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National study gives high score to KCSD

A national study measuring the productivity of every school district in the country has rated the Kershaw County School District as providing a "high return on its investment." It is the only school district in the Midlands and one of only 12 in the state to earn the report's highest marks.

February 07, 2011 | | Education


Camden native honored with education award

Josh Austin was one of eight senior Presbyterian College education majors to receive the Recognition of Excellence on a recent national education licensure test. The honor recognizes students whose scores rank in the top 15 percent nationally of students who have ever taken the test.

February 07, 2011 | | Education


County receives $300,000 mentoring grant

Ask anyone who works with children what the greatest factor is for success in a young person's life, and you will hear the same answer over and over -- the presence and involvement of a caring adult.

February 07, 2011 | | Education


More cuts aimed at education

Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan gave school trustees a crash course Tuesday night in pending state legislation that could affect the district.

February 04, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


ATEC to host spring semester open house Feb. 10

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) will celebrate national Career and Technical Education Month with its spring semester open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 10. Parents of students and the public are invited to attend.

February 02, 2011 | | Education


Holmstrom wins MSC Geographic Bee

Josh Holmstrom, a student at the Montessori School of Camden, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee Jan. 14 and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship. The school-level bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 23rd annual National Geographic Bee. This year's Bee is sponsored by Google.

February 02, 2011 | | Education


Palmetto Gold & Silver: 8 schools honored

Eight Kershaw County elementary and middle schools -- up from only two local K-8 schools last year -- were among more than 430 schools statewide recognized Monday by the S.C. Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2010.

February 02, 2011 | | Education


Former teacher/coach sues school district

A former Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) assistant football coach has filed a civil suit against the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), accusing the school district of breach of contract and age discrimination after he was not offered a letter of agreement to work during the 2009-10 school year.

February 02, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Planning for KCSD office move underway

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) office staff members may move into their new building in as little as a few months.

January 31, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Local students named to PC Dean's List

The following area students were named to the Dean's List at Presbyterian College for maintaining at least a 3.5 grade point average for the fall 2010 semester:

January 28, 2011 | | Education


The buddy system

Friday afternoon, four students in Renee Thompson's class were treated as celebrities.

January 26, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


County middle schools to participate in job shadowing

Kershaw County middle schools will join the nation next month by recognizing Groundhog Shadowing Day Feb. 4. Seventh- and eighth-grade students will be allowed to go to work with a parent, relative or neighbor to learn more about the workplace and potential careers.

January 24, 2011 | | Education


BDK, Doby's Mill schools tapped for SIC Honor Roll

Baron DeKalb and Doby's Mill elementary schools are among 12 South Carolina public schools to be named to the S.C. School Improvement Council's (SC-SIC) 2011 Honor Roll for their significant efforts to foster civic engagement in public education.

January 24, 2011 | | Education


Morgan: School district left holding 'empty bag'

A total of $59 million. That's the amount of money the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is working from in its current budget. KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan said having that same amount of money in next year's budget is a best case scenario. Morgan made the comment Thursday as a follow-up to a presentation he made Tuesday to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.

January 21, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


CMA celebrates MLK Day

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. graduated from Morehouse College in 1948 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology.

January 21, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


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All-County Academic Teams: 20 years

A conversation 20 years ago between Victor Jowers and his wife, Sarah, created an academic legacy which has lasted ever since. Jowers said he was looking at the Chronicle-Independent and other newspapers and saw how they were recognizing the county's top athletes.

March 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Mt. Pisgah announces honor rolls

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School recently announced its honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.

March 04, 2015 | | Education


School News - March 4, 2015

Elizabeth Combs of Camden graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina during its fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 15.

March 04, 2015 | | Education


Read Across America Day in Kershaw County

March 02, 2015 | | Education


‘Critical, hazardous’ fixes at Zemp to only cost $5,000

It will only cost the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) about $5,000 to repair the most critical and hazardous issues at Camden High School's Zemp Stadium. The district plans to begin making those repairs -- and similar ones at Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools' stadiums -- during warming weather later this year.

February 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


BDK reports honor rolls

Baron DeKalb Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-weeks period of the school year.

February 27, 2015 | | Education


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