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Looking for 'good junk'

Cassandra Mickle (center), an art teacher at Stover Middle School, has been collecting "good junk" for years. The "good junk" includes Styrofoam meat trays, egg cartons, old magazines, containers with lids, toilet and paper towel tubes and other items. During the past few years, students have used "good junk" items to make creative pieces of art. Due to recent budget cuts, Mickle said she has relied more and more on these items – much of which is donated by the community -- for her art classes. Most recently, a large donation of art sketch pads was given by Dan and Lisa McDonald ...

November 07, 2011 | | Education


School menus -- Nov. 4, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Nov. 7-11:

November 04, 2011 | | Education


Morgan's contract extended to 2016

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's contract has been extended an additional two years. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees on Tuesday approved extending the contract from June 30, 2014, to June 30, 2016. The 7-2 vote, with trustees Nissary Wood and Dr. Don Copley opposed, followed an executive session.

November 04, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Feature photo: In another time

Students in Sharon White's second block World History class at Lugoff-Elgin High School concluded their study of the Enlightenment Period by attending White's Chocolate House. Students began the project in the library media center researching a specific topic from the 1700s. Each student created a newspaper with their topics being the focus of the front page. For the back page, students wrote advertisements for newly developed products. During the chocolate house, students shared information with each other to create five new articles for the inside of their papers. "I had a great time getting and sharing info with ...

November 04, 2011 | | Education


JROTC on the road

Camden High's JROTC presented the Colors at a recent meeting of the S.C. Board of Education. Rose Sheheen (left), a member of the Board of Education and a retired Kershaw County educator, and S.C. Superintendent of Education Dr. Mick Zais (fourth from left) greeted the cadets, who included (from second left) Dilon Price, Ashley Williams, Quavian Belton, Daryl Richardson and Chantel Goodson and Camden High JROTC Instructor retired Col. Tim Webb.

November 02, 2011 | | Education


Feature photo: Safety message

October 31, 2011 | | Education


Feature photo: Pizza and a movie

October 31, 2011 | | Education


Feature photo: Pumpkin prizes

October 31, 2011 | | Education


Dressed for success

October 31, 2011 | | Education


Facilities equalization review starts with WES

To begin the process of addressing the second phase of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) facilities equalization program, the KCSD finance and facilities committee discussed the possibility of renovating or replacing Wateree Elementary School (WES) during its meeting Tuesday afternoon.

October 28, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


School menus -- Oct. 28, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 4:

October 28, 2011 | | Education


Growing green

Leslie M. Stover Middle School and Fairfield Electric Cooperative celebrated 10 years of "green power" in South Carolina recently with a commemorative tree-planting to symbolize the sustainability and environmental benefits of renewable energy.

October 28, 2011 | | Education


Gene Machine

Equipped with safety glasses, latex gloves and protective aprons, the scientists hunched over the work table, engrossed in the test at hand.

October 26, 2011 | | Education


BES copes with fifth-grader’s death

Grief counselors were dispatched to Blaney Elementary School (BES) Wednesday after a 10-year-old student died of an asthma attack at a Columbia-area hospital Tuesday.

October 24, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Trustees to share legislative points with delegation

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees developed a list last week of legislative positions to discuss with the county's legislative delegation.

October 24, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


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L-EHS Drama Dept. showcases student work

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) drama students recently portrayed the perils, joys and everyday challenges of high school life in their winter production. The play consisted of a series of monologues, written by L-EHS Drama III students, dealing with issues such as pregnancy, parent's divorce, social media mishaps, relationship issues and navigating friendships. The play followed a group of students through their senior year in high school.

December 22, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Education


Gary is KCSD Food Service Employee of the Month

Twenty-four years ago, Brenda Gary began working at Camden High School as a food service employee within the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). Gary worked at Camden High until last year when officials determined help was needed at Leslie M. Stover Middle School's cafeteria in Elgin.

December 22, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


KCSD receives two 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is the only South Carolina school district to receive not just one, but two 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants for 2015. Partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands, Jackson School and Pine Tree Hill Elementary School will house afterschool academic assistance programs.

December 19, 2014 | | Education


CHS raises funds for PAALS

Camden High School's (CHS) National Honor Society (NHS) presented Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS) with a $3,000 check Tuesday. The money is going to a program called Rob's Best Friend Fund; a ceremony marking the donation took place in the CHS media center.

December 19, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Brandi Patterson of Elgin named Barker Scholar

Brandi Patterson of Elgin has been named a Barker Scholar at Clemson University.

December 17, 2014 | | Education


Jackson’s Goodwin is KCRC Reading Administrator of the Year

The Kershaw County Reading Council's (KCRC) Administrator of the Year is doing everything she can to make sure students are reading at least at grade level. The KCRC named Jackson Elementary School Principal Matia Goodwin as its Reading Administrator of the Year at its annual recognition program Dec. 8.

December 17, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Arbor Day at Doby's Mill

On December 5, students at Doby's Mill Elementary school participated in Kershaw County's Soil and Water Conservation District's celebration of Arbor Day. Donna Douglas explained when Arbor Day is recognized. "Arbor Day is the first Friday in December, that is when we celebrate it in South Carolina because that is the best time to plant. It's celebrated at different times in different states," Douglas explained. Students participated in an assembly honoring Arbor Day and performed skits and songs in honor of Arbor Day. "Every year the conservation district chooses a school to participate in Arbor Day ...

December 15, 2014 | | Education


School district gives flu warning

According to Kershaw County School District Director of Communications Mary Anne Byrd, the district received an update last week from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) saying it is seeing an early and large rise in seasonal flu cases. Byrd said the district is currently experiencing the same situation in many of the schools.

December 15, 2014 | | Education


Dec. 19 to be half day for KCSD students

The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 19, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break. Staff will work a regular schedule. Students in 3-and 4-year-old developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend.

December 15, 2014 | | Education


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