December 5, 2016 - The second annual Mid Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic Basketball tournament will be Dec. 19-20 at Rhame Arena in Camden. The single elimination tournament will feature girls and boys teams from the three Kershaw County School District high schools and Robert E. Lee High School.
November 22, 2016 - The Kershaw County Teacher Forum organized a Pennies for Change campaign, raising $3,500.31 for the United Way of Kershaw County and American Red Cross to benefit Hurricane Matthew victims. Students and employees from Kershaw County School District schools brought in loose change, and SAFE Federal Credit Union and Regions Bank donated the services of counting all the coins and issuing the check. The project was the idea of Stover Middle School teacher Sarah Spoto.
November 18, 2016 - Baron DeKalb Elementary (BDK) students were recognized today by the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) for being one of two school winners in the “Read Your Way to the Big Game” contest. Thirty-one schools participated in the contest which required at least 70 percent of the school’s student body to read six books or more. BDK had 94 percent of its 215 students earn this requirement, reading a total of 1,212 book.
November 16, 2016 - The Kershaw County School Board met in executive session during its November 15 meeting to conduct a performance evaluation of Superintendent Frank Morgan as required by Board policy and the district’s employment agreement with him. The school board returned to open session after the executive session and voted to extend Morgan’s contract until June 30, 2019. They also gave the superintendent—who has not had a raise since the 2014-15 school year—the same increase that employees received for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.
November 2, 2016 - Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Tim Hardee was recognized by the Kershaw County School Board for his leadership in forming a strong partnership with the school district. Under his tenure, dual enrollment offerings have been increased, a joint economic development campus is being developed and free tuition for Kershaw County graduates is available. Hardee is leaving CCTC to become the president of the South Carolina Technical College System.
November 4, 2016 - Lugoff Elementary School first grade transition teacher Beth Kirincich and Camden Middle School English teacher Sherry Lee were named the 2016-17 Kershaw County Reading Teachers of the Year by the Kershaw County Reading Council last night. Lugoff-Elgin Middle Principal Karen Bullard earned the award for Kershaw County Reading Administrator of the Year.
October 24, 2016 - Kershaw County School District’s (KCSD) students’ 2016 passage rate exceeded the state average on the Algebra I and English I end-of-course exams.
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.