Summer Reading

I had a great time this morning visiting the Summer Reading Programs being held through the Recreation Department programs at the City Arena and the Armory.  I am extremely pleased that the School District has been able to partner with the Recreation Department to incorporate a reading focus into these programs.  The kids were hard at work!  Great stuff!

Casey Faulkenberry Named AP At Stover

I am extremely pleased that Mr. Casey Faulkenberry will be serving as the new assistant principal at Stover Middle School.  A Camden High Newberry College graduate, Casey has been an outstanding teacher and coach at Camden High School.  He brings intensity, passion, and a tremendous caring attitude for students to his work.  I am very excited about the great things Casey will accomplish in his new role!

KCSD News: High school students recogniz

KCSD News: High school students recognized at June school board meeting [ ]

Fred Sheheen

The passing of Mr. Fred Sheheen is a tremendous loss for our community and our state.  Fred was a tremendous advocate for education at all levels and understood so very well how critical education is to the quality of life and economic viability of local communities and the state as a while.  However, when I think of Fred, I’ll always first think of him singing in the choir at the 11:00 a.m. Sunday mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.  Fred was a wonderful singer.  He will truly be missed by countless people.  I hope that’s Fred’s legacy of commitment, energy, enthusiasm, and engagement in life can be an example for us all.

Computer Service Students Dominate State

Congratulations to ATEC Computer Service Technology students Dylan Hendrix (North Central High), Austin Quick (Lugoff-Elgin High), and Lee Thompson (Camden High), who swept this year’s South Carolina SkillsUSA competition in Greenville.  Austin Quick will represent our state in the national competition in Louisville, Kentucky this month.  Kudos also to their teacher, Mr. Jerry Taylor!

KCSD News: KCSD students have opportunit

KCSD News: KCSD students have opportunities for summer learning [ ]

Summer Reading!!!!

I am very excited about the District partnering with the Parks and Recreation Department this summer to provide reading development and enrichment activities through Parks and Recreation Summer Programs at Lugoff Elementary, Doby’s Mill Elementary, Pine Tree Hill Elementary, Jackson Elementary, the City Arena, and the Armory.  A grant received from the Department of Education is helping to make this happen.  This is an extremely unique and innovative partnership!  Kudos and thanks to Mr. Tim Hopkins, Ms. Pam Whitehead, and Mr. Kevin Rhodes from the District and Mr. Joe Eason from Parks and Recreation for their leadership to make this happen!

LIFE Program

I have been ecstatic with the academic gains that have been made by the students in our LIFE afterschool programs at Doby’s Mill Elementary, Jackson Elementary, Lugoff Elementary, and Pine Tree Hill Elementary.  These programs, which operate through grant funding and in partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands, provide a purposeful, safe, and fun environment for high-need students.  These programs have made a huge difference!