On Saturday, April 30, Team DME, consisting of several You Go, Girls; faculty members; and school friends took to the streets in the Providence Women's Heart and Sole race in Columbia to help raise awareness for women's heart disease, the number one killer of females in South Carolina. Some of them completed the five mile walk or run, while others opted for the 3 mile walk or run. No matter the distance, though, one thing is for sure... all had a fantastic time completing this heart-healthy event in our community. In the picture, You Go, Girl team members ...
Are female athletes being treated the same as male athletes at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS)? Marti and Mike Gogan decided to find out after realizing money raised to buy cheerleader uniforms was being used to cover other costs. If the answer is "yes," the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) could find itself in violation of Title IX federal funding regulations.
Jeremy Simmons of Lugoff attended Premiere Day at Charleston Southern University (CSU) April 2. He is a CSU prospective student and has been awarded the Dr. Jairy C. Hunter Jr. Scholarship.
Last year, six Camden Military Academy (CMA) students traveled to the National History Day competition in Maryland, in hopes of winning the prestigious national contest.
A number of Kershaw County students were named to the President's List and Dean's List for the 2011 spring semester at Francis Marion University.
If the S.C. House of Representatives passes a bill to funnel $105 million into education, then the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees may not have to draft a millage request letter to Kershaw County Council after all.
Head Start children ages 3 to 4 in Ruth Wilson and Derrick Porter's class work on painting flower pots before planting vegetables in them as part of a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Parent Juana Torres helps her two children along with the rest of the class decorate the pots. Sudents in the Early Head Start class for ages 6 weeks to 2 years joined in the fun by helping plant tomatos. Debbie White (right), the head teacher for Early Head Start, lets students touch the tomato plant before it is planted. Other teachers involved with Early Head Start ...
Longtime educator and community leader M. Andrew James (second from right) unveils the M. Andrew James Collection in the Jackson School Media Center. During an appreciation dinner in March that honored James, Camden Second Presbyterian Church presented him with a series of books to be placed in the school's library in his honor. James was joined at the unveiling by (from left) Jackson School Media Specialist Paulette Williams, incoming Jackson School Principal Matia Goodwin and his wife, Daisy James.
The South Carolina Chapter of National School Public Relations Association celebrated the effectiveness of 93 programs and projects from across the state including one from Jackson School at its annual Rewards for Excellence awards ceremony May 6 in Columbia.
Spring commencement exercises were held at Mars Hill College May 7 in Moore Auditorium. Dr. Dan Lunsford, college president, handed out degrees to the class of 2011, which included a Kershaw County graduate.
The Citadel honored the following cadets for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2010-2011 academic year.
Margaret Lindsey of Lugoff was among 436 students who graduated during Gardner-Webb University's 2011 spring commencement exercises.
Doby's Mill Elementary School is one of seven South Carolina schools to win a prestigious Exemplary Writing Program Award.
Lugoff-Elgin Middle School recently saluted its South Carolina Junior Scholars. Students achieve Junior Scholar status by either scoring 50 or higher in verbal, math or writing on the PSAT or by participating in Duke University's Talent Identification Program (TIP) during their seventh-grade year. The honored students included (first row, from left) Mallory Register, Aubrey Edgerton, Evelyn (McCrae) Watson, Hannah Ranson, Jessica Stockman, Mary (Matheson) Deese, Makayla Rippy, (second row) Jousha Hinson, Connor Tully, Zane Nayfeh, Daniel McAvoy, Christopher Wilder, Stephen Christianson, (third row) Steve Berry, Chandler Brittian and Austen Haney.
Members of Kershaw County Council attended the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting Tuesday evening to hear a presentation on a possible joint economic development campus here. Others attending the meeting included representatives from Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC), the city of Camden, the towns of Bethune and Elgin, Kershaw County Committee of 100, Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, KershawHealth, Santee Lynches Council of Governments, the Kershaw County Vocational Education Foundation and Santee-Wateree Rural Transit Authority.
The 17th annual Read Across America event took place Feb. 28 with volunteers converging on all Kershaw County elementary schools to read the works of Dr. Seuss to students in honor of his birthday. Seuss, whose real name was Theodore Seuss Geisel, was born March 2, 1904, but since that date fell on Sunday this year, the event was moved to Feb. 28, a Friday. A creation of the National Education Association, the event is held nationwide.
Last Friday, Blaney Elementary School (BES) students learned about heart health and physical activity at Jump Rope for the Heart. Students rotated through 11 stations where they exercised, played games and learned about eating healthy. BES school nurse Kim Allen wanted to show students that exercise can be fun. Jump Rope for the Heart is a community service project that teaches students the importance of exercising and eating healthy. Through Jump Rope for the Heart, BES students exceeded their goal of $1000 in raising money for the American Heart Association.
Due to recent inclement weather, Friday will be a regular school day for Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students. The 2013-14 KCSD calendar approved in December of 2012 originally indicated that Friday would be a professional development day for teachers unless needed as an inclement weather make up day.
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