In one week, Camden and Lugoff-Elgin high schools raised $38,779.25 for the United Way of Kershaw County. Camden High School (CHS) took the lead in this year's United Way challenge versus Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS).
Local and state representatives told students at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) that education is the key to the future during a Sept. 17 legislative forum at the school. The L-EHS Student and School Improvement councils, with the help of L-EHS school improvement council member Robert Price, hosted the forum to encourage juniors and seniors to engage in the political process and register to vote.
South Carolina state law mandates that all 7th graders show proof of having had a Tdap booster after their 7th birthday at the start of this school year. Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials have given students who have not provided new certifications of immunization showing they have met this requirement until September 30 to comply.
A special rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner led off the dedication of Leslie M. Stover Middle School's (LSMS) new wellness center Monday night. Music teacher Brian Heyward led eighth-grade students Anna Boyce and Jessica Britt through the song to welcome guests to LSMS.
At a time when some rival high schools steal each other's mascot or paint graffiti on the other team's football field, students from Lugoff-Elgin High (LEHS) and Camden High (CHS) use the time to give back to the community through the United Way of Kershaw County.
Community members are invited to learn more about the Kershaw County School District's facility needs at a series of public meetings being held later this month and in October. Superintendent Frank Morgan and Operations Executive Director Billy Smith will hold a series of meetings across the county to explain the district's building needs, answer questions and receive suggestions.
Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) opened its first campus in Kershaw County in 2001 in a former Belk's department store that now also houses the Kershaw County Government Center. CCTC President Dr. Tim Hardee said the downtown campus was "very small then." He said the goal at that point was to "serve the students of Kershaw County by getting them started (at the downtown Camden campus) and eventually move them to the Sumter campus" to complete their program of study.
"Hallelujah!"cried former Kershaw County Board of School Trustees member Carol Thompson at a ribbon cutting at North Central Middle School's (NCMS) new health and wellness center dedication Thursday evening.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted to update language to four policies affecting the board itself at its meeting Tuesday at Baron DeKalb Elementary School. The board also agreed to amend one of the four policies presented to them at its Aug. 20 meeting. The hope is that the updated policies will increase the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) chances of receiving a higher score on an Oct. 6 accreditation visit by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Sixteen middle school students participated in the Applied Technology Education Campus's (ATEC) first summer camp in July. ATEC will host the summer camp annually to give middle school students and their parents the opportunity to familiarize themselves with what ATEC has to offer. The two-day event highlighted four ATEC programs: agriculture, commercial art, graphics and welding. ATEC Director Chet Horton said he hopes the camp participants will be ambassadors for the school by helping get the word out about the summer camp and ATEC's class options for high school students. ATEC will also offer a fall open house ...