Facility needs will once again be the subject of discussion during a Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting tonight. Trustees, using information compiled from their own Oct. 20 reports of a series of public feedback meetings on facilities, will likely begin prioritizing those needs and, possibly, begin discussing exactly how to fund any projects.
North Central area residents of Kershaw County feel as though they've been overlooked and want to keep their small, community schools open. People living in the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin areas want the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) moved to a proposed joint economic development campus with Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC).
Camden's Zemp Football Stadium will be filled with 800 Kershaw County School District students today, but books will replace footballs in student's hands as part of the first-ever Kershaw County Read-In.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will begin discussing the feedback it received from a series of public feedback meetings on facilities tonight. The board will meet in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) board room at the district's office on West DeKalb Street in Camden. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.
Some Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) football players helped Wateree Elementary School (WES) students start the day recently with a smile by opening car doors and reading to them. The players, part of L.E.A.P.S. (Lugoff-Elgin Athletes Providing Service) are (first picture, from left) Elliot Campbell, Hunter Campbell, Blake Crane, Walker Gainey, Tripp Cox, Cole Armstrong, Wyatt Campbell, Adam Rowson, Lorenzo Portee, Ian Campbell, Carlos Gordon, Malek Lyles, Rahmel Burton, Gunnar Catoe and Evan McDonald. In the second picture, Hunter, who is also this year's homecoming king reads to WES kindergarten students.
Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students will be in close Monday, originally set aside as a professional development day for teachers, because of area flooding which closed schools for a week. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees approved the make-up day during a meeting Tuesday night, moved from its original Oct. 6 date. Three other make-up days have already been scheduled for Jan. 12, Feb. 15 and March 25 in 2016.
Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) will break ground in January for the first expansion of its Kershaw County campus near the I-20/U.S. 521 interchange in Camden. The facility first opened in 2010.
Due to conditions created by heavy rains and flooding a week ago, the Kershaw County School District cancelled both the Kershaw County Board of Trustees' Oct. 6 meeting and the last pair of public feedback on facilities meetings on Oct. 5.
Students in Pam Britton's 1st Grade class at Lugoff Elementary School recently celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day with an abundance of apple activities. Pictured painting apple prints are (first picture, from left) Karrine White and Taylor Brown; and (second picture, from left), Reese Stokes, Marley Crout and Fischer Komarnicki.
Alexandra Stephens of Camden, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Stephens was initiated at College of Charleston.