February 9, 2017 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students will be dismissed early on Friday, Feb. 17 to allow teachers to participate in professional development and not attend school on Monday, Feb. 20 as it is a teacher workday.
February 9, 2017 - Camden Middle School student Aaliyah Tucker received first place in the South Carolina NAACP Essay Contest with an essay entitled “How Public Education Advances the Dream.” She read it on the steps of the Statehouse during the King Day at the Dome and received $100 for this award. Aaliyah is the daughter of Rhonda and Vernon Tucker.
February 9, 2017 - Fitness Zone Owner George Gibson presented three Kershaw County School District (KCSD) elementary schools with grants to fund physical fitness projects using the proceeds from December’s Jingle Bell Run.
Feb. 8, 2017 - At its meeting Tuesday night, the Kershaw County School Board named Brian Rimpf to be the new activities director/football coach at Camden High School and Tyronne Drakeford for the same position at North Central High School.
Feb. 2, 2017 - Only eight schools in South Carolina are being recognized this year by Special Olympics South Carolina for their efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without disabilities. Lugoff-Elgin High School (LEHS) is one of those eight.
Feb. 3, 2017 - Lugoff-Elgin High School (LEHS) band director Glenn Price was the only person inducted into the South Carolina Music Educators Association (SCMEA) Hall of Fame today.
February 1, 2017 - Six Kershaw County School District (KCSD) football players participated in National Signing Day today.
January 25, 2017 - Five Kershaw County School District (KCSD) football players will participate in National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. at the KCSD district office (2029 W. DeKalb Street, Camden.)
January 20, 2017 - Two Kershaw County School Board (KCSB) members have been recognized by the SC School Boards Association (SCSBA) for their service and dedication. The presentations were made during the Jan. 17 KCSB meeting as a part of School Board Member Appreciation Month.
January 12, 2017 - At its organizational meeting Tuesday, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees swore in its newly elected members and elected new officers.
January 4, 2017 - Twenty Lugoff-Elgin High School students will have their artwork displayed at The Village Artists Art Gallery during January.
January 6, 2017 - Nine Kershaw County educators have been recertified with the highest credential available in the teaching profession, bringing the total number of Kershaw County School District (KCSD) employees who are National Board certified to 109.
Dec. 19, 2016 - The Kershaw County School Board honored its two retiring members at a celebration Dec. 13. Mr. Clyburn served on the school board for four years. Mrs. Jones has served on the school board since 2005; she served as the school board chairperson for three years. In photo A, Mara Jones (left) and Louis Clyburn (right) were presented with rocking chairs for their years of service. In photo B, many community leaders and supporters attended their retirement ceremony including Sen. Vincent Sheheen.
January 6, 2017 - The Kershaw County School District is monitoring weather conditions, and the following changes have been made to evening & weekend activities
January 4, 2017 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) families are reminded that Tuesday, Jan. 10 is a regular school day for students.
At its Jan. 13 meeting, the Kershaw County School Board (KCSB) recognized two community volunteers for their service.
December 15, 2016 - The Kershaw County School District’s (KCSD) financial operations have again received the best audit results possible with “unmodified opinions” from an external independent CPA firm.
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.
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 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 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 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.
October 7, 2016 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has been awarded a $21,438 grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission for the 2016-2017 school year. This support will allow the district to pursue implementation of the five-year strategic plan that was created by the district steering committee for the arts.
October 5, 2016 - The South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) honored the Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency with a Champions for Public Education Award during the Oct. 4 Kershaw County School District Board Meeting.
October 10, 2016 - All KCSD schools and offices will be open on a regular schedule for Tuesday, October 11. We greatly appreciate the cooperation of our families with the change in schedule that had to be made for today.
Oct. 9, 2016 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials have been monitoring building conditions and power outages this weekend after Hurricane Matthew. Due to a high number of power outages in Kershaw County, all KCSD schools including adult education classes will be closed on Monday, Oct. 10. All after-school events and activities are canceled at all schools.
October 6, 2016 - All KCSD Schools will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow, Friday, October 7. All afterschool activities will end at 5 pm tomorrow. (In other words, parents need to pick up kids early from programs that may have started at 3:30 and usually go to 6 pm.)
