News Releases

  • KCSD summer food service program plans announced

    May 27, 2020 - As the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) closes out the 2019-20 school year, changes will be made to its food distribution methods in order to implement the summer feeding program.

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  • KCSD to hold in-person graduation ceremonies May 29, 30

    May 27, 2020 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will hold in-person graduation ceremonies for its three high schools this week. All three ceremonies will be live-streamed on the WACH Fox 57 website at www.wach.com and on the district's website and Facebook page.

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  • Faulkenberry named new KCSD alternative education director

    May 20, 2020 - Stover Middle School Assistant Principal Casey Faulkenberry has been named as the new Alternative Education Director for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). In this position, Faulkenberry will direct the district’s K-12 alternative education program including overseeing the Continuous Learning Center (CLC).

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  • Kershaw County School District Educator Named 2020 STEM Educator of the Year

    April 20, 2020 - STEM Educator to receive $5,000 cash award and named 2020 STEM Educator of the Year, the award honors top STEM educators in the state selected by Leading STEM Companies and Education Experts

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  • Kershaw County School District food service employee tests positive for COVID-19

    April 9, 2020 - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) notified Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials on April 8 that a nutrition and food services employee who has worked at Camden High School during the school closure had tested positive for COVID-19. This employee last reported to work on April 2 and has been placed on home isolation. KCSD is currently on a weeklong spring break.

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  • LEMS teacher Tracy Elmore regional finalist for state STEM award

    March 30, 2020 - Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (LEMS) STEAM/Project Lead the Way teacher Tracy Elmore has been selected as one of five regional finalists for SC Future Minds’ SC STEM Educator of the Year.

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  • KCSD to deliver student meals along bus routes

    March 17, 2020 - Starting Wednesday, March 18, the Kershaw County School District will deliver free meals to students along its bus routes.

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  • KCSD to offer free breakfasts, lunches at pick up locations starting Monday

    March 14, 2020 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will continue to feed students during the district’s two-week closure. Breakfasts and lunches will be served on weekdays starting Monday at drive through pick up locations at Bethune Elementary, Blaney Elementary, Camden High and North Central Middle.

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  • Governor closes Kershaw County School District for two weeks

    March 13, 2020 - Today SC Governor Henry McMaster closed all schools in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) for two weeks. The closure also includes all school-related activities. KCSD officials said that students will participate in eLearning activities starting Monday. KCSD principals and teachers will be in touch with students to provide additional details on student lessons.

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  • Kershaw County School District’s online kindergarten registration open; Round Up Day Mar. 25

    March 10, 2020 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has opened its online registration system for four- and five-year-old kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year and is giving families the option of uploading documents as part of the process for the first time.

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  • Lloyd named 2020 KCSD Principal of the Year 

    March 4, 2020 - Lugoff Elementary School Principal Dr.Melissa Lloyd was named Kershaw County School District (KCSD) 2020 Principal of the Year today. Lloyd was selected after a vote of school and district administrators and is in her 16th year as the school's leader.

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  • Luck Companies donates $15,000 to North Central High School to help rebuild following tornado damage

    March 3, 2020 - Luck Companies presented a $15,000 check today to North Central High School to help rebuild the school following the storm damage caused from a tornado back in January. The tornado devastated North Central High School causing insurmountable damage leaving students without a place to call home. Currently, NCHS students are finishing out the remainder of the school year at the district’s vocational building but have been left without necessary resources like a functioning library.

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  • Support for NCHS continues

    February 28, 2020 - The outpouring of support for North Central High School (NCHS) continues from the community and individuals.

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  • Robbins receives "meets or exceeds expectations" evaluation, 5.5% raise and one-year contract extension

    February 27, 2020 - Kershaw County School District Superintendent Shane Robbins received a "meets or exceeds expectations" evaluation for the 2018-19 school year from the Kershaw County School Board Feb. 18. The school board also extended his contract for a year until June 30, 2022, and gave him a 5.5% raise retroactive to July 1, which is equivalent to the percentage increase provided to KCSD teachers.

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  • Kershaw County students’ art celebration to be held Thursday, Feb. 27

    February 24, 2020 - Kershaw County student visual and performing arts will be featured as part of “Celebrating the Arts of Kershaw County Schools” on Thursday, Feb. 27 at Lugoff-Elgin High School (LEHS).

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  • Two new administrative changes for KCSD

    February 20, 2020 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has two new administrative changes--one veteran KCSD educator and the other a new face to the school district.

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  • Assistance for North Central HIgh School library

    February 14, 2020 - North Central HIgh School (NCHS) continues to appreciate the outpouring of responses to its needs as a result of last month's tornado. One of the hardest-hit areas of the school was the library. Follett—the school's central library book vendor—has created a Titlewish online link where interested people can donate money to help replace library books. The company will match 10% of the donations, and 100% of the funds go directly to the school's library account. School officials say this will allow them to select the books that best match their needs. The school's goal is $15,000, and the site will be available until March 30.

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  • Kershaw County School District’s Classified Recruitment Fair Feb. 21

    February 13, 2020 - Kershaw County School District will host a Classified Recruitment Fair for bus drivers and aides, food service technicians and instructional assistant applicants on Feb. 21 at the school district office (2029 W. DeKalb Street, Camden) from 9 a.m. to noon. Interested persons should fill out an application at www.kcsdschools.net/classified Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only.

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  • KCSD implements $2,000 signing bonus for new teacher hires

    February 4, 2020 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has announced a $2,000 one-time signing bonus for new certified classroom teacher hires. The bonus is available for teachers who did not work for the school district during the previous school year and requires a minimum one-year commitment. It will be paid out in two installments over the course of the school term. If a teacher leaves employment before the first year of service is complete, repayment of the signing bonus is required.

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  • Founders Federal donates $5,000 to NCHS for tornado recovery efforts

    February 3, 2020 - Founders Federal Credit Union donated $5,000 to North Central High School to help with the school's tornado recovery efforts. The credit union--with more than 30 offices in 10 SC counties- has a proud legacy of giving and service. Pictured left to right: Founders Federal Market Executive for Kershaw, Pageland, Chesterfield and Cheraw Brad Plexico, Founders Federal Kershaw Branch Manager Donna Bowers and North Central High School Principal David Branham.

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  • Jenkins to serve as KCSD Educational Technology Coordinator

    February 3, 2020 - Former Richland One Teacher Induction and Retention Program Coordinator Dr. Remona Jenkins has been selected to serve as the Kershaw County School District's Educational Technology Coordinator. In her new role, Jenkins will help teachers use and understand how to integrate technology to enhance student learning. She will also supervise the district's Technology Integration Specialists and provide support with curriculum creation and professional development that focus on technology integration and differentiation strategies.

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  • WTC health science students to treat car accident victim Thursday in real-life scenario

    January 28, 2020 - Woolard Technology Center (WTC) Health Science students already know that they will be working to save the life of a car accident victim this week. Thursday's scenario is part of Prisma Health’s SimCOACH outreach program to help students practice complicated medical procedures without posing a risk to real patients.

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  • List of immediate needs for North Central High released

    January 14, 2020 - The list of immediate needs for North Central High School classrooms impacted by the tornado this weekend has been released: www.kcsdschools.net/recovery. North Central High School and the Kershaw County School District greatly appreciate the outpouring of support from our community in this recent disaster.

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  • Kershaw County School District’s Teacher Career Fair Jan. 25

    December 19, 2019 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will host its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair for certified teacher applicants on January 25, 2020, at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (1244 Highway #1 South, Lugoff) from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

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  • Kershaw County Holds A Successful 8th Grade Manufacturing Expo

    December 4, 2019 - An initiative begun several years ago by Kershaw County Economic Development is now a major event for over 200 eighth graders in Kershaw County each year.

