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New CCTC nearly complete

There was still a lot of work going on Monday -- and more work to be done during the coming weeks -- but Central Carolina Technical College's (CCTC) new home in Kershaw County, across from where construction of the new Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) is underway, will be ready for classes to begin Jan. 16.

December 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

Lugoff native graduates with honors from FMU

For the past three and half years, there's been one constant at the Francis Marion University student newspaper The Patriot: Rachel Ankers.

December 22, 2017 | | Education

‘Let’s get started’

More than 30 officials actively participated Friday morning in a "golden shovel" groundbreaking for the new Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) on the joint Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC)/Kershaw County Economic Development campus near I-20 Exit 98 in Camden.

December 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

A ‘Grace’-ful collection

For the fourth year, Grace Episcopal Church Sunday School youth collected bags of non-perishable items for CCM Food Ministries. Youth distributed 128 bags and -- on Sunday, Dec. 10 -- picked up 101 bags and delivered them to CCM. Youth who participated included (first row, from left) Lillian Chmiel, Mac Long, James Burns, Vivian Kinard, Emily Boyles, Lizzie Conder, Nate Roberts, Sophia Roberts, Crickette Cmiel, (back row, starting near center) Holden Brunson, Avery Brunson, Lizzie Long and Julie McKelvey.

December 19, 2017 | | Education

Colleges graduate local students

Four Kershaw County students recently graduated from Coastal Carolina University.

December 19, 2017 | | Education

Ad hoc committee comes up with growth formula

One of three preliminary agreements proposed Monday night among members of the joint Kershaw County Council and Kershaw County Board of School Trustees growth/school resource officer (SRO) ad hoc committee is a growth-related funding formula. Trustee Todd McDonald, who co-chairs the ad hoc committee along with County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr., made the announcement near the end of Tuesday night's school board meeting. The committee is made up of three trustees, three councilmen and several independent members.

December 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

Beyond the referendum

A group of people are raising money for additional improvements to Camden High School's (CHS) Zemp Stadium beyond what the November 2016 Kershaw County School District (KCSD) construction referendum will cover.

December 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

Dec. 19 will be half day for KCSD students

The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 19, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break. Staff will work a regular schedule. Students in 3-and 4-year-old developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend.

December 12, 2017 | | Education

Generous spirit

Camden High's Beta Club, Spirit Club and the Varsity Girls' Basketball team co-sponsored Toys for Tots this year. Thank you to all students and staff who contributed new toys. Girls' basketball collected contributions at home basketball games which were used to purchase more toys. Toys for Tots is a national program sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps. Pictured are members of the CHS Beta Club and the Spirit Club. Shown here (front row from left) are Sarah Heming, Katharine Coplin, Chase McKoy; (middle wow, from left)Thedus McCaskill, Kate Jones, Kinsley Dent, Abby Irick, Nick Marzullo;(back row ...

December 12, 2017 | | Education

Holiday singers

The Doby's Mill Elementary Choraliers, comprised of 4th and 5th grade students, and led by music teacher, Helen Walker, kicked off the holiday season with two performances: The Elgin Tree Lighting and The Catfish Stomp Parade. They also look forward to performing at the Fine Arts Center's Multicultural Festival of Trees, their school's WInter Arts Concert, Morningside Nursing Home, and the Lights of Lugoff Parade.

December 08, 2017 | | Education

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

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Board receives information on high school credentials

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees heard a presentation about "occupational diplomas" during its March 6 meeting.

March 16, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Education

Election Day will be KCSC school holiday

Based on a recent memo from the S.C. Department of Education, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees made a change to the 2018-19 ...

March 16, 2018 | | Education

Stover Middle School announces 2nd quarter honor roll

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.

March 16, 2018 | | Education

MPES announces 2nd quarter honor roll

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School recently announced honor roll for the second nine week period.

March 16, 2018 | | Education

CHS, other schools participate in walkouts

Most of Camden High School's (CHS) student body walked out of their second block classrooms at 10 a.m. Wednesday. In a mostly orderly ...

March 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

Community to be involved in superintendent search

The search for a new superintendent to lead the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has begun, and the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is ...

March 13, 2018 | | Education

LES announces 2nd quarter honor roll

Lugoff Elementary School recently announced honor rolls for the second nine week period.

March 13, 2018 | | Education

BES announces 2nd quarter honor roll

Blaney Elementary School recently announced honor rolls for the second nine week period.

March 13, 2018 | | Education

Matia Goodwin is 2018 KCSD Principal of the Year

Jackson School Principal Matia Goodwin was named Kershaw County School District (KCSD) 2018 Principal of the Year today. Goodwin was selected after a vote of ...

March 09, 2018 | | Education

Blaney principal taking job in Spartanburg County

Blaney Elementary School Principal Ed Yount will become principal at Woodruff Elementary School in Spartanburg County starting July 1.

March 09, 2018 | | Education

CMA cadets earn Gold Star honors

The following cadets below were recently awarded a gold star at a parade and recognition ceremony. In order to qualify for the Gold Star a ...

March 09, 2018 | | Education

CES announces 2nd quarter honor rolls

Camden Elementary School recently announced honor rolls for the second nine weeks.

March 06, 2018 | | Education


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