In honor of International Walk to School Day, Lugoff Elementary School (LES) students walked around their school Wednesday morning. LES Principal Melissa Lloyd said that because few students walk to school, staff thought it would be a great idea to "have the entire student body get a bit of morning exercise while walking around the entire school." PTO Board member Molly LeGrand cheered students on and high-fived her daughter, Taylor, as she walked around the school.
Candace "Brooke" Kardack, daughter of Candy Kardack and Bobby Kardack, has received a "Silver Medallion" award from the University of South Carolina, Sumter for the 2010-11 academic school year on Sept. 23. In order to qualify for this award, a student must have completed at least 30 hours on campus and achieved a 3.5 – 3.94 GPA. Brooke completed the year with a GPA of 3.93. She was also named on the Dean's List for the fall and spring semesters.
The main goal of Kershaw County First Steps is to strengthen families and ensure a successful starting point for children entering schools in the community. With the organization's opening of two new resource rooms in September, the group's staff hopes it can work even more effectively toward that goal.
Kershaw County's voters may get the chance to decide whether the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) moves forward with the second phase of its facilities equalization project. Five years ago, members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted to finance the project's first phase through a $102 million Installment Purchase Plan (IPP).
For the third consecutive year, Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) has set a new enrollment record with 4,400 students enrolled for the fall 2011 semester, including more than 520 at its Kershaw County campuses. The enrollment numbers reflect an approximate 3 percent gain in students as compared to last fall across all its campuses.
After his book "Angry Management" was removed from, and then returned to, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) libraries, author Chris Crutcher came to the county to speak with local residents and students about book banning and censorship.