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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


Grant recipients

Five Kershaw County School District teachers received Classroom Enrichment Grants from the Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL). Pictured left to right: CJWL President Jessica Geiger, Hope Robinson, Lugoff Elementary, Literacy Learning Luggage; Marti Wallace, Camden High, Ceramics Class; Judi Mills, Doby's Mill Elementary, Grocery Store Reading; Mary Catoe, Doby's Mill Elementary, Once Upon a Time; and CJWL Honor Chair Brandy Jordan. Not pictured: Donna Watts, Blaney Elementary, Let's Boogie.

October 27, 2017 | | Education


Lugoff Elementary celebrates 50th anniversary

As construction crews worked immediately next door on a new facility, the students, faculty and staff of Lugoff Elementary School (LES) celebrated its 50th anniversary on Wednesday morning.

October 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CHS Homecoming court

October 27, 2017 | | Education


School board gets ESOL report

During the Kershaw County Board of Trustees' Oct. 17 meeting, Pine Tree Hill Elementary School Lisa Stockdale, who is one of the district's five English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teachers, gave a report on ESOL services in district schools. Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan said he wanted Stockdale to give the report because of ESOL's impacts on the budget and school ratings as the district's non-English speaking student population increases.

October 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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Frye is 2018 KCSD Teacher of the Year

The biggest surprise Thursday night at Camden High School (CHS) wasn't that Blaney Elementary School 4th Grade teacher Jessica Frye was named the Kershaw ...

April 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSD budget tweaks come with criticism of lawmakers

As lawmakers in Columbia continue working on a proposed state budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, so, too, does the Kershaw County School District (KCSD ...

April 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


ATEC students win SC HOSA honors

Seven Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students brought home honors medals after competing at the state Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Leadership Conference in ...

April 20, 2018 | | Education


School board begins looking at five-year strategic plans

During its April 10 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees began looking at a five-year strategic plan for the Kershaw County School District ...

April 17, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


VMI bound

April 17, 2018 | | Education


Superintendent search interviews to start May 7

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will begin interviewing candidates to replace retiring Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan on May ...

April 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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