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Ad hoc committee comes up with growth formula

One of three preliminary agreements proposed Monday night among members of the joint Kershaw County Council and Kershaw County Board of School Trustees growth/school resource officer (SRO) ad hoc committee is a growth-related funding formula. Trustee Todd McDonald, who co-chairs the ad hoc committee along with County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr., made the announcement near the end of Tuesday night's school board meeting. The committee is made up of three trustees, three councilmen and several independent members.

December 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Beyond the referendum

A group of people are raising money for additional improvements to Camden High School's (CHS) Zemp Stadium beyond what the November 2016 Kershaw County School District (KCSD) construction referendum will cover.

December 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Dec. 19 will be half day for KCSD students

The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 19, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break. Staff will work a regular schedule. Students in 3-and 4-year-old developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend.

December 12, 2017 | | Education


Generous spirit

Camden High's Beta Club, Spirit Club and the Varsity Girls' Basketball team co-sponsored Toys for Tots this year. Thank you to all students and staff who contributed new toys. Girls' basketball collected contributions at home basketball games which were used to purchase more toys. Toys for Tots is a national program sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps. Pictured are members of the CHS Beta Club and the Spirit Club. Shown here (front row from left) are Sarah Heming, Katharine Coplin, Chase McKoy; (middle wow, from left)Thedus McCaskill, Kate Jones, Kinsley Dent, Abby Irick, Nick Marzullo;(back row ...

December 12, 2017 | | Education


Holiday singers

The Doby's Mill Elementary Choraliers, comprised of 4th and 5th grade students, and led by music teacher, Helen Walker, kicked off the holiday season with two performances: The Elgin Tree Lighting and The Catfish Stomp Parade. They also look forward to performing at the Fine Arts Center's Multicultural Festival of Trees, their school's WInter Arts Concert, Morningside Nursing Home, and the Lights of Lugoff Parade.

December 08, 2017 | | Education


Never forget

Ten-year-old Melissa Wyatt went on vacation with her family while they were stationed in Germany. One of the stops changed the little girl's life: Dachau.

December 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSD students could have ‘unequal’ semesters

During the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' Nov. 28 meeting, representatives from the district's calendar committee brought forward a school calendar proposal that would see the first semester (Fall 2018) be shorter than the second semester (Spring 2019).

December 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Morgan gets 1.5 percent raise

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan received a 1.5 percent salary increase Tuesday night with a unanimous vote (minus Trustee Kim DuRant, who was absent) from the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. The vote followed an executive session during which the board discussed its periodic evaluation of Morgan's performance as superintendent. The vote did not include extending Morgan's contract, which is already good through June 30, 2019.

December 01, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


WES announces first quarter Honor Roll students

Wateree Elementary School has announced its Honor Roll for the first nine week period.

December 01, 2017 | | Education


MES announces first quarter honor rolls

Midway Elementary School recently announced its first quarter honor roll.

December 01, 2017 | | Education


NCHS announces 1st quarter honor roll

9th Grade

November 28, 2017 | | Education


School board to act on Morgan evaluation tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meet tonight in a regular session postponed a week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. At the end of that meeting, trustees will enter executive session to discuss not only undisclosed employment matters, but Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's annual evaluation.

November 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


History Day brings 18th Century to life

Historic Camden recently welcomed almost 800 third graders from all over Kershaw County as part of its annual History Days program on November 16 and 17. Since the 1990s, each elementary school in the Kershaw County School District sends their third graders to the museum to supplement the South Carolina history curriculum standards for that grade.

November 24, 2017 | | Education


BES announces first quarter Honor Rolls

5th Grade

November 24, 2017 | | Education


KCSD high school students raise funds for storm victims

Students from the Kershaw County School District's three high schools are joining together to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Harvey through a Powder Puff football tournament Friday, Dec. 1 at the Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) stadium.

November 21, 2017 | | Education


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‘Bridge to Clemson’ scholarships available

Scholarships are available for Kershaw County students who will enter Tri-County Technical College's Bridge to Clemson program this fall.

February 16, 2018 | | Education


CCTC celebrates grand opening

Although classes started back in January, Central Carolina Technical College's (CCTC) new Kershaw County campus celebrated its grand opening on Feb. 8. Around 150 ...

February 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Montessori becomes public charter school

The Montessori School of Camden (MSC) received a charter as a public charter school by the Charter Institute at Erskine (CIE), which is run by ...

February 13, 2018 | | Education


School board recognizes arts grants recipients

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recognized several district teachers of the arts during its meeting Tuesday at the Kershaw County School District (KCSD ...

February 09, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Education


KCSD hiring substitute food service employees

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is looking for persons who are interested in serving as substitutes in its school cafeterias. Food service substitutes are ...

February 09, 2018 | | Education


Junior Leadership applications available

Applications for the 2018-19 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county's high schools, the Kershaw ...

February 09, 2018 | | Education


Midway Elementary announces 3rd quarter honor roll

1st Grade

February 09, 2018 | | Education


BDK Elementary announces 2nd quarter honor roll

1st Grade

February 09, 2018 | | Education


L-EHS JROTC drill team invited to be Best of the Best

The U.S. Army has invited Lugoff-Elgin High School's (L-EHS) drill team to participate in the 4th Brigade Best of the Best Drill Competition ...

February 06, 2018 | By Jenny Proctor, L-EHS Special to the C-I | Education


KCSD receives favorable interest rate on bond sale

In a press release issued Jan. 31, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials say they are happy with news from last week's sale of ...

February 06, 2018 | | Education


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