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Bulldog Bands, the new wrist fashion, are all the rage. Specially designed for Camden High School fans and alumni is a trendy, wearable statement of school spirit. Emblazoned with four powerful words, "Welcome to the Pound," the bands symbolize the strength of our Bulldog family, spreading Camden High pride.

December 22, 2010 | By Sally Dunaway Special to the C-I | Education


Area students earn degrees from Francis Marion

Francis Marion University awarded 303 degrees during commencement exercises Dec. 18.

December 22, 2010 | | Education


Learning about others

Fourth- and fifth-grade students at Baron DeKalb Elementary School completed various activities including the Trust Walk (visual); Muffled Directions (auditory); Mirror Reading (learning); and Mouth Writing (physical). These activities and others are designed to give students and teachers the opportunity to experience some of the challenges encountered by people with a disability. "Awareness: The Key to Friendships," is an educational program sponsored by Family Connection of South Carolina, Inc. This program teaches understanding and sensitivity towards people with disabilities. Fifth grade students commented that they enjoyed the program and wished they could have visited all eight stations. Here, students Clay ...

December 20, 2010 | | Education


Bright Knights

The Marching Knights placed seventh at the S.C. Band Directors Association's 1A State Championship at Batesburg-Leesville High School. This was the first time in eight years North Central has been represented at the state level and this was the highest placement in the school's known history. The North Central Marching Knights were the only marching band to represent the Kershaw County School District at the state level this year.

December 20, 2010 | | Education


Salute to veterans

The kindergarten students at Pine Tree Hill School made and decorated instruments for the school's annual Veterans Day parade. The students marched in honor of all veterans ,especially those who attended the second-grade program. Parents and community members joined in the red, white and blue salute to thank veterans.

December 20, 2010 | | Education


Anti-gang grant efforts taking hold

Two years and nine days.

December 17, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


A table of thinkers

Students in Sharon White's Honors World History class at Lugoff-Elgin High School recently researched and studied the "Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment." The culminating activity was participation in Madame Blanc's Salon.Each student discussed his or her research with classmates and challenged each other to think critically about their newfound facts. Megan Chapman, hostess, said," As I listened in the salon, my thoughts about the world views during the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment era were changed.There was much advancement in music, politics, philosophy and science. Many of the views from thinkers such as Adam Smith, Rousseau ...

December 17, 2010 | | Education


Contract finalized for new KCSD office

The Kershaw County School District finalized a contract Thursday with PrimeRealty Group to purchase property that housed the former Howden-Buffalo operations on U.S. 1 in Camden.

December 17, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


Tolliver tapped for Phi Theta Kappa

Karen Tolliver, classroom director of the primary C class (ages 3-6) at the Montessori School of Camden (MSC), has been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Central Carolina Technical College in recognition of her academic achievement.

December 15, 2010 | | Education


Area student completes FMU leadership program

A Kershaw County student was among those honored when Francis Marion University's Leadership FMU program recently held its fourth graduation to recognize and celebrate student leadership.

December 15, 2010 | | Education


Spanish guests

The students in Christie Whitehouse's Honors Spanish 3 at Lugoff-Elgin High School researched a famous Spanish speaker in the areas of history, art, literature and music. Students then introduced themselves and interviewed the other guests at a meet-and-greet. Students taught their classmates about the significance of their person through presentations, videos, artwork and other visual aids. Students and their characters included (first row, from left) Zach Smith (Francisco Pizarro), Julianna Cobb (Francisco Franco), Justin Gilstrap (Fidel Castro), Logan Benns (Simon Bolivar), Stephanie Clair (Salvador Dali), Roger Stewart (Pablo Picasso), Brittney White (Malinche), Brianna Hasty (Celia Cruz), Paige Ansley (Isabel ...

December 15, 2010 | | Education


KCSD negotiating property purchase

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted two weeks ago to spend up to $1.25 million to purchase an undisclosed piece of property in order to relocate its district office.

December 13, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


Live, from Jackson

December 13, 2010 | | Education


Arbor Day celebrated at MSC

In honor of Arbor Day, the children and staff of The Montessori School of Camden (MSC) celebrated, in a small ceremony, by planting a tree and enjoying a poem recited by the Lower Elementary children (ages 9-12) entitled "Trees" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer.

December 10, 2010 | | Education


Mummy, dearest

Sixth-grade students at Camden Middle School recently enjoyed Mummy Day, the culmination of an Ancient Egyptian unit. Students spent the day engaged in Egyptian activities across the curriculum. They mummified chicken drummettes, made life-sized sarcophagi, created pyramids, virtually mummified a pharaoh and played Ancient Egyptian games. Here, students Avery Barnes and Zoe Smothers use a triple beam balance to mass their chicken drummette before the mummification process.

December 10, 2010 | | 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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