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School district officials talk Phase 2 referendum with chamber board

Kershaw County School District leaders spoke at last Thursday's meeting of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce to explain the need for the Facilities Equalization Plan Phase 2 Referendum that will be voted on in the November general election and, if passed, would provide up to $133 million to build new schools and renovate and repair others. Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan said he took his Kershaw County job in 2007 and on his first visit he looked at several of the school facilities. He said he was impressed with how the district used the funds from Phase 1 to ...

June 23, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Education


Lugoff Elementary School reports honor rolls

Lugoff

June 20, 2014 | | Education


Tyler Kirkland receives Legacy of Learning scholarship

The Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC) has awarded a $1,500 Legacy of Learning Scholarship to University of South Carolina (USC) student Tyler Kirkland of Camden. The Legacy of Learning Scholarship was established to encourage students pursuing a career in the environmental field. Kirkland,is a rising senior majoring in chemical engineering at USC with a 3.3 grad point average.

June 20, 2014 | | Education


Board asks for clarification of language before voting

Former Kershaw County Board of School Trustees member and Bethune resident Jim Smith addressed the board at their Tuesday meeting this week.

June 20, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Honor Rolls for Baron Dekalb, Bethune Elementary, Blaney Elementary and Camden Elementary

Baron DeKalb Elementary School has

June 18, 2014 | | Education


Board to vote on bond referendum language

At its June 17 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will vote on Phase 2 Facilities Equalization Plan Referendum Language.

June 16, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


School gyms open for Kershaw County youth

The Kershaw County School District and the Kershaw County Recreation Department have partnered to offer free recreational opportunities to local youth age 12 to 18.

June 11, 2014 | | Education


State budget includes funding for CCTC Kershaw campus

Thanks to members of Kershaw County's legislative delegation, South Carolina's proposed Fiscal Year 2015 state budget includes $1.5 million to expand Central Carolina Technical College's (CCTC) campus in Kershaw County. The state budget still must be approved by the governor.

June 11, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


KCBST votes to consolidate BDK, BES, MPES

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted unanimously, 8-0, Tuesday night to accept a final project list for Phase 2 of the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) facilities equalization plan (FEP). The list includes the proposed closure of Baron DeKalb (BDK), Bethune (BES) and Mt. Pisgah (MPES) elementary schools for consolidation into a North Central area elementary school.

June 06, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


School News - May 28, 2014

Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Tim Hardee has announced Spring 2014 student honors lists. This term, more than 700 students have been honored. The President's List recognizes students who were enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours and achieved a 4.0 grade point average for the term. The Part-Time President's List recognizes students who were enrolled in 6-11 credit hours and achieved a 4.0 grade point average for the term.

May 28, 2014 | | Education


Lift-off for butterflies

For more than 100 years, the Clemson Extension Service staff has transferred science-based information to individuals and families across South Carolina. Part of the centennial celebration in Kershaw County included the planting of butterfly gardens at Bethune (BES) and Mt. Pisgah Elementary (MPE) Schools. A following celebration included awards to students participating in the Healthy Lifestyles and Environmental Conservation Clubs and the release of 100 caterpillars into the butterfly gardens.

May 23, 2014 | | Education


KCSD ready to end year

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has announced its end-of-year schedule. Parents should note that there are no more school holidays between now and the end of the school year. Monday, May 26 is a regular school day to make up a day missed earlier in the school year for inclement weather.

May 23, 2014 | | Education


UWKC honors mentors, mentees at dinner

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) recently held a dinner to celebrate the mentors and mentees of its Hand in Hand mentoring program. Hand in Hand is made possible by volunteers who donate their time to spend with children from Kershaw County schools. Mentors remain with their mentees throughout their time in the program and encourage them academically.

May 23, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Education


Locals graduate from Clemson

A number of local students from Kershaw County and the surrounding area graduated from Clemson University May 9.

May 23, 2014 | | Education


BDK is ‘small school with a big heart’

Karen Fitzgerald Jackson doesn't want to see her grandchildren's school close. That remains a possibility as part of proposed Phase 2 options in the Kershaw County School District's facilities equalization plan.

May 23, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


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KCSD reading coaches begin ‘Read to Succeed’ program

Several volunteers in the community are starting to help Kershaw County School District (KCSD) teachers improve reading skills in their students. They are reading coaches, the first part of a South Carolina initiative being implemented under the "Read to Succeed Act" passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Nikki Haley in June.

November 21, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


School AD, head football coaches to stay combined

The positions of athletic director (AD) and head football coach at Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will remain combined. Lugoff-Elgin High School's (L-EHS) currently separate AD and head football coach will be combined back into a single position at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.

November 21, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Wateree Elementary School reports honor rolls

First Grade

November 19, 2014 | | Education


KCSD earns ‘Excellent’ Absolute rating on state report card

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) earned an "Excellent" Absolute rating on state report cards issued today by the S.C. Department of Education.

November 17, 2014 | | Education


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