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Group claims improper KCSD hiring practices

A letter from an anonymous group charges the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) with violating proper hiring practices. The group sent the letter -- addressed to Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Chairman Joey Dorton -- anonymously to board members, school principals and news outlets out of "fear of retaliation" from district office administrators.

July 27, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


PASS scores exceed state averages

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students exceeded state averages in math, English language arts and writing, according to state Palmetto Assessment of State Standards results released Friday morning.

July 25, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Furlough days wiped from KCSD calendar

Kershaw County School District employees can breathe a sigh of relief. Their furlough days are gone.

July 22, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Young STARS

Safety of all kinds -- Internet, boating, fire and highway -- was a key topic for youngsters attending the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) STARS Camp. The campers also learned about bullying/cyber-bullying, basic first aid and alcohol and drug abuse prevention. In addition to a visit from the KCSO K9 unit, the youngsters met a special guest, Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter of Gilbert (standing, fourth from left), who was severely injured in Afghanistan when he threw himself in front of a grenade to protect a friend. Carpenter, who has been nominated for the Medal of Honor, spoke to the ...

July 22, 2011 | | Education


School registration next week

The new school year is in sight with registration for Kershaw County School District students next week.

July 20, 2011 | | Education


New Midway principal ready to share excitement of learning

Not even a month has passed since Dell Brabham assumed principalship of Midway Elementary School (MES), and she's already outlined two major goals for the upcoming school year: increasing ongoing student achievement and student attendance.

July 20, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Putnam honored for academic achievement

Justin R. Putnam of Camden was named to the Dean's List for the 2011 spring semester at the University of South Carolina.

July 20, 2011 | | Education


School board may revise school calendar

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees may vote on a revised school calendar, environmental services contract and a resolution for general obligation bonds during its meeting Tuesday night.

July 18, 2011 | | Education


New assistant prinicpals onbaord

Four new assistant principals will greet the 2011-12 school year when the bell rings Aug. 17.

July 18, 2011 | | Education


Former CHS student heading to Japan as teacher

For Michael Broderick, it all began in his SEAGUL class.

July 18, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Help students get those 'school tools'

The first day of school for Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students is Aug. 17 and some youngsters need the community's help in being prepared for a successful year.

July 15, 2011 | | Education


Doby's Mill announces honor roll

Doby's Mill Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-weeks period.

July 13, 2011 | | Education


Author reacts to novel's removal

Chris Crutcher says he is "shocked" a book he wrote was removed from school libraries in Kershaw County.

July 11, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Feature photo: Moving in

July 11, 2011 | | Education


KCSD registration scheduled July 26-28

All Kershaw County School District students and parents -- both new and returning -- should plan to attend school registration later this month.

July 08, 2011 | | Education


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KCSD receives two 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is the only South Carolina school district to receive not just one, but two 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants for 2015. Partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands, Jackson School and Pine Tree Hill Elementary School will house afterschool academic assistance programs.

December 19, 2014 | | Education


CHS raises funds for PAALS

Camden High School's (CHS) National Honor Society (NHS) presented Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS) with a $3,000 check Tuesday. The money is going to a program called Rob's Best Friend Fund; a ceremony marking the donation took place in the CHS media center.

December 19, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Brandi Patterson of Elgin named Barker Scholar

Brandi Patterson of Elgin has been named a Barker Scholar at Clemson University.

December 17, 2014 | | Education


Jackson’s Goodwin is KCRC Reading Administrator of the Year

The Kershaw County Reading Council's (KCRC) Administrator of the Year is doing everything she can to make sure students are reading at least at grade level. The KCRC named Jackson Elementary School Principal Matia Goodwin as its Reading Administrator of the Year at its annual recognition program Dec. 8.

December 17, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Arbor Day at Doby's Mill

On December 5, students at Doby's Mill Elementary school participated in Kershaw County's Soil and Water Conservation District's celebration of Arbor Day. Donna Douglas explained when Arbor Day is recognized. "Arbor Day is the first Friday in December, that is when we celebrate it in South Carolina because that is the best time to plant. It's celebrated at different times in different states," Douglas explained. Students participated in an assembly honoring Arbor Day and performed skits and songs in honor of Arbor Day. "Every year the conservation district chooses a school to participate in Arbor Day ...

December 15, 2014 | | Education


School district gives flu warning

According to Kershaw County School District Director of Communications Mary Anne Byrd, the district received an update last week from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) saying it is seeing an early and large rise in seasonal flu cases. Byrd said the district is currently experiencing the same situation in many of the schools.

December 15, 2014 | | Education


Dec. 19 to be half day for KCSD students

The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 19, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break. Staff will work a regular schedule. Students in 3-and 4-year-old developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend.

December 15, 2014 | | Education


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