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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
In 2012, Baron DeKalb Elementary (BDK) received the state's Exemplary Writing Program Award. This year, the school is one of four finalists for a state award to recognize its Exemplary Reading Program.
Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) engineer Dwayne Nelson recently walked the proverbial red carpet. Nelson, a native of Elgin, South Carolina and a 2000 graduate of North Central High School, was one of 41 engineers nationwide to win a 2017 Black Engineer of the Year Award, held at a special gala in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11.
Last year, Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) hosted a prom for special needs students that was planned by other LEHS students. This year, the celebration is being held in conjunction with Valentine's Day.
Applications for the 2017-18 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county's high schools and the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center.
The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) has received a $7,500 grant from the South Carolina State Firefighters Association (SCSFA) for its firefighting program.
Six words gave it away. "Love. Nurture. Inspire. Light the Fire."
With sirens blaring and lights flashing, police cars escorted several buses through town as well-wishers waved and cheered from points along the route. Their destination ...
Forty students at North Central Middle School, along with five adults, attended the S.C. Statewide Read-In April 4 at the S.C. State House ...
USC Upstate recently named three area students to the Fall 2016 Chancellor's List. They were Kayla Brown and Kensey Stephens of Camden and Danielle ...
The new Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) will sport a revised design when it is completed in mid-2019. Thanks to voter-approved referenda authorizing Kershaw County ...
For the second year in a row, a Camden Military Academy (CMA) cadet will attend the U.S. Military Academy's Summer Leadership Experience (SLE ...
The following local students recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor ...
North Central Middle School recently named the following honor roll studetns for the third nine week period.
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