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Peanut butter mountain

Students at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) collected a whopping 907 jars of peanut butter during Red Ribbon Week in October as a part of ATEC's annual project to benefit the food bank of Christian Community Ministries. Students were asked to bring jars of peanut butter which had red either on the label or on the top. The total easily surpassed the previous high of 614 jars. Students in the protective services, nursing and automotive technology programs collected the most jars and earned a pizza party and ice cream for their efforts. Showing off a portion of the ...

November 26, 2010 | | Education


LES first-graders have a 'POW WOW Day'

Dozens of Lugoff Elementary School (LES) first-graders arrived at school dressed as Pilgrims and Native Americans Tuesday morning, all in honor of the school's annual POW WOW Day.

November 24, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


PTHS reports student honor rolls

First grade

November 22, 2010 | | Education


Stanley to leave Midway for SCDE

The Kershaw County School Board accepted the resignation Nov. 16 of Midway Elementary School Principal Jewell Stanley effective Dec. 31. Stanley will take a position in the S.C. Department of Education's (SDE) federal and state accountability office overseeing Title I programs.

November 22, 2010 | | Education


Team spirit

The Lugoff-Elgin Middle School Media Center recently became a competitive arena with students battling to see who would win Clemson or Carolina. The students – including Jonathan Lowder, Corey Bledsoe, Bobbie Schermbeck , Erin Carraway, Angela Hill and Austin Teague -- put together their team's puzzle before and after school and at lunch time. While the competition was heated and close, Carolina won by about 35 pieces.

November 22, 2010 | | Education


L-EMS honor rolls reported

Sixth grade

November 22, 2010 | | Education


Trustees approve new round of projects

With as much as $8 million remaining from bond sources, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees unanimously approved several school construction projects during its Tuesday meeting.

November 19, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


A-head of the game

Landen Mills and Jakob Pressley are ready for some football! These Wateree Elementary School first-graders worked with teacher Melisa Blankenship to measure the circumference of the ball. Then, the group used the tape measure to find other objects with a similar circumference. They discovered that their heads were pretty close to the circumference of a football.

November 19, 2010 | | Education


PTHS reports student honor rolls

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-week period.

November 17, 2010 | | Education


Students salute armed forces

We appreciate you. We love you. Thank you.

November 17, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


Bethune Lions Peace Poster contest

Erin Humphries (second from left), an eighth-grade student at North Central Middle School (NCMS), has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Bethune Lions Club. Her poster was among more than 350,000 entries submitted worldwide in the annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs International is sponsoring the program to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere. Locally there were 84 participants with Julia Daniels (center) coming in second place and Caitlin Clark (second from right) in third place. The sequence of competition will ...

November 17, 2010 | | Education


KCSD outperforms state on report card

For the first time since implementation of the state report cards in 2001, 100 percent of the Absolute and Growth ratings issued Friday for Kershaw County elementary and middle schools are Excellent, Good or Average. Statewide, only 82 percent of schools achieved this level for Absolute ratings and 88 percent for Growth ratings.

November 15, 2010 | | Education


DMES student honor rolls reported

First grade

November 10, 2010 | | Education


BDK honor roll students reported

First grade

November 10, 2010 | | Education


CES teacher named 'unsung hero'

Camden Elementary School third grade teacher Trudy Ranges knows the importance of reading for students to be successful. Because of her work to develop the Read Every Day (RED) program at her school, ING has named her as one of 100 "unsung heroes" and awarded $2,000 to the school's reading program.

November 08, 2010 | | Education


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Feature photo: And they’ll be off

Runners sprint off the start line at the 2013 Race to Read event. It's almost time for this year's KershawHealth 10th Annual Race to Read, which raises money for early literacy efforts in Kershaw County. The race will be held Saturday, September 27 at 8 a.m. at Doby's Mill Elementary School in Lugoff. There is a 5 mile road race, that features a beautiful course, utilizing a mixture of surfaces. There is also a 1 mile fun run on the school's freshly paved fitness trail. Focusing on the importance of hydration, 5 mile participants will ...

September 01, 2014 | | Education


School board to discuss PASS/HSAP scores

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will discuss PASS/HSAP scores at its meeting set for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

September 01, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


United Way challenge

Camden High and Lugoff-Elgin High students used the week leading up to their rival football game to raise money for the United Way of Kershaw County. As announced at halftime of the football game, Lugoff-Elgin High raised $40,748.20 and Camden High raised $24,825.81, new all-time high amounts for both schools and over $26,000 more than last year's total. Over the past six years, the two schools have brought in over $182,000 to help the local community. Pictured are students and staff from both schools and United Way officials joining midfield of the Lugoff-Elgin ...

August 27, 2014 | | Education


Senior citizens can attend school-sponsored events free

Kershaw County citizens age 65 years or older can receive lifetime Golden Circle passes that allow them to attend school-sponsored activities or athletic events free of charge.

August 27, 2014 | | Education


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