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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


Go Marching Knights!

The North Central High School Band traveled to James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan Oct. 23 to participate in the South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA) 1A Upper State Championship. The Marching Knights placed sixth overall securing a position at the SCBDA 1A State Finals which will be held Saturday at Batesburg-Leesville High School. The band will perform at 11:15 a.m. This is the first time in eight years that the Marching Knights have made it into the state finals and the fourth time in school history. It is the only band in Kershaw County to make ...

October 29, 2010 | | Education


Live from BDK

Ashleigh Walters with WLTX in Columbia visited Abby Spitzer's fifth-grade news teams in the media center at Baron DeKalb Elementary School Oct. 5. She worked with them on proper angling of the camera, how to make smooth transitions in their newscast, and gave them many creative ideas to improve their daily news show. The fifth-grade teams hope to make their show more interesting with the addition of special features each day and still photographs that will accompany many of their spotlight stories.

October 27, 2010 | | Education


L-EHS to host 'Demonball 2' dodge ball competition

The marketing class at Lugoff-Elgin High School will host its second annual dodge ball competition from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9 in the larger gym.

October 26, 2010 | MIchael Boyd, Amanda Diehl, Lauren Miller and Brett Roberts L-EHS marketing students | Education


Key to learning

Moseley Architects representative Jimmy Wilhide presents Jackson School Principal Gerald Gary (second from right) with a ceremonial key to the new facility at the school's recent dedication. Looking on are (from left) Kershaw County School District Superintendent Frank Morgan; Kershaw County Board of School Trustees members Andy James, Kim DuRant, Mara Jones and Joey Dorton; and S.C. Law Enforcement Division Director Reggie Lloyd, who served as the speaker for the ceremony. Jackson is the county's first school built to pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. LEED-certified buildings are awarded points based on environmentally-friendly components ...

October 25, 2010 | | Education


The right way

October 22, 2010 | | Education


Trustees approve policy changes

In approving policy changes concerning response to suspected child abuse and other emergency situations, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees agreed at its Tuesday meeting that it is imperative district personnel be well-versed in how to react.

October 22, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


Trustees to consider school district policy updates

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is expected to take action on school district policy updates at its meeting Tuesday.

October 18, 2010 | | Education


Race to Read promotes literacy in Kershaw County

The 6th Annual Race to Read is sponsored by KershawHealth. In the upcoming weeks, Betsy Long, media specialist at Doby's Mill Elementary, has set a goal to get 150 registrations. So far, 120 have signed up. This is the first year that Race to Read has included an 8K race, and according to Long, the school is hoping for a big turnout. Proceeds go to the early literacy efforts of the Kershaw County Public Library. There will be healthy snacks, health screenings and door prizes at the finish line. Packet pickup is Friday, Oct. 22 from 1 to 7 ...

October 18, 2010 | | Education


Students get 'taste' of drunk driving

Continuous Learning Center (CLC) students got a taste of what it would be like to drive while drunk -- without taking a single sip of alcohol.

October 15, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


Jackson School dedication to be Sunday

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.

October 15, 2010 | | Education


Marvin Allen graduates from UNC's CGCIO certification program

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

October 13, 2010 | | Education


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Feature photo: And they’ll be off

Runners sprint off the start line at the 2013 Race to Read event. It's almost time for this year's KershawHealth 10th Annual Race to Read, which raises money for early literacy efforts in Kershaw County. The race will be held Saturday, September 27 at 8 a.m. at Doby's Mill Elementary School in Lugoff. There is a 5 mile road race, that features a beautiful course, utilizing a mixture of surfaces. There is also a 1 mile fun run on the school's freshly paved fitness trail. Focusing on the importance of hydration, 5 mile participants will ...

September 01, 2014 | | Education


School board to discuss PASS/HSAP scores

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will discuss PASS/HSAP scores at its meeting set for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

September 01, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


United Way challenge

Camden High and Lugoff-Elgin High students used the week leading up to their rival football game to raise money for the United Way of Kershaw County. As announced at halftime of the football game, Lugoff-Elgin High raised $40,748.20 and Camden High raised $24,825.81, new all-time high amounts for both schools and over $26,000 more than last year's total. Over the past six years, the two schools have brought in over $182,000 to help the local community. Pictured are students and staff from both schools and United Way officials joining midfield of the Lugoff-Elgin ...

August 27, 2014 | | Education


Senior citizens can attend school-sponsored events free

Kershaw County citizens age 65 years or older can receive lifetime Golden Circle passes that allow them to attend school-sponsored activities or athletic events free of charge.

August 27, 2014 | | Education


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