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.
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.
All incoming ninth-graders for the 2012-2013 school year will receive Apple iPad 2s. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted unanimously for that to happen as part of the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) ongoing i-Can program. The board estimates spending $1.37 million for 1,918 iPad units along with 821 laptops, pay for 15 technicians and one-time costs to improve bandwidth and wireless access at all three of the district's highs schools and ATEC.
Applications for the 2012-13 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county's high schools and the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center.
Doby's Mill Elementary School's (DMES) Shrimp and G.R.I.T. is going to the First Lego League (FLL) state competition this weekend. DMES started its first robotics team in 2002. This year's team is called G.R.I.T, Great Robots In Training, and is made up of six fifth-graders. They must complete an application and show aptitude in six areas during tryouts before they can secure a spot on the team.
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.