District takes proactive steps

KCSD NEWS RELEASE – April 30, 2009

The Kershaw County School District has not had a confirmed case of swine flu, but district officials are being proactive and securing recommended strategies if such an event occurs.

“When The State newspaper confirmed yesterday that there had been cases reported in South Carolina, we wanted to take some reasonable steps to ready ourselves with a plan if we do have any confirmed cases in the future,” said Frank Morgan, Superintendent of the Kershaw County School District.

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Student Cabinet

I had my last meeting yesterday with Student Cabinet, a group that includes students from all three of our high schools.  I’ve really come to value this group and the perspective it provides me.  My favorite part of our meetings is always the part when I ask “What are people complaining about?” I always get very honest answers.  Great group of young people!

Town Meetings

Thanks to everyone who came out for the six Town Meetings we’ve held on the budget.  I really enjoyed the questions and interaction that occurred!  I hope that the information presented was beneficial and will help citizens to be better informed advocates for our schools and our young people.


I was privileged to be able to join the Camden High School basketball team this morning when it was recognized at the South Carolina General Assembly for winning the 3A state championship.  I know this special occasion meant a great deal to the young men and their coaches.  I greatly appreciate the efforts of the members of our local legislative delegation, including Senators Sheheen and Lourie and Representatives Funderburk, Gunn, and Lucas for making this recognition possible.  I also want to thank Daniel Roberts, who staffs the local legislative office, for taking care of all of the details.  It was wonderful and very memorable day!

Monologues at the CLC

I try to never miss the day that Ms. Rachel Knoerr’s students at the Continuous Learning Center perform their dramatic monologues.  I was truly impressed by what I heard today. The students’s work was very insightful and well-presented.  Special thanks to Ms. Knoerr for all the work she does with these young people.  Special thanks also to Mr. Tony Scully, a local citizen who has worked extensively in professional theatre, for the personal investment he has made with these students.  I always look forward to this presentation!  It was also great to have this one in the new Camden High School auditorium.

Go Knights!

I got this from Carl Olson, trach coach at North Central High School:

North Central High School will send 13 members to upper state competition.  They will compete in 9 events. Deidra Catoe leads the charge qualifying in three different events: Long Jump, Triple Jump, and 400 Hurdles.  She will be joined by Ambrel Porter competing in the discus and Brook Putrel competing in the 800m.  On the boys side Chad Hampton qualified in the 1600m winning first place and All Region with a personal best time of 5:05.  Competing along side Chad will be Darius Kelly (Hurdles and Triple Jump), Harrison Toney (400m), Thomas Flowers (High Jump), Boys 100m relay team (Clarence Williams, Tavarus Porter, Shaun Thomas, Thomas Flowers), and the Boys 800m team (Chad Hampton, Allan Estrada, Dillon Young, and Michael Payne).

Great job! The new track at NCHS is already having a tremendous impact!

Town Meetings

I look forward to seeing a lot of folks at the Budget Town Meetings to be held this week. Today, I’ll be at Camden High School (in the auditorium) at 3:30 for staff and 6:30 for the community.  Tomorrow, I’ll be at North Central High School (also in the auditorium), also at 3:30 and 6:30.