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Morgan: four-day school week 'ill-advised, short term' fix

Fewer graduation requirements. A possible reduction of required school district staff development days. Four-day school weeks.

January 03, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


KCSD's three high schools honored for SAT/ACT scores

All three Kershaw County high schools were among 72 high schools in the state to be recognized for achievement on either the ACT or SAT college entrance exams, according to the S.C. Department of Education.

December 27, 2010 | | Education


Hayes earns master's degree from Clemson

Camden native Mary Melissa Hayes earned a Master of Science degree in Microbiology from Clemson University at the December 2010 commencement exercises.

December 24, 2010 | | Education


Morgan seeks input from recent KCSD grads

For the second year, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Frank Morgan would like to hear from recent KCSD graduates to gain perspective on how the district prepared them for "life after high school."

December 24, 2010 | | Education


Say 'cheese'

Principal Jeff Jordan dressed up as Santa Claus to bring joy to the students of Camden Middle School. Charlesten Beck shot this photo of Margaret Guy after she finished giving her wish list to Santa. Charlesten was capturing photos for a digital photography project in Lucy Ross' computer class.

December 24, 2010 | | Education


Home, sweet home

December 24, 2010 | | Education


Wrapped up in the holidays

December 24, 2010 | | Education


Jackson earns SMC Dean's List honors

Kayla Jackson, a sophomore at Spartanburg Methodist College, was named to the fall 2010 Dean's List .

December 24, 2010 | | Education


School board chairman stands by land purchase

Despite a harsh wave of criticism, Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Chairman Joey Dorton is standing by the board's decision to spend $1.25 million to purchase the former Howden-Buffalo property on U.S. 1 and convert it into a new district office.

December 24, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


The Santa Squad

Santa Claus is old.

December 22, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


Off the leash

Bulldog Bands, the new wrist fashion, are all the rage. Specially designed for Camden High School fans and alumni is a trendy, wearable statement of school spirit. Emblazoned with four powerful words, "Welcome to the Pound," the bands symbolize the strength of our Bulldog family, spreading Camden High pride.

December 22, 2010 | By Sally Dunaway Special to the C-I | Education


Area students earn degrees from Francis Marion

Francis Marion University awarded 303 degrees during commencement exercises Dec. 18.

December 22, 2010 | | Education


Learning about others

Fourth- and fifth-grade students at Baron DeKalb Elementary School completed various activities including the Trust Walk (visual); Muffled Directions (auditory); Mirror Reading (learning); and Mouth Writing (physical). These activities and others are designed to give students and teachers the opportunity to experience some of the challenges encountered by people with a disability. "Awareness: The Key to Friendships," is an educational program sponsored by Family Connection of South Carolina, Inc. This program teaches understanding and sensitivity towards people with disabilities. Fifth grade students commented that they enjoyed the program and wished they could have visited all eight stations. Here, students Clay ...

December 20, 2010 | | Education


Bright Knights

The Marching Knights placed seventh at the S.C. Band Directors Association's 1A State Championship at Batesburg-Leesville High School. This was the first time in eight years North Central has been represented at the state level and this was the highest placement in the school's known history. The North Central Marching Knights were the only marching band to represent the Kershaw County School District at the state level this year.

December 20, 2010 | | Education


Salute to veterans

The kindergarten students at Pine Tree Hill School made and decorated instruments for the school's annual Veterans Day parade. The students marched in honor of all veterans ,especially those who attended the second-grade program. Parents and community members joined in the red, white and blue salute to thank veterans.

December 20, 2010 | | Education


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United Way challenge

Camden High and Lugoff-Elgin High students used the week leading up to their rival football game to raise money for the United Way of Kershaw County. As announced at halftime of the football game, Lugoff-Elgin High raised $40,748.20 and Camden High raised $24,825.81, new all-time high amounts for both schools and over $26,000 more than last year's total. Over the past six years, the two schools have brought in over $182,000 to help the local community. Pictured are students and staff from both schools and United Way officials joining midfield of the Lugoff-Elgin ...

August 27, 2014 | | Education


Senior citizens can attend school-sponsored events free

Kershaw County citizens age 65 years or older can receive lifetime Golden Circle passes that allow them to attend school-sponsored activities or athletic events free of charge.

August 27, 2014 | | Education


Have a successful school year

A year ago, a colorful banner saying "Have a successful school year!" appeared at Boykin Park, donated by the Boykin Park Neighborhood Group (BPNG) in August 2013. At that time, the BPNG had planned a special back-to-school program for children in the neighborhood, but weather conditions forced the group to cancel the program.

August 22, 2014 | | Education


Elgin resident doesn’t like L-EHS ‘Demon’ nickname

An Elgin resident expressed displeasure with Lugoff-Elgin High School's "Demon" nickname and the appearance of the school's cheerleaders and basketball players during Tuesday night's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' meeting. In return, trustees later expressed displeasure with the words the woman used during the meeting's public comment time.

August 22, 2014 | By Jim McGowan and Martin L. Cahn C-I news staff | Education


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