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ATEC summer camp for middle school students

Middle school students looking for something fun to do this summer will have an opportunity June 9 and 10 as the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) hosts its summer camp.

April 09, 2014 | | Education


L-EHS Winter Guard Utopia takes first place

Judges at Western Carolina University (WCU) in Cullowhee, N.C., crowned Lugoff-Elgin High School's (L-EHS) Winter Guard, Utopia, the Carolina Indoor Performance Association champions on March 29. L-EHS dance teacher Sarah Price is the guard's director, assisted by Rebecca Richbourg and Chase White.

April 07, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


School Photos - April 7, 2014

April 07, 2014 | | Education


SMS reports honor rolls

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-weeks period.

April 07, 2014 | | Education


Dr. Daisy Alexander spent life teaching math and helping people

Dr. Daisy Alexander could do fairly complex mathematical calculations in her head. That might not be a surprise to the thousands of students she taught during her 40-year career in Kershaw County schools, but how she used it might.

April 04, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board receives North Central report

At its Tuesday meeting, the Kershaw Board of School Trustees received a report on the portion of Phase 2 of the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) facilities equalization plan regarding North Central area schools. KCSD Executive Director for Operations Billy Smith led the presentation which included the following items:

April 04, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Clowning Around

The circus came to town for Baron DeKalb Elementary School students. Ms. Farnum's first grade class completed a unit of study about the circus and researched and wrote about circus acts and animals. Students rehearsed circus acts and performed in front of the 4 and 5-year-old kindergarten students, first and second grade students and 43 friends and family members. The acts included clowns, dancing bears, lions, elephants, acrobats and a strongman.

April 02, 2014 | | Education


PTHS announces honor roll

Pine Tree Elementary has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-weeks period.

March 31, 2014 | | Education


CHS is Palmetto’s Finest

"Ecstatic" would be the only word to adequately describe the reaction of Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews on Wednesday after his school was named a 2014 Palmetto's Finest award winner.

March 28, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


‘Super-’ writing winners

District winners in the Kershaw County School District's Superintendent's writing competition were recognized at the March 18 school board meeting. The program helps strengthen students' writing and communications skills. Pictured left to right: Sawyer Reeves, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, 6th grade winner; Justin McCaskill, Jackson School, 5th grade winner; Mara Jones, school board chairperson; Blease Campbell, Lugoff Elementary School, 4th grade winner; Sara Grace Wohlwinder, Camden Middle School, 8th grade winner; Taylor Church, Blaney Elementary School, 3rd grade winner; Ron Blackmon, school board member; and Maddie Richburg, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, 7th grade winner.

March 26, 2014 | | Education


Mt. Pisgah very serious about reading

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School (MPES) Principal David Branham has a philosophy of how academic success in students can be predicted. For Branham, academic success is based on how much time a student spends reading both in and out of school. MPES currently has a very successful reading program in place, Branham said.

March 24, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


‘Why is one school never brought up?’

Ron Blackmon, a member of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees, wants to know why discussions on recreation programs and school consolidations never seem to include Midway Elementary School (MES).

March 21, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


ATEC shows improvement on national tests

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) showed improvement in several national career and technical education performance standards for 2013, according to results released by the S.C. Department of Education.

March 19, 2014 | | Education


Sharing the gift of language

Midway Elementary School (MES) has been offering free Rosetta Stone English classes to members of Hispanic families. The program currently has 10 participants, according to MES Media Specialist Benjamin Higgins.

March 14, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Camden native is new KCSD professional development director

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted recently to hire Camden native Steve Abbott as the district's new professional development director. Abbott replaces John Gardner, who recently retired.

March 10, 2014 | | Education


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Stover Middle School students paint mural for school

Stover Middle School teachers Cassandra Mickle and Jane Gari wrote a grant offered through the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) called Strategic Planning/Special Project Grant. The purpose of the grant was to invite "Artists at Stover." Mickle established the "Creating a Learning Environment for Me" initiative to encourage student involvement in creating permanent works of art that would appeal to the all students at Stover.

October 24, 2014 | | Education


Separate football coach, AD jobs to cost $10,500 extra

It could cost just a little more than an additional $10,500 at each Kershaw County School District (KCSD) high school to split the duties of athletic director (AD) and head football coach. That's according to information KCSD Director of Public Services Duane Pate gave to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees at its meeting Tuesday night.

October 24, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


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


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