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Blaney Elementary participates in Jump Rope for the Heart

Last Friday, Blaney Elementary School (BES) students learned about heart health and physical activity at Jump Rope for the Heart. Students rotated through 11 stations where they exercised, played games and learned about eating healthy. BES school nurse Kim Allen wanted to show students that exercise can be fun. Jump Rope for the Heart is a community service project that teaches students the importance of exercising and eating healthy. Through Jump Rope for the Heart, BES students exceeded their goal of $1000 in raising money for the American Heart Association.

March 05, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Education


Friday to be regular KCSD school day

Due to recent inclement weather, Friday will be a regular school day for Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students. The 2013-14 KCSD calendar approved in December of 2012 originally indicated that Friday would be a professional development day for teachers unless needed as an inclement weather make up day.

March 05, 2014 | | Education


KC Robotics Team wins state championship

Kershaw County can boast about another championship team.

February 24, 2014 | | Education


Board hears West Wateree Phase 2 options

At Tuesday's meeting of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Executive Director for Operations Billy Smith presented a PowerPoint which offered an overview of maps and information regarding Facilities Equalization Plan Phase 2 options in the West Wateree area; Smith had similarly presented overviews regarding the Camden area at the Jan. 21 board meeting and regarding the North Central area at the Feb. 4 board meeting.

February 21, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Junior Leadership Kershaw County accepting applications

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is accepting applications for the 2014-15 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors who attend a Kershaw County high school.

February 19, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Feature photo: Jump around

February 19, 2014 | | Education


Miss South Carolina 2012 to speak at FCA rally

Lugoff-Elgin High School's (L-EHS) Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will host its second FCA rally Monday, March 3 in the L-EHS auditorium from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Miss South Carolina 2012 Ali Rogers and University of South Carolina Football Chaplain Adrian Despres will speak at the event. The praise band Fuse of Friendship Baptist will perform at the rally.

February 17, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Education


Aberdeen Catery offers culinary arts scholarship

Aberdeen Catery is offering a $500 scholarship for Kershaw County School District high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in culinary arts.

February 17, 2014 | | Education


KCSD schools, offices closed Friday

Due to continued wintry weather conditions, all Kershaw County School District schools and offices will be closed on Friday, Feb. 14. All after school extracurricular activities, meetings and programs as well as adult education classes originally scheduled for tomorrow are also cancelled.

February 13, 2014 | | Education


ATEC to hold spring semester open house Tuesday

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) will celebrate national Career and Technical Education Month with its spring semester open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Parents of students and the public are invited to attend.

February 12, 2014 | | Education


School Photos -- 100 pet supplies for 100 days

Wateree Elementary School kindergarten students Gavin Way, Colden Baker, Skylar Humphries, Faith Hunter, Natasha Rosales, DeLana Rabon, Langley Thompson, Ehren Mathis, Emma Grace Halsall, Caroline Sapp, Philip Munn, Damien Wilkes, Carrie Watts, Rebecca Schmalzel, Molly Unsworth, Emma Harrison, Ansley Ray, Sarah Broome, London Bailey, Evelyn Villalobos, Addie English, Noah Bounsavath, Caroline Kerwin, Hannah Corrigan, Saxon Spradley, Jakob Vanzant, Taylor Grace Sparling, Izabell Brown, and Marshall Bullock completed a service project to celebrate the 100th Day of School. Kindergarten students were challenged to collect 100 items to donate to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter in Kershaw County. Kindergarten students exceeded ...

February 12, 2014 | | Education


School Photos -- Let it snow

Excitement was seen and heard from Wateree Elementary kindergarten students Ally Collins, Addi English, Addison Greenwood, Caroline Kerwin, Cassidy Mosley, Teagan Rabon, London Bailey, Emmy Sarabia, Noah Bounsavath, Christian Lawson, Davis Catoe, Keyton Baker, Bailey Settles, Garrett Williams, Evelyn Villalobos, Damien Wilkes, Michael Spear and Landen Farmer as they went out for a quick run in the snow.

February 12, 2014 | | Education


School Photos -- Reading time fun

At Mother Goose on the Loose, Librarian Lauren Decker (above) reads to children who attended story time. Children and their parents played games and sang songs during the interactive story time at Elgin Library last Monday morning.

February 12, 2014 | | Education


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


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KCSD teacher career fair Jan. 24

Persons interested in employment with the Kershaw County School District are invited to participate in the district's 14th annual Teacher Career Fair Saturday, Jan. 24.

November 24, 2014 | | Education


KCSD reading coaches begin ‘Read to Succeed’ program

Several volunteers in the community are starting to help Kershaw County School District (KCSD) teachers improve reading skills in their students. They are reading coaches, the first part of a South Carolina initiative being implemented under the "Read to Succeed Act" passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Nikki Haley in June.

November 21, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


School AD, head football coaches to stay combined

The positions of athletic director (AD) and head football coach at Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will remain combined. Lugoff-Elgin High School's (L-EHS) currently separate AD and head football coach will be combined back into a single position at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.

November 21, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


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