Kershaw County School District (KCSD) partnered with the Camden Walmart and the United Way of Kershaw County to collect toys and coats for needy children through Walmart's Fill a Truck campaign. Volunteers from all three organizations manned the cardboard trucks in the store over three weekends in December to encourage Walmart shoppers to participate. The results were outstanding with enough items donated to benefit over 80 KCSD students as well as others who were being served through the Toys for Tots programs. Walmart employees themselves purchased three shopping carts worth of items.
Midway Elementary School second grade students recently performed The Night Before Christmas.
Baron DeKalb Elementary School (BDK) Student Council recently hosted a Carolina vs. Clemson canned food drive challenge. The BDK Student Council hosted the Carolina vs. Clemson Food Drive to promote teamwork, show community spirit, and to address local hunger issues. Donations were delivered to the Food for the Soul Soup Kitchen and to other families in need. "The Carolina vs. Clemson Challenge was a fun way to show people in our community that we care," Student Council member Joshua Vasquez said.
Dr. Frank Morgan, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) superintendent, recently received a 4 percent salary raise for this "dedication" to making the district a "high quality learning environment."
Blaney Elementary School (BES) kindergartners, with the help of Jingle Bella the elf, helped to raise $125 for the United Way of Kershaw County. Kindergarten teacher assistant Katherine Rogers got inspiration for the fundraiser after purchasing Elf on a Shelf, Jingle Bella, for her family. "I decided to take her to school and she became very popular," said Rogers. Rogers and Kindergarten teacher Megan Goff got an idea to do a fundraiser in which Jingle Bella would sign $1 autographs for students. Each student who purchased an autograph would also have a photo taken with Jingle Bella. A check for ...
Students, faculty and community members celebrated the season of giving Thursday at Lugoff-Elgin High School's (L-EHS) Holiday Hopes. L-EHS Principal Thomas Gladden reminded students that giving back to the community is an important part the school's focus.
So what do people think of the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed Phase 2 of its Facilities Equalization Plan (FEP)? The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees found out at its Dec. 17 meeting as the board heard some of that feedback.
Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan presented the pros, cons, myths and concerns about the Common Core standards to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees at their meeting Tuesday night. Morgan made the presentation in response to a request by Trustee Don Copley. At a previous meeting, Copley said there has been a lot of contradictory information and mixed reaction to the standards.
More than 100 Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students traveled to Central Carolina Technical College in Sumter to tour its state of the art Health Sciences Center which offers hands-on instruction for numerous health-related careers ranging from nursing to surgical technology. The ATEC students, who are enrolled in health science, honors nursing and honors biomedical classes, toured the various learning stations which replicate hospital and health care settings. They also heard from Central Carolina instructors during their stay.
Amanda Leigh Floyd, of Lugoff, received the Tillman Award during Winthrop University's fall commencement exercises Saturday at Winthrop Coliseum. The Tillman Award is the university's highest academic honor. Established in 1940 to honor former S.C. Governor Benjamin Ryan Tillman, the award recognizes the graduate who has most consistently met the demands of academic excellence. Floyd earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in dance and wants to teach dance with the ultimate goal of working in choreography. She is among more than 230 students who received their degrees during the ceremony.
Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) will serve as host for an international exhibit featuring Anne Frank's life Jan. 7 through Feb. 15.
The following students have enrolled at USC Upstate for fall semester: Sudesna Baral of Elgin, Sierra Benson of Camden, Markeis Murphy of Camden and Latrell Richardson of Camden.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency recognized 32 students for their academic achievements Monday. The 19th annual Upchurch & Jowers All-County Academic Team Banquet took place at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden.
Third, fourth and fifth graders from Jackson, Pine Tree Hill (PTH) and Camden Elementary Schools participated in anti-bullying training last week. The group Community Matters from California sent training representatives to PTH, Wateree and Lugoff Elementary Schools and Camden and Lugoff Middle Schools to share the evidence-based program with designated "safe school ambassadors."
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