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State school PR association honors KCSD staff

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received 16 awards for excellence in school communications from the SC chapter of the National School Public Relations Association on Friday.

May 05, 2017 | | Education


MPES receives national school counseling designation

Mt. Pisgah Elementary (MTP) is one of only eight SC schools to receive national recognition for its comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program and exemplary educational environment this school year.

May 05, 2017 | | Education


Trustees debate North Central principal 'promise'

Funding a principal position so that Bethune Elementary School (BES) and Mt. Pisgah Elementary School (MPES) do not have to share one has consistently appeared in Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's 2017-18 budget proposals since first introduced a month ago.

May 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Changes proposed for honor graduates

As the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) moves to a 10-point grading scale, it is also having to revise its requirements for academic honor and distinguished honor graduates starting with the 2018-19 school year.

May 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Camden Montessori School earns accreditation

The Montessori School of Camden (MSC) recently earned accreditation by its international professional society, Montessori Educational Programs International Inc. (MEPI).

May 02, 2017 | | Education


2017 All-County Academic team honored

For the 22nd year, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency honored the top 10 students, in terms of academic achievements, from each of the district's three high schools. The 30 students making up the 2017 All-County Academic Team celebrated with their families, teachers, guidance counselors, principals and others at Bethesda Presbyterian Church on April 24.

May 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KC Robotics team part of Midlands Gives today

The Kershaw County Robotics Team hopes to raise funds during today's "Midlands Gives!" campaign to attend future competitions. The online 24-hour telethon provides an easy way to support local non-profit organizations.

May 02, 2017 | | Education


ATEC’s Brooke Bradshaw is KCSD Teacher of the Year

Six words gave it away. "Love. Nurture. Inspire. Light the Fire."

April 25, 2017 | | Education


Special day for special athletes

With sirens blaring and lights flashing, police cars escorted several buses through town as well-wishers waved and cheered from points along the route. Their destination was Camden Military Academy for the annual Kershaw County Special Olympics.

April 25, 2017 | | Education


Read in

Forty students at North Central Middle School, along with five adults, attended the S.C. Statewide Read-In April 4 at the S.C. State House in Columbia. This makes the twelfth year NCM students have attended this event that celebrates the importance of reading. Over three thousand students from around the state were in attendance this year. Pictured, from left, are Jennifer Gibson, Madison Jones, Jadan Coats, William Reese, Audrey Schroeder, Alissa Shout, Allison Hayes, Landon Garbade, Silas Martinez, Guinn Moize, Renee Robinson, April Garbade. Middle row, from left, Madison Bantam, Dustin Burdick, Candis Carter, Kacie Christian, Holly Cain, Daniel ...

April 25, 2017 | | Education


School board wants to tie SROs to growth funding

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees, likely along with Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson, will present its preliminary budget to Kershaw County Council tonight.

April 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


USC Upstate names local students to Chancellor's List

USC Upstate recently named three area students to the Fall 2016 Chancellor's List. They were Kayla Brown and Kensey Stephens of Camden and Danielle James of Elgin.

April 21, 2017 | | Education


New ATEC design unveiled

The new Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) will sport a revised design when it is completed in mid-2019. Thanks to voter-approved referenda authorizing Kershaw County School District (KCSD) construction projects and a penny sales tax to fund them, ATEC is being moved from U.S. 1 in east Camden to the joint Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) and Kershaw County Economic Development site off U.S. 521 near I-20 Exit 98.

April 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Another CMA cadet to get West Point ‘experience’

For the second year in a row, a Camden Military Academy (CMA) cadet will attend the U.S. Military Academy's Summer Leadership Experience (SLE) at West Point in New York. Cadet Staff Sgt. Jack Allen Furlow, 17, will attend the SLE June 3-9, just as fellow CMA cadet Jake Dean did in 2016.

April 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board to begin ‘detailed review’ of budget

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will begin a "detailed review" of the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) preliminary 2017-18 budget tonight. Two weeks ago, KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan presented the proposed $81 million budget to the board as information. Now, the board will begin going through that proposal in an effort to determine what, if any changes, it might want to make.

April 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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Bethune scholarship winner

McKayla Williams (third from left) recently won the Bethune Lions Club scholarship. A recent graduate of McBee High School, she is the daughter of Mark ...

July 21, 2017 | | Education


Families able to register KCSD students online

Families in the Kershaw County School District can fill out their children's school registration materials online using a web-based system now available at www ...

July 18, 2017 | | Education


New schools to cost $5 million less to build

It will cost the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) $5 million less to build replacements for Camden, Lugoff and Wateree elementary schools than originally estimated ...

July 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Gardner to be new principal at MPES

During its meeting Tuesday night, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees selected Britt Gardner to serve as the principal for Mt. Pisgah Elementary School ...

July 14, 2017 | | Education


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