Camden High School (CHS) is a finalist for the 2014 Palmetto's Finest Schools Awards. After extensive evaluations by fellow educators and previous Palmetto's Finest winners, CHS is among nine schools competing for the honor. The application process includes elements on student achievement, instructional programs, professional learning communities and school culture.
The Kershaw County School District announced Monday that, due to a forecast of extreme cold weather and out of an abundance of caution, schools will open on a two-hour delay for students Tuesday. Staff will report at their normal time. Three- and 4-year-old students in morning classes will NOT attend. Breakfast will be served.
Students at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) will take on leadership roles when an international exhibit on World War II diarist Anne Frank opens at the school Jan. 9. According to former L-EHS student Coy Gibson, who helped have his alma mater selected as an exhibition site, current students will play an important role during the exhibit's appearance.
Earlier this year, Katie Gilson learned she was one of 41 recipients of the National Association of Agricultural Educators' (NAAE) Teachers Turn the Key (TTTK) Award. With the award came the chance for Gilson -- selected from a nationwide pool of applicants -- to travel to Las Vegas to attend the NAAE's annual convention.
Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) will serve as host for an international exhibit featuring noted World War II figure Anne Frank's life Jan. 7-Feb. 15.
Thanks to a $10,000 donation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) of South Carolina, Kershaw County Adult Education (KCAE) will be able to complete upgrades to the technology it uses to offer its services.
Kershaw County School District (KCSD) partnered with the Camden Walmart and the United Way of Kershaw County to collect toys and coats for needy children through Walmart's Fill a Truck campaign. Volunteers from all three organizations manned the cardboard trucks in the store over three weekends in December to encourage Walmart shoppers to participate. The results were outstanding with enough items donated to benefit over 80 KCSD students as well as others who were being served through the Toys for Tots programs. Walmart employees themselves purchased three shopping carts worth of items.
Midway Elementary School second grade students recently performed The Night Before Christmas.
Baron DeKalb Elementary School (BDK) Student Council recently hosted a Carolina vs. Clemson canned food drive challenge. The BDK Student Council hosted the Carolina vs. Clemson Food Drive to promote teamwork, show community spirit, and to address local hunger issues. Donations were delivered to the Food for the Soul Soup Kitchen and to other families in need. "The Carolina vs. Clemson Challenge was a fun way to show people in our community that we care," Student Council member Joshua Vasquez said.
Dr. Frank Morgan, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) superintendent, recently received a 4 percent salary raise for this "dedication" to making the district a "high quality learning environment."
Blaney Elementary School (BES) kindergartners, with the help of Jingle Bella the elf, helped to raise $125 for the United Way of Kershaw County. Kindergarten teacher assistant Katherine Rogers got inspiration for the fundraiser after purchasing Elf on a Shelf, Jingle Bella, for her family. "I decided to take her to school and she became very popular," said Rogers. Rogers and Kindergarten teacher Megan Goff got an idea to do a fundraiser in which Jingle Bella would sign $1 autographs for students. Each student who purchased an autograph would also have a photo taken with Jingle Bella. A check for ...
Students, faculty and community members celebrated the season of giving Thursday at Lugoff-Elgin High School's (L-EHS) Holiday Hopes. L-EHS Principal Thomas Gladden reminded students that giving back to the community is an important part the school's focus.
So what do people think of the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed Phase 2 of its Facilities Equalization Plan (FEP)? The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees found out at its Dec. 17 meeting as the board heard some of that feedback.
Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan presented the pros, cons, myths and concerns about the Common Core standards to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees at their meeting Tuesday night. Morgan made the presentation in response to a request by Trustee Don Copley. At a previous meeting, Copley said there has been a lot of contradictory information and mixed reaction to the standards.
Members of Kershaw County Council attended the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting Tuesday evening to hear a presentation on a possible joint economic development campus here. Others attending the meeting included representatives from Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC), the city of Camden, the towns of Bethune and Elgin, Kershaw County Committee of 100, Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, KershawHealth, Santee Lynches Council of Governments, the Kershaw County Vocational Education Foundation and Santee-Wateree Rural Transit Authority.
The 17th annual Read Across America event took place Feb. 28 with volunteers converging on all Kershaw County elementary schools to read the works of Dr. Seuss to students in honor of his birthday. Seuss, whose real name was Theodore Seuss Geisel, was born March 2, 1904, but since that date fell on Sunday this year, the event was moved to Feb. 28, a Friday. A creation of the National Education Association, the event is held nationwide.
Last Friday, Blaney Elementary School (BES) students learned about heart health and physical activity at Jump Rope for the Heart. Students rotated through 11 stations where they exercised, played games and learned about eating healthy. BES school nurse Kim Allen wanted to show students that exercise can be fun. Jump Rope for the Heart is a community service project that teaches students the importance of exercising and eating healthy. Through Jump Rope for the Heart, BES students exceeded their goal of $1000 in raising money for the American Heart Association.
Due to recent inclement weather, Friday will be a regular school day for Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students. The 2013-14 KCSD calendar approved in December of 2012 originally indicated that Friday would be a professional development day for teachers unless needed as an inclement weather make up day.
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