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KCSD will return to county for millage request

During Wednesday's Kershaw County School District (KCSD) facilities and finance committee meeting, board members agreed to formally request that the Kershaw County Council (KCC) place the school district's millage request back on its agenda for the next KCC meeting.

October 08, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


KCSD to ask KCC for millage increase again

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will ask Kershaw County Council (KCC) to reconsider a request for a millage increase.

October 08, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


'KICKed' off

The School Improvement Council at Wateree Elementary School "KICKed" off a new school year with a back to school Mother/Son Kickball game. Mrs. Gail Stehle, head coach and principal, pumped up the players. Mr. Keith Wilder and Mr. John Hanson announced plays and gave away prizes. Although the sons defeated the moms, both played hard and had fun!

October 08, 2010 | | Education


CHS student named National Merit Scholarship finalist

Camden High School (CHS) student Aly Bolin is one of 172 South Carolina seniors to be named a semifinalist in the 56th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. She was among 16,000 students to achieve the ranking nationwide and the only student selected in Kershaw County, according to officials at the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

October 06, 2010 | | Education


'Penny for Playground to help replace LES equipment

Thanks to a new fundraising project, a goal of raising $40,000 to replace aging playground equipment at Lugoff Elementary School (LES) could become a reality within the next year.

October 06, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


Nurturing nature

Twenty-eight students from the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School Science Club were active participants in the Nature Trail Project, a field experience. Focusing on the role of butterflies and hummingbirds as pollinators in the Sandhills ecosystem, students – including (from left) Jaylin Smith, Lauren Chandler and Megan Huntley -- worked to help establish wildflower plantings along trails located on the McCrady Training Center in Eastover. In partnership with the University of South Carolina, Clemson University, USDA Natural Resources Conservations Service and S.C. Department of Natural Resources, the planting mix for the vegetation plots were developed. Because of the experience, students became aware of ...

October 04, 2010 | | Education


Junior publishers

Rhonda Horton's sixth-grade ELA classes at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School have been busy publishing books. They read and analyzed the series of books by Laura Numeroff and rewrote "If You Take A Mouse To School," illustrating their writings. Students applied reading, writing and technology skills to create their own mini books and become publishers. Each class enjoyed a publishing party in the media center as students shared popcorn and their stories with classmates. Sharing the activities here are Dora Gogos, Unique Patterson, Destiny Gibson,Timaia Singleton and Keele Puckett.

October 01, 2010 | | Education


KCSD receives $300,000 grant to mentor students

The Kershaw County School District has received an additional $300,000 grant on top of the $5.7 million Safe Schools/Health Students (SS/HS) grant the county received a year ago to combat the influence of gangs.

September 27, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


Polis pride

Sharon White's tenth grade world history class at Lugoff-Elgin High School competed in a Polis Pride lesson to learn about the ancient Greek city-states. Students developed skits and performed for classmates in order to share their knowledge. The competitions throughout the week were physical and intellectual to illustrate the Greek ideal of balance between intellect and physical strength. The students in the city state of Argos won the competitions. A festival celebration followed the entertainment and students ate homemade baklava and other Greek delicacies. Lakinndra Johnson stated, " I learned that life wasn't always fair for women." Alli Branham ...

September 24, 2010 | | Education


Long bus rides for students bothers school board

Members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees expressed their discontent Tuesday with extremely early morning school bus pickup times. Some school bus pickup times begin as early as 5:10 a.m. in Kershaw County.

September 24, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


Camden, L-E students raise more than $20,000 for United Way

Last week students from Camden High and Lugoff-Elgin High used their spirit weeks to raise money for their local community. Students sponsored car washes, carnivals, bake sales, class challenges, t-shirt sales, penny wars and other creative activities to raise $20,832 for the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC), beating last year's efforts by more than $7,000. At Friday night's LEHS vs. CHS football game, student government leaders from each school gathered in opposite end zones to display their total amount collected; LEHS edged CHS by just more than $400 to earn this year's bragging rights.

September 22, 2010 | | Education


Local SAT average rises 17 points

Kershaw County seniors' SAT average composite score jumped 17 points to outperform the state composite score, tying for the 21st-highest score among South Carolina school districts.

September 15, 2010 | | Education


Race to Read

As the sweltering summer temperatures slowly begin to cool down, another running season is getting ready to heat up.

September 03, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

October 10, 2017 | | Education


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