Previously Funded Grants
Here's a list of Classroom Enrichment Grants to KCSD educators and Youth Enrichment Grants to nonprofits serving the children of Kershaw County.
Fall 2020 Classroom Grants Awarded
The Camden Junior Welfare League has awarded Fall Classroom Enrichment Grants to eleven Kershaw County School District educators, in nine schools within the district, totaling nearly $5,000. Grants were awarded for the purposes of supporting student enrichment in math, language and writing, arts, life skills and leadership, physical education, and STEAM. The following grants were awarded:
Koehler Beard, Leslie M. Stover Middle School – Funding the purchase of a classroom set of novels with age-appropriate format and characters for middle school students with special learning needs to practice reading while staying engaged in the material.
Arisleida De Guzman, Camden High School – Funding the food preparation portion of the functional curriculum for students with moderate disabilities, in order to obtain the skills and experience to reach a maximum level of independence.
Lynley Jones-Blankenship, Continuous Learning Center (CLC) – Funding the purchase of flexible seating in the virtual lab, to allow high school students to remain engaged while working towards their diplomas.
Dana Sims, Jackson Elementary School – Funding the purchase of C-Pen Readers for a special education classroom, supporting students as they practice reading by displaying word definitions and reading text aloud.
Amy McSwain, Lugoff Elgin Middle School – Supporting the construction of an outdoor playground to allow students in a special education classroom movement break that focus on balance, gross and fine motor skills, communication and social skills.
Christi Bigony, Doby's Mill Elementary School – Funding a “smart garden” that grows flowers, herbs, and vegetables in the classroom, supporting student scientific inquiry development with hands-on activities with visible results.
Dianne Farlett, Midway Elementary School – Supporting the purchase of books for the new “Bobcat Books” vending machine, supplying books to take and keep at home as a reward for students who display good reading habits.
Sherri Johnson, West Wateree Early Learning Academy - Supporting the creation of an outdoor classroom in order to engage preschool children in real world learning about nature and plant growth.
Amanda Raper, Doby's Mill Elementary School – Funding the purchase of reusable Makedo Invent Classroom sets to encourage students in all grade levels to use their imagination and creativity while participating in hands-on science investigations and engineering challenges in the STEAM Lab.
Kimm Mack, Jackson Elementary School – Funding the purchase of problem-solving tools which students will use to collaborate, apply math strategies and engage in writing activities to promote problem solving.
Christina Absher, Pine Tree Hill Elementary School – Funding the creation of an outdoor classroom learning environment for teachers and students to utilize in small groups to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Spring 2020 Classroom Enrichment Grants
Amy Livingston Cuchna, North Central Middle School, South Carolina State House Tour
Amber Weaver, Blaney Elementary School, Rooted in Reading Mentor Texts
Renata Inabinet, Midway Elementary School, New Teacher Library
Erica Yon, North Central High School, Life Skill Adventure Funding
Ashley Middleton, Lugoff-Elgin High School, Bus to Basketball
Stephanie Hinton, Lugoff Elementary School, Multisensory Program for Speech Therapy
Gladys Thompson, Wateree Elementary School, Cardinals Coffee Cart
Vickie Norton, Doby's Mill Elementary School, Second Graders Are Readers
Brenda Kirkland, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, Build that Puzzle Cube/Shed
Tracy Malinchak, Leslie M. Stover Middle School, Story Time
Kayla Shoemake, Lugoff-Elgin High School, Light Spectrum
Jenna Atkinson, Lugoff Elementary School, Math Mystery Mayhem
Laura Horton/Mona Raley, Camden High School, GP (Girl Power) Summit Achievement
Veronica F.A. Jamison, Jackson Elementary School, From School to Home
2019-2020 Nonprofit Youth Enrichment Grant Awards
Arts Center of Kershaw County - Once Upon a Mattress
Kershaw County Music Association - Annual Brevard Music Institute Scholarship
Mt. Moriah Outreach - Mid-school year book bag and school supply drive
2019 Fall Classroom Enrichment Grantees
BriAnna Alexander, Baron DeKalb Elementary School, Leveled Library
Stephanie Beckley, Camden Elementary School, Excellent Enrichment
Patricia Dixon, Jackson Elementary School, STEAMing for a Healthy Earth
Rhonda Eckenroth, Lugoff Elgin Middle School, Math Intervention
Dianne Farlett, Midway Elementary School, Early Literacy Storytime
Kathryn Faz, Camden High School, Art Cart
Lisa McClain, Doby's Mill Elementary School, Let's Learn to Play
Amy McSwain, Lugoff Elgin Middle School, Unified PE/Sports
Ashley Middleton, Lugoff Elgin High School, Sensory Through the Arts
Kailey Mitchell, Camden Elementary School, Building Literacy Centers
Susan Morris, Lugoff Elementary School, PE Mats
Dana Sims, Bethune Elementary School, Seeds to Greens
Kim Stokes, Leslie M. Stover Middle School, Tigers L.E.A.D. (Leadership Exploration and Development) by Doing Great Deeds
Renee Thompson, Camden Elementary School, Switch on Friendships
Melissa Tomascik, Blaney Elementary School, Recess Fun
2019 Spring Classroom Enrichment Grantees
Jennifer Atkinson, Lugoff Elementary School, Toy Story STEAM Mania
Officer Karen DeVors, Camden Elementary School, D.A.R.E Program
Meredith Floyd, Pine Tree Hill Elementary School, Hands-On Equations
Diana Kingsbury, Pine Tree Hill Elementary School, FOSS Science Kits
Sara Ponds, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, Keyboards;
Tonya Seay, Lugoff Elementary School, Readers Are Leaders
2018-2019 Youth Enrichment Grantees
Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, Arts Outreach
Jackson Teen Center, Computer Lab
Kershaw County Music Association, Brevard Scholarship
Boys & Girls Club of Kershaw County, Fine Arts Show
Kershaw County Robotics, Team 2018-2019
2018 Fall Classroom Enrichment Grantees
Lawrence McCallum, Camden High School, Self-Contained Work Based Enterprise
Raymond Jennings, Lugoff-Elgin High School, Brewed Awakenings
Amanda Oliver, North Central High School, Microburst EMPLOYability
Jack Pierce, Continuous Learning Center, Therapeutic Art
(not pictured) Elaine Dorsey, Nikki Ingram, Chuck Baker, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, Inclusive Education
Monica Barber, Blaney Elementary, Protractors
2018 Spring Classroom Enrichment Grantees
Susan Morris, Lugoff Elementary, Project Elementary Gymnastics
Kayla Shoemake, Lugoff Elgin High School; Project STEM Enrichment Through Games
Alison Lopez, Camden Middle School, Project TI-30 Calculators
Isaac Pitts, Camden Middle School, Project Soundtrack: World Tour
Ashely Middleton, Camden Middle School, Project The Hidden Curriculum…Social Skills
Carla Cothern, Camden High School, Project Biology Hands-on
Amanda Hicks, Lugoff Elementary, Project Building Independent Readers to be Leaders
Chuck Baker, Lugoff Elgin Middle School, Project Understanding My World
2017 Fall Classroom Enrichment Grantees
Hope Robinson, Lugoff Elementary, Literacy Learning Luggage
Marti Wallace, Camden High School, Ceramics Class
Judi Mills, Doby's Mill Elementary; Grocery Store Reading
Mary Catoe, Doby's Mill Elementary, Once Upon a Time
Donna Watts, Blaney Elementary, Let's Boogie