October 5, 2016 - Open All KCSD Schools will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow, Thursday, October 6. Gov. Nikki Haley has closed several of our neighboring school districts in order to use their facilities for persons who are being evacuated from the coast, but as of now, this is not impacting tomorrow’s schedule for our schools. We will continue to monitor the weather conditions and work closely with emergency preparedness officials to ensure the safety of our students and staff. If we do have to make a change in our schedule, we will let you know.
October 4, 2016 - All KCSD Schools will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5. Gov. Nikki Haley has closed several of our neighboring school districts in order to use their facilities for persons who are being evacuated from the coast, but as of now, this is not impacting tomorrow’s schedule for our schools. We will continue to monitor the weather conditions and work closely with emergency preparedness officials to ensure the safety of our students and staff. If we do have to make a change in our schedule, we will let you know.
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 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.
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 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 7, 2016 - 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 of charge. The passes are good from year to year. Admission to athletic playoffs is not included.
Sep. 1, 2016 - Due to the potential for severe weather that may impact travel conditions tomorrow afternoon, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will operate on a half-day schedule Friday, Sept 2. The school district is especially concerned about dirt roads and high winds in our area. [ Read more ]
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 2, 2016 - With a new school year comes new school supplies, although for some families that presents a financial challenge. Again this school year, persons who want to help provide needy students with school supplies can do so through the Pack A Bus campaign at both Camden Walmart and Fred’s Pharmacy starting this weekend.
August 3, 2016 - Ten schools were recognized at the Aug. 2 Kershaw County School Board meeting for earning Palmetto Gold and Silver awards from the State Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps.
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! ]
July 18, 2016 - Parents in the Kershaw County School District can fill out their children’s school registration materials from home using a web-based system. Using “InfoSnap,” parents access customized online forms for each student to update their information, provide emergency contact and vital medical information and read and agree to important notifications. In years past, parents had to print out forms and take them to their children’s schools or fill out forms at school sites.
July 12, 2016 - At its meeting tonight, the Kershaw County School Board selected Charles King as the new principal for Midway Elementary School. “After an extensive search, Dr. King was the perfect candidate to lead Midway,” said Kershaw County School District Superintendent Frank Morgan. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience back home to a school in the area where he grew up. Dr. King couples his commitment for providing outstanding learning opportunities for all students with his familiarity with the Midway community. I know he will be successful.”
June 28, 2016 - At its meeting Tuesday, the Kershaw County School Board approved Casey Faulkenberry as the new assistant principal for Stover Middle School. “Mr. Faulkenberry has an outstanding instructional background with a wide range of students,” said Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Frank Morgan. “He also has strong interpersonal skills and a personal connection with our district. I know he will be a great asset to the Stover family.”
June 28, 2016 - The Kershaw County School District is looking for persons who are interested in serving as substitutes in its school cafeterias. Food Service substitutes are paid $9 per hour and have the potential to become permanent part time employees when positions arise.
June 3, 2016 - Although the Kershaw County School District’s (KCSD) school year is over, local educators encourage students to continue the learning process this summer. (Includes information on summer reading, Summer Enrichment from Grades 1-8 and for High Schoolers, and open gym details.)
May 12, 2016 - Garrit Strunga, a Camden High School junior in ATEC’s fall semester graphic communications class, was recently presented with The Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA) 2016 Student Achievement Award for high school students.
May 17, 2016 - Camden High School Biology Instructor Elena Gaston has been selected as the 2016 SC Outstanding Biology Teacher. The honor identifies a teacher who has made valuable contributions to the profession and to her students.
May 16, 2016 - Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (LEMS) will celebrate being the first school in South Carolina to receive the national School to Watch award four times during an 8:30 a.m. assembly on Wednesday, May 18 and then more than 95 percent of the student body will load up on 12 school buses to travel to a Columbia Fireflies baseball game as a reward for meeting their reading goals.
May 16, 2016 - Kershaw County School District Superintendent Frank Morgan was one of four finalists for the 2017 Superintendent of the Year Award from the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. “I am honored to have been named as a finalist,” Morgan said. “I am extremely blessed to work in a school district with such outstanding students and staff and in a community that supports and values education.”
May 13, 2016 - What started as a great idea by several Lugoff-Elgin High School students has turned into a reality. The first-ever Red Carpet Affair prom for special needs students in the Kershaw County School District will be held on Saturday, May 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Lugoff-Elgin High School Annex Cafeteria.
