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KCSD already earned $1.4 million from penny sales tax

In just four months, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) earned nearly $1.4 million in revenue from a penny sales tax voters approved by referendum in November. KCSD Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson reported the news during the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' Aug. 1 meeting.

August 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Scoreboard generates public commentary

Six people signed up to speak during public forum during Tuesday night's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting to talk about the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) decision to forward approximately $90,000 to Camden High School (CHS) to purchase and install a scoreboard at Zemp Stadium.

August 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSD graduates’ scholarships at all time high

Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) 617 high school graduates in the class of 2017 earned $12.4 million -- the highest overall scholarship total ever as well as the highest per student amount.

August 04, 2017 | | Education


CCTC honors health sciences students in ‘pinning’ ceremony

Five Central Carolina Technical College nursing students from Kershaw County were recently pinned during a ceremony held at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.

August 04, 2017 | | Education


Morgan to recommend funding half of SRO position

In a July 27 memorandum written Thursday to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees, Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan indicated his intent to recommend the district use $25,000 to fund an additional half of a school resource officer (SRO) position. Morgan will formally make the recommendation to the board during its meeting tonight.

August 01, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


It’s time to ‘Fill a Bus’ again

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 28, 2017 | | Education


Bethune scholarship winner

McKayla Williams (third from left) recently won the Bethune Lions Club scholarship. A recent graduate of McBee High School, she is the daughter of Mark and Melissa Winburn. McKayla graduated No. 6 in her class and was an active member of FFA, Leo Club, Senior Beta Club, Stedent Government, NTHS and Teacher Cadet Honor Society. She was also a varsity softball player and was the only female all-state academic athlete from her school. She is shown here with her parents and with Bethune Lions Club President Charles McCoy (right).

July 21, 2017 | | Education


Families able to register KCSD students online

Families in the Kershaw County School District can fill out their children's school registration materials online using a web-based system now available at www.kcsdschools.net (look for the registration link) and should plan to attend Registration Day next week.

July 18, 2017 | | Education


New schools to cost $5 million less to build

It will cost the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) $5 million less to build replacements for Camden, Lugoff and Wateree elementary schools than originally estimated. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to issue three guaranteed maximum (GMP) price contracts to two firms to build the new schools for a total of approximately $56.49 million. The original estimates put the cost building the three schools at more than $60 million.

July 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Gardner to be new principal at MPES

During its meeting Tuesday night, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees selected Britt Gardner to serve as the principal for Mt. Pisgah Elementary School (MPES)

July 14, 2017 | | Education


Board to review ‘guaranteed maximum price’ for new schools

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will gather tonight for its only regular meeting of July. On the agenda will be consideration of a "guaranteed maximum price" to construct three replacement elementary schools.

July 11, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Powers to be assistant principal at Doby’s Mill

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recently selected Alana Powers to serve as the assistant principal for Doby's Mill Elementary School.

July 07, 2017 | | Education


Colleges, universities honor county students

The following students were named to Dean's List at Clemson University for the spring 2017 semester:

July 07, 2017 | | Education


L-EHS dance team gets national competition bid

Lugoff-Elgin High School's (L-EHS) dance team qualified for a bid to the National Dance Alliance national competition and received an invitation to perform at the Citrus Bowl at a NDA camp this week.

June 27, 2017 | | Education


KCSD hiring school cafeteria substitutes

The Kershaw County School District is looking for persons who are interested in serving as substitutes in its school cafeterias. Food Service substitutes are paid $9 per hour and have the potential to become permanent part time employees. There are currently several part time openings so interested persons are encouraged to apply.

June 23, 2017 | | Education


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January 12 will be Irma make-up day for KCSD

Kids will have to be in school on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, a day they originally thought they'd have off as a teacher work ...

September 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Bean chosen for S.C. Education Policy Fellowship

Rebecca "Becky" Bean, of Camden, who serves as the communications manager for the S.C. School Boards Association, is one of 17 professional and civic ...

September 22, 2017 | | Education


Second annual CHS Hall of Fame induction October 12

Patrick Davis. Alfred Mae Drakeford. Dr. Paul Joseph Sr. Dr. Janet Marshall. Thomas "Daddy Mac" McLester Sr. Austin Sheheen. These will be the people inducted ...

September 22, 2017 | | Education


Clemson student from Camden takes part in wetland project

A Clemson student from Camden assisted a group of South Carolina homeowners and business owners to know the value of using best management practices (BMPs ...

September 22, 2017 | By DENISE ATTAWAY Clemson College of Agriculture | Education


Tracking Irma

September 19, 2017 | | Education


College and University News - Sept. 19, 2017

The Citadel honored three area students with Gold Stars for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2016-2017 academic year. They are Tony ...

September 19, 2017 | | Education


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