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A book a day

As part of Doby's Mill Elementary School's Farm to School grant, which encourages students to eat locally grown fruits and vegetables, the library was able to purchase dozens of books on gardening and healthy cooking and eating. On a recent visit to the library, students Keymoni Hill, Mitchell Loudermilk, Ashton Horton, and Kayden Melvin hungrily perused some of the new selections.

November 16, 2011 | | Education


High schools to host virtual book fairs

The library media centers at Camden, Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools will sponsor virtual book fairs Monday through Dec. 5.

November 16, 2011 | | Education


Special grandparents

November 14, 2011 | | Education


KCSD exceeds S.C. average on state report cards

In a climate where academic performance targets make significant jumps every three years, 94 percent of the Absolute ratings issued today for Kershaw County schools are Excellent, Good or Average. Statewide, only 84 percent of schools had Absolute ratings of Average or above.

November 14, 2011 | | Education


Midway honor roll students named

Midway Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-week period.

November 11, 2011 | | Education


School menus -- Nov. 11, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Nov. 14-18:

November 11, 2011 | | Education


Get ’em while they’re hot

The marketing class at Lugoff-Elgin High School is selling hoodies to show off school spirit and to put the skills acquired in the class to a practical use.

November 09, 2011 | | Education


Camden Middle reports honor rolls

Camden Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-week period.

November 09, 2011 | | Education


Smith earns degree from Sewanee

Sara Isabel Smith of Camden graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of the South during commencement ceremonies held in May.

November 09, 2011 | | Education


Flag crew

Members of the Doby's Mill Elementary School Flagship Club are responsible for putting up and taking down the flags each day. They work as a team to ensure that it is properly raised and lowered. Here, club members Damion Powell, Luke Williams and Riley Cleghon perform their duties. Bill Heil and several fellow members of American Legion Post 195 visited the school last year to teach third-, fourth- and fifth-graders who were participating in the club how to fold each flag, as well as the etiquette for raising and lowering the flags. These students check for any tears or ...

November 07, 2011 | | Education


School board approves INVISTA tax settlement

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees unanimously voted Tuesday to approve the terms of a settlement in a years-long tax dispute between Kershaw County and INVISTA.

November 07, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Farm Day

Pine Tree Hill School kindergarten students recently enjoyed Farm Day, when local residents brought farm animals and produce to school to give students "hands-on" experiences. Catherine Oxandaboure, of Truesdale Farms, shared cotton, peanuts and vegetables with students, who said they found it all interesting. A hay ride was also enjoyed by the youngsters.

November 07, 2011 | | Education


Looking for 'good junk'

Cassandra Mickle (center), an art teacher at Stover Middle School, has been collecting "good junk" for years. The "good junk" includes Styrofoam meat trays, egg cartons, old magazines, containers with lids, toilet and paper towel tubes and other items. During the past few years, students have used "good junk" items to make creative pieces of art. Due to recent budget cuts, Mickle said she has relied more and more on these items – much of which is donated by the community -- for her art classes. Most recently, a large donation of art sketch pads was given by Dan and Lisa McDonald ...

November 07, 2011 | | Education


School menus -- Nov. 4, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Nov. 7-11:

November 04, 2011 | | Education


Morgan's contract extended to 2016

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's contract has been extended an additional two years. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees on Tuesday approved extending the contract from June 30, 2014, to June 30, 2016. The 7-2 vote, with trustees Nissary Wood and Dr. Don Copley opposed, followed an executive session.

November 04, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


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NCMS mourning sudden passing of beloved teacher

Students, administrators, fellow teachers and the surrounding community are dealing with the shock from the sudden passing of North Central Middle School (NCMS) teacher Helen Charlene Mathis on April 29.

May 06, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Second look at proposed KCSD budget shows few changes

The Kershaw County School District's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-16 budget shows a modest 2.4 percent increase from the current FY 2014-15 budget. The proposal calls for a balanced $74.83 million budget, up from almost $73.1 million in the current fiscal year.

May 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Benson to be Bethune and Mt. Pisgah principal

An assistant principal from Blaney Elementary School will become the new principal of both Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools.

May 04, 2015 | | Education


CCTC aims to go tobacco free in 2016 with grant

Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) plans to make its campuses 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free by Fall 2016, thanks to a $5,000 grant from Legacy. Legacy is the organization responsible for the national "truth" smoking prevention campaign. Through the grant, CCTC plans to encourage students, faculty and administrators to adopt the 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free policy, according to a press release from the college.

May 01, 2015 | | Education


Kershaw County student art celebration to be held Thursday

The Baron DeKalb Elementary School Chorus (first photo) and artwork by Lugoff Elementary School 4th grader Charli Morris (second photo) and Camden High School 10th grader Hannah Hough (third photo) will be part of a showcase of Kershaw County student visual and performing art at "Celebrating the Arts of Kershaw County Schools" on Thursday at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS). Student art displays will be available for viewing from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the L-EHS gymnasium, and the performing arts program starts at 6:45 p.m. in the school's auditorium. The program features choral and ...

April 29, 2015 | | Education


Junior Leadership 2015 graduates with banquet

Thirty-one students graduated as the Junior Leadership of Kershaw County Class of 2015 during a banquet April 23 at the Robert Mills Courthouse. The banquet capped off a school year full of activities for the juniors and seniors from Camden, Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools and Camden Military Academy (CMA).

April 29, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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