Robert Ondere On ETV

Lugoff-Elgin High School math teacher Robert Ondere, a 2009 Milken Educator, will be featured this Sunday on an ETV special called “Teachers of Excellence.”  Robert will be highlighted along with several other of our state’s top teachers.  The program will air at 1:30 p.m. on South Carolina ETV.

Coming To Life….

Got a chance to drive some around the District today…Things are starting to come to life…Practice fields are lined and saw some band members practicing.  Next week, preseason practices for fall sports start in earnest.  It’s fun to watch the excitement of a new year building up!

More KCSD Athletes Recognized

It was good see two of our athletes recognized this morning in the “Neighbors” section of the State newspaper.  Cory Spaulding of Lugoff-Elgin High School was named to the All-Area 4A Golg Team and Jojo Tiller and Micah Thomas from Camden High School were named to the All-Area 3A Tennnis Team.  Congratulations!

Super Job!!!

I got to visit a number of schools for registration yesterday, and was extremely impressed with how things were going and how well things were organized.  Special thanks to Blaney Elementary and North Central Middle for piloting the automated receipt system, which I hope to have in place in all schools for next year’s registration.  Super job!

Welcome To Our New County Administrator

I emjoyed being able to attend the midday “drop-in” at the Alpha Center to welcome our new County Administrator, Mr. Vic Carpenter.  I’ve already had several opportunities to talk and work with Mr. Carpenter, and I know he is going to be a great asset to Kershaw County.  Thanks to Paul Napper and his staff at the Alpha Center for hosting this opportunity to welcome Mr. Carpenter!

DMES Student Reaches Out

I was inspired by an article I read in the Chronicle-Independent about Thomas Churchwell, a rising third grader at Doby’s Mill Elementary, who is trying to raise money to provide school supplies for 10 of his classmates.  From July 29-31, Thomas is inviting the public to visit his grandfather’s (Mr. Paul Towns) collection of trains, tractors, and other toys at 2433 Charlie Horse Circle in Elgin.  Folks can visit from 6-9 p.m.  A donation of $5 or $5 in school supplies is requested, with the proceeds going to help Thomas to help his 10 classmates.

A Job Well Done!

Over the past couple of weeks, the District has moved its offices to a new location at 2029 West DeKalb Street, the former Howden Buffalo headquarters.  To move the entire office operation and continue to do business as close to normal as possible required hard work and team work from everyone involved.  I am extremely pleased that pretty much all of our operations are now in one place, which will increase both efficiency and service to the public.  Great job by everyone!