News Releases

  • Jingle Bell Run grants awarded to local elementary schools

    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.

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  • Kershaw County School Board recognizes two community leaders

    At its Jan. 13 meeting, the Kershaw County School Board (KCSB) recognized two community volunteers for their service.

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  • KC Teacher Forum Organizes Successful Pennies for Change Campaign

    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.

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  • ​Hardee recognized by Kershaw County School Board

    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.

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  • KCSD receives Arts in Basic Curriculum Grant from the SC Arts Commission

    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.

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  • SCSBA names Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency Champion for Public Education

    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.

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  • ​KCSD high schools raise over $47,500 for United Way of Kershaw County in first week of school; Camden High School wins Caring Cup ​

    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.

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  • All three KCSD high schools join forces to raise money for United Way of Kershaw County; last year’s one-week battle raised over $67,000

    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).

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  • Students’ art celebration to be held Thursday, Feb. 25

    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).

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  • KCSD saves $9.5 million in interest by refinancing bond debt

    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.”

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  • Junior Leadership Kershaw County Applications Available

    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.

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  • ​Second Look Charities Support KCSD Nurses​

    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.

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  • ​Jingle Bell Run proceeds benefit local schools​

    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.

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  • ​Grace Episcopal Makes Donation to Two Schools

    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."

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  • KC Teacher Forum Organizes Pennies for Change Campaign

    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.

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  • Senior Citizens Can Attend School-Sponsored Events Free

    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.

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