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Senior adults may attend school events for 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. The passes are good from year to year. Admission to athletic playoffs is not included.

August 26, 2011 | | Education


KCSD suspends SLED check fees

The Kershaw County School District is temporarily suspending a new $25 S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) background check for volunteers. KCSD Communications Director Mary Anne Byrd said the move is in response to concerns from community members.

August 24, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


KCSD responds to Title IX allegations

Three months ago, Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) parents Mike and Marti Gogan sent an email to Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan, expressing concern that the school district was in violation of Title IX federal funding regulations.

August 22, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


KCSD seniors score all-time ACT high

Kershaw County 2011 seniors' average composite score on the ACT college entrance exam reached an all-time district high and outperformed the state's school seniors at the same time a record number of local students took the test.

August 22, 2011 | | Education


School menus -- Aug. 19, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Aug. 22-26:

August 19, 2011 | | Education


SSHS grant working, says director

During the 2010-11 fiscal year, 688 Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SSHS) grant services were provided to 597 Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students. Those 597 students had more unexcused absences, disciplinary referrals for simple and aggravated assault, as well as more out-of-school suspensions than the overall student body who did not receive any services, according to SSHS Project Director Kevin Rhodes.

August 19, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Feature photo: Let the fun begin

August 19, 2011 | | Education


Cheer-rific time

Cheerleaders-in-the-making are invited to the annual Lil' Demon Cheer Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS). In addition to being the L-EHS cheerleaders' largest fundraiser of the year, the clinic is also an opportunity for the cheerleaders to mentor and serve as role models for younger girls in the West Wateree Community. Both the Varsity and JV cheerleading squads participate, and youngsters from ages 3 thru 12 are invited to attend. The cost of the clinic is $30 and includes snacks and drinks, a T-shirt and the opportunity to cheer during the first quarter ...

August 17, 2011 | | Education


Clemson graduates first class of 'New Farmers'

After 30 years as a national television executive, Dale Snyder is the textbook definition of a new farmer. In fact, as little as a year ago, his agricultural skills were limited to potted plants on the front porch of his house.

August 15, 2011 | | Education


'Angry Managment' to remain in KCSD libraries

"Angry Management" is back.

August 12, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Youth attend state leadership conference

Four local youth turned their attention to field and farm this summer.

August 10, 2011 | | Education


Stoney earns master's degree

Gertude Stoney graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Administration with Organization and Communities during the May 2011 ceremony. She completed the Advanced Master of Social Work Program (a rigorous program in which she earned her degree in 11 months.) Joining her at the Master of Social Work hooding ceremony is Dr. Carl Maas of USC. Stoney is the daughter of Delores Lloyd and Capt. Donnelle Stoney. Her maternal grandparents are Pastor Walter Lloyd and the late Gertrude Lloyd. Her paternal grandparents are Ann Williams and the late Bennie ...

August 08, 2011 | | Education


Local AYP performance better than state results

Kershaw County elementary and middle schools outperformed the state on Adequate Yearly Performance (AYP) results released recently, although local education leaders say the federal system has been criticized for its "all or nothing" ratings and seems to contradict local positive results released on PASS, the state's accountability test for grades 3-8.

August 08, 2011 | | Education


MSC upgrades

The Montessori School of Camden has upgraded Beard Hall in preparation for the 2011-2012 school year. Denton Builders gutted the toddler room, replacing the flooring, adding all new cabinetry and sinks and painting the room. In addition, a covered space at the exit of the infant room was added and lighting in the room was upgraded. Surveying the upgrades are classroom staff Cintyia Moreno, Heather Conder and Meredith Hines.

August 05, 2011 | | Education


More than money

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received $1.7 million worth of donated volunteer hours and items during the 2010-11 academic year, according to a Partners in Education report.

August 05, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


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Stover Middle School students paint mural for school

Stover Middle School teachers Cassandra Mickle and Jane Gari wrote a grant offered through the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) called Strategic Planning/Special Project Grant. The purpose of the grant was to invite "Artists at Stover." Mickle established the "Creating a Learning Environment for Me" initiative to encourage student involvement in creating permanent works of art that would appeal to the all students at Stover.

October 24, 2014 | | Education


Separate football coach, AD jobs to cost $10,500 extra

It could cost just a little more than an additional $10,500 at each Kershaw County School District (KCSD) high school to split the duties of athletic director (AD) and head football coach. That's according to information KCSD Director of Public Services Duane Pate gave to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees at its meeting Tuesday night.

October 24, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


KCSD in top 20 on federal report cards

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) exceeded state expectations according to data released by the S.C. State Department of Education.

October 22, 2014 | | Education


Camden High receives Distinguished Arts Program Grant

Camden High School (CHS) is enjoying an award-winning 2014. Aside from being named a "Palmetto's Finest School," CHS also received a Distinguished Arts Program Grant for a project titled "Commitment to Excellence in the Arts." It is the first grant of its kind to be awarded to a Kershaw County school.

October 17, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


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