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  • Kershaw County Adult Education earns six top state awards

    December 3, 2019 - The Kershaw County Adult Education (KCAE) program recently earned six top state awards recognizing outstanding student achievement during the 2018-19 school year.

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  • KCSD now hiring school bus drivers, substitute food service employees

    November 25, 2019 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is hiring school bus drivers and substitute food service employees.

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  • KCRC honors Smith, Gainey, Gardner at annual celebration ceremony

    November 22, 2019 - Lugoff Elementary School fourth grade teacher Brantley Smith and North Central High School English teacher Nicole Gainey were named the 2019-20 Kershaw County Reading Teachers of the Year by the Kershaw County Reading Council last night. Mt. Pisgah Elementary Principal Britt Gardner earned the award for Kershaw County Reading Administrator of the Year.

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  • Tomorrow's groundbreaking postponed; event to be held Monday

    November 14, 2019 - Due to the prediction of inclement weather, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Kershaw County School District elementary school in the North Central area originally scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, November 15 has been postponed and has been rescheduled for Monday, November 18 at noon. The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the $21 million school that will be built on property adjacent to North Central Middle School.

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  • KCSD school kitchens recognized in USDA HealthierUS School Challenge Program

    November 14, 2019 - All 18 Kershaw County School District (KCSD) school kitchens have been recognized in the USDA HealthierUS School Challenge program. The program certifies schools that have created healthier school environments through the promotion of nutrition education and physical education/activity as well as implemented school wellness policies, smart snacks in school, smarter lunchroom techniques and meal pattern requirements for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

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  • Upcoming KCSD holiday schedule

    November 22, 2019 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will be closed for Thanksgiving holidays Nov. 27-29.

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  • LEHS wins CCTC's Academic Challenge for second year in a row

    November 13, 2019 - For the second year in a row, Lugoff-Elgin High School (LEHS) won Central Carolina Technical College’s (CCTC) annual Academic Challenge. All three Kershaw County School District (KCSD) high schools competed in the semi-final round with North Central High School finishing third and Camden High School placing fourth.

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  • Groundbreaking for new elementary school Friday

    November 12, 2019 - The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Kershaw County School District elementary school in the North Central area Friday, Nov. 15 at noon. The $21 million school will be built on property adjacent to North Central Middle School.

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  • KC School Board recognizes three Palmetto Silver schools

    November 11, 2019 - The Kershaw County School Board recently recognized three schools that received Palmetto Silver Awards from the South Carolina Department of Education. The principals of the schools are pictured left to right with the flags that will hang in their schools: Britt Gardner, Mt. Pisgah Elementary (2017-18 and 2018-19); Melissa Royalty, Pine Tree Hill Elementary (2018-19) and Gene Cameron, Lugoff-Elgin Middle (2018-19).

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  • KC Board recognizes two state swimmers

    November 11, 2019 - The Kershaw County School Board recognized two students on the inaugural Kershaw County School District swim team who made it to the state finals, which means they were in the top 30 swimmers in the state for their events.

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  • New roles for two KCSD educators

    November 6, 2019 - Two Kershaw County School District (KCSD) educators are assuming new roles. North Central High School (NCHS) social studies teacher Katie Hough will become an Assistant Principal at Camden High School (CHS) and Nikki Ingram has moved into the position of Middle Level Reading Interventionist.

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  • INVISTA provides financial support for KC Robotics Team

    November 5, 2019 - The Kershaw County School Board recently recognized INVISTA for its ongoing support for local schools and students. The company made a recent donation to KC Robotics team, which includes over 30 middle school and high school students. INVISTA’s recent donation will help pay for the robot competition registration fee for the FIRST Robotics Competition program in early March. The donation also will help pay for the purchase of materials and parts for the team's robots. In the past, the company has been supportive of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) in many other ways including an in-kind laptop computer donation.

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  • Lowe's Heroes Donation of Picnic Tables to KCSD

    November 5, 2019 - Lowe's of Camden Merchandising Service Manager Sherri King (left) presents Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Executive Director for Community Relations Mary Anne Byrd with picnic tables that the company built as part of its Lowe's Heroes program. KCSD will use the picnic tables at various schools across the county. As part of this same community outreach program, Lowe's helped improve the playground at Midway Elementary last year and this year, the company also donated 100 smoke detectors to the local fire department

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  • KCSD certified teacher interview day Nov. 8

    October 29, 2019 - Persons who want to teach in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) next year have an opportunity to interview this month. The Certified Teacher Interview Day will be held Nov. 8 from 9 to 3:30 p.m. at the district office. Interested persons should visit the district's website at www.kcsdschools.net to register online prior to that date.

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  • KCSD implements clear bag procedures for extracurricular activities starting Dec. 1

    October 21, 2019 - The Kershaw County School District will begin implementing clear bag procedures Dec. 1 for middle and high school extracurricular activities as an added safety measure.

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  • External audit shows school district's finances in good shape

    October 21, 2019 - An outside audit once again reports that the Kershaw County School District’s (KCSD) finances are healthy and shows that the district is closing in on maintaining a recommended level for its general fund reserve fund.

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  • KCSD Video: Supe Chat on School Safety

    October 2019 - For our October 2019 Supe Chat, Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins discusses our school safety protocol with our new District for School Safety Deputy Doug Bowling.

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  • Three KCSD schools receive Palmetto Silver Awards

    October 7, 2019 - Three Kershaw County schools received Palmetto Silver Awards today from the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) for their academic performance. Lugoff-Elgin Middle, Mt. Pisgah Elementary and Pine Tree Hill Elementary were honored for the 2018-19 school year while Mt. Pisgah Elementary also received the honor for the 2017-18 school year.

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  • KCSD students with perfect state test scores recognized

    October 3, 2019 - The Kershaw County School Board recognized ten students who earned a perfect score on a standardized test this past spring.

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  • KCSD Read In tomorrow (Oct. 4) celebrates reading

    October 3, 2019 - It is often said that reading can take you anywhere. On Friday, Oct. 4, local kids will be "blasting off to books" with Professor Whizzpop as part of the fifth annual Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Read In.

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  • KCSD parent-teacher conferences available Oct. 10, 11

    October 2, 2019 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is holding parent-teacher conferences Oct. 10 and 11. KCSD students will attend school on Oct. 10, and then teachers will be available for conferences with parents from 3:30 to 7 p.m. that day as well as from 8 to 11 a.m. on Oct. 11. Students do not attend school on Oct. 11, and schools will close that day at 11 a.m. The district office will be open Oct. 10 and 11 on a regular schedule.

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  • State report cards show improved academic performance for more KCSD schools

    October 2, 2019 - Sixteen Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools--two more than last year--are said to be meeting or exceeding the criteria to ensure all students meet the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate in report card ratings released today by the SC Department of Education.

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  • Putnam receives scholarship to attend prestigious education policy program

    Sep. 30, 2019 - Kershaw County School District Coordinator for Web and Media Services Julie Putnam is one of 17 professional and civic leaders from across South Carolina selected to participate in the SC Education Policy Fellowship Program (SC-EPFP) for the 2019-20 school year.

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  • Kershaw County donates firetruck to Woolard Technology Center

    September 25, 2019 - Kershaw County Fire Service recently retired its Shepard FD 1701 fire truck and donated the truck to the Protective Services Program at Woolard Technology Center (WTC). The truck will be used for the program’s Firefighting 1 class for students interested in a career in firefighting.

