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Voters may get IPP Phase II referendum

Kershaw County's voters may get the chance to decide whether the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) moves forward with the second phase of its facilities equalization project. Five years ago, members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted to finance the project's first phase through a $102 million Installment Purchase Plan (IPP).

October 03, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Trustees to vote on opting out of TIF district

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) may send a letter to the city of Camden opting out of the city's plan to create a tax increment financing (TIF) district.

September 30, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Feature photo: Invitation to lunch

September 30, 2011 | | Education


CCTC continues enrollment growth

For the third consecutive year, Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) has set a new enrollment record with 4,400 students enrolled for the fall 2011 semester, including more than 520 at its Kershaw County campuses. The enrollment numbers reflect an approximate 3 percent gain in students as compared to last fall across all its campuses.

September 26, 2011 | | Education


Banned book author Crutcher visits Kershaw County

After his book "Angry Management" was removed from, and then returned to, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) libraries, author Chris Crutcher came to the county to speak with local residents and students about book banning and censorship.

September 26, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Local schools awarded grants from Camden Walmart

Camden Walmart again partnered with the Kershaw County School District to sponsor the Stuff a Bus promotion, making the students the real winners.

September 26, 2011 | | Education


School menus -- Sept. 23, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Sept. 26-30:

September 23, 2011 | | Education


Trustees look at options for creating swim teams

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) could consider partnering with the county's recreation department for the use of its pool to expand athletic offerings to include swim teams.

September 23, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Up on the roof

Camden Elementary School Principal Ed Yount spent Monday night on the school's roof as part of an agreement made after challenging the elementary school students to raise $1,000 for the United Way of Kershaw County's campaign. The students actually exceeded the $1,000 benchmark, and raised as much as $1,349 through a variety of school fundraisers. On Tuesday morning, Yount said he knew the students would reach their goal, but was pleasantly surprised they exceeded it. During his night on the roof, Yount said he spent his time in a tent "reading and getting some school ...

September 21, 2011 | | Education


DMES girls on the go

Betsy Long is a runner.

September 21, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


PTHS chosen for Title I honor

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School is one of three schools statewide to be honored by the South Carolina Association of Title I Administrators for closing the achievement gap. Of the more than 500 Title I schools in South Carolina, Pine Tree Hill ranked in the top three in improving student achievement among students who have historically scored lower than their peers.

September 19, 2011 | | Education


Patriotic Week salute

September 16, 2011 | | Education


Junior Leadership launches new year

Junior Leadership Kershaw County kicked off its 24th year Aug. 26-27 with a two-day retreat for the 2011-12 class that included conquering a high ropes course.

September 16, 2011 | | Education


School menus -- Sept. 16, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Sept. 19-23:

September 16, 2011 | | Education


Group aims to build literacy as tool for life

Kershaw County and Camden city councils designated September as National Literacy Month, and volunteers with the Kershaw County Literacy Association (KCLA) hope the community becomes more aware of the organization's programs and goals.

September 14, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Education


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KCSD in top 20 on federal report cards

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) exceeded state expectations according to data released by the S.C. State Department of Education.

October 22, 2014 | | Education


Camden High receives Distinguished Arts Program Grant

Camden High School (CHS) is enjoying an award-winning 2014. Aside from being named a "Palmetto's Finest School," CHS also received a Distinguished Arts Program Grant for a project titled "Commitment to Excellence in the Arts." It is the first grant of its kind to be awarded to a Kershaw County school.

October 17, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


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