Several students from the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) participated in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competition held March 7-9 in Charleston. Amber Farmer (first row, left) and Chelsea McDonald (second row, left) won first place for Career Health Display. Brooke Edwards (first row, center), Caleb Reese (second row, second from right) and Ben Blankenship (second row, second from left) won first place in the Health Education category. Thomas "Gunnar" Branham (second row, right) won first place in the Researched Persuasive Speaking. Brittany Baird (first row, right) won third place for Medical Photography.
Fifteen Kershaw County schools -- six more than last year -- were among 853 schools statewide recognized by the S.C. Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2011.
Dogs and horses brought Sylvia "Sibby" Upton Wood and her husband, Max, to Camden 43 years ago. They moved from St. Joseph, Mich., a rich arts community, to Camden, which Wood early on considered a town "void" of the performing arts.
Three faculty members with the Montessori School of Camden (MSC) have been certified at the Early Childhood level (ages 3-6). Meek Duren, Oscar Avila and Kenia Dayeh de Bermudez were recognized Feb. 24 at the annual conference of Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI), held at Litchfield Beach. MEPI is one of about eight professional societies in the United States that oversee Montessori teacher preparation. All three teachers studied under Mariyam Petiwala through the Institute for Guided Studies (IGS), located in Camden. IGS is one of only four programs in South Carolina accredited to train educators to work in Montessori classrooms ...
Things are looking up for the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) new budget. KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan presented the $65.4 million preliminary 2012-2013 budget at Tuesday's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting.
On Tuesdays at Midway Elementary School, second-grade classes are often found being led by a special instructor. Kershaw County Deputy Mechelle Cobb enriches the students' usual social studies lessons with instruction on the importance of law enforcement in the community and strategies for dealing with conflict and bullying. Cobb also serves as a mentor for students. She works with students YaKeem Knox, MaKhi Holmes, Summer Martin and Matty Stephens. Cobb and students Summer Martin, Yakeem Knox and Chris Crane visit with K-9 deputy Hailey and Lt. Ty Cobb.
"Insufficient evidence." That's the word from a federal civil rights office regarding Title IX federal funding allegations against Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS). Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, forbids sex discrimination in any activity receiving financial federal assistance.
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.