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Kershaw County robotics team hosts open house Monday

The Kershaw County Robotics Team (KC Robotics Team) will hold its annual open house on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Lugoff-Elgin High School Annex building. During the open house, the public will have the chance to talk to team members and mentors about the multiple aspects involved in designing and building different robots, the excitement of participating in the various competitions, and they will be able to test drive the robots.

March 20, 2015 | By Elena Gaston Special to the C-I | Education


Doctor Smith

Dr. LaShaune Smith (center), the daughter of Mary Smith of Camden and Nathaniel Smith of Blythewood, is hooded by her doctoral committee chairperson, Dr. Jan Yow (right) and Dr. Murray Mitchell, associate dean of the University of South Carolina's (USC) Graduate School on Dec. 15, 2014 at the Koger Center in Columbia. Smith earned her doctoral of philosophy degree in secondary education. She received her bachelor of science degree in 1996 and her masters of industrial science in 2002, both from USC. She is also a 1992 Camden High School graduate. Smith taught high school mathematics for three and ...

March 20, 2015 | | Education


On 7-2 vote, school board goes for second referenda

Kershaw County residents will have another chance to vote on a pair of school construction-related referenda in November 2016. Exactly what form those referenda will take is yet to be seen.

March 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CMA Blackjacks win first national drill competition

For a newly formed drill team, the Camden Military Academy (CMA) Blackjacks Pershing rifle drill team is quickly rising to the top. In November 2014, it became the first-ever high school Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) unit to lay a wreath at U.S. Gen. John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing's grave at Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington, D.C.

March 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CMS, CHS, L-EHS academic teams head to state championships

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March 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


DMES announces second nine weeks honor rolls

Doby's Mill Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.

March 16, 2015 | | Education


ATEC middle school camp set for June 1-2

Middle school students looking for something fun to do this summer will have an opportunity June 1 and 2 as the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) hosts its annual summer camp. The camp will give students in grades 6 through 8 the opportunity to spend time exploring a variety of ATEC programs and create projects to take home with them at the end of the two-day event.

March 16, 2015 | | Education


School board to vote on new referenda development

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is scheduled to vote Tuesday night on whether to move forward with developing a pair of new construction-related referenda and, if so, to accept a draft timeline for that development.

March 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Wilson named Outstanding School Business Official of the Year

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Donnie Wilson's been known around the county as the district's "numbers guy" for 13 years. Now his peers across the state have given Wilson a new title: Outstanding School Business Official of the Year.

March 16, 2015 | | Education


WES’ Gail Stehle selected as 2015 KCSD Principal of the Year

Wateree Elementary School (WES) Principal Gail Stehle (third from left) accepts congratulations on being named the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) 2015 Principal of the Year on Wednesday. Stehle, who has served as WES' principal since 2009, received the honor after being selected by school and district administrators. Under her leadership, WES has received a Palmetto Gold Award, three Palmetto Silver Awards, three Red Carpet School Awards and a Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Exemplar Award. Celebrating Stehle's naming as principal of the year are (from left) KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan; Stehle's daughter, Elizabeth Orr; and ...

March 13, 2015 | | Education


School board continues referenda discussion

At its March 3 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees heard a presentation from County Planner Carolyn Hammond on the pending build-out of more than 2,100 residential lots, nearly all in the West Wateree. Seventeen hundred of those lots would be in one subdivision called Coldbranch.

March 09, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Kershaw County students learn ‘hands only’ CPR

When a person's heart stops beating, seconds count. That's why the American Red Cross is conducting a series of "hands only" cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes in middle schools throughout Kershaw County so students will know what to do to help save a life.

March 09, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Education


‘The Queen of Water’ author and book subject visit L-EHS

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) welcomed Laura Resau, author of "The Queen of Water" and novel's subject, María Virginia Farinango on Friday. L-EHS invited Resau and Farinango as part of the school's new reading initiative where teachers are asked to incorporate literature into their teaching subjects.

March 09, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Education


School board hears county growth report

With the inclusion of a 15- to 20-year residential project called Coldbranch, Kershaw County could see residential construction on 2,130 new lots during coming years. How the county -- including the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) -- will deal with that growth was the subject of a presentation County Planning & Zoning Department Director Carolyn Hammond made to the Kershaw County Board of Trustees on Monday night.

March 06, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


NCMS announces honor rolls

North Central Middle School recently announced its honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.

March 06, 2015 | | Education


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BDK reports third quarter honor roll

Baron DeKalb Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.

April 24, 2015 | | Education


KCSD wants KCC to revive local funding formula

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) wants Kershaw County Council to return to the days when the county used a formula to come up with local funding to the district.

April 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


All-County Academic Teams: 20 years

Monday night marked the official 20th anniversary of the Upchurch & Jowers All-County Academic Team program. The insurance agency and Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) annual banquet, held in Bethesda Presbyterian Church's Westminster Hall, looked back at those 20 years while inducting 32 members from the district's three high schools.

April 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board to continue budget discussion Tuesday

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will continue discussing the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed 2015-16 school year budget Tuesday night. According to a copy of the board's proposed agenda, the discussion will include a line-by-line review of proposed expenditures and updates, if any, on state revenue.

April 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


MPES announced third quarter honor roll

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School announces its All-A and A/B honor rolls for the third quarter.

April 15, 2015 | | Education


Camden Military Academy hosts Special Olympics

Hundreds of athletes, family members and fans converged on the football field at Camden Military Academy (CMA) on Friday for the annual Kershaw County Special Olympics. The day began with a bus parade from the Kmart shopping center in Camden along DeKalb Street and ending at CMA east of Camden.

April 15, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Education


All-County Academic Teams: 20 Years

On March 25, Anna Mazurek was in northern Chile. WiFi service was "pretty sporadic" in places and didn't work at all for two days as the month drew to a close and Anna didn't expect it to for a few more days.

April 15, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Referenda supporters speak to school board

Three people spoke to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its April 7 meeting about the possibility of bringing a new set of facility construction and penny sales tax referenda to voters in 2016.

April 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Morgan’s contract extended to 2017

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted Tuesday night to extend Dr. Frank Morgan's contract as the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) superintendent by one year, to June 30, 2017. In a separate vote, the board also unanimously granted Morgan a 1.5 percent salary increase, retroactive to July 1, 2014.

April 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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