Ninety-five percent of the ratings issued this week on the South Carolina's Annual School District Report Card for schools within the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) are "excellent," "good" or "average."
Many Kershaw County residents will remember Dr. Ralph Cain as a fair, honest and effective education leader who stabilized the school district through strategic planning and helped introduce technological literacy as a new basic skill for students.
The Kershaw County Election Commission partnered with North Central Middle School to pull off a very successful Mock Student Election which was held in the school library on Thursday, Nov. 1. Ten actual voting booths, borrowed from the Election Commission, were set up for students who simultaneously participated in a larger National Student Mock Election through vote.myvoicemyelection.org. Here, pictured from left to right, are sixth grade social studies students, preparing to vote, in Mr. Pollock's class: Brainna Bell, Regan Atkinson and McKenna Arrants.
On Oct. 30, Target donated $500 to Baron DeKalb Elementary School along with a gift card for $225. The money will go towards books for Baron DeKalb Elementary school's media center. Patty Liegh, Baron DeKalb Elementary school librarian, plans to purchase hard-back books as well as accelerated reader books, and books requested by students and teachers with the donation money. "We want them to read for the love of reading ... without partnerships like this we couldn't have the books we have," said Liegh. Pictured from left to right are Autumn Barrett, a 5th grader; Shalonda Townsend, operational group ...
Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has introduced Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) into the KCSD middle schools this year after measureable success with PBIS at the elementary school level.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and other school districts across the state are awaiting news that can severely impact next year's budget. The S.C. General Assembly has decided it can no longer maintain South Carolina's school bus system at the state level, so they want the school districts to take on the responsibility.
Millie Chaplin, from the Lowcountry of South Carolina, was the artist in residence at Bethune Elementary School during the week of Sept. 24 - 28. Chaplin brought with her a love of storytelling, puppetry, dress-up and her knowledge of colonial life to the students. During her week at Bethune elementary, the students made puppets, corn-husk dolls, puppetry settings, and experienced the types of games that colonial children played.
Kershaw County School District's Special Educational Activities Geared for Unique Learning (SEAGUL) students recently took a field study to Clemson University where they worked in small groups, then combined their efforts to form a paper city. Students designed the paper cities at Clemson's School of Architecture.