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BES copes with fifth-grader’s death

Grief counselors were dispatched to Blaney Elementary School (BES) Wednesday after a 10-year-old student died of an asthma attack at a Columbia-area hospital Tuesday.

October 24, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Trustees to share legislative points with delegation

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees developed a list last week of legislative positions to discuss with the county's legislative delegation.

October 24, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


New volunteer screening process to be implemented

Effective Feb. 1, some volunteers with the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will have to pay $25 for a S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) background check.

October 21, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Welcome home

October 21, 2011 | | Education


School menus -- Oct. 21, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Oct. 24-28:

October 21, 2011 | | Education


Numbers game

October 21, 2011 | | Education


A legacy of books

Betsy McLeod picks out Birthday Book Club books for her two grandchildren, Connor and Caleb McLeod, during Camden Elementary School's Grandparent's Day. Launched by Camden Elementary Partners/PTO years ago, Birthday Book Club is an ongoing effort to add new books to the school's library. Grandparents purchase a book in honor of their grandchildren, and the book is then donated to the school's library. A placard is placed in the book and presented to the student on his or her birthday during the school's WISE TV morning show. The student is the first to check ...

October 19, 2011 | | Education


School district wants input on 2012-13 calendar

The Kershaw County School District wants your help.

October 19, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Good sport

October 19, 2011 | | Education


Sign of business support

October 19, 2011 | | Education


Teacher earns science award

Camden Middle School teacher Valerie Willis thought it was a big honor to be nominated for the 2011 Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award and was thrilled to earn the top award for South Carolina. So when she learned that she also received the honor for the whole Southeast region, she was even more flattered.

October 17, 2011 | | Education


School menus -- Oct. 14, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Oct. 17-21:

October 14, 2011 | | Education


High School 101

Most college freshman are familiar with their university's College 101 courses, usually referring to it as a guaranteed "A" that requires little, if any, effort.

October 14, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Feature photo: Mentor cadets

Under the direction of Col. Ret. Webb, the Camden High School JROTC Bulldog Battalion comes to Jackson School on every Monday and Wednesday to mentor 2nd grade students. Our second grade students have the opportunity to see the cadets in uniform as leaders. The cadets also read with students and assist them with Accelerated Reader Tests. This is a great collaboration between Jackson and Camden High School. Pictured from left to right are Paulette Williams (Media Specialist), Rosemarry Russell (PBIS Coordinator), (Cadets) Nyjee Belton, Zania Hunter, Tyerra Cook, Deja Brisbon, Iveana Smith, Matia Goodwin (Principal), Back Row: Col. Ret. Webb ...

October 12, 2011 | | Education


DMES is racing to read

It's been seven years since the first annual Doby's Mill Elementary School (DMES) Race to Read was held in the town Elgin.

October 12, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


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KCSD reading coaches begin ‘Read to Succeed’ program

Several volunteers in the community are starting to help Kershaw County School District (KCSD) teachers improve reading skills in their students. They are reading coaches, the first part of a South Carolina initiative being implemented under the "Read to Succeed Act" passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Nikki Haley in June.

November 21, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


School AD, head football coaches to stay combined

The positions of athletic director (AD) and head football coach at Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will remain combined. Lugoff-Elgin High School's (L-EHS) currently separate AD and head football coach will be combined back into a single position at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.

November 21, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Wateree Elementary School reports honor rolls

First Grade

November 19, 2014 | | Education


KCSD earns ‘Excellent’ Absolute rating on state report card

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) earned an "Excellent" Absolute rating on state report cards issued today by the S.C. Department of Education.

November 17, 2014 | | Education


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