May 9, 2016 - More than 150 Camden Middle School (CMS) students and teachers worked with visiting artist Russ Petty and CMS art teacher Keith Tolen last week to create a mural of Camden on a wall in the front hall of the school. The greenway park scene connects historic spots selected by students and faculty as a way of showing off their hometown’s history and culture. The public is invited to the mural’s unveiling on Tuesday, May 10 at 6 p.m.
May 4, 2016 - North Central High School received a bronze award in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the best high schools in the nation for the second time in three years.
May 4, 2016 - Jackson School has been named a Lighthouse “The Leader in Me” School by FranklinCovey, one of only 200 in the nation. Based on The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, over 2,500 Leader in Me schools in 35 countries teach 21st century leadership and life skills to students and create cultures where every child is a leader.
May 2, 2016 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received 18 awards for excellence in communications from the SC chapter of the National School Public Relations Association on Friday.
April 21, 2016 - Stover Middle School social studies teacher Craig Jelks was named 2016 Kershaw County School District Teacher of the Year at a gala Thursday while Camden High English teacher Amy Goodwin was named first alternate. Also honored during the evening’s celebration was Midway Elementary third grade teacher Lindsey Catoe who received the Outstanding First Year Teacher award. Pine Tree Hill Elementary Principal Melissa Royalty also was recognized as the district’s Principal of the Year.
April 20, 2016 - Kershaw County School District will name its 2016 District Teacher of the Year at a 7 p.m. gala in the Camden High School auditorium Thursday, April 21. The public is invited to attend.
April 5, 2016 - “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” That’s what over 200 athletes will say on Friday, April 8 before they begin their contests in the Kershaw County Special Olympics.
April 4, 2016 - Kershaw County School District employees, parents and the local community are invited to learn more about the school district’s 2016-17 budget and provide feedback. Superintendent Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson will hold a series of meetings across the county to explain the budget proposal, answer questions and receive suggestions.
March 11, 2016 - Families of special needs students in the Kershaw County School District have a new opportunity to learn about available resources. The school district’s Transition Fair—being held Thursday, March 24 from 6-8 p.m. at Rhame City Arena (517 Bull Street in Camden)—will feature more than a dozen local and state agencies that provide higher education, job training, employment, day programs, living options and health services to students with disabilities.
March 15, 2016 - Jennifer Gibson, library assistant at North Central Middle School (NCMS) and North Central High School (NCHS), has been named the Media Paraprofessional of the Year by the SC Association of School Librarians (SCASL).
March 9, 2016 - Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTH) Principal Melissa Royalty was named Kershaw County School District (KCSD) 2016 Princip Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTH) Principal Melissa Royalty was named Kershaw County School District (KCSD) 2016 Principal of the Year today.
March 1, 2016 - The best field trips may be to places that school buses can’t go. That’s definitely the case for Pine Tree Hill Elementary School students Friday who will visit places like the Amazon Forest, the American Frontier and Antarctica through Google Expeditions—360 degree virtual reality experiences—while never leaving their classrooms.
February 24, 2016 - Ten Kershaw County schools were recognized this week by the State Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2015. “The Palmetto Gold and Silver awards honor the top performing schools in our state,” said Kershaw County School District Superintendent Frank Morgan. “I greatly appreciate the extraordinary efforts of our staff, students and families to earn recognition at this level.”
Feb. 19, 2016 - In a community steeped in history, it’s fitting that Kershaw County has two winners in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) state essay contest. Camden Middle eighth grader Daniel Putnam and Camden High junior Andrea Roger won their local American History essay contests in December and were chosen as state winners this month from local entries submitted by more than 70 DAR chapters across South Carolina.
Feb. 19, 2016 - The community is invited to a showcase of Kershaw County student visual and performing art at “Celebrating the Arts of Kershaw County Schools” on Thursday, Feb. 25 at Lugoff-Elgin High School (LEHS).
Feb. 17, 2016 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has refinanced its bond debt, saving taxpayers $9.5 million in interest. “This is similar to when homeowners refinance their mortgages to take advantage of lower interest rates,” said KCSD Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson. “By watching the bond market carefully, we were able to nearly double the savings that we had initially anticipated. I am very pleased to be able to deliver this good news.”
February 15, 2016 - Applications for the 2016-17 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 & Visitors Center.
