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November 14, 2011 | | Education


KCSD exceeds S.C. average on state report cards

In a climate where academic performance targets make significant jumps every three years, 94 percent of the Absolute ratings issued today for Kershaw County schools are Excellent, Good or Average. Statewide, only 84 percent of schools had Absolute ratings of Average or above.

November 14, 2011 | | Education


Midway honor roll students named

Midway Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-week period.

November 11, 2011 | | Education


School menus -- Nov. 11, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Nov. 14-18:

November 11, 2011 | | Education


Get ’em while they’re hot

The marketing class at Lugoff-Elgin High School is selling hoodies to show off school spirit and to put the skills acquired in the class to a practical use.

November 09, 2011 | | Education


Camden Middle reports honor rolls

Camden Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-week period.

November 09, 2011 | | Education


Smith earns degree from Sewanee

Sara Isabel Smith of Camden graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of the South during commencement ceremonies held in May.

November 09, 2011 | | Education


Flag crew

Members of the Doby's Mill Elementary School Flagship Club are responsible for putting up and taking down the flags each day. They work as a team to ensure that it is properly raised and lowered. Here, club members Damion Powell, Luke Williams and Riley Cleghon perform their duties. Bill Heil and several fellow members of American Legion Post 195 visited the school last year to teach third-, fourth- and fifth-graders who were participating in the club how to fold each flag, as well as the etiquette for raising and lowering the flags. These students check for any tears or ...

November 07, 2011 | | Education


School board approves INVISTA tax settlement

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees unanimously voted Tuesday to approve the terms of a settlement in a years-long tax dispute between Kershaw County and INVISTA.

November 07, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Farm Day

Pine Tree Hill School kindergarten students recently enjoyed Farm Day, when local residents brought farm animals and produce to school to give students "hands-on" experiences. Catherine Oxandaboure, of Truesdale Farms, shared cotton, peanuts and vegetables with students, who said they found it all interesting. A hay ride was also enjoyed by the youngsters.

November 07, 2011 | | Education


Looking for 'good junk'

Cassandra Mickle (center), an art teacher at Stover Middle School, has been collecting "good junk" for years. The "good junk" includes Styrofoam meat trays, egg cartons, old magazines, containers with lids, toilet and paper towel tubes and other items. During the past few years, students have used "good junk" items to make creative pieces of art. Due to recent budget cuts, Mickle said she has relied more and more on these items – much of which is donated by the community -- for her art classes. Most recently, a large donation of art sketch pads was given by Dan and Lisa McDonald ...

November 07, 2011 | | Education


School menus -- Nov. 4, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Nov. 7-11:

November 04, 2011 | | Education


Morgan's contract extended to 2016

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's contract has been extended an additional two years. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees on Tuesday approved extending the contract from June 30, 2014, to June 30, 2016. The 7-2 vote, with trustees Nissary Wood and Dr. Don Copley opposed, followed an executive session.

November 04, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Feature photo: In another time

Students in Sharon White's second block World History class at Lugoff-Elgin High School concluded their study of the Enlightenment Period by attending White's Chocolate House. Students began the project in the library media center researching a specific topic from the 1700s. Each student created a newspaper with their topics being the focus of the front page. For the back page, students wrote advertisements for newly developed products. During the chocolate house, students shared information with each other to create five new articles for the inside of their papers. "I had a great time getting and sharing info with ...

November 04, 2011 | | Education


JROTC on the road

Camden High's JROTC presented the Colors at a recent meeting of the S.C. Board of Education. Rose Sheheen (left), a member of the Board of Education and a retired Kershaw County educator, and S.C. Superintendent of Education Dr. Mick Zais (fourth from left) greeted the cadets, who included (from second left) Dilon Price, Ashley Williams, Quavian Belton, Daryl Richardson and Chantel Goodson and Camden High JROTC Instructor retired Col. Tim Webb.

November 02, 2011 | | Education


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United Way challenge

Camden High and Lugoff-Elgin High students used the week leading up to their rival football game to raise money for the United Way of Kershaw County. As announced at halftime of the football game, Lugoff-Elgin High raised $40,748.20 and Camden High raised $24,825.81, new all-time high amounts for both schools and over $26,000 more than last year's total. Over the past six years, the two schools have brought in over $182,000 to help the local community. Pictured are students and staff from both schools and United Way officials joining midfield of the Lugoff-Elgin ...

August 27, 2014 | | Education


Senior citizens can attend school-sponsored events free

Kershaw County citizens age 65 years or older can receive lifetime Golden Circle passes that allow them to attend school-sponsored activities or athletic events free of charge.

August 27, 2014 | | Education


Have a successful school year

A year ago, a colorful banner saying "Have a successful school year!" appeared at Boykin Park, donated by the Boykin Park Neighborhood Group (BPNG) in August 2013. At that time, the BPNG had planned a special back-to-school program for children in the neighborhood, but weather conditions forced the group to cancel the program.

August 22, 2014 | | Education


Elgin resident doesn’t like L-EHS ‘Demon’ nickname

An Elgin resident expressed displeasure with Lugoff-Elgin High School's "Demon" nickname and the appearance of the school's cheerleaders and basketball players during Tuesday night's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' meeting. In return, trustees later expressed displeasure with the words the woman used during the meeting's public comment time.

August 22, 2014 | By Jim McGowan and Martin L. Cahn C-I news staff | Education


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