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Feature photo: New Camden Elementary School

July 17, 2018 | | Education


Chad Dixon named principal of NCMS

North Central High School (NCHS) Assistant Principal Chad Dixon has been named as the new principal of North Central Middle School (NCMS). Dixon is replacing Dr. Burch Richardson who is the new Kershaw County School District (KCSD) professional development director.

July 17, 2018 | | Education


Bean, Putnam named to SC/NSPRA board

The South Carolina Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (SC/NSPRA) announces its executive board for the 2018–2019 year. Becky Bean of Camden, who is communications manager for the S.C. School Boards Association will serve as president of the board. Julie Putnam, Kershaw County School District's webmaster, will serve as Rewards for Excellence co-chair. SC/NSPRA is an affiliate of the National School Public Relations Association. The state chapter is composed of over 106 school public relations practitioners, superintendents and other educational professionals from across the state. The organization strives to foster development in the ...

July 17, 2018 | | Education


Baron DeKalb Elementary summer program visits Lee State Park

Baron DeKalb Elementary Summer Program students visited Lee State Park. They learned about the different plants and animals that are located inside the park. Park Ranger Laura talked to the students about producers, consumers and decomposers. The students dipped their net into the pond to find some of the producers, consumers and decomposers from the worksheet Park Ranger Laura gave them. Each group used a plastic spoon to identify and gather the different animals and plants from the sheet.

July 17, 2018 | | Education


Camden student studies in Cyprus, Greece

Mary Deese, an Art History major from Camden, was one of 20 Coastal Carolina University students spent nearly a month on a study abroad program in Nicosia, Cyprus and Athens, Greece, to study culture, history and security in the Eastern Mediterranean.

July 17, 2018 | | Education


‘Look, listen and learn’

Part of preparing for the new school year, to begin Aug. 20, is figuring out security and safety issues at the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) new and existing schools. To that end, new KCSD Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins attended a recent county-wide work session involving school, first responder, government and other officials focused on school safety and security.

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Robbins to attend first school board meeting tonight

New Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins will attend his first Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting tonight. Robbins is expected to speak to the board about preparations for the new school year, which will begin Aug. 20.

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Colleges, universities recognize area students

The University of South Carolina-Upstate recently named several Kershaw County students to the Spring Semester 2018 Dean's List. To be eligible for the Dean's List, freshmen students must earn a 3.25 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours.

July 10, 2018 | | Education


Robbins settling into superintendent’s role

In March, Shane Robbins had left Fort Jackson's Moncrief Army Health Clinic and was driving on I-20 to a hotel in Richland County when he received a phone call from a South Carolina number. Thinking it was from the clinic, he answered. It turned out the person calling was a representative of a firm conducting a nationwide search for someone to replace Dr. Frank Morgan as superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

July 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


WES lists honor roll students

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

July 03, 2018 | | Education


Colleges honor area students

Andrew James Gustafson has been named to the Dean's List at Hampden-Sydney College for the spring semester of the 2017-2018 academic year. To earn this distinction, students must achieve at least a 3.3 semester grade point average out of a possible 4.0. He is the son of Todd and Mary Gustafson of Elgin.

June 29, 2018 | | Education


Blaney Elementary announces 4th quarter honor roll

Blaney Elementary School recently announced its fourth quarter honor roll.

June 29, 2018 | | Education


Clemson students working toward Lloyd’s vision

Margaret Lloyd had a vision to turn 853 acres of Kershaw County into an educational mecca. Lloyd died before her dream was realized, but a group of Clemson University students is helping to make her wishes come true.

June 29, 2018 | | Education


Camden Middle School announces fourth quarter honor roll

Camden Middle School recently announced its fourth quarter honor roll.

June 26, 2018 | | Education


L-EMS announces fourth quarter honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School recently announced its fourth quarter honor roll.

June 26, 2018 | | Education


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School board to consider energy savings proposal

Trane -- a heating, ventilating and air conditions (HVAC) and building management systems/control manufacturer -- is proposing to help the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) save ...

December 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Students meet owls

Kylie Stephens (first image) and Rosemary Stukes (second photo) were two lucky Midway 5th Graders who got to meet and greet a live owl. Midway ...

December 11, 2018 | | Education


L-EHS Air Rifle Team competed in ‘Best of the Best’ meet

Lugoff Elgin High School's Air Rifle Team recently qualified for the U.S. Army Cadet Command Fourth Brigade Best of the Best Competition held ...

December 11, 2018 | | Education


MSC elects new board of directors

The Montessori School of Camden (MSC) held its first election of board members since it became a public charter school last July. The new board ...

December 11, 2018 | | Education


WES announces first quarter honor roll

Wateree Elementary School has announced its Honor Roll for the first quarter 2018:

December 11, 2018 | | Education


Bethune Elementary announced first quarter honor roll

Bethune Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-weeks period.

December 11, 2018 | | Education


Audit shows KCSD finances strong

The financial health of the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) was once again reported to be in good shape according to an external independent ...

December 07, 2018 | | Education


KCSD teacher career fair slated for Jan. 26

The Kershaw County School District will host its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair for certified teacher applicants on Jan. 26, 2019, at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School from ...

December 07, 2018 | | Education


Feature photo: Paper donation

December 07, 2018 | | Education


SMS announces first quarter honor roll

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

December 07, 2018 | | Education


CES announces first quarter honor roll

Camden ELementary School recently announced its first quarter honor roll.

December 07, 2018 | | Education


BES announces first quarter honor roll

Blaney Elementary School recently announced its first quarter honor roll.

December 07, 2018 | | Education


State report cards released

Fourteen Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools are said to be meeting or exceeding the criteria to ensure all students meet the Profile of the ...

December 04, 2018 | | Education


KCRC honors three

The Kershaw County Reading Council (KCRC) recently named Blaney Elementary School (BES) 2nd Grade teacher Kayla Beckham and North Central High School (NCHS) English teacher ...

November 30, 2018 | | Education


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