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KCSD Parent Portal reopened

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has reopened its PowerSchool Parent Portal, an online system for parents to view their students' attendance and grades, and updated its mobile app to also include this real-time information.

August 25, 2017 | | Education


Back to school!

A number of Kershaw County School district schools sent in first day of school pictures for us to share. From a kindergartener celebrating her birthday to a teacher-class selfie, here's a look at the memories made as Kershaw County went back to school for 2017-18.

August 22, 2017 | | Education


School trustees spar over football ticket prices

Several members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees became engaged in heated discussion over Camden High School's (CHS) decision to charge $7 for all Bulldog varsity football games while Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools still charge $6.

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


More students involved in KCSD summer reading program during 2017

Two years ago, during the summer of 2015, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) inaugural summer reading program served 27 students at one location. In 2016, the program grew to serve students at six locations and collaborated with the Boys & Girls clubs and the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

August 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Armstrong named S.C. Strength Coach of the Year

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) athletes have realized that they were fortunate to have the expertise of Mike Armstrong as their strength and conditioning coach, but now the rest of the state recognizes that too.

August 11, 2017 | | Education


Senior citizens can attend school sponsored events free

Kershaw County citizens age 65 years or older can receive lifetime Golden Circle passes that allow them to attend school-sponsored activities or athletic events free of charge. The passes are good from year to year. Admission to athletic playoffs is not included.

August 11, 2017 | | Education


KCSD already earned $1.4 million from penny sales tax

In just four months, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) earned nearly $1.4 million in revenue from a penny sales tax voters approved by referendum in November. KCSD Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson reported the news during the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' Aug. 1 meeting.

August 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Scoreboard generates public commentary

Six people signed up to speak during public forum during Tuesday night's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting to talk about the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) decision to forward approximately $90,000 to Camden High School (CHS) to purchase and install a scoreboard at Zemp Stadium.

August 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSD graduates’ scholarships at all time high

Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) 617 high school graduates in the class of 2017 earned $12.4 million -- the highest overall scholarship total ever as well as the highest per student amount.

August 04, 2017 | | Education


CCTC honors health sciences students in ‘pinning’ ceremony

Five Central Carolina Technical College nursing students from Kershaw County were recently pinned during a ceremony held at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.

August 04, 2017 | | Education


Morgan to recommend funding half of SRO position

In a July 27 memorandum written Thursday to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees, Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan indicated his intent to recommend the district use $25,000 to fund an additional half of a school resource officer (SRO) position. Morgan will formally make the recommendation to the board during its meeting tonight.

August 01, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


It’s time to ‘Fill a Bus’ again

As students get ready for a new school year, the cost of school supplies makes it difficult for some families to purchase needed items.

July 28, 2017 | | Education


Bethune scholarship winner

McKayla Williams (third from left) recently won the Bethune Lions Club scholarship. A recent graduate of McBee High School, she is the daughter of Mark and Melissa Winburn. McKayla graduated No. 6 in her class and was an active member of FFA, Leo Club, Senior Beta Club, Stedent Government, NTHS and Teacher Cadet Honor Society. She was also a varsity softball player and was the only female all-state academic athlete from her school. She is shown here with her parents and with Bethune Lions Club President Charles McCoy (right).

July 21, 2017 | | Education


Families able to register KCSD students online

Families in the Kershaw County School District can fill out their children's school registration materials online using a web-based system now available at www.kcsdschools.net (look for the registration link) and should plan to attend Registration Day next week.

July 18, 2017 | | Education


New schools to cost $5 million less to build

It will cost the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) $5 million less to build replacements for Camden, Lugoff and Wateree elementary schools than originally estimated. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to issue three guaranteed maximum (GMP) price contracts to two firms to build the new schools for a total of approximately $56.49 million. The original estimates put the cost building the three schools at more than $60 million.

July 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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