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A new role

Few chairmen have had to confront the issues Joseph Dorton Jr. did in his three years as chairman of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. The now former chairman has spent the past nine years helping shape the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

January 25, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


‘Speed booking’

Sixth-grade students at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School -- including Tyesha Jett, Katelyn Vandevander, Brandon Phillips, Justin Dorton,Otensia Anderson, Turner Stockman, Camille Sullivan, Autum Walker-Cornell, Zac Branham, Elizabeth Talbert, Jay Lynch, Caitlyn Simon, Caden Britton and Greta Tautkus -- participated in "speed booking" during their lunch period. The event was coordinated by Jennifer Lanier, a University of South Carolina intern under the supervision of Anne Lemieux. Students were given 30 seconds to "sell" their book to the student across from them and then they rotated. This experience gave the students the opportunity to discover new books they might be interested in reading and ...

January 23, 2012 | | Education


Farnum is recipient of Perkin Scholarship

Byron Farnum, a Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., has been awarded the 2011 Perkin Scholarship.

January 20, 2012 | | Education


School menus -- Jan. 20, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Jan. 23-27:

January 20, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Education


Bad news from the top

The Kershaw County School Board of Trustees discussed two "discouraging" proposals Tuesday night made by State Superintendent Mick Zais and Gov. Nikki Haley.

January 20, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Middle schools to join in job shadowing

Kershaw County middle schools will join the nation next month by recognizing Groundhog Shadowing Day Feb. 2. Seventh- and eighth-grade students will be allowed to go to work with a parent, relative or neighbor to learn more about the workplace and potential careers.

January 20, 2012 | | Education


Aiming for success

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) received a $500 donation from the Lugoff Optimist Club Wednesday as part of an effort to establish a skeet shooting club at the school.

January 16, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Education


School board looks at finances

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson said "things are looking a little bit better." Wilson made the comment while presenting financial information from last November to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Tuesday. Normally, November's financials would have been discussed during the board's December financial/facilities meeting.

January 13, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


School lunch menus -- Jan. 13, 2012

The following are lunch menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Jan. 16-20:

January 13, 2012 | | Education


Jones to lead school board

(The online version of this story has been corrected to accurately reflect that former school board chairman Joey Dorton did not resign from that position, but chose not to be reelected. The C-I regrets the error.)

January 11, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Feature photo: Going regional

Wateree Elementary School third-grade students in Melissa Smith's class toured the South Carolina State Museum during their recent field study. On the trip, students including (front row) Carmelya Langford, Haley Hasty, Leanna Bowling, (second row) Alyson Pickle, Sarah Quinlan and Camryn Lorick, located the regions of South Carolina and identified consumers and producers.

January 09, 2012 | | Education


Feature photo: Nerd alert

January 09, 2012 | | Education


A study in conflict

Danya Nayfeh of Lugoff always knew she wanted to study in the Middle East.

January 09, 2012 | | Education


Feature photo: Youth entrepreneur

Richard Black of Blythewood was recognized as a 2011 Top 10 Youth Entrepreneur of the Year by Yescarolina during its second annual black-tie gala, "A Night at the Coppa," at Memminger Auditorium in Charleston. Richard, 14, is the son of Willie and Gertrude Black of Blythewood and grandson of the late David and Estelle Jones of Camden. He is a ninth grader in the Bio-Health Magnet Program at Ridgeview High School in Richland School District Two. During the gala, the Top 10 Students of the Year displayed their business plans. YEScarolina, a non-profit organization founded by Jimmy Bailey, is the ...

January 09, 2012 | | Education


Feature photo:

Avery Younghans and Diamond Richardson -- students in Lynda. Nelson's kindergarten class at Camden Elementary School -- learn about recycling first-hand as they participate in the school's effort to teach the youngsters about doing their part to protect the environment. This is one of many recycling bins placed throughout the school.

January 06, 2012 | | Education


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KCSD teacher career fair Jan. 24

Persons interested in employment with the Kershaw County School District are invited to participate in the district's 14th annual Teacher Career Fair Saturday, Jan. 24.

November 24, 2014 | | Education


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