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CLC takes on new role with ‘mindfulness training’

Around 12:20 p.m. Thursday at the Continuous Learning Center (CLC), you wouldn't have found students staring dully at a Smartboard or texting under their desk in class.

November 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Phase 2 meetings continue at NCHS

There is only one more Facilities Equalization Phase 2 meeting before Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan presents feedback to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. The most recent of the Phase 2 public meetings took place Tuesday night at North Central High School (NCHS).

October 28, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


A reading camel

Camden Elementary School (CES) of the Arts third-graders Emily Cantey and Greer Younghans enjoy a ride on a camel during CES' Family Reading Night Oct. 10. Sam's Path Mobile Petting Zoo and Live Nativities brought the camel to help celebrate CES' reading theme of ancient Egypt. Students were allowed to ride the camel for a few minutes as other families played on the playground, enjoyed a spaghetti dinner or bought books from CES' book fair. The school also hosted an archeological dig.

October 28, 2013 | | Education


DMES is a National School of Character

Doby's Mill Elementary School (DMES) is one of three South Carolina National School of Character (NSOC) so designated this year.

October 23, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Johnny Appleseed Day fun

Camden First Baptist Kindergarten & Child Care Center had a fun day celebrating "Johnny Appleseed Day" on Thursday, September 26. Mr. Olin Jackson from Lugoff visited and took the 2K, 3K and 4K students on a wagon ride around the campus.

October 18, 2013 | | Education


Temporary meal benefits available for affected families

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) families that temporarily have been affected by the federal government furloughs may apply for free/reduced meal benefits for their children.

October 16, 2013 | | Education


First annual KCSD Cat Fight Blood Drive

The Leslie M. Stover Middle School Tiger mascot and the Lugoff-Elgin Middle Leopard mascot are helping their schools battle it out in the KCSD Cat Fight Blood Drive. Interested persons can donate blood at their favorite school.

October 16, 2013 | | Education


LEHS stadium press box dedication today

The Lugoff-Elgin High School (LEHS) stadium press box will be dedicated to the memory of Joey Dorton during Friday's night football game. Dorton-a LEHS alumni, ABLE Club member and former school board chairman-died last year.

October 11, 2013 | | Education


KCSD recommended for AdvancEd accreditation

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received a recommendation for accreditation following a three-day long external review by AdvancEd earlier this week.

October 11, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD considers new athlete concussion policy

Fifteen Kershaw County School District (KCSD) athletes have had confirmed concussion so far this school year -- 13 at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) and two at North Central High School (NCHS). No Camden High School students have endured head injuries. At NCHS, one student was a volleyball player and the other was a football player. Ten of the L-EHS athletes were football players; the other three included a volleyball player, cheerleader and a student in a physical education class. All team sports injuries happened at an official game, according to the district.

October 09, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


DMES’ Beau Tie Club teaches positive behaviors

Doby's Mill Elementary School (DMES) not only produces students with brains, but now it's sending some students to middle school with dashing good looks as well.

October 07, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD closer to 100 percent graduation rate

Graduation rates in Kershaw County rose 1.6 percent last year pushing the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) closer to its goal of a 100 percent graduation rate. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees learned the news at its meeting Tuesday night.

October 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


CMS has a ‘Green Apple Day’

Camden Middle School (CMS) sports some new trees, thanks to participating in the second Green Apple Day of Service on Saturday morning. Planting began at 9:30 a.m. on the front lawn of the school along the driveway entrance.

October 02, 2013 | | Education


KCSD creates Phase 2 Web page

Kershaw County citizens interested in Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Phase 2 plans for the its Facility Equalization Plan (FEP) can now find all relevant information about the proposed changes on the district's website.

October 02, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


School Photos

Landon Marlow, Brady Baird, and Ashton Johnson enjoy "reading buddy" time at Wateree Elementary School. Students in Mrs. Linda Poeta's kindergarten class and Mrs. Carol Bowling's fourth grade class meet weekly to read stories together. This special time fosters a love and excitement for reading for these Kindergarten children and for their 4th grade buddies.

October 02, 2013 | | Education


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