Rose Sheheen has spent her life in education and supporting educators. Sheheen taught elementary and middle school and SEAGUL for eight years and was a principal at Blaney Elementary School for 14 years before becoming a district-level employee in Kershaw County. Despite her long-term stint as a school and district administrator, Sheheen always thought of herself as a teacher even, she said, if it was the "boss-teacher or the chief-teacher."
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has developed and adopted a brand new strategic plan enabling students to "explore, discover, express, create and succeed" through the exploration of the arts. KCSD administrators and a committee of arts-affiliated community members have worked for several months to develop the "Strategic Plan for the Arts" through the year 2018.
Students at North Central Middle School (NCMS) don renaissance hats on Reading Celebration Day, a focus on making reading more pleasurable rather than for just passing a test. Through a grant from International Paper Company, NCMS selected eight of 20 S.C. Junior Book Award Nominee books. The students wearing the hats are (seated, left to right) Lily Crosby, Megan Mizer, Olivia Walsh, Savannah Rabon, Rebecca Greenway, Breanna Bowen, Hannah Parker, Casey Gibson, Branna Thomas, Elizabeth Touchberry, Desira Langley, Casey Stephens, Angela Childress, Scarlett Jones, Brianna Aldridge, Brea Knight; (front row) Constance Torres, Jewell Evans, Destiny Tucker, Madison Hodge, Alexis ...
The North Central Middle School Junior Beta Club sponsored a shoe box drive for Samaritan's Purse. The students collected 51 shoe boxes that were then sent to Boone, N.C. before they are delivered to other countries. The students shown in the picture from top left to right are Chance Mangum, Caroline Dixon, Troy Radden, Jordan Sweetenburg, Callie Wooten and Harrison Radden. Second row-Colin Anderson, Abbigale Outlaw, Lakeyana Jordan, Caroline Anderson. In the bottom row are students Naveed Kashmiri, Colton Smith, Joanna Norwood, and Daisy Noyola.
Kershaw County dentists will continue their long-standing relationship with Kershaw County School District (KCSD) by providing dental screenings for elementary school students in K5 to-fifth-grade beginning in January.
The third time is a charm as much as the first and second ones. After being the first school in the state to be named a recipient of the national "School to Watch" award in 2007, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) has been recertified for the honor a second time.