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  • Elena Gaston named 2016 SC Outstanding Biology Teacher

    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.

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  • LEMS to celebrate School to Watch Award, reading goals

    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.

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  • Morgan finalist for SC Superintendent of the Year Award

    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.”

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  •  Special Needs Prom

    First-ever KCSD prom for special needs students Saturday

    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.

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  •  Garrit Strunga, a Camden High School junior in ATEC’s fall semester graphic communications class, w

    ATEC Student Garrit Strunga Wins Graphics Award

    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.

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  •  Schedule

    End-of-year schedule for KCSD schools announced

    May 10, 2016 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has announced its end-of-year schedule. The school district will have half days for students on May 26 and 27, the last two days of student attendance for this school year.

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  • Camden Middle unveils mural on Tue., May 10 at 6 p.m.

    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.

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  • North Central High again recognized in national ranking

    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.

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  • Jackson School awarded Lighthouse “The Leader in Me”

    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.

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  •  KCSD communications efforts recognized by state school PR association

    KCSD communications efforts recognized by PR association

    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.

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  • Stover Middle social studies teacher Craig Jelks was named 2016 Kershaw County School District.

    Stover Middle's Craig Jelks is KCSD Teacher of the Year

    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.

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  • Harris wins Dickerson Community Service Award

    April 16, 2016 - Jackson School fourth grade teacher and 2015 Kershaw County School District Teacher of the Year Mandy Harris received the Charles Dickerson Community Service Award last evening at the State Teacher of the Year banquet.

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KCSD Gives Back

  • "No Shave November"

    Posted by Julie Putnam at 11/5/2015

    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

    No Shave November

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  • District Office Blood Drive

    Posted by Julie Putnam at 10/16/2015

    Red Cross Blood Drive 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

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