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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
A decision to hire a corporate staffing agency to provide substitute teachers in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will wait a little longer. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees decided to put off a vote to hire Kelly Services at its meeting Tuesday night.
Victoria Phan won big in a media contest by interviewing her father. The Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) junior earned second place and a $750 scholarship in a contest called Bridging Generations through Technology, Information, Media and Engagement (BGTIME).
Five Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students have qualified to compete for national honors at a health science conference this summer after capturing medals at the state competition held recently in North Charleston.
Members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees and Kershaw County School District (KCSD) representatives met with members of Kershaw County Council Thursday to discuss the district's 2013-14 budget. During what school Trustee Matt Irick and Council Chair Gene Wise called the "informal" meeting, school trustees and administrators presented the district's working budget to council and the funding formula used to create its budget each year. Trustees and council also touched on the issue of whether or not the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) will have school resource officers (SROs) in city of Camden schools during ...