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Never forget

Ten-year-old Melissa Wyatt went on vacation with her family while they were stationed in Germany. One of the stops changed the little girl's life: Dachau.

December 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSD students could have ‘unequal’ semesters

During the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' Nov. 28 meeting, representatives from the district's calendar committee brought forward a school calendar proposal that would see the first semester (Fall 2018) be shorter than the second semester (Spring 2019).

December 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Morgan gets 1.5 percent raise

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan received a 1.5 percent salary increase Tuesday night with a unanimous vote (minus Trustee Kim DuRant, who was absent) from the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. The vote followed an executive session during which the board discussed its periodic evaluation of Morgan's performance as superintendent. The vote did not include extending Morgan's contract, which is already good through June 30, 2019.

December 01, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


WES announces first quarter Honor Roll students

Wateree Elementary School has announced its Honor Roll for the first nine week period.

December 01, 2017 | | Education


MES announces first quarter honor rolls

Midway Elementary School recently announced its first quarter honor roll.

December 01, 2017 | | Education


NCHS announces 1st quarter honor roll

9th Grade

November 28, 2017 | | Education


School board to act on Morgan evaluation tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meet tonight in a regular session postponed a week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. At the end of that meeting, trustees will enter executive session to discuss not only undisclosed employment matters, but Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's annual evaluation.

November 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


History Day brings 18th Century to life

Historic Camden recently welcomed almost 800 third graders from all over Kershaw County as part of its annual History Days program on November 16 and 17. Since the 1990s, each elementary school in the Kershaw County School District sends their third graders to the museum to supplement the South Carolina history curriculum standards for that grade.

November 24, 2017 | | Education


BES announces first quarter Honor Rolls

5th Grade

November 24, 2017 | | Education


KCSD high school students raise funds for storm victims

Students from the Kershaw County School District's three high schools are joining together to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Harvey through a Powder Puff football tournament Friday, Dec. 1 at the Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) stadium.

November 21, 2017 | | Education


CMS’ Lyles awarded for being ‘fearless, kind’

A Camden Middle School (CMS) 8th Grade student is receiving a special national award for being "fearless and kind" in finding ways to unify the school. Anthony Lyles, a member of the CMS basketball and football teams, is one of only 10 students in the entire country to receive the Hasbro Children's Fund (HCF) 2017 Be Fearless Be Kind Award. The HCF sponsors the award and will give $1,000 to CMS in Anthony's name to support the school's Special Olympics Unified Champion School program.

November 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Mud toss

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Transportation Department had the highest staff participation for the United Way of Kershaw County's school campaign. As promised, KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan had mud tossed on him by the staff with highest participation. A breakfast was hosted for the KCSD Transportation Department across from Camden High School before the mud toss. Four senior bus drivers, Claudia McManus and Donna Clements of Lugoff-Elgin Transportation, Cleveland Demary of Camden Transportation and Darlene Robinson of North Central Transportation had the honor of tossing the mud on Dr. Morgan.

November 17, 2017 | | Education


L-EMS reports first quarter Honor Rolls

Sixth Grade

November 17, 2017 | | Education


Peanut butter champs!

Students of the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) celebrated Red Ribbon Week in October with its annual peanut butter drive to benefit the food bank of Christian Community Ministries. Students donated 1050 jars of peanut butter, surpassing the campus goal of 1000 jars. Pictured are students from Brooke Bradshaw's health science classes who donated the most jars. This is the 14th year of the peanut butter drive which gives students an opportunity to practice citizenship by giving back to the community in which they live. Since its inception, ATEC students have donated more than 10,000 jars of peanut ...

November 17, 2017 | | Education


KCSD Reading

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School 1st Grade teacher Dianne Farlett and North Central Middle School 7th Grade reading teacher Mary Barrett were named the 2017-18 Kershaw County Reading Teachers of the Year by the Kershaw County Reading Council last night. Bethune Elementary Principal Estelle Benson earned the award for Kershaw County Reading Administrator of the Year.

November 14, 2017 | | Education


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KCSD superintendent retiring June 30

After 11 years, Dr. Frank Morgan will leave his post as superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Trustees get KCSD budget overview

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees began the long process of developing its Fiscal Year 2019 budget on Tuesday night with Kershaw County School ...

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Art and Geometry

Recently Pam Horton's Honors Geometry classes had two special guests: Mrs. Donna Royson and Ms.Cindy Bundrick. These ladies helped students make a real-life ...

January 16, 2018 | | Education


Area students achieve academic honors

Southern Wesleyan University announced dean's list for the fall 2017 semester. The following students earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher on all ...

January 16, 2018 | | Education


KCSD teacher career fair scheduled for Jan. 27

Kershaw County School District will host its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair for certified teacher applicants on Jan. 27, 2018, at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School from 8 ...

January 16, 2018 | | Education


L-EMS named to 2018 SC-SIC Honor Roll

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School's (L-EMS) School Improvement Council (SIC) is one of 19 from public schools in the state to be named to the S ...

January 16, 2018 | | Education


Smith, Halley are school board chair, vice chair

The Rev. Dr. James P. Smith is the new chairman of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. Trustee Ron Blackmon, in his last act ...

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


DMES’ Catoe becomes state early learning/literacy director

Ginger Catoe is leaving her position as principal at Doby's Mill Elementary School to become the S.C. Department of Education's director of ...

January 12, 2018 | | Education


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