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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


KCSD develops arts strategic plan

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.

January 11, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


New school board members sworn in

Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan swore in new and returning Kershaw County Board of School Trustees at its first meeting of the year Tuesday morning.

January 11, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Perfect scores at DMES

January 09, 2013 | | Education


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BDK is finalist for state reading award

In 2012, Baron DeKalb Elementary (BDK) received the state's Exemplary Writing Program Award. This year, the school is one of four finalists for a ...

February 21, 2017 | | Education


Elgin native wins 'STEM Oscar'

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) engineer Dwayne Nelson recently walked the proverbial red carpet. Nelson, a native of Elgin, South Carolina and a ...

February 21, 2017 | | Education


School accountability/report system proposed

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hear a presentation during its meeting tonight about a proposed combined accountability/report system developed by the ...

February 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CHS 9th graders learn ‘The Value of Education’

On the morning of Feb. 13, a large number of Camden High School (CHS) ninth graders filled up tables set up on the ground floor ...

February 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Junior Leadership applications now available

Applications for the 2017-18 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county's high schools and the ...

February 17, 2017 | | Education


ATEC receives $7,500 grant for firefighting program

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) has received a $7,500 grant from the South Carolina State Firefighters Association (SCSFA) for its firefighting program.

February 17, 2017 | | Education


Clowning around

February 17, 2017 | | Education


Bethune Woman's Club, Lions offering scholarships

The Bethune Woman's Club and the Bethune Lion's Club are each offering a $500.00 Scholarship. These scholarships are one-time awards.

February 14, 2017 | | Education


NCHS names students to second quarter Honor Roll

9th Grade A/B Honor Roll – Izabella Baipho, Autumn Barrett, William Boone, Rachel Bowers, Matthew Carroll, Becca Clem, Matthew Clem, Christopher Cole, Madison Dixon, Benjamin ...

February 14, 2017 | | Education


MES announces second quarter Honor Roll students

1st grade

February 14, 2017 | | Education


KCSD Kindergarten Round-Up is Feb. 16

Families with four- and five-year-olds who will attend kindergarten in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) next school year should participate in the school district ...

February 10, 2017 | | Education


L-EHS wins state Special Olympics award

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) is one of only eight schools in the sate being recognized this year by Special Olympics South Carolina for efforts to ...

February 10, 2017 | | Education


KCSD students leave early Friday, off Feb. 20

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students will be dismissed early on Friday, Feb. 17 to allow teachers to participate in professional development and not attend ...

February 10, 2017 | | Education


Five firms hired for 11 referenda projects

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees approved the selection of five construction management at risk firms to work on 11 different projects on a ...

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Glenn Price inducted into SCMEA Hall of Fame

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) band director Glenn Price was the only person inducted into the S.C. Music Educators Association (SCMEA) Hall of Fame on ...

February 10, 2017 | | Education


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