Camden Middle School teacher Valerie Willis thought it was a big honor to be nominated for the 2011 Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award and was thrilled to earn the top award for South Carolina. So when she learned that she also received the honor for the whole Southeast region, she was even more flattered.
Under the direction of Col. Ret. Webb, the Camden High School JROTC Bulldog Battalion comes to Jackson School on every Monday and Wednesday to mentor 2nd grade students. Our second grade students have the opportunity to see the cadets in uniform as leaders. The cadets also read with students and assist them with Accelerated Reader Tests. This is a great collaboration between Jackson and Camden High School. Pictured from left to right are Paulette Williams (Media Specialist), Rosemarry Russell (PBIS Coordinator), (Cadets) Nyjee Belton, Zania Hunter, Tyerra Cook, Deja Brisbon, Iveana Smith, Matia Goodwin (Principal), Back Row: Col. Ret. Webb ...
In honor of International Walk to School Day, Lugoff Elementary School (LES) students walked around their school Wednesday morning. LES Principal Melissa Lloyd said that because few students walk to school, staff thought it would be a great idea to "have the entire student body get a bit of morning exercise while walking around the entire school." PTO Board member Molly LeGrand cheered students on and high-fived her daughter, Taylor, as she walked around the school.
Candace "Brooke" Kardack, daughter of Candy Kardack and Bobby Kardack, has received a "Silver Medallion" award from the University of South Carolina, Sumter for the 2010-11 academic school year on Sept. 23. In order to qualify for this award, a student must have completed at least 30 hours on campus and achieved a 3.5 – 3.94 GPA. Brooke completed the year with a GPA of 3.93. She was also named on the Dean's List for the fall and spring semesters.
The main goal of Kershaw County First Steps is to strengthen families and ensure a successful starting point for children entering schools in the community. With the organization's opening of two new resource rooms in September, the group's staff hopes it can work even more effectively toward that goal.