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Contract finalized for new KCSD office

The Kershaw County School District finalized a contract Thursday with PrimeRealty Group to purchase property that housed the former Howden-Buffalo operations on U.S. 1 in Camden.

December 17, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


Tolliver tapped for Phi Theta Kappa

Karen Tolliver, classroom director of the primary C class (ages 3-6) at the Montessori School of Camden (MSC), has been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Central Carolina Technical College in recognition of her academic achievement.

December 15, 2010 | | Education


Area student completes FMU leadership program

A Kershaw County student was among those honored when Francis Marion University's Leadership FMU program recently held its fourth graduation to recognize and celebrate student leadership.

December 15, 2010 | | Education


Spanish guests

The students in Christie Whitehouse's Honors Spanish 3 at Lugoff-Elgin High School researched a famous Spanish speaker in the areas of history, art, literature and music. Students then introduced themselves and interviewed the other guests at a meet-and-greet. Students taught their classmates about the significance of their person through presentations, videos, artwork and other visual aids. Students and their characters included (first row, from left) Zach Smith (Francisco Pizarro), Julianna Cobb (Francisco Franco), Justin Gilstrap (Fidel Castro), Logan Benns (Simon Bolivar), Stephanie Clair (Salvador Dali), Roger Stewart (Pablo Picasso), Brittney White (Malinche), Brianna Hasty (Celia Cruz), Paige Ansley (Isabel ...

December 15, 2010 | | Education


KCSD negotiating property purchase

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted two weeks ago to spend up to $1.25 million to purchase an undisclosed piece of property in order to relocate its district office.

December 13, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


Live, from Jackson

December 13, 2010 | | Education


Arbor Day celebrated at MSC

In honor of Arbor Day, the children and staff of The Montessori School of Camden (MSC) celebrated, in a small ceremony, by planting a tree and enjoying a poem recited by the Lower Elementary children (ages 9-12) entitled "Trees" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer.

December 10, 2010 | | Education


Mummy, dearest

Sixth-grade students at Camden Middle School recently enjoyed Mummy Day, the culmination of an Ancient Egyptian unit. Students spent the day engaged in Egyptian activities across the curriculum. They mummified chicken drummettes, made life-sized sarcophagi, created pyramids, virtually mummified a pharaoh and played Ancient Egyptian games. Here, students Avery Barnes and Zoe Smothers use a triple beam balance to mass their chicken drummette before the mummification process.

December 10, 2010 | | Education


Half-day schedule will kick off school break

The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 17, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break. Staff will work a regular schedule. Students in developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend. SEAGUL classes will not be held.

December 10, 2010 | | Education


Lugoff-Elgin High names honor roll students

Lugoff-Elgin High School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-week period.

December 08, 2010 | | Education


Jackson celebrates Arbor Day

In an effort to educate youth on the importance of planting and caring for trees, Jackson School held several events last week in honor of Arbor Day.

December 08, 2010 | | Education


KCSD audit gets 'unqualified opinion'

An external independent CPA firm has given the Kershaw County School District an "unqualified opinion" during its annual financial audit.

December 08, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


The voices of youth

The Doby's Mill Elementary School Choraliers -- a part of the Kershaw County Elementary Honors Choir, directed by Dr Susan Wyatt -- recently took part in an event jointly sponsored by the University of South Carolina and Colla Voce, a vocal chamber ensemble of professional musicians in the Columbia area. Elementary and middle schools from around the state were hosted at the event, where students sang in English and Latin.

December 08, 2010 | | Education


Novel approach

Fifth-grade students at Pine Tree Hill School recently created pumpkins to represent the main characters of fiction novels. Students displaying their creations are (first row, from left) Abigail Tucker with Amber Billows from "Early Sunday Morning"; Chandler Price with Will from "Shades of Gray"; Cody Brewer with Stuart from "Stuart Little"; (second row) Jarquis Dinkins with Ralph from "Ralph S. Mouse"; Garrett Lawson with Gandolf the White from "Lord of the Rings"; and Kyle Alecia with Odysseus from "Odysseus."

December 08, 2010 | | Education


TSA salutes local students during 'Recognition Rally'

Thomas Sumter Academy's Lower School recently held its first Recognition Rally for the 2010-2011 school year.

December 08, 2010 | | Education


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Connecting classrooms to life at Lugoff-Elgin High

New Lugoff-Elgin High School Principal Worth Thomasson wants students to understand that what they learn in the classroom can be applied to life outside the classroom. Thomasson, who moved from being principal at North Central High School in August, hopes to make that connection through promoting literacy this school year.

September 19, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Education


Zemp Stadium supporter addresses school board

A Camden resident who wants to preserve Zemp Stadium spoke before the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its meeting Tuesday night.

September 19, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


CMS implements full ‘outdoor life unit’ program

With the beginning of the school year, Camden Middle School (CMS) became the first middle school in Kershaw County to implement and offer a full Outdoor Life Unit program as a physical education course. Currently, all three Kershaw County School District (KCSD) high schools offer the course, as do a few others in South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


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