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Trustees approve new round of projects

With as much as $8 million remaining from bond sources, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees unanimously approved several school construction projects during its Tuesday meeting.

November 19, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


A-head of the game

Landen Mills and Jakob Pressley are ready for some football! These Wateree Elementary School first-graders worked with teacher Melisa Blankenship to measure the circumference of the ball. Then, the group used the tape measure to find other objects with a similar circumference. They discovered that their heads were pretty close to the circumference of a football.

November 19, 2010 | | Education


PTHS reports student honor rolls

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-week period.

November 17, 2010 | | Education


Students salute armed forces

We appreciate you. We love you. Thank you.

November 17, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


Bethune Lions Peace Poster contest

Erin Humphries (second from left), an eighth-grade student at North Central Middle School (NCMS), has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Bethune Lions Club. Her poster was among more than 350,000 entries submitted worldwide in the annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs International is sponsoring the program to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere. Locally there were 84 participants with Julia Daniels (center) coming in second place and Caitlin Clark (second from right) in third place. The sequence of competition will ...

November 17, 2010 | | Education


KCSD outperforms state on report card

For the first time since implementation of the state report cards in 2001, 100 percent of the Absolute and Growth ratings issued Friday for Kershaw County elementary and middle schools are Excellent, Good or Average. Statewide, only 82 percent of schools achieved this level for Absolute ratings and 88 percent for Growth ratings.

November 15, 2010 | | Education


DMES student honor rolls reported

First grade

November 10, 2010 | | Education


BDK honor roll students reported

First grade

November 10, 2010 | | Education


CES teacher named 'unsung hero'

Camden Elementary School third grade teacher Trudy Ranges knows the importance of reading for students to be successful. Because of her work to develop the Read Every Day (RED) program at her school, ING has named her as one of 100 "unsung heroes" and awarded $2,000 to the school's reading program.

November 08, 2010 | | Education


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


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KCSD in top 20 on federal report cards

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) exceeded state expectations according to data released by the S.C. State Department of Education.

October 22, 2014 | | Education


Camden High receives Distinguished Arts Program Grant

Camden High School (CHS) is enjoying an award-winning 2014. Aside from being named a "Palmetto's Finest School," CHS also received a Distinguished Arts Program Grant for a project titled "Commitment to Excellence in the Arts." It is the first grant of its kind to be awarded to a Kershaw County school.

October 17, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


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