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Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and CFO Donnie Wilson will lead a preliminary discussion of the district's 2015-2016 budget at a Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting set for Tuesday evening.
Trevon Hall of Bethune has been named to Eastern New Mexico University's Dean's List for the fall 2014 semester.
The school board's annual organizational meeting Jan. 13 began with the swearing in of new trustees and officers. Trustee Ron Blackmon is the board's new chairman. Trustee Mara Jones chose not to seek reelection for the lead role and nominated Blackmon in her place.
The town of Bethune and Bethune Elementary School (BES) suffered a power outage Jan. 8.
The county is mourning the loss of beloved Kershaw County School District (KCSD) special education educator and district director Deborah "Debi" Hardin Davis who passed away Tuesday after a year and half battle with cancer.
Plans to convert the Montessori School of Camden (MSC) on Battleship Road are being delayed a year, according to Headmaster Dr. John Moncure. In November, Moncure confirmed plans for a bid to pursue charter school status with the intent of becoming one in August. Plans to do so have now been pushed back to August 2016.
Once again, the proceeds of the local Jingle Bell Run are being used to benefit local schools. Now in its seventh year, the 5K run/walk sponsored by the Fitness Zone took place Dec. 5. This year, five Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools are receiving $1,500 to be used for health and physical education projects.
Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) drama students recently portrayed the perils, joys and everyday challenges of high school life in their winter production. The play consisted of a series of monologues, written by L-EHS Drama III students, dealing with issues such as pregnancy, parent's divorce, social media mishaps, relationship issues and navigating friendships. The play followed a group of students through their senior year in high school.
Twenty-four years ago, Brenda Gary began working at Camden High School as a food service employee within the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). Gary worked at Camden High until last year when officials determined help was needed at Leslie M. Stover Middle School's cafeteria in Elgin.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is the only South Carolina school district to receive not just one, but two 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants for 2015. Partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands, Jackson School and Pine Tree Hill Elementary School will house afterschool academic assistance programs.
Camden High School's (CHS) National Honor Society (NHS) presented Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS) with a $3,000 check Tuesday. The money is going to a program called Rob's Best Friend Fund; a ceremony marking the donation took place in the CHS media center.
Brandi Patterson of Elgin has been named a Barker Scholar at Clemson University.
The Kershaw County Reading Council's (KCRC) Administrator of the Year is doing everything she can to make sure students are reading at least at grade level. The KCRC named Jackson Elementary School Principal Matia Goodwin as its Reading Administrator of the Year at its annual recognition program Dec. 8.
On December 5, students at Doby's Mill Elementary school participated in Kershaw County's Soil and Water Conservation District's celebration of Arbor Day. Donna Douglas explained when Arbor Day is recognized. "Arbor Day is the first Friday in December, that is when we celebrate it in South Carolina because that is the best time to plant. It's celebrated at different times in different states," Douglas explained. Students participated in an assembly honoring Arbor Day and performed skits and songs in honor of Arbor Day. "Every year the conservation district chooses a school to participate in Arbor Day ...
Monday, the Montessori School of Camden (MSC) submitted an application to become a public charter school for the 2016-17 school year. If approved, there will be no charge for tuition for kindergarten and above, according to a press release issued Tuesday. Parents of children ages 3 and 4 will pay an instructional fee.
Camden Middle School recently reported its third quarter Honor Rolls.
This year's recipients of Thomas E. McLester Scholarships are (from left) Gabrielle Faith Mills, a recent Camden High School (CHS) graduate; Alonzo Darius Myers, who recently graduated from North Central High School; and LaNasa Anniyah Clarkson, also a recent CHS graduate. Each received a $1,000 scholarship certificate of award May 17, presented by Mrs. Amy J. McLester and the Rev. Ellis White Jr., pastor, Camden First United Methodist Church. Gabrielle, the daughter of Bruce and Lisa Mills, plans to attend the College of Charleston, with plans to study exercise science and become a physical therapist. Alonzo, the son ...
In 1996, Wendy Pearson Brinley became the first of three siblings to be named to the Upchurch & Jowers All-County Academic Team. In the nearly 20 years since, Wendy spent time studying abroad, acting, training, working in a U.S. District Court and, now, as a stay-at-home mom in Knoxville, Tenn.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hold a public hearing Tuesday on the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-16 budget. Tuesday's meeting marks a return to the board's regular schedule of holding meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. In May, the board met on the second and fourth Tuesdays in order to attend a May 5 Kershaw County Council budget workshop.
Pine Tree Hill Elementary School recently announced its honor rolls for the third nine-week period.
Clarke Allen, Madeline Pate and Hannah Ranson recently each received the 2015 Laurie Slade Funderburk Leadership Scholarship. The S.C. General Assembly Women's Caucus awards scholarships in honor of each of the women legislators currently serving in the General Assembly. Rep. Funderburk is a past chair of the Women's Caucus.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received six awards for its communication efforts in the 2015 South Carolina chapter of the National School Public Relations Association's (NSPRA) Rewards for Excellence (RFE) program. Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) took home four awards.
Camden Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.
Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is moving forward with plans for its referendum community meetings, tentatively set for September and October.
Nearly three years ago, in November 2012, Amari Williams finished four months in intensive care waiting for and then receiving a new heart. He had been diagnosed six months earlier with dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition where the heart becomes weak and enlarged, causing it not to pump blood efficiently.
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