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Due diligence on North Central schools tonight

The Kershaw County Board of Trustees will receive a due diligence report tonight on how much it would cost to bring not just Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools up to code, but Baron DeKalb Elementary School (BDK) as well. Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Director of Operations Billy Smith will provide the report to trustees during their meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in the board room at the district office on West DeKalb Street in Camden.

May 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Celebrating Camden

Camden Middle School (CMS) students put the finishing touches on a mural along the school's main entrance hallway celebrating their hometown's history and culture on May 6. The students did the bulk of the work, guided by artist-in-residence Russ Petty (working near the image of Larry Doby's statue near the left end of the mural) and CMS art teacher Keith Tolen. The mural connects many of Camden's most notable features including The Price House, Kershaw-Cornwallis House, Rectory Square, Kendall Mill and the city's greenspaces. More than 150 students worked on the mural, which they officially ...

May 17, 2016 | | Education


Appointments & Awards

Lugoff-Elgin High School senior Hanna Potter officially receives her appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., (first photo) during L-EHS' Senior Awards Day ceremony May 12 in the school's gymnasium. Presenting her with the appointment is West Point liaison Susan Harrison, whose son also graduated from L-EHS and went on to West Point. In the second photo, Hanna also receives an award recognizing her as L-EHS Class of 2016's valedictorian from Principal Worth Thomasson. In the third photo, fellow L-EHS senior Sarah Placke receives her official appointment to the U.S. Air Force ...

May 17, 2016 | | Education


KCSD announces year-end schedule

The Kershaw County School District has announced its end-of-year schedule.

May 13, 2016 | | Education


Camden Military Academy cadet chosen as JLKC Outstanding Student of the Year

The more than 30 students from Camden, Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools and Camden Military Academy (CMA) participating in this school year's Junior Leadership of Kershaw County (JLKC) program chose CMA cadet Thomas Azrelyant as the recipient of the Robert J. "Bob" Sheheen Outstanding Student of the Year Award. Thomas also happened to be CMA's choice to represent the school when giving speeches at the JLKC's graduation dinner April 28 at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse.

May 10, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Trustees clash with 6-2-1 vote to keep BES, MPES open

It was a night of reversals and recriminations Tuesday during the Kershaw County Board of Trustees meeting at Camden Elementary School. Six of the board's nine trustees, led by Trustee Mara Jones, voted to remove the consolidation of Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools from a list of construction bond referendum projects. Jones' motion included providing $1 million each to the schools and Baron DeKalb Elementary School (BDK) for renovations.

May 06, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board to continue discussing referenda language

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will continue its discussion on the actual language to be written into a proposed $138.8 million bond construction during its meeting tonight at Camden Elementary School (CES). Trustees will also discuss language to be used in a referendum to create a 1-cent sales tax to offset a 40-mil property tax increase to pay for the construction bond.

May 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSD communications recognized by NSPRA

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received 18 awards for excellence in communications from the South Carolina chapter of the National School Public Relations Association on Friday.

May 03, 2016 | | Education


School Days

April 26, 2016 | | Education


Stover’s Craig Jelks is 2016 KCSD Teacher of the Year

Loud cheers and happy tears greeted Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's announcement Thursday evening of the 2016 KCSD Teacher of the Year: Craig H. Jelks, an 8th Grade social studies teacher from Leslie M. Stover Middle School (LSMS).

April 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Blaney announces third quarter honor roll

Blaney Elementary School recently announced its honor roll for the third nine weeks.

April 26, 2016 | | Education


Wateree announces honor roll

Wateree Elementary School recenlty announced its honor roll for the third nine weeks.

April 26, 2016 | | Education


NCMS releases honor roll for third quarter

North Centra Middle School recently released its honor roll for the third quarter of the school year.

April 22, 2016 | | Education


Upchurch & Jowers, KCSD celebrate academics at 21st annual banquet

For the 21st year, Upchurch & Jowers and the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) inducted the brightest seniors from Camden, Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools onto the All-County Academic Team. The annual banquet, held Monday at Bethesda Presbyterian Church's Westminster Hall, drew more than 100 parents, family members, district officials, Upchurch & Jowers staff to celebrate the addition of 31 students -- 10 each from Camden and North Central high schools and 11 from Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS).

April 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Harris wins Dickerson Community Service Award

Mandy Harris, a 4th Grade teacher at Jackson Elementary School and the 2015 Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Teacher of the Year, received the Charles Dickerson Community Service Award at the S.C. State Teacher of the Year banquet Wednesday evening.

April 22, 2016 | | Education


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Lugoff-Elgin High School Band holds equipment fund

The Lugoff-Elgin Band Program is currently experiencing growth in both quality of performance and student participation. Next year, the program anticipates large numbers in each ...

July 19, 2016 | | Education


School News - July 15, 2016

Dana Oree, of Elgin, graduated from Troy University during Term 3 of the 2015/2016 academic year.

July 15, 2016 | | Education


School board sends referenda to election commission

Barring any objections from the S.C. Election Commission (SCEC), Kershaw County voters will see two referenda on November's ballot to fund capital improvement ...

July 15, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Education


King leaves school board to become MES principal

Dr. Charles King is coming home and going back to school, as it were.

July 15, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Education


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