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First annual KCSD Cat Fight Blood Drive

The Leslie M. Stover Middle School Tiger mascot and the Lugoff-Elgin Middle Leopard mascot are helping their schools battle it out in the KCSD Cat Fight Blood Drive. Interested persons can donate blood at their favorite school.

October 16, 2013 | | Education


LEHS stadium press box dedication today

The Lugoff-Elgin High School (LEHS) stadium press box will be dedicated to the memory of Joey Dorton during Friday's night football game. Dorton-a LEHS alumni, ABLE Club member and former school board chairman-died last year.

October 11, 2013 | | Education


KCSD recommended for AdvancEd accreditation

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received a recommendation for accreditation following a three-day long external review by AdvancEd earlier this week.

October 11, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD considers new athlete concussion policy

Fifteen Kershaw County School District (KCSD) athletes have had confirmed concussion so far this school year -- 13 at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) and two at North Central High School (NCHS). No Camden High School students have endured head injuries. At NCHS, one student was a volleyball player and the other was a football player. Ten of the L-EHS athletes were football players; the other three included a volleyball player, cheerleader and a student in a physical education class. All team sports injuries happened at an official game, according to the district.

October 09, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


DMES’ Beau Tie Club teaches positive behaviors

Doby's Mill Elementary School (DMES) not only produces students with brains, but now it's sending some students to middle school with dashing good looks as well.

October 07, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD closer to 100 percent graduation rate

Graduation rates in Kershaw County rose 1.6 percent last year pushing the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) closer to its goal of a 100 percent graduation rate. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees learned the news at its meeting Tuesday night.

October 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


CMS has a ‘Green Apple Day’

Camden Middle School (CMS) sports some new trees, thanks to participating in the second Green Apple Day of Service on Saturday morning. Planting began at 9:30 a.m. on the front lawn of the school along the driveway entrance.

October 02, 2013 | | Education


KCSD creates Phase 2 Web page

Kershaw County citizens interested in Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Phase 2 plans for the its Facility Equalization Plan (FEP) can now find all relevant information about the proposed changes on the district's website.

October 02, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


School Photos

Landon Marlow, Brady Baird, and Ashton Johnson enjoy "reading buddy" time at Wateree Elementary School. Students in Mrs. Linda Poeta's kindergarten class and Mrs. Carol Bowling's fourth grade class meet weekly to read stories together. This special time fosters a love and excitement for reading for these Kindergarten children and for their 4th grade buddies.

October 02, 2013 | | Education


KCSD holding public meetings to discuss building needs

Community members are invited to learn more about the Kershaw County School District's facility needs at a series of public meetings being held later this month and in October. Superintendent Frank Morgan and Operations Executive Director Billy Smith will hold a series of meetings across the county to explain the district's building needs, answer questions and receive suggestions.

October 02, 2013 | | Education


ATEC fall plant sale starts today

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) agriculture classes will hold a fall plant sale, today through Friday, on campus at the school's new greenhouse.

September 30, 2013 | | Education


CHS ‘UNITE’s against texting and driving

For the second time this year, Camden High School teamed up with UNITE International's Arrive Alive Tour to inform teens about the dangers of drinking -- and texting -- and driving.

September 30, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD holds first Phase II public meeting

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) held its first in a series of public meetings on Phase II of its Facilities Equalization Plan at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) Tuesday evening. KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan said he thinks the district has proved it knows how to manage money and time with all of the extra projects it completed that were not originally a part of Phase I.

September 27, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


School News

Rosalyn M. Kriner (maiden name Threatt), a 2005 honor graduate of North Central High School and a recent Cum Laude Honor Graduate of Ashford University (class of 2013) accepted a job a at the Be Our Guest restaurant inside of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. It is located inside the castle of Belle and the Beast in the new Fantasyland expansion. Kriner majored in English and minored in Early Childhood Education. Her parents are Larry and Sharon Threatt of Cassatt. Kriner currently lives in Orlando, FL with her husband (Dustin) and two children (Dylan and Anna). She is ...

September 25, 2013 | | Education


High school rivalry raises nearly $39,000 for United Way

In one week, Camden and Lugoff-Elgin high schools raised $38,779.25 for the United Way of Kershaw County. Camden High School (CHS) took the lead in this year's United Way challenge versus Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS).

September 25, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


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Teachers, salaries ‘most critical’ in KCSD budget

Tuesday's meeting of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees included a discussion of the preliminary FY 2014-15 budget. Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendant Dr. Frank Morgan presented board members with a document that stated "the Preliminary Budget totals $73,098.385, or a 3.1 percent increase as compared to the Amended Fiscal Year 2013-14 Budget. However, as was explained to the board at its April 1 meeting, about $1.5 million of this increase simply reflects the movement of monies related to areas such as gifted and at-risk education from categorical funding to the General Fund ...

April 25, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


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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