with school supplies. Sonic of Camden owner Kimberly Lund (far left) and Sonic of Lugoff owner Kevin Wilburn presented NCMS Principal Burch Richardson with a $500 check as a percentage of their sales from a day last month while Fred's Pharmacy Manager Jim Bradshaw (far right) who also participated in the campaign looks on. NCMS will use the money for its Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support program.

September 29, 2017 | | Education


Blaney pirates

Blaney Elementary School 5th Graders (from left) Cheyenne Kerr, Cecilia McEaney, Shawn Hunger and Ivy Huba solve math problems for their team while participating in the schools National Talk Like a Pirate Day celebration. The school celebrated with costumes, pirate treats and a fun math competition. Retired teacher Scott Gandy created and organized the event to help motivate students. As shown here, students worked in groups to solve math problems and earn points for their classes.

September 29, 2017 | | Education


KCSD participates in Robots4Autism initiative

The Kershaw County School District will be one of among 15 across the state to implement a new curriculum called Robots4Autism in October.

September 29, 2017 | | Education


ATEC HOSA students help with ‘Be the Match’ campaign

If you have ever wondered if you could make a difference in someone's life, HOSA students from ATEC would like for you to "Be The Match." These high school students are helping to find persons to serve as bone marrow donors.

September 29, 2017 | | Education


January 12 will be Irma make-up day for KCSD

Kids will have to be in school on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, a day they originally thought they'd have off as a teacher work day. The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will now use that day as a make-up day for having closed schools due to the threat of damaging weather from Hurricane Irma.

September 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Bean chosen for S.C. Education Policy Fellowship

Rebecca "Becky" Bean, of Camden, who serves as the communications manager for the S.C. School Boards Association, is one of 17 professional and civic leaders chosen to participate in the S.C. Education Policy Fellowship Program for 2017-18.

September 22, 2017 | | Education


Second annual CHS Hall of Fame induction October 12

Patrick Davis. Alfred Mae Drakeford. Dr. Paul Joseph Sr. Dr. Janet Marshall. Thomas "Daddy Mac" McLester Sr. Austin Sheheen. These will be the people inducted during the second annual Camden High School (CHS) Hall of Fame event set for Oct. 12 at 833 South Broad Street. McLester, who passed away in 2012, will be inducted posthumously.

September 22, 2017 | | Education


Clemson student from Camden takes part in wetland project

A Clemson student from Camden assisted a group of South Carolina homeowners and business owners to know the value of using best management practices (BMPs) to manage stormwater runoff while maintaining water quality at the same time.

September 22, 2017 | By DENISE ATTAWAY Clemson College of Agriculture | Education


School board may amend budgets tonight

Tonight, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials will ask the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees to amend both the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-17 and FY 2017-18 budgets. The 2016-17 fiscal year ended June 30, with the current fiscal year starting the next day.

September 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Tracking Irma

September 19, 2017 | | Education


College and University News - Sept. 19, 2017

The Citadel honored three area students with Gold Stars for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2016-2017 academic year. They are Tony Outlaw of Bishopville, Tierra Price of Bishopville and Trace Guy of Rembert.

September 19, 2017 | | Education


ATEC fall open house today

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) will hold its fall semester open house today from 5 to 7 p.m. Parents of students and the general public are invited to attend and become familiar with school district's career center.

September 12, 2017 | | Education


Hurricane Irma

"In some way, shape or form, we are probably going to be impacted by this."

September 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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Six inducted into CHS Hall of Fame

A year and a half after Camden High School (CHS) inducted its first honorees into its Hall of Fame, the school added six more names ...

October 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSD students named AP Scholars

Fifty-seven Kershaw County School District students earned scores high enough on spring 2017 AP exams to be named AP Scholars.

October 20, 2017 | | Education


Students honored for perfect state test scores

During its Oct. 3 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recognized 12 students who earned perfect scores on standardized tests during the 2016-2017 ...

October 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


SCICU names Rutledge as Student of the Year

The South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) recently awarded Morris College senior Pamela Rutledge with the McLean-Smith SCICU Student of the Year Award and ...

October 10, 2017 | | Education


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