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School board to meet at Jackson tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet tonight at Jackson Elementary School at 6 p.m. Among the items on the short agenda include having the board waive a fifth make-up day due to the effects of October 2015's historic flooding.

April 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School district, community remembers Andy James

On March 3, 2011, the S.C. General Assembly adopted a joint resolution of the state House and Senate honoring M. Andrew "Andy" James for his 34 years of "outstanding service" to the people of South Carolina.

March 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


NCHS reports third quarter honor roll

9th Grade

March 29, 2016 | | Education


KCSD Transition Fair at Rhame Arena on Thursday

Families of Kershaw County School District (KCSD) special needs students have a new opportunity to learn about available resources.

March 22, 2016 | | Education


O-CTC Lugoff student on All-State Academic Team

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (O-CTC) student Ashley Drummond, of Lugoff, has been named to South Carolina's 2016 Phi Theta Kappa All-State Academic Team. She was one of 35 S.C. Technical College System students to be honored during a March 2 award ceremony at the Capital City Club in Columbia.

March 22, 2016 | | Education


School Days

March 22, 2016 | | Education


2016 Principal of the Year

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) Principal Melissa Royalty (center) celebrates being named the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) 2016 Principal of the Year recently. School and district administrators voted to select Royalty, who has served as PTHS' principal since 2013. Earlier this school year, the Kershaw County Reading Council named Royalty the 2015-16 Kershaw County Reading Principal of the Year. Joining her are her husband Ken (left) and KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan. Royalty will be formally recognized April 21 at the school district's Teacher of the Year Gala.

March 22, 2016 | | Education


Gibson is SCASL Media Paraprofessional of the Year

Jennifer Gibson, a library assistant at North Central Middle School (NCMS) and North Central High School (NCHS), has been named the Media Paraprofessional of the Year by the S.C. Association of School Librarians (SCASL).

March 22, 2016 | | Education


DMES teacher is S.C. Conservation Primary School Teacher of the Year

Doby's Mill Elementary School (DMES) science lab teacher Lorrie Welch is the 2016 SC Conservation Primary School Teacher of the Year, named by the S.C. Association of Conservation Districts (SCACD)

March 22, 2016 | | Education


New tests won’t allow for special needs accommodations this year

Just like all other 3rd through 8th grade students in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), special needs students in those grades will take two new standardized tests this year. Unlike for other standardized tests, however, special needs students -- in fact, any student with an Individual Education Program (IEP) -- will not be allowed some of the accommodations they normally have while taking them.

March 18, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Reaching for Mars

Christopher Jacob "Jake" Dean wants to go to Mars.

March 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


State testing update on school board agenda tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will get an overview of how the state's student testing program has changed during the last 10 years, including a look at how students are being assessed in the current school year.

March 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Special quilts by special students

Back in April 2015, ALPHA Center Executive Director Paul Napper introduced a program called "Hidden Heroes" which would enable Renee Thompson's special needs students at Camden Elementary School (CES) to not only be more engaged in their learning, but with the outside world as well.

March 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Citizens, district official address board on full-day 4K

Speaking as individual citizens, Camden City Councilman Jeffrey Graham and United Way of Kershaw County President Donny Supplee urged members of the Kershaw County Board of Trustees to find a way to expand its 4K offerings from half-day to full-day programs. Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Executive Director for K-12 Instruction Tim Hopkins also addressed trustees, indicating it not only cost more money to do so, but will actually serve fewer students. The topic came up during the board's March 1 meeting, a week ago.

March 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


College & University News - March 8, 2015

Local students have been named to Clemson University 's Dean's List for the fall 2015 semester including Matthew Kenneth McCaskill of Bethune, Agribusiness; William Roy Caughman of Bishopville, Agricultural Mechanization and Business; Jonah Dozier Cox of Bishopville, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management; Aileen Tyson Davis of Bishopville, Agricultural Education; James Z. Boykin of Camden, General Engineering; Tara Ann Brown of Camden, Biological Sciences; Margeaux Laschanzky of Camden, Pre-Business; Savannah M. Poe of Camden, Pre-Business; Joseph Albert Prewitt of Camden, Industrial Engineering; Hannah M. Ranson of Camden, Food Science; Bradley Elliott Sheorn of Camden, Forest Resource Management; Joseph Boykin Tiller ...

March 08, 2016 | | Education


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School board to continue discussing referenda language

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will continue its discussion on the actual language to be written into a proposed $138.8 million bond ...

May 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSD communications recognized by NSPRA

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received 18 awards for excellence in communications from the South Carolina chapter of the National School Public Relations Association ...

May 03, 2016 | | Education


School Days

April 26, 2016 | | Education


Stover’s Craig Jelks is 2016 KCSD Teacher of the Year

Loud cheers and happy tears greeted Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's announcement Thursday evening of the 2016 KCSD Teacher of ...

April 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Blaney announces third quarter honor roll

Blaney Elementary School recently announced its honor roll for the third nine weeks.

April 26, 2016 | | Education


Wateree announces honor roll

Wateree Elementary School recenlty announced its honor roll for the third nine weeks.

April 26, 2016 | | Education


NCMS releases honor roll for third quarter

North Centra Middle School recently released its honor roll for the third quarter of the school year.

April 22, 2016 | | Education


Upchurch & Jowers, KCSD celebrate academics at 21st annual banquet

For the 21st year, Upchurch & Jowers and the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) inducted the brightest seniors from Camden, Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools ...

April 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Harris wins Dickerson Community Service Award

Mandy Harris, a 4th Grade teacher at Jackson Elementary School and the 2015 Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Teacher of the Year, received the Charles ...

April 22, 2016 | | Education


Guidance counselors find novel ways to help students

A decrease in elementary school bus ride disciplinary actions. Helping middle school students prepare better for standardized tests. Giving high school students at risk for ...

April 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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