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Morgan's contract extended to 2016

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's contract has been extended an additional two years. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees on Tuesday approved extending the contract from June 30, 2014, to June 30, 2016. The 7-2 vote, with trustees Nissary Wood and Dr. Don Copley opposed, followed an executive session.

November 04, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Feature photo: In another time

Students in Sharon White's second block World History class at Lugoff-Elgin High School concluded their study of the Enlightenment Period by attending White's Chocolate House. Students began the project in the library media center researching a specific topic from the 1700s. Each student created a newspaper with their topics being the focus of the front page. For the back page, students wrote advertisements for newly developed products. During the chocolate house, students shared information with each other to create five new articles for the inside of their papers. "I had a great time getting and sharing info with ...

November 04, 2011 | | Education


JROTC on the road

Camden High's JROTC presented the Colors at a recent meeting of the S.C. Board of Education. Rose Sheheen (left), a member of the Board of Education and a retired Kershaw County educator, and S.C. Superintendent of Education Dr. Mick Zais (fourth from left) greeted the cadets, who included (from second left) Dilon Price, Ashley Williams, Quavian Belton, Daryl Richardson and Chantel Goodson and Camden High JROTC Instructor retired Col. Tim Webb.

November 02, 2011 | | Education


Feature photo: Safety message

October 31, 2011 | | Education


Feature photo: Pizza and a movie

October 31, 2011 | | Education


Feature photo: Pumpkin prizes

October 31, 2011 | | Education


Dressed for success

October 31, 2011 | | Education


Facilities equalization review starts with WES

To begin the process of addressing the second phase of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) facilities equalization program, the KCSD finance and facilities committee discussed the possibility of renovating or replacing Wateree Elementary School (WES) during its meeting Tuesday afternoon.

October 28, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


School menus -- Oct. 28, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 4:

October 28, 2011 | | Education


Growing green

Leslie M. Stover Middle School and Fairfield Electric Cooperative celebrated 10 years of "green power" in South Carolina recently with a commemorative tree-planting to symbolize the sustainability and environmental benefits of renewable energy.

October 28, 2011 | | Education


Gene Machine

Equipped with safety glasses, latex gloves and protective aprons, the scientists hunched over the work table, engrossed in the test at hand.

October 26, 2011 | | Education


BES copes with fifth-grader’s death

Grief counselors were dispatched to Blaney Elementary School (BES) Wednesday after a 10-year-old student died of an asthma attack at a Columbia-area hospital Tuesday.

October 24, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Trustees to share legislative points with delegation

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees developed a list last week of legislative positions to discuss with the county's legislative delegation.

October 24, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


New volunteer screening process to be implemented

Effective Feb. 1, some volunteers with the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will have to pay $25 for a S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) background check.

October 21, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Welcome home

October 21, 2011 | | Education


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Brandi Patterson of Elgin named Barker Scholar

Brandi Patterson of Elgin has been named a Barker Scholar at Clemson University.

December 17, 2014 | | Education


Jackson’s Goodwin is KCRC Reading Administrator of the Year

The Kershaw County Reading Council's (KCRC) Administrator of the Year is doing everything she can to make sure students are reading at least at grade level. The KCRC named Jackson Elementary School Principal Matia Goodwin as its Reading Administrator of the Year at its annual recognition program Dec. 8.

December 17, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Arbor Day at Doby's Mill

On December 5, students at Doby's Mill Elementary school participated in Kershaw County's Soil and Water Conservation District's celebration of Arbor Day. Donna Douglas explained when Arbor Day is recognized. "Arbor Day is the first Friday in December, that is when we celebrate it in South Carolina because that is the best time to plant. It's celebrated at different times in different states," Douglas explained. Students participated in an assembly honoring Arbor Day and performed skits and songs in honor of Arbor Day. "Every year the conservation district chooses a school to participate in Arbor Day ...

December 15, 2014 | | Education


School district gives flu warning

According to Kershaw County School District Director of Communications Mary Anne Byrd, the district received an update last week from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) saying it is seeing an early and large rise in seasonal flu cases. Byrd said the district is currently experiencing the same situation in many of the schools.

December 15, 2014 | | Education


Dec. 19 to be half day for KCSD students

The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 19, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break. Staff will work a regular schedule. Students in 3-and 4-year-old developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend.

December 15, 2014 | | Education


Rose awarded for truck driver research at Winthrop

Shalace Rose, a McNair Scholar and Winthrop University senior Research from Camden, may help to give businesses and government regulators insight into beginner trucker drivers' sleep and dietary habits. She has won an award for her research.

December 12, 2014 | | Education


School board considers legislative positions as two trustees exit

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees said "good-bye" to two of its members during a reception preceding its meeting Tuesday evening. The board honored departing trustees Nissary Wood and Dr. Don Copley. Wood and Copley received individual awards during the reception with working with the school board. Voters elected Wood and Copley to the board in 2010.

December 12, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


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