The 6th Annual Race to Read is sponsored by KershawHealth. In the upcoming weeks, Betsy Long, media specialist at Doby's Mill Elementary, has set a goal to get 150 registrations. So far, 120 have signed up. This is the first year that Race to Read has included an 8K race, and according to Long, the school is hoping for a big turnout. Proceeds go to the early literacy efforts of the Kershaw ...
Continuous Learning Center (CLC) students got a taste of what it would be like to drive while drunk -- without taking a single sip of alcohol.
The new Jackson School will be officially dedicated at 3 p.m. Sunday. The featured speaker is S.C. Law Enforcement Division Director Reggie Lloyd, and the public is invited to attend.
Marvin Allen of Lugoff, information technology (IT) director for Fairfield County, has successfully graduated from the 2010 Certified Government Chief Information Officers Program (CGCIO) through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Government, in partnership with the Municipal Association of South Carolina
Lugoff-Elgin High School student Jack Wood is among 1,600 African-American high school seniors who have been designated as semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship competition. Only 48 South Carolina students were selected for this recognition. He now has an opportunity to compete for approximately 800 scholarships worth over $2.5 million to be awarded next spring.
During Wednesday's Kershaw County School District (KCSD) facilities and finance committee meeting, board members agreed to formally request that the Kershaw County Council (KCC) place the school district's millage request back on its agenda for the next KCC meeting.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will ask Kershaw County Council (KCC) to reconsider a request for a millage increase.
The School Improvement Council at Wateree Elementary School "KICKed" off a new school year with a back to school Mother/Son Kickball game. Mrs. Gail Stehle, head coach and principal, pumped up the players. Mr. Keith Wilder and Mr. John Hanson announced plays and gave away prizes. Although the sons defeated the moms, both played hard and had fun!
Camden High School (CHS) student Aly Bolin is one of 172 South Carolina seniors to be named a semifinalist in the 56th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. She was among 16,000 students to achieve the ranking nationwide and the only student selected in Kershaw County, according to officials at the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Thanks to a new fundraising project, a goal of raising $40,000 to replace aging playground equipment at Lugoff Elementary School (LES) could become a reality within the next year.
Twenty-eight students from the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School Science Club were active participants in the Nature Trail Project, a field experience. Focusing on the role of butterflies and hummingbirds as pollinators in the Sandhills ecosystem, students – including (from left) Jaylin Smith, Lauren Chandler and Megan Huntley -- worked to help establish wildflower plantings along trails located on the McCrady Training Center in Eastover. In partnership with the University of South Carolina, Clemson University, USDA ...
Rhonda Horton's sixth-grade ELA classes at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School have been busy publishing books. They read and analyzed the series of books by Laura Numeroff and rewrote "If You Take A Mouse To School," illustrating their writings. Students applied reading, writing and technology skills to create their own mini books and become publishers. Each class enjoyed a publishing party in the media center as students shared popcorn and their stories with classmates. Sharing the ...
The Kershaw County School District has received an additional $300,000 grant on top of the $5.7 million Safe Schools/Health Students (SS/HS) grant the county received a year ago to combat the influence of gangs.
Sharon White's tenth grade world history class at Lugoff-Elgin High School competed in a Polis Pride lesson to learn about the ancient Greek city-states. Students developed skits and performed for classmates in order to share their knowledge. The competitions throughout the week were physical and intellectual to illustrate the Greek ideal of balance between intellect and physical strength. The students in the city state of Argos won the competitions. A festival celebration followed the ...
Members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees expressed their discontent Tuesday with extremely early morning school bus pickup times. Some school bus pickup times begin as early as 5:10 a.m. in Kershaw County.
Sixth grade students at Camden Middle School (CMS) recently celebrated Mummy Day, a culmination of a unit of study on Ancient Egypt. During the school day, students traveled to four stations where they participated in cross curriculum activities. Students created life-size sarcophagi, found the surface area of pyramids that they then constructed, participated in a virtual pharaoh's mummification process, and then mummified chicken legs.
The 84 children of the Montessori School of Camden anxiously awaited the arrival of their grandparents and extended families for the annual celebration of Grandparents' Day.
"See You at the Pole," Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) third-grader Jacob Harris told fellow students Nov. 26 on his way to leading a time of prayer for Thanksgiving. Students used the time to say what they are thankful as Jacob led the 10-minute session, something he also did in 2012.
Amanda Harris, a fourth grade teacher at Jackson School, is the 2013-14 Reading Teacher of the Year. The Kershaw County Reading Council named Harris its teacher of the year during its annual recognition program at Pine Tree Hill Elementary School. Each school in the district had the opportunity to nominate a reading teacher of the year who submitted an application to be critiqued by an external judge.
The Upton Trio turned itself into a foursome for its annual outreach program with the Kershaw County School District. The group will present its last performance of the program at 9:30 a.m. today at North Central High School.
The South Carolina Department of Education released the report card ratings for career centers last week, and ATEC earned an Excellent Absolute rating for the third straight year.
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