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School board deals with SRO 'rumors'

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews appeared at Tuesday's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting in a joint effort to discuss "rumors" regarding the future of school resource officers (SROs) in Camden schools. County SROs currently serve at Camden High School, Camden Middle School and the Continuous Learning Center.

June 08, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Elk Lodge Scholarship awarded

Antuan Augustus (second from left) and Kirsten Baker (second from right), both seniors at Lugoff-Elgin High School, were the winners of the Camden Lugoff Elks 2012 Mary Ellen Ahner Scholarship. Rich Wagner (right) and Vickie Schermbeck (left) from the local Elks Lodge presented the cash awards to the winners on May 17th at the school during a Senior Awards Day Ceremony. The Mary Ellen Ahner Scholarship is awarded each year to students who plan to enter the field of education. The Mary Ellen Ahner Scholarship was established by Jim Ahner in remembrance of his wife Mary Ellen Ahner. Mary Ellen ...

June 08, 2012 | | Education


L-EMS celebrates Decades Day

Mrs. Brazell's ELA classes at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School celebrated Decades Day . Students -- such as (from left) Camille Sullivan, Sarah Hardin, Molli Smith, Tyjah Steele, Kara Hayes, Madison Guthrie and Katelyn Vandevander -- researched different aspects of the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s and created Glogsters to present their research. Students dressed in fashion from their decade or as a famous person from their decade. They created a timeline in the hallway and plotted different events, and created a time capsule to represent items from 2000-2011. In class, students presented their decades' research. It was exciting day for all!

June 08, 2012 | | Education


Spitzer recognized achieving the distinction of Eagle Scout

Lugoff-Elgin High School senior Matthew Spitzer achieved the distinction of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor May 20. Matthew's required service project included preparing a detailed map of the historic cemetery of Smyrna United Methodist Church in Elgin. Matthew also built a prayer garden and seating for visitors. Matthew is pictured here presenting the details of his project work to Joe McConnaughay from the church's Cemetery Committee. Matthew is a member of Boy Scout Troop 316, sponsored by St. John's United Methodist Church in Lugoff.

June 08, 2012 | | Education


Acting out history

Five Camden Military Academy (CMS) students will perform an original play entitled "Castro" in the National History Day national championship June 10-14 in Maryland.

June 08, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


The last class - Part 3 of 3

Kershaw County has produced its own licensed practical nurses (LPNs) for 47 years.

June 04, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Brick by brick

Crews begin demolishing the band room of the old Camden Middle School (CMS) campus Wednesday on Laurens Street. Following CMS' move to McRae Road several years ago, the Kershaw County School District attempted to sell the property twice to developers who had proposed creating a new residential area by extending Jordan Street south to Jordan Street. Neighbors fought the move, leaving the property vacant for years and subject to vandalism. The district decided earlier this year to demolish the remaining buildings and have the debris removed in order to make the property more attractive to sell.

June 01, 2012 | | Education


The last class - Part 2 of 3

Six hundred students have graduated from the practical nursing program at the Applied Technology Education Center (ATEC) since it opened in September 1968.

June 01, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Bridging ceremony

Each year at the Montessori School of Camden, students celebrate the end of academics with a "Bridging Ceremony," held in the Baxley Gazebo.

May 30, 2012 | | Education


The last class - Part 1 of 3

Nineteen practical nursing students at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) received their nursing pins, participated in a candle lighting ceremony and said the Practical Nurse's Pledge after they earned their diplomas last May 24.

May 30, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Tea time

Camden Elementary School of the Creative Arts students in Renee Thompson and Donna Reyes' special needs classes treated their mothers to tea at the Palmetto Coffee Shoppe and Tea Room to celebrate Mother's Day.

May 28, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Combs earns USC President's List recognition

Elizabeth Combs of Camden has completed her freshman year at the University of South Carolina with a 4.0 grade point average and was named to the President's List.

May 28, 2012 | | Education


SS/HS grant a 'success' for KCSD

Programs funded by a grant obtained by Kershaw County following the 2007 gang-related shooting death of a high school student now employ 41 full- and part-time residents. It has helped reduce recidivism at the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Continuous Learning Center (CLC), provided "targeted" counseling to 2,900 students and created a positive behavioral program that will be expanded to all middle schools.

May 25, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


CHS honor roll students named

Camden High School has reported its honor roll students for the third quarter.

May 23, 2012 | | Education


Cooper chosen to serve on CERRA Advisory Board

Camden Middle School teacher Lori Cooper is among a group of educators from across the Palmetto State who have been chosen to serve on the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement's (CERRA) Advisory Board.

May 23, 2012 | | Education


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

April 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Local students join Phi Beta Kappa

The following local students recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor ...

April 14, 2017 | | Education


NCMS announces 3rd quarter Honor Rolls

North Central Middle School recently named the following honor roll studetns for the third nine week period.

April 14, 2017 | | Education


BES announces 3rd quarter Honor Rolls

Blaney Elementary School recently announced its Honor Roll for the third nine weeks period.

April 11, 2017 | | Education


ATEC students win tech honors

Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) mechatronics and honors pre-engineering programs students placed among the best in the state at the recent S.C. Technology Student ...

April 11, 2017 | | Education


Students to attend Palmetto Girls State

Sanders Stoney Unit 203 sponsored five students from Camden High and Lugoff-Elgin High Schools to attend the 71st Annual Session of Palmetto Girls State to ...

April 11, 2017 | | Education


School Days - April 11, 2017

April 11, 2017 | | Education


College News - April 11, 2017

Fredi Pritchett of Elgin was named to the Fall 2016 Dean's List at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

April 11, 2017 | | Education


Scholarship winners

The West Wateree-Lugoff Rotary Club recently awarded its annual scholarships to six Lugoff-Elgin High School seniors for outstanding accomplishments both inside and outside the classroom ...

April 11, 2017 | | Education


JES announces 3rd quarter Honor Rolls

Jackson Elementary School recenty announced honor rolls for the third nine week period.

April 11, 2017 | | Education


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