Baron DeKalb Elementary School's School Improvement Council (SIC) is in the top five finalists for the Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence which recognizes accomplishments in parent and civic engagement.
All incoming ninth-graders for the 2012-2013 school year will receive Apple iPad 2s. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted unanimously for that to happen as part of the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) ongoing i-Can program. The board estimates spending $1.37 million for 1,918 iPad units along with 821 laptops, pay for 15 technicians and one-time costs to improve bandwidth and wireless access at all three of the district's highs schools and ATEC.
Applications for the 2012-13 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county's high schools and the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center.
Doby's Mill Elementary School's (DMES) Shrimp and G.R.I.T. is going to the First Lego League (FLL) state competition this weekend. DMES started its first robotics team in 2002. This year's team is called G.R.I.T, Great Robots In Training, and is made up of six fifth-graders. They must complete an application and show aptitude in six areas during tryouts before they can secure a spot on the team.
The buildings that housed the former Camden Middle School (CMS) on Laurens Street could be torn down in the near future. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees looked at the possibility as Finance/ Facilities Chair Matt Irick presented an update on the former school at the full board's Feb. 7 meeting.
Volunteers in the Kershaw County School District must now undergo a revised application process that divides them into two levels depending upon possible unsupervised interaction with students. The new process took effect Feb. 1.