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KCSD budget calendar addresses ‘critical issues’

A recent presentation of the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget development calendar addresses several "critical issues," according to KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan.

January 27, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Students break ground on prayer garden at L-EHS

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) students from various school organizations are moving forward with plans to build a prayer garden at the school. L-EHS seniors Casey Swails and Tyler Hand, who are leading the project, wanted to make it clear that the garden's purpose isn't to honor a particular class or students.

January 24, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Education


School board approves legislative positions

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees unanimously approved a set of legislative positions during its meeting Tuesday for the 2014 S.C. General Assembly. According to a memo provided to the board from Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan, the board received a draft of the position at its Nov. 18, 2013 session. At the time, trustees requested additional information on Common Core standards and S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley's proposed education reforms.

January 24, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Fitness Zone donates to KCSD

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recently accepted a $1,600 donation from George Gibson, owner and manager of the Fitness Zone in Lugoff. The money comes from proceeds earned during the sixth annual Jingle Bell Run sponsored by Fitness Zone in December.

January 22, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Decoda with Claire Bryant to perform at FAC Thursday

The members of Decoda chamber ensemble, lead by Claire Bryant, entered the gym at North Central Middle School one by one, each playing their respective instrument. The students of the eighth grade sat, rapt with attention, as the instruments' melodies blended in unison before them.

January 22, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


KCSD ahead financially for school year so far

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is already ahead financially for the current school year by more than $500,000, according to KCSD Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson. Wilson presented November and December's district finances to the Kershaw County Board of Trustees during its meeting Tuesday morning.

January 17, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


KCSD kindergarten registration set for Feb. 20

Registration for Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) four-year-old and five-year-old kindergarten classes for 2014-2015 will take place Thursday, Feb. 20.

January 15, 2014 | | Education


14 KCSD teachers earn NB certification

Fourteen Kershaw County educators -- two first time applicants and 12 renewals -- have earned the highest credential available in the teaching profession, bringing the total number of Kershaw County School District (KCSD) employees who are National Board certified to 130.

January 15, 2014 | | Education


Anne Frank exhibit’s opening night draws large attendance

A large turnout of students, parents, faculty staff and community members marked a successful opening Thursday night at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) of an international traveling exhibit focused on Anne Frank, whose diary chronicled her family's attempts to hide from Nazis during World War II.

January 13, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


KCSD Teacher Career Fair

Persons interested in employment with the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) are invited to participate in the district's 13th annual Teacher Career Fair to be held Feb. 1 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Camden High School, 1022 Ehrenclou Drive, in Camden.

January 10, 2014 | | Education


CHS finalist for Palmetto’s Finest Schools Award

Camden High School (CHS) is a finalist for the 2014 Palmetto's Finest Schools Awards. After extensive evaluations by fellow educators and previous Palmetto's Finest winners, CHS is among nine schools competing for the honor. The application process includes elements on student achievement, instructional programs, professional learning communities and school culture.

January 10, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Two-hour delay for KCSD students Tuesday

The Kershaw County School District announced Monday that, due to a forecast of extreme cold weather and out of an abundance of caution, schools will open on a two-hour delay for students Tuesday. Staff will report at their normal time. Three- and 4-year-old students in morning classes will NOT attend. Breakfast will be served.

January 06, 2014 | | Education


Students to take leadership role with Anne Frank exhibit

Students at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) will take on leadership roles when an international exhibit on World War II diarist Anne Frank opens at the school Jan. 9. According to former L-EHS student Coy Gibson, who helped have his alma mater selected as an exhibition site, current students will play an important role during the exhibit's appearance.

January 03, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


ATEC teacher celebrates national award

Earlier this year, Katie Gilson learned she was one of 41 recipients of the National Association of Agricultural Educators' (NAAE) Teachers Turn the Key (TTTK) Award. With the award came the chance for Gilson -- selected from a nationwide pool of applicants -- to travel to Las Vegas to attend the NAAE's annual convention.

January 01, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Anne Frank exhibit coming to L-EHS

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) will serve as host for an international exhibit featuring noted World War II figure Anne Frank's life Jan. 7-Feb. 15.

December 30, 2013 | | Education


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Feature photo: And they’ll be off

Runners sprint off the start line at the 2013 Race to Read event. It's almost time for this year's KershawHealth 10th Annual Race to Read, which raises money for early literacy efforts in Kershaw County. The race will be held Saturday, September 27 at 8 a.m. at Doby's Mill Elementary School in Lugoff. There is a 5 mile road race, that features a beautiful course, utilizing a mixture of surfaces. There is also a 1 mile fun run on the school's freshly paved fitness trail. Focusing on the importance of hydration, 5 mile participants will ...

September 01, 2014 | | Education


School board to discuss PASS/HSAP scores

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will discuss PASS/HSAP scores at its meeting set for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

September 01, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


United Way challenge

Camden High and Lugoff-Elgin High students used the week leading up to their rival football game to raise money for the United Way of Kershaw County. As announced at halftime of the football game, Lugoff-Elgin High raised $40,748.20 and Camden High raised $24,825.81, new all-time high amounts for both schools and over $26,000 more than last year's total. Over the past six years, the two schools have brought in over $182,000 to help the local community. Pictured are students and staff from both schools and United Way officials joining midfield of the Lugoff-Elgin ...

August 27, 2014 | | Education


Senior citizens can attend school-sponsored events free

Kershaw County citizens age 65 years or older can receive lifetime Golden Circle passes that allow them to attend school-sponsored activities or athletic events free of charge.

August 27, 2014 | | Education


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