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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 S.C. State Department of Education's Office of Adult Education.

March 14, 2017 | | Education


Area students earn Dean's List honors

A number of local students were recently named to the Clemson University Dean's List for the fall 2016 semester.

March 10, 2017 | | Education


Nominations being accepted for CHS Hall of Fame

In 2016, the School Improvement Council of Camden High School (CHS) created the CHS Hall of Fame to honor alumni whose accomplishments, deeds and character exemplify outstanding achievement in their life's work and/or service to their community. This award may also honor individuals who did not graduate from CHS, but who have significantly and consistently contributed to the school's work and mission. Graduates of Jackson High School may also be nominated for this award. Nominations will be kept confidential.

March 10, 2017 | | Education


2017-2018 school year to start Aug. 17

Students will start school this fall a little earlier than originally planned -- Thursday, Aug. 17, to be exact.

March 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


WES may not be two-story

Unlike plans for the proposed new Camden and Lugoff elementary schools, it does not look like Wateree Elementary School (WES) will be constructed as a two-story facility.

March 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


ATEC students attend FFA legislators appreciation day

Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) agriculture students attended the annual FFA State Legislators Appreciation Day in Columbia Feb. 22 as part of National FFA Week which is celebrated the week of George Washington's birthday.

March 07, 2017 | | Education


Ace speller

March 07, 2017 | | Education


Bus drivers unite against bullying

Hundreds of Kershaw County School District (KCSD) school bus drivers took an oath Feb. 17 to do everything they can to combat bullying on their buses. Taking the oath was the culmination of a months-long partnership with The ALPHA Center. The ALPHA Center helped drivers to identify types of bullying, what to do if they suspect bullying is going on, how bullying affects students and tips drivers can use to intervene in or prevent bullying.

March 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CHS announces second quarter honor rolls

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March 03, 2017 | | Education


L-EHS students donate to KC Sheriff's Office

For their National Honor Society (NHS) project in February, four Lugoff-Elgin High School students delivered bottled water; Gatorade; granola bars; chewing gum; and crackers and snacks and candy to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office. The students made individual bags containing these items to hand out to deputies.

March 03, 2017 | | Education


Students take some kind of test on 141 of 180 school days

On the evening of Feb. 21, members of the Kershaw County Board of Trustees watched green bars gradually fill up entire weeks on PowerPoint slides of the current school year calendar. Each of the bars represented a day of state testing teachers must administer and students must take.

March 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Green makes Clemson Dean’s List

Mary Margaret Primrose Green of Camden has been named to the Dean's List at Clemson University for the Fall 2016 semester. Green is a Junior Psychology major with a Communications minor. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must achieve a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

February 28, 2017 | | Education


District winner

Congratulations to Rylee Carraway, a 5th grade student in Mrs. Carolyn Clippard's class from Wateree Elementary School. Rylee's Black History Month Project was recently selected the overall district winner for fifth grade. Rylee's research project was on A'ja Wilson.

February 28, 2017 | | Education


Morgan skeptical of EOC’s testing proposal

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan expressed skepticism of a recently updated proposal by the S.C. Education Oversight Committee (EOC) to create a "one report card system" for school accountability. Morgan is so skeptical, he has even written a letter to the county's legislative delegation saying the "proposal needs close scrutiny by legislators." It is a proposal, he told the delegation, with "significant flaws."

February 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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MES announces fourth quarter honor roll

The following students were recently named to the Midway Elementary School Honor Roll for the 4th quarter:

May 26, 2017 | | Education


Ground broken for three new schools

In what is likely to become a new record -- at least in Kershaw County -- the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) held three groundbreakings for new ...

May 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


History champs

Two North Central Middle School (NCMS) students will compete in the National History Bee 8th Grade National Finals in Atlanta, June 1-4. Tyler Phillips, left ...

May 23, 2017 | | Education


Colleges honor area students

Jeffrey Cobble of Lugoff has been named to the Chancellor's List at Troy University for the spring semester/Term 4 of the 2016/2017 ...

May 23, 2017 | | Education


Three KC seniors receive Leadership Scholarships

Anne-Marie Branham, Hannah Collier and Brooke Galdeen recently received the 2017 Laurie Slade Funderburk Leadership Scholarship. The S.C. General Assembly Women's Caucus awards ...

May 23, 2017 | | Education


Area students graduate from the Citadel

The following Kershaw County area student received degrees during the Citadel's graduation ceremonies held May 6 in McAlister Field House:

May 19, 2017 | | Education


CHS student council is tops in state

A weekend in April marked some firsts for the student council of Camden High School (CHS). For the first time ever, the S.C. Student ...

May 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Schools budget in ‘suspended animation’

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) administrators and the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees were unable to take any further action on its proposed Fiscal ...

May 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Jordan to be new PTHS assistant principal

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recently selected Amy Jordan to serve as the assistant principal for Pine Tree Hill Elementary starting with the ...

May 19, 2017 | | Education


Walking trail may be installed at NCHS

As part of his ongoing series of updates on referenda-approved construction projects, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Director of Operations Billy Smith will ask the ...

May 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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