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2018 seniors received $14 million in scholarships

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will be celebrating a milestone tonight: the largest total of scholarships awarded to seniors in the 11 years since it began tracking such numbers.

August 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Colleges, universities honor area students

Seton Hall University recently named SanDaisha Lee of Camdento the Spring 2018 Dean's list.

July 31, 2018 | | Education


Fill A Bus campaign underway

As students get ready for a new school year, the cost of school supplies makes it difficult for some families to purchase needed items.

July 24, 2018 | | Education


L-EHS student attends ACLU Summer Advocacy Institute

Advocacy Institute in Washington, D.C., for rising junior and senior high school students give students the tools they need to engage in their communities on issues around civil liberties and civil rights. Participating students will receive first-hand learning experience from lawyers, lobbyists, community activists, and other experts dedicated to defending these constitutional rights.

July 20, 2018 | | Education


Families can register children for school online

Families in the Kershaw County School District can fill out their children's school registration materials online now at www.kcsdschools.net/register and should plan to attend Registration Day next week.

July 20, 2018 | | Education


KCSD sees changes to budget

There was a lot of gnashing of teeth at the S.C. State House, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson noted as he presented the latest version of the district's Fiscal Year 2019 budget to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its July 10 meeting.

July 17, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Feature photo: New Camden Elementary School

July 17, 2018 | | Education


Chad Dixon named principal of NCMS

North Central High School (NCHS) Assistant Principal Chad Dixon has been named as the new principal of North Central Middle School (NCMS). Dixon is replacing Dr. Burch Richardson who is the new Kershaw County School District (KCSD) professional development director.

July 17, 2018 | | Education


Bean, Putnam named to SC/NSPRA board

The South Carolina Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (SC/NSPRA) announces its executive board for the 2018–2019 year. Becky Bean of Camden, who is communications manager for the S.C. School Boards Association will serve as president of the board. Julie Putnam, Kershaw County School District's webmaster, will serve as Rewards for Excellence co-chair. SC/NSPRA is an affiliate of the National School Public Relations Association. The state chapter is composed of over 106 school public relations practitioners, superintendents and other educational professionals from across the state. The organization strives to foster development in the ...

July 17, 2018 | | Education


Baron DeKalb Elementary summer program visits Lee State Park

Baron DeKalb Elementary Summer Program students visited Lee State Park. They learned about the different plants and animals that are located inside the park. Park Ranger Laura talked to the students about producers, consumers and decomposers. The students dipped their net into the pond to find some of the producers, consumers and decomposers from the worksheet Park Ranger Laura gave them. Each group used a plastic spoon to identify and gather the different animals and plants from the sheet.

July 17, 2018 | | Education


Camden student studies in Cyprus, Greece

Mary Deese, an Art History major from Camden, was one of 20 Coastal Carolina University students spent nearly a month on a study abroad program in Nicosia, Cyprus and Athens, Greece, to study culture, history and security in the Eastern Mediterranean.

July 17, 2018 | | Education


‘Look, listen and learn’

Part of preparing for the new school year, to begin Aug. 20, is figuring out security and safety issues at the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) new and existing schools. To that end, new KCSD Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins attended a recent county-wide work session involving school, first responder, government and other officials focused on school safety and security.

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Robbins to attend first school board meeting tonight

New Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins will attend his first Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting tonight. Robbins is expected to speak to the board about preparations for the new school year, which will begin Aug. 20.

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Colleges, universities recognize area students

The University of South Carolina-Upstate recently named several Kershaw County students to the Spring Semester 2018 Dean's List. To be eligible for the Dean's List, freshmen students must earn a 3.25 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours.

July 10, 2018 | | Education


Robbins settling into superintendent’s role

In March, Shane Robbins had left Fort Jackson's Moncrief Army Health Clinic and was driving on I-20 to a hotel in Richland County when he received a phone call from a South Carolina number. Thinking it was from the clinic, he answered. It turned out the person calling was a representative of a firm conducting a nationwide search for someone to replace Dr. Frank Morgan as superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

July 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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School board hears SC READY report

"Our goal is to get away from 'approaching'… to 'meets' and 'exceeds' (expectations)."

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


L-EHS student is National Merit semifinalist

Lugoff-Elgin High School senior McMillian "Mac" Thompson has been named a National Merit semifinalist. Mac is the son of Anthony and Tabatha Thompson.

September 14, 2018 | | Education


KCSD SC READY and SCPASS scores released

State standardized test scores recently released by the South Carolina Department of Education show that Kershaw County School District (KCSD) elementary and middle school students ...

September 14, 2018 | | Education


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