The Baron DeKalb Elementary School Improvement Council (SIC) was recently presented the 2012 Dick and Tunky Riley Award for SIC Excellence. Accepting the award from Dick Riley (fourth from left), former S.C. governor and U.S. Secretary of Education, are (from left) Frederica Brown, teacher and SIC member; Darlene Platte, teacher; Principal Betty Turner; Candy Anderson, parent and SIC Chairperson; Patricia Leigh, teacher/PTO; community member Steve Leigh; Marcia Rogers, parent and SIC member; Kershaw County School District Superintendent (KCSD) Dr. Frank Morgan; and Timothy Hopkins, KCSD's executive director of elementary education.
Two former Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Teachers of the Year have added their names to a small list of classroom teachers that have obtained doctoral degrees. Dr. Holly Sullivan and Dr. Wendy Campbell earned Teacher of the Year (TOY) titles in the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 school years, respectively.
Lander University conferred degrees upon 182 graduates including several from Kershaw County at the university's spring commencement ceremonies in December. Brig. Gen. Darlene M. Goff, a Lander University graduate and the first woman promoted to general in the history of the S.C. Army National Guard, delivered the keynote address to a full house at Lander's Horne Arena.
Kershaw County School District (KCSD) ninth-graders may be excited about getting iPads next year, but students in Melanee Harwell-Taylor's autistic students at Camden Elementary School are already seasoned iPad techies.
Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) and the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) have negotiated the use of four Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) classrooms for night classes during the 2012-2013 school year.
Kershaw County School District employees and local residents are invited to learn more about the school district's 2012-13 budget and provide feedback. Superintendent Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson will hold a series of meetings across the county to explain the budget proposal, answer questions and receive suggestions.
A Georgia couple is suing Camden Military Academy (CMA), Headmaster Col. Eric Boland and four other CMA employees, claiming they allowed cadets to, among other allegations, beat, sodomize and rape their 13-year-old son when he attended the school between August 2008 and January 2009.
State officials recently awarded gold status to the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA.) ATEC is one of only nine high school organizations in the state to receive such recognition.
In a few weeks, five cadets from Camden Military Academy (CMA) will travel to the University of Maryland's main campus in College Park, Md., to represent South Carolina in the annual National History Day competition. The contest will be held June 14-18.
CMS Student Council members, along with their lead teacher Mrs. Alison Lopez, worked hard this year to raise money for the school and community, including the proposed Kershaw County West Playground Project.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recently voted to approve Gordon Morris as the Applied Technology Education Campus' (ATEC) new director. Morris will begin serving as ATEC's director with the 2015-16 school year. He is a former ATEC assistant director.