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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


Summer winners

ALPHA Center Executive Director Paul Napper (fourth from left) presents Gayle Carter of First Community Bank (FCB) with the ALPHA Center/Jackson Teen Center (JTC) Summer Basektball League Championship trophy. The FCB team won the five-on-five championship Aug. 6. Celebrating, including team members holding individual trophies, are (from left) Dontrell Stradford, JTC Director Brian Mayes, Tyler Geter, Napper, Carter, FCB Team Coach John "Possum" Drakeford, Lareek Stradford and Chris McCoy.

August 31, 2015 | | Education


iPad Mini reading

August 28, 2015 | | Education


ATEC’s Katie Gilson earns state and regional honors

Katie Gilson, agricultural instructor at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC), recently earned the Outstanding Young Member Award from the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) for both South Carolina and the Southeast region.

August 28, 2015 | | Education


Kershaw County School District reopens Parent Portal

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is reopening its PowerSchool Parent Portal, an online system for parents to view their students' attendance and grade information.

August 26, 2015 | | Education


L-EHS, CHS raise more than $60,000 for UWKC

Pictured are Camden High School (CHS) Student Body President Carlos Williams (left) and Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) Student Body President Tripp Keffee (right) holding a $67,144 check for the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC). Students from both schools raised the $67,144 total during the first week of school, leading up to Friday's CHS v. L-EHS football game. L-EHS led the way in donations by contributing more than $40,000. "We worked with lots of different clubs, businesses and students. This was a team effort and it is really neat to see everyone come together for one ...

August 26, 2015 | | Education


School suppliers

Doby's Mill Elementary School (DMES) Prinicpal Ginger Catoe (first row, far right) and Asst. Principal John Folder thank soldiers of the 5th Battalion/218th Regiment from McCrady Training Center for bringing supplies to the school in July. Soldiers helping to bring in supplies were (as identified by DMES officials) Instructor Staff Sgt. Lewis and staff sergeants Crumblin, Whalen, Faulkner, Jermias, Averett, Sutton, Johnon, Bull, Barber and Macheel.

August 21, 2015 | | Education


Clemson student from Bethune competes in national agribiz quiz bowl

Matthew McCaskill of Bethune and a team of Clemson University agribusiness students recently competed in a national quiz bowl competition at the annual meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in San Francisco.

August 21, 2015 | | Education


‘Terrific, excellent’ first day of school, says Morgan

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's wife recently told him he tends to say the same thing every year about the first days of school.

August 21, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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Sandhill Telephone Cooperative, foundation offering scholarship

Sandhill Telephone and the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) are offering a $2,500 scholarship. The scholarship is a one-time award which is not based ...

February 12, 2016 | | Education


NCMS releases 2nd quarter honor roll

North Central Middle School recently released its honor roll for the second quarter of the school year.

February 12, 2016 | | Education


MPES honor roll

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School recently announced its honor roll for the second nine weeks of the school year.

February 12, 2016 | | Education


Outcry led trustees to table consolidation discussion

A week ago tonight, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees unanimously tabled a discussion on the pros and cons of placing a consolidated Bethune ...

February 09, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Wateree Elementary School announces honor roll

Wateree Elementary School has announced its Honor Roll for the Second Nine Week Period.

February 09, 2016 | | Education


CCTC joins new minority male collaborative

Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) has joined the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) National Consortium on College Men of Color. According to a CCTC ...

February 09, 2016 | | Education


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