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KCSD sees changes to budget

There was a lot of gnashing of teeth at the S.C. State House, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson noted as he presented the latest version of the district's Fiscal Year 2019 budget to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its July 10 meeting.

July 17, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Feature photo: New Camden Elementary School

July 17, 2018 | | Education


Chad Dixon named principal of NCMS

North Central High School (NCHS) Assistant Principal Chad Dixon has been named as the new principal of North Central Middle School (NCMS). Dixon is replacing Dr. Burch Richardson who is the new Kershaw County School District (KCSD) professional development director.

July 17, 2018 | | Education


Bean, Putnam named to SC/NSPRA board

The South Carolina Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (SC/NSPRA) announces its executive board for the 2018–2019 year. Becky Bean of Camden, who is communications manager for the S.C. School Boards Association will serve as president of the board. Julie Putnam, Kershaw County School District's webmaster, will serve as Rewards for Excellence co-chair. SC/NSPRA is an affiliate of the National School Public Relations Association. The state chapter is composed of over 106 school public relations practitioners, superintendents and other educational professionals from across the state. The organization strives to foster development in the ...

July 17, 2018 | | Education


Baron DeKalb Elementary summer program visits Lee State Park

Baron DeKalb Elementary Summer Program students visited Lee State Park. They learned about the different plants and animals that are located inside the park. Park Ranger Laura talked to the students about producers, consumers and decomposers. The students dipped their net into the pond to find some of the producers, consumers and decomposers from the worksheet Park Ranger Laura gave them. Each group used a plastic spoon to identify and gather the different animals and plants from the sheet.

July 17, 2018 | | Education


Camden student studies in Cyprus, Greece

Mary Deese, an Art History major from Camden, was one of 20 Coastal Carolina University students spent nearly a month on a study abroad program in Nicosia, Cyprus and Athens, Greece, to study culture, history and security in the Eastern Mediterranean.

July 17, 2018 | | Education


‘Look, listen and learn’

Part of preparing for the new school year, to begin Aug. 20, is figuring out security and safety issues at the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) new and existing schools. To that end, new KCSD Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins attended a recent county-wide work session involving school, first responder, government and other officials focused on school safety and security.

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Robbins to attend first school board meeting tonight

New Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins will attend his first Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting tonight. Robbins is expected to speak to the board about preparations for the new school year, which will begin Aug. 20.

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Colleges, universities recognize area students

The University of South Carolina-Upstate recently named several Kershaw County students to the Spring Semester 2018 Dean's List. To be eligible for the Dean's List, freshmen students must earn a 3.25 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours.

July 10, 2018 | | Education


Robbins settling into superintendent’s role

In March, Shane Robbins had left Fort Jackson's Moncrief Army Health Clinic and was driving on I-20 to a hotel in Richland County when he received a phone call from a South Carolina number. Thinking it was from the clinic, he answered. It turned out the person calling was a representative of a firm conducting a nationwide search for someone to replace Dr. Frank Morgan as superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

July 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


WES lists honor roll students

Wateree Elementary School has announced its Honor Roll for the fourth nine-week period.

July 03, 2018 | | Education


Colleges honor area students

Andrew James Gustafson has been named to the Dean's List at Hampden-Sydney College for the spring semester of the 2017-2018 academic year. To earn this distinction, students must achieve at least a 3.3 semester grade point average out of a possible 4.0. He is the son of Todd and Mary Gustafson of Elgin.

June 29, 2018 | | Education


Blaney Elementary announces 4th quarter honor roll

Blaney Elementary School recently announced its fourth quarter honor roll.

June 29, 2018 | | Education


Clemson students working toward Lloyd’s vision

Margaret Lloyd had a vision to turn 853 acres of Kershaw County into an educational mecca. Lloyd died before her dream was realized, but a group of Clemson University students is helping to make her wishes come true.

June 29, 2018 | | Education


Camden Middle School announces fourth quarter honor roll

Camden Middle School recently announced its fourth quarter honor roll.

June 26, 2018 | | Education


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Authors deliver motivational message to L-EHS students

Authors and USC alumni Langston Moore and Preston Thorne visited Lugoff-Elgin High School Oct. 4 to share the message from their children's book #JustaChicken ...

October 12, 2018 | | Education


S.C. Governor’s School now accepting applications

The South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, a public, residential high school for artistically-talented students, is now accepting applications for the ...

October 09, 2018 | | Education


KCSD finalizing new school transitions

Students and teachers of Camden, Lugoff and Wateree Elementary Schools are expecting to start the second half of the school year in brand-new buildings when ...

October 09, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Education


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