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KCSD budget ‘notebook’ provides snapshot of school spending

On the 135th day of school, coming up on March 18, Midway Elementary School's projected enrollment should include 359 students in regular classrooms and another six in self-contained classroom. The school's classroom capacity is 400 students.

January 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Lugoff-Elgin Middle School reports Honor Rolls

Sixth Grade

January 21, 2015 | | Education


The height of manners

How to seat a lady. How to be seated by a man. Which fork to use for the salad. What signals you're done with a meal versus just excusing yourself for a moment. Unbutton your jacket before you sit; button it when you get up.

January 21, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board to hold preliminary budget discussion

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and CFO Donnie Wilson will lead a preliminary discussion of the district's 2015-2016 budget at a Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting set for Tuesday evening.

January 19, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Hall Named to Dean’s List

Trevon Hall of Bethune has been named to Eastern New Mexico University's Dean's List for the fall 2014 semester.

January 16, 2015 | | Education


New school board trustees sworn in

The school board's annual organizational meeting Jan. 13 began with the swearing in of new trustees and officers. Trustee Ron Blackmon is the board's new chairman. Trustee Mara Jones chose not to seek reelection for the lead role and nominated Blackmon in her place.

January 16, 2015 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Bethune power outage causes schools to combine

The town of Bethune and Bethune Elementary School (BES) suffered a power outage Jan. 8.

January 12, 2015 | Simone T. Owens | Education


School district mourns loss of former special needs director

The county is mourning the loss of beloved Kershaw County School District (KCSD) special education educator and district director Deborah "Debi" Hardin Davis who passed away Tuesday after a year and half battle with cancer.

January 09, 2015 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Montessori conversion to charter school delayed

Plans to convert the Montessori School of Camden (MSC) on Battleship Road are being delayed a year, according to Headmaster Dr. John Moncure. In November, Moncure confirmed plans for a bid to pursue charter school status with the intent of becoming one in August. Plans to do so have now been pushed back to August 2016.

January 07, 2015 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Jingle Bell Run proceeds benefit local schools

Once again, the proceeds of the local Jingle Bell Run are being used to benefit local schools. Now in its seventh year, the 5K run/walk sponsored by the Fitness Zone took place Dec. 5. This year, five Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools are receiving $1,500 to be used for health and physical education projects.

December 24, 2014 | | Education


L-EHS Drama Dept. showcases student work

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) drama students recently portrayed the perils, joys and everyday challenges of high school life in their winter production. The play consisted of a series of monologues, written by L-EHS Drama III students, dealing with issues such as pregnancy, parent's divorce, social media mishaps, relationship issues and navigating friendships. The play followed a group of students through their senior year in high school.

December 22, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Education


Gary is KCSD Food Service Employee of the Month

Twenty-four years ago, Brenda Gary began working at Camden High School as a food service employee within the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). Gary worked at Camden High until last year when officials determined help was needed at Leslie M. Stover Middle School's cafeteria in Elgin.

December 22, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


KCSD receives two 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is the only South Carolina school district to receive not just one, but two 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants for 2015. Partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands, Jackson School and Pine Tree Hill Elementary School will house afterschool academic assistance programs.

December 19, 2014 | | Education


CHS raises funds for PAALS

Camden High School's (CHS) National Honor Society (NHS) presented Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS) with a $3,000 check Tuesday. The money is going to a program called Rob's Best Friend Fund; a ceremony marking the donation took place in the CHS media center.

December 19, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Brandi Patterson of Elgin named Barker Scholar

Brandi Patterson of Elgin has been named a Barker Scholar at Clemson University.

December 17, 2014 | | Education


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School board to consider energy savings proposal

Trane -- a heating, ventilating and air conditions (HVAC) and building management systems/control manufacturer -- is proposing to help the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) save ...

December 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Students meet owls

Kylie Stephens (first image) and Rosemary Stukes (second photo) were two lucky Midway 5th Graders who got to meet and greet a live owl. Midway ...

December 11, 2018 | | Education


L-EHS Air Rifle Team competed in ‘Best of the Best’ meet

Lugoff Elgin High School's Air Rifle Team recently qualified for the U.S. Army Cadet Command Fourth Brigade Best of the Best Competition held ...

December 11, 2018 | | Education


MSC elects new board of directors

The Montessori School of Camden (MSC) held its first election of board members since it became a public charter school last July. The new board ...

December 11, 2018 | | Education


WES announces first quarter honor roll

Wateree Elementary School has announced its Honor Roll for the first quarter 2018:

December 11, 2018 | | Education


Bethune Elementary announced first quarter honor roll

Bethune Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-weeks period.

December 11, 2018 | | Education


Audit shows KCSD finances strong

The financial health of the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) was once again reported to be in good shape according to an external independent ...

December 07, 2018 | | Education


KCSD teacher career fair slated for Jan. 26

The Kershaw County School District will host its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair for certified teacher applicants on Jan. 26, 2019, at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School from ...

December 07, 2018 | | Education


Feature photo: Paper donation

December 07, 2018 | | Education


SMS announces first quarter honor roll

Leslie M. Stover Middle School recently announced its honor rolls for the first nine-week period.

December 07, 2018 | | Education


CES announces first quarter honor roll

Camden ELementary School recently announced its first quarter honor roll.

December 07, 2018 | | Education


BES announces first quarter honor roll

Blaney Elementary School recently announced its first quarter honor roll.

December 07, 2018 | | Education


State report cards released

Fourteen Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools are said to be meeting or exceeding the criteria to ensure all students meet the Profile of the ...

December 04, 2018 | | Education


KCRC honors three

The Kershaw County Reading Council (KCRC) recently named Blaney Elementary School (BES) 2nd Grade teacher Kayla Beckham and North Central High School (NCHS) English teacher ...

November 30, 2018 | | Education


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