February 12, 2016 - Second Look Charities provided the Kershaw County School District nurses with a $2,000 donation using profits from the store. The money will be used for students with emergencies such as dental supplies, eyeglasses and other medical needs. Second Look Charities Board Chair Claire Shell (5th from left) presents KCSD nurse Sharon Baytes (4th from left) with a check while Second Look Charities representatives look on. Pictured Left to right: Second Look Store Manager Jackie DeLozier, Second Look Board Member Ann Duckworth, Second Look Board Member Frances Morris, Baytes, Shell, Second Look Board Member Judy Smith, Second Look Board Member Judy Price and Second Look Board Member Rose Sheehen.
February 12, 2016 - Fitness Zone Owner and Manager George Gibson (middle) presents principals of area schools with checks to benefit their health and physical education projects using the proceeds of the Jingle Bell Run sponsored by the Fitness Zone for its 8th straight year. Pictured left to right: Lugoff-Elgin Middle Principal Karen Bullard, Baron DeKalb Elementary Principal Betty Turner, Doby’s Mill Elementary Principal Ginger Catoe, Gibson, Lugoff Elementary Principal Melissa Lloyd and Wateree Elementary Principal Gail Stehle. Doby’s Mill Elementary was recognized for having the greatest number of participants in the run.
February 12, 2016 - Grace Episcopal Church's Outreach Ministry made a donation of $500 each to Bethune Elementary and Mt. Pisgah Elementary schools. Grace Episcopal Church has a strong mentoring program and an afterschool program called Seacoast. Pictured left to right: Senior Warden for Grace Episcopal Church Frank Trapp, Mt. Pisgah and Bethune Elementary Principal Estelle Benson and Grace Outreach Ministry Chairman Carla Knight. Trapp said, "We feel that proper education is the key to growth and the welfare of the community."
February 1, 2016 - Camden High School Assistant Principal Lesley Corner is one of three finalists for a national award honoring outstanding school administrators. The 2016 National Association of Secondary School Administrators' (NASSP) National Assistant Principal of the Year program honors exceptional school leaders for their success in raising student achievement and leading a culture in which students thrive.
January 27, 2016 - The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) will celebrate national Career and Technical Education Month with its spring semester open house on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. Parents of students and the public are invited to attend.
January 25, 2016 - Kershaw County middle schools will join the nation next month by recognizing Groundhog Shadowing Day on Friday, Feb. 5. Seventh and eighth grade students will be allowed to go to work with a parent, relative or neighbor to learn more about the workplace and potential careers.
January 26, 2016 - Due to inclement weather, the Kershaw County School District had to postpone its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair for certified teacher applicants last weekend. The event has been rescheduled for Feb. 6 at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
January 22, 2016 - This page is a list of all afterschool and weekend events that are being cancelled or rescheduled due to inclement weather. We will continue to update this listing as we get more information. Email the webmaster if you have questions or need to report a KCSD event that has been changed.
January 22, 2016 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials have continued to monitor the weather situation and determined that due to worsening conditions in the North Central area, schools in that area (Baron DeKalb Elementary, Bethune Elementary, Midway Elementary, Mt. Pisgah Elementary, North Central Middle and North Central High) will dismiss at 12:45 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 22.
January 22, 2015 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials have been monitoring weather conditions and out riding area roads since 3:30 a.m. today. Due to road temperatures in the North Central area of Kershaw County, all North Central area schools (Baron DeKalb Elementary, Bethune Elementary, Midway Elementary, Mt. Pisgah Elementary, North Central Middle and North Central High) will open on a two-hour delay for students and staff on Friday, Jan. 22. Three- and four-year-old students in morning classes in North Central area schools will not attend. Breakfast will be served.
January 21, 2016 - During a press conference Thursday morning, January 21, Central Carolina Technical College announced a new scholarship initiative that provides the first two years at Central Carolina Technical College tuition-free.
January 21, 2016 - The Kershaw County School District will be monitoring weather conditions today, and if any decision is made concerning an adjustment in tomorrow's schedule, we will post it here as well as notify local media and use our app and messaging system for our families.
January 7, 2016 - It’s one thing to win a national honor in education for the first time, but to continue that level of excellence continuously over a decade is exceptional.
December 9, 2015 - The Kershaw County School District today announced a new way to help parents, students and the community stay connected with its schools. The school district’s mobile app is available for free download in the app store for iPhones and on Google play for Android users by searching for “Kershaw County School District.”
Dec. 7, 2015 - The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 18, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break. Staff will work a regular schedule. Students in 3-and 4-year-old developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend.
November 20, 2015 - Lesley Corner, assistant principal of Camden High School in Kershaw County School District, has been named the 2016 High School Assistant Principal of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators.
