Grant will fund training, technology

The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation awarded $102,900 to the Kershaw County School District last week for a student nutrition and physical activity program in elementary schools.

Ten other S.C. school districts also received grants.

The funds will pay for training and technology. Physical-education teachers will get laptops and software that will allow them to track students’ fitness progress.

District sets monthly Child Find clinics

The Kershaw County School District will hold Child Find screening clinics – free vision, hearing, speech, language and developmental screenings for children ages 3-5 – each month through April.

The purpose is to help parents and the district identify early any special needs children might have and match available services to assist children with those needs.

The clinics will be held at different locations on the second Thursday of each month.

Dates and locations already scheduled include Oct. 12 at Pine Tree Hill Elementary, Nov. 9 at Midway Elementary, Dec. 7 at Blaney Elementary, Jan. 11 at Camden Elementary, Feb. 8 at Bethune Elementary, March 8 at Wateree Elementary and April 5 at Jackson School.

Parents from any area of the county can bring their children for these free screenings from 9-11 a.m. by appointment only. Interested parents should contact Cynthia Rennick at (803) 425-8925 to schedule an appointment.

Corrections & Clarifications

The Carolina Downhome Blues Festival is in its 10th year. Also, the Black Bottom Biscuits will play at the Blue Jeans, Bluegrass, BBQ and Oysters event. They were noted incorrectly in the Aug. 31 Kershaw Neighbors.

Contact us

Marjorie Riddle now is writing about Kershaw County for The State and Kershaw Neighbors. Please contact her with news about events, people, politics, schools and more: (803) 771-8435 or

September 7, 2006  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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