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  • KCSD District Office, Camden High administrative changes

    Sep. 18, 2019 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Secondary Education Director Burch Richardson has been tapped to help KCSD with its teacher recruitment and retention efforts as the district’s Professional Development/Teacher Induction Director. Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews will replace Richardson and CHS Assistant Principal Lesley Corner will fill Matthews’ slot.

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  • Stover Middle School commemorates 9/11 with Hero Day Wednesday

    Sep. 10, 2019 - Stover Middle School will host Hero Day on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 8:25 - 10 a.m. to honor local, state and national heroes. Students will rotate through various learning stations including viewing service vehicles and hearing from guest speakers. The middle schoolers will learn about 9/11 in their content classes and write letters to local heroes and four groups of National Guard soldiers just deployed in their English classes. Letters will be mailed and/or hand delivered.

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  • KCSD ​schools closed Thursday, Sept. 5

    September 4, 2019 - Due to Hurricane Dorian and concerns with high winds for school buses, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 5. The district office will be open. This will be an eLearning day for KCSD students. A decision about Thursday's afterschool activities will be made tomorrow.

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  • Monday, Sep. 2 Memorandum on Hurricane Dorian

    2 September 2019 - ...So what does this mean for KCSD? At the current time, we do not believe Dorian will affect our normal school operations. However, we will plan for the worst and hope for the best. Teachers are reminded to have eLearning plans available for our students in the event we do have to cancel school either due to adverse conditions or to serve as evacuation sites. I hope you all have had a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend. We will continue to communicate with the state emergency operation center and the Kershaw County Department of Safety and Emergency Services and keep you posted if anything changes.

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  • Senior Adults Can Attend School-Sponsored Events Free

    August 22, 2019 - 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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  • Dedication/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Woolard Technology Center Thursday, Aug. 15

    August 8, 2019 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will officially dedicate its new career and technology school—Dr. Gilbert G. Woolard Technology Center—on Thursday, Aug. 15 at noon. The school is located at 70 Innovation Way in Camden, on the same campus as the Kershaw County branch of Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC).

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  • Warren-Barber is new Bethune Elementary School Principal

    July 22, 2019 - The Kershaw County School District welcomes another familiar face back home as Markeita Warren-Barber has been selected as the new principal for Bethune Elementary School.

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  • KCSD registration days July 24-25; online registration now open

    July 18, 2019 - Families in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) should fill out their children’s school registration materials online now at www.kcsdschools.net/register and plan to attend Registration Day next week.

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  • Kershaw County School Board eliminates matriculation fees

    June 13, 2019 - The Kershaw County School Board voted this week to eliminate matriculation (also called incidental) student fees for the 2019-20 school year. The fee was implemented nine years ago as a means to maintain funding levels at a time of reduced state and local revenue.

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  • KCSD announces principal moves for 2019-20 school year

    May 21, 2019 - Five Kershaw County School District (KCSD) elementary principals will change schools for the 2019-20 school year as part of a district restructuring.

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  • Bowling to be new KCSD safety services coordinator

    May 21, 2019 - James “Doug” Bowling will serve as the new safety services coordinator for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

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  • Robbins selected for National Council on Digital Convergence

    May 20, 2019 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Shane Robbins has been selected as one of the 12 school district leaders to serve on the National Council on Digital Convergence.

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  • End-of-year schedule for KCSD schools announced

    May 16, 2019 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has announced its end-of-year schedule. The school district will have half days for students on May 30 and 31, the last two days of student attendance for this school year. Dismissal times for students on those days will be 11:30 a.m. for elementary schools, 11:45 a.m. for middle schools and noon for high schools. ATEC students will be dismissed at 11 a.m. so that bus riders can be back at their home schools for the noon dismissal.

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  • KCSD receives 11 state communications awards

    May 15, 2019 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received 11 awards last week from the South Carolina chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (SC/NSPRA) in its Rewards for Excellence program including “Best in Show” for its district website.

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  • Lugoff Elementary receives $37,500 Strengthening Families Grant

    May 13, 2019 - Lugoff Elementary School (LES) has received a grant to implement a nationally recognized program that provides training for parents and helps them improve their children’s life skills.

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  • ATEC teacher Anna Harvley named 2019 KCSD Teacher of the Year; Pine Tree Hill Elementary teacher Kerry Fuller to serve as first alternate

    April 25, 2019 - Applied Education Technology Education Campus (ATEC) health sciences teacher Anna Harvley was named 2019 Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Teacher of the Year at a gala tonight while Pine Tree Hill Elementary (PTH) fourth grade ELA teacher Kerry Fuller was named first alternate.

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  • Board approves three new administrators

    April 3, 2019 - The Kershaw County School Board approved three persons to serve as district administrators at its school board meeting last night.

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  • Policy ADC Tobacco-Free School District

    ‪The School Board has passed a 100% tobacco-free policy for all our campuses. The use &/or possession of all tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco, snuff & e-cigarettes are prohibited by all students, staff, contract or other workers, & visitors.‬

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  • KCSD schools to start Delayed Start Wednesdays on April 10

    March 28, 2019 - All Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools will have delayed starts on Wednesdays beginning April 10 to provide teachers time for joint planning and training.

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  • KCSD Teacher Workday Mar. 18; Spring Break April 15-19

    March 14, 2019 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will have a Teacher Workday on Monday, Mar. 18. Teachers will use the day for planning, and students will not attend school. The district office will be open on a regular schedule. KCSD will observe Spring Break April 15-19 when all schools and offices will be closed. Monday, April 22 will be another Teacher Workday. The school district's third nine weeks will end Friday, Mar. 15, and report cards will be sent home Friday, March 22.

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  • Morris named KCSD Principal of the Year

    March 6, 2019 - ATEC Director Gordon Morris was named Kershaw County School District (KCSD) 2018-19 Principal of the Year today. Morris was selected after a vote of school and district administrators and is in his fourth year as the school's leader.

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  • Kershaw County students’ art celebration to be held Thursday, Feb. 21

    February 20, 2019 - 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. 21 at Lugoff-Elgin High School (LEHS).

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  • Camden High to host college fair open to all Kershaw County high school students

    February 18, 2019 - Camden High School will be hosting a free College Fair on Saturday, February 23rd from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for all Kershaw County high school students and parents.

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  • KCSD students to have eLearning day on Monday, Feb. 18; free Wi-Fi sites announced

    February 14, 2019 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students will have an eLearning day on Monday, Feb. 18, a make-up day for a school day missed earlier this school year for inclement weather. Students will not report to school that day, but rather do their assignments electronically.

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  • Kershaw County School District’s Kindergarten Round-Up Feb. 20

    February 7, 2019 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is expanding its four-year-old kindergarten (4K) program to full day and making it available districtwide to any interested student. Families of four-year-old and five-year-olds kindergartners for the 2019-20 school year should attend the district’s Kindergarten Round-Up Day on Feb. 20.

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  • KCSD receives $250,000 school safety grant

    January 31, 2019 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has received a $250,000 school safety grant to upgrade building access points, support standard protocols and provide equipment and training. The money is part of the state’s lottery funds that were appropriated by the General Assembly for school safety.

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  • Kershaw County School District’s Classified Career Fair Feb. 15

    January 31, 2019 - Kershaw County School District will host its first Classified Career Fair for bus drivers and aides, secretarial substitutes, food service technicians and instructional assistant applicants on Feb. 15 at the school district office (2029 W. DeKalb Street, Camden) from 9 a.m. to noon.

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  • Stover Middle teacher Linda Branham state finalist for prestigious PAEMST award

    January 25, 2019 - Stover Middle School 8th grade math teacher Linda Branham was recognized this month by the State Board of Education for being one of six state finalists for the prestigious Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

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  • Lawson new Lugoff-Elgin High assistant principal

    January 24, 2019 - Lugoff-Elgin High School (LEHS) welcomes new assistant principal Kenny Lawson this week. Lawson—who has been teaching math at Camden High since 2010—is replacing Alisha Gaither who left to take a job at the S.C. Department of Education.

