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Area students earn Dean's List honors

A number of local students were recently named to the Clemson University Dean's List for the fall 2016 semester.

March 10, 2017 | | Education


Nominations being accepted for CHS Hall of Fame

In 2016, the School Improvement Council of Camden High School (CHS) created the CHS Hall of Fame to honor alumni whose accomplishments, deeds and character exemplify outstanding achievement in their life's work and/or service to their community. This award may also honor individuals who did not graduate from CHS, but who have significantly and consistently contributed to the school's work and mission. Graduates of Jackson High School may also be nominated for this award. Nominations will be kept confidential.

March 10, 2017 | | Education


2017-2018 school year to start Aug. 17

Students will start school this fall a little earlier than originally planned -- Thursday, Aug. 17, to be exact.

March 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


WES may not be two-story

Unlike plans for the proposed new Camden and Lugoff elementary schools, it does not look like Wateree Elementary School (WES) will be constructed as a two-story facility.

March 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


ATEC students attend FFA legislators appreciation day

Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) agriculture students attended the annual FFA State Legislators Appreciation Day in Columbia Feb. 22 as part of National FFA Week which is celebrated the week of George Washington's birthday.

March 07, 2017 | | Education


Ace speller

March 07, 2017 | | Education


Bus drivers unite against bullying

Hundreds of Kershaw County School District (KCSD) school bus drivers took an oath Feb. 17 to do everything they can to combat bullying on their buses. Taking the oath was the culmination of a months-long partnership with The ALPHA Center. The ALPHA Center helped drivers to identify types of bullying, what to do if they suspect bullying is going on, how bullying affects students and tips drivers can use to intervene in or prevent bullying.

March 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CHS announces second quarter honor rolls

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March 03, 2017 | | Education


L-EHS students donate to KC Sheriff's Office

For their National Honor Society (NHS) project in February, four Lugoff-Elgin High School students delivered bottled water; Gatorade; granola bars; chewing gum; and crackers and snacks and candy to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office. The students made individual bags containing these items to hand out to deputies.

March 03, 2017 | | Education


Students take some kind of test on 141 of 180 school days

On the evening of Feb. 21, members of the Kershaw County Board of Trustees watched green bars gradually fill up entire weeks on PowerPoint slides of the current school year calendar. Each of the bars represented a day of state testing teachers must administer and students must take.

March 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Green makes Clemson Dean’s List

Mary Margaret Primrose Green of Camden has been named to the Dean's List at Clemson University for the Fall 2016 semester. Green is a Junior Psychology major with a Communications minor. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must achieve a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

February 28, 2017 | | Education


District winner

Congratulations to Rylee Carraway, a 5th grade student in Mrs. Carolyn Clippard's class from Wateree Elementary School. Rylee's Black History Month Project was recently selected the overall district winner for fifth grade. Rylee's research project was on A'ja Wilson.

February 28, 2017 | | Education


Morgan skeptical of EOC’s testing proposal

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan expressed skepticism of a recently updated proposal by the S.C. Education Oversight Committee (EOC) to create a "one report card system" for school accountability. Morgan is so skeptical, he has even written a letter to the county's legislative delegation saying the "proposal needs close scrutiny by legislators." It is a proposal, he told the delegation, with "significant flaws."

February 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School accountability/report system proposed

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hear a presentation during its meeting tonight about a proposed combined accountability/report system developed by the S.C. Education Oversight Committee (EOC). The S.C. General Assembly directed the EOC to develop the proposal under legislation passed during its 2016 session. The EOC adopted the proposal in January and it is supposed to meet federal and state requirements.

February 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CHS 9th graders learn ‘The Value of Education’

On the morning of Feb. 13, a large number of Camden High School (CHS) ninth graders filled up tables set up on the ground floor of the Price House. They were there to hear CHS coaches Dennis Beckley and Natalie Jeffcoat, Camden Middle School (CMS) Principal Byron Johnson and former Temple University professor Dr. Ernestyne Adams talk about "The Value of Education," the theme of the Price House Commission's Black History Month program. Price House Commissioner Clifton H. Anderson organized the program.

February 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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More students involved in KCSD summer reading program during 2017

Two years ago, during the summer of 2015, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) inaugural summer reading program served 27 students at one location. In ...

August 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Armstrong named S.C. Strength Coach of the Year

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) athletes have realized that they were fortunate to have the expertise of Mike Armstrong as their strength and conditioning coach, but ...

August 11, 2017 | | Education


Senior citizens can attend school sponsored events free

Kershaw County citizens age 65 years or older can receive lifetime Golden Circle passes that allow them to attend school-sponsored activities or athletic events free ...

August 11, 2017 | | Education


KCSD already earned $1.4 million from penny sales tax

In just four months, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) earned nearly $1.4 million in revenue from a penny sales tax voters approved by ...

August 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Scoreboard generates public commentary

Six people signed up to speak during public forum during Tuesday night's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting to talk about the Kershaw ...

August 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSD graduates’ scholarships at all time high

Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) 617 high school graduates in the class of 2017 earned $12.4 million -- the highest overall scholarship total ever ...

August 04, 2017 | | Education


CCTC honors health sciences students in ‘pinning’ ceremony

Five Central Carolina Technical College nursing students from Kershaw County were recently pinned during a ceremony held at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.

August 04, 2017 | | Education


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