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March 22, 2016 | | Education


2016 Principal of the Year

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) Principal Melissa Royalty (center) celebrates being named the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) 2016 Principal of the Year recently. School and district administrators voted to select Royalty, who has served as PTHS' principal since 2013. Earlier this school year, the Kershaw County Reading Council named Royalty the 2015-16 Kershaw County Reading Principal of the Year. Joining her are her husband Ken (left) and KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan. Royalty will be formally recognized April 21 at the school district's Teacher of the Year Gala.

March 22, 2016 | | Education


Gibson is SCASL Media Paraprofessional of the Year

Jennifer Gibson, a library assistant at North Central Middle School (NCMS) and North Central High School (NCHS), has been named the Media Paraprofessional of the Year by the S.C. Association of School Librarians (SCASL).

March 22, 2016 | | Education


DMES teacher is S.C. Conservation Primary School Teacher of the Year

Doby's Mill Elementary School (DMES) science lab teacher Lorrie Welch is the 2016 SC Conservation Primary School Teacher of the Year, named by the S.C. Association of Conservation Districts (SCACD)

March 22, 2016 | | Education


New tests won’t allow for special needs accommodations this year

Just like all other 3rd through 8th grade students in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), special needs students in those grades will take two new standardized tests this year. Unlike for other standardized tests, however, special needs students -- in fact, any student with an Individual Education Program (IEP) -- will not be allowed some of the accommodations they normally have while taking them.

March 18, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Reaching for Mars

Christopher Jacob "Jake" Dean wants to go to Mars.

March 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


State testing update on school board agenda tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will get an overview of how the state's student testing program has changed during the last 10 years, including a look at how students are being assessed in the current school year.

March 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Special quilts by special students

Back in April 2015, ALPHA Center Executive Director Paul Napper introduced a program called "Hidden Heroes" which would enable Renee Thompson's special needs students at Camden Elementary School (CES) to not only be more engaged in their learning, but with the outside world as well.

March 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Citizens, district official address board on full-day 4K

Speaking as individual citizens, Camden City Councilman Jeffrey Graham and United Way of Kershaw County President Donny Supplee urged members of the Kershaw County Board of Trustees to find a way to expand its 4K offerings from half-day to full-day programs. Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Executive Director for K-12 Instruction Tim Hopkins also addressed trustees, indicating it not only cost more money to do so, but will actually serve fewer students. The topic came up during the board's March 1 meeting, a week ago.

March 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


College & University News - March 8, 2015

Local students have been named to Clemson University 's Dean's List for the fall 2015 semester including Matthew Kenneth McCaskill of Bethune, Agribusiness; William Roy Caughman of Bishopville, Agricultural Mechanization and Business; Jonah Dozier Cox of Bishopville, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management; Aileen Tyson Davis of Bishopville, Agricultural Education; James Z. Boykin of Camden, General Engineering; Tara Ann Brown of Camden, Biological Sciences; Margeaux Laschanzky of Camden, Pre-Business; Savannah M. Poe of Camden, Pre-Business; Joseph Albert Prewitt of Camden, Industrial Engineering; Hannah M. Ranson of Camden, Food Science; Bradley Elliott Sheorn of Camden, Forest Resource Management; Joseph Boykin Tiller ...

March 08, 2016 | | Education


Construction, sales referenda move forward

Voters will have another chance to say "Yes" or "No" in November to a pair of referenda on construction projects being proposed by the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and whether or not to offset a resulting millage increase with a 1-cent sales tax.

March 04, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


College & University News - March 4, 2015

The Citadel recognized a number of cadets in recent months.

March 04, 2016 | | Education


Ten KCDC schools receive Palmetto Gold, Silver awards

Ten Kershaw County schools recently received recognition from the S.C. Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2015.

March 04, 2016 | | Education


DAR essay winners

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Hobkirk Hill Chapter American History Committee Chairman Nancy Neal (center) recently presented Camden High School (CHS) student Andrea Roger (third from left) and Camden Middle School (CMS) student Daniel Putnam with awards recognizing them as winners in the DAR's state essay competition. Celebrating with Roger, Neal and Putnam are (from left) CHS Principal Dan Matthews, CHS social studies teacher Casey Faulkenberry, CMS English teacher Diane Jones and DMS Principal Byron Johnson.

March 04, 2016 | | Education


MPES reports second quarter honor roll

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School recently reported its honor roll for the second quarter of the school year.

March 01, 2016 | | Education


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BDK is finalist for state reading award

In 2012, Baron DeKalb Elementary (BDK) received the state's Exemplary Writing Program Award. This year, the school is one of four finalists for a ...

February 21, 2017 | | Education


Elgin native wins 'STEM Oscar'

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) engineer Dwayne Nelson recently walked the proverbial red carpet. Nelson, a native of Elgin, South Carolina and a ...

February 21, 2017 | | Education


School accountability/report system proposed

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hear a presentation during its meeting tonight about a proposed combined accountability/report system developed by the ...

February 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CHS 9th graders learn ‘The Value of Education’

On the morning of Feb. 13, a large number of Camden High School (CHS) ninth graders filled up tables set up on the ground floor ...

February 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Junior Leadership applications now available

Applications for the 2017-18 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county's high schools and the ...

February 17, 2017 | | Education


ATEC receives $7,500 grant for firefighting program

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) has received a $7,500 grant from the South Carolina State Firefighters Association (SCSFA) for its firefighting program.

February 17, 2017 | | Education


Clowning around

February 17, 2017 | | Education


Bethune Woman's Club, Lions offering scholarships

The Bethune Woman's Club and the Bethune Lion's Club are each offering a $500.00 Scholarship. These scholarships are one-time awards.

February 14, 2017 | | Education


NCHS names students to second quarter Honor Roll

9th Grade A/B Honor Roll – Izabella Baipho, Autumn Barrett, William Boone, Rachel Bowers, Matthew Carroll, Becca Clem, Matthew Clem, Christopher Cole, Madison Dixon, Benjamin ...

February 14, 2017 | | Education


MES announces second quarter Honor Roll students

1st grade

February 14, 2017 | | Education


KCSD Kindergarten Round-Up is Feb. 16

Families with four- and five-year-olds who will attend kindergarten in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) next school year should participate in the school district ...

February 10, 2017 | | Education


L-EHS wins state Special Olympics award

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) is one of only eight schools in the sate being recognized this year by Special Olympics South Carolina for efforts to ...

February 10, 2017 | | Education


KCSD students leave early Friday, off Feb. 20

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students will be dismissed early on Friday, Feb. 17 to allow teachers to participate in professional development and not attend ...

February 10, 2017 | | Education


Five firms hired for 11 referenda projects

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees approved the selection of five construction management at risk firms to work on 11 different projects on a ...

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Glenn Price inducted into SCMEA Hall of Fame

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) band director Glenn Price was the only person inducted into the S.C. Music Educators Association (SCMEA) Hall of Fame on ...

February 10, 2017 | | Education


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