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School News: Richard Black attending Harvard student medical conference

Richard Black, grandson of the late David and Estelle Jones of Camden, SC, is attending the National Student Leadership Conference on Medicine & Health Care at Harvard Medical School. The session held August 3-12 immerses high school students in the challenging complexities of the medical profession. It exposes them to the techniques of doctors and nurses during hands-on clinical rounds where they treat patients in a true-to-life outbreak simulation. The students interact with practicing physicians, scientific researchers, medical school students and residents. They also grapple with controversial medical issues, learn about health care challenges and explore advanced scientific research in areas ...

August 06, 2014 | | Education


A taxing situation

If voters approve the Kershaw County School District's $130 million list of projects for Phase 2 of its facilities equalization project (FEP), property taxes will go up in Kershaw County. The question is by how much, especially since the district is also asking voters to approve a 1-cent sales tax that would partially offset any property tax millage increases. Both referenda will be on the ballot on Nov. 4 during the general election.

August 06, 2014 | By Jim McGowan Localife editor | Education


Feature Photo: Back to school

August 04, 2014 | | Education


Citizen committee to promote Phase 2 referenda

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson cautioned district employees and school board trustees Monday not to aid any efforts to support two referendums tied to Phase 2 of the district's facilities equalization project (FEP).

August 01, 2014 | By Jim McGowan Localife editor | Education


School board to tackle bonds, referendum

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will take up several matters relating in various ways to the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) facilities equalization plan (FEP) at a combined board and finance/facilities meeting slated for noon Tuesday.

July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CCTC students in fabricated crime scene for final exam

Central Carolina Technical College's CRJ 202 Criminalistics (Forensics) course is taking their final exam Tuesday July 29 at 5:30 p.m. on location at a fabricated crime scene. NCIS agent Tony Horton is the instructor. He has partnered with the Sumter Sheriff's Department and set up an area in the back of Patriot Park off of Hwy. 441 in Sumter for this exam to take place. It will be in a wooded area where students will actually use what they have learned in the classroom to process a crime scene.

July 28, 2014 | | Education


Third graders participate in summer reading program

Third graders from around Kershaw County recently completed the county's first summer reading program. Students came to Jackson School for six weeks for classes that helped them improve their reading skills.

July 23, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Education


KCSD hiring school bus drivers

The Kershaw County School District is hiring persons to be school bus drivers. Pay is based on experience and includes benefits. A training class for interested persons will be held July 28-31 at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School.

July 16, 2014 | | Education


KCSD releases 2014-15 registration information

All Kershaw County School District students and parents -- both new and returning -- should plan to attend registration later this month at their children's schools.

July 16, 2014 | | Education


Camden students win National Merit Scholarships

Two Camden students, both attending schools outside Kershaw County, are recent recipients of additional National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities.

July 16, 2014 | | Education


Exit exams no longer required for diplomas

As the result of a change in state law, South Carolina students -- including those from Kershaw County -- in the class of 2015 will no longer have to pass the state's exit exam as a requirement for graduation from high school. Starting this month, the deletion of the exit exam requirement also applies to any student in the graduating class of 1990 and later.

July 14, 2014 | | Education


Jackson returning to BES, MPES

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees on Tuesday selected former Kershaw County School District (KCSD) principal Theodore Jackson to serve as interim principal for Bethune Elementary School and Mt. Pisgah Elementary School. Jackson is following Davy Branham who moved to North Central High School as principal.

July 14, 2014 | | Education


School board approves penny sales tax

On a 6-1 vote with two members absent, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees approved a resolution Tuesday amending a proposed bond referendum that would ultimately ask voters to support a penny sales tax in order to pay for new school construction and improvements. The board also voted, 6-1, to approve the language of a second referendum listing out those projects. Trustee Kim Durant voted against both measures; trustees Don Copley and Derrick Proctor were absent.

July 11, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


KCSD scholarships at an all-time record high

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) seniors in the graduating class of 2014 earned an all-time record high amount of college scholarship money with over $11.6 million awarded.

July 09, 2014 | | Education


School board to discuss referendum language

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will continue discussions on language for a proposed Phase 2 facilities equalization referendum during its meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening.

July 07, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


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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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