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Online only: School board meets Tuesday

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will begin discussing the feedback it received from a series of public feedback meetings on facilities tonight. The board will meet in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) board room at the district's office on West DeKalb Street in Camden. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

October 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School Days

October 20, 2015 | | Education


L-EHS football team L.E.A.P.S. to WES

Some Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) football players helped Wateree Elementary School (WES) students start the day recently with a smile by opening car doors and reading to them. The players, part of L.E.A.P.S. (Lugoff-Elgin Athletes Providing Service) are (first picture, from left) Elliot Campbell, Hunter Campbell, Blake Crane, Walker Gainey, Tripp Cox, Cole Armstrong, Wyatt Campbell, Adam Rowson, Lorenzo Portee, Ian Campbell, Carlos Gordon, Malek Lyles, Rahmel Burton, Gunnar Catoe and Evan McDonald. In the second picture, Hunter, who is also this year's homecoming king reads to WES kindergarten students.

October 20, 2015 | | Education


CMA Battalion Commander sets example for fellow cadets

Camden Military Academy (CMA) senior Santiago Villalobos' knows his rank of battalion commander carries much responsibility -- and he believes he is up to the challenge.

October 20, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Education


Monday to be make-up day for students

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students will be in close Monday, originally set aside as a professional development day for teachers, because of area flooding which closed schools for a week. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees approved the make-up day during a meeting Tuesday night, moved from its original Oct. 6 date. Three other make-up days have already been scheduled for Jan. 12, Feb. 15 and March 25 in 2016.

October 16, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Education


CCTC expansion ground breaking set for January

Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) will break ground in January for the first expansion of its Kershaw County campus near the I-20/U.S. 521 interchange in Camden. The facility first opened in 2010.

October 16, 2015 | | Education


KCSD reschedules board, public feedback meetings

Due to conditions created by heavy rains and flooding a week ago, the Kershaw County School District cancelled both the Kershaw County Board of Trustees' Oct. 6 meeting and the last pair of public feedback on facilities meetings on Oct. 5.

October 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Johnny Appleseed Day

Students in Pam Britton's 1st Grade class at Lugoff Elementary School recently celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day with an abundance of apple activities. Pictured painting apple prints are (first picture, from left) Karrine White and Taylor Brown; and (second picture, from left), Reese Stokes, Marley Crout and Fischer Komarnicki.

October 09, 2015 | | Education


Keefe brings experience to L-EHS student office

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) Student Body President Tripp Keefe knows a thing or two about student government. He's been involved in it every year of his high school career.

October 06, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Education


Camden student inducted into honor society

Alexandra Stephens of Camden, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Stephens was initiated at College of Charleston.

October 02, 2015 | | Education


CHS’ Williams continues family legacy, makes own path

Leadership and being a part of student government runs in Carlos Williams' blood. Williams, this year's Camden High School (CHS) student body president, has been class president each year of high school.

September 28, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Education


Grandparent/Family Night at WES

Wateree Elementary School recently honored grandparents with a Grandparent/Family Night that included classroom visits, a book fair and a spaghetti supper. In the first photo, student Matthew Weldon and Bernadette Smith enjoy Grandparent/Family Night. In the second photo, WES Student Braylen Mumford is pictured with family members Eddie, Felicia, Lee, Louberta and Kamryn Mumford.

September 25, 2015 | | Education


Animal pharmaceutical company supports FFA

Two Kershaw County chapters of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) are benefiting from the generosity of animal pharmaceutical company Zoetis, which is the animal medications division of Pfizer. The FFA programs at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) and North Central High School were chosen as this year's recipients. The choices were made by the South Carolina Equine Associates (SCEA) in Camden.

September 23, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Education


NCHS’ Shadow Ostas is ready to lead

North Central High School (NCHS) Student Body President Shadow Ostas did not spend her summer at a beach, a lake or even at home. Where she did go cut into her first two weeks of the new school year, however.

September 21, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Education


Bethune residents want school kept open

Bethune Town Councilman Don Witham, speaking on behalf of local residents, made one thing perfectly clear: the town wants Bethune Elementary School (BES) to stay open.

September 21, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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Hundreds turn out for board meeting at Mt. Pisgah

The Kershaw County Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to delay a discussion on where to place a consolidated Bethune/Mt. Pisgah elementary school. The ...

February 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


L-EMS lists honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine weeks.

February 02, 2016 | | Education


Corner finalist for national Assistant Principal of the Year

Camden High School (CHS) Assistant Principal Lesley Corner is one of three finalists for a national award honoring outstanding school administrators.

February 02, 2016 | | Education


CCTC breaks ground for expansion

About 100 people braved a sunny but chilly morning Friday to help Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) break ground on a 40,000-square-foot expansion of ...

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Making a (musical) difference

A guitar's notes. The staccato of a drum. A young man's soft, but lifting voice.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Midway goes into ‘modified’ lockdown Thursday

Midway Elementary School administrators placed the facility into a "modified" lockdown mode before lunchtime Thursday.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Penny sales tax, combined school location on tap

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will continue its facilities discussion tonight in possible preparation of a ballot referendum for November's general election ...

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSD kindergarten ‘Round-Up’ set for Feb. 18

Families with 4- and 5-year-olds who will attend kindergarten in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) next school year should participate in the school district ...

February 02, 2016 | | Education


Kids in Need Grant

February 02, 2016 | | Education


Bethune lists second nine weeks honor roll

Bethune Elementary School recently released its honor roll for the second nine weeks of the school year.

February 02, 2016 | | Education


DMES honor roll

Doby's Mill Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-weeks period.

February 02, 2016 | | Education


Camden Middle School lists honor roll for second quarter

Camden Middle School reports second quarter honor rolls for the 2015-2016 school year.

February 02, 2016 | | Education


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