The new Jackson School will be officially dedicated at 3 p.m. Sunday. The featured speaker is S.C. Law Enforcement Division Director Reggie Lloyd, and the public is invited to attend.
Marvin Allen of Lugoff, information technology (IT) director for Fairfield County, has successfully graduated from the 2010 Certified Government Chief Information Officers Program (CGCIO) through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Government, in partnership with the Municipal Association of South Carolina
Lugoff-Elgin High School student Jack Wood is among 1,600 African-American high school seniors who have been designated as semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship competition. Only 48 South Carolina students were selected for this recognition. He now has an opportunity to compete for approximately 800 scholarships worth over $2.5 million to be awarded next spring.
During Wednesday's Kershaw County School District (KCSD) facilities and finance committee meeting, board members agreed to formally request that the Kershaw County Council (KCC) place the school district's millage request back on its agenda for the next KCC meeting.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will ask Kershaw County Council (KCC) to reconsider a request for a millage increase.
The School Improvement Council at Wateree Elementary School "KICKed" off a new school year with a back to school Mother/Son Kickball game. Mrs. Gail Stehle, head coach and principal, pumped up the players. Mr. Keith Wilder and Mr. John Hanson announced plays and gave away prizes. Although the sons defeated the moms, both played hard and had fun!
Camden High School (CHS) student Aly Bolin is one of 172 South Carolina seniors to be named a semifinalist in the 56th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. She was among 16,000 students to achieve the ranking nationwide and the only student selected in Kershaw County, according to officials at the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Thanks to a new fundraising project, a goal of raising $40,000 to replace aging playground equipment at Lugoff Elementary School (LES) could become a reality within the next year.
Twenty-eight students from the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School Science Club were active participants in the Nature Trail Project, a field experience. Focusing on the role of butterflies and hummingbirds as pollinators in the Sandhills ecosystem, students – including (from left) Jaylin Smith, Lauren Chandler and Megan Huntley -- worked to help establish wildflower plantings along trails located on the McCrady Training Center in Eastover. In partnership with the University of South Carolina, Clemson University, USDA Natural Resources Conservations Service and S.C. Department of Natural Resources, the planting mix for the vegetation plots were developed. Because of the experience, students became aware of ...
Rhonda Horton's sixth-grade ELA classes at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School have been busy publishing books. They read and analyzed the series of books by Laura Numeroff and rewrote "If You Take A Mouse To School," illustrating their writings. Students applied reading, writing and technology skills to create their own mini books and become publishers. Each class enjoyed a publishing party in the media center as students shared popcorn and their stories with classmates. Sharing the activities here are Dora Gogos, Unique Patterson, Destiny Gibson,Timaia Singleton and Keele Puckett.
The Kershaw County School District has received an additional $300,000 grant on top of the $5.7 million Safe Schools/Health Students (SS/HS) grant the county received a year ago to combat the influence of gangs.
Sharon White's tenth grade world history class at Lugoff-Elgin High School competed in a Polis Pride lesson to learn about the ancient Greek city-states. Students developed skits and performed for classmates in order to share their knowledge. The competitions throughout the week were physical and intellectual to illustrate the Greek ideal of balance between intellect and physical strength. The students in the city state of Argos won the competitions. A festival celebration followed the entertainment and students ate homemade baklava and other Greek delicacies. Lakinndra Johnson stated, " I learned that life wasn't always fair for women." Alli Branham ...
Members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees expressed their discontent Tuesday with extremely early morning school bus pickup times. Some school bus pickup times begin as early as 5:10 a.m. in Kershaw County.
Last week students from Camden High and Lugoff-Elgin High used their spirit weeks to raise money for their local community. Students sponsored car washes, carnivals, bake sales, class challenges, t-shirt sales, penny wars and other creative activities to raise $20,832 for the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC), beating last year's efforts by more than $7,000. At Friday night's LEHS vs. CHS football game, student government leaders from each school gathered in opposite end zones to display their total amount collected; LEHS edged CHS by just more than $400 to earn this year's bragging rights.
Kershaw County seniors' SAT average composite score jumped 17 points to outperform the state composite score, tying for the 21st-highest score among South Carolina school districts.
Third graders from around Kershaw County recently completed the county's first summer reading program. Students came to Jackson School for six weeks for classes that helped them improve their reading skills.
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