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Matia Goodwin is 2018 KCSD Principal of the Year

Jackson School Principal Matia Goodwin was named Kershaw County School District (KCSD) 2018 Principal of the Year today. Goodwin was selected after a vote of school and district administrators and has served as Jackson's principal for seven years.

March 09, 2018 | | Education


Blaney principal taking job in Spartanburg County

Blaney Elementary School Principal Ed Yount will become principal at Woodruff Elementary School in Spartanburg County starting July 1.

March 09, 2018 | | Education


CMA cadets earn Gold Star honors

The following cadets below were recently awarded a gold star at a parade and recognition ceremony. In order to qualify for the Gold Star a student must achieve an A average for the entire first semester. Congratulations to following 109 cadets!

March 09, 2018 | | Education


CES announces 2nd quarter honor rolls

Camden Elementary School recently announced honor rolls for the second nine weeks.

March 06, 2018 | | Education


School board to discuss ‘occupational diplomas’

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will receive information about and discuss "occupational diplomas" during its meeting tonight. According to a copy of tonight's proposed agenda, trustees will learn more about what are officially known as South Carolina High School Credentials (SCHSC) from Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Director of Special Services Tarrance McGovern.

March 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Different threats, different outcomes

Between Feb. 15 and 22, four students made separate threats to Kershaw County schools. Two cases involved Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS). Another involved Leslie M. Stover Middle School (LSMS) outside Elgin. A fourth involved a threat made to Camden High School (CHS). Each case had a different outcome from the others, with only one -- the CHS case -- leading to an 11-year-old girl being petitioned to family court for a charge of disturbing schools.

March 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


L-EMS principal leaving for Greenville County

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) Principal Karen Bullard will become principal at Blue Ridge Middle School in Greenville County starting July 1.

March 02, 2018 | | Education


Board hires firm for superintendent search

During its meeting on Feb. 20, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees unanimously voted to enter into an agreement with BWP & Associates of Libertyville, Ill., to conduct the search for a new superintendent. In January, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan announced his intention to retire at the end of June.

February 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Colleges, universities honor area students

Six local students recently graduated from the University of South Carolina Upstate. They are Veronica Bell of Elgin, Bachelor of Arts; Danielle James of Elgin, Bachelor of Arts; Jamelia James of Bethune, Bachelor of Science; Donell Morrison of Camden, Bachelor of Science.

February 27, 2018 | | Education


Bussey is Boys & Girls Club Midlands Youth of the Year

Jaelen Bussey, a senior at Camden High School (CHS), is the 2018 Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands Youth of the Year. According to Jackson Teen Center (JTC) Executive Director Brian Mayes, Bussey earned the award at least in part for his work on a special video interview series called "I Am the Evidence," part of a larger series called "Make It A Conversation."

February 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


L-EMS announces second quarter honor roll

Sixth Grade

February 23, 2018 | | Education


NCHS announces 2nd quarter honor roll

9th Grade

February 23, 2018 | | Education


School district may convey land to city of Camden

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will vote tonight on whether to approve having the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) convey a 6.6-acre tract of land next to the Jackson Teen Center on York Street for additional recreational development.

February 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


L-EHS senior creates certified wildlife habitat at school

Jacob Whisenhunt, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS), has successfully created a certified wildlife habitat through the National Wildlife Federation's (NWF) Garden for Wildlife program. The NWF is America's largest wildlife conservation and education organization. Jacob's habitat has also been co-certified with NWF's state affiliate, the South Carolina Wildlife Federation.

February 20, 2018 | By Jenny Proctor, L-EHS Special to the C-I | Education


‘Bridge to Clemson’ scholarships available

Scholarships are available for Kershaw County students who will enter Tri-County Technical College's Bridge to Clemson program this fall.

February 16, 2018 | | Education


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Families can register children for school online

Families in the Kershaw County School District can fill out their children's school registration materials online now at www.kcsdschools.net/register and should ...

July 20, 2018 | | Education


L-EHS student attends ACLU Summer Advocacy Institute

Advocacy Institute in Washington, D.C., for rising junior and senior high school students give students the tools they need to engage in their communities ...

July 20, 2018 | | Education


KCSD sees changes to budget

There was a lot of gnashing of teeth at the S.C. State House, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson noted ...

July 17, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Feature photo: New Camden Elementary School

July 17, 2018 | | Education


Chad Dixon named principal of NCMS

North Central High School (NCHS) Assistant Principal Chad Dixon has been named as the new principal of North Central Middle School (NCMS). Dixon is replacing ...

July 17, 2018 | | Education


Bean, Putnam named to SC/NSPRA board

The South Carolina Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (SC/NSPRA) announces its executive board for the 2018–2019 year. Becky Bean of ...

July 17, 2018 | | Education


Baron DeKalb Elementary summer program visits Lee State Park

Baron DeKalb Elementary Summer Program students visited Lee State Park. They learned about the different plants and animals that are located inside the park. Park ...

July 17, 2018 | | Education


Camden student studies in Cyprus, Greece

Mary Deese, an Art History major from Camden, was one of 20 Coastal Carolina University students spent nearly a month on a study abroad program ...

July 17, 2018 | | Education


‘Look, listen and learn’

Part of preparing for the new school year, to begin Aug. 20, is figuring out security and safety issues at the Kershaw County School District ...

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Robbins to attend first school board meeting tonight

New Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins will attend his first Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting tonight. Robbins is expected ...

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Colleges, universities recognize area students

The University of South Carolina-Upstate recently named several Kershaw County students to the Spring Semester 2018 Dean's List. To be eligible for the Dean ...

July 10, 2018 | | Education


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