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Tyler Kirkland receives Legacy of Learning scholarship

The Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC) has awarded a $1,500 Legacy of Learning Scholarship to University of South Carolina (USC) student Tyler Kirkland of Camden. The Legacy of Learning Scholarship was established to encourage students pursuing a career in the environmental field. Kirkland,is a rising senior majoring in chemical engineering at USC with a 3.3 grad point average.

June 20, 2014 | | Education


Board asks for clarification of language before voting

Former Kershaw County Board of School Trustees member and Bethune resident Jim Smith addressed the board at their Tuesday meeting this week.

June 20, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Honor Rolls for Baron Dekalb, Bethune Elementary, Blaney Elementary and Camden Elementary

Baron DeKalb Elementary School has

June 18, 2014 | | Education


Board to vote on bond referendum language

At its June 17 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will vote on Phase 2 Facilities Equalization Plan Referendum Language.

June 16, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


School gyms open for Kershaw County youth

The Kershaw County School District and the Kershaw County Recreation Department have partnered to offer free recreational opportunities to local youth age 12 to 18.

June 11, 2014 | | Education


State budget includes funding for CCTC Kershaw campus

Thanks to members of Kershaw County's legislative delegation, South Carolina's proposed Fiscal Year 2015 state budget includes $1.5 million to expand Central Carolina Technical College's (CCTC) campus in Kershaw County. The state budget still must be approved by the governor.

June 11, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


KCBST votes to consolidate BDK, BES, MPES

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted unanimously, 8-0, Tuesday night to accept a final project list for Phase 2 of the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) facilities equalization plan (FEP). The list includes the proposed closure of Baron DeKalb (BDK), Bethune (BES) and Mt. Pisgah (MPES) elementary schools for consolidation into a North Central area elementary school.

June 06, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


School News - May 28, 2014

Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Tim Hardee has announced Spring 2014 student honors lists. This term, more than 700 students have been honored. The President's List recognizes students who were enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours and achieved a 4.0 grade point average for the term. The Part-Time President's List recognizes students who were enrolled in 6-11 credit hours and achieved a 4.0 grade point average for the term.

May 28, 2014 | | Education


Lift-off for butterflies

For more than 100 years, the Clemson Extension Service staff has transferred science-based information to individuals and families across South Carolina. Part of the centennial celebration in Kershaw County included the planting of butterfly gardens at Bethune (BES) and Mt. Pisgah Elementary (MPE) Schools. A following celebration included awards to students participating in the Healthy Lifestyles and Environmental Conservation Clubs and the release of 100 caterpillars into the butterfly gardens.

May 23, 2014 | | Education


KCSD ready to end year

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has announced its end-of-year schedule. Parents should note that there are no more school holidays between now and the end of the school year. Monday, May 26 is a regular school day to make up a day missed earlier in the school year for inclement weather.

May 23, 2014 | | Education


UWKC honors mentors, mentees at dinner

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) recently held a dinner to celebrate the mentors and mentees of its Hand in Hand mentoring program. Hand in Hand is made possible by volunteers who donate their time to spend with children from Kershaw County schools. Mentors remain with their mentees throughout their time in the program and encourage them academically.

May 23, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Education


Locals graduate from Clemson

A number of local students from Kershaw County and the surrounding area graduated from Clemson University May 9.

May 23, 2014 | | Education


BDK is ‘small school with a big heart’

Karen Fitzgerald Jackson doesn't want to see her grandchildren's school close. That remains a possibility as part of proposed Phase 2 options in the Kershaw County School District's facilities equalization plan.

May 23, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Field Day Fun at Wateree Elementary

Wateree Elementary School (WES) fourth grade students Latham Davis, Landen Mills, and Wyatt Whitfield were all smiles on Field Day at WES.

May 21, 2014 | | Education


School News - May 12, 2014

Coastal Carolina University's spring commencement ceremony was held at Brooks Stadium on May 10, with some 1,081 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees.

May 12, 2014 | | Education


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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


Arbor Day at Doby's Mill

On December 5, students at Doby's Mill Elementary school participated in Kershaw County's Soil and Water Conservation District's celebration of Arbor Day. Donna Douglas explained when Arbor Day is recognized. "Arbor Day is the first Friday in December, that is when we celebrate it in South Carolina because that is the best time to plant. It's celebrated at different times in different states," Douglas explained. Students participated in an assembly honoring Arbor Day and performed skits and songs in honor of Arbor Day. "Every year the conservation district chooses a school to participate in Arbor Day ...

December 15, 2014 | | Education


School district gives flu warning

According to Kershaw County School District Director of Communications Mary Anne Byrd, the district received an update last week from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) saying it is seeing an early and large rise in seasonal flu cases. Byrd said the district is currently experiencing the same situation in many of the schools.

December 15, 2014 | | Education


Dec. 19 to be half day for KCSD students

The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 19, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break. Staff will work a regular schedule. Students in 3-and 4-year-old developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend.

December 15, 2014 | | Education


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