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School board to hold special called meeting

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is calling a special meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. in order to begin the process of replacing Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan. Morgan announced his retirement, effective June 30, on Jan. 17.

January 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Sixteen KCSD teachers earn National Board Certification

Sixteen Kershaw County educators have been certified or recertified with the highest credential available in the teaching profession, bringing the total number of Kershaw County School District (KCSD) employees who are National Board Certified to 113.

January 23, 2018 | | Education


School make up day will be April 9

All Kershaw County School District students will make up the Wednesday, Jan. 17 school day missed for inclement weather on Monday, April 9, which was approved as a weather make-up day on the 2017/18 school calendar.

January 23, 2018 | | Education


Feature Photos: Learning is 'SNOW' much fun!

Kindergarten students from Julie Pigg's class at Bethune Elementary School completed their study of snow by "making" snow with Principal Estelle Benson.

January 23, 2018 | | Education


KCSD superintendent retiring June 30

After 11 years, Dr. Frank Morgan will leave his post as superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Trustees get KCSD budget overview

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees began the long process of developing its Fiscal Year 2019 budget on Tuesday night with Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan providing an overview of both the budget process and the issues with which trustees will have to contend.

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board meets again tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet again tonight, one week after its annual daytime organizational meeting where the Rev. Dr. James P. Smith, pastor of St. Paul United Methodist Church was elected chairman.

January 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSD teacher career fair scheduled for Jan. 27

Kershaw County School District will host its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair for certified teacher applicants on Jan. 27, 2018, at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

January 16, 2018 | | Education


L-EMS named to 2018 SC-SIC Honor Roll

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School's (L-EMS) School Improvement Council (SIC) is one of 19 from public schools in the state to be named to the S.C. SIC (SC-SIC) 2018 Honor Roll for its significant efforts to foster civic engagement in public education.

January 16, 2018 | | Education


Art and Geometry

Recently Pam Horton's Honors Geometry classes had two special guests: Mrs. Donna Royson and Ms.Cindy Bundrick. These ladies helped students make a real-life connection to transformations. The class spent time talking about how quilts were made and how reflections, rotations and translations affect the look of quilts. The students got the opportunity to create their own quilt squares from start to finish. The completed quilt squares were made into this class quilt. Shown standing from left are Pam Horton, Donna Royson, Leanna Bowling, Malachi Matthews, Jessica Ni, Michelle Chilson, Will Morris, Jonathan Collins, Gabe Locks, Cameron D'Agostino ...

January 16, 2018 | | Education


Area students achieve academic honors

Southern Wesleyan University announced dean's list for the fall 2017 semester. The following students earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher on all work attempted (12 hours or more) during the fall 2017 semester, with no grade for any single course below 3.0: Brynna Chestnut, a Psychology major from Camden; and David Crandall, Applied Computer Science and John Gallagher, Business Administration, from Lugoff.

January 16, 2018 | | Education


Smith, Halley are school board chair, vice chair

The Rev. Dr. James P. Smith is the new chairman of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. Trustee Ron Blackmon, in his last act as the board's former chair, nominated Smith, who was elected unanimously during a special daytime meeting on Tuesday morning. Smith, who is the senior pastor of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, won Seat 5 in June 2016 defeating the incumbent trustee, Louis Clyburn by a two to one margin.

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


DMES’ Catoe becomes state early learning/literacy director

Ginger Catoe is leaving her position as principal at Doby's Mill Elementary School to become the S.C. Department of Education's director of early learning and literacy. Catoe recently learned of the appointment to her new job.

January 12, 2018 | | Education


KCBST to elect chairman, officers at morning meeting

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will elect its chairman, vice chairman and chaplain during a special organizational meeting at 10 a.m. today. The board usually meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, but -- in accordance with state law -- holds a daytime meeting at the beginning of the year to take care of such business.

January 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


L-EHS students raise $17,000

Surrounded by dozens of wrapped presents, a Harley-style Santa sat on his motorcycle waving to students, as they filed into the gym for the annual Holiday Hopes assembly on Tuesday, Dec. 19. The students at Lugoff Elgin High School and select classes from West Wateree elementary schools gathered to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season.

December 26, 2017 | | Education


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Partnership to provide counseling for KC students

As new violent incidents in schools across the country are reported daily, more and more school administrators are exploring increasing counseling to students.

June 22, 2018 | | Education


KCSD hiring school bus drivers

The Kershaw County School District is hiring school bus drivers. Pay is based on experience and includes benefits. A training class will be held July ...

June 22, 2018 | | Education


Area students graduate from GIT

Ian Buckley of Camden and Elisabeth Brown of Elgin recently earned degreesfrom the Georgia Institute of Technology, located in Atlanta, Ga.

June 22, 2018 | | Education


‘Empathy is good for everyone’

David Adelman might be one of the smartest people in Camden. He also happens to have lived with cerebral palsy -- and the way people have ...

June 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Morgan attends last full school board meeting

Dr. Frank Morgan, who has served as superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) for 11 years, attended his final full school board meeting ...

June 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Kershaw County student graduates from Governor’s School

Felicia McGill of Kershaw County graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) on Saturday, June 2 at the DeLoach Center ...

June 19, 2018 | | Education


CES announces 4th quarter honor roll

Camden Elementary School recently announced the fourth quarter honor roll.

June 19, 2018 | | Education


LES announces 4th quarter honor roll

Lugoff Elementary School recently announced the fourth qauarter honor roll.

June 19, 2018 | | Education


Area college students graduate, earn academic honors

Wofford College conferred 418 degrees on 394 graduates during the 2018 Commencement exercies on Sunday, May 20. Area students included:

June 15, 2018 | | Education


LES announces 4th quarter honor roll

Lugoff Elementary School recently announced its fourth quarter honor roll:

June 12, 2018 | | Education


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