For the first time since implementation of the state report cards in 2001, 100 percent of the Absolute and Growth ratings issued Friday for Kershaw County elementary and middle schools are Excellent, Good or Average. Statewide, only 82 percent of schools achieved this level for Absolute ratings and 88 percent for Growth ratings.
First grade All A Honor Roll -- Leo Addeo, Sylvia Adongo, Xan Anthony, Kaytlin Arave, Autumn Austin, Erin Belcher, Ashley Bellamy, Kennedi Benko, Mackenzie Blankenship, Sydney Branham, Joshua Catoe, Zane Catoe, Emily Clark, Matthew Coleman, Eliana Freier, Daniel Garner, Gerald Gary, Jacob Gibson, Ekzavia Glover, Mya Grant, Jordan Harrell, Joshua Kirksey, Cheyenne Koenig, Mitchell Loudermilk, Jackson Mangum, Lilly Martin, Kayden Melvin, Zeke Meshach, Owen Metzelfield, David Monroe, Gracie Parsons, Trey Pittman, Aiden Powell, Aumari ...
First grade All A Honor Roll -- Taylar Anderson, Phenix Chislom, Lyric Evans, Noah McCathern, Lilly Roberts and Chandler Shropshire. A/B Honor Roll -- Madison Barrett, Tania Bennett, Brandon Bowers, Sarrah Branham, Karrie Leigh Broughton, Joshua Constante, Reanne Love, Colee Railey, Emma ...
Camden Elementary School third grade teacher Trudy Ranges knows the importance of reading for students to be successful. Because of her work to develop the Read Every Day (RED) program at her school, ING has named her as one of 100 "unsung heroes" and awarded $2,000 to the school's reading program.
Four million dollars is left in the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Installment Purchase Plan (IPP) fund. How to use what remains of what was once $102 million for a series of school construction projects was the subject of discussion Monday night for the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.
Camden Elementary School students participated in a mock election for governor Oct. 19. Students received voter registration cards, were assigned to different precincts and placed their votes electronically in a real voting booth. Vincent Sheheen, the Democratic candidate, came out on top with 447 votes. Republican opponent Nikki Haley received 157 votes. Here, student Faith Outlaw casts her ballot in the voting booth while Martha Jones and Tyona Barnes wait in line.
Wateree Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine weeks period.
Blaney Elementary School K-5 science lab teacher Tonya Arm Jackson (second from right) was recognized in October by the S.C. Board of Education as one of South Carolina's state finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The award is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade math or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Those selected for the honor receive ...
The North Central High School Band traveled to James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan Oct. 23 to participate in the South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA) 1A Upper State Championship. The Marching Knights placed sixth overall securing a position at the SCBDA 1A State Finals which will be held Saturday at Batesburg-Leesville High School. The band will perform at 11:15 a.m. This is the first time in eight years that the Marching Knights have made ...
Ashleigh Walters with WLTX in Columbia visited Abby Spitzer's fifth-grade news teams in the media center at Baron DeKalb Elementary School Oct. 5. She worked with them on proper angling of the camera, how to make smooth transitions in their newscast, and gave them many creative ideas to improve their daily news show. The fifth-grade teams hope to make their show more interesting with the addition of special features each day and still photographs that ...
The marketing class at Lugoff-Elgin High School will host its second annual dodge ball competition from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9 in the larger gym.
Moseley Architects representative Jimmy Wilhide presents Jackson School Principal Gerald Gary (second from right) with a ceremonial key to the new facility at the school's recent dedication. Looking on are (from left) Kershaw County School District Superintendent Frank Morgan; Kershaw County Board of School Trustees members Andy James, Kim DuRant, Mara Jones and Joey Dorton; and S.C. Law Enforcement Division Director Reggie Lloyd, who served as the speaker for the ceremony. Jackson is the county's ...
In approving policy changes concerning response to suspected child abuse and other emergency situations, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees agreed at its Tuesday meeting that it is imperative district personnel be well-versed in how to react.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is expected to take action on school district policy updates at its meeting Tuesday.
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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