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CES reports honor rolls

Camden Elementary School recently announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-weeks period.

May 31, 2016 | | Education


BES reports fourth quarter honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School recently reported its fourth quarter honor rolls for the school year.

May 31, 2016 | | Education


CMS reports fourth quarter honor roll

Camden Middle School recently reported its fourth quarter honor roll for the school year.

May 31, 2016 | | Education




Camden High School Inaugural Hall of Fame

Camden High School (CHS) inducted six people and one couple into its inagural Hall of Fame on May 12 during a ceremony at 833 South Broad. The inaugural honorees are William "Billy" Ammons, Mary Ann Blaskowitz, John Coke Goodwin, Dimetry "Vonnie" Holliday, Robert J. "Bob" Sheheen, Ralph Warren, and (posthumously) S.C. Gov. John C. and First Lady Lois Rhame West. Created by the CHS School Improvement Council, the program included comments from those who nominated the inductees and those being honored. A dinner catered by Aberdeen Catery preceded the meal as did music by the Camden High Jazz Collective.

May 24, 2016 | | Education


Reclaiming a redoubt

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) students from Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) worked to reclaim a redoubt -- a temporary or supplementary fortification -- at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park near the Kershaw-Cornwallis House on April 21. The work started the day before under the supervision of L-EHS JROTC Lt. Col. Ray McDowell and 1st Sgt. Roy Peebles. Students worked in 45-minute shifts as part of the program's adoption of Historic Camden for a service learning project. Students chose to work on the redoubt with McDowell and Peebles only serving as facilitators. Historic Camden Foundation Chairman Tray Dunaway said the cadets ...

May 20, 2016 | | Education


Attempt to give NC area schools more money fails

An attempt by Kershaw County Board of Trustees Chairman Ron Blackmon to provide more money to North Central area elementary schools failed 3-6 Tuesday. As he promised at the board's May 3 meeting, Blackmon made a motion to increase the amount being set aside to the North Central schools as part of a proposed bond referendum from $3 million to $12.7 million.

May 20, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Award winning logo

Garrit Strunga (center), a Camden High School junior in ATEC's fall semester graphic communications class, recently won The Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA) 2016 Student Achievement Award for high school students. Garrit designed a T-shirt logo (second photo) selected as the best from more than 100 entries submitted by students from high schools in South Carolina and North Carolina. With Garrit at the awards presentation are PICA Foundation President Ed McLamb (left) and ATEC graphic communications instructor Walker Canada.

May 17, 2016 | | Education


Due diligence on North Central schools tonight

The Kershaw County Board of Trustees will receive a due diligence report tonight on how much it would cost to bring not just Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools up to code, but Baron DeKalb Elementary School (BDK) as well. Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Director of Operations Billy Smith will provide the report to trustees during their meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in the board room at the district office on West DeKalb Street in Camden.

May 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Celebrating Camden

Camden Middle School (CMS) students put the finishing touches on a mural along the school's main entrance hallway celebrating their hometown's history and culture on May 6. The students did the bulk of the work, guided by artist-in-residence Russ Petty (working near the image of Larry Doby's statue near the left end of the mural) and CMS art teacher Keith Tolen. The mural connects many of Camden's most notable features including The Price House, Kershaw-Cornwallis House, Rectory Square, Kendall Mill and the city's greenspaces. More than 150 students worked on the mural, which they officially ...

May 17, 2016 | | Education


Appointments & Awards

Lugoff-Elgin High School senior Hanna Potter officially receives her appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., (first photo) during L-EHS' Senior Awards Day ceremony May 12 in the school's gymnasium. Presenting her with the appointment is West Point liaison Susan Harrison, whose son also graduated from L-EHS and went on to West Point. In the second photo, Hanna also receives an award recognizing her as L-EHS Class of 2016's valedictorian from Principal Worth Thomasson. In the third photo, fellow L-EHS senior Sarah Placke receives her official appointment to the U.S. Air Force ...

May 17, 2016 | | Education


KCSD announces year-end schedule

The Kershaw County School District has announced its end-of-year schedule.

May 13, 2016 | | Education


Camden Military Academy cadet chosen as JLKC Outstanding Student of the Year

The more than 30 students from Camden, Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools and Camden Military Academy (CMA) participating in this school year's Junior Leadership of Kershaw County (JLKC) program chose CMA cadet Thomas Azrelyant as the recipient of the Robert J. "Bob" Sheheen Outstanding Student of the Year Award. Thomas also happened to be CMA's choice to represent the school when giving speeches at the JLKC's graduation dinner April 28 at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse.

May 10, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Trustees clash with 6-2-1 vote to keep BES, MPES open

It was a night of reversals and recriminations Tuesday during the Kershaw County Board of Trustees meeting at Camden Elementary School. Six of the board's nine trustees, led by Trustee Mara Jones, voted to remove the consolidation of Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools from a list of construction bond referendum projects. Jones' motion included providing $1 million each to the schools and Baron DeKalb Elementary School (BDK) for renovations.

May 06, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board to continue discussing referenda language

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will continue its discussion on the actual language to be written into a proposed $138.8 million bond construction during its meeting tonight at Camden Elementary School (CES). Trustees will also discuss language to be used in a referendum to create a 1-cent sales tax to offset a 40-mil property tax increase to pay for the construction bond.

May 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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NCHS JROTC service project now underway

The North Central High School JROTC is conducting a Service Learning Project to support the veterans at the VA Dorn Hospital by collecting items the ...

March 24, 2017 | | Education


ATEC Spring Plant Sale slated for April 3-7

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) chapter of FFA will hold its annual spring plant sale April 3 through 7 on the ATEC campus at ...

March 24, 2017 | | Education


Student growth funding ‘crisis’ coming, says KCSD

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials are sending out a warning: A crisis is coming where, if the district does not receive more funding, student ...

March 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CCS names honor rolls, spelling club students

The following students were named to the Cornerstone Christian School honor roll for the third nine weeks period:

March 21, 2017 | | Education


Diamonds from the beginning

"Dimplez" and "Havoc" have been part of the Kershaw County step team program since they were 9 and 10 years old, respectively.

March 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


ATEC students win community awareness competition

Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students captured first place in state competition for their community awareness project on fighting hunger in Kershaw County.

March 21, 2017 | | Education


Junior Leadership applications due March 31

The deadline for rising high school juniors and seniors to apply for the 2017-18 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class is Friday, March 31.

March 17, 2017 | | Education


Quiz Bowl champs!

Bethune Elementary was the overall winner of the Kershaw County School District's Academic Quiz Bowl for the Kershaw County School District elementary schools. All ...

March 17, 2017 | | Education


Tech-savvy students

March 14, 2017 | | Education


David Branham is 201​7​ KCSD Principal of the Year

Wednesday turned out to be a special day at North Central High School (NCHS).

March 14, 2017 | | Education


KCAE wins state awards

The Kershaw County Adult Education (KCAE) program earned several top state awards -- including the Citizen Leadership Award -- at a recent success luncheon sponsored by the ...

March 14, 2017 | | Education


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