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Palmetto Gold & Silver: 8 schools honored

Eight Kershaw County elementary and middle schools -- up from only two local K-8 schools last year -- were among more than 430 schools statewide recognized Monday by the S.C. Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2010.

February 02, 2011 | | Education


Former teacher/coach sues school district

A former Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) assistant football coach has filed a civil suit against the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), accusing the school district of breach of contract and age discrimination after he was not offered a letter of agreement to work during the 2009-10 school year.

February 02, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Planning for KCSD office move underway

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) office staff members may move into their new building in as little as a few months.

January 31, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Local students named to PC Dean's List

The following area students were named to the Dean's List at Presbyterian College for maintaining at least a 3.5 grade point average for the fall 2010 semester:

January 28, 2011 | | Education


The buddy system

Friday afternoon, four students in Renee Thompson's class were treated as celebrities.

January 26, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


County middle schools to participate in job shadowing

Kershaw County middle schools will join the nation next month by recognizing Groundhog Shadowing Day Feb. 4. Seventh- and eighth-grade students will be allowed to go to work with a parent, relative or neighbor to learn more about the workplace and potential careers.

January 24, 2011 | | Education


BDK, Doby's Mill schools tapped for SIC Honor Roll

Baron DeKalb and Doby's Mill elementary schools are among 12 South Carolina public schools to be named to the S.C. School Improvement Council's (SC-SIC) 2011 Honor Roll for their significant efforts to foster civic engagement in public education.

January 24, 2011 | | Education


Morgan: School district left holding 'empty bag'

A total of $59 million. That's the amount of money the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is working from in its current budget. KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan said having that same amount of money in next year's budget is a best case scenario. Morgan made the comment Thursday as a follow-up to a presentation he made Tuesday to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.

January 21, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


CMA celebrates MLK Day

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. graduated from Morehouse College in 1948 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology.

January 21, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Life-saving practice

January 19, 2011 | | Education


You Go, Girls!

Doby's Mill Elementary School's fourth- and fifth-grade girls running club was recently presented a $1,000 fitness grant and $1,000 in Subway gift cards for being grand prize winners in the Subway Fresh Fit national video and poster competition.The girls, as a group, submitted a video detailing how their activities in "You Go, Girls" help them to stay fit. They were one of 10 groups in the state to place at the grand prize level. The $1,000 fitness grant will be used to make improvements to the school's nature trail, on which the girls ...

January 19, 2011 | | Education


Creeping critters

January 17, 2011 | | Education


New school trustees seated

The new members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees are finally here.

January 17, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Seven more Kershaw County teachers receive national board certification

Seven more Kershaw County teachers have earned the highest credential available in the teaching profession, bringing the current total number of district employees who are National Board certified (NBC) to 151.

January 14, 2011 | | Education


No school again for students Friday

Kershaw County School District Communications Director Mary Anne Byrd sent the following message to media at 4:30 p.m. today:

January 13, 2011 | | Education


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Stover Middle School students paint mural for school

Stover Middle School teachers Cassandra Mickle and Jane Gari wrote a grant offered through the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) called Strategic Planning/Special Project Grant. The purpose of the grant was to invite "Artists at Stover." Mickle established the "Creating a Learning Environment for Me" initiative to encourage student involvement in creating permanent works of art that would appeal to the all students at Stover.

October 24, 2014 | | Education


Separate football coach, AD jobs to cost $10,500 extra

It could cost just a little more than an additional $10,500 at each Kershaw County School District (KCSD) high school to split the duties of athletic director (AD) and head football coach. That's according to information KCSD Director of Public Services Duane Pate gave to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees at its meeting Tuesday night.

October 24, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


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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