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School Photos -- Grinding of the greens

Wateree Elementary School kindergarten students Samantha Gladden, Gauge Roberts, Marshall Bullock, and Eli Munn from Joni Baker's class learned about recycling at the "Grinding of the Greens" event.

February 12, 2014 | | Education


KCSD schools, offices closed Wednesday

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) sent out the following information at 1:02 p.m..:

February 11, 2014 | | Education


Bringing poetry to the people

Allan Wolf, a poet, author and performer, has a goal in mind when he performs before an audience -- it is, as he says, "to show people how to see the world in a different way and (how) to find the extraordinariness of the ordinary." Wolf has written books for both elementary school age children as well as for young adult audiences.

February 10, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


KCSD prepping teachers for Common Core

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is helping teachers get ready for implementation of the Common Core State Standards Initiative. KCSD Executive Director for K-12 Instruction Tim Hopkins and KCSD Common Core Transition Specialist Lisa Carter updated the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees on the district's work to prepare for next year's Common Core implementation at Tuesday's school board meeting. Hopkins and Carter focused on how teachers would be adequately prepared with both training and resources to implement the standards.

February 07, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Feature photo: Up, up and away

Camden First Baptist Children's Center 2K class members look towards the sky as a few balloons escape before they

February 05, 2014 | | Education


Single vehicle collision results in two deaths

A single vehicle collision on I-20 west bound at the 105 mile marker resulted in two fatalities early Saturday morning. Gladys Gholston, 71, was driving the 2005 Toyota with her husband Weldon Gholston, 86. The couple, from New York, was traveling west on I-20 and was in the process of relocating to South Carolina. The driver of the vehicle ran off of the highway and into the median where the car struck a tree and caught on fire. The accident is under investigation.

February 03, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Education


March 7, May 26 KCSD weather ‘make-up days’

Due to forecasted winter storms, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools and offices were closed on Tuesday and Wednesday and all after school extracurricular activities, meetings and programs originally scheduled for those days were cancelled.

January 31, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


KCSD on two-hour delay again Friday

At 5:44 p.m., the KCSD issued the following statement:

January 30, 2014 | | Education


PAWS program at MES to help students realize goals

Midway Elementary School (MES) landed a $272,000 state grant recently to start an afterschool and summer Positive Achievement with Students (PAWS) program. Teachers Teri Davis, Selena Jones, Laura Privette and Katie Todd collaborated to write the grant.

January 29, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


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


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KCSD in top 20 on federal report cards

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) exceeded state expectations according to data released by the S.C. State Department of Education.

October 22, 2014 | | Education


Camden High receives Distinguished Arts Program Grant

Camden High School (CHS) is enjoying an award-winning 2014. Aside from being named a "Palmetto's Finest School," CHS also received a Distinguished Arts Program Grant for a project titled "Commitment to Excellence in the Arts." It is the first grant of its kind to be awarded to a Kershaw County school.

October 17, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


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