The main goal of Kershaw County First Steps is to strengthen families and ensure a successful starting point for children entering schools in the community. With the organization's opening of two new resource rooms in September, the group's staff hopes it can work even more effectively toward that goal.
Kershaw County's voters may get the chance to decide whether the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) moves forward with the second phase of its facilities equalization project. Five years ago, members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted to finance the project's first phase through a $102 million Installment Purchase Plan (IPP).
For the third consecutive year, Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) has set a new enrollment record with 4,400 students enrolled for the fall 2011 semester, including more than 520 at its Kershaw County campuses. The enrollment numbers reflect an approximate 3 percent gain in students as compared to last fall across all its campuses.
After his book "Angry Management" was removed from, and then returned to, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) libraries, author Chris Crutcher came to the county to speak with local residents and students about book banning and censorship.
Camden Elementary School Principal Ed Yount spent Monday night on the school's roof as part of an agreement made after challenging the elementary school students to raise $1,000 for the United Way of Kershaw County's campaign. The students actually exceeded the $1,000 benchmark, and raised as much as $1,349 through a variety of school fundraisers. On Tuesday morning, Yount said he knew the students would reach their goal, but was pleasantly surprised they exceeded it. During his night on the roof, Yount said he spent his time in a tent "reading and getting some school ...