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  • KC Robotics team to host tech challenge Saturday

    January 9, 2019 - The KC Robotics team is hosting a FIRST robotics tech challenge Saturday, Jan. 12 from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School. There is no cost for admission, and the public is invited to attend.

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  • Dedication/Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies for three new KCSD elementary schools

    January 7, 2019 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will officially dedicate its three new elementary schools over the next few weeks.

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  • KCSD students to have eLearning day on Monday, Jan. 7; free Wi-Fi sites announced

    January 3, 2019 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students will have an eLearning day on Monday, Jan. 7, a make-up day for a school day missed earlier this school year for inclement weather. Students will not report to school that day, but rather do their assignments electronically.

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  • Camden Middle School earns national honor of being named a "School to Watch"

    December 19, 2018 - Camden Middle School (CMS) is the newest school to earn the national honor of being named a "School to Watch."

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  • Lugoff-Elgin Middle School again receives prestigious national recognition; first school in SC to be re-designated as a “School to Watch” four times

    December 14, 2018 - It may be a mouthful to say that Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (LEMS) has been “re-designated” for a fourth time, but in a nutshell, it means the school continues to be recognized nationally for its outstanding work.

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  • State report cards released today

    November 29, 2018 - Fourteen Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools are said to be meeting or exceeding the criteria to ensure all students meet the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate in report card ratings released today by the SC Department of Education as part of the state’s new merged state and federal accountability system.

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  • KCSD to implement delayed start on Wednesdays in the spring

    November 21, 2018 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Shane Robbins Tuesday briefed the Kershaw County School Board about using a delayed start schedule on Wednesdays to provide additional professional development time for teachers without disrupting families’ schedules.

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  • KCSD to use eLearning for Jan. 7, Feb. 18

    November 21, 2018 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will use eLearning for students on Jan. 7 and Feb. 18, the two make up days being used because of inclement weather earlier this fall.

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  • KCRC honors Beckham, Broughton and Hepfner at annual celebration ceremony

    November 14, 2018 - Blaney Elementary School (BES) second grade teacher Kayla Beckham and North Central High School (NCHS) English teacher Lana Broughton were named the 2018-19 Kershaw County Reading Teachers of the Year by the Kershaw County Reading Council last night. Doby's Mill Elementary (DME) Principal Allison Hepfner earned the award for Kershaw County Reading Administrator of the Year.

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  • KCSD average SAT score increases 10 points; better than national average

    October 25, 2018 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) 2018 graduating seniors’ average SAT composite score of 1050 is ten points better than last year’s district average while increasing the percentage of students tested from 44.5 to 51.6 percent in information released today by the College Board. KCSD’s average score is one point above the national average while being 14 points below the state average.

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  • Robbins promoted to rank of colonel in US Army Reserve

    October 24, 2018 - Most local residents know that Shane Robbins has a new job as superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), but they may not realize that he also has a new title: Colonel in the US Army Reserve.

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  • KCSD average ACT score improves while state, national average drop

    October 17, 2018 - In a year when the state and national average ACT composite scores each dropped 0.2 points, the average composite score for 2018 Kershaw County School District (KCSD) graduates increased 0.2 points from 18.0 to 18.2. KCSD also increased its number of test takers by four percent from 2017 to 2018.

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  • KCSD students outperform state on career awareness exam; improvement needed on state end-of-course tests

    October 1, 2018 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students outperformed the state average on South Carolina’s latest career readiness assessment but fell behind in three of the four end-of-course exams in results released today by the SC Department of Education.

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  • Kershaw County School District’s Teacher Career Fair Oct. 27

    September 28, 2018 - Kershaw County School District will host its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair for certified teacher applicants on Oct. 27 at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

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  • October 19 to be half day for KCSD students

    October 15, 2018 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will have a half day for students on Oct. 19. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11:30 a.m., middle schools at 11:45 a.m. and high schools at noon. Students in 3-and 4-year-old developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend. School breakfasts and lunches will be served to students.

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  • Walker a semi-finalist for Grammy Music Educator Award

    October 10, 2018 - Doby's Mill Elementary music teacher Helen Walker is one of 25 music teachers from across the country to be selected as a semifinalist for the 2019 Music Educator Award by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Museum.

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  • KCSD schools, offices to close Oct. 11

    October 11, 2018 - Due to Hurricane Michael, all Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools will be closed Thursday, October 11. All afterschool programs, activities, athletic events and practices including adult education classes are canceled for Thursday.

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  • Two Kershaw County School Board Members Honored

    September 25, 2018 - Two Kershaw County School Board members were honored this month for reaching a new level in the SC School Boards Association’s (SCSBA) Boardmanship Institute, which offers a year-round training curriculum to help board members develop skills and stay abreast of state and national education issues.

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  • 11 KCSD students honored for perfect scores on spring standardized tests

    September 20, 2018 - The Kershaw County School Board recognized 11 students who earned a perfect score on a standardized test this past spring.

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  • LEHS student named National Merit semifinalist

    September 12, 2018 - Lugoff-Elgin High School senior McMillian "Mac" Thompson has been named a National Merit semifinalist. Mac is the son of Anthony and Tabatha Thompson.

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  • Two-hour delay for KCSD students and staff Monday, September 17

    September 16, 2018 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials have been in touch with emergency preparedness officials and checked out road conditions and facilities today. With this information, KCSD schools and offices will open on a two-hour delay for students and staff on Monday, September 17.

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  • KCSD schools, offices to dismiss early Sept. 13, close Sept. 14

    September 12, 2018 - Due to Hurricane Florence, all Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools will operate on a half-day schedule tomorrow, Thursday, September 13 and be closed Friday, September 14. All afterschool programs, activities, athletic events and practices including adult education classes are canceled until further notice.

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  • KCSD on regular schedule Tuesday, Sept. 11

    September 10, 2018 - Although Gov. McMaster has closed neighboring school districts tomorrow because of Hurricane Florence, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will operate on a normal schedule for Tuesday, September 11.

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  • KCSD SC READY and SCPASS scores released

    September 4, 2018 - State standardized test scores released today by the South Carolina Department of Education show that Kershaw County School District (KCSD) elementary and middle school students raised their scores in 15 out of 23 categories from 2016-17 to 2017-18 although KCSD officials say there is need for more improvement.

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  • KershawHealth donates temperature monitors to KCSD athletic departments

    August 24, 2018 - KershawHealth has donated temperature-monitoring devices to each of the three Kershaw County School District (KCSD) high school athletic departments. Also known as WBGT monitors, these devices are used to measure safety conditions for practice and competition during times of high heat and humidity.

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  • Senior Citizens Can Attend School-Sponsored Events Free

    August 23, 2018 - 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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  • INVISTA donation will help strengthen KCSD students’ soft skills

    August 22, 2018 - Lack of soft skills in potential workers—such as communication, teamwork and professionalism—can often be the difference between successful employees and those who are not. In order to help students better acquire these skills, INVISTA recently donated $10,000 to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) to implement Microburst Learning’s EmployABILITY program.

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  • August 24 to be half day for KCSD students

    August 20, 2018 - The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on August 24. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11:30 a.m., middle schools at 11:45 a.m. and high schools at noon. Students in 3-and 4-year-old developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend.

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  • New administrators for Kershaw County School District

    August 15, 2018 - At its meeting last week, the Kershaw County School Board named new administrators including an eLearning director to assist the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) with digital education, two high school assistant principals and a middle school assistant administrator.

