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CHS’ Williams continues family legacy, makes own path

Leadership and being a part of student government runs in Carlos Williams' blood. Williams, this year's Camden High School (CHS) student body president, has been class president each year of high school.

September 28, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Education

Grandparent/Family Night at WES

Wateree Elementary School recently honored grandparents with a Grandparent/Family Night that included classroom visits, a book fair and a spaghetti supper. In the first photo, student Matthew Weldon and Bernadette Smith enjoy Grandparent/Family Night. In the second photo, WES Student Braylen Mumford is pictured with family members Eddie, Felicia, Lee, Louberta and Kamryn Mumford.

September 25, 2015 | | Education

Animal pharmaceutical company supports FFA

Two Kershaw County chapters of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) are benefiting from the generosity of animal pharmaceutical company Zoetis, which is the animal medications division of Pfizer. The FFA programs at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) and North Central High School were chosen as this year's recipients. The choices were made by the South Carolina Equine Associates (SCEA) in Camden.

September 23, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Education

NCHS’ Shadow Ostas is ready to lead

North Central High School (NCHS) Student Body President Shadow Ostas did not spend her summer at a beach, a lake or even at home. Where she did go cut into her first two weeks of the new school year, however.

September 21, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Education

Bethune residents want school kept open

Bethune Town Councilman Don Witham, speaking on behalf of local residents, made one thing perfectly clear: the town wants Bethune Elementary School (BES) to stay open.

September 21, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

Scholarship recipient

Richard Black, the grandson of the late David and Estelle Jones of Camden, recently received the Ramon Looby Excellence in Leadership Scholarship from Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc. In addition to the scholarship, Black received the Chi Iota Iota Chapter Omega Psi Phi Scholarship, Nina Neely Scholarship of the Eastern Stars, University of South Carolina Legacy Scholarship and National Pan-Hellenic Council Scholarship. Richard is a 2015 graduate from Richland School District Two, He also received the AP Scholar Award and is attending the University of South Carolina with a semester of coursework already completed. He is the son of Gertrude ...

September 18, 2015 | | Education

KCSD seniors outperform state ACT average

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) 2015 seniors' average composite score on the ACT college entrance exam outperformed the state average for the third straight year. The district's average ranks it third highest among Midlands area school districts and 15th best out of 85 SC school districts.

September 18, 2015 | | Education

Student fun in Kershaw County

September 18, 2015 | | Education

New student learning objectives part of teacher evaluations

Teachers have always needed to figure out what their students should learn by the end of the school year. That's nothing new. What is new for the 2015-16 school year is formally coming up with student learning objectives (SLOs) -- for each student they teach -- using them to determine students' progress (growth) and adding the data to teacher evaluations.

September 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

KCSD public feedback meetings begin Thursday

The Kershaw County School District and Kershaw County Board of Trustees will host the first two of a series of public feedback meetings on facilities Thursday evening. Both meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last approximately 90 minutes.

September 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

School board to take up electronic meeting policy

One day, members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees could participate in meetings without having to be physically present. The board will discuss the possibility of creating a policy to allow trustees to do so during its meeting Tuesday.

September 14, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

‘Virals’ author to speak to KCSD students

Adults may know Temperance Brennan from the book and TV series "Bones," but for Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students taking high school English classes, her great-niece Tory is more familiar. That's because "Virals," written by Brendan Reichs along with his mother, Kathy, the author of the Bones series, was their required summer reading assignment. And starting this week, those students will have the opportunity to meet the young author.

September 09, 2015 | | Education

Junior Leadership Kershaw County Class of 2016 begins new year

Junior Leadership Kershaw County kicked off its 28th year, Aug. 28-29, with a two-day retreat for the 2015-16 class that included conquering a high ropes course.

September 07, 2015 | | Education

KCSD counselors learn about industrial paths for students

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) counselors spent Wednesday at the district's offices learning about various local industries and the skills those companies need from the local workforce. The counselors even got to play a game similar to a reality TV show.

September 07, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

KCSD looking to improve school libraries

Libraries in Kershaw County school's may be enhanced in the near future thanks to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) having about $500,000 left over from its 2014-15 school year. KCSD Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson said the savings came in part from a flexibility proviso the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees approved during a recent meeting.

September 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

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Proposed 2016-17 KCSD calendar would start school Aug. 15

A proposed 2016-17 school year calendar for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) would have students return to classrooms on Aug. 15, the earliest date ...

November 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

Stover Middle lists honor roll

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-weeks period.

November 27, 2015 | | Education

CHS’ Corner named SCASA Assistant Principal of the Year

Two police officers escorted Camden High School (CHS) Asst. Principal Lesley Corner to the school's media center for what she thought was some type ...

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

Bye Bye, Bully!

November 24, 2015 | | Education


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