One of this year's most important goals for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is to determine how effective technology is on student achievement. It is one on a list of "ambitious" goals the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees adopted during the previous school year.
Doby's Mill Elementary School kindergarteners Luke Ferris (left) and Cameron Gary of Stephanie Jones' class demonstrate a craft that they made on their first day of school. "My favorite part of the day was reading books to my class and completing several fun art projects. Their excitement about kindergarten was so evident and the constant hugs were fabulous. I am looking forward to a great year," Jones said.
The first day of school after summer break brings mixed emotions for students and teachers. But what about the administrators and office personnel that work behind the scenes getting so many aspects of the school ready for the upcoming year? Some of these personnel shared their insight on what they do to prepare for the school year, how they felt on the first day, and some memories from memorable first ...
North Central High School (NCHS) gave a special welcome to its freshman this year.
A Kershaw County teacher is being recognized for her contributions to agricultural education.
Thirteen Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools earned Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards this year.
Thanks to mold that grew as a result of recent heavy rainfall, Lugoff Elementary School (LES) won't report for their first day of classes until Thursday, Aug. 22.
A recent re-tweet of a photo is making the North Central High School (NCHS) cheerleaders a little more famous.
Although no new sports have been added for female student athletes, female participation in Kershaw County School District (KCSD) sports during the 2012-13 school year increased 7 percent from the 2010-11 school year. During the 2010-2011 school year only 542 female students participated in middle and high school sports.
The Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) dropout rate decreased a percentage point from 2.9 percent in 2010-11 to 1.9 percent in 2011-12. According to data recently released by the S.C. Department of Education, the lower rate is also lower than the state average, which dropped to 2.5 percent in 2011-12 from 2.8 the previous year.
Ja'Tavia Sharnell Cook and Sa'Vonn Lamont Wingate were awarded Bronze pins for their academic achievements during their freshman year at South Carolina State.
The Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) grade on the 2013 state report card was a high B -- only 1.3 percentage points below an A -- while local third through eighth graders' PASS scores were higher than state averages in 37 of 40 categories. More than 83 percent of KCSD students passed the state's high school exit exam (HSAP) on their first attempt.
Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) will serve as host for an international exhibit featuring Anne Frank's life Jan. 7 through Feb. 15.
The following students have enrolled at USC Upstate for fall semester: Sudesna Baral of Elgin, Sierra Benson of Camden, Markeis Murphy of Camden and Latrell Richardson of Camden.
North Central Middle School students in Mrs. Stogner's seventh grade science class had a guest visitor from the University of Notre Dame. Emily Amenson, a Ph.D candidate in Analytical and Physical Chemistry at Notre Dame, challenged students to learn all while having fun doing it. "The students loved learning more about acids and bases using indicators (litmus paper, ph paper and phenolphthalein) in order to determine relative ph," said Stogner.
Wateree Elementary school students from Mrs. Joni Baker's class LB Benavidez, Evelyn Register, Ashtlyn Landy, and Marshall Bullock dressed as Native Americans and Pilgrims to celebrate Kindergarten's "First Thanksgiving."
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received an unmodified opinion on its Fiscal Year 2012-13 audit.
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