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  • KCSD 4th graders enjoy bug camp

    August 10, 2018 - When they return to school in a less than two weeks, many elementary teachers will ask their students about their favorite summer experience. For 12 Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students, that answer will likely be “Bug Camp.”

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  • Kershaw County School District chosen for eLearning pilot program

    August 9, 2018 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is one of five South Carolina school systems to be selected by the Education Oversight Committee as part of an eLearning pilot program for the new school year.

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  • KCSD graduates’ scholarship totals at highest ever

    August 8, 2018 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD)’s 681 graduates in the Class of 2018 earned more than $14 million—the highest overall scholarship total and greatest per pupil amount ever.

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  • An Important Message about Registration Day

    July 24, 2018 - Please read this important message about Registration Day.

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  • KCSD, Sonic & Fred’s partner to provide needy students with school supplies; community urged to “Fill a Bus”

    July 19, 2018 - As students get ready for a new school year, the cost of school supplies makes it difficult for some families to purchase needed items.

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  • Families able to register students online; KCSD Registration Days to be held July 25-26

    July 16, 2018 - Families in the Kershaw County School District can fill out their children’s school registration materials online now at www.kcsdschools.net/register and should plan to attend Registration Day next week.

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  • CHS student Angel Cooke chosen for Disney World's Dreamers Academy

    July 12, 2018 - Camden High School senior Angel Cooke was one of 100 students selected from thousands of applicants nationwide to attend the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine earlier this year.

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  • Dixon to be new NCMS principal

    July 11, 2018 - Kershaw County School Board named North Central High School (NCHS) Assistant Principal Chad Dixon as the new principal of North Central Middle School (NCMS). Dixon is replacing Dr. Burch Richardson who is the new Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Professional Development Director.

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  • Robbins excited to be new KCSD superintendent

    Dr. Shane Robbins has enjoyed his first few days on the job as superintendent for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

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  • KCSD hiring school bus drivers, substitute food service employees

    June 19, 2018 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is hiring school bus drivers. Pay is based on experience and includes benefits. A training class will be held July 16-19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, 1244 Highway 1 South, Lugoff.

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  • New administrators announced for 2018-19 school year

    June 14, 2018 - Three persons have been selected by the Kershaw County School Board to serve in administrative positions for the 2018-19 school year. Mid-Carolina High School math teacher Rhea Faris will serve as an assistant principal at Lugoff-Elgin High School, following Gene Cameron who is taking over as the new principal at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School. Bookman Road Elementary School second grade teacher Beth White will be the new assistant principal at Camden Elementary School replacing Dr. Alison Hepfner who is moving to Doby’s Mill Elementary School as the principal. Camden Elementary School Music Teacher Regina McDonald will serve as the new Arts Coordinator for the Kershaw County School District ( KCSD ).

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  • Public invited to drop-in to honor retiring KCSD superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan

    June 4, 2018 - The community is invited to attend a drop-in to honor Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan as he retires June 30. The reception will be held Monday, June 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Commons Area at Camden High School (1022 Ehrenclou Drive, Camden 29020).

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  • End-of-year schedule for KCSD schools announced

    May 24, 2018 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has announced its end-of-year schedule. The school district will have half days for students on May 31 and June 1, the last two days of student attendance for this school year. Dismissal times for students on May 31 and June 1 will be 11:30 a.m. for elementary schools, 11:45 a.m. for middle schools and noon for high schools.

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  • Robbins named as new Kershaw County School District superintendent

    May 17, 2018 - Tonight the Kershaw County School Board (KCSB) selected Dr. William (Shane) Robbins as its new superintendent to replace Dr. Frank Morgan who is retiring in June.

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  • Creel to be new Blaney Elementary principal

    May 16, 2018 - At its meeting last night, the Kershaw County School Board selected Windsor Elementary Assistant Principal Sherrill Creel to be the new principal for Blaney Elementary (BES) starting July 1. Creel is replacing Ed Yount who is leaving for a similar position in the Upstate.

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  • Three finalists named for Kershaw County School District superintendent position

    The Kershaw County School Board (KCSB) has selected three finalists in its search for a new superintendent to replace Dr. Frank Morgan who is retiring in June.

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  • Kershaw County School Board to vote on changing ATEC name to Dr. Gilbert G. Woolard Technology Center

    May 10, 2018 - The Kershaw County School Board will consider a request to change the name of its career and technology center to honor the school's founder at its May 15 meeting.

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  • North Central High again recognized as one of the best high schools in US

    May 9, 2018 - For the fourth time in five years, North Central High School (NCHS) has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best high schools in the nation. NCHS received a bronze award and was one of only 59 SC high schools recognized.

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  • Morgan honored by American Legion Post 17

    May 9, 2018 - The James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 recognized Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan for his support of the Legion's programs and activities during his tenure as superintendent.

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  • Richardson to be new KCSD Professional Development Director

    May 2, 2018 - At its meeting last night, the Kershaw County School Board selected North Central Middle School (NCMS) Principal Dr. Burch Richardson as the new Professional Development Director for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) starting July 1. ​Richardson is replacing ​Steve Abbott who is ​retiring.

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  • Cameron to be new LEMS principal

    May 2, 2018 - At its meeting last night, the Kershaw County School Board selected Lugoff-Elgin High Assistant Principal Gene Cameron to be the new principal for Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (LEMS) starting July 1. Cameron is replacing Karen Bullard who is leaving for a similar position in the Upstate.

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  • KCSD communications efforts recognized by state school PR association; Morgan, Byrd receive honors

    April 30, 2018 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received 16 awards for excellence in school communications from the SC chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (SC/NSPRA) on Friday.

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  • Blaney Elementary teacher Jessica Frye named 2018 KCSD Teacher of the Year; North Central Middle teacher Philip Double to serve as first alternate

    April 19, 2018 - Blaney Elementary School (BES) fourth grade teacher Jessica Frye was named 2018 Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Teacher of the Year at a gala tonight while North Central Middle School (NCMS) social studies teacher Philip Double was named first alternate. Also honored during the evening’s celebration was Jackson School fifth grade teacher Jonathan Hunt who received the Outstanding First Year Teacher award. Jackson School Principal Matia Goodwin was recognized as the district’s Principal of the Year.

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  • KCSD receives United Way's highest volunteer honor; only third organization to receive Jake Watson Award in 26-year history

    The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received the United Way of Kershaw County's (UWKC) highest volunteer award last night for its exemplary volunteer service to the citizens of Kershaw County. KCSD is only the third organization to win the Jake Watson Award in its 26-year history.

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  • KCSD Teacher of the Year to be named April 19

    April 12, 2018 - Kershaw County School District will name its 201 8 District Teacher of the Year at a 7 p.m. gala in the Camden High School auditorium Thursday, April 19. The public is invited to attend. n addition to announcing the District Teacher of the Year, a First Alternate will be named and the district’s 201 8 Principal of the Year Matia Goodwin from Jackson School will be honored. The district will also name its Outstanding First Year Teacher.

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  • School safety funding survey now available

    April 11, 2018 - A Kershaw County group is interested in community input on funding for school safety. An ad hoc committee—made up of Kershaw County Council (KCC) members, Kershaw County School Board (KCSB) members and other community leaders—has been developing school safety recommendations and developed a short survey to receive community feedback on possible funding sources. The survey is available on the school district's website until April 25. Survey results will be presented to KCC and the KCSB.

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  • Kershaw County School District to Hold Budget Meetings

    April 10, 2018 - Kershaw County School District employees and the local community are invited to learn more about the school district’s 201 8-19 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.

