“Play of the Week” Nominee

Interception by Camden High’s Campbell Jordan nominated for “Play of the Week”!

http://www.wistv.com/clip/12756355/play-3-camdens-campbell-jordan-comes-up-with-the-interception

Industry Showcase

I enjoyed attending the Industry Showcase sponsored by the Committee of 100 this past evening.  It was a great opportunity to meet folks from the various manufacturing entities in Kershaw County and talk about how we can work together to promote economic progress in our community.  These kinds of conversations are very important!

KCSD Players Honored

Congratulations to KCSD football players Devin Beckley (Camden), Jamel Jones (North Central), Cedrick Cunningham (North Central), JoJo Watson (Camden), Avery Barnes (Camden), and Zack Jones (North Central) for being named to the Week 5 Honor Roll by the State newspaper!

Editorial On State Tax Structure

I thought this was a good summary of our state’s tax structure problems…

http://www.thestate.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/cindi-ross-scoppe/article104247166.html

September Column – More Referendum Myths

September column….”More Referendum Myths”

http://www.kcsdschools.net/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=37&ModuleInstanceID=42&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=10499&PageID=74

Dr. Tim Hardee

I was a combination of excited and disappointed to hear that Dr. Tim Hardee, President of Central Carolina Technical College, will be leaving to head up the state technical college system.  I was excited because Tim will do a super job of leading our state’s technical colleges.  I was disappointed because he has been a tremendous partner to our district.  Tim and I started in our current jobs during the same week in 2007.  We had breakfast early along and started talking about how CCTC and our district could work together better and more closely.  Increased dual enrollment classes and a program that provides a two-year scholarship to Kershaw County graduates to CCTC grew out of our early discussions.  Tim will be missed, but I know his vision, energy, and expertise will now benefit our entire state!

Author Visiting Kershaw County

I am excited that the author of this year’s district-wide summer reading book, Jordan Sonnenblick, is in Kershaw County this week to work with students at our three high school’s.  The feedback I’ve gotten from students about his book, Curveball:  The Year I Lost My Grip, has been very.  I personally enjoyed the book a lot!  I appreciate the work of our librarians to both choose a very good book and to bring Mr. Sonnenblick here.  I think it’s very beneficial for students to be able to interact with a real author and learn more about the writing process in a “real world” kind of way.