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Scholarship recipient

Richard Black, the grandson of the late David and Estelle Jones of Camden, recently received the Ramon Looby Excellence in Leadership Scholarship from Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc. In addition to the scholarship, Black received the Chi Iota Iota Chapter Omega Psi Phi Scholarship, Nina Neely Scholarship of the Eastern Stars, University of South Carolina Legacy Scholarship and National Pan-Hellenic Council Scholarship. Richard is a 2015 graduate from Richland School District Two, He also received the AP Scholar Award and is attending the University of South Carolina with a semester of coursework already completed. He is the son of Gertrude ...

September 18, 2015 | | Education


KCSD seniors outperform state ACT average

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) 2015 seniors' average composite score on the ACT college entrance exam outperformed the state average for the third straight year. The district's average ranks it third highest among Midlands area school districts and 15th best out of 85 SC school districts.

September 18, 2015 | | Education


Student fun in Kershaw County

September 18, 2015 | | Education


New student learning objectives part of teacher evaluations

Teachers have always needed to figure out what their students should learn by the end of the school year. That's nothing new. What is new for the 2015-16 school year is formally coming up with student learning objectives (SLOs) -- for each student they teach -- using them to determine students' progress (growth) and adding the data to teacher evaluations.

September 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSD public feedback meetings begin Thursday

The Kershaw County School District and Kershaw County Board of Trustees will host the first two of a series of public feedback meetings on facilities Thursday evening. Both meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last approximately 90 minutes.

September 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board to take up electronic meeting policy

One day, members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees could participate in meetings without having to be physically present. The board will discuss the possibility of creating a policy to allow trustees to do so during its meeting Tuesday.

September 14, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


‘Virals’ author to speak to KCSD students

Adults may know Temperance Brennan from the book and TV series "Bones," but for Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students taking high school English classes, her great-niece Tory is more familiar. That's because "Virals," written by Brendan Reichs along with his mother, Kathy, the author of the Bones series, was their required summer reading assignment. And starting this week, those students will have the opportunity to meet the young author.

September 09, 2015 | | Education


Junior Leadership Kershaw County Class of 2016 begins new year

Junior Leadership Kershaw County kicked off its 28th year, Aug. 28-29, with a two-day retreat for the 2015-16 class that included conquering a high ropes course.

September 07, 2015 | | Education


KCSD counselors learn about industrial paths for students

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) counselors spent Wednesday at the district's offices learning about various local industries and the skills those companies need from the local workforce. The counselors even got to play a game similar to a reality TV show.

September 07, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSD looking to improve school libraries

Libraries in Kershaw County school's may be enhanced in the near future thanks to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) having about $500,000 left over from its 2014-15 school year. KCSD Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson said the savings came in part from a flexibility proviso the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees approved during a recent meeting.

September 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Summer winners

ALPHA Center Executive Director Paul Napper (fourth from left) presents Gayle Carter of First Community Bank (FCB) with the ALPHA Center/Jackson Teen Center (JTC) Summer Basektball League Championship trophy. The FCB team won the five-on-five championship Aug. 6. Celebrating, including team members holding individual trophies, are (from left) Dontrell Stradford, JTC Director Brian Mayes, Tyler Geter, Napper, Carter, FCB Team Coach John "Possum" Drakeford, Lareek Stradford and Chris McCoy.

August 31, 2015 | | Education


iPad Mini reading

August 28, 2015 | | Education


ATEC’s Katie Gilson earns state and regional honors

Katie Gilson, agricultural instructor at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC), recently earned the Outstanding Young Member Award from the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) for both South Carolina and the Southeast region.

August 28, 2015 | | Education


Kershaw County School District reopens Parent Portal

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is reopening its PowerSchool Parent Portal, an online system for parents to view their students' attendance and grade information.

August 26, 2015 | | Education


L-EHS, CHS raise more than $60,000 for UWKC

Pictured are Camden High School (CHS) Student Body President Carlos Williams (left) and Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) Student Body President Tripp Keffee (right) holding a $67,144 check for the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC). Students from both schools raised the $67,144 total during the first week of school, leading up to Friday's CHS v. L-EHS football game. L-EHS led the way in donations by contributing more than $40,000. "We worked with lots of different clubs, businesses and students. This was a team effort and it is really neat to see everyone come together for one ...

August 26, 2015 | | Education


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Hundreds turn out for board meeting at Mt. Pisgah

The Kershaw County Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to delay a discussion on where to place a consolidated Bethune/Mt. Pisgah elementary school. The ...

February 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


L-EMS lists honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine weeks.

February 02, 2016 | | Education


Corner finalist for national Assistant Principal of the Year

Camden High School (CHS) Assistant Principal Lesley Corner is one of three finalists for a national award honoring outstanding school administrators.

February 02, 2016 | | Education


CCTC breaks ground for expansion

About 100 people braved a sunny but chilly morning Friday to help Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) break ground on a 40,000-square-foot expansion of ...

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Making a (musical) difference

A guitar's notes. The staccato of a drum. A young man's soft, but lifting voice.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Midway goes into ‘modified’ lockdown Thursday

Midway Elementary School administrators placed the facility into a "modified" lockdown mode before lunchtime Thursday.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Penny sales tax, combined school location on tap

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will continue its facilities discussion tonight in possible preparation of a ballot referendum for November's general election ...

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSD kindergarten ‘Round-Up’ set for Feb. 18

Families with 4- and 5-year-olds who will attend kindergarten in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) next school year should participate in the school district ...

February 02, 2016 | | Education


Kids in Need Grant

February 02, 2016 | | Education


Bethune lists second nine weeks honor roll

Bethune Elementary School recently released its honor roll for the second nine weeks of the school year.

February 02, 2016 | | Education


DMES honor roll

Doby's Mill Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-weeks period.

February 02, 2016 | | Education


Camden Middle School lists honor roll for second quarter

Camden Middle School reports second quarter honor rolls for the 2015-2016 school year.

February 02, 2016 | | Education


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