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BDK, Doby's Mill schools tapped for SIC Honor Roll

Baron DeKalb and Doby's Mill elementary schools are among 12 South Carolina public schools to be named to the S.C. School Improvement Council's (SC-SIC) 2011 Honor Roll for their significant efforts to foster civic engagement in public education.

January 24, 2011 | | Education


Morgan: School district left holding 'empty bag'

A total of $59 million. That's the amount of money the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is working from in its current budget. KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan said having that same amount of money in next year's budget is a best case scenario. Morgan made the comment Thursday as a follow-up to a presentation he made Tuesday to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.

January 21, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


CMA celebrates MLK Day

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. graduated from Morehouse College in 1948 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology.

January 21, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Life-saving practice

January 19, 2011 | | Education


You Go, Girls!

Doby's Mill Elementary School's fourth- and fifth-grade girls running club was recently presented a $1,000 fitness grant and $1,000 in Subway gift cards for being grand prize winners in the Subway Fresh Fit national video and poster competition.The girls, as a group, submitted a video detailing how their activities in "You Go, Girls" help them to stay fit. They were one of 10 groups in the state to place at the grand prize level. The $1,000 fitness grant will be used to make improvements to the school's nature trail, on which the girls ...

January 19, 2011 | | Education


Creeping critters

January 17, 2011 | | Education


New school trustees seated

The new members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees are finally here.

January 17, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Seven more Kershaw County teachers receive national board certification

Seven more Kershaw County teachers have earned the highest credential available in the teaching profession, bringing the current total number of district employees who are National Board certified (NBC) to 151.

January 14, 2011 | | Education


No school again for students Friday

Kershaw County School District Communications Director Mary Anne Byrd sent the following message to media at 4:30 p.m. today:

January 13, 2011 | | Education


No school for students Thursday

Due to the number of Kershaw County roadways that are still icy, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has decided to keep students out of school Thursday. Staff will report at 10 a.m., however. KCSD Communications Director Mary Anne Byrd released the following statement to the press just before 4 p.m. today:

January 12, 2011 | | Education


KCSD to keep schools closed Wednesday

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools and offices will be closed yet again Wednesday due to the effects of freezing temperatures. KCSD Communications Director Mary Anne Byrd sent the following statement to the media mid-afternoon Tuesday:

January 11, 2011 | | Education


Kershaw County schools, offices closed Tuedsay

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools and offices will be closed again Tuesday, according to KCSD Communications Director Mary Anne Byrd.

January 10, 2011 | | Education


KCSD board meeting rescheduled

The Kershaw County School District posted the following message on Facebook around 10 a.m. Monday:

January 10, 2011 | | Education


KCSD preparing for district office move

More than a month has passed since the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted to move its district office into the former Howden Buffalo property in Camden.

January 10, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Scholastic press honors

The Lugoff-Elgin High School 2010 yearbook staff received an All-State rating from the South Carolina Scholastic Press Association for the 2010 Messy yearbook. In addition to receiving the highest ranking possible, the staff also won the Palmetto Award for creating the best book in its particular state division. The staff includes (first row) Celia Duggan, Kayla Melton, Anna Stevens, Tyler Kirkland, MaCaylee Jones, Lexi Church, Brittney Wright, (second row) Shawn Chapman, Shantella Adams, Ashleigh Dailey, Savannah Catoe, Aliya Summerville, Annie Kate Herlong, Stephan Hunter, (third row) Bill Ogle, Hayley Ranson, Kayley Miles, Megan Kirkland, Toby Brettelle, Carrie Lynch, Cady Murphy ...

January 10, 2011 | | Education


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L-EHS Drama Dept. showcases student work

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) drama students recently portrayed the perils, joys and everyday challenges of high school life in their winter production. The play consisted of a series of monologues, written by L-EHS Drama III students, dealing with issues such as pregnancy, parent's divorce, social media mishaps, relationship issues and navigating friendships. The play followed a group of students through their senior year in high school.

December 22, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Education


Gary is KCSD Food Service Employee of the Month

Twenty-four years ago, Brenda Gary began working at Camden High School as a food service employee within the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). Gary worked at Camden High until last year when officials determined help was needed at Leslie M. Stover Middle School's cafeteria in Elgin.

December 22, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


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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