With no official word on the state budget before Tuesday's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting, school board members were still unable to pass the school district's 2011-12 fiscal year budget.
Did you know that the 2011-2012 school year will mark the 10th anniversary of the opening of Doby's Mill Elementary School?
Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) parent Mike Gogan filed an incident report against L-EHS last week, in an effort to recover what he believes is missing money from the school's cheerleading account. According to the incident report, Gogan estimated there is about $6,000 to $9,000 missing.
Camden High School has announced its fourth quarter honor rolls for the 2010-11 academic year.
Justin Johnson of Camden, a recent graduate of the Divison for the Deaf at the S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB), entertains the crowd in the school's production of "Swing…the Musical." Accompanying him is classmate Jane Enabore. Johnson plans to attend college or travel overseas. While at SCSDB, Johnson participated in basketball, football and track. He won Most Valuable Player in basketball and was a student assistant coach. He excelled in academics while showing off his talents dancing in the school's fine arts performances.
Camden Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth-week period.
Kershaw County students recorded outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2011 spring semester at Clemson University and earned inclusion on the President's List or Dean's List at Clemson University.
Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) science teacher Holly Sullivan has been selected as a South Carolina state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
The Thomas E. McLester Scholarship awards have been presented, for the second year, to two Kershaw County graduates with high aspirations for their future education and professional careers.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) technology plan includes five sections that address students, professional development, instruction, communications and technical support -- guidelines that KCSD Director for Technology Phyllis David said the school district will look toward during the next five years.
When Tony Boykin stepped into the Camden High School's (CHS) old building on Laurens Street more than 40 years ago, he had no way of knowing how many memories would be created in Memorial Hall.
With the state budget still up in the air, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees were still unable to pass a 2011-12 fiscal year budget during its meeting Tuesday evening.
Meredith Toole, April Barrett, and Ashleigh Hough have been awarded the 2011 Laurie Slade Funderburk Leadership Scholarship. For a fourth year, the South Carolina General Assembly Women's Caucus has given scholarships in honor of each of the sixteen women legislators currently serving in the South Carolina General Assembly. Representative Funderburk is currently serving as the Chair of the Women's Caucus.
The Kershaw County School District will close its Parent Portal for system maintenance on Friday, June 10. The portal will reopen at the beginning of the 2011-12 school year.
Two Kershaw County School District teachers have been selected to attend a summer science institute at Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville.
Members of Kershaw County Council attended the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting Tuesday evening to hear a presentation on a possible joint economic development campus here. Others attending the meeting included representatives from Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC), the city of Camden, the towns of Bethune and Elgin, Kershaw County Committee of 100, Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, KershawHealth, Santee Lynches Council of Governments, the Kershaw County Vocational Education Foundation and Santee-Wateree Rural Transit Authority.
The 17th annual Read Across America event took place Feb. 28 with volunteers converging on all Kershaw County elementary schools to read the works of Dr. Seuss to students in honor of his birthday. Seuss, whose real name was Theodore Seuss Geisel, was born March 2, 1904, but since that date fell on Sunday this year, the event was moved to Feb. 28, a Friday. A creation of the National Education Association, the event is held nationwide.
Last Friday, Blaney Elementary School (BES) students learned about heart health and physical activity at Jump Rope for the Heart. Students rotated through 11 stations where they exercised, played games and learned about eating healthy. BES school nurse Kim Allen wanted to show students that exercise can be fun. Jump Rope for the Heart is a community service project that teaches students the importance of exercising and eating healthy. Through Jump Rope for the Heart, BES students exceeded their goal of $1000 in raising money for the American Heart Association.
Due to recent inclement weather, Friday will be a regular school day for Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students. The 2013-14 KCSD calendar approved in December of 2012 originally indicated that Friday would be a professional development day for teachers unless needed as an inclement weather make up day.
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