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ATEC GMP $417,000 lower than referenda estimate

On Thursday, HG Reynolds Construction Co. of Aiken set a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) of just under $30.302 million to construct the new Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) on the joint Central Carolina Technical College/Kershaw County Economic Development campus off U.S. 521 at I-20 Exit 98.

November 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Bestselling author to visit KCSD

Author Joelle Charbonneau says that her background in opera singing helped her become a writer.

November 07, 2017 | | Education


KCSD gets $160,000 in grants for arts resources

The S.C. Arts Commission (SCAC) and S.C. Department of Education (SCDE) recently awarded grants to provide close to $160,000 in additional resources for arts programs to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

November 03, 2017 | | Education


KCSD bullying case might impact SRO discussion

A civil complaint filed against the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) by the parent of an allegedly bullied student might have an impact on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' discussions about school resource officers (SROs) with Kershaw County Council. The parties in the case are required to enter an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process by March 16, 2018. Meanwhile, other aspects of the case can move forward.

October 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Schools for United Way

October 31, 2017 | | Education


Grant recipients

Five Kershaw County School District teachers received Classroom Enrichment Grants from the Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL). Pictured left to right: CJWL President Jessica Geiger, Hope Robinson, Lugoff Elementary, Literacy Learning Luggage; Marti Wallace, Camden High, Ceramics Class; Judi Mills, Doby's Mill Elementary, Grocery Store Reading; Mary Catoe, Doby's Mill Elementary, Once Upon a Time; and CJWL Honor Chair Brandy Jordan. Not pictured: Donna Watts, Blaney Elementary, Let's Boogie.

October 27, 2017 | | Education


Lugoff Elementary celebrates 50th anniversary

As construction crews worked immediately next door on a new facility, the students, faculty and staff of Lugoff Elementary School (LES) celebrated its 50th anniversary on Wednesday morning.

October 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CHS Homecoming court

October 27, 2017 | | Education


School board gets ESOL report

During the Kershaw County Board of Trustees' Oct. 17 meeting, Pine Tree Hill Elementary School Lisa Stockdale, who is one of the district's five English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teachers, gave a report on ESOL services in district schools. Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan said he wanted Stockdale to give the report because of ESOL's impacts on the budget and school ratings as the district's non-English speaking student population increases.

October 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Six inducted into CHS Hall of Fame

A year and a half after Camden High School (CHS) inducted its first honorees into its Hall of Fame, the school added six more names to the list Thursday night: Patrick Davis, Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford, Dr. Paul T. Joseph Sr., Dr. Janet Marshall, Thomas E. "Daddy Mac" McLester and Austin M. Sheheen Jr.

October 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSD students named AP Scholars

Fifty-seven Kershaw County School District students earned scores high enough on spring 2017 AP exams to be named AP Scholars.

October 20, 2017 | | Education


Proposed 3rd Grade retention proposal to be reviewed

Among a number of policy changes to be reviewed during tonight's meeting of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is one that could see 3rd Graders held back from moving up to 4th Grade if they are not proficiently reading at grade level. The mandated provision is supposed to go into effect this school year. It is one of 10 potential policy revisions or additions the board will review tonight in anticipation of a vote at its Nov. 7 meeting.

October 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Students honored for perfect state test scores

During its Oct. 3 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recognized 12 students who earned perfect scores on standardized tests during the 2016-2017 school year. Five students earned the maximum score on the S.C. PASS, a statewide assessment for students in 4th, 6th and 8th grades in science, and 5th and 7th grades in social studies.

October 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


SCICU names Rutledge as Student of the Year

The South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) recently awarded Morris College senior Pamela Rutledge with the McLean-Smith SCICU Student of the Year Award and Scholarship. The award recognizes students who perform well academically and who demonstrate commitments to public affairs, community service and leadership. Full-time rising seniors attending SCICU member colleges and universities are eligible to be nominated for the combined scholarship award. The recipient must be a South Carolina resident and an S.C. Tuition Grant recipient. Rising sophomores at SCICU two-year institutions are also eligible for the award.

October 10, 2017 | | Education


School board to hear about new accountability system

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD), along with all others in the state, has to learn about yet another accountability system put in place by the state of South Carolina. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hear a report about the new system during its meeting tonight.

October 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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CMS’ Lyles awarded for being ‘fearless, kind’

A Camden Middle School (CMS) 8th Grade student is receiving a special national award for being "fearless and kind" in finding ways to unify the ...

November 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Mud toss

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Transportation Department had the highest staff participation for the United Way of Kershaw County's school campaign. As promised ...

November 17, 2017 | | Education


L-EMS reports first quarter Honor Rolls

Sixth Grade

November 17, 2017 | | Education


Peanut butter champs!

Students of the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) celebrated Red Ribbon Week in October with its annual peanut butter drive to benefit the food bank ...

November 17, 2017 | | Education


KCSD Reading

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School 1st Grade teacher Dianne Farlett and North Central Middle School 7th Grade reading teacher Mary Barrett were named the 2017-18 ...

November 14, 2017 | | Education


CES announced first quarter honor rolls

Fifth Grade

November 14, 2017 | | Education


District concerned about impact from TERI sunset

The end of the S.C. Teacher and Employee Retention Incentive (TERI) program, set for June 30, 2018, has the Kershaw County School District (KCSD ...

November 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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