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ATEC students attend health occupations conference

What better way to show employers you're serious about your future career than winning a first-place prize in a state competition?

March 09, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


School menus - March 9, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of March 12-16:

March 09, 2012 | | Education


Studies: smaller classes don't increase achievement

Smaller class sizes are not proven to increase academic achievement; socio-economic standing is the more important factor, according to several studies conducted on the effects of school size in South Carolina.

March 09, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Ready readers

Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders at North Central Middle School who love to read share their interest through reading clubs. The boys club is sponsored by library media specialist Cindy Sparks and Ryan Anderson, school resource officer and a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputy. The boys club includes (from left, seated) Dennis Shumate, Calvin Dash, Isaiah Fowler, Robert Hilton, Bryce Bell, (standing) Chance Mangum, adviser Anderson, Christian Gooding and adviser Sparks. The boys read "Storm Runners" by Roland Smith during the first semester. Sparks, sixth-grade English teacher Terri Bowers and assistant librarian Jennifer Gibson are advisers for the girls club ...

March 07, 2012 | | Education


'Oh, What a Night'

He starts with the eyes. Then the nose. He does some shadowing, and finishes with the lips, hair and neck.

March 07, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Lugoff Elementary reports student honor rolls

Lugoff Elementary School has reported its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.

March 07, 2012 | | Education


CHS honor rolls reported

The second-quarter honor roll at Camden High School has been announced.

March 07, 2012 | | Education


Walker to compete for S.C. Teacher of the Year

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Teacher of the Year Helen Walker is one of five teachers named as finalists in the South Carolina Teacher of the Year program.

March 07, 2012 | | Education


Schools offer breakfast to go

Diane Disher and Terri Sheppard enter the hallway with their metal breakfast carts; Sheppard goes to the end of the hallway and Disher remains at the entrance. Each woman unzips a cooler and grabs her notebook just a minute before sixth-graders at Leslie M. Stover Middle School pour out of their classrooms and fill the hallway with laughter and middle-school banter. The line moves quickly as students grab milk or juice and a breakfast sandwich. They give Disher and Sheppard their lunch numbers and they sit down along the wall of the hallway or head back into their classroom to ...

March 05, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


School menus -- March 2, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Feb. 5-9:

March 02, 2012 | | Education


Wilkes tapped for SCAAA Hall of Fame

After graduating from Camden High School, Barbara Wilkes said there were two things she absolutely did not want to do: 1) be a nurse and 2) be a teacher.

March 02, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Moody's affirms KCSD A1 rating

The Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) A1 bond rating has been reaffirmed by bond credit rating service Moody's, which has o removed the "negative outlook" that had been attached to it, KCSD officials report.

February 29, 2012 | | Education


Turner named to FSU Dean’s List

LaBria Charne' Turner, a senior majoring in elementary education at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C., was included on the Dean's List for the fall 2011 semester.

February 29, 2012 | | Education


Winning tourism team

For the second consecutive year, the North Central High School (NCHS) Tourism Management team was declared the winner of the South Carolina Lodging Management Program Championship.

February 27, 2012 | | Education


BDK SIC named finalist for state Riley Award

Baron DeKalb Elementary School's School Improvement Council (SIC) is in the top five finalists for the Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence which recognizes accomplishments in parent and civic engagement.

February 27, 2012 | | Education


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BDK reports third quarter honor roll

Baron DeKalb Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.

April 24, 2015 | | Education


KCSD wants KCC to revive local funding formula

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) wants Kershaw County Council to return to the days when the county used a formula to come up with local funding to the district.

April 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


All-County Academic Teams: 20 years

Monday night marked the official 20th anniversary of the Upchurch & Jowers All-County Academic Team program. The insurance agency and Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) annual banquet, held in Bethesda Presbyterian Church's Westminster Hall, looked back at those 20 years while inducting 32 members from the district's three high schools.

April 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board to continue budget discussion Tuesday

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will continue discussing the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed 2015-16 school year budget Tuesday night. According to a copy of the board's proposed agenda, the discussion will include a line-by-line review of proposed expenditures and updates, if any, on state revenue.

April 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


MPES announced third quarter honor roll

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School announces its All-A and A/B honor rolls for the third quarter.

April 15, 2015 | | Education


Camden Military Academy hosts Special Olympics

Hundreds of athletes, family members and fans converged on the football field at Camden Military Academy (CMA) on Friday for the annual Kershaw County Special Olympics. The day began with a bus parade from the Kmart shopping center in Camden along DeKalb Street and ending at CMA east of Camden.

April 15, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Education


All-County Academic Teams: 20 Years

On March 25, Anna Mazurek was in northern Chile. WiFi service was "pretty sporadic" in places and didn't work at all for two days as the month drew to a close and Anna didn't expect it to for a few more days.

April 15, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Referenda supporters speak to school board

Three people spoke to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its April 7 meeting about the possibility of bringing a new set of facility construction and penny sales tax referenda to voters in 2016.

April 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Morgan’s contract extended to 2017

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted Tuesday night to extend Dr. Frank Morgan's contract as the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) superintendent by one year, to June 30, 2017. In a separate vote, the board also unanimously granted Morgan a 1.5 percent salary increase, retroactive to July 1, 2014.

April 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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