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Kershaw County SAT scores see largest increase in Midlands

Kershaw County 2014 seniors' SAT average composite score jumped 29 points in the same year that the percentage of test takers rose from 46 to 54 percent. According to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), his was the largest increase by any school district in the Midlands.

October 08, 2014 | | Education


School board chair responds to Zemp editorial

Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Chair Mara Jones responded to Friday's editorial on Zemp Stadium with the following statement:

October 06, 2014 | | Education


School board to receive end-of-course results

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) administrators will present end-of-course results to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its meeting Tuesday, set for 6 p.m. in North Central High School's media center. KCSD Director for Student Assessment Lavoy Carter will report on the percentage of students who passed each section of the end-of-course exams from 2012, 2013 and 2014, an analysis of those scores and a plan for improvement.

October 06, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


FFA donation

South Carolina Equine Associates Inc. (SCEA) recently chose the North Central High School (NCHS) chapter of Future Farmers of America (FFA) as this year's recipient of a $537 donation to the program. Sponsored by Zoetis, the animal medication division of Pfizer, the donation is based on the amount of Zoetis products purchased in the year by SCEA -- a group of equine veterinarians and support staff in Camden. SCEA then chooses a different Kershaw County school to receive the donation each year. Showing off a certificate denoting the donation at SCEA's offices are (first photograph, left to right, front ...

October 06, 2014 | | Education


L-EHS honors military with ongoing effort

Influenced by Military Appreciation Day, Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) administrators and guidance counselors decided to offer a way for students, faculty and staff to honor the military in an ongoing effort.

October 03, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Teacher of the Year talks journey to the top

Many people with ties to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) may know Rebecca Rundlett as the district's 2014 "Teacher of the Year," but most would not know the rocky journey she endured to get where she is today.

September 29, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Camden teen is a 2014 National Student Poet

A Camden teenager landed one of the most prestigious poetry awards in the country on Sept. 18 and visited the White House and met First Lady Michelle Obama as part of the honor.

September 29, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Lugoff-Elgin Middle School adds co-teaching

As a way to boost student performance and to make every student feel equal, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (LEMS) added co-teaching, which allows a general education teacher and a special education teacher to combine classes and teach the students some of the same material.

September 22, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Mara Jones responds to Scott Jordan’s statement about Zemp Stadium

After a Chronicle-Independent story Friday reported statements made by Scott Jordan to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voicing his objection to what he thought was a plan to demolish Zemp Stadium in Camden if a new stadium is built near Camden High School, Board Chairperson Mara H. Jones issued the following statement via email.

September 22, 2014 | | Education


Connecting classrooms to life at Lugoff-Elgin High

New Lugoff-Elgin High School Principal Worth Thomasson wants students to understand that what they learn in the classroom can be applied to life outside the classroom. Thomasson, who moved from being principal at North Central High School in August, hopes to make that connection through promoting literacy this school year.

September 19, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Education


Zemp Stadium supporter addresses school board

A Camden resident who wants to preserve Zemp Stadium spoke before the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its meeting Tuesday night.

September 19, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


CMS implements full ‘outdoor life unit’ program

With the beginning of the school year, Camden Middle School (CMS) became the first middle school in Kershaw County to implement and offer a full Outdoor Life Unit program as a physical education course. Currently, all three Kershaw County School District (KCSD) high schools offer the course, as do a few others in South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Doby’s Mill receives Dollar General Foundation grant

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Doby's Mill Elementary School in Lugoff a youth literacy grant in the amount of $4,000 to support its Target READ Program.

September 10, 2014 | | Education


School News: Westville’s Aly Bolin named to Auburn 2013-14 Dean’s List

Aly Bolin, of Westville, was named to the Dean's List of Auburn University for the 2013-2014 academic year. Aly is now a senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Community and Civic Engagement. Aly was a participant in Auburn's Research Week 2014. Aly will complete her Honors College senior thesis this fall, under Dr. Stacey Hunt. Aly was recently named an Auburn University College of Liberal Arts Fellow and is a two-time Auburn Leadership in Political Science nominee.

September 10, 2014 | | Education


ATEC fall open house Sept. 16

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) will hold its fall semester open house on Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. Parents of students and the public are invited to attend and become familiar with the school district's career center.

September 05, 2014 | | Education


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School News - Jan. 30, 2015

Clemson University awarded degrees to 1,300 students Dec. 18, 2014, in graduation ceremonies in Littlejohn Coliseum.

January 30, 2015 | | Education


KCSO to present Evans’ framed uniform Saturday to L-EMS

Saturday, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) will present Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) officials with a framed uniform shirt from Deputy Rob Evans who died unexpectedly in Nov. 2013 while directing school traffic. Evans served as the school resource officer at L-EMS for seven years and was a 14-year KCSO veteran.

January 30, 2015 | | Education


L-EHS hosts archery tournament Saturday

For many years, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools have done well in state and national archery tournaments. This year, they will be hosting a regional tournament where more than 350 archers and 15 schools are scheduled to compete.

January 30, 2015 | | Education


Leslie M. Stover Middle School reports honor rolls

Sixth grade

January 30, 2015 | | Education


Midway Elementary announces honor roll

Midway Elementary is announcing students on it's a and A/B honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.

January 28, 2015 | | Education


WE stands for Work Experience at CCTC

A new economic development program involving businesses and industries in Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties will offer paid work experience opportunities for Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) industrial and engineering technology students. Officials announced the launch of the WE, or Work Experience, program during a press conference at CCTC's main campus Thursday.

January 26, 2015 | | Education


KCSD to focus on ‘health, safety and emergency’ repairs at schools

In November, voters rejected two referenda put on the ballot by the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) to replace or repair aging schools and other facilities. Now, the district must find ways to maintain those facilities without a $130 million bond or 1 percent sales tax it planned to use to pay for the bond.

January 26, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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