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University guest lecturer at NCMS

North Central Middle School students in Mrs. Stogner's seventh grade science class had a guest visitor from the University of Notre Dame. Emily Amenson, a Ph.D candidate in Analytical and Physical Chemistry at Notre Dame, challenged students to learn all while having fun doing it. "The students loved learning more about acids and bases using indicators (litmus paper, ph paper and phenolphthalein) in order to determine relative ph," said Stogner.

December 11, 2013 | | Education


First Thanksgiving -- WES school photo

Wateree Elementary school students from Mrs. Joni Baker's class LB Benavidez, Evelyn Register, Ashtlyn Landy, and Marshall Bullock dressed as Native Americans and Pilgrims to celebrate Kindergarten's "First Thanksgiving."

December 06, 2013 | | Education


KCSD receives ‘unmodified’ opinion on audit

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received an unmodified opinion on its Fiscal Year 2012-13 audit.

December 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Exploring Ancient Egypt

Sixth grade students at Camden Middle School (CMS) recently celebrated Mummy Day, a culmination of a unit of study on Ancient Egypt. During the school day, students traveled to four stations where they participated in cross curriculum activities. Students created life-size sarcophagi, found the surface area of pyramids that they then constructed, participated in a virtual pharaoh's mummification process, and then mummified chicken legs.

December 04, 2013 | | Education


Montessori School welcomes grandparents

The 84 children of the Montessori School of Camden anxiously awaited the arrival of their grandparents and extended families for the annual celebration of Grandparents' Day.

December 04, 2013 | | Education


PTHS students go to the pole

"See You at the Pole," Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) third-grader Jacob Harris told fellow students Nov. 26 on his way to leading a time of prayer for Thanksgiving. Students used the time to say what they are thankful as Jacob led the 10-minute session, something he also did in 2012.

December 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Harris named 2013-14 Reading Teacher of the Year

Amanda Harris, a fourth grade teacher at Jackson School, is the 2013-14 Reading Teacher of the Year. The Kershaw County Reading Council named Harris its teacher of the year during its annual recognition program at Pine Tree Hill Elementary School. Each school in the district had the opportunity to nominate a reading teacher of the year who submitted an application to be critiqued by an external judge.

December 04, 2013 | | Education


Jackson School announces student Honor Roll

1st Grade

December 04, 2013 | | Education


Upton Trio wraps up KCSD program

The Upton Trio turned itself into a foursome for its annual outreach program with the Kershaw County School District. The group will present its last performance of the program at 9:30 a.m. today at North Central High School.

December 02, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


ATEC receives Excellent Absolute rating on state report card

The South Carolina Department of Education released the report card ratings for career centers last week, and ATEC earned an Excellent Absolute rating for the third straight year.

November 29, 2013 | | Education


North Central Middle Honor Roll

6th -- All A Honor Roll:

November 27, 2013 | | Education


Dec. 20 to be half day for KCSD students

The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 20, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break. Staff will work a regular schedule. Students in 3- and 4-year-old developmentally delayed and

November 27, 2013 | | Education


School board wants end to KCC millage approval

While the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees supports a new state funding structure for K-12 education, members don't believe Kershaw County Council should have to approve any millage increases for school operations.

November 25, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD is ‘excellent’ in state ratings

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received an excellent rating on its S.C. Department of Education's (SCDOE) 2013 Report Card.

November 22, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Leslie M. Stover Middle School reports honor rolls

Sixth grade

November 20, 2013 | | Education


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Banquet recognizes All-County Academic Team

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency recognized 32 students for their academic achievements Monday. The 19th annual Upchurch & Jowers All-County Academic Team Banquet took place at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden.

April 23, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Local students participate in anti-bullying training

Third, fourth and fifth graders from Jackson, Pine Tree Hill (PTH) and Camden Elementary Schools participated in anti-bullying training last week. The group Community Matters from California sent training representatives to PTH, Wateree and Lugoff Elementary Schools and Camden and Lugoff Middle Schools to share the evidence-based program with designated "safe school ambassadors."

April 21, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


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