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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


Montessori School seeks charter school status

The Montessori School of Camden (MSC) is taking the necessary steps to become a charter school -- an independently run public school subject to its own laws -- after having served Kershaw County as a private institution for 35 years.

November 14, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Camden Elementary School Reports Honor Rolls

First Grade

November 07, 2014 | | Education


PTHS ‘enters’ Class Dojo

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) incorporated a new technology tool school-wide this year providing teachers with what teachers said is an easier way to track student behavior, as well as allow students to monitor their own behavior. The application, or app, is called Class Dojo.

November 05, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Leslie M. Stover Middle School reports honor rolls

Sixth grade

November 03, 2014 | | Education


CHS band making a comeback

After an eight-year decline in band participation, Camden High School's (CHS) band is slowly but surely making a comeback. Robert Spitler took over as band director in 2012 with two goals in mind: to increase band membership and gain back community support.

November 03, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Mt. Pisgah Elementary School 1st Quarter Honor Roll

Fifth Grade

November 03, 2014 | | Education


KH board to meet in Elgin tonight

In the first of what it plans as a series of meetings held in different parts of the county, the KershawHealth Board of Trustees will hold a meeting tonight in the conference room of the Outpatient/Urgent Care Center at Elgin. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. Trustees and hospital administrators will be on hand one hour before the meeting begins, at 5 p.m., to speak to the public and answer questions on various topics, including KershawHealth's strategic plan.

October 27, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Stover Middle School students paint mural for school

Stover Middle School teachers Cassandra Mickle and Jane Gari wrote a grant offered through the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) called Strategic Planning/Special Project Grant. The purpose of the grant was to invite "Artists at Stover." Mickle established the "Creating a Learning Environment for Me" initiative to encourage student involvement in creating permanent works of art that would appeal to the all students at Stover.

October 24, 2014 | | Education


Separate football coach, AD jobs to cost $10,500 extra

It could cost just a little more than an additional $10,500 at each Kershaw County School District (KCSD) high school to split the duties of athletic director (AD) and head football coach. That's according to information KCSD Director of Public Services Duane Pate gave to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees at its meeting Tuesday night.

October 24, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


KCSD in top 20 on federal report cards

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) exceeded state expectations according to data released by the S.C. State Department of Education.

October 22, 2014 | | Education


Camden High receives Distinguished Arts Program Grant

Camden High School (CHS) is enjoying an award-winning 2014. Aside from being named a "Palmetto's Finest School," CHS also received a Distinguished Arts Program Grant for a project titled "Commitment to Excellence in the Arts." It is the first grant of its kind to be awarded to a Kershaw County school.

October 17, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


KCCC member praises board for Phase 2 project list

Dennis Stuber, vice president of First Citizens Bank and a member of Kershaw County Citizens for Children (KCCC), praised the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its meeting Tuesday for coming up with the list of projects for Phase 2 of the district's facilities equalization plan (FEP).

October 10, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Kershaw County SAT scores see largest increase in Midlands

Kershaw County 2014 seniors' SAT average composite score jumped 29 points in the same year that the percentage of test takers rose from 46 to 54 percent. According to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), his was the largest increase by any school district in the Midlands.

October 08, 2014 | | Education


School board chair responds to Zemp editorial

Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Chair Mara Jones responded to Friday's editorial on Zemp Stadium with the following statement:

October 06, 2014 | | Education


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L-EHS Drama Dept. showcases student work

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) drama students recently portrayed the perils, joys and everyday challenges of high school life in their winter production. The play consisted of a series of monologues, written by L-EHS Drama III students, dealing with issues such as pregnancy, parent's divorce, social media mishaps, relationship issues and navigating friendships. The play followed a group of students through their senior year in high school.

December 22, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Education


Gary is KCSD Food Service Employee of the Month

Twenty-four years ago, Brenda Gary began working at Camden High School as a food service employee within the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). Gary worked at Camden High until last year when officials determined help was needed at Leslie M. Stover Middle School's cafeteria in Elgin.

December 22, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


KCSD receives two 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is the only South Carolina school district to receive not just one, but two 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants for 2015. Partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands, Jackson School and Pine Tree Hill Elementary School will house afterschool academic assistance programs.

December 19, 2014 | | Education


CHS raises funds for PAALS

Camden High School's (CHS) National Honor Society (NHS) presented Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS) with a $3,000 check Tuesday. The money is going to a program called Rob's Best Friend Fund; a ceremony marking the donation took place in the CHS media center.

December 19, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Brandi Patterson of Elgin named Barker Scholar

Brandi Patterson of Elgin has been named a Barker Scholar at Clemson University.

December 17, 2014 | | Education


Jackson’s Goodwin is KCRC Reading Administrator of the Year

The Kershaw County Reading Council's (KCRC) Administrator of the Year is doing everything she can to make sure students are reading at least at grade level. The KCRC named Jackson Elementary School Principal Matia Goodwin as its Reading Administrator of the Year at its annual recognition program Dec. 8.

December 17, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


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