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Johnson hired as new principal for CMS

The Kershaw County School Board approved the hiring of Byron Johnson as the new principal for Camden Middle School for the 2012-13 school year. Johnson replaces Jeff Jordan who retired.

June 18, 2012 | | Education

L-EHS student graduates with perfect attendance

Family support and wise words helped 2012 Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate Hunter Smith achieve perfect attendance throughout his entire public school career. Hunter is being recognized as the only student in Kershaw County to have achieved 12 years of perfect attendance.

June 18, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education

L-EHS science teacher to be honored in Washington

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) science teacher Holly Sullivan will be honored with the 2011 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) from July 27-29 in Washington, D.C.

June 15, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education

Sisters in education

Camden native Donna Stoney got a rare treat as she walked across the stage in May to receive her diploma from Coker College in Hartsville. Her sister, Gertrude Stoney, an adjunct professor at Coker, was sitting among the sea of professors cheering their students on.

June 13, 2012 | | Education

Bethune Elementary reports honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-weeks period.

June 11, 2012 | | Education

Making a difference

In 2005, Clifton Harryton Anderson, a retired mental-health professional, said that he would be a "solid figure and promise keeper" to a small class of Bethune Elementary fifth-graders. To their surprise, Anderson would be consistently "caring" and "supportive" of their endeavors over the next seven years.

June 11, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education

Midway Elementary School reports honor rolls

Midway Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-weeks period.

June 08, 2012 | | Education

School board deals with SRO 'rumors'

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews appeared at Tuesday's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting in a joint effort to discuss "rumors" regarding the future of school resource officers (SROs) in Camden schools. County SROs currently serve at Camden High School, Camden Middle School and the Continuous Learning Center.

June 08, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education

Elk Lodge Scholarship awarded

Antuan Augustus (second from left) and Kirsten Baker (second from right), both seniors at Lugoff-Elgin High School, were the winners of the Camden Lugoff Elks 2012 Mary Ellen Ahner Scholarship. Rich Wagner (right) and Vickie Schermbeck (left) from the local Elks Lodge presented the cash awards to the winners on May 17th at the school during a Senior Awards Day Ceremony. The Mary Ellen Ahner Scholarship is awarded each year to students who plan to enter the field of education. The Mary Ellen Ahner Scholarship was established by Jim Ahner in remembrance of his wife Mary Ellen Ahner. Mary Ellen ...

June 08, 2012 | | Education

L-EMS celebrates Decades Day

Mrs. Brazell's ELA classes at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School celebrated Decades Day . Students -- such as (from left) Camille Sullivan, Sarah Hardin, Molli Smith, Tyjah Steele, Kara Hayes, Madison Guthrie and Katelyn Vandevander -- researched different aspects of the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s and created Glogsters to present their research. Students dressed in fashion from their decade or as a famous person from their decade. They created a timeline in the hallway and plotted different events, and created a time capsule to represent items from 2000-2011. In class, students presented their decades' research. It was exciting day for all!

June 08, 2012 | | Education

Spitzer recognized achieving the distinction of Eagle Scout

Lugoff-Elgin High School senior Matthew Spitzer achieved the distinction of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor May 20. Matthew's required service project included preparing a detailed map of the historic cemetery of Smyrna United Methodist Church in Elgin. Matthew also built a prayer garden and seating for visitors. Matthew is pictured here presenting the details of his project work to Joe McConnaughay from the church's Cemetery Committee. Matthew is a member of Boy Scout Troop 316, sponsored by St. John's United Methodist Church in Lugoff.

June 08, 2012 | | Education

Acting out history

Five Camden Military Academy (CMS) students will perform an original play entitled "Castro" in the National History Day national championship June 10-14 in Maryland.

June 08, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education

The last class - Part 3 of 3

Kershaw County has produced its own licensed practical nurses (LPNs) for 47 years.

June 04, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education

Brick by brick

Crews begin demolishing the band room of the old Camden Middle School (CMS) campus Wednesday on Laurens Street. Following CMS' move to McRae Road several years ago, the Kershaw County School District attempted to sell the property twice to developers who had proposed creating a new residential area by extending Jordan Street south to Jordan Street. Neighbors fought the move, leaving the property vacant for years and subject to vandalism. The district decided earlier this year to demolish the remaining buildings and have the debris removed in order to make the property more attractive to sell.

June 01, 2012 | | Education

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Proposed 2016-17 KCSD calendar would start school Aug. 15

A proposed 2016-17 school year calendar for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) would have students return to classrooms on Aug. 15, the earliest date ...

November 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

Stover Middle lists honor roll

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-weeks period.

November 27, 2015 | | Education

CHS’ Corner named SCASA Assistant Principal of the Year

Two police officers escorted Camden High School (CHS) Asst. Principal Lesley Corner to the school's media center for what she thought was some type ...

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

Bye Bye, Bully!

November 24, 2015 | | Education


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