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Bethune, Mt. Pisgah to combine if referendum moves forward

On an 8-1 vote Tuesday night, with Trustee Kim Horton DuRant voting against, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted to consolidate Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools at a yet to be determined location. The vote puts the schools' replacement on a project list for a potential referendum for this year's general election. The schools would only be consolidated if the board places the referendum on the November ballot and if residents vote to approve it.

January 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


New CCTC scholarship offers free tuition to high schoolers

In June 2014, Camden City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford attended a Small Cities conference in Texas hosted by the National League of Cities. There, she learned of a program where high school students earning a certain grade point average could attend their local technical college tuition free for the first two years.

January 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Doby’s Mill wins first elementary school quiz bowl

A team of Doby's Mill Elementary School students won the gold in the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) first-ever quiz bowl for 4th and 5th graders. The district, which already has middle and high school students competing in tournaments which culminate in state-level competitions, created the intra-district elementary school quiz bowl to emphasize the importance of academic success and to provide a competitive and collaborative opportunity for our students, according to KCSD Executive Director Instructional Support Programs Dr. Alisa Taylor.

January 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board meets again tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet again tonight, just one week after its last meeting. The agenda is a relatively short one insofar as the number of items to discuss, but the discussions could be somewhat involved.

January 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


College & University News - Jan. 19, 2015

Robert Alexander Ruth has been named to the Dean's List for the fall quarter of 2015, with a GPA of 3.50 at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, N.C. Ruth is a freshmen majoring in sports/entertainment/event mangement. He is a 2015 graduate of S.C. Virtual Charter School.

January 19, 2016 | | Education


Perfect spellers

January 19, 2016 | | Education


Blackmon, DuRant, Halley reelected to top school board posts

Ron Blackmon, Kim DuRant and Shirley Halley will be the chairman, vice chair and chaplain of the Kershaw County Board of Trustees for another year. The three were unanimously reelected to their top positions on the board by their fellow trustees during a special 10 a.m. meeting Tuesday.

January 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Career prep

Camden High School (CHS) 9th Graders William Jordan (first), Eileen Briston (second) and Elias Torres (third) go through 3- to 5-minute mock job interviews with Kershaw County School District employees Duane Pate and Greta McAvoy in December. The students were involved in a career preparation unit in CHS' High School 101 Leadership course. Other students were interviewed by community members who are human resources personnel at local businesses. The students were required to wear appropriate interview attire, prepare a resume in advance and answer questions typical in a job interview.

January 15, 2016 | | Education


College & University News - Jan. 15, 2015

The following local students were recently named to Clemson University's President's List:

January 15, 2016 | | Education


Cornerstone Christian School reports second quarter honor roll

Cornerstone Christian School has announced its honor roll for the second nine week period.

January 12, 2016 | | Education


Getting rid of the back-from-break ‘blahs’

January 12, 2016 | | Education


College & University News - Jan. 8, 2015

Stacey Gunter, of Lugoff, recently received a Brighter Futures Scholarship at Piedmont Technical College.

January 08, 2016 | | Education


L-EMS receives ‘School to Watch’ recognition again

It's one thing to win a national honor in education for the first time, but to continue that level of excellence continuously over a decade is exceptional.

January 08, 2016 | | Education


School board to meet Tuesday morning

Once a year, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is required to hold a daytime meeting, primarily used for organizational purposes. The board has, and is again Tuesday at 10 a.m., holding this meeting on the second Tuesday of January. Meetings are normally held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m.

January 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Camden High School publishes first quarter honor roll

Camden High School recently published its first quarter honor roll.

December 24, 2015 | | Education


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KCSD high schools raise more than $47,500 for UWKC; Camden High School wins Caring Cup

n addition to the normal activities of a first week of school, Kershaw County School District high school students have been working together to raise ...

August 23, 2016 | | Education


School board hears Summer Reading Program update

Kershaw County students who needed a little help with their reading received a boost during the Kershaw County School District's summer reading program.

August 23, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Education


High school students working toward “Strive for 25”

It's the first week of school for Kershaw County School District (KCSD) high school students, and they are working toward a goal to "Strive ...

August 19, 2016 | | Education


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