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School board to discuss ‘occupational diplomas’

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will receive information about and discuss "occupational diplomas" during its meeting tonight. According to a copy of tonight's proposed agenda, trustees will learn more about what are officially known as South Carolina High School Credentials (SCHSC) from Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Director of Special Services Tarrance McGovern.

March 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Different threats, different outcomes

Between Feb. 15 and 22, four students made separate threats to Kershaw County schools. Two cases involved Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS). Another involved Leslie M. Stover Middle School (LSMS) outside Elgin. A fourth involved a threat made to Camden High School (CHS). Each case had a different outcome from the others, with only one -- the CHS case -- leading to an 11-year-old girl being petitioned to family court for a charge of disturbing schools.

March 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


L-EMS principal leaving for Greenville County

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) Principal Karen Bullard will become principal at Blue Ridge Middle School in Greenville County starting July 1.

March 02, 2018 | | Education


Board hires firm for superintendent search

During its meeting on Feb. 20, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees unanimously voted to enter into an agreement with BWP & Associates of Libertyville, Ill., to conduct the search for a new superintendent. In January, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan announced his intention to retire at the end of June.

February 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Colleges, universities honor area students

Six local students recently graduated from the University of South Carolina Upstate. They are Veronica Bell of Elgin, Bachelor of Arts; Danielle James of Elgin, Bachelor of Arts; Jamelia James of Bethune, Bachelor of Science; Donell Morrison of Camden, Bachelor of Science.

February 27, 2018 | | Education


Bussey is Boys & Girls Club Midlands Youth of the Year

Jaelen Bussey, a senior at Camden High School (CHS), is the 2018 Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands Youth of the Year. According to Jackson Teen Center (JTC) Executive Director Brian Mayes, Bussey earned the award at least in part for his work on a special video interview series called "I Am the Evidence," part of a larger series called "Make It A Conversation."

February 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


L-EMS announces second quarter honor roll

Sixth Grade

February 23, 2018 | | Education


NCHS announces 2nd quarter honor roll

9th Grade

February 23, 2018 | | Education


School district may convey land to city of Camden

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will vote tonight on whether to approve having the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) convey a 6.6-acre tract of land next to the Jackson Teen Center on York Street for additional recreational development.

February 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


L-EHS senior creates certified wildlife habitat at school

Jacob Whisenhunt, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS), has successfully created a certified wildlife habitat through the National Wildlife Federation's (NWF) Garden for Wildlife program. The NWF is America's largest wildlife conservation and education organization. Jacob's habitat has also been co-certified with NWF's state affiliate, the South Carolina Wildlife Federation.

February 20, 2018 | By Jenny Proctor, L-EHS Special to the C-I | Education


‘Bridge to Clemson’ scholarships available

Scholarships are available for Kershaw County students who will enter Tri-County Technical College's Bridge to Clemson program this fall.

February 16, 2018 | | Education


CCTC celebrates grand opening

Although classes started back in January, Central Carolina Technical College's (CCTC) new Kershaw County campus celebrated its grand opening on Feb. 8. Around 150 people, including many VIPs, crowded into a portion of new space devoted to the Kershaw County Economic Development Office for some welcoming and inspirational words.

February 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Montessori becomes public charter school

The Montessori School of Camden (MSC) received a charter as a public charter school by the Charter Institute at Erskine (CIE), which is run by Erskine College, in Due West on Friday.

February 13, 2018 | | Education


Board holding another special called meeting tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is holding a special called meeting tonight, the second in three weeks, to continue work on searching for a replacement for current Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan. Morgan announced in January that he will retire at the end of June.

February 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Camden High college fair is Feb. 17

All interested students and their families are invited to attend Camden High School's (CHS) College Fair on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon.

February 09, 2018 | | Education


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ONLINE ONLY: School board will meet today

Despite schools being closed Friday and staring two hours later than normal on Monday due to the effects of Hurricane Florence, the Kershaw County Board ...

September 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


L-EHS student is National Merit semifinalist

Lugoff-Elgin High School senior McMillian "Mac" Thompson has been named a National Merit semifinalist. Mac is the son of Anthony and Tabatha Thompson.

September 14, 2018 | | Education


KCSD SC READY and SCPASS scores released

State standardized test scores recently released by the South Carolina Department of Education show that Kershaw County School District (KCSD) elementary and middle school students ...

September 14, 2018 | | Education


WATCH D.O.G.S. help out at Camden Elementary

It's 9:45 a.m. and William Tyke Redfearn is walking the halls of Camden Elementary School (CES) with a small portable two-way radio ...

September 07, 2018 | | Education


eLearning ‘mock weather day’ before Thanksgiving

There's a good chance of "snow" about a week before Thanksgiving for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). That virtual snowfall -- or flood, tornado ...

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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