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Local schools 'make the grade'

For the first time since implementation of the state report cards in 2001, 100 percent of the Absolute ratings issued for the Kershaw County School District and all of its schools are Excellent, Good or Average. Statewide, 85 percent of high schools achieved this level for Absolute ratings and 82 percent for elementary and middle schools.

March 18, 2011 | | Education


Stadium lights approved

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees unanimously voted Tuesday to replace the stadium light poles at Lugoff-Elgin High School for $204,750.

March 18, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Students honored for essay entries

Caitlyn and Amanda Coleman placed first in their age/grade category for the essay topic, "Youth Leadership: The Key to Advancing the Dream."

March 16, 2011 | | Education


Smiles all around

Five years ago, former Pine Tree Hill School teacher Ann Marie Taylor wanted her special education students to be more involved with extracurricular activities.

March 16, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Ross named to USC President's List

Catherine Lauren Ross of Bethune has been named to the President's Honor List for the fall 2010 semester at the University of South Carolina.

March 14, 2011 | | Education


Blaney Elementary student honor rolls announced

Blaney Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.

March 14, 2011 | | Education


Lifelong learners

Robert Sumpter wanted a college degree and a career.

March 11, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Stover honor rolls reported

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.

March 11, 2011 | | Education


Black History Month speaker

The Black History Month celebration at Wateree Elementary School included an assembly where students performed skits about Ruby Bridges (the first African American to start attending an all-white school) and Larry Doby (Kershaw County's own hometown hero and Baseball Hall of Fame standout. Student Council President McKenlee Davis (center) and Vice President Kaitlyn Salvage (right) prepare to introduce speaker Kayla Portee (left), Lugoff-Elgin High School's homecoming queen. Kayla read a motivational book about heroes of the past.

March 11, 2011 | | Education


Outstanding students

Heritage Community Bank recently recognized outstanding students at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC). On behalf of the bank, Branch Manager Kellie Chapman (left) honored students Chelsea Bradford (second from left), representing ATEC's early childhood education program, and Megan Clements (second from right), representing the health science program. ATEC Director Chet Horton (right) was on hand for the recognition.

March 09, 2011 | | Education


Story magic

Artist in Residence Francee Levin recently spent several days working with Midway Elementary School's third-, fourth- and fifth-graders on storytelling, reader's theater and writing. Here, Levin tells a story to students from Teri Davis' and Denee Hayes' third-grade classes. The Artist in Residence is sponsored by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's School Arts program which is funded in part by the Kershaw County School District and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

March 07, 2011 | | Education


Area students awarded degrees during Winthrop fall graduation

Three Kershaw County students were among fall 2010 graduates at Winthrop University.

March 07, 2011 | | Education


Talking bots

Jackson School hosted its first IGA Lego Invitational Feb. 19. More than 10 teams from across the state attended the tournament, where students collaborated with each other on robot designs and programming skills and participated in the Body Forward robot challenge. The Terminators from Greenville Tech High School won third place; RoboEagles from Moore Intermediate School placed in second; and Mind, Boty and Spirit from Doby's Mill Elementary School won first place. Here, students Seth Addeo and Hunter Fulton (center) explain a robotics concept to Tyra Burch (left) and Kristen Clay (right).

March 04, 2011 | | Education


School menus -- March 7-11, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of March 7-11:

March 04, 2011 | | Education


In support of literacy

North Central Middle School (NCMS) teacher Lori Pate (left) and NCMS Principal Dr. Burchell Richardson (right) receive a $4,400 grant check from International Paper employee Timmy Boone (center). Pate wrote the grant for International Paper's literacy funding that is made possible through employee sponsorship. This is the fifth year that Boone and Pate have worked together to receive funding for NCMS and literacy improvement.

March 04, 2011 | | Education


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Lugoff-Elgin Middle School adds co-teaching

As a way to boost student performance and to make every student feel equal, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (LEMS) added co-teaching, which allows a general education teacher and a special education teacher to combine classes and teach the students some of the same material.

September 22, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Mara Jones responds to Scott Jordan’s statement about Zemp Stadium

After a Chronicle-Independent story Friday reported statements made by Scott Jordan to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voicing his objection to what he thought was a plan to demolish Zemp Stadium in Camden if a new stadium is built near Camden High School, Board Chairperson Mara H. Jones issued the following statement via email.

September 22, 2014 | | Education


Connecting classrooms to life at Lugoff-Elgin High

New Lugoff-Elgin High School Principal Worth Thomasson wants students to understand that what they learn in the classroom can be applied to life outside the classroom. Thomasson, who moved from being principal at North Central High School in August, hopes to make that connection through promoting literacy this school year.

September 19, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Education


Zemp Stadium supporter addresses school board

A Camden resident who wants to preserve Zemp Stadium spoke before the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its meeting Tuesday night.

September 19, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


CMS implements full ‘outdoor life unit’ program

With the beginning of the school year, Camden Middle School (CMS) became the first middle school in Kershaw County to implement and offer a full Outdoor Life Unit program as a physical education course. Currently, all three Kershaw County School District (KCSD) high schools offer the course, as do a few others in South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


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