Robert Sumpter wanted a college degree and a career.
Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.
The Black History Month celebration at Wateree Elementary School included an assembly where students performed skits about Ruby Bridges (the first African American to start attending an all-white school) and Larry Doby (Kershaw County's own hometown hero and Baseball Hall of Fame standout. Student Council President McKenlee Davis (center) and Vice President Kaitlyn Salvage (right) prepare to introduce speaker Kayla Portee (left), Lugoff-Elgin High School's homecoming queen. Kayla read a motivational book about heroes of the past.
Heritage Community Bank recently recognized outstanding students at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC). On behalf of the bank, Branch Manager Kellie Chapman (left) honored students Chelsea Bradford (second from left), representing ATEC's early childhood education program, and Megan Clements (second from right), representing the health science program. ATEC Director Chet Horton (right) was on hand for the recognition.
Artist in Residence Francee Levin recently spent several days working with Midway Elementary School's third-, fourth- and fifth-graders on storytelling, reader's theater and writing. Here, Levin tells a story to students from Teri Davis' and Denee Hayes' third-grade classes. The Artist in Residence is sponsored by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's School Arts program which is funded in part by the Kershaw County School District and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Three Kershaw County students were among fall 2010 graduates at Winthrop University.
Jackson School hosted its first IGA Lego Invitational Feb. 19. More than 10 teams from across the state attended the tournament, where students collaborated with each other on robot designs and programming skills and participated in the Body Forward robot challenge. The Terminators from Greenville Tech High School won third place; RoboEagles from Moore Intermediate School placed in second; and Mind, Boty and Spirit from Doby's Mill Elementary School won first place. Here, students Seth Addeo and Hunter Fulton (center) explain a robotics concept to Tyra Burch (left) and Kristen Clay (right).
The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of March 7-11:
North Central Middle School (NCMS) teacher Lori Pate (left) and NCMS Principal Dr. Burchell Richardson (right) receive a $4,400 grant check from International Paper employee Timmy Boone (center). Pate wrote the grant for International Paper's literacy funding that is made possible through employee sponsorship. This is the fifth year that Boone and Pate have worked together to receive funding for NCMS and literacy improvement.
The future of ATEC, Kershaw County's Applied Technology Education Campus, was on the minds of school board members Tuesday night.
Nissary Wood (left), Lugoff-Elgin Academic Foundation (LEAF) president, recently presented a $600 check to be divided among classroom grant recipients (from left) Sharon White, Susan Morris and Charlene Trapp. Lugoff-Elgin High School Principal Tommy Gladden (right), joined the teachers at the presentation. White, a social studies teacher, received money to purchase a flip camera for her students to create movies for their classroom presentations. Morris, a health and physical education teacher, will use her portion to purchase current audiovisual materials for health classes. Trapp, a physical education teacher, will use her grant money to purchase a Wii Fit for adaptive ...
North Central High School has reported its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.
Lugoff native Mandy Pittman, a second-year law student at the University of South Carolina School of Law, tied for fourth place out of 50 students during a recent mock trial competition. Because of her high ranking, Pittman was one of only a few second-year students chosen to participate in a mock trial competition to be held this spring in Montgomery, Ala.
Four Columbia College students from Kershaw County were recently named for members in the Order of the Purple Seal, a national honor society fostering the ideals of solid scholarship.
Candace "Brooke" Kardack, daughter of Candy Kardack and Bobby Kardack, has been named to the Dean's List at the University of South Carolina Sumter for the 2010 fall semester.
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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