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CHS students travel to Spain

Tiffany Fields may teach French at Camden High School (CHS), but she recently traveled with 16 Spanish III Honors students -- all of whom just happen to be girls -- to Spain during spring break at the end of March. What follows, in her own words, is Field's description of the experience and what she hopes the students gained from it. (It has been edited for clarity and to conform to journalistic style.)

April 27, 2018 | | Education


Two L-EHS students ‘sign up’ for STEM

Two Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) students, Brett Jacobs and Mark Sury, are among 92 South Carolina high school students recently recognized by Boeing, BMW and the S.C. Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) at the second annual S.C. STEM Signing Day.

April 27, 2018 | | Education


School board to consider Doby’s Mill GMP

Tonight, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will consider approving guaranteed maximum pricing (GMP) for an addition to be constructed at Doby's Mill Elementary School (DMES) as part of Kershaw County School District (KCSD) facility projects voters approved by referendum in 2016.

April 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Frye is 2018 KCSD Teacher of the Year

The biggest surprise Thursday night at Camden High School (CHS) wasn't that Blaney Elementary School 4th Grade teacher Jessica Frye was named the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) 2018 Teacher of the Year.

April 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSD budget tweaks come with criticism of lawmakers

As lawmakers in Columbia continue working on a proposed state budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, so, too, does the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). During the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' meeting on April 10, KCSD Dr. Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson presented the administration's latest update to a proposed budget of its own.

April 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


ATEC students win SC HOSA honors

Seven Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students brought home honors medals after competing at the state Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Leadership Conference in Charleston, March 7-9.

April 20, 2018 | | Education


School board begins looking at five-year strategic plans

During its April 10 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees began looking at a five-year strategic plan for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and five-year renewable plans each for each of its nearly 20 schools. KCSD Executive Director for K-12 Instruction Dr. Alisa Taylor presented trustees with needs assessment data, followed by three sets of goals for student achievement, teacher and administrator quality, and school and system climate.

April 17, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


VMI bound

April 17, 2018 | | Education


KCSD to hold budget meetings

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) employees and the local community are invited to learn more about the district's proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget and provide feedback. KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson will hold a series of meetings across the county to explain the budget proposal, answer questions and receive suggestions.

April 13, 2018 | | Education


Superintendent search interviews to start May 7

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will begin interviewing candidates to replace retiring Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan on May 7. The interviews will continue May 8 and 9. If necessary, interviews may also take place May 10.

April 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


L-EMS announces 3rd quarter honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School recently announced its third quarter honor roll.

April 10, 2018 | | Education


Superintendent search, strategic plans on school board agenda

The results of a superintendent search survey and a review of district and school strategic plans are on the agenda for tonight's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting. The board normally meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Earlier this year, the board voted on a meeting calendar that included moving April's meetings to the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, primarily to deal with budgetary matters.

April 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


MES announces 3rd quarter honor roll

Midway Elementary School recently announced its third quarter honor roll.

April 06, 2018 | | Education


ATEC students enter apprentice program

Two Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students have begun work as registered youth apprentices with Thompson Turner, the construction management company building the new Camden Elementary School. The apprenticeships are the first for the Kershaw County School District in almost 20 years.

April 06, 2018 | | Education


CCS announces 3rd quarter honor roll

Cornerstone Christian School recently announced its third quarter honor roll.

April 06, 2018 | | Education


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New KCSD school administrators hired

At its most recent meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees named new administrators, including an eLearning director to assist the Kershaw County School ...

August 17, 2018 | | Education


Feature photo: Wild cards

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) Principal Melissa Royalty, as the Queen of Hearts (center), and Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins, lead ...

August 14, 2018 | | Education


KCSD 4th graders enjoy bug camp

When they return to school next week, many elementary teachers will ask their students about their favorite summer experience. For 12 Kershaw County School District ...

August 14, 2018 | | Education


KCSD chosen for eLearning pilot program

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has been chosen to participate in a statewide eLearning pilot program.

August 10, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Education


2018 seniors received $14 million in scholarships

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will be celebrating a milestone tonight: the largest total of scholarships ...

August 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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