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  • KCSD Special Olympics poster and t-shirt design winners announced

    April 9, 2018 - The winners of the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Special Olympics poster and t-shirt design contest have been announced. Lugoff-Elgin High senior Katie Flowers' super hero design was selected for this year's Special Olympics poster. The text reads, "Be strong. Be you. Be brave." She received $100. Blaney Elementary 5th grader Carlie Andrews' colorful design will be featured on the event's t-shirts. She also received a $100 prize.

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  • Hepfner hired as new Doby’s Mill Elementary principal

    March 28, 2018 - The Kershaw County School Board voted last night to hire Dr. Allison Hepfner as the new principal for Doby’s Mill Elementary School starting with the 2018-19 school year. She has served as Camden Elementary School’s (CES) assistant principal since Jan. of 2016.

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  • Eight KCSD teachers receive Camden Junior Welfare League grants

    March 29, 2018 - Eight teachers received Spring Classroom Enrichment Grants from the Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL). The League’s purpose is to improve and enrich the social and economic environment of Kershaw County children.

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  • ​​VFW Post 5928 names Morgan Citizen of the Year

    ​March 29, 2018 - Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan was named the Citizen of the Year by VFW Roberts-Dixon Post 5928. The group is celebrating its 72nd year of service in Kershaw County and recognized Morgan for his support of veterans and his service to the community.

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  • Bullard receives Randy Wall Distinguished Service Award

    March 29, 2018 - Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (LEMS) Principal Karen Bullard received the Randy Wall Distinguished Service Award from the South Carolina Association for Middle Level Education.

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  • Kershaw County School Board adopts leadership profile for new superintendent; thanks over 200 persons who participated in community forums

    March 26, 2018 - The Kershaw County School Board (KCSB) voted last week to adopt a profile calling for its new superintendent to be “an instructional leader with a record of success” and an “innovative servant leader who has a student-centered focus” based on feedback from more than 200 employees, students and community members.

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  • Change made to 2018-19 KCSD Calendar

    March 13, 2018 - Based on a recent memo from the SC Department of Education, the Kershaw County School Board made a change to the 2018-19 KCSD calendar to close school on Election Day in November of 2018.

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  • ​​Matia Goodwin selected as 201​8​ KCSD Principal of the Year

    March 7, 2018 - Jackson School Principal ​​Matia Goodwin was named Kershaw County School District (KCSD) 201​8​ Principal of the Year today. ​​Goodwin was selected after a vote of school and district administrators and has served as ​Jackson's principal for seven years​.​

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  • Community engagement activities planned for KCSD Superintendent Search; community forums planned for Mar. 19

    March 7, 2018 - The search for a new superintendent to lead the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has begun, and the Kershaw County School Board is seeking input from KCSD employees and the community to assist with the process.

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  • Yount to take principal job in Spartanburg County

    March 6, 2018 - Blaney Elementary School Principal Ed Yount will become principal at Woodruff Elementary School in Spartanburg County starting July 1.

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  • Bullard to take principal job in Greenville County

    February 27, 2018 - Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (LEMS) Principal Karen Bullard will become principal at Blue Ridge Middle School in Greenville County starting July 1. “Mrs. Bullard has been a strong principal, excellent advocate for middle school education and a great colleague,” said Kershaw County School District Superintendent Frank Morgan. “She will certainly be missed, but this opportunity will enable her to be closer to her daughters and her new grandson.”

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  • Superintendent Search Update from School Board

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  • L​EHS student creates certified wildlife habitat at school​

    February 19, 2018 - Jacob Whisenhunt, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, has successfully created a Certified Wildlife Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife program. The NWF is America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization. Jacob’s habitat has also been co-certified with NWF’s state affiliate, the South Carolina Wildlife Federation.

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  • Kershaw County students’ art celebration to be held Thursday, Feb. 22

    February 14, 2018 - 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. 22 at Lugoff-Elgin High School (LEHS).

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  • Camden High College Fair Feb. 17; open to all interested students

    February 5, 2018 - Interested students and their families are invited to attend Camden High School’s (CHS) College Fair on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon.

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  • Feb. 16 to be early dismissal day for KCSD students

    February 9, 2018 - The Kershaw County School District will have an early dismissal day for students on Feb. 16. Staff will work a regular schedule. Students in 3-and 4-year-old developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend. The early dismissal allows teachers time for professional development. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11:30 a.m., middle schools at 11:45 a.m. and high schools at noon. School breakfasts and lunches will be served to students.

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  • KCSD hiring substitute food service employees

    February 7, 2018 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) 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.

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  • KCSD hiring school bus drivers

    February 1, 2018 - The Kershaw County School District is hiring school bus drivers. Pay is based on experience and includes benefits. A training class will be held Feb. 6-9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at ATEC, 874 Vocational Lane, Camden.

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  • KCSD Kindergarten Round-Up set for Feb. 15

    Feb. 1, 2018 - Families with four- and five-year-olds who will attend kindergarten in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) next school year should participate in the school district’s Round-Up set for Feb. 15.

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  • KCSD receives favorable interest rate on school bond sale

    January 31, 2018 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials are happy with news from last week’s sale of $129 million bonds for 17 construction projects approved by Kershaw County voters in 2016.

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  • KCSD students to make up missed school day on April 9

    January 22, 2018 - All Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students will make up the Wednesday, Jan. 17 school day missed for inclement weather on Monday, April 9, which was approved as a weather make up day on the 2017-18 school calendar. KCSD schools will have an early dismissal day on Friday, Feb. 16. Schools and offices will be closed for Spring Break March 30 - April 6. For an updated KCSD 2017-18 calendar, visit www.kcsdschools.net/calendar.

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  • Two-hour delay for KCSD students​ ​and staff ​Thursday, Jan. ​​1​8​

    January 17, 2018 - ​Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials have been in touch with emergency preparedness officials and checked out road conditions today. ​With ​the ​​​inc​lement weather out of the area and an opportunity for drying this afternoon​ and evening, ​​road conditions have been determined to allow KCSD schools and offices ​to ​open ​on a two-hour delay for students and staff ​on ​Thursday, January 1​8​.

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  • Morgan to retire effective June 30; KCSD’s accomplishments many during past 11 years of leadership

    January 17, 2018 - At its meeting last night, the Kershaw County School Board accepted Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Frank Morgan’s letter of retirement effective June 30. Morgan was hired as the district’s superintendent in April of 2007.

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  • All KCSD schools and offices closed Jan. 17

    January 16, 2018 - With the latest National Weather Service forecast indicating that the majority of Kershaw County could be affected by early morning inclement weather, all Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools and offices will be closed tomorrow, Jan. 17. All KCSD afterschool and evening programs, activities and athletic events as well as Adult Education classes are also cancelled.

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  • Lugoff-Elgin Middle one of 19 SICs named to state SC-SIC Honor Roll for 2018

    January 10, 2018 - The School Improvement Councils (SICs) of 19 South Carolina public schools have been named to the SC School Improvement Council’s (SC-SIC) 2018 Honor Roll for their significant efforts to foster civic engagement in public education.

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  • Kershaw County School Board elects ​new ​officers​

    January 9, 2018 - The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees elected new officers at its organizational meeting today. Dr. James Smith was elected as chairman, Shirley Halley was elected as vice-chairman and Derrick Proctor was elected as chaplain. All votes were unanimous, although Mr. Proctor was absent.

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  • Linda Hall to serve as DME interim principal; Ginger Catoe to be new Early Learning and Literacy Director at the SC Department of Education

    January 9, 2018 - The Kershaw County School Board today approved retired Richland 2 elementary principal Linda Hall as the interim principal at Doby’s Mill Elementary for the reminder of the 2017-18 school year as Ginger Catoe has been named the Director of Early Learning and Literacy at the SC Department of Education.

