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Midway celebrates 90th year

Lots of laughter and cheerful hearts graced the halls of Midway Elementary School (MES) Tuesday evening as the school celebrated its 90th anniversary with alumni and Kershaw County School District (KCSD) personnel.

March 08, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD may swap iPads for new device

After nearly one full school year of testing Apple's iPad 2 at the ninth-grade level, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) stakeholders are recommending a different device for next year's ninth and 10th graders.

March 08, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD’s Hopkins is Sullivan Award winner

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Executive Director for K-12 Instruction Tim Hopkins is the latest recipient of Winthrop University's Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.

March 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


CHS 100 days

Camden High School (CHS) was one of the district schools that observed the 100th day of school with activities designed to promote Kershaw Health's Centennial Celebration. Camden High's Health and Fitness class, taught by Paige Wilson, participated in several projects to promote the number 100. One of the class activities involved researching snacks that contain 100 calories, preparing the snacks, and delivering them to staff members. Another class project was to issue a 100 Mile Challenge. CHS encourages fellow students, staff and community to run or jog 100 miles by April 17th and log the miles on the ...

March 06, 2013 | | Education


ATEC offering honors medical course track

Students interested in the medical field now have the option of taking a series of four honors courses at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC).

March 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


State Superintendant Zais visits KCSD

Pine Tree Hill and Jackson elementary schools, along with the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) and North Central High School, received a very special visitor Feb. 22. That was the day Dr. Mick Zais, South Carolina's state superintendent of education toured the schools as part of a wider tour of schools across the state. Zais also spent time talking with the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Kevin Rhodes about school safety.

March 01, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


L-EMS briefly locked down

An "unfounded rumor" caused Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) to go into "limited lockdown" yesterday morning after a parent said that there was a gun at the school in a Facebook post.

March 01, 2013 | | Education


Parental input needed for accreditation process

As part of its upcoming accreditation process, the Kershaw County School District is seeking input from parents about each school's learning environment.

February 27, 2013 | | Education


School board focuses on alt. ed. plan

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is working to change the way it approaches K-12 alternative education. In a continuous effort to increase graduation rates and help students succeed in life, district administrators and community members have come together to create an Alternative Education Plan to target students who do not learn well in the "typical" classroom setting.

February 22, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Powerful art

Faith, strength, endurance and 122 pounds.

February 20, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD about to go through self-assessment

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is set to undergo a nine-month "self-assessment" process that will better prepare it for a three-day, peer-reviewed accreditation this fall. The district will be accredited by AdvancED, formed in 2006 through the consolidation of the widely-recognized Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. AdvancED requires the self-evaluation prior to the accreditation process.

February 18, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Students take part in honor band clinic at Limestone College

The Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) band program had seven students selected to participate in the 6th Annual Limestone College Honor Band Clinic.

February 18, 2013 | | Education


KCSD’s Long is SCASA president

Thirty-six years of experience in South Carolina's education system has led Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Dr. Connie Long to the role of president of one of the largest professional organizations for educators in South Carolina.

February 11, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD to offer GED transition program

A new pilot program may help students who are behind in earning high school credits pursue a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). The program is the result of a team-up between the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Continuous Learning Center (CLC) and the district's Adult Education program.

February 08, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


CHS students are ‘Upward Bound’

Thanks to a new partnership with Benedict College, Camden High School (CHS) students are creating a successful foundation for their college career. CHS recently became affiliated with Benedict's Upward Bound program which, according to its website, is committed to fostering the necessary academic and social skills to prepare students to compete in a global society.

February 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


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School trustees spar over football ticket prices

Several members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees became engaged in heated discussion over Camden High School's (CHS) decision to charge $7 ...

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


More students involved in KCSD summer reading program during 2017

Two years ago, during the summer of 2015, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) inaugural summer reading program served 27 students at one location. In ...

August 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Armstrong named S.C. Strength Coach of the Year

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) athletes have realized that they were fortunate to have the expertise of Mike Armstrong as their strength and conditioning coach, but ...

August 11, 2017 | | Education


Senior citizens can attend school sponsored events free

Kershaw County citizens age 65 years or older can receive lifetime Golden Circle passes that allow them to attend school-sponsored activities or athletic events free ...

August 11, 2017 | | Education


KCSD already earned $1.4 million from penny sales tax

In just four months, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) earned nearly $1.4 million in revenue from a penny sales tax voters approved by ...

August 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Scoreboard generates public commentary

Six people signed up to speak during public forum during Tuesday night's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting to talk about the Kershaw ...

August 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSD graduates’ scholarships at all time high

Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) 617 high school graduates in the class of 2017 earned $12.4 million -- the highest overall scholarship total ever ...

August 04, 2017 | | Education


CCTC honors health sciences students in ‘pinning’ ceremony

Five Central Carolina Technical College nursing students from Kershaw County were recently pinned during a ceremony held at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.

August 04, 2017 | | Education


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