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School trustees update policy language

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted to update language to four policies affecting the board itself at its meeting Tuesday at Baron DeKalb Elementary School. The board also agreed to amend one of the four policies presented to them at its Aug. 20 meeting. The hope is that the updated policies will increase the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) chances of receiving a higher score on an Oct. 6 accreditation visit by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

September 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Feature photo: First day of school family fun

September 04, 2013 | | Education


Feature photo: ATEC Summer Camp

Sixteen middle school students participated in the Applied Technology Education Campus's (ATEC) first summer camp in July. ATEC will host the summer camp annually to give middle school students and their parents the opportunity to familiarize themselves with what ATEC has to offer. The two-day event highlighted four ATEC programs: agriculture, commercial art, graphics and welding. ATEC Director Chet Horton said he hopes the camp participants will be ambassadors for the school by helping get the word out about the summer camp and ATEC's class options for high school students. ATEC will also offer a fall open house ...

September 04, 2013 | | Education


KCSD seniors score all-time high on ACT

Kershaw County 2013 seniors' average composite score on the ACT college entrance exam increased three-tenths of a point, reaching an all-time district high while outperforming the state's public school students in all four test areas.

September 04, 2013 | | Education


KCSD receives $400,000 USDOE counseling grant

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) recently received a nearly $400,000 U.S. Department of Education grant to expand its counseling services for elementary and middle school students. Kershaw County is the only school district in South Carolina and one of only 35 across the nation to be awarded a grant as part of a $12.3 million program to establish or expand counseling services.

September 02, 2013 | | Education


KCSD makes progress on deferred projects

Despite a rainy summer, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) was able to make progress in completing some of their deferred maintenance projects.

September 02, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


USC president hopes students can earn their degrees faster

Speaking to the Camden Rotary Club on Thursday afternoon, University of South Carolina (USC) President Dr. Harris Pastides, talked about a program where students could graduate from college in three to three and half years. Pastides, who made his first public speaking appearance after becoming USC president in 2008 in front of the same Rotarians, also discussed the university's "Palmetto College," which allows students to complete their degrees online while not giving up their jobs and families.

September 02, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Feature photo: Making friends

August 26, 2013 | | Education


School board focuses on goals

One of this year's most important goals for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is to determine how effective technology is on student achievement. It is one on a list of "ambitious" goals the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees adopted during the previous school year.

August 23, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Feature photo: Making waves at DMES

Doby's Mill Elementary School kindergarteners Luke Ferris (left) and Cameron Gary of Stephanie Jones' class demonstrate a craft that they made on their first day of school. "My favorite part of the day was reading books to my class and completing several fun art projects. Their excitement about kindergarten was so evident and the constant hugs were fabulous. I am looking forward to a great year," Jones said.

August 23, 2013 | | Education


Back to School Q&A

The first day of school after summer break brings mixed emotions for students and teachers. But what about the administrators and office personnel that work behind the scenes getting so many aspects of the school ready for the upcoming year? Some of these personnel shared their insight on what they do to prepare for the school year, how they felt on the first day, and some memories from memorable first days from the past and present.

August 23, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Back to school

North Central High School (NCHS) gave a special welcome to its freshman this year.

August 21, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Katie Gilson turns the key

A Kershaw County teacher is being recognized for her contributions to agricultural education.

August 19, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD schools earn Palmetto Gold and Silver

Thirteen Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools earned Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards this year.

August 16, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Mold delays first day of school at Lugoff Elementary

Thanks to mold that grew as a result of recent heavy rainfall, Lugoff Elementary School (LES) won't report for their first day of classes until Thursday, Aug. 22.

August 16, 2013 | | Education


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DMES announces third quarter honor rolls

First grade

March 28, 2017 | | Education


Special champs

Lugoff-Elgin High School Be A Fan Club members celebrate being recognized by Special Olympics South Carolina for their efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities ...

March 28, 2017 | | Education


Shop locally

At its March 21 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees adopted a resolution to support shopping locally and to encourage its employees to ...

March 28, 2017 | | Education


NCHS announces third quarter honor rolls

9th Grade

March 28, 2017 | | Education


New schools may cost $3.5 million less to build

Thanks to a change in building materials, it may cost the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) approximately $3.5 million less to build three new ...

March 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


NCHS JROTC service project now underway

The North Central High School JROTC is conducting a Service Learning Project to support the veterans at the VA Dorn Hospital by collecting items the ...

March 24, 2017 | | Education


ATEC Spring Plant Sale slated for April 3-7

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) chapter of FFA will hold its annual spring plant sale April 3 through 7 on the ATEC campus at ...

March 24, 2017 | | Education


Student growth funding ‘crisis’ coming, says KCSD

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials are sending out a warning: A crisis is coming where, if the district does not receive more funding, student ...

March 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CCS names honor rolls, spelling club students

The following students were named to the Cornerstone Christian School honor roll for the third nine weeks period:

March 21, 2017 | | Education


Diamonds from the beginning

"Dimplez" and "Havoc" have been part of the Kershaw County step team program since they were 9 and 10 years old, respectively.

March 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


ATEC students win community awareness competition

Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students captured first place in state competition for their community awareness project on fighting hunger in Kershaw County.

March 21, 2017 | | Education


Junior Leadership applications due March 31

The deadline for rising high school juniors and seniors to apply for the 2017-18 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class is Friday, March 31.

March 17, 2017 | | Education


Quiz Bowl champs!

Bethune Elementary was the overall winner of the Kershaw County School District's Academic Quiz Bowl for the Kershaw County School District elementary schools. All ...

March 17, 2017 | | Education


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