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District winner

Congratulations to Rylee Carraway, a 5th grade student in Mrs. Carolyn Clippard's class from Wateree Elementary School. Rylee's Black History Month Project was recently selected the overall district winner for fifth grade. Rylee's research project was on A'ja Wilson.

February 28, 2017 | | Education


Morgan skeptical of EOC’s testing proposal

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan expressed skepticism of a recently updated proposal by the S.C. Education Oversight Committee (EOC) to create a "one report card system" for school accountability. Morgan is so skeptical, he has even written a letter to the county's legislative delegation saying the "proposal needs close scrutiny by legislators." It is a proposal, he told the delegation, with "significant flaws."

February 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School accountability/report system proposed

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hear a presentation during its meeting tonight about a proposed combined accountability/report system developed by the S.C. Education Oversight Committee (EOC). The S.C. General Assembly directed the EOC to develop the proposal under legislation passed during its 2016 session. The EOC adopted the proposal in January and it is supposed to meet federal and state requirements.

February 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CHS 9th graders learn ‘The Value of Education’

On the morning of Feb. 13, a large number of Camden High School (CHS) ninth graders filled up tables set up on the ground floor of the Price House. They were there to hear CHS coaches Dennis Beckley and Natalie Jeffcoat, Camden Middle School (CMS) Principal Byron Johnson and former Temple University professor Dr. Ernestyne Adams talk about "The Value of Education," the theme of the Price House Commission's Black History Month program. Price House Commissioner Clifton H. Anderson organized the program.

February 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


BDK is finalist for state reading award

In 2012, Baron DeKalb Elementary (BDK) received the state's Exemplary Writing Program Award. This year, the school is one of four finalists for a state award to recognize its Exemplary Reading Program.

February 21, 2017 | | Education


Elgin native wins 'STEM Oscar'

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) engineer Dwayne Nelson recently walked the proverbial red carpet. Nelson, a native of Elgin, South Carolina and a 2000 graduate of North Central High School, was one of 41 engineers nationwide to win a 2017 Black Engineer of the Year Award, held at a special gala in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11.

February 21, 2017 | | Education


Dinner, dance for special needs students tonight

Last year, Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) hosted a prom for special needs students that was planned by other LEHS students. This year, the celebration is being held in conjunction with Valentine's Day.

February 17, 2017 | | Education


Junior Leadership applications now available

Applications for the 2017-18 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county's high schools and the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center.

February 17, 2017 | | Education


ATEC receives $7,500 grant for firefighting program

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) has received a $7,500 grant from the South Carolina State Firefighters Association (SCSFA) for its firefighting program.

February 17, 2017 | | Education


Clowning around

February 17, 2017 | | Education


Bethune Woman's Club, Lions offering scholarships

The Bethune Woman's Club and the Bethune Lion's Club are each offering a $500.00 Scholarship. These scholarships are one-time awards.

February 14, 2017 | | Education


NCHS names students to second quarter Honor Roll

9th Grade A/B Honor Roll – Izabella Baipho, Autumn Barrett, William Boone, Rachel Bowers, Matthew Carroll, Becca Clem, Matthew Clem, Christopher Cole, Madison Dixon, Benjamin Gainey, Katlin Hall, Monique Hampton, Cameron Hoffman, Peyton Holley, Corina Johnstone, DeKeshia Massey, Jacob Montgomery, Gracie Morrow, William Nicholson, Julianne Outlaw, Megan Peach, Tykeyah Peebles, Thomas Portee, Zachary Roberts, Aleigha Ross, Jeremy Sims, Nicholas Small, Marielizabeth Sowell, Angelina Spinelli, Presley Springfield, Julio Tamayo, Kaitlin Thompson, Nayeli Vallejo-Ibarra, Aislinn Velasquez, Aaliyah White

February 14, 2017 | | Education


MES announces second quarter Honor Roll students

1st grade

February 14, 2017 | | Education


Glenn Price inducted into SCMEA Hall of Fame

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) band director Glenn Price was the only person inducted into the S.C. Music Educators Association (SCMEA) Hall of Fame on Friday.

February 10, 2017 | | Education


KCSD Kindergarten Round-Up is Feb. 16

Families with four- and five-year-olds who will attend kindergarten in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) next school year should participate in the school district's Round-Up set for Feb. 16.

February 10, 2017 | | Education


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DMES announces third quarter honor rolls

First grade

March 28, 2017 | | Education


Special champs

Lugoff-Elgin High School Be A Fan Club members celebrate being recognized by Special Olympics South Carolina for their efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities ...

March 28, 2017 | | Education


Shop locally

At its March 21 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees adopted a resolution to support shopping locally and to encourage its employees to ...

March 28, 2017 | | Education


NCHS announces third quarter honor rolls

9th Grade

March 28, 2017 | | Education


New schools may cost $3.5 million less to build

Thanks to a change in building materials, it may cost the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) approximately $3.5 million less to build three new ...

March 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


NCHS JROTC service project now underway

The North Central High School JROTC is conducting a Service Learning Project to support the veterans at the VA Dorn Hospital by collecting items the ...

March 24, 2017 | | Education


ATEC Spring Plant Sale slated for April 3-7

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) chapter of FFA will hold its annual spring plant sale April 3 through 7 on the ATEC campus at ...

March 24, 2017 | | Education


Student growth funding ‘crisis’ coming, says KCSD

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials are sending out a warning: A crisis is coming where, if the district does not receive more funding, student ...

March 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CCS names honor rolls, spelling club students

The following students were named to the Cornerstone Christian School honor roll for the third nine weeks period:

March 21, 2017 | | Education


Diamonds from the beginning

"Dimplez" and "Havoc" have been part of the Kershaw County step team program since they were 9 and 10 years old, respectively.

March 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


ATEC students win community awareness competition

Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students captured first place in state competition for their community awareness project on fighting hunger in Kershaw County.

March 21, 2017 | | Education


Junior Leadership applications due March 31

The deadline for rising high school juniors and seniors to apply for the 2017-18 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class is Friday, March 31.

March 17, 2017 | | Education


Quiz Bowl champs!

Bethune Elementary was the overall winner of the Kershaw County School District's Academic Quiz Bowl for the Kershaw County School District elementary schools. All ...

March 17, 2017 | | Education


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