Menu changes for the week of Oct. 24th:
September 26, 2016 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students will be dismissed early on Friday, Oct. 21 to allow teachers to participate in professional development. Elementary students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m., middle school students at 11:45 a.m. and high schoolers at noon on Oct. 21. Three- and four-year-old students in half day programs will not attend.
September 21, 2016 - Watch out Kershaw County—the next great computer science programmer might be one of our very own middle school students. That’s because Project Lead the Way (PLTW)—a nine-week course where students learn to write code, design robots and create mobile apps—is being offered in all four Kershaw County School District middle schools this school year.
September 16, 2016 - If you never open Jordan Sonnenblick’s Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip, you may think it’s a book about baseball, but Kershaw County School District (KCSD) high school students can tell you that it’s about a lot more. That’s because the book was selected as KCSD’s One Book for summer reading and now those students will be able to meet the author and talk directly with him about his writing.
September 13, 2016 - Kershaw County School District’s (KCSD) class of 2016 has the highest four-year graduation rate ever at 91.3 percent, according to KCSD Assessment Director Lavoy Carter. Carter said when calculating the rate over a five-year period, it jumps to 94.5 percent.
September 12, 2016 - Doby’s Mill Elementary (DME) is one of only 544 schools in the United States to receive the 2016 Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award for its outstanding efforts in creating an energetic school environment.
August 20, 2016 - In addition to the normal activities of a first week of school, Kershaw County School District high school students have been working together to raise funds for the United Way of Kershaw County. Overall, the students collected over $47,500 with Camden High School raising over $25,000 to earn the United Way's Caring Cup. The announcement of the results was made at today's Springdale 5K. This is the 8th year for the competition where students have raised close to $300,000 for the local agency which helps to feed the hungry, provide shelter for the homeless and provide financial stability for many Kershaw County residents.
August 15, 2016 - 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 for 25.” That’s a goal to raise $25 times their total student population to support the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC).
July 19, 2016 - The Kershaw County School District is hiring school bus drivers. Pay is based on experience and includes benefits. A training class will be held July 25-28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the transportation office behind Lugoff-Elgin Middle School. [ Click for more information! ]
As part of the District Office's Relay for Life team activities, during the month of November, several of our district office staff members are not shaving in order to raise funds and "grow" cancer awareness. To support our team, visit our KCSD District Office Relay for Life Team website. To find out more about No Shave November, visit www.no-shave.org.
Members of the District Office staff hosted and participated in a Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, September 18. We had two first time donors (Thanks Clara and Luci!) and several community members participate. In total, we collected 20 units of blood. Each unit will be used for three persons so overall, we saved 60 lives!
To find out more about the Red Cross, visit www.redcrossblood.org.