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September 18, 2015 | | Education

New student learning objectives part of teacher evaluations

Teachers have always needed to figure out what their students should learn by the end of the school year. That's nothing new. What is new for the 2015-16 school year is formally coming up with student learning objectives (SLOs) -- for each student they teach -- using them to determine students' progress (growth) and adding the data to teacher evaluations.

September 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

KCSD public feedback meetings begin Thursday

The Kershaw County School District and Kershaw County Board of Trustees will host the first two of a series of public feedback meetings on facilities Thursday evening. Both meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last approximately 90 minutes.

September 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

School board to take up electronic meeting policy

One day, members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees could participate in meetings without having to be physically present. The board will discuss the possibility of creating a policy to allow trustees to do so during its meeting Tuesday.

September 14, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

‘Virals’ author to speak to KCSD students

Adults may know Temperance Brennan from the book and TV series "Bones," but for Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students taking high school English classes, her great-niece Tory is more familiar. That's because "Virals," written by Brendan Reichs along with his mother, Kathy, the author of the Bones series, was their required summer reading assignment. And starting this week, those students will have the opportunity to meet the young author.

September 09, 2015 | | Education

Junior Leadership Kershaw County Class of 2016 begins new year

Junior Leadership Kershaw County kicked off its 28th year, Aug. 28-29, with a two-day retreat for the 2015-16 class that included conquering a high ropes course.

September 07, 2015 | | Education

KCSD counselors learn about industrial paths for students

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) counselors spent Wednesday at the district's offices learning about various local industries and the skills those companies need from the local workforce. The counselors even got to play a game similar to a reality TV show.

September 07, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

KCSD looking to improve school libraries

Libraries in Kershaw County school's may be enhanced in the near future thanks to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) having about $500,000 left over from its 2014-15 school year. KCSD Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson said the savings came in part from a flexibility proviso the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees approved during a recent meeting.

September 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

Summer winners

ALPHA Center Executive Director Paul Napper (fourth from left) presents Gayle Carter of First Community Bank (FCB) with the ALPHA Center/Jackson Teen Center (JTC) Summer Basektball League Championship trophy. The FCB team won the five-on-five championship Aug. 6. Celebrating, including team members holding individual trophies, are (from left) Dontrell Stradford, JTC Director Brian Mayes, Tyler Geter, Napper, Carter, FCB Team Coach John "Possum" Drakeford, Lareek Stradford and Chris McCoy.

August 31, 2015 | | Education

iPad Mini reading

August 28, 2015 | | Education

ATEC’s Katie Gilson earns state and regional honors

Katie Gilson, agricultural instructor at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC), recently earned the Outstanding Young Member Award from the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) for both South Carolina and the Southeast region.

August 28, 2015 | | Education

Kershaw County School District reopens Parent Portal

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is reopening its PowerSchool Parent Portal, an online system for parents to view their students' attendance and grade information.

August 26, 2015 | | Education

L-EHS, CHS raise more than $60,000 for UWKC

Pictured are Camden High School (CHS) Student Body President Carlos Williams (left) and Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) Student Body President Tripp Keffee (right) holding a $67,144 check for the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC). Students from both schools raised the $67,144 total during the first week of school, leading up to Friday's CHS v. L-EHS football game. L-EHS led the way in donations by contributing more than $40,000. "We worked with lots of different clubs, businesses and students. This was a team effort and it is really neat to see everyone come together for one ...

August 26, 2015 | | Education

School suppliers

Doby's Mill Elementary School (DMES) Prinicpal Ginger Catoe (first row, far right) and Asst. Principal John Folder thank soldiers of the 5th Battalion/218th Regiment from McCrady Training Center for bringing supplies to the school in July. Soldiers helping to bring in supplies were (as identified by DMES officials) Instructor Staff Sgt. Lewis and staff sergeants Crumblin, Whalen, Faulkner, Jermias, Averett, Sutton, Johnon, Bull, Barber and Macheel.

August 21, 2015 | | Education

Clemson student from Bethune competes in national agribiz quiz bowl

Matthew McCaskill of Bethune and a team of Clemson University agribusiness students recently competed in a national quiz bowl competition at the annual meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in San Francisco.

August 21, 2015 | | Education

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CHS’ Corner named SCASA Assistant Principal of the Year

Two police officers escorted Camden High School (CHS) Asst. Principal Lesley Corner to the school's media center for what she thought was some type ...

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

Bye Bye, Bully!

November 24, 2015 | | Education

School Days

November 20, 2015 | | Education

KCSD athletic facility safety issues could cost $2 million

Taking care of safety-related issues at Kershaw County School District (KCSD) athletic facilities could cost nearly $2 million, according to KCSD Executive Director of Operations ...

November 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

BDK announces honor roll

Baron DeKalb Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-weeks period.

November 20, 2015 | | Education

L-EMS releases honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine weeks.

November 20, 2015 | | Education

BES honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School recently released its honor rolls for the first nine weeks of the school year.

November 20, 2015 | | Education

Local students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society

Clemson University student Harris Baker of Camden and Francis Marion University student Caitlin Tidwell of Lugoff were recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation ...

November 20, 2015 | | Education

CMS lists first quarter honor rolls

Camden Middle School is reporting its first quarter honor rolls for the 2015-16 school year.

November 20, 2015 | | Education


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