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ONLINE ONLY: School board will meet today

Despite schools being closed Friday and staring two hours later than normal on Monday due to the effects of Hurricane Florence, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet for its regular second Tuesday meeting of the month. Meanwhile, according to the proposed agenda for tonight's meeting, a special called meeting to conduct a hearing on a parent/student grievance that was supposed to take place Thursday will be rescheduled for a later date due to the anticipated early effects of the hurricane.

September 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


L-EHS student is National Merit semifinalist

Lugoff-Elgin High School senior McMillian "Mac" Thompson has been named a National Merit semifinalist. Mac is the son of Anthony and Tabatha Thompson.

September 14, 2018 | | Education


KCSD SC READY and SCPASS scores released

State standardized test scores recently released by the South Carolina Department of Education show that Kershaw County School District (KCSD) elementary and middle school students raised their scores in 15 out of 23 categories from 2016-17 to 2017-18 although KCSD officials say there is need for more improvement.

September 14, 2018 | | Education


KCSD will operate on normal schedule today

Although Gov. McMaster has closed neighboring school districts tomorrow because of Hurricane Florence, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will operate on a normal schedule today.

September 11, 2018 | | Education


WATCH D.O.G.S. help out at Camden Elementary

It's 9:45 a.m. and William Tyke Redfearn is walking the halls of Camden Elementary School (CES) with a small portable two-way radio in his hand. Redfearn's just conducted a perimeter check of the school; everything's fine. About two hours earlier he assisted teachers with meeting students in the drop-off line, making sure traffic flowed smoothly into and out of the car rider line off Lyttleton Street.

September 07, 2018 | | Education


eLearning ‘mock weather day’ before Thanksgiving

There's a good chance of "snow" about a week before Thanksgiving for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). That virtual snowfall -- or flood, tornado or hurricane -- will happen one day in mid-November as the district conducts a "mock weather day" to test out what it will have put in place by then as part of its eLearning pilot program.

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Feature photo: New flag

September 04, 2018 | | Education


KCSD school board meets tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet tonight beginning at 6 p.m. in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) office's board room, 2029 West DeKalb St. in Camden. The meeting is open to the public.

September 04, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Senior citizens can attend school-sponsored events free

Kershaw County citizens age 65 years or older can receive lifetime Golden Circle passes that allow them to attend school-sponsored activities or athletic events free of charge. The passes are good from year to year. Admission to athletic playoffs is not included.

August 31, 2018 | | Education


Bus driver honored for heroic actions

One afternoon this summer, Jackie Cornelius was driving a bus load of students from a summer reading program at Midway Elementary School when she noticed a man lying face down on the side of the road.

August 28, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


College/University News - Aug. 28, 2018

Clarke Allen, a member of the class of 2019, is one of the many students on Wofford's Orientation Staff who will greet first-year students on Wednesday, Aug. 29, as the college welcomes the Class of 2022. Allen is from Camden.

August 28, 2018 | | Education


Feature photo: Grants for success

Lack of soft skills, such as communication, teamwork and professionalism, in potential workers can often be the difference between successful and unsuccessful employees. In order to help students better acquire these skills, INVISTA recently donated $10,000 to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) to implement Microburst Learning's EmployABILITY program. KCSD high school students will receive EmployABILITY's instruction via both hands-on training and online software programs. Students who complete the program have the opportunity to earn a certification showing mastery of soft skills. Shown (from left) are Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) Career Specialist Maria Springs; L-EHS Assistant Principal ...

August 24, 2018 | | Education


School board to consider policy changes

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will consider several changes to Kershaw County School District (KCSD) policies during its meeting scheduled for today at 6 p.m.

August 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


New KCSD school administrators hired

At its most recent meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees named new administrators, including an eLearning director to assist the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) with digital education, two high school assistant principals and a middle school assistant administrator.

August 17, 2018 | | Education


Feature photo: Wild cards

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) Principal Melissa Royalty, as the Queen of Hearts (center), and Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins, lead a parade of teachers down PTHS's main hallway as administrators dressed as playing cards, students and parents applaud. The playing card motif is based on a book the PTHS staff read this year, "The Wild Card: 7 Steps to an Educator's Creative Breakthrough," by Hope and Wade King. Their concept is that teachers "are the wild card that can make a difference" in students' lives. The parade ended in the PTHS multipurpose room ...

August 14, 2018 | | Education


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JES announces first quarter honor roll

Jackson Elementary School recently announced its first quarter honor rolls.

November 09, 2018 | | Education


NCHS announces first quarter honor roll

North Central High School recently announced its honor roll for the first quarter.

November 06, 2018 | | Education


NCMS announces first quarter honor roll

North Central Middle School announced its honor rolls for the first quarter of the school year.

November 06, 2018 | | Education


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