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New resource rooms help build upon early childhood education

The main goal of Kershaw County First Steps is to strengthen families and ensure a successful starting point for children entering schools in the community. With the organization's opening of two new resource rooms in September, the group's staff hopes it can work even more effectively toward that goal.

October 05, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Education


NCHS teacher cadets visit kindergarten students

October 03, 2011 | | Education


DMES students 'sign the Constitution'

October 03, 2011 | | Education


Old CMS may be torn down

After two years of being on the market, the former home of Camden Middle School (CMS) may be demolished.

October 03, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Voters may get IPP Phase II referendum

Kershaw County's voters may get the chance to decide whether the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) moves forward with the second phase of its facilities equalization project. Five years ago, members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted to finance the project's first phase through a $102 million Installment Purchase Plan (IPP).

October 03, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Trustees to vote on opting out of TIF district

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) may send a letter to the city of Camden opting out of the city's plan to create a tax increment financing (TIF) district.

September 30, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Feature photo: Invitation to lunch

September 30, 2011 | | Education


CCTC continues enrollment growth

For the third consecutive year, Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) has set a new enrollment record with 4,400 students enrolled for the fall 2011 semester, including more than 520 at its Kershaw County campuses. The enrollment numbers reflect an approximate 3 percent gain in students as compared to last fall across all its campuses.

September 26, 2011 | | Education


Banned book author Crutcher visits Kershaw County

After his book "Angry Management" was removed from, and then returned to, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) libraries, author Chris Crutcher came to the county to speak with local residents and students about book banning and censorship.

September 26, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Local schools awarded grants from Camden Walmart

Camden Walmart again partnered with the Kershaw County School District to sponsor the Stuff a Bus promotion, making the students the real winners.

September 26, 2011 | | Education


School menus -- Sept. 23, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Sept. 26-30:

September 23, 2011 | | Education


Trustees look at options for creating swim teams

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) could consider partnering with the county's recreation department for the use of its pool to expand athletic offerings to include swim teams.

September 23, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Up on the roof

Camden Elementary School Principal Ed Yount spent Monday night on the school's roof as part of an agreement made after challenging the elementary school students to raise $1,000 for the United Way of Kershaw County's campaign. The students actually exceeded the $1,000 benchmark, and raised as much as $1,349 through a variety of school fundraisers. On Tuesday morning, Yount said he knew the students would reach their goal, but was pleasantly surprised they exceeded it. During his night on the roof, Yount said he spent his time in a tent "reading and getting some school ...

September 21, 2011 | | Education


DMES girls on the go

Betsy Long is a runner.

September 21, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


PTHS chosen for Title I honor

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School is one of three schools statewide to be honored by the South Carolina Association of Title I Administrators for closing the achievement gap. Of the more than 500 Title I schools in South Carolina, Pine Tree Hill ranked in the top three in improving student achievement among students who have historically scored lower than their peers.

September 19, 2011 | | Education


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United Way challenge

Camden High and Lugoff-Elgin High students used the week leading up to their rival football game to raise money for the United Way of Kershaw County. As announced at halftime of the football game, Lugoff-Elgin High raised $40,748.20 and Camden High raised $24,825.81, new all-time high amounts for both schools and over $26,000 more than last year's total. Over the past six years, the two schools have brought in over $182,000 to help the local community. Pictured are students and staff from both schools and United Way officials joining midfield of the Lugoff-Elgin ...

August 27, 2014 | | Education


Senior citizens can attend school-sponsored events free

Kershaw County citizens age 65 years or older can receive lifetime Golden Circle passes that allow them to attend school-sponsored activities or athletic events free of charge.

August 27, 2014 | | Education


Have a successful school year

A year ago, a colorful banner saying "Have a successful school year!" appeared at Boykin Park, donated by the Boykin Park Neighborhood Group (BPNG) in August 2013. At that time, the BPNG had planned a special back-to-school program for children in the neighborhood, but weather conditions forced the group to cancel the program.

August 22, 2014 | | Education


Elgin resident doesn’t like L-EHS ‘Demon’ nickname

An Elgin resident expressed displeasure with Lugoff-Elgin High School's "Demon" nickname and the appearance of the school's cheerleaders and basketball players during Tuesday night's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' meeting. In return, trustees later expressed displeasure with the words the woman used during the meeting's public comment time.

August 22, 2014 | By Jim McGowan and Martin L. Cahn C-I news staff | Education


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