Members of Kershaw County Council attended the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting Tuesday evening to hear a presentation on a possible joint economic development campus here. Others attending the meeting included representatives from Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC), the city of Camden, the towns of Bethune and Elgin, Kershaw County Committee of 100, Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, KershawHealth, Santee Lynches Council of Governments, the Kershaw County Vocational Education Foundation and Santee-Wateree Rural Transit Authority.
The 17th annual Read Across America event took place Feb. 28 with volunteers converging on all Kershaw County elementary schools to read the works of Dr. Seuss to students in honor of his birthday. Seuss, whose real name was Theodore Seuss Geisel, was born March 2, 1904, but since that date fell on Sunday this year, the event was moved to Feb. 28, a Friday. A creation of the National Education Association, the event is held nationwide.
Last Friday, Blaney Elementary School (BES) students learned about heart health and physical activity at Jump Rope for the Heart. Students rotated through 11 stations where they exercised, played games and learned about eating healthy. BES school nurse Kim Allen wanted to show students that exercise can be fun. Jump Rope for the Heart is a community service project that teaches students the importance of exercising and eating healthy. Through Jump Rope for the Heart, BES students exceeded their goal of $1000 in raising money for the American Heart Association.
Due to recent inclement weather, Friday will be a regular school day for Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students. The 2013-14 KCSD calendar approved in December of 2012 originally indicated that Friday would be a professional development day for teachers unless needed as an inclement weather make up day.
Kershaw County can boast about another championship team.
At Tuesday's meeting of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Executive Director for Operations Billy Smith presented a PowerPoint which offered an overview of maps and information regarding Facilities Equalization Plan Phase 2 options in the West Wateree area; Smith had similarly presented overviews regarding the Camden area at the Jan. 21 board meeting and regarding the North Central area at the Feb. 4 board meeting.
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is accepting applications for the 2014-15 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors who attend a Kershaw County high school.
Lugoff-Elgin High School's (L-EHS) Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will host its second FCA rally Monday, March 3 in the L-EHS auditorium from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Miss South Carolina 2012 Ali Rogers and University of South Carolina Football Chaplain Adrian Despres will speak at the event. The praise band Fuse of Friendship Baptist will perform at the rally.
Aberdeen Catery is offering a $500 scholarship for Kershaw County School District high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in culinary arts.
Due to continued wintry weather conditions, all Kershaw County School District schools and offices will be closed on Friday, Feb. 14. All after school extracurricular activities, meetings and programs as well as adult education classes originally scheduled for tomorrow are also cancelled.
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. Tuesday. Parents of students and the public are invited to attend.
Wateree Elementary School kindergarten students Gavin Way, Colden Baker, Skylar Humphries, Faith Hunter, Natasha Rosales, DeLana Rabon, Langley Thompson, Ehren Mathis, Emma Grace Halsall, Caroline Sapp, Philip Munn, Damien Wilkes, Carrie Watts, Rebecca Schmalzel, Molly Unsworth, Emma Harrison, Ansley Ray, Sarah Broome, London Bailey, Evelyn Villalobos, Addie English, Noah Bounsavath, Caroline Kerwin, Hannah Corrigan, Saxon Spradley, Jakob Vanzant, Taylor Grace Sparling, Izabell Brown, and Marshall Bullock completed a service project to celebrate the 100th Day of School. Kindergarten students were challenged to collect 100 items to donate to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter in Kershaw County. Kindergarten students exceeded ...
Excitement was seen and heard from Wateree Elementary kindergarten students Ally Collins, Addi English, Addison Greenwood, Caroline Kerwin, Cassidy Mosley, Teagan Rabon, London Bailey, Emmy Sarabia, Noah Bounsavath, Christian Lawson, Davis Catoe, Keyton Baker, Bailey Settles, Garrett Williams, Evelyn Villalobos, Damien Wilkes, Michael Spear and Landen Farmer as they went out for a quick run in the snow.
At Mother Goose on the Loose, Librarian Lauren Decker (above) reads to children who attended story time. Children and their parents played games and sang songs during the interactive story time at Elgin Library last Monday morning.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Doby's Mill Elementary School in Lugoff a youth literacy grant in the amount of $4,000 to support its Target READ Program.
Aly Bolin, of Westville, was named to the Dean's List of Auburn University for the 2013-2014 academic year. Aly is now a senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Community and Civic Engagement. Aly was a participant in Auburn's Research Week 2014. Aly will complete her Honors College senior thesis this fall, under Dr. Stacey Hunt. Aly was recently named an Auburn University College of Liberal Arts Fellow and is a two-time Auburn Leadership in Political Science nominee.
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