Sixth-grade students at Camden Middle School recently enjoyed Mummy Day, the culmination of an Ancient Egyptian unit. Students spent the day engaged in Egyptian activities across the curriculum. They mummified chicken drummettes, made life-sized sarcophagi, created pyramids, virtually mummified a pharaoh and played Ancient Egyptian games. Here, students Avery Barnes and Zoe Smothers use a triple beam balance to mass their chicken drummette before the mummification process.
The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 17, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break. Staff will work a regular schedule. Students in developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend. SEAGUL classes will not be held.
Lugoff-Elgin High School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-week period.
The Doby's Mill Elementary School Choraliers -- a part of the Kershaw County Elementary Honors Choir, directed by Dr Susan Wyatt -- recently took part in an event jointly sponsored by the University of South Carolina and Colla Voce, a vocal chamber ensemble of professional musicians in the Columbia area. Elementary and middle schools from around the state were hosted at the event, where students sang in English and Latin.
Fifth-grade students at Pine Tree Hill School recently created pumpkins to represent the main characters of fiction novels. Students displaying their creations are (first row, from left) Abigail Tucker with Amber Billows from "Early Sunday Morning"; Chandler Price with Will from "Shades of Gray"; Cody Brewer with Stuart from "Stuart Little"; (second row) Jarquis Dinkins with Ralph from "Ralph S. Mouse"; Garrett Lawson with Gandolf the White from "Lord of the Rings"; and Kyle Alecia ...
Thomas Sumter Academy's Lower School recently held its first Recognition Rally for the 2010-2011 school year.
In an effort to educate youth on the importance of planting and caring for trees, Jackson School held several events last week in honor of Arbor Day.
An external independent CPA firm has given the Kershaw County School District an "unqualified opinion" during its annual financial audit.
Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's contract has been extended for an additional year, and is now scheduled to run through June 30, 2014.
North Central High School (NCHS) students are setting out to create a more sustainable environment -- and it looks like the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has taken notice.
Upper elementary and lower elementary students at Doby's Mill Elementary School partner up each month to share reading and writing experiences. Fourth-grader Abigail Tate recently shared her love of horses with second-grader Carrie Gartman as they read a book about the famous racehorse, Barbaro.
After reading the story, "Lemonade for Sale," second-graders at Lugoff Elementary School made and sold lemonade at the school. The funds generated -- $151.83 – were donated to Relay For Life. Here, second-graders Aneesa Williams and Christopher Parmely serve Samara Mok, Alexia Hopkins and Brayton Boone.
Retired school administrator Theodore Jackson was appointed by the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Tuesday to serve as the interim principal for Midway Elementary School effective Jan. 3.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will spend up to $1.25 million to purchase an undisclosed piece of property in order to relocate its district office.
Sixth grade students at Camden Middle School (CMS) recently celebrated Mummy Day, a culmination of a unit of study on Ancient Egypt. During the school day, students traveled to four stations where they participated in cross curriculum activities. Students created life-size sarcophagi, found the surface area of pyramids that they then constructed, participated in a virtual pharaoh's mummification process, and then mummified chicken legs.
The 84 children of the Montessori School of Camden anxiously awaited the arrival of their grandparents and extended families for the annual celebration of Grandparents' Day.
"See You at the Pole," Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) third-grader Jacob Harris told fellow students Nov. 26 on his way to leading a time of prayer for Thanksgiving. Students used the time to say what they are thankful as Jacob led the 10-minute session, something he also did in 2012.
Amanda Harris, a fourth grade teacher at Jackson School, is the 2013-14 Reading Teacher of the Year. The Kershaw County Reading Council named Harris its teacher of the year during its annual recognition program at Pine Tree Hill Elementary School. Each school in the district had the opportunity to nominate a reading teacher of the year who submitted an application to be critiqued by an external judge.
The Upton Trio turned itself into a foursome for its annual outreach program with the Kershaw County School District. The group will present its last performance of the program at 9:30 a.m. today at North Central High School.
The South Carolina Department of Education released the report card ratings for career centers last week, and ATEC earned an Excellent Absolute rating for the third straight year.
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