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School News - Aug. 7, 2013

Ja'Tavia Sharnell Cook and Sa'Vonn Lamont Wingate were awarded Bronze pins for their academic achievements during their freshman year at South Carolina State.

August 07, 2013 | | Education


KCSD tops in academic performance

The Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) grade on the 2013 state report card was a high B -- only 1.3 percentage points below an A -- while local third through eighth graders' PASS scores were higher than state averages in 37 of 40 categories. More than 83 percent of KCSD students passed the state's high school exit exam (HSAP) on their first attempt.

August 05, 2013 | | Education


Meet the principals

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has two new principals, both of whom are new to the Kershaw County community. The Chronicle-Independent sat down with both to discuss their background and what they want to focus on during their first year as principals.

August 02, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Back to School Bash Saturday at KCRD

The Kershaw County Back to School Bash takes place Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon or until supplies last at the Kershaw County Recreation Department, 1042 West DeKalb St. in Camden. All school supplies are free.

July 26, 2013 | | Education


SEAGUL to offer Spanish to eighth-graders

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) eighth-graders participating in the district's Special Education Activities Geared for Unique Learning (SEAGUL) program will be able to take Spanish during the coming school year.

July 26, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


1sties Camp

She acts, she sings, she even performs surgery. Word surgery, to be exact. Lugoff Elementary School (LES) teacher Sara Fakoury taught 21 rising first-graders everything from contractions to syllables at her 1sties Camp at Grace Episcopal Church this week.

July 19, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


‘School Tools’ now open for business

For more than 10 years, Kershaw County residents have helped provide school supplies for more than 2,000 local needy students through the district's "School Tools" program. In order to make it more convenient for persons to participate this year, a special account has been set up at First Citizens Bank where donations can be dropped off or sent through the mail.

July 17, 2013 | | Education


Students awarded James and Nell Smith Scholarships

Seven students were awarded the James and Nell Smith Scholarship for the 2013 academic school year. Trinity Baptist Church of Lugoff administers the scholarships and selects recipients based on the qualifications expressed by James and Nell Smith. Students receive scholarships based on their academic standing, active membership in a Kershaw Baptist Association church and need. Scholarship recipients must also attend college in South Carolina.

July 17, 2013 | | Education


DMES fitness trail upgrade meeting Tuesday

The public is invited to Doby's Mill Elementary School (DMES) for a public meeting on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the gazebo on the DMES fitness trail to talk about future upgrades to the trail.

July 15, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD expands communication with parents

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is moving past the traditional methods it used to keep parents informed this past school year.

July 15, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


‘Exceptional children’ conference held at L-EMS

The S.C. Department of Education's (SCDOE) Office of Exceptional Children (OEC) held its 10th annual Research To Practice (RTP) Institute at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) this week.

July 12, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Phase II bond referendum options presented

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan hopes to present the Kershaw County community with a draft of a Facilities Equalization Program Phase II bond referendum by January.

July 12, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD registration to be July 31 - Aug. 1

All Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students and parents -- both new and returning -- should plan to attend registration later this summer at their children's schools.

July 05, 2013 | | Education


New principals announced for CES, Pine Tree

Carol Przybyla and Melissa Royalty are the new principals for Camden and Pine Tree Hill elementary schools, respectively. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees approved Przybyla as principal of Camden Elementary School and Royalty as principal of Pine Tree Hill Elementary School at its June 27 meeting.

July 03, 2013 | | Education


Some SS/HS programs could end in 2014

Some programs will continue, some may change and some may close as funding ends for the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant in 2014. SS/HS Initiative Director Kevin Rhodes briefed the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees on the possible changes during its meeting Thursday.

July 01, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


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CCTC pins nurses, pharmacy techs

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May 12, 2017 | | Education


Elgin student inducted into national honor society

Spartanburg Methodist College student Olivia P. Burley of Elgin was recently inducted into Psi Beta, the national Psychology honor society for students at two-year colleges.

May 12, 2017 | | Education


Jackson School drums up character

The drums banged, the maracas shook, the vibraphones rang and dozens of 5th Grade voices sang out to the rhythm about respect.

May 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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