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KCSD schools, offices to be closed Monday

The threat of a wintry mix is closing all Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools and offices Monday, according to an e-mail sent to the media by KCSD Communications Director Mary Anne Byrd just after 6 p.m. Sunday.

January 09, 2011 | | Education


5 QUESTIONS

Q: How does being the principal of Camden High School differ from being the principal of Lugoff-Elgin Middle School?

January 07, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Local educators honored with reading awards

The Kershaw County Reading Association recently held its annual Reading Teacher of the Year banquet at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School.

January 05, 2011 | | Education


KCSD's finance director also consultant to Fairfield district

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson is working as a financial consultant for the Fairfield County School District.

January 05, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Poetry Alive

Third- and fourth-grade students at Lugoff Elementary School recently had the opportunity to take part in Poetry Alive. Ken and Nadine Delano demonstrated how to take a simple poem and make it come alive. The fourth- grade students in Tonya Seay's class enjoyed getting to act out a poem in front of their peers. Poetry Alive was brought to Lugoff Elementary School through the Artist in Residency program of Kershaw County.

January 03, 2011 | | Education


Morgan: four-day school week 'ill-advised, short term' fix

Fewer graduation requirements. A possible reduction of required school district staff development days. Four-day school weeks.

January 03, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


KCSD's three high schools honored for SAT/ACT scores

All three Kershaw County high schools were among 72 high schools in the state to be recognized for achievement on either the ACT or SAT college entrance exams, according to the S.C. Department of Education.

December 27, 2010 | | Education


Hayes earns master's degree from Clemson

Camden native Mary Melissa Hayes earned a Master of Science degree in Microbiology from Clemson University at the December 2010 commencement exercises.

December 24, 2010 | | Education


Morgan seeks input from recent KCSD grads

For the second year, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Frank Morgan would like to hear from recent KCSD graduates to gain perspective on how the district prepared them for "life after high school."

December 24, 2010 | | Education


Say 'cheese'

Principal Jeff Jordan dressed up as Santa Claus to bring joy to the students of Camden Middle School. Charlesten Beck shot this photo of Margaret Guy after she finished giving her wish list to Santa. Charlesten was capturing photos for a digital photography project in Lucy Ross' computer class.

December 24, 2010 | | Education


Home, sweet home

December 24, 2010 | | Education


Wrapped up in the holidays

December 24, 2010 | | Education


Jackson earns SMC Dean's List honors

Kayla Jackson, a sophomore at Spartanburg Methodist College, was named to the fall 2010 Dean's List .

December 24, 2010 | | Education


School board chairman stands by land purchase

Despite a harsh wave of criticism, Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Chairman Joey Dorton is standing by the board's decision to spend $1.25 million to purchase the former Howden-Buffalo property on U.S. 1 and convert it into a new district office.

December 24, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


The Santa Squad

Santa Claus is old.

December 22, 2010 | Ashley Ford | 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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