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Sweet treats

The hardworking teachers and staff at Midway Elementary School have been putting forth extra effort to make adjustments for their interim principal, Theodore Jackson. School Resource Officer Michelle Cobb (left) helped him show his appreciation by handing out sweet treats. The candy brought a smile to the face of third-grade teacher Teri Davis (right).

February 14, 2011 | | Education


Jackson to host inaugural IGA LEGO Invitational

It's the first event of its kind in Kershaw County.

February 11, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Thompson honored for school board service

For more than a decade, Carol Thompson fought for the well being of Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students. So she shouldn't have been surprised when she was recognized in January by the South Carolina School Board Association for 15 years of service on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.

February 09, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


National study gives high score to KCSD

A national study measuring the productivity of every school district in the country has rated the Kershaw County School District as providing a "high return on its investment." It is the only school district in the Midlands and one of only 12 in the state to earn the report's highest marks.

February 07, 2011 | | Education


Camden native honored with education award

Josh Austin was one of eight senior Presbyterian College education majors to receive the Recognition of Excellence on a recent national education licensure test. The honor recognizes students whose scores rank in the top 15 percent nationally of students who have ever taken the test.

February 07, 2011 | | Education


County receives $300,000 mentoring grant

Ask anyone who works with children what the greatest factor is for success in a young person's life, and you will hear the same answer over and over -- the presence and involvement of a caring adult.

February 07, 2011 | | Education


More cuts aimed at education

Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan gave school trustees a crash course Tuesday night in pending state legislation that could affect the district.

February 04, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


ATEC to host spring semester open house Feb. 10

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) will celebrate national Career and Technical Education Month with its spring semester open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 10. Parents of students and the public are invited to attend.

February 02, 2011 | | Education


Holmstrom wins MSC Geographic Bee

Josh Holmstrom, a student at the Montessori School of Camden, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee Jan. 14 and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship. The school-level bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 23rd annual National Geographic Bee. This year's Bee is sponsored by Google.

February 02, 2011 | | Education


Palmetto Gold & Silver: 8 schools honored

Eight Kershaw County elementary and middle schools -- up from only two local K-8 schools last year -- were among more than 430 schools statewide recognized Monday by the S.C. Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2010.

February 02, 2011 | | Education


Former teacher/coach sues school district

A former Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) assistant football coach has filed a civil suit against the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), accusing the school district of breach of contract and age discrimination after he was not offered a letter of agreement to work during the 2009-10 school year.

February 02, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Planning for KCSD office move underway

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) office staff members may move into their new building in as little as a few months.

January 31, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Local students named to PC Dean's List

The following area students were named to the Dean's List at Presbyterian College for maintaining at least a 3.5 grade point average for the fall 2010 semester:

January 28, 2011 | | Education


The buddy system

Friday afternoon, four students in Renee Thompson's class were treated as celebrities.

January 26, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


County middle schools to participate in job shadowing

Kershaw County middle schools will join the nation next month by recognizing Groundhog Shadowing Day Feb. 4. Seventh- and eighth-grade students will be allowed to go to work with a parent, relative or neighbor to learn more about the workplace and potential careers.

January 24, 2011 | | Education


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KCSD receives two 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is the only South Carolina school district to receive not just one, but two 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants for 2015. Partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands, Jackson School and Pine Tree Hill Elementary School will house afterschool academic assistance programs.

December 19, 2014 | | Education


CHS raises funds for PAALS

Camden High School's (CHS) National Honor Society (NHS) presented Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS) with a $3,000 check Tuesday. The money is going to a program called Rob's Best Friend Fund; a ceremony marking the donation took place in the CHS media center.

December 19, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Brandi Patterson of Elgin named Barker Scholar

Brandi Patterson of Elgin has been named a Barker Scholar at Clemson University.

December 17, 2014 | | Education


Jackson’s Goodwin is KCRC Reading Administrator of the Year

The Kershaw County Reading Council's (KCRC) Administrator of the Year is doing everything she can to make sure students are reading at least at grade level. The KCRC named Jackson Elementary School Principal Matia Goodwin as its Reading Administrator of the Year at its annual recognition program Dec. 8.

December 17, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Arbor Day at Doby's Mill

On December 5, students at Doby's Mill Elementary school participated in Kershaw County's Soil and Water Conservation District's celebration of Arbor Day. Donna Douglas explained when Arbor Day is recognized. "Arbor Day is the first Friday in December, that is when we celebrate it in South Carolina because that is the best time to plant. It's celebrated at different times in different states," Douglas explained. Students participated in an assembly honoring Arbor Day and performed skits and songs in honor of Arbor Day. "Every year the conservation district chooses a school to participate in Arbor Day ...

December 15, 2014 | | Education


School district gives flu warning

According to Kershaw County School District Director of Communications Mary Anne Byrd, the district received an update last week from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) saying it is seeing an early and large rise in seasonal flu cases. Byrd said the district is currently experiencing the same situation in many of the schools.

December 15, 2014 | | Education


Dec. 19 to be half day for KCSD students

The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 19, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break. Staff will work a regular schedule. Students in 3-and 4-year-old developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend.

December 15, 2014 | | Education


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