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LSMS dedicates new wellness center

A special rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner led off the dedication of Leslie M. Stover Middle School's (LSMS) new wellness center Monday night. Music teacher Brian Heyward led eighth-grade students Anna Boyce and Jessica Britt through the song to welcome guests to LSMS.

September 18, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


It’s L-EHS vs. CHS … for the United Way

Add some fuel to the fire by helping students at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) and/or Camden High School (CHS) raise money for the United Way of Kershaw County this week.

September 18, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


CHS, L-EHS rivalry week to raise money for United Way

At a time when some rival high schools steal each other's mascot or paint graffiti on the other team's football field, students from Lugoff-Elgin High (LEHS) and Camden High (CHS) use the time to give back to the community through the United Way of Kershaw County.

September 13, 2013 | | Education


KCSD to hold public meetings to discuss FEP

Community members are invited to learn more about the Kershaw County School District's facility needs at a series of public meetings being held later this month and in October. Superintendent Frank Morgan and Operations Executive Director Billy Smith will hold a series of meetings across the county to explain the district's building needs, answer questions and receive suggestions.

September 11, 2013 | | Education


CCTC aiming to grow in Kershaw County

Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) opened its first campus in Kershaw County in 2001 in a former Belk's department store that now also houses the Kershaw County Government Center. CCTC President Dr. Tim Hardee said the downtown campus was "very small then." He said the goal at that point was to "serve the students of Kershaw County by getting them started (at the downtown Camden campus) and eventually move them to the Sumter campus" to complete their program of study.

September 09, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Education


NCMS dedicates new health and wellness center

"Hallelujah!"cried former Kershaw County Board of School Trustees member Carol Thompson at a ribbon cutting at North Central Middle School's (NCMS) new health and wellness center dedication Thursday evening.

September 09, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


School trustees update policy language

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted to update language to four policies affecting the board itself at its meeting Tuesday at Baron DeKalb Elementary School. The board also agreed to amend one of the four policies presented to them at its Aug. 20 meeting. The hope is that the updated policies will increase the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) chances of receiving a higher score on an Oct. 6 accreditation visit by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

September 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Feature photo: First day of school family fun

September 04, 2013 | | Education


Feature photo: ATEC Summer Camp

Sixteen middle school students participated in the Applied Technology Education Campus's (ATEC) first summer camp in July. ATEC will host the summer camp annually to give middle school students and their parents the opportunity to familiarize themselves with what ATEC has to offer. The two-day event highlighted four ATEC programs: agriculture, commercial art, graphics and welding. ATEC Director Chet Horton said he hopes the camp participants will be ambassadors for the school by helping get the word out about the summer camp and ATEC's class options for high school students. ATEC will also offer a fall open house ...

September 04, 2013 | | Education


KCSD seniors score all-time high on ACT

Kershaw County 2013 seniors' average composite score on the ACT college entrance exam increased three-tenths of a point, reaching an all-time district high while outperforming the state's public school students in all four test areas.

September 04, 2013 | | Education


KCSD receives $400,000 USDOE counseling grant

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) recently received a nearly $400,000 U.S. Department of Education grant to expand its counseling services for elementary and middle school students. Kershaw County is the only school district in South Carolina and one of only 35 across the nation to be awarded a grant as part of a $12.3 million program to establish or expand counseling services.

September 02, 2013 | | Education


KCSD makes progress on deferred projects

Despite a rainy summer, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) was able to make progress in completing some of their deferred maintenance projects.

September 02, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


USC president hopes students can earn their degrees faster

Speaking to the Camden Rotary Club on Thursday afternoon, University of South Carolina (USC) President Dr. Harris Pastides, talked about a program where students could graduate from college in three to three and half years. Pastides, who made his first public speaking appearance after becoming USC president in 2008 in front of the same Rotarians, also discussed the university's "Palmetto College," which allows students to complete their degrees online while not giving up their jobs and families.

September 02, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Feature photo: Making friends

August 26, 2013 | | Education


School board focuses on goals

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.

August 23, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


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College and University News - June 24, 2016

Umeko Noél Favor, the daughter of Mrs. Mary Ann Favor and Cleophis Favor, recently earned her master's degree in Social Work from Clark ...

June 24, 2016 | | Education


Camden residents graduate from virtual school

Four Camden residents are among 347 seniors to graduate from South Carolina Connections Academy (SCCA), a tuition-free online public school serving students in grades K-12 ...

June 21, 2016 | | Education


Palmetto Boys & Girls State attendees

Three students (from left), Haven Davis, Olivia Loynes and Barrett Coleman, recently attended Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Girls State. Haven and Barrett attended Palmetto ...

June 21, 2016 | | Education


A musical gift

Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL) President Desiree Allen (third from right) presents a check for $4,000 to North Central Area Schools Band Director Jonas ...

June 17, 2016 | | Education


Feature photos: Bulldog Jazz Collective

The Bulldog Jazz Collective has performed at several events this year, including the first Camden High School Hall of Fame dinner and the Hearts of ...

June 14, 2016 | | Education


CHS Paw Print Exemplary Service Award recipients

Camden High School (CHS) holds the Hearts of Gold program each year to recognize students who have performed at least two service projects for a ...

June 14, 2016 | | Education


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