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KCSD about to go through self-assessment

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is set to undergo a nine-month "self-assessment" process that will better prepare it for a three-day, peer-reviewed accreditation this fall. The district will be accredited by AdvancED, formed in 2006 through the consolidation of the widely-recognized Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. AdvancED requires the self-evaluation prior to the accreditation process.

February 18, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Students take part in honor band clinic at Limestone College

The Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) band program had seven students selected to participate in the 6th Annual Limestone College Honor Band Clinic.

February 18, 2013 | | Education


KCSD’s Long is SCASA president

Thirty-six years of experience in South Carolina's education system has led Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Dr. Connie Long to the role of president of one of the largest professional organizations for educators in South Carolina.

February 11, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD to offer GED transition program

A new pilot program may help students who are behind in earning high school credits pursue a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). The program is the result of a team-up between the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Continuous Learning Center (CLC) and the district's Adult Education program.

February 08, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


CHS students are ‘Upward Bound’

Thanks to a new partnership with Benedict College, Camden High School (CHS) students are creating a successful foundation for their college career. CHS recently became affiliated with Benedict's Upward Bound program which, according to its website, is committed to fostering the necessary academic and social skills to prepare students to compete in a global society.

February 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Sparkleberry Fair offers new KCSD scholarships

An annual Richland County tradition will begin benefitting schools in the West Wateree portion of Kershaw County this year.

February 06, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


JES students, staff lead the way

A teacher's responsibility doesn't end with state-mandated curriculum. Character, morals, positive behavior and leadership skills are also key aspects of developing well-rounded and responsible adults. To better influence every area of their student's lives, Jackson Elementary School (JES) faculty and staff members have implemented The Leader in Me, a program developed by the late Stephen Covey, author of "7 Habits of Highly Effective People."

February 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD’s Wilson part of education funding reform effort

For years, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson has said the way the state of South Carolina funds its public schools isn't working. Now, he's among a group of representatives from 16 school districts that has developed the S.C. Jobs, Education and Tax (SCJET) Act of 2013. It's an effort, Wilson said, to restructure education funding once again.

January 30, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD crafting budget amidst ‘uncertainties’

As the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) begins to prepare for crafting its 2013-2014 budget, the board will take a hard look at the legislation and funding mechanisms that will affect its budget.

January 28, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD receives new handicap buses

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is gearing up to use five new "much needed" handicap school buses in the coming weeks.

January 23, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Sixteen Kershaw County educators receive national board certification

Sixteen Kershaw County educators -- one first time applicant and 15 renewals -- have earned the highest credential available in the teaching profession, bringing the total number of KCSD teachers who are National Board certified to 125.

January 23, 2013 | | Education


Kershaw County School District’s Teacher Career Fair Feb. 2

Persons interested in employment with the Kershaw County School District are invited to participate in the district's 12th annual Teacher Career Fair Saturday, Feb. 2. The event will be held from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Camden High School (1022 Ehrenclou Drive, Camden)

January 23, 2013 | | Education


Students awarded for poster creativity

Four Kershaw County School District students won a regional title in the Santee-Lynches 2012 Poetry and Poster Contest. The theme of this year's contest was "Inspiring Careers: Honoring History."

January 21, 2013 | | Education


KCSD sports survey: Middle school girls like soccer most

An athletic interest survey conducted by the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) as part of a voluntary resolution with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) reveals that middle school girls are most interested in playing soccer.

January 18, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Sheheen concludes state board of education term

Rose Sheheen has spent her life in education and supporting educators. Sheheen taught elementary and middle school and SEAGUL for eight years and was a principal at Blaney Elementary School for 14 years before becoming a district-level employee in Kershaw County. Despite her long-term stint as a school and district administrator, Sheheen always thought of herself as a teacher even, she said, if it was the "boss-teacher or the chief-teacher."

January 14, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


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