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Dr. Charles King, Principal of Midway Elementary School, recently procured a grant to provide his students with new playground supplies. Each grade level (and the school's PE program) received new basketballs, soccer balls, kickballs, hula hoops and jump ropes. The 5th grade students in the accompanying photo assisted with delivering the equipment to the classrooms. Midway has a goal to increase the activity level of all students and encourage physical fitness through sports and recreation. Left to right: Braden Smith, Jace Rice, Diego Navarro

April 07, 2017 | | Education


KC students excel at Education Day event

Allanah Boykin, a 4th grader from Jackson Elementary School won the Overall Organization Spelling Bee for her age group on Saturday, March 18th, during The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands Second Annual Education Day at Midlands Technical College - Airport Campus. Allanah was one of more than two hundred Boys & Girls Clubs members from Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Fairfield, and Kershaw counties that competed in events such as Math, Spelling, U.S. and S.C. Team Trivia, and Public Speaking. The members competing in the events won their local club competition and competed to be the district winner and potentially, the ...

April 07, 2017 | | Education


LSMS announces third quarter honor rolls

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period

April 07, 2017 | | Education


MPES announced third quarter honor rolls

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School recently announced its honor rolls for the third nine-week period.

April 07, 2017 | | Education


School board hears $81 million budget proposal

"We need some help," Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan told members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees on Tuesday night.

April 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


District may name softball field after Marcus Warren

Tonight, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will consider naming the Camden High School (CHS) softball field in honor of the late Marcus D. Warren. The softball field is located adjacent to Legion Field, which the district acquired as part of a property swap with the city of Camden in exchange for the former CHS tennis courts. The courts will become part of the city's new tennis complex.

April 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CMS posts third quarter honor rolls

Camden Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-week period of the school year.

April 04, 2017 | | Education


Midway announces third quarter honor rolls

Midway Elementary School recently released its All A and A/B honor rolls for the third quarter of the school year.

April 04, 2017 | | Education


BES announces third quarter honor roll students

The following students were named to Bethune Elementary School's third quarter honor roll:

March 31, 2017 | | Education


A book parade

A parade of students, teachers and parents (first picture) turn into Stephanie's Preschool Blessings and Afterschool Care Center on Mill Street on the morning of March 23. The students dressed up as characters from books they've read recently, including The Hungry Caterpillar, The Cat in the Hat and Caps for Sale. Kershaw County Library Bookmobile Librarian Jennifer Kelley (second photo, left) served as the parade's grand marshal, driven by new Camden Police Department COPS Officer Karen Devors.

March 31, 2017 | | Education


DMES announces third quarter honor rolls

First grade

March 28, 2017 | | Education


Special champs

Lugoff-Elgin High School Be A Fan Club members celebrate being recognized by Special Olympics South Carolina for their efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without disabilities. The school received its official banner Unified Champion School Award this month and is one of only eight SC schools to be honored. Be A Fan Club sponsors are Kathy Ross, Diana Curtis and Libby Martin.

March 28, 2017 | | Education


Shop locally

At its March 21 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees adopted a resolution to support shopping locally and to encourage its employees to do the same. The resolution states that dollars spent in Kershaw County support the local economy and provide funding for schools and that the one-cent sales tax that was approved by voters in November will provide additional funds for improved school facilities. In this photo, school board members look on as School Board Chairman Ron Blackmon signs the resolution. Pictured from left, front row: School Board Chaplain Shirley Halley, Blackmon and School Board Vice Chairman ...

March 28, 2017 | | Education


NCHS announces third quarter honor rolls

9th Grade

March 28, 2017 | | Education


New schools may cost $3.5 million less to build

Thanks to a change in building materials, it may cost the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) approximately $3.5 million less to build three new elementary schools. However, the district's project consultant told school board trustees at their March 21 meeting that doesn't mean the district will have $3.5 million left over when the referenda-approved projects are completed.

March 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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KCSD hiring school cafeteria substitutes

The Kershaw County School District is looking for persons who are interested in serving as substitutes in its school cafeterias. Food Service substitutes are paid ...

June 23, 2017 | | Education


New CCTC building

June 23, 2017 | | Education


School board to take action on survey responses

Tuesday night, members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees wrapped up their summaries of a recent district-wide all-employee survey. The survey covered a ...

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Colleges, universities recognize graduates, academic achievement

The University of South Carolina Upstate recognized May graduates during commencement exercises held May 2, 2017 on the Quad behind the John C. Stockwell Administration ...

June 23, 2017 | | Education


KCSD hiring school bus drivers

The Kershaw County School District is hiring school bus drivers. Pay is based on experience and includes benefits. A training class will be held July ...

June 20, 2017 | | Education


BES announces 4th quarter honor roll

The following students were named to Bethune Elementary School's honor roll for the fourth nine weeks:

June 13, 2017 | | Education


The walls came tumbling down ... down

(Around 8 a.m. Friday, June 9, CIDS Inc. began demolishing the Lugoff Elementary School gymnasium. Senior Writer Martin L. Cahn was the only member ...

June 13, 2017 | | Education


Trustees reject changes to policy, then amends it

During its June 6 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of Trustees rejected, 3-6, a suggested revision by the district's insurance carrier to a policy ...

June 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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