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CHS 100 days

Camden High School (CHS) was one of the district schools that observed the 100th day of school with activities designed to promote Kershaw Health's Centennial Celebration. Camden High's Health and Fitness class, taught by Paige Wilson, participated in several projects to promote the number 100. One of the class activities involved researching snacks that contain 100 calories, preparing the snacks, and delivering them to staff members. Another class project was to issue a 100 Mile Challenge. CHS encourages fellow students, staff and community to run or jog 100 miles by April 17th and log the miles on the ...

March 06, 2013 | | Education


ATEC offering honors medical course track

Students interested in the medical field now have the option of taking a series of four honors courses at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC).

March 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


State Superintendant Zais visits KCSD

Pine Tree Hill and Jackson elementary schools, along with the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) and North Central High School, received a very special visitor Feb. 22. That was the day Dr. Mick Zais, South Carolina's state superintendent of education toured the schools as part of a wider tour of schools across the state. Zais also spent time talking with the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Kevin Rhodes about school safety.

March 01, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


L-EMS briefly locked down

An "unfounded rumor" caused Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) to go into "limited lockdown" yesterday morning after a parent said that there was a gun at the school in a Facebook post.

March 01, 2013 | | Education


Parental input needed for accreditation process

As part of its upcoming accreditation process, the Kershaw County School District is seeking input from parents about each school's learning environment.

February 27, 2013 | | Education


School board focuses on alt. ed. plan

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is working to change the way it approaches K-12 alternative education. In a continuous effort to increase graduation rates and help students succeed in life, district administrators and community members have come together to create an Alternative Education Plan to target students who do not learn well in the "typical" classroom setting.

February 22, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Powerful art

Faith, strength, endurance and 122 pounds.

February 20, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD about to go through self-assessment

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is set to undergo a nine-month "self-assessment" process that will better prepare it for a three-day, peer-reviewed accreditation this fall. The district will be accredited by AdvancED, formed in 2006 through the consolidation of the widely-recognized Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. AdvancED requires the self-evaluation prior to the accreditation process.

February 18, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Students take part in honor band clinic at Limestone College

The Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) band program had seven students selected to participate in the 6th Annual Limestone College Honor Band Clinic.

February 18, 2013 | | Education


KCSD’s Long is SCASA president

Thirty-six years of experience in South Carolina's education system has led Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Dr. Connie Long to the role of president of one of the largest professional organizations for educators in South Carolina.

February 11, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD to offer GED transition program

A new pilot program may help students who are behind in earning high school credits pursue a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). The program is the result of a team-up between the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Continuous Learning Center (CLC) and the district's Adult Education program.

February 08, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


CHS students are ‘Upward Bound’

Thanks to a new partnership with Benedict College, Camden High School (CHS) students are creating a successful foundation for their college career. CHS recently became affiliated with Benedict's Upward Bound program which, according to its website, is committed to fostering the necessary academic and social skills to prepare students to compete in a global society.

February 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Sparkleberry Fair offers new KCSD scholarships

An annual Richland County tradition will begin benefitting schools in the West Wateree portion of Kershaw County this year.

February 06, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


JES students, staff lead the way

A teacher's responsibility doesn't end with state-mandated curriculum. Character, morals, positive behavior and leadership skills are also key aspects of developing well-rounded and responsible adults. To better influence every area of their student's lives, Jackson Elementary School (JES) faculty and staff members have implemented The Leader in Me, a program developed by the late Stephen Covey, author of "7 Habits of Highly Effective People."

February 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD’s Wilson part of education funding reform effort

For years, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson has said the way the state of South Carolina funds its public schools isn't working. Now, he's among a group of representatives from 16 school districts that has developed the S.C. Jobs, Education and Tax (SCJET) Act of 2013. It's an effort, Wilson said, to restructure education funding once again.

January 30, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


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Junior Leadership applications now available

Applications for the 2017-18 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county's high schools and the ...

February 17, 2017 | | Education


Clowning around

February 17, 2017 | | Education


Bethune Woman's Club, Lions offering scholarships

The Bethune Woman's Club and the Bethune Lion's Club are each offering a $500.00 Scholarship. These scholarships are one-time awards.

February 14, 2017 | | Education


NCHS names students to second quarter Honor Roll

9th Grade A/B Honor Roll – Izabella Baipho, Autumn Barrett, William Boone, Rachel Bowers, Matthew Carroll, Becca Clem, Matthew Clem, Christopher Cole, Madison Dixon, Benjamin ...

February 14, 2017 | | Education


MES announces second quarter Honor Roll students

1st grade

February 14, 2017 | | Education


KCSD Kindergarten Round-Up is Feb. 16

Families with four- and five-year-olds who will attend kindergarten in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) next school year should participate in the school district ...

February 10, 2017 | | Education


L-EHS wins state Special Olympics award

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) is one of only eight schools in the sate being recognized this year by Special Olympics South Carolina for efforts to ...

February 10, 2017 | | Education


KCSD students leave early Friday, off Feb. 20

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students will be dismissed early on Friday, Feb. 17 to allow teachers to participate in professional development and not attend ...

February 10, 2017 | | Education


Five firms hired for 11 referenda projects

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees approved the selection of five construction management at risk firms to work on 11 different projects on a ...

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Glenn Price inducted into SCMEA Hall of Fame

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) band director Glenn Price was the only person inducted into the S.C. Music Educators Association (SCMEA) Hall of Fame on ...

February 10, 2017 | | Education


CCS announces second nine week honor rolls

Cornerstone Christian School recently announced its second nine weeks honor roll.

February 07, 2017 | | Education


L-EWA offering scholarships

The Board of Directors of the Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority announce that applications for the Authority's 2017 scholarship awards are available at the L-EWA's ...

February 07, 2017 | | Education


School Days

February 07, 2017 | | Education


FMU names non-profit institute for Fred Sheheen

Francis Marion University (FMU) honored long-time university friend and advocate of the downtrodden, the late Fred Sheheen, at a special event at the FMU Performing ...

February 07, 2017 | | Education


School board may choose referendum project firms

Tonight, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees may choose one or more firms to build projects approved by voters for construction and funding by ...

February 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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