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Use of remaining IPP funds discussed

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has $2.6 million left in its Installment Purchase Plan (IPP) fund which was used to finance the first phase of the school equalization building and renovation program.

August 26, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


School menus -- Aug. 26, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Aug. 29-Sept. 2:

August 26, 2011 | | Education


Senior adults may attend school events for free

Kershaw County citizens age 65 years or older can receive lifetime Golden Circle passes that allow them to attend school-sponsored activities or athletic events free of charge. The passes are good from year to year. Admission to athletic playoffs is not included.

August 26, 2011 | | Education


KCSD suspends SLED check fees

The Kershaw County School District is temporarily suspending a new $25 S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) background check for volunteers. KCSD Communications Director Mary Anne Byrd said the move is in response to concerns from community members.

August 24, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


KCSD responds to Title IX allegations

Three months ago, Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) parents Mike and Marti Gogan sent an email to Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan, expressing concern that the school district was in violation of Title IX federal funding regulations.

August 22, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


KCSD seniors score all-time ACT high

Kershaw County 2011 seniors' average composite score on the ACT college entrance exam reached an all-time district high and outperformed the state's school seniors at the same time a record number of local students took the test.

August 22, 2011 | | Education


School menus -- Aug. 19, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Aug. 22-26:

August 19, 2011 | | Education


SSHS grant working, says director

During the 2010-11 fiscal year, 688 Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SSHS) grant services were provided to 597 Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students. Those 597 students had more unexcused absences, disciplinary referrals for simple and aggravated assault, as well as more out-of-school suspensions than the overall student body who did not receive any services, according to SSHS Project Director Kevin Rhodes.

August 19, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Feature photo: Let the fun begin

August 19, 2011 | | Education


Cheer-rific time

Cheerleaders-in-the-making are invited to the annual Lil' Demon Cheer Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS). In addition to being the L-EHS cheerleaders' largest fundraiser of the year, the clinic is also an opportunity for the cheerleaders to mentor and serve as role models for younger girls in the West Wateree Community. Both the Varsity and JV cheerleading squads participate, and youngsters from ages 3 thru 12 are invited to attend. The cost of the clinic is $30 and includes snacks and drinks, a T-shirt and the opportunity to cheer during the first quarter ...

August 17, 2011 | | Education


Clemson graduates first class of 'New Farmers'

After 30 years as a national television executive, Dale Snyder is the textbook definition of a new farmer. In fact, as little as a year ago, his agricultural skills were limited to potted plants on the front porch of his house.

August 15, 2011 | | Education


'Angry Managment' to remain in KCSD libraries

"Angry Management" is back.

August 12, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Youth attend state leadership conference

Four local youth turned their attention to field and farm this summer.

August 10, 2011 | | Education


Stoney earns master's degree

Gertude Stoney graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Administration with Organization and Communities during the May 2011 ceremony. She completed the Advanced Master of Social Work Program (a rigorous program in which she earned her degree in 11 months.) Joining her at the Master of Social Work hooding ceremony is Dr. Carl Maas of USC. Stoney is the daughter of Delores Lloyd and Capt. Donnelle Stoney. Her maternal grandparents are Pastor Walter Lloyd and the late Gertrude Lloyd. Her paternal grandparents are Ann Williams and the late Bennie ...

August 08, 2011 | | Education


Local AYP performance better than state results

Kershaw County elementary and middle schools outperformed the state on Adequate Yearly Performance (AYP) results released recently, although local education leaders say the federal system has been criticized for its "all or nothing" ratings and seems to contradict local positive results released on PASS, the state's accountability test for grades 3-8.

August 08, 2011 | | Education


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CES reports honor rolls

Camden Elementary School has announced its honor-rolls for the second nine weeks period

February 25, 2015 | | Education


Bulldogs Giving Back

Saturday night, a number of basketball players spent a few hours on the Camden High School's (CHS) basketball court playing five-on-five games to raise money for the Kershaw County Community Medical Clinic (CMC). The highlight of the evening: a game between members of the CHS' 2009 state championship basketball team and a team made up of other CHS basketball alumni. The alumni came out on top, narrowly defeating the 2009 team 38 to 36 after two 20-minute periods.

February 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSD graduation rate at all time high

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) seniors and other students are receiving high school or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) at the highest rate ever in the district's history. According to information provided by KCSD Director for Student Assessment Lavoy Carter to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its Feb. 17 meeting, 90.7 percent of students graduate in four years and 93.5 percent graduate in five years. Carter said the district's goal is to have all district students earn either a high school diploma or GED.

February 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSD may bring back referenda in 2016

It's not a done deal, but there appeared to be consensus Tuesday night among members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees to bring a pair of construction-related referenda back to voters in November 2016. If trustees ultimately do so, athletic improvements could be taken out of the equation, but still lead to some schools being closed for consolidation.

February 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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