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KCSD female sports participation up 7 percent

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.

August 09, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Its time for Back to School

August 07, 2013 | | Education


Kershaw County goes back to school

August 07, 2013 | | Education


KCSD dropout rate beats state average

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.

August 07, 2013 | | Education


School News - Aug. 7, 2013

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.

August 07, 2013 | | Education


KCSD tops in academic performance

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.

August 05, 2013 | | Education


Meet the principals

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has two new principals, both of whom are new to the Kershaw County community. The Chronicle-Independent sat down with both to discuss their background and what they want to focus on during their first year as principals.

August 02, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Back to School Bash Saturday at KCRD

The Kershaw County Back to School Bash takes place Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon or until supplies last at the Kershaw County Recreation Department, 1042 West DeKalb St. in Camden. All school supplies are free.

July 26, 2013 | | Education


SEAGUL to offer Spanish to eighth-graders

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) eighth-graders participating in the district's Special Education Activities Geared for Unique Learning (SEAGUL) program will be able to take Spanish during the coming school year.

July 26, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


1sties Camp

She acts, she sings, she even performs surgery. Word surgery, to be exact. Lugoff Elementary School (LES) teacher Sara Fakoury taught 21 rising first-graders everything from contractions to syllables at her 1sties Camp at Grace Episcopal Church this week.

July 19, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


‘School Tools’ now open for business

For more than 10 years, Kershaw County residents have helped provide school supplies for more than 2,000 local needy students through the district's "School Tools" program. In order to make it more convenient for persons to participate this year, a special account has been set up at First Citizens Bank where donations can be dropped off or sent through the mail.

July 17, 2013 | | Education


Students awarded James and Nell Smith Scholarships

Seven students were awarded the James and Nell Smith Scholarship for the 2013 academic school year. Trinity Baptist Church of Lugoff administers the scholarships and selects recipients based on the qualifications expressed by James and Nell Smith. Students receive scholarships based on their academic standing, active membership in a Kershaw Baptist Association church and need. Scholarship recipients must also attend college in South Carolina.

July 17, 2013 | | Education


DMES fitness trail upgrade meeting Tuesday

The public is invited to Doby's Mill Elementary School (DMES) for a public meeting on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the gazebo on the DMES fitness trail to talk about future upgrades to the trail.

July 15, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD expands communication with parents

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is moving past the traditional methods it used to keep parents informed this past school year.

July 15, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


‘Exceptional children’ conference held at L-EMS

The S.C. Department of Education's (SCDOE) Office of Exceptional Children (OEC) held its 10th annual Research To Practice (RTP) Institute at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) this week.

July 12, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


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April 26, 2016 | | Education


Stover’s Craig Jelks is 2016 KCSD Teacher of the Year

Loud cheers and happy tears greeted Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's announcement Thursday evening of the 2016 KCSD Teacher of ...

April 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Blaney announces third quarter honor roll

Blaney Elementary School recently announced its honor roll for the third nine weeks.

April 26, 2016 | | Education


Wateree announces honor roll

Wateree Elementary School recenlty announced its honor roll for the third nine weeks.

April 26, 2016 | | Education


NCMS releases honor roll for third quarter

North Centra Middle School recently released its honor roll for the third quarter of the school year.

April 22, 2016 | | Education


Upchurch & Jowers, KCSD celebrate academics at 21st annual banquet

For the 21st year, Upchurch & Jowers and the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) inducted the brightest seniors from Camden, Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools ...

April 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Harris wins Dickerson Community Service Award

Mandy Harris, a 4th Grade teacher at Jackson Elementary School and the 2015 Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Teacher of the Year, received the Charles ...

April 22, 2016 | | Education


Guidance counselors find novel ways to help students

A decrease in elementary school bus ride disciplinary actions. Helping middle school students prepare better for standardized tests. Giving high school students at risk for ...

April 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


ATEC students win honors at SC HOSA conference

Students enrolled in the Kershaw County School District's Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) health science program won first, second and third place medals in ...

April 19, 2016 | | Education


L-EHS faculty reunion coming up

April 19, 2016 | | Education


School board to look at referendum ballot language

Tonight, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will begin looking at and discussing the actual wording of a pair of referenda to be placed ...

April 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


L-EHS announces third quarter honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin High School recently announced its honor rolls for the third quarter.

April 19, 2016 | | Education


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