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Morgan skeptical of EOC’s testing proposal

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan expressed skepticism of a recently updated proposal by the S.C. Education Oversight Committee (EOC) to create a "one report card system" for school accountability. Morgan is so skeptical, he has even written a letter to the county's legislative delegation saying the "proposal needs close scrutiny by legislators." It is a proposal, he told the delegation, with "significant flaws."

February 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School accountability/report system proposed

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hear a presentation during its meeting tonight about a proposed combined accountability/report system developed by the S.C. Education Oversight Committee (EOC). The S.C. General Assembly directed the EOC to develop the proposal under legislation passed during its 2016 session. The EOC adopted the proposal in January and it is supposed to meet federal and state requirements.

February 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CHS 9th graders learn ‘The Value of Education’

On the morning of Feb. 13, a large number of Camden High School (CHS) ninth graders filled up tables set up on the ground floor of the Price House. They were there to hear CHS coaches Dennis Beckley and Natalie Jeffcoat, Camden Middle School (CMS) Principal Byron Johnson and former Temple University professor Dr. Ernestyne Adams talk about "The Value of Education," the theme of the Price House Commission's Black History Month program. Price House Commissioner Clifton H. Anderson organized the program.

February 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


BDK is finalist for state reading award

In 2012, Baron DeKalb Elementary (BDK) received the state's Exemplary Writing Program Award. This year, the school is one of four finalists for a state award to recognize its Exemplary Reading Program.

February 21, 2017 | | Education


Elgin native wins 'STEM Oscar'

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) engineer Dwayne Nelson recently walked the proverbial red carpet. Nelson, a native of Elgin, South Carolina and a 2000 graduate of North Central High School, was one of 41 engineers nationwide to win a 2017 Black Engineer of the Year Award, held at a special gala in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11.

February 21, 2017 | | Education


Dinner, dance for special needs students tonight

Last year, Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) hosted a prom for special needs students that was planned by other LEHS students. This year, the celebration is being held in conjunction with Valentine's Day.

February 17, 2017 | | Education


Junior Leadership applications now available

Applications for the 2017-18 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county's high schools and the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center.

February 17, 2017 | | Education


ATEC receives $7,500 grant for firefighting program

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) has received a $7,500 grant from the South Carolina State Firefighters Association (SCSFA) for its firefighting program.

February 17, 2017 | | Education


Clowning around

February 17, 2017 | | Education


Bethune Woman's Club, Lions offering scholarships

The Bethune Woman's Club and the Bethune Lion's Club are each offering a $500.00 Scholarship. These scholarships are one-time awards.

February 14, 2017 | | Education


NCHS names students to second quarter Honor Roll

9th Grade A/B Honor Roll – Izabella Baipho, Autumn Barrett, William Boone, Rachel Bowers, Matthew Carroll, Becca Clem, Matthew Clem, Christopher Cole, Madison Dixon, Benjamin Gainey, Katlin Hall, Monique Hampton, Cameron Hoffman, Peyton Holley, Corina Johnstone, DeKeshia Massey, Jacob Montgomery, Gracie Morrow, William Nicholson, Julianne Outlaw, Megan Peach, Tykeyah Peebles, Thomas Portee, Zachary Roberts, Aleigha Ross, Jeremy Sims, Nicholas Small, Marielizabeth Sowell, Angelina Spinelli, Presley Springfield, Julio Tamayo, Kaitlin Thompson, Nayeli Vallejo-Ibarra, Aislinn Velasquez, Aaliyah White

February 14, 2017 | | Education


MES announces second quarter Honor Roll students

1st grade

February 14, 2017 | | Education


Glenn Price inducted into SCMEA Hall of Fame

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) band director Glenn Price was the only person inducted into the S.C. Music Educators Association (SCMEA) Hall of Fame on Friday.

February 10, 2017 | | Education


KCSD Kindergarten Round-Up is Feb. 16

Families with four- and five-year-olds who will attend kindergarten in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) next school year should participate in the school district's Round-Up set for Feb. 16.

February 10, 2017 | | Education


L-EHS wins state Special Olympics award

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) is one of only eight schools in the sate being recognized this year by Special Olympics South Carolina for efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without disabilities.

February 10, 2017 | | Education


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School trustees spar over football ticket prices

Several members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees became engaged in heated discussion over Camden High School's (CHS) decision to charge $7 ...

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


More students involved in KCSD summer reading program during 2017

Two years ago, during the summer of 2015, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) inaugural summer reading program served 27 students at one location. In ...

August 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Armstrong named S.C. Strength Coach of the Year

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) athletes have realized that they were fortunate to have the expertise of Mike Armstrong as their strength and conditioning coach, but ...

August 11, 2017 | | Education


Senior citizens can attend school sponsored events free

Kershaw County citizens age 65 years or older can receive lifetime Golden Circle passes that allow them to attend school-sponsored activities or athletic events free ...

August 11, 2017 | | Education


KCSD already earned $1.4 million from penny sales tax

In just four months, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) earned nearly $1.4 million in revenue from a penny sales tax voters approved by ...

August 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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