Allan Wolf, a poet, author and performer, has a goal in mind when he performs before an audience -- it is, as he says, "to show people how to see the world in a different way and (how) to find the extraordinariness of the ordinary." Wolf has written books for both elementary school age children as well as for young adult audiences.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is helping teachers get ready for implementation of the Common Core State Standards Initiative. KCSD Executive Director for K-12 Instruction Tim Hopkins and KCSD Common Core Transition Specialist Lisa Carter updated the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees on the district's work to prepare for next year's Common Core implementation at Tuesday's school board meeting. Hopkins and Carter focused on how teachers would be adequately prepared with both training and resources to implement the standards.
Camden First Baptist Children's Center 2K class members look towards the sky as a few balloons escape before they
A single vehicle collision on I-20 west bound at the 105 mile marker resulted in two fatalities early Saturday morning. Gladys Gholston, 71, was driving the 2005 Toyota with her husband Weldon Gholston, 86. The couple, from New York, was traveling west on I-20 and was in the process of relocating to South Carolina. The driver of the vehicle ran off of the highway and into the median where the car struck a tree and caught on fire. The accident is under investigation.
Due to forecasted winter storms, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools and offices were closed on Tuesday and Wednesday and all after school extracurricular activities, meetings and programs originally scheduled for those days were cancelled.
At 5:44 p.m., the KCSD issued the following statement:
Midway Elementary School (MES) landed a $272,000 state grant recently to start an afterschool and summer Positive Achievement with Students (PAWS) program. Teachers Teri Davis, Selena Jones, Laura Privette and Katie Todd collaborated to write the grant.
A recent presentation of the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget development calendar addresses several "critical issues," according to KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan.
Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) students from various school organizations are moving forward with plans to build a prayer garden at the school. L-EHS seniors Casey Swails and Tyler Hand, who are leading the project, wanted to make it clear that the garden's purpose isn't to honor a particular class or students.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees unanimously approved a set of legislative positions during its meeting Tuesday for the 2014 S.C. General Assembly. According to a memo provided to the board from Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan, the board received a draft of the position at its Nov. 18, 2013 session. At the time, trustees requested additional information on Common Core standards and S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley's proposed education reforms.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recently accepted a $1,600 donation from George Gibson, owner and manager of the Fitness Zone in Lugoff. The money comes from proceeds earned during the sixth annual Jingle Bell Run sponsored by Fitness Zone in December.
The members of Decoda chamber ensemble, lead by Claire Bryant, entered the gym at North Central Middle School one by one, each playing their respective instrument. The students of the eighth grade sat, rapt with attention, as the instruments' melodies blended in unison before them.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is already ahead financially for the current school year by more than $500,000, according to KCSD Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson. Wilson presented November and December's district finances to the Kershaw County Board of Trustees during its meeting Tuesday morning.
Registration for Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) four-year-old and five-year-old kindergarten classes for 2014-2015 will take place Thursday, Feb. 20.
Fourteen Kershaw County educators -- two first time applicants and 12 renewals -- have earned the highest credential available in the teaching profession, bringing the total number of Kershaw County School District (KCSD) employees who are National Board certified to 130.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted recently to hire Camden native Steve Abbott as the district's new professional development director. Abbott replaces John Gardner, who recently retired.
Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) Principal Karen Bullard is the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Principal of the Year. A panel of school and district administrators voted to select her for the honor. Bullard began serving as L-EMS' principal in 2010 after serving as Camden High School's assistant principal. She and her husband are originally from Whiteville, N.C., and have two college-age daughters.
Members of Kershaw County Council attended the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting Tuesday evening to hear a presentation on a possible joint economic development campus here. Others attending the meeting included representatives from Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC), the city of Camden, the towns of Bethune and Elgin, Kershaw County Committee of 100, Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, KershawHealth, Santee Lynches Council of Governments, the Kershaw County Vocational Education Foundation and Santee-Wateree Rural Transit Authority.
The 17th annual Read Across America event took place Feb. 28 with volunteers converging on all Kershaw County elementary schools to read the works of Dr. Seuss to students in honor of his birthday. Seuss, whose real name was Theodore Seuss Geisel, was born March 2, 1904, but since that date fell on Sunday this year, the event was moved to Feb. 28, a Friday. A creation of the National Education Association, the event is held nationwide.
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