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KCSD schools earn Palmetto Gold and Silver

Thirteen Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools earned Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards this year.

August 16, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Mold delays first day of school at Lugoff Elementary

Thanks to mold that grew as a result of recent heavy rainfall, Lugoff Elementary School (LES) won't report for their first day of classes until Thursday, Aug. 22.

August 16, 2013 | | Education


Famous author re-tweets NCHS cheerleaders’ photo

A recent re-tweet of a photo is making the North Central High School (NCHS) cheerleaders a little more famous.

August 14, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


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


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