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."
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.
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.
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)
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.
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."
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has developed and adopted a brand new strategic plan enabling students to "explore, discover, express, create and succeed" through the exploration of the arts. KCSD administrators and a committee of arts-affiliated community members have worked for several months to develop the "Strategic Plan for the Arts" through the year 2018.
Students at North Central Middle School (NCMS) don renaissance hats on Reading Celebration Day, a focus on making reading more pleasurable rather than for just passing a test. Through a grant from International Paper Company, NCMS selected eight of 20 S.C. Junior Book Award Nominee books. The students wearing the hats are (seated, left to right) Lily Crosby, Megan Mizer, Olivia Walsh, Savannah Rabon, Rebecca Greenway, Breanna Bowen, Hannah Parker, Casey Gibson, Branna Thomas, Elizabeth Touchberry, Desira Langley, Casey Stephens, Angela Childress, Scarlett Jones, Brianna Aldridge, Brea Knight; (front row) Constance Torres, Jewell Evans, Destiny Tucker, Madison Hodge, Alexis ...