November 19, 2015 - Pine Tree Hill Elementary School third grade teacher Mellisa Holder and Camden High School English teacher Amy Goodwin were named the 2015-16 Kershaw County Reading Teachers of the Year by the Kershaw County Reading Council last week.
November 19, 2015 - Eighteen Kershaw County School District students were recognized by the Kershaw County School Board Tuesday night for earning perfect scores on standardized tests given this spring.
November 20, 2015 - The Kershaw County Teacher Forum organized a Pennies for Change campaign, raising $4,096.14 for the United Way of Kershaw County to benefit local flooding victims. Students and employees from schools brought in loose change, and TD Bank in Camden donated the services of counting all the coins. The project was the idea of Stover Middle School teacher Sarah Spoto.
Nov. 10, 2015 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) again received “unmodified opinions” — the top results possible — during its annual financial audit as completed by an external independent CPA firm.
Nov. 9, 2015 - U.S. Army Recruiting Deputy Commander Brig. Gen. Troy Kok, the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Columbia and students from the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) will show case a “new” Army helicopter.
November 6, 2015 - The Kershaw County School Board voted Tuesday to adjust the 2015-16 school year’s end-of-first semester dates due to the days missed for flooding last month.
November 5, 2015 - Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the rating for general obligation (GO) bonds issued by the Kershaw County School District, a move that will save taxpayers a significant amount of money, according to KCSD officials.
October 22, 2015 - Camden’s Zemp Football Stadium will be filled with 800 Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students tomorrow but books will replace footballs in the hands of the students.
Oct. 14, 2015 - At its meeting last night, the Kershaw County School Board approved making Monday, Oct. 19—which was originally scheduled as a professional development day for teachers—into a regular school day. The other three make up days were already built into the 2015-16 school calendar. The school board has the option to waive the fifth missed day.
October 12, 2015 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools will operate on a normal schedule starting Tuesday, Oct. 13. Modified bus routes that were put into place today will remain in effect.
October 10, 2015 - The Kershaw County School District will be monitoring road and building conditions today, and if any decision is made concerning an adjustment in Monday's schedule, we will post it here as well as notify local media and use our Blackboard Connect system for our families. We're doing our best to get reopened as soon as possible in a safe and orderly way.
October 9, 2015 - In order to allow for daylight travel, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools will operate on a delayed schedule Monday, Oct. 12. For Monday, administrators will report to work on time, all other staff will report one hour later than normal and students will report two hours later than normal. (Three- and four-year-old students in morning classes do not attend on a two-hour delay schedule.)
October 9, 2015 - Several Kershaw County School Board meetings that were canceled this week due to inclement weather have been rescheduled for next week.
Due to continued concerns for area roadways and bridges which would have heavy school bus traffic, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools will be closed for students on Thursday, Oct. 8 and Friday, Oct. 9. Employees who normally report for Professional Development Days will do so on Friday. Adult education classes for Thursday and Friday are canceled.
Due to continued concerns for area roadways and bridges, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools and offices will be closed for students and staff on Wednesday, October 7. Wednesday's adult education classes are also canceled.
KCSD is continuing to monitor road and building conditions. We've identified the roads that will be closed for some time to develop alternative routing. We're working with Public Works to fix washed out dirt roads. We'll get an update on progress this afternoon. We're finishing up on any building issues. We're doing our best to get reopened as soon as possible in a safe and orderly way.
Due to continued flooding conditions in our area, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools and offices will be closed for students and staff on Tuesday, October 6.
The Finance & Facilities Feedback Meetings scheduled for tonight have been cancelled. They would have been at Camden High and Lugoff-Elgin High. They will be rescheduled at a later date.
The Kershaw County School District will be monitoring weather conditions today, and if any decision is made concerning an adjustment in tomorrow's schedule, we will post it here as well as notify local media and use our Blackboard Connect system for our families.
Due to inclement weather and flooding in our area, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools and offices will be closed for students and staff on Monday, October 5. Adult education classes will also be canceled. [ Read more ]
The Kershaw County School District will be monitoring weather conditions today, and if any decision is made concerning an adjustment in tomorrow's schedule, we will post it here as well as notify local media and use our Blackboard Connect system for our families. We are working with local emergency management officials to open a shelter at Camden High School at noon today.
