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LFD welcomes kids back to school

As Kershaw County Schools opened its doors to students Monday, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) was there for the third year in a row with their fire trucks at two elementary schools early in the morning as students returned to class. Both an engine and ladder truck were sent from LFD headquarters to Wateree and Lugoff elementary Schools Monday morning as parents and buses brought students back to school on the nervous "first day".

August 22, 2012 | | Education


KCSO SROs to be in schools Monday

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) school resource officers (SROs) will be in city of Camden schools Monday morning. There had been some confusion in recent days as to whether or not SROs would be in any Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools inside the city limits.

August 17, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD continues back-to-school open house nights

The Kershaw County School District continues a series of back-to-school open house nights at school across the county.

August 15, 2012 | | Education


NCLB waiver to affect teacher evaluations

A waiver of the South Carolina State Department of Education Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), will affect the way teachers and principals are evaluated in the state of South Carolina.

August 15, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Kershaw County educators attend Santee Cooper’s Energy Educators Institute

This summer, Santee Cooper provided hands-on experience in critical fields of the energy industry to two Kershaw County educators, as part of the 27th annual Energy Educators Institute series at the Wampee Conference Center in Pinopolis.

August 15, 2012 | | Education


Local students graduate from SCGS summer programs

Five Kershaw County students graduated July 21 from the S.C. Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities' summer programs.

August 13, 2012 | | Education


Working ‘Hand in Hand’

The United Way of Kershaw County's Hand in Hand Together mentoring program is gearing up for another year of encouraging and guiding Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students through the KCSD's Safe Schools/Health Students grant.

August 13, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


School board approves bonds to pay off IPP, other debt

The Kershaw County School Board of Trustees unanimously approved the issuance of a general obligation bond for payments under the Installment Purchase Plan (IPP) and other debt payments at their Tuesday night board meeting.

August 10, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD changes meal plans to follow new guidelines

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will implement substantial changes to its school meal programs starting with the 2012-13 school year as part of federal requirements to improve students' nutrition.

August 08, 2012 | | Education


KCSD earns a “B” in new rating system

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received a "B" in ratings released Friday by the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) as a part of a new federal accountability rating system.

August 06, 2012 | | Education


New KCSD website coming

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will unveil a new, "easier" to use website this August.

July 27, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


JRT Sidewalk Survey:

Job Readiness for Teens (JRT), formerly Juveniles Experiencing Excellence Program (JEEP), is a part of the Safe School/Healthy Students grant administered through the Kershaw County School District. JRT teaches practical job and life skills training with real world experience. JRT teaches its students résumé building, etiquette and interview tips. JRT participants spend 40 hours in the work place and are paid through the Department of Juvenile Justice. Local participants include SAFE Bank, Springdale Health Care Center, Camp Emmanuel, Camp Kirkwood, and the Kershaw County School District Office. About 30 percent of students are asked to stay at their ...

July 27, 2012 | | Education


2012-13 KCSD volunteer applications now available

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials are encouraging persons who want to volunteer in schools this year to complete the online application as soon as possible.

July 25, 2012 | | Education


School news - July 25, 2012

Sheldon A. Bates, DMD, completed his residency in orthodontics at the Virginia Commonwealth University, formerly the Medical College of Virginia, receiving a Master's of Science in Dentistry. Graduating from Lugoff High School in 2002, Wofford College in 2006 and Medical University of South Carolina in 2010, Dr. Bates will practice in Virginia. Dr. Bates is appreciative of family, friends, teachers and mentors who have made this possible.

July 25, 2012 | | Education


Changes coming to KCSD with NCLB waiver

The U.S. Department of Education approved a waiver Thursday for South Carolina to be exempted from certain provisions of the state's version of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) program. Now, school districts, including the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), must figure out how to deal with the changes the waiver allows them to make.

July 23, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


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BDK is finalist for state reading award

In 2012, Baron DeKalb Elementary (BDK) received the state's Exemplary Writing Program Award. This year, the school is one of four finalists for a ...

February 21, 2017 | | Education


Elgin native wins 'STEM Oscar'

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) engineer Dwayne Nelson recently walked the proverbial red carpet. Nelson, a native of Elgin, South Carolina and a ...

February 21, 2017 | | Education


School accountability/report system proposed

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hear a presentation during its meeting tonight about a proposed combined accountability/report system developed by the ...

February 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CHS 9th graders learn ‘The Value of Education’

On the morning of Feb. 13, a large number of Camden High School (CHS) ninth graders filled up tables set up on the ground floor ...

February 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Junior Leadership applications now available

Applications for the 2017-18 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county's high schools and the ...

February 17, 2017 | | Education


ATEC receives $7,500 grant for firefighting program

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) has received a $7,500 grant from the South Carolina State Firefighters Association (SCSFA) for its firefighting program.

February 17, 2017 | | Education


Clowning around

February 17, 2017 | | Education


Bethune Woman's Club, Lions offering scholarships

The Bethune Woman's Club and the Bethune Lion's Club are each offering a $500.00 Scholarship. These scholarships are one-time awards.

February 14, 2017 | | Education


NCHS names students to second quarter Honor Roll

9th Grade A/B Honor Roll – Izabella Baipho, Autumn Barrett, William Boone, Rachel Bowers, Matthew Carroll, Becca Clem, Matthew Clem, Christopher Cole, Madison Dixon, Benjamin ...

February 14, 2017 | | Education


MES announces second quarter Honor Roll students

1st grade

February 14, 2017 | | Education


KCSD Kindergarten Round-Up is Feb. 16

Families with four- and five-year-olds who will attend kindergarten in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) next school year should participate in the school district ...

February 10, 2017 | | Education


L-EHS wins state Special Olympics award

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) is one of only eight schools in the sate being recognized this year by Special Olympics South Carolina for efforts to ...

February 10, 2017 | | Education


KCSD students leave early Friday, off Feb. 20

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students will be dismissed early on Friday, Feb. 17 to allow teachers to participate in professional development and not attend ...

February 10, 2017 | | Education


Five firms hired for 11 referenda projects

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees approved the selection of five construction management at risk firms to work on 11 different projects on a ...

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Glenn Price inducted into SCMEA Hall of Fame

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) band director Glenn Price was the only person inducted into the S.C. Music Educators Association (SCMEA) Hall of Fame on ...

February 10, 2017 | | Education


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