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Board of School Trustees set to approve new budget

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is set to approve its preliminary 2013-14 budget of around $69 million at its meeting Tuesday night. That is despite the fact that Kershaw County Council has yet to respond to the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) millage request. In addition, as of Friday, South Carolina legislators had yet to pass the Fiscal Year 2014 state budget.

June 03, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education

Christian Home Educators Camden celebrates five graduates

Christian Home Educators of Camden (CHEC) recognized five graduates at its 16th annual Night of Recognition May 24. The graduation ceremony was at Faith Church of the Nazarene in Lugoff. CHEC is a local home school support group with members hailing from Kershaw County and surrounding areas.

May 31, 2013 | | Education

Godbold-Nash scholarships awarded

Gayle Pitts and ALPHA Center Executive Director Paul Napperrecently presented the annual Goldbash-Nash Memorial Ride Scholarships to graduating Kershaw County School District seniors at the ALPHA Center. This year's recipients are Kelly Duncan, Lugoff-Elgin High School ; and Mack Trapp, Camden High School. Accompanying Duncan were ATEC teachers Chet Horton and Jeff Cooper. Trapp's parents Charlene and Allen Trapp, accompanied their son. The Godbold-Nash Memorial Scholarship is named in memory of Troopers H. Merl Godbold, who was stationed in Kershaw County; and Jonathan Shea Nash, who was escorting the Godbold Memorial Ride on September 19, 2009, when his motorcycle ...

May 31, 2013 | | Education

Midway hosts ‘Career on Wheels’

Midway Elementary School (MES) students are already thinking about their future careers.

May 29, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education

Zais visits KCSD schools during book fairs

Students at Camden and Jackson elementary schools can take fewer trips to the library this summer since the S.C. Department of Education (DOE) gave students at both schools nine books each.

May 29, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education

End-of-year schedule for KCSD schools announced

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has announced its end-of-year schedule.

May 29, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Education

Lugoff Elementary announces honor roll

First Grade

May 29, 2013 | | Education

KCSD principals to hold new jobs July 1

At its May 21 meeting, the Kershaw County School Board (KCSB) approved three administrative changes for the 2013-14 school year.

May 29, 2013 | | Education

Residents provide Phase II feedback

Kershaw County citizens have helped the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) get an idea of what it needs to present to voters in order to get a Phase II bond referendum passed. Phase II delineates projects remaining following new school construction and renovations funded by a 2006 Kershaw County Board of School Trustees-approved $102 million installment purchase plan, or IPP.

May 27, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education

Books for L-EMS students

Using grant funds from Rotary District 7770, the West Wateree Rotary Club recently donated a collection of books to Lugoff-Elgin Middle School. Titles included books focused on character building, award winners, and summer reading titles. Students assisting with the unpacking include Trey Stevens, Abby Gary, Marie Neville, Abby Davis, Tyler Matthews, Emily Branham and teacher Karen Bullard.

May 27, 2013 | | Education

The steel bear

Boyd Parker (first photo, center, in "flame" welding hood), a student at Central Carolina Technical College's (CCTC) Camden campus, welds portions of a steel bear as David Karrell (left, in black and yellow hood) of CCTC's Sumter campus assists. For their efforts, Parker, Karrell and their other classmates won first place at an annual "welding rodeo" held at CCTC's Camden campus near I-20 in April. Camden instructor Shawn Hankins said CCTC has won three out of the last four years at the event, which has previously been held at Francis Marion University and Florence-Darlington Technical College. Hankins ...

May 24, 2013 | | Education

Trustees split in favor of substitute teacher contract

Kelly Services will provide contract substitute teachers to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). However, the vote to do so was split, 5-4, among members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees at their meeting Tuesday.

May 24, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education

S.C. Secretary of State visits North Central Middle

S.C. Secretary of State Mark Hammond gave North Central Middle School (NCMS) students an overview of his position within the state of South Carolina.

May 22, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education

CMA graduate continues family legacy with graduation

Third generation Camden Military Academy (CMA) student Tripp Osteen III graduated this weekend with nods from a former headmaster.

May 20, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education

CHS newspaper wins first Palmetto Award in 14 years

Camden High School's (CHS) Palmetto Leaf newspaper staff won a total of eight awards from the South Carolina Scholastic Press Association (SCSPA) in April. For the first time since 1999, the Leaf won the Palmetto Award for its class level, Class 1, according to newspaper advisor Amy Goodwin. This is Goodwin's first year back at CHS; she is a CHS graduate and previously taught at the school. Goodwin has been a newspaper advisor for about 19 years.

May 13, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education

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