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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


CMS’ Lyles awarded for being ‘fearless, kind’

A Camden Middle School (CMS) 8th Grade student is receiving a special national award for being "fearless and kind" in finding ways to unify the school. Anthony Lyles, a member of the CMS basketball and football teams, is one of only 10 students in the entire country to receive the Hasbro Children's Fund (HCF) 2017 Be Fearless Be Kind Award. The HCF sponsors the award and will give $1,000 to CMS in Anthony's name to support the school's Special Olympics Unified Champion School program.

November 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Mud toss

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Transportation Department had the highest staff participation for the United Way of Kershaw County's school campaign. As promised, KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan had mud tossed on him by the staff with highest participation. A breakfast was hosted for the KCSD Transportation Department across from Camden High School before the mud toss. Four senior bus drivers, Claudia McManus and Donna Clements of Lugoff-Elgin Transportation, Cleveland Demary of Camden Transportation and Darlene Robinson of North Central Transportation had the honor of tossing the mud on Dr. Morgan.

November 17, 2017 | | Education


L-EMS reports first quarter Honor Rolls

Sixth Grade

November 17, 2017 | | Education


Peanut butter champs!

Students of the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) celebrated Red Ribbon Week in October with its annual peanut butter drive to benefit the food bank of Christian Community Ministries. Students donated 1050 jars of peanut butter, surpassing the campus goal of 1000 jars. Pictured are students from Brooke Bradshaw's health science classes who donated the most jars. This is the 14th year of the peanut butter drive which gives students an opportunity to practice citizenship by giving back to the community in which they live. Since its inception, ATEC students have donated more than 10,000 jars of peanut ...

November 17, 2017 | | Education


KCSD Reading

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School 1st Grade teacher Dianne Farlett and North Central Middle School 7th Grade reading teacher Mary Barrett were named the 2017-18 Kershaw County Reading Teachers of the Year by the Kershaw County Reading Council last night. Bethune Elementary Principal Estelle Benson earned the award for Kershaw County Reading Administrator of the Year.

November 14, 2017 | | Education


CES announced first quarter honor rolls

Fifth Grade

November 14, 2017 | | Education


District concerned about impact from TERI sunset

The end of the S.C. Teacher and Employee Retention Incentive (TERI) program, set for June 30, 2018, has the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) concerned it will be harder to keep experienced teachers in classrooms. Speaking to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its meeting Tuesday night, KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan said TERI's end could limit at least some still-working retirees' annual income to $10,000.

November 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


ATEC GMP $417,000 lower than referenda estimate

On Thursday, HG Reynolds Construction Co. of Aiken set a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) of just under $30.302 million to construct the new Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) on the joint Central Carolina Technical College/Kershaw County Economic Development campus off U.S. 521 at I-20 Exit 98.

November 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Bestselling author to visit KCSD

Author Joelle Charbonneau says that her background in opera singing helped her become a writer.

November 07, 2017 | | Education


KCSD gets $160,000 in grants for arts resources

The S.C. Arts Commission (SCAC) and S.C. Department of Education (SCDE) recently awarded grants to provide close to $160,000 in additional resources for arts programs to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

November 03, 2017 | | Education


KCSD bullying case might impact SRO discussion

A civil complaint filed against the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) by the parent of an allegedly bullied student might have an impact on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' discussions about school resource officers (SROs) with Kershaw County Council. The parties in the case are required to enter an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process by March 16, 2018. Meanwhile, other aspects of the case can move forward.

October 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Schools for United Way

October 31, 2017 | | Education


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L-EHS senior creates certified wildlife habitat at school

Jacob Whisenhunt, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS), has successfully created a certified wildlife habitat through the National Wildlife Federation's (NWF) Garden for ...

February 20, 2018 | By Jenny Proctor, L-EHS Special to the C-I | Education


‘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


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