Due to inclimate weather, the SAT Testing - originally scheduled for tomorrow (Oct. 3rd) at Camden High - has been rescheduled for Sat., Oct. 17th. See SAT Test Center Closings for information on printing an updated tickets for the October 17th date.
Due to forecasted inclement weekend weather, varsity football games scheduled for tomorrow night have been moved to tonight, Thur. Oct. 1. North Central High will host Chesterfield and Lugoff-Elgin High will travel to Lexington High. Both games will start at 7:30 p.m. JV and 9th grade football games will be played next week.
Sep. 19, 2015 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) 2015 seniors’ average composite score on the ACT college entrance exam outperformed the state average for the third straight year. The district’s average ranks it third highest among Midlands area school districts and 15th best out of 85 SC school districts.
Sep. 22, 2015 - More Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students demonstrated work readiness on South Carolina’s first-ever administration of the ACT WorkKeys than the state average.
Sep. 11, 2015 - It may look like a bunch of dots to some people, but for the staff and students of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), it’s a sign of how they make their mark, one dot at a time. Led by the efforts of the Kershaw County Teacher Forum, KCSD schools will join in the celebration of International Dot Day on Tuesday, September 15.
September 2, 2015 - Three Kershaw County School District adult education staff members were honored with regional and state awards this summer by the South Carolina Association of Adult and Continuing Education (SCAACE).
Sep. 7, 2015 - Adults may know Temperance Brennan from the book and TV series Bones but for Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students taking high school English classes, her great-niece Tory is more familiar. That’s because Virals, written by Brendan Reichs along with his mother Kathy, the author of the Bones series, was their required summer reading assignment. And starting this week, those students will have the opportunity to meet the young author.
September 3, 2015 - The Kershaw County School Board is holding a series of feedback meetings to gather public input and ideas concerning facility needs and funding. Two school board members will lead each meeting, which will include a brief slide presentation of current facilities and a question and answer period.
August 21, 2015 - Katie Gilson, agricultural instructor at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC), has been honored with the Outstanding Young Member Award by the National Association of Agricultural Educators for both South Carolina and the southeast region.
August 22, 2015 - Camden High School (CHS) and Lugoff-Elgin High School (LEHS) students use the week leading up to their rival football game to raise money for the United Way of Kershaw County. This year, that coincided with the first week of school.
August 25, 2015 - 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 of charge. The passes are good from year to year. Admission to athletic playoffs is not included.
August 12, 2015 - Ask high school students to change the world in one week, and they might just do it. At least that seems to be the case for students from Lugoff-Elgin High School (LEHS) and Camden High School (CHS) who use the week before their rivalry football game to raise money for the United Way of Kershaw County.
August 6, 2015 - As students get ready for a new school year, the cost of school supplies makes it difficult for some families to purchase needed items. For the past several years, Camden Walmart customers have helped fill that need for hundreds of Kershaw County families through Walmart’s annual “Pack A Bus” campaign which starts tomorrow, coinciding with tax-free weekend.
July 14, 2015 - Parents in the Kershaw County School District can fill out their children’s school registration materials from home via a new web-based system.
June 3, 2015 - At its meeting Tuesday, the Kershaw County School Board approved four persons to serve as assistant principals for the 2015-16 school year.
May 28, 2015 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received six awards for its communication efforts in the 2015 South Carolina chapter of the National School Public Relations Association’s Rewards for Excellence (RFE) program; Pine Tree Hill Elementary School was honored with four awards.
May 13, 2015 - At its meeting last night, the Kershaw County School Board voted to approve Gordon Morris as the director for ATEC starting with the 2015-16 school year.
June 11, 2015 - Although Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students have taken a break from the traditional school year, local educators say that summer is an important time to continue the learning process.
May 4, 2015 - Jackson School fourth grade teacher Amanda Harris was named 2015 Kershaw County School District Teacher of the Year at a gala Monday while North Central Middle English teacher Jodie Kahler was named first alternate.
April 9, 2015 - Kershaw County School District employees, parents and the local community are invited to learn more about the school district’s 2015-16 budget and provide feedback. Superintendent Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson will hold a series of meetings across the county to explain the budget proposal, answer questions and receive suggestions.
April 17, 2015 - KC Robotics Team members accept a $2,000 check from Duke Energy Government and Community Relations Director Rick Jiran to support their efforts.
April 29, 2015 - At its meeting last week, the Kershaw County School Board voted to approve Estelle Benson as the principal for Bethune Elementary and Mt. Pisgah Elementary starting July 1.