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  • LEMS students design, build robot drag racers to showcase STEM skills; competition on Wednesday morning

    January 8, 2018 - Don’t tell the Lugoff-Elgin Middle (LEMS) sixth graders, but while they are having fun designing and building robot drag racers, they are strengthening their math and science skills. And on Wednesday, they will race each other to see whose car is the fastest.

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  • Kershaw County School District’s Teacher Career Fair Jan. 27

    January 8, 2018 - Kershaw County School District will host its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair for certified teacher applicants on Jan. 27, 2018, at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

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  • Bethune Elementary to make up missed school day on Jan. 16

    January 8, 2018 - Bethune Elementary (BET) School students will attend school on Tuesday, Jan. 16 to make up for missing school on Jan. 4 due to inclement weather. School will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. to allow BET teachers to participate in afternoon training. All Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools and offices are closed on Monday, Jan. 15 for the Martin Luther King holiday. Only Bethune Elementary School students will attend school on Jan. 16, which is a Teacher Workday. KCSD’s second semester starts Jan. 17.

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  • Bethune Elementary closed today; all other KCSD schools on a two-hour delay Jan. 4

    January 4, 2018 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) staff has been working closely with local emergency preparedness and SCDOT employees to continue monitoring roadways overnight and early this morning. Due to concerns with road conditions in Bethune, Bethune Elementary School will be closed today. North Central Middle and North Central High students who live in the Bethune Elementary attendance zone will be excused from school today. All ​other Kershaw County School District ​schools will ​remain on a two-hour delay for students and staff today​.

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  • Two-hour delay for KCSD students​ ​and staff Thursday, Jan. ​4

    January 3, 2018 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials have been out monitoring the roadways this afternoon and found that parts of Kershaw County that are adjacent to Darlington and Sumter counties have been affected by the inclement weather. Coupling these roadway conditions with forecasted extremely cold temperatures and with an abundance of caution, all KCSD schools and offices will open on a two-hour delay for students and staff Thursday, Jan. 4.

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  • KCSD schools to dismiss early today, Jan. 3

    January​ ​​3, 2018 - Due to ​evolving inclement weather forecasts, all Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools will close early today, Wednesday, Jan. 3. Elementary schools will dismiss at 12:45 p.m., and middle and high schools will close at 1 p.m. All afterschool programs, activities, athletic events and practices including adult education classes are canceled for this afternoon​ and evening. ​KCSD officials appreciate the continued cooperation of families as weather forecasts continue to be updated.

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  • Two-hour delay for KCSD students and staff Wednesday, Jan. 3

    January 2, 2018 - Due to forecasted extremely cold temperatures and with an abundance of caution, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools and offices will open on a two-hour delay for students and staff Wednesday, Jan. 3. Three- and four-year-old students in morning classes will not attend. Morning ATEC students will attend classes at ATEC. Breakfast will be served.

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  • Stover Middle Take Time to Care assembly Dec. 14 at 9 a.m.

    December 11, 2017 - Stover Middle students Alyssa McGrady, Alyssa Deleon, Abbie Adams and Ashlynn Wright (left to right) look at some of the presents that have been donated as part of the school’s Take Time to Care. The school has partnered with the Elgin Toy Round Up and Caring Hands Project to provide needy families with Christmas gifts and food. Persons interested in donating items to the event can call the school at 438-7414.

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  • Public invited to ATEC groundbreaking ceremony

    December 5, 2017 - The public is invited to the Kershaw County School District’s (KCSD) groundbreaking ceremony for its new Applied Education Technology Campus (ATEC) facility on Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. The new facility will be located at 80 Campus Drive on the campus of Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) in Camden.

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  • Mid Carolina Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament Dec. 19-20

    November 30, 2017 - The third annual Mid Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic Basketball tournament will be Dec. 19-20 at Rhame City Arena in Camden. The single elimination tournament will feature girls and boys teams from the three Kershaw County School District high schools and Laurence Manning Academy. Tickets are $7 each day and available at the door. Children under school age will be admitted free. Wristbands will be used so that persons can come and go without having to pay again. Proceeds from the tournament will be used to support the schools’ athletic programs.

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  • Invista recognized for its support of KC Robotics Team

    November 29, 2017 - Representatives from Invista were recognized by the Kershaw County School Board for their support of the KC Robotics Team at the Nov. 28 school board meeting. Invista’s financial contribution and assistance will help the team in future competitions. Last year, the local robotics team finished second out of 66 teams in the Palmetto Regional First Robotics Competition in Myrtle Beach, earning a wild card invitation to the World Championship in Texas.

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  • Dec. 19 to be half day for KCSD students

    November 27, 2017 - The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 19, 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.

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  • KCSD high school students join together to raise funds for Hurricane Harvey victims

    November 17, 2017 - Students from Kershaw County School District’s three high schools are joining together to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Harvey through a Powder Puff football tournament Friday, Dec. 1 at the Lugoff-Elgin High stadium.

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  • KCSD third-year students outperform state average on ACT; local scores are 3rd best in the Midlands

    November 9, 2017 - Kershaw County School District’s (KCSD) third-year students outperformed the state average on the 2017 ACT college entrance exam. The district’s average ranks it third highest among Midlands area school districts behind Lexington 1 and Lexington/Richland 5.

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  • KCSD financial audit shows best results possible; school board praised for continued strong financial management

    November 8, 2017 - 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.

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  • KCRC honors Farlett, Barrett & Benson at annual celebration ceremony

    November 3, 2017 - Pine Tree Hill Elementary School first grade teacher Dianne Farlett and North Central Middle School 7th grade reading teacher Mary Barrett were named the 2017-18 Kershaw County Reading Teachers of the Year by the Kershaw County Reading Council last night. Bethune Elementary Principal Estelle Benson earned the award for Kershaw County Reading Administrator of the Year.

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  • Kershaw County School District receives arts grants from the SC Arts Commission, SC Department of Education

    October 27, 2017 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has been awarded grants from the SC Arts Commission (SCAC) and the SC Department of Education (SCDE) that provide close to $160,000 in additional resources for arts programs.

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  • Lugoff Elementary to celebrate 50 years on Wednesday, October 25

    October 23, 2017 - Lugoff Elementary School will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Wednesday, October 25 at 10 a.m. Four former Lugoff Elementary principals as well as current Lugoff Elementary Principal Dr. Melissa Lloyd will share remarks. Dr. Lloyd will provide a brief history of the school. Lugoff Elementary’s chorus will perform, and current students will help lead the program. A reception will follow the program.

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  • Five KCSD teachers receive Camden Junior Welfare League grants

    October 19, 2017 - Five Kershaw County School District teachers received Classroom Enrichment Grants from the Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL). The League’s purpose is to improve and enrich the social and economic environment of Kershaw County children.

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  • 57 Kershaw County School District students named 2017 AP Scholars

    October 17, 2017 - Fifty-seven Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students earned scores high enough on spring 2017 AP exams to be named AP Scholars.

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  • KCSD students outperform state results on WorkKeys tests

    October 9, 2017 - This spring more than 88 percent of Kershaw County School District’s (KCSD) 11th graders scored at the bronze level or better on the ACT WorkKeys exam, certifying that they have the essential skills needed for success in the workplace.

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  • 12 KCSD students honored for perfect scores on spring standardized tests

    October 5, 2017 - The Kershaw County School Board recognized 12 students who earned a perfect score on a standardized test this past spring. Five students earned the maximum score on SC PASS, a statewide assessment for students in grades four, six and eight in science and grades five and seven in social studies.

