Tuesday night, the Kershaw County School Board of Trustees was all set to craft a "worst case scenario budget" for the 2011-12 fiscal year at Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's recommendation.
The Kershaw County School District will hold half days for students May 26 and 27, the final two days of student attendance for this school year. Students in developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend. SEAGUL classes will not be held.
Camden Middle School students put their folding skills to work to help raise funds for victims of the March 11 earthquake in Japan.
Cadet Derek Hunt Stanley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Derek Stanley of Camden, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy – West Point May 21.
Jarrod Hughes, a senior from Camden, has been accepted to attend Coker College in the fall of 2012.
Three Kershaw County schools will have new principals at the helm for the 2011-12 school year.
Lugoff Elementary School has reported its honor rolls for the third nine-week period.
What's the matter? Well, Melissa Smith's third-grade students -- including Quad Patton, Gauge Peavy and Karly Emanuel -- at Wateree Elementary School know that their matter is a solid. They were given their solid (ice) and challenged to find the quickest method of changing it into a liquid. They chose friction and heat and led the class in changing their state of matter.
The option of approaching Kershaw County Council for a millage increase is still in play for the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.
Lugoff-Elgin High School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-week period.
Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) will continue to offer dual enrollment classes to Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students next year.
The College of Education at the University of South Carolina held its annual awards ceremony. Several Kershaw County students were honored, including the following:
To simply say that Helen Walker looked surprised after being named Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Teacher of the Year on Monday evening would have been an understatement.
Renovations to the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) new offices on U.S. 1 in Camden could run as high as an estimated $100,000. KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan confirmed the number Wednesday morning. KCSD Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson had mentioned the figure during a Kershaw County Board of School Trustees facilities and finance committee meeting Tuesday.
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.
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.
Brandi Patterson of Elgin has been named a Barker Scholar at Clemson University.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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