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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 not being promoted to their next grade the skills they need to move up.

April 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


ATEC students win honors at SC HOSA conference

Students enrolled in the Kershaw County School District's Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) health science program won first, second and third place medals in statewide health occupations competition for high schools held March 16-18 in North Charleston.

April 19, 2016 | | Education


L-EHS faculty reunion coming up

April 19, 2016 | | Education


School board to look at referendum ballot language

Tonight, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will begin looking at and discussing the actual wording of a pair of referenda to be placed on the ballot for this year's general election. The first referendum will ask voters to approve a $138.8 million bond to cover the construction of replacement several schools, renovations of other schools and safety upgrades to all three high school stadiums. The second referendum will ask voters to approve a 1-cent sales tax to offset the property millage necessary to repay the $138.8 million bond.

April 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


L-EHS announces third quarter honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin High School recently announced its honor rolls for the third quarter.

April 19, 2016 | | Education


MPES releases honor roll

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School recently released its honor roll for the third nine weeks of the school year.

April 15, 2016 | | Education


School Days

April 12, 2016 | | Education


School board gets preliminary 2016-17 budget

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees received a preliminary look at the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed budget for the 2016-17 school year during its April 5 meeting at Jackson Elementary School. The balanced $77.9 million budget reflects a 3.4 percent increase compared to the current 2015-16 budget.

April 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


A ‘Special’ start

Participants in the 2016 Kershaw County Special Olympics wave from one of many buses which passed through Camden and east Camden on Friday morning (first photo). A retinue of law enforcement officers escorted the buses on their way to Camden Military Academy (CMA) where athlete John Long was expected to light the cauldron to begin the 9:15 a.m. ceremonies. Long would use the same torch carried by S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) Trooper Travis Tiller (second photo, second from far right) during a torch run starting from the east Camden IGA and ending at the CMA grounds. Participants ...

April 12, 2016 | | Education


BES announces honor roll for third nine weeks

"A" Honor Roll

April 12, 2016 | | Education


CMS reports third quarter honor rolls

Camden Middle School reports Third Quarter Honor Rolls for the 2015-2016 school year.

April 12, 2016 | | Education


KC Special Olympics being held today

"Let ​m​e ​w​in. But if I ​c​cannot ​w​in, ​l​et ​m​e ​b​e ​b​rave in the ​attempt."

April 08, 2016 | | Education


Sales tax would offset millage increase for referendum

If voters approve a $138.8 million bond-funded list of construction projects for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) in November, property tax millage would increase by 40 mils unless voters also approve a 1-cent sales tax. That's why KCSD Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson is calling the first of four referendum funding alternatives -- or scenarios -- "ideal." Wilson told the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its meeting Tuesday having voters approve both the construction and sales tax referenda would be the best outcome.

April 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Stover Middle School reports third quarter honor rolls

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

April 05, 2016 | | Education


Camden Elementary School lists third nine weeks honor roll

Camden Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.

April 05, 2016 | | Education


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Lugoff-Elgin High School Band holds equipment fund

The Lugoff-Elgin Band Program is currently experiencing growth in both quality of performance and student participation. Next year, the program anticipates large numbers in each ...

July 19, 2016 | | Education


School News - July 15, 2016

Dana Oree, of Elgin, graduated from Troy University during Term 3 of the 2015/2016 academic year.

July 15, 2016 | | Education


School board sends referenda to election commission

Barring any objections from the S.C. Election Commission (SCEC), Kershaw County voters will see two referenda on November's ballot to fund capital improvement ...

July 15, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Education


King leaves school board to become MES principal

Dr. Charles King is coming home and going back to school, as it were.

July 15, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Education


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