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Cheer-rific time

Cheerleaders-in-the-making are invited to the annual Lil' Demon Cheer Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS). In addition to being the L-EHS cheerleaders' largest fundraiser of the year, the clinic is also an opportunity for the cheerleaders to mentor and serve as role models for younger girls in the West Wateree Community. Both the Varsity and JV cheerleading squads participate, and youngsters from ages 3 thru 12 are invited to attend. The cost of the clinic is $30 and includes snacks and drinks, a T-shirt and the opportunity to cheer during the first quarter ...

August 17, 2011 | | Education


Clemson graduates first class of 'New Farmers'

After 30 years as a national television executive, Dale Snyder is the textbook definition of a new farmer. In fact, as little as a year ago, his agricultural skills were limited to potted plants on the front porch of his house.

August 15, 2011 | | Education


'Angry Managment' to remain in KCSD libraries

"Angry Management" is back.

August 12, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Youth attend state leadership conference

Four local youth turned their attention to field and farm this summer.

August 10, 2011 | | Education


Stoney earns master's degree

Gertude Stoney graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Administration with Organization and Communities during the May 2011 ceremony. She completed the Advanced Master of Social Work Program (a rigorous program in which she earned her degree in 11 months.) Joining her at the Master of Social Work hooding ceremony is Dr. Carl Maas of USC. Stoney is the daughter of Delores Lloyd and Capt. Donnelle Stoney. Her maternal grandparents are Pastor Walter Lloyd and the late Gertrude Lloyd. Her paternal grandparents are Ann Williams and the late Bennie ...

August 08, 2011 | | Education


Local AYP performance better than state results

Kershaw County elementary and middle schools outperformed the state on Adequate Yearly Performance (AYP) results released recently, although local education leaders say the federal system has been criticized for its "all or nothing" ratings and seems to contradict local positive results released on PASS, the state's accountability test for grades 3-8.

August 08, 2011 | | Education


MSC upgrades

The Montessori School of Camden has upgraded Beard Hall in preparation for the 2011-2012 school year. Denton Builders gutted the toddler room, replacing the flooring, adding all new cabinetry and sinks and painting the room. In addition, a covered space at the exit of the infant room was added and lighting in the room was upgraded. Surveying the upgrades are classroom staff Cintyia Moreno, Heather Conder and Meredith Hines.

August 05, 2011 | | Education


More than money

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received $1.7 million worth of donated volunteer hours and items during the 2010-11 academic year, according to a Partners in Education report.

August 05, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Out of trouble, ready for school

Tucked away in a corner of Camden's Trinity Apartments complex is a 2,500-square-foot building where a lot of learning goes on.

August 05, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Area students are Winthrop graduates

A number of local students were among Winthrop University graduates for the spring 2011.

August 05, 2011 | | Education


Final honor rolls reported by L-EMS

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-week period.

August 03, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Education


English as a Second Language workshop scheduled

If you or others you know are interested in teaching English to a non-English speaking person or group, mark your calendar for Aug. 11-13.

July 29, 2011 | | Education


Students receive scholarships

Haylee Michele Gause, Robert Coy Gibson and Benny Alvin Harris Jr. are among 184 students from the United States and Canada chosen to receive an academic scholarship from the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation for the 2011-12 academic year.

July 29, 2011 | | Education


Time with the family

The Jackson High School Class of 1970's recent family day rummage sale had plenty to offer: school supplies, clothing, jewelry, lemonade, as enjoyed by Taja Atkins, and hot dogs served up by Kershaw County Council Vice Chairman Sammie Tucker Jr. Class members said they will invest proceeds from the day in the future by funding student scholarships. The sale was held at the former Continuous Learning Center building on York Street.

July 27, 2011 | | Education


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


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NCMS mourning sudden passing of beloved teacher

Students, administrators, fellow teachers and the surrounding community are dealing with the shock from the sudden passing of North Central Middle School (NCMS) teacher Helen Charlene Mathis on April 29.

May 06, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Second look at proposed KCSD budget shows few changes

The Kershaw County School District's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-16 budget shows a modest 2.4 percent increase from the current FY 2014-15 budget. The proposal calls for a balanced $74.83 million budget, up from almost $73.1 million in the current fiscal year.

May 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Benson to be Bethune and Mt. Pisgah principal

An assistant principal from Blaney Elementary School will become the new principal of both Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools.

May 04, 2015 | | Education


CCTC aims to go tobacco free in 2016 with grant

Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) plans to make its campuses 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free by Fall 2016, thanks to a $5,000 grant from Legacy. Legacy is the organization responsible for the national "truth" smoking prevention campaign. Through the grant, CCTC plans to encourage students, faculty and administrators to adopt the 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free policy, according to a press release from the college.

May 01, 2015 | | Education


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