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'Worst case' school budget may be less severe

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.

May 20, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Education


Half days for school May 26-27

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.

May 20, 2011 | | Education


1,000 paper cranes for Japan

Camden Middle School students put their folding skills to work to help raise funds for victims of the March 11 earthquake in Japan.

May 18, 2011 | | Education


Cadet Stanley graduates from West Point

Cadet Derek Hunt Stanley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Derek Stanley of Camden, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy – West Point May 21.

May 18, 2011 | | Education


Hughes accepted to attend Coker College

Jarrod Hughes, a senior from Camden, has been accepted to attend Coker College in the fall of 2012.

May 18, 2011 | | Education


New school leaders

Three Kershaw County schools will have new principals at the helm for the 2011-12 school year.

May 16, 2011 | | Education


Honor rolls announced at Lugoff Elementary School

Lugoff Elementary School has reported its honor rolls for the third nine-week period.

May 16, 2011 | | Education


Ice to water

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.

May 16, 2011 | | Education


School board weighing request for millage increase

The option of approaching Kershaw County Council for a millage increase is still in play for the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.

May 11, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Stuck on learning

May 09, 2011 | | Education


Student honor rolls reported at L-EHS

Lugoff-Elgin High School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-week period.

May 06, 2011 | | Education


CCTC to be sole provider of dual-enrollment classes

Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) will continue to offer dual enrollment classes to Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students next year.

May 06, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Local students receive College of Education honors

The College of Education at the University of South Carolina held its annual awards ceremony. Several Kershaw County students were honored, including the following:

May 06, 2011 | | Education


Kershaw County's finest

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.

May 04, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


New KCSD office renovations to tune of $100,000?

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.

May 02, 2011 | Ashley Ford | 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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