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School News - July 15, 2016

Dana Oree, of Elgin, graduated from Troy University during Term 3 of the 2015/2016 academic year.

July 15, 2016 | | Education


School board sends referenda to election commission

Barring any objections from the S.C. Election Commission (SCEC), Kershaw County voters will see two referenda on November's ballot to fund capital improvement projects for the school district.

July 15, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Education


King leaves school board to become MES principal

Dr. Charles King is coming home and going back to school, as it were.

July 15, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Education


School board ready to submit referenda for ballot

It's been nearly two months since the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted, 6-3, on the language to be included in two referenda it wishes to place before voters in November. One referenda would ask voters to approve an up to $129 million bond to pay for various facility upgrades and replacements. The other would ask voters to approve a 1-cent sales tax to offset a necessary increase in property tax millage to pay back the bond.

July 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


L-EHS reports fourth quarter honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin High School recently announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-weeks period.

July 12, 2016 | | Education


KCSD lists 2016-17 free, reduced price meal policy

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) recently announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for children served in schools under the National School lunch and breakfast programs. KCSD officials have adopted the following household size and income criteria for determining eligibility:

July 08, 2016 | | Education


International winner

July 05, 2016 | | Education


ATEC students sweep state computer service competition

Students from the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) computer service technology program swept the state SkillsUSA competition and represented South Carolina in the national competition.

July 05, 2016 | | Education


Faulkenberry to serve as Stover Middle’s assistant principal

At its meeting, the Kershaw County School Board approved Casey Faulkenberry as the new assistant principal for Stover Middle School.

July 01, 2016 | | Education


DMES Archery Camp

Doby's Mill Elementary School (DMES) hosted its first archery camp for rising 3rd through 5th graders. The students learned the proper safety steps and skills to successfully shoot a bow and arrow. Students also held a small tournament for their parents on the last day. Pictured above is the group practicing archery.

July 01, 2016 | | Education


College and University News - June 24, 2016

Umeko Noél Favor, the daughter of Mrs. Mary Ann Favor and Cleophis Favor, recently earned her master's degree in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University.

June 24, 2016 | | Education


Camden residents graduate from virtual school

Four Camden residents are among 347 seniors to graduate from South Carolina Connections Academy (SCCA), a tuition-free online public school serving students in grades K-12 across the state.

June 21, 2016 | | Education


Palmetto Boys & Girls State attendees

Three students (from left), Haven Davis, Olivia Loynes and Barrett Coleman, recently attended Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Girls State. Haven and Barrett attended Palmetto Boys State at Anderson College, while Olivia attended Palmetto Girls State at Presbyterian College in Clinton. Both programs took place June 5-11. Sanders Stoney American Legion Post 203 and Auxiliary Unit 203 sponsored the three students. The students show off their delegate certificates with S.C. American Legion Auxiliary Department of South Carolina President Teresia Hayes of Kershaw County.

June 21, 2016 | | Education


A musical gift

Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL) President Desiree Allen (third from right) presents a check for $4,000 to North Central Area Schools Band Director Jonas Nix and surrounding band students. Purchases of a marimba and baritones (pictured here) are a result of the grant monies and will be used for instruction and marching band competitions. The CJWL's support is helping the schools' goal of having a competitive marching band program during the 2016-17 school year. The instruments will be a long-term investment in the band program, which Nix said will affect citizens and the community as well. "Band at ...

June 17, 2016 | | Education


Feature photos: Bulldog Jazz Collective

The Bulldog Jazz Collective has performed at several events this year, including the first Camden High School Hall of Fame dinner and the Hearts of Gold program.

June 14, 2016 | | Education


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Lugoff-Elgin High School Band holds equipment fund

The Lugoff-Elgin Band Program is currently experiencing growth in both quality of performance and student participation. Next year, the program anticipates large numbers in each ...

July 19, 2016 | | Education


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