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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


Trustees to decide use of IPPs remaining $4 million

Four million dollars is left in the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Installment Purchase Plan (IPP) fund. How to use what remains of what was once $102 million for a series of school construction projects was the subject of discussion Monday night for the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.

November 03, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


Up with the vote

Camden Elementary School students participated in a mock election for governor Oct. 19. Students received voter registration cards, were assigned to different precincts and placed their votes electronically in a real voting booth. Vincent Sheheen, the Democratic candidate, came out on top with 447 votes. Republican opponent Nikki Haley received 157 votes. Here, student Faith Outlaw casts her ballot in the voting booth while Martha Jones and Tyona Barnes wait in line.

November 03, 2010 | | Education


Wateree Elementary School honor rolls announced

Wateree Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine weeks period.

November 01, 2010 | | Education


Excellence in teaching

Blaney Elementary School K-5 science lab teacher Tonya Arm Jackson (second from right) was recognized in October by the S.C. Board of Education as one of South Carolina's state finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The award is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade math or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Those selected for the honor receive a $10,000 award, a Presidential citation and a trip to Washington, D.C., for a series of recognition events, information exchange programs and an awards ...

November 01, 2010 | | Education


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CMS implements full ‘outdoor life unit’ program

With the beginning of the school year, Camden Middle School (CMS) became the first middle school in Kershaw County to implement and offer a full Outdoor Life Unit program as a physical education course. Currently, all three Kershaw County School District (KCSD) high schools offer the course, as do a few others in South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


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