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Trustees to consider school district policy updates

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is expected to take action on school district policy updates at its meeting Tuesday.

October 18, 2010 | | Education


Race to Read promotes literacy in Kershaw County

The 6th Annual Race to Read is sponsored by KershawHealth. In the upcoming weeks, Betsy Long, media specialist at Doby's Mill Elementary, has set a goal to get 150 registrations. So far, 120 have signed up. This is the first year that Race to Read has included an 8K race, and according to Long, the school is hoping for a big turnout. Proceeds go to the early literacy efforts of the Kershaw County Public Library. There will be healthy snacks, health screenings and door prizes at the finish line. Packet pickup is Friday, Oct. 22 from 1 to 7 ...

October 18, 2010 | | Education


Students get 'taste' of drunk driving

Continuous Learning Center (CLC) students got a taste of what it would be like to drive while drunk -- without taking a single sip of alcohol.

October 15, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


Jackson School dedication to be Sunday

The new Jackson School will be officially dedicated at 3 p.m. Sunday. The featured speaker is S.C. Law Enforcement Division Director Reggie Lloyd, and the public is invited to attend.

October 15, 2010 | | Education


Marvin Allen graduates from UNC's CGCIO certification program

Marvin Allen of Lugoff, information technology (IT) director for Fairfield County, has successfully graduated from the 2010 Certified Government Chief Information Officers Program (CGCIO) through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Government, in partnership with the Municipal Association of South Carolina

October 13, 2010 | | Education


L-EHS' Wood named National Achievement Scholarship semifinalist

Lugoff-Elgin High School student Jack Wood is among 1,600 African-American high school seniors who have been designated as semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship competition. Only 48 South Carolina students were selected for this recognition. He now has an opportunity to compete for approximately 800 scholarships worth over $2.5 million to be awarded next spring.

October 11, 2010 | | Education


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


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Area college students graduate, earn academic honors

Wofford College conferred 418 degrees on 394 graduates during the 2018 Commencement exercies on Sunday, May 20. Area students included:

June 15, 2018 | | Education


LES announces 4th quarter honor roll

Lugoff Elementary School recently announced its fourth quarter honor roll:

June 12, 2018 | | Education


KCSD releases Robbins contract for superintendent

When new Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent. Dr. William Shane Robbins officially begins working on July 1, his starting base salary will be $170 ...

June 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


BDK announces honor roll

Baron DeKalb Elementary School recently announced its third quarter honor roll:

June 08, 2018 | | Education


NCMS announces 4th quarter honor roll

North Central Middle School recently announced its fourth quarter honor roll:

June 08, 2018 | | Education


CCS announces 4th quarter honor roll

Cornerstone Christian School recently announced its fourth quarter honor roll:

June 08, 2018 | | Education


KCSD considering changes to offering alternative meals

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) may be changing the way it handles providing lunches for students who either can't afford to pay or ...

June 05, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Feature photo: For the love of reading

June 05, 2018 | | Education


Applications being taken for CHS Hall of Fame

The School Improvement Council of Camden High School has created a Camden High School Hall of Fame to honor alumni whose accomplishments, deeds and character ...

June 05, 2018 | | Education


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