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  • KCSD class of 2017 has highest all-time graduation rate

    October 4, 2017 - Last year’s Kershaw County School District (KCSD) graduating class had the highest four-year graduation rate ever. Until this year. The district’s graduation rate rose from 91.3 percent in 2016 to 92.2 percent in 2017, according to KCSD Assessment Director Lavoy Carter. Carter said when calculating the rate over a five-year period, it jumps to 94.4 percent.

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  • ​KCSD, FAC sign memorandum of agreement for new school year

    October 3, 2017 - The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) President Boyd Black (left) and Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Frank Morgan sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the 2017-18 school year. The MOA will direct how the FAC and KCSD collaborate for arts programming including the performance series in the schools, visiting artists and the summer Arts Arising gifted and talented program. Looking on (left to right) are KCSD Executive Director for Instructional Support Alisa Goodman, FAC Director of Theatre and Education Jami Steele and FAC Interim Executive Director Rose Sheheen.

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  • KCSD to host Google Leadership Roundtable on Oct. 3

    October 2, 2017 - About 70 educators from across South Carolina will visit Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (LEMS) Tuesday, Oct. 3 for a Google Leadership Roundtable designed to showcase the Kershaw County School District’s (KCSD) effective use of instructional technology.

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  • KCSD schedules make up day, announces upcoming parent-teacher conference day

    September 27, 2017 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students will make up September 11, the day missed because of inclement weather due to Hurricane Irma, on January 12.

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  • ATEC HOSA students part of “Be the Match” campaign to help find bone marrow donors

    September 26, 2017 - If you have ever wondered if you could make a difference in someone’s life, HOSA students from ATEC would like for you to “Be The Match.” These high school students are helping to find persons to serve as bone marrow donors.

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  • Sonic presents North Central Middle with reward check for highest participation in Fill A Bus

    September 26, 2017 - North Central Middle School (NCMS) had the greatest participation in the recent campaign to Fill A Bus with school supplies. Sonic of Camden owner Kimberly Lund (left) and Sonic of Lugoff owner Kevin Wilburn presented NCMS Principal Burch Richardson with a $500 check as a percentage of their sales from a day last month while Fred's Pharmacy Manager Jim Bradshaw (right) who also participated in the campaign looks on. NCMS will use the money for its PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support) program.

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  • KCSD schools, offices on a two-hour delay ​Tuesday, Sept. 1​2​

    Sep. 11, 2017 - All Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools and offices will be opening on a two-hour delay ​Tuesday, Sept. 1​2​ due to conditions from Hurricane Irma.

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  • KCSD schools, offices closed Monday, Sept. 11

    September 9, 2017 - All Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools and offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 11 due to the weather conditions forecasted from Hurricane Irma.

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  • Strong new assistant principal at Lugoff-Elgin Middle; Abee, Lee & Small named administrative assistants

    August 28, 2017 - The new school year has started with familiar faces in administrative jobs for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). Cody Strong is the assistant principal at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (LEMS) while Leigh Abee, Tarolyn Lee and Tammy Small have been named administrative assistants at their schools.

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  • LEHS Travelers Visit Italy in June

    August 28, 2017 - Twenty Lugoff-Elgin High School (LEHS) students and chaperones toured Italy in June. Planning for the trip started in February of 2016, and the travelers visited Venice, Florence and Rome. Highlights of the tour included seeing the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's in the Vatican, touring the ancient Roman Coliseum and experiencing a gondola ride in Venice.

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  • Kershaw County School District has high hopes of bridging community with Show Choir

    August 23, 2017 - Students at all middle and high schools will have a new extracurricular opportunity this school year with the creation of a Kershaw County School District (KCSD) show choir. According to KCSD Executive Director of Instructional Support Dr. Alisa Taylor, “We anticipate with excitement the development of our district show choir. While the show choir will provide a great opportunity for interested middle and high school students, it will also offer exceptional entertainment events for the community.”

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  • KCSD Parent Portal reopened; mobile app now also has real-time grades, attendance information

    August 22, 2017 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has reopened its PowerSchool Parent Portal, an online system for parents to view their students’ attendance and grades, and updated its mobile app to also include this real-time information.

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  • Important Notice about Student Absences on 8/21

    August 21, 2017 - Student absences from 8/21 will be excused if the parent provides a written excuse to the school indicating that the family was involved in educational activities related to the eclipse.

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  • Three Kershaw County School Board Members Honored

    August 18, 2017 - Three Kershaw County School Board members were honored Tuesday for reaching a new level in the SC School Boards Association’s (SCSBA) Boardmanship Institute, which offers a year-round training curriculum to help board members develop skills and stay abreast of state and national education issues.

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  • Senior Citizens Can Attend School-Sponsored Events Free

    August 9, 2017 - 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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  • Armstrong named South Carolina Strength Coach of the Year

    August 3, 2017 - LEHS Activities Director and Head Football Coach Matt Campbell (left) presents LEHS Assistant Activities Director and Strength and Conditioning Coach Dr. Mike Armstrong with a plaque recognizing his state honor. Armstrong received a ring for being named SC Strength Coach of the Year.

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  • Fill A Bus with school supplies on Saturday

    August 3, 2017 - Sonic employees Philippe Gentry (far left) and David Anderson (far right) join Jackson School students (l to r) Kyree Glee, Mahkis Weathers and Mahkel Dickerson, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School student Rachel Snell and Wateree Elementary student Parker Snell to encourage persons to participate in this week's Fill A Bus campaign. Persons can drop off school supplies at the Sonic locations in Lugoff and Camden as well as Fred's Pharmacy in Camden through Saturday, Aug. 5.

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  • KCSD, Sonic & Fred’s partner to provide needy students with school supplies; community urged to “Fill a Bus”

    July 25, 2017 - As students get ready for a new school year, the cost of school supplies makes it difficult for some families to purchase needed items.

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  • Families able to register students online with web-based system; KCSD Registration Days to be held July 26-27

    July 17, 2017 - Families in the Kershaw County School District can fill out their children’s school registration materials online using a web-based system now available at www.kcsdschools.net (look for the registration link) and should plan to attend Registration Day next week.

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  • Gardner to be new principal at Mt. Pisgah Elementary School

    July 12, 2017 - The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Tuesday selected Britt Gardner to serve as the principal for Mt. Pisgah Elementary School.

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  • Powers to be new assistant principal at Doby’s Mill Elementary

    July 5, 2017 - The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees selected Alana Powers to serve as the assistant principal for Doby’s Mill Elementary School.

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  • Phone & internet outage in schools & DO

    Please be aware that school and district staff may not be able to answer phones, voicemail and/or email messages at various times until further notice. (You may be able to leave voicemail messages, but staff may not be able to retrieve them.) The District Office experienced a lightning strike this weekend that is affecting our phone system & internet services, causing intermittent outages. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to get these issues resolved.

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  • KCSD students have opportunities for summer learning

    June 8, 2017 - Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is offering students several learning opportunities this summer. “Although school is out for summer, we encourage students to use this time to continue expanding their knowledge base,” said KCSD Superintendent Frank Morgan. “We’ve put together a variety of resources to help with that learning process.”

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  • KCSD cafeteria employees receive culinary training

    June 6, 2017 - School may be out for the students, but for 40 Kershaw County School District (KCSD) nutrition and school food service employees, this is a week to learn.

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  • KCSD to break ground for three new elementary schools Monday

    May 18, 2017 - The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will break ground Monday for its three new elementary schools approved by voters in November’s $129 million referendum.

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  • Jordan to be new assistant principal at Pine Tree Hill Elementary

    May 17, 2017 - The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees selected Amy Jordan to serve as the assistant principal for Pine Tree Hill Elementary starting with the 2017-18 school year.

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