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NCHS announces second quarter honor roll

North Central High School recently announced its honor roll for the second nine weeks of the school year.

January 29, 2016 | | Education


CES reports honor roll

Camden Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-weeks period.

January 29, 2016 | | Education


Ginger, the reading dog

This past semester, Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) added a furry four-legged companion to its community. Eighteen-month-old Ginger knows the way to her room in the L-EHS library where she accompanies her owner, Donna Garber, during some week days. Ginger is a reading dog and patiently sits while students read to her to practice their reading skills.

January 26, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Education


Sentinel Health Partners offering academic scholarships

Sentinel Health Partners is sponsoring academic scholarships for graduating Kershaw County seniors who are continuing their education in a healthcare field. Up to four scholarships will be awarded annually to be used for tuition and/or academic-related fees or supplies.

January 26, 2016 | | Education


Bethune, Mt. Pisgah to combine if referendum moves forward

On an 8-1 vote Tuesday night, with Trustee Kim Horton DuRant voting against, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted to consolidate Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools at a yet to be determined location. The vote puts the schools' replacement on a project list for a potential referendum for this year's general election. The schools would only be consolidated if the board places the referendum on the November ballot and if residents vote to approve it.

January 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


New CCTC scholarship offers free tuition to high schoolers

In June 2014, Camden City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford attended a Small Cities conference in Texas hosted by the National League of Cities. There, she learned of a program where high school students earning a certain grade point average could attend their local technical college tuition free for the first two years.

January 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Doby’s Mill wins first elementary school quiz bowl

A team of Doby's Mill Elementary School students won the gold in the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) first-ever quiz bowl for 4th and 5th graders. The district, which already has middle and high school students competing in tournaments which culminate in state-level competitions, created the intra-district elementary school quiz bowl to emphasize the importance of academic success and to provide a competitive and collaborative opportunity for our students, according to KCSD Executive Director Instructional Support Programs Dr. Alisa Taylor.

January 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board meets again tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet again tonight, just one week after its last meeting. The agenda is a relatively short one insofar as the number of items to discuss, but the discussions could be somewhat involved.

January 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


College & University News - Jan. 19, 2015

Robert Alexander Ruth has been named to the Dean's List for the fall quarter of 2015, with a GPA of 3.50 at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, N.C. Ruth is a freshmen majoring in sports/entertainment/event mangement. He is a 2015 graduate of S.C. Virtual Charter School.

January 19, 2016 | | Education


Perfect spellers

January 19, 2016 | | Education


Blackmon, DuRant, Halley reelected to top school board posts

Ron Blackmon, Kim DuRant and Shirley Halley will be the chairman, vice chair and chaplain of the Kershaw County Board of Trustees for another year. The three were unanimously reelected to their top positions on the board by their fellow trustees during a special 10 a.m. meeting Tuesday.

January 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Career prep

Camden High School (CHS) 9th Graders William Jordan (first), Eileen Briston (second) and Elias Torres (third) go through 3- to 5-minute mock job interviews with Kershaw County School District employees Duane Pate and Greta McAvoy in December. The students were involved in a career preparation unit in CHS' High School 101 Leadership course. Other students were interviewed by community members who are human resources personnel at local businesses. The students were required to wear appropriate interview attire, prepare a resume in advance and answer questions typical in a job interview.

January 15, 2016 | | Education


College & University News - Jan. 15, 2015

The following local students were recently named to Clemson University's President's List:

January 15, 2016 | | Education


Cornerstone Christian School reports second quarter honor roll

Cornerstone Christian School has announced its honor roll for the second nine week period.

January 12, 2016 | | Education


Getting rid of the back-from-break ‘blahs’

January 12, 2016 | | Education


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Hundreds turn out for board meeting at Mt. Pisgah

The Kershaw County Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to delay a discussion on where to place a consolidated Bethune/Mt. Pisgah elementary school. The ...

February 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


L-EMS lists honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine weeks.

February 02, 2016 | | Education


Corner finalist for national Assistant Principal of the Year

Camden High School (CHS) Assistant Principal Lesley Corner is one of three finalists for a national award honoring outstanding school administrators.

February 02, 2016 | | Education


CCTC breaks ground for expansion

About 100 people braved a sunny but chilly morning Friday to help Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) break ground on a 40,000-square-foot expansion of ...

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Making a (musical) difference

A guitar's notes. The staccato of a drum. A young man's soft, but lifting voice.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Midway goes into ‘modified’ lockdown Thursday

Midway Elementary School administrators placed the facility into a "modified" lockdown mode before lunchtime Thursday.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Penny sales tax, combined school location on tap

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will continue its facilities discussion tonight in possible preparation of a ballot referendum for November's general election ...

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSD kindergarten ‘Round-Up’ set for Feb. 18

Families with 4- and 5-year-olds who will attend kindergarten in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) next school year should participate in the school district ...

February 02, 2016 | | Education


Kids in Need Grant

February 02, 2016 | | Education


Bethune lists second nine weeks honor roll

Bethune Elementary School recently released its honor roll for the second nine weeks of the school year.

February 02, 2016 | | Education


DMES honor roll

Doby's Mill Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-weeks period.

February 02, 2016 | | Education


Camden Middle School lists honor roll for second quarter

Camden Middle School reports second quarter honor rolls for the 2015-2016 school year.

February 02, 2016 | | Education


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