To simply say that Helen Walker looked surprised after being named Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Teacher of the Year on Monday evening would have been an understatement.
Renovations to the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) new offices on U.S. 1 in Camden could run as high as an estimated $100,000. KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan confirmed the number Wednesday morning. KCSD Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson had mentioned the figure during a Kershaw County Board of School Trustees facilities and finance committee meeting Tuesday.
Applications will be accepted through May 5 for the 2011 Thomas E. McLester Scholarship Award, given by Camden First United Methodist Church.
Byron Farnum, son of Donna H. Farnum of Camden and Peter F. Farnum of Elgin, has earned a Master's Degree in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at JHU.
Francis Marion University's Division of Student Affairs presented Student Life Awards to outstanding students and campus organizations during a ceremony recently.
DemonCo., Derek Berry's fourth-block marketing class at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS), will host the school's first concert, DemonStock, Saturday in the football stadium. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and tickets may be purchased in advance for $5 and at the gate for $7. Concessions will be sold. Acts will perform a variety of music from country and rap to rock and other genres. Featured bands include RC Polar, HERE-O, Bridge North, Bran Flakes, Lower Education, K-Flum, Marry Me Joanna and Clayton Summerton. "DemonStock is going to be an event that no one wants to miss ...
Hooray for spring and summer with longer days and more light. One time I was where there was no light from town at night. We were so far out in the forest that no city lights lit up the sky. We stood amazed at the stars. There was no moon that night and light came only from the stars!
Some of Kershaw County's brightest high school seniors turned up at Bethesda Presbyterian Church this week, thanking their family, friends and guidance counselors for helping them reach their goals.
Students enrolled in the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) health science program won numerous honors in statewide health occupations competition for high schools held recently in North Charleston. ATEC did very well in the career health display category with four teams placing in the top six out of 63 teams. The competition is sponsored by the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), a national leadership organization for students enrolled in health science and nursing programs. Winning first-place honors in career health display were Courtney Johnson and Rebecca Prewitt. They will represent South Carolina at the HOSA National Leadership Conference in ...
Camden High School's third quarter honor rolls have been announced.
Camden High School has been recognized by the S.C. Department of Education with a Palmetto Silver award for closing the achievement gap in 2010.
The Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 is seeking applications for Palmetto Boys State, to be held June 12-18 at Anderson University. Applicants should be motivated students interested in learning about citizenship and government, rising seniors of good character and in the top 25 percent of their class.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted recently to hire Camden native Steve Abbott as the district's new professional development director. Abbott replaces John Gardner, who recently retired.
Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) Principal Karen Bullard is the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Principal of the Year. A panel of school and district administrators voted to select her for the honor. Bullard began serving as L-EMS' principal in 2010 after serving as Camden High School's assistant principal. She and her husband are originally from Whiteville, N.C., and have two college-age daughters.
Members of Kershaw County Council attended the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting Tuesday evening to hear a presentation on a possible joint economic development campus here. Others attending the meeting included representatives from Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC), the city of Camden, the towns of Bethune and Elgin, Kershaw County Committee of 100, Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, KershawHealth, Santee Lynches Council of Governments, the Kershaw County Vocational Education Foundation and Santee-Wateree Rural Transit Authority.
The 17th annual Read Across America event took place Feb. 28 with volunteers converging on all Kershaw County elementary schools to read the works of Dr. Seuss to students in honor of his birthday. Seuss, whose real name was Theodore Seuss Geisel, was born March 2, 1904, but since that date fell on Sunday this year, the event was moved to Feb. 28, a Friday. A creation of the National Education Association, the event is held nationwide.
Last Friday, Blaney Elementary School (BES) students learned about heart health and physical activity at Jump Rope for the Heart. Students rotated through 11 stations where they exercised, played games and learned about eating healthy. BES school nurse Kim Allen wanted to show students that exercise can be fun. Jump Rope for the Heart is a community service project that teaches students the importance of exercising and eating healthy. Through Jump Rope for the Heart, BES students exceeded their goal of $1000 in raising money for the American Heart Association.
Due to recent inclement weather, Friday will be a regular school day for Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students. The 2013-14 KCSD calendar approved in December of 2012 originally indicated that Friday would be a professional development day for teachers unless needed as